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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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Local 1014 Friday update
July 20, 2018

This week, your Local 1014 Executive Board has continued the long and grueling negotiations process with the County of Los Angeles. We met with them multiple times over the past two weeks to grind out the final items on the successor MOU including specialty bonuses, additional MOU items and the establishment of a Behavioral Health Program, often meeting well into the night to get the best contract for our members. Next week, we are scheduled to continue negotiations. We will keep you updated as we progress towards a contract that takes care of all our members. Once a tentative agreement is reached, we will be sending it to our members for a ratification vote.

Yesterday, we celebrated the retirement of Brother John B. Tripp, “The Firefighter’s Chief,” who is retiring after 30+ years of service to the County of Los Angeles. The event was well attended by past members, legends of the LA County Fire Department as well as past 1014 Board Members. Brother Tripp has remained a Local 1014 Brother his entire career and has always been a man of character dedicated to the fire service and our members. On behalf of our members, we thank Brother Tripp for his years of dedicated passion and mentorship.

Additionally, last weekend, our Executive Board also attended the grand opening of the Los Angeles County Fire Museum in Bellflower. More than three decades in the making, the museum is a multipurpose venue, housing antique fire engines and memorabilia as well as serving as an event venue. Special thanks to the Los Angeles County Fire Museum Association for preserving our history for future generations.

If you have the opportunity, please make the effort to visit and get a chance to see first-hand the rich history of the Los Angeles County Fire Department and its Firefighters. The museum is located at 16400 Bellflower Boulevard in Bellflower, for more information, visit www.lacountyfiremuseum.com.
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Local 1014 Friday update 
July 20, 2018

This week, your Local 1014 Executive Board has continued the long and grueling negotiations process with the County of Los Angeles. We met with them multiple times over the past two weeks to grind out the final items on the successor MOU including specialty bonuses, additional MOU items and the establishment of a Behavioral Health Program, often meeting well into the night to get the best contract for our members. Next week, we are scheduled to continue negotiations. We will keep you updated as we progress towards a contract that takes care of all our members. Once a tentative agreement is reached, we will be sending it to our members for a ratification vote.

Yesterday, we celebrated the retirement of Brother John B. Tripp, “The Firefighter’s Chief,” who is retiring after 30+ years of service to the County of Los Angeles. The event was well attended by past members, legends of the LA County Fire Department as well as past 1014 Board Members.  Brother Tripp has remained a Local 1014 Brother his entire career and has always been a man of character dedicated to the fire service and our members. On behalf of our members, we thank Brother Tripp for his years of dedicated passion and mentorship.

Additionally, last weekend, our Executive Board also attended the grand opening of the Los Angeles County Fire Museum in Bellflower. More than three decades in the making, the museum is a multipurpose venue, housing antique fire engines and memorabilia as well as serving as an event venue. Special thanks to the Los Angeles County Fire Museum Association for preserving our history for future generations.

If you have the opportunity, please make the effort to visit and get a chance to see first-hand the rich history of the Los Angeles County Fire Department and its Firefighters. The museum is located at 16400 Bellflower Boulevard in Bellflower, for more information, visit www.lacountyfiremuseum.com.

 

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Great job men. Especially the Behavioral Health Agenda. Much needed.

Best wishes Chief Tripp

Congratulations Chief Tripp. One of the best chiefs ever.

Thank you Chief Tripp!

Congratulations for a well deserved retirement John. 72nd Class!!🤙

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5 days ago

Los Angeles County Firefighters, IAFF Local 1014

CalFire HVEQ Operator Braden Varney LODD

It is with a heavy heart that we announce that on Saturday, July 14, Cal Fire Heavy Equipment Operator Braden Varney was killed while battling a the Ferguson fire in the Sierra National Forest. Brother Varney died at the scene as crews battled the fire in the rugged area near Yosemite National Park. Varney, 36, was a residents of Mariposa and had served in the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit for a decade.

On behalf of the 3,200+ members of Local 1014, we offer our deepest condolences to his wife and two young children and to our brothers and sisters at CAL FIRE Local 2881
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CalFire HVEQ Operator Braden Varney LODD

It is with a heavy heart that we announce that on Saturday, July 14, Cal Fire Heavy Equipment Operator Braden Varney was killed while battling a the Ferguson fire in the Sierra National Forest. Brother Varney died at the scene as crews battled the fire in the rugged area near Yosemite National Park. Varney, 36, was a residents of Mariposa and had served in the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit for a decade. 

