Peter Goff: Father, Firefighter & LAFD Fire Hog

Peter Goff: Father, Firefighter & LAFD Fire Hog

One of the first things firefighter Peter Goff did after retirement was grow out his beard. “When he worked, he always had very trimmed facial hair. So, when he retired, he was like, I’m going to grow it out,” his daughter Nicole Buss recalled. “As a firefighter you...
A Dog Rescue Caught on Camera with Rick McClure

A Dog Rescue Caught on Camera with Rick McClure

Rick McClure knows that timing and location are important factors for a rescue call. A semiretired LAFD Captain, working a day shift per week in La Habra Heights, near Orange County, he also moonlights as a media photographer, or photo stringer, for ‘crash and burn’...
Kids with a Cause: Bake Sale Helps Firefighters Fund

Kids with a Cause: Bake Sale Helps Firefighters Fund

At Heschel Day School, in Los Angeles, students from transitional kindergarten through the 8th grade receive important lessons and take Jewish community values to heart. They also get to experience the joy of learning paired with a sweet treat. To the delight of...
John White: Legend Laid to Rest

John White: Legend Laid to Rest

Very few people on this job are recognized as legends within their lifetime. John White was one. John White was born on January 26, 1934. In 1951, At the age of 18, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served on the destroyer U.S.S. Brown during the Korean War. He...
Fire Protection: Stand Back, We Goat This!

Fire Protection: Stand Back, We Goat This!

Selena Goatmez is champing at the bit (more like chomping) to combat wildfires before they happen. Leading a crew of more than 100, Selena and company, which includes Billy (as in “The Kid”), Rancher and Vincent Van Goat, have joined forces to create safe zones around...