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Captain Dave Rosa’s Celebration of Life/Memorial services
On behalf of Local 372 President Rex Pritchard:

“The support of the IAFF and the CPF has been overwhelming and so appreciative. The support of local’s from across the nation has been equally amazing and much appreciated. On behalf of the Local 372 Board of Directors, I would like to invite all sworn fire fighters to join us in celebrating the life of our fallen Brother, Captain David Rosa, at our union hall immediately after the ceremony. Our union hall is located at 2201 Cherry (cross street is Hill). Parking for members who are attending on fire engines will be on Cherry Street south of the union hall and on Hill Street. Members who are in personal vehicles will be able to park in parking lots just west of the union hall and at the neighboring elementary schools. Local 372 will have food and drink for all those attending and a guest book for locals to sign and offer condolences that we will give to the family”.

“This has hit our membership extremely hard and we truly appreciate all the support, especially the Rosa family. The Rosa family told me that they thought the fire family was limited to the Long Beach Fire Department / IAFF Local 372 and didn’t realize that the fire family is nationwide. We ask that union leadership spread the word through email, phone calls, texts, etc. We ask that people do not post on social media, as we want this strictly for our IAFF brothers and sisters.”

Five years ago today…

On June 30, 2013, the wind-whipped Yarnell Hill wildfire turned suddenly and killed 19 members of Prescott’s Granite Mountain Hotshots as they moved to re-engage the inferno, 30 miles south of Prescott.

The fire raged into Yarnell, a community of about 650 people, destroying more than 120 homes. In all, the blaze consumed 8,400 acres before firefighters at last contained it on July 10 2013.

Kevin Woyjeck, oldest son of our brother Captain Joe Woyjeck, was a member of the Granite Mountain Hotshot crew who was one of the 19 that perished that day.

We ask all our members today to take a moment and remember Kevin and his crew. Today will be a difficult day for Kevin’s family as well as the families of all the fallen members of the Granite Mountain Hot Shot Crew

The fallen firefighters, our IAFF brothers are:

Kevin Woyjeck, 21 Andrew Ashcraft, 29 Robert Caldwell, 23
Travis Carter, 31 Dustin Deford, 24 Christopher MacKenzie, 30
Eric Marsh, 43 Grant McKee, 21 Sean Misner, 26
Scott Norris, 28 Wade Parker, 22 John Percin, 24
Anthony Rose, 23 Jesse Steed, 36 Joe Thurston, 32
Travis Turbyfill, 27 William Warneke, 25 Clayton Whitted, 28
Garret Zuppiger, 27

Today in their honor from 10 AM to 2 PM the Los Angeles County Firefighters Museum located at 16400 Bellfower Blvd., Bellflowerwill be opening their doors and welcome everyone to visit, share stories and morn the loss of these 19 heroes.

ALL are welcome.

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Today is World Helicopter Day. We applaud our LACoFD Air Operations team, along with our partnering agencies, who work together and go above and beyond to protect our residents and communities. Pictured in this photo are helicopters from @lacofireairops @lasdhq @lafdairops
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A great job they do protecting and saving lives everyday in our communities! Wow great picture!

Beautiful photo! Many thanks to all of you who work so tirelessly to keep us safe!!

Woohoo... you guys are awesome. Thank you for what you do. 🚁👨‍🚒👩‍🚒

Awesome pic

Awesome photo!

Our heroes!

THE BEST!!!

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Sick pic!

Lou Lupo

Totally cool!!

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6 days ago

Los Angeles County Firefighters, IAFF Local 1014

#ElPasoStrong - these words mean so much. El Paso Firefighters are one of the strongest and most resilient memberships in our International Association of Fire Fighters.

It was an honor to respond as part of a 31-member task force of IAFF trained peers, including members from LA County, LA City, Oxnard, Heartland Fire, Arizona, and FDNY, to compliment the 11-member peer team from IAFF Local 51 - El Paso Firefighters.

Brother and President Joe Tellez thanked President Gillotte and the LA County Peer Support Members as part of the team that responded to 35 Fire Stations, 3 shifts, over 1,000 personnel, the Medical Examiner's Office, Dispatch, Command and Training Centers to debrief and provide peer and clinician resources for all involved in the incident.

Our LA County Peer Support Teams are specifically trained through the IAFF and the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation to help First Responders cope with mass-casualty incidents. This is one of the characteristics which makes our program uniquely qualified to help our brothers and sisters as they work to recover from this incident.

Behavioral health and post-traumatic stress injuries (PTSI) are common following a response of this magnitude. Ensuring that Firefighters and First Responders have the tools to recognize and respond to signs and symptoms of these injuries is key to keeping folks healthy and getting them back to work to continue to help others as they move toward healing.

We are proud of our Executive Board and our membership for always stepping up to handle jobs like this as we help our brothers and sisters nationwide. We also want to thank our Fire Chief Daryl Osby and members of his executive staff for supporting this operation with our personnel. Chief Osby has communicated the importance of helping others, who one day might help us.

God Bless the Firefighters and citizens of El Paso, Texas. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

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Thank you all for your support and kind words. 💕💕

So very proud of each and every one of you. Please take care of yourselves. Thank you for your service and commitment 🇺🇸

I'm proud of all of you!

Very Good Work.🤗🤗

Thinking of you always. I am so pleased that there is this cooperation and care between the people in your organisations. Look after yourself Sending much love. I saw Juni yesterday a little bundle of joy xx

Saludos desde rio grande zacatecas México soy bombero desde hace. 13 años

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General President Schaitberger: "I don't want us to just memorialize our member's cancer diagnosis and death. I want this union to continue its journey to keep cancer out of our house." #IAFFRedmond19

General President Schaitberger: "We will make the lives of our 317,000 IAFF members - the best our nations have to offer and their families future better. Together we will make a change to see them go home at the end of their shift." # IAFFRedmond19

Jacksonville Fire Fighter Charities has established a donation site to raise funds to assist in the search efforts for Jacksonville, FL Local 122 member Brian McCluney and Fairfax, VA Local 2068 member Justin Walker, with remaining funds benefiting the families.

Sending our thoughts and prayers to our Brothers and Sisters @jaff122 and @IAFF2068 as they continue the search for their brothers. To donate to the support effort and to their families click here: https://t.co/EFH2fHGOpK

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