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Los Angeles Fire Department

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  • 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...
  • Woman 'fighting for life,' dog dead after fire at Hollywood strip mall

    Woman 'fighting for life,' dog dead after fire at Hollywood strip mall
    A woman was fighting for her life Wednesday after firefighters pulled her from a strip mall that was in flames in East Hollywood, fire officials said. The woman did not have a pulse and was not breathing when firefighters found her in the back of an...
  • Fire erupts on Paramount lot; no injuries reported

    A fire broke out Sunday night at a two-story soundstage on the Paramount Studios lot in Hollywood, authorities said. Just after 8:28 p.m., the Los Angeles Fire Department was alerted to the blaze at the studio, in the 5500 block of Melrose Avenue,...
  • CHP officers rescue 86-year-old woman from burning Encino house

    CHP officers rescue 86-year-old woman from burning Encino house
    Los Angeles Fire Department officials continued Saturday to investigate the cause of a greater-alarm fire Friday evening that engulfed a heavily cluttered Encino house near the 101 Freeway. California Highway Patrol officers on a routine traffic stop...