Join LAFD at 'L. A. Works Day of Service 2012'

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 |

LOS ANGELES - Join in a fun, family-friendly volunteer project, that includes fire trucks, food, music, and educational safety workshops. The L. A. Works, a nonprofit volunteer action organization, will be at the Los Angeles Fire Department's Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center for a major grounds and building transformation, Saturday July 21, 2012, from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM.

Volunteers from this year’s, "L.A. Works Day of Service" are gracious enough to tend to one of LA’s most revered landmarks, the Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center in Elysian Park. This  center is often the focal point from which Angelenos honor first responders who have fallen in-the-line-of-duty. The facility, a grand Art Deco building that once housed a Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center, is now a main location for fire department training. It is named after Firefighter Frank Hotchkin, who died after falling through a fire-weakened roof while battling a blaze there in 1980.
Los Angeles WTC Memorial
The center also honors our Nation's first responders. Outside the building stands a 23-ton, 22' tall steel column that was originally part of the lobby structure of the World Trade Center. It is believed to be the largest remnant of the 9/11 attacks on the west coast.

The Los Angeles Fire Department is humbled by the volunteers that will be revitalizing, landscaping, painting and renovating the training center. The L.A. Works stated, "With help from the generous support of local corporations, skilled laborers, and dedicated volunteers, we are poised to give back to our city’s first responders like never before." The sworn and civilian members of the Los Angeles Fire Department look forward to working with you and thank you!

For more information about the day and how to get involved, please visit

www.laworks.com


Submitted by Erik Scott, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

love to help the lafd in any way i can but i'm working that day. please let me know. stay safe. smile by nina :-)

LAFD Media and Public Relations said...

Nina,

Thanks for the note. We do seek to mention such events via this blog, as well as the @LAFDtalk Twitter account and the Department's official Facebook page. We encourage you to stay tuned for future events!

Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

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

LAFD Media and Public Relations said...

Dear Friends of the LAFD,

The men and women of Los Angeles Fire Department and their families were humbled to be joined by hundreds of enthusiastic LAWorks volunteers today as we worked together to maintain and freshen a Southern California landmark. Thank you for so generously donating your time to make the magic happen!

Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

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

LAFD Media and Public Relations said...

Great thanks to the wonderful people at LA Works, their donors and of course *you*... the many volunteers who joined us. Hundreds stood beside the LAFD in the hot sun yesterday, for a beautification project at the Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center. The place looks great! We cannot thank you enough!! http://bit.ly/NFCfqA

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