NAPA, Calif. (KRON) – A Bay Area firefighter helps a family who suffered a great loss in Southern California.
He helps raise money for the family of a firefighter who was killed by a colleague a week ago.
Napa Fire Captain Ryan Chagonjian has been making bespoke flags from recycled fire hoses for seven years.
The first was for himself and it picked up speed quickly and has been used for charity ever since.
Firefighter killed co-workers at the Los Angeles County Fire Station
$ 100,000 has been raised through his efforts over the years, and it’s a family affair – the captain’s wife and her siblings are all involved in designing the flag.
This time around, they’re giving it away to raise money for the family of 44-year-old Tory Carlon from the Los Angeles County Fire Department, who was shot and killed by a disgruntled colleague.
Chagonjian says he wants to do what he can and show the victim’s family that there are good people in the world who will care.
The raffle costs $ 10 and is open to the public nationwide. They will send this flag to a winner across the country.
The drawing is Friday at 5 p.m.
The flag measures 24 “by 40” and 100% of the proceeds go to the victim’s family.
You can take part in the raffle at customfireflags.com.