Gayle Anderson reports during National Public Safety Telecommunications Week about the life-saving work and the responsibilities of the dispatchers at the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Communications Center. It’s 24/7 operation handling every emergency call placed by Californians depending on the emergency; from local problems to the state’s wildfires.

The department’s call volume has dramatically increased due a number of new factors including climate change and homeless encampment fires. Funding is needed for more personnel and new computer equipment to keep up with new emergencies in order to continue to provide first class public safety and service.

To learn more about the department and how you can help with the department’s mission, visit their website

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732, email Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com or Tweet / Instagram Gayle at ktlagayle.

These segments aired on the KTLA 5 News on April 13, 2022.