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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Fire Prevention, Forestry

and Health Haz Mat Personnel


Sisters and Brothers, 

First, on behalf of the Union Executive Board, we want to say THANK YOU to all our members and their families for the incredible dedication, professionalism, and care you have shown to our communities as we navigate the constantly changing frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic. This has not been an easy few months and we know that this pandemic has placed a strain on you and your families. Thank you for continuing to serve our most vulnerable at great personal risk to you and your families. You are our frontline heroes and we can never thank you enough. 

The Department sent out EA 326 in an attempt to reiterate policies and help us continue to do the great job we have been doing to stay healthy while we handle this dangerous mission. While we acknowledge that we ALL need to remain vigilant and practice the highest level of protection and precaution, the tone and language in the EA does NOT reflect the incredible care that our members have taken as they serve day in and day out on the frontline.  

Our members as a whole have done an incredible job of not only serving our residents but maintaining standards needed to prevent the spread and our numbers reflect that commitment. It is true we have had our incidents of people not adhering to the standards and those issues have been addressed and dealt with appropriately. It is extremely important to continue to hold ourselves to the highest standard for the good of our members, our families, and our communities. To that end please take a moment to listen to the latest CPF Fire Wire Podcast and the powerful testimony from two of our brothers at Anaheim Firefighters Local 2899 — healthy, experienced firefighters — who spent close to a month in the hospital after contracting the deadly virus.

We are blessed to have Dr. Kazan as our Medical Director and Health Services Director during this trying time. He has done a great job removing the politics, advising us, and crafting policies to keep us safe.  We support Dr. Kazan and all his input and expertise in our policies. However, we risk losing that message when it is not delivered properly by Management. 

It can be easy for Management, who are removed from the reality of the field, to not comprehend the level of commitment it takes for our members to maintain these standards as we work on thousands of COVID patients and transport and care for the most severely ill patients several times a day. However, ignorance of the field is NOT an excuse for the unacceptable language used in the EA to scold our members.  

We will be working with the Department to discuss this rollout and will work to regain the leader’s intent and good practice as we continue to serve the public during this challenging time. The Union has contacted Chief Osby and is working to make changes to the language of this EA that reflects both the need for vigilance and the dedication and sacrifice our members have made and continue to make to serve LA County.  

We are fighting for you and your families, not only for you to remain safe and healthy but also for you to receive the respect you deserve as you risk your health every day in the field.  

In Solidarity and Strength,

President Dave Gillotte and the Local 1014 Executive Board 

Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Fire Prevention, Forestry

and Health Haz Mat Personnel

Friday Update 

Brothers & Sisters,

This week, we lost one of our own, a true legend in our Department. Our Brother Brian "Buck" Ballentine passed away earlier this week. Buck was a teacher to many on our Department and will be remembered for his kindness, his incredible sense of humor, and his love of his family. Buck served the residents of Los Angeles for nearly 35 years. Cards, letters, or flowers are welcome and may be sent to: 

The Ballentine Family
50715 252nd Street West
Lancaster, CA 93536


If you have any questions, please contact the Chaplain’s Office at (323) 881-2427. 

Funeral services pending. 

Click here to read the tribute article to Brother Buck in the Journal of Emergency Medical Services.
 

FOOD DISTRIBUTION EVENT WITH SUPERVISOR HILDA SOLIS

This WednesdayLocal 1014 joined Supervisor Hilda Solis, the City of El Monte, and the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to help distribute food to over 3,500 families in El Monte. 

As public servants, our job goes well beyond providing EMS and Fire services for our communities, we are also leaders who are called upon to help in times of crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has left many of our communities in dire economic circumstances. 

Thank you to Supervisor Solis for your commitment to our communities and the LA Regional Food Bank for stepping up to help feed those in need. 

If you are interested in donating to this effort please visit the LA Regional Food Bank website at: https://www.lafoodbank.orgA gift of only $25 provides 100 meals.

