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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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Brothers & Sisters,

This week, the nation celebrated #WorldMentalHealthDay. Observed on October 10th each year, World Mental Health Day helps raise awareness for mental health issues and encourages organizations to mobilize efforts in support of mental health.

Last year, more Firefighters died from suicide than from on-duty events. National surveys suggest nearly one in three Firefighters has considered suicide. In many cases, post-traumatic stress injury is the cause, and all too often, our brothers and sisters suffer in silence. As Firefighters and First Responders, we are conditioned to be tough and strong—we are conditioned to be superheroes for our community. However, just like physical health, behavioral health is something that must be conditioned and maintained. Local 1014 would like to remind our members to take a moment to check in with your brothers and sisters and to utilize the resources in your stations via the Local 1014 Mental Health Resources poster. Don’t let this issue live in the shadows.

Your Local 1014 Executive Board is committed to continuing this fight to break the silence, and is leading this fight at local and state levels. To that end, Local 1014 will be participating in the Public Safety Peer Support Association's 3rdAnnual “Wellness on the Front Line” Conference. Our Local 1014 team will be participating in seminars on topics including: post-traumatic stress disorder, peer support responses to critical incidents, facing adversity, resilience, peer support program development, responses to the Montecito Mudslides, 2017 Las Vegas 91 Harvest Music Festival Shooting, and other important topics. We are dedicated to learning all we can to help support our members and get them the care they need to stay healthy.

Be safe out there and take care of each other.

In Solidarity,

President Dave Gillotte and your Executive Board
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Brothers & Sisters, 

This week, the nation celebrated #WorldMentalHealthDay. Observed on October 10th each year, World Mental Health Day helps raise awareness for mental health issues and encourages organizations to mobilize efforts in support of mental health. 

Last year, more Firefighters died from suicide than from on-duty events. National surveys suggest nearly one in three Firefighters has considered suicide. In many cases, post-traumatic stress injury is the cause, and all too often, our brothers and sisters suffer in silence.  As Firefighters and First Responders, we are conditioned to be tough and strong—we are conditioned to be superheroes for our community. However, just like physical health, behavioral health is something that must be conditioned and maintained. Local 1014 would like to remind our members to take a moment to check in with your brothers and sisters and to utilize the resources in your stations via the Local 1014 Mental Health Resources poster. Don’t let this issue live in the shadows. 

Your Local 1014 Executive Board is committed to continuing this fight to break the silence, and is leading this fight at local and state levels.  To that end, Local 1014 will be participating in the Public Safety Peer Support Associations 3rdAnnual “Wellness on the Front Line” Conference. Our Local 1014 team will be participating in seminars on topics including: post-traumatic stress disorder, peer support responses to critical incidents, facing adversity, resilience, peer support program development, responses to the Montecito Mudslides, 2017 Las Vegas 91 Harvest Music Festival Shooting, and other important topics. We are dedicated to learning all we can to help support our members and get them the care they need to stay healthy. 

Be safe out there and take care of each other. 

 In Solidarity, 

President Dave Gillotte and your Executive Board

Did you know Firefighters are at a higher risk than the general public for developing illnesses such as heart disease and lung cancer?

The Local 1014 Health Plan is the only plan that is for Firefighters, by Firefighters. This year, we will be expanding our benefits to include enhanced dental, hearing, intrauterine insemination (IUI), and medical weight loss benefits just to name a few. Higher allowances, increased coverage, new benefits and greater options are just a few of the highlights of The Local 1014 Health Plan in 2019.

LA County Choices Open Enrollment ends October 31! For more information about The Local 1014 Health Plan or for more details on how to sign-up, please call member services at 800-660-1014 or email medicalplan@local1014.org.
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Did you know Firefighters are at a higher risk than the general public for developing illnesses such as heart disease and lung cancer?

The Local 1014 Health Plan is the only plan that is for Firefighters, by Firefighters. This year, we will be expanding our benefits to include enhanced dental, hearing, intrauterine insemination (IUI), and medical weight loss benefits just to name a few. Higher allowances, increased coverage, new benefits and greater options are just a few of the highlights of The Local 1014 Health Plan in 2019.

