Friday Update 3-5-21
Updated On: Mar 08, 2021


FRIDAY UPDATE 
 

Sisters & Brothers,
 
This week, we learned the results of our International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) elections. Congratulations to our new General President Ed Kelly. Kelly will be the 10th General President in the 103-year history of the IAFF. Click hereto read General President-Elect Kelly's statement. 

We are also incredibly proud to announce the election of our own Frank Lima to the spot of General Secretary-Treasurer of the IAFF! 

We also have a new IAFF 10th District Vice President Stephen Gilman who hails from Arizona but is deeply familiar with our California issues and the many issues in the IAFF's 10th District. 
 
All election results will become official during the IAFF's 55th Convention on March 10th. 

We look forward to working with our newly elected IAFF Executive Board and the 300,000+ Firefighters across the nation on labor issues affecting our profession. Solidarity has never been more important as we continue to fight for wages, hours, working conditions, and health & safety issues for our members and their families. Strength in Solidarity! 

Women's History Month 
This month Local 1014 joins the nation in celebrating Women's History Month. We not only salute all our strong Union sisters who serve our communities each day, we also look to the future to continue to push for innovation in our LACOFD recruitment and hiring system that allows us to find the best and brightest, including a movement to the FCTC written and CPAT testing administered through CAL JAC.

We salute the women of the LACOFD and we look to seeing more strong women in the fire service in the near future!

SAVE THE DATE: BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SAFETY STAND DOWN
 

As part of Local 1014 and the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s efforts to make behavioral health a priority for all our members, we will be engaging in a Department-wide Suicide Awareness & Safety Stand-Down during the month of May. 

We know that as First Responders, saving lives is the most rewarding part of our profession, but the emotional burden of traumatic calls can overwhelm even the strongest among us. COVID-19 has placed more stress than ever on our members and their families as they continue to battle on the frontlines of the pandemic. It is critical that you maintain your health and emotional wellness, as well as your on-the-job safety, to protect yourself, your family and your community.

We will have more information as we move closer to May but in the meantime please use the resources in your stations and at HealingOurOwn.org if you or someone you know needs help. 

View Resources at Healing Our Own 
As always, stay safe and take care of each other. 

In Solidarity, 

President Dave Gillotte and the Local 1014 Executive Board 

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