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Friday Update 11-15-19

Updated On: Dec 06, 2019 (05:42:00)

Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat 
Personnel

FRIDAY UPDATE 

Brothers and Sisters, 

As we face the day after the horrific events at Saugus High School, we are reminded of the importance of our children and families. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families of the Saugus High School shooting.

We have over 600 IAFF members living within a ten miles radius of the shooting. We also had several members whose children attend Saugus High School. This incident was close to home for many of our members and for our fire service community, we are thankful that all our members and their families are safe.

Our LACoFD Peer Support Team Lead Jake Windell and the Labor-Management supported Peer Support Teams were at the incident command post leading the effort to administer critical behavioral health support to our families, the community and our first responders as we process this tragedy. Our Peer Teams were able to respond quickly and effectively to this incident due to the structure that we have through our labor-management Behavioral Health Program. As we work to begin the healing process for the victims, our members, and the community, we would like to thank the LA County Department of Mental Health for their assistance and Supervisor Kathryn Barger for her quick response to this tragedy. Additionally, we would like to thank all our IAFF partner locals who reached out, many of whom have benefited from our peer support resources, to assist our members. 

California Joint Apprentice Committee (Cal-JAC) 15th Biennial Conference  

Local 1014 was proud to be a participant in and a sponsor for the 15th Biennial Cal-JAC Conference this past week. Your Local 1014 Executive Board along with our management partners participated in a two-day intensive seminar on topics ranging from leading teams under pressure to understanding unconscious bias. This conference offers an opportunity for labor and management to discuss critical issues, find solutions and engage in collaborative learning for the benefit of our members and our communities. 

At the conference this year, President Dave Gillotte, Co-Chair of the CA State Behavioral Health Task Force, worked with the task force on criteria for departments across the state to maintain compliance with the newly signed AB1116 Peer Support Bill. Additionally, our own Peer Support Coordinator Scott Ross hosted a seminar on building a behavioral health team using our LA County Peer Team and their incident responses as a model.   

A collaboration of two strong and influential forces, the Cal-JAC is co-sponsored by the Office of the California State Fire Marshal, representing management, and the California Professional Firefighters, AFL-CIO, representing labor. This partnership of management and labor creates a balance that benefits California fire departments, firefighters and ultimately the communities in which they serve.

Local 1014 was proud to be a part of continuing the tradition of improving the quality of education and training within the fire service and setting a professional standard for firefighters throughout the state of California. The work we accomplished this week will be seen not only by our current members but also by our future members as we work to create a more diverse and inclusive fire service. 

Thank you to all our members including Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers, Pilots, Health HazMat, Forestry, and Fire Prevention for continuing to show that we are the finest department in the nation. We are truly leaders in our field and our Executive Board is honored to represent you and your families. 

In Solidarity,

President Dave Gillotte and the Local 1014 Executive Board 

Friday Update 11-8-19

Updated On: Nov 28, 2019 (06:30:00)

Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat 
Personnel

FRIDAY UPDATE 

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

                                   

https://www.facebook.com/Local1014/videos/1007849856213291/

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. 

In Solidarity,

President Dave Gillotte and the Local 1014 Executive Board 

Friday Update 11-1-19

Updated On: Nov 22, 2019 (09:58:00)

Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat 
Personnel

FRIDAY UPDATE 

Brothers and Sisters, 

What a week it has been for our members and their families. Once again, we have seen this week that the "new normal" of a more intense and longer fire season is real for California and for Los Angeles County. From fighting multiple wildland fires to battling several large structure fires, while simultaneously staffing all our stations and responding to calls, our members have stepped up and shown that we are the finest Department in the nation. 

As we all recover from the intense work and get ready to roll in November, Local 1014 will back at it on the heels of the Paramedic Firefighter Class with pressure to continue the hiring we so desperately need.  It is apparent that the HR and candidate processing folks are understaffed and are out of touch with the operations side of the staffing situation. They are not at all aware or connected to the staffing crisis we feel.  We are addressing that shortfall as we move forward to rapidly hire and staff our vacancies.  Thank you to the Ops Chiefs who continue to partner with us and work to get this handled.  

Thank you for your continued commitment to our communities and for the professionalism and dedication you all show each day. Local 1014 Strong! 

Special thank you to all the photographers who have been out there documenting our members. Photos by Greg Doyle, Manny Contreras, and LACoFD. 

