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Firefighter Gear Lying on Truck
Resources for Survivors

The following resources are for our members to use in the event one of our brothers pass. Ideally they would be used as advance planning to ease the burden on our families. There are two versions; one for City of Covina retirees, and another for LACoFD retirees. 

  • How can I pay for my donation/contribution?
    When you RSVP here on the site, you'll receive an email with the flyer and reservation form. Please mail back the top half of the reservation form to Buzz with your payment, or you may Venmo us with the information we give in that same email. Please check your spam folders in case this email ends up there, and send in your RSVP and payment at least two weeks before the event so that we can provide enough food for everyone. You'll also still receive your flyer and reservation form via email and mail. Please let us know if you no longer want a paper/mailed flyer and registration form.
  • Where should we park/not park?
    We are no longer allowed to park in the former Masonic Temple parking lot. Anywhere else on the street designated as legal parking is fine.
  • What should we bring?
    Tables and chairs will be provided. You are welcome to bring pictures to share and a potluck/side dish would be appreciated.
  • Why do we have an annual reunion?
    Our Covina Fire Department annual reunion started because our members have always held a respect and appreciation for those that came before us, and all they taught us. We were raised in a culture that valued our fire family, and wanted to continue to nurture those bonds. Most departments that are consolidated into the county do not maintain those bonds, but we as former Covina firefighters have a well earned reputation for closeness with our brothers. We are proud of our relationships with each other and are also proud of being part of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. In a very real sense, we have the best of both worlds in the Fire brotherhood.
  • Why did we change venues?
    We have changed venues in response to requests from our members to have the event in Covina, but also because our old venue was impacted by security concerns and the decision made to move the L.A.County Fair to May. This would have created issues with parking and security at our event. Our previous venue, by the way, had been secured by Larry Jordan’s contacts with the City of Pomona while he was working. After he retired, it was uncertain if this arrangement could be continued, and if not, we would not be able to afford it. Last year, Rudy Gilson was able to get the City of Covina park fees waived for us, and he did so again this year. We greatly appreciate the City of Covina’s generosity in allowing us the use of Heritage Park.
  • Why was it necessary to raise the price of attending the reunion?
    Over the 25 years of our event, we have always been a non-profit organization. The continuance of our annual event has survived through our committee members ingenuity in getting deals on venues and members donations to our annual reunion picnic. When we moved back to Covina, it necessitated our renting tables and chairs as Covina had no venue that provided these for free. In addition, the cost of the plaques, food and almost everything else nearly doubled. We very nearly were wiped out last year. I think we all have noticed the price of nearly everything rising. We will continue to be a non-profit organization, but the only way we can continue is to break even each year. As a side note, the cost increase does not include our new website. Our website is free, and the design/time was donated by one of our committee member's family members.
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