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VOL. LXXXVII


MAY 2012 • FEATURE •


Hook And LAdder enduro resurrection With an incredible alignment of forces – weather, logistics,


volunteerism, and adrenaline – the off-road family fun event scores big for the WODFF • . ........................ 06


cAncer A unified command of both LAFD and LAPD pulls off an amazing St Baldrick’s Day at Fire Station 89 • . .................. 34


LAFrA VoLunteer AppreciAtion Fire Station 114 was the site of this year’s luncheon to honor


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the hard work and commitment of your Relief Association’s dedicated cadre of volunteers • ....................... 37


• CONTENTS •


President’s Message • ................................................................................05 Battalion News • ..........................................................................................11 Fire Boat 4


Celebrating 50 years of service • ...........................................................22


Retired Guys • ...........................................................................................23 The 2012 Grass Valley Reunion All active and retired are invited • ............................................................24


11 COPYRIGHT © 2012 Los Angeles Firemen’s Relief Association. No material may be reproduced without written permission of the publisher.


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Turning Trash to Treasure Is there an estate sale in your future? • ...................................................25 The Powerful Pushup 10 Variations take your workout to the next level • ...................................26 Department In Action BlueLine train vs. auto • ...........................................................................28 Structure fire in Tujunga • ........................................................................30 BadgeFight Charity Match LAFD steps into the cage against Santa Ana police • ..............................33 Memorials • .................................................................................................36 Station Fridge • ...........................................................................................38 Mailbox • .....................................................................................................39 Retirement Dinner Announcements • ...........................................................40 McDaniel Scramble • ...................................................................................41 Financial Advisors Everything you wanted to know and need to ask • ................................43


A Proposal That Leads To Much More...• ....................................................44 Search and Rescue Part 17 - Techniques • ............................................................................46


Dollars & Sense • ..........................................................................................47 LAFD-HS History L. Miller - Taking a Look Back to 1961 • ...................................................49 Minutes of the Board of Trustees • ..............................................................53 Classifieds • ................................................................................................57 Tailboard • ...................................................................................................61


On the cover: Structure Fire - Tujunga photo submitted by David “Doc” DeMulle’, The Foothills Paper May 2012 • 3 rAising Money And AwAreness to BeAt cHiLdHood


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