|Los Angeles Fire Department|
Community Command of Mid-City, Miracle Mile, Park LaBrea, Fairfax, Century City, Palms, Crenshaw and southern West Los Angeles
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 18" is one Battalion Chief responsible for the operations and administrative oversight of personnel assigned to five Neighborhood Fire Stations:
- Fire Station 43 - Palms, south Cheviot Hills
- Fire Station 58 - South Robertson, South Carthay, West Los Angeles
- Fire Station 61 - Park LaBrea, Fairfax, Miracle Mile, west Hancock Park
- Fire Station 68 - Mid-City, Lafayette Square
- Fire Station 92 - Century City, Rancho Park, north Cheviot Hills
- Fire Station 94 - Crenshaw District, Baldwin Hills
There are three Battalion Chiefs assigned to Battalion 18. 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 18 responder, always call: 9-1-1
Most local non-emergency matters, such as reporting a fire hazard can be quickly handled by contacting your Neighborhood Fire Station via 3-1-1.
To discuss an administrative issue or express concerns of a community-wide nature within the jurisdiction of Battalion 18, please contact the on-duty Battalion Chief:
Los Angeles Fire Department
Battalion 18 Headquarters
5821 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90036-2829 USA
In Los Angeles: 3-1-1
In Southern California: (866) 4-LACITY
Battalion 18 Direct Phone: (213) 485-6288
Battalion 18 Direct Fax: (213) 847-4460