LA County Choices Open Enrollment ends October 31! For more information about The Local 1014 Health Plan or for more details on how to sign-up, please call member services at 800-660-1014 or email medicalplan@local1014.org.

 

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Yes I know😩

Great benefits plan you offer. One of the best around!

Great dental!

Been retired since 01. Best insurance every!!!! Best job ever. Thank you 1014!!!!

To bad you can't switch before you retire

My point was the beginning of the post is somewhat misleading to the members. “Did you know Firefighters are at a higher risk than the general public for developing illnesses such as heart disease and lung cancer?” Sounds like 1014 is going to handle heart and cancer and that is not always the case. But thanks for all you do.

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7 days ago

Los Angeles County Firefighters, IAFF Local 1014

Today Local 1014 held a productive General Membership Meeting at your Union Hall. We had representation from all levels of our membership—camps, fire prevention, dispatch, firefighter and paramedic ranks were all represented.

We discussed several important topics including: contract negotiations, staffing issues and recalls, team sports, electronic passwords, and technology, PIO and FSA issues. It was great to have a robust discussion on the important issues facing our Union. The strength of Local 1014 going forward is dependent on active participation in the Union. We need our members to be engaged so that we can remain the strongest Union in the state and continue to improve the lives of our members and their families.

Special thank you to everyone who submitted nominations for the Executive Board. Over 16 individuals were nominated for the Executive Board, these individuals must accept the nominations by Tuesday, October 16. A bulletin will be sent to all stations and sites to inform the membership of candidates who have accepted nominations.

In Solidarity,
Dave Gillotte and the Executive Board
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Today Local 1014 held a productive General Membership Meeting at your Union Hall. We had representation from all levels of our membership—camps, fire prevention, dispatch, firefighter and paramedic ranks were all represented. 

We discussed several important topics including: contract negotiations, staffing issues and recalls, team sports, electronic passwords, and technology, PIO and FSA issues. It was great to have a robust discussion on the important issues facing our Union. The strength of Local 1014 going forward is dependent on active participation in the Union. We need our members to be engaged so that we can remain the strongest Union in the state and continue to improve the lives of our members and their families. 
 
Special thank you to everyone who submitted nominations for the Executive Board. Over 16 individuals were nominated for the Executive Board, these individuals must accept the nominations by Tuesday, October 16. A bulletin will be sent to all stations and sites to inform the membership of candidates who have accepted nominations. 
 
In Solidarity, 
Dave Gillotte and the Executive Board

1 week ago

Los Angeles County Firefighters, IAFF Local 1014

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Join #Local1014 in wearing pink to fight against #breastcancer.

Did you know 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime? In a Florida study, nearly 30% of female Firefighters were diagnosed with breast cancer, a significantly higher rate than the national average. Remember to get an annual mammogram, especially if you are over the age of 40.

Firefighter Cancer Support Network answers the call when our brothers and sisters receive a cancer diagnosis. As a reminder, the #IAFF designated FCSN as a beneficiary for pink shirt sales (Resolution 21 in 2010). #FirefightersInPink #IAFFinPink

For details about FCSN’s mission, see bit.ly/AboutFCSN. To make a tax-deductible donation, go to bit.ly/FCSNdonation.
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Join #Local1014 in wearing pink to fight against #breastcancer.  

Did you know 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime? In a Florida study, nearly 30% of female Firefighters were diagnosed with breast cancer, a significantly higher rate than the national average. Remember to get an annual mammogram, especially if you are over the age of 40.   

Firefighter Cancer Support Network answers the call when our brothers and sisters receive a cancer diagnosis. As a reminder, the #IAFF designated FCSN as a beneficiary for pink shirt sales (Resolution 21 in 2010). #FirefightersInPink #IAFFinPink

For details about FCSN’s mission, see bit.ly/AboutFCSN. To make a tax-deductible donation, go to bit.ly/FCSNdonation.

1 week ago

Los Angeles County Firefighters, IAFF Local 1014

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