REMINDER: Public Education Outreach 2020 

                                                   

As you have all seen by now, the Department is engaging in a public education campaign regarding our need for resources and staffing in our Department. It is vital that in the coming months we all participate in the outreach effort. Educating the public and our communities about the need for resources is a crucial part of our efforts to get more funding for our Department. Use the resources in your stations, but most importantly tell your stories. Tell your stories to our communities about the effects of recalls on your families. The most critical piece of this education effort is you. 

LACERA Pre-Retirement Classes at Local 1014

Local 1014 will be hosting retirement classes for our members. We are encouraging those over 50 years old to attend for the best information about the retirement process.

This is a full day of retirement training giving you all the tools for a successful retirement.

  • Find out your monthly pension amount
  • Learn how retiree healthcare works and which medical plans are offered
  • Hear about social security and how it relates to your pension
  • Get insight into selecting your retirement date
  • LACERA and Empower (457 Plan Administrators) will be there

Classes will be held at the Local 1014 Union Hall, 3460 Fletcher Ave., El Monte and begin at 9 AM to 1 PM. All ages encouraged to attend and spouses are welcome!

DATES: Tuesday, November 5th(C Shift); Wednesday, November 6th(A Shift); Thursday, November 7th(B Shift).

Please RSVP by calling Local 1014 at 310-639-1014.

Finally, we know that this weekend is a big weekend for parties and certainly a very busy weekend for our Department. Please remember to celebrate responsibly. DONT DRINK AND DRIVE! Get a designated driver, a room, a cab, an Uber or Lyft, but do not risk your life and the lives of those around you.  Stay safe and take care of each other. 

In Solidarity,

President Dave Gillotte and the Local 1014 Executive Board 

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR MEMBERS!

Updated On: Nov 15, 2019 (08:15:00)

Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat 
Personnel

THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK! 

                       

Link: https://www.facebook.com/Local1014/videos/460947637876381/


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!

In Solidarity,

President Dave Gillotte and the Local 1014 Executive Board 

Friday Update 10-25-19

Updated On: Nov 08, 2019 (08:55:00)

Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat 
Personnel

FRIDAY UPDATE 

Brothers and Sisters, 

First, we want to thank all our members for again showing that LA County Firefighters are the finest in the nation as we work to protect lives and property in Santa Clarita. We are honored to represent you and your families each day. Stay safe out there and take care of each other. Local 1014 Proud! 

LA Times: Tick fire explodes overnight: 14 Freeway closed, six homes destroyed as battle intensifies

4,300-Acre Tick Fire in Santa Clarita Area Destroys 6 Structures, Threatens 15,000 Others; State of Emergency Declared

                         

The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor

This week, your Local 1014 Executive Board attended The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor's swearing-in of the newly elected President Ron Herrera and also attended the Committee on Political Education (C.O.P.E.) meeting. Working together with our brothers and sisters from across LA County in over 300 unions, representing over 800,000 workers, we ensure that we use our collective power to put people in elected office who represent our members and will fight for the protection of their wages, hours, and working conditions. When we stand in solidarity with our fellow unions, we are unstoppable. 

We are proud to stand with elected officials like Supervisor Janice Hahn and Supervisor Kathryn Barger and all our endorsed elected officials throughout the 59 contract cities in LA County who consistently advocate for our public safety personnel, and the working conditions and equipment they need to protect our communities. 

Political action is one of the most important things we do as a union to protect our members and continue to have public safety be the number one priority for our county and our contract cities. As we have seen this week, we never know when we will be called to put our lives on the line for our communities. We need to have the equipment, personnel, and resources to keep our residents and our members safe. In order to do that, we need to put people in public office who support that mission. 

603-604 Bargaining Unit Negotiations 

Yesterday, our Executive Board negotiations team sat down with the CEO's Office and the Department again to continue our fight for a fair contract for our 603-604 Bargaining Unit members. As a reminder 603-604 Bargaining Units include Dispatchers, Heath HazMat, Fire Prevention and Forestry personnel.  We will keep you posted as we seek to get this table done in the next couple of weeks. We are prepared to fight all the way to the Board of Supervisors and mediation if necessary. We will not put forward a contract that does not value all of our members. We look for a good outcome on this table very soon. Safety series and non-Safety series, we are all one. Local 1014 Strong! 

LACERA Pre-Retirement Classes at Local 1014

Local 1014 will be hosting retirement classes for our members. We are encouraging those over 50 years old to attend for the best information about the retirement process.

