Brothers and Sisters,
This week, Local 1014 was proud to nominate the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) Peer Support Team for the Public Safety Peer Support Association’s (PSPSA) 2019 Meritorious Service Team Award! The national award recognizes the team’s mission of providing invaluable peer support for first responders. Congratulations on winning this prestigious award!
The LACoFD Peer Support Team is truly the gold standard for peer support in the Fire Service. The LACoFD Peer Support Team is unparalleled in its commitment to the mission of providing behavioral health services to the 4,000 first responders within the Department, including our lifeguards and civilian personnel, and first responders nationwide. Whether it is debriefing after a traumatic incident, dealing with family issues caused by stress on the job, the loss of a loved one, or just the cumulation of stress, our Peer Support Team members are available 24/7 to help our members get healthy and get back to 100%.
Whether it is fighting for critical funding for the Behavioral Health Program or assisting the Peer Leads with their daily needs, Local 1014 is committed to the health and safety of our members and their families. Special thank you to our Los Angeles County Fire Department Pipes and Drums for a great opening ceremony and to Dr. Mynda Ohs, Fully Involved Life, for always supporting our members!
LACERA Retirement Classes
Thank you to everyone who attended the LACERA Retirement Classes at Local 1014 this week. We had a great turnout of over 60 members and their families over the three days. If you missed this class you can schedule one by registering on the LACERA website.
Supporting Women in LACoFD
Local 1014 was proud to join Fire Cheif Osby, the Executive Staff, and LACoFD to support the first all-woman crewed Lifeguard Baywatch rescue boat as they escorted the all-woman crewed Maiden as she begins her sail around the world!
The crew of The Maiden tour the world raising awareness and funds for girls' education and empowerment! Learn more about their mission at www.themaidenfactor.org. The historic Lifeguard Baywatch rescue boat was crewed by LACoLA Members Captain Dani McMillon and Ocean Lifeguard Specialist Lauren Dale.
We are committed, together with our LACoLA and Department partners, to increasing diversity and inclusion with the Department and continuing the mission to have our members be a reflection of the communities they serve. We were proud to be part of this historic moment for our Department! Special thank you to the Board of Supervisors for their continued support of the men and women of Local 1014 and LACoLA!
Mike Detoy - Hermosa Beach Councilmember
Finally, we would like to congratulate Brother Mike Detoy the newest Hermosa Beach Councilmember! Local 1014 was proud to support our brother as he works to be a voice for our first responders and the communities in our newest contract city—Hermosa Beach!
REMINDER: All Local 1014 members need to update their contact information with the Union in order to receive our weekly communications and important information including election ballots. Please call 310-639-1014 with your Employee ID number or Social Security number available to update the following member information: Name, Address, Phone, Cell, Email, Rank, and Station.
Stay safe and have a great week.