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Three stories made their way to me


Greetings once again from the sin- ners and the saints of the Second Battalion. Lots of comings and goings this


month. A tearful “goodbye” to B/C Mark Aka- hoshi and B/C Steve Ruda who were in the bat- talion just long enough to introduce themselves before being sucked into special duty. B/C Manny Lafarga leaves us to continue recovery in Accounting, CI/PM’s Brian Ballton, Marc Segal and Brad Lenhoff will all perform their EMS Captain’s duties from the station whose # has one less ‘4’ in it, FF/PM Jeffrey Foster leaves 42’s to enjoy the sea breeze at 23’s and FF/PM Michael Cunningham will trade his gypsy status in the pool at 12’s for a permanent home at 52’s. To ease the pain of our loss we congratulate now CII Anthony Navarro on his promotion and temporary assignment to 85’s. Last, but certainly not least, the lads in Lincoln Heights wanted to thank A/O Matt Laurin for the catered prime rib dinner that celebrated his 10 years of service to the City, and FF/PM John Reyes who cooked his own better late than nev- er ten year dinner . . . delicious I’m told, even if it was two years overdue.


this month. One involved an Auto Club driver who was forced to ring the doorbell at the Sec- ond Oldest Fire Station in the City to borrow their universal automobile key set to get into his locked truck. It took him only a moment to correct the problem and he was off to help someone else whose keys were safely secured in THEIR vehicle. Just enough time to get pho- tographic proof.


etiquette dictates that I be no more forthcoming with the facts of each case as the cream was of the highest quality and bought without argu- ment.


Fair’s fair.


Send your version of the truth to: battalion7news@yahoo.com


ThiS guy WaS moTivaTed, There WaS Barely Time To Snap ThiS picTure.


The other two stories involve buy-


ing B&R. One for tillering for the first time to an emergency instead of having to drive the Band Aid Box and having your work jacket take flight . . . the other for getting a wake- up call from the on duty captain asking you if you EVER planned on coming in to work your trade payback. The code of battalion writer’s


ScoTT lamB caTerS anoTher deliciouS promoTional dinner.


SomeBody BoughT for Tillering emergency for The firST Time, SomeBody BoughT for geTTing a Wake up call on a Trade day. gueSS Which iS Which.


a hiker fell aBouT 75 feeT in an area in 82’S firST-in called The BronSon caveS. BaTTalion 5 firefighTerS hiked up The hill, packaged The paTienT and carried him doWn To a WaiTing amBulance. he WaS in SeriouS condiTion.


phoToS By mike meadoWS, epn June 2012 • 13


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