Aid proposal between LAFD and county from 1979

    The ori­gin­al 1979 pro­pos­al for an auto­mat­ic aid agree­ment between LAFD and the county Fire De­part­ment prom­ised to save lives if the two sys­tems were joined. The doc­u­ment, be­low, has been re­peatedly re­vised in the years since.

    But the two 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 City Council archives
    Credits: Kate Linthicum, Robert J. Lopez, Ben Welsh
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