| Aug 8, 2014
| 1:17 PM
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...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 12:00 PM
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...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 4:00 PM
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...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 11:37 AM
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...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 12:24 PM
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,...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 10:29 PM
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...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 6:09 PM
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...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 6:35 AM
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....
| Sep 11, 2014
| 1:29 PM
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...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 8:13 PM
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.
| Mar 3, 2014
| 7:44 PM
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...