The Long Beach Fire Department is                  honored to recognize
            Engineer James Fraser as
  the Heart of a Hero Award Recipient
  • Employed since 2000 with the Long Beach Fire Department.

  • Has held the rank of Engineer for the last 12 years.

  • Member of the department's Critical Incident Distress Debriefing Team

  • Current position: Fire Prevention Bureau/High Rise Building Inspector

However, outside his important duties with the fire department, James has exhibited an outstanding dedication to the support of St. Baldricks Foundation, the country's largest private entity that funds childhood cancer research. He holds the rank of Squire of Hope, having obtained the title because of his ability to raise over $20,000 for the foundation in the last 5 years.  Part of this

program requires participants to shave their heads.

There was a time when the event might no longer occur. James took over the role of "Lead Coordinator" and became leader of the Long Beach Firefighter's team in 2016. Since then he has worked tirelessly to coordinate, promote and organize many volunteers to shave their heads and fundraise for childhood cancer research. In 2019, the 17yr of Long Beach Shaves for Kids. Long Beach raised over $77,000, 6th highest earning in California.

Long Beach, in it's 18th year, has raised over $870,000 and shaved over 2,457 heads. James has shown the true Heart of a Hero to the families and their children suffering from cancer.

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