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Hope For FireFigHters
From tri-tip to deep-fried Oreo bombers, from Animal House to
Leave It To Beaver, the 15th Annual Hope For Firefghters
fundraising event, celebrating the essential role the LAFD plays
within the community, only gets better and better. . . . . . . . . . 06
Lane Kemper soFtbaLL CLassiC
Almost 500 players and spectators get to say I was there for
the 27th annual gathering of FUN raising and fund raising in
the name of the late fre captain and good times organizer . . . 12
grass VaLLey reunion
This 32nd annual reunion continues the tradition of active and
retired frefghters and their families sharing friendships and
leisure time activities in a beautiful setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Presidents Message ................................................................................05
Station Fridge ...........................................................................................16
Battalion News ..........................................................................................17
Retired Guys ...........................................................................................25
Department In Action ................................................................................29
Memorials .................................................................................................32
In Memoriam
Inspector Jerald Coates ........................................................................33
Retirement Dinner Celebrations
Rescue Rick McClure .........................................................................34
Wayne Nak Nakamura .......................................................................36
Chris Kawai ...........................................................................................38
Retirement Dinner Announcements ...........................................................39
Mailbox .....................................................................................................40
Boat 4 Reunion Party ................................................................................43
Z Awards for ExZellence ...........................................................................45
LAFD Handball ..........................................................................................46
Dollars & Sense ..........................................................................................47
LAFD-HS History
THE MARKAY TANKSHIP EXPLOSION INTERESTING FACTS .................................49
Minutes of the Board of Trustees ..............................................................52
Classifeds ................................................................................................57
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in stride and seek advice from an expert, this is not something to be
taken lightly.
If you receive a questionnaire from the Relief Association or
HealthScope Benefts, please take the time to complete it and fll
it out. It will contain the necessary information and help direct to
you the proper place for assistance or questions. Some of this may
seem trivial or added work on your behalf, but it is necessary to help
recoup the cost that the City should be responsible for in providing
for its workforce. We are working hard to keep this in check, which
ultimately will help us to keep your Medical Plan costs down.

Our Secretary Andy Kuljis just turned 80 years young and is still
running circles around most. I guess keeping busy is the key to suc-
cess.
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John E. Jacobsen
president@lafra.org
(323) 259-5200
By John Jacobsen
I
m happy to relay to all of you who werent fortunate enough to at-
tend the Grass Valley Reunion this year - it was a great success. The
event marked the 32nd year of this tradition where retired and active
frefghters, and their families shared some quality time together in a
beautiful setting. Although attendance was somewhat lower than in years
past, those who made it seemed to enjoy it. A great big Thank-You goes
out to all of you who worked to make the get-together happen.
We just fnished wrapping up another successful Hope for Fire-
fghters. This year was the 15th time that this event has gone off
without a hitch. The outstanding efforts of our frefghters and our
business community friends resulted in one of our largest fundrais-
ing efforts yet. Although this event is only a few hours on one day,
the amount of time and effort expended for our Widows, Orphans
and Disabled Firemens Fund is truly admirable. The food was
great, the weather was hot, the lines were long, and judging by the
smiles on faces, a great time was had by all.
Several unfortunate incidents in the recent weeks have again
put the spotlight on some of our members lack of planning. How
many of you have taken the time to have a Living Trust prepared?
Time and time again we see the burden brought upon a family when
a tragedy strikes. If any of you can share the experience of going
through probate with someone who hasnt, please do. None of us
are going to be around forever and taking some steps now will make
all the difference in the world for your family when the unthinkable
happens. All Relief Members are entitled to a onetime $600 Estate
Planning beneft. If you havent used it, what is stopping you? For
most people, all it takes is a few dedicated days and writing a check.
How about all of your benefciary documents? Have you updated
them in the last several years? Have you gotten married, had some
kids, gotten divorced? Think about all the particular benefts and/or
organizations where you have something on fle: Relief Association,
Union, Pensions, Life Insurance just to name a few.
Work Comp and all the laws governing it can leave you feeling
quite confused as how it may apply to your specifc situation. Cali-
fornia law provides presumptions that certain conditions sustained
by frefghters are work related. Currently Heart, Hernia, Menin-
gitis, Cancer, Pneumonia, Tuberculosis and Blood borne infection
diseases are categorized as presumptive. The presumptions apply
while actively employed and typically extend into retirement fve
years from the last date actually worked. In certain circumstances,
the presumption may go beyond the fve years (60 months). For
example, when a member develops but is unaware of a presumptive
illness/injury during the fve year period. Regarding cancers, the pe-
riod may be extended to 10 years (120 months). All presumptions
require one year of service for each three months of extension,
which means a member must have 20 years of service to qualify for
the fve year presumptions, and 40 years of service to qualify for the
full 10 year cancer presumption. Im sure this is as clear as mud, but
if you really want to dig in, go read the Labor Code. Take all of this
6 July 2012
O
n June 7th, 2012, downtown Los Angeles played host to the ffteenth annual Hope for
Firefghters. The fundraising event, benefting the Widows, Orphans and Disabled
Firemens Fund, was originally created in response to a tragic on-duty helicopter
accident. What started as a tribute to our fallen frefghters has become a celebration of the es-
sential role that the LAFD plays in our community.
This years event, offcially present-
ed by Silver Sponsor U.S. Bank, was as big a
draw as ever. Hope for Firefghters Committee
member Kimberly Thornton stated I think this
years event was the best to date. I have been
involved with Hope for Firefghters event and
the raffe committee since 2002. It has been
a pleasure to work with so many passionate
people who do this year after year. Indeed,
that passion was evident even in the early hours
with the prep work just getting underway. The
crowds were eager to join in the fun, with many
requests to buy Fire Bucks early in order to se-
cure a prime spot in line to sample all of the
tasty treats the frefghters had cooked up for
the day.
The food is always one of the main
draws at Hope for Firefghters, and this year
was certainly no exception. From tri-tip to
snow cones in a wide range of favors, there
were selections sure to please every palate.
Some of the dishes could have easily come
from a gourmet restaurant, including the selec-
tion offered by the winning food booth oper-
ated by Fire Station 60 and Grainger, creole
shrimp and short rib tacos. Grainger represen-
tative Christina Kyle, who helped serve food in
the booth alongside the frefghters, was proud
to be part of the winning team. Grainger loves
the opportunity to be a part of this amazing
event... we look forward to participating in it
every year! The fremen work really hard to
help make the event a success by setting up
the booths theme and making fantastic food.
In fact, they did such a great job our station
won best food--and next year we plan to do the
same!
Sometimes the simplest offerings
can be one of the biggest draws for guests. Fire
Station 87 and Thomas Properties Group had
a real hit on their hands with their bags of ket-
tle corn. Jason Knight, who also donated two
fre axes for the Hope raffe, could frequently
be seen offering free samples of kettle corn to
passersby. Youve got to lure them in. Every
year, we bring in tons of money... its food peo-
ple can carry with them.
One element that added a lot of fun
to the food booths was the effort and dedica-
tion that the frefghters put into their chosen
themes. The movie-themed booths in particu-
lar were a big hit with the crowd. The winning
dessert booth, serving deep fried Oreo bombers
prepared by Fire Station 12, featured a Top Gun
theme, complete with hit songs from the classic
soundtrack. Quite a few members of the public
By Jody Houser
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stopped to take photos of the Post-It-covered
mannequin outside of Fire Station 50s Offce
Space-themed booth.
The winner for best-themed booth
was Fire Station 88, whose Animal House
booth featured servers in togas and a chance to
meet Flounder from the movie. Pauline Ma-
clean from American Technologies, Inc. en-
joyed being a part of the infamous frat house.
It was ATIs frst time sponsoring this event
and we were honored to be partnered with our
heroes at Fire Station 88 Sherman Oaks. Win-
ning Best Theme for Animal House was the
icing on the cake! We look forward to support-
ing this great cause again next year.
It wasnt just the frefghters who
added a show business touch to the event.
Hope for Firefghters was proud to play host
to a reunion of the cast of Leave It To Beaver.
Four actors from the classic show came out in
support of Widows and Orphans: Ken Osmond
(Eddie), Jerry Mathers (Beaver), Tony Dow
(Wally) and Frank Bank (Lumpy). The actors
signed photos and took pictures with fans to
help raise money for Widows and Orphans.
Dow, whose son is a frefghter in Fresno, said
that the cause was close to my heart. Mathers
added Its a great event. These are the people
who put their life on the line for us. Were hap-
py to give something back.
As always, the muster teams were
a popular event, with crowds gathering on the
sidewalk to watch while they ate. Many of the
teams could be seen discussing strategy and
practicing timing before their round. In par-
ticular, the bucket brigade competition really
showed off the teams precision. The enthu-
siastic announcing by Sean Parr brought real
excitement to the games. With water from the
hose cart pull sometimes going in unexpected
directions, spectators were sprayed as well as
entertained.
The overall winner of the muster
games was Muir Chase Plumbing. The team,
including ten-year competitor Adam Muir,
clocked an impressive time of 86.46 seconds.
In second place, with a time of 93.33 seconds,
was the team from MPG Offce Trust. Six sec-
onds behind them was the third place team,
Able Engineering.
Even in the midst of all of the fun,
the sense of greater purpose remained evi-
dent. While many members of the crowd were
downtown-area employees on their lunch
break, not everyone there was in business wear.
It was clear that plenty of people had braved
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the downtown traffc in order to support the
event. There were plenty of people who in-
dulged in an extra treat or two in the name of
a good cause. And the National Anthem, sung
by Hope regular Lea Carranza, quickly brought
the large crowd to attention.
At the end of the day, the event is all
about helping the Widows, Orphans and Dis-
abled Firemens Fund. The following story,
shared by Kimberly Thornton, shows what a
success the event was in that regard: It really
hit home for me when I was making follow
up calls to the silent auction winners and one
person I spoke with told me she was a widow
of a fallen frefghter. Emotion came over me
as she continued to tell me she comes to the
event every year and is very grateful for what
Hope for Firefghters does for the community
and LAFRA. It was extremely humbling and
makes it that much more special to be a part
of this event and friendships that we have built
over the years.
BattaLion sPonsor
Food BootH sPonsors
Winners: Best tHeMe - Fs 88 & ati
Winners: Best dessert - Fs 12 & environMentaL ContraCting
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Winners: Best entree - Fs 60 & grainger
Muster Winners: Muir-CHase
engine/Beverage sPonsors
BattaLion sPonsor
Food BootH sPonsors
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12 July 2012
T
ime heals all wounds
they say. True enough
statement as the world
keeps turning after even the
most tragic and tumultuous
events subside. We see proof
everyday in world events and
live it every day in our work.
We are lucky when we are not
affected by tragedy. We are
fortunate to have help when
we are overwhelmed by out-
side forces.

