First-In Fire Foundation

Courage Lives at the Firehouse Next Door

100th Anniversary of Fire Station 29

Supporting Local Fire Stations


Who We Are

Dedicated to being "Friends of the Fire Department and Fire Service," FIRST-IN FIRE FOUNDATION is committed to a well-respected tradition of connecting local citizens to their local fire stations. We friend-raise and fundraise city-wide for the Fire Service and the Fire Department, its firefighters, fire stations, services and programs, including LAFD Adopt-A-Fire Station Program, Fire Safety Education, CERT, DAC, and Emergency Preparedness (including Pet Preparedness).  FIRST-IN FIRE FOUNDATION specializes in establishing local model programs and creating partners in preparedness and resilience within a fire station's (or Battalion's) first response area.

We work in the Spirit of Cooperation with the Miracle Mile Civic Coalition, good friends of the LAFD since 2001.  For over 12 years, we have actively supported our courageous firefighters who serve so well even in this unprecedented time of financial need.  We promote morale boosting, unity, and more resources for firefighters and fire service. We share enthusiasm for Miracle Mile’s highly successful Model Adopt A Fire Station Program at Fire Station 61/ Battalion 18 (“Friends of FS 61/ Battalion 18”) in Los Angeles. 

This cost effective highly successful model focuses on encouraging a local circle of friends to form a circle of strength: A Fire Department - Community Partnership encouraging long-term relationships.  This model has fostered assistance in Los Angeles to FS 27, 29, 37, 40, 52, 58, 61, 76, 77, and 94. For FS 61, our assistance has included much needed station repairs since 2002 (painting, carpeting, kitchen appliances, training room and office furniture and exercise equipment, landscaping, storage sheds and security gates, tools, securing training seminar space, a high rise training exercise site, and local support for 7 annual Miracle Mile Safety Summits on Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security: “READY OR NOT! – RESILIENCE”). We support community-wide adoptions (“friends”) of fire stations and advocate “No Station left behind.”

Additionally, we have provided assistance to Fire Service wherever there is a need, such as to the Israel Fire Department following their devastating wildfires of 2010, and to Fairfax County, Virginia's Urban Search & Rescue Team, deployed to save lives following the earthquake in Haiti in 2010.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Marc S. Cohen, Founding Chairman of the Board
Partner, Loeb & Loeb LLP

Ernesto A. Alvarez, Founding Vice President
Certified Wealth Strategist®, Vice President & Senior Private Client Advisor, City National Bank

Erroll G. Southers, Founding Vice President
Adjunct Professor of Homeland Security & Public Policy, USC

Charity Azadian, Founding Secretary
President & CEO, Emergency Savvy

Kevin James, Board Member
Attorney & Former LA Mayoral Candidate

George C. Webster II, Board Member
Shareholder, Stutman, Treister & Glatt Professional Corporation

Robert Gladden, Board Member
LAFD Inspector, Ret.

Lyn MacEwen Cohen, Founding President
President & Founder, Miracle Mile Civic Coalition

Addison Birdine, Founding Vice President
LAFD Captain, (Ret.)

Adrian Stern, Founding Treasurer
Partner, Clumeck, Stern, Schenkelberg and Getzoff

Jan Perry, Board Member
Los Angeles Councilwoman & Former LA Mayoral Candidate

Michael Malick, Board Member
Vice President of Investments, Marcus & Millichap

Steven Rosenthal, Board Member
Olympia Medical Center

Frank Quiambao, Board Member
Special Advisor to the Secretary of California Emergency Management Agency

Marc S. Cohen, Founding Chairman of the Board
Partner, Loeb & Loeb LLP

Lyn MacEwen Cohen, Founding President
President & Founder, Miracle Mile Civic Coalition

Ernesto A. Alvarez, Founding Vice President
Certified Wealth Strategist®, Vice President & Senior Private Client Advisor, City National Bank

Addison Birdine, Founding Vice President
LAFD Captain, (Ret.)

Erroll G. Southers, Founding Vice President
Adjunct Professor of Homeland Security & Public Policy, USC

Adrian Stern, Founding Treasurer
Partner, Clumeck, Stern, Schenkelberg and Getzoff

Charity Azadian, Founding Secretary
President & CEO, Emergency Savvy

Jan Perry, Board Member
Los Angeles Councilwoman & Former LA Mayoral Candidate

Kevin James, Board Member
Attorney & Former LA Mayoral Candidate

Michael Malick, Board Member
Vice President of Investments, Marcus & Millichap

George C. Webster II, Board Member
Shareholder, Stutman, Treister & Glatt Professional Corporation

Steven Rosenthal, Board Member
Olympia Medical Center

Robert Gladden, Board Member
LAFD Inspector, Ret.

Frank Quiambao, Board Member
Special Advisor to the Secretary of California Emergency Management Agency