Ensuring First Responders Have the Resources They Need During this Fire Season
Posted by Councilmember Englander on June 02, 2017 at 12:50 PM
This week, I introduced a motion with Councilmember Mike Bonin to clear the maintenance backlog on Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) helicopters that caused 50% of the helicopter fleet to be offline when fires broke out over Memorial Day weekend.
With fire season quickly approaching, it's imperative that our Fire Department is fully equipped with every tool at their disposal. Clearing the backlog as swiftly as possible will ensure that our first-responders are not left without critical support resources as they work to protect the lives and homes of our city's residents.
In addition to this motion, the recently passed budget includes funding for a new LAFD helicopter to come online in July as we enter the peak fire season for our region.
This ensures that LAFD will be ready and fully equipped to respond if and when fires break out this season.
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