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Vol. lXXXVII


JUNE 2012 • Feature •


WODFF is Kingpin at COrbin bOWl Annual evening of fun and camaraderie raises almost


$10,000 to benefit firefighter families in need. • . ........... 06


150 FireFighters battle tanKer truCK Fire Images from Mike Meadows and Rick McClure of a spectacular fire involving a tanker truck collision on the Ventura Freeway. • . .............................. 28


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2011 FireFighter OF the Year The Los Angeles Firefighters Association (CSFA) presented


the coveted honor in March at the Kyoto Grand Hotel and Garden. • ................................... 23


No. 11


• contents •


President’s Message • ................................................................................05 Volunteers of the Month Gerry and Jan Layton • ............................................................................09 Battalion News • ..........................................................................................11 LA Heat Football Gridiron versus NYPD at the Rose Bowl • ...............................................19


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


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Retired Guys • ...........................................................................................20 Station Fridge • ...........................................................................................21 Department In Action • ................................................................................28 Travel Journal Getting to know foreign investments • .....................................................31 LAFD Handball FS 92 defends championship again • .....................................................33 LAFD Golf Club 2012 Senior’s Tournament • ....................................................................35 Memorials • .................................................................................................36 Search and Rescue Part 18 – More Techniques • ...................................................................37 Mailbox • .....................................................................................................39 Retirement Dinner Announcements • ...........................................................43 COA Retirement Dinner • ............................................................................44 Dollars & Sense • ..........................................................................................47 LAFD-HS History Preserving old Fire Boat 2 – the ralPh J. scott • .....................................48


Minutes of the Board of Trustees • ..............................................................52 Classifieds • ................................................................................................57


on the cover: tanker Fire Photo submitted by Mike Meadows, ePn June 2012 • 3


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