Special Commendation: Firefighter Kenneth Fraser

Special Commendation: Firefighter Kenneth Fraser

“Forget what hurt you in the past, but never forget what it taught you.” Firefighter Kenneth Fraser has been able to apply this sincere quote from an unknown artist to his own life, both on and off duty. On January 24, 2017, while off duty, heading home from the...
Daring Sherman Oaks Rescue

Daring Sherman Oaks Rescue

Millions watched on television as a woman, dressed all in black, stared at her feet dangling over the side of the 21-story City National Bank Building in Sherman Oaks. As news helicopters hovered overhead broadcasting live video across the region, police and fire...
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...
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...