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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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Housewives of the LAFD: What Did I Sign Up For?

Housewives of the LAFD: What Did I Sign Up For?

March 31, 2019

Guess what? I have yet to find a fire wives’ handbook. Many times I’ve cried, “What did I sign up for?” All I know was that this was my husband’s dream, and I chose to live it with him.

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LAFD History – The DC 10 Crash at LAX, March 1, 1978

LAFD History – The DC 10 Crash at LAX, March 1, 1978

February 28, 2019

Commercial aircraft crashes are rare, but with some recent incidents my memory went back to the Continental DC 10 crash at LAX. It’s been 41 years and the outstanding LAFD response

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LAFD History – The Beginning of the Los Angeles Fire Department – 1886

LAFD History – The Beginning of the Los Angeles Fire Department – 1886

January 31, 2019

This month, the LAFD celebrates 133 years of service and sacrifice to the people of Los Angeles. Countless numbers of lives and properties have been saved, some at the cost of a firefighter’s life.

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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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