Friday Update 8-30-19
Updated On: Sep 13, 2019

Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat 


Brothers and Sisters, 

Today we remember our Brothers: Firefighter Specialist Arnaldo “Arnie” Quinones, 34, and Captain Tedmund "Ted" Hall, 47, who lost their lives on August 30, 2009, while fighting the Station Fire in the Angeles National Forest. They made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting our communities and trying to save others. 

On Wednesday, President Dave Gillotte joined Cheif Daryl Osby to attend a memorial service for our fallen brothers and dedication at the new monument in Acton Park, to honor and celebrate the lives and careers of Ted and Arnie. 

At the memorial, President Gillotte presented two handmade flag cases to their families. Retired Local 1014 Brother Bobby Watanabe was involved with the 911 Flag Case Project and constructed many cases for fallen brothers and sisters following the 911 tragedy. From that experience, he had the idea of crafting special flag cases for Ted and Arnie's families. The wood was taken from a black walnut tree in Salem, Oregon and has an over 200-year American history within its grain. Both flag cases were constructed from a single piece specially selected by Brother Watanabe. When the cases are set side by side they make one continuous grain symbolizing that our Brothers are forever linked in their sacrifice and service. 

This is the type of support and love that Local 1014 Brotherhood and Sisterhood has for its member and their families. As we commemorate the 10th anniversary of this tragedy, we remember that we are bonded through solidarity. Our strongest support is still each other and the passion we have for our job and our community. 

We Shall Never Forget. 

In Solidarity,

President Dave Gillotte and your Executive Board

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