On behalf of the over 44,000 Firefighters in the IAFF’s 10th District in the States of Arizona, California, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Guam, I am proud to present the Fall 2017 Newsletter.

The past few months have been very difficult for Firefighters across the nation, especially here in the 10th District where so many of our members were impacted by the tragic events in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the hundreds of IAFF members and their families who have been affected.

Simultaneously, the IAFF has been hard at work for our members with the disaster relief efforts from Texas to Florida, and most recently, the catastrophic North Bay Fires in Northern California. These unprecedented events have shown the world the meaning of solidarity and the essence of our commitment to each other. I am proud to serve with you and call you my brothers and sisters.

On the local level, we have had numerous political and grassroots successes. At the Hollywood Burbank Airport, Burbank Airport Firefighters I-61, with the help of our IAFF team, secured a new contract and prevented what would have been devastating staffing cuts.

In Albuquerque, New Mexico, we had a hotly contested mayoral race and were successful in getting our endorsed candidate, Tim Keller, elected with 62% of the vote. Congratulations to IAFF Local 244 for getting out the vote for a candidate who will help Firefighters!

In Phoenix, Arizona, we have one of our own, Glendale Arizona Firefighter and Phoenix City Councilman Daniel Valenzuela, running for Mayor of Phoenix. We wish him good luck in his upcoming election in 2018!
Finally, I hope that you and your members can join us at our 2nd Annual 10th District Partnership Education Program (PEP) to be held in Los Angeles, California in June 2018 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel. Following the inaugural 10th District PEP in Phoenix, Arizona, we also held PEPs in three states, including Hawaii. The 2018 10th District PEP promises to provide critical training in leadership development and best practices. I hope to see you all there next June!

Thank you once again for the confidence that you have placed in me as your IAFF Vice President. It is truly my honor to serve our Firefighters in the 10th District. Please share this newsletter with your members and ask them to sign-up to receive it directly. 

In Solidarity,
 
Frank Lima
10th District Vice President
International Association of Fire Fighters
1
Catastrophic North Bay Fires
Fire Crews fully contained the devastating northern California wildfires 23 days after they ignited on October 8th. The catastrophic fires claimed the lives of at least 44 people, burned more than 8,900 structures, and caused more than $1 billion in damage. At the peak of suppression operations, there were more than 11,000 Firefighters battling the blazes, with several members who were directly impacted by the fires. 

IAFF disaster relief operations were deployed to assist affected members from 14 Locals in the area. General President Harold Schaitberger and General Secretary-Treasurer Edward Kelly were on the ground along with District Vice President Frank Lima, Local 2881 President Mike Lopez, Santa Rosa Local 1401 President Tim Aboudara, and many others to assess member needs. The IAFF disaster relief team established a command center at the Local 1401 Union Hall to help members with financial and other assistance, including medical aid and peer support.

Full containment reached on all North San Francisco Bay wildfires
The last of the Northern California fires that killed 43 people and burned more than 100,000 acres was fully contained Tuesday, officials said. The milestone came in the afternoon when crews surrounded the Tubbs Fire, the deadliest of the fires that erupted late Oct. 8 and early Oct. 9. The blaze incinerated 2,900 homes and killed 22 people as it roared southwest from Calistoga into neighborhoods in northern Santa Rosa.
Firefighters bring toys, supplies to North Bay fire victims
Firefighters are not only fighting the fires, but they’re also working to bring joy to fire evacuees. San Francisco firefighters collected toys and supplies for the victims of the devastating North Bay fires. They hoped the toys, board games, gift cards, toiletries, and other supplies could help to provide a small amount of relief for the families who have lost their homes and are trying to stay strong in the face of overwhelming challenges.


