LAFD Fire Captain II David Todd Moorman of Thousand Oaks, California, answered his last alarm on Super Bowl Sunday 2017.
David was born on September 1, 1966, the middle of three children born to Mark and Carol Moorman. He grew up loving the Dodgers, playing competitive sports, and enjoying many trips to the Colorado River with family and friends. After high school graduation, David pursued his dream of becoming a firefighter. He attended Valley Junior College, taking fire science courses. In 1989, he was hired by the Los Angeles City Fire Department and proudly served the community for 28 years. During that time, he climbed the ranks from firefighter to apparatus operator to captain I and lastly, to captain II.
Throughout his career, he was a valued member of the LAFD Haz-Mat Task Force, as well as FEMA California Task Force 1 Urban Search & Rescue Team. His vast knowledge and extensive experience as a rescue specialist, logistics expert, and HAZMAT first responder instructor were called into action during his deployments to Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, and Ike. David was also selected as a member of the FEMA Urban Search & Rescue Team from California that was deployed on 9/11 to New York for three weeks. Throughout David’s career he received over 75 certifications, became a California state fire instructor and was given five letters of commendation, one of which was for his performance during the Los Angeles Riots of 1992. His highest achievement was being awarded the Medal of Merit for his bravery during the Malibu Fires of 1996.
David Moorman was a man of courage and integrity. He loved his family, friends, and crew with vigor. He spent countless hours volunteering and helping others. He was athletically gifted, enjoyed cooking, fishing, and could fix anything. You could always count on him to be fun and easygoing. Everyone who knew him experienced his quick wit and extreme humility. Though for us he was more than that; he was our everything. We knew him as a devoted husband and father, taking us camping to the beach and to national parks, and countless river trips. David always made time to attend our children’s baseball and volleyball games.
A man of great character, Captain David Moorman will be remembered for his devotion to the department, for being a great friend, and coworker. To his family, he will always be remembered for his love and devotion as an incredible husband, father, son, and brother who will forever be in their thoughts and hearts. Captain Moorman is survived by his wife, Amy, and their two children, Elizabeth and Richard.