Those of us who knew Lane Kemper
remember a somewhat rough-cut, no-nonsense
and not particularly sentimental Mans-Man
who called em like he saw em. His simple take
on the fremens job as NOT rocket science and
his just do it style, along with his passion to
share his knowledge and experience, coupled
with his charismatic delivery, raised him to the
top of the game in fre service instruction in the
LAFD and beyond. But it was outside the jobs
duties where Lane truly shined.
Lane was somewhat gracious but su-
premely grateful when it came to giving back
and helping his fellow workers. His efforts
in fundraising and FUN-raising were unsur-
passed. The LA Firemens Relief Association
was near and dear to Lane as it assisted his fam-
ily through some very rough times when his fa-
ther, an LAFD freman, became disabled while
Lane was young. Lane raised countless dollars
for the Widows and Orphans Fund over the
years but there was ALWAYS a catch. There
always had to be a little friendly freman com-
petition and a lot of FUN in the fund-raising
process.
his coming September 12th, Lane
will have been gone for six years. The wounds
are mostly healed. The scars remain, softened
by time, but the memories are oh-so-sweet.
Lane Kemper lives in the hearts of family and
friends and his legacy lives on in the softball
tourney that bears his name. Let us remember
and build upon the foundation of gratitude and
charity that our friend started so many years
ago.
On May 16, 2012, a lot of effort was
expended and a lot of FUN was had in honor of
the man we knew as Lane Kemper. Everybody
gets a chance to make a difference and give a
little back to this wonderful and unique fre de-
partment family. The give back can be in the
form of your time, talent, products/possessions
and money. Everything counts and everyone
matters.
It was a beautiful May morning that
promised warm temperatures and stiff compe-
tition. We thank the parks staff that had the
felds in good condition and ready to go bright
and early. So the stage was set. Prior to the for-
malities, those at Hjelte Park (is the J silent or
not?) were in for a special treat. The incompa-
rable Ray Walker brought his person and his
wonderful baritone voice out of retirement for
an encore performance of the National An-
them. Thank you, Ray, for donating your talent
in honor of our fag and of the men and women
who protect and serve our nation.
This year 32 teams played 47 games
on eight felds at two parks with 15 umpires.
A gaggle of volunteers handling the cooking,
serving, raffe and feld support duties, added to
the more than 500 total participants and spec-
tators who gathered in orderly, effcient and
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friendly fashion and get to say I was there
for the 27th annual gathering of FUN raising
and fund raising in the name of the Lane Kem-
per Softball Classic. The receipts are still com-
ing in with projections being around $20,000
raised for the Widows, Orphans and Disabled
Firemens Fund.
The numbers are a little more pre-
cise but not too hard to believe for the compe-
tition results. 33s, 82s, 64s and 15s played
in the highly competitive Final Four with
15s beating 33s with a score of 10-5. What
is hard to believe is that so many talented and
accomplished ballplayers can legitimately be
assigned to the same station . . . 15s! And they
were observed, not so secretly, trying to recruit
players from the talented but generally younger
64s team. Word is the interview and practical
to get into 15s is no cakewalk.
All the games were competitive and
fun . . . some more than others. Thankfully, no
major injuries were reported.
The typical pulled hammies
and bruised egos occurred
due mainly to the low fre-
quency in which most of
us have to engage in such
intense activities. The um-
pires, as usual, made the
best of some diffcult situations. Remem-
ber, they are volunteers and only human.
Some are retired and some arent even fre-
men.
There was one reported case of
cheating involving tampering with the score-
card resulting in a bogus win for the cheating
team. You know who you are. You didnt win
the tourney but you do get to revisit the guilt
trip every time you look in the mirror and think
about the 2012 Lane Kemper CHARITY Soft-
ball Classic. And, NO, we will not use your
suggestion If You Aint Cheatin, You Aint
Tryin as next years T-shirt slogan.
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Those of you who donated your time, talent,
possessions/products and money get to look
in the mirror and say, I made a difference.
There is no way to give adequate or individual
thanks to everyone, but then its about charity
not recognition. There are a few distinguished
individuals that deserve special acknowledge-
ment: Valerie Lawrence for her tireless efforts
fnding donors and sponsors; Mona and Steve
Romas for offering their home for staging and
storage; Bill Bringas for carrying the torch.
Special thanks to all the sponsors and raffe
donors: AFLAC Judith Martinez, Anaheim
Marriott, Aquarium of the Pacifc, Armando
Valencia, AVI Resort and Casino in Laughlin,
Bank of Hemet, Ben and Jerrys Ice Cream,
Best Buy-Thousand Oaks, Big Five Sporting
Goods, Bill Lawrence, Brents Deli, Bruce and
Debbie Galien, Bubba Willis, California State
Railroad Museum, Calloway Vineyards and
Winery, Cambria Estate Vineyard & Winery,
Chris Stine, City Employees Club of Los Ange-
les, Coca Cola, Costco, Councilmember Mitch-
ell Englander, Councilmember Tom LaBonge,
Dapper Tire Company-Sylmar, Descanso
Gardens-LaCanada/Flintridge, Don Laughlin
Riverside Casino, El Caballero Country Club,
El Pollo Loco, Fire Attire, Fleming Entertain-
ment, Fogo De Chao, Frito Lay, Goodyear Tire
Company, Howl Hollywood LLC, In-N-Out
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Burger, Jerrys Famous Deli, Jillians Univer-
sal City, Kevin Wright-Wells Fargo Finan-
cial Advisors, Knotts Berry Farm, LAFRA,
LA Dodgers, Lydia Andrews, Marias Italian
Kitchen, Mark Kemper, Mechanix Gloves,
OPI, Original Tommys World Famous Ham-
burgers, Pala Casino, Paul Gilbrook, Pinks Fa-
mous Hot Dogs, Plushland, Ralph Hester(FF),
San Diego Zoo Global, San Manuel Band of
Mission Indians, Shakeys Pizza Parlor, Sierras
Mexican Restaurant, Six Flags Magic Moun-
tain, Skydive Santa Barbara, Smokehouse
Restaurant Inc, Speedzone-City of Industry,
Steve Ikeda, Stonefre Grill, Taix Restaurant,
The Scioscia Family(Angels), The Bear Pit in
Mission Hills, The Refnery-Myrna Gonzales,
The Warehouse Restaurant, The World Famous
Laugh Factory-Hollywood, The World Famous
Laugh Factory-Long Beach, Thousand Oaks
Trophies, Trader Joes, UFLAC, Ultrazone,
Valerie Lawrence, Warehouse Restaurant-
Marina Del Rey, Warner Brothers Consumers
Products Inc, Wilshire Home Entertainment
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the views expressed by the battalion News writers do Not necessarily refect those of the Firemens Relief Association
Greetings and Happy Independence
Day from the sinners and the saints of the
Second Battalion.
Thank you and a tearful good-
bye to Capt. John Cappon who takes his lead-
ership skills to F.S. 85 to make new friends
and earn his hazmat cert. All youve done at
the Second Oldest Fire Station in the City is
greatly appreciated. Admittedly, we would be
selfsh to expect you to stay longer than fve
years, and like Mary Poppins, once your job
is done its time to move on to where youre
needed.
Your crew was pleasantly surprised
when you sucked back a VC day at the last
second to have your goodbye dinner catered
by Scott Lamb. Theres no such thing as too
much prime rib and shrimp. And at the risk of
someone getting an unsolicited trip to PSD for
counseling and/or time off to contemplate the
error of their ways should a political appointee
take offense to fre house camaraderie . . . I
have included photographic evidence of just
how much the crew appreciated the consistent
leadership style that was capped by catered
epicurean delights. To ensure their beloved
leaders personal mode of transportation
would be secure for the night, special precau-
tions were taken to guarantee its safety. And
for those of you on the outside looking in, who
have in the past taken it upon yourselves to
start disciplinary action on behalf of those who
are more than capable of fending for them-
selves, be assured no small animals or feelings
were injured in the making of this picture.
Finally, a quick goodbye and good
luck goes out to Engineer Donald Jesolva
who leaves 25s for the challenges of Boat 2.
To ease the pain of our loss Capt.
Anthony Navarro will now lead the brave on
the A at the Second Oldest Fire Station in the
City, Engineer Jack Baham says goodbye
to the Crenshaw District and Engineer Daniel
Tabing jumps out of the pool at 38s so they
can enjoy the serenity of El Sereno.
Remember, we start off liking you,
youll have to do something to change that.
The two vacancies at 47s were made courtesy
of retiring engineers Jimmy Cho and Pedro
Alonzo. Thank you gentlemen for your years
of service and for never running out of water.
Enjoy retirement, youve earned it.
And for those of you who may one
day end up on the trivia show Jeopardy - if
you ever get to say Ill take Paramedics of
the Year for a thousand Alex, the answer for
this years recipient is our very
own FF/PM Steve Addleman.
Yes, THAT Steve Addleman.
Congratulations Steve...
honest.
the weakest link
Send your version of the truth to
battalion7news@yahoo.com
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go to so MuCH trouBLe to Make sure
your PersonaL Mode oF transPortation
is saFe For tHe nigHt.
aFter LigHt ForCe one PoPPed
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Patient.
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LigHt ForCe 90 HandLed a Burn-
ing trasH truCk on June 7, 2012,
at rosCoe and BaLBoa BLvds.
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on June 9, 2012, tHe LaFd FireBoats
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its neW HoMe at BertH 87.
PHoto By CHris ConkLe
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engine 24 and resCue 898
treated and transPorted a
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PiCk-uP truCk on FootHiLL
BLvd on May 31, 2012.
david doC deMuLLe,
tHe FootHiLLs PaPer
BattaLion 12 CoMPanies
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sunday May 27tH.
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extriCate tHe viCtiM oF a
traFFiC aCCident in tuJunga
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Greetings from the Battalion that never sleeps!
Lets start out with a few atta
boys! First let me congratulate Battalion 13
members for collecting the 3rd highest dollar
amount in the department for the Muscular
Dystrophy Association. I know it gets to
be like playing human Frogger out there.
Going from car-to-car, sticking some stinky,
used, turnout boot into a car window trying
to muster donations, all the while avoiding
normal traffc fow.(I know the incense guy
was happy to see us leave) Moreover, a huge
hats off to the generosity of the citizens for
helping out and making a difference!
Next, congratulations to Explorer
Post 64 and their advisor, Gabe Lopez. At the
Explorer Muster held at Franks Place, Post 64
made it all the way to the semi-fnals where
they were fnally upended by Post 12. (On a
side note, Post 12 sent two teams to the mus-
ter, both made it to the semis, and one ended
up winning). Congrats to all the Explorers
that showed up and for the support of all the
Explorer advisors.
Finally, a huge thank you to all the
teams that came out and participated in the
Kemper Classic. It was great to see Mouse
and Tom Czubek out there and hopefully
everybody had a great time. Both 33s and
64s made it to the Final 4, with Gang-Green
. . . err, I mean 15s coming out victorious in
the end and winning it all for the 3rd year in-
a-row. Seems like the only thing 15s lost was
a little dignity. Taking walks (a lot!) and pinch
runners for everybody seems like something
straight out of a big tourney, but maybe not so
much in the spirit of this gathering. Arent we
all out here to have fun? Anyway, enough of
my whining, and again congratulations to FS
15.
OK, on to the fun stuff! Apparently
SOD is starting to make a comeback, as a few
gents over at 64s were willing to fork over
a couple extra bucks and try their luck at the
Trump National Golf Course out in Palos
Verdes. From what Im told, the fellas donated
a few extra sleeves of balls to the lakes, deep
roughs, and Pacifc Ocean, but it was all well
worth it for the amazing views, perfect greens,
and great camaraderie. Probably a smidge dif-
ferent than the normal quick round over at the
local Chester Washington course. Not quite
sure how, but apparently the Marshal didnt
notice FF Klemmes new golf shoes. I hear
they look very similar to his bare feet.
Moving on . . . I know theres some-
thing in the books about skipping organized
mess, but not sure where to fnd this next one.
Apparently, after lunch was bought, prepared,
and served, a certain captain with singular
bugles decided that maybe it wasnt exactly
how he imagined it would be and opted out
of lunch . . . and opted in to maggot mess. No
biggie, it happens. Apparently also after dinner
was bought, prepared, and served, this same
offcer also decided to opt out of dinner . . .
and again opt in for maggot mess. Now Ive
heard of telling the cook before they shop, so
that they may have a little more accuracy as to
how much money can be spent, but afterward?
And then when it comes time to collect, just
wanted to pay for house dues? Just what I
heard.
Somehow the battalion with the
highest amount of calls per day is also the
same battalion to choose a move-up from.
Seems like theres an ALS-RA (some have
two) and a BLS-RA in every station for some
reason. Recently, after their 4th run before
8:30am, and still in their turnouts, RA 64
possessed the Golden Ticket and won a
move-up to FS95! YAYYYY and Congrats!
Should be a nice place to get some rest for the
morning. Oh wait, wwwhhhhaaaattt? They
were chosen to move directly from their latest
911 transport to Centinela straight to 95s - do
not pass go, do not go back to their station for
a change of clothes or shower? From what
Im told, these members showed up to Annual
Inspection prep and a captain that asked, You
didnt even bring a razor? Nope, sorry sir,
wasnt prepared for the emergency move-up
directly from the hospital. Oh and why you
ask did RA 95 need a replacement? Thats
right, to change over into a brand new RA.
Well 8-1/2 hours later, after RA 95 fnally
changed over into their brand new RA and
received all the proper training (1/2 hours
worth), 64s fnally returned home. What a
day! Oh and I almost forgot the kicker! When
they were about to leave, one of the guys from
95s asked if 64s could hang out for 10 more
minutes so they could wash their new appara-
tus . . . luckily his partner stepped in and had a
moment of clarity. RA 64 made it home just in
time to get a shower, shave, eat dinner, and get
more runs after midnight than 95s had all day.
Just sayin
Well thats all I got . . . wait a
minute! Hold the presses! A last minute story
coming in and this ones a real doozie. The
story starts at a 5:45am call. Our engine heroes
engine 57 MeMBers PaCkage uP an eigHt
year oLd struCk By an auto at 94tH st and
verMont on May 5, 2012. He Was FLoWn to
HarBor/uCLa in staBLe Condition.
PHoto By riCk MCCLure, ePn
22 July 2012
saddle up and race out of quarters in order to
get on-scene, abate the emergency, and get the
patient into the proper hands. They arrive on-
scene and do a quick patient assessment as the
800 RA arrives just behind them. Luckily this
engine is equipped with a paramedic, so they
are able to expeditiously evaluate the patients
overall appearance, ask the proper questions,
get the medical history and vital signs to
provide them with the proper treatment. Now
Im not 100%, but Im pretty sure that when
a patient tells you that they are having a hard
time breathing, that in any language, it will
require ALS. As this story goes, the patient
conveyed that they were having a tough time
breathing, and our engine tells the 800 to get
their gurney, this was just a panic attack.
Patient was loaded up and put into the back
of the RA for further examination. After a few
minutes of O2 therapy and no improvement,
the crew on the 800 asked if there was ALS on
the way yet? The answer from the engine was
given as both a question and a statement, You
guys cant take her? Its just a panic attack.
Fortunately clearer heads prevailed, ALS was
called, and the patient was transferred to the
appropriate medical skill level for a person
with trouble breathing. I think this goes back
to the, What would you want done if your
family member was having an assessed panic
attack? The answer = Call ALS.....
OK, thats really all Ive got for
this month. Happy Fathers Day to all the
Dads out there! And congratulations to all the
Grads out there. Youve got a bright future
ahead of you and keep your eyes peeled, we
may start hiring again this decade! Never
mind the statistics and formulas we used were
a bit off and it will be next decade. Good luck
anyway! Also, hope everybody had a happy
Memorial Day and a gigantic THANK YOU
to all that have served in our military! We re-
ally do appreciate all that the military has done
for our country! Also, now some of you can
wear white til Labor Day.
Stay safe, and keep taking care of
one another! . . . and remember, 2+2 makes
sense, play nice, stay marginal, know your
audience, get a cool nickname, and fgure out
which formula you use before the media gets a
hold of it.
Keep sending your stories to:
wattsfre@gmail.com
BattaLion 15 CoMPanies (aLong WitH tHose FroM Batt 17)
treated eigHt PeoPLe WHo Were inJured in a CrasH invoLving
an Mta Bus in WoodLand HiLLs on June 2, 2012.
PHoto By Juan guerra, ePn Juanguerra.sMugMug.CoM
July 2012 23
CoMPanies FroM BattaLion 17 extriCated
tWo Patients FroM a traFFiC CoLLision at tHe
interseCtion rosCoe BL and Winnetka ave.
PHotos By gavin kauFMan, FF/PM, Fs 93-a
Four PeoPLe Were CritiCaLLy inJured in a tWo-Car CoLLision
in Canoga Park on June 9, 2012.
PHoto By Juan guerra, ePn Juanguerra.sMugMug.CoM
24 July 2012
Hey guys and gals from the 18th
hole. Well, we have some goodies for you this
month.
This frst one comes out of 58s. You
know growing up youre told the story of Gol-
dilocks and the three bears. Well over at 58s
they have their own version. Its seems that one
day a door was left open and one of the lo-
cals decided he wanted to take a break from
the outside elements. So he went up stairs and
fgured he get a safety nap. I guess he made
too much noise upstairs and one of the mem-
bers downstairs went up for the invest. And
low and behold, Whos been sleeping in my
bed? said the papa bear. Its some freaking
bum off the street who said, I am your new
captain. After a stare down between the new
captain and the member, the new captain
was escorted outside and off the property.
So you would think that someone
at the station would check all the doors so the
new captain wouldnt return, right. WRONG .
. . They just went about their merry way, laugh
and thought, wow that was crazy. Well a
couple of hours later Whos been sleeping
in my bed, said the mama bear. Thats right
the new captain is back again, upstairs kicking
it. Again he makes too much noise and hes
discovered. Maybe he didnt get the memo
that 58s is no longer a task force and they
only need one captain per shift. Well, they get
him out of the station AGAIN and start check-
ing ALL of the doors. I was told they blamed
the breach of security on the out-of-house guy.
Yeah, thats sounds about right.
Over at 68s things have re-
ally changed in a big way. There has been a
Captain Stewart sighting in the kitchen - and
he was cooking. Thats right! Ever since Bat-
talion has moved to 68s the cooking rotation
is a little quick. So after peer pressure from the
crew, he stepped up. I was told by one member
that it needed a little salt and pepper, but who
cares, he cooked.
Another one from 68s. On the A
shift they decided to give FF Thyfault a going
away dinner, he had to leave because Battalion
was coming over. This is really nice but there
were a few things that didnt sit well with him
or the crew. For one everybody had to drive
about 80 miles to dinner. Also they had to pay
about $40 bucks a couple, even if they didnt
eat. There was so much food left over but they
didnt get any to take home cause one person
got the doggie bag. This was convenient for
one member and one member only, the orga-
nizer, Captain G. Moral to the story is if some-
one wants to give you a dinner, make sure you
dont have to drive 160 miles round trip, then
pay for you and your guest, and make to ask
for the doggie bag.
Now this one from 94s. We all have
some activities we like to do while off duty
. . . like dirt bike riding, surfng, baseball,
hockey, or whatever. Well at 94s, Cameron
Broms must like horses cause he comes to the
station wearing chaps. After giving the crew
a Americas Next top Model moment the
comments were fying. He seems to be quite
proud showing his best side, and he took a
beating for wearing them around the station.
Im sure you can imagine some of the com-
ments coming his way. Well next time folks,
if youre gonna wear something like that, be
ready to defend yourself, and dont let Ros-
sello take an picture.
Finally its a goodbye to Engineer
Garcia from 68s on the C. Hes off to the
task force life at 66s on the B. A hard worker,
great teacher, and an all around good person
- we wish you well. One thing you will never
forget about Ozzys engine is his hosebed - the
envy of all the engineers in the battalion. Con-
grats Oz! Have a great time in Battalion 13.
Well, til next month folks, be safe
out there.
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a ride on a WWII bomber; a B-17 to be exact.
These WWII era bombers and fghters make pe-
riodic visits to Van Nuys Airport and so a date
was scheduled. All three shifts got together
and voluntarily collected enough funds to
send Pete on the ride of his life. The guys
also paid for a embroidered Bomber Jacket,
which is only available to those that have tak-
en a fight.
Coincidently, Bill Finn was makin
periodic visits to 87s and workin on a 1927
Moreland fre engine that is stored there. This
neglected fre engine desperately needed a
brake job and some other mechanical TLC. Be-
cause Bill was able to make the Moreland road
worthy, he was asked if he would like to drive
Pete and his friends to Van Nuys Airport. Bill
Finn was honored to drive, so Pete and a few
friends hopped on board and headed off to the
airport.
Needless to say, Pete and his friends
enjoyed the heck out of ridin on the fre engine
and the B-17 bomber fight. However, more was
to come. After the bomber fight, Capt. Wendell
Smith and his crew took Pete and his buddies
over to Air Ops, where they were given a tour
of the LAFD facilities. Obviously by this time,
all of the veterans were a bit tired from their
busy and fun-flled day, so everyone jumped
on board the Moreland and headed back to Fire
Station 87.
Judgin by the smiles on everyones
face, there was little doubt that the days activi-
ties were an unforgettable experience for all in-
volved.
And it goes without sayin that all
members of Fire Station 87 deserve a big
Thank You for their kind, generous and un-
selfsh efforts in making Pete Howenstein and
his friends feel like the true HEREOS they re-
ally are.
COWBOY HUMOR
A tough ol cow-
boy from south Texas
counseled his grandson
that if he wanted to live
a long life, the secret was
to sprinkle a pinch of gun
powder on his oatmeal
every mornin.
The grandson
did this religiously to the age of 103. When he
died he left behind 14 children, 30 grandchil-
dren, 45 great-grandchildren, 25 great-great-
grandchildren and a 15 foot hole where the
crematorium used to be.
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ack in 2008, WWII veteran Pete
Howenstein started comin by
Fire Station 87. He would bring
bread, eggs, milk and a variety of desserts
for everyone. This food was actually
donated by various markets for the
veterans at the VA hospital.
Howenstein would then
help deliver this
food to other
veterans that
were unable
to leave their
homes. What
food was re-
mainin he do-
nated to the guys
at 87s. Naturally, the
guys at 87s befriended
him and so began mornin cups of coffee and
conversations around the kitchen table.
Pete Howenstein was drafted into the
Army in 1943 and was part of the Normandy
Invasion. He crossed the English Channel and
landed at Utah Beach in August of 1944. He
was in the Battle of the Bulge where his unit
fought their way through the French Hedge-
rows, liberating many small towns along the
way. PFC Howenstein was wounded durin the
Battle of the Bulge and was transported to an
American Army hospital in England. General
George Patton visited him at that feld hospital
and personally presented him with the Purple
Heart medal.
Petes life-long dream was to go back
to Normandy and take care of some unfnished
business that he was too busy to do the frst time
in 1944. It always bothered him that he never
had the chance to say goodbye to his buddies
that never returned. So, thanks to the guys at
87s who helped pay for part of that trip, he ful-
flled his dream in 2009 and said goodbye to
his fallen comrades.
Almost a year ago, Petes wife passed
away and he naturally became very sad and
lonely. The guys at 87s started havin him over
more often, hopin it would take his mind off his
wifes passin. The guys also started thinkin of
other ways to put a little spark into Petes daily
routine and came up with the idea of gettin him
26 July 2012
John Jacobsen, President
Los anGeLes FireMens reLieF association
Dear John:
I am writing to express my sincere appreciation to you
and to all the Relief Association Board for the support and effort
provided for the Grass Valley Reunion this year. This was the 32nd
annual reunion, continuing a tradition of active and retired frefght-
ers and their families sharing friendships and leisure time activities,
and possibly and adult beverage or two, in this beautiful setting. I
especially wish to thank and commend LAFRA V. P. Juan Albarran
and Trustee Steve Domanski for their initiative and leadership in or-
ganizing the event. They made this reunion happen! We exchanged
several phone calls in coordinating all the necessary arrangements
to make this a successful and enjoyable time for everyone.
Also important to highlight is the effort put forth by
some of our local resident retired LAFD fremen in preparing the
campground, especially the Quaker Hill barbeque area, to provide
a clean and safe environment for our guests. Jim Jacobs and Darryl
DeMontes spent most of a day raking oak leaves and pine needles,
sweeping and clearing away fallen tree limbs, rocks, and other trip-
ping hazards, and sparing under benches to eliminate spiders. Our
campers have always been the frst group in each year to use that
area, so it is important to clear away the natural debris accumulated
from the winter season. Thank you, also, to Ted Bailie for organiz-
ing and administering our golf tournament again this year. These re-
unions cannot happen without several people dedicating their time
and energy to assure that everyone attending has an enjoyable and
safe experience. Others on the Grass Valley Crew included Mer-
rill Reed, Vince Cardinale, Ed Allen and Bud Zink.
Finally, a huge Thank You to acknowledge all of our
campers who drove up to Grass Valley in spite of higher that usual
fuel prices to get here, gave up whole day just to play golf a big
sacrifce for them to make, made sure that the margarita machine
didnt sit idle an even bigger sacrifce, and that there was no left-
over BBQ food from the Saturday buffet to dispose of, and they also
assured that the ice cream from the Friday night social was quickly
and effciently consumed. Well done, people!
Attendance was somewhat lower than in previous years,
which may be something to consider in the future. However Ive
heard very favorable comments from many who attended; they
hope to continue this tradition in some form. We had a good time
this year.
Thank you, everyone, for supporting and attending the
32nd Grass Valley Reunion.
Sincerely,
Frank B. David
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30 July 2012
Horse rescue
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MEMBERS
FRANK J. LEONE, Captain. Appointed September 22, 1947.
Retired on a service pension January 01, 1971 from FS 42. Passed away April 28, 2012.

