Captain II, FS 12-C, Active
Born: March 12, 1962
Appointed LAFD: April 8, 1993
Died: December 10, 2017
Captain Keith Stewart, “K Stew” as he was affectionately known, began his career with the Los Angeles Fire Department on April 8, 1993. He served as a Firefighter for seven years before promoting to Engineer on February 11, 2001. Once he promoted, he continued to study and promoted to Captain I in November of 2005. Keith’s final promotion was to Captain II in August of 2014.
“Good, better, best. Never let it rest.
Until your good is better and your better is best!”
K Stew enjoyed challenging himself, and learning new things. During his career, he worked in Westwood, Hollywood, Mid-City, Watts, Harbor Gateway, West Valley, Downtown and Highland Park. He also worked as an Instructor at Drill Tower 81.
He was naturally curious and worked hard to improve himself whenever possible. He lived by the motto, “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best!” He loved cars and motorcycles, and enjoyed riding with the Fire Hogs. He had a lifelong love and interest in Martial Arts, and was a third degree black-belt in Jui-jitsu. Keith’s dedication to the community, citizens of Los Angeles and his fellow firefighters can only be reflected by the number of lives that he touched. His legacy and teachings will live on through all who knew him.