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Firefighter of the Year 2018 – Engineer Steve Canchola

Firefighter of the Year 2018 – Engineer Steve Canchola

May 1, 2019

On February 13, 2019, the tradition of honoring one of LAFD’s finest continued as the Los Angeles Firefighters Association bestowed upon Engineer Steven Canchola the title of Firefighter of the Year 2018.

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2019 LA Marathon – Running in Memory of Our Loved Ones

2019 LA Marathon – Running in Memory of Our Loved Ones

May 1, 2019

On the weekend of Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24, volunteers and runners alike gathered in support of the Widows, Orphans & Disable Firefighters Fund.

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Jack Fry Celebrates Retirement

Jack Fry Celebrates Retirement

May 1, 2019

On February 9, 2019, at the Torrance/Redondo Beach Marriott, more than 200 people attended a luncheon celebrating the 39-year career of Captain II Jack Fry.

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A Family that Works Out Together—Stays Together

A Family that Works Out Together—Stays Together

May 1, 2019

Besides SLEEP…working out with my husband is seriously my favorite part of the day. There are days that I’m not in the mood to work out, but he helps bring out the beast in me.

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The Fredericksburg Incident – 1944

The Fredericksburg Incident – 1944

May 1, 2019

During 1944, the City of Los Angeles was a nervous place. Although more than two years had passed since the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, the coast of California and the LA Harbor

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Fire Hogs Annual Ride to Historical San Julian 2019

Fire Hogs Annual Ride to Historical San Julian 2019

May 1, 2019

On Saturday, March 23, 20 riders, made up of members from the LAFD and SGVFD Chapters of the Fire Hogs as well as numberous friends left Corky’s restaurant and traveled the scenic ride over the Ortega Mountains. Along the way we picked up more riders as we passed Lake Elsinore. Then onto highway 15 to […]

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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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