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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...
  • L.A. Fire Chief Brian Cummings to step down, mayor says

    L.A. Fire Chief Brian Cummings to step down, mayor says
    Los Angeles Fire Chief Brian Cummings will retire from his position as head of the city Fire Department, according to Mayor Eric Garcetti and a department spokesman. Cummings had struggled to restore confidence in his management of the 3,500-employee...
  • Two L.A. fire commanders reassigned

    Two L.A. fire commanders reassigned
    Two top commanders who oversaw hiring and training at the Los Angeles Fire Department have been reassigned after officials learned their sons advanced during a recruitment process that has come under scrutiny at City Hall. Interim Fire Chief James G....
  • In a matter of seconds, qualified applicants lose out on LAFD jobs

    In a matter of seconds, qualified applicants lose out on LAFD jobs
    For thousands of people seeking coveted spots at the Los Angeles Fire Department last year, it all came down to April 22. They had passed a written exam and a grueling physical agility test and now had to turn in their paperwork, which officials would...
  • L.A. Fire Department dramatically overhauls response to shootings

    L.A. Fire Department dramatically overhauls response to shootings
    Los Angeles fire officials are dramatically changing how rescuers respond to mass shootings after a gunman with a high-powered rifle mortally wounded a federal security officer in a shooting rampage last month at LAX. The new goal is to have Los Angeles...
  • LAFD halts popular Twitter feed, blocks access to 911 call records

    The Los Angeles Fire Department put its social media accounts on “hiatus” Thursday and announced it was refusing access to 911 audio recordings and database records that document the department’s response to life-and-death medical...
  • One of five LAFD recruits in training class are related to department firefighters

    One of five LAFD recruits in training class are related to department firefighters
    One in five recruits in a new Los Angeles Fire Department training class are related to firefighters working at the agency, according to figures released Thursday evening. Of the 70 recruits hired for the class now in training, 13 are sons of...
  • 3 children, 2 adults hit by car at Highland Park school

    3 children, 2 adults hit by car at Highland Park school
    Three children and two adults were hit by a car outside of a Highland Park elementary school Friday morning, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. The incident occurred at about 8:12 a.m. at Yorkdale Elementary School, near the corner of Avenue 57 and...
  • First Black Student Union forms at FSHA

    First Black Student Union forms at FSHA
    This school year marked a special time in history for the students of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, as a small contingent of women have formed the first Black Student Union at the high school. The club was formed last fall to “promote and teach...
  • 1 in 5 recruits in LAFD class are relatives of firefighters

    1 in 5 recruits in LAFD class are relatives of firefighters
    One in five recruits in a new Los Angeles Fire Department training class are related to firefighters working at the agency, according to figures released Thursday evening. Of the 70 recruits hired for the class now in training, 13 are sons of...
  • L.A. Now Live: Discuss possible nepotism at the L.A. Fire Department

    L.A. Now Live: Discuss possible nepotism at the L.A. Fire Department
    Join Times staffers Ben Welsh and David Zahniser for a discussion at 1 p.m. about the possibility of nepotism in the Los Angeles Fire Department, including the recent reassignment of two top commanders who oversaw hiring and training. The commanders...