Friday Update 2-19-21
Updated On: Mar 12, 2021


FRIDAY UPDATE 
 

Sisters & Brothers,

This week we have continued to see our members step up as leaders both in the community and within our statewide fire family.    

Chula Vista Firefighters 

As we reported last week, our LACOFD Peer Support Team and Serious Accident Review Team (SART) continue to provide support for our burned Chula Vista Firefighters, their colleagues, and their families.  

We would like to again thank BC Dejong, BC Martin,  and Captains Golondzoneer, Christianson, and Freeman for their dedication and work on this incident. 
We cannot emphasize the critical importance of this work for the future safety of not just Chula Vista Firefighters but firefighters everywhere. 

Once again thank you to our members, of both the Peer Support and SART Teams, in particular the leads who lift so heavy to make it all happen. Thank you also to Chula Vista Firefighters Local 2180 President Darrell Roberts for reaching out and ensuring our Unions/Departments collaborate to create a safer working environment in the future. 
Click here to donate to the GoFundMe for our Chula Vista Brothers 
The 2nd Annual 1014 Blood Drive 

Our 2nd Annual 1014 Blood Drive was another success! Thank you to all our blood donors and community partners including Supervisor Hilda Solis and the City of El Monte who helped make our second annual 1014 Blood Drive a success! We will continue to do our part to protect the health and safety of our communities.

Special thank you to Dr. Clayton Kazan who always shows up to support our efforts to help our communities. 
The American Red Cross has been experiencing a severe shortage of blood as well as a lack of suitable places to host blood drives during the COVID-19 pandemic. We were happy to lend our Union Hall to this important cause. This is yet another way that our Firefighters and our Union have stepped up to help those in need in our communities. 
Finally, if you couldn't make it to our drive but want to help, there is a shortage of Convalescent Plasma donations, which is a treatment option that may help patients recover.
If you had COVID-19 and wish to donate plasma click here.
As always, stay safe and take care of each other. 

In Solidarity, 

President Dave Gillotte and the Local 1014 Executive Board 

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