48/96 Trial Shift Schedule Change 

The COVID-19 pandemic has delayed work on most items that require the Board of Supervisors' approval and support.  The 48/96 Shift Schedule Change is one of those items.  We continue to work this item and lobby the Board of Supervisors for support.

In the meantime, we have begun handling the logistics and technical items that need to be accomplished to make this happen.  We convened a small committee of subject matter experts to review all items for IPFIRS, ePCR, eCAPS, and temporary staffing changes to accommodate a different schedule.  We have continued work next week on staffing policies and procedures and we will keep you updated as we move this to a final decision by the Board of Supervisors.

Thank you in advance to the committee members who have helped us with FireSync, Fire Office, IPFIRS, eCAPS, and Payroll.  Stay tuned.

In Solidarity and Strength,

President Dave Gillotte and the Local 1014 Executive Board 


Download: ET-321.pdf

Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Fire Prevention, Forestry

and Health Haz Mat Personnel

Friday Update 

Brothers & Sisters,

This week, our members were hard at work protecting the residents of Los Angeles County and our communities. Over the Fourth of July weekend, we saw a staggering increase in calls with July 4 logging over 500 calls within one hour and nearly 1,700 calls on July 4th alone--the second busiest day the Department's history.  Additionally, this week, we fought the multiple-day battle against the Soledad Fire and the County of Los Angeles recorded the largest single-day increase of COVID-19.  Through it all our membership demonstrated professionalism and dedication. We have the finest Fire Service Personnel in the nation, but weeks like this are the reason your Union Board continues to lobby all levels of government for increased resources and funding for our members as we battle on two fronts with fire season upon us and the COVID pandemic continuing.


 

COVID-19 Exposure Reporting

As mentioned above LA County saw a significant increase in COVID cases this week. Please remain vigilant as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Within the last week, there has been another significant flare-up of COVID-19 infections among Department personnel. Cases have nearly double throughout the Department in the last few weeks alone. Following the protocols does not just protect you, it protects those around you who may be battling illness, or may have sick loved ones, elderly parents, children, or spouses at home. Don't gamble with their lives, remember to practice social distancing in the stations, follow all Department protocols, and wear your face masks. 

Additionally, remember to fill out the exposure reports any time you are exposed. This is critical for tracking exposures and protecting you and your families. Reporting not only helps us accurately track who has been exposed but also ensures that you receive the benefits you are entitled if you contract COVID-19.

Please see the attached Department guidelines on Keeping Each Other Safe as well as the Family Resource Guide for members and their families for best practices at home. Follow them, take this seriously. 

603/604 Contract 

This week, we also saw the successful ratification of the 603-604 contract at the Board of Supervisors. This is the richest per member non-safety contract in the County. We are extremely proud of the service of our 603-604 members and the appreciation and value shown to that work through this successor MOU. We will continue to update you on the process as we shift towards working on retro checks and getting your hard-earned money on your paychecks. 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: FOOD DISTRIBUTION EVENT WITH SUPERVISOR HILDA SOLIS

Our job goes well beyond providing EMS and Fire services for our communities, we are also community leaders who are called upon to help in times of crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has left many of our communities and residents in dire economic circumstances.

Next week, as part of our commitment to our local communities we will be helping Supervisor Hilda Solis sponsor a food distribution on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 from 7am-2pm. We will be distributing food to approximately 4,000 households in need. We are in need of 15 volunteers to help distribute food. Volunteers can be members or family members. All are welcome to help.

If you are interested in volunteering please contact Stephanie Saporito at stephanie@polomapr.com or call 818-421-5961. 

 In Solidarity and Strength,

President Dave Gillotte and the Local 1014 Executive Board 


Download: Keeping Each Other Safe LAC Version Final.pdf , Fire Station Physical Distancing 101.pdf , COVID-19 Family Guide.pdf

Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

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

Brothers & Sisters,

On behalf of your Los Angeles County Firefighters, IAFF Local 1014 Executive Board, we would like to wish you and your families a safe and healthy Fourth of July! This year's celebrations will be different but we can still take time to appreciate how blessed we are to live in this great nation and serve our communities each day. 

