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...
Medal of Valor: Darin Laier

Medal of Valor: Darin Laier

Kauai Beach Rescue In October 2015, Engineer Darin Laier, who at the time held the rank of firefighter, was on vacation in Kauai, Hawaii, with his wife and four-year-old triplets. Laier and his family were enjoying an afternoon at Queen’s Bath, an area on the north...
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...
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...