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The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) is a full-spectrum life safety agency proudly protecting more than four million people who live, work and play in America's second largest city. The men and women of your Los Angeles Fire Department are dedicated to your safety, and honored to fulfill their pledge to serve with courage, integrity and pride. Every day across the City of Los Angeles, the LAFD responds to more than 1,300 emergencies, with department ambulances transporting more than 600 people to area hospitals. The LAFD's 3,402 uniformed fire personnel protect life, property and the environment through their direct involvement in fire prevention, firefighting, emergency medical care, technical rescue, hazardous materials mitigation, disaster response, public education and community service. An equally committed non-sworn cadre of 356 professional support staff provide technical and administrative expertise in their corresponding pursuit of the department's mission. A total of 1,018 uniformed firefighters (including 270 serving as Firefighter/Paramedics), are always on duty at fire department facilities citywide, including 106 neighborhood fire stations strategically located across the Department's 471 square-mile jurisdiction.

A full-spectrum life safety agency protecting the City of Los Angeles.

Mission: The Los Angeles Fire Department preserves life and property, promotes public safety and fosters economic growth through a commitment to prevention, preparedness, response and recovery as an all risk life safety response provider.

02/27/2020
LAFD Tiller Truck Drivers

We can never say it too much..

Thank you for assuring the men and women of LAFD always have the Team, Tools and Training necessary to get the job done quickly, safely and effectively. Without your support, none of our success would be possible...

Tiller truck drivers -- the ones who drive the rear end of the really large fire trucks - wind through city streets as they do their job in Los Angeles

Your Los Angeles Fire Department is accepting applications now through June 15, 2020. Here is an overview of the JoinLAF...
02/27/2020

Your Los Angeles Fire Department is accepting applications now through June 15, 2020. Here is an overview of the JoinLAFD process.

Learn more now at http://joinLAFD.org

We will be accepting applications from February 11, 2020, to June 15, 2020.
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We will also be having a Career Expo on February 15, 2020, where you can meet with recruiters and get all your questions answered. Click the link in the bio to register.
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LAFD Photo Gallery: SUN VALLEY - The Los Angeles Fire Department labored in the 10900 block of Penrose Street during the...
02/27/2020
022520 - Fire Hydrant Sheared by Hit and Run Driver

LAFD Photo Gallery: SUN VALLEY - The Los Angeles Fire Department labored in the 10900 block of Penrose Street during the unseasonably warm weather of February 25, 2020, to stem the flow of water from a fire hydrant damaged by a hit and run driver.

SUN VALLEY - The Los Angeles Fire Department labored in the 10900 block of Penrose Street during the unseasonably warm weather of February 25, 2020, to stem the flow of water from a fire hydrant damaged by a hit and run driver.

Another Los Angeles Fire Department initiative for Emergency Medical Services are LAFD Advanced Provider Response Units,...
02/27/2020
LAFD Mobile Urgent Care Units Tackle Emergency Medicine on the Street

Another Los Angeles Fire Department initiative for Emergency Medical Services are LAFD Advanced Provider Response Units, providing mobile specialty care as needed to the people of Los Angeles.

Spectrum News 1 SoCal has the details...

The LAFD program was spearheaded by Eckstein in 2016.

LAFD Photo Gallery: SYLMAR - The Los Angeles Fire Department rescued one man who was trapped and seriously injured when ...
02/26/2020
022420 - Man Trapped When Car Collides with Parked Truck in Sylmar

LAFD Photo Gallery: SYLMAR - The Los Angeles Fire Department rescued one man who was trapped and seriously injured when his sedan collided with a large unoccupied dump truck parked in the median of Polk Street near Herrick Avenue on February 24, 2020.

SYLMAR - The Los Angeles Fire Department rescued one man who was trapped and seriously injured when his sedan collided with a large unoccupied dump truck parked in the median of Polk Street near Herrick Avenue on February 24, 2020.

02/26/2020
L.A. This Week

Emotions ran high as a heart attack survivor reunited with the Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters who helped save his life in 2018.

Our friends at L.A. This Week have the touching details...

Emotions ran high as a heart attack survivor reunited with the Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters who helped save his life in 2018.

