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...
New Firefighters Earn Their Badges: LAFD Graduation

New Firefighters Earn Their Badges: LAFD Graduation

Congratulations to our fire family’s newest members! The Los Angeles City Fire Department welcomes 48 new probationary firefighters to the ranks. Watch as these hard-working men and women receive their coveted badges during a special ceremony on June 30, 2022. The...
Riders Turn Miles into Money

Riders Turn Miles into Money

The LAFD Fire Hogs Motorcycle Club hits the road for its annual Fallen Heroes Memorial Ride. Watch as these firefighters, family and friends share their passion for Harleys and compassion for those in need. The LAFD Fire Hogs M/C has been dedicated to raising money...
LAFD Surviving Spouse Turns Grief into Gift for Others

LAFD Surviving Spouse Turns Grief into Gift for Others

Susan VandePol’s life changed forever after her husband, LAFD firefighter Robert Ortega, passed away. Navigating through the devastating loss, alongside her children, Susan felt a special calling to pursue a new purpose. Lifted up by her faith and the strength of her...
LAFD Air Operations: Brush Fire Ready

LAFD Air Operations: Brush Fire Ready

Stopping wildfires before they cause massive devastation and destruction often requires an attack by land and air. The LAFD Air Operations stands at the ready with an elite fleet of helicopters, specially trained pilots other air support. Check out the team and learn...