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LAFD's Glenn L. Allen honored on the red carpet at the Oscars. Rescue Me, Backdraft's Jack McGee says Allen helped his wife.

Previous coverage of FF Glenn Allen here, herehere & here

Jack McGee is a former FDNY firefighter who is well known to firefighters for his roles in Rescue Me and Backdraft. At the Academy Awards yesterday after his recent part in The Fighter, McGee was wearing his firefighter’s badge covered with a black stripe in honor of Firefighter Glenn L. Allen of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Allen was buried on Friday after being killed a week earlier when the ceiling of a burning Hollywood Hills home collapsed. In the video above, McGee explains how Firefighter Allen had helped his injured wife, Stephanie McGee, who had fallen during a hike.

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  • Brian Humphrey


    We know there are many critical fire service issues deserving of your time and readership attention.

    In spite of such rightful demands, our Department remains deeply indebted to for the considerable effort you have undertaken to share and help us all learn from the passing of Firefighter/Paramedic Glenn Allen.

    May Glenn’s lasting gift to each of us be a reminder that details matter in everything we do – from fire prevention to emergency response, and that each act performed in the course of our duty touches countless lives.

    Again, thank you.

    Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

    Brian Humphrey
    Public Service Officer
    Los Angeles Fire Department

  • Bob Meyer

    Nothing but class from a brother firefighter. Thank you Jack. It is very unfortunate, that the media on the “Red Carpet” neglected to even notice this. May Brother Glenn Allen Rest in Peace.