LA County FD LODD 1/6/21

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A Los Angeles County Firefighter was killed in the Line of Duty while operating in a Rancho Palos Verdes dwelling fire early this morning.
The fire broke out around 0220 hours at a home in the 30700 block of Tarapaca Road.
The Firefighter was injured while operating interior when conditions rapidly changed. He was removed and taken to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in critical condition and subsequently died.
The Firefighter leaves behind two young son, his wife among family and friends.

Info from FirefighterCloseCalls.com, courtesy Nassau County Fire Service Academy.
 

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LA County Fire identifies firefighter killed in Rancho Palos Verdes fire​

Published January 6, 2022 8:15AM
Updated 1:24PM
Los Angeles County Fire Department
FOX 11

LA County firefighter killed in house fire​

A Los Angeles County firefighter died early Thursday morning after being injured fighting a fire at a building in Rancho Palos Verdes. He leaves behind a wife and two teenage sons.
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. - The Los Angeles County Fire Department has identified the firefighter who died in the line of duty Thursday.
Jonathan Flagler died from his injuries battling a fire at a building in Rancho Palos Verdes early Thursday morning. Flagler had been a firefighter for 21 years, beginning his career with the Vernon Fire Department, before moving to LA County Fire in October 2020. Flagler leaves behind a wife and two teenage sons.


"I join with the Flagler and LACoFD families in mourning the sudden passing of firefighter Flagler," Interim Fire Chief Anthony Marrone said in a statement. "It is always a tragedy to lose one of our own in the line of duty. Fire Fighter Flagler made the ultimate sacrifice; his bravery and courage will never be forgotten."

A call came in shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday for a fire in a building on the 30700 block of Tarapaca Road. According to LA County Fire, Flagler was critically injured on the scene and transported to the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in critical condition. He did not survive his injuries.

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Credit: Los Angeles County Firefighters, IAFF Local 1014

According to Marrone, preliminary investigation suggests that the fire was contained to the attic of the building, where Flagler was "overcome by smoke." His fellow firefighters were able to remove him from the building and attempted to treat him before he was transferred to the hospital.
According to LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn, LA County Fire was able to rescue the family inside the burning building.

"This is devastating," Hahn said on Twitter. "My prayers are with his wife and two young sons as well as his friends and colleagues in the Fire Department and everyone that knew and loved him. His bravery and sacrifice will not be forgotten."

Los Angeles Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas said that Thursday's loss "affects us all. When a firefighter leaves home, and they hug their wife and their kids, it's with the knowledge that they may not come home or they may be seriously injured," he said. "And throughout your career, you get dispatched to emergencies and occasionally you recognize that this incident is very dangerous and you say a silent prayer to yourself and you continue doing what you do, what you took an oath to do to protect the people of this city. And today's fatality, today's loss is a reminder that life is fragile and firefighter’s lives are fragile."

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is currently investigating the cause of the fire.


RIP. Never forget.
 

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1st due companies

LA County Engine 83:



La County Quint 106:

 

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Listen to the audio, the capt cancelled all responding except first due truck which was quint 106. Then minutes later filled out the box again. Would love to see the actual timeline.
 

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Rev. 1st due Engine did not have a long run. 1st due truck, a quint, was about 8 miles away. Had to be long runs for responding companies.

LA County informed responding companies incident was an attic fire. Initial report from E 83 was nothing showing. Then E83 reported a small bedroom fire and cancelled full 1st alarm assignment for an engine and truck only bedroom fire. Situation unfortunately worsened and full assignment was requested. Prayers for FF and LACFD members.
 

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Early report (not official) that he was overcome with smoke, may have committed without SCBA engaged. The area is its own enclave. It used to be its own separate department and later contracted out to the county. My sisters niece lives in RPV but up the hill from this incident.
 
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