The Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation's annual VALOR Awards Ceremony honors outstanding service above and beyond the call of duty.
VALOR 2022 was held on December 6, 2022 at Dodger Stadium, to honor members of the Los Angeles Fire Department who earned the Medal of Valor, Medal of Merit, Letters of Special Commendation and other departmental recognition.
VALOR 2022 also honored those who have stood steadfastly alongside the Department in supporting key programs and initiatives that have greatly strengthened our community.
VALOR 2022 brought deserved recognition to:
Engineer Mario Rodriguez: Medal of Valor
For his actions during a botched robbery attempt and his efforts to save the life of an off-duty police officer.
Firefighter/Paramedic Michael Jones: Medal of Merit
For his actions on duty, risking his own safety in saving the life of a person trapped in a structure fire
Firefighter Dajon Johnson: Letter of Special Commendation
For his courageous off-duty actions to protect a civilian in danger, facing down the assailant holding a pistol to his face.
Captain II Michael Fortini and Firefighter Tanner Keeler: Letters of Special Commendation
For their actions when they witnessed a violent vehicle rollover on the freeway as they headed home.
Also earning rightful acclaim at VALOR 2022, were...
Cadet Program: Program of the Year
Julie Lytle Nesbit | Whittier Trust: Community Impact Award
Banc of California Foundation: Corporate Impact Award
We welcome you to watch the entire VALOR 2022 Ceremony below...