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LAFD HISTORY – Los Angeles Fire Department Volunteers – Then and Now

LAFD HISTORY – Los Angeles Fire Department Volunteers – Then and Now

August 1, 2020

Frank’s Note: The Los Angeles Fire Department started with individual groups of volunteer firemen in the city that was starting to grow. In 1886 those volunteers became members of the LAFD a paid

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Housewives of the LAFD: Mind over Matter – Finding What Really Matters

Housewives of the LAFD: Mind over Matter – Finding What Really Matters

August 1, 2020

When we talk about matters of importance, it may be about health, family, finances, or security for the future. How much do we live our daily lives really focusing on such?

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First Follower: Leading by Example

First Follower: Leading by Example

July 31, 2020

Leadership is found in many forms and is taught and learned in many fashions. The following is an unconventional method of teaching leadership, but no less effective if applied properly.

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LAFD Leadership Academy: Servant Leadership II

LAFD Leadership Academy: Servant Leadership II

July 31, 2020

When you became a leader did you sit down and write out your leadership philosophy? In the Marine Corps, when one comes into command they take a weeklong course on how to be a commander,

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LAFD Graduations

LAFD Graduations

July 31, 2020

Carter Sims
Son of Probationary Firefighter Preston Sims, graduated from kindergarten and will be moving on to the 1st grade next year.

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Chief Engineer Donald O. Manning—LAFD ICON

Chief Engineer Donald O. Manning—LAFD ICON

June 30, 2020

LOVE THEM, HATE THEM, RESPECT THEM OR NOT, the following members featured in this column and future ones, through their leadership and personal skills, have influenced the Department

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Bringing Our Fallen Brother Home

Bringing Our Fallen Brother Home

June 30, 2020

On May 6, 2020, 15 members of the Fire Hogs Motorcycle Club rode to Bullhead City, AZ to provide an escort for their fallen fellow Fire Hog and active duty LAFD Fire Captain Ray Van Blarcom.

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LAFD Leadership Academy: Servant Leadership

LAFD Leadership Academy: Servant Leadership

June 30, 2020

“The first and most important choice a leader makes is the choice to serve, without which one’s capacity to lead is severely limited,” Robert Greenleaf, founder of the modern servant leadership movement.

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Boyd Street – A Survival Story

Boyd Street – A Survival Story

June 30, 2020

On 05/17/ 20 at approximately 8:08 p.m. at 327 E Boyd St in downtown L.A., firefighters found smoke coming from a one-story commercial building and engaged in an aggressive fire attack.

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LAFD Leadership Academy: Adult Development Theory II

LAFD Leadership Academy: Adult Development Theory II

May 31, 2020

Today’s workplace is intergenerational. People must work together and lead others that are older, younger, different, and unique from themselves. Studies reveal that people raised

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