2
Tragic Las Vegas Mass Shooting
IAFF members from Clark County Local 1908, Henderson Local 1883, and Las Vegas Local 1285 responded to the tragic mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, in which 59 people were killed and more than 500 injured. Numerous off-duty First Responders were also in attendance at the concert where the shooting took place and jumped into action, utilizing their skills and training to assist during the chaos and sustaining injuries themselves. There are countless stories of heroism from several members who responded under combat conditions to save lives.

Due to the incredible impact on our members, the IAFF coordinated a full response, which included mobilizing a Peer Support team.
IAFF Says 15 Off-Duty FFs Were Shot in Vegas
The International Association of Firefighters says 15 off-duty firefighters were shot in Las Vegas on Sunday night, two of whom were hit by gunfire while performing CPR. The firefighters who were shot during the horrific incident predominantly hail from California and most are IAFF members.

The departments with multiple shooting victims were Los Angeles City (4) and Los Angeles County (3), while the following departments had a single member wounded: Encinitas, Glendale, San Bernardino, San Diego and Torrance. Two of the firefighters were from Arizona (Desert Springs and Lake Havasu) and another was with Las Vegas Fire & Rescue.

'Like a War Scene': Firefighter Describes Las Vegas Massacre
At least 50 people are dead and more than 400 others are injured after a gunman opened fire on an outdoor concert in Las Vegas. The suspect, who was killed, was identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock. Robert Hayes, a firefighter with the Los Angeles Fire Department, was attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival with his wife and several friends when Paddock opened fire from a room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.
3
Hollywood Burbank Airport Maintains Firefighter Staffing
I am proud to announce that the Burbank Airport Firefighters have approved a three-year contract for the members of Local I-61. After months of stalled negotiations and the very real threat of a labor shutdown of the Hollywood Burbank Airport, IAFF 10th District Representative Brian Rice was instrumental in helping to reach this agreement for the Airport Firefighters that provides an increase in pay, improved medical benefits, and better working conditions. Most importantly, it locks in Firefighter staffing levels so that the passengers and employees of the Hollywood Burbank Airport will be safe at all times with the members of Local I-61 on duty.

Special thanks to the Executive Secretary Treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor Rusty Hicks who weighed-in strongly on behalf of our Firefighters. Thanks also to nearly a dozen State Legislators led by Secretary of State Alex Padilla who signed a strong letter of support asking for a fair contract and safe staffing levels at the Airport.
Hollywood Burbank Airport opts to not reduce firefighter staffing
Hollywood Burbank Airport officials recently decided to not reduce its aircraft rescue-and-firefighting services after finalizing a labor agreement with its in-house fire department. Members from various firefighter unions throughout the state have approached the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority since its decision in June to reduce the minimum number of on-duty fire personnel at the airport from five firefighters and one captain to three firefighters and one captain.
4
Operation Disaster Relief: IAFF Response
Over the past few months, our members have been tested by an unprecedented wave of large scale disasters. Hurricane Harvey made landfall August 25th along the Texas Gulf Coast from Corpus Christi to Orange, bringing “biblical” amounts of rain, damaging winds, and widespread flooding. The magnitude of the Category 4 storm was extraordinary as affiliates in Houston and across the Texas-Louisiana border felt the brunt of the destruction. Less than two weeks later, on September 10th, Hurricane Irma tore through Florida, making landfall as a Category 4 hurricane. More than 25,000 IAFF members were in the storm’s path.

Despite the dangerous conditions, our IAFF members in the disaster zone worked around the clock - 96 hours straight - responding to tens of thousands of calls, rescuing people trapped on rooftops or marooned by floodwaters, all the while knowing that their own homes were likely underwater. Several 10th District Locals sent swift water rescue crews into the disaster zones.

The IAFF teams on the ground in both locations provided food, water, clothing, medication, and transportation to help hundreds of members impacted. Additionally, the IAFF spent over $400,000 to buy and administer more than 2,750 Hepatitis-A and Tetanus vaccines for members exposed to toxic waters and high levels of E-Coli from the flooding and also distributed the NFORS exposure app for all members in the affected area. 

