Firefighter Erik Scott joined the Los Angeles Fire Department in 2005 after graduating the fire academy at the top of his class. In addition to being awarded Top Overall Recruit for outstanding academics and evolutions at the LAFD Drill Tower, he was also awarded Golden Rung for Outstanding Truck Evolutions.
His first fire station assignment was in South Los Angeles. After five years with the Department, he has worked in various stations from Los Angeles Harbor to the San Fernando Valley.
Firefighter Scott sustained a serious neck and back injury from a roof collapse while responding to a fire and is currently unable to return to full duty. He considers himself very fortunate to have gained his new far-reaching position as an LAFD Public Service Officer (PSO).
Prior to joining the Los Angeles Fire Department, Firefighter Scott's background was in photography. A member of Professional Photographers of California since 1998, Firefighter Scott managed various photography studios in Southern California after growing up assisting his father - a magazine editor. He received a degree from Mt. San Antonio College in Emergency Medical Services.
Firefighter Scott is an American Red Cross volunteer, an EMT, and a graduate of UCLA’s Paramedic program. He has worked as an instructor for UCLA-Center for Pre-hospital Care in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and as a National Registry Proctor since 2004. Later the same year, Firefighter Scott began his firefighting career in the City of Fillmore as a Firefighter Paramedic.