HERBERT L. TOURTILLOTT, Fire Inspector. Appointed December 17, 1951.
Retired on a service pension May 18, 1980 from Valley Fire Prevention Bureau. Passed away May 05, 2012.

ALLAN A. NELSON, Engineer. Appointed September 24, 1940.
Retired on a service pension February 01, 1967 from FS 103-A. Passed away May 10, 2012.

RICHARD J. GLIELMI, Engineer. Appointed March 10, 1962.
Retired on a service pension July 02, 1989 from FS 75. Passed away May 11, 2012.
JERALD L. COATES, Fire Inspector I. Appointed April 16, 1987.
Actively on duty at Valley Fire Prevention. Passed away May 20, 2012.

GERRIT J. VRIELING, Engineer. Appointed December 19, 1955.
Retired on a service pension January 19, 1986 from FS 35-A. Passed away May 21, 2012.

FRED D. CROGHAN, Captain. Appointed February 03, 1958.
Retired on a service pension November 05, 1986 from F40. Passed away May 22, 2012.

JAMES R. COSTELLO, Captain. Appointed June 09, 1947.
Retired on a service pension June 01, 1978 from FS 39-A. Passed away May 22, 2012.
ALAN R. FULKERSON, Captain. Appointed April 20, 1948.
Retired on a service pension September 01, 1976 from FS 72-C. Passed away May 25, 2012.

