A candlelight vigil will be held Thursday night in memory of Los Angeles City Firefighter Glenn Allen, who died fighting a residential blaze on February 16. Memorial services will be held Friday.
Allen was trapped when a ceiling collapsed and died last Friday afternoon at Cedars Sinai Medical Center from his injuries. Click here for the original story.
He was a firefighter for the city for 38 years and was looking forward to becoming a grandfather this month. His daughter gave birth to a healthy baby on Saturday.
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The candlelight vigil will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Fire Station 78, at 4041 Whitsett Avenue in Los Angeles. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m.
Memorial services will begin with a process starting at the south lawn of City Hall (First and Main Streets), proceeding five blocks to the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels at 555 W. Temple Street. Fire personnel and apparatus will begin check-in at 6 a.m.
Church services will begin at 9:30 a.m. and are expected to last approximately two hours. A reception for department members and their guests will begin at noon at the Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center.
The men and women of the Los Angeles Fire Department thank the public for their kind words and sentiment at this time of overwhelming sorrow and immense loss. To learn more about donations, please visit the Los Angeles Firemen’s Relief Association: http://www.lafra.org/. To learn more about donating to a fund for Firefighter Allen’s grandchild’s college fund, please visit: https://www.lafirecu.org/.
The Allen Family and the Los Angeles Fire Department has received a tremendous outpouring of support during this difficult time. Your Firefighters wish to thank you and express our deepest appreciation for all the kind words and gestures that have been provided.
More information on attending the memorial procession, parking, and street closures will be available on Thursday.