Los Angeles World Airports Executive Director Gina Marie Lindsey was selected to serve as the Los Angeles Fire Department’s (LAFD) honorary fire chief for its annual Fire Service Recognition Day May 11.
Fire Service Recognition Day is held annually on the second Saturday of May to heighten public awareness of fire department services. This year’s event was held at Los Angeles International Airport with the theme, “Providing Exceptional Customer Service – Anytime, Anyplace.”
LAFD Chief Brian Cummings said Lindsey was chosen as the honorary fire chief based on “her continued commitment to public and passenger safety.”
“Her support, collaboration and leadership have also been instrumental in the Los Angeles Fire Department’s ability to provide world-class service to the communities surrounding Los Angeles International Airport,” Cummings said.
The honorary chief’s duties included receiving a morning tour and a briefing on fire department resources at Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Station 80 at LAX.
Station 80, located within the airport at 6911 World Way West, provides aircraft crash rescue and firefighting services to LAX. Fire Station 5, 8900 S. Emerson Ave. in Westchester, also serves LAX. Another facility, Fire Station 95, located at 10010 International Road, also services the airport as well as the Century Boulevard hotel corridor.
Fire Service Recognition Day included firefighting demonstrations and special displays of LAFD equipment at neighborhood fire stations throughout the city.