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of this is the Fire Chief just a being a good sol- dier and following orders? I can’t help but ask at what point and


at what price is one’s honesty and integrity available on Ebay. I’m sad to report it looks like that answer is found in the revolving door that is the Fire Chief’s office. Three chiefs in three years, serving at the pleasure of the May- or just long enough to qualify for a pension at the new pay grade, saying and doing whatever it takes to make it to the magic one year mark. Such is the price of no Civil Service Protection. And you may have noticed that the


media is painting all of us with the same brush, but that won’t stop me from still doing my best or from knowing right from wrong. I’m will- ing to bet cream that the vast majority of the rank and file feel the same way, and WE are the LAFD.


the weakest link


Send your version of the truth . . . or threats (I do love a good threat) to: battalion7news@yahoo.com


FF pat turner shows textBook auto FireFiGhtinG technique.


capt. DouG collins anD the memBers From Fs 82 went up to the Fire 3 memorial in GriFFith park on march 23rD. they paiD triBute to their Fallen Brothers on the 14th anniversary oF the traGic crash.


on march 26, 2012, 100 FireFiGhters BattleD a Fire in a one-story commercial BuilDinG, 75’ x 100’, at 7529 melrose avenue in Just aFter 2:30 am. the Blaze was extinGuisheD in 40 minutes.


photo By shawn kaye


12 • May 2012


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