Fire Inspector – Valley Industrial
December 4, 2022
08/01/2004 – Valley Industrial
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Allen N. Normanherr says
And yet another LAFD “good guy” is no longer with us.
John started his career with the LAFD as a Paramedic, and a very dedicated and passionate Paramedic was he. I remember reviewing several letters of commendation from his patients and their friends and families attesting to his skills and patient compassion. The essential theme of these documents was that John was sincerely committed to the welfare of his patients and was deeply concerned with their well being.
He was very well liked and respected by members of his assignments and had a VERY positive presence in the station. This was very evident in his assignment to Fire Station 93.
Even with his seniority, he made a sterling effort to complete the cross training program.
John’s willingness to become an outstanding Inspector are widely known.
When I was assigned as a Battalion Chief in the Office of the Chief Engineer, I had ample opportunity to see and visit with Inspector John. He was truly an ambassador of what the LAFD was all about to the public and to its members.
Audios old friend.
Steve Skinner says
Worked with John in the Valley Bureau, a pleasure to be around, good Inspector, athlete, and all-around great guy. Very well-rounded and great conversationalist, He had a whole life before the Fire Dept. Worked for the gas Co. and owned a music store before he came on the job so he had a unique perspective on life. Had many good stories from his time at 93″s, for example he mentioned the time that he was in a hurry to get back to the station to continue the handball game and while backing into the station his partner ask him want he wanted to do with the patient still in the back of the ambulance (he claimed that like a lot of FD stories it wasn’t quite that way but every time it was retold it broke up the room). You will be missed old friend, it was an absolute pleasure working with you.
Vince Marzo says
It was an absolute pleasure working with John in the FPB. The consummate professional, he always took his work seriously, but knew how to have fun, too. Semper Fi, John.
Denny Roberson says
I worked with John many years at 93’s. He was a really fun guy to have around. He took a lot of kidding from the guys and handled it like a pro. He was a good paramedic and loved to play handball. I’m very sorry to hear of his passing.
william h koenig says
Sorry to hear of Johns passing. Worked with him at 93s, he lived in the district and use to seen him at the market while shopping for the mess. He looked like senator cranston and it was easy to convince the public they saw the senator. John was one of the good guys.