OUR DOCENTS

When you arrive at the Museum, one of our docents will be there to welcome you and guide you through our collection, if you wish. They are extremely knowledgeable, most are retired Los Angeles County Firefighters, and are the friendliest folks around.

To contact any one of our docents, please use the email LACoFMDocent@outlook.com and put the name of the docent you wish to contact in the subject line. They will get back to you as soon as possible.

If you have a question that is not directed to an individual docent, put the reason for the email in the subject line.

We have over 21 Docents…
This will be updated as soon as each one is captured, photographed, and are seen putting pen to paper to share their bios. 🙂

SCOTT MAHAN

Hired in September 9, 1983 &  Retired March 30, 2016
Held the following positions:
Firefighter, Paramedic, Engineer, Captain, Battalion Chief and Assistant Chief.
Favorite assignment: Fire Captain Fire Station 26 for seven years in the city of La Puente.

RON LARRIVA

Hired in 1989 and retired 2018
Held ranks of firefighter, paramedic, Inspector, Engineer, Captain and Battalion Chief.
Favorite assignment was battalion Chief 2C

JOHN WELLINGTON

City of Hermosa Beach Fire Department
2/1982 – 5/1984 Firefighter Paramedic

L.A. County Fire Dept. 5/4/1984 – 3/31/2015
Firefighter, Paramedic, Engineer
Captain for Twenty One years
Favorite assignment: Thirteen years Captain at Engine 14 South Central Los Angeles

JOHN TUCKER

 

City of Hermosa Beach Fire Dept. 5/1967 – 3/1970
California Air National Guard Crash Fire Fighter 6/69 – 7/1975
LA Co. FD 3/1970 – 3/2003   33 years
Positions held; Firefighter,  Firefighter Paramedic, Dispatcher, Engineer, Fire Prevention inspector, Captain for engine, truck, emergency preparedness officers, USAR,and hazmat squad. Battalion Chief for community services and Battalion 7.

DEVIN TRONE

 

Hired LA Co. Fire Dept 1985 Retired 2017
Second generation firefighter of 32 years
Rose up through the ranks to Battalion chief
Assignments were Paramedic, Public Informations, staffing, Fire Prevention, USAR task force, and Operations.
Career highlight was USAR deployment to saves lives after Haiti earthquake.

DAN WILSON

Graduated Inglewood High School in 1972
Air Force Veteran – 4 years as an Airforce Firefighter Aug 72 until Aug 1976
Oct 1976 to 1979 a Federal Firefighter , received Associates degree in Fire Technology
Was blessed by being hired on L A County Fire Aug 1979 – Retired as Battalion Chief Oct 2011.
38 years of total service.

STEVE KREAGER

PAT KELLY