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