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The Los Angeles Fire Department is a highly regimented agency that incorporates both paramilitary structure and command principles. Neighborhood Fire Stations are organized into groups, known as Battalions.
In daily command of the LAFD's 'Battalion 17' is one Battalion Chief responsible for administrative oversight and emergency operations performed by 69 subordinate personnel, including 12 Captains, who are on duty each day at seven Neighborhood Fire Stations protecting a 47 square-mile district:
There are three Battalion Chiefs assigned to Battalion 17. They work on the same rotating Platoon Duty schedule as the Neighborhood Firefighters they command. These Battalion Chiefs answer directly to an Assistant Chief of the Department.
For the quickest emergency help from any Battalion 17 responder, always call: 9-1-1
To discuss an administrative issue or express concerns of a community-wide nature within the jurisdiction of Battalion 17, please contact the on-duty Battalion Chief: