Blazing the Trail: A Camp for Future Female Firefighters

Blazing the Trail: A Camp for Future Female Firefighters

For firefighters to climb the career ladder, they must be able to handle physical, mental, and emotional obstacles in their path. Plus, they need the know-how, confidence, and resolve to do it again the next day. Girls Camp an LAFD youth program, strives to develop...
Camille Sander: Creating a New Generation of Giving

Camille Sander: Creating a New Generation of Giving

It all started with a lemonade stand on a busy street corner in Oak Park. For the past three years, neighbors knew they could find Camille Sander at the same spot week after week, selling fresh-squeezed juice, homemade cookies and handcrafted bracelets she made...
Hidden Heroes: Family Support Group

Hidden Heroes: Family Support Group

As our LAFD heroes put themselves at risk, some lesser-known heroes are always alongside them. These are the wives, husbands, sons and daughters, who sacrifice so much, yet ask for so little in return. Family members like Valerie Lawrence, who now is dedicated to...
Firefighter Saves Four Children

Firefighter Saves Four Children

On January 16, 2017, Task Force 33 responded to a structure fire at a bungalow in the Vermont Knolls neighborhood of South Los Angeles. Heavy smoke and flames were showing from the front of the house when they arrived on scene. While performing forcible entry onto the...
LAFD Firefighter Kelly Wong

LAFD Firefighter Kelly Wong

Our deepest condolences to the family of LAFD Firefighter Kelly Wong, and to all of our firefighter family as we mourn the loss of one of our own.