The Los Angeles Fire Department is a full-spectrum life safety agency protecting more than 3.7 million people who reside in America's second largest City. The LAFD's 3,244 uniformed personnel and 333 civilian support staff give emphasis to all aspects of life safety. This includes fire prevention, firefighting, emergency medical care, technical rescue, hazardous materials mitigation, disaster response, public education and community service. A professionally trained staff of 993 Firefighters (including 172 Paramedic trained personnel) are on duty at all times at 103 Neighborhood Fire Stations strategically located across the Department's 470 square-mile jurisdiction. Last year alone, the men and women of the LAFD responded 653,505 times to come to the aid of their neighbors in need, overcoming a myriad of challenges to fulfill their pledge: "At All Times, Service Above Self"