Los Angeles firefighters are under investigation for allegedly taking part in porn movies on the job, Capt. Jaime Moore of the Los Angeles Fire Department confirmed to NBC4 LA.
This is the second city department this year where employees have been investigated for alleged involvement in porn movies while on duty.
In April, NBC4 LA revealed how two LA traffic cops from the LA Department of Transportation appeared in a porn movie. LAFD insiders recently tipped off NBC4 LA that several firefighters allowed porn producers to use their fire engines in two adult movies that are available on one of the world’s biggest porn websites.
If participation by the firefighters is proven true, it is a violation of department policy, Moore said.
In one of the movies, shot at Venice Beach, LAFD Engine 263 is used as the backdrop by an actress performing lewd acts.
“Look at this fire truck,” says porn actress Charley Chase, as she climbs on the engine and repeatedly exposes herself. “Isn’t that nice?”
It appears that a group of firefighters are watching the movie being shot.
“I know them,” one man says on camera in the reality-style porn flick. "I’m a firefighter.”
Firefighters “set it all up ahead of time” with “the film crew” because they thought it was “good, clean fun,” an insider told NBC4 LA.
In the movie, Engine 263 is parked in two disabled spots — a violation of department policy — apparently so the porn producers could use the truck.
For several minutes of the movie, the actress appears to have free access to the engine, and asks numerous passersby to fondle her.
“Look, I think we have more friends,” she says, as a group of men stop to fondle the actress.
“Zero tolerance for that,” said Capt. Tina Haro, an LAFD spokeswoman.
Fire Chief Brian Cummings has ordered a full-scale investigation into possible misconduct by an undisclosed number of firefighters who allegedly cooperated with the porn producers, Haro said.
“The fire chief is adamant about addressing the issue, finding out what took place,” she told NBC4 LA.
Firefighters might have a tough time explaining how their truck was used in a porn movie. Department policy says “apparatus … shall be kept in sight at all times” by firefighters assigned to it.
The policy also says LAFD employees must “operate apparatus in a way that does not compromise the reputation of the department.”
An insider told NBC4 LA “the battalion chiefs knew. Everyone at the station level knew” about the movie.
“The professional standards division is following all leads, all reasonable leads, leaving no stone unturned” in its investigation, which could take months, Haro said.
That’s in stark contrast to the LA Department of Transportation, where officials learned earlier this year that two parking enforcement officers appeared in another porn movie, while in uniform and on duty.
LADOT didn’t launch a full investigation until the officers' participation was revealed in an exclusive NBC4 LA report.
One officer was fired and another disciplined as a result of the city investigation. Parking Enforcement Chief Jimmy Price retired two years ahead of schedule.
The LAFD brass say they’re taking the allegations seriously. They confirmed they’re investigating not just the firefighters from Venice, but some from another station in Hollywood.
That’s because NBC4 LA learned of yet another porn movie, in which Engine 41 from Hollywood is used as a backdrop.
“Hey, turn around,” a firefighter sitting atop the truck is heard shouting to a topless actress in the movie.
LAFD officials say any employees found violating department policy by cooperating with porn producers will be disciplined.
“The fire chief absolutely will not tolerate the type of thing that might have happened in that videotape," Haro said.