Brian B. Zeiner

May 7, 20206 Comments

Engineer, Fire Station 93-B

Deceased:
May 5, 2020

Appointed:
04/30/1966

Pensioned:
07/07/1996 – FS 93B

Services:
PRIVATE

Donations:
IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, PLEASE SEND DONATIONS TO:
Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firefighter’s Fund
PO BOX 41903
Los Angeles, CA 90041

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  1. Chris Shaw says:

    To the Zeiner family,
    I worked with Brian at Fire station 93 in the early 80s. I was on the C shift for a couple of years and worked SOD days with Brian. Enjoyed Working with Him and his sense of humor was the best, always fun to be with. May the Lord be with the family at this very difficult time. Sincerely, Chris Shaw

  2. Vince Marzo says:

    Brian was one of the nicest people I ever worked with and possessed a great sense of humor. He was also a top-notch Engineer. Condolences to his family.

  3. Mark Saxelby says:

    It saddens me very much to read of Brains passing. I worked with Brian at 93-B in the early 80’s, it was my last house on probation. At the time, I was disappointed that I did not go “downtown” or “down south”. but over the years I figured out that actually ending up at 93-B with Brian, Dave Hutchins, Ollie Brower, George Whitney, Ray Johnson, Roger Embury, Tim Johnston, Gary Sauck and John Christman was the best thing that happened in my life. They taught me about the fire department and they taught me about how to have fun.

    The stories are many, but what I can say is Brian was always the voice of reason. It took me a while, but I learned to listen to Brian. When he shook his head, I figured out what I was about to do was not too smart. I finally figured it out when Whitney slapped me on the back one day in the locker room. and says, “what ya doin tomorrow kid?” I said “nuthin”, and George says “Ok, your the monkey for Jake”. Brian was shaking his head the whole time, no, no, no.

    To make a long story short, I go out the next day with all the guys from 93-B and meet up with John Jacobson, Ralph Whitney and Johnny Sampson to watch me be the “monkey” for Jake on some fire breathing, straight pipe yielding, knobby tired Harley Davidson with some cage welded on the side, side hack.

    Does Jake take me around for a little warm up and get me used to it? Nope, he took off on that thing full throttle with straight pipes roaring with dirt flying all over, with me as the monkey wearing my Chipawa’s and a borrowed helmet. I HAVE NEVER been as petrified as I was at that moment. I kept punching Jake in the back telling him to stop that crazy thing screaming like George Jetson in the Jetson’s cartoon intro.

    Long story short, I walk back to the guys and everybody is laughing their a$$es off at me, except Brian who says “did you learn something?”. I said, you, always listen to Brian.

    The stories are many and I have fond memories of Brian and all of the guys at 93-B.

    Brian taught me a lot. He taught me how to save with the 50/50 plan, he taught me how to drive a fire engine and how to be an LAFD firefighter.

    God bless you Brian and your family. You will be missed.

    P.S. I ran into Brian at Mike Ambarians wake, and it was like we saw each other the day before.

    God speed Brian, you deserve it.

    • Dennis Roberson says:

      I am so sorry to just find out about Brian’s death. Brian and I were on different shift’s at 93’s, but I was the CI, so whenever we worked together, we were side by side and I was there for 14 yrs, so we got a chance to work together a lot. We played a lot of hand ball and had many fun days at 93’s working with a bunch of great people.

      RIP Brian… you will be missed

  4. John Hanson says:

    I am deeply saddened to hear of Brian’s passing. When I think of him a smile comes across my face. He was such a great man. I worked with him at 93’s for a number of years. He taught me how to be a better fireman and engineer skills that made me comfortable and confident to act in the engineer position. He was a wonderful mentor and all of us younger guys looked up to and respected “Z”. His big old grin and happy demeanor always made it fun to be around him.
    My sincere condolences to all his family members in this difficult time…
    Rest In Peace “Z” you will be sorely missed…

  5. Mike Littleton says:

    I met Brian in 1970 when he was a Fireman assigned to E65-A. Ed Allen was the Auto Fireman assigned to the Wagon on that shift. I was a Fireman assigned to T64-A. Brian, Ed and I spent many mornings after working a shift surfing various spots in the South Bay. As things go, we all eventually went our separate ways but we were able to keep in touch with each other. Brian was promoted to Engineer and found a long-term home at FS93-B. I was eventually assigned to Batt.17-B and was happy to be able to visit with Brian on a consistent basis.
    I was saddened to hear of his passing. My condolences to Chris and their sons.

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