Veteran LAFD Captain Dies In Arizona Accident

Monday, May 07, 2007 |

From the United Firefighters of Los Angeles City (UFLAC)...

Death of Captain Danny Cypert, UFLAC Secretary

LAFD Captain and UFLAC Secretary Danny Cypert
4/2/42 - 4/27/07

It is with overwhelming sadness that the paramedics and firefighters of the Los Angeles Fire Department mourn the loss of UFLAC Executive Board Secretary, Captain Danny Cypert.

Brother Cypert died in an accident on Friday, April 27, 2007 while riding his Harley with friends in Arizona. A dear friend of Danny’s put it best on Friday evening when he said, "The Fire Department and his Harley were his life. I never met a more gracious, humble, sincere, and pleasant human being."

A dedicated member of the LAFD for nearly 38 years, Danny celebrated his 65th birthday on April 2nd. An experienced motorcycle rider of many years, Danny left us doing that which he loved.

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INFORMATION NOTICE

SUBJECT: MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR CAPTAIN DANNY G. CYPERT


THE LOS ANGELES FIRE DEPARTMENT IS DEEPLY SADDENED TO LOSE A MEMBER OF OUR FIRE DEPARTMENT FAMILY. CAPTAIN DANNY G. CYPERT DEDICATED HIS CAREER TO THE LAFD FOR NEARLY THIRTY-EIGHT YEARS AND WILL BE MISSED. THE FOLLOWING IS INFORMATION CONCERNING THE MEMORIAL SERVICE TO HONOR HIS LIFE.


DATE: MAY 10, 2007

MEMORIAL SERVICE LOCATION:

FIRE STATION 5
8900 SOUTH EMERSON STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA 90045

TIME: 10:00 A.M.

UNIFORM DETAIL: UNIFORM DETAIL MEMBERS NOT PARTICIPATING IN THE APPARATUS PROCESSION SHALL REPORT TO FIRE STATION 5 AT 9:00 A.M.

CONTACT: CAPTAIN MICHAEL CASTILLO, FS 20 AT (213) 485-6220

APPARATUS PROCESSION: APPARATUS, AMBULANCES AND LAFD FIRE HOGS IN THE PROCESSION WILL STAGE AT DOCKWEILER BEACH AT:

8:00 A.M.
9400 VISTA DEL MAR, PLAYA DEL REY
CONTACT: CAPTAIN AL WARD, OSCAR SCOTT OR ANDREW RUIZ AT FIRE STATION 5,(213) 485-6205 OR (916) 502-3683.

LAFD FIRE HOGS ORGANIZATION: THE LAFD FIRE HOGS ORGANIZATION IS REQUESTING THAT ANY MEMBERS WISHING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROCESSION TO HONOR THEIR FELLOW BROTHER TO CONTACT: JACK WISE AT (805) 492-3701 OR (805) 490-8169.

LUNCHEON: A LUNCHEON WILL FOLLOW THE SERVICES AT FIRE STATION 5.

THE “LAST CALL” RECEPTION: THE “LAST CALL” RECEPTION WILL FOLLOW THE LUNCHEON AT:

RADISSON HOTEL
6161 CENTINELA AVENUE
CULVER CITY, CA 90230

CONTACT: MICHAEL KAMMERER AT
(805) 338-4688 OR (805) 527-0028

DONATIONS: IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, DONATIONS CAN BE MADE TO:

LOS ANGELES FIREMEN’S RELIEF ASSOCIATION WIDOWS, ORPHANS & DISABLED FIREMEN’S FUND:

2900 WEST TEMPLE STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA 90026

LOS ANGELES FIREMEN’S CREDIT UNION DANNY CYPERT MEMORIAL FUND:
ACCOUNT # 1994400S2
1520 WEST COLORADO BLVD.
PASADENA, CA 91105

VOLUNTEERS: ANY UNIFORM MEMBERS WISHING TO VOLUNTEER TO DRIVE AMBULANCES IN THE APPARATUS PROCESSION PLEASE CONTACT:

CAPTAIN OSCAR SCOTT OR CAPTAIN ANDREW RUIZ AT FIRE STATION 5
(213) 485-6205.

THE APPROPRIATE DRESS FOR THE "LAST CALL" RECEPTION WILL BE CIVILAN ATTIRE. ALL MEMBERS SHALL CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF DANNY G. CYPERT WITH THE DIGNITY, RESPECT AND LOVE THAT HE WOULD EXPECT.
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Additional information is available at:

http://www.uflac.org/


Danny's Nephew has also posted a note on his family blog.

Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department

13 comments:

"The HippyDan Family" said...

Hi, my name is Daniel Ray Cypert, Danny Cypert was my uncle. I live in Arkansas, so I didn't get to see Danny that often, but I can attest to this: It is true what his friend said about the LAFD and riding his Harley being his life. He loved them both dearly. Even though I hate to see him leave this world, I take solitude in knowing that he left this world doing something that he loved. Keep on riding Uncle Danny!

Anonymous said...

Hey Brian, sad news about Capt Cybert. Why didn't you guys post something like this for Jess Pasos?

LAFD Media and Public Relations said...

Anonymous 4:25,

We also remain saddened by the off-duty deaths of our active-duty colleagues including Jess Pasos... not to mention the many recent retirees whose untimely passing cuts short our opportunity to share, learn and say thanks.

