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  • More than 10,000 rush to apply in rebooted LAFD hiring drive

    More than 10,000 rush to apply in rebooted LAFD hiring drive
    More than 10,000 applicants are seeking to join the ranks of the Los Angeles Fire Department, according to data released Monday, as the city rushes to reboot a hiring process halted earlier this year amid concerns of nepotism and mismanagement. A...
  • Fire department names new division chief

    Edward Valdez is the Laguna Beach Fire Department's newest division chief, according to the city's website. Valdez will begin work Aug. 4, filling the post vacated by Dan Stefano, who is now Costa Mesa's fire chief. Valdez, who lives with his wife in...
  • Rare lightning storm at Venice Beach kills 1, injures 13

    Rare lightning storm at Venice Beach kills 1, injures 13
    Angelica Roquemore made the long drive from Bakersfield to Venice Beach on Sunday, planning to frolic in the waves with relatives during her first visit to the famed beach town's white sand and eclectic shops. But in an instant, the day at the beach...
  • 'Planes: Fire & Rescue' Premiere Pays 'Loving Tribute' to Firefighters, Says Dane Cook

    Disney's "Planes: Fire & Rescue" touched down on Hollywood Boulevard outside the El Capitan Theatre on July 15 for the animated film's premiere, with Dane Cook returning to voice high-flying Dusty, the crop duster. "It's a loving tribute to...
  • Short, intense fire at duplex knocked down in South L.A.

    Short, intense fire at duplex knocked down in South L.A.
    Firefighters quickly knocked down a short but intense fire that swept through a two-story duplex Thursday morning in South L.A. Officials had initially reported that no one was injured in the blaze but later said a firefighter suffered minor burns and...
  • Drug lab fumes send 5 LAPD officers, suspect to hospitals

    Drug lab fumes send 5 LAPD officers, suspect to hospitals
    Five Los Angeles police officers exposed to chemical fumes from a narcotics lab in a Van Nuys apartment were recovering early Monday, Los Angeles police said. The officers responded to a radio call reporting a man screaming at 14839 W. Sherman Way...
  • 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...
  • L.A. firefighters put out blaze on skid row, find marijuana grow

    L.A. firefighters put out blaze on skid row, find marijuana grow
    Los Angeles firefighters who responded to a structure fire near skid row Thursday night discovered a marijuana-growing operation. The Los Angeles Fire Department received a call at 8:17 p.m. about a fire on the third floor of a building at 421 E. 6th ...
  • 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...
  • Acting LAFD chief now in running for full mayoral appointment

    Acting LAFD chief now in running for full mayoral appointment
    The search for the next head of the Los Angeles Fire Department is underway, with Interim Fire Chief James G. Featherstone among the candidates being interviewed for the top job. Mayor Eric Garcetti's office has not provided the full list of candidates...
  • 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...