As many of you know, I enjoy bringing a message from the frontlines by honoring a Hero who has served our nation and our communities. This quarter, I want to honor one of our very own board members, Firefighter Captain David Krisman.
David has served with the Los Angeles County Fire Department for 32 years, after joining the agency in 1985. Some of his assignments include station 73 in Newhall, CA; station 107 in Santa Clarita, CA; station 76 in Valencia, CA; station 36 in Carson, CA; station 92 in Little Rock, CA; and his current assignment as Captain of station 11 in Alta Dena, CA. David successfully graduated from paramedic school in 1992 and served as a paramedic for 10 years. In 2002, David became a Fire Fighter Engineer and served as an Engineer for 10 years before he was promoted to Fire Captain in 2013.
David has earned many awards in the line of duty. To name a few, David was awarded Helicopter Crew of the Year as part of a crew that rescued 2 injured firefighters during night time operations in a wild land fire. Additionally, David was awarded the Medal of Valor for attempting to rescue a man in a vehicle that was submerged under water in an aqueduct. Although the man passed away from his injuries, David risked his life by jumping in the water and attempting to swim down to the vehicle and free the trapped occupant.
David embodies the character of a warrior as demonstrated by his career accomplishments, and his life of sacrifice and service.
David also has been married to his wonderful wife Katrina for 11 years. Together they have 3 children and currently attend Horizon Baptist Church located in Camarillo, CA. He enjoys spending time with his family and woodworking.
This country is fortunate to have men such as David out there serving and protecting us from the dangers and threats that rise up in our communities. I am very honored and humbled to be able to honor this local Hero. I would ask that we continue to pray for all of our service members, first responders, and our nation’s leadership. These brave men and women are on the frontlines every day serving us and they deserve our prayers.