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Buzzard Bait Family Fun Ride

Buzzard Bait Family Fun Ride

February 28, 2019

Martin Luther King holiday weekend found a couple of hundred of LAFD family and friends in Ocotillo Wells for the 22nd Annual Buzzard Bait Family Fun Ride.

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Achieving Optimal Firefighter Fitness

Achieving Optimal Firefighter Fitness

February 28, 2019

Firefighter’s fitness goals are performance based, because if you cannot safely and effectively perform the physical duties your duties, then you cannot safely and effectively do your job.

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2018 LAFD Fire Marshal’s Awards

2018 LAFD Fire Marshal’s Awards

February 28, 2019

On November 7, 2018, three outstanding Fire Prevention Bureau (FPB) employees were recipients of the Annual Fire Marshal’s Awards. Each year, one civilian employee, one Inspector and one supervisor

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Retired Guys: The Point Fermin Incident – The Rescue Flight that Changed My Life

Retired Guys: The Point Fermin Incident – The Rescue Flight that Changed My Life

February 28, 2019

Fred Hare was one of the best pranksters that the LAFD ever produced. Not horseplay pranks but rather pranks that rattled your mind. Most brought laughs but some really bothered

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LAFD History – The DC 10 Crash at LAX, March 1, 1978

LAFD History – The DC 10 Crash at LAX, March 1, 1978

February 28, 2019

Commercial aircraft crashes are rare, but with some recent incidents my memory went back to the Continental DC 10 crash at LAX. It’s been 41 years and the outstanding LAFD response

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In Memoriam: John White

In Memoriam: John White

January 31, 2019

Very few people on this job are recognized as legends within their lifetime. John White was one.

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Hiding in Plain Sight: A First Responder’s Guide to Identifying Human Trafficking

Hiding in Plain Sight: A First Responder’s Guide to Identifying Human Trafficking

January 31, 2019

In January 2014, the California Penal Code for the crime of Human Trafficking was modified to address concerns nationwide of what could be identified as modern-day slavery.

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Chaplain George Negrete – Lifetime Achievement Award

Chaplain George Negrete – Lifetime Achievement Award

January 31, 2019

George Negrete’s parents, Phil and Gloria, raised him and his three older sisters in Gardena. Phil was an ace mechanic, and Gloria was a registered nurse and full-time mom.

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Retirement Dinner Planning Guide

Retirement Dinner Planning Guide

January 31, 2019

A retirement celebration of some kind is a good idea for most of us – after all, you’ll most likely have spent much of your adult life as an LAFD member. Whether it’s a firehouse breakfast,

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Estate Planning 101

Estate Planning 101

January 31, 2019

First responders put their lives on the line daily to protect the public. However, their willingness to preserve life and property doesn’t always extend into their own personal lives.

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