Los Angeles Fire Department
My name is Steve Sanko, I’m the Acting Medical Director of the Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD), and I recently contacted Dr. Pepe and Dr. Augustine to ask to join the Eagles’ list-serve. By way of introduction: I’m from Denver originally, spent >5 years abroad in South America (mostly Chile), trained and teach at LAC+USC Medical Center, and have had the unique opportunity to work with Marc Eckstein over the last 10 years – including as his Assistant Medical Director at LAFD for the last 7 years. Marc’s been a pillar of EMS in California (and elsewhere) for decades, as well as a friend and mentor for many of us here in LA. It’s with great humility and no small amount of trepidation that I’ll be working to carry on his torch.