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Los Angeles Fire Department Moves to Correct Regulatory Violations
Saturday, February 28, 2015

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) has been moving aggressively to correct regulatory violations cited by the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal EPA) related to the Department’s administration and oversight of the Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) since November of 2014.

Los Angeles Firefighters Urge Storm Preparedness
Friday, February 27, 2015

LOS ANGELES - With a resumption of seasonal rain anticipated, the Los Angeles Fire Department is encouraging residents to take the often simple steps necessary to protect themselves from injury and their property from storm damage.

Woman Gravely Injured, Dog Dies When Fire Erupts in East Hollywood Building
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

EAST HOLLYWOOD - A fire in a Santa Monica Boulevard retail boutique killed a pet dog and left a woman fighting for her life, after she was unable to escape makeshift living space at the rear of the business Wednesday morning.

Lucky the Dog Reunites with LAFD Helicopter Rescuers & Receives a Surprise Treat
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Los Angeles – Members of the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) Air Operations division greeted Lucky the dog and his new owner, Rachel Dalby, for the first time since his dramatic river rescue on January 30th.  
 
Lucky was adopted by Rachel in the days following his rescue and they received a surprise gift from representatives of VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital.
LAFD Responds to Man on Fire in Van Nuys Coffee House
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Van Nuys - LAFD units responded to a fire in a Van Nuys coffee shop to find a fire out in the bathroom. Sadly, one person suffered extensive burns to his body and was taken in critical condition to a local hospital by paramedics. 
 
Los Angeles Fire Department Names Dispatch Center to Honor Fallen Fire Captain Matthew G. McKnight
Friday, February 13, 2015

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) dedicated the Metropolitan Fire Communications (MFC) Dispatch Floor in the name of fallen LAFD Captain Matthew G. McKnight.  A dedication ceremony on Friday was held to honor Captain McKnight’s contributions to the Communication Center and to the citizens of Los Angeles.  In addition to re-naming the floor in Captain McKnight’s name, Fire Chief Ralph M.

Aggressive Actions by LAFD Save Several Businesses in Koreatown Bakery Blaze
Wednesday, February 4, 2015

KOREATOWN - Early morning flames run the attic of a one story row of businesses and threaten several stores. Quick actions by Los Angeles Firefighters limit fire damage.

The Los Angeles Fire Department was called just before 5:00 AM on February 4, 2015 to 4015 Beverly Boulevard, where Firefighters found smoke coming from the attic of the Panaderia El Salvador Bakery.

LAFD Rescues "Lucky" Dog from Rain-Swollen L.A. River
Friday, January 30, 2015
LOS ANGELES -
A firefighter lowered from a hovering helicopter rescued a dog from the Los Angeles River during a sudden afternoon rain storm on Friday, January 30, 2015.
 
Team LAFD Needs Your Support at 'Battle of the Badges' Blood Drive
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Members of the Los Angeles Fire Department welcome you to join them for the Battle of the Badges. This spirited competition among more than 200 Southern California public safety agencies has us seeking healthy blood donors - like you! 

LAFD Captain Matthew McKnight Challenge Coins
Friday, January 23, 2015

LOS ANGELES - As the Matthew McKnight Memorial Event approaches, LAFD Metro Fire Communications (MFC) would like to extend their most sincere gratitude to each and every person whose generous contribution has made this event possible.

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