Brothers & Sisters,
This week, Local 1014 has been in Sacramento fighting for our legislative priorities at the State and encouraging the Governor to sign legislation that will help our members including legislation to protect the confidentiality of our peer support program and establish community paramedicine programs. Political action is an essential part of advocating for our members and ensuring that we have the protections our members need as we protect Los Angeles County communities.
Assembly Bill 3115, authored by Assemblyman Mike Gipson, establishes the Community Paramedicine or Triage to Alternate Destination Act of 2018. This bill would allow our members to draw on local resources and their own experience to guide patients to the help and services that will do them the most good, including sobering centers and mental health facilities.
Members of the Local 1014 Executive Board have been working closely with LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn and Governor Jerry Brown to ensure that AB3115 gives our First Responders the tools they need to effectively help all LA County communities. Make your voice heard, sign petition here: https://bit.ly/2MTrjIA.
Additionally, earlier this week, members of the Local 1014 Executive Board continued contract negotiations and fringe benefit negotiations with Los Angeles County. While we made some significant progress this week, we still have a lot to do to get the best deal possible for our members and their families.
Finally, this Saturday, September 29th, the California Fire Foundation will host the 16th Annual California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony in Sacramento's Capitol Park. This year's ceremony will honor the memory of 37 firefighters, adding their names to the more than 1,300 currently etched into the California Firefighters Memorial. Local 1014 has 97 members whose names have been engraved on the wall. They are forever etched in our memories for their sacrifice and for their commitment to our mission and our communities. We shall never forget.
California Professional Firefighters and the California Fire Chiefs Association are urging all on-duty personnel who are unable to attend the Memorial Ceremony in person to Stand Down for Safety from 11:30am to 1:00pm to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice by watching the Memorial live online.
CLICK HERE TO LIVE STREAMING FOR THE MEMORIAL.
For more information and updates regarding the 2018 California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony, visit http://cafirefoundation.org/memorial.
President Dave Gillotte and your Executive Board