LOS ANGELES - Groups of volunteers were formally recognized on February 20, 2018, by the City of Los Angeles Fire Commission and Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas, for their critical help at recent historic wildfires in Los Angeles.
Members from LAFD Community Emergency Response Team, Rio Hondo Fire Academy, Notre Dame High School, and VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System have truly exemplified a giving spirit. We are particularly appreciative for the hard-work they demonstrated for several weeks during the “La Tuna”, “Creek” and “Skirball” fires. They established base-camps, assisted with supplies, and provided countless logistical work that freed up our firefighters to continue battling on the front lines. They provided over 800 lunches in one hour during the La Tuna fire, assisted picking up 10's of thousands of feet of hose-line, fueled vehicles so firefighters could each lunch, and even patrolled base camps for spot fires, due to ember casts, and extinguished them. These noble volunteers are truly a part of the LAFD Team and we thank LAFD Captain Christopher Winn's continual oversight.
Their willingness to perform community service of their own free will, without receiving monetary compensation, is truly admirable. The LAFD Administration wants all volunteers to know that we are all moved by your excellent example of selflessness.
There are a number of specialized volunteer programs within the LAFD that you can become involved in. We invite you to learn more about some of these fun and specialized programs.
LAFD CERT VOLUNTEERS
RIO HONDO FIRE ACADEMY VOLUNTEERS
NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS
VETERAN AFFAIRS of Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
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