Aid agreement between LAFD and county from 1996

Since 1980, the Los Angeles Fire De­part­ment has had an auto­mat­ic aid agree­ment with the county call­ing for the two agen­cies’ dis­patch sys­tem to be joined. The doc­u­ment, be­low, has been re­peatedly re­vised.

But the de­part­ments have nev­er fully linked their 911 sys­tems. The LAFD’s dis­patch­ers have the abil­ity to call in help from the county, but rarely do so, ac­cord­ing to a Times ana­lys­is.

Published: Oct. 20, 2012
Sources: Los Angeles County Fire Department
Credits: Kate Linthicum, Robert J. Lopez, Ben Welsh
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