| Jul 28, 2014
| 2:52 PM
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.
| Jul 31, 2014
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...
| Jul 27, 2014
| 10:04 PM
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...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 8:30 PM
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...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 9:11 AM
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...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 3:55 AM
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...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 8:25 PM
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...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 10:17 PM
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 ...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 6:36 PM
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...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 1:47 PM
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...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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...