Lori Harris, the wife of an LAFD firefighter who passed away in his thirties, shares her personal story and tells us why the difficult journey inspired her to assist other surviving spouses. Bret Harris was a proud member of the Los Angeles City Fire Department. His battle with cancer also motivated Lori to get involved in efforts to educate first responders about the many health risks that come with a career in the fire service.


Helping LAFD Firefighters & Families Facing a Serious Crisis

For the brave men and women of the LAFD, should anything ever happen to them during a lifetime of service, the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firefighter’s Fund is here to fulfill their needs. As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity founded more than a century ago, our organization is dedicated to helping the families of LAFD firefighters facing a serious crisis, such as being injured or killed in the line of duty. Thanks to kind and generous contributions, the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firefighter’s Fund makes a significant impact, providing assistance with basic living expenses, health insurance premiums, durable medical equipment, and awarding memorial scholarships to children of firefighters who died while active duty.

LAFD Brett Harris' familyThe needs of firefighters are unique because the profession poses many dangers and consequences. Thanks to our many kind and generous donors, Bret, Lori and their children received many valuable benefits and services as they faced this devastating crisis.

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