A recent post by Los Angeles Fire Department bloggers about "collaborative on-line efforts" has drawn some questions and more than a few puzzled looks.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, please let us share 77,000 from digitalboss, who captured the 'LAFD in Action' in early August 2004.
Originally uploaded by digitalboss.
What happened? LAFD spokesman Jim Wells filed this report in August, 2004:
On Wednesday, August 04, 2004 at 5:33 PM, Thirty companies of Los Angeles Firefighters, one Assistant Chief Officer Command Team, six Battalion Chief Officer Command Teams, three Battalion EMS Supervisors, three Arson Units and ten LAFD Rescue Ambulances under Deputy Department Commander Jimmy Hill, responded to a Major Emergency Structure Fire at 9083 North Woodman Avenue in the Arleta area. First units reported a 1-story, 100’ x 150’ building with the rear well involved with fire spreading to the front of the building. Entering the structure with handlines, Firefighters encountered heavy fire and smoke and were directed to withdraw and take up a defensive position on the exterior. Using handlines and heavy stream appliances, Firefighters confined the fire to 'Sav-On' drug store and extinguished the fire in two hours and thirty-five minutes. One Fire Captain suffered an injured knee and was transported to a local hospital in good condition. One Firefighter suffering from heat exhaustion was treated on the scene and released. No other injuries were reported.
What we hope to offer with "collaborative blogging", is your images and observations of the LAFD in Action. We'll stitch together the pieces, as we have done here, ideally creating a story that helps everyone better understand our daily endeavors.
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Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department
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