Budget cuts and staffing shortages in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department have slowed emergency response times in unincorporated areas, according to reports.
A new report says more job stability for LAFD chiefs and an overhaul of the agency’s paramedic operations will help reduce concerns over emergency response times.
Several critical communications failures may be to blame for a delayed response to the LAX shooting last November, according to the Associated Press.
The Los Angeles Fire Department is launching an overhaul of how they handle 911 calls, officials said Monday.
Several law enforcement agencies, who responded to LAX following a deadly shooting rampage in Terminal 3 earlier this month, have asked for patience during their investigation.
Individuals who make false 911 calls to high-profile residences in Los Angeles may soon have to shell out big bucks if they’re caught.
A campus shooting drill is taking place on the grounds of Cal State University, Northridge Thursday morning.
School officials at two local universities are angered by a published report that placed their campuses near the bottom when it comes to safety.
Authorities in San Bernardino pledged on Thursday to continue providing emergency services to residents just days after the city declared bankruptcy.
Jeff Godown told fire commissioners that department response time may actually be better than it appears before announcing his departure.
Fire engines and other emergency vehicles may face delays due to cutbacks in the city’s tree-trimming schedule, officials said Tuesday.
An Orange County grand jury found an overwhelming 70 percent of calls to the fire department are not fire-related at all.
The Los Angeles Fire Department is facing renewed scrutiny over its emergency response times after a report found errors in the computer software used to compile the data.
Mayor Villaraigosa wants more ambulances on the streets and a complete overhaul of management in the fire department to help improve slow emergency response times.
The LA Fire Department was under fire on Wednesday for its decision to withhold basic information on emergency calls.