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The 21st Annual Fallen Heroes Memorial Ride

The 21st Annual Fallen Heroes Memorial Ride

July 31, 2019

Under the shadow of new construction rising across from Fire Station 27, the motto of the LAFD Fire Hogs M/C, “Ride to Live and Live to Give,” continues to reign true.

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Suicidal Thoughts – It’s Finally Time to Talk About It

Suicidal Thoughts – It’s Finally Time to Talk About It

July 31, 2019

Do you think you are immune to the stress of everyday life? Do you think you would never hurt yourself? Or have you thought of it but kept it hidden from everyone? You are not alone.

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New DROP Requirements and FAQ’s

New DROP Requirements and FAQ’s

July 31, 2019

Here are the new requirements that are in effect for members who enter the DROP Program on or after February 1, 2019:

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Committing Malpractice on Your Work Comp Claim

Committing Malpractice on Your Work Comp Claim

July 31, 2019

If you suffer a work-related injury and you are represented by an attorney, you can take legal action against that attorney if he/she makes mistakes on your case that affect your rights

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LAFD Scores at the National 4-Wall Handball Championships

LAFD Scores at the National 4-Wall Handball Championships

July 31, 2019

The 69th annual 4-Wall Handball National Championships were held at Los Caballeros Sports Village in Fountain Valley from June 26-30, 2019. More than 300 players from as far away as

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LAFD History – Old Engine 49 and Old Fireboat 2 at the Union Oil Fire – 1951

LAFD History – Old Engine 49 and Old Fireboat 2 at the Union Oil Fire – 1951

July 31, 2019

The following story was written by then Captain Bill Goss for the Firemen’s Grapevine, September 1951. Bill, who retired as a Deputy Chief many years ago was known for having many

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Retired Guys

July 31, 2019

From 1980 to 1982, I was assigned to RA 19-A. My partner was Ken Smith, a great guy and an excellent paramedic. The Engine 19 crew was: Captain Robert “Butch” Rose,

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Volunteering—Giving Has Never Been So Rewarding

Volunteering—Giving Has Never Been So Rewarding

July 31, 2019

Want to reduce stress, combat depression, keep mentally stimulated, or have a sense of purpose and community? Get involved and become a VOLUNTEER.

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#1 Exercise for Firefighters

#1 Exercise for Firefighters

July 31, 20190 Comments

The single, most useful exercise for firefighters is the deadlift. Retired firefighter of 30 years, Ed Kranski, said “Deadlifting is by far the most important real-life strength exercise. When you pick anything heavy up – you don’t squat, bench, or snatch it – you deadlift it. If a heavy beam falls on another firefighter, you […]

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The Lucas Device – Help is On the Way!

The Lucas Device – Help is On the Way!

July 31, 2019

A 49 -year-old male with no medical history calls 911 with chest pain and shortness of breath after working out at the gym. His 12-lead EKG demonstrates STEMI and

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