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LAFD Celebrates 75th Anniversary of Historic Van Nuys Fire Station
Friday, November 21, 2014

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) invites the public to an anniversary and BBQ celebration at Fire Station 39, as it celebrates 75 years of service to the residents of Los Angeles. Fire Station 39, at 14415 Sylvan Street, Van Nuys, 91401, first opened in July 1939, and is the oldest active station in the LAFD.

LAFD High School Cadets Graduate from Valley Youth Fire Academy
Friday, November 21, 2014

PANORAMA CITY - Los Angeles – The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) will host a graduation ceremony to mark the successful completion by more than 65 high school students of the annual autumn Los Angeles Valley Youth Fire Academy on Saturday, November 22, at 10:00 a.m. at Drill Tower 81, 14355 Arminta St., Panorama City, 90731.

Put a Freeze on Winter Fires
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

LAFD, NFPA & USFA are teaming up to remind you that the winter months are the leading time of year for home fires. To help you stay safe, we’re providing a wealth of safety tips and information on cooking, heating, candles and holiday decorating – factors that contribute to the increased risk of home fires in the months ahead.

L.A. Fire Chief Outlines Major Reorganization Plan
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

In a key message delivered to the men and women of the Los Angeles Fire Department, Fire Chief Ralph M. Terrazas has outlined his formal plans to reorganize the Department's emergency services.

Los Angeles Fire Department Pre-deploys Additional Resources for Wildfire Danger
Saturday, November 15, 2014

As a result of the anticipated increased winds, and low relative humidity, the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) will pre-deploy additional resources beginning at 8:00 A.M. on Sunday November 16, 2014. These additional firefighters will be placed at select Neighborhood Fire Stations serving high hazard brush areas for an anticipated 48 hours, pending re-evaluated weather conditions.

LAFD Captain Matthew G. McKnight Memorial
Monday, November 10, 2014

In honor of LAFD Captain Matthew G McKnight, a Memorial will take place at 10:00 AM on Friday, February 13, 2015, at the LAFD Metro Fire Communications (MFC) Center, 500 East Temple Street, Los Angeles, 90012.

Honoring Mathew G McKnight black and gold plaque

LAFD Battles Stubborn Greater Alarm Boyle Heights Structure Fire
Thursday, November 6, 2014

BOYLE HEIGHTS - Los Angeles firefighters battled an early morning Greater Alarm Structure Fire in Boyle Heights on November 6, 2014.

LAFD Pre-deploys Additional Resources for Wildfire Danger
Tuesday, November 4, 2014

As a result of the anticipated increased winds, rising temperatures, and lowering relative humidity, the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) will pre-deploy additional resources beginning at 8:00 PM on Tuesday November 4, 2014. These additional firefighters will be placed at select Neighborhood Fire Stations serving high hazard brush areas for an anticipated 36 hours, pending re-evaluated weather conditions.

THE LAFD AND ATF CONCLUDE SCENE INVESTIGATION AT THE EXTRA SPACE STORAGE FACILITY IN VENICE
Tuesday, November 4, 2014

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) Arson/Counter-Terrorism Section and The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) National Response Team (NRT), along with ATF Special Agents from the Los Angeles Field Division, announce the conclusion of the scene investigation at the Extra Space Storage facility in Venice, as a result of a Major Emergency structure fire on Saturday, October 25. All agencies are in agreement that the fire has been ruled "undetermined."

LAFD Mourns the Passing of Arnett Hartsfield, Jr.
Saturday, November 1, 2014

The men and women of your Los Angeles Fire Department are deeply saddened to announce the passing of a legendary member of our agency.  

Arnett Hartsfield, Jr. was a Serviceman, Firefighter, Instructor and while employed as a firefighter, became an attorney to continue to work against injustice and inequality. 

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