Pancake honoring deceased firefighter draws hundreds to downtown San Pedro – Daily News
Pancakes flipped and flew on Sunday morning, February 27.
And all in honor of Los Angeles County firefighter Jonathan Flagler of San Clemente, who died battling a house fire in Rancho Palos Verdes in early January.
Pancakes were the main attraction — and feast — at the “Grab & Go” performance, which took place at Sirens Java & Tea in downtown San Pedro. The event was to raise money for the LA County Widows, Orphans and Disabled Firefighters Fund and the John Flagler Memorial Fund.
LA County Fire Station 83, which was Flagler’s unit, and local first responders sponsored the event, which drew hundreds – and featured Los Angeles firefighters and cooking students Harbor College flipping pancakes from a grill carried by a fire platform.
The event, including all food, was paid for by the office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn, who was also on hand.
Donations for breakfast were $10.
But those who couldn’t attend can still donate: Send donations to F&A Federal Credit Union, 2625 Corporate Place, Monterey Park, CA 91754. Attention: “Flagler Memorial Fund.”
Flagler was engulfed in smoke and fire while inside the burning house on Tarapaca Road on January 6. He was 47 years old.
Flagler was a firefighter for 21 years, serving all but two of Vernon’s firefighters before joining LA County Fire in 2020. He is survived by his wife, Jenny – the couple met at Sharkeez Bar in Hermosa Beach in 2000 and married in 2003 – and sons Brody, 15, and Jack, 13.