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Los Angeles Fire Department

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The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), referred to by some as the Los Angeles City Fire Department, is the full-spectrum life safety agency that protects the second largest city in the United States.

Founded in 1886, the LAFD is a highly respected agency of more than 3,500 personnel (uniformed and civilian support staff) who offer fire prevention, firefighting, emergency medical care, technical rescue, hazardous materials mitigation, disaster response, public education and community service to a resident population of nearly 4 million people who live in the agency's 470 square mile (1,220 km²) jurisdiction.

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