While everyone gets ready for Super Bowl LVI, the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) has already been preparing for the big game for the past two years.
With Super Bowl locations and games always scheduled and set well in advance, a small group of Department members traveled to and visited prior Super Bowl games in Tampa (2021) and Miami (2020), so they could learn to learn, observe, and do research for this year’s game at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood.
The Department’s primary role at the Super Bowl is to provide emergency medical services and firefighting operations, if needed. Physicians, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, and fire resources, including firefighters and hazardous materials specialists, will be staffed around SoFi Stadium to respond to any emergency incidents. Nearly 70 LACoFD personnel will be assigned to work the Super Bowl.
This preparation for mega events at large venues, including attending a series of Federal Emergency Management Agency courses offered by Texas A&M University, has proven to be valuable as the LACoFD management team has learned lessons in the planning process and operations which it plans to use for upcoming projects, such as the Intuit Dome where the Los Angeles Clippers will eventually play in 2025.
Leading up to this weekend’s big game, Acting Deputy Fire Chief Robert Harris, Battalion Chiefs Steve Bartram and Victor Garcia, and Captain David Laub have actively been involved in the planning for events at SoFi Stadium as well as in the development of policies and procedures that will be used for this Super Bowl and for future events.
We wish everyone a safe, fun, and memorable Super Bowl experience! Go Rams!