2021 LA County Firefighter Statistics

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The LAFD responded to 51,845 emergency incidents in the SFV between January & May 2022. Their dedication is exampled in 100° heat.

 The LA County statistics concerning the work and efforts by the Fire Department are outstanding.  The County firefighters are focused on unincorporated communities within the County as well as augmenting the efforts of municipal fire stations when needed, all to maintain a safe County.

The most significant detail over the 2021-2020-2019 analysis is the loss of acreage burned in 2021 in the County was 2,261!  Compared to 2020 with 61,850

The logistics of the LA County Fire Department details do not include the City of Los Angeles and cities with their own Fire Department only the unincorporated areas of the county.

4,038,776 Residents   (The County population including 88 cities is approximately 10 million)
1,258,640 Housing Units
60 District Cities and all
Unincorporated Communities
2,311 Square Miles

2021 logistics

  • 5,028 total employees
  •      10 Helicopters    ( 5 each Bell 412  &  Firehawk )
  •    112 Paramedic units
  • False Alarms were significantly reduced!
    • 2021   3,478 
    • 2020 20,237
    • 2019 26,954
  • Fire Loss in Dollars 2019-2021 Property or Structure
    • 2021 110,734,401
    • 2020 148,147,736
    • 2019    88,657,162
  • Brush Fire Responses 349
  • Fire Suppression Crews 13 (Paid 4  & Correctional  9)
  • Beach Attendance
    • 2021 110,734,401
    • 2020    62,963,309
    • 2019   50,697,049
  • Acreage Burned
    • 2021    2,261
    • 2020  61,850
    • 2019    9,923

2021-Statistical-Summary.pdf (lacounty.gov)

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