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VALOR is the Los Angeles Fire Department’s annual awards ceremony honoring exemplary LAFD members for outstanding service above and beyond the call of duty. Please mark your calendars for this exciting celebration of their life-saving actions. Ticket packages and individual ticket sales information to be announced soon.

WHEN: November 13, 2023

WHERE: Dodgers Stadium, 1000 Vin Scully Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

TIME: 4:30 p.m. Sponsor Reception | 6:00 p.m. Program Begins | 6:30 p.m. Dinner is Served

FUNDS RAISED: All proceed raised through corporate sponsorship, ticket sales, and the silent auction will benefit the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation in purchasing life-saving tools and equipment for our LAFD firefighters.

This year’s anticipated funding priorities include:

  • Structure Fire Helmets to replace all existing LAFD structure fire helmets to ensure the safety of our firefighters. 

  • Fast Response Vehicle Converters to maximize the LAFD’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) fleet so they can accommodate the uptick in medical call responses.

  • Body Armor Vests are used by firefighters when responding to domestic violence calls, stabbings, and shootings.

Valor 2023 Honorees

Medal of Merit    

Firefighter Kari Field

Firefighter/Paramedic Jason Lawrence

Apparatus Operator Tai Trinh

Special Commendation

Apparatus Operator David Duran

Firefighter/Paramedic Darren Lloyd

Captain I Florin Sarbu

Unit of the Year

Arson Counter-Terrorism Section

Community Impact Award


Foundation of the Year

SophiaGrace Foundation 


Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Please click below for more information, or contact Tara Gurlides for details. (310) 552-4139 | 

2022 VALOR honoree with Fire Chief Kristin Crowley at Dodger Stadium.


Sponsorship opportunities for the 2023 VALOR Awards are still available. Click below for package options.