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LA's fire department needs a massive upgrade. But first, the public needs to get on board

The L.A. County Board of Supervisors approves a $4.5 million public outreach project after recent study shows fire department needs nearly a billion dollars to update its resources.
The L.A. County Board of Supervisors approves a $4.5 million public outreach project after recent study shows fire department needs nearly a billion dollars to update its resources.
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The fire department is fighting the county's worst fires to date with decades-old equipment and stations. It needs nearly a billion dollars to fix it. So the Board of Supervisors approved a public outreach project that explains to the public what that means.