This is a full day of retirement training giving you all the tools for a successful retirement.

  • Find out your monthly pension amount
  • Learn how retiree healthcare works and which medical plans are offered
  • Hear about social security and how it relates to your pension
  • Get insight into selecting your retirement date
  • LACERA and Empower (457 Plan Administrators) will be there

Classes will be held at the Local 1014 Union Hall, 3460 Fletcher Ave., El Monte and begin at 9 AM to 1 PM. All ages encouraged to attend and spouses are welcome!

DATES: Tuesday, November 5th(C Shift); Wednesday, November 6th(A Shift); Thursday, November 7th(B Shift).

Please must RSVP by calling Local 1014 at 310-639-1014.

Tickets Available for Special Screening of "Playing with Fire"

Paramount has offered the California Fire Foundation the opportunity to invite firefighters and their families to a special advanced screening of their new movie Playing with Fire, this Monday, October 28th at the SMG theater in Simi Valley. Details are included in the attached invitation and below. The max of 3 tickets is in addition to the first responder, so the total number of tickets that can be requested is 4.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are limited and are available on a first come, first serve basis for this onetime event. RSVP’s should be directed to: corporate_responsibility@paramount.com

OPEN ENROLLMENT 2020       

                     

October 1-31 is the LA County Open Enrollment period for 2020 benefits. Local 1014 would like to remind you to review your benefits and encourage you to look at The Local 1014 Health Plan as an option for your family. The Local 1014 Health Plan is among the most comprehensive plans available to Firefighters anywhere in the nation and is tailored to meet our Firefighters’ needs. The Local 1014 Health Plan is the only health plan offered in the County that you can take with you into retirement and maintain FOR LIFE.

Enroll now at www.mylacountybenefits.com. For more information about The Local 1014 Health Plan, please call member services at 800-660-1014 or email medicalplan@local1014.org.

In Solidarity,

President Dave Gillotte and the Local 1014 Executive Board 

Friday Update 10-18-19

Updated On: Oct 31, 2019 (14:37:00)

Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat 
Personnel

FRIDAY UPDATE 

Brothers and Sisters, 

This week, Local 1014 Executive Board members and the Local 1014 Health Plan had the pleasure of welcoming our Firefighter Paramedic Trainees for Day One of the tower at the LACoFD East County Training Center. Informing our newest members about the benefits of union membership and the excellent healthcare benefits offered through the Local 1014 Health Plan is one of the most important things we do to continue the tradition of strength through unity and solidarity. 

                                

We continue to push for a comprehensive and consistent hiring plan from the Department and the County that prepares for the future of our Department and our members. Staffing is the only way we will solve our ongoing recall issues. 

Trial Shift Schedule Change Committee

As you know, the Trial Shift Schedule Change Committee met and worked for several hours on recommendations regarding what schedule trial would be considered and the best method for going to the ballot.  There was a lot of discussion on the 4/8 and 48/96 schedule.  There is additional information to consider and the committee has been left open to finish up a few items and also to answer some questions the Executive Board may have before the final recommendation of the committee is complete.  The Executive Board will take this matter up at the Tuesday, November 5 Executive Board meeting to keep the work moving forward on this important issue. Our goal is to be done with Executive Board action and able to go to a vote before Christmas. Stay tuned as we work to ensure all voices are heard and that we go to the members with the best possible options.  

#AxeALS 

        

Pictured: (left) President Dave Gillotte and his crew from Engine 9, Engine 16, Fire Squad 16; (Right) Local 1014 staff supporting Eric and his family. 

Local 1014 and LACoFD are proud to stand with our Brother Eric Stevens of UFLAC Local 112, who is battling for his life. Diagnosed with ALS only a few years into his career, Eric and Amanda need all the help they can get from our fire family. ALS is a very expensive disease, costing patients an estimated $300,000 a year. Every donation counts to allow his family to care for him. Please take a moment to get to know them and consider a small donation through their GoFundMe page.

Local 1014 has made a banner for Eric to join the social media campaign and raise funds. This banner will make its way through stations to raise awareness and funds to help brother Eric and his wife Amanda. If the banner comes to your station please use the hashtag #AxeALS and #TeamStevensNation and encourage people to donate. 

LACERA Pre-Retirement Classes at Local 1014

Local 1014 will be hosting retirement classes for our members. We are encouraging those over 50 years old to attend for the best information about the retirement process.

