40thAnniversary_Camp8The Los Angeles County Fire Department will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of Fire Camp 8, in Malibu.  Details are listed in the flyer.

Don’t forget to R.S.V.P. by Wednesday of next week, if you plan to go.  The date of the event will be on Saturday, June 15, 2013.
This date happens to conflict with another public event, the Los Angeles city police department’s open house for specialized units (helicopters, etc.), which will be held on the same date at the Elysian Park police academy, downtown.
Fire Camp 8 is the base for some of the fire department’s hand crew members, whose technical job title is “fire suppression aide”.  These people fight brush fires with hand tools.  Many of them use this job as a springboard to become regular firefighters on fire engines.  They are often delivered to the fires in fire department helicopters.
Thank you to Box 15 Club member Brian Litt and SCMA and Box 15 Club member Dominick Falzone who forwarded this information to us.