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LA pays millions as police and firefighter injury claims rise - Los Angeles Times

LA pays millions as police and firefighter injury claims rise
Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Fire Capt. Daniel Costa liked to go all out on the racquetball court at the LAX fire station. A fellow firefighter described him as a "very competitive" player who "likes to win." Costa seemed in fine form after five spirited games in the ...

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Posted on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 15:01:36 GMT



Los Angeles no longer requires helipads on buildings, allowing for bolder ... - LA Daily News

CBS Local

Los Angeles no longer requires helipads on buildings, allowing for bolder ...
LA Daily News
Los Angeles was the only major U.S. city with such a rule, which has been in place since at least the 1970s. Los Angeles Fire Department officials maintained the landings, or “helipad” requirement, were needed to help evacuate occupants and deliver ...
Without mandatory helipads, LA skyline can take offLos Angeles Times
Los Angeles no longer requires helipads on buildings, potentially transforming ...The Daily Breeze
LA Modifies Fire Code Requirement For All Skyscrapers To Be Topped With ...CBS Local
KABC-TV -Westside Today -ABC News
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Posted on Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:34:17 GMT



State investigating LAFD hiring after white applicant alleges bias - Los Angeles Times

State investigating LAFD hiring after white applicant alleges bias
Los Angeles Times
Garcetti suspended LAFD hiring in March, saying that reforms would be implemented after outside experts from Rand Corp. completed a review. But with the $270,000 report behind schedule and pressure on to grow the LAFD force, city officials decided to ...


Posted on Wed, 24 Sep 2014 01:31:02 GMT



New York fire captain charged with molesting 2 boys in Hollywood - Los Angeles Times

NBC Southern California

New York fire captain charged with molesting 2 boys in Hollywood
Los Angeles Times
A New York Fire Department captain faces extradition to California after being charged with sexually molesting two young boys this month in Hollywood, authorities said. Wilbert Riera, 50, was charged with six felony counts of a lewd act on a child ...
NYC fire captain charged with molesting 2 boys in Los AngelesBangor Daily News
Fire Captain Charged With Sex Crimes Against 2 ChildrenNBC Southern California
New York City Fire Department captain charged with molesting 2 boys in ...LA Daily News
LAist -CBS Local -KTLA
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Posted on Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:32:44 GMT



LAFD opens investigation into alleged mistreatment of new recruit - Los Angeles Times

LAFD opens investigation into alleged mistreatment of new recruit
Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Fire Department has opened an investigation into allegations of misconduct at a city fire station made by the recently hired son of a high-ranking fire official, according to documents and interviews. The charges come from Nicholas Rose ...


Posted on Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:25:38 GMT



LA to allow spires on skyscrapers, easing 40-year-old flat-roof rule - Los Angeles Times

LA to allow spires on skyscrapers, easing 40-year-old flat-roof rule
Los Angeles Times
Fire Department Chief Ralph Terrazas said the changes would not sacrifice fire safety, but instead make tall buildings in Los Angeles the safest in the country. Other department officials pointed to an analysis done in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks ...


Posted on Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:06:26 GMT



Brush Fire Erupts In Ventura County - CBS Local

CBS Local

Brush Fire Erupts In Ventura County
CBS Local
The fire broke out near Harmon Canyon north of Foothill and Kimball roads about 2:30 p.m. and has prompted the closure of Foothill Road between Kimball Road and Saticoy Avenue, officials reported. The Ventura County Fire Department said more than 100 ...
Ventura Fire Today 2014 Today: Foothill Fire Reaches Five AcresLALATE

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Posted on Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:05:06 GMT



Port of LA fire spews toxic fumes, prompting air-quality concerns - Los Angeles Times

Washington Times

Port of LA fire spews toxic fumes, prompting air-quality concerns
Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles and Long Beach fire department had deployed fire boats, scuba divers and ground crews to attack the blaze. "This is a very, very difficult fire to fight," said Los Angeles Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas. Residents near the port should ...
Ports mostly reopen after Los Angeles-area fireWashington Times
Fire at Los Angeles seaport extinguishedKTVN

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Posted on Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:26:16 GMT



LAFD receives Pentagon's Freedom Award - LA Daily News

LAFD receives Pentagon's Freedom Award
LA Daily News
Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Ralph M. Terrazas accepted the 2014 Department of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award Friday in a public ceremony at the Pentagon, a department spokesman said. The LAFD was one of 15 recipients out of more ...


Posted on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 23:28:50 GMT



Los Angeles Fire Department enforce anti-nepotism policy - Westside Today

Los Angeles Fire Department enforce anti-nepotism policy
Westside Today
Los Angeles Fire Department personnel who have friends or family seeking a firefighter job are disqualified from participating in the recruitment process, under a policy approved Tuesday by the Board of Fire Commissioners. The panel adopted a “conflict ...

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Posted on Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:54:01 GMT



 

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