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.