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Here Come the Drones! LA City Council OK’s Fire Department’s Guidelines

Guidelines for a Los Angeles Fire Department drone program were approved by the City Council Tuesday over the objections of some civil rights organizations concerned that the devices could be used to infringe on individual liberties. The 11-0 vote formalizes … Continue reading

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LAFD Prepared for a Griffith Park Blaze

Los Feliz Hills resident Gary Simon took this photo from a friend’s house in the Hollywood Hills during the 2007 Griffith Park fires. Following a series of devastating fires throughout California’s wine country in October, the 7,000 acre La Tuna … Continue reading

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LAFD Major Emergency Structure Fire

From a lafd.org article: PLAYA VISTA – The Los Angeles Fire Department battled a Greater Alarm Structure Fire in a large Playa Vista office building in the morning of September 19th, 2015. LAFD arrived on scene to find a three-story … Continue reading

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Griffith Park Brush Fire

On Saturday, September 5th a brush fire broke out in Griffith Park. The 3-5 acre fire erupted at 2:30 pm according to Erik Scott, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. 100 firefighters assisted by water dropping helicopters had the … Continue reading

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LA-RICS public-safety LTE project in peril after LA City Council votes to stop construction

Los Angeles City Council members yesterday unanimously voted to halt construction of Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS) public-safety LTE cell sites in the city—a move that could undermine the largest first-responder broadband project in the country, according to several … Continue reading

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American Heroes Air Show 2015

The 2015 American Heroes Air Show is scheduled for Saturday, June 20, 2015. The show will feature helicopters from numerous public safety and military agencies, plus an occasional television news helicopter. The LAPD, LAFD, L.A. County Fire and L.A. County Sheriff will … Continue reading

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LAFD Rescues Family of Four and Pet Dog

Los Angeles Firefighters dramatically rescued a family and their pet dog from fierce flames, when fire erupted after business hours Wednesday evening in an automotive upholstery business, where the family apparently resided. The Los Angeles Fire Department was notified at … Continue reading

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Massive L.A. Fire Destroys Partially Built Apartment Complex

Over 250 LAFD personnel battled a massive fire at a partially built apartment complex in Downtown Los Angeles early Monday morning. Flames and smoke from the blaze could be seen for miles. The blaze also caused officials to partially close the 101 … Continue reading

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LAFD Battles Suspicious Commercial Structure Fire

Los Angeles firefighters battled a non-injury commercial building fire in downtown LA’s garment district on November 29, 2014. Just after 2:30 AM, LAFD respond to 1409 Santee Street to find a row of one-story commercial buildings and smoke in the … Continue reading

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LAFD Reorganizes to Increase Accountability

Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas expects to roll out by the new year his creation of four bureaus modeled after the Los Angeles Police Department, one of the key reforms called for to improve accountability in the Los Angeles Fire Department. … Continue reading

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