FAMILY
THELMA LELAND, surviving spouse of Edward A. Leland Jr. passed away April 24, 2012.
GENEVIEVE B. KIENTz, surviving spouse of Francis J. Kientz passed away April 27, 2012.
EDITH E. SCHENKEIN, surviving spouse of Joseph W. Schenkein passed away April 29, 2012.
NEILYA NEIGHBORS, surviving spouse of Clarence E. Neighbors passed away May 08, 2012.
IRENE THERMOS, spouse of John A. Thermos passed away May 11, 2012.
LILLIAN O. WEIGEL, spouse of Lynn A. Weigel passed away May 21, 2012.
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J
erald Lewis Coates, affection-
ately known as JC, was born
March 20, 1953, in Los Ange-
les, California. He was the welcomed
second son of Nemroy and Dorothy
Coates. In 1970, Jerald graduated
from Locke High, and went on to at-
tend Southwest College.
After college, JC built a full
and rewarding life in the greater Los
Angeles area that included the birth
of his son, Ryan, and the creation of
meaningful professional and person-
al experiences that touched many.
He worked for the Gas Company for
13 years before beginning his long and distinguished tenure with the Los
Angeles Fire Department in 1987. For more than 25 years, JC served
the people of Los Angeles with honor and dignity. He worked as a Fire-
fghter III until February of 2001, when he became a Fire Inspector I. As
a frefghter, JC fought fres in Malibu and several high-rise buildings in
the City of Los Angeles.
Outside of his professional world, JC was a man of varied in-
terests. From travel to his love for the San Francisco Giants, to cooking
(especially bar-be-cuing) and fshing, he took every opportunity to em-
brace his passions, and live life with zest and intensity. Tremendously
talented, JC built and restored several houses, and repaired cars and ap-
pliances with precision and skill. He was a modern day Renaissance man
who ft a great deal of living in his all too brief 59 years. He shared many
happy moments with each of us, but most especially with Dee, his
partner of 20 years. ,
JC passed from mortality to immortality on May 20, 2012.
He leaves behind to celebrate his life and cherish his memory his son
Ryan, life partner Donailah Dee Santos, niece Sharlon Coates Brown,
grand nieces Sharnay Bradley and Latasha Brown, grand nephew La-
mar Brown, aunts Gertrude C. Harris and Jimmie Grace Riggins, uncle
Lazell Riggins, as well as a host of loving relatives and friends.
visit:
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Los Angeles CA
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phone:
(800) 244-3439
34 July 2012
O
n the evening of May 30, at the beauti-
ful Castaways Restaurant in Burbank,
more than 170 guests gathered to wish
Rescue Rick McClure and his family a hap-
py, healthy and long retirement.
To say that Capt. McClures tenure
on the Fire Department was almost legendary
might be an understatement. Very few mem-
bers are so well known and respected. It was
shown by the number of people that gathered
and by the number of retired and active chiefs
present (over ffteen) that Rick had made a big
impact not only on the job but on the lives of so
many.
Capt. McClures career has been ex-
emplary. Offcially, an estimated 100,000 inci-
dents responded to (mostly on busy RAs), 30
paramedic interns turned out in the feld and the
recipient of the departments Medal of Valor
give indication of the dedication that Rick had
during his 39 years with us.
The evening was kicked off by Capt.
Keith Douglass, the Master of Ceremonies.
Keith was, at one time, a partner on the am-
bulance with Rick. His intimate knowledge of
Rick and his quick humor made for a very en-
tertaining night.
The McClure family asked for a Mo-
ment of Silence for fallen frefghters, police
offcers and our troops serving overseas. After
the invocation, a wonderful dinner was served
during which all in attendance raised their
glasses in a toast to Rick led by Capt. Douglass.
M/C Douglass started the formal pre-
sentations of the evening by calling up Ricks
four daughters and presenting Rick with a map
to his house with a picture of it. It has long been
a joke that Rick was never home and had for-
gotten where he lived because of his love for
SOD and his volunteer position as a depart-
ment photographer.
There was then a long string of
plaques and awards presented to Rick. Chief
Greg Raynar presented the City Council Reso-
lution for McClures 39 years of service, Chief
Glen Miyagishima presented the Certifcate of
Retirement and Chief Wes Elder presented the
County of Los Angeles Resolution. Chief El-
der proceeded to tell the story of how Rick and
then Paramedic, Mary Joe Zahayna, received
the Medal of Valor by climbing down into an
electrical vault to rescue a downed worker. He
joked that the vault was actually charged at
110 instead of 40,000 volts. Next, Chief David
Frelinger presented the CSFA Resolution.
In a touching moment after Capt.
Gene Bednarchik presented the Fire Relief
Association retirement badge to Rick, Rick
called his wife Cheryl up to the podium and
presented her with her own retirement badge.
Rick stressed that Cheryl had been his biggest
supporter during their 35 years of marriage and
certainly deserved her own badge.
The presentations continued with
Adam Knabe giving Rick his UFLAC plaque
and then Chief Felix Norman presenting the 35
year pin and PRB. Next came gifts from both
Ret. FF/PM Pete Pipehoff, down from Idaho,
and Ret. Capt. Mike Brown.
Douglass then opened up the mic to
anyone who wanted to come up and tell old
Rick stories. A whole host of members, both
active and retired, jockeyed for position at the
podium. Among those were Tom Samartano,
Bobbie Raya, Al Bush - who stated that Rick
was the king of SOD hogs (and when Al Bush
says that its true), Sparkie Holloway, Tom
Somers, Henry Amparan, Jessie Ortiz, and
Lauren De Rosier. Ret. Chief Butch Rose told
how Rick had actually been taken hostage by
the LAPD during a water balloon fght down at
14s years ago. Matt McKnight explained that
once, during an incident at 0200, he noticed
Rick pull up in a station wagon with his wife in
a bathrobe and his two daughters in car seats,
and begin to take pictures. Next, a group of for-
mer-fre explorers from 100s wished to thank
Rick for all the time hed given them. After-
wards, Mrs. Keith Douglass thanked Rick for
investing in her husbands career. Scott Lazar
and others rounded out the open mic session.
Capping the evening, Rick fnally
took the podium. With his usual style and
poise, he explained that the wearing of his
striking black and white tux was in honor of his
frst uniform: - the white shirt and black wool
pants he wore in his frst position on the depart-
July 2012 35
ment, that of an ambulance driver. During his
fnal talk, Metro dispatch actually called on a
handheld radio and Rick answered on his own
personal radio, joked and gave them directions
to a made-up dispatch. The members of Metro
Dispatch then all wished Rick a happy retire-
ment.
Rick told about when the fre bug
frst bite him. At the age of four, while at nurs-
ery school, a building across the street had
burned and 60s had responded. By age 8, Rick
was on his bike chasing ambulances and fre
trucks through North Hollywood, and by age
14 he was on scene taking pictures. Eventually
Rick gave up his blossoming managerial posi-
tion at Dairy Queen, and bossing Truman Van
Dyke around, to join the Fire Department thus
fulflling his dream.
Rick thanked his wife and family
again. He said that his career had been one big
adventure. Then, with his customary dispatch
voice that many of us were used to hearing on
the air, he signed off for the evening.
Rick McClure was truly an asset to
the Fire Department. He had integrity, dedica-
tion and a genuine love for the job. Phrases like
one of a kind and irreplaceable were used
throughout the evening. Ricks commitment
was an inspiration to all of us and our love for
Rick was evident throughout the evening. It
was agreed by many that retirement for Rick
might look a little different than other retire-
ments as he is going to continue his photogra-
phy at fre incidents. It was also said that prob-
ably someday in the future, in the middle of the
night, from some personal radio somewhere,
some lost RA or Fire Engine struggling to fnd
an address would hear a voice giving them ex-
act instructions on how to get there. And that
voice would surely be Rescue Rick McClure.
36 July 2012
O
n May 23rd, about 100 active and re-
tired fremen gathered at Sportsmen
Lodge for a traditional fremans re-
tirement dinner to honor the LAFDs retiring
Bull Engineer, Wayne Nakamura. Most of the
current crews from Fire Station 89 were in the
house, as were a large group of retired mem-
bers who had worked with Nak decades ago at
60s, 64s, and old 45s. It was mentioned that
the large turnout might have been a mistake
though that many in attendance thought it
was brother Russells retirement party.
But what the $%&!@ is a tradi-
tional fremens dinner anyway? Sociologists
would say its a luminal event in which pre-
vious standards are subjected to criticism and
new ways of interpreting socio-cultural expe-
rience are formulated. Those attending Naks
dinner would say it was just a lot of fun. There
was plenty of beer, loads of camaraderie, lots of
amusing stories and even more F-bombs.
MC Steve Ruda started the evening
off in a very dignifed manner. He noted that
there were two places set at the head table that
would go unoccupied. One was for A/O Tom
Taylor, with whom Wayne had worked with at
60s. The other was for Ralph Uriquiza, Naks
partner in high jinks and tomfoolery at the
NoHo frehouse.
After dinner, Mark Akahoshi, who
was on hand as the Relief Association represen-
tative, made a few observations before handing
over the retirement badge. He held up a copy
of Naks retirement dinner fyer on which he
had colored in a black moustache. All agreed
the caricature looked more like Mark than it did
Nak! And no, Waynes retirement gift was not
another 55 gallon drum of black hair dye.
Next, long-time friend Frank Lima
presented the UFLAC plaque. He was fol-
lowed by Pete Benesch who forked over the
CSFA gift. Waynes TFC of many years, Glenn
Ames, along with Mike Marsh, tag-teamed the
Personal Record Book. Looking at the long list
of 35 years of injuries, they wondered if Nak
still had any original parts.
It was mentioned that Capt. Ames
was the target of many of Naks turds falling
for some more than once! Nak once bet him a
cut gallon that he could do two pull-ups with
a guy hanging off him. Nak failed to mention
that the guy would hang from his wrists. Nak
did the pull-ups and Ames paid up. Then a few
years later, while trying to lure some young
guys in on his trusty turd, he got Ames to bite
AGAIN! To his credit, Ames did pop for cream
. . . again.
Many thanks are due to Aaron Gir-
vanian, who handled the logistics for the eve-
nings affair. Aaron had a few choice barbs for
his water buddy, speaking of the many things
he learned over the years from the senior engi-
neer:
About compassion and friendship:
Nak and Ralph Urquiza had gathered a Mot-
ley Crue of explorers at 89s, including Lee
(a guy banned from the station for making
terrorist threats), Spock, Ricardo, the Profes-
sor, Snaggletooth, Jeff Block (who enter-
tained with a rendition of Elvis Presley), and
Lipstick (the skittish Chihuahua with the Dal-
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About how to take a turd: After be-
ing the accidental target of a turd, Nak blew his
lid. He threw everything he could fnd includ-
ing bottles of bleach, degreaser, and 55 gallon
metal trashcans. He didnt talk to the crew for a
week and banned them from his Staples Center
ticket connection for a year!
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About overcoming personal short-
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About the importance of investing:
How Nak defed all logic, cashing out his huge
stock portfolio to buy a condo in a third world
country, 8,263 miles from home, where it takes
a two day fight that costs $2,000 to check up
on it! WTF? Between the foods, civil unrest,
and malaria, the State Department is encourag-
ing U.S. citizens to stay away from this place.
How to be a singer/songwriter: Naks
career highlight was a song he wrote about one
beloved member on the A shift. He enter-
tained the guys with his hit single while playing
the guitar and had the entire kitchen in stitches.
A few guys actually lost control of their bowels
they were laughing so hard one being Waldie
Brangham (although that could just be due to
old age). If you want all of the lyrics, youll
have to talk to Nak . . .
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the pot it will burn at the bottom. But prob-
ably his best piece of advice was look for the
good in all people and make them feel worth-
while. Always be in a positive frame of mind
and convey that to everyone you meet. If you
have nothing nice to say then say nothing . . .
Its been many weeks since Nak
turned in his badge, but the memories he creat-
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B
attalion Chief Chris Kawai cut his
last deal on February 17, 2012 at the
Brookside Country Club as a beautiful
spring day allowed friends and family to gather
at the golf course for a great tribute. Many teed
off at this Pasadena course prior to the din-
ner scheduled for later that evening. Battalion
Chief Joe Castro led the charge on the course
and later was the Master of Ceremonies that
were held at the country clubs dining facili-
ties. Many friends and families gathered for the
cocktail hour as the golfers were coming off the
course.
The facilities were adorned with life
size pictures of Chris in his full battle gear. One
of the favorites was a great shot of Chris at the
Universal Fire giving orders at full blast. A
very special video presentation was delivered
documenting Chris great career. The pictures
were priceless - especially his rendition of a
World War II Japanese fghter pilot. You could
almost hear him screaming Tora, Tora, Tora!
Chief Castro got everyone settled
down as the presentations began. We were all
in for a treat with the lineup of special people
in Chief Kawais life. Many were at the ready
to make their presentations. The frst of which
was the Personal Record Book presented by
Chief Don Frazeur. The chief went to great
lengths to capture the mind of Chris Kawai
with his fip charts and posting of posters. This
represented the countless hours that Chris spent
briefng command staffers with knowledge of
deployment models to funeral arrangements.
Chief Fox followed with a presen-
tation of the Retirement Resolution. It wasnt
as elaborate as Chief Frazeurs presentation,
but nice none-the-less. There were so many
items mentioned in the body of the resolution;
the resolution could have been written on two
tablets of glory. Former Fire Chief Bill Bamat-
tre offered to Chris the 35-year pin. The CSFA
Resolution was given by David Frelinger, with
blessing from Kevin Nida.
On behalf of the City Council, Tom
LaBonge graced the night with a City Council
resolution. But more importantly, Tom brought
along his pumpkin bread from the Convent of
the Holy Angels in Hollywood. Over the years,
Tom has purchased so many loaves that a new
wing has been built in the Vatican. Rick Garcia,
a close friend of Chris, presented a gift from
the Chief Offcers Association. Gary Matsuba-
ra and Mark Akahoshi presented Chris retire-
ment badge.
Later in the evening past members of
Chriss commands came forward to rain honor
on this legendary man. He was a consummate
worker in every rank that he aspired. Past and
present members from his time in command at
Fire Station 26 came forward to present a nice
Captains Helmet Plaque. Then all the Battal-
ion 5 B shift captains presented Chief Kawai
with a framed caricature of himself waving
goodbye from Hollywood to the LAFD. Chuck
Ruddell and Mike Telles presented the retire-
ment gift - a Kreg Jig.
Chris will start off his retirement
by putting the Kreg Jig to great use building
his wife a new kitchen. A highlight of the eve-
ning was the Medal of Valor award presented
to Mrs. Kawai for all the years of love, sup-
port and patience being the wife of the hardest
working member of the LAFD.
The men of Hollywood, Captains
Mike Castillo and Bob Rosario, Staff Assistant
Jerry Johnson and Firefghter Jason Knight
took the stage to give Chris another beauti-
ful gift, a gold plated axe and helmet plaque
custom made by Jason. Johnson, Kawais Staff
Assistant of eight and a half years delivered
a tear-jerking tribute to Chris and his family.
Jerry spoke of the love Chris has for his family
and his amazing leadership and passion for the
LAFD.
The foor was fnally given to B/C
Chris Kawai. In a way that only he could do,
Chris presented an IAP (Incident Action Plan)
to his beautiful wife. It was very unique and
humorous and will undoubtedly fnd a place
on the Kawai library shelf. Chief Kawai gave
away enough Volumes of Knowledge, from
lesson plans to notes and other mementos - a
president of the United States could have built
a Presidential Library.
Chris was a giver on the job from be-
ginning to end. Thank you Chief Kawai for giv-
ing all of your heart, might, mind and strength
to the LAFD for 35 years. You will be missed.
Enjoy your life in retirement. God speed and
congratulations on a fantastic career. See you
on the golf course!
July 2012 39
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JoHN MIKE RoJAS, Captain I, FS 106-A
THURSDAY, JUlY 19, 2012
los Robles Greens Golf Course
299 South Moorpark Road - Thousand Oaks CA 91361
Social Hour: 6:00 PM Dinner: 7:00 PM
Menu: Dinner Buffet - $50, includes tax, tip & gift
Call FS 106 - (818) 347-0543 - RSVP by July 10, 2012
Spouses are cordially invited
WES SHUNDo, Captain I, FS 101-B
SATURDAY, JUlY 28, 2012
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Dinner: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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SATURDAY, SEpTEMBER 08, 2012
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Social Hour: 6:00 PM Dinner: 7:00 PM
Menu: Mexican Buffet - $50, includes tax, tip & gift
Call FS 112 - (310) 548-9929 or (310) 548-9919
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2012
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Dear Andy Kuljis,
Please accept this donation in memory of my
father, Allan A. Nelson, retired engineer from
FS 103-A, who recently passed away, and my
mother, Zella M. Nelson, who passed away last
year.
I am proud to say that I come from a
frefghting family: my grandfather and great
uncle were Denver frefghters; my dad, Allan
Nelson, my brother-in-law, Tom Curry, my
husband, Roger Curry and our two sons, Dan
and mark Curry are all LAFD fremen. My dad
loved the fre department. He always looked
forward to going to the station, loved the guys
he worked with, and he was always proud of
his time on the job. He was the lone survivor of
his rookie class from 1940.
We loved him dearly.
Thank you for the beautiful plant and many
thanks for all of your help.
Karen Curry
Mammoth Lakes, CA
LAFRA,
Please accept this donation in the name of
Alan R. Fulkerson. I worked with Al at old FS
28 and later at FS 20 for many years. He was a
great captain and a really fne person!
Jerry King
San Dimas, CA
Dear LAFRA:
I have enclosed a check for a memorial
donation in honor of my dear friend, Mrs. Irene
Thermos. Irene and I were long time friends
since high school (San Pedro High School
Class of 1940). Our husbands, Ben Nix and
John Thermos worked together for many years
as LA City frefghters. Irene and I enjoyed
participating as active members of the Fire
Belles and the Wives of Firemen organizations
for many years.
Thank you very much LAFRA for all the
wonderful work that you do to support all of us
in the LAFD family.
Sincerely,
Ann M. Nix
San Pedro, CA
Send your letters & comments to
the editor at: editor@lafra.org
Los Angeles Firemens Relief Association,
Thank you so much for the beautiful fowers
and the support you have given me during this
diffcult time after my husband Walter Wally
Ball passed away. I feel very blessed to have
the Los Angeles Firemens Relief Association
there with guidance and help.
I would like to thank you for the help with a
hospital bed and wheelchair during Walts long
illness. Thank you also for the encased fag
that was fown over Boat 5 for fve days before
being delivered by friend and fellow freman
Bob Haynes.
Please accept this check to the Widows
and Orphans Fund in memory of my husband
Walter L. Ball.
Sincerely,
Virgina L. Ball
Copperopolis, CA
Dear Friends of Walter Ball
Crossroads Church would like
to make a donation in memory
of Walter Ball. Walter passed
away April 14, 2012 he was
83 years young. He had a heart
for God and community. Walter was always
there to lend a helping hand and to tell stories
of the days when he worked for the LA Fire
Department. He is greatly missed. Please
accept this gift in his honor.
Pastor Terry Berreth
Crossroads Church
Copperopolis, CA
Los Angeles Firemens Relief Assn:
The enclosed check is sent as a contribution
to the Widows, Orphans and Disabled
Firemens Fund in memory of Paul Mittendorf,
a true gentleman. Paul was a long time member
of Gods kingdom here on earth. He was one of
the two mentors, along with Jack Malone, who
encouraged me through my frst fre station
assignment (FS 17) during my probationary
period back in the year 1953. The two of
them took me in tow, both in the station and
at emergency operations where circumstances
would allow.
May the members of both of their families
be comforted in the knowledge that they indeed
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Tyler Lynch and William Willard.
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to the station on all platoons nad his
unwavering dedication to the LAFD.
Peter Lucarelli
Redmond, WA
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Please accept our donation in loving
memory of a good friend and fellow
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Thank you,
Robert and Nancy Engelke
Apple Valley, CA
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n Saturday May 12, 2012, the Los Angeles Fire Department cel-
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Angeles. The members of Fire Station 49 hosted this event for
the communities of Wilmington, San Pedro and Harbor City. The cere-
monies began with presentations from Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowen-
thal and Councilman Joe Buscaino, followed by a fy-over by the LAFD
Helicopters. Citizens of the community, both young and old, came out to
show their support and appreciation for Fire Boat 4. Fire Boat 2 entered
the channel and put on an impressive water display which was enjoyed
by all.
At 1100 hours, many of the retired members of Fire Boat 4
came together to celebrate this milestone. They shared stories and remi-
nisced about their time on the boat, touring her polished decks with pride
and a feeling of nostalgia. Then came the battle of the brains, a contest in
trivia relating to our guest of honor, Fire Boat 4:
Who was assigned the longest stint on Boat 4?
Who was the grumpiest frefghter at the assignment?
We all had a lot of fun with this. Congratulations to all
our winners!
A special presentation of a white hat was made by Frank Baker
to Phil Jungferman, designating him as Fire Boat Pilot in charge of all
boat operations aboard Fire Boat 4. Story has it that because the land
company task force commanders who were assigned to the boat had no
knowledge of harbor operations, the Fire Boat Pilots set up a meeting
with Fire Chief Raymond Hill. They asked for white hats to designate
them as in charge of the boat! Needless to say the fre chief was not
amused. This gesture is surrounded by all sorts of controversy, but none-
theless, we all had a great time participating.
Hamburgers and hotdogs were prepared by the newly retired
Captain The Count Martinez. As no respectable anniversary party can
be without dessert, out came the cake and ice cream. Good vittles were
enjoyed by all as we were entertained by a fantastic water display put on
by Fire Boat 2. Show-offs!
The crowd subsided and the afternoon came to a close, but not
before Fire Chief Brian Cummings and his entourage paid a visit, and
Fire Boat 4 toured the harbor with all its distinguished guests aboard.
This was a historic event for the Port of Los Angeles and the fre depart-
ment. We at Fire Station 49 would like to thank all that assisted in mak-
ing this event a success, including our generous sponsors:
United Firefghters of Los Angeles
Los Angeles Firemens Relief
Los Angeles Firemens Credit Union
Port of Los Angeles
Disc Jockey Henry Amparan Jr.
Los Angeles Port Police
San Pedro Neighborhood Councils
MY SAFE LA
Seaborn Canvas
Battalion 6 CERT
Sam Brown Shields
Mark Peters
Battalion 6 Offce
Harbor City Neighborhood Council
Fire Stations 48, 38 & 85
44 July 2012
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T
he 10th Annual Z Awards for
ExZellence luncheon was held
on May 24th at the Warner
Center Marriott in Woodland Hills to
honor public safety personnel who go
above and beyond what is expected
of them in order to serve the citizens
of the Third Council District and the greater
Los Angeles community.
The awards, founded by Councilman Dennis P. Zine, recog-
nizes individuals for their ongoing dedication, commitment, and exzel-
lence in their respective felds and for their outstanding contributions
in the areas of law enforcement, emergency services, public safety, and
community advocacy. Council District Three honored personnel from the
Los Angeles Police Department, the Los Angeles City Fire Department,
the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department, the California Highway
Patrol, and the Los Angeles County Department of Probation. And for
the frst time in Z Awards history, a CitiZen Award was presented to
Dennis McCarthy, an individual who has made an enduring impression
on the San Fernando Valley through his celebration of unsung heroes in
his columns featured in the Daily News. ABC7 News Anchor David Ono
presented the awards to the recipients.
At this years award ceremony, the LAFDs Captain Alfred
Hernandez was one of the honorees. Following in his fathers footsteps,
Hernandez has been a member of the LAFD for 17 years, holding the
rank of captain for seven of those years. He has been assignmed to
stations in MacArthur Park, Downtown, Rampart, Harbor City, and the
San Fernando Valley. Captain Hernandez is also a paramedic and was
assigned as a Paramedic Captain in the downtown area. Perhaps the
pinnacle of his career was when he was shown on CNN and The Today
Show being lowered into an overfowing Los Angeles River during a
raging winter storm to rescue a seven year old child. As Captain Hernan-
dez proudly states, It has always been a calling, not just a job.
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M
ore than 150 players participated in this years Spring Doubles
Handball Tournament. The tournament started the frst week
of April, and concluded on May 24, 2012 at the Los Angeles
Athletic Club. The early rounds were played at mutually agreed upon fre
stations which provided the participants with the opportunity to play at
some of the more well-known handball houses. Fire Station 26, with the
improved lighting, along with Fire Stations 92 and 69 remain the most
popular courts. There is a rumor going around that the court at new Fire
Station 82 will soon become the players choice.
The number one rule of doubles handball is pick a good part-
ner! Gary Maga picked Tati Silveyra as his partner in the quest for his
frst A Doubles championship. They played the 2011 A Doubles de-
fending champions, Eddie Marez and Don Paone in the fnals. In order
to make the match as fair as possible, Tati played the right side, which
put the pressure on Maga to carry the load. After two very entertaining
games, Maga and Silveyra defeated Marez and Paone.
The B Doubles is normally the most exciting and evenly
matched game of every tournament. Trevor Insley and Casey Glynn
from Fire Station 66 did not disappoint in their match with veteran play-
ers Freddie Escobar and Enrique Borboa from Fire Station 26. This was
a match-up of strategy and skill vs. hustle and muscle. Hustle and muscle
won out. Insley and Glynn won the B Division on their frst attempt,
and are now the departments newest addition to the A Division.
Chad Rolish and Joe Dirty Right Steiner met Tony Arnado
and Todd Tsujimura in the C a.k.a. Sandbagger Division Champi-
onship match. After a dominating performance by Team 92 in the frst
game, Arnado and Tsujimura raised their level of play to make the second
game very competitive before loosing to Rolish and Steiner. All players
were notifed immediately after the match that they could no longer play
in the C Division ever!
Arnado and Tsujimura met Scott Tomlin and Fred Magalona in
an all Fire Station 50 fnal of the new C Masters Division. This was an
exciting match, which resulted in a win for Arnado and Tsujimura who
were overheard talking about their successful plan to get a backpack in
each color.
The Masters Division is still ruled by an old retired guy
named Pasos. After playing together in League and USHA Tourna-
ments, Mario Rueda and Jessie Pasos brought their experience and fa-
miliarity to the Masters Division and defeated Craig Nielsen and Kevin
Egizi in the fnals. Nielsen and Egizi are a team to watch in the Masters
Division.
Teams that lost in the frst round of the Masters Division were
placed in the B Masters. Gary Maga and Paul Cajiao defeated Frank
Lima and Colin Smith in a tie-breaker. Iron man Gary Maga was the only
player to win in two divisions this tournament. Although he didnt eat
between matches, which eventually drained his energy, it seemed that the
promise of a beer after the match was motivation enough.
The D Division started with the most entries this tournament,
which shows that LAFD Handball has a bright future. Josh Rosenwald
and Danny Garcia from
FS-98 met Ryon Jones
and Jeff Escalante from
FS-92 in the fnal. Dan-
ny Garcia used a strong
ceiling ball to frustrate
Jones and Escalante
who have not mastered
the glass back-wall.
These players
all showed great cama-
raderie and competitive
spirit. All tournament
participants received
shorts and a t-shirt.
a division
Maga, siLveyra, Paone, Marez
B division
insLey, gLynn, esCoBar, BorBoa
C division
roLisH, steiner, tsuJiMura, arnado
d division
rosenWaLd, garCia, Jones, esCaLante
a Masters division
Pasos, rueda, nieLsen, egizi
B Masters division
Maga, CaJiao, LiMa, sMitH
C Masters division
arnado, tsuJiMura, MagaLona, toMLin
July 2012 47
by Mike Mastro, President/CEO
Los Angeles Firemens Credit Union
U
ndeniably, the growth of the economy
is sparked by small businesses. Thank
you to our loyal members who not
only serve as frst-responders, but are also able
to manage a small business off the job. With
a large focus on the current economy, many
people are seeking additional means of income
by starting their own business.
While many naysayers focus on
why a new business will fail, Small Business
Administration statistics tell a different story.
In the past, it was believed that ffty percent
of new business fail within the frst year, and
ninety-fve percent fail within fve years. To-
day, statistics confrm that seven out of 10 new
businesses survive at least two years, half at
least fve years, a third at least 10 years, and
a quarter stay in business 15 years or more.
Small businesses do succeed. In this months
article, Ill provide some tips to help manage a
small business.
Have a business plan.
A business plan is critical to the suc-
cess of any business. A business plan is your
road map and gives your business direction
into the future.
When drafting your business plan,
be realistic. It doesnt matter how long or de-
tailed your plan may be, but it needs to cover
the basics of your business. Be clear why you
want to start the business. State your business
objectives. Indicate how youll make a proft.
Establish your long-term goals. Good plans
will include a break-even analysis, proft-loss
forecast, and a cash fow analysis.
Identify your target audience.
Understanding your customer is
key to a successful business. If youre selling
widgets, be sure you know who will buy your
widget. Is your widget designed for an impulse
consumer or is your widget a specialty prod-
uct? The more you can pinpoint the widget
consumer, the more focused your marketing
efforts will be to reach them.
Generate sales with a marketing plan.
Getting customers is important.
Nothing else matters if you dont have custom-
ers. So, youll need to concentrate your efforts
on generating sales. Have a marketing plan to
attract customers. How will you get the word
out that your widgets are for sale? Flyers, word
of mouth, social media? What is your competi-
tive advantage? Is your widget the cheapest on
the market? Do you widgets look cooler than
other widgets? Promote the benefts of your
widget so that you can convince consumers
why they need your widget.
Strengthen your cash fow.
With most small businesses, cash
fow is the most important factor. Because of
that, its important to manage your money to
ensure there are funds available to meet operat-
ing needs and enable you to take advantage of
opportunities for growth.
There are three basic rules to opti-
mize your operating cash:
1. Receive money that is owed to you
as soon as possible.
2. Delay money you owe as late as
possible.
3. Earn as much as you can on your
cash balances.
Collect your funds faster In most
cases, payments for sales or services take place
after the transactions occur. When a transaction
is made, either goods are provided or services
are performed, then an invoice is given and
you wait for payment. A delay in payment can
cause you to lose opportunities and hinder your
cash fow, however, there are ways to acceler-
ate receiving your money:
Identify other payment periods.
Establish a partial billing or obtain a
payment deposit on large jobs or jobs
that will take a prolonged period of
time.
Set payment dates. Once the
payment date is established in your
contract, you have a legally enforc-
able document.
Establish and enforce late payment
penalties.
Defer the funds you owe Holding
on to your money as long as possible improves
your operating cash fow and enables you to
earn interest on your funds. If possible, try to
negotiate a fexible payment schedule. The best
time to discuss payment options is before plac-
ing an order. And if your cash fow allows it,
take advantage of prompt payment discounts.
Make money with your money
Make sure you are maximizing the earnings
of your excess cash balances. Take advantage
by earning account dividends with the Credit
Unions business savings accounts, money
marketing accounts, and certifcates. These
accounts earn dividends whereas a business
checking account does not.
For additional advice on how to man-
age your cash fow, contact LAFCUs FIRE-
HOUSE Business Services at (800) 231-1626
for assistance.
Get help from an expert.
Managing a business is a lot of work.
And the reality of it all is that you probably
dont know everything about running a busi-
ness. Fortunately, LAFCUs FIREHOUSE
Business Services can help. For personal as-
sistance, please contact a representative to see
how we can help your business grow and meet
your objectives. Visit www.lafrecu.org/busi-
ness or contact us at (800) 231-1626.
The more business we do together as a Fire
Family, the greater the fnancial reward will be
for all members!
Have a great month!
Mike
48 July 2012
July 2012 49
T
his was one of the largest incidents to occur in our harbor, and
Fireboat #2 the Ralph J. Scott and her crew did some heroic
things to control the fre. This is a follow up to the June article
about the boat.
It was June 22, 1947, that the fremen of the day recall most
vividly. At Berth 167 in Wilmington, the tankship Markay while taking
on a cargo of gasoline and butane blend, suddenly exploded, killing 11,
injuring 22 and setting fre to wharves and warehouses located at slip 1.
At one point, Boat 2 was forced to plow its way through a sea of fre with
its monitors, opening the way to protect the upper reaches of the slip. The
fre loss was over $5 million.

