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LAFD hiring controversy

  • Aspiring L.A. firefighters feel cheated by aborted hiring program

    Aspiring L.A. firefighters feel cheated by aborted hiring program

    Some applicants who advanced to the final stages of the yearlong vetting say Mayor Garcetti's decision to scrap the process is unfair to them.

  • Only female in LAFD's class of firefighter recruits resigns

    Only female in LAFD's class of firefighter recruits resigns

    The only woman selected for a controversial class of Los Angeles Fire Department recruits has resigned in the latest setback to a decades-long effort to increase the number of women in the department’s ranks. Erica Juergens was among 70 recruits picked to enter training at the LAFD’s Panorama City...

  • LAFD gets new anti-nepotism rules in wake of hiring controversy

    LAFD gets new anti-nepotism rules in wake of hiring controversy

    The Los Angeles Fire Commission adopted new rules Tuesday to prevent conflicts of interest and reform a firefighter hiring process that a city report called “tainted” by concerns of nepotism. The changes will require all LAFD officials involved in the selection process to notify superiors when...

  • Garcetti moves to restart suspended LAFD hiring drive

    Garcetti moves to restart suspended LAFD hiring drive

    With overhauled procedures, Los Angeles is once again moving to hire new firefighters after the process was suspended earlier this year amid concerns about nepotism and mismanagement. In a bid to boost the number of women and minorities in the LAFD's ranks, a lottery will be used to winnow the...

  • New process for hiring L.A. firefighters wins OK; recruiting to resume

    New process for hiring L.A. firefighters wins OK; recruiting to resume

    Members of the Los Angeles Civil Service Commission voted unanimously Thursday to approve an overhaul of the rules for hiring city firefighters, restarting a recruitment effort halted in March amid concerns about nepotism and mismanagement. In a bid to boost the number of women and minorities in...

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