IAFF Peer Support teams were dispatched in the critical days following the storm, conducting more than 2,500 direct needs assessments for members affected by the storm. Peer Support teams will continue to follow-up with immediate and long-term needs.
How You Can Help: Donate to the IAFF Disaster Relief Fund
We need your help to provide needed emergency funds to our Disaster Relief Fund. Make a donation by credit card online at  www.iaff.org/disasterrelief .
5
Updates from New Mexico

New Mexico 1st Annual IAFF Partnership Education Program
On July 15th, the IAFF held its first ever Partnership Education Program (PEP) event for our brothers and sisters in New Mexico. The educational event occurred in conjunction with the Professional Firefighters of New Mexico’s 2017 State Convention. Over 50 brothers and sisters were able to take advantage of the IAFF training. District Vice President Lima, has been steadfast in his commitment to bring more education and solidarity to the 10th District. Local 244 Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters were gracious hosts of this amazing event. This will continue to be an annual event in New Mexico. 
Albuquerque Mayoral Election
Local 244-endorsed candidate Tim Keller handily won the race for Mayor of Albuquerque with 62% of the vote in a November 14th runoff. Following a “call to action” by District Vice President Lima, Locals from across CA and AZ graciously contributed to the PAC to assist the campaign. The support from our brothers and sisters in the 10th District continues to grow stronger with each of these election wins.
Voters give Keller ‘a clear mandate’
Albuquerque voters lifted native son Tim Keller to victory Tuesday, electing him mayor in what turned out to be a landslide. Keller, a Democrat and New Mexico’s state auditor, beat outgoing City Councilor Dan Lewis, a Republican, by 24 percentage points in the mayoral runoff, according to unofficial election returns released by the city clerk. Keller claimed 62 percent of the vote, with Lewis taking 38 percent.
6
Updates from Hawaii

HFFA/IAFF PEP a Success for Local 1463
In late September, HFFA – in collaboration with the IAFF – hosted its inaugural Partnership Education Program (PEP). It was while attending the first-ever IAFF 10th District PEP in Phoenix, AZ earlier this year that Hawaii Fire Fighters Association Local 1463 Board Members saw firsthand benefits for their Phoenix brothers and sisters, especially those who were unable to travel to other IAFF-affiliated conferences throughout North America and Canada. During the Phoenix PEP that HFFA began the discussion to bring the IAFF PEP to Hawaii. HFFA quickly grabbed the opportunity and got the ball rolling when an IAFF grant came through.

The 2017 HFFA/IAFF PEP was attended by our Hawaii Firefighters statewide, including members from Federal Fire Fighters of Hawaii Local F263, State of Hawaii HR personnel as well as IAFF Leadership from the 10th District. Attendees were offered two tracks, each with three workshops that focused on their respective topics. The Health and Safety Track featured workshops on behavioral health, cancer awareness and addressing and balancing work and family issues; while the Leadership Track focused on generational differences, increasing membership participation, and the core principles of leadership.

It is our hope that the workshops offered attendees (especially our membership) an opportunity to gain valuable insight that is applicable to aspects in their life – both professionally and personally. The feedback was extremely positive and members are anxiously awaiting news of the next Hawaii PEP planned for 2018! HFFA Local 1463 sends its Mahalo to the IAFF, GP Harold Schaitberger, and the IAFF staff; and a special mahalo to our 10th District DVP Frank Lima for his constant drive in assisting us and making this level of training and education possible for our members.