 

Each year, on Independence Day we remember the day our nation was born and the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. We also remember the courageous men and women that have shaped our country’s growth since that historic day. Please remember to take a moment to reflect on those serving in the United States Military who are standing a post both at home and abroad. And a special thank you to all our members who are working this holiday in Dispatch, Health Hazmat, Air and Wildland, Fire Prevention and in Stations to protect our communities, thank you for your service and sacrifice. 

 

Finally, we would like to remind everyone to celebrate responsibly. This year, that means more than just having a designated driver, this year that also means practicing social distancing in the stations and at home, and wearing your face masks.


On behalf of your Local 1014 Executive Board, please enjoy a safe and happy holiday weekend! 

 In Solidarity and Strength,

President Dave Gillotte and the Local 1014 Executive Board 

Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

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

Friday Update

Brothers & Sisters,

Yesterday, our Brothers and Sisters at Long Beach Firefighters Local 372 commemorated the life of Brother David Rosa. It has been 2 years since we lost Brother Rosa who was shot and killed responding to a structure fire. Our Peer Support Team responded to assist members with the overwhelming loss two years ago and now we need to help our fire family with a heartwarming project for Rosa's son. 

An avid lover of old cars, Brother Rosa had been working with his young son Sam on a special project to rebuild a turquoise 1964 Ford pickup. The pair never got the chance to finish the father-son project together. Sam is now hoping to finish the project on his own, in honor of his late father. The funds will go toward putting in a new engine, automatic transmission, power brakes, and more to help the truck drive safely. 

Click here to donate. 

State Legislative Update 

This week, Local 1014 continued aggressively engaging in political action at every level of government in order to protect our members' benefits, wages, and working conditions. 

At the State level, Local 1014 worked with the California Professional Firefighter (CPF) legislative team to lobby our state elected officials on several important pieces of legislation that protect revenue streams and institute critical safety reform. We are pleased to announce the following successful lobbying efforts: 

Local 1014 worked tirelessly to lobby state officials for the SCA 2 / ACA 11 The Home Protection for Seniors, Severely Disabled, Families and Victims of Wildfire and Natural Disasters Act. We are pleased to announce that it following our lobbying effort overwhelmingly passed the senate floor yesterday. This legislation will provide needed tax benefits to our most vulnerable and affected residents and will establish a California Fire Response Fund and a County Revenue Protection Fund and continuously appropriate funds for the purpose of reimbursing eligible local agencies.

We would especially like to thank Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins, Senators Maria Elena Durazo, Bob Hertzberg, Holly Mitchell, Anthony Portantino, and all those who voted in favor of the critical legislation. 

Additionally, 2nd Vice President Dave Morse provided essential feedback to CPF's EMS Committee regarding the implementation and enforcement of SB 432 at hospitals and the Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) regulatory package. 

Finally, our 1014 Brother Derek Urwin continues to assist in lobbying for SB 1044 Firefighting Equipment and Foam: PFAS Chemicals including testifying at the Senate Environmental Quality Committee, assisting in drafting opinion editorial and participating in outreach events with bill author Senator Allen. 

At the local level, we continue to partner with the Board of Supervisors to lobby our federal government for our fair share of CARES Act funding for both the County and our contract cities. 

As we navigate the changing landscape following COVID-19, it has never been more important that we continue to actively engage in political actions at every level of government to ensure that the needs of our members are met as we continue to serve on the frontlines of protecting our communities. 

603/604 Contract 

We are set to move forward on the ratification of the 603-604 contract at the Board of Supervisors and appear on the July 7th BOS agenda. Your Local 1014 Executive Board and Negotiating Team worked tirelessly to ensure that our 603/604 members received the recognition and pay they deserve for their tireless work and sacrifice. This is the richest per member non-safety contract in the County. We will continue to update you on the process as it moves forward and we shift towards working on retro checks once ratified. 

