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...

Medal of Valor

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...

Frank Borden, legendary Firefighter and international leader in emergency operations passes away.

Frank W. Borden, Retired Assistant Chief of the Los Angeles Fire Dept. and Club Member, died April 9. He was 82...

St. Baldrick’s Goes Online

St. Baldrick’s head-shaving parties – a significant national charitable event for the LAFD and LAPD – have gone virtual for 2021...

Four civilian employees of the LAFD retire.

Four civilian employees of the LAFD retired in a ceremony held March 3 at City Hall East...

2 Succumb to COVID

Two first responders from the LAPD increase total to ten during the pandemic. May they rest in peace...

Remembering Ray Guerrero

Last month, Alive! reported on the COVID-related death of PSR Raymond Guerrero, a 911 Operator with 24 years of City service. He died Jan. 7. He is survived by his wife, Debra, also a PSR, and two daughters. Some of his former colleagues in the LAPD/Communications Division shared their memories of Ray...