9-1-1 Telemedicine to the Rescue: LAFD Innovation

9-1-1 Telemedicine to the Rescue: LAFD Innovation

When the Los Angeles City Fire Department launched its new telemedicine program at its emergency dispatch center, the staff used physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants to screen potential COVID-19 patients and others calling 911 with...
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...
Lillie Vehling: Helping Firefighter Families Stay Connected

Lillie Vehling: Helping Firefighter Families Stay Connected

At 15 years old, Lillie Vehling is already a powerhouse of ideas and action.  The freshman, at Notre Dame High School, in Sherman Oaks, is just a few clicks away from launching ‘Fire Family Ladder’ a project aimed at keeping LAFD families connected to their extended...
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...
California Pizza Kitchen: Raising the Dough

California Pizza Kitchen: Raising the Dough

Given its history, it’s no surprise that California Pizza Kitchen has close ties to the Southern California community. Founded in Beverly Hills, the restaurant chain boasts more locations in SoCal than any other region. Therefore, teaming up with the Widows, Orphans...