Recently, Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George donated superhero dolls to the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) to provide emotional support to children dealing with emergency trauma.
On January 24, 2020, Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) Ocean Lifeguard Rafael Ribiero Gonclaves was awarded the Navy Club of the United States’ Military Excellence Award (MEA) for being the top graduate in his recruit training group.
Assistant Fire Chief Derek Alkonis of the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s (LACoFD) Air and Wildland Division received the very first Firefighter Fitness Leadership Award presented at an event hosted by Los Angeles Lakers strength coach Gunnar Peterson and FitFighter founder and CEO Sarah Apgar.
On Friday, January 24, 2020, Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) personnel from Fire Station 156 held a recognition ceremony in honor of Valencia resident Shelby Stuckey.
Celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Chief Deputy Dawnna Lawrence and Deputy Chief William McCloud of the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD), along with several team members, proudly participated in the 35th Annual Kingdom Day Parade on Monday, January 20, 2020, in Los Angeles.
This year’s theme was “Equality for All Humanity, Our Next Step”. Considered the nation’s largest celebration in his honor, the parade is organized by the Congress of Racial Equality of California (CORE-CA).
For the past decade, the Los Angeles County Stentorians has helped coordinate and fund the Department’s participation and delegation.
Each year, celebrities, elected officials, community leaders, local organizations, high school marching bands and first responders take part in the festivities.
On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, the Los Angeles County Fire Museum in Bellflower hosted the first-ever retiree luncheon to acknowledge the dedication and service of Department personnel who retired in 2019.
The Fire Museum’s Board of Directors and Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby expressed their gratitude to all the guests who attended the event.
The luncheon will continue as a bi-annual event to celebrate the hard work and service of all team members who have retired over the years.
On Tuesday, January 14, 2020, First District Supervisor Hilda Solis recognized members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s (LACoFD) East Regional Operations Bureau for their dedicated commitment to County residents.
Recently, the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) received one of two grants from California Water Service through its conservation incentive and rebate program. The other grant was given to the Visalia Fire Department.
On Thursday, December 19, 2019, students at Kwis Elementary School in Hacienda Heights were surprised with a visit from Santa Claus and Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) firefighters from Fire Station 118.