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Memorial for Firefighter/Paramedic Glenn L. Allen

Monday, February 21, 2011 |

Please join us in honoring and commemorating the life of our fallen Firefighter/Paramedic Glenn L. Allen. The Departmental arrangements for the Memorial Service are as follows:

Candlelight Vigil: Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Community/Department Candlelight Vigil for Firefighter/Paramedic Allen will take place from 1830 hours to 2000 hours at Fire Station 78, located at: 4041 Whitsett Avenue.  Gates will open at 1730 hours. 

News Media will be asked to park within the Fire Station back-yard lot against the wall.

Uniform/Attire for Candlelight Vigil:
On-Duty Personnel: Work uniform
Off-Duty Personnel: Business Casual

Memorial Service  Friday, February 25, 2011

The walking Procession (Public Safety and Dignitaries only) will begin at 0830 hours.

The Procession will start from the South Lawn of City Hall (1st Street & Main Street) and end at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels (A distance of five city blocks).  Check-in for personnel will begin at 0600 hours at the intersection of 1st Street & Main Street (please arrive as early as possible prior to start time).

Memorial Church Service:

The Memorial Church service will begin at 0930 hours at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, located at: 555 West Temple Street.  At the conclusion of the walking procession, members will be seated within the Cathedral.  The service will last approximately two hours. 

Media Details:

To assist the media, LAFD Public Information Officers will be on hand at the Cathedral and along procession route. Media parking at the cathedral will be available along the south side of Temple Street between Hill Street and Grand. Satellite trucks only, no personal cars.

Street Closures:

Hard Street closures will start at 6:00 a.m.
Temple Street between Grand Ave and Los Angeles
Main Street between Temple and 2nd Street
Hill Street between 1st and Ord Street
Hill Street between 1st and Temple Street (soft closure to provide local access)

Soft (ITC) Street closures will start at 6:00 a.m.
1st Street between Los Angeles Street and Grand Avenue
Grand Avenue between 1st Street and Hollywood Freeway on-ramp
Grand Avenue between 1st Street and 3rd Street
West Cesar E. Chavez Avenue between 1st Street and 3rd Street

Fire & Other Emergency Response Agencies:

Memorial Reception:

The Memorial Reception will begin at approximately at the Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center.  All Department members and guests are encouraged to attend this Memorial Reception.  Food and refreshments will be provided.

Graveside Service: Private, family and invitation only.

Uniforms: Department members shall wear dress uniform for all of the memorial services (summer dress shall not be worn).  Off-duty members are encouraged to wear the dress uniform as well.

Please be advised: Sadly individuals are attempting to solicit donations in the name of Fallen Firefighter/Paramedic Glenn L. Allen. If anyone tries to contact you via phone, email, or front door attempting to collect money on behalf of the Los Angeles Fire Department and or Fallen Firefighter Glenn Allen, Call 911. 

There have been recent reports of people going door to door carrying cans, asking for money, taking advantage of this tragedy.

Our deepest condolences go out to the Allen family!

Submitted by Devin Gales & Erik Scott, Spokesmen
Los Angeles Fire Department


Anonymous said...

Glenn was a blessing to our community!

Anonymous said...

God Bless Glenn for doing his job and risking his life assisting other's.
He passed away on Feb. 18 and his grandson was born Feb. 19. This is such a tragedy for us all.

Anonymous said...

My heart and prayers go out to the family and friends and all the firefighters who morn the loss of Glen. I may not know him personally, but I know him in my heart as a fellow firefighter who loves my job as he did. LA County Firefighter.

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It was sad to hear every important person in our lives passed away. But we need to set them free and hold all the memories that they gaved to us...Condolence for his family..You may rest in peace Firefighter Gleen L.Allen

Cruz said...

God Bless all fire fighters and their families for the heroic service they provide to us all. Thank you and may Glenn Allen rest in peace and his family take solace in the knowledge that he was a hero.

Anonymous said...

Can anyone tell me how I can donate to his family (his grandson's college fund). I don't see the info on this site

Anonymous said...

I am the daughter of Fire Captain Vaughn Joseph Johnstone, who served many years with the Detroit FD. He retired to California so he and his young bride could raise his my sister and I who came to him later in life. I know my father, dedicated to the fire department until the day he died, was on the welcoming line to escort fire fighter Glenn Allen in
to Heaven. God is with all of our firefighter family, RIP Fire Fighter Allen!

June Johnstone Maxson
Palmdale California

Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace Firefighter Allen. Your service will never be forgotten.

CAL Fire Sister said...

GOD Bless all of his family, friends and LAFD Brothers and Sisters! He gave the greatest gift... What an amazing man, now a hero that will forever be remembered.

Jim Zaccaria said...

RIP Glenn Allen. I Know that Angels have been dispatched to protect and guide your family and friends as they determine how to navigate life without you_I fully Focus On That Vision in a moment of silence Now.
Thank You And your fellow Firefighters for Living By John 15:13 Our desire for you is a Long & Fruitful Life.

Dr. Ron Stewart said...

My most profound sympathies to Glenn's family on their tragic loss; his life, the warmth of his friendship and his final sacrifice for others are honoured well beyond the place he called home.

Ronald D. Stewart, OC, MD, DSc
Former Director of Paramedic Training (1974-1978), Los Angeles County;
currently Professor of Emergency Medicine, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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