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Los Angeles Fire Department

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  • Architect reaches plea deal in L.A. firefighter's death

    Architect reaches plea deal in L.A. firefighter's death
    The manslaughter case against architect Gerhard Becker was novel from the start. Los Angeles prosecutors charged that Becker built a Hollywood Hills West mansion with such disregard for public safety and building codes that he should be held...
  • Fixing the Fire Department

    Fixing the Fire Department
    Nearly two years ago, the brilliant facade of the Los Angeles Fire Department cracked. Long regarded as one of the nation's premier firefighting agencies, it was reduced by the recession and budget cuts and left unable to deliver the high standard of...
  • Red-flag fire warning still in effect; LAFD boosts staffing

    Red-flag fire warning still in effect; LAFD boosts staffing
    A red-flag warning was still in effect in Los Angeles and Ventura counties Sunday, as gusty winds and dry conditions were expected to increase fire danger, according to the National Weather Service. Northeast winds combined with low humidity and a...
  • Stranded hikers airlifted from Griffith Park

    Stranded hikers airlifted from Griffith Park
    Four stranded hikers were airlifted late Sunday afternoon out of Griffith Park after being found in a "precarious position" near Vista del Valle Drive, Los Angeles Fire Department officials said. The hikers were uninjured but airlifted "in the...
  • LAFD's highest-ranking woman ever is leaving the force

    LAFD's highest-ranking woman ever is leaving the force
    The highest-ranking woman in the history of the Los Angeles Fire Department has announced her retirement, leaving no female officers among its top command staff of deputy and assistant chiefs.   The departure of Deputy Chief Roxanne V. Bercik comes as the...
  • LAFD's highest-ranking woman is leaving the force

    The highest-ranking woman in the history of the Los Angeles Fire Department has announced her retirement, leaving no female officers among the agency's top command staff of deputy and assistant chiefs. The departure of Deputy Chief Roxanne V. Bercik...
  • L.A. sues to block oil field near USC from reopening

    L.A. sues to block oil field near USC from reopening
    The Los Angeles city attorney filed a lawsuit Tuesday to stop Allenco Energy Inc. from reopening in South Los Angeles, accusing the company of ignoring years of evidence that fumes from its oil fields were sickening residents of the surrounding...
  • 3 injured in Boyle Heights car accident, LAFD says

    3 injured in Boyle Heights car accident, LAFD says
    Three people were injured Tuesday night in a car accident in Boyle Heights that left one victim in grave condition, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. The other victims suffered critical and minor injuries in the accident in the 2700 block of East...
  • Museums in Southern California offering free admission on Jan. 25

    Museums in Southern California offering free admission on Jan. 25
    Twenty venues around Southern California will offer free admission on Jan. 25 as part of the annual Museums Free-for-All program. Participating museums include the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Orange County...
  • Firefighters battle brush fire along 405 Freeway in Mission Hills

    Firefighters are responding to a 2-acre brush fire along the 405 Freeway in Mission Hills. The blaze was reported about 1:51 p.m. Sunday, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said in a statement. The blaze was burning along the...
  • Pedestrian hospitalized after being hit by Garcetti's police vehicle

    Pedestrian hospitalized after being hit by Garcetti's police vehicle
    A pedestrian in her 60s was hospitalized Tuesday after being struck by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s vehicle in downtown Los Angeles, according to the mayor’s office. Garcetti was in the car, speaking on the phone, when the accident...