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1808 - Ygnacio del Valle born in Jalisco, Mexico; owned most of SCV [story]
Ygnacio del Valle

Person Killed After Being Struck by Metrolink Train
Monday, Jun 20, 2022

L.A. County Sheriff’s Station Department deputies and L.A. County Fire Department personnel investigate the scene of a fatal pedestrian versus train collision in Newhall. Chris Torres / The Signal Courtesy of The Signal. A person was killed Monday after being struck by a train in Newhall, according...

May 7: LACoFD Fire Service Day Returns
Thursday, May 5, 2022

After being on hiatus for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Los Angeles County Fire Department is excited to bring back the annual Fire Service Day for Santa Clarita residents. On Saturday, May 7, community members across the City will have the unique opportunity to go to their local fire stations...

County Fire Accepts Donation From First-In Fire Foundation
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

The Los Angeles County Fire Department recently accepted a generous donation from the First-In Fire Foundation’s “Fill the Firehouse Freezer” initiative, ahead of International Firefighters’ Day on May 4. The donation consisted of ribs which will be used to fill up nine new freezers that were...

Message from 5th District Supervisor Kathryn Barger
Monday, Apr 18, 2022

The Los Angeles County Fire Department is among the very best in the nation. With 177 fire stations and 4,741 personnel, the brave members of the department protect people and property every day. And more than ever before, we’re seeing women step up to serve in our Fire Department. This week, I...

LACoFD Women’s Prep Academy Returns March 19
Thursday, Mar 3, 2022

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Los Angeles County Fire Department looks forward to hosting its sixth Women’s Fire Prep Academy Opening Day at the Department’s Cecil R. Gehr Memorial Combat Training Center, located at 1320 N. Eastern Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90063, on Saturday,...

LACoFD Now Recruiting for 2022 Explorer Program
Thursday, Dec 23, 2021

The Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Fire Explorer Program is preparing to welcome a new group of participants in 2022. Interested individuals may now sign up for a virtual recruitment event and open house to learn more about the Explorer Program. “The LACoFD’s Explorer Program has always...

LACoFD Reminds the Community about Safety During the Holiday Season
Friday, Dec 10, 2021

Between now and New Year’s Day, first responders see an increase in 9-1-1 calls for emergencies related to carbon monoxide alarms and poisoning, electrical fires and fires caused by unattended candles or through the improper use of space heaters. This past Saturday, Los Angeles County firefighters...

LACoFD Expands Sirens of Silence Program Thanks to Community Input
Monday, Nov 22, 2021

Photo credit: @SpecialNeedsLA. Thanks to suggestions and input from members of the community, the Los Angeles County Fire Department has further developed and enhanced its Sirens of Silence program by offering more communication tools and resources for first responders and families with loved ones who...

LACoFD Announces Red Flag Warnings for Santa Clarita This Weekend
Thursday, Oct 14, 2021

With a Red Flag Warning in effect this Friday, at 6:00 a.m., through Saturday, Oct. 16, at 8:00 p.m., the Los Angeles County Fire Department has implemented its augmented staffing plan by ordering additional staffing and pre-deployment of ground and aerial resources throughout the County. Widespread...

Route Fire Held at 462 Acres, 63% Containment
Monday, Sep 13, 2021

The Route Fire, which shut down parts of Interstate 5 in Castaic Saturday afternoon, was held at 462 acres, with firefighters able to achieve 63% containment by Monday morning. Most of Interstate 5 was reopened Sunday, with only the northbound right lane of the freeway near Templin Highway remaining...

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1808 - Ygnacio del Valle born in Jalisco, Mexico; owned most of SCV [story]
Ygnacio del Valle
1943 - Army Air Force pilot Loncie L. Tucker, on training run, dies when his P-38 fighter crashes at Wayside Honor Rancho (later Pitchess Detention Center) in Castaic [story]
Loncie Tucker