THE MARKAY TANKSHIP EXPLOSION INTERESTING FACTS
Submitted by Frank Borden Director of Operations, LAFDHS
LFDHistorical Society
tHe tanksHiP Markay aBLaze in La HarBor
sPreading Fire to BotH sides oF tHe CHanneL.
oF tHe Fire FougHt on MorMon isLand

Within an area of 1000 feet square, nearly a million barrels of
various fuels are stored. If Tank No. 10 had ruptured (it was struck by a
piece of fying steel) what then?
Firemen working on the Shell Oil Company premises had
worked nearly three hours before a portion of the faming tanker could
be seen - the fre was that intense.
A portion of the deck from the Markay was blown more than
800 feet into the offce of Mr. Dobler of the Texaco Oil Company. Another
piece, 25 x 40 feet was blown about 150 feet into the parking lot of the
Shell Oil Company, missing a parked car by inches.
Sheared rivets, one inch in diameter, were scattered over a
wide area and were reported to have fallen in a yard in San Pedro, fve
miles away.
The third explosion occurred about 2:30 A.M. and the fourth
about 5:00 A. M.
The Navy Tug, the YTB 703, won the admiration of all fremen
with whom they came in contact, for the fne job they were doing with the
two turrets they had in operation. In the vernacular to the Navy, all we
can say is Well Done.
The burning tanker will present a tough salvage problem. She
is broken amidships and should be fairly diffcult to salvage.
The wind, at the time of the fre, and what little breeze did
spring up, was favorable to the protection of the burning vessel.
Truck 49, while proceeding down the narrow alley-way be-
tween Shell Oil and Texas Oil, encountered singed, bruised and shocked
seamen who had escaped from the burning ship. 49s stopped them and
gave directions for receiving frst aid treatment, but the dazed seamen
only inquired as to how far it was to Los Angeles and they werent stop-
ping until they reached there. We wondered if they did, in their skiv-
vies?
Approximately 8000 feet of dock alongside the burning tanker
caught fre and was totally destroyed.
The entire Wilmington-San Pedro area was without immediate
fre protection for approximately 30 minutes or until Engine Company 33
moved into Engine 36 and Truck 10 moved to Truck 48.
All the vessels moored at the eastern portion of Mormon Is-
land, Berths 172 to 190 inclusive, made a general exodus from the nar-
row channel where they were tied up, to the Outer Harbor. Maybe they
thought this was going to be another Texas City.
Captain Torrance, Master of the tanker Markay, appearing be-
fore a Coast Guard board of inquiry, revealed that the vessel was loading
49,000 barrels of butane blended gasoline, and stated that he understood
that blended butane was butane mixed with lower gravity gasoline to
permit handling with pumps.
As we go to press, eight bodies have been recovered.

~The Firemens Grapevine July 1947
oLd FireBoat #2 attaCking tHe WHarF Fires Burning
FroM tHe sPread oF Fire FroM tHe Markay.
50 July 2012
THE LAFDHS
NEEDS
VOLUNTEERS!!!
ATTENTION
ACTIVE & RETIRED
LAFD MEMBERS -
YOUR HISTORY LIES
IN YOUR HANDS.
We opened our doors almost 11 years ago and thankfully we
still have most of our original dedicated volunteers making sure that we
are holding to our mission to preserve the history of the LAFD, to edu-
cate people on our history and to memorialize our members who made
the ultimate sacrifce. Our current volunteer average age is now past 65
years and we need more people of all ages willing to help us keep going.
Active LAFD members and retired members number in the thousands.
We have no more than 40 total volunteers working at our Hollywood and
Harbor Fire Museums and on the Ralph J. Scott freboat. And they are
not all LAFD members or family.
It has been amazing to look back and see what a few people
have accomplished, but looking forward is troubling. Can we keep go-
ing? Not without more help. I hope we will not have to close our doors in
the future. What a shock to the thousands of people who appreciate our
museums, the Fallen Firefghters Memorial and the work being done to
preserve the historic freboat.
There is no other Fire Department Historical Society with such
a major program in the country. Our great department has been around
for 126 years and will continue as long as there is a city of Los Angeles.
LAFD members have served the city in an outstanding way for over a
century and now we need you to continue to serve as a volunteer, to give
back to your fellow members and families and to those who appreciate
our great department and its history. You may be asking yourself What
can I do to help? We have jobs for everyone. Too many to list all of them
but some include being a docent, archiving and research, repairs and
maintenance, restoration, construction, apparatus and equipment, educa-
tion, working our events, publishing, photography, offce help, public
relations and many more.
I remember when we started as an organization in 1998 and
the enthusiasm that was there to make things happen. We had fre sta-
tion members come to the museum after work to help get things ready
to open our doors. What happened with that commitment and desire we
once had? Have things really changed that much so that could not hap-
pen again?
Can you active and retired members fnd a couple of days a
year to help? Can some of you devote even more time than that? If we
had 3,500 members volunteer one day a year we could have 10 people
at our museums and on the freboat 365 days a year. Just think what we
could do!!!!!!
Here are soMe startLing FaCts:
We have 29 regular volunteers who volunteer at the Holly-
wood Museum, the Harbor Museum and on the Ralph J. Scott Fireboat.
The average age of our volunteers is 67 years old. The oldest is 91 and
the youngest is 37. Almost all of these great people started when we frst
opened in 2001 and they are still there working because they enjoy giv-
ing back and believe in our cause.
We need new volunteers and fnancial support. Those of you
who are members through your annual membership dues provide the ba-
sic funds to keep us operational. The LAFD Historical Society has 2,700
members both active and retired LAFD and people outside the LAFD.
That is a good number, but small compared to the potential total number
of active and retired LAFD members alone. That would be about 7,000.
We survive on donations from memberships, from Memorial paver pur-
chases, donations for the restoration of the Ralph J. Scott Fireboat and
general or specifed donations to our apparatus fund as an example.
I cant make this appeal any clearer. Do you want to support
your history, your fellow frefghters, the history of our great department-
Or let what has been accomplished in almost 11 years just fade away as
a sad part of LAFD history.
voLunteerisM quotes
I leave you with some quotes on volunteerism to maybe help
you make a decision:
The road to success is not crowded. Because while most are look-
ing for ways to take, the truly successful people are fnding ways
to give. With a giving attitude, every situation is an opportunity for
success.
Discover why some of the richest people in the world are not mil-
lionaires, they are volunteers.
Volunteers are seldom paid; not because they are worthless, but be-
cause they are PRICELESS!
Dont ever question the value of volunteers - Noahs Ark was built
by volunteers; the Titanic was built by professionals.
You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you
give. - Winston Churchill
Those who say it cannot be done should not interrupt the person
doing it. - Chinese Proverb
If you want to build a ship, dont drum up the women and men to
gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them
to yearn for the vast and endless sea. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery,
The Wisdom of the Sands
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who
can never repay you.
I dont know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know:
The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who
have sought and found how to serve. - Albert Schweitzer
There are three kinds of people: Those who make things happen,
those who watch things happen, and those who say, what hap-
pened? - Casey Stengel
Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you
nothing that you have received - only what you have given: a full
heart, enriched by honest service, love, sacrifce and courage. - St.
Francis of Assisi
There are two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what
we receive, and the larger kind we feel for what we give. - Edward
Arlington Robinson
Volunteers are somebody! Somebody who cares, Somebody who
devotes time without pay, Somebody who praises all, large or small
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July 2012
August 2012
and somebody who has a common bond
with others to make things better.
Even if its a little thing, do something
for those who have need of a mans help,
something for which you get no pay but
the privilege of doing it. For, remember,
you dont live in a world all your own.
Your brothers are here too. - Albert Sch-
weitzer, Nobel Peace Prize winner, 1952
When you stop giving and offering some-
thing to the rest of the world, its time to
turn out the lights. - George Burns
Volunteers dont necessarily have the
time, but they have the heart.
If you want happiness for an hour -- take a
nap. If you want happiness for a day -- go
fshing. If you want happiness for a month
-- get married. If you want happiness for a
year -- inherit a fortune. If you want hap-
piness for a lifetime -- help someone else.
-Chinese proverb
Some people dream of worthy accom-
plishments while others stay awake and
do them! When we dream alone, it is
only a dream, but when we dream to-
gether, it is the beginning of reality.
Please sign up as a member and/
or a volunteer to make sure the history of the
LAFD (your history) goes on through the com-
ing years. Call us and leave a message at (323)
464-2727, email us at lafdhs27@aol.com, write
us at 1355 No. Cahuenga Blvd. Hollywood, CA
90028 or email me directly at frankwborden@
aol.com.
toM Moran desCriBing WHat oLd san Pedro HarBor Looked Like to voLunteers tiM
kennoy, Mark HoWeLL and Frank vidoviCH. tHey are aLL reguLars at tHe HarBor
MuseuM aLong WitH don Forrest (our CHeF) and dory Jones.
an aLL Hands turnout to Cook
For 1500 PeoPLe to raise Funds For tHe
restoration oF tHe raLPH J. sCott.
oLd engine 49 Had not run or
PuMPed in over 60 years untiL Mark
HoWeLL, Leo deMPsey and tiM
griFFin Began restoring it. nine
years Later it Was CoMPLeted and is
in our HarBor MuseuM.
soMe oF tHe CreW taking a sHort Break
on tHe deCk oF tHe raLPH J. sCott.
BiLL daHLquist, Mark HoWeLL, toM
Moran and WaLt Jaeger. otHer regu-
Lar voLunteers on tHe Boat are gLenn
WiLkenson and BiLL stePHens.
rePairs and MaintenanCe are a Constant JoB at tHe MuseuM. tHe resPon-
siBiLity For aLL oF it is WitH tHe LaFd HistoriCaL soCiety Per tHe City
Lease agreeMent so We do WHat We Can WitH our oWn voLunteers.
52 July 2012
LOS ANGELES FIREMENS RELIEF ASSOCIATION MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
May 2, 2012
CALL TO ORDER
President John Jacobsen called
the meeting of the Board of
Trustees of the Los Angeles
Firemens Relief Association to
order at 10:30a.m.

ROLL CALL
MEMBERS PRESENT:
John Jacobsen, President
Juan Albarran, Vice President
Andrew Kuljis, Secretary
Trustee James Coburn
Trustee Jeff Cawdrey
Trustee Gene Bednarchik
Trustee Chris Stine
Trustee Doak Smith
Trustee Chris Hart
Trustee Robert Steinbacher
Trustee Craig White
Trustee Francisco Hernandez
Trustee Steven Domanski
Trustee Rick Godinez
Trustee Gary Matsubara
Trustee Kurt Stabel
Trustee Mark Akahoshi
Trustee David Peters
Trustee David Ortiz
Trustee Barry Hedberg
Trustee David Lowe
Trustee Tim Larson
David Ned Smith - Executive Dir.
Todd Layfer - Controller
MEMBERS ABSENT:
Trustee Steve Tufts (Excused)
Trustee Mike Overholser (Excused)
GUESTS:
Dennis Mendenhall, Retired
Bob Olsen, Retired Fire & Police

INVOCATION & Flag Salute
Rick Godinez led the invocation.
Chris Hart led the fag salute.
RATIFICATION OF
MINUTES
John Jacobsen entertained a
motion to ratify and dispense with
the reading of the minutes of the
Board of Trustees meeting held
March 7, 2012. Gary Matsubara
so moved. Craig White seconded
the motion. There was no further
discussion or objections.
Motion carried to ratify and
dispense with the reading of the
minutes of the Board of Trustees
meeting held March 7, 2012.
PRESIDENTS REPORT
1) Jacobsen referred to the
pension subsidy for retirees
and mentioned that they will
discuss the issue again at
the Pension Board meeting
tomorrow. He indicated that at
the last meeting, the Pension
Board directed the pension staff
to go back and change their
staff recommendation from a
5% increase to possibly a 7%
increase. He stated that part of
the fact fndings from the staff
included an opinion from the
CAO from 2006 on what the
health subsidy should cover.
He stated that through legal
counsel and an internal meeting,
it was discussed that the only
issue the Board should consider
when looking at health subsidy
increases for retirees should be
what the Administrative Code and
Charter states. He indicated that
the pension staff has since then
prepared a new report and has
posted on the pension website.
It will be discussed again at the
Pension Board meeting tomorrow.
2) Jacobsen referred to the
Pension Audit and indicated that it
has been completed. He indicated
that the audit overall stated
that LAFRA is a professional
organization and provides the
retirees excellent value for
their dollars. He stated that the
majority of the recommendations
were for internal corrections at
the Pension Department.
3) Jacobsen referred to the Open
Enrollment and indicated that
there were approximately 39
new members as of yesterday.
He thanked those Trustees who
communicated to the membership
about joining the medical plan.
AUDIT COMMITTEE
REPORT
1) Doak Smith introduced Tonetta
Connor from the Harrington
Group and indicated that they
conducted an audit of LAFRAs
operations. He mentioned that
they had reviewed the draft audit
report a couple of weeks prior and
the Audit Committee had a few
questions.
Tonetta Connor addressed the
Board and mentioned that they
reviewed in detail the fnancial
statements with the Audit
Committee. She indicated that
they commented on a couple
of areas for improvement that
had to do with documentation
of employee fles. She also
indicated that they commented
on accounting reconciliations
with outside organizations. She
also stated that LAFRA has good
internal controls in place and their
frm was issuing an unqualifed
audit report.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS
REPORT
1) David Smith reported on Hope
for Firefghters and indicated
that the fre station participation
for the food booths is going well
with about 19 stations committed.
He also stated that since the
committee began planning late
this year, they are lacking food
booth sponsors to date. The Hope
committee is working hard to
increase the sponsorships. He also
mentioned that the practice picnic
will be on Saturday May 19th at
Fire Station 27 and asked for help
with the event. Gene Bednarchik
offered to provide two volunteers
to help at the picnic.
2) David Smith referred to the
Corbin Bowl event happening this
Sunday, May 6th, and asked for
Trustees to attend to show support
and wear a LAFRA shirt to be
identifed as a representative.
3) David Smith reported on the
website and mentioned that they
met with the new consultants
yesterday. He indicated that the
consultants are scheduled to
provide a detailed specifcation
for the new LAFRA website the
week of May 14th.
4) David Smith informed the
Board that they have received
an email from a company that
claims that they are aware of
$17K of LAFRAs money from
a lost account. He indicated that
the funds came from an account
that had been established more
10 years ago. He stated that they
have authorized this company a
10% fnders fee after LAFRA
receives those funds.
INVESTMENT COMMITTEE
REPORT
Garth Flint of Beacon Pointe
Advisors presented the Board
with the 1st quarter investment
results. He also reviewed
investment issues and the current
market situation. He stated that
this year they expect the earnings
to slow down a bit with smaller
proft margins. He also indicated
that the portfolio is set to deal
with both infation and defation.
Mike Breller reported on the 1st
quarter for 2012 and stated that
it was a good quarter with the
portfolio gains. He stated that the
composite return for the quarter
was 6.7% and stated that in longer
term the composite return is doing
very well relative to the policy
and allocation index. He reported
no concerns with the managers,
however, Symons returns did not
keep up their sector in the quarter.
July 2012 53
Robert Steinbacher informed that
they have authorized Garth Flint
to move funds into Titan, E.I.I.
and FPA which are two hedge
fund managers and a Global
REIT manager. He stated that this
transfer brings the portfolio to
the 20% allocation for alternative
investments. Jacobsen mentioned
that Todd Layfer is handling the
transaction with Union Bank. He
also mentioned that US. Bank
has taken over Union Bank and
the impact should be seamless to
LAFRA.
There was discussion regarding
the amount of investment loss for
2011, which occurred in a down
fnancial market.

