Remembering to Say Thank You...

Sunday, October 15, 2006 |

October is a busy time at the Los Angeles Fire Department, but not too busy to say thanks to the many who made our recent Firefighter Memorial Service, Greater Alarm Gala and Firefighter Festival of Hollywood so successful that they've been collectively called "a Hollywood hit"

Thursday's Firefighter Memorial Service was well attended, and words cannot express how much the presence of caring members of our community meant to the families of our fallen.

Friday's Greater Alarm Gala, now in its second year, has become the most elegant public event associated with our Department, and we remain stunned at the spirited support of individuals and institutions who share our vision of a fitting memorial site devoted to Firefighters who paid the ultimate price in protecting Los Angeles.

Additional thanks to our LAFD Brothers and Sisters who brought their award-winning firehouse culinary skills to our Gala dinner guests, including:

- Tortilla Soup from Station 8 in Porter Ranch
- Cesaer Salad & Chinese Chicken Salad from Station 50 in Glassell Park
- Grilled Vegetables & More from Station 27 in Hollywood
- Paella from Station 76 in the Cahuenga Pass
- Barbecue Swordfish from Station 48 in San Pedro
- Barbecue Tri-Tip from Battalion 7
- Barbecue Chicken Kabobs from Division 2

Saturday's Firefighter Festival of Hollywood has affirmed our belief that the Firefighters of our City need this annual close-of-summer chance to thank their many supporters among food, music and fun.

And since many of you asked... the winners from nearly a dozen entries in Saturday's celebrity judged contest for 'Best Firehouse Food':

- 3rd Place: Station 63 in Venice for J Bo's Ribs & Monkey Bread
- 2nd Place: Station 1 in Lincoln Heights for Tafoya's Eastside Tacos
- 1st Place: Station 64 in South LA for Mayo's Boomtown Short Ribs & Rice

Yes, it was a remarkable week. Thanks for helping make the magic happen. We look forward to seeing you at next year's events!

Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department

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Ashley said...

Some Monkey Bread from 63's sound very yummy!

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