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LAFD Truck Company

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LAFD Truck Company

LAFD Truck Company

LAFD Truck Comany - the LAFD operates a number of Aerial Ladder Fire Engines - called "Truck Companies" in LA firefighter jargon. However, these powerful apparatus are rarely assigned to run on their own. Typically, a Truck Company runs with a single Engine in a configuration called a "Light Force." Or, when running with two engines, the term "Task Force" is used. The Task Force concept was developed during the Watts Riots in 1965 as a way for firefighters to have flexibility in the jobs they performed. Today, the Task Force and Light Force concepts continue to have merit, but their role may evolve as the department continues to find new methods of operating efficiently and effectively.

The photo above shows Truck 60 clearing a small kitchen fire in North Hollywood and returning to quarters.

[ photo by David Barrett ]


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