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2013-09-27 23:01:35

The Los Angeles Fire Department's highest awards were presented for Valor, Merit, Special Commendation and Lifetime Achievement at a luncheon put on by the LAFD Foundation. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 27, 2013 The Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation hosted a luncheon and awards ceremony to present the fire department's highest honors to 40 firefighters and paramedics who have risked their lives to save others. Awards included Lifetime Achievement, Medal of Valor, Medal...

2010-03-15 12:49:00

LOS ANGELES, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Los Angeles and L.A. LIVE will present a St. Patrick's Day Festival at Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE on Wednesday, March 17 from 11am to 3pm. The Festival is free and open to all ages. The 40,000 square-foot Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE will be decorated with a concert stage, antique fire trucks, classic 1950s police and fire cars, displays, beer gardens, and more. The 40-piece Dublin All Star Marching Band will make a rare appearance from Dublin....

2008-10-01 03:00:16

A transformer malfunction at Los Angeles International Airport interrupted some electrical service on the remote west end of the airfield Tuesday and delayed one departing flight, authorities said. Firefighters sent to 7300 World Way West shortly before 11 a.m. quickly extinguished a trash fire that was sparked by the problem with the transformer, which involved high-voltage lines, said d'Lisa Davies of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The cause of the problem was under investigation....

2008-09-04 03:00:16

By Art Marroquin The accidental discharge of a fire extinguisher aboard a bus at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday prompted a response from a hazardous materials crew and closure of most traffic lanes. Airport officials said a man was boarding an LAX Fly-Away bus parked in front of Terminal One when his bag hit the extinguisher, causing it to loudly discharge a white powdery substance. It was unclear how many people were on the bus during the 10:45 a.m. incident, but they...

2008-09-03 21:00:14

By Art Marroquin A fire extinguisher was accidentally set off by a clumsy traveler boarding a bus at Los Angeles International Airport this morning, resulting in rattled nerves and a massive traffic jam. A man was boarding an LAX FlyAway bus parked in front of Terminal One when his bag hit the fire extinguisher, causing it to loudly discharge a white powdery substance at 10:45 a.m., according to airport spokeswoman Nancy Castles It was unclear how many people were on the bus, but they...

2008-08-20 00:00:22

By Adolfo Flores; Susan Abram GRIFFITH PARK -- Five separate fires blazed through brush-filled canyons Saturday in Griffith Park, threatening the Los Angeles Zoo and Travel Town Museum, and charring at least 60 acres. No injuries or structural damage were reported by Saturday evening, and firefighters hoped to have the flames contained by noon today. A city councilman suggested that having so many fires ignite at the same time and place appeared suspicious. The fires broke out in the...

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