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Los Angeles Fire Department

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  • Two people killed, two seriously injured in Sylmar car crash

    Two people killed, two seriously injured in Sylmar car crash
    Two people were killed and two others seriously injured Tuesday night in a traffic accident in Sylmar, authorities said. The incident was reported about 8 p.m. when a single car rolled over in the 12000 block of Harding Street, the Los Angeles Fire...
  • Report: LAFD captains trained to enter shooting scenes after LAX incident

    Report: LAFD captains trained to enter shooting scenes after LAX incident
    The Los Angeles Fire Department has trained hundreds of captains to oversee rescue teams during mass shootings as part of an ambitious effort prompted by a gunman's rampage last year at LAX, according to a report that will be presented Tuesday to fire...
  • L.A. fireworks crackdown continues with 1-ton bust; seven charged

    Authorities in Los Angeles have confiscated a ton of illegal fireworks, leading to criminal charges being filed against seven vendors, the latest in a regional crackdown ahead of Friday's July 4 celebrations, the city attorney’s office announced...
  • Man accused of setting more than 20 small fires in L.A.

    A 43-year-old man has been charged with setting more than 20 small trash fires throughout Los Angeles this year, prosecutors said Wednesday. Salvador Munguia pleaded not guilty Tuesday to the string of fires, two of which ignited dry grass, according to...
  • Authorities seize a ton of illegal fireworks before Fourth of July

     Authorities seize a ton of illegal fireworks before Fourth of July
    Los Angeles officials announced Thursday that they had confiscated slightly more than one ton of illegal fireworks as part of a regional crackdown before Fourth of July celebrations. The amount of seized fireworks rose as authorities worked in...
  • Garcetti moves to restart suspended LAFD hiring drive

    Garcetti moves to restart suspended LAFD hiring drive
    With overhauled procedures, Los Angeles is once again moving to hire new firefighters after the process was suspended earlier this year amid concerns about nepotism and mismanagement. In a bid to boost the number of women and minorities in the LAFD's...
  • New process for hiring L.A. firefighters wins OK; recruiting to resume

    New process for hiring L.A. firefighters wins OK; recruiting to resume
    Members of the Los Angeles Civil Service Commission voted unanimously Thursday to approve an overhaul of the rules for hiring city firefighters, restarting a recruitment effort halted in March amid concerns about nepotism and mismanagement. In a bid...
  • Nine pets die in Reseda fire, but LAFD rescuers save dog with oxygen

    Nine pets die in Reseda fire, but LAFD rescuers save dog with oxygen
    Nine pets died in a house in fire in Reseda on Monday, but rescuers were able to save a dog that was overcome by smoke. Six cats were caged at the home in the 6900 block of North Calvin Avenue and "succumbed to smoke inhalation and were beyond help,"...
  • LAPD officers work behind the scenes — and the camera

    LAPD officers work behind the scenes — and the camera
    If Officer Joel Morales was nervous when he met Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck outside the department's downtown headquarters, he didn't show it. And if Beck was anxious that the young patrolman might make him look bad on a video Morales was...
  • Brush fire closes 90 Freeway in Marina del Rey

    Brush fire closes 90 Freeway in Marina del Rey
    A brush fire shut down all lanes of the 90 Freeway at Culver Boulevard in Marina del Rey on Saturday afternoon. Nearly 100 firefighters put the fire out in about an hour, confining it to less than 4 acres. A Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman said...
  • School evacuated after teacher's aide allegedly runs amok on campus

    A Van Nuys Elementary School was evacuated after a teacher's aide grabbed and kicked fellow staff members and threw chairs that injured three students, officials said. The employee was arrested on suspicion of assault. After arriving at the school...