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Monday, May 20, 2013

San Jose: CAL FIRE Firefighter in need of help after family members slain #CaFire #CALFIRE

 On May 15, 2013 the family of CAL FIRE Firefighter, Luis Herrera-Martinez, was stricken with a great tragedy. His mother-in-law Yolanda Ramirez and 1-year old nephew, Gabriel Ramirez, were found dead, and his 3 year old daughter, Joclyn Herrea, sustained serious injuries during a vicious knife attack in the Alum Rock area of San Jose.

While Joclyn continues down the road to recovery, Firefighter Herrera-Martinez and his family are faced with increasing financial expenses including significant medical expenses and the impending cost of two (2) funerals.

“In lieu of flowers we are asking family and friends to make donations to the Fire Family Foundation a 501 (3) (c) “In loving memory of Yolanda and Gabriel Ramirez”.

 The funds collected will be used to assist with medical expenses and the cost of the funerals that will need to be coordinated to lay their loved ones to rest. 

You may visit the Fire Family Foundation website at and click on the donations tab at the top of the page and it will take you to a list of information that will show you various ways that you can donate. The Foundation takes all forms of credit cards and for those individuals that are Los Angeles Firemen’s Credit Union members you can donate via FIRE OnLine Home Banking. Checks can be made payable to (in the memo section of the check, reference Yolanda & Gabriel Ramirez):

Fire Family Foundation
815 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041

Please take a moment to consider donating to a memorial fund that has being set up in their name through the

Please feel free to contact our offices at 800/5-FFF-GIVE (800/533-3448). Thank you.


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