Vice President Kamala Harris made a surprise visit to a Brentwood fire station on Sunday to thank the firefighters for their service to the community. Accompanied by her husband, Douglas Emhoff, and Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, and his wife, Betty, Harris visited Los Angeles Fire Station 19 near the Vice President’s home in Brentwood.
In 2019, Station 19 added to the 1,000+ firefighters who responded to the Getty fire that destroyed 10 homes and forced thousands of people to evacuate.
The Vice President arrived at the train station just after 11 a.m. with a box of biscuits for the firefighters at Deluscious Cookies & Milk, a small Hollywood company that ships nationwide and across Canada.
During her 13-minute visit, Harris mentioned forest fires and drought conditions, according to White House reporters who traveled with her.
Fireworks can make it difficult for some of us to breathe. You can expect unhealthy air pollution levels this Sunday and Monday.
“This fire season is going to be worse than last year,” she said. “The courage you show is extraordinary, just extraordinary. You save lives and you do it so selflessly, ”she told firefighters, adding that on July 4th,“ It’s important to remember the nature of our personalities. ”
Harris arrived in Los Angeles on Friday for her second visit to the city in two weeks. She spent nearly three hours in Las Vegas on Saturday, touring the Carpenters International Training Center and speaking on behalf of the Biden government’s infrastructure bill, then returned to Los Angeles that afternoon.
Harris’ trip to Las Vegas was part of what the Biden administration called “America’s Back Together” tour to celebrate the nation’s progress, with President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden and cabinet members covering the nation.
This is Harris’ fifth visit to Los Angeles since becoming Vice President.