Brothers and Sisters,
On behalf of the 3,200 members of Los Angeles County Firefighters, Local 1014, we wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season!
As 2019 comes to a close, we are reminded of all the good work our Local 1014 members have done throughout the year. From the Tick, Saddleridge and Getty Fire responses to our Dispatchers fielding hundreds of emergency calls for service daily, our members have bravely and selflessly answered the call of those in need.
We are blessed to work for the greatest Fire Department in the nation. All our Local 1014 members including Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatch, Heavy Equipment, Health Haz-Mat, Forestry, Camps, and Pilots remain committed to the mission of providing world-class service to the over 4 million residents of the unincorporated communities of Los Angeles County and 59 contract cities we serve each day.
The holidays are a time of joy and gratitude but they can also be a time of stress and for our members, a time when call loads increase and our jobs become more challenging and more demanding. That is why it is important to remind all our members to take care of each other. If you or one of your fellow brothers and sisters need help, please reach out and get that help. The Peers Support Team is always there to help or visit www.healingourown.org.
We would also like to send special thoughts and prayers to those serving in our military abroad and to those serving in our fire stations, dispatch centers and in our communities this holiday. As always, we ask that you celebrate responsibly. Choose not to drink this holiday or limit your drinks, but if you are going to drink alcohol, remember to get a driver, get a cab, or get a room. DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE AND DONT TEXT AND DRIVE!