Friday Update 10-23-20
Updated On: Nov 13, 2020

Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Fire Prevention, Forestry

and Health Haz Mat Personnel

Friday Update 

Brothers & Sisters,

Our good friend and IAFF 10th District Vice President Frank Lima is running for IAFF General Secretary-Treasurer.  Frank a 30 plus year LAFD and UFLAC 112 Firefighter (Captain 2) in every sense of the word will be the choice of the nation united in labor issues affecting our profession.  Right-to-work states that have no collective bargaining and those states like California that know the riches of collective bargaining will band together to send Frank Lima to represent our great International Union as we move into 2021 at Convention. A good man, a Union President, and a humble hard-working friend to us all.  More to come, but stand proud with CA, HI, AZ, NM, and Guam as the 10th rises to new heights. 

President Gillotte is in discussions with Chief Osby on 48/96.  President Gillotte has broached this with the BOS and with Chief Osby and is addressing questions from the Fire Chief and the BOS as we move this to a final point of support or no support by the Fire Chief.  We are having fruitful talks about the logistics and operational issues that must be addressed for everyone’s comfort to proceed.  President Gillotte will continue to push this to be resolved by end of October or the beginning of November.  This will be a great trial and once and for all everyone can see what it is like and determine if it is what we want permanently.  

Additionally, have many staffing items at the table for ST staffing and recalls with the continued vetting of the concepts we have proposed to help with our operational needs while also providing common sense and schedule appropriate staffing for our red flag, augmented staffing, and campaign fire needs.  We continue to push for some reforms that work given our staffing shortfalls. 

We also continue to push forward with our drill towers and as the candidates move towards graduation we look forward to the January class and likely 3 or 4 more towers in 2021 to fill our ranks.  In addition, congratulations to our newest promoted members in the Engineers and Captain ranks.  A life-changing move for our members and their families and critical to fill vacancies.  Train well and work hard and enjoy the next chapter in your career as we head into the peak of the Santa Ana brush season. 

Welcoming the City of Vernon to the LACOFD Family

On Wednesday, we welcomed the City of Vernon to the Los Angeles County Fire Department! This has been many years in the making and we are happy to welcome them to our Local 1014 family! Click below to view the video.

Special thank you to The City Council of Vernon and our own Supervisor Hilda Solis for her steadfast commitment to the community. To commemorate Supervisor Solis’ commitment to our members, Local 1014 presented her with a 1014 helmet and a plaque of the Vogue feature on our 1014 members. We welcome the newest 1014 members to our fire family!

Supporting Prop 19 - A Stable Revenue Stream for the Fire Service   

This week, President Dave Gillotte together with California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, Chair of the Democratic Party Rusty Hicks, LA City Councilmembers Monica Rodriguez, and Paul Kortez and participated in a press conference to support Proposition 19 this election. LA County Fire has been underfunded for years as our only funds are from property taxes and not from the county’s general fund. As we all know, we are stretched to the max and need additional resources. Prop 19 will create new and dedicated funds for our department and departments across this state. And it cannot be raided by the state, something we know as been an issue in the past. This funding is an important step forward towards increasing funds for fire and emergency response. Click below to view the press conference. 


 

OPEN ENROLLMENT REMINDER     
                                      
October 1-31 is the LA County Open Enrollment period for 2021 benefits. Local 1014 would like to remind you to review your benefits and encourage you to look at The Local 1014 Health Plan as an option for your family. It is also the #1 choice for our members and their families.

As a reminder, Open Enrollment is also now available through the mylacountybenefits.com website for the CAPE Healthcare Plan for all 1014 members as well. It is your right to choose the best plan available for you and your family. Make sure to log on today before the October 31 deadline. 

As always, stay safe and take care of each other. 

 In Solidarity and Strength,

President Dave Gillotte and the Local 1014 Executive Board 


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