Axe of Valor:  LAFD Firefighter Makes a Superior Firefighting Tool

Axe of Valor: LAFD Firefighter Makes a Superior Firefighting Tool

In a quest to make the perfect axe, Los Angeles City Firefighter Jason Knight ended up shaping a tool that has saved firefighters’ lives and caught the attention of fire departments across the country and around the world! His unique creation is a must-have for these...
Quite the Catch: Firefighters Fish for Funds

Quite the Catch: Firefighters Fish for Funds

Throughout the year, the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firefighter’s Fund receives generous donations from a variety of parties—and sometimes, from the unlikeliest of donors. This year, the Fund received a sizable donation from the La Paz Fishing Group, an...
Congratulations to Greg Madrigal

Congratulations to Greg Madrigal

TO GREG MADRIGAL! Greg won field-level tickets to the Dodgers, thanks to the kindness and generosity of The Law Offices of Hart, Mieras & Morris, Inc. Learn more about this wonderful donor.
LAFD Surviving Spouse Turns Grief into Gift for Others

LAFD Surviving Spouse Turns Grief into Gift for Others

Susan VandePol’s life changed forever after her husband, LAFD firefighter Robert Ortega, passed away. Navigating through the devastating loss, alongside her children, Susan felt a special calling to pursue a new purpose. Lifted up by her faith and the strength of her...
Birthday Fundraiser in Memory of LAFD Captain II John Ruedy

Birthday Fundraiser in Memory of LAFD Captain II John Ruedy

We are so honored Helen Hernandez celebrated her birthday by hosting a special online fundraiser in memory LAFD Captain II John Ruedy. The kindness and generosity of friends and family helped Helen raise more than $2,000 for our Widows & Orphans! To start your own...
Running in Memory of Culver City Chief Michael Nagy

Running in Memory of Culver City Chief Michael Nagy

Dearest Friends, Every year, California loses approximately 30 firefighters, and more are critically injured, while in the line of duty. Like wildfire, this leaves a wake of devastation. On March 20, Jane Hart, a dear friend and neighbor, ran the LA Half Marathon as a...