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,...
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...
Firefighters Daring Rescue of Animal Adoption Center

Firefighters Daring Rescue of Animal Adoption Center

It was a heart-pounding and harrowing time for the staff, volunteers and community members dedicated to a Southern California Animal Adoption Center.  During the October 2019 wildfires, intense and fast-moving flames ignited in the darkest hours, surrounding the Mary...
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...
Chaplain George Negrete – Lifetime Achievement Award

Chaplain George Negrete – Lifetime Achievement Award

George Negrete’s parents, Phil and Gloria, raised him and his three older sisters in Gardena. Phil was an ace mechanic, and Gloria was a registered nurse and full-time mom. They were outstanding role models and influences on their children. Although he initially...