LODD: Downey Battalion Chief Brian Wolf

1Brian_WolfDowney Firemen's Association, Local 3473 is saddened to announce the loss of one of their own in the line of duty.

Downey Battalion Chief Brian Wolfunexpectedly passed away at home on July 21, 2013 while on vacation spending time with his family.

Brother Wolf, 44, grew up in Downey and began his career in the fire service as a Downey Fire Explorer, before being hired on full-time in 1989.

Brian was one who never quit anything or turned and ran when there was a fight. He worked hard and trained hard. Brain was diagnosed with a job related cancer a short time ago.

He is survived by his wife, April, and their two children, daughter McKenzie and son Logan.

Memorial Services

Memorial Service

Friday, July 26 11:00 am
St. John of God Catholic Church
13819 South Pioneer Blvd.
Norwalk, CA. 90650

Graveside Services

(Family & D.F.D. personnel only)


St. Raymond’s Catholic Church
12348 Paramount Blvd
Downey, Ca 90241

Uniformed Personnel

All uniformed personnel are invited to attend the ceremony and the uniformed firefighter salute of Chief Wolf. Class A uniforms requested or Department approved uniform.

Please RSVP to Dan Rasmussen, Downey Firemen's Association L3473 -- danras79@gmail.com; (626) 644-6798.


The Downey Fire Department is welcoming all Departments to send apparatus to Chief Wolf's services.

Please RSVP to Dan Rasmussen, Downey Firemen's Association L3473 -- danras79@gmail.com; (626) 644-6798.

All apparatus should be at the church by 9:30 am.


Card's and letters of condolence can be sent to:

Downey Fire Station 1
Attn: The Wolf Family
12222 Paramount Blvd.
Downey, Ca. 90242
Questions/further information, please contact Downey L3473 Director Dan Rasmusen at danras79@gmail.com