Ramey R. Stroud

April 2, 20194 Comments

Captain, Fire Station 30-C

Deceased:
March 30, 2019

Appointed:
08/23/1969

Pensioned:
06/29/1980 – FS 30C

Services:
PRIVATE

Donations:
IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, PLEASE SEND DONATIONS TO:
Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firemen’s Fund
PO BOX 41903
Los Angeles, CA 90041

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  1. Tom Guzman says:

    Ramey Stroud was the AutoFireman at Fire Station 1-A in 1975, my first house. He was a down to earth gentleman first, before his rank. I want to thank you Ramey for the guidance and respect you gave me as a rookie and new member of the LAFD family. I remember on one of our first runs, you were conditioning your horses blinders as you were giving me info and tips on roof ops. As we chatted he placed them (the blinders) on the siren, that just happened to be placed right in the middle of the old Seagraves hood. Suddenly we get a run, and everyone to their places on the Truck, Wagon, and Pump. When we return from the false alarm, Captain Criemen stops in front of the truck, shakes his head towards Stroud and points to the blinders on the siren and walks away. Stroud completely forgot that he had placed the blinders there, and looked at me and smiled. I would like to think that Strouds reply to Cap. was, sorry but I was explaining to the rookie about the old days. That aside, Ramey Stroud never tried to trick me in any way when it came to firefighting tactics or station house life, thanks loads. the Guz

    • Tiffany Stroud says:

      Thank you for taking the time to share memories of my father. I will never forget coming to the Station House to visit him at work, or watching him on tv fighting fires. Please google his name is story lives on in his adventures.

      Tiffany

  2. Bob Munoa says:

    I followed Tom into 1’s as my second house. I echo what Tom said about Ramey, he would work with rookies and shared his knowledge. One morning I was called into the office, Captain Crimean said Ramey is going down town this morning and you are acting A/O. Sure enough we had a run to County USC. That old 53 Seagrave was easy to shift driving back from runs, but had square gears going emergency. I had the privilege to work sod with Ramey at 30’s after he made Captain. Rest In Peace my friend, You will be remembered.
    Bob Munoaj

    • Tiffany Stroud says:

      Thank you for taking the time to share you memories.

      I look back at all his pictures and books to see so many wonderful men and women whom he worked with. My father always came home and would hang his coat on the mail box in his mind he said. He never talked about what he had seen or done on shift.

      He said it was family time.

      When I became an adult he shared the memories of his firefighting days clear up till his end of life. He became the man he was because of all the men and women he worked with. I respect and appreciate everything you all did. Thank you!

      please google his name.. he lived life to the fullest!

      Thank you for sharing,
      Tiffany Stroud…. I did hear about a lot of jokes played. 🙂

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