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Los Angeles fire departments welcome new graduates

January 29, 2024
Los Angeles Fire Departmnet

In a significant development for public safety in Los Angeles, two major fire departments celebrated the graduation of their latest recruit classes.

The County of Los Angeles Fire Department (LACoFD) and the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) held ceremonies marking the entrance of new firefighters into their ranks.

LACoFD celebrates Class 171’s graduation

The LACoFD’s ceremony, held at the Cecil R. Gehr Memorial Combat Training Center, honored 47 graduates from Recruit Class 171.

Fire Chief Anthony C. Marrone and the department’s Executive team presided over the event.

Chief Marrone emphasized the multifaceted roles of a firefighter, urging the graduates to maintain their pride and passion throughout their careers.

The recruits also presented a class plaque to Chief Marrone as a token of their journey.

LAFD welcomes Class 23-2 probationary firefighters

Simultaneously, the LAFD’s Recruit Training Academy Class 23-2 also celebrated their graduation.

Fire Chief Kristin Crowley, along with civic and community leaders, welcomed 38 new probationary members to the department.

The ceremony, attended by friends and family, was a testament to the hard work and dedication of the graduates.

Impact on Los Angeles community safety

These graduations represent a boost to community safety in Los Angeles.

With these new additions, both departments are better equipped to handle the diverse challenges of firefighting and emergency response in one of the nation’s largest cities.

FSJA Comment

The graduation of new firefighters from LACoFD and LAFD is a crucial step in enhancing public safety and emergency response capabilities in Los Angeles.

These events symbolize both the personal achievements of the graduates and the continuous effort of these departments to strengthen their workforce.

The new firefighters are expected to bring fresh perspectives and energy to their roles, positively impacting the departments’ operational effectiveness and community relations.

Their rigorous training and dedication are vital in ensuring the safety and well-being of Los Angeles residents.

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