Please allow us to introduce 'Chicalittle', whose Livejournal recently chronicled her encounter with the men and women of Los Angeles Fire Department.
God Bless LAFD and little brothers....
And I mean that quite fervently.
Tonight, we had a fire at one of our buildings. (All tenants & pets are okay.) Turned out what the tenant thought was a small electrical issue was actually something much bigger. (Long story, and for insurance reasons, I can't give any details.)
The L.A. Fire Dept. came out in full force, and not only got the fire put out -- but they did some serious damage control! I had no idea that whenever possible, they not only move furniture and personal belongings out of the way, but cover them with plastic sheeting to protect them from water damage. And then they move as much of the debris out of the way as possible and do preliminary clean-up, including water removal from carpets, shoveling debris out of the unit, etc. These guys absolutely ROCKED!
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Thanks Chicalittle, for your kind words, and for the opportunity to be of service to you and your neighbors in a time of need.
Many residents of our community are surprised to learn that Los Angeles Firefighters respond to an average of 111 fires or fire alarm calls each day. We're pleased to say that we put as much emphasis on serving folks after the fire as we do in responding to and preventing these often menacing events.
In closing, please allow us to extend a warm welcome to visit your Neighborhood Fire Station. The men and women of our Department cherish the opportunity to meet you under non-emergent circumstances, and in doing so, hope to find ways to better
Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department
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