Female Firefighters: The Early Days

Female Firefighters: The Early Days

BACK TO THE FUTURE circa 1912 Reprint of A CENTURY OF SERVICE 1886 – 1986 THE CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF THE LOS ANGELES FIRE DEPARTMENT BY PAUL DITZEL Chief Engineer Archibald Eley realized it would be many years before the city could afford fulltime, paid firefighters...
9-1-1 Telemedicine to the Rescue: LAFD Innovation

9-1-1 Telemedicine to the Rescue: LAFD Innovation

When the Los Angeles City Fire Department launched its new telemedicine program at its emergency dispatch center, the staff used physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants to screen potential COVID-19 patients and others calling 911 with...
In Loving Memory: Wilshire the Fire Dog

In Loving Memory: Wilshire the Fire Dog

Wilshire the Fire Dog’s boundless energy, smiling face, friendly, loving nature and tireless commitment to his family, the community and people around him captured the hearts of everyone who met him.  To know Wilshire is to love Wilshire. He touched thousands of lives...
Firefighter Crafted: Special Showcase for First Responders

Firefighter Crafted: Special Showcase for First Responders

Allen Janzen has witnessed the creativity of firefighters. The walls of Los Angeles’ firehouses are filled with artwork and he wants to bring attention to that. Firefighter Crafted Promotes Firefighters’ Crafted Artwork About a year ago, Janzen founded Firefighter...
A Strong Team: LAFD Fire Captain II Victor Aguirre and Hank the Service Dog

A Strong Team: LAFD Fire Captain II Victor Aguirre and Hank the Service Dog

After surviving a massive commercial fire and explosion in Downtown Los Angeles, LAFD Captain II Victor Aguirre welcomes a new recruit to his personal crew: Hank the Service Dog. Working together at the Patriotic Service Dog Foundation, Victor and Hank are teaming up as Victor marches forward on the road to recovery.