The Los Angeles County Fire Department’s (LACoFD) Lifeguard Division hosted its EMS Recognition Ceremony on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at Battalion 100 Headquarters on the Hermosa Beach Pier.
The ceremony honored exemplary service delivered by LACoFD lifeguards, firefighters and Good Samaritans.
Three “great saves” that epitomized the Department’s core values of Integrity, Teamwork, Courage, Caring, Commitment and Community were highlighted at the event; a buffalo goring at Little Harbor, a respiratory emergency at the Venice Pier and a missing swimmer at Redondo Beach.
Each of these incidents warranted a quick response and proved the power and success of teamwork.
The ceremony not only honored rescuers but also gave them an opportunity to reunite with incident survivors who thanked them for their service.