Los Angeles Fire Department
volunteer opportunities for residents


Los Angeles Fire Department
volunteer opportunities for residents

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At All Times,
Service Above Self

Los 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 "

The LAFD 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.

There's 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 interrupted.

The Los 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 square-mile jurisdiction.

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 Communications Service.

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!


Click here for a list of:

LAFD's local Fire Stations