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February 2020

Reunion Between Fire Captain and Grateful Patient 150 150 Karen Zarsadiaz

Reunion Between Fire Captain and Grateful Patient

Tears of gratitude flowed from retired Judge Teresa Sanchez-Gordon who expressed her overwhelming appreciation to Los Angeles County Fire Captain Guadalupe Munoz.  read more
LACoFD Captain Honored as Temple City’s “Firefighter of the Year” 150 150 Angel Scott

LACoFD Captain Honored as Temple City’s “Firefighter of the Year”

At the Temple City council meeting on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, Mayor Nanette Fish presented Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) Captain Ruben Ortiz with a plaque, recognizing him as the city’s 2019 “Firefighter of the Year”. read more
LACoFD HHMD Supervisor Receives Award from CUPA 150 150 Angel Scott

LACoFD HHMD Supervisor Receives Award from CUPA

Supervising Hazardous Materials Specialist Fariba Khaledan from the Health Hazardous Materials Division’s California Accidental Release Prevention Program (CalARP) received the Outstanding CUPA Individual Award at the 22nd annual California Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) Training Conference. read more
APRU Pilot Program Shows Success in Helping Patients 150 150 Angel Scott

APRU Pilot Program Shows Success in Helping Patients

The Los Angeles County Fire Department’s (LACoFD) Advanced Provider Response Unit (APRU) pilot program launched at the end of 2019 and has shown progress since its initiation. read more
LACoFD’s USAR Program Gears Up for 30-Year Celebration 150 150 Angel Scott

LACoFD’s USAR Program Gears Up for 30-Year Celebration

After several Los Angeles County firefighters nearly drowned while conducting rescues during major floods in 1982 and 1983, the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) embarked on a program to develop advanced technical rescue capabilities.  The Department soon implemented a rope rescue program and later developed a swiftwater rescue program. read more
2020 Women’s Fire Prep Academy Begins 150 150 Karen Zarsadiaz

2020 Women’s Fire Prep Academy Begins

On Saturday, February 22, Fire Chief Daryl Osby kicked off this year’s Women’s Fire Prep Academy (WFPA). He was joined by Chief Deputy Dawnna Lawrence, Assistant Fire Chief Eleni Pappas, members of the Women’s Fire League, Chief Operating Officer Fesia Davenport from the Chief Executive Office and Staff Assistant Daisy Martinez who represented First District Supervisor Hilda Solis.  read more
LACoFD Firefighters Graduate from PTI Class 252 150 150 Angel Scott

LACoFD Firefighters Graduate from PTI Class 252

Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) hosted a formal ceremony for 11 firefighters who graduated from the Paramedic Training Institute…

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LACoFD Fire Fighter Paramedic Thomas Sullivan Honored as “Medic of the Year” 150 150 Angel Scott

LACoFD Fire Fighter Paramedic Thomas Sullivan Honored as “Medic of the Year”

This year, LAC+USC Hospital recognized Los Angeles County Fire Fighter Paramedic Thomas Sullivan as its “Medic of the Year”. read more
LACoFD PIO Team Recognized at Golden Mike Awards 150 150 Angel Scott

LACoFD PIO Team Recognized at Golden Mike Awards

On Saturday, February 15, 2020, the Radio and Television News Association (RTNA) held its 70th annual Golden Mike Awards ceremony and presented the 2020 Freedom of Information Award to public information officers in Southern California, including team members from the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD). read more
USAR & URRU Teams Use New Sonar Technology During Recent Search 150 150 Angel Scott

USAR & URRU Teams Use New Sonar Technology During Recent Search

The Los Angeles County Fire Department’s (LACoFD) Lifeguard Division responded to a report of a missing boater on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, in Lake Palmdale. read more