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10,000 Gallons Of Oil Spills Onto LA Streets

AP | Posted 07.15.2014 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Crews have vacuumed up most of about 10,000 gallons of crude oil that sprayed into Los Angeles streets after a high-pressure pipe ...

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...

8 People Hospitalized In Brentwood Fire

AP | Posted 12.18.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eight people, including a young girl in critical condition and three firefighters, were taken to hospitals on Frid...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Former LAFD Captain Found Guilty Of Choking Woman To Death

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- A former city fire captain was found guilty of second-degree murder for beating and choking a homeless woman who refused to have sex wi...

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.