LAX Aircraft Rescue Rigs: Heroes on the Runway

LAX Aircraft Rescue Rigs: Heroes on the Runway

When every minute counts, being the first Aircraft Rescue Firefighter (ARFF) rig to respond to a plane’s distress call on any of Los Angeles International Airport‘s (LAX) four active runways is no easy feat. From alarm to arrival our heroes at Fire Station 80 make...
A Family Legacy

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...
Mike McIndoe: Leading the Marathon Team

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...
Wrench Wars

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...
Sweet on Giving

Sweet on Giving

It didn’t take long for the charismatic Damiano Carrara to become a fan favorite on TV’s popular Food Network.  It took even less time for him to become an honored donor and supporter of our very own Widows & Orphans. Back in 2011, Damiano and his brother,...