In a quest to make the perfect axe, Los Angeles City Firefighter Jason Knight ended up shaping a tool that has saved firefighters’ lives and caught the attention of fire departments across the country and around the world! His unique creation is a must-have for these valiant heroes heading into unknown danger and disaster. Watch as the owner of Fire Axe, Inc. demonstrates … [Read more...] about Axe of Valor: LAFD Firefighter Makes a Superior Firefighting Tool
Who are they? What do they do? How do drones save lives and property? Watch as we go inside the Los Angeles City Fire Department’s Unmanned Aerial Systems Program (UAS). L.A.’s elite firefighters are using the latest technology to transform and advance firefighting techniques in their never-ending battle to keep the public and firefighters safe. Considered one of the top … [Read more...] about LAFD Drones and Pilots: Meet the UAS Team!
Stopping wildfires before they cause massive devastation and destruction often requires an attack by land and air. The LAFD Air Operations stands at the ready with an elite fleet of helicopters, specially trained pilots other air support. Check out the team and learn what you need to do to be prepared. Sign up for Emergency Alerts at ALERT.LACOUNTY.GOV For the brave men … [Read more...] about LAFD Air Operations: Brush Fire Ready
When every minute counts, being the first Aircraft Rescue Firefighter (ARFF) rig to respond to a plane’s distress call on any of Los Angeles International Airport‘s (LAX) four active runways is no easy feat. From alarm to arrival our heroes at Fire Station 80 make sure they can get anywhere on LAX property in just three minutes, or less. LAFD Engineer Joseph Vigil knows … [Read more...] about LAX Aircraft Rescue Rigs: Heroes on the Runway