Others Before Self: Class 2023-2
There’s a mindset shared by all 38 firefighters who graduated January 25th, 2024; a desire to serve and put others before self. After completing 20 weeks of intense training, pushing themselves physically and mentally these newly-sworn members of the Los Angeles City Fire Department family earned their badges as well as the utmost respect of family and friends assembled. For these firefighters, this is day one of a lifelong journey alongside the elite ranks of the LAFD.
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- Matching employee donations dollar for dollar
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Wealth of Kindness
Meet Kevin Wright our ultimate hero, giving back to our uniformed heroes and helping our LAFD firefighters and their families in time of need.
About the Charity
Founded more than a century ago, the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firefighter’s Fund is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to helping the families of firefighters injured or killed in the line of duty or facing other crisis.
Firefighters dedicate their lives to helping others. They rush into burning buildings, dangle from helicopters, jump into raging waters, climb into trenches, and race to the frontlines of disaster, all to protect the rest of us.
But when the unthinkable happens, where do firefighters turn for help? The Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firefighter’s Fund. Helping our valiant firefighters in times of trouble is simply not possible without your kind and generous donations.
- Basic living expenses
- Health insurance
- Durable medical equipment
- Memorial scholarships for the children of deceased firefighters
- Other needed financial assistance
Your contributions help provide:
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