Friday Update 5-19-23
Updated On: Jun 14, 2023


Brothers & Sisters,

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. Firefighter behavioral health remains one of the biggest health and safety challenges facing our profession.

Next week, May 22nd through May 26th, California Professional Firefighters, California Fire Chiefs Association, Cal-OES, and the California Firefighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee urge all agencies to set aside time to participate in a Suicide Prevention & Awareness Safety Stand Down.

Captains at stations have received resource packets from the California Fire Service Task Force on Behavioral Health, chaired by Local 1014 President Dave Gillotte, to help start the conversation. We ask that our Captains take the initiative and take the time to have conversations with your crews about behavioral health and resources available for our fire family. 

Preventing suicide in the fire service starts with each and every one of us checking in on our own, having uncomfortable conversations, and recognizing the strength in vulnerability.

Post-Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI) is real, and there is a danger in ignoring it. During the upcoming stand down, take the time to address the impact the job can have on our behavioral health. Your participation could save a life.

Peer Support and Behavioral Health resources are available to any and all who feel they need them. You are never alone. 

Click here to view more behavioral health resources. 


In two weeks, we will mark the two-year anniversary of the events that unfolded at Fire Station 81.  That day will forever have an impact on our Department, those that responded, and especially those that lost friends and loved ones.  

In remembrance, June 1st will now be known as a day of fellowship for our fire family.  On June 1st all drill schedules will be cleared, and crews are encouraged to spend their day in fellowship with each other and their families. Click here to view the Department EA. 

Local 1014 is hosting an event that gives our members an opportunity to come together in fellowship with their families.  Lunch will be provided as well as fun activities for the kids.  Peer Support and Chaplains will be available to our members at the event.  All off-duty personnel are invited to attend.

Thursday, June 1st, 2023
1030 – 1430 hours

Fire Station 150
19190 Golden Valley Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91351

Please RSVP for the Day of Fellowship below by Friday, May 26, 2023. 

Click here to RSVP by Friday, March 26th
The WFL came to Local 1014 today for their annual general meeting. At the meeting, Jamie Gabriel shared info a cancer study related to factors such as rank, pregnancy, and lactation. Volunteers are needed to help with logistics, and medics and EMT assistants for blood draws are also being encouraged to sign up.

Stacy Mungo, of the Fire Foundation, is also working to create support and awareness for the Women's Fire league. And Sara Rathbun discussed the Women's Fire League's mission statement in action, including mentorship education and advocacy. Lastly, Emily Fuller discussed the room for growth within the Women's Fire League and outlined the positions that will be open for election in the coming years, encouraging interested parties to email the Women's Fire League Gmail account for more information.


In-person voting will be taking place on May 31 and June 1 for the successor Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) for Bargaining Units 603 and 604, which include Health Haz Mat (HHM), Fire Protection Engineers (FPEA), Dispatchers, and Forestry Technicians. 

This contract includes a retroactive +5.5% to 10/1/22 and specialty bonuses for Dispatchers, Fire Prevention and Health Haz Mat. Click here to view the fact sheet for more details. 
In-Person Voting for 603-604 Contract Ratification
Wednesday, May 31st
Command and Control 
1320 N. Eastern 
Los Angeles, CA 90063

Health Hazardous Materials Division
5825 Rickenbacker Rd 
Commerce, CA 90040

Thursday, June 1st
Command and Control
1320 N. Eastern 
Los Angeles, CA 90063

NOTE: Please bring your photo ID with you to the voting stations. These will be the only 3 times to vote. Ballots will not be available at the Union Hall, and no late ballots will be accepted.

We left no money on the table. We strongly urge a “YES” vote to ratify this Tentative Agreement. Thank you for your support. 

If you have any questions regarding the contract vote, please contact the Union Hall at 310-639-1014. 

In Solidarity, 

President Dave Gillotte and the Local 1014 Executive Board 

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