Thursday, August 22, 2013

LACFD MEDIA DAY FOR THE FIREFIGHTING AIRCRAFT AVAILABLE FOR THE 2013 FIRE SEASON #CAFIRE

County of Los Angeles

Fire Department


MEDIA ADVISORY

CONTACT:  CAPTAIN THOMAS RICHARDS

PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE (323) 881-2472

Date:  Monday, August 26, 2013
FIRE CHIEF DARYL L. OSBY
1320 N. Eastern Avenue
Los AngelesCA   90063


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                        Contact:  LACoFD Public Affairs
                                                                                                                               (323) 881-2413

MEDIA DAY FOR THE FIREFIGHTING AIRCRAFT
AVAILABLE FOR THE 2013 FIRE SEASON

Los Angeles County Fifth District Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, Third District Supervisor Zev Yarolslavsky, and Fire Chief Daryl L. Osby of the Los Angeles County Fire Department are hosting a media day to highlight the firefighting aircraft resources that are available for the 2013 fire season. Speakers will discuss the recent arrival of the two Canadian CL-415 “Super-Scoopers” and the Erickson Air-Crane “Helitanker” firefighting aircraft that compliment the existing fleet of air resources of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. 

The media will have an opportunity to speak to representatives from the Fire Department who can explain the firefighting roles that all of the aircraft will play with the worst of the fire season likely yet to come for 2013. The pilots and air crew members will be available for interviews.

When:         Monday August 26, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
        
Where:          Van Nuys Airport; 16300 Daily Drive (TB Map: 531E2); Van NuysCA 91406
(Media parking is along Daily Drive. Media will be directed to conference area)

Who:              Los Angeles County Fifth District Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich;
Third District Supervisor Zev Yarolslavsky
Fire Chief Daryl L. Osby
Quebec Government Representative Alain Houde

What:             Speakers will discuss the recent arrival of two Canadian CL-415 “Super-Scoopers” and the Erickson Air-Crane “Helitanker” firefighting aircraft that compliment the existing fleet of air resources of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. 

Display/Demonstration Aircraft:
CL-415 “Superscooper”        Sikorsky S-70 “Firehawk”        Erickson Air-Crane “Helitanker”
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Our Vision The Los Angeles County Fire Department will be an exemplary organization acclaimed for our national reputation, our regional strength, and our hometown attentiveness as we provide fire protection and life safety services.

Core Values
INTEGRITY     ¨   TEAMWORK   ¨  CARING   ¨   COURAGE   ¨   COMMITMENT  ¨  COMMUNITY
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