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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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16 hours ago

Los Angeles County Firefighters, IAFF Local 1014

Thank you #NYC for your support!

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Empire State BuildingOur lights will shine in California’s state colors, blue and gold, with an EMS siren in the halo in sympathy for the victims and those affected by the California wildfires.
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Thank you #NYC for your support!

https://www.facebook.com/153817204635459/posts/2529426153741207/

Empire State Building

 

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Beautiful

Thanks. For all the support, also this is BEAUTIFUL

Thanks NYC. Who knew the state and Bruins were the same color

Classy and very much appreciated

Thank you New York City

Rosie Posie... isn't this cool!

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I want to thank our Brothers and Sisters from OC Firefighters, Local 3631 for coming down to help staff our stations and take care of our communities as we battle on the front lines and for sending strike teams. Thank you to all our Brothers and Sisters from all our fellow #unions from across the nation who have showed up to provide #MutualAid. All our members are working day and night to not only fight the fire but also continue to provide service to 4 million residents across #LACounty. #UnionIsAllOfUs
—President Dave Gillotte
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I want to thank our Brothers and Sisters from OC Firefighters, Local 3631 for coming down to help staff our stations and take care of our communities as we battle on the front lines and for sending strike teams. Thank you to all our Brothers and Sisters from all our fellow #unions from across the nation who have showed up to provide #MutualAid. All our members are working day and night to not only fight the fire but also continue to provide service to 4 million residents across #LACounty. #UnionIsAllOfUs 
—President Dave Gillotte

 

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Yeah team! Thank you so much for your work. 👏 🔥 💙

You all are awesome we appreciate you for the coverage.

God Bless our Firefighters and keep them safe

God bless and watch over you all. ❤️👨🏼‍🚒👩🏻‍🚒

Well said!! Having been a volunteer EMT in NJ along with my husband for 17 yrs we have seen first hand how important an effective mutual aid system is in times of true emergencies...my husband also worked with NJ State Forest Fire Service for a number of years as well...hands down, the system out here works very, very well...OCFA, LAFD, LACoFD and all responding agencies you ROCK!!

God bless the IAFF

God bless and keep you safe. 🙏

Thank you!

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2 days ago

Los Angeles County Firefighters, IAFF Local 1014

While our members work tirelessly to protect our citizens here at home, we would like to take the time to recognize and thank the men and women who have dedicated their lives to protecting our freedom at home and abroad. Many of our LA County #Firefighters have had the honor of serving in the #military and we are proud of our continued support of our active and retired military #veterans.

Please take the time today to thank a #Veteran in your life. Call your friends, neighbors, family members or your brother and sister Firefighters and thank them for the sacrifices they have made and their families have made so that we can enjoy our freedom. #VeteransDay
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While our members work tirelessly to protect our citizens here at home, we would like to take the time to recognize and thank the men and women who have dedicated their lives to protecting our freedom at home and abroad. Many of our LA County #Firefighters have had the honor of serving in the #military and we are proud of our continued support of our active and retired military #veterans. 
 
Please take the time today to thank a #Veteran in your life. Call your friends, neighbors, family members or your brother and sister Firefighters and thank them for the sacrifices they have made and their families have made so that we can enjoy our freedom. #VeteransDayImage attachmentImage attachment

 

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🙌🙌🙌🙌🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🔥💨👨‍🚒👨‍🚒👏👏😞😞

Thankyou to all who are putting their lives To save ours Please evacuate when asked to God Be With us all

prayers 🙏🙏🙏🙏

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Thank you! Prayers being said for the first responders and that the winds die down.

Thanks to all who served

🙏🏻😇🙏🏻😇🙏🏻😇🚒🚒🚒

Thank you Jason for saving lives and homes. You guys are so appreciated. Be safe.

Amen bro....we 'know' who

Thank you for serving our country, and all of us at LACOFD

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3 days ago

Los Angeles County Firefighters, IAFF Local 1014

Working with IAFF 10th District DVP Frank Lima and Ventura County at their Union Hall to get our members in the area assessed for any needs. Chief Osby and Chief Whittle have been working with Local 1014 to get the word out and also directly call all members who live in the affected area, get them the help they need. We have worked to embed IAFF PEERS into the command post to help with any behavioral health needs. The IAFF uses a GIS map of the fire area by satellite, combined with the Fire Maps and pulls addresses of all members with contact information. We will keep you informed... stay safe out on the line.The IAFF and 10th District VP Lima have set up IAFF Disaster Relief Operations in northern and southern California:
IAFF 10th District State Representative Tim Aboudara is working with CPF President Brian Rice on the Butte County Disaster Relief Operation. If any members have needs please contact Brother Aboudara at (707)486-7652 and Tim.Aboudara@srff.org

VP Lima, with the assistance of DFSR Stephen Gilman, is running the Disaster Relief Operation for the Southern California fires in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. Members with needs can reach VP Lima at (213)507-6317 and FLima@iaff.org or Stephen Gilman at (602)418-3766 and SteveG@pffaz.org.

If any IAFF members, regardless of district, need assistance please do not hesitate to contact any of the above 10th District personnel.
Frankie Lima Stephen Gilman Los Angeles County Firefighters, IAFF Local 1014 Chris Mahon L1014 President Dave Gillotte Ventura County Professional Firefighters' Association - IAFF Local 1364 L1364 Kevin Aguayo Brian K Rice
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Working with IAFF 10th District DVP Frank Lima and Ventura County at their Union Hall to get our members in the area assessed for any needs.  Chief Osby and Chief Whittle have been working with Local 1014 to get the word out and also directly call all members who live in the affected area, get them the help they need. We have worked to embed IAFF PEERS into the command post to help with any behavioral health needs.  The IAFF uses a GIS map of the fire area by satellite, combined with the Fire Maps and pulls addresses of all members with contact information.  We will keep you informed... stay safe out on the line.

 

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Good work Gillotte

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Thank you #NYC for your support!

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While our members work tirelessly to protect our citizens here at home, we would like to take the time to recognize and thank the men and women of who have dedicated their lives to protecting our freedom at home... https://t.co/TqrXbumfU4

#WoolseyFire - The view from the air, via @LACoFireAirOps. Doubled in size over 12 hours on Friday. Thousands fleeing their homes, Thousands of #firefighters converging to save lives and property. #NewNormal #OneTeamOneFight

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