COVID-19 Exposure Reporting

Finally, we would like to remind our members to continue to remain vigilant as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Within the last week, there has been a significant flare-up of COVID-19 infections among Department personnel directly attributed to daily interactions within our fire stations. Cases have nearly double throughout the Department in the last week alone and the rate of positive PCR tests have quadrupled from 5% of tests coming back positive to over 20% of tests coming back positive.

We are not out of the woods yet, practice social distancing in the stations, and wear your face masks. Additionally, remember to fill out the exposure reports any time you are exposed. This is critical for tracking exposures and protecting you and your families. Reporting not only helps us accurately track who has been exposed but also ensures that you receive the benefits you are entitled if you contract COVID-19.

Please see the attached Department guidelines on Keeping Each Other Safe. Follow them, take this seriously, stay safe and take care of each other out there. 

In Solidarity and Strength,

President Dave Gillotte and the Local 1014 Executive Board 


Download: Keeping Each Other Safe LAC Version - 6-26.pdf , Fire Station Physical Distancing 101.pdf

Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

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

Friday Update

Brothers & Sisters,

Today, June 19th or Juneteenth marks one of the oldest national commemorations of the ending of slavery in the United States. It was on June 19 in 1865, more than two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, that news reached Texas and orders were read in Galveston that all previously enslaved people in Texas were free.

This year, in celebration of Juneteenth, as we have done every year for nearly two decades, Local 1014 will be a Gold Sponsor for our LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas' Juneteenth Celebration held by the African American Voter Registration Education and Participation project (AAVREP). Since 2002,  AAVREP has been dedicated to increasing African American and urban voter registration, education, and participation through outreach to targeted communities in California. To date, they have registered over 200,000 voters and counting.

As part of Local 1014's political action efforts, we are consistently engaging in voter registration campaigns and efforts throughout the County and the State to ensure that the voices of our communities, and especially our disenfranchised communities are heard. Now more than ever we need to ensure our Black communities have a voice and that their needs do not go unanswered.

COVID-19 Budgetary Impacts 

The impact of COVID-19 on our economy has been heavy.  Labor Unions are dealing with a response to the loss of revenue due to sales tax declines.  We have taken a multi-tiered approach not only to address the funding gap, but also to protect workers in the Coalition of County Unions (CCU). 

We are lobbying together with the CEO and Board of Supervisors in Washington D.C. and Sacramento to get our fair share of CARES Act funds and revenue loss replacement for local cities and counties.  This will be important for LA County and our smaller contract cities that pay a fee for service for our Fire and EMS protection.  

Simultaneously, we are working with our CCU partners to negotiate a deal where the County will be able to capture a portion of the 457 match, similar to what has already happened to our chiefs. We are working on a deal where the County would capture the match for a limited amount of time in exchange for long term items for our members. We believe this deal will protect jobs and or curtailments.  All departments are having to reduce their budgets to adapt to the changing economic environment. The Fire Department is primarily funded by property tax revenue as an exempt special district within the State of California.  This is important in that we have no state ERAF shift money taken from property tax at the state. Additionally, property taxes are the most stable form of funding. 

We will be back at the bargaining table at the end of this year, and working with the Department on the budget to ensure hiring, staffing levels, safety equipment, and training are priorities.  We are embedded in the process with the Department and the BOS as we navigate this changing landscape. Stay tuned for updates on the CCU negotiations and details on our tables as we set to open end of the year.   For now, serve the people well, do the best job you can, take care of each other at work and rest easy as we continue to protect your pay, benefits, and staffing.  

48/96 Update 

The membership voted to direct our Union to negotiate a 48/96 shift schedule trial.  We wanted to update you on this mandate and reassure you that we are continuing to work on this item with the Fire Chief and the BOS. While logistical items must be addressed, there has been positive feedback on this change so far.  

We have had a delay on all matters of business because of both COVID-19 and the recent civil unrest movements.  These two items have taken priority with the BOS and appropriately so.  We must move our target date back a bit due to this delay.  We are hopeful to get agreement and support from the BOS soon. Stay tuned. Do not let the rumors or social media chatter rile you. We are alive and well with the motion directive and discussions.  We will update again on this matter in the next 30 days. 

