Mystery of the Missing Nozzle Solved: At Starbucks

Friday, June 15, 2007 |

From our friends at blogging.la:

"Heading down to Starbucks at LaBrea and Sunset, I found this fire nozzle abandoned on the side of the road. The only clue to its owners was "Engine 8" etched into the metal on a couple different spots. An initial cursory web search turned up the Porter Ranch station, but they told me it was more likely a County's nozzle, and probably a station in West Hollywood... (more...)"


We'd like to thank David Markland for his act of civic kindness. Though the nozzle proved not to belong to our agency, it was our pleasure to return it to a truly appreciative crew at the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD).

Mr. Markland adamantly declined the offer by LAFD Engine Company 41 to buy him cup of coffee on the spot. We hope however, that he'll soon make good on his open invitation to join Captain Mark Arnold and the 'B' Platoon crew at LAFD Station 41 for a freshly-brewed cup whenever he has the time.

Not only are fire nozzles essential to our vocation, but Mr. Markland's thoughtfulness and sense of personal responsibility saved the crew at LACoFD Station 8 many hours of paperwork - and the taxpayers of Los Angeles County hundreds of dollars.

City of Los Angeles residents who find misplaced Fire Department equipment or supplies are encouraged follow David's example and contact us via 3-1-1.


Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department

5 comments:

Ashley said...

Nice story indeed!

Anonymous said...

Isn't Captain Arnold on the C???

Anonymous said...

Brian:

I thought you were too busy to post comments?

Give us a break.

LAFD Media and Public Relations said...

Anonymous 7:54,

The incident occurred on a 'B' Platoon Duty Day - and (haven spoken with the good Captain more than once on a 'blue' day) I was under the impression he was one of my fellow 'B' shifters.

Time permitting, I'll check in the morning when I return to Los Angeles and make a correction if necessary.

Fraternally Yours in Safety and Service,

Brian Humphrey
Firefighter/Specialist
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

LAFD Media and Public Relations said...

Anonymous 8:08,

Thanks for the note.

Yes, I've been quite busy with business travel - and more importantly, some truly pressing and deeply personal family matters.

I apologize if it's presented an inconvenience.

As time permits, I do *try* to review and approve comments while off-duty, often via a personal Treo PDA - for which I pay connection and bandwidth costs out of pocket.

Though there were no roaming charges while in Utah this week, the fees accumulated during my week in Toronto will hit me pretty hard.

As such, I've been trying to strike a balance in the expenditures of time, money - and yes, patience.

As mentioned before, anyone who has a question or concern as to my activity on the blog is welcome to pick up the phone and call.

The LAFD business line remains unchanged: 213-485-5971, or if you're on the job, you can find the PSO direct line in our Department Phone Roster.

FYI, several of our Brothers and Sisters on the job have done just that, and it has been a pleasure to speak with them.

I hope you'll do the same.

Fraternally Yours in Safety and Service,

Brian Humphrey
Firefighter/Specialist
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

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