County of Los Angeles
CAPTAIN MARK SAVAGE
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE (323) 881-2413
Date: April 17, 2012
|FIRE CHIEF DARYL L. OSBY|
1320 N. Eastern Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90063
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT HONORS FALLEN HEROES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: LACoFD Public Affairs
LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT
HONORS FALLEN HEROES
WHO: Zev Yaroslavsky, Chair, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors; Don Knabe, Los Angeles County Supervisor 4th District; Fire Chief Daryl L. Osby, Los Angeles County Fire Department and the Los Angeles County Firefighters Memorial Committee.
WHAT: A remembrance service honoring all fallen members of the Department, including the addition of Fire Captain Carrie Henger-Neff, a groundbreaking female firefighter, to the Memorial Wall.
WHEN: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 – 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS
FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL WALL
1320 North Eastern Ave Los Angles, CA 90063
Zev Yaroslavsky, Chair, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, and Don Knabe, Los Angeles County Supervisor 4th District will join Fire Chief Daryl L. Osby in paying tribute to Los Angeles County firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty.
This year’s ceremony will mark the addition of Fire Captain Carrie Henger-Neff, a pioneering female firefighter who was instrumental in creating the Department’s search and rescue canine program, to the Memorial Wall.
Ceremony highlights will include a remembrance of Henger-Neff, reading of Memorial Wall names, laying of memorial wreaths, and a helicopter flyover.
Ample parking for reporters will be available at the Cecil R. Gehr Training Center, located adjacent to the Memorial.
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