The blog posting above is a direct quote of information provided to our office by UFLAC.

Much like the information we periodically post regarding retirees, we rely on others to collate and submit detailed data that we may edit and distribute on-line.

Sadly in Jess' case, no one provided us with information to share.

If you have any questions, please give me a call at the PSO Desk on any 'B' Shift. We're all in this together - and we're here to help!

Fraternally Yours in Safety and Service,

Brian Humphrey
Firefighter/Specialist
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

LAFD Media and Public Relations said...

Daniel,

Thank you for writing in your time of grief.

On behalf all who had the honor of serving alongside your uncle, please accept our condolence in what is an indescribable loss for the Fire Service.

Daniel, your namesake uncle's bright mind, skilfull hands and generous heart will be sorely missed by his Brother and Sister Firefighters, and even more so, the residents of Los Angeles he so selflessly served.

With Sorrow,

Brian Humphrey
Firefighter/Specialist
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

Anonymous said...

I will miss Captain Cypert, he was one of the best men to ever wear the Badge....

Ashley said...

I am sorry to hear about the passing of Capt. Danny Cypert.

My thoughts and prayers are with his family and his LAFD family.

ASHLEY ROGERS
Arkansas
LAFD Buff

Anonymous said...

Danny Cypert will be greatly missed. I received an e-mail on Saturday morning and like all of us, I was shocked. I had just seen him at a retirement dinner and he was looking forward to the ride. I have been lucky to work with and for Danny over the last 33 years. Danny had a gently way about him that will be missed. Yes, each day is a blessing and Danny did what he loved to do. Thank you, Danny for touching all our lives.
Allen Albera-retired LAFD

Jim Perry said...

Danny:

Those of us that were fortunate enough to know and work with your uncle Danny are truly heart-sick with the loss of our dear brother.

I've known Danny for well over 30 years and he was always a "gentle-man" and always available to help anyone in time of need.

I spent considerable time with Danny at our IAFF Presidential Conference in Washington D.C. a couple months ago and we had long discussions on the history of the old Paramedics Union and the United Firefighters of Los Angeles City Local 112 Union (UFLAC).

Danny’s many contributions to the members of the LAFD will never be forgotten.

In our last Union Election Danny was elected Secretary to UFLAC and jumped right in with his incredible energy, knowledge and compassion to serve his brothers and sisters on the LAFD.

Several photos of Danny appear in our May/June Issue of the Los Angeles Firefighter newspaper, as well as his own column. In that issue you can see him lobbying and working for legislation to benefit Firefighters and EMS personnel across our great country. One photo that I particularly like is the one showing Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger serving Danny breakfast while he was in Sacramento.

I can promise you that we will be doing an honorable and respectful tribute to Danny in our July/August issue of our paper.

We can find solace in knowing that Danny accomplished so much and lived life to its fullest. He will be missed by everyone who was lucky enough to have known him.

Our hearts and prayers are with Danny, his family and friends during this most difficult time.

With fraternal love and respect,

Jim Perry, Captain II
LAFD Retired
Editor, The Los Angeles Firefighter
UFLAC, Local 112, IAFF, AFL-CIO-CLC

Jon Fasana said...

I have known Danny Cypert for over 40 years. He was one of my best friends from my days at the LAFD. I served with him as both a Paramedic and Union Officer with the original Paramedic Union. I was the Union President and Danny was our Secretary/Treasurer. He was a strong advocate and supporter for his fellow workers.

I was proud to promote Danny to an EMS Officer position while I was the Chief Paramedic and Bureau Commander of the EMS Bureau. Danny always did an outstanding job for the LAFD and the people of los Angeles. He was a true professional and always a gentleman.

I could always rely on him for friendship and sound advise. He visited me in Waco, Texas when I was the City Fire Chief. I will greatly miss him.

God bless him and his family.

Jon Fasana, Chief Paramedic / Bureau Commander
LAFD Retired,
Fire Chief
City of Waco, Texas Retired

Nili Steiner, RN, Prehospital Care Coordinator, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Emergency Department said...

It is with great sadness that I write this...Danny Cypert was a sweet, funny man who loved riding. He would come into the ER and we would find each other and instantly start talking about motorcycles and how much we both loved riding. I also remember how much he loved his LAFD colleagues. He will be remembered by me with that big, toothy grin of his and zest for life. You will be very, truly missed, Danny Cypert...

rpmoreno@cbs.com said...

I knew Danny thru my friend,a retired LAFD paramedic.I'm so sad by his passing.Such a great man.I'll never forget a lunch with him at The Hat in Rosemead just telling stories.My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.


Raul

Miralce Mile,Wilshire Blvd

Anonymous said...

Danny was the minister for my wedding in July 1999. He did an incredible job. I won't forget the advise he gave us when we had breakfast together before the wedding, like "don't sweat the small stuff". We will miss him.

Scott Hood

Cal said...

Danny was my first EMS supervisor on the job. I always regarded Capt. Cypert as one of my closest friends in the LAFD. He became a neighbor when he bought a house in North Edwards. However rarely did I see him there because he was either working SOD or on one of his long motorcycle vacations. I will miss him and always will cherish his memory.
Cal McIntyre

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