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Should The LAFD Train Civilians As Emergency Dispatchers?

Los Angeles Daily News | Rick Orlov | Posted 02.13.2014 | Los Angeles

After years of taking budget cuts and under pressure to improve response times, a city panel on Friday endorsed a county grand jury report urging that...

Will This Fix LAFD Response Times?

Los Angeles Daily News | Rick Orlov | Posted 06.26.2013 | Los Angeles

A plan to add 11 ambulances to the Los Angeles Fire Department service by taking firefighters from light and tactical forces will begin on May 5 in wh...

It's Pretty Important How Quickly LAFD Responds

Los Angeles Daily News | Rick Orlov | Posted 05.23.2013 | Los Angeles

Defending his department over criticism on how long it takes to get to incidents, Fire Chief Brian Cummings said Thursday that changes were coming -- ...

Eric Garcetti: 'I Like You As A Person, But...'

Los Angeles Daily News | Rick Orlov | Posted 02.04.2013 | Los Angeles

More than a year after the Los Angeles Fire Department was faulted for slower emergency response times and faulty response data, Fire Chief Brian Cumm...

WATCH: Dog Bite Causes Firey Explosion

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 05.24.2012 | Los Angeles

Dogs are known to get into things like flower beds, freshly-made beds and even a new pair of shoes -- but what happens when they get into hazardous cl...

WATCH: Explosion Blows Firefighter 10 Feet In The Air

Posted 04.24.2012 | Los Angeles

Who knew a manhole could be so dangerous? In the shocking KCAL video above, an explosion from a manhole blows a Los Angeles fire caption and a fellow ...

This Emergency Needs a Response

Austin Beutner | Posted 05.20.2012 | Los Angeles
Austin Beutner

How many more unfortunate tragedies like the March 2nd fire in South Los Angeles have to occur before something is done? Any way we look at it, it's taking far longer for our firefighters to respond to an emergency than it used to.

Better Government in Los Angeles

Austin Beutner | Posted 05.07.2012 | Los Angeles
Austin Beutner

Last year, the City Council voted unanimously to reduce LAFD staffing. Let's take a candid look at how things turned out in the Los Angeles Fire Department.

WATCH: Car Explodes In Firefighter's Face

Posted 10.24.2011 | Los Angeles

On Friday, August 19th, a Los Angeles firefighter was working to extinguish a car explosion when a secondary explosion struck him directly in the face...

Matt Sledge

Fire Department's Plan Poses Hidden Risks | Matt Sledge | Posted 07.20.2011 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles City Council and L.A. Fire Department have proudly touted the advantages of a just-approved new deployment plan, which they claim will...

Fixing Our Pension System

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

I'm not doing this because I want to. I am doing it because I have to. I did not run for Mayor on a promise to reform public pensions.

The City of Bell and Stereotypes

Maurice Jourdane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Maurice Jourdane

Instead of viewing the City of Bell through a stereotype that Latinos are greedy, why don't we expect people to act like Latino businessman and political activist Joe Sanchez?

Emergency Social Data Summit Highlights the Role of Social Media During Crises

Alexander Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

The bottom line here is that citizens, government, media and NGOs can collaborate in unprecedented ways using innovative technology.

Controller's Audit Reveals City of Los Angeles Fails to Collect Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

Wendy Greuel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Wendy Greuel

The results of my latest audit about the City's billing and collections practices show that a critical part of City government is not working as it should.

Two Chiefs in One: LAPD and LAFD Chiefs Answer Your Questions

Jennifer Lehr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jennifer Lehr

For the first time ever, on Monday night at 7pm at the Autry Museum in Los Feliz our new LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and our new LAFD Chief Millage Peaks ...

Los Angeles Fire Heroes Rescue Dog From Raging LA River (Video)

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

In an amazing act of valor, the Los Angeles Fire Department air rescue unit rescued a dog from the raging waters of the Los Angeles river after days of torrential downpours.

LA's Finest

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

I want to thank the LAFD and the LAPD for stepping up and performing at their best this week when Los Angeles was hit with several, severe rainstorms.