ADMINISTRATIVE
COMMITTEE REPORT
Robert Steinbacher presented the
following motions.
The committee recommends and
I so move to pay the usual and
customary bills in the amount
of $866,070.22. There was no
discussion or objections.
Motion carried to pay the usual
and customary bills in the
amount of $866,070.22.
The committee recommends
and I so move to pay the
professional fees in the amount
of $132,410.38. There was no
discussion or objections.
Motion carried to pay the
professional fees in the amount
of $132,410.38.
MEDICAL COMMITTEE
REPORT
David Peters presented the
following motions.
The committee recommends and I
so move to accept the applications
to the Medical Plan. There was no
discussion and no objections.
Motion carried to accept all
applications to the Medical Plan.
RELIEF COMMITTEE
REPORT
James Coburn presented the
following motion.
The committee recommends and I
so move to pay:
The Sick & Injury benefts in the
amount of $7,697.16
The Estate Planning beneft in the
amount of $3,420,
The Life & Accident Death
beneft in the amount of $12,000
The Relief Death Benefts in the
amount of $13,500,
There was no discussion or
objections.
Motion carried to pay the above
Relief benefts.
James Coburn read the names of
members who recently passed
and asked for a moment of silence
from the Board.
MEMORIALS
William R. Willard
Edwin G. Burnham
Wilford J. Knapp
ASSISTANCE COMMITTEE
James Coburn presented the
following motions.
The committee recommends and
I so move to accept the donations
in the amount of $3,539 to the
Widows, Orphans & Disabled
Firemens Fund. There was no
discussion or objections.
Motion carried to accept the
donations in the amount of
$3,539 to the Widows, Orphans
& Disabled Firemens Fund.
The committee recommends
and I so move to approve the
fnancial assistance applications
for surviving spouses, active and
retired members. There was no
discussion or objections.
Motion carried to approve the
fnancial assistance applications
for surviving spouses, active and
retired members.
EMERGENCY
ADVANCEMENTS
James Coburn presented the
following motion.
The committee recommends
and I so move to approve
the emergency advancement
applications for active and
retired members. There was no
discussion or objections.
Motion carried to approve
the emergency advancement
applications for active and
retired members.
GRAPEVINE/WEBSITE
REPORT
Jacobsen mentioned that they
had a meeting with the two
consultants hired to review the
LAFRA website. He stated that
within the next two weeks, they
should have a fnal biddable
document that will outline what
they wish to do for the website.
He indicated that at that point,
they will determine whether to
hire them to do the work or go out
to bid.
SCHOLARSHIP
COMMITTEE REPORT
Doak Smith reported on the
Scholarship exam held on the
previous Saturday. He stated that
they had 29 applicants take the
exam. He stated that they will
know who are the winners in
a few weeks depending on the
graders time schedules.

NEW BUSINESS
Juan Albarran asked if it would
be possible to have the photos
from the LAFRA Centennial
book available on the website
for members to view. Jacobsen
indicated that this would be a
good idea for members of the
Relief.
SETTING OF DATES
1) Corbin Bowl May 6th
2) Lane Kemper Softball
Tournament May 16th
3) Grass Valley May 16th 20th
4) Hope for Firefghters
June 7th
5) Over the Line Tournament
September 12th
6) LAFD Invitational Golf
Tournament September 24th
7) IFEBP Annual Employee
Benefts Conf. November
11th 14th
8) LAFRA Open House
December 1st
RETIREMENT DINNERS

1) Luis Jaramillo May 5th
Marriott Courtyard Monrovia
(Kuljis)
2) Chuck Currey May 11th
Altadena Town & Country Club
3) Wayne Nakamura May 23rd
Sportsmens Lodge (Akahoshi)
4) Richard McClure May 30th
Castaway (Bednarchik)
5) Tom Burroughs, Barry Sears,
Rick Semsch, Jim Walters June
9th FS 114 (Peters)
6) Gail Martin, Jr. June
11th Sutters Mill Restaurant
(Bednarchik)
7) David Castaneda June 16th
Brookside County Club (Larson)
8) James Lawrence Gaffney
June 28th Sagebrush Cantina
(Albarran)
9) Don Cascio and John Rojas
July 19th Los Robles Greens Golf
Course (Lowe)
10) Wes Shundo July 28th Elks
Lodge #966 San Pedro (Larson)
ADJOURNMENT
John Jacobsen entertained
a motion to adjourn. Gary
Matsubara so moved. Craig
White seconded. There was no
discussion and no objections.
Motion carried to adjourn.
The Board of Trustees meeting
adjourned at 12:11pm.