‘High-priority structure fire, Marco Polo high rise’
The first dispatch transmission, “High-priority structure fire, Marco Polo high rise,” went out at 2:17 p.m. on Friday, July 14, 2017, and quickly became an incident that escalated to a 3-alarm fire within minutes, then to a 5-alarm soon after. A review of incident logs determined it was a 7-alarm fire that required more than 120 firefighters and over 25 fire apparatuses that responded. The fire was eventually extinguished roughly 4 hours later. Three residents -- two of them elderly -- perished in the fire. A fourth resident died three weeks later from complications of smoke inhalation. The Marco Polo is known to be home to numerous elderly and disabled residents. The 36-floor high rise was built in 1971 and has 586 units without sprinkler systems. More than 80 units received fire, heat or smoke damage, with approximately 30-plus units considered a total loss. An additional 130 units sustained water damage. Damages are estimated to exceed $100 million. It could take up to a year before many of the displaced occupants can return to their units.

On July 19th, the Honolulu Fire Commission held its monthly meeting, and at that time, commissioners asked pointed questions of Fire Chief Manuel Neves regarding events surrounding the incident. HFFA was in attendance and had even greater concerns with failure of leadership, accountability, personal exposures and firefighter safety. HFFA filed a complaint with the Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division (HIOSH) to investigate asbestos-related concerns which the State Department of Health later confirmed the presence of asbestos in units on the 26th, 27th and 28th floors with recommendation to isolate those floors. Nearly three months after the fire, the Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) investigation could not pinpoint the cause of the fire, but revealed it had found "items of interest". A private investigation is ongoing.

From the public’s perspective, the Marco Polo high rise fire will be the center of attention for several issues concerning lack of fire sprinkler systems for an older building, poor performance of existing warning systems, asbestos abatement and insurance, to name a few. We also have serious firefighter safety concerns with the fire department not properly addressing asbestos contamination concerning our members' PPEs, and specifically, the HFD executive leadership for not responding to this fire, and of the leadership that did respond, failed to assist or take command of Hawaii’s largest high-rise fire in history! It became known that the assistant chief in charge of all Fire Operations chose to not respond and also cancelled the response of the HFD’s Mobile Command Unit! Too many questions have either gone unanswered or answered with lies to cover-up failed leadership at the top! 

HFFA’s duty is to ensure firefighter safety and to bring accountability to these issues. Our members’ families and the Public depend on HFFA to do its job. More information will be shared soon.

7
Updates from Arizona

IAFF Partnership Education Program
On October 3rd, 54 brothers and sisters from across Arizona, California, and New Mexico attended the IAFF’s PEP training in Flagstaff, AZ. This event continued the trend of members from other states in District 10 attending a state event. Brothers and sisters received over six hours of training adding to each of the members' knowledge and skill sets. This was the final PEP event for the year ensuring all states in District 10 received a IAFF PEP event. Under the guidance and support of District Vice President Lima, we will continue to strive to provide District 10 with education and solidarity opportunities.
Local 493 Glendale Chapter Daniel Valenzuela to run for Mayor of Phoenix    
Glendale, AZ Firefighter Daniel Valenzuela and IAFF Local 493 United Firefighters of Phoenix member (who is also currently a Councilman in Phoenix) is officially in the Mayoral race in Phoenix. Daniel is running to become the first Latino Mayor of the 5th largest city in the U.S. Daniel has been serving as a Council Member in Phoenix since 2012. He will continue to focus on public safety, innovation, education, and health. In the continuing months of this campaign, “a call to action” will take place to support our brother. Stay strong brother!

8
Guardian Policy Update: Justice Fund Recipient
In Arizona, Local 1505 United Flagstaff Fire Fighters has a member, Garett Hall, who has qualified and is receiving IAFF legal representation under the Guardian Policy (IAFF covered legal representation assistance for an unfair separation from his Department). Part of the Guardian Policy is a financial relief benefit for those union leaders that qualify. IAFF union leaders who are suspended indefinitely without pay, released, or terminated from their position based on their union activities or actions shall be eligible to IAFF-supported financial relief following the being granted Guardian legal representation.

