The Los Angeles Fire Department is a highly regimented agency that incorporates both paramilitary structure and command principles. Groups of Neighborhood Fire Stations are clustered into Battalions, which are further organized into geographic groups, known as Divisions.
In daily command of the LAFD's "Division 1" is an Assistant Chief overseeing and coordinating all Fire Department field operations in a 121 square-mile district that encompasses Downtown and the Civic Center, Northeast Los Angeles, Hollywood, Los Feliz and Griffith Park as well as Echo Park, the Miracle Mile, Westwood and Pacific Palisades. Accountable to this Assistant Chief are six Battalion Chiefs and all subordinate personnel on duty at thirty-three Neighborhood Fire Stations within these six Battalions:
The three Assistant Chiefs assigned to Division 1 work on the same Platoon Duty schedule as the Battalion Chiefs and Neighborhood Firefighters they command. These Assistant Chiefs answer directly to a Deputy Chief of the Department.
For the quickest emergency help from any Division 1 responder, always call: 9-1-1
To discuss an administrative issue or express concerns of a community-wide nature, kindly contact that community's on-duty Battalion Chief.
If you have an administrative issue or concern that is clearly of a regional focus within Division 1, please contact the region's on-duty Assistant Chief: