THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK!
As the week begins with another massive blaze, we want to again thank all our members, Firefighters, Dispatchers, Pilots, Forestry, Fire Prevention, Wildland, and Health HazMat Personnel, for their tireless commitment to our communities. We would also like to thank our members working in stations across LACounty providing emergency services to 4 million residents throughout our unincorporated communities and 59 contract cities.
We have had an extraordinary few weeks beginning with the Saddleridge Fire, the Tick Fire and now the Getty Fire. We are also facing unprecedented winds over the next few days reaching up to 70 miles/hour. On top of all of it, we are approaching Halloween, which is also one of the busiest days for first responders all year long. We know that you are tired, you are spent from the recalls and the promise of more to come as we enter this week.
Every day we are reminded how truly unique Local 1014 is and how much our members do for not only the 4 million residents that we serve but also for our surrounding communities. When there is a need, we answer the call. We do more with less and we do it better than anyone, but that shouldn't be the case. Your Local 1014 Executive Board is continuing the fight to get more resources and more staffing with increased classes over the next year to lessen the burden.
But this strain is not just about our membership, it is also about their families. Spouses, children, and families who make the sacrifice right along with our members each day. To all our families, thank you for your support of our mission and for your support of all our members as they work to protect lives and property.
On behalf of the Executive Board, we are honored to represent you and your families each day. Stay safe out there and take care of each other. Local 1014 Proud!