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.