Polecat

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  1. I know for my entire career (31 years) the mechanics have always taken a beating trying to keep the equipment on the streets. Rsqfxr, i can assume you may be a mechanic and I want to thank you for your hard word and dedication. It is the gold badges as well as the bean counters who try to do more with less.
  2. Friends of mine from 70’s & 18’s have been in reserve engines for over a year. They went down for normal repairs. Hopefully S & M can get the new rigs on the streets soon. They are really hurting out in the stations trying to keep the equip. running.
  3. Saw WT156 today. Is it from 73's or a new WT.
  4. Thanks Rsqfxr for the photos.
  5. Could someone post a picture of the new Type 3. Us retired folks can't get to the shops anymore. Thanks
  6. We are incredibly pleased to announce that the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) was awarded a $15.46 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that will be used to staff fire engines at four LAFD stations. This is the first time the City of Los Angeles has been awarded the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) hiring grant in the grant's 12-year history. This is the largest SAFER Grant award for any Fire Department in the United States this year. As many of you remember, the LAFD was one of the deepest cut Fire Departments in America with over 300 Firefighter positions, along with several fire trucks and fire engines permanently eliminated in 2011. The SAFER Grant is the only grant in America that is specific to Fire Department hiring for the restoration of resources. This Grant will allow the LAFD to hire an additional 48 Firefighters in an extra recruit class in early 2018. The added personnel will enable the Department to staff fire engines beginning in the summer of 2018 at stations in Lincoln Heights, Echo Park, Reseda, and Mission Hills. In addition to the funding from the SAFER Grant, the LAFD will contribute $9.6 million dollars over three years to fund the cost of the new Firefighters. It is important to note that the SAFER Grant can only be used to the RESTORATION of cuts positions and resources. For this reason, LAFD management has rightfully chosen to restore four of the engines that were eliminated from some of our busiest fire stations during the 2011 cuts. For many years now, the United Firefighters of Los Angeles City (UFLAC) Executive Board has been pushing hard to receive SAFER Grant funding for our Department. We are extremely grateful that the coalition that we helped to create between UFLAC, LAFD Management, and the Mayor's Office has been successful in this SAFER Grant cycle - as the LAFD is receiving the LARGEST GRANT OF ANY DEPARTMENT IN THE COUNTRY that has been announced so far in 2017. On behalf of the UFLAC Executive Board, I want to give special thanks to the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and IAFF 10th District Vice President and former UFLAC President Frank Lima for his extraordinary support during this process. Brother Lima was instrumental in helping to make sure that the LAFD received this much deserved funding. Feel free to contact me or any member of the UFLAC Executive Board if you have questions or comments on this great news for our Firefighters and our Department. Tony Gamboa, President, United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, IAFF, Local 112
  7. LAFD Awarded $15.4 Million SAFER Grant to Restore Engine Companies We are incredibly pleased to announce that the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) was awarded a $15.46 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that will be used to staff fire engines at four LAFD stations. This is the first time the City of Los Angeles has been awarded the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) hiring grant in the grant's 12-year history. This is the largest SAFER Grant award for any Fire Department in the United States this year. As many of you remember, the LAFD was one of the deepest cut Fire Departments in America with over 300 Firefighter positions, along with several fire trucks and fire engines permanently eliminated in 2011. The SAFER Grant is the only grant in America that is specific to Fire Department hiring for the restoration of resources. This Grant will allow the LAFD to hire an additional 48 Firefighters in an extra recruit class in early 2018. The added personnel will enable the Department to staff fire engines beginning in the summer of 2018 at stations in Lincoln Heights, Echo Park, Reseda, and Mission Hills. In addition to the funding from the SAFER Grant, the LAFD will contribute $9.6 million dollars over three years to fund the cost of the new Firefighters. It is important to note that the SAFER Grant can only be used to the RESTORATION of cuts positions and resources. For this reason, LAFD management has rightfully chosen to restore four of the engines that were eliminated from some of our busiest fire stations during the 2011 cuts. For many years now, the United Firefighters of Los Angeles City (UFLAC) Executive Board has been pushing hard to receive SAFER Grant funding for our Department. We are extremely grateful that the coalition that we helped to create between UFLAC, LAFD Management, and the Mayor's Office has been successful in this SAFER Grant cycle - as the LAFD is receiving the LARGEST GRANT OF ANY DEPARTMENT IN THE COUNTRY that has been announced so far in 2017. On behalf of the UFLAC Executive Board, I want to give special thanks to the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and IAFF 10th District Vice President and former UFLAC President Frank Lima for his extraordinary support during this process. Brother Lima was instrumental in helping to make sure that the LAFD received this much deserved funding. Feel free to contact me or any member of the UFLAC Executive Board if you have questions or comments on this great news for our Firefighters and our Department. Tony Gamboa, President, United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, IAFF, Local 112
  8. This was LAFD's Crown Foam Carrier stationed at Fire Station 86 in Studio City. It was a 1956 Crown. Went to a tanker fire on the freeway one day and watched it do it's magic.
  9. The funeral for FF Kelly Wong is Friday June 16, 2017 0900 Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels 555 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 For outside Police/Fire agencies, please register at: www.lafdmemorial.org
  10. Fleet Replacement Program Funding in the amount of $20 million is included in the MICLA financing program for the replacement of 106 fire apparatus as part of the Fleet Replacement Program. Vehicle types and quantities eligible for replacement are listed below: -Aerial Ladder trucks (Four) -Triple combination pumpers (Eight) -Emergency command vehicles (Five) -Ambulances (14) -Fleet utility service truck (One) -Emergency Sedans (10) -Crew cab pick-up trucks (11) -Non-emergency electric sedans (15) -Non-emergency sedans (28) -EMS battalion command vehicles (Four) -Arson utility vehicles (Two) -Side load cargo vans (Two) -Passenger van (One) -Helicopter auxiliary power unit (One)