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Los Angeles Fire Department

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  • Deadly Wilmington hotel fire deemed 'suspicious'

    Deadly Wilmington hotel fire deemed 'suspicious'
    A deadly fire that forced residents to leap out of windows as flames swept through a hotel early Thursday in Wilmington is considered suspicious, fire officials said. Arson investigators with the Los Angeles Fire Department were sifting through debris...
  • LAFD's latest recruits are primarily white and overwhelmingly male

    LAFD's latest recruits are primarily white and overwhelmingly male
    A second class of recruits hired after Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's overhaul of the city's firefighter hiring process is primarily white and overwhelmingly male, marking little progress toward the mayor's pledge to diversify the Fire Department....
  • Video shows suspect in massive downtown L.A. arson fire, official says

    Video shows suspect in massive downtown L.A. arson fire, official says
    Authorities have surveillance footage showing the suspected arsonist in last December's spectacular downtown L.A. apartment complex fire parking his vehicle on the 110 Freeway and walking into the half-built structure with cans of fuel, a fire official...
  • Nearly 1 in 4 Compton firefighters is working without an EMT permit

    Nearly 1 in 4 Compton firefighters is working without an EMT permit
    Nearly one in four Compton firefighters is working without a permit to perform emergency medical care, a key credential required by other local fire agencies, a Times investigation has found. Out of 74 firefighters at the Compton Fire Department, 17 lack...
  • 'Excessive' workers' comp costs L.A. taxpayers millions, audits find

    'Excessive' workers' comp costs L.A. taxpayers millions, audits find
    Los Angeles police and firefighters work in a culture that encourages filing “excessive” workers’ compensation claims, according to a pair of city audits released Thursday, and taxpayers are doling out up to $28 million a year for what...
  • Television producer arrested, released in connection to sister's death

    Television producer arrested, released in connection to sister's death
    Television producer Jill Blackstone was released from custody Wednesday after her arrest in connection to the death of her deaf, partially blind sister, authorities said. About 12:40 p.m. Saturday, the Los Angeles Fire Department was called to a home in...
  • Record-breaking heat puts brakes on some marathon runners

    Record-breaking heat puts brakes on some marathon runners
    For panting runners and walkers nearing the 20-mile marker of the Los Angeles Marathon, the cool mist of a fire hose felt like a blessing. "Thanks, you guys!" one man shouted as he strode through the spray. "Yes! Oh, God, yes!" More than 22,000 people...
  • Suspected gunman, 17, killed when stolen van crashes into LAFD truck

    Suspected gunman, 17, killed when stolen van crashes into LAFD truck
    The investigation continued early Thursday into a police pursuit of two suspected gunmen in a stolen van that led to a violent collision between the van and a fire truck. The crash killed one of the people in the van – whom the coroner would...
  • Facing numerous obstacles, Harrison Ford did 'best thing' to land plane

     Facing numerous obstacles, Harrison Ford did 'best thing' to land plane
    When the engine on actor Harrison Ford’s single-engine plane sputtered and died just after takeoff Thursday, a landscape of obstacles lay on the ground before him. Homes, shopping centers and narrow beachside-community streets crisscross the two...
  • LAFD failed to inspect hundreds of hazardous sites, state says

    LAFD failed to inspect hundreds of hazardous sites, state says
    The Los Angeles Fire Department has failed to properly inspect hundreds of hazardous sites scattered across the city, exposing the public to increased risks from potential spills and mishandling of toxic substances, according to a state report released...
  • Metro trains ran 83 red lights in four years, study finds

    Metro trains ran 83 red lights in four years, study finds
    Los Angeles County light-rail and subway trains ran 83 red lights in the last four years, according to agency data. The Blue Line, which connects Long Beach with downtown Los Angeles, recorded two-thirds of the violations, and averaged more than one per...