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THE FIREMEN’S GRAPEVINE (USPS 191-060) is published monthly by the Los Angeles Firemen’s Relief Association, 7470 N Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, Cal i for nia 90041. Annual $24 Subscription included with Association mem ber ship; Non-members: $36. Single issues $3 postpaid. Back issues $6 postpaid. Pe ri od i cals post age paid at Los Angeles, CA and at additional mailing office. POST MAS TER: Send ad dress changes to: THE FIREMEN’S GRAPE VINE Magazine, P.O. BOX 41903, Los An ge les, CA 90041.


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4 • July 2015


MARK AKAHOSHI RICK GODINEZ STEVE BERKERY STEVE RUDA STEVEN DOMANSKI TIM LARSON TYLER TOMICH


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