Firefighting and Emotional Health: Breaking Barriers

Firefighting and Emotional Health: Breaking Barriers

Dr. Steve Froehlich has one professional goal: to improve the well-being of firefighters and their families. Froehlich is the director of the behavior health program at United Firefighters of Los Angeles City/LAFD Center for Health & Wellness, which opened in...
Stilson Cellars Wine: A Firefighter Family’s Dream Come True

Stilson Cellars Wine: A Firefighter Family’s Dream Come True

Making wine along the beautiful Central California coast seemed like a distant dream when Deb Stilson first imagined it. But a leap of faith and a lot of hard work have turned that vision into an exciting new career and lifestyle. At Stilson Cellars, family is at the...
9-1-1 Telemedicine to the Rescue: LAFD Innovation

9-1-1 Telemedicine to the Rescue: LAFD Innovation

When the Los Angeles City Fire Department launched its new telemedicine program at its emergency dispatch center, the staff used physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants to screen potential COVID-19 patients and others calling 911 with...
A Hero Remembered: Firefighters and Cancer

A Hero Remembered: Firefighters and Cancer

Lori Harris, the wife of an LAFD firefighter who passed away in his thirties, shares her personal story and tells us why the difficult journey inspired her to assist other surviving spouses. Bret Harris was a proud member of the Los Angeles City Fire Department. His...
LAFD Greater Alarm Breakfast Club

LAFD Greater Alarm Breakfast Club

Since his retirement from LAFD Fire Station 23, former firefighter and paramedic, Bruce Young, enjoys the company of other retired firefighters in the area over some breakfast. One day, Bruce discovered newsletter software and another fire department holding a...