The job of LAFD firefighter pilots is risky and awe-inspiring.  It requires specialized skill, extensive on-going training and tremendous responsibility. These Los Angeles City Fire Department pilots never know what a shift may bring, from massive wild fires to cliffside hiker rescues to saving someone from raging flood waters. But one thing is for sure – lives literally hang in the balance for this elite crew of first responders.  Take a look as they share their experience with one of the more daring and challenging rescues they’ve faced – lifting both people and pets off a burning high rise during the Barrington Plaza inferno in Brentwood, California.

For these and all 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.


Firefighter Pilots