Angeles Fire Department
volunteer opportunities for residents
Community Emergency Response Team - LA
CERT info and LAFD needs
Board of Fire Commissioners
The Los Angeles Fire Department
Service Above Self
Angeles Fire Department
Last year alone, the men and women of the LAFD responded 653,505
times to come to the aid of their neighbors in need, overcoming
a myriad of challenges to fulfill their pledge:
At All Times, Service Above Self "
has a variety of volunteer opportunities for residents, including
the important Community
Emergency Response Team (CERT) program. This valuable
course is designed to help you protect yourself, your family,
your neighbors and your neighborhood in an emergency situation.
also a need for participants in the LAFD's Auxiliary
Communications Service, an
important volunteer organization that uses ham radios to support
emergency communications in the event telephone service ever becomes
Angeles Fire Department is a full-spectrum life safety agency
protecting more than 3.7 million people who reside in America's
second largest City.
A five person Board
of Fire Commissioners provides civilian oversight, and the
Department is led by Fire
Chief Bill Bamattre.
The LAFD's 3,244 uniformed personnel and 333 civilian support staff
give emphasis to all aspects of life safety. This includes fire
prevention, firefighting, emergency medical care, technical rescue,
hazardous materials mitigation, disaster response, public education
and community service.
A professionally trained staff of 993 Firefighters (including 172
Paramedic trained personnel) are on duty at all times at 103 Neighborhood
Fire Stations strategically located across the Department's 470
There are a lot of ways you can help, notibly, as we said, by participating
in the CERT program
or as a member of the Auxiliary
But you can also Adopt-A-Fire-Station,
a great way you show you care.
And learn how to Report
a Fire Hazard, keeping your neighbohrood safe.
In many areas, the younger set can become
an LAFD Fire Explorer, a program designed to introduce teens to
the life of a Fire Fighter. Ask about this at your local Fire Station.
Finally you can simply stop by a local fire station and thank some
of the firefighters in person. You'll find them grateful for your
interest ... and often they'll be happy to show you around!
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