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According to the Firefighter Cancer Support Network for every 5-degree increase in skin temperature the absorption rate increases by 400%. With the extreme temperatures that firefighters are exposed to during fire-related incidents, skin temperatures can rise increasing the absorption of potentially harmful carcinogens.
Today’s fires contain a complex mixture of textiles and composites creating a more hazardous environment than ever before. Even with advances in our personal protective equipment, we still have risk.
The Local 1014 Health Plan would like to remind our members to wear your protective gear properly, follow protocols for wiping off carcinogens following and incident and get tested regularly. Under the Local 1014 Health Plan, cancer screenings are covered at 100%. Don’t wait, schedule your screening now. Call 800-660-1014 for more information.
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1014 life saver for me. 👍🏼
1014 insurance no better coverage
Last week, Local 1014 Executive Board members were in Sacramento fighting for critically important legislation to protect our members and improve our working conditions.
Our Board was honored to represent our members and support the following legislation while in Sacramento:
SB 542(Stern)-Gives first responders the occupational protections needed to treat Post Traumatic Stress Injuries (PTSI) and begin the healing process. The bill passed unanimously out of Assembly Insurance Committee and moves to Appropriations Committee next.
SB 438 (Hertzberg)- This bill blocks the privatization of emergency dispatch to ensure patient care is the top priority and keeps 911 dispatch in the hands of sworn public safety officers.
AB 1544(Gipson/Hertzberg)-This bill will help get vulnerable patients the care that they need, leading to better patient outcomes. AB1544 will help connect trusted firefighter-paramedics to the most vulnerable patients in our community and deliver vital services to ensure the highest quality care. The Community Paramedicine Bill passed the Senate Health Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee.
We would like to thank Sister Cerena Lewis, Fire Dispatcher, for joining us to lobby the California State Legislature on SB 438 and for providing moving testimony on behalf of our #LACounty Dispatchers and #Dispatchers across California.
We can never emphasize enough that political action is the cornerstone of protecting our members and their families while improving our wages, hours and working conditions. Los Angeles County is the largest county in the nation. It is critical that our voice and the voice of our members is heard by those who make life-changing decisions on our behalf. Your Executive Board is constantly working to ensure that we are protected at every level of government.
We would like to thank the wonderful staff at California Professional Firefighters for their effort to push these bills through the California Legislature. Special thank you to President Brian Rice for walking the halls with us to support these bills.
International Association of Fire Fighters
Bobby Hertzberg Senator Henry Stern
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It was an honor and a privilege. ❤️
Hope they pass!!
Would like to hear more about 1544
Today Local 1014 Executive Board members along with representatives from The 1014 Health Plan participated in a meet and greet with our new third-party administrator for workers' compensation for the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Sedgwick. The staff of Sedgwick was given live demonstrations of the types of incidents that #Firefighters engage in every day. These demonstrations were accompanied by a description of what types of injuries often accompany these incidents. This first-hand experience is critical to their staff understanding how difficult this job is and how much we need every member of our team.
As we all know, the workers' comp system has been a source of frustration for our members. With increased call loads and increasing severity of calls, we need to have every member of our Department healthy and able to get the treatment as soon as possible for work-related injuries. We hope that this new third-party administrator will be a partner in this process and in streamlining this critical process for our members. Local 1014 is committed to working with the Department and Sedgwick to get our members the treatment they need quickly and efficiently so they can get healthy and back to work. ... See MoreSee Less
Hope they do a good job taking care of you guys! ❤️
Just sent a mileage claim in yesterday, see if they pay without having to get my lawyer involved.....
Don't hesitate to call the RTW office or me if you are having issues. We want and need to know about them.
It just sucks a lot of new guys abuse WC. For time off because of recalls
Ronald Duane Skyberg
Don't forget retirees
Ha! We’ll see!
Retire guy still deal with WC
On behalf of your Los Angeles County Firefighters, IAFF Local 1014 Executive Board, we would like to wish you and your families a safe and healthy Fourth of July!
Each year, on #IndependenceDay, we remember the day our country was born and the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. We also remember the courageous men and women that have shaped our country’s growth and protected our safety since that historic day on July 4, 1776. Today take a moment to reflect on those serving in the United States Military who are standing a post both at home and abroad.
As you enjoy your families, friends and fireworks, please remember that summer is a busy time of year for the Los Angeles County Fire Department. This holiday (and every day) do not drink and drive. Please celebrate responsibly!
On behalf of your Local 1014 Executive Board, please enjoy a safe and happy holiday! #FourthOfJuly ... See MoreSee Less
Many thanks! I loved working for the LA County Fire Dept., the largest professional fire service in the world.
Yes happy 4th of July to all our awesome first responder hero 🚒🇱🇷🚒🇱🇷🚒🇱🇷🤗🤗
I hope everyone had a safe day...thank you for all you do. 🚒❤️🇺🇸
Today we commemorate and remember the #service and #sacrifice of the Granite Mountain Hotshot Crew. We shall never forget the 19 who gave all.
John Percin Jr.
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Prayers for all their families and other loved ones. What courageous heroic souls. My brother spent 42 years in fire fighting and suppression for the USFS. On his last day while sorting out his work and personal items and cleaning his office, he was called as the only supervisor available to supervise a forest fire that started in the hills not far from my mother's nursing home. He spent the next three days battling the fire, sometimes on the line with the crews helping to strategize, other times at the camp, calling in available crews and food systems, and setting up rest areas as well as calling in water drops and fire suppression drops to aid in control. What a great send off! Then, when it was all mopped up and cleaned up, he stopped by my Mom's nursing home to see her - straight off the fire! She knew that aroma well, said she could tell it was him the minute he came through the door! He stopped in her rest room to wash his hands and face before he came and gave her a big hug and kiss. We have all lived with that aroma. Thank God he came home, as well as his daughter and son. Almost lost my niece on the Yellowstone fire but she was crossed off the list because she'd just done 36 hours straight. The entire team that went up died despite their efforts to protect themselves. May they too, be in the arms of God, and their loved ones protected and helped. God bless them all.
Many prayers to the heroes and their families ♥️♥️
Prayers for all their families, special prayer to our own Woyjeck family
I think of them often and especially today. I pray for all their families. Now, it is our responsibility to never repeat it! Risk.......has a name, a face and a family!
Thank you Sir
Never forget their sacrifice !
Prayers and ❤🙏 to the Heroes and their Families
In the last decade, we’ve seen an increase of more than 50% in emergency medical incidents — but less than a 5% increase in paramedic squads. Additional resources are needed! Learn more: https://t.co/N1RalmE0dn
Local 1014 President Dave Gillotte addressing the @team10th Partnership Education Program (PEP) attendees from New Mexico, California, Arizona and Hawaii @LimaDvp10IAFF @IAFFNewsDesk @CAFirefighters @Iaff10th #union #iaff
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 419 - 6 to pass legislation to repeal the #CadillacTax https://t.co/cvpPjXTLUQ
The Senate will vote on #Renew911VCF on Tuesday, July 23. The IAFF is urging lawmakers to reject the Lee and Paul amendments, which would delay relief for 9/11 responders and threaten passage of the underlying bill.
Across the state, #CommunityParamedicine pilot programs are improving California’s EMS system by putting vulnerable patients first. Urge @DrPanMD’s Senate Health Cmte. to say #YESonAB1544 today. @AsmMikeGipson @SenateHertzberg