This process has been going on for over 3 years and Brother Hall was finally awarded his Justice Fund check in September. This was not without the help of District Vice President Lima reopening this case and pushing for policy changes at the executive meetings in September to ensure the brothers and sisters of the 10th are represented. 
9
190 Names Added to IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial
The IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is a permanent tribute to IAFF members who make the ultimate sacrifice. The Memorial recognizes and honors professional fire fighters and emergency medical personnel who have died in the line of duty and it provides emotional support to the surviving spouses and children of those members. By ensuring these brave men and women are never forgotten, the memorial aims to provide support to the families of these heroes who gave their lives in service of others.
Annual memorial honors 190 fallen firefighters from the U.S. and Canada
When Alexander Bingham graduated from the Houston firefighter training academy in 2016, one of his classmates was missing. Steven Whitfield, a cadet in Bingham's class, had perished in a training accident in March 2016 and would not graduate alongside those who had become his brothers. Bingham and his classmates still mourn Whitfield's death, but on Saturday, Bingham said, he felt uplifted by the celebration honoring Whitfield and 189 other firefighters during this year's Fallen Fire Fighter's Memorial ceremony in Memorial Park. 
10
IAFF Center of Excellence Wins Award
The  IAFF Center of Excellence  for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind addiction treatment facility specializing in PTSD for IAFF members who are struggling with addiction, PTSD, and other related behavioral health challenges to receive the help they need in taking the first steps toward recovery. 

The center operates from a 15-acre facility outside Washington D.C., and assists IAFF members who are struggling to cope with the stress and trauma that accumulates over the course of their career. The International Association of Fire Fighters Center of Excellence, a joint project between IAFF and Advanced Recovery Systems that is a full-service residential treatment facility to combat substance abuse and post traumatic stress afflicting firefighters, has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Healthcare Accreditation, IAFF announced Oct. 11. The center is the first and only addiction center focusing on treating firefighters battling post traumatic stress and substance abuse, according to the announcement.

Fire Departments Commit to Improving Mental Health Services, but Change Can be Slow
As the months go by since 36 partygoers died in Oakland’s Ghost Ship warehouse fire, the horrors of that night still haunt many of the firefighters who answered the call. It’s not surprising that the deadliest fire in the city’s history would leave mental scars on the men and women who responded, but firefighters say the career of any firefighter can take a cumulative toll on the mind. While the International Association of Fire Fighters and California Professional Firefighters have been pushing for greater mental health resources for some time, the extreme case of the Ghost Ship fire thrust the issue into the spotlight.
NBC
State/Provincials:
The following four State Affiliates are in the 10th District:
- The Hawaii Fire Fighters Association (HFFA) led by Robert Lee
- The Professional Fire Fighters of Arizona (PFFA) led by Bryan Jeffries
- The New Mexico Professional Fire Fighters Association (NMPFFA) led by Diego Arencón
- The California Professional Firefighters (CPF) led by Lou Paulson
This newsletter will highlight the leadership of Diego Arencón and NMPFFA:

From an IAFF perspective, New Mexico is slated for a dramatic change in political atmosphere for 2018. A change that will turn the focus back to all working families in our state who have been victimized for nearly a decade. Our local and statewide FIREPAC operations are second to none and have significantly contributed to several victories of elected officials who recognize IAFF’s priorities. Our most recent election was Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller with a resounding 62% victory in a heated runoff election. We attribute the success of Keller’s election to the support and guidance from General President Harold Schaitberger and the organization of the 10th District under the leadership of District Vice President Frank Lima. When DVP Lima sent out the call-to-action to support Local 244’s mayoral candidate, the leadership from across the 10th responded, contributing over $25,000 to include delivering an IAFF Local 112 Engine to get out the vote! This level of organization greatly expanded our public outreach and ensured success for Mayor Keller and in my opinion was unprecedented. We are humbled by the strong support and will never forget.
As we move into the coming months we will be aggressively campaigning statewide for our current Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham in her race for Governor of New Mexico. She has been an ally for many years and we are indebted to her for her tireless advocacy for fire fighters and their families at home and in Congress. Several Local Presidents in the State are serving as ambassadors and actively hosting events in their communities for the Congresswoman as she makes her statewide tours.

