Firefighters Robison, Kelly Say Goodbye

Recently, two LAFD veterans retired after long careers. They are: Richard Robison and Tim Kelly...

Three in leadership positions retire from the LAPD.

Three prominent Officers in leadership roles retired from the LAPD recently. We thank them for their service...

Fire Dept. hosts annual Civilian Employee Recognition Awards.

On Feb. 5, the LAFD announced the honorees of the 2019 Civilian Employee Recognition Awards. The awards were given in recognition of job performance during 2019...

Medal of Valor

On May 5, the LAFD hosted its annual Medal of Valor ceremony at Dodger Stadium. The ceremony honored five individuals who performed over and above the call of duty during 2020...

Airports Custodian passes away of COVID

The LAX pylons were darkened March 25 to mark the death of Manuel Castro, 61, 14 years of City service, who passed away March 20 from complications of COVID-19...

Brenda Barnette retires as GM.

Brenda Barnette, General Manager of Animal Services, announced that she would be retiring from the position in mid-May. Dana Brown, who has served in the City for more than 30 years, including at Animal Services, was...

Scenes From a Pandemic: Part 15

Alive! continues its documentation of City employees as they take a multitude of measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic...

LAPD hosts local celebration of National Dispatchers Week

The LAPD celebrated National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week – popularly known as National Dispatchers Week – April 11-17, honoring its dispatchers...

Five Retire From 911

Recently, five PSR Operators retired from LAPD/Communications...

Frank Borden, legendary Firefighter and international leader in emergency operations passes away.

Frank W. Borden, Retired Assistant Chief of the Los Angeles Fire Dept. and Club Member, died April 9. He was 82...