THE LSFD FOUNDATION REVEAL
The Public Affairs Command has been working secretly behind the scenes on a new project for the entirety of the Fire Department. It's been something we've been extremely excited to reveal and this is the perfect place for it.
Introducing the Los Santos Fire Department Foundation
or LSFD Foundation
, the LSFD Foundation will be a one of a kind store, aimed at providing services to the LSFD. It's no secret that budget cuts and station wear and tear can impact us all, the LSFD Foundation is here to help put money back into the LSFD to keep stations in a good condition and won't require us to take things from our own pocket or our already small budget.
Our new store in West Vinewood
will sell merchandise to the general public and LSFD staff, merchandise will come from all divisions whom wish to take part. All proceeds from the store will go towards the LSFD and provide any new items they request. If you want to see new items in the store, reach out to Director Casey Harper and we'll do our best to get it in stock!
The store will be ran by Public Affairs Command and we plan to open it in the coming weeks. We thank Fire Chief Leonardo Holman and Chief Claire Stuart for providing expertise knowledge in this. Finally, our new website has been purchased and will be under heavy development, visit lsfd.shop
to find out more!
A thank you you goes out to our very own Chief Clonky, wait no, Willard Clancy for helping with the mapping, we can't wait to reveal it! Credits also go to Dexter Marshall for creating this awesome logo.
The aim of this project is to accurately portray a accurate and true LAFD with some cavities. Majority of our budget goes onto wages, a huge 96% of it, leaving a tiny portion of vehicles and maintenance. If you have any ideas for the store, please do reach out. It'll be a Unique Item Store so we can get pretty much anything in, as long as it's reasonable. ))
Signed: Public Affairs Command
Welcome to the 53rd edition of the Los Santos Fire Department newsletter, this newsletter was created by Casey Harper, Emily Ohara, Jeremiah Maxwell, Martin Allen and Candela Robledo.
As we step into the final stretch of 2022 and with the festive holidays merely three weeks away, it's a good time to reflect on our journey this year and what we've accomplished. This month alone we've had a staggeringly high call volume compared to the calm and tranquillity of last month, such a shame, we were starting to enjoy the peace and quiet
, anyway let's begin!
We'd first like to welcome the eleven
new Probationary Firefighters and EMTs who will be joining us this month, a few of them need to go through the academy and we wish them the best of luck! Along with this, the Captain Training Program has recently opened, we'd like to welcome all the new Captains in Training and wish them the best of luck into the new stages of their careers.
Incidents this month, we have covered several high-profile incidents, our HAZMAT teams, County Lifeguards and Firefighters have all had their fair share of work this month dealing with toxic spills, an oil platform fire and a massive wildfire which impacted the area of Kortz Center prompting a vast multi-agency response to be enacted with the LSFD assuming Incident Command along with our colleagues at the Los Santos Police Department, Sheriffs, SANFIRE, SAAA, Park Rangers and City Government all getting involved. During this incident an evacuation order was issued for Playa Vista, Del Perro and Morningwood was placed on standby for local evacuations. Firefighters remained overnight at the wildfire site to monitor the incident.
In events news, our Training and Recruitment Division will be putting on a huge career fair on the 2nd of December
with our partners at SANFIRE joining us. Our very own Tactical Emergency Medical Services and Paramedics are up for awards in December following a robbery attempt at Morningwood Bank. The LS County Sheriffs will be honouring our brave TEMS and Paramedic staff for their courageous actions. We extend our gratitude to the Tactical Emergency Medical Services team.
As we come to the end of the opening statement, I thank you all for reading! I try to make these as short and to the point as possible while highlighting all the stuff that has happened.
Note for December
: Some parts of the Public Affairs Management team will be taking some kind of breaks over the Christmas holidays, office hours will be slightly different, please be patient with us!
As this'll be the final newsletter of 2022, I want to say thanks to everyone who's been reading them and giving feedback, it means a lot. Finally, I wish everyone truly happy holidays for all those that celebrate and to keep safe! ))
Public Affairs Director
Public Affairs Unit
MESSAGE FROM A CHIEF
First of all, we're extremely proud of the progress we've made together as a department this month. We've welcomed back many previous members of the department from their furloughs as well as welcomed in a fresh batch of probationary staff being trained to take over the reigns of some of our retired members. As our recruitment fair gets under way this week and we tie up the end of this drive, we're excited to see the continued growth of our department flourish. We thank everyone who has played a part in this month's success.
We have seen some tremendous challenges this month in terms of emergencies we've handled. From the expansive wildfire at Kortz Center to the recent extreme weather event last weekend which saw several trees uprooted. We've seen a great many challenges this month and we've dealt with each one in commendable expertise. We are extremely proud of the impact you are all making on your communities.
The future continues to look bright as we set our sights on the new year after this final month of December. A great many projects are underway which we look forward to see come into daily operations this coming December and January. As mentioned by our Public Affairs Director, we're excited to see the opening of our LSFD Foundation location in the new year, granting us a new meaningful way to support the Fire Department, cultivate relationships with the community and help encourage awareness and education on fire safety. Further to this, we are pleased to announce the partial opening of our Special Operation Training Facility. The project is still under construction and expected to be fully operational by January with plans for a second training facility for our regular operations to start construction some time in the first quarter of 2023. Of course this is just a taste of what we have coming in the new year, much more is on the way which will be released in upcoming communications.
I wish to end on the amazing work our Public Affairs team has done in recent weeks as well as the work to create this month's newsletter. Your hard work never goes unnoticed and is always appreciated. We thank you.