02/26/2020
Ellen DeGeneres

Many of you have asked about Eric Stevens, his wife Amanda and their #AxeALS battle: https://stevensnation.com/

In case you missed it, they returned to visit Ellen DeGeneres last week...

Few people have moved me more than Amanda and Eric Stevens. I had to see them again, and I had to do something huge.

02/25/2020
KTLA: Truck Fire Extends to Brush in Newhall Pass | February 25, 2020

NEWHALL PASS - Your Los Angeles Fire Department remained busy last night, responding to 605 emergencies citywide between dusk and dawn, including a joint response with the Los Angeles County Fire Department in the Newhall Pass, where a big rig truck fire fanned by winds, quickly extended into nearby brush.

KTLA 5 News has the details.
📹: Victor Park News

With Today's Wildfire 🔥 Danger Rating for the City of Los Angeles HIGH: http://lafdweather.blogspot.com/

....please assure your property remains compliant with L.A. City Brush Clearance Standards: https://lafd.org/brush - and be careful with heat, sparks and flame!

The men and women of LAFD are not the only City of Los Angeles employees who wear helmets atop ladders at all hours of t...
02/24/2020

The men and women of LAFD are not the only City of Los Angeles employees who wear helmets atop ladders at all hours of the day.

Please #BeWorkZoneAlert to help us all get home safely!

LAFD Photo Gallery: SAN PEDRO - The Los Angeles Fire Department made quick use of a ladder to rescue a man from the wind...
02/24/2020
022320 - LAFD Rescues Man From Burning San Pedro Apartment

LAFD Photo Gallery: SAN PEDRO - The Los Angeles Fire Department made quick use of a ladder to rescue a man from the window of a burning second floor apartment in the 1500 block of South Palos Verdes Street on February 23, 2020. Despite the man subsequently becoming agitated and interfering with firefighting efforts, he was closely evaluated for unspecified minor injuries by LAFD Paramedics, before being placed into custody by Los Angeles Police Officers. The fire was extinguished in just 18 minutes, and no other injuries were reported.

SAN PEDRO - The Los Angeles Fire Department made quick use of a ladder to rescue a man from the window of a burning second floor apartment in the 1500 block of South Palos Verdes Street on February 23, 2020. Despite the man subsequently becoming agitated and interfering with firefighting efforts, he...

LAFD Photo Gallery: NORTH HOLLYWOOD - The Los Angeles Fire Department quickly extinguished the burning cargo of a compac...
02/24/2020
022320 - LAFD Douses NoHo Truck Cargo Fire

LAFD Photo Gallery: NORTH HOLLYWOOD - The Los Angeles Fire Department quickly extinguished the burning cargo of a compact pickup truck in the 11400 block of Archwood Street on February 23, 2020, preventing injury and sparing damage to the vehicle cab.

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - The Los Angeles Fire Department quickly extinguished the burning cargo of a compact pickup truck in the 11400 block of Archwood Street on February 23, 2020, preventing injury and sparing damage to the vehicle cab.

02/23/2020
Unified LA

LOS ANGELES - Two weeks from today, on Sunday, March 8, 2020, the City of Los Angeles will host the 2020 Los Angeles Marathon. The race will begin at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles and will run through the neighboring cities of West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and finish in Santa Monica.

The Los Angeles Marathon Unified Command (LAMUC) has established a formal Facebook presence at:

https://www.facebook.com/UnifiedLA/

...and wants everyone to plan ahead. They remind you that the 26.2 mile race course will be closed to the public on March 8th starting at 2 a.m. and will reopen on a rolling basis at the discretion of the LAMUC. Please be mindful that Daylight Saving Time begins on March 8, 2020.

For a complete list of street closures and route map please visit:

https://www.lamarathon.com/race-weekend/street-closures

As a reminder, the race course is closed to all non-permitted bicyclists, skateboarders, skaters and pedestrians to ensure the safety of all race participants. In an effort to assist the public in avoiding possible traffic congestion and parking delays, the LAMUC is informing the public to be aware of No Parking / Tow Away Zones. Streets along the course will be marked with “TOW-AWAY, TEMPORARY, NO STOPPING” signs approximately 72 hours before the event. Vehicles in violation will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense. As for “Tow-Away Zones,” please adhere to dates and times posted on streets, which indicate “No Parking - Tow Away Zones,” as these will also be strictly enforced and vehicles will be towed at the owner’s
expense.

