Fire captain was advocate for brain cancer survivors

The Long Beach Fire Department has announced the passing of Captain Hank Zavaleta, who was well known throughout the southern California fire service for his contributions to firefighter training and workplace health and safety issues.
Affected with brain cancer while an active firefighter, he became a tireless advocate for brain cancer survivors and their families.
“Hank Zavaleta set the standard as a husband, as a father, and as a firefighter,” said Deputy Chief Jeff Reeb. “He will be deeply missed by all those who knew him.”
A memorial service is being planned for sometime in May. Those wishing to donate in Hank’s remembrance can do so at

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