Los Angeles County Fire Department
Ed Monroe is a 52-year-old veteran of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Ed was born in Del Rio Texas; his father was an Air Force pilot and his mother worked in banking. He grew up on Air Force Bases in states such as North Dakota, Washington, California and internationally in Japan and refers to Huntington Beach Ca as his hometown. A graduate of Marina High School in Huntington Beach, Ed later furthered his education with a degree in Mathematics – Applied, graduating from California State University Northridge. Ed is married with 3 children.
Ed Monroe has been a member of LACoFD for 16 years and a fire Captain for the past 4. Captain Monroe’s job specialties include incident command, wildland and structure firefighting, HAZMAT Specialist, and EMS. He has also been involved in the mathematical analysis of the effectiveness of prepositioned resources during fire weather. Captain Monroe’s industry, non-job functions and skills, include Peer support and Honor Guard.
In 2021, Captain Monroe was directly involved in a very notable, significant critical incident and speaks publicly on the topic. Monroe addresses both fire service crews and first responders on unimaginable critical incidence, and cumulative traumatic stress experiences.
Ed is passionate about, and continues to advocate for, first responders who have experienced and are struggling with their own cumulative traumatic stress, critical incidents, and PTSD. In addition to teaching awareness in his own department, he has spoken at the PSPSA Conference in 2022, the ICISF World Congress in 2023, and has had numerous pod cast appearances.