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2019 LAFRA Open House

2019 LAFRA Open House

November 30, 2019

An open house is a situation in which all visitors are welcome. A perfect description of the spectacular event held on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the Los Angeles Firemen’s Relief Association’s

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Firefighters and the Heart Disease Epidemic

Firefighters and the Heart Disease Epidemic

November 30, 2019

Firefighters are fit and follow a vigorous life-style, yet they experience more heart attacks compared to the general population. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been reported to be highly

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Fallen Firefighter Memorial Observance

Fallen Firefighter Memorial Observance

November 30, 2019

On September 21st, the names of Kenneth Edwards, Michael Reddy, and Cecil Morris were added to the Wall at the IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial.

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Families Are Our Greatest Gift

Families Are Our Greatest Gift

November 30, 2019

As we are in the season of giving and receiving, let’s remember to always be thankful for the families that we have because they will always be the greatest gift we can ever receive!

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The Dog Whisperer—Firefighter Jason Jasgur

The Dog Whisperer—Firefighter Jason Jasgur

November 30, 2019

It takes a special person to be a dog handler, as not everyone is qualified. It is a position that relies on trust and true companionship between man and canine. Some would say

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The Dark Side of Group Cohesion

The Dark Side of Group Cohesion

October 31, 2019

This second article on Group Cohesion Theory has been adapted by Dave Wagner from the LAFDLA presentation of Michael Ellington – LAPD retired.

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A Long Drive for a Good Cause

A Long Drive for a Good Cause

October 31, 2019

On Monday September 23rd LAFRA kicked off the first day of fall with the 22nd Invitational Golf Tournament for the WODFF.

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Chaplain’s Corner – Somebody Help Me!

Chaplain’s Corner – Somebody Help Me!

October 31, 2019

Why get out of bed? What’s the point? The walls, floor and ceiling are made of steel and it’s ice cold. There’s no windows, doors, cracks or vents. Essentially, I’m in a vault.

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Fallen Firefighter Memorial Observance

Fallen Firefighter Memorial Observance

October 31, 2019

On September 21st, the names of Kenneth Edwards, Michael Reddy, and Cecil Morris were added to the Wall at the IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial. Relief Association Trustees, along with the UFLAC Board and the Family Support Group traveled with Larry Edwards (son, Kenneth Edwards), Kim Reddy (widow, Michael Reddy), Anita Morris (widow, Cecil Morris) and […]

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Housewives of the LAFD – Thanksgiving Family Traditions

Housewives of the LAFD – Thanksgiving Family Traditions

October 31, 2019

How fortunate we are to be able to plan our family holidays and vacations months ahead of time. I wait in great anticipation for the day our shift calendar arrives from Firefighters First Credit Union.

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