Marathon Team Supporter: La Cabana Restaurant

Randy Araiza, a LAFD Firefighter with Metropolitan Fire Communications is serving up a little kindness as an honored L.A. Fire marathon team supporter. As part owner of the family-run La Cabana Restaurant in Santa Paula, California, he made a generous donation to support his LAFD colleague, Miguel Rodriguez, and his wife Irene who are running […]

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Underwater Firefighters: LAFD Dive Team

Working blindly at the scene of an emergency, clock ticking, one hand stretched out for protection from metal and other debris tossed into the harbor for more than a century, deep below the cold, pitch-black waters of the Los Angeles Harbor, is the specially trained LAFD Dive Team. These first responders see opportunities where others […]

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A Family Legacy

For LAFD Firefighter Ryan Penrod, giving back to the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firemen’s Fund, is a family affair that started in tribute to his uncle and includes a spunky and talented Dalmatian.

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Mike McIndoe: Leading the Marathon Team

Third generation firefighter Mike McIndoe is leading the “L.A. Fire” team in preparations for the 2017 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon. The goal is to raise $35,000 by marathon day, Sunday, March 19, 2017. Mike sees this as an opportunity to give back to an organization which provides comfort and security to firefighter families, especially […]

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Wrench Wars

It would be a major understatement to say Johnathan Theodore loves cars. Well before he shared his talent on MAVTV’s Wrench Wars, Johnathan grew up in a world of auto shops and fabrication specialists. So what made him pursue a career in firefighting? And what made him ply his favorite pastime to help the Widows, […]

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Medal of Valor: Harbor Rescue

On April 9, 2015, at approximately 6:10 p.m., Engine and Rescue 112, along with a physical rescue assignment, responded to a reported automobile into the ocean near Berth 73 at the Port of Los Angeles. When Engine and Rescue 112 arrived on scene they saw two adults in the ocean near the dock. Bystanders were […]

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