Recruit Class 157  

Recruit Class 157 is in full swing with 56 more recruits in training to join the ranks of the LACOFD. Class 156 netted us 50 new firefighters who came to us from different agencies and our hiring list. 

Keeping up with retirements and promotions remains a top priority of the 1014 Executive Board on behalf of the membership. We worked very hard to get things moving and we intend to keep them moving through the end of this year. The goal is to run two to three classes per year in perpetuity to keep staffing levels consistent. 

Two 1014 Brothers Need Our Help  

This week, two of our Local 1014 family members need our help as they recover from serious injuries and surgeries: Brother Tim Brun and Brother Germain Aguilera. Both families need assistance with prepared meals. We are asking for donations through Meal Train which is a donation platform where days and meals are sponsored by individuals so every day is covered for these families as they recover. Additionally, meals can be bought from many different local restaurants and delivered through meal delivery services. 
 

Click here to donate.

Brother Tim Brun sustained an on-duty injury during a fire and now is battling a serious infection following his recent surgery. His family needs our help with funds for meals and other needs. Please keep the Brun family in your thoughts and prayers.

Click here to donate.

As many of you know Brother Germain Aguilera “Germ” was very recently diagnosed with a brain tumor. He went into surgery and now recovering. His family, his wife Carla and their two young girls, need support for the next few weeks as they stand with him in this fight. 

Our members have already shown incredible support for both of these members. We need you to step up once again. Whether you do this through prayer, through a donation of a meal, or through words of support and encouragement all is appreciated. We are one family and we do not fight our battles alone.  

Please remember to stay safe and take care of each other out there. 

In Solidarity and Strength,

President Dave Gillotte and the Local 1014 Executive Board 

Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

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

Friday Update

Brothers & Sisters,

The past two weeks have been a difficult and painful time for our nation following the murder of George Floyd. We are proud of the professionalism our members have shown as we serve all our residents and our diverse communities. 

Over 70 years ago, our Union was founded on principles of solidarity, equal rights, fairness in the workplace, and the elimination of unjust and unfair conditions. But our responsibility does not end there, we are also fighting for the right of all families to enjoy not only good-paying jobs but a nation that supports those principles for everyone regardless of the color of your skin. 

As a labor leader, we must be vigilant and work as a family to combat racial injustice and implicit bias not only within our own family but also within our communities. As our nation continues to navigate these issues, our Local 1014 family needs to step up and create a space for our African American members to be supported and heard. Be respectful, listen to each other, and remember we are one family. 

In the coming weeks, we will be announcing some partnerships with our healthcare and public safety partners to support Black communities we serve. 

1014 Blood Drive    

Click here to view the video. 

Today Local 1014 was proud to host our first blood drive benefitting The American Red Cross. The Red Cross is experiencing a severe shortage of blood due to the COVID-19 pandemic which has not only limited donors but also available sites for blood drives. We are proud to say that we had a full house today with 100% of our appointment slots filled! 

Thank you to all of our partners who came out to support us especially, Supervisor Hilda Solis, who was instrumental in promoting the drive and supporting our efforts as well as the City of El Monte,  Mayor Pro Tem Maria Morales, Councilmember Jerry Velasco, and City Clerk Cathi Eredia. We would also like to thank our own LACOFD Deputy Fire Chief Jon O'Brien and Medical Director Clayton Kazan for showing up to support our efforts and give blood!

We are looking to host more drives in the future to help fill the critical need for blood in our communities. Thank you to everyone who participated and made this a successful blood drive!! 

Please remember to stay safe and take care of each other out there. 

In Solidarity and Strength,

President Dave Gillotte and the Local 1014 Executive Board 

Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

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

Friday Update

Brothers & Sisters,

This week, as the nation continues to grapple not only with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic but also civil unrest, we would like our members to know how proud we are of your continued professionalism and dedication to all our communities in face of overwhelming circumstances. We are proud to represent you and your families. 

