Enjoy this holiday with family & friends! Please celebrate responsibly.
Posted @withrepost • @losangelesfiredepartment Let’s help find a match for 7-year-old Jesse Sackaroff! Instagrammers, here is YOUR chance to put the power of social media to work and potentially save the life of 7 year old Jesse Sackaroff. Jesse is the son of a LAFD firefighter and he is battling a life-threatening blood disorder. He needs a bone marrow transplant....but no family members are a match. We are asking both our Los Angeles and Virtual communities to help us find Jesse a match. It could be you, but you won't know unless you join @bethematch It couldn't be much easier! (18-44yrs old requirement) You can sign up online to receive the packet by visiting https://bethematch.org/support-the-cause/donate-bone-marrow/ Just a simple mouth swab and you might find out what it's like to save a life. Thank you. The entire #LAFD family greatly appreciates it. And even if you can’t donate, re-posting this to your IG will widen the pool and might make the difference. Now, let’s make it happen. 👊 #savejesse #bethematch #beahero #bonemarrowdonor #firefamily #firefighter
The best way to enjoy this Fourth of July holiday, while keeping your family and community safe, is to leave the fireworks to the professionals! To find a show near you, visit fire.lacounty.gov or call our Fireworks Hotline at 888-654-FIRE.
Today marks six years since the tragic day 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots lost their lives, fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona. We have not forgotten you and the sacrifices you all made. RIP.
Today, the Pomona Fairplex hosted the 2019 Fire Season Outlook news conference. LACoFD Chief Daryl Osby, along with chief officers from Southern California fire agencies, advised residents about the wildfire risks this year and encouraged property owners to create defensible space in order to best protect their homes. For more on the Ready! Set! Go! plan that provides details about defensible space: fire.lacounty.gov/RSG.
THIS IS THE LAST DAY… Filing of applications for the position of Fire Fighter Trainee will be suspended TODAY (Friday, June 28, 2019) at 1:00 p.m., PT. For details, visit: https://www.fire.lacounty.gov/be-a-firefighter/recruitment-exam/
At separate events today, LACoFD Chief Daryl Osby joined Fifth District Supervisor Kathryn Barger, LAFD Chief Ralph Terrazas and other public safety partners to discourage the use of ALL fireworks as families prepare for the Fourth of July. Instead, residents are encouraged to attend a professional fireworks show. To find one near you, visit fire.lacounty.gov or call the Fireworks Hotline at 888-654-FIRE.
TODAY IS THE DAY… At 1:00 p.m., PT, the LACoFD will open the application filing for the position of Fire Fighter Trainee; filing of applications will be suspended this Friday, June 28, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., PT. For details, visit: https://www.fire.lacounty.gov/be-a-firefighter/recruitment-exam/
Tomorrow is the day filing begins for the position of Fire Fighter Trainee! Watch this video and make sure you're ready to apply when it's time: http://bit.ly/2Ncjaog. You’ll also find other helpful videos on our website: fire.lacounty.gov/be-a-firefighter/recruitment-exam.
There is a lot happening at the Los Angeles County Fire Department! Read this month’s Fire Chief’s Message and learn about two big endeavors that will dramatically affect us in the years ahead. To read the Fire Chief’s Message, visit our website at fire.lacounty.gov.
June is Post-Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI) Awareness Month. Firefighters answer calls that can have lasting effects on even the strongest individuals. Speaking up is the strongest thing you can do. #PTSIAwarenessMonth #HealingOurOwn
Father’s Day was extra special this year for one family who celebrated it by dropping by for a special reunion at Fire Station 59 in Whittier. They came by to thank firefighters who helped their dad by quickly performing CPR when he recently suffered cardiac arrest at a gym in Whittier. He has since made a full recovery and is back to his daily activities!
ONE MORE WEEK until we begin accepting applications for the position of Fire Fighter Trainee! For now, we’ve got 3 step-by-step tutorials on how to fill out your application and get alerts on special events, prep programs & job postings. For information on the FFT Exam and to view the tutorials, visit: fire.lacounty.gov/be-a-firefighter/recruitment-exam. (You’ll find the tutorials on the webpage as seen in the image on the bottom left.)