The New Mexico Professional Fire Fighters Association’s state conference was held in July and was tremendous success. We kicked it off the first evening with a NMFIREPAC fundraiser raising over $14,000. We were joined by GP Schaitberger, DVP Lima, US Senator Martin Heinrich, Congresswoman Lujan Grisham among other esteemed guests and leadership from across the State. We also incorporated an ALTS program the second day and many Locals benefited from the valuable training and networking with other Locals.

Our newly appointed NMPFFA Communications Director Michael Judge out of Santa Fe County Local 4366 has shown great leadership and is doing an incredible job getting the word out to the public and engaging IAFF members. 
The 10th District Team is made up of the District Vice President as well as various Representatives from each State. In addition to the District Field Service Representatives (DFSRs), the State Representatives provide on-site technical assistance to local affiliates of the IAFF on items such as collective bargaining, first contracts, mediation, paralegal support, and expert testimony during arbitration. In each edition, we profile a few of the individuals who serve on the 10th District leadership team.
Steve Gillman
United Goodyear Firefighters Association - Local 4005
Prior to joining the Goodyear Fire Department in 2005, Steve proudly served in the United States Marine Corps, as well owned his own chiropractic office. Steve is a Phoenix native and a 12-year veteran of the Goodyear Fire Department, holding the rank of Fire Captain since 2011. In 2009, Steve was elected to President of Local 4005. Steve has served as a staff representative for the Professional Firefighters of Arizona (PFFA) since 2012. In his role at the PFFA, he travels across the state to assist Locals with long-term strategic planning, political strategy, and discipline scenarios. He also plays a major role in helping Locals obtain negotiating rights through Meet and Confer. Additionally, Steve has played a part in the PFFA’s recent success in passing the State’s first ever presumptive cardiac legislation and the expansion of presumptive cancer legislation. Steve was recently appointed as a 10th District Representative by IAFF 10th District Vice President Frank Lima.


Timothy D. Strack
Riverside City Firefighters Association - Local 1067
Tim began his career with the City of Riverside Fire Department as a Firefighter in 1995 and was promoted to his current rank of Captain in June 2003. Tim was elected First Vice President of the Riverside City Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 1067 in December 2001 and was elected President in May 2002, a position which he still holds. Tim is also currently serving as the 1st District Vice-President of the California Professional Firefighters, representing firefighters in the counties of Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Orange, and Imperial. Tim has also served as an IAFF Field Service Representative since 2010. 

Tim was appointed to the Alfred E. Alquist Seismic Safety Commission by Governor Edmund G. Brown in August of 2011 as the Fire Services Representative to the Commission. He was reappointed in 2014 and 2017 and served two terms as Chairman. Tim also serves as the Chairman of the Riverside City Firefighter’s Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit assisting the citizens in the City of Riverside in fire education, fire prevention, victim assistance, and fallen firefighter family support. Tim also serves as a board member on the California Fire Foundation Board of Directors and is a labor representative on the California Firefighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee.  


Tony Spitaleri
Palo Alto Fire - Local 1319 (Retired)
Tony Spitaleri served as an active duty Firefighter for 36 years before his retirement. Tony served as the President of the Stanford University Firefighters Local I-12 from 1972 to 1976 and the President of the Palo Alto Firefighters Local 1319 from 1976 to 2012. In addition, Tony was active with the IAFF and CPF throughout his career in the fire service, working as a Service Representative for the IAFF for more than 35 years and serving two terms as a Vice President for the CPF in the 4th District.

In addition to his extensive work as a Firefighter and labor leader in the fire service, Tony has a long history in local politics, having served as the Mayor of Sunnyvale and a member of the Sunnyvale City Council from 2005 to 2013. Since retiring from elected office, Tony has remained active in local political campaigns and other efforts with elected officials and ballot measures that support our Firefighters and the labor movement.

