In less than a year, Los Angeles County residents have faced earthquakes, floods, wild fires, debris and mud flows, mudslides, winter storms, pandemic flu, and the effects of a tsunami. In coordination with the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the Office of Emergency Management has prepared a comprehensive guide to emergency preparedness intended to […]
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California Task Force 2 (CA-TF2), Los Angeles County Fire’s world-class Heavy Rescue Task Force, has been mobilized for deployment to Chile to help rescue and recover earthquake victims in Latin America, following a 8.8 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Maule, Chili. Commanders of the 74-member team received the request from the U.S. Agency for […]
From the L.A. Times: Syliva Drew Ivie has seen schools and a medical college named after her late father Charles Drew, a black surgeon whose pioneering work in the science of blood preservation was key to the development of large-scale blood banks. But the U.S. Navy’s christening and launching of the massive, 689-feet long dry […]
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas today broke ground on the long-awaited $322.6 million Harbor-UCLA Medical Center’s Surgery/Emergency Replacement Project, launching the first of several health care-related mega projects in the Second District approved last year by the Board of Supervisors. Supervisor Ridley-Thomas said during the groundbreaking ceremony that the Harbor-UCLA project brings to fruition a conversation that […]