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LAFD Fire Service Day 2017 – Citywide Open House – May 13th

LAFD Fire Service Day 2017 – Citywide Open House

On Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM all Neighborhood Fire Stations in the City of Los Angeles will be expecting your visit during our annual open firehouse celebration.

Along with personal tours of Neighborhood Fire Stations, special displays are planned at locations across the City. Final preparations are also underway for pancake breakfast events at select fire stations. Those sites will be announced here soon!

For those unable to join us on a Saturday, some Neighborhood Fire Stations are scheduling public events for Sunday, May 14, 2017.

So please SAVE THE DATE and stay tuned for more information about this popular family event.

2017 LAFD/LAPD St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser

2017 LAFD/LAPD St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser

LET’S FIGHT CHILDHOOD CANCER!

Please join the LAFD and LAPD as we shave our heads to raise money for childhood cancer research in the 15th Annual St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser!  This year’s event will take place on Saturday, March 4th at Fire Station 89 from 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM and will feature:

  • Free House of Pancakes breakfast with pancakes/sausage, Coffee Bean coffee, and orange juice
  • UCLA Blood Drive and Be the Match Bone Marrow Registration
  • Free children’s face painting, balloon artists, and caricature drawings
  • Free kids’ toys and entertainment
  • Fire and police apparatus displays
  • Silent auctions, prizes, music, photographers, vendors, and more!

This is our 15th year and we have raised over $1 million dollars to date!

Help us reach our goal of $120,000 by registering as a shavee (or supporting one) at:

www.stbaldricks.org/events/lafdlapd

Attached please find a flyer for this year’s event, and feel free to distribute it to your co-workers, family, and friends.

For further information (or donations for our silent auction) please contact LAFD Captain Danny Wu at dannycwu@yahoo.com or call (626) 590-6240, or  LAPD Lietunant Greg Doyle at  shave4kids@yahoo.com or call (818) 634-6127 at your convenience.

LAFD Fire Service Recognition Day – May 14th from 10am to 4pm

LAFD Fire Service Recognition Day

On Saturday, May 14th from 10am to 4pm, head to your neighborhood fire station for our annual Fire Service Recognition Day celebrations. Join us as we honor L.A.’s bravest men and women with special events, BBQs, Honorary Fire Chief presentations and even visits from LAFD Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas. Come and learn about what we do from active firefighters and paramedics and help honor them for their service. Visit LAFD.ORG for a full list of participating Fire Stations, special event schedules and more information.

ALL ARE WELCOME!

For More Information: Call the Community Liaison Office (213) 978-3820 and see the attached flyer for more details.

NFPA/LAFD Collaborative Training

NFPA/LAFD Collaborative Training

TITLE: National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Remembering When Train-the-Trainer Course. May 16-17, 2016, 0800-1700 hours.

The Los Angeles Fire Department in collaboration with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is offering the two- day “Remembering When” training on May 16th & 17th at Council Member Bob Blumenfield’s office located at:

Council District 3 Field Office
19040 Vanowen Street
Reseda, CA 91335

Angelenos experience 33, 624 falls per year. According to NFPA statistics, falls are the leading cause of death from injuries in adults aged 65 and older. NFPA has agreed to partner with us as part of its ongoing effort to help reduce fires and falls among older adults.

The “Remembering When” program was developed by NFPA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help older adults live safely at home for as long as possible. Together, NFPA and CDC created 16 key safety messages – eight fire prevention and eight fall prevention – to help educate and protect the most vulnerable of older adults.

Participants completing the training will have the opportunity to deliver life-saving information to interested parties within Fire Station 93’s district in Tarzana.

Continental breakfast, snacks and lunch will be provided.

Training materials are provided free of charge as a result of the generous donation of the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation (SupportLAFD.org) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA.org).

Attendance to this training will be on a voluntary basis only. There are no V funds available. You MUST attend both days.

Please sign up via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lafd-community-risk-reductionnfpa-remembering-when-train-the-trainer-2-day-event-tickets-24683172032

Please select both days when registering.

LAFD Career Expo

lafdLAFD Career Expo

Come Join Us at the Los Angeles Fire Department Career Expo at any of the three upcoming dates!

Register today and call the LAFD Firefighter Recruitment Section at (213) 893-9899 for more information.

The LAFD is about more than fighting fires. You’ll be able to take advantage of career opportunities as diverse as our city. Come and learn about what we do from active firefighters and paramedics. You can try on equipment, learn about tests and requirements, and familiarize yourself with the department.

See the attached flyer in English and Spanish, and visit JOINLAFD.ORG for more information about a career with the Los Angeles Fire Department.