John Jacobsen, President
54 July 2012
donations to Widows, orphans & disabled Firemens Fund
April 2012
BRUCE FROUDE IN MEMORY OF CAPTAIN DONALD ROSS,
WWII P-47 PILOT, RECEIVED DFC FOR ACTION IN COMBAT
ROGER & PAT SCHMITz IN MEMORY OF DON COCHRANE,
DON WICHNER, AND DON HOFFMAN
JOHN A. WILMES
PI KAPPA ALPHA/GAMMA PIKE PHILANTHROPY
DANIEL LEON IN MEMORY OF DAKOTA DEMOTT, GATENA
M. BONANNI, CAROL MATTHEWS, ROBERT VAN BLARCOM,
TYLER LYNCH, & WI
CROSSROADS COPPEROPOLIS CHURCH IN MEMORY OF
WALTER BALL
GAMMA PHI BETA PIKE PHILANTHROPY
ALPHA DELTA PI SORORITY PIKE PHILANTHROPY
BETA PI CHAPTER ALPHA PHI PIKE PHILANTHROPY
PI BETA PHI/CALIFORNIA GAMMA PIKE PHILANTHROPY
DELTA DELTA DELTA/THETA XI CHAPTER PIKE PHILANTHROPY
KAPPA ALPHA THETA PIKE PHILANTHROPY
ALPHA NU CHAPTER/DELTA GAMMA FRATERNITY FOR
PIKES PHILANTHROPY
ROBERT V. CLAYTOR IN GRATITUDE FOR THE DURABLE
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
WILLIAM D. SIMS IN MEMORY OF ED WEGNER
FIRE STATION NO. 90 FROM THE FIRE EXTINGUISHER FUND
CRAIG A. HURST IN MEMORY OF BOB & NOREEN HENDERSON
HELEN L. SCHULz
VIRGINIA L. BALL IN MEMORY OF MY HUSBAND WALTER
WALLY BALL
GEORGE MC CONNELL IN MEMORY OF AL LOEWE
JAMES F. PERSON IN MEMORY OF PAUL MITTENDORF
HOWARD R. DUNFORD IN MEMORY OF WINFRED WINNIE PARKER
DOUGLAS J. KIRBY IN MEMORY OF LAFD PILOT DONALD L. CARTER
HEATHER D. BENES IN MEMORY OF DANA RICKMAN
FIRE STATION NO 95 FROM THE FIRE EXTINGUISHER FUND
FIRE STATION NO. 11 FROM THE FIRE EXTINGUISHER FUND
CAROL BOUKATHER IN MEMORY OF HUSBAND AND
FATHER PHILIP K. BOUKATHER
THOMAS MURO JR IN MEMORY OF EARL G. JOHNSON
TERRY D. MORGAN IN MEMORY OF WALTER BALL
TERRY D. MORGAN IN MEMORY OF JERRY FOUST
JAMES R. HAW IN MEMORY OF BILL WILLARD A GOOD
FRIEND FOR MANY YEARS
MERRILL E. REED IN MEMORY OF ED BURNHAM
DEBRA PRINDLE IN MEMORY OF DANA RICKMAN L.A.
COUNTY FIRE DEPT NO. 130
PEGGY BETTENHAUSEN IN MEMORY OF EDWIN C. BURNHAM
JAMES E. GILLUM FROM THE BREAKFAST CLUB
DONALD L. CATE IN MEMORY OF MY WIFE LOIS CATE
EDWIN HARTMAN
HELEN L. MEGORDEN
ARCHER R. MORGAN IN MEMORY OF MY OLD 29S
BUDDY ED DREHER
ARCHER R. MORGAN IN MEMORY OF ONE GREAT GUY
AL LOEWE
PAMELA P. ELLIOTT IN MEMORY OF ED BURNHAM
EDWARD ROzESKI IN MEMORY OF IRENE ECONOMIDES
THERMOS
BRIDGET STRICKLAND PIKE PHILANTHROPY
SHAWN T. AGNEW
MARY CELESTE BEVINS IN MEMORY OF FRED CROGHAN
DAVID CROGHAN IN MEMORY OF A DEVOTED FAMILY
MAN FRED CROGHAN
FRANCIS CROGHAN IN MEMORY OF MY UNCLE FRED CROGHAN
LOUIS CROGHAN IN MEMORY OF OUR DEAR BROTHER AND
FRIEND FRED CROGHAN
STEVE DAVILA IN MEMORY OF MY GREAT FRIEND FRED CROGHAN
VINCE DI MEGLIO IN MEMORY OF AN INSPIRING AND AMAZING
PERSON JOHN SQUIRE
MAURINE FREEMAN IN MEMORY OF WALTER BALL
BOB & KAY GREEN IN MEMORY OF OUR HERO
HERBERT L. TOURTILLOT
JIM & MARIE HAWORTH IN MEMORY OF OUR GOOD FRIEND
MERLE DELZELL
WAYNE HUDDLESTON IN HONOR OF FIRE STATION 43 C PLATOON
WENDY KLENHA IN MEMORY OF FRED CROGHAN
THOMAS CROCKATT IN MEMORY OF MY BELOVED WIFE
MAE CROCKATT
July 2012 55
donations to Widows, orphans & disabled Firemens Fund
April 2012
DANIEL HATTON IN MEMORY OF CLARENCE PARSONS & GARY PAR-
SONS
THOMAS G. CROCKATT IN MEMORY OF MY BELOVED WIFE
MAE CROCKATT
WILLIAM J. TANNAHILL IN MEMORY OF LOUIS & OLIVIA HOSPE
RUDY A BOLLIGER IN MEMORY OF BERNARD SUBKOSKI
CHRISTOPHER J. LOGAN
STEPHEN J. ENGH IN MEMORY OF JOHN SQUIRE
JOHN D. MOORE IN GRATITUDE FOR THE DURABLE
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
MARVIN R. WILLIAMS JR
JAMES P. LANGSFELD IN MEMORY OF JOHN SQUIRE
FIRE STATION NO 109 FROM THE EXTINGUISHER FUND
EMPLOYEES COMMUNITY FUND OF THE BOEING COMPANY
NEIL E. BULLOCK IN MEMORY OF CLARK CORNWELL
HELEN L. SCHULz
WILLIAM B. COOK JR
DINKO KLARIN IN MEMORY OF JOHN E. SQUIRE
FUMIKO HUMBERD IN MEMORY OF YOUR HUSBAND JOHN L.
HUMBERD, JR. BIRTHDAY ON FEBRUARY 1
JOHN J. ADAMS IN MEMORY OF JOHN SQUIRE
BETTY HALL IN MEMORY OF MY HUSBAND JOSEPH P. HALL
LORENE HOLDSWORTH
NORTH FORK LIONS CLUB IN MEMORY OF JERRY FOUST
EDWIN C. BURNHAM IN MEMORY OF JACK NOWELL & JOHNNIE
KENNETH W. BLIzzARD IN MEMORY OF OUR SONS
JAMES E. GILLUM FROM THE BREAKFAST GANG
MERRILL E. REED IN MEMORY OF JOHN SQUIRE
THOMAS MURO JR IN MEMORY OF FERRIS MURDY
GEORGE L. VARNUM IN MEMORY OF DOUGLAS P. MCDONALD
& CARL MARINO
DIANA MORIN IN MEMORY OF KAROL L. SCOTT(MORSE)
ALAN P. BARRIOS IN MEMORY OF JOHN E. SQUIRE & BRUCE A.
BEAL FROM OLD 27S
AES
BRUCE FROUDE IN MEMORY OF CAPTAIN DONALD ROSS
DONNA R ECKHOFF IN MEMORY OF JOHN SQUIRE
PAT JESSUP
ARCHER R. MORGAN IN MEMORY OF CLETA J. NIPP
BRUCE E. PENICK IN MEMORY OF JOHN SQUIRE
WILLIAM BOEGER IN MEMORY OF JOHN E. SQUIRE
ROBERT J. MAC MILLAN IN MEMORY OF DONALD L. CARTER
DONALD L. CATE IN MEMORY OF MY BELOVED WIFE LOIS CATE
HARRY M. MORCK IN MEMORY OF RUSS EVANS
HARRY M. MORCK IN MEMORY OF HOWARD MASON
HELEN MEGORDEN
JAMES E. GILLUM FROM THE BREAKFAST GANG
MR & MRS THEODORE NEY IN MEMORY OF JACK W. CREAGER
BOB & WEASE ELLIOT
JULIA HONDA
BERTA HURLEY
DOROTHY MORRIS
visit:
www.LAFRA.org
mail:
P.O. Box 41903
Los Angeles CA
90041
phone:
(800) 244-3439
56 July 2012
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MERCHANDISE
FoR SAlE
1996 BMW RT1100 MoToRCY-
ClE. 23,000 miles, mint condition,
40+MPG, always covered and ga-
raged. Blue book $5400.00. Asking
$5000 OBO. Retired LAFD Paul T.
Papp. (818) 437-4781
1997 37 SAFARI SERENGETI
diesel pusher motorhome with
slider ONLY $75,000 miles! Onan
generator, W/D combo, Allison
trans, levelers, convection oven,
ice maker, vanity table, awnings,
fatscreens, solar panels, oak
cabinets, skylight shower, private
commode, GPS, sleeper sofa,
mirrored closets, back-up camera,
auto steps, $63K obo, Lindy (310)
890-4235.
2000 HARlEY-DAVIDSoN RoAD
KING. Beautiful Bike! 95-inch mo-
tor, includes seat back and chrome
rack (10K in chrome), 16,000
miles. Asking $9,500. Also for
sale, 2004 Honda XR650R, good
condition. HR hop up kit, runs
excellent. Asking $2,500. (909)
838-5929. LACO Captain, John
Mark FS 135-C.
2004 GMC SIERRA 1500 SlE
- Extended cab. 32,700 original
miles. 5.3 liter V8, automatic, two-
wheel drive, cruise tow package,
air, power windows and door locks,
power steering, hard Tonneau
cover, linex bed liner, AM/FM, CD/
cassette. $16,000. Call Doug Allen
- (951) 246-9828.
REAl ESTATE
FoR RENT
FoR RENT oR lEASE. Town-
house in Valencia. 2 BDRM & 2
BTHRM with garage and carport
in gated complex with pool & spa.
Located next to city park and
YMCA. $1750 with all appliances.
Available in Jan 2012. Call Jesse
(310) 350-8481.
GRANADA HIllS UpGRADED
pool HoME - $ 2,100 month
Beautifully upgraded 3 bedroom,
2 bath home with refnished
hardwood foors and stunning bay
windows overlooking in-ground,
fenced pool and huge backyard.
Remodeled garage/driveway. Lo-
cated in quiet family neighborhood
close to good schools. Amenities
include: Stainless steel dishwasher,
new washer and dryer, spa tub,
and blinds throughout. Central air
conditioning and heat as well as
new copper plumbing. Nice light
and bright foorplan. X sqft lot size!
Includes gardener and pool mainte-
nance. Will consider pet. Available
August 1. Call Meredith (818)
530-3481. 1-year lease required;
$2,000 security deposit
HoRSE pRopERTY, lAKE
VIEW TERRACE - Near FS24. 3
bedroom, 2 bath, newly remodeled
kitchen with granite countertops
and stainless steel appliances. For-
mal living room, plus family room.
3 pipe corrals, arena, 2 barns, trail
access. Motor home and horse
trailer parking. Gardener included.
Available October. $2800/month.
Eng. Ames (818) 257-4549.
loVElY 110 YR. olD HISToRIC
HoUSE to share in San Pedros
historic waterfront dist. Private
bedroom with private full bathroom,
kitchen, laundry, air conditioning,
spacious back yard, sorry, no pri-
vate parking, $700 month. Cindy
310 831-0926.
THIS CHARMING SpACIoUS
2 BEDRooM HoME is centrally
located in the heart of Encino. Fea-
tures hardwood fooring throughout
with a large master suite, bath,
cathedral ceilings and walk-in clos-
ets. The upstairs can be separate
with its own entrance. Downstairs
is a bedroom, full bath and powder
room. Big backyard, garage and
additional parking for RV. $2500
for the above, or rent just the
master suite, $1000, downstairs for
$1500 a month. Call Tracy (818)
704-9592.
REAl ESTATE
FoR SAlE
3 BEDRooM, 2 BATH RIVER-
FRoNT HoME. Fully furnished on
Colorado River near Parker, AZ
on the California side. Purchase
complete or be 1/2 owner and
split expenses. Call Mike Profftt at
(714) 968-4656 or (714) 655-1367
cell.
3 BEDRooM, 2 BATHRooM,
SINGlE SToRY HoUSE for lease
or lease/option in Thousand Oaks.
1770 square feet, newly remod-
eled. Air conditioning, pool/spa.
Indoor laundry room. Great neigh-
borhood with outstanding schools
& includes pool service. $2275.00/
month plus security deposit. Jeff
Easton - Fire Station 105-A (805)
217-5602
BEAUTIFUl, SINGlE lEVEl
HoME available in Mill City, Oregon.
Single owner, retired L.A. Fireman,
now deceased. Quiet neighborhood
on dead end street. Built among
trees, gorgeous meadow behind,
unequaled view of the Cascades.
3 Bdrm, 2 1/2 baths. Natural land-
scape with 150 yr. old Maple in the
side yard. Plenty of room for RV,
boat, trailer etc. Contact Judy Quil-
lin, 503 559-8643; email: JudyQ@
equitygroup.com MLS#640292
BUIlD YoUR DREAM HoME
on beautiful San Juan Island in
Washington State. 10 acres with
views of water, neighboring islands
and Mt. Baker. $550,000. Retired
Capt II LAFD (360) 378-2190. Ask
for Wendy.
CUSToM loG HoME- Kings
Canyon Sequoia Area. 4200 sq ft, 2
story, 3 bedroom/2.5 baths. Master
bed has walk in closet w/French
doors and deck. Large game room
w/bar and wood burning stove.
Huge gourmet kitchen w/six burner
professional Garland range, Sub-
Zero freezer and refrigerator. Hard
rock maple counters and maple
cabinets. Large loft with library
and offce overlooking great room
with vaulted ceilings and riverrock
freplace. Pella windows and doors.
Hardwood foors throughout, tile in
kitchen, laundry and baths. Central
vac. Deck on three sides. 15 acres
fenced. Tennis court, pool, 2 car
garages, 40X60 metal bldg. Septic
and 40 gpm well. $650,000. Contact
Ray Oster (559) 338-2220 or email
rsoster1@dishmail.net for more
info and photos.
EXCEpTIoNAl lAKE ARRoW-
HEAD HoME. Located in a seclud-
ed private community just steps
from the lake, this 4 bdrm 3&1/2
bath spacious custom home has
all the amenities to compliment the
4 season mountain living of Lake
Arrowhead! Family living centered
around the inviting quality-plus
kitchen & great room with warm &
cozy freplace, to the large master
suite featuring its own freplace & 3
more beautifully decorated bdrms.
for family & guests. A fremans
dream garage with room for all the
toys & an adjoining RV covered
port that must be seen to appre-
ciate. The landscaping & views
from the decks surrounding this
magnifcent one of a kind home are
an entertainers delight! Call Dick
Alder at 909 553-2757, <r_alder@
yahoo.com> or Mt. Co. Realty at
909 337-2414 to view this special
home. Offered at $749,000, visit
our web-site at www.MCR.com
FoR SAlE. 2 bedroom, 2 bath
condo fully furnished in Barra de
Navidad, Jalisco, Mexico. Short
walk to small fshing village, beach,
restaurants, etc. LAFD retired.
(909) 392-8941.
loVElY 2800 SQ FT 3 bedroom,
2 bath home on Marrowstone
Island near Port Townsend,
Washington. Sits on 4 plus partical
wooded acres with Puget Sound.
230 foot waterfront view. Has barn
for RV storage. City water, oil heat
in foor. Past home of LAFD get
together. Call Vonnie Rogers (360)
385-7544.
MAMMoTH CoNDo - Cozy 2
bedrooms, 2 bath. Fully furnished,
WIFI, 3 TVs, pool, spa, tennis,
walk to shuttle. Old Mammoth
area. Winter $115, Summer $90,
plus maid $126. Includes linens.
No pets, no smoking. Call (310)
540-4648.
RIVER pARCElS. Three 20 acre
Klammath River frontage parcels
in beautiful Northern California- 30
miles from Oregon. Electricity and
telephone available. Rarely used
County-maintained road runs
through. Very private. 6 miles from
Happy Camp. Each parcel has
more than 700 front feet of river.
$195,000 - $295,000. Contact Troy
Bonar, LAFD retired. PO Box 466,
Happy Camp, CA 96039 or call
(530) 493-2453 or fax (530) 493-
2589 or email: troy@sisqtel.net
SKI THE SUMMIT! BIG BEAR,
4+2, 5 minutes from snow summit,
downtown and the lake. Located
in the desirable Fox Farm area.
2 story-upstairs 2+1, downstairs
2+1 turn key condition, ready to
enjoy. Fully furnished. Investment
Vacation or Retirement. $359,000
Call Therese (818) 216-4628 or
theresewyman@msn.com
TEN MINUTES To lAKE
NACIMIENTo- Beautiful 2400
sq ft, 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath
home. Spacious open foor plan,
remodeled kitchen, solid surface
countertops, 4 car garage, covered
porch is great for enjoying the
breathtaking views on 11 acres,
new roof, raingutter, exterior paint,
will sell furnished. Jill Johns (805)
490-8196.
SERVICES
A VETERAN FoR HIRE - Brush
clearance, clean ups, grad-
ing, rototill, new lawns, tree and
shrub shaping, stump removals,
concrete, asphalt and dirt removal,
trench footings, auger holes and
more! Full line of equipment.
Thanks! Larry (818) 489-5126
AA FREE CoNSUlTATIoN
at the Law Offces of EDWARD R.
DANOFF - Located in Santa Anas
original FIRE STATION NO. ONE.
We provide services for SERIOUS
PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS
including auto, boat, motorcycle
accidents, dog bites, and wrong
cLassIFIeds
58 July 2012
death cases. DIVORCES, including
custody, support, modifcations and
restraining orders. REAL ESTATE
- BANKRUPTCY - CRIMINAL -
DUI - TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT
HOURLY DISCOUNT RATE TO
FIREFIGHTERS. Thirty years ex-
perience. Former volunteer freman.
Orange and Los Angeles Counties
call (714) 972-8355 - Inland Empire
and Palm Springs/ Desert Area call
(800) 794-5297.
AlTERNATIVE TERMITE Treat-
ments: ECOLA Services, Since
1983. Fumigation/ tenting is NOT
your only option. Direct heat,
environmentally caring, no poison
gas, no need to vacate for days.
Electro-Gun/ Microwave/ Tim-Bor.
2 year written warranty on all work
performed. Lifetime renewal option
available. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Call Susan Fries (800) 332-BUGS
(2847). Firemans wife.
BoAT & pWC SToRAGE
Firemens discount. 10% off frst
months rent & no deposit required.
Winter rates available. Located on
the Colorado River, close to launch
ramps. All Seasons Storage 800
North K St., Needles, CA 92363.
(760) 326-2001.
BUIlDING plANS. Residential:
patios, decks, additions/remodel-
ing, repairs, new construction,
design. Commercial: tennant im-
provement, ADA compliances and
more. George Lavallee (805) 532-
1905 offce. cre8iveanswers@
hotmail.com
CHooSE YoUR DREAM
CRUISE - Princess Cruises,
Royal Caribean, Holland American,
Carnival and more... 3 to 21 day
getaways to Alaska, Hawaii, The
Bahamas and many other exciting
destinations. Call Patricia at (661)
265-9440 or toll free at (877) 7HI-
SEAS, or email pliefeld@qnet.
com wife of LAFD Mechanic,
sister of LAFD Captain.
CRANE SERVICE All kinds of
lifts - A/C Units, Spas, Construc-
tion, Beams, Poles, Appliances,
Man Baskets available. Insured
and bonded. Leonard Campbell
Owner/Operator (818) 340-8907
DJ FoR All oCCASIoNS - You
name it, I play it!! Call Frank (818)
554-7273. Serving San Fernando
Valley over 20 years! Firefghters
are my family.
DoES ANYTHING BoTHER
YoU? Anything at all? Mental,
emotional or physical? Dr. Bob
Price, psychotherapist. LAFD
retired, has developed a model
that puts the fre out fast. It allows
you to overcome almost anything
that bothers you rather quickly. My
book, Speed Healing, & DVD is
available at www.pricepartsmodel.
com. Telephone sessions granted
quickly. Call for telephone appoint-
ment. (619) 461-9527
DRYWAll SERVICE, new
construction, remodel, repair,
acoustic ceilings removed. All
types of textures. Licensed, bond-
ed and insured. Gregg Avery, F.S.
66 A residence (805) 494-9037.
FIREFIGHTERS TAXES - Are
you getting the most from your tax
returns? I am a wife of a frefghter
and specialize in their returns, with
60% of my clients being frefghter
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FIREFIGHTER DISCoUNTS.
At Farmers Insurance Group, I can
assist you in deciding what options
best meet your insurance needs.
Free competitive quotes available for
homeowners, auto, life, RVs, boats
motorcycles and more. As a former
LAFD and LAPD Commissioner, and
coming from a family of frefghters (3
brothers and 1 nephew), I understand
your need for an agent that can make
your life a little easier. For a free
quote, please call the Corina Alarcon
Insurance Agency at (818) 263-1723.
FIREMAN DESIGN & lAND-
SCApE. Free design and estimate.
Landscape/irrigation/sod/stamped
concrete/concrete foundations/
patio covers/turf/rockscape. I will
beat all written estimates. Serving
all areas. LAFD 96-B Eric Men-
doza. (760) 221-1912 cell. (661)
480-2202 offce. www.fremanland-
scape.com Lic#857078. Insured
and bonded.
FloWERS FoR All oCCA-
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only the fnest foral arrange-
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in Orange County and nationwide
through Telefora. Family owned
and operated since 1976. Browse
our website for hundreds of ideas
at www.lapetiteforist.com or call
(800) 682-3327. Gina Cawdrey,
LAFD wife.
HAI TECH lASERS INC. - For
all your engraving needs. X-mas
gifts, Retirement etc. Friend of the
LAFD. Hai Tech Lasers Inc., 25026
Anza Dr., Santa Clarita CA 91355.
(661) 775-0210
INDooR BoAT SToRAGE in Simi
Valley. Secure facility with state-
of-the-art video and alarm system.
Spaces from 15ft. to 40 ft. Protect
your investment and prevent
weather damage. Limited spots
available. FREE SERVICE WITH 6
MONTH LEASE. Sorry no RVs.
REAl ESTATE FINANCING.
Interest rates are at All-Time-Lows.
Refnance & Purchase Loans,
Investment/Second Home Loans/
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Points/No Fees Loans, VA, FHA,
Conventional Loans, Lending
in many other states. Mortgage
lending with exceptional customer
service, integrity, strength and ex-
perience. For your Free Mortgage
Analysis, call (714) 469-8900. Jay
Trementozzi, Mortgage Banker.
DRE# 01113819, NMLS# 241591.
REAl ESTATE SERVICES - Start
a new life in the gorgeous com-
munities of Temecula and Murrieta.
Top rated schools, world renowned
wineries, numerous golf courses,
lakes, shopping and a great family
atmosphere. Located 78 miles from
HQ between Los Angeles and San
Diego. Call Mike Utley at (951)
775-8491 (LAFD Retired).
REBECCA MARTIN lAND-
SCApE. Architectural landscape
design and installation. A full
service design/build landscape frm
that creates unique custom exterior
environments that will increase
the value of your home and bring
you years of outdoor enjoyment.
Rebecca Martin, LAFD wife. (818)
216-3637. Lic# 936577. rebecca-
martinlandscape@gmail.com
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WHETSEl TAX SERVICES - Spe-
cializing in law enforcement and
frefghter tax preparation. Call or
fax Mari Whetsel at (661) 360-8707
or visit at 27726 Briarcliff Place,
Valencia CA 91354.
WINDoWS & pATIo DooRS
- vinyl replacement windows &
Patio doors. I also carry aluminum,
wood and entry door systems. Rick
Brandelli, Capt. LACoFD, FS 8-C
(800) 667-6676. www.GeeWin-
dows.com
VACATIoN
RENTAlS
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FF/PM Peter Mills 100-A
4 BEDRooMS, 4 BATHS, Game
Room, 3000 sq. ft. upscale Big
Bear Lake cabin. Pool table, foos-
ball, darts, ping-pong, gas BBQ.
Private road close to lake, Village.
Walk to Snow Summit, great for
