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South Bureau
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey
SOUTH LOS ANGELES - On the afternoon of April 11, 2020, the Los Angeles Fire Department was summoned to a structure fire at 11632 South Main Street in South Los Angeles. The first arriving firefighters discovered heavy pressurized smoke and fire showing from the rear of a 70’ x 40’ vacant one story commercial…
Central Bureau
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey
BOYLE HEIGHTS - Firefighters battling a predawn blaze in a vacant Boyle Heights building found one person deceased inside the structure Saturday morning. The Los Angeles Fire Department was notified at 6:20 AM on April 11, 2020 by a door knock at Fire Station 25 in Boyle Heights, reporting a nearby building…
LAFD Spokesperson: Nicholas Prange
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD) this week launched a new telemedicine program at its emergency dispatch center using specially trained physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants to screen potential COVID-19 patients and other individuals calling 911 with non…
LAFD Spokesperson: Nicholas Prange
LOS ANGELES – As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD) accelerated the timeline of its current recruit class to augment staffing of firefighters available to work in the field. On April 9, 2020, LAFD Chief Ralph Terrazas presided over a modified Recruit…
West Bureau
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey
HOLLYWOOD - The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to an greater alarm structure fire on March 1, 2020 at 6015 West Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. The flames were extinguished in just 44 minutes and there were no injuries. LAFD Public Information Officer Captain Branden Silverman provides this quick video…
Central Bureau
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to an explosion and fire on February 29, 2020 at 743 South Kohler Street in the Central Industrial District of downtown, where three men were injured, two critically. LAFD Public Information Officer Captain Branden Silverman provides this quick video…
LAFD Spokesperson: Nicholas Prange
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles Fire Department Board of Fire Commissioners recognized rescuers for their live-saving actions, and these rescuers were surprised by that same man's presence to thank them face-to-face for bringing him back from cardiac arrest. On February 18, 2020, the Board of Fire Commissioners…
Central Bureau
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey
LOS ANGELES - A resident escaped serious injury when he jumped to safety from the second floor, and a firefighter was later injured after flames swept through a two story apartment building Tuesday evening.      The Los Angeles Fire Department received the first of several 9-1-1 calls at 6:31 PM on…
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Ralph Terrazas joined Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez and LAFD Medical Director, Marc Eckstein MD, at the LAFD Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center in Elysian Park on February 11, 2020 to announce the expansion of the LAFD’s Fast Response…
LAFD Spokesperson: Margaret Stewart
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD) has signed an agreement to become  the first fire department in North America to purchase an electric fire engine from Austrian-based manufacturer Rosenbauer.   The new apparatus is based on Rosenbauer’s Concept Fire Truck (CFT), which visited Los…
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