09/15/2017 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/16/2017 00:15
Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) personnel throughout the County paused on Monday, September 11, 2017, to honor the lives that were lost in the 9/11 terrorist attacks 16 years ago. For first responders, life has never been the same after the loss of their peers who bravely and selflessly ran into danger that tragic day. Fire departments throughout the country have faithfully remembered the sacrifice of these men and women each year.
For LACoFD, the day began at 10:00 a.m. with an 'All Call' activated by the Los Angeles Communications Center with a message of remembrance and a shared moment of silence broadcast over the main dispatch channel to all 174 fire stations and to personnel throughout the Department.
A 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony hosted by the Los Angeles Fire Department was held at the Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center. LACoFD was represented at the event by Fire Chief Daryl Osby along with Strike Team 1103A, Quint 3, and a Sikorsky S-70 Firehawk helicopter that joined with LAFD Air Operations in a missing man formation flyover.
In the Antelope Valley, the Fallen Heroes Memorial Governance Board hosted a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, paying tribute to the recently fallen Sgt. Steven C. Owen and all of the fallen members of fire and law enforcement who have served in the Antelope Valley who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the performance of their duties. The Fallen Heroes Memorial Governance Board includes LACoFD, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the United States Forest Service and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
'It seems to me that we are ever obliged to keep them in our memory with the passing of first responders and more. Let us be ever ever mindful of those who perished then in 9/11,' said Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas as he adjourned the Board's regular meeting on Tuesday, September 12.