Axe of Valor:  LAFD Firefighter Makes a Superior Firefighting Tool

Axe of Valor: LAFD Firefighter Makes a Superior Firefighting Tool

In a quest to make the perfect axe, Los Angeles City Firefighter Jason Knight ended up shaping a tool that has saved firefighters’ lives and caught the attention of fire departments across the country and around the world! His unique creation is a must-have for these...
Quite the Catch: Firefighters Fish for Funds

Quite the Catch: Firefighters Fish for Funds

Throughout the year, the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firefighter’s Fund receives generous donations from a variety of parties—and sometimes, from the unlikeliest of donors. This year, the Fund received a sizable donation from the La Paz Fishing Group, an...
LAFD Drones and Pilots: Meet the UAS Team!

LAFD Drones and Pilots: Meet the UAS Team!

Who are they? What do they do? How do drones save lives and property? Watch as we go inside the Los Angeles City Fire Department’s Unmanned Aerial Systems Program (UAS). L.A.’s elite firefighters are using the latest technology to transform and advance firefighting...
LAFD Firefighters Honored: IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial

LAFD Firefighters Honored: IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial

They made the ultimate sacrifice in service to others. Now, the names of eight Los Angeles City firefighters are permanently etched in stone, a lasting tribute to their bravery and courage. Surviving spouses, children, and other loved ones also were honored and...
A tribute to the K9 officers and handlers of 9/11

A tribute to the K9 officers and handlers of 9/11

Keenly, carefully, and bravely searching through the mangled, smoldering pile of concrete, steel and glass for survivors and victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, K9 officers and handlers played a crucial role in the massive rescue and...
Lieutenant John Pappas: Canine Commanding Officer, NYPD

Lieutenant John Pappas: Canine Commanding Officer, NYPD

From destruction to distinction Fueled by his experiences with 9/11, Lieutenant John Pappas, Canine Commanding Officer with New York City Police Department turned the ravages of the World Trade Center terrorist attacks into his unwavering motivation for attaining...