LAFD Foundation Presents VALOR Awards 2023

Monday, November 13, 2023

The Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation's annual VALOR Awards Ceremony honored outstanding service above and beyond the call of duty.

Ceremony Welcome Starts at 30.00 - Main Presentations Begin at 1.34.34

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VALOR 2023 was held on November 13, 2023 at Dodger Stadium, to honor members of the Los Angeles Fire Department who earned the Medal of Merit, Letters of Special Commendation, and LAFD Unit of the Year Award.

VALOR 2023 also honored those who have stood steadfastly alongside the Department in supporting key programs and initiatives that have greatly strengthened our community with the Community Impact Award, and Foundation of the Year.

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VALOR 2023 brought deserved recognition to:

Sophia Grace Foundation: Foundation of the Year

Christina Singleton - President

Cindy Yao - Vice President


Cedars Sinai: Community Imact Award

Zeke Triana - Vice President of Facilities Planning, Design, and Construction

Ryan Tuchmayer - Director of Emergency Mangement


Arson Counter-Terrorism Section: LAFD Unit of the Year

Arson Counter-Terrorism Section

David Reddix - Battalion Chief

Stephen Phillips - Captain II


Letter of Special Commendation

Florin Sarbu - Captain I

David Duran - Apparatus Operator

Darren Lloyd - Firefighter/Paramedic


Medal of Merit

Kari Field - Firefighter

Jason Lawrence - Firefighter/Paramedic

Tai Trinh - Apparatus Operator

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