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...
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.

Ruffy at the Ready: Meet a New Canine Search Team

Ruffy at the Ready: Meet a New Canine Search Team

Growing up, L.A. Firefighter Jason Jasgur and his family always surrounded themselves with dogs. His dad volunteered for search and rescue at Los Angeles County Sheriff and trained wilderness search dogs. Assisting his dad with canine training stuck with Jason and...
Jack’s Story

Jack’s Story

I would like to share a story of a dog and his master. True love and devotion comes in many forms and we are blessed to find it in our lives. I pray this true story will teach us all, that God’s love can be found in all circumstances. – Roger Fowble, LAFD Chaplain My...
Special Recognition: HRD K9 Teams

Special Recognition: HRD K9 Teams

The LAFD Human Remains Detection K9 teams bring efficiency and effectiveness to the search and rescue operation for a structure fire in LA neighborhood.

Hero Dogs

Hero Dogs

The LAFD uses dogs to help aid in search operations. But, it takes more than a bag of treats to get these pups ready for action. See more about these amazing dogs at youtube.com/BeforetheBarks.