Los Angeles Fire Department

LAFD Recruit Academy Class Graduation Ceremony. (Photo Credit: LAFD)

LA City Fire to restart the hiring process

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles is again moving to hire firefighters after the process was suspended earlier this year amid concerns about nepotism and mismanagement, it was reported today. To boost the number of […]

07/09/2014

Police stand outside Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. Shots were fired Friday at Los Angeles International Airport, prompting authorities to evacuate a terminal and stop flights headed for the city from taking off from other airports. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

LA fire captains get mass shooting team training

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hundreds of city fire captains have been trained to oversee rescue teams during mass shootings after last year’s Los Angeles airport rampage. The Los Angeles Times reports  that the ambitious project […]

07/01/2014

Los Angeles Fire Department Battalion vehicle. (Photo credit: LAFD via Facebook)

Ambulance delays within the LAFD

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Hospital bed shortages delayed Los Angeles Fire Department ambulance crews nearly 37,000 hours last year, costing the city about $6 million, according to a report presented to the Fire Commission today. […]

04/24/2014

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Report calls for LA Fire Department overhaul

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new report recommends a drastic overhaul of the Los Angeles Fire Department that includes merging its 911 system with the Police Department’s and filling some 200 firefighter jobs with civilians. […]

03/03/2014

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LA fire launches major overhaul of 911 procedures

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles Fire Department is launching a sweeping overhaul of 911 call-handling procedures that officials say now contribute to delays in getting rescuers to victims in life-threatening medical emergencies, it […]

02/10/2014

LAFD response times controversy re-ignited

In March, controversy erupted around the Los Angeles Fire Department over department response times after fire officials admitted that they had been releasing performance data that made it appear they were getting to emergencies faster […]

05/15/2012

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