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Captain Dave Rosa Memorial Highway Fundraiser

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JUNE 25th, 2018

One year ago, while on a response to an explosion at a senior living high-rise building near Downtown Long Beach, a gunman ambushed firefighters, killing Captain Dave Rosa, and injuring Firefighter Ernesto Torres. We were lucky that more weren’t lost that day!

This was a tragic day for Long Beach Fire Department and the City of Long Beach.

This year, Long Beach Fire Department personnel will be wearing a special remembrance t-shirt for a 9-day period, starting on the anniversary of Captain Rosa’s last alarm (June 25th) thru the day that he was laid to rest (July 3rd).

On June 25, 2019, this black shirt will be the uniform worn by all the Firefighters working.  For the first time, we’re opening up the sale of these shirts to the Public.


These shirts are helping raise money for the “Long Beach Fire Captain David Rosa Memorial Highway”, that will be on the 5 Freeway, between Camino Las Ramblas and the Ortega Highway, in Orange County, where Captain Rosa lived.

This memorial highway was approved by the state, but the cost of the signs needs to be paid for by the interested parties.  We have a goal of 1500 shirt sales to reach the money needed to pay for the signs!


The t-shirt pre-order will end on May 20th at 12noon. After that, there will be limited stock available for purchase.

Make your shirt purchase below!

If you wish to make a tax-deductible donation to the sign fund, you can do so through the Long Beach Firefighters Memorial Fund (501c3 non-profit organization). 


Shirts are schedule to arrive and be out for delivery between June 10th and June 20th.

Those wishing to pick-up their shirts can do so. The pick-up location will be at Station 1. We will publish specific time windows for pick-up, to not interfere with the day-to-day operations of this busy Fire Station.

If there’s a change of pick-up location, those people will be contacted via email letting them know of the updated location and time.


The support and love felt by the Rosas and Firefighters by the public is so powerful and healing. We’re constantly reminded on what an honor it is to serve our City!

Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts!