Friday Update 8-7-20
Updated On: Aug 28, 2020

Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Fire Prevention, Forestry

and Health Haz Mat Personnel

Friday Update 

Brothers & Sisters, 

Today, we honored the legacy and life of a true legend in our Department, Brother Brian "Buck" Ballentine. Buck was a teacher to many on our Department and will be remembered for his kindness, his incredible sense of humor, and his love of his family.

Buck served the residents of Los Angeles for 35 years. He is survived by his wife, Lisa, and four daughters, Alex, Lauren, Brianna, and Jaquelyn. President Dave Gillotte and members of the Local 1014 Executive Board were humbled to present the traditional engraved Bible to the Ballentine family at the service. 

A testament to his legacy was the incredible turnout today for his services. Thank you to all who attended the service today and showed solidarity and support for his loved ones.  He will be greatly missed. 

Click here to read the tribute article to Brother Buck in the Journal of Emergency Medical Services.

Watch the live feed of the services below. 


As we move into the weekend let us honor Buck's legacy by cherishing every moment with our families and friends and continuing to serve the residents of Los Angeles County with professionalism, respect, and honor.

Stay safe and take care of each other out there. 

 In Solidarity and Strength,

President Dave Gillotte and the Local 1014 Executive Board 

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