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32 VOL. XCII MARCH 2016 • FEATURES • BUZZARD BAIT FAMILY FUN RIDE


Mother Nature sent a little rain that provided for a dust-free playground for the 19th annual event that benefits WODFF. More than 100 LAFD families and friends enjoyed the MLK weekend event near Anza-Borrego this year. • .........................................06


MEDAL OF VALOR Three firefighters were awarded this high honor for demonstrating courage and bravery at a traffic accident with a dangerous and tragic twist. • ............................................................................08


• CONTENTS • President’s Message • ..........................................................................05


Healthcare Without the Hassle LIVE HEALTH ONLINE MAKES IT EASY • ..................................................11


Battalion News • ...................................................................................13 The Retired Guys •


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Department in Action GLASSELL PARK MAJOR EMERGENCY COMMERCIAL • .................................32 GRANADA HILLS STRUCTURE FIRE • ..........................................................34 Retirement Dinners d’Lisa davies • .................................................................................36


Retirement Dinner Announcements • .................................................38 Station Fridge • ......................................................................................39 LAFD Golf TIJERAS AND MOORPARK TOURNAMENT RESULTS • ....................................41


Carb Cycling LOSE FAT, BUILD MUSCLE AND BOOST METABOLISM • .................................42


Mailbox • ...............................................................................................44 Memorials • ...........................................................................................47 Dollars and Sense don’t wait to get fLood insurance • ................................................49


LAFD History IN MEMORY OF TOM TAYLOR • ..........................................................51


Minutes of the Board of Trustees • .....................................................54 Classifieds • ...........................................................................................57 Tailboard • ...........................................................................................60


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COPYRIGHT © 2016 Los Angeles Firemen’s Relief Association. No material may be reproduced without written permission of the publisher. March 2016 • 3 NO. 7


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