LAFD To Honor 30th Anniversary of Fallen Firefighter's Passing

Sunday, September 26, 2010 |

Fallen Los Angeles Firefighter Frank Hotchkin. Click to learn more...
Fallen Los Angeles Firefighter
Frank Hotchkin
As a friend of the Los Angeles Fire Department, you are cordially invited to join members of the LAFD and their families for the 30th anniversary memorial service to honor fallen Los Angeles Firefighter Frank Hotchkin.

The event will take place at the former Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center in Elysian Park - the site of Frank's untimely passing on September 30, 1980. The site is now named in his honor as an LAFD Training Center.

Please join us...

Monday, September 27, 2010
11:00 AM
LAFD Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center (FHMTC)
1700 North Stadium Way
Los Angeles, 90012

Following the ceremony, a luncheon reception for all guests will take place within the facility, which serves as home to the Los Angeles Fire Department Training Division, but is more affectionately known to the men and women of the LAFD as "Frank's Place".

Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department


Larry Shulman said...

I was there when Frank lost his life, and it was a chilling experience. The normal hustle and bustle of the fireground was replaced with a empty hum sound, and you could sense the lost of energy in all of the firefighters. I knew right away without having to be told the worst possible scenario occurred. Fortunately, for all the fires I have been to over 45 years, only one other time has a firefighter's life been lost while I was there, and I pray that never happens again.

I am delighted Frank is being remembered today. Ten years ago, I approached the CLO at the time, and mentioned the 20th anniversary of Frank's passing was approaching, and should be remembered. I got an immediate brush-off that was disturbing, and I'm glad that disservice has now been corrected.

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