Retired Guys

Retired Guys: The Point Fermin Incident – The Rescue Flight that Changed My Life

Retired Guys: The Point Fermin Incident – The Rescue Flight that Changed My Life

February 28, 2019

Fred Hare was one of the best pranksters that the LAFD ever produced. Not horseplay pranks but rather pranks that rattled your mind. Most brought laughs but some really bothered

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The Retired Guys: The Bauman Call Box

The Retired Guys: The Bauman Call Box

December 31, 2018

Dad’s fire department career spanned a total of 34 years, from 1960 to 1994. From 1965 to 1971, he worked at the Westlake Signal Office. During that time, box alarms were used in the metropolitan area

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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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Retired Guys

Retired Guys

April 30, 2018

I’ve always noticed this small advertisement stuck in the corner of our Grapevine magazine about the La Habra Heights Fire Department. I pretty much overlooked this important bit of

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The Retired Guys

March 31, 2018

Gloria Allred contacted me for the second in a series of interviews which she has documented as, “The Trouble with Fire Station 14.” As you may recall, her daughter,

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The Retired Guys

The Retired Guys

December 31, 2017

Jumpin’ into the “Life Net” durin’ the Drill Tower was not my strong point. While I stood on the 3rd floor platform, lookin’ down at the guys holdin’ the life net,

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The Retired Guys

November 30, 2017

So, I’m still not on board with tattoos and body piercings. I was hopin’ that writin’ about it might help me to better understand the concept of body mutilation and tattoos.

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Retired Guys

June 23, 2017

Just when you thought it was safe to use a knife to cut up your fruits and vegetables, a group of doctors has recommended that warnin’ labels be affixed to avocadoes.

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Retired Guys

Retired Guys

April 30, 2017

Many years ago, I had the pleasure of working with Bill Gerke at 33’s. Bill was a excellent fireman, with an easy goin’ manner and a light-hearted attitude.

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Retired Guys – The Shoot Out at Old 45’s

March 31, 2017

Fire Station 45 was located at 947 S. Norton Ave. It opened in 1924 as a Double Tank Chemical company but later became a single engine until it closed in 1987.

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