Family Support Group

The LAFD Chaplains, in cooperation with the Los Angeles Firemen’s Relief Association, the umbrella organization that runs the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firemen’s Fund, have formed a new alliance for surviving LAFD spouses and other family members. The LAFD Family Support Group was created to assist those who have lost a loved one, either active […]

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2016 Memorial Scholarship Winners

Whenever there is a need the Memorial Scholarship Award is awarded to a dependent of a Los Angeles Firemen’s Relief Association member who passed away while serving as an active Los Angeles City Fire Department member. Your kind donations to the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firemen’s Fund helps our charity carry out this program. Matthew Proost […]

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Keeping a Dad Close to Heart

The loving family of LAFD Pilot Brian Lee (1967-2014) copes with the loss by continuing cherished traditions in his honor. Cheryl Smith shares her appreciation for the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firemen’s Fund and the leaders of its parent organization, the Los Angeles Firemen’s Relief Association. She is grateful for the outpouring of emotional support […]

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Volunteering from the Heart

Join us for just about any event and you are bound to meet Valerie Lawrence, one of the most dedicated volunteers and Relief Association members, and the surviving spouse of LAFD Captain John Lawrence. Whether she’s managing and running the raffle and auction for the Lane Kemper Softball Classic, checking in guests at Hope for […]

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Charity Begins at Home

There is a special connection between Emily Pizinger and her volunteer work for the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firemen’s Fund — her dad, Michael A. Pizinger. When asked what drew her to helping the charity Emily said, “I was a recipient of the fund.” Emily and her dad, a young LAFD Captain fondly nicknamed “Pinky,” […]

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Honoring Our Firefighters

In tribute to the valiant service and dedication our firefighters give to the community, the charity proudly holds a special ceremony in their honor after they pass away.

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