Contact: Tony Bell, Communications Deputy
Office: (213) 974-5555 Cell: (213) 215-5176
December 14, 2010 For Immediate Release
DEDICATION OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT’S P. MICHAEL FREEMAN COMMAND AND CONTROL FACILITY
WHAT: Dedication ceremony of the P. Michael Freeman Command and Control Facility.
The former Fire Command and Control Facility will be renamed in honor of retiring Fire Chief P. Michael Freeman, the second-longest serving Fire Chief in the Department’s 87-year history.
Freeman’s visionary leadership initiated several specialized emergency response programs including the Urban Search and Rescue, Swiftwater Rescue and Canine Search Programs; the merger of the County’s Lifeguard and Health Hazardous Materials operations; and the use of expanded air attack for wildland firefighting operations.
WHO: Michael D. Antonovich, Mayor of Los Angeles County (5th District)
Don Knabe, Los Angeles County Supervisor (4th District)
Members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department
WHEN: Thursday, December 16, 2010, at 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Los Angeles County Fire Department,
1320 North Eastern Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90063 (Thomas Guide 595 F-3).
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