LAFD Career Expo – January 30th

LAFD Career Expo

Come Join Us at the Los Angeles Fire Department Career Expo on January 30th from Saturday, 12-4pm at LAFD Drill Tower 81, 14355 Arminta Street, Panorama City, CA 91402

Register today and call the LAFD Firefighter Recruitment Section at (213) 893-9899 for more information.

The LAFD is about more than fighting fires. You’ll be able to take advantage of career opportunities as diverse as our city. Come and learn about what we do from active firefighters and paramedics. You can try on equipment, learn about tests and requirements, and familiarize yourself with the department.

See the attached flyer in English and Spanish, and visit JOINLAFD.ORG for more information about a career with the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Blumenfield Cuts Ribbon at Costanso Fire Station 84 Park

IMG_2723Blumenfield Cuts Ribbon at Costanso Fire Station 84 Park

New Woodland Hills park the result of extensive community outreach effort. 

EDS: Photo attached

WOODLAND HILLS, CA – Councilmember Bob Blumenfield today was joined by representatives from the Department of Recreation and Parks, the Los Angeles Fire Department, the United Fire Fighters of Los Angeles and a host of neighbors and community members to cut the ribbon at the new Costanso Fire Station 84 Park in Woodland Hills.

Fire Station 84 operated at the corner of Canoga Ave. and Costanso St. from 1949 until being relocated to a new location in Warner Center in 2007. The vacant fire station remained unused and became blighted, overgrown with weeds and a place where illicit activity occurred. ln 2013, Blumenfield, newly elected to the Los Angeles City Council, undertook a massive community outreach effort to determine the future use of the site, and began working feverishly to transform the area.

“Today, I’m proudly checking this park opening off my list of first term priorities,” said Blumenfield. “The neighborhood around the old Fire Station 84 is one of the oldest and most beautiful in the Valley, but after years of neglect, the property had fallen into disrepair. After two years of hard work and community input, we have transformed what was a blighted piece of land into an incredible neighborhood resource.”

“Old Fire Station 84 served the City of Los Angeles for nearly 50 years, and it is the Department of Recreation and Parks’ honor to be able to carry on its legacy with Costanso Fire Station 84 Park,” said Michael A. Shull, General Manager of the Department of Recreation and Parks. “Its creation involved a lot of input and help from the surrounding community, and we can’t wait for them to enjoy this great park for many years to come.”

“I’m thrilled to see that the site of former Fire Station 84 will continue to be of service to the community,” said Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Ralph M. Terrazas. “The LAFD is an integral part of our City and as we continue to provide the highest level of service, we are also proud that our leaders and the community are vested in the history and traditions that make Los Angeles great. My thanks to Councilmember Bob Blumenfield and the entire community for their vision and commitment to this project.”

Through neighborhood canvassing, mailed surveys, and tabling at local businesses, over 500 responses were collected with an overwhelming consensus in favor of an open space use for the park. Blumenfield worked to ensure the community was engaged in every stage of the park’s construction, holding a community design meeting to inform Recreation and Parks of the community’s vision for the park, and even a contest to name the park. The final design honors the site’s former use as a fire station, while reflecting the community’s vision of a neighborhood park.

LAFD Unveils New Week in Review Feature

LAFD Unveils New Week in Review Feature

The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), already a great source for news on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and more, is proud to unveil the LAFD Week in Review.

Each Friday, LAFD will deliver an interactive look back at the week that was, pulling content from its social media accounts and beyond. Where is it? Go to Medium.com/@lafdtalk and click Follow. Signing up for an account on Medium is free and takes seconds. Simply sign in with your Twitter or Facebook account and follow posts. We will also post up each LAFD Review on our Facebook and Twitter (@LAFDvalley) pages.

Text-to-911 Possibly Coming to LA

911 emergency

The City of Los Angeles will conduct a study to evaluate the cost and best implementation strategy for a system that would allow people to text 911 to get help in emergencies.

Advocates say allowing texting to 911 would help the deaf community get emergency services. It would also serve people who may not be able to speak in an emergency, like if an intruder has broken into their house.

“The point of this not to replace our current 911 system but simply to expand it to give people in emergency need a greater range of options to be able to get help,” said LA City Councilman Paul Krekorian. He acknowledges talking is faster than texting for many people and in an emergency, seconds count. “It’s not going to take anything away from the existing 911 system. If someone can call, they will. If they can’t call for any reason, they need another option.”

LA Council members approved going forward with a study and want a report back from LA police and fire officials in six months about the cost of adding a 911 texting system and how to best implement it. Councilman Krekorian says 100 other cities around the country have such a system.

The Federal Communications Commission last month issued an order requiring wireless carriers be capable of supporting text-to-911 by the end of this year. However, the FCC said people should make voice calls to 911 during emergencies whenever possible.

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