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Retired Guys: The Gambler’s Special

Retired Guys: The Gambler’s Special

November 30, 2018

With the passing of retired LAFD member George Fischer in September, 2018, I thought that it would be appropriate to tell about one of the most crucial events in our lives.

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LAFD History: Fire Dogs and Horses

LAFD History: Fire Dogs and Horses

November 30, 2018

Ever see a fire truck in a parade without a Dalmatian in the seat up front or in the lap of a smiling firefighter riding in back? Ever visit a firehouse without having one of those

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View from the Fairway

View from the Fairway

October 31, 2018

On Monday, September 24th, LAFRA hosted the Invitational Golf Tournament for the WODFF. Despite the traffic winding through the Sepulveda pass far below,

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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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LAFD History – In Memory of LAFD Captain I Joseph C. Dupee

LAFD History – In Memory of LAFD Captain I Joseph C. Dupee

September 30, 2018

On March 8, 1998, Captain I Joseph C. Dupee was killed in the line of duty at a major emergency structure fire at 5972 S. Western Avenue. Captain Dupee was assigned to Engine 57,

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LAFD History – The 9-11 Attack on the World Trade Center and the Impact on the Emergency Responders and Families

LAFD History – The 9-11 Attack on the World Trade Center and the Impact on the Emergency Responders and Families

August 31, 2018

September 11, 2001 reinvigorated America’s gratitude for all firefighters’ efforts. In response to the terrorist attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center, FEMA activated the LAFD CA-TF 1

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LAFD History – Hurricane Katrina – LAFD Response

LAFD History – Hurricane Katrina – LAFD Response

July 31, 2018

Frank’s Note: Hurricane Katrina was a devastating disaster for the gulf coast region of the USA. At the request from FEMA, the LAFD responded with a variety of desperately needed resources.

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July 2018

June 30, 2018

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I served the LAFD for 34 years and my interest in becoming a firefighter was first sparked by talking to Mack Mills. I knew him as a kid through my dad, David Jones,

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LAFD History – The LAFD Demolition Squad

LAFD History – The LAFD Demolition Squad

June 30, 2018

One of the strategies used to control the enormous fire that occurred after the earthquake in San Francisco on April 18, 1906, was the demolition of buildings in the path of the approaching

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LAFD History – The Birth of the Drop Bag

LAFD History – The Birth of the Drop Bag

May 31, 2018

During the early evening hours, on January 28, 1966, a fire occurred in the Commercial Exchange Building, located in downtown Los Angeles, on the SE corner of 8th and Olive Street.

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