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United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, IAFF Local-112 recently learned from our friend Kenny Stuart with Seattle Fire Fighters Local 27 that Roxanne, the former longtime Seattle Fire Department photographer, is now living here in #pacoima and has been battling Stage 4 Colon Cancer.

She has some good days and unfortunately some tough days as well, but she is a fighter and hopes to move forward with additional cancer treatments in the weeks to come that will keep her with us for many more years.

When the Los Angeles Fire Department Firefighters at FS 98 in Pacoima learned of Roxanne, they decided to pay her a surprise visit to check up on her.

Firefighters stick together and look out not only for one another, but for all of the people in the communities that we serve.

From Seattle to Los Angeles - you are not alone Roxanne. We are with you and we hope to see you back out with your camera capturing the images of the men and women in the fire service doing what we do every single day.

Roxanne - you are now an honorary member of Fire Station 98 in Pacoima, the Perros Locos. We got your back. International Association of Fire Fighters Frank Lima - IAFF GST Nury Martinez Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez California Professional Firefighters American Cancer Society SoCal Fire Photo
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United Firefighters of Los Angeles City Local 112 pays tribute to the 479 new names added to the #IAFF Memorial Wall of Honor in Colorado Springs today who lost their lives in the line of duty. Our #LAFD fire family is here today to honor their sacrifice and commit to supporting their families in the years to come. ... See MoreSee Less

United Firefighters of Los Angeles City Local 112 pays tribute to the 479 new names added to the #IAFF Memorial Wall of Honor in Colorado Springs today who lost their lives in the line of duty. Our #LAFD fire family is here today to honor their sacrifice and commit to supporting their families in the years to come.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Beautiful. Thank you for your service. My condolences

Early this morning, 124 #LAFD Firefighters responded to a major commercial structure fire on Venice Blvd in Palms. One firefighter was transported to the hospital for medical evaluation. In addition, 17 cats perished in the fire, but 2 were successfully resuscitated by our firefighters. Yet another reminder that there are dozens of fires every day in LA City - please be safe. ... See MoreSee Less

Early this morning, 124 #LAFD Firefighters responded to a major commercial structure fire on Venice Blvd in Palms. One firefighter was transported to the hospital for medical evaluation. In addition, 17 cats perished in the fire, but 2 were successfully resuscitated by our firefighters. Yet another reminder that there are dozens of fires every day in LA City - please be safe.Image attachmentImage attachment

Thank you, Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo, for your efforts to help protect our firefighters and our families. #ab2059 will allow firefighters throughout California to have more tools to help keep our communities safe from dangerous materials while also protecting our firefighters who risk their lives daily. Thank you! #IAFF #uflac #firefightersI’m proud to announce that AB 2059 has been signed into law which would require businesses that supply and move hazardous materials to make sales, shipping and transfer information available to the local Certified Unified Program Agencies (CUPAs), that work alongside our firefighters, to identify large quantities of hazardous materials that are currently stored and moved around in ways that they can’t trace.

On May 16, 2020 a fire started at a building on Boyd Street in Downtown Los Angeles. That fire caused a large explosion due to an unknown collection of Butane gas at the property which environmental professionals had no way of knowing was present under the current system of reporting. As a result of that very large and sudden fire, eleven Los Angeles City Firefighters were injured.

Strengthening protections so all Californians can live in a healthy community has always been a critical part of my work.

#AB2059 will give additional tools to our firefighters and environmental professionals to find improperly stored materials before they become a threat to health and safety.
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Thank you, Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo, for your efforts to help protect our firefighters and our families.  #AB2059 will allow firefighters throughout California to have more tools to help keep our communities safe from dangerous materials while also protecting our firefighters who risk their lives daily.  Thank you! #IAFF #UFLAC #firefighters
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