summer. Accommodates 13. Until
November: Midweek-$250; Week-
ends: $295. For summer specials
or holiday/winter rates call (949)
683-3028. steps2summit.com
BEACH FRoNT SUNSET BEACH
oAHU, HAWAII - North Shore
at Sunset Beach. Two separate
homes 2+ den, 2ba, sleeps 8. $225
per day and 2br + 1ba, sleeps 6.
$200 per day! Both share large
tropical yard. View 7 surf breaks
from backyards to pipeline. Contact
Betty at (808) 372-7558 or Barker
LAFD retired (805) 985-4001.
BIG BEAR CABIN - All season,
restful views from decks. Two story,
sleeps 6, half mile to lake, two plus
miles to slopes. Fireplace/Wood,
cable TV/DVD/VCR. Full kitchen,
completely furnished except linens.
Pets ok. $95/$105 (two day mini-
mum). $550/$600 a week, Beep or
Donna Schaffer 1+(760) 723-1475.
www.schaffercabin.com
BIG BEAR CABIN. 2 bedroom, 2
bath, 2 story. Sleeps 8. Near ski
slopes & lake. Fireplace/wood,
cable TV, DVD,VCR, full kitchen.
Completely furnished. $85/$95 per
night. Minimum 2 nights. Holidays
extra. Weekly available. All Sea-
son. Sheri (909) 851-1094 cell or
(760) 948-2844 home.
BIG BEAR lAKES FINEST-
Deluxe lakeside townhouse, 2
bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 cable TVs,
HBO, DVD, WiFi, 2 wood burning
freplaces, laundry room, tennis
court, indoor pool, sauna, spa, boat
dock. Fully equipped, including all
linens. Sleeps 6. 310-541-8311 or
email cindy14@cox.net
BIG BEAR VINTAGE CABIN. 2
minute walk to village. 5 minute
drive to both slopes. Lake view.
2 bed, 1 bath, sleeps 6. Contact:
bigbearescapes.com/pikes-place
Owned by LAFD member.
BUllHEAD/lAUGHlIN. Large new
Custom 3 bedroom/2 bath home 4
minutes from the casinos and close
to Katherines Landing. Quiet cul-
de-sac. All amenities. Everything is
new. 60 TV in living room. TVs in all
bedrooms. Large formal dining room.
BBQ and large patio overlooking the
mountains. 35 ft X 3-1/2 car garage
w/ gym equipment. Wireless internet
w/ on site computer. $150 per night
+ $75 cleaning fee. No smoking or
pets please. Scott at 805-208-1598
or h2oratscott@aol.com.
CATAlINA BEACH CoTTAGE - 3
bedrooms, 1 bath, one block to
beach, view, fully equipped house-
July 2012 59
keeping unit. Marci (818) 347-6783
or Clarence (310) 510-2721.
DElUXE lAKESIDE ToWN
HoME. 2 bedrooms, 3 baths,
2 freplaces, washer, dryer, gas
barbeque. Indoor pool, sauna,
Jacuzzi, locker room with shower.
Tennis court, boat dock, cable TV,
HBO. Fully furnished including
linens. 3 miles from Snow Summit.
Sleeps 6 max. (310) 541-8311
DESERT CoNDo Rancho Mirage
(near Palm Springs), 2 bedrooms,
2 bath, fully furnished condo & WiFi
Internet. Also 2 bedroom and den,
2 bath, TV and VCR, pools, spas,
tennis courts, gated community.
From $110 per night. No pets or
smoking. Barbara (626) 798-2484.
FoRMER l.A. FIREFIGHTER
and Family offering gorgeous Baja
Mexico Property for rent. Coast-
side Gated Community with pool/
spa, surfng, and loads of fun. 4
Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms. Fully
Equipped Kitchen. Call Kathy at
510-468-5003 for more information.
Go to:
lasgaviotas.com/Hse_toscana.
htm for pictures, availability calen-
dar, and information on the area.
GolFERS-BoATERS-oTHERS!
SAVE $$$ oN HoTEl RATES!!
Luxury condo rental - Direct from
Owner. One bedroom two bath
luxury condo located in Mexican
resort area of Nuevo Vallarta, just
15 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta
Intl Airport. Unit is part of Grand
Marina Villas, part of the Paradise
Village Hotel complex, and includes
use of 18 hole El Tigre Golf Course.
Weekly or monthly rates. For info:
Web site: homepage.mac.com/edynichols
e-mails: edynichols@mac.com or
(310) 395-7804.
HAVASU lANDING - Waterfront
on Lake Havasu. 3 bedroom, 3
bath. Boat mooring out front. Fully
furnished. Direct TV, WiFi, BBQ,
Casino, new grocery/meat market.
No pets/smoking (310) 418-1577.
JUNE lAKE CABIN - Scenic
2br/2ba cozy, cabin with views.
5 minutes from Fishing and Ski-
ing. Fully furnished. Wood Deck,
Sleeps 8, wood burning stove,
full kitchen, cable Tv/Dvd, stereo,
phone. Detached garage/room
for boat. Call for summer/winter
rates. Cleaning fee applies. Jeff
Easton 105-A, (805)-217-5602 -
junebound@gmail.com
KApAlUA, MAUI. Luxurious
ocean view Kapalua Ridge 1 and 2
bedroom villas from $145/$250, 7th
night FREE. Fully equipped with
washer/dryer, Hi speed internet,
Wi-Fi, cable TV, free resort shuttle,
minutes from ocean. Features
3 white sand beaches includ-
ing BEST BEACH in the world,
Kapalua Bay Beach, 100 miles of
hiking trails, 2 golf courses with
great discounts, 10 tennis courts,
zip lines, 2 spas, golf academy,
horseback riding, snorkeling, swim-
ming, surfng, kayaking, shops,
restaurants. Contact Terry or Diane
@ 800-326-MAUI (6284). www.
kapaluavacations.com/the_ridge.
asp or email info@kapaluavaca-
tions.com
lAKE ARRoWHEAD Blue Jay
cabin charming two-story with
creek, large deck, two baths,
complete kitchen, TV,VCR/DVD,
freplace, washer and dryer, walk
to Blue Jay Village. Sleeps 6. $90/
night. NO PETS! Bruce or Sue
Froude, (805) 498-8542.
lAKE HAVASU BEACH FRoNT.
Located at HAVASU LANDING
RESORT a gated community on
the California side of Lake Havasu.
Swim, Ski or fsh from the front
yard. Buoys in front of home for
overnight boat(s) tie-ups. No need
to launch boat each day. Walking
distance to a CASINO, restaurants
and grocery store. Adjacent to
miles of off-road desert trails, great
for ATVs, 4 wheelers and Motor-
cycles. Beautiful landscaping with
a lawn from the home to the lake.
Covered patio with furniture and
a gas BBQ. Four bedrooms with
beds for 10.Two full bathrooms.
Check Craigslist for pic. $350. Per
night 10% discount for a week.
For Reservations call Bud @ 818
352-4422
lAKE HAVASU BEAUTY FoR
RENT - 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 1600 sq.ft.
Fully furnished with all amenities-
Laundry & BBQ. 13,000 sq.ft. lot. 3
car boat-deep garage. 3 miles from
launch ramp. Close to downtown
shops & restaurants. View of the
lake. Quiet street in good neigh-
borhood. No pets. No smoking.
Snowbird rates. Call Mike (661)
510-6246
lAKE HAVASU CITY. New Cus-
tom 3 bedroom/2 bath home on
lake side of Hwy 95 north side of
town. Quiet street. All the amenti-
ties. 60 TV in living room. TVs in
all bedrooms. Wireless internet with
on site computer. BBQ on large pa-
tio. Swimming pool. Near marinas
and restaurants. $150 per night.
$85 cleaning fee. No smoking or
pets please. Scott at 805-208-1598
or h2oratscott@aol.com.
lAKE HAVASU HoME for rent.
Built in 2004. 1800 square feet,
3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Newly/fully
furnished w/all amenities of home.
Large garage 20x32 with tall doors.
Large area for guest parking.
Located less than a mile from lake
on a quiet cul-de-sac! RV hookups.
Ask for FF discount. Call Ryan
Penrod (310) 804-1801 or Nicole
(909) 263-8177.
lAKE HAVASU HoME - Beautiful
3 bed, 2 bath home that sleeps
8. Lake view, RV access, boat
parking, everything is new. Quiet
street in great neighborhood, just
minutes from London Bridge. Call
John for pricing at (323) 449-4473.
Snow-bird rates and fremen dis-
count available.
lAKE HAVASU Landing California.
3 bedroom, 2 bath, wif, DirecTV,
BBQ, full laundry, slip-in marina
included, just steps away. 180 de-
gree view of lake and your boat in
slip. Huge covered patio. No pets.
No smoking. Larry Mc Andress
ret 112A (714) 963-9344 or (714)
393-1464.
lAKE HAVASU VACATIoN
HoMES for rent. Each fully fur-
nished with all amenities of home.
Every home has a lake view, pool,
RV access, boat parking, ample
guest parking and sleep up to 8
people. Check out our website @
werenthavasu.com or call (928)
855-5848 or (661) 212-3191.
lAKE TAHoE GETAWAY 3 bed-
room, 2 bath home with all of the
amenities complete kitchen, wash-
er/ dryer, TV/ VCR. Quiet neighbor-
hood near the lake, casinos and ski
slopes. $600.00 per week. Call Cal
or Linda @ (805) 584-2718.
lAKE poWEll HoUSEBoAT. 68
Sumerset. 2 staterooms, 2 cuddy
cabins, 2 baths. Will sleep 10 to 12.
2 ref. fully equipped kitchen, BBQ,
TV, DVD, Twin A/C. Party top, fy-
bridge, V8 drives, 12 KW ge., 100
gal. aux. fuel tank with pump. Dan
Coyle (805) 494-8854.
lA QUINTA - Gated community,
fully furnished deluxe home, three
bedrooms, three baths on the 10th
fairway of the Dunes Golf Course
in La Quinta Country Club. Two car
garage, large patio with barbecue.
No pets, no smoking. $200/night - 2
week minimum, plus refundable se-
curity deposit. Call (323) 254-3874
MAMMoTH CoNDo Cozy 2
bedrooms, 2 bath. Fully furnished,
WIFI, 3 TVs, pool, spa, tennis,
walk to shuttle, Old Mammoth
area. Winter $115, Summer $90,
plus maid $126. Includes linens.
No pets, no smoking. Call (310)
540-4648.
MAMMoTH CoNDo Fully furnished,
2 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 6. Close to
Canyon Lodge, pool, spa, recreation
room, laundry facilities, condo has
been beautifully remodeled, photos
available, $200 a night winter - $125
a night summer + $150 cleaning fee.
Call for holiday pricing. Joe Angiuli,
South Division (626) 497-5083.
MAMMoTH CoNDo - Fully
furnished, 1 bdrm, loft, 1 1/2 baths,
sleeps 4. On shuttle route. All
amenities: Sauna, Pool, laundry on
premises. Fall/Winter prices. $100/
night. Spring/Summer $85/night.
One time $70 cleaning fee. No
smoking, no pets, contact: Julian
Edwards (909) 573-3815
MAMMoTH - 1 bedroom Sum-
mit condo, sleeps 6. Convenient
underground garage parking,
jacuzzis, gym (pool, tennis in
summertime), shuttle right outside!
Across from chair 15. Winter $110
per night, Summer $80 per night
plus $65 cleaning fee per stay. All
linens included. Drew or Nancy
Oliphant (661) 513-2000.
MAMMoTH CoNDo - MAM-
MoTH ESTATES, 4BR/3BA, fully
furnished, linens, full kitchen, TV/
DVD, stereo, freplace, pool ,
jacuzzi, sauna. 2 blocks from
gondola village. 1 block to ski
shuttle. Winter $330/night, Summer
$215/night, plus cleaning. Includes
city bed tax. No pets, no smok-
ing, sleeps 8. Dory Jones (310)
918-0631 or Kelly Corcoran (310)
619-5355.
MAMMoTH CoNDo - 2 bdrm, 2
bath, 2 TVs, phone, garage, pool,
jacuzzi, fully furnished - exept
linens. Near shuttle/chair 15.
Winter $125/night. Weekends and
Holidays $110 midweek. Summer
$95/night. $495/week. No smoking.
No pets. Jim Johnson (818) 992-
7564, FS 80C.
MAMMoTH CoNDo - Clean 1
bedroom, 2 bath. Sleeps 6. Walk
to Village and Gondola. Shuttle
out front. Close to Canyon Lodge.
Fully furnished, spa, ski locker,
underground parking and wireless.
Midweek special. No pets. No
smoking. $120 winter, $90 summer.
$65 cleaning fee, includes linens.
Jeff or Tonya Clemens (805) 499-
8160.
MAMMoTH CoNDo Mam-
moth Estates newly remodeled
4BR/3BA, sleeps 11, fully fur-
nished, 1 block from new gondola
village. Jacuzzi, pool & sauna,
recreation room. Call Glen Mackie
@ (760) 930-0544 for frefghter
pricing. For more information go to
mammothgondolavillage.com
MAMMoTH CoNDo - Sierra
Manors Sleeps 7. 3 bedroom 2 1/2
bath. Fully furnished except linens.
2 TVs/VCR/DVD, stereo/CD.
Dishwasher, microwave, sauna,
jacuzzi, pool. No smoking/No Pets.
Shuttle at door. Winter $140/night,
Summer $90/night, Plus $80 clean-
ing fee and City Bed Tax. Brian &
Karen Salvage LAFD Retired (805)
499-7752.
MAMMoTH lAKES - One
bedroom, extremely charming
wildfower condo. Full amenities,
close to shuttle. Antiques, art, satel-
60 July 2012
lite TV, freplace. Sleeps 4. Winter
$110, Summer $85. Call (818)
371-6722
Email: shakesong@aol.com
MAMMoTH RENTAl BY oWNER
- Studios 1, 2, 3 & 4 bedroom
rentals, budget to luxury rates,
fully furnished, stocked kitchens,
bedding, towels, all locations,
some pet friendly, complimetary
WiFi. Mammoth Rental by Owner
affliated with Mammoth Lodging
Association, high standard clean-
ing, maintenance, 24/7 emergency
contact. Visit www.Mammoth-
RentalByOwner.com mention
fre8. Contact us info@mammoth-
rentalbyowner.com or call (818)
883-2488 or (888) 472-5777.
MAMMoTH SKI & RACQUET:
Southwestern decor. Sleeps 4.
King bed. Full Kitchen, TV, VCR,
DVD. Garage parking. 5 min walk
to Canyon Lodge. Winter $155/nite,
$175 Fri, Sat, & Holidays; Summer
$100/nite. 2 nite min. addl nites
less. Jeff & Lisa Moir. LAFD Air
Ops (661) 254-5788
MAMMoTH CoNDo Wildfower,
1 bedroom sleeps 4, king bed and
queen sofa bed. Fully furnished,
freplace, dishwasher, stereo, TV/
DVD, phone, spa, sauna, pool and
tennis court. Linens and cleaning
fee. On shuttle route. Winter rate
$100/night, summer rate $70/night.
Mike Greenup (805) 583-8239 or
cell (805) 338-9955.
MAMMoTH SKI & RACQUET:
Walk to Canyon Lodge. Studio loft
sleeps 4. Queen beds, full kitchen,
2 baths, garage parking, TV, VCR,
DVD. Winter Sun-Thurs $100.nite;
Fri & Sat $115/nite plus cleaning
fee $100. Non smoking complex.
Joel Parker, LAFD retired. email:
cat25sailor@juno.com or (213)
399-6534.
MAMMoTH. SKI IN - SKI oUT at
lift 15, 2 bedroom including master
suite, 2 bath condo. TV/DVD in
living room. Good sound system.
Gym, spa, freplace, very roomy,
underground parking, tennis courts,
pools, and outside BBQ area. (310)
476-4784. Email: barbarawin-
ters@yahoo.com or visit website:
www.mammothrental.com
MAUI BEACH FRoNT CoNDo
oN NApIlI BAY - 50 from water.
Studios and 1 bdrm. Luxury
furnishings + full kitchen. All the
amenities! Mauis best snorkel-
ing/beach. All island activities &
Kapalua within 4 minutes. 5-day
minimum, from $135 per night
(regularly $310 night). Call Sherrie
or Bill for info/reservations (805)
530-0007 or (800) 889-8641 toll-
free or
email: pmimaui@aol.com
or visit: www.napilibaymaui.com
MAUIS MoST BEAUTIFUl
BEACH - Napili Bay. Beautiful fur-
nished condo with kitchen and daily
maid service. 15% discount off
already lowest prices in the area.
Don Sprenger (949) 548-5659 or
(800) 336-2185.
NICARAGUA SURF CoNDo -
Enjoy UNREAL surf in a FRIENDLY
SAFE COUNTRY. Golf a new
course and hang out by the pool.
Walking distance to beach. 3
bedroom 2 bath. See for yourself
at: nicasurfnturf.com. Contact Chris
Hart (714) 742-3325 or email:
Chrismhart22@verizon.net
oAHU, HAWAII NoRTH SHoRE
at Sunset Beach. Two ocean front
houses on large tropical yard. 2
bedroom and den, two baths and 2
bedroom, 1 bath. Each looking at the
sunset break. Completely furnished.
Contact Betty Suratt regarding
Barker Houses (805) 985-4001 or
(808) 372-7558.
oXNARD CA - SIlVER STRAND
BEACH - Beach house vaca-
tion rental. 3 story, fully furnished
3br/2ba main house+1br/1ba guest
house, sleeps 8-12. Linens in-
cluded, wireless internet, cable tv/
dvd, washer/dryer, bbq, ping-pong,
bikes, boogie boards, beach chairs,
large decks, and views. 1 small
block to beach. (805) 241-7221
www.BeachHouseOxnard.com
www.VRBO.com/111325
pAlM DESERT. 3 bedroom, 2
bath. Fully furnished. All new.
Direct TV and WiFi all bedrooms.
Private patio with BBQ. Private
60 unit complex with 2 pools, 2
jaccuzzis, 2 tennis courts. Near
College of the Desert. One level.
(310) 418-1577.
pGA WEST (lA QUINTA) TpC
STADIUM GolF CoURSE
CoNDo. Luxurious 3+2 lake front
condo on the 11th green of the
world famous Stadium Course.
Gated, community pool & spa,
4 TVs/cable/dvd, washer/dryer,
BBQ, garage, no smoking or pets
please. $150/night w/6 night min. +
cleaning. Seasonal/extended stay
discounts. Buzz - LAFD (949) 322-
7979 PGAWestVacation.com
RANCHo MIRAGE 2-2, gated com-
plex, double garage, tennis, pools,
spa, bikes, cable tv/vcr, microwave,
bbq, washer/dryer, decorator fur-
nished. Close to golf, restaurants, and
shops. $90/night. Margo Idol (805)
498-1513 or Ruth (805) 498-4616.
RoSARITo BEACH Cottage.
Charming 2 br./2 ba beach cottage
(not a condo) located in the Quinta
Del Mar project approximately 25
miles south of San Diego. 24-hour
security, lg. patio w/ocean view,
bbq, freplace, cable TV, micro-
wave, 3 pools, jacuzzi, tennis, hors-
es, 2 rest. (music and dancing),
ride the waves, off-track betting,
golf nearby. 2-day min, $95 day.
Midweek/weekly rates available.
Photos and info @ Lockhart (619)
429-4060. choice1.com/rosarito-
beachcottage.htm
SAN ClEMENTE BEACH HoUSE
- Two bedroom fully furnished
private home. Sleeps 6 laundry,
wireless internet, tv/dvd, movie
channels. Enough off street park-
ing for 4 SUVs, large enclosed
backyard, 3 minute walk to pier.
5 minute walk to downtown, pet
friendly. David Laub, LACOFD
(949) 306-5532 or dlaub@aol.com
or vrbo.com/93330
SAN ClEMENTE BEACH. This
stylish 1 bedroom/1bath rental is
only 200 yards from the beach
and a 10-minute walk to the pier or
downtown. The unit is beautifully
decorated and has all the comforts
of home. Includes large plasma
in living room and smaller TV in
bedroom. See more info and pho-
tos @ VRBO.com/344173. Rates:
Oct - Apr $150/night (2 night min.)
weekly $850. May - Sept $200/
night (2 night min.) weekly $1150.
Non refundable cleaning fee $100.
Call Ron or Kathy (949) 831-7693
or email klm318@cox.net
SKI-IN/oUT 2 bEDROOM, 2 bath
across from Eagle express chairlift
(CHAIR 15). Has TV in Living room
and Bedroom, very spacious unit,
freplace, dining area, Gym, spa
includes jacuzzi & sauna. Exterior
of complex totally refurbished.
Underground parking. www.mam-
mothrental.com. (310) 476-4784.
SKI THE GREATEST SNoW oN
EARTH In Park City, Utah and
avoid the 5 hour grueling drive
to Mammoth. 2 bedroom/2 bath.
Tri-level townhome. Located a
short drive to three world-class ski
resorts. (Deer Valley, PC Mountain
Resort, The Canyons) $1100/week
- $1600/ Holiday. Call Ron (310)
415-6788
SoUTH lAKE TAHoE Romantic
Chalet Family getaway. 3 bed/2
bath plus loft. Sleeps 810. Cable
TV, washer/dryer, microwave,
woodburning stove. 7 minutes to
casinos and Heavenly. Located
in Tahoe Paradise. Call Shawn or
Rose Agnew at (661) 250-9907 or
(661) 476-6288.
VACATIoN RENTAl - So Lake
Tahoe, 3 Bd 2 Ba home with
all amenities. Close to Lake,
Casinos and Ski Slopes $650 wk
or $130 nt $100 Cleaning. www.
SLTgetaway.com. Call Cal or
Linda @ 805 584-2718 or email
LSchlotzhauer@gmail.com
VACATIoN
VEHIClES
AMERICA TRAVElER RV RENT-
AlS - We rent motor homes and
travel trailers. Special discount
for Fire and Police. Check out our
sales department. (661) 273-7479.
MoToR HoMES FoR RENT:
Several 2006 Class A 32 Foot Mo-
tor Homes, with Double Slide Outs,
Fully Loaded, Free Housekeeping
Kit, Camping Kit, Discount Prices
Starting at $150.00 to $180.00 per
night. Serving family & friends of
LAPD , LASD, IPD, OXPD, OX
Fire, LA CO., LA City, Ski Clubs
ask for our 25% off weekly rental
rates. Visit us at www.so-calrv.
com or call 661-714-7689 or 661-
297-2398. ALSO AVAILABLE BIG
BEAR CABINS, 3 bedroom 2 bath
with pool tables & spas. PLEASE
CALL FOR MORE DETAILS.
ADVERTISE
WITH US!
emaiL your ad to:
editor@lafra.org
or Fax your ad Form to:
323.259.5291
For ad inFo, ContaCt:
eriC santiago @
323.259.5231 or
esantiago@lafra.org
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Industrial Sites
Multi-Family Units
Apartment Buildings
Retail Centers
Commercial Sites
Expand your business and generate income
Refi your existing commercial real estate loan
Loan amounts up to $12,000,000
Customized financing
Competitive rates
Give us a call to discuss how we can help. Well even come
to your fire station. Representatives can be reached at
(800) 231-1626, Option-6.
Funds on deposit are insured up to $500,000 per
account. This institution is not federally insured,
and if the institution fails, the Federal Government
does not guarantee that deposi tors wi l l get back thei r money.
Accounts with this institution are not insured by any state government.

815 Colorado Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90041 (800) 231-1626 www.lafirecu.org
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