Leadership

Los Angeles Firemen’s Memorial

Issue 12 and Volume 97.

Los Angeles Firemen’s Memorial Two seemingly short generations have elapsed since the first paid fireman went to work for the then tiny City of Los Angeles. From that humble beginning to the present great Fire Department of the fourth largest city in the United States is a saga of sacrifice and devotion to duty that equals any tale that has ever come out of the famed Far West. Down through the years of war and peace that have ensued there has been an ever growing list of these men who have paid the supreme sacrifice in serving the citizens of their community. These firemen in their passing, left a void among their comrades and stripped a home of the love and care of a husband, son, or brother. Their deaths are a constant reminder to those remaining that fate in its unpredictable choosing is no respecter of station. There has…

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