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Fire Commission president to media: Don’t call me, maybe

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The president of the Board of Fire Commissioners wants LAFD staff to instruct reporters to stop calling her.

Reporters, if you're looking to chat up the president of the Los Angeles Fire Commission -- don't. She is not interested. 

The point was made clear this morning by Genethia Hudley-Hayes when the commission was briefed on a press release that will be sent out later today. The release is about a task force that was established to look at the Los Angeles Fire Department's ongoing data issues. 

“I am getting calls every other day from the media. I need for that to stop," Hudley-Hayes said. 

The commission president told Battalion Chief Armando Hogan she wants the press release to include a note to media outlets that questions should be directed to the Community Liaison Office. 

"I don’t have an issue if appropriately there’s something that I need to say to the press, but I am telling you that I do not want these people to continue to call me every other day. Somebody called me last night at 8 o’clock and I just find that to be – that’s disturbing to me and it’s stressful for me and my family.”

After listening to her concerns, Hogan told the commission president, "Yes ma'am, that will be thoroughly addressed."

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