Everyone in attendance on race day deserves a safe and fun filled day, so please respect the neighborhoods and stay safe.

Emergency Public Information on large scale incidents and planned events, where multiple Los Angeles area agencies are under a Joint Information Center.

Are you planning a road trip through California? We encourage you to visit one of the more than two dozen Fire Museums i...
02/23/2020
Livermore's Centennial Light Bulb

Are you planning a road trip through California? We encourage you to visit one of the more than two dozen Fire Museums in The Golden State:

http://www.firemuseumnetwork.org/directory/ca.html

Along with those fire museums, some fire stations have special exhibits, like the fabled Livermore Centennial Light Bulb at Fire Station 6 in Livermore, California.

You have found Livermore California's World famous Centennial Light Bulb! Feel free to read the facts sheet, take a close-up look at bulb photos, tour Station #6, of our downtown of 1901. Learn about the 110th birthday party. Take a look at the Bulbcam, and be sure to leave your historical comments....

LAFD Photo Gallery: TARZANA - A three vehicle collision in the 18500 block of Ventura Boulevard sent a compact sedan thr...
02/23/2020
022120 - Car Bursts Into Tarzana Restaurant Following Collision

LAFD Photo Gallery: TARZANA - A three vehicle collision in the 18500 block of Ventura Boulevard sent a compact sedan through the front of a Mediterranean restaurant that had yet to open for business on the morning of February 21, 2020. The Los Angeles Fire Department reports the driver of the car sustained only minor injuries.

RESEDA - A three vehicle collision in the 18500 block of Ventura Boulevard sent a compact sedan through the front of a Mediterranean restaurant that had yet to open for business on the morning of February 21, 2020. The Los Angeles Fire Department reports the driver of the car sustained only minor in...

02/23/2020
JoinLAFD

Training to the best of our ability is a Los Angeles Fire Department mindset. This week, LAFD Station 12 in Highland Park was among several neighborhood fire stations that made good use of the tools you have kindly provided. In this case, a smoke machine from the LAFD In Service Training Section, in simulating the low visibility conditions that exist inside a real structure fire.

Thank you for assuring #LAFD always has the Team, Tools and Training necessary to get the job done quickly, safely and effectively.

On any given day citywide, we proudly train as if y/our life depends upon It... Because it does!

#Repost @lafdists
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Training to the best of our ability is a mindset we all value as Firefighters. Here is an example of one of LAFDs Task Forces utilizing training time, as well as smoke machines provided by In-service training to simulate a real structure fire.

02/22/2020
KTLA: Busy Night for LAFD & LAPD in San Fernando Valley | February 22, 2020

LOS ANGELES - It was a busy overnight for your Los Angeles Fire Department, with #LAFD responding to 654 emergencies citywide between dusk and dawn.

KTLA 5 News gives us a quick glimpse at the San Fernando Valley where your #Firefighters and #Firefighter / #Paramedics worked alongside #LAPD overnight in handling an injury crash in #Encino, a deadly shooting in #Pacoima and many other incidents...

LAFD Photo Gallery: SYLMAR - LAFD responded to a Long Fall on Thursday, February 20, 2020, to a bridge over the Pacoima ...
02/22/2020
022020 - LAFD Rescues Woman Who Fell 40 Feet Straight Down

LAFD Photo Gallery: SYLMAR - LAFD responded to a Long Fall on Thursday, February 20, 2020, to a bridge over the Pacoima Wash. A 46-year-old woman fell approximately 40 vertical feet to a dry portion of the wash (circumstances/intentions unknown), but survived and was lying on the ground conscious/awake. LAFD connected a litter basket to the fire truck's aerial ladder (using our two-line rope system) and used it like a crane to bring the patient back up to the road, with firefighter-paramedics by her side below and at arrival above. LAFD firefighter-paramedics transported her in serious condition to a local trauma center.

