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His Last Alarm: Events for Firefighter Brent Lovrien

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Last Wednesday, firefighter Brent Lovrien was killed in the line of duty when responding to a call near LAX. A power saw operated by Lovrien sparked an explosion fatally wounding him and injuring LAFD Engineer Anthony J. Guzman.

Tonight, a candle light vigil will be held at Fire Station 5 and the community is invited to participate.

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On Friday, a memorial service will be held downtown at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels following a procession from City Hall:

  • Starting at 7:00 a.m. people can park and shuttle for free over to the morning's events from the Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center on Stadium Way (see above map, marked P).
  • The walking procession begins at 8:30 a.m. at Main and 1st Streets (marked in blue in the above map), concluding at the Cathedral.
  • The memorial service begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Cathedral and will last approximately one and one half hours.
  • Around noon, a reception will begin with food and refreshments back at the training center.

Logistically, the day's events will put a delay on rush hour traffic. If you drive, but have access to Metro, this might be a day to give it a try.