We Will Never Forget
In honor of those who lost their lives in the line of duty...
Fire Captain Tedmund D. Hall
Firefigter Specialist Arnoldo Quinones
August 30th, 2009
TEDMUND D. HALL
Fire Captain Hall joined the Los Angeles County Fire Department on April 22, 1981, as a student worker.
Like many young students seeking a career in the fire service, he supported the department’s mission in this capacity before being accepted into the Fire Academy in 1983. Captain Hall graduated from the Academy on September 10, 1983, as a member of the 65th Recruit Class. Upon graduation, he joined the crew at Fire Station 122 serving the City of Lakewood.
In March of 1984, he transferred to Fire Station 28 in Whittier. In October 1985, he joined the crew of Fire Station 43 in La Puente. In December of 1987, he joined the department’s Command and Control Team of fire dispatchers until November of 1988, when he was promoted to the rank of Fire Fighter Specialist.
Captain Hall served as an Engineer for 12 years at various locations, including Fire Stations 149, 165, 90, Camp 2 and Camp 11. In January of 2001, he was promoted to Fire Captain and served at Fire Stations 73, 11 and 33.
His last assignment was Camp 16 in the Palmdale region, where he was assigned in May of 2001.
Fire Captain Hall is survived by his wife Katherine, sons Randall, 21, and Steven, 20, along with his parents Roland Ray and Donna Marie Hall.
FIRE FIGHTER SPECIALIST
ARNALDO “ARNIE” QUINONES
Fire Fighter Specialist Quinones joined the Los Angeles County Fire Department on August 6, 1998, as a member of the department’s call fire fighter program. He was assigned to Fire Station 84 in Quartz Hill, where he remained until November 2000 when he was accepted into the Fire Academy as a member of the 104th Recruit Class.
Upon graduating in February of 2001, he was assigned to Fire Station 24 in the City of Palmdale. In August of 2001, he transferred to Fire Station 153 in Covina.
In March of 2002, he returned to Fire Station 24 and served there until November of 2003, when he transferred to Fire Station 82 in the City of La Canada Flintridge.
In December of 2005, he was promoted to the rank of Fire Fighter Specialist, at which time he joined the crew at Camp 16 — his last assignment.
Fire Fighter Specialist Quinones is survived by his wife Loressa, who is expecting their first child within the next several weeks, his mother Sonia Del Valle, his brother Ozzie Quinones Jr., and numerous nieces and nephews.
This is the view from Camp 16 as the fire approached.