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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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13 hours ago

Los Angeles County Firefighters, IAFF Local 1014

#ElPasoStrong - these words mean so much. El Paso Firefighters are one of the strongest and most resilient memberships in our International Association of Fire Fighters.

It was an honor to respond as part of a 31-member task force of IAFF trained peers, including members from LA County, LA City, Oxnard, Heartland Fire, Arizona, and FDNY, to compliment the 11-member peer team from IAFF Local 51 - El Paso Firefighters.

Brother and President Joe Tellez thanked President Gillotte and the LA County Peer Support Members as part of the team that responded to 35 Fire Stations, 3 shifts, over 1,000 personnel, the Medical Examiner's Office, Dispatch, Command and Training Centers to debrief and provide peer and clinician resources for all involved in the incident.

Our LA County Peer Support Teams are specifically trained through the IAFF and the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation to help First Responders cope with mass-casualty incidents. This is one of the characteristics which makes our program uniquely qualified to help our brothers and sisters as they work to recover from this incident.

Behavioral health and post-traumatic stress injuries (PTSI) are common following a response of this magnitude. Ensuring that Firefighters and First Responders have the tools to recognize and respond to signs and symptoms of these injuries is key to keeping folks healthy and getting them back to work to continue to help others as they move toward healing.

We are proud of our Executive Board and our membership for always stepping up to handle jobs like this as we help our brothers and sisters nationwide. We also want to thank our Fire Chief Daryl Osby and members of his executive staff for supporting this operation with our personnel. Chief Osby has communicated the importance of helping others, who one day might help us.

God Bless the Firefighters and citizens of El Paso, Texas. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Team 10th
California Professional Firefighters
Los Angeles County Fire Department
Scott Ross Dave Gillotte
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I'm proud of all of you!

Very Good Work.🤗🤗

Saludos desde rio grande zacatecas México soy bombero desde hace. 13 años

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2 days ago

Los Angeles County Firefighters, IAFF Local 1014

Local 1014 is not just our members, it is also a team of dedicated professionals who help support our members as employees of the Union and the Local 1014 Health Trust. Today we celebrated the retirement of Linda Delgado, a 22-year veteran of Local 1014 and the Health Trust. Thank you, Linda, for your commitment to helping our members get the highest quality service and healthcare for them and their families.

On behalf of the 1014 Executive Board and the Local 1014 Health Plan’s Board of Trustees, we wish you the best on your next adventure!
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I love 1014. Great job everyone

“Can't Stop Compressing," by Los Angeles County Fire Department was chosen by National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) as the national winner of their #CPR awareness contest!

#LACOFD competed with EMS agencies across the country using 110-bpm songs to teach bystanders how to do CPR and maintain the ideal rate for chest compressions.

Please check this potentially lifesaving information and share it with your friends!
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Wonderful!!! When I taught Medical Office, and Medical Assisting Classes low those many years ago, we always taught CPR through the Red Cross certification program. During or after the classes at least one person would come back and tell me that they used the information in the class to save a loved one'd life. It would give me chills and a new urgency to keep teaching. I had one student who did CPR on her own Mom while waiting for the paramedics, and saved her life! The importance of doing it right, consistently, and with a Good rhythm can't be stressed enough. I used to suggest using the Bee Gees Staying Alive. You've done so much better! Saving to my phone!! Just in case!! Thank you so much!!!!

Great Job L.A. County EMS Educators !!!!!

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Calling all interested youth between the ages of 14-19 to join LACoFD's bravest at the Girls' Fire Camp on 9/28/19. Explore the possibility of becoming a firefighter with hands-on equipment demonstrations. Learn more and sign-up today at:

Opening conversations about mental health and suicide with #firefighters and paramedics could save a life. If you or a loved one is experiencing suicidal thoughts, don’t wait to ask for help today - call the #IAFFrecoverycenter at 855-900-8437

Our thoughts and prayer go out to the family and friends of @CHP_HQ Officer Andre Moye, who was killed during a shootout following a traffic stop in Riverside. #RIP

“Can't Stop Compressing," by @lacofd was chosen by @NAEMSP as the national winner of their #CPR awareness contest!🚒🚑⚕️

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