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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3100 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

CalFire HVEQ Operator Braden Varney LODD

It is with a heavy heart that we announce that on Saturday, July 14, Cal Fire Heavy Equipment Operator Braden Varney was killed while battling a the Ferguson fire in the Sierra National Forest. Brother Varney died at the scene as crews battled the fire in the rugged area near Yosemite National Park. Varney, 36, was a residents of Mariposa and had served in the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit for a decade. 

On behalf of the 3,200+ members of Local 1014, we offer our deepest condolences to his wife and two young children and to our brothers and sisters at CAL FIRE Local 2881.

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Local 1014 Friday update
Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014 Representing over 3100 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Local 1014 Friday update
July 13, 2018

As many of you know, the Los Angeles County Fire Department in addition to serving the 1 million residents of the unincorporated communities of Los Angeles County also contracts with nearly 60 cities within Los Angeles County and the Los Angeles region to provide Fire/Rescue/EMS services to over 3 million residents. While we do not seek out city contracts, when we have labor and management support within a city, we welcome cities and their Firefighters into the County family.

On July 10, the Redondo Beach City Council voted 4-1 to request a feasibility study and a proposal for Fire/Rescue/EMS services from the Los Angeles County Fire Department (meeting video here). While this is only a preliminary step in a long process, we look forward to working with our brothers and sisters at the Redondo Beach Firefighters Union as they look into joining the Los Angeles County family.

Your Local 1014 Executive Board has been diligently continuing the bargaining process with the County over a successor MOU. This has been a long and difficult negotiation with public safety labor unions coming together from across the County to ensure that we get the best contract for our members.

Today the Executive Board met with the County to fight for final items in our contract including specialty bonuses and additional MOU items. This was a long grueling process spanning several hours of negotiations. Earlier this week, Local 1014 together with Los Angeles County Lifeguard Association (LACoLA) met with members of the Board of Supervisors to ensure we have support for our members as we move forward with the negotiations process. We will be meeting with the Board of Supervisors and the County’s Chief Executive Officer again next week as we push for a tentative agreement quickly.

Our proposal includes funding for a union-run Behavioral Health Program. This will provide our members added confidentiality and will ensure best practices are in place. The program will be run in cooperation with the Department. With 1 in 5 Firefighters suffering from post-traumatic stress injuries, this is a top priority for our Executive Board.

Once a tentative agreement is reached, we will be sending it to our members for a ratification vote. The contract will be retroactive to July 1, 2018.

As always, we will keep you updated as new information is available.
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Happy 4th of July

Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3100 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

On behalf of your Los Angeles County Firefighters, IAFF Local 1014 Executive Board, we would like to wish you and your families a safe and healthy Fourth of July!

Each year, on Independence Day, we remember the day our country was born and the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. We also remember the courageous men and women that have shaped our country’s growth and protected our safety since that historic day on July 4, 1776. As you celebrate our nation’s freedom, please take a moment to reflect on those serving in the United States Military who are standing a post both at home and abroad to ensure we continue to be a free nation.

As you enjoy your families, friends and fireworks, please remember that summer is a busy time of year for the Los Angeles County Fire Department. We have to be ready to answer the call when the phone rings. This holiday (and every day) do not drink and drive. Drink responsibly! 

On behalf of your Local 1014 Executive Board, please enjoy a safe and healthy Independence Day.

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Brother Rosa's memorial reminder

Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3100 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Captain Dave Rosa’s Celebration of Life/Memorial services
Tomorrow, Tuesday July 3, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

For uniformed firefighters there is a website with details for reporting times and other information. Click HERE

Long Beach Convention Center
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802

Post Memorial Union get together
IAFF Local 372 Union Hall
2201 Cherry Avenue Suite #300
Signal Hill, CA 90755
 

On behalf of Local 372 President Rex Pritchard:

“The support of the IAFF and the CPF has been overwhelming and so appreciative. The support of local’s from across the nation has been equally amazing and much appreciated. On behalf of the Local 372 Board of Directors, I would like to invite all sworn fire fighters to join us in celebrating the life of our fallen Brother, Captain David Rosa, at our union hall immediately after the ceremony. Our union hall is located at 2201 Cherry (cross street is Hill). Parking for members who are attending on fire engines will be on Cherry Street south of the union hall and on Hill Street. Members who are in personal vehicles will be able to park in parking lots just west of the union hall and at the neighboring elementary schools. Local 372 will have food and drink for all those attending and a guest book for locals to sign and offer condolences that we will give to the family".

"This has hit our membership extremely hard and we truly appreciate all the support, especially the Rosa family. The Rosa family told me that they thought the fire family was limited to the Long Beach Fire Department / IAFF Local 372 and didn’t realize that the fire family is nationwide. We ask that union leadership spread the word through email, phone calls, texts, etc. We ask that people do not post on social media, as we want this strictly for our IAFF brothers and sisters."

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5 years ago today....

Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3100 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Five years ago today...

On June 30, 2013, the wind-whipped Yarnell Hill wildfire turned suddenly and killed 19 members of Prescott's Granite Mountain Hotshots as they moved to re-engage the inferno, 30 miles south of Prescott.

The fire raged into Yarnell, a community of about 650 people, destroying more than 120 homes. In all, the blaze consumed 8,400 acres before firefighters at last contained it on July 10 2013.

Kevin Woyjeck, oldest son of our brother Captain Joe Woyjeck, was a member of the Granite Mountain Hotshot crew who was one of the 19 that perished that day.

We ask all our members today to take a moment and remember Kevin and his crew. Today will be a difficult day for Kevin's family as well as the families of all the fallen members of the Granite Mountain Hot Shot Crew

The fallen firefighters, our IAFF brothers are:

Kevin Woyjeck, 21 Andrew Ashcraft, 29 Robert Caldwell, 23
Travis Carter, 31 Dustin Deford, 24 Christopher MacKenzie, 30
Eric Marsh, 43 Grant McKee, 21 Sean Misner, 26
Scott Norris, 28 Wade Parker, 22 John Percin, 24
Anthony Rose, 23 Jesse Steed, 36 Joe Thurston, 32
Travis Turbyfill, 27 William Warneke, 25 Clayton Whitted, 28
  Garret Zuppiger, 27  

Today in their honor from 10 AM to 2 PM the Los Angeles County Firefighters Museum located at 16400 Bellfower Blvd., Bellflower will be opening their doors and welcome everyone to visit, share stories and morn the loss of these 19 heroes.

ALL are welcome.

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