On Wednesday, July 20, 2022, the Los Angeles County Fire Department held a promotional ceremony, honoring 29 Departmental personnel at the Los Angeles County Fire Museum/MAYNE Events Center in Bellflower.
Fire Chief Daryl L. Osby was joined by the Executive Team, the honorees’ families, and friends as he presented team members with their new badges and identification cards.
Former LACoFD pilot, Warren Messina, was formally presented with a Medal of Valor from Chief Osby. Warren originally received the medal in 2013, but was unable to attend as he was caring for a loved one who was battling cancer.
Congratulations to the following team members!
Theresa Barrera, Deputy Fire Chief, Administrative Services, Administrative Services
Endelisa Maldonado, Administrative Services Manager I, Administrative Services
Patricia Bennett, Senior Departmental Personnel Assistant, Administrative Services
Briana Chavez, Senior Departmental Personnel Assistant, Administrative Services
Battalion Chief Kevin Price, Central Operations
Fire Captain John Lane III, Fire Captain, Central Operations
Rescue Boat Captain Gavin Calder, Central Operations
Rescue Boat Captain Cassady Roberts, Central Operations
Fire Fighter Specialist Brayden Turnball, Central Operations
Fire Captain Brian Coe, East Operations
Fire Captain Richard Cook, East Operations
Marcia Velasquez, Head, Planning and Executive Support
Phillip Wilford, Video Production Specialist
Battalion Chief Armando Bonilla, North Operations
Battalion Chief Mark Gajda, North Operations
Battalion Chief Michael Velazquez, North Operations
Fire Fighter Specialist Davis Young, North Operations
Mauricio Nunez Florez, Supervising Hazardous Materials Specialist, Prevention
Christopher Swearengin, Hazardous Materials Specialist III, Prevention
Harmik Bazik, Hazardous Materials Specialist II, Prevention
Domenick Booker-Pomata, Hazardous Materials Specialist II, Prevention
Shih-Chiang Chang, Hazardous Materials, Hazardous Materials Specialist II, Prevention
Emily Shapourmanesh, Hazardous Materials Specialist II, Prevention
Deputy Fire Chief Eleni Pappas, Special Services, Special Services
Assistant Fire Chief Frank Forman, Special Services
Thomas Brown, Administrative Services Division Manager, C&M, Special Services
Mitchell Connett, Chief, Fire Fleet Services, Special Services
Assistant Chief Samuel Simpson, Fire Fleet Services
Jonathan Dennell, Fire Dispatcher II, Special Services