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phoToS By eric SanTiago, lafra STaff & adam van gerpen, The loS angeleS firefighTer


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riends, family and scores of firefighters gathered at the Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens on March 21, 2012 for a luncheon honoring the 2011 Firefighter of the Year. The honoree, LAFRA Trustee and LAFD Apparatus Operator Doak Smith, is a 31-year vet- eran, assigned to Fire Station 69.


The award is presented by the Los Angeles Firefighters Asso-


ciation, CSFA. The coveted prize takes into account an honoree’s long- term accomplishments, as candidates are judged on an overall career and life that exemplifies the best qualities of those in the fire service.


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