There is no closer bond among first responders than among those of the firefighting community. This allegiance to their own is indisputable. And nowhere is this more evident than in the all too often death of a firefighter in the line of duty. . . .and the coming together to honor one of their own. Such was the case recently of LA firefighter Jonathon Flagler, who died January 6 fighting a blaze in Rancho Pales Verde. Memorialized here by his peers at an Orange County Church with the full regalia of a true firefighter’s send off.
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John Underwood is an award-winning community television producer and lifetime professional journalist. His experience includes 13 years working for National Public Radio as a reporter in LA. He was employed locally for several years as a contributing reporter for OC Weekly and the Orange County Register. When John is not busy documenting the homeless persons' struggle throughout Orange County, he works as a Production Coordinator for Los Alamitos Community Television, where he produces a talk show named Backstory - an investigative program that tackles the contentious issues of the day. His current documentary series NO FIXED ABODE focuses on channeling the voices of the OC homeless.
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