LAFD Supports LAPD With a Barricaded Suspect

Monday, June 12, 2006 |

On Monday, June 12, 2006 at 9:42 AM, ten Companies of Los Angeles Firefighters, five LAFD Rescue Ambulances, one EMS Battalion Captain, one Battalion Chief Officer Command Team, one Division Chief Officer Command Team, and Deputy Chief Mario Rueda all under the direction of Battalion Chief John Drake responded to a Barricaded Suspect at 661 S. Shatto Pl. in Pico Heights/Koreatown.

Over sixty Firefighters and Paramedics provided support for the Los Angeles Police Department during a 5 hour barricaded suspect incident. A Unified Command post was established to manage the various aspects of this situation. The Los Angeles Police Department was notified that a woman, appearing to be in her mid-thirties, had taken a female hostage and had barricaded herself in a first floor apartment unit of a four story apartment complex.

As Police negotiators attempted to gain the release of the hostage and the surrender of the suspect, the Fire Department prepared for a possible conflagration by implementing various aspects of the ICS(Incident Command System). A "Structure Protection Group" and a "Medical Group" were established during the preparation phase of the incident.

Various Fire and Medical resources were assigned to each group and deployed to staging areas that would provide the most optimal response for that particular groups function.

Ultimately, Police negotiators were able to gain the release of the uninjured hostage. The incident concluded with the successful surrender of the suspect. There were no injuries during this incident. Requests for further information should be directed to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Submitted By Ron Myers, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department

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uao said...

I work a couple of blocks away on Wilshire and saw the Boulevard closed to traffic, but didn't know why.

Thanks for the information, and thank you LAFD (and LAPD) for a job well done. I'm pleased to hear no injuries or damage.

LAFD Media and Public Relations said...

Thank you for your kind remarks. We appreciate the support that you and others give to the Men and Women of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Anonymous said...

LAPD and the LAFD continue to earn my respect and admiration for their efficiency and concern for individual citizens. Cudos the them.

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