This is a full day of retirement training giving you all the tools for a successful retirement.

  • Find out your monthly pension amount
  • Learn how retiree healthcare works and which medical plans are offered
  • Hear about social security and how it relates to your pension
  • Get insight into selecting your retirement date
  • LACERA and Empower (457 Plan Administrators) will be there

Classes will be held at the Local 1014 Union Hall, 3460 Fletcher Ave., El Monte and begin at 9 AM to 1 PM. All ages encouraged to attend and spouses are welcome!

DATES: Tuesday, November 5th(C Shift); Wednesday, November 6th(A Shift); Thursday, November 7th(B Shift).

You must RSVP a spot by calling Local 1014 at 310-639-1014.

OPEN ENROLLMENT 2020       

                     

October 1-31 is the LA County Open Enrollment period for 2020 benefits. Local 1014 would like to remind you to review your benefits and encourage you to look at The Local 1014 Health Plan as an option for your family. The Local 1014 Health Plan is among the most comprehensive plans available to Firefighters anywhere in the nation and is tailored to meet our Firefighters’ needs. The Local 1014 Health Plan is the only health plan offered in the County that you can take with you into retirement and maintain FOR LIFE.

Enroll now at www.mylacountybenefits.com. For more information about The Local 1014 Health Plan, please call member services at 800-660-1014 or email medicalplan@local1014.org.

In Solidarity,

President Dave Gillotte and the Local 1014 Executive Board 

LACERA PRE-RETIREMENT CLASSES AT LOCAL 1014

Updated On: Oct 30, 2019 (09:21:00)

Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat 
Personnel

LACERA PRE-RETIREMENT CLASSES AT LOCAL 1014 

Local 1014 will be hosting retirement classes for our members. We are encouraging those over 50 years old to attend for the best information about the retirement process.

This is a full day of retirement training giving you all the tools for a successful retirement.

  • Find out your monthly pension amount
  • Learn how retiree healthcare works and which medical plans are offered
  • Hear about social security and how it relates to your pension
  • Get insight into selecting your retirement date
  • LACERA and Empower (457 Plan Administrators) will be there

Classes will be held at the Local 1014 Union Hall, 3460 Fletcher Ave., El Monte and begin at 9 AM to 1 PM. All ages encouraged to attend and spouses are welcome!

DATES

  • Tuesday, November 5th(C Shift)
  • Wednesday, November 6th(A Shift) 
  • Thursday, November 7th(B Shift)

You must RSVP a spot by calling Local 1014 at 310-639-1014.

Friday Update 10-11-19

Updated On: Oct 24, 2019 (13:52:00)

Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat 
Personnel

FRIDAY UPDATE 

Brothers and Sisters, 

This week, the Local 1014 Trial Shift Schedule Change Committee began its work to recommend a trial shift schedule to the Executive Board. We would like to thank Chair Dave Morse and Co-Chair Jason Green for their work organizing the committee and ensuring that all voices are heard. 

We would like to thank everyone who volunteered to serve on the committee. We will keep you updated as the committee work progresses and we move toward recommendation and a vote. 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime? In a Florida study, nearly 30% of female Firefighters were diagnosed with breast cancer, a significantly higher rate than the national average. Remember to get an annual mammogram, especially if you are over the age of 40. 

Firefighter Cancer Support Network answers the call when our brothers and sisters receive a cancer diagnosis. As a reminder, the IAFF designated FCSN as a beneficiary for pink shirt sales (Resolution 21 in 2010).

For details about FCSN’s mission, see bit.ly/AboutFCSN. To make a tax-deductible donation, go to bit.ly/FCSNdonation

OPEN ENROLLMENT 2020      

                     

October 1-31 is the LA County Open Enrollment period for 2020 benefits. Local 1014 would like to remind you to review your benefits and encourage you to look at The Local 1014 Health Plan as an option for your family. The Local 1014 Health Plan is among the most comprehensive plans available to Firefighters anywhere in the nation and is tailored to meet our Firefighters’ needs. Higher allowances, increased coverage, new benefits, and greater options are just a few of the highlights of The Local 1014 Health Plan in 2020.

The Local 1014 Health Plan is the only health plan offered in the County that you can take with you into retirement and maintain FOR LIFE. It has never been more important for our members to review your healthcare options and ensure that you have the best coverage available for you and your family. 

