Daring Sherman Oaks Rescue

Daring Sherman Oaks Rescue

Millions watched on television as a woman, dressed all in black, stared at her feet dangling over the side of the 21-story City National Bank Building in Sherman Oaks. As news helicopters hovered overhead broadcasting live video across the region, police and fire...
LAX Aircraft Rescue Rigs: Heroes on the Runway

LAX Aircraft Rescue Rigs: Heroes on the Runway

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...
Blazing the Trail: A Camp for Future Female Firefighters

Blazing the Trail: A Camp for Future Female Firefighters

For firefighters to climb the career ladder, they must be able to handle physical, mental, and emotional obstacles in their path. Plus, they need the know-how, confidence, and resolve to do it again the next day. Girls Camp an LAFD youth program, strives to develop...
Firefighter Saves Four Children

Firefighter Saves Four Children

On January 16, 2017, Task Force 33 responded to a structure fire at a bungalow in the Vermont Knolls neighborhood of South Los Angeles. Heavy smoke and flames were showing from the front of the house when they arrived on scene. While performing forcible entry onto the...
Meet the Swift Water Team

Meet the Swift Water Team

Firefighters do more than fight fires. The members of the LAFD Swift Water Team brave unpredictable currents and difficult waterways to save those in trouble.
Congratulations Andy Kuljis

Congratulations Andy Kuljis

Congratulations to our Board Member, Andy Kuljis, LAFD Retired, the 2017 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award!