LOS ANGELES - The non-profit Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation has awarded 3,000 state-of-the-art Pelican flashlights to all members of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Pelican worked closely with LAFD crews to design a light that meets the varied needs of firefighters and paramedics whose calls may include fires, traffic accidents, search and rescue incidents and safety inspections. It is the department's first acquisition of flashlights in nine years.
While flashlights may seem a basic tool for the department, the new lights offer a variety of useful features, including high beam, low beam and strobe, rechargeable batteries and LED lamps. Build in a durable cases, they should survive years of hard work in difficult environments.
Los Angeles Fire Chief Brian Cummings stated "Every time I visit a fire station, the members are excited about the new flashlights and the way they make our work safer and easier".
Fire Foundation President Karen Wagener said, "The LAFD takes very good care of the people of Los Angeles. It is rewarding to take care of them with essential equipment not included in the city budget".
Pelican, based in Torrance, California, makes professional flashlights that are technically advanced and nearly indestructible. Their customers include fire and police departments, as well as the military. Learn more at pelican.com
The Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation is the major source of private support for the LAFD. Their mission is to create partnerships to provide resources, programs and equipment that assist firefighters and paramedics in protecting life, property and the environment. Learn the many ways you can help at SupportLAFD.org
Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department