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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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7 days ago

Los Angeles County Firefighters, IAFF Local 1014

Local 1014 President Dave Gillotte, Chair of the California State Task Force on Behavioral Health in the Fire Service, working with members of the Task Force to move important legislation forward this legislative session that will allow our Peer Support Teams to establish a confidential Peer Support and Crisis Referral Services pilot program for California’s #Firefighters and #FirstResponders who have suffered a post-traumatic stress injury and are seeking support. #BreakingTheStigma #UnionIsAllOfUs #ProtectingThoseWhoProtectUs #HealingOurOwn

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We’re very proud that Marin Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 1775 Member Nicole Scott is serving on this critically important task force.

Well done Dave Gillotte

Leadership at the finest... Thank you for you folks time and effort....

1 week ago

Los Angeles County Firefighters, IAFF Local 1014

Last week, Local 1014 Executive Board Members met with our #LACoFD #Dispatchers and 603/604 Bargaining Unit members to discuss their unique needs. We toured the Dispatch Center to see firsthand the difficult and stressful work our Dispatchers do for our residents. They handle an incredible amount of pressure each day as they help our families through life and death situations and ensure they receive the assistance they need.

As we move forward in the negotiations process we will be looking for a deal that reflects the value and the services they provide to the 4 million residents we serve throughout the County of Los Angeles.
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Fight hard for dispatchers! Their job IS very stressful.

It all starts with them, they do fantastic work. Dispatchers are the key.

God bless our dispachers there the hartbeat of the dept without them we would be in a lot of trubble such a stresfull jod i dont no how thay do it by the grace of god

Thank you for taking the time to see it first hand.

Thankyou

Thank you for coming out and spending time with us!! Please keep fighting for us! I work with some amazing people ❤️ and dispatch is sometimes the last to be recognized!!

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2 weeks ago

Los Angeles County Firefighters, IAFF Local 1014

Today we said farewell to Brother Michael Shepard who was tragically killed on January 23, 2019.

President Dave Gillotte and members of the Local 1014 Executive Board were humbled to present the traditional engraved Bible to Michael Shepard’s family at the service.

Thank you to all who attended the memorial service today and showed solidarity and support for his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by his wife, four sons, two daughters, and seven grandchildren.

#RIP Brother. We shall never forget.
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🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

😥🙏🇺🇸

RIP Brother........

🙌🙌🙌👨‍🚒👨‍🚒

🇺🇸🚒 😢🙏🚒🚒🚒🇺🇸

R.I.P Brother

Sending prayers 🙏🙏 and condolences

Prayers! 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽R.I.P. BROTHER!

Thank you for your service to our country and being true American hero and sorry for your loss

RIP

RIP Mike!!

RIP brother

May he be at peace prayers to his family

PRAYERS my brother it will be handled from here

So sad

RIP 🙏🏽

RIP Mike

A sad loss for family, friends and community. RIP

Rest In Peace..God bless you family & friends in the days to come!

I swear I worked with him at 163's. God bless him!

R.I.P. 🙏🏼

R.I.P. BROTHER!

R.I.P. Thank you Capt. Shepard.

Thank you for honoring him. Mike was a good man.

RIP

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With the costs of California’s #newnormal of catastrophic wildfires hitting homeowners on multiple levels, continued investment in fire response resources and fire prevention is critical for our local communities. Underfunding for #Firefighters, equipment, stations and resources can lead to losses that increase fire insurance. Our efforts towards a 2020 fire initiative will give our #FirstResponders the resources to be more effective in our mission to saves lives and property.

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California homeowners face higher insurance costs after fires
Millions of residents in wildfire-prone parts of the state are likely to see a sharp hike in insurance rates
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Real easy fix. Stop allowing people to build in fire prone areas.

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