Enroll now at www.mylacountybenefits.com. For more information about The Local 1014 Health Plan, please call member services at 800-660-1014 or email medicalplan@local1014.org.

In Solidarity,

President Dave Gillotte and the Local 1014 Executive Board 

Friday Update 10-4-19

Updated On: Oct 17, 2019 (14:56:00)

Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat 
Personnel

FRIDAY UPDATE 


Brothers and Sisters, 

This week, we celebrated several legislative victories at the State level for our members. Local 1014 was proud to stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters across California as the Governor signed into law the Firefighter Behavioral Health Package

  • SB 542(Stern)-Gives first responders the occupational protections needed to treat Post Traumatic Stress Injuries (PTSI) and begin the healing process. The bill passed unanimously out of Assembly Insurance Committee and moves to Appropriations Committee next. 
  • AB 1116 (Grayson)-Peer Support Confidentiality - Sets statewide standards for Firefighter peer support and crisis referral programs. It confers confidentiality for related communications between peer supporters and Firefighters.

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed both CPF-sponsored Behavioral Health Bills creating confidential peer-support and PTSI presumption law for firefighters across the state. Chair of the California State Task Force on Behavioral Health in the Fire Service President Dave Gillotte joined California Professional Firefighters President Brian Rice, International Association of Fire Fighters 10th District VP Frank Lima, and members of the Task Force from across the state for the signing. 

                    

This legislative package was the culmination of 3-years of hard work for our members and Firefighters across the state as we fight to break the silence on behavioral health in the fire service. While this was a historic day, the fight is not over as we work to break the stigma. 

This week the Governor also signed: SB 438 (Hertzberg)- This bill blocks the privatization of emergency dispatch to ensure patient care is the top priority and keeps 911 dispatch in the hands of sworn public safety officers. 

We want to thank Sister Cerena Lewis, Fire Dispatcher, and 603-604 Bargaining Unit member, for joining us to lobby the California State Legislature on SB 438 earlier this year and for providing moving testimony on behalf of our LA County Dispatchers and Dispatchers across California. 

We can never emphasize enough that political action is the cornerstone of protecting our members and their families while improving our wages, hours, and working conditions. Los Angeles County is the largest county in the nation. It is critical that our voice and the voice of our members is heard by those who make life-changing decisions on our behalf. Your Executive Board is continuously working to ensure that our members are protected at every level of government. 

We want to thank the excellent staff at California Professional Firefighters (CPF) for their effort to push these bills through the California Legislature. Special thank you to President Brian Rice for walking the halls to support these bills.  

In Solidarity,

President Dave Gillotte and the Local 1014 Executive Board 

Friday Update 9-27-19

Updated On: Oct 16, 2019 (16:12:00)

Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat 
Personnel

FRIDAY UPDATE 


Brothers and Sisters, 

First, thank you to all our members who participated in the Behavioral Health Safety Stand-Down this week. We have received a lot of positive feedback on the program and will be looking to make it even more impactful next year as we work to break the stigma and break the silence. 

IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial 

This week, the Local 1014 Executive Board joined our brothers and sisters from across the nation to honor our fallen Brothers Russell Fagan, Robert Brentley, and Roy Chapman at the International Fire Fighters Association (IAFF) Fire Fighter Memorial in Colorado. 

                     

Click here to watch the full video of the IAFF Memorial Ceremony. 

The ceremony honored 250 IAFF members who died in the line of duty and were reported to the IAFF in the last year. The Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial honors more than 7,500 IAFF members who have died in the line of duty since 1918. The names include those who died on the job, as well as the alarming number who succumbed to chronic illnesses linked to the fire service such as heart disease and cancer. 

California Professional Firefighters Fallen Firefighter Memorial 

Tomorrow our Executive Board will join the families of Randall Duarte, Robert Brantley, and Russell Van Fagan at the California Fire Foundation's 17th Annual California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony on September 28, 2019, at 11:30 am. The ceremony will be held at the California Firefighters Memorial located in Capitol Park, Sacramento, CA. 

Click here to view the live stream of the CPF Memorial beginning tomorrow at 11:30 am. You can also view it live on Facebook.

As we close out Firefighter Appreciation Month, we pause to memorialize the service and dedication of our fallen brothers and sisters and the sacrifice of their families. We will never forget. 

In Solidarity,

President Dave Gillotte and the Local 1014 Executive Board 

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