Concerned residents, firefighters and city representatives attended the Pacific Palisades Community Council meeting on Thursday. At the top of agenda was the ordered shutdown of Fire Engine 69, which is housed in Fire Station 69 located on 15045 Sunset Boulevard.
The engine’s shutdown is part of the Los Angeles Fire Department’s new deployment plan, which calls for the citywide elimination of one division and two battalion offices, 11 engine companies and seven light forces while upgrading 10 fire companies to paramedic companies. The cuts are in response to a $54 million LAFD budget shortfall.
The community council voted unanimously in opposition to the LAFD's 2011-2012 fiscal year fire deployment plan and demanded that the current rolling brownout system used by the LAFD stay in place.
To view the LAFD's new deployment plan click here.