The First in Fire Foundation


First in Fire Foundation Pancake Event


Firehouse Dinners
Collage Photos

City of Los Angeles
Certificate of Appreciation
Leadership of Public Safety

City Of Los Angeles

Community Events

Beverly Press
Unveiling Ceremony
Members of the CSMR

Parade Rest

Members of the CSMR (California State Military Reserve), 26th Calvary, 4th Regiment, 40th Infantry Division (ID), Support Command (part of the California Military Department) join together with The First-In Fire Foundation’s Board, who donated their first American Flag for the Calvary’s use in parade marches.
Pictured here in December 2018 is the Calvary thanking The First-In Fire Foundation Chairman of the Board, Lt. Colonel Marc Cohen; Board Member, Major Frank Quiambao; and President, Lyn MacEwen Cohen. Mascot “Angel” is pictured center. The mounted unit has performed for many local cities’ July 4th Parades and at the Rose Parade.

Trees Worth Waiting For: Celebrating the arrival of a big new sycamore tree for the front yard of local Fire Station 29’s “Firehouse Centennial Garden.”

November 2018
Firehouse Garden

November 2018

Taste of Farmers Market Event

"Taste of Farmers Market"

July 24, 2018
Local West Virginia Coalminers

April 2018

LOCAL WEST VIRGINIA COALMINERS are also local firefighters for Chapmanville, WV, Fire Company. Pictured here is the crew with new hose connectors donated by The First-In Fire Foundation in 2018.

FOSTERING A UNIFIED COMMAND WITH LAFD AND LAPD in Battalion 18 is the completion of the
Police Station Rear Entrance & Patio for Wilshire Division Police Station, LAPD in November 2017.
Pictured center back row Commander Tony Oddo, LAPD Wilshire Division; donor Chris Scroggin, SVP, Operations,
Park La Brea/Prime Group back row blue shirt; and Lyn MacEwen Cohen President,
First-In Foundation in red coat — all in front of “the blue line flag.”

Firefighters Day


Female Firefighters

Women in Fire

April 2017
Firefighters and Police Officers

"Meet Our New Friends – Firefighters and Police Officers"

March 5, 2016
Hancock Park Elementary School Firefighters and police officers showed off fire trucks and squad cars to students and read stories to them in the school’s library.
Remembering 9/11 Victims

Remembering 9/11

September 11, 2015
Brad Burlingame, brother of Charles Burlingame, pilot of Flight 77 that crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, and Lyn MacEwen Cohen, paid their respects at the Memorial for Charles at the Grove of Trees at the Page Museum in Los Angeles.

Patriotic Parade

Los Angeles Fire Department Vehicle
June 29, 2015
Marc Cohen, Chair of The First-In Fire Foundation, with Gabriel, Official Mascot and Champion for Pet Preparedness, following the Fire Station 61 Hook and Ladder parade vehicle.
Police Officers Standing in Group

Wild Wild West BBQ at the Adobe Gilmore

May 29, 2015
Front Row L-R: Wilshire Division LAPD Commanding Officer Captain Howard Leslie, LAFD South Bureau Chief Daren Palacios, CA State Treasurer, John Chiang. LAPD Wilshire Division Police Cadets and LAFD Fire Explorers with South Bureau Chief Daren Palacious, LAPD Wilshire Division Community Liaison A.J. Kirby, LAPD Wilshire Division Commanding Officer Howard Leslie, Lyn Cohen, President, The First-In Fire Foundation. Fanfare begins at May 2015 Wild Wild West BBQ.
Fire Foundation

LAPD Wilshire Division Police Cadets and LAFD Fire Explorers with South Bureau Chief Daren Palacious, LAPD Wilshire Division Community Liaison A.J. Kirby, LAPD Wilshire Division Commanding Officer Howard Leslie, Lyn Cohen, President, FIRST-IN FIRE FOUNDATION.


Fanfare begins at May 2015 Wild Wild West BBQ

Pancake Breakfast Celebration at Fire Station 61​

Pancake Breakfast at Fire Station 61

November 2, 2014
Fire Station 61 Drought-Tolerant Landscaping Project Completed with Windsor Square – Hancock Park Historical Society.
***Miracle Mile Safety Summit 2014 on Emergency Preparedness & Homeland Security
READY OR NOT! – RESILIENCE “Terrorism on the Home Front”
California Military Department

Sept. 17, 2014
SAG-AFTRA in Los Angeles
Expanding “Partners for Preparedness,” including the California Military Department, the California National Guard, and the California State Military Reserve, the Counterterrorism Division of the FBI, and the Counter-Terrorism & Special Operations Bureau of the LAPD.

Valentine Day Celebration

Eleventh Annual Valentine's Day GoodHearts Awards Breakfast

February 13, 2014, at Petersen Automotive Museum honoring “Extraordinary Public Service & Arts Consciousness.” The First-In Fire Foundation receives California State Assembly “Certificate of Recognition” from Assembly Member Richard Bloom, 50th Dist.; City of Los Angeles “Certificate of Appreciation” from Councilmember Tom LaBonge, CD 4, L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson, and Councilmember Paul Koretz, CD 5; and Office of City Attorney “Certificate of Appreciation” from City Attorney Mike Feuer.
First in Fire Members With Certificate

"Welcome to the Heart of Our Firehouse" Pancake Breakfast at Fire Station 61 - October 27, 2013

PARTNERS IN PREPAREDNESS AT FIRE STATION 61 (Battalion 18) Firehouse Pancake Breakfast on October 27, 2013, in the Miracle Mile.
Mascot of the First in Fire Foundation
“GABRIEL,” A 4-YEAR-OLD GIANT SCHNAUZER, weighing 125 lbs. – mascot of The First-In Fire Foundation and a champion for pet preparedness – plays with his pal Zoey, a 3-year-old Boston Terrier who weighs 12 lbs. at Fire Station 61’s Pancake Breakfast on October 27, 2013.
Pancake Party Celebration
Council member Tom LaBonge, CD4, flips pancakes with the firefighters of Fire Station 61 at the 2012 “Welcome to the Heart of Our Firehouse” Pancake Breakfast.
First in Fire 100 Year Celebration

100th Anniversary Celebration of Fire Station 29 – April 16, 2013

HONORING 100 YEARS OF FIRE SERVICE at Fire Station 29, April 16, 2013. The 100th Anniversary was observed with an old-fashioned “Welcome to the Heart of Our Firehouse” pancake breakfast, co-sponsored by The First-In Fire Foundation, Los Angeles Fire Department Historical Society & Museum, and Windsor Square Association, in cooperation with the Los Angeles Fire Department and the firefighters of Fire Station 29, Battalion 11. Among those in attendance at the celebration of the fire station’s milestone, were (pictured from left to right): Council member Tom LaBonge, CD4; Fire Chief Brian Cummings, LAFD; Captain Mark Curry, Fire Station 29; Mary Rajswing and Pamela Reed, “Friends of Fire Station 29”; Ryan Penrod and “Wilshire the Fire Dog”; Boy Scouts from Troop #10; and The First-In Fire Foundation Board Members, Michael Malick, Kevin James, Erroll Southers, Lyn MacEwen Cohen, Adrian Stern, Marc Cohen, and LAFD Captain (Ret.) Addison Birdine.
Fire Station 29