Muertos Coffee Co.

Muertos Coffee Co.

Oh, the power of a crappy cup of Joe!  Folsom Firefighter/Paramedic, Eli Held was fed up and frustrated with what he calls, “dirt coffee.”  In other words, the really, really bad coffee, regularly served in fire stations.  Delicious and hearty, gourmet meals are known...
Straws For Heroes

Straws For Heroes

Outside of their regular jobs, Kevin Van Klaveren and his wife originally wanted to start their own non-profit for fallen law enforcement officers and firefighters. They encountered challenges in the building stages. Along the way, his wife and her friend turned to...
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...
Peter Goff: Father, Firefighter & LAFD Fire Hog

Peter Goff: Father, Firefighter & LAFD Fire Hog

One of the first things firefighter Peter Goff did after retirement was grow out his beard. “When he worked, he always had very trimmed facial hair. So, when he retired, he was like, I’m going to grow it out,” his daughter Nicole Buss recalled. “As a firefighter you...
The Avery Centre: PTSD Support, Empathy & Guidance

The Avery Centre: PTSD Support, Empathy & Guidance

Donor and volunteer Lyndee Venosta understands the emotional burden carried by firefighters as much as any daughter, wife or therapist possibly can, because she is all three. A Family of First Responders Growing up in a small town in northern California, Lyndee...