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...
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...
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...
Heroes on Display at the African American Firefighter Museum

Heroes on Display at the African American Firefighter Museum

It is important to understand the past in order to move toward a bright future. Jimmy Smith, the lead docent at the African American Firefighter Museum (AAFFM) in Los Angeles, understands that well. He regularly guides visitors through powerful exhibits featuring LAFD...
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...
Firefighter Community Gives Back

Firefighter Community Gives Back

Halloween is a favorite holiday here at our charity. Everyone gets into the spirit with office decorations and dressing up for our costume contest. Ana, Angelica, Maria and Jasmine dressed up as The Incredibles for Halloween. They were crowned “The Most Original...