The Emergency Operations
Organization of the City of Los Angeles has designated the Los
Angeles Fire Department to manage its amateur radio program
under the Auxiliary Communication Service agreement with the
State Office of Emergency Services.
The LAFD administration has authorized the Auxiliary Communications
Service (ACS) to enroll up to 500 licensed HAMS to back up
the Department's 800 MHz radio system. ACS members are used
to facilitate auxiliary communications during brush fires
and other disasters.
ACS members are subject to a background check and must meet
the qualifications as a Los Angeles City Volunteer under the
Mayor’s Office Volunteer Bureau’s requirements.
They also must meet the California Governor’s Office
of Emergency Services (OES) Disaster Worker requirements.
If you would like more information on the ACS
and its mentoring and training programs, please contact our
Membership Coordinator via email to:
Mission Statement, Focus,
Values and Goals
As adopted by the
Los Angeles Fire Commission:
It is the mission of the
Los Angeles Fire Department
to preserve life and property, promote public safety and foster economic
growth through leadership, management and actions, as an all risk life
safety response provider.
The Department will focus its
efforts on responding rapidly to emergencies, providing appropriate
intervention and community education.
OUR CORE VALUES...
- To Residents:
- We owe the residents of Los Angeles the
highest quality of service possible, characterized by
responsiveness, integrity and professionalism. We will continually
strive for quality improvement.
- To Fire Department:
- We owe the Los Angeles Fire Department our
full commitment and dedication. We will always look beyond the
traditional scope of our individual positions to promote teamwork
and organizational effectiveness.
- To Each Other:
- We owe each other a working environment
characterized by trust and respect for the individual, fostering
open and honest communication at all levels.
- To Ourselves:
- We owe ourselves personal and professional
growth. We will seek new knowledge and greater challenges, and
strive to remain at the leading edge of our profession.
- GOAL #1:
- Develop an organization to effectively
administer and manage the resources of the Department.
- GOAL #2:
- Develop a system for minimizing the impact
of disasters and other emergencies on life and property.
- GOAL #3:
- Provide an effective Emergency Medical
- GOAL #4:
- Provide an effective Fire Prevention and
Public Safety System.
Become an ACS
Amateur Radio is recognized as a resource by National Relief
Organizations. Amateur Radio Operators Apply For ACS Membership
Email application to
and mail a second copy to:
Captain Kevin Nida
Fire Station 44
1410 Cypress Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90065
For questions only contact:
Rachel Abad, Secretary
LAFD Volunteer Program Coordinator
1700 Stadium Way
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Training Division: (213) 485-6007
Volunteer Program: (213) 473-3882
Fax: (213) 485-8478
Office hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Furlough days: 1st and 3rd Fridays