On behalf of the 3,200+ members of Local 1014, we offer our deepest condolences to his wife and two young children and to our brothers and sisters at CAL FIRE Local 2881Image attachment

 

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May you rest eternal in Heavens Kingdom Hero. Thank you for your service, and prayers for peace and comfort for those left behind to endure this tragic time of loss.

Why do the beautiful people have to be taken so early? Peace be with you Braden, may there be no fire in the heavens and may you be an eternal star.

RIP brave one your watch is over.

God's peace for your family!

Rest in Peace.

RIP

my heart breaks

R.I.P.

May he Rest In Peace

🙏🏼❤️🖤

RIP. Praying for you and your family and for your brothers you leave here to carry on. God holds a special place in heaven for the brave and I am sure you are there.

Heartbreaking 💔

RIP and God Bless

damn it..breaks my heart to see these young men loosing their lives to fires when so many think firefighters sit around and don’t work hard...Firefighters are a very special group of people and put their lives on the line every time they are called out...God bless our firefighters and God bless their families..RIP Fire fighter Operator Braden Varney..and God bless your family.💕💕💕💕

We send our love and prayers to your family ❤️🙏❤️

Rest in peace. Thank you for your unselfish dedication. My heart goes to your family.

Praying for his family!

My condolences to his family and friends.

Rest In Peace

RIP!!!

May he Rest in Peace.

I can't imagine your heartache. May God bless you, you are in my prayers.

deepest condolences

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Local 1014 Friday update - July 13, 2018

As many of you know, the Los Angeles County Fire Department in addition to serving the 1 million residents of the unincorporated communities of Los Angeles County also contracts with nearly 60 cities within Los Angeles County and the Los Angeles region to provide Fire/Rescue/EMS services to over 3 million residents. While we do not seek out city contracts, when we have labor and management support within a city, we welcome cities and their Firefighters into the County family.

On July 10, the Redondo Beach City Council voted 4-1 to request a feasibility study and.....https://tinyurl.com/y75z4epa
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Very true

Local 3371 Hermosa Beach supports RBFA in whatever direction they decide to pursue. LACo Fire district and 1014 were the right answer to our many limitations in Hermosa Beach. I hope our brothers and sisters in Redondo Beach find a solution that will provide them the stability and support they deserve. Good luck boys, we are here if you need anything. Sincerely, Aaron Marks (Former) President HBFA - Local 3371

Just a little more work for LACC.

1 week ago

Los Angeles County Firefighters, IAFF Local 1014

More info about the museum and Grand Opening this Saturday. ALL ARE INVITED.

Here is the link for direct info! ➡ www.lacofm.org

#explorersforlife #KWEFLA #beahotshotineverythingyoudo #lacountyfiremuseum #LACoFD #mayneeventcenter #firehistory #forKevin #firefamily #firefighter #squad51 #emergency @ Bellflower, California
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This is so amazing, can’t wait to see it.

Annette Tietgen

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L1014 update 7.20.18 - This week, your L1014 E Board has continued the long and grueling negotiations process with the County of LA. We met with them multiple times over the past two weeks to grind out the final items on the successor MOU including....https://t.co/RN2emKnUQl

It is with a heavy heart that we announce that on Saturday, July 14, Cal Fire Heavy Equipment Operator Braden Varney was killed while battling a the Ferguson fire in the Sierra National Forest.....https://t.co/KrJ9cDRzQa

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#LODD: @CDF_firefighter & @CAL_FIRE saddened to announce the line of duty death of Heavy Equipment Operator Braden Varney. #FergusonFire @CAFireFound @IAFFNewsDesk

Tomorrow July 14th is the big day. Don’t miss it. All are invited. https://t.co/24l2ge6ZM5

Local 1014 Friday update - July 13, 2018

As many of you know, the Los Angeles County Fire Department in addition to serving the 1 million residents of the unincorporated communities of Los Angeles County also... https://t.co/cxqhEQy87J

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