We’re days from the start of summer which means hotter temperatures and drier conditions. Keep your family safe and prepare your home and property for wildfires with the LACoFD’s latest video, Harden Your Home. You’ll learn how to safeguard your home and increase its chances of surviving a wildfire: https://vimeo.com/329879312
Happy Father’s Day to all of our amazing, loving, and hard-working @lacountyfd dad’s. We appreciate each of you and all that you do to serve our residents and communities.
Our hearts go out to our brothers and sisters at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department as they mourn the loss of Deputy Joseph Solano. Please keep Deputy Solano’s family, friends and colleagues in your thoughts and prayers.
It’s just TWO WEEKS away… Beginning Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., PT, the LACoFD will open the application filing for the position of Fire Fighter Trainee; filing of applications will be suspended on Friday, June 28, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., PT. To see the posted exam bulletin with the full list of requirements and view the FAQs, please visit fire.lacounty.gov/be-a-firefighter/recruitment-exam.
***UPDATE*** #SecondStFire | Forward progress stopped at 5 acres with no structures affected. Early initiation of a second alarm assignment coupled with aggressive tactics. No injuries or patients reported. Resources staying on scene to shore up and reinforce containment lines. #LACoFD #SantaClarita #lasd #AggressiveTactics
Thank you to Universal Studios for inviting first responders & law enforcement personnel to visit your massive lot and learn how best to protect it! The annual Public Agency Orientation was very educational and informative.
Celebrating diversity and inclusion for all... The Los Angeles County Fire Department represented at the Pride Parade today in West Hollywood which happens to be one of the communities and neighborhoods we proudly serve!
Today is Sidewalk CPR Day and we’re encouraging everyone to learn this life-saving technique! There are locations all over Los Angeles County where you can get a quick lesson today on Hands-Only CPR. To find a training site near you, visit: https://www.fire.lacounty.gov/sidewalkcpr/. Let’s save lives together!
Happy Pride Month! Check out our LACoFD lifeguard tower in Venice Beach... and look for us at the Pride Parade this weekend in West Hollywood! We are proud to represent the communities we serve. Photos courtesy @lacolifeguards
Supervising Fire Dispatcher Kerry Crabtree passed away recently and was a longtime employee of the Los Angeles County Fire Department who faithfully served for more than 30 years. As a dispatcher, he was the first person a caller would connect with before firefighters arrived. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.
We proudly honored our LACoFD Explorers for their hard work and dedication at last week’s 14th annual awards banquet. We were also pleased to host our special guest that evening, Explorer Program founder, retired Fire Captain John Price. Congrats to our Explorers who received well-deserved special recognitions and scholarships!
Our newly promoted Fire Captains and Fire Fighter Specialists are going through their academies today. Fire Chief Daryl L. Osby paid them a visit this morning to wish them well as they progress in their careers.
Thank you to everyone who joined us in Hermosa Beach today and dropped by all of our other Fire Service Day events this year! We hope you enjoyed meeting your local firefighters and finding out about more about the LACoFD.
Join us right now for our final Fire Service Day event this year! It’s all happening in Hermosa Beach until 1:30 p.m. See you there!
EXPLORERS Have we mentioned we have the best explorers around?! Great day of learning with the explorers at #disasterdrill2019 in Del Valle. An annual training exercise for our future fire fighters. The explorers received an introduction to USAR, hazmat and live fire fighting. Huge thanks to @losangelesfiredepartment @local935 @venturacountyfire @westcovfire for coming out and spending the day with us and teaching! 📸 @krisdowns
Our LACoFD firefighters will be in a neighborhood near you to teach hands-only CPR on Sidewalk CPR Day, June 6, 2019. To find a training site, visit: https://www.fire.lacounty.gov/sidewalkcpr/ AND watch our video: https://vimeo.com/339035901 to get inspired! #NAEMSPCPRChallenge
Today, we remember and honor the men and women who died while serving in the United States military...
