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VALOR 2021: BEYOND THE CALL

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 (socially distanced) celebration of their life-saving actions. Ticket packages and individual ticket sales are available by clicking the button below.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 10, 2021

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

TIME: Doors open at 4:00 p.m.    Program begins at 5:30 p.m.

ATTENTION LAFD PERSONNEL:

Discounted tickets are available to LAFD members and their families. Please email Tara Gurlides to inquire about pricing and availability.

  • Using your “lacity.org” email address, send an email to tara@supportlafd.org with the subject line “Discounted VALOR Ticket Inquiry.”
  • In the body of your email, please include your contact information and the desired number of event tickets.

This event will be held in accordance with Los Angeles County Public Health COVID safety protocols, including the required use of face masks and social distancing.


2021 HONOREES

MEDAL OF VALOR

Firefighter III Aaron King

MEDAL OF MERIT

Captain II Victor Aguirre

Apparatus Operator Ian Soriano

LETTER OF SPECIAL COMMENDATION

Firefighter/Paramedic Jose Carreon

Firefighter III Carlos Cativo

Firefighter III Jacob Gonzalez

Apparatus Operator Garrett Lew

Emergency Incident Technician Marcus Meza

Firefighter III Ian Moore

Firefighter/Paramedic John Norton

Firefighter/Paramedic Chadwick Qualley

Captain I Lawrence Salas

Firefighter/Paramedic Sergio Saenz

Firefighter III Daniel Stalie

Firefighter II David Stigger

DIVISION OF THE YEAR

Metropolitan Fire Communications

CORPORATE IMPACT AWARD

Caruso

COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD

Annenberg Foundation


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:

  • Flight helmets and night vision goggles for our LAFD helicopter pilots to conduct water drops and rescue missions in low-visibility conditions. 
  • Strike Team Go Kits with communications equipment, weather monitoring instruments, and supplies for lengthy overnight deployments in rugged terrain. 
  • Chainsaws and safety gear for brush the clearance crews cutting defensive fire lines to protect neighborhoods prone to brush fires. 

Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

Please click below for more information, or contact Tara Gurlides for details. (310) 552-4139 | Tara@supportlafd.org 

Los Angeles City Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas and the 2020 VALOR honorees at Dodger Stadium.