Mourning the Loss of our Brother Steven Robinson

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Los Angeles-

The Los Angeles Fire Department mourns the loss of LAFD Pilot/Firefighter Steven L. Robinson who passed away on August 9, 2015.   

Pilot/Firefighter Robinson served the people of Los Angeles for nearly 30 years as a Firefighter, Pilot, and Dispatcher with the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Head shot of Steven RobinsonOn March 23, 1998, Pilot/Firefighter Robinson was involved in a helicopter crash while transporting a critically injured 12-year-old girl to the hospital. Due to mechanical failures, the helicopter went down near Griffith Park, but not before Steven steered the copter away from all residential areas to avoid greater harm to the general public.

Tragically, LAFD Firefighter/Paramedic Michael Butler, Firefighter/Paramedic Eric Reiner, and Apparatus Operator Michael McComb all lost their lives on this fateful day, along with the 12-year old girl who was being transported.

Steven Robinson survived this crash along with Crew Chief Firefighter Dennis Silgen, but both sustained major injuries.

While unable to work in the field due to the injuries that he received from this crash, Steven chose to continue to contribute to the City of Los Angeles as a dedicated LAFD Dispatcher.

Every single member of the Los Angeles Fire Department who had the honor of working with Pilot/Firefighter Steven Robinson will always remember his positive attitude, commitment to the job, and his love for his fellow Firefighters in the LAFD. He touched the lives of thousands of his colleagues and the people who he served. Our brother Steven Robinson will be deeply missed.

Steven Robinson in a helicopterHere is the information for the memorial services:

Saturday, August 29 (B Shift)

10:00 am

Calvary Community Church

5495 Via Rocas

Westlake Village, CA 91326


Click HERE for the latest memorial information.

A reception will be held immediately following the memorial.


In lieu of flowers, Steven Robinson's family has asked that donations be sent to:

Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firemen's Fund

815 Colorado Blvd., 4th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90041

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