The Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) provides fire protection and emergency medical services for 58 cities as well as all unincorporated parts of Los Angeles County, California. the department is responsible for just over 4 million residents spread out in over 1.2 million housing units across an area of . According to Firehouse Magazine which keeps statistics on fire departments across the United States, the LACoFD is the 4th busiest department in the US, behind New York City Fire Department, Chicago Fire Department and Philadelphia Fire Department. The department is commanded by Chief Daryl L. Osby with an annual budget of $939 million.

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