On behalf of your Executive Board, Staff, and Trustees of Local 1014, we wish our over 3300 members and our Fire Families a Merry Christmas and a Safe and Healthy Holiday Season!
This year, we are grateful that our efforts as a Union have ensured that our membership has remained united and strong. We continue to navigate the impacts of the vaccine mandate and are thankful that we have been able to keep our members secure in their jobs through the holidays, unlike so many departments across the nation. Your Executive Board continues to fight for the wages, hours, and working conditions our members deserve as we enter another bargaining session for our members next year.
We are blessed to work for the greatest Fire Department in the nation. In spite of overwhelming odds, 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.
We know that you and your families are making sacrifices this holiday to ensure the safety of our fellow brothers and sisters and the communities we serve. We not only recognize this sacrifice we are forever thankful for your commitment.
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 Peer 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 our communities this holiday.
Finally, for those celebrating with family and friends, as always, we ask that you celebrate responsibly. Get a ride, a cab, or a room but please stay safe this holiday.