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Los Angeles Fire Department

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  • Mayor names L.A.'s first Latino fire chief

    Mayor names L.A.'s first Latino fire chief
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has named the first Latino to lead the city's Fire Department as it struggles with an onslaught of criticism over staff reductions, lagging response times, slow progress in hiring women and minorities and outdated...
  • '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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...