A Joint message from the LA County Fire
Union President and Fire Chief
Brothers & Sisters,
Early this morning, the Long Beach Fire Department responded to a call at a downtown Long Beach senior living facility. Upon arrival at the facility, two Long Beach Firefighters were shot and wounded by a gunman inside the building.
It is with great sadness that we announce that Long Beach Fire Captain Dave Rosa was killed in the line of duty as a result of his wounds early this morning. The husband and father of two was a 17- year veteran of the Long Beach Fire Department. The second Firefighter shot is currently in stable condition.
On behalf of the over 4,000 members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD), we extend our deepest condolences to the family of Long Beach Fire Captain Dave Rosa and offer our prayers to the Firefighter currently recovering from his injuries.
It is moments like these when we come together as a department and as a fire service family to assist our brothers and sisters in need. As Firefighters, we know that we take a risk each time we answer the call to serve. This incident is a stark reminder of how dangerous our profession is and how essential it is to protect each other and support each other.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department is currently sending engines to Long Beach to relieve Long Beach crews. Additionally, LACoFD together with Los Angeles County Firefighters, IAFF Local 1014 has sent Behavioral Health PEER Support Counselors to the incident to assist Firefighters on the scene and their families.
We will keep you informed as more information is available.
Los Angeles County Fire Department
Los Angeles County Firefighters, IAFF Local 1014
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