Los Angeles Fire Department
Historical Archive

In Memory of
Firefighter II Dominic A. Pascal
Truck Company 93
"A" Platoon
Appointed July 2, 1956
Died August 21, 1975
Crushed when Truck 93 jackknifed
while avoiding collision with auto.
The company was on a response
which turned out false.
Ventura Boulevard and Winnetka Avenue
Woodland Hills

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Firefighter II Dominic A. Pascal


Task Force 93 was part of a first alarm assignment responding to an early evening, August 21, 1975, call from the Motion Picture & Television Hospital in Woodland Hills, following a report that a Molotov cocktail had been tossed into the complex housing retired actors, actresses and other members of the Hollywood film community.
  While westbound on Ventura Boulevard, Truck 93's driver, Auto Fireman Kenneth R. Thompson, noticed a northbound Datsun sedan momentarily stop at the intersection of Winnetka Avenue.  The motorist then entered the intersection directly in front of the old reserve aerial ladder truck.  Thomson miraculously avoided a collision, but the truck jackknifed.  Fireman Dominic A. Pascal, 50, who was standing on the running board while clinging to a rail immediately behind Capt. Lewis J. Miller, Jr. was crushed between the tractor and the aerial ladder.  The car's driver did not stop.  Pascal died in Rescue Ambulance 100 while en route to Tarzana Hospital.  The Woodland Hills alarm was false.

Source: A Century of Service by Paul Ditzel.


Los Angeles Firefighter

Official Publication of U.F.L.A.C. Local 112  I.A.F.F.-- A.F.L.-C.I.O.    
VOL. 14.  NO.  4                        LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA            AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 1975

 "Greater Love Hath No Man . . ."

Our hearts are deeply saddened by the loss of Firefighter Dominic A. Pascal, a 19 year veteran of the L.A.F.D.  Pascal died on August 20, 1975, when his company became involved in an accident while responding to an alarm.  Pascal was married and the father of three.

To his family, we pray that God will give them the courage and strength to bear their loss bravely, confident in the knowledge that Dominic fought a good fight and will hear the consoling words of the Master: "Well done, thou good and faithful servant."


Firefighter Dominic A. Pascal










Firefighter Dominic A. Pascal

Photos- LAFD Accident Investigation

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