In Loving Memory: Wilshire the Fire Dog

In Loving Memory: Wilshire the Fire Dog

Wilshire the Fire Dog’s boundless energy, smiling face, friendly, loving nature and tireless commitment to his family, the community and people around him captured the hearts of everyone who met him.  To know Wilshire is to love Wilshire. He touched thousands of lives...
Firefighter Crafted: Special Showcase for First Responders

Firefighter Crafted: Special Showcase for First Responders

Allen Janzen has witnessed the creativity of firefighters. The walls of Los Angeles’ firehouses are filled with artwork and he wants to bring attention to that. Firefighter Crafted Promotes Firefighters’ Crafted Artwork About a year ago, Janzen founded Firefighter...
A Strong Team: LAFD Fire Captain II Victor Aguirre and Hank the Service Dog

A Strong Team: LAFD Fire Captain II Victor Aguirre and Hank the Service Dog

After surviving a massive commercial fire and explosion in Downtown Los Angeles, LAFD Captain II Victor Aguirre welcomes a new recruit to his personal crew: Hank the Service Dog. Working together at the Patriotic Service Dog Foundation, Victor and Hank are teaming up as Victor marches forward on the road to recovery.

Camp Reddy – A Firefighter’s Legacy

Camp Reddy – A Firefighter’s Legacy

Kimberly Reddy understands the depths of grief. Her firefighter husband, Mike, died in 2016 at only 39-years-old from complications of occupational cancer. As she and her young children grieved, she wanted to do something to help other kids who lost a parent....
Going Green to Stop Destructive Fires

Going Green to Stop Destructive Fires

Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firefighter’s Fund Volunteer Teresa Mackey wanted to revamp her backyard with plants that can adjust to the hot climate of Tujunga. Through research, she stumbled upon an article in the L.A. Times about native plants that featured Cassy...