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Los Angeles Fire Department

Yoga for First Responders

Rob Schware | Posted 08.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Dr. Robert Scott, a licensed psychologist as well as a nationally recognized teacher, trainer, and consultant in the field o...

Yoga: How We Serve First Responders And Emergency Personnel

Rob Schware | Posted 03.16.2015 | Impact
Rob Schware

"I am continuously motivated when I see my work positively affecting members of the fire and police departments, and seeing them become excited about it. When they "get it" and continue to roll out their mats week to week, it adds to my passion to teach them."

Massive Fire Closes Down 2 L.A. Freeways

The Huffington Post | Jade Walker | Posted 12.08.2014 | Crime

A massive fire at a construction site in downtown Los Angeles filled the sky with smoke and prompted the closure of two major highways early Monday mo...

Stolen Ambulance Taken On Joyride Through LA

Posted 10.20.2014 | Crime

A sick man being treated by paramedics on Sunday night allegedly stole their ambulance and led police on a chase through downtown Los Angeles before c...

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...

Fire Chief FIRED

Los Angeles Daily News | Dakota Smith | Posted 12.11.2013 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles Fire Department chief Brian Cummings has been asked by Mayor Eric Garcetti to step down, according to a city source. Cummings spoke with ...

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...

60,000 Angelenos Can't Be Wrong

Austin Beutner | Posted 06.10.2012 | Los Angeles
Austin Beutner

A few weeks ago I shared my concerns about worsening response times in the Los Angeles Fire Department. Let's take a step back to see how Los Angeles got here.

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.

FACEOFF: LAFD Union & Villaraigosa Exchange Insults

2011-04-04-tcmhuffpo.jpg | Posted 03.13.2012 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of The City Maven. By Alice M. Walton Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the president of the firefighters union used a mornin...

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.

Woman Falls 20 Feet Into LA River To Retrieve Pet Bird

Studio City, CA Patch | Mike Szymanski | Email the Author | 2:11pm | Posted 07.21.2011 | Los Angeles

A Studio City woman fell 20 feet into the concrete culvert of the Los Angeles River near the Vineland Avenue Bridge Saturday morning trying to rescue ...

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...

Fire! Call 911. Then Wait. Wait More.

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 07.16.2011 | Los Angeles
Alan W. Silberberg

From tiny Ann Arbor, Michigan to LA, firefighters are under attack from the budget knife. This has already led to several fires that burned far longer and where people have been hurt or killed.

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.