Firefighters Daring Rescue of Animal Adoption Center

Firefighters Daring Rescue of Animal Adoption Center

It was a heart-pounding and harrowing time for the staff, volunteers and community members dedicated to a Southern California Animal Adoption Center.  During the October 2019 wildfires, intense and fast-moving flames ignited in the darkest hours, surrounding the Mary...
Ventura County FD Owl Rescue

Ventura County FD Owl Rescue

The Ventura County Fire Department handcrew helped save this injured Great Horned Owl from the Maria Fire. The owl was taken to Camarillo Wildlife Rehabilitation and is already on the mend.   According to CBS News in Los Angeles, these firefighters found the...
A Dog Rescue Caught on Camera with Rick McClure

A Dog Rescue Caught on Camera with Rick McClure

Rick McClure knows that timing and location are important factors for a rescue call. A semiretired LAFD Captain, working a day shift per week in La Habra Heights, near Orange County, he also moonlights as a media photographer, or photo stringer, for ‘crash and burn’...
River Rescue: LAFD Captain John Marasco

River Rescue: LAFD Captain John Marasco

A day of fun to escape from the blistering Arizona heat would have turned tragic for one family if a Los Angeles firefighter hadn’t been in just the right place. It was 105 degrees outside when LAFD Captain John Marasco slid into an inner tube and slowly made his way...
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...