As we continue to serve on the frontlines to protect lives and property together with our public safety and healthcare partners, we would like to remind our members to please stay safe and healthy both physically and mentally. Please be mindful of taking time to recover and be mindful of how much or often you are watching the news or on social media. Use the resources in your stations, our Peer Support Teams, and/or HealingOurOwn.org if you or your family need to support or need to talk to someone. 

  

2020-21 Budget 

As you know the events of this year have put a strain in the County budget and resources. Rest assured that your Union Board is in constant contact with the Board of Supervisors, the CEO, and the Department to continue to fight for our members and their families. As we near the opening of our next contract negotiations, we remain constantly vigilant and are working with our partners to ensure that we have the resources we need for our communities and our families. As we watch the economic impacts of COVID-19 throughout the State and their effect on public safety, we stand in solidarity with our brother and sister unions to ensure that we remain whole as we fight on the frontlines. 

Partially as a result of the economic crisis, we are seeing more contract cites wanting to come into our County family. The City of Vernon's process is nearly completed and West Covina is currently finalizing their formal survey. We are working closely with the City Councils in each of these cities as well as the Board of Supervisors to ensure that we can grow our Department and revenue while helping to provide service to cities that need it within the County. We will have more on this as this process progresses. 

LAST WEEK TO SIGN UP!!! 1014 Blood Drive 

                                   

The Red Cross is experiencing a severe shortage of blood due to the COVID-19 pandemic which has not only limited donors but also available sites for blood drives. As part of our commitment to our communities, we are hosting a blood drive and partnering with Supervisor Hilda Solis to help get the word out that we need donors. 

This drive will be open to the public but by appointment only. No walk-in accepted. We also require donors to fill out an online form in advance, wear a face covering or mask for your appointment, and adhere to our social distancing requirements. 

Friday, June 12, 2020
9am to 3pm 

Local 1014 Union Hall 
3460 Fletcher Ave 
El Monte, CA 91731 

To schedule your life-saving appointment please visit RedCrossBlood.org and 
enter sponsor code: 1014 or email ssaporito@local1014.org.

Please remember to stay safe and take care of each other out there. 

In Solidarity and Strength,

President Dave Gillotte and the Local 1014 Executive Board 

Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

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

Friday Update

Brothers & Sisters,

We continue to use the images and the impact of the Boyd Incident involving our brothers and sisters of United Firefighters Los Angles City Local 112 (UFLAC) to remind our members to train, use our safety equipment and the Mayday policies and protocols when operating and a member or members are in trouble.  The IAFF Fire Ground Survival (FGS) training gave rise to the national embrace of the Mayday and actions to save lives of Firefighters who may be lost, disoriented, injured, low on air, trapped, or involved in an explosion.  

Glendale Firefighters IAFF Local 776 also recently had an incident in a three-story center hallway apartment building with an unknown basement.  We would like to encourage all of our members to make this a drill with your crews and review this wonderfully composed AAR from the CARR Incident.  Thank you to our brothers and sisters of Glendale Firefighters Association IAFF Local 776 for the lessons learned and the share.  

Click here to view.
 

Recruit Class 157  

  

Recruit Class 157  begins June 8 and 56 more recruits will start their training to join the ranks of the LACOFD. Class 156 netted us 50 new firefighters who came to us from different agencies and from the veterans of our hiring list.

Keeping up with retirements and promotions remains a top priority of the Executive Board on behalf of the membership.  We worked very hard to get things moving and we intend to keep them moving through the end of this year and then we would like to transition to an FCTC and CPAT hiring process with recruitment embedded and running two to three classes per year in perpetuity to keep staffing levels consistent. Stay tuned. 

FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM

Make sure to follow us @iafflocal1014 for photos and important updates on what your Union is doing for you and your family.

1014 Blood Drive 

                             

The Red Cross is experiencing a severe shortage of blood due to the COVID-19 pandemic which has not only limited donors but also available sites for blood drives. As part of our commitment to our communities, we are hosting a blood drive and partnering with Supervisor Hilda Solis to help get the word out that we need donors. 

