Medal of Valor: Harbor Rescue

Medal of Valor: Harbor Rescue

On April 9, 2015, at approximately 6:10 p.m., Engine and Rescue 112, along with a physical rescue assignment, responded to a reported automobile into the ocean near Berth 73 at the Port of Los Angeles. When Engine and Rescue 112 arrived on scene they saw two adults in...
Journey of Love

Journey of Love

On the job, the LAFD Fire Hogs race down the street in fire trucks. Off-duty, they cruise on motorcycles in tribute to their fallen firefighters and to raise money for the families in need. As President, LAFD Battalion Chief Jack Wise shows us it’s an experience...
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...