Los Angeles County Reports Progress
The report of Chief Engineer Keith E. Klinger, Los Angeles County Fire Department for the fiscal year 1956-57 details the operation of the fire fighting services as well as the forestry division which he heads as forester and fire warden. The profusely illustrated, threecolor fully documented report, details operations of all the various bureaus and divisions; in addition it is an excellent medium for promoting public relations.
Fire losses totaled $5,878,851; of this amount $1,231,729 was caused by the Malibu fires of December 1956, in which more than 28,440 acres of watershed land was burned over.
During the period 14 new fire stations were under construction or in the planning stage. Buildings completed and occupied included three replacement stations, one new station and an addition to fire headquarters.
New apparatus placed in service included six engines, two forestry engines, one aerial ladder and two rescue units.