This drive will be open to the public but by appointment only. No walk-in accepted. We also require donors to fill out an online form in advance, wear a face covering or mask for your appointment, and adhere to our social distancing requirements. 

Friday, June 12, 2020
9am to 3pm 

Local 1014 Union Hall 
3460 Fletcher Ave 
El Monte, CA 91731 

To schedule your life-saving appointment please visit RedCrossBlood.org and 
enter sponsor code: 1014 or email ssaporito@local1014.org.

Everyday Superhero Books!

Finally, as we head into the weekend, we have some feel-good news from our Executive Board and our fire family. Ashley Flowers - daughter of 1014 2nd Vice President Dave Morse and wife to FFS Bret Flowers created a book series to show appreciation for all the real-life superheroes of the world. Her books instill in children at a young age that they can do anything!  Check out the Firefighter series book!  Great work Ashley Flowers! Just another example of how our 1014 family pulls together to get the message of service and leadership out in the world during these difficult times. 

Stay safe and have a great weekend!

In Solidarity and Strength,

President Dave Gillotte and the Local 1014 Executive Board 

Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

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

Friday Update

Brothers & Sisters,

This week, we saw the heart-wrenching footage of our brothers and sisters at United Firefighters of Los Angeles City Local 112 (UFLAC) enduring a massive explosion in Downtown LA. By the grace of God, all members from Station 9 survived. Our thoughts and prayers are with the 12 injured members and their families as they begin the long road to recovery. 

      

This incident footage highlights the intense danger our members face each day. The investigation has begun on this incident and information from the fire will be shared with all so we can train and improve our operations. Click here to watch Chief Terrazas interview on the incident.  We are working closely with UFLAC, as our Chiefs Terrazas and Osby, on coordinating our Peer Team to help all impacted members and their families cope with the aftermath of this incident.

We stand in solidarity with Local 112. These injured Firefighters and their families will need support as they begin the long road to recovery. UFLAC has set up a fund through its foundation to raise money for these families. Show your support and donate today.

Healing Our Own Webinar 




Click here to view the webinar.

Yesterday, California Professional Firefighters (CPF) hosted a behavioral health live webinar "The Hidden Toll of COVID-19." Open to firefighters, dispatchers, lifeguards, fire personnel, and family members this webinar provided important tools to build resiliency for our members and our families during this time of crisis.

The webinar panel included our own LACoFD Peer Support Coordinator Scott Ross, LACoLA Peer Team Lead Lauren Dale, and LACoFD Nurse and Peer Support Member Nancy Alvarez. 

Thank you to all the people, members and families, from across California who joined the webinar and sent questions into our panelist. As we continue to cope with the effects of COVID-19 for our members and our families remember to reach out if to our Peer Support Team if you need to or visit Healing Our Own to access more resources. 
 

FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM

In an effort to create more opportunities for outreach to our members and enhance our communications we have launched an Instagram account! Make sure to follow us @iafflocal1014 for photos and important updates on what your Union is doing for you and your family.

1014 Blood Drive 

                             

The Red Cross is experiencing a severe shortage of blood due to the COVID-19 pandemic which has not only limited donors but also available sites for blood drives. As part of our commitment to our communities, we are hosting a blood drive and partnering with Supervisor Hilda Solis to help get the word out that we need donors. 

This drive will be open to the public but by appointment only. No walk-in accepted. We also require donors to fill out an online form in advance, wear a face covering or mask for your appointment, and adhere to our social distancing requirements. 

Friday, June 12, 2020
9am to 3pm 

Local 1014 Union Hall 
3460 Fletcher Ave 
El Monte, CA 91731 

To schedule your life-saving appointment please visit RedCrossBlood.org and 
enter sponsor code: 1014 or email ssaporito@local1014.org.

Finally, as we celebrate Memorial Day and those who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our Country, please remember to celebrate responsibly. Even though celebrations this year may look different than in the past, be responsible. DONT DRINK & DRIVE. Stay safe and have a great weekend. 

In Solidarity and Strength,

President Dave Gillotte and the Local 1014 Executive Board 

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