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VOL. XCI


JULY 2015 • FEATURES •


2015 LANE KEMPER SOFTBALL CLASSIC Twenty teams registered to play on May 13th, 2015,


and all had a chance to set aside the shift rivalries and departmental buffoonery and partake in true fire family fun. • ......06


ANNUAL LAFRA GET-TOGETHER Your Relief Association sponsored the 3rd annual


LAFRA Reunion at Pechanga with hundreds showing up for some camaraderie with old friends and new. • ......................12


DOCUMENTING WORK COMP INJURIES Very few firefighters go through their career without


a work related injury. So how should you protect yourself when an injury occurs?. • .....................................................34


• CONTENTS •


President’s Message • .........................................................................05 Dream Fulfillment FIRST RESPONDERS TEAM UP FOR MAKE-A-WISH • ..............................11


Battalion News • .................................................................................14 The Retired Guys • ............................................................................33 Department in Action • .........................................................................36 Fire Hogs SOLVANG RIDE • ................................................................................39


Kitchen Table Wisdom TACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS OF BACK-UP FIRE ATTACK • .......................40


Station Fridge • ..................................................................................43 Retirement Dinner Announcements • ...............................................45 Summer Tip-off LAFD VS LAPD BASKETBALL GAME • .............................................47


Mailbox • .............................................................................................49 Memorials • ........................................................................................50 Dollars and Sense IMPROVING YOUR FINANCIAL LIFE • .........................................................51 LAFD History FIREBOAT 2 CAPTAIN WARNER L. LAWRENCE • .......................................53


Minutes of the Board of Trustees • .......................................................56 Classifieds • ........................................................................................59


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