Shaving the Day

The St. Baldrick’s head-shave event – a fundraiser managed by members of the LAPD and LAFD – is back to being held live and in person this year...

So Long, Stacy

Battalion Chief/EMT Stacy Gerlich, Executive Officer of the Administrative Operations Bureau, retired in February after 35 years of City service. She was one of the department’s most decorated employees...

Chief Terrazas to retire; Fire Marshal Crowley nominated.

City Council President Nury Martinez announced that Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas will retire after nearly 40 years of City service, and that Kristin Crowley, a top deputy with 25 years of City service, has been nominated as City Council President...

Dept. honors Firefighters for heroic acts.

On Nov. 10, the LAFD hosted its annual Valor ceremony at Dodger Stadium. The ceremony, sponsored and produced by the LAFD Foundation, honored 18 who performed over and above the call of duty during 2020-21...

Capt. II Tommy Kitahata: Firefighter of the Year

With 33 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Los Angeles, Capt. II Tommy Kitahata, Club Member, has been named Los Angeles Firefighters Association’s Firefighter of the Year for 2020...

Capt. Godinez: Firefighter of the Year

Capt. II Rick Godinez, Retired, 36 years of City service, Club Member, has been named Firefighter of the Year for 2019...

Carmela Espiritu, Chief Accountant, retires after 33 years of City service.

A goodbye ceremony was held May 5 for Carmela Espiritu, Chief Accountant, LAFD. Carmela retires with 33 years of City service...

Firefighters Robison, Kelly Say Goodbye

Recently, two LAFD veterans retired after long careers. They are: Richard Robison and Tim Kelly...

Fire Dept. hosts annual Civilian Employee Recognition Awards.

On Feb. 5, the LAFD announced the honorees of the 2019 Civilian Employee Recognition Awards. The awards were given in recognition of job performance during 2019...

Dept. honors 5 for heroic acts.

On May 5, the LAFD hosted its annual Medal of Valor ceremony at Dodger Stadium. The ceremony honored five individuals who performed over and above the call of duty during 2020...