Brian Cummings

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

LAFD Chief Brian Cummings steps down

LA’s fire chief is out of a job. Brian Cummings will step down at the end of the month after nagging criticism about department response times. Phil and Penny spoke with Dr. Fernando Guerra, who […]


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Historic LA church lost in flames

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A historic church went up in flames in South Los Angeles today and two firefighters battling the blaze were temporarily trapped in the building and had to be rescued by their […]


An LA County firefighter. (AP Photo)

World Firefighters Games coming to LA next summer

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Firefighters from around the world will compete in more than 50 events and vie for the title of the “Toughest Firefighter Alive” at next summer’s World Firefighters Games in Los Angeles, […]


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LA Fire commission criticizes Dodger Stadium plan

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Plans to hire the Los Angeles Fire Department to provide medical care at Dodger Stadium are facing criticism for depleting the city’s resources and not drawing enough payment. The Los Angeles […]


Eric Garcetti

Garcetti requiring top officials to re-apply for jobs

LOS ANGELES (CNS) –  Mayor Eric Garcetti began his second week in office today by telling top city officials to reapply for their jobs. Garcetti gathered nearly 40 of the city’s general managers and executive directors, including the […]


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LA fire department to upgrade 911 dispatch center

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles fire officials say they’ll upgrade their 911 dispatch center to work with neighboring fire agencies. Chief Brian Cummings said that the move will help city residents who may be closer to available rescuers from other areas.


Firefighter ranks to be boosted for Carmageddon 2

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles Fire Department will have more firefighters and paramedics working on the Westside for “Carmageddon II” this weekend, officials said today. The extra hands will include motorcycle teams capable […]


Los Angeles firefighter motorcycle response team

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Firefighters on motorcycles are skirting Los Angeles road congestion and getting to places where bigger vehicles can’t. The Fire Department’s five-member unit of two-wheeled first responders can get to an injured […]



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