Friday, February 18, 2011

L.A. City Firefighter Passes

Local news is reporting that Glenn Allen, a 38 yr.  veteran of the Los Angeles City Fire Dept. passed away today from injuries he suffered while fighting a structure fire on Thursday. He was 61 years old.

Allen was trapped when the structure he was working in collapsed, pinning him in the debris. Power tools wee used to extricate Allen, who was in full arrest at the time of his rescue.According to local media, he was planning on retiring in a year or so and was looking forward to the birth of his first grandchild, due this month.

R.I.P. brother Allen,  your family, friends and co-workers will be in our thoughts and prayers.


I never met Glenn Allen, he looks like a tough old bastard, one of those guys who could work a boot into the dirt. Godspeed brother Allen.


L.A.Timed story can be found HERE


  1. So sad. RIP FF Allen.

    My blog is there, just a new address. Missed you!

  2. I've worked with crusty old guys like FF Allen. I'm sure his department will be worse for his loss. RIP Brother.