SYLMAR - LAFD responded to a Long Fall on Thursday, February 20, 2020, to a bridge over the Pacoima Wash. A 46-year-old woman fell approximately 40 vertical feet to a dry portion of the wash (circumstances/intentions unknown), but survived and was lying on the ground conscious/awake. LAFD connected....

"By the mid-1930s, overcrowding led to the opening of a second segregated station, Station 14, also located in South Los...
02/21/2020

"By the mid-1930s, overcrowding led to the opening of a second segregated station, Station 14, also located in South Los Angeles. The overcrowding continued, but the city did not build another station."
#BlackHistoryMonth

On 2/20/20, LAFD rescued a woman who had injuries from a ~40-ft fall into the dry Pacoima Wash. Aerial Ladder with Litte...
02/21/2020

On 2/20/20, LAFD rescued a woman who had injuries from a ~40-ft fall into the dry Pacoima Wash. Aerial Ladder with Litter Basket used to remove patient from her location for transport to the Trauma Center.
📷: Rick McClure

LAFD responded to a traffic collision in Porter Ranch on February 17, 2020, to find what may have been the first ever ti...
02/20/2020

LAFD responded to a traffic collision in Porter Ranch on February 17, 2020, to find what may have been the first ever time the wind has blown the water AWAY from the hydrant shutoff valve in the street! 😂 No truck company salvage cover dragon dance needed on this one. Light Force 87 shut down this sheared hydrant in no time (typically requires 18 to 26 full turns of the underground valve in the street to completely stop the water flow). No one was seriously hurt in the collision. No hospital transport required.

📷: Shane Salzman

@joinLAFDDo you have what it takes? Step it up with some of L.A.'s bravest women at the Los Angeles Fire Department's LA...
02/19/2020

@joinLAFD

Do you have what it takes? Step it up with some of L.A.'s bravest women at the Los Angeles Fire Department's LAFD Girls Camp.
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Girls ages 14-18 are invited to explore the possibility of a future career with the Los Angeles Fire Department with active duty LAFD Female Firefighters and cadets! This two-day program on March 14 - 15, from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. will be filled with lots of fun, hands-on activities with actual firefighting tools and equipment, and the chance to try on the Firefighter's protective gear! This is not an overnight Camp.
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Be sure to wear loose-fitting jeans, tennis shoes or work boots, a t-shirt, and bring athletic clothing.
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To expedite your check-in at the event, please print out, complete and sign a waiver form and bring it and your ticket to the event. If under the age of 18, please have a parent or guardian sign the waiver.
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REGISTRATION MANDATORY - CLICK THE LINK IN BIO TO REGISTER- WAITLIST IS ALSO OPEN
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Please contact the LAFD Firefighter Recruitment Section at [email protected] or (213) 893-9899. Click the link in bio to register.
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*All are welcome to attend

Now a second firefighter has been reported dead in the line of duty, due to a massive library fire. Words fall short. Be...
02/19/2020

Now a second firefighter has been reported dead in the line of duty, due to a massive library fire. Words fall short. Be strong, Porterville. Your fire family needs you.

Our hearts are breaking tonight for our brothers and sisters in Porterville, California (Tulare County), who lost one of...
02/19/2020

Our hearts are breaking tonight for our brothers and sisters in Porterville, California (Tulare County), who lost one of their own in the line of duty, and the search goes on for a second firefighter who is unaccounted for. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. #LODD

Firefighter/Paramedic Glenn L. Allen died 9 years ago on February 18, 2011, due to a ceiling collapse at a fire in Holly...
02/19/2020

Firefighter/Paramedic Glenn L. Allen died 9 years ago on February 18, 2011, due to a ceiling collapse at a fire in Hollywood. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family, and the firefighters who rescued him and did all they could to save him on that day. #LAFD #LODD #NeverForget

The Los Angeles Fire Department Board of Fire Commissioners recognized firefighters for their live-saving actions, and t...
02/19/2020
Alerts

The Los Angeles Fire Department Board of Fire Commissioners recognized firefighters for their live-saving actions, and these rescuers were surprised by that same man's presence to thank them face-to-face for bringing him back from cardiac arrest. Link to LAFD News post in YouTube description.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9JfpO_VK5w

