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...
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...
A Dog Rescue Caught on Camera with Rick McClure

A Dog Rescue Caught on Camera with Rick McClure

Rick McClure knows that timing and location are important factors for a rescue call. A semiretired LAFD Captain, working a day shift per week in La Habra Heights, near Orange County, he also moonlights as a media photographer, or photo stringer, for ‘crash and burn’...
River Rescue: LAFD Captain John Marasco

River Rescue: LAFD Captain John Marasco

A day of fun to escape from the blistering Arizona heat would have turned tragic for one family if a Los Angeles firefighter hadn’t been in just the right place. It was 105 degrees outside when LAFD Captain John Marasco slid into an inner tube and slowly made his way...