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Circuit Training – LAFD Style

Circuit Training – LAFD Style

October 31, 2018

“We train as if our life depends on it, so why wouldn’t we exercise the same?” Captain II Paul Ybarra explains to me as we sit in the front office of Fire Station 12.

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LAFD History – The Bel Air Fire

LAFD History – The Bel Air Fire

October 31, 2018

Each year when November comes around I think of two significant events for me on the LAFD. My appointment to the Department on November 7, 1959, and the Bel Air Fire on November 6, 1961.

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High Fidelity Mannequins

High Fidelity Mannequins

October 31, 2018

In the age of technology, how is the Los Angeles City Fire Department staying relevant? Introducing High Fidelity Mannequins, the latest purchase by the EMS Training Unit

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9/11 Remembrance Ceremonies

9/11 Remembrance Ceremonies

September 30, 2018

While time moves forward, it does not lessen the resolve of firefighters who have pledged – We Shall Never Forget!

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Building a Better Nutrition Bar

Building a Better Nutrition Bar

September 30, 2018

Energy bars, nutrition bars, snack bars – no matter what you call them – can be essential elements in balancing a firefighter’s daily diet. For post-workout nutrition, a healthy snack on the go,

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Why You Always Make the Wrong Decision

Why You Always Make the Wrong Decision

September 30, 2018

After visiting the Thousand Oaks branch of FFCU, I was sitting outside on the curb in front of the ATM, waiting for my wife. We workout at the gym across the street and when I finished showering,

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EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS-Are You Running Out of Time?

EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS-Are You Running Out of Time?

September 30, 2018

As a veteran firefighter/paramedic, I am accustomed to being woken up in the early morning for all types of emergencies. Nothing in my career, however, had prepared me

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Colorectal Cancer-45 is the new 50!

Colorectal Cancer-45 is the new 50!

September 30, 2018

Forty-five is the new fifty. That’s right, but before you get too excited, I’m not talking about a new model of sports car, I’m talking about colon cancer and the recent recommendation

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Where Are the LAFD Cyclists?

Where Are the LAFD Cyclists?

September 30, 2018

Fire Velo is a fire service-based cycling club, whose mission is to help others. The main focus of this Southern California club is to provide cancer awareness within the fire service.

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The Real Deal – The New California ID/DL

The Real Deal – The New California ID/DL

September 30, 2018

Is this for REAL? You bet! Beginning October 1, 2020, the federal government will require your driver license or ID card to be REAL ID compliant if you wish to board a domestic flight

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