LAFD announces citywide ‘Fire Service Day’ open house event on May 11, 2024

April 30, 2024

Los Angeles Fire Department invites the community to Fire Service Day

The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) has announced that it will host its annual Fire Service Day on May 11, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

This event invites the community to visit their local fire stations and engage with the firefighters, learn about fire safety, and participate in various demonstrations.

The event, occurring on the second Saturday of May, marks a special day in Los Angeles for community engagement and public education on fire safety and emergency preparedness.

This year’s theme, “Celebrating Community Resilience,” aims to strengthen the connections within the community during times of crisis.

Activities and demonstrations planned

Throughout the day, all neighborhood fire stations will be open for tours, with certain locations presenting honorary fire chiefs and hosting special displays and demonstrations.

The LAFD said it is excited to open its doors and share how its team prepares for emergencies.

In addition to station tours, firefighter teams will conduct a vehicle extrication demonstration, showing the public the techniques and tools used during an actual vehicle rescue.

Location-specific events and security exclusions

While most fire stations citywide will participate, Stations 51, 80, and 114, located on airport grounds, will remain closed to the public for security reasons.

The LAFD will provide updates on activities at the Central, South, Valley, and West Bureaus as plans are finalized.

The LAFD emphasized that this event is a chance for residents to better understand the workings of their local fire department and to enhance community ties with the firefighters dedicated to protecting them.

FSJA Comment

Fire Service Day provides a unique opportunity for the Los Angeles community to interact directly with the first responders who serve them daily.

Events like these are essential for improving community safety awareness and for building the mutual trust and cooperation needed to effectively manage emergencies.

By participating in Fire Service Day, residents gain a deeper appreciation of the challenges and complexities involved in fire and emergency services.

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