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LAFD Responds to 'Boles' Wildfire in Siskiyou County
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
LOS ANGELES - Pursuant to a Mutual Aid Request, the Los Angeles Fire Department has assigned one Strike Team of firefighters: Strike Team 1001, comprised of... • LAFD Engine 10 - from Downtown • LAFD Engine 27 - from Hollywood • LAFD Engine 60 - from North Hollywood • LAFD Engine 61 - from Fairfax District • LAFD Engine 66 - from Chesterfield Square • LAFD Battalion 5 - from Hollywood

How Does LAFD Determine Wildfire Danger in Los Angeles?
Sunday, September 14, 2014
LOS ANGELES - How are decisions made by the Los Angeles Fire Department to strategically place resources on days of high wildfire hazard? The answer is science. The LAFD utilizes a Burning Index (BI) to determine the Department’s commitment to pre-deploy apparatus and personnel. A number of procedures occur each day to determine the BI in Los Angeles.

LAFD Battles North Hollywood Attic Fire in Scorching Summer Heat
Sunday, September 14, 2014
NORTH HOLLYWOOD - Scores of Los Angeles Firefighters worked tirelessly in searing late summer heat to quench flames in an apartment building Sunday afternoon. The Los Angeles Fire Department was summoned at 1:50 PM on September 14, 2014 to 11560 Friar Street in North Hollywood, where firefighters arrived quickly to find smoke showing from the attic of a 3,122 square-foot two story residential fourplex.

Firefighters Discover Body at Vegetation Fire
Sunday, September 14, 2014
HARVARD HEIGHTS - Firefighters responding to a vegetation fire Sunday evening, discovered a dead body while battling the blaze.

LAFD Paramedics Stress Hot Weather Safety
Saturday, September 13, 2014
LOS ANGELES - With high summer temperatures in Southern California, the Los Angeles Fire Department suggests you take action now to: • Minimize the risks of hot weather. • Prepare your household, pets and workplace. • Plan to get relief from and avoid the effects of heat.

Children, Hot Weather & Cars = Danger!
Saturday, September 13, 2014
LOS ANGELES - With 27 child deaths in the United States already this year attributed to children left alone in hot vehicles, the Los Angeles Fire Department is asking for your help: We need to make sure no child dies as the result of being left alone in a hot vehicle. It's a problem we can solve together!

Firefighters Remind You to 'Pool Safely'
Friday, September 12, 2014
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Fire Department joins the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and partner agencies in reminding every American to Pool Safely. Pool Safely is a national public education effort to reduce child drownings, non-fatal submersions and entrapments in swimming pools and spas. Los Angeles Firefighters support this effort through their belief in the campaign slogan: Simple Steps Save Lives! The 7 Simple Steps to Pool Safely:

Chief Terrazas Delivers Remarks at 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony
Thursday, September 11, 2014
LOS ANGELES - A 23-ton nearly 22-foot tall steel column at the Los Angeles Fire Department training center, once part of the lobby structure from the World Trade Center in New York, served as a fitting backdrop for Los Angeles civic and community leaders and special guests, who gathered with friends of the LAFD on September 11, 2014 for a National Day of Service and Remembrance ceremony in Elysian Park. At the ceremony, Los Angeles Fire Chief Ralph M. Terrazas delivered the following remarks:

Join Members of the LAFD in Remembering 9-11
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
LOS ANGELES - It is hard to believe that thirteen years have passed since our nation was attacked on September 11, 2001. While time moves forward, it does not lessen the resolve of firefighters who have pledged: We Shall Never Forget.

LAFD Chief Terrazas Announces New Initiatives Aimed at Reducing Residential Fire Fatalities
Monday, September 8, 2014
LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Ralph Terrazas joined Mayor Eric Garcetti and representatives from First Alert, the American Red Cross and MySafe:LA today to announce new initiatives aimed at reducing residential fire fatalities in the City.

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