RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Los Angeles Fire Department

Los Angeles Fire Department
A collection of news and information related to Los Angeles Fire Department published by this site and its partners.

Top Los Angeles Fire Department Articles

Displaying items 56-66
  • L.A. River spared in 10,000-gallon Atwater Village oil spill

    L.A. River spared in 10,000-gallon Atwater Village oil spill
    No crude oil from a 10,000-gallon spill in Atwater Village entered the L.A. River, officials said Thursday as they continued to clean up the slippery mess. An L.A. County official said it could take a few days to clean up the spill, which occurred...
  • Health officials issue 'extreme odor' advisory in Atwater Village area following oil spill

    Health officials issue 'extreme odor' advisory in Atwater Village area following oil spill
    Los Angeles County public health officials on Thursday issued an "extreme odor" advisory for Atwater Village after a 10,000 gallons of crude oil spilled from a ruptured pipeline. People living or working in the area could experience “mild,...
  • Ash is the new 'May Gray' in Southern California

    Ash is the new 'May Gray' in Southern California
    "May Gray" and "June Gloom" usually offer a cool respite for firefighters as they prepare for the summer and fall's hot weather and heavy winds. But for much of this month, May Gray has failed to materialize. Instead of the low clouds and chill common...
  • Atwater Village pipeline rupture spews crude oil

    Atwater Village pipeline rupture spews crude oil
    A rupture in an above-ground pipeline that sent roughly 10,000 gallons of crude oil spewing onto Atwater Village streets early Thursday appeared to have been caused by a valve failure, the pipeline company said. The rupture sprayed black oil 20 feet...
  • One of five LAFD recruits in training class are related to department firefighters

    One of five LAFD recruits in training class are related to department firefighters
    One in five recruits in a new Los Angeles Fire Department training class are related to firefighters working at the agency, according to figures released Thursday evening. Of the 70 recruits hired for the class now in training, 13 are sons of...
  • Fire consumes Hollywood building housing multiple businesses

    Fire consumes Hollywood building housing multiple businesses
    A fire that broke out in a mixed commercial use building in Hollywood Tuesday, sending a huge plume of smoke over the area, was knocked down roughly two hours after causing significant damage. The fire began in the electrical room and attic of the...
  • Highland Park's Church on York ordered to pull the plug on music

    Highland Park's Church on York ordered to pull the plug on music
    Attempts to turn an aging Highland Park church into a venue catering to independent and avant-garde music may now be hinging on a prayer. The Los Angeles Department of City Planning has declared that the Church on York has been conducting concerts...
  • Aspiring L.A. firefighters feel cheated by aborted hiring program

    Aspiring L.A. firefighters feel cheated by aborted hiring program
    John Mireles spent six years preparing to become a firefighter. The Signal Hill resident took fire science classes and worked nights on an ambulance crew, in addition to his full-time day job. He said he passed the Los Angeles Fire Department written...
  • LAFD recruit program is suspended

    LAFD recruit program is suspended
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti suspended the city's firefighter recruitment program Thursday amid concerns about mismanagement and nepotism, including new emails that show special recruitment workshops were organized for relatives of department insiders....
  • Two L.A. fire commanders reassigned

    Two L.A. fire commanders reassigned
    Two top commanders who oversaw hiring and training at the Los Angeles Fire Department have been reassigned after officials learned their sons advanced during a recruitment process that has come under scrutiny at City Hall. Interim Fire Chief James G....
  • In a matter of seconds, qualified applicants lose out on LAFD jobs

    In a matter of seconds, qualified applicants lose out on LAFD jobs
    For thousands of people seeking coveted spots at the Los Angeles Fire Department last year, it all came down to April 22. They had passed a written exam and a grueling physical agility test and now had to turn in their paperwork, which officials would...