LOS ANGELES (CBS) — You can eat grub cooked by an actual firefighter (and these guys are pretty good cooks!), watch them work a hose, put on the uniform, participate in raffles, watch a bucket brigade contest, enjoy live music…you name it.

There will also be firefighter photo booths and a firefighter suit-up contest. (What? No kissing booth!?)

Where else? The annual Los Angeles Firefighter “Hope for Firefighters” block party. This year, the party is being held on Thursday on Bunker Hill and more than 5,000 folks are expected to attend.

More than 25 fire stations take part. Money raised goes to the LAFD’s Widows, Orphans and Disabled Firefighter’s Fund.

The party begins at 11:30 a.m. on Hope Street between 3rd Street and Hope Place. The party goes until 2:30 p.m.

Last year’s party raised more than $90,000 for the fund.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is expected to appear.

For more on the event, click here.



Comments (5)
  1. The truth behind the LAFD says:

    Why doesn’t the LAFD show the public how we file complaints against one another and stab eachother in the back as well. If the public only knew how alot of firefighters REALLY treat eachother. It’s a shame.

    1. randy says:

      Great fun post. I bet you’re a barrel of laffs at parties.

    2. Roger Thornhill says:

      If you are really a firefighter, and I doubt that, then what are you doing about the situation? “We” file complaints against one another and stab each other in the back? Hope you’re doing something about it other than blogging, if you are actually in a position to implement some change.

  2. amc says:

    Why isn’t this event done on the weekend or in the afternoon? It sounds like a great event and I’m sure a lot of families would like to attend. What child doesn’t dream of being a firefighter? And who doesn’t want to be saved by a firefighter? Seriously though, they are my heroes!!!! Who is going to willingly go into a burning structure to save you?????????? THANK YOU LAFD!!!!!! May God bless you and keep you safe always!!!!!!!!!!

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