Firefighters scale and scrub The Eagle Rock

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Members of the Los Angeles Fire Department’s  Urban Search & Rescue Unit did double duty today, practicing their rock climbing skills while scrubbing off graffiti at the top of The Eagle Rock. Today’s clean up was scheduled after The Eastsider reported late last month that the tagging at the top of the neighborhood landmark was too high and dangerous for city crews to remove.  But, after being contacted by Councilman Jose Huizar’ office, the LAFD Search & Rescue team agreed to take on the clean up task.  A faint outline of the graffiti remained visible on The Eagle Rock after this morning’s clean up but was far less noticeable. Makes you wonder how that urban tagging crew managed the feat in the first place.

Related posts:
Firefighters bust graffiti atop The Eagle Rock. Patch
A search and rescue operation for graffiti-marred Eagle Rock landmark. L.A. Now
Graffiti removal on Eagle Rock. L.A. Weekly

Photos courtesy Council District 14


  1. This makes me very happy!

  2. So basically I am waiting for the city council or whoever to sign the order to have these or related taggers crucified upon this rock. I think it would send a strong message: Tag Eagle Rock, Get Crucified. Simple as that.

  3. Well done LAFD!
    Now we just need them to sit at the bottom with their most powerful water cannon and wait for the taggers!

  4. God I hate taggers. Scumbags. I hope they are satisfied with all the city funds they waste each year in clean up.

  5. I believe I saw them working on the rock yesterday. Great to hear !
    This removal not only cleaned up the view it also gave the Fire Department a little rescue practice.

  6. I just want to give my thanks to the men and women of the LAFD Search and Rescue Squad for their work on this project. They should know that the citizens of Eagle Rock are very proud and appreciative of the work they have done.

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