Preservation & Environment
Los Angeles County Fire Department
The firefighting and emergency medical services agency protects the lives and property of residents in 60 cities and all unincorporated parts of t...
The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) began as an all-volunteer organization in the 19th century and became an official agency of the city in 1886. Today, the LAFD's 3,200 uniformed members and 353 professional-support personnel serve the 4 million residents of Los Angeles and respond to more than 1,300 emergency situations every day. Its 106 stations are dispersed strategically across the department's 469-square-mile jurisdiction. In addition to firefighting and emergency medical care, the department engages in fire prevention, public education and community outreach, disaster response, technical rescue, and hazardous-materials mitigation.
As Southern California's wildfire season has become increasingly dangerous and destructive in recent years, the LAFD's fire-prevention techniques, community education programs, and firefighting practices continue to play critical roles in the lives of Angelenos. In 2017, 2019, and 2021, GRoW founder Gregory Annenberg Weingarten joined forces with his fellow trustees at the Annenberg Foundation in providing much-needed support to assist in wildfire recovery efforts for the region.
Operations - Firefighting Equipment
General Operating Support