New LA County Fire Safety Officer Rates Effective October 1

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The Los Angeles County Fire Department has informed FilmLA that effective October 1, 2022, the hourly billing rate for a Fire Safety Officer (FSO) will increase from $196.99 per hour to $201.82 per hour. Please note that the new rates apply regardless of the rank of the individual Fire Department representative assigned to provide FSO services. Policies regarding FSO assignment … Read More

LAFD Updates Hospital and Institution Forms and Processes

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The Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD) has updated its Hospital and Institution Form.  Updates include 3 new forms highlighting new protocols with regard to Schools & Churches, Special Action (Tent Permits) and Special Effects. In addition, the LAFD Film Unit has updated the forms and the manner in which communications for requests are to be received which is now … Read More

FilmL.A.’s Operations Staff Celebrate the Career of Inspector Bill Parker

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Last month, the Los Angeles City Fire Department celebrated the career of one of its long standing film site inspectors at a retirement party in his honor. Bill Parker was appointed to the Los Angeles City Fire Department on December 14, 1980.  In the early years Parker worked various assignments throughout the City of Los Angeles. Eight years after becoming … Read More