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Crystal Flame Award: LAFD Girls’ Camp Founders

Crystal Flame Award: LAFD Girls’ Camp Founders

March 31, 2019

Despite gains made in other sectors, women remain historically underrepresented in fire departments across the country. In Los Angeles, where women comprise just 3% of LAFD

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Making time for a friend

Making time for a friend

March 31, 2019

The other night I was watching yet another Chuck Lorre production, I believe it was The Big Bang Theory. At the end of each of his shows, a short wit-filled commentary

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LAFD History: Chief Engineer Archibald Eley

LAFD History: Chief Engineer Archibald Eley

March 31, 2019

Gentlemen:

During the year the Fire Department has responded to 2723 alarms, 2415 of which were actual fires, being 123 more than last year, with a property loss of $773,035.00,

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LAFRA Extinguisher Fund

LAFRA Extinguisher Fund

March 31, 2019

The LAFRA Extinguisher Fund was born back in 1996. Due to the efforts of each and every LAFD firefighter and fire station, here it is 23 years later and still going strong.

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Keeping that New Year’s Resolution

Keeping that New Year’s Resolution

March 31, 2019

January 1st, the day so many of us wake up to and make the infamous resolutions that THIS will be the year that we will begin to eat right, exercise more, and even save more earnings for retirement.

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Shingles—Get Yourself a New Level of Protection

Shingles—Get Yourself a New Level of Protection

March 31, 2019

It is no surprise that LAFD field members are exposed to a number of different contagious diseases on a daily basis. From the common cold to HIV, our close contact with patients

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Documentation—A Key to a Litigation Free Career

Documentation—A Key to a Litigation Free Career

March 31, 2019

It is no secret that firefighters and paramedics can find documentation of an incident challenging. We all know it can be a long and tedious process, especially at the end of a busy 24-hour

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Recovering Through Nutrition – A Path to Longevity

Recovering Through Nutrition – A Path to Longevity

March 31, 2019

One of the first steps in applying for a position of a firefighter is reading the job description on the entry application. Generally, there is a list contained within the application detailing

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Strip Ventilation Tactics

Strip Ventilation Tactics

March 31, 2019

The strategy for roof ventilation operations will be offensive or defensive. The primary focus of offensive roof ventilation is to create a ventilation opening over or as close to a fire as possible,

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Housewives of the LAFD: What Did I Sign Up For?

Housewives of the LAFD: What Did I Sign Up For?

March 31, 2019

Guess what? I have yet to find a fire wives’ handbook. Many times I’ve cried, “What did I sign up for?” All I know was that this was my husband’s dream, and I chose to live it with him.

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