Urgent members need to fill EMS Commission meeting to oppose one plus one staffing policy, once again.
Your Local 1014 Executive Board is once again calling on all our members to show support and solidarity for our brothers at Long Beach Firefighters, Local 372 in their effort to halt a proposed pilot program by their Fire Chief, City Manager, and L.A. County DHS that would call for “one and one” staffing. This policy, Policy 407, is a proposed pilot study, seeking to reduce Long Beach Fire Department’s ALS unit staffing from its current staffing of two ALS personnel to one ALS Paramedic and one BLS EMT, and allow two paramedics from separate responding apparatus to make up the “Two Paramedic” model.
We know firsthand that this will not work and will delay Team Paramedic Care and ALS procedures that could cost lives and put our own members at risk and liability. An injury to one is an injury to all and this directly affects the Long Beach Firefighters and Paramedics, but also affects LA County and LA City Firefighters and Paramedics in our auto and mutual aid agreements and could be the start of a trend we need to stop now.
Not only does this pilot program put the public at immediate risk, it should be a warning to all local and state fire agencies that this issue could be coming to your city, county or state agency in the very near future.
Please join your Local 1014 Executive Board and other Fire Union Members and Nurses in supporting Long Beach Firefighters, Local 372 in their effort to stop this pilot program, and show Los Angeles County Department of Health Services that when you jeopardize public safety, firefighters will rise up in force and solidarity and put a stop to it.
TRADITION MDA FILL THE BOOT!
Los Angeles County Fire Fighters IAFF Local 1014
Supporting MDA for Nearly 60 years
JUNE 6TH (B Shift), 7TH (C Shift), and8TH (A Shift) MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND CLEAR YOUR SCHEDULE
Firefighters have been "filling the boot" for nearly 60 years now to help The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) in their campaign to fight Muscle Disease. A Firefighter and Paramedic tradition started in 1954 by a Boston Firefighter to raise funds for a local family who had a child with MDA, and we’ve never looked back.
We just came off a very successful Board of Supervisors and Fire Department campaign to help with the March of Dimes drive to help Babies and congratulations to all who helped.
MDA, Fire Cancer Support Network, March of Dimes, Spark of Love Toy Drive…all “Traditions of Excellence” and service to our communities. Let’s get ready to clear our drill schedules and clear our mornings from 9am to 1pm on June 6th, 7th and 8th to Fill our Boots and help those in need. Don’t be the station or the Battalion to post zero or not participate this year. We have set a goal of $400,000 dollars, a goal we fell $7,000 short of in previous years. We can do it if we all help and do what we do together, both Off Duty and On Duty as a supplement to help.
Watch for Battalion Coordinators and Executive Board Members along with MDA Representatives to begin Station Visits very soon to coordinate this years’ efforts. Inspire each other to make time, step up and serve others yet once again…a tradition we know very well. Will your battalion be the one this year to bring in the largest donations from the citizens of Los Angeles County?
Thank you advance and watch for more updates on Fill the Boot 2013!
From previous years
For those that wonder why we do what we do for the MDA.....
Meet Firefighter Shaun Probert.....and his 3 young girls
“As the Department and the County of Los Angeles supports and assists Los Angeles County Fire Fighters each year with our annual MDA Fill the Boot Drive to raise funds to combat ALS Disease, a more than 60 year tradition of excellence with the I.A.F.F., so too do we support the annual March of Dimes Campaign.”
This year the Board of Supervisors, our Direct Fire Board Members, have proclaimed Saturday April 27th 2013 as Don’t Stop Believin Walk for Healthy babies Day throughout LA County. Please take time to come out and walk with TEAM : LA COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT or consider donating at http://www.marchforbabies.org/team/t2052348 and help with this very worthy cause and do something good for others.
This will be a great warm up for our members to get ready to Fill the Boot for MDA, a drive that is around the corner.
We appreciate the partnership with the Department and the County of Los Angeles for these types of events and public service missions and ask or members to rise up and help where you can…it all shows to the citizens we serve, and they support us.
Thanks in advance and hope to see you there on Saturday,
Local 1014 Executive Board Secures a Contract Extension
On Tuesday April 16 the LA County Board of Supervisors approved and ratified a contract extension with LA County Firefighters Local 1014.
This contract extension is for bargaing units 601/602 (Safety Members). In September we will enter into negotiations for 603/604 (General Members) along with other county general employee bargaining units.
This negotiated agreement will be effective immediately with our first COLA raise in July of 2013. There are no other contract changes. Our next contract negotiations will take place September of 2014 with a new contract in place January of 2015.
Terms of the agreement:
July 1, 2013 – 2% General Salary Increase
July 2, 2014 – 2% General Salary Increase
January 1, 2015 – 2% General Salary Increase
The County is not yet in great financial shape. After a thorough review of County finances and expected revenue, your 1014 Executive Board got what we hoped for – a COLA that will meet or exceed annual CPI increases. By all predictions the County will be expecting better times and better budgets in 2015 and 2016. These are far better years to negotiate a full contract with desired changes.
Thanks to the membership and Local 1014 office staff for their support while we tried to meet this challenge.
Thank you for your continued support, your local 1014 Executive Board.
Yesterday, April 15th, as we celebrated the life and career of Fire Captain Rick McClung, FS 144A, we learned of an unimaginable terrorist attack in Boston Massachusetts at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
We would like everyone to take a moment and join with us to wish the citizens of Boston, as well as those around our country that were affected by this cowardly attack, for a speedy recovery. We would also like to take this moment to remind everyone that there are people in our own country that are radicals and their disregard for human life will continue.
Please take a few minutes to read the communications from our department in regards to Homeland Security issues. Be prepared to protect not just yourself and your crew, but also the citizens of the County of Los Angeles that we are sworn to protect.
As we go through these difficult days remember that on Wednesday April 17th our department will be holding the Annual Fallen Firefighters Ceremony at our Fire Department Headquarters. The ceremony will start at 1000. For more details see our email from April 13th.
As always stay safe and keep the citizens of Boston and our Country in your thoughts.