2020 Firefighter of the Year – Rick Godinez

2020 Firefighter of the Year – Rick Godinez

The Man! The Myth! The Legend! Fire Captain II Rick Godinez would bristle at us describing him as a legend, but as the 2020 Firefighter of the Year, this 36-year veteran is LAFD royalty, in our book. Getting to ‘Firefighter of the Year’ status has been a long,...
2020 LAFD Graduation

2020 LAFD Graduation

Congratulations Graduates! The LAFD added its newest firefighters to the ranks during a special, modified ceremony.  These men and women received their badges proudly after completing the rigorous training required to earn a spot with one of the most elite fire...
LAFD Firefighter Pilots Daring High Rise Rescue

LAFD Firefighter Pilots Daring High Rise Rescue

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...
Mike McCormick: A Hero Honoring Heroes

Mike McCormick: A Hero Honoring Heroes

Talking to Mike McCormick, you get the impression he’s more surprised than anyone, that a half marathon is in his near future.  The Culver City Fire Department’s retired Assistant Fire Marshal has run a couple of half marathons in the past, but the Charity Challenge,...
Greg Balandran: Pushing Towards the Finish Line

Greg Balandran: Pushing Towards the Finish Line

L.A. Firefighter / Emergency Medical Technician, Greg Balandran, from LAFD Fire Station 60 wanted to cross off two big items on his list of goals: to work for the LAFD and to complete a marathon. Coming from a small station in Riverside, he thought of the LAFD as the...
Firefighter Brandon Taulli: Giving Back

Firefighter Brandon Taulli: Giving Back

L.A. City Firefighter Brandon Taulli loves being a team player on the job and in the community by supporting his fraternity of firefighting families. Brandon was one of the first volunteers for the Widows, Orphans, & Disabled Firefighter’s Fund’s Family Support...