On Paws: LAFD Arson Investigators

On Paws: LAFD Arson Investigators

Frank Oglesby dedicated more than 35-years of service to the LAFD. As the arson unit’s first canine handler, he made a significant impact, investigating more than 5,000 cases and bringing criminals to justice. We take a look at his illustrious career and the...
Electrocution Rescue Results in Medals of Valor

Electrocution Rescue Results in Medals of Valor

In the evening of August 22, 2012, Task Force and Rescue 60 responded to a reported traffic accident on Magnolia Blvd near Ben Ave in North Hollywood. When they arrived on scene, they found that an auto had sheared a fire hydrant and a street light standard before...
Portrait of Valor

Portrait of Valor

While firefighters don’t serve the public to win awards, there are times when action taken above and beyond is worthy of recognition. Such is the case of LAFD Firefighter/Paramedic Dan Apodaca, who was awarded the Medal of Valor for a brave rescue performed...
Honoring Lane Kemper

Honoring Lane Kemper

LAFD Captain Lane Kemper (1952-2006) embodied the true spirit of camaraderie and was devoted to helping others. His leadership and friendship left a lasting impression on his friends, family and colleagues. As a tribute to Lane, the annual softball tournament was...
Charity Begins at Home

Charity Begins at Home

There is a special connection between Emily Pizinger and her volunteer work for the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firemen’s Fund — her dad, Michael A. Pizinger. When asked what drew her to helping the charity Emily said, “I was a recipient of the...