Congratulations to LACoFD Fire Station 58 in Ladera Heights for another fun pancake breakfast with the community! Residents got a chance to meet their local firefighters (along with Fire Chief Daryl Osby) and learn hands-only CPR. Thanks to everyone for dropping by and visiting with us!
The weather is still cool but it’ll be warmer soon enough! The Los Angeles County Fire Department has tips on how you and your family can stay safe when it’s time to hit the beach.
May is National Stroke Awareness Month... Learn the signs (provided by the American Heart Association), so you can call for help when it’s time! BE FAST…
TAKE OUR DAUGHTERS & SONS TO WORK DAY The purpose of this 27th annual event is to acquaint children between 9 & 16 with different opportunities available in public service. Thank you to @lacofd911 @lacofd_camp2 @lacolifeguards Fire Station 110 and Fire Chief Daryl L. Osby for all your #teamwork showing our children of @countyofla how right looks like. #lacofd #lacountyfire #lacounty #boardofsupervisors #corevalues #integrity #caring #commitment #community #courage
Help us “Fill the Boot” for the Muscular Dystrophy Association! From tomorrow until Friday, our LACoFD firefighters will be collecting donations. Please help us raise funds for services, equipment and research for those living with muscle diseases. Every dollar counts and we can make a difference! Photo courtesy: MDA
The Los Angeles County Fire Department recognizes this week as National EMS Week! From now until Saturday, we celebrate EMS practitioners and the important contributions they make in our communities. Thank you to all of our LACoFD EMS personnel for providing life-saving services!
Thanks Quint 3 for always taking time out for the kids! #LACoFD
Congrats to all of the recipients of this year’s Valor Awards! Team members and good Samaritans were honored at a ceremony in Pasadena for their heroism and exemplary service. Thank you to the @laramsnfl and Former LA Rams quarterback Jim Everett for joining us tonight!
Firefighters are there for you on your worst day. The accumulation of those tragic calls can take a toll on even the strongest individuals. Speaking up is not a weakness. Visit, HealingOurOwn.org for support. #MentalHealthMonth #HealingOurOwn
It is with great sadness the Los Angeles County Fire Department announces the unexpected passing of Battalion Chief Mark Tolbert. Chief Tolbert was a highly respected member of the Los Angeles County Fire Department family with more than 30 years of distinguished service. He will be greatly missed.
Congratulations to our Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl L. Osby for his 35 years of County service! Today, County CEO Sachi Hamai presented him with a special gift in recognition of his dedicated service.
Congratulations to Yun Son Kim, RN, BSN, for being recognized today as the LACoFD’s Nurse of the Year! The Board of Supervisors honored her along with other nurses from Health Services, Public Health, Mental Health and the Sheriff’s Department for their outstanding work in helping others.
CAMPER FIRE E41 always staying busy & about to to put in work on an RV Fire in #Willowbrook ✅ 1 3/4 handline ✅ Full turnouts ✅ Masked up & on air Short video but a great one showing how to fight fire safely no matter what it is or what the size...Strong work #LACoFD
There’s still time to drop by your local LACoFD fire station and learn all about the services we provide in your community! These photos are from our San Dimas event at Fire Station 64 with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
It’s Wildfire Preparedness Week throughout California which highlights the importance of wildfire prevention and preparedness. Even though temperatures are cool and we have received rain, that does not mean we are immune to the risk of wildfire. Be safe and prepare yourself, your family and your property by visiting our website for the Ready! Set! Go! handouts and video. https://www.fire.lacounty.gov/rsg/
Rest well brother, you’ve earned it. Robert Brantley 1968-2018
We paid tribute to our fallen firefighters this morning at headquarters during our annual ceremony. This year, FFS Robert Brantley was added to the wall and we are grateful for his 19 years of dedicated service.
It’s Nurse Recognition Week and we want to thank LACoFD’s nurses for ensuring we provide the highest level of care and service to each patient we meet. We are grateful and appreciative for all of you and everything you do every single day!
Every year on May 4, everyone is invited to celebrate International Firefighters’ Day. It’s a day to remember firefighters who left us too soon and also show support to firefighters worldwide who continue to protect us everyday throughout the year.