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LAFD Chief Terrazas Announces Launch of FireStatLA and Online Publication of Response Data
Thursday, October 23, 2014
LOS ANGELES –Fire Department Chief Ralph M. Terrazas, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Mitchell Englander, and Dr. Craig Uchida, president of Justice & Security Strategies Inc., today announced the formal launch of FireStatLA and the online publication of LAFD response data.

Man and Woman Hospitalized, Two Dogs Rescued from Winnetka Fire
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
WINNETKA - A man and woman were hospitalized and two dogs injured, when fire erupted in a west San Fernando Valley home Wednesday morning. The Los Angeles Fire Department was summoned at 9:59 AM on October 22, 2014 to 8219 Quartz Avenue in Winnetka, where firefighters arrived quickly to find a small one-story home well involved with fire.

Fire Damages Boyle Heights Metal Firm
Sunday, October 19, 2014
BOYLE HEIGHTS - The Los Angeles Fire Department battled a greater alarm fire at a Boyle Heights business early Sunday morning. Los Angeles Police Officers on patrol first noticed the blaze at 1459 South Lorena Street at 2:40 AM on October 19, 2014. They summoned firefighters, who arrived quickly to find fire through the roof of a one-story metal casting firm.

The Great ShakeOut
Thursday, October 16, 2014
As Californians, we must get better prepared before the next big earthquake, and practice how to protect ourselves when it happens. The purpose of the ShakeOut is to help people and organizations do both. On October 16, 2014, millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:16 a.m. during The Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills, which began in California in 2008.

LAFD Examines Ill Passenger at LAX; Not at Risk for Ebola
Sunday, October 12, 2014
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) responded to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) at 1:28 PM for a reported ill patient aboard an inbound flight.

LAFD Battles Stubborn Canoga Park Greater Alarm Structure Fire
Saturday, October 4, 2014
CANOGA PARK – The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) battled a stubborn Greater Alarm Structure fire in the early morning of October 4, 2014.

The Fire Weather Forecast for Los Angeles
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
LOS ANGELES - The danger of brush fires has returned to Southern California. To assist you in preparing for wildfire, the Los Angeles Fire Department encourages you to view regional Fire Weather reports, issued twice daily by the National Weather Service. We remind you that these regional reports are separate from any local declaration that may enact special Red Flag Alert Parking Restrictions in the City of Los Angeles.

LAFD Pre-deploys Additional Resources for Wildfire Danger
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
As a result of the anticipated increased winds and lowering relative humidity, the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) will pre-deploy additional resources beginning at 8:00 AM on Thursday October 2, 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.

Annual LAFD Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony
Friday, September 26, 2014
HOLLYWOOD - Please join the Los Angeles Fire Department Historical Society and fellow members of the LAFD, family and friends at our annual Fallen Firefighters Memorial service honoring the 264 members of the Department who paid the ultimate sacrifice in serving the citizens of Los Angeles. Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Los Angeles Fire Museum & Fallen Firefighters Memorial 1355 N.Cahuenga Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028

LAFD Battles Wharf Fire at the Port of LA
Monday, September 22, 2014
WILMINGTON - A stubborn wharf fire caused a brief evacuation of Los Angeles Port employees and closure of several shipping terminals on Monday evening. As the incident ensued, pervasive odor over a widespread area caused a brief impact on local schools, though no injuries were reported.

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