There are many motorcycle groups in the United States and worldwide. Many of these motorcycle groups are focused on changing people’s lives for the better. The Los Angeles Fire Hogs focus on bringing motorcycle riders together, changing lives, and raising money for different charities. The Los Angeles Fire Hogs was started in 1991 and is the oldest firefighter organization in the nation.

Jack Wise has been the president of Los Angeles Fire Hogs and the president of all the Fire Hogs nationwide since 2012. Jack Wise started riding motorcycles at six years old and still rides motorcycles today. Jack has had several motorcycle accidents, including one accident where he totaled a motorcycle. Jack was able to walk away from all of his motorcycle accidents with minor injuries. Even though Jack has had several motorcycle accidents, he has learned that you should always pay attention to the road no matter how many times you have been on a particular route. A road can change overnight for many reasons, including new road construction. 

 

 

Jack has been a firefighter for over 30 years. Jack has committed his life to saving lives, working on wildlife fires part-time, and teaching fire science. Jack retired as a Battalion Chief for the Los Angeles City Fire Department.  

 

 

 

 

What are the Fire Hogs? 

The Fire Hogs are a national motorcycle organization, and they currently have five chapters in the United States. There are currently 250 members. The goal of the Fire Hogs is to create fellowship, develop a relationship with the community that they serve, and help raise money for different charities. 

 

Who can become a Fire Hog? 

To become a member of the Fire Hogs, you have to be either a paid firefighter or retired as a firefighter. You have to ride an American-made motorcycle.

 

What kind of events do the Fire Hogs do? 

The Fire Hogs have motorcycle rides for their members but spend a lot of time raising money for fallen hero family members, disabled firefighters due to on-duty injuries, and burn victims. 

 

How do you find out about the Fire Hogs’ events? 

You can go to firehogs.org to find the most up-to-date information on current events. 

What is your most significant event each year? 

The LA Fire Hogs put on an Annual Fallen Heroes Memorial Ride where they raise money for the Firemen’s Relief Association, Widows, Orphans, and Disabled Firemen’s Fund.   

 

 

Who can go to the charity events and rides? 

Anyone can go on the rides whether you ride or not. You can drive a car if you prefer and enjoy the scenic routes. You can also stay behind, listen to the band, and visit the different vendors at these events.   

 

 

The goal of the Fire Hogs is for fellowship with other firefighters and to help the families of firefighters. If you want to help the Fire Hogs continue their mission, or if you want to go to their events, you can go to www.firehogs.org. 

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