Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) firefighters from Fire Station 20, along with deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, were paired with children to select new shoes, clothing and school supplies at a Target store in Norwalk.
On Friday, October 4, 2019, Sherry Holcomb and her family reunited with Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) firefighters from Station 21 in Lawndale to express their sincere gratitude for saving her life.
Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) firefighters from Station 45 in Lakewood participated in the 21st annual Alive & Running 5K for Suicide Prevention in honor of Aaron Yanagisawa, the 14-year-old son of Battalion Chief Al Yanagisawa.
In recognition of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Fourth District Supervisor Janice Hahn joined the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s (LACoFD) Lifeguard Division in painting Tower 60 pink! The “Paint it Pink” event took place on Saturday morning, October 5, 2019 at El Segundo Beach.
On Thursday evening, September 26, 2019, the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s (LACoFD) Division IV personnel participated in a “Tip a Firefighter” fundraiser night at Chili’s restaurant in La Habra to benefit for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Each year since 2007, the restaurant chain commits to raising 30 million dollars to sponsor the St. Jude School Program by Chili’s which helps patients continue their education while receiving treatment.
LACoFD Assistant Fire Chief Patrick Errett and firefighters from Fire Stations 191, 192, 193 and 194 each served customers at Chili’s for tips to be donated to the research hospital. This is the first “Tip a Firefighter” fundraiser that the La Habra location has hosted; the dedicated first responders helped raise $1,300.
By Kaelyn Floyd
Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby was joined by Fourth District County Supervisor Janice Hahn and the City of Whittier’s community leaders and dignitaries for the unveiling of a long-awaited firefighter tribute sculpture on Thursday, October 3, 2019, at Fire Station 28.
The piece “Stronger Together” pays tribute to the heroic acts, hard work and sacrifice of all firefighters as it depicts the inclusive and diverse workforce of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
This is a personal piece for FS 28 as the Department remembers three of its courageous firefighters whom once worked at the station and lost their lives to job-related injuries: Fire Captains Gary Morgan and Porter Griggers and Fire Fighter Paramedic Richard Rowland.
Chief Osby thanked the City of Whittier’s residents, business owners, and it’s Community Foundation for their significant role in the completion of this special project.
On Tuesday, October 1, 2019, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors proclaimed October as “Fire Prevention Month” and also recognized Fire Prevention’s 27th annual Perpetual Fire Prevention Award of Excellence honoree, Fire Captain Jason Nuesca.
On Saturday, September 28, 2019, California State Senator Susan Rubio, South El Monte Mayor Gloria Olmos, Mayor Pro Tem Manual Acosta and Council Member Richard Angel presented a recognition plaque to firefighters at the 13th annual Fire Station 90 Appreciation Day.
On Saturday, September 28, 2019, the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) hosted its fifth annual Girls’ Fire Camp for participants between 14 to 19 years old at the Cecil R. Gehr Fire Combat Training Center in East Los Angeles.