This week Los Angeles lost a true hero, firefighter Brent A. Lovrien, age 35, a 10 year veteran of the LAFD assigned to the ‘A’ Platoon at Fire Station 95 since October 2005. He died shortly after arrival at the Centinela Freeman Regional Medical Center, Marina Campus after responding to an explosion in Westchester.
“Get well soon” wishes go out to engineer Anthony J. Guzman, age 48, an 18 year veteran of the LAFD assigned to the ‘A’ Platoon at Fire Station 95 since February 2002, who suffered multiple fractures and facial trauma at the same event. He was transported to the UCLA Medical Center in Westwood, where he remains in serious but stable condition following surgery.
A couple of ways you can show your support to our LAFD family:
- The L.A. Firemen’s Relief Association Widows, Orphans and Disabled Firemen’s Fund maintains a website here.
- Prior to this week’s tragic events, the Fire Family Foundation had planned a fundraising event at the Cold Stone Creamery in North Hollywood. Saturday, March 29, 2008 from 11:30 AM to 10:30 PM. Cold Stone Creamery @ 5300 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91601
- Siel of Green LA Girl does her “twice-weekly sharing of eco-shwag.” Today’s giveway is a “I Heart Fair Trade” tote bag.
- L.A. Can’t Drive documents reports of bad drivers and parkers around L.A. Yesterday’s post is entitled “Stubborn Prick in a Spectra”
This incident is just a classic case of Los Angeles arrogance. This preppy young punk who thought he was so bad ass driving this Kia Spectra made a non-signaling left turn from Curson onto 6th St. directly in front of a car that was going straight. The other car honked in protest, and this motherfu*ker had the gall to honk back. Now make no mistake, he knew exactly what he did was wrong, but he just didn’t give a damn.
A barista said to the other two baristas while making my chai latte, “You know I send my brother my screenplays to correct. He only has an 8th grade education and he corrects my screenplays!”
LAFD File Photo of Firefighter Brent Lovrien courtesy of LAFD.ORG