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#PresidentsDay holiday for us means one more day to train this week, without disrupting any businesses. Firefighters don...
02/18/2020

#PresidentsDay holiday for us means one more day to train this week, without disrupting any businesses. Firefighters don’t build houses, but still learn about many different kinds of building construction so that we know where the axes and chainsaws will cut a hole the quickest, without weakening the roof we are standing on. This lets out the smoke and super heated gases, making the conditions inside better to fight the fire.
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“Train As If Your Life Depends On It... Because It Does!” 👨🏽‍🚒🔥🌴

Hey CHP – West Valley, we don’t pull people over on your freeways... 😂 Well done Officer Pacheco! Thank you for protecti...
02/18/2020

Hey CHP – West Valley, we don’t pull people over on your freeways... 😂 Well done Officer Pacheco! Thank you for protecting Los Angeles.
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3 days folks... On only her third day of break-in training, new CHP Officer Pacheco has already achieved her lifelong dream of becoming a hero... fighting a fire! 🔥 Hey @losangelesfiredepartment, how’d she do? All jokes aside, she was dispatched to a call of a campfire burning near an illegal encampment along the 405 Fwy near Victory Blvd in Van Nuys. A type of call that is becoming very regular for us all over the valley.

LAFD Photo Gallery: NORTH HOLLYWOOD - The Los Angeles Fire Department transported two persons to the hospital after a sp...
02/17/2020
021620 - NoHo Crash Sends Two to Hospital

LAFD Photo Gallery: NORTH HOLLYWOOD - The Los Angeles Fire Department transported two persons to the hospital after a sport utility vehicle and sedan collided in the 11600 block of Vanowen Street on February 16, 2020.

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - The Los Angeles Fire Department transported two persons to the hospital after a sport utility vehicle and sedan collided in the 11600 block of Vanowen Street on February 16, 2020.

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We welcome you to respond to LAFD Facebook posts with public comments that are *specific* to the topic at hand and genuinely *polite* in tone - regardless of opinion. Your comments should be directed to the event or issue, and not toward another person's expressed viewpoint. We want to hear what YOU think about the topic, not why some other comment(er) is right or wrong. If you wish to highlight an LAFD shortcoming, please also offer your suggestion for improvement. Should you wish to applaud our services, let us know why we're on track - and how we can stay there. For all official business and any feedback requiring prompt action or a formal reply, we welcome you to contact LAFD Administration directly via: http://lafd.org/about/contact Kindly note: LAFD on Facebook is not an open forum. The content and/or link provided in any comment that in our view is off-topic, purely self serving, expresses or seeks to inspire hatred, intolerance or agitation toward any group or individual, suggests or supports illicit or potentially harmful activity; contains confidential information, commercial advertisement or political endorsement of a person, entity, cause or issue; and/or uses language, images or demeanor inappropriate for a family-friendly site may be removed without notice. Our failure to immediately comment upon or remove a submission, as well as our use of the Facebook 'like', 'share' and emoticon features, should never be seen as an endorsement. If you have a comment or suggestion regarding these terms of use, kindly share your thoughts below. Should you need assistance finding your own platform for subject matter or comments that are not approved here, we'll be pleased to guide you.

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The men and women of your Los Angeles Fire Department are honored to preserve life and property, promote public safety and foster economic growth through a commitment to prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.

LAFD Core Values: (SPIRIT)


  • Service – Dedication to our Community

  • Professionalism – Honoring the Firefighter Oath

  • Integrity – Upholding Moral and Ethical Conduct at All Times

  • Respect – Embracing Diversity and Recognizing Individual Worth

  • Innovation – Taking Creative Risks to Adapt and Improve

  • Trust – Reliance on the Integrity, Strength and Ability of our Members
  • To fulfill the Department’s role in making Los Angeles an even safer city, Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas has developed a five point Strategic Plan. The plan’s goals include:


  • Providing Exceptional Public Safety and Emergency Service

  • Embracing a Healthy, Safe and Productive Work Environment

  • Capitalizing on Advanced Technology

  • Enhancing LAFD Sustainability & Community Resiliency

  • Increasing Opportunities for Personal Growth and Professional Development
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