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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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Today your Local 1014 President and Executive Board were up early working with incoming Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors’ Chair Supervisor Janice Hahn and Supervisor Kathryn Barger to support their coauthored motion to analyze our Los Angeles County Fire Department's current and future needs including infrastructure, equipment and staffing. Our needs as a department are changing and we need the resources to support these changes. Call load and call complexity are increasing rapidly and our yearlong fire season is becoming more intense as we saw with the #WoolseyFire. Our goal is 4-person staffing on all of our apparatus. Coming in 2020 we will be forging an initiative to make it all happen... but the work begins now. #SupportOurFirefighters ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Proud of our brothers and sisters. Great work 1014

4 man staffing would be fantastic on all engines. But we have a 4 man paramedic engine, a 4 man Quint, 2 on a paramedic squad and our district has the most calls per jurisdiction in the county. How about supporting more resources in the districts that need it. What does it take to make the changes we need. This can certainly be a case for failed leadership. We all do our part each and everyday. Now it's time to put up shut up. Dave thank you for working on behalf of all our brothers and sisters. We need it now, before it's too late! Ken Garcia 33's

4 man staffing would be Awesome.

Well spoken Dave 👍 we need to bring back a graded physical agility to allow more young candidates to be hired too many old turds getting hurt

Dave...what can I say that hasn’t been said?? As ALWAYS, so eloquently and heartfelt spoken. The Union members, both active and retired are so lucky that you have their backs and can take a precise, emotionally laden message to the public and to the politicians...Be well!!

Another opportunity to see Dave hard at work for his membership and our beloved County!

Good job Dave. Too much work for 3. Need 4. 🚒

That would be amazing!

Just a short note to tell you that I grew up on 64th st in LA. Your uncle had the neighborhood gas station. My God mother, Mary Jones, wanted my sister to date your dad. St Columbkills Parish and school. We were the winter family, 5 girls I boy. Those were great times. I'm the baby who turned 82 last month. Keep up the good work.

Strong Work from a Man who never stops working for us!!!!

Excellent.

Growing with ure dispatchers also.

Well done Dave ! Thank you for all you do 👨🏻‍🚒

Way, way over due... "Do More With More... "NOT", Do More With Less". Staffing with four (4), is a SAFETY Must...!!!

AWESOME JOB DAVE GILLOTTE!🇺🇸🦅

That was the plan when I got hired in 1987 Well that worked out fine 31 years?

Great work, LACOFD. Thank you all for your continued service.

Four personal on all apparatus? That’s AWESOME! 👍😎🚒🇺🇸

Thanks Dave, strong work brother. Also thank you to the board of supervisors for your gratitude and recognition for all that the men and women do for the County of LOS ANGELES, the world and all its citizens and communities. We the men and women love the recognition but now it is the final hour to show your gratitude by agreeing on contracts, safety, benefits and staffing. Please match our dedication in our final hour. Regards

4 person staffing?! That would be amazing! Thank you!

Dave Gillotte is a stand up guy, and you Brothers and Sisters are fortunate to have such a stellar leader. Great work, Brother!

Great representation Dave 👍

Thank you Dave and Local 1014!

Strong work Dave!

Nice work

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