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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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Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers, grandfathers, stepfathers, and all those who have made a difference in our lives and the lives of our children.
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Father, Dad, Papa, no matter what you call them they influence our lives and they are the person we look up to. 

Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers, grandfathers, stepfathers, and all those who have made a difference in our lives and the lives of our children.

 

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Our deepest condolences to our Brothers and Sisters at the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs - ALADS and the LASD Headquarters for the tragic and senseless loss of Deputy Joseph Gilbert Solano.

Brother Solano was killed after being shot in the head while off-duty at an Alhambra Jack in the Box on Monday.

Our thoughts an prayers are with Brother Solano, his family, friends, and coworkers at this difficult time. #RIP
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Our deepest condolences to our Brothers and Sisters at the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs - ALADS and the LASD Headquarters for the tragic and senseless loss of Deputy Joseph Gilbert Solano. 

Brother Solano was killed after being shot in the head while off-duty at an Alhambra Jack in the Box on Monday. 

Our thoughts an prayers are with Brother Solano, his family, friends, and coworkers at this difficult time. #RIPImage attachment

 

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So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all.😢

Our condolences and prayers.

RIP prayers for the family

Many prayers to this hero's family

So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all.❤️

I'm so very sorry to hear of this tragic loss. 😓My condolences to his family, work family and all who knew and loved him.

God’s peace and comfort for Deputy Solano’s family, friends and coworkers.

RIP officer Solano tax payers money should never protect this murderer may the good Lord be with your family and keep them strong

Another tragic loss. Prayers for the family

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Many Blessings to his family. 💞

My condolences to his family.🇺🇸🇧🇷

My sincerest condolences to his family. May God brings peace to their ❤.

RIP Deputy Solano my condolences for his family 😢

RIP Sir... what a horrible tragedy. Sending my deepest, heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and his department at this very sad time.

So sorry for your loss! PrYers and condolences for his family’

Sorry for your loss. Thank you for covering my back for my career as a firefighter. Blessings to your family 🙏

Horrible and senseless...😡 Prayers for him and his loved ones.

I’m very sorry prayers to all.

Brutal, sorry for your loss, a loss for us all.

RIP sir God Bless you and your family in these differently difficult times. 🇺🇸

My condolences to the family and Sheriff Dept Of Gilbert Solano!!

My condolences to his family.

Prayers hope they catch the S.O.B. That done this

So sorry, so senseless.

Rest In Peace

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The #Renew911VCF Bills has unanimously passed the Judiciary Committee in the House. It will now go to a floor vote. We are one step closer to securing protections for the health and safety of the #firstresponders of 9-11. #NeverForget.

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House panel passes 9/11 victims fund bill a day after Jon Stewart's emotional testimony
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Thank you to the over 100 members who attended the Local 1014 General Membership Meeting yesterday. Your Local 1014 Executive Board is thankful for all who showed up to voice their opinion and cast their vote on General Member Motion No. 058-19 regarding alternative work schedules. The subject was difficult but our debate was robust and led to votes cast in support of the motion.

We will now move forward with establishing a Schedule Change Committee. Once established we will work to ensure the committee delivers a recommendation on alternative work schedules for consideration with a simple majority vote on a 1-year trial. There will be more communication as this process progresses.

Additionally, we discussed our paychecks, raises, paycheck auditing, staffing, additional vacation day grievance general in character, hiring practices, contract city issues, and communications updates.

A wonderful meeting with great membership involvement and great discussions on issues affecting our work.

Once again, thank you to everyone who attended yesterday. We will be launching a campaign to ensure that all members are encouraged to vote on this critically important issue.
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Ground hogs day good luck

One step Closer!!...We learned a lot from that last time this was presented 5 years ago and If there are any lessons learned that we can pass on to this next generation pushing for it here it is: -It’s critical that we listen and hear what all of our brothers and sisters have to say. -Be empathetic and understanding to individual hardships that could occur with such a life changing event. -Be educated and informed to bring your peers the facts and truth. -And lastly; know that you aren’t going to change everyone’s opinion and be respectful of this. Stay Civil. Above all this, debate is healthy, it’s important that we have all these hard conversations. And understand that change is hard, but also necessary. Trying something new doesn’t mean we lose where we’ve come from or give something up. It means that we gain something and improve our selves. The fire service is built on this type of change and innovation. -How did we know that hoses were going to work better than buckets? Because we tried. -How did we know that the modern day combustion engine would be better than horse and steam? Because we tried -How did we know that helicopters and aircraft could be so successful on fires? Because we tried. -How did we know that training firefighters to be paramedics would save more lives? Because we tried. -How did we know Fire Office could be used to mange our staffing? Because we tried -How did we know a little Mobile app like FireSync would be so helpful to managing our lives and careers? Because we tried. Our great membership through the history of this department has innovated and made monumental positive changes to the entire fire service Bc we dared to try. This schedule trial is an opportunity to once again be a leader in the fire service. *What this isn’t about:* -This isn’t about only helping a few who live out of state or far away. . We think there are many misconceptions that people think this is only being driven by a small selfish contingent who have chosen to live out of state or far away. These people only represent a few percent of our membership. Less than 2% to be exact. 98% live in the SoCal area. -This isn’t about giving anything up. Our strong union and seasoned executive board will ensure that would never happen. This is a win for the county. We prefer Optimism not pessimism. -This isn’t about the fear of the unknown or what if... *What it is about:* -This schedule trial is about bettering our future. I believe this is where we need to go. We can’t bury our heads in the sand forever and ignore what all these other departments have done. -It’s about the physical and mental health of our members their families and this newer generation that has picked up the torch to move it forward. -It’s about trying to create a more predictable and consistent work/life balance -it’s about trying a schedule that will both navigate not only bad staffing times like the last 5 years, but good staffing times as well like 10+ years ago. -It’s about allowing those close to retirement to take advantage of their highest year while enjoying their lifestyle. -It’s about reducing our members commutes so they can afford to live in more desirable areas and save money. Traffic is horrendous. It will only get worse. -It’s about spending more time with your family and being home more in the mornings. -It’s about being safe from Recall more days in a row. -It’s about setting up this next generation for success so they to can build a life and healthy career. We got ours, let’s ensure they get theirs... This schedule change is about us trying something that so many other departments have dared to try...

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Our deepest condolences to our Brothers and Sisters at @aladsonline and @LASDHQ for the tragic and senseless loss of Deputy Joseph Gilbert Solano.
Our thoughts an prayers are with Brother Solano, his family, friends, and coworkers at this difficult time. #RIP

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TWO MORE WEEKS! Beginning Wed., June 26, 2019, at 1 p.m., PT, the LACoFD will open the application filing for the position of Fire Fighter Trainee; filing of applications will be suspended on Fri., June 28, 2019, at 1 p.m., PT. For more info: https://t.co/vVHutJ0W9b.

The #Renew911VCF Bills has unanimously passed the Judiciary Committee in the House. It will now go to a floor vote. We are one step closer to securing protections for the health and safety of the #firstresponders of 9-11. #NeverForget.
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