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Building Cohesive Companies

Building Cohesive Companies

October 1, 2019

These next articles about Group Cohesion Theory have been adapted by Dave Wagner from the LAFDLA presentation of Michael Ellington – LAPD retired.

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Chaplain’s Corner – Sounding the Self-Awareness Alarm

Chaplain’s Corner – Sounding the Self-Awareness Alarm

October 1, 2019

Brothers and sisters, boys and girls, take a seat, let’s chat. Summer is upon us and who knows what kind of brush fire season we’re facing, so I’m hoping to get your attention

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Importance of Family Station Visits

Importance of Family Station Visits

October 1, 2019

Firefighters have a unique work schedule, one that can sometimes cause distinct separation issues for firefighters and their families. Although the time away from each other may give some

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Emotional Intelligence – Part 3

Emotional Intelligence – Part 3

August 31, 2019

Adapted for the Grapevine by Alicia Iwakiri, from an LAFDLA presentation by Isaac Yang, Redondo Beach Division Chief

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Housewives of the LAFD – Are You Prepared?

Housewives of the LAFD – Are You Prepared?

August 31, 2019

Your nerves may still be rockin’ and rollin’ after experiencing the 7.1 Southern California earthquake in July. Some of us wives were left very shaken, especially those with fire spouses

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LAFD History – Never Forget – 9/11/2001

LAFD History – Never Forget – 9/11/2001

August 31, 2019

Many members of the LAFD were not on the job 18 years ago when the US was attacked by terrorists on 9-11-2001. Many of those members of the new rookie classes were probably in grade school

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Leadership and Mentoring

Leadership and Mentoring

July 31, 2019

Another in our series of articles inspired by the courses taught at the LAFD Leadership Academy, examining the building blocks of successful leadership.

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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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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 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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