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Los Angeles Fire Department

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  • Trial by fire for L.A.'s 'interim' fire chief

    Trial by fire for L.A.'s 'interim' fire chief
    His first day on his new job was the day of the LAX shooting, and it's been lights and sirens ever since. James G. Featherstone, Los Angeles' interim fire chief, hasn't unpacked his books or hung framed inspirational works like a Frederic Remington print accompanied by a quote from retired Gen. David H. Petraeus about being "comfortable with semi-chaotic situations." Featherstone, who retired after 22 years as a city firefighter, was heading the city's Emergency Management Department when Mayor Eric Garcetti summoned him back to manage his old team. He'll need all the inspiration he can get to lead a department that a city commissioned study says is in need of a total makeover.
  • L.A. can, and should, solve its 'wall time' problem

     L.A. can, and should, solve its 'wall time' problem
    Some issues in government are genuinely complex or divisive. Many defy solutions — ending violence in Gaza, say, or protecting children in foster care. What I am about to describe is not one of those issues. This one is costing taxpayers and risking...

    Boosting our odds: App links CPR trainees to cardiac arrest victims

    Boosting our odds: App links CPR trainees to cardiac arrest victims
    Later this month I'll be marking the two-year anniversary of my death. That's not a line you see too often, is it? My heart gave out after knee surgery, because of an arrhythmia. Even for those who suffer cardiac arrest in a hospital, the survival...

    Firefighters engulfed in flames after DC-6 crash

    Firemen working to rescue three man crew from crashed DC-6 on golf course near Van Nuys Airport are engulfed in flames.

    Fire brings another bad air day

    Parts of L.A. County were dealing with bad air today as a result of the Station fire. According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District, the western San Gabriel Valley recorded "very unhealthful" air this morning. Officials expect the...