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Line of Duty Deaths

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Recent Posts

LODD: Oakland Assistant Chief Sean Laffan

Oakland Local 55 and Oakland Fire Department are saddened to announce the loss of one of their own. Assistant Chief Sean Laffan, passed on November 16, 2020 at the age of 42 from prolonged cardiac arrest. Brother Laffan began his career with Oakland Fire Department in … Read More

Deaf Ladies of Pleasanton helping firefighters

“We saw how he was fighting the fire, sleeping on the ground, and getting up and fighting fires again, and eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches,” Rems-Smario said. “Several firefighters lost their own homes this year, too.” The Deaf Ladies … Read More

2020 CA Firefighters Memorial Tribute

On Saturday, September 26th, the California Fire Foundation premiered the 2020 California Firefighters Memorial Tribute. This moving video tribute commemorates 32 fallen California firefighters whose names are being added to the California Firefighters Memorial in Sacramento. Watch the Memorial Tribute … Read More