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  • Council confirms Ralph Terrazas as Los Angeles Fire Department chief

    Council confirms Ralph Terrazas as Los Angeles Fire Department chief
    The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Friday to make Ralph Terrazas the city's new fire chief, following back-to-back hearings where he laid out his plans for the battered agency. Terrazas, an assistant fire chief who was nominated to the top...
  • Boosting our odds: App links CPR trainees to cardiac arrest victims

    Boosting our odds: App links CPR trainees to cardiac arrest victims
    Later this month I'll be marking the two-year anniversary of my death. That's not a line you see too often, is it? My heart gave out after knee surgery, because of an arrhythmia. Even for those who suffer cardiac arrest in a hospital, the survival...
  • Firefighters knock down 4-acre brush fire in Santa Clarita

    Firefighters knock down 4-acre brush fire in Santa Clarita
    Los Angeles County firefighters battled a 4-acre brush fire in Santa Clarita that was knocked down at 3:54 p.m. Friday. "No homes are threatened right now," said fire Inspector Scott Miller before the blaze was put out.  Officials said the fire was on...
  • LAFD gets new anti-nepotism rules in wake of hiring controversy

    LAFD gets new anti-nepotism rules in wake of hiring controversy
    The Los Angeles Fire Commission adopted new rules Tuesday to prevent conflicts of interest and reform a firefighter hiring process that a city report called “tainted” by concerns of nepotism. The changes will require all LAFD officials...
  • LAFD opens investigation into alleged mistreatment of new recruit

    LAFD opens investigation into alleged mistreatment of new recruit
    The Los Angeles Fire Department has opened an investigation into allegations of misconduct at a city fire station made by the recently hired son of a high-ranking fire official, according to documents and interviews. The charges come from Nicholas Rose,...
  • Man critically burned while tampering with power lines in Vernon

    Man critically burned while tampering with power lines in Vernon
    A man was critically burned Tuesday night after tampering with power lines in Vernon, fire officials said. The incident occurred about 8:45 p.m. in the 2300 block of South Santa Fe Avenue, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. The unidentified man was...
  • Russian team unable to play in Kings' alumni game Sunday

    Russian team unable to play in Kings' alumni game Sunday
    Talk about changing on the fly ... The Kings were forced to do some late scrambling for Sunday's festivities, featuring an alumni contest, at Hockey Fest at Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo. A group of Russian players, of former NHLers, was to have...
  • 9/11 anniversary: Ceremonies to honor victims of terrorist attacks

    9/11 anniversary: Ceremonies to honor victims of terrorist attacks
    Several public events and somber remembrances are scheduled for the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, including a ceremony outside Dodger Stadium. Mayor Eric Garcetti and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck will join Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas at 10 a....
  • L.A. heat wave: Medical emergencies expected to spike this weekend

    L.A. heat wave: Medical emergencies expected to spike this weekend
    A heat wave that’s forecast to bear down on the Los Angeles region this weekend is likely to bring not only a heightened threat of wildfires but also a spike in medical emergencies. “People overestimate their abilities and underestimate...
  • New LAFD recruit class is nearly all male, overwhelmingly white

    New LAFD recruit class is nearly all male, overwhelmingly white
    The first new Los Angeles Fire Department recruit class in five years is nearly all male and mostly white despite repeated promises by the agency to diversify its ranks, according to figures released Monday evening by Mayor Eric Garcetti's office. The...
  • Consultant's report recommends major overhaul of L.A. Fire Department

    Consultant's report recommends major overhaul of L.A. Fire Department
    The Los Angeles Fire Department requires a sweeping overhaul of how it responds to hundreds of thousands of medical rescues and 911 calls each year, according to a long-awaited consultant's report commissioned by the city. The recommendations call for...