Friday Update 7-19-19
Updated On: Aug 09, 2019

Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

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


Brothers and Sisters, 

Last week, Local 1014 Executive Board members were in Sacramento fighting for critically important legislation to protect our members and improve our working conditions. 

Our Board was honored to represent our members and support the following legislation while in Sacramento: 

  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • AB 1544(Gipson/Hertzberg)-This bill will help get vulnerable patients the care that they need, leading to better patient outcomes. AB1544 will help connect trusted firefighter-paramedics to the most vulnerable patients in our community and deliver vital services to ensure the highest quality care. The Community Paramedicine Bill passed the Senate Health Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee. 

We would like to thank Sister Cerena Lewis, Fire Dispatcher, for joining us to lobby the California State Legislature on SB 438 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 constantly working to ensure that we are protected at every level of government. 

We would like to thank the wonderful 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 with us to support these bills. 

 In Solidarity,

President Dave Gillotte and your Executive Board

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