LACoFD News

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
Congratulations to the Newly Promoted LACoFD Team Members! 150 150 Angel Scott

Congratulations to the Newly Promoted LACoFD Team Members!

On Wednesday, February 19, 2020, the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) hosted a promotional ceremony in the MAYNE Events Center’s banquet room at the Los Angeles County Fire Department Museum in Bellflower. read more
Grateful Cardiac Arrest Patient Reunites with LACoFD Dispatcher Angel Scott

Grateful Cardiac Arrest Patient Reunites with LACoFD Dispatcher

On Saturday, February 8, 2020, Brent Hill and his family visited the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) Dispatch Center to personally thank Fire Dispatcher Nicholas Colbert for helping to save his life. read more
LA County Fire Department Foundation Supports EMS Pilot Program 150 150 Angel Scott

LA County Fire Department Foundation Supports EMS Pilot Program

This month, the Los Angeles County Fire Department Foundation distributed 114 iPads to use in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s current electronic Patient Care Record (ePCR) devices on all Advanced Life Support (ALS) and assessment units. read more
Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge Honors LACoFD Fire Captain 150 150 Angel Scott

Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge Honors LACoFD Fire Captain

On Friday, February 7, 2020, Los Angeles County Fire Captain Jay Fernandez of Fire Station 144 in Westlake Village was honored by members of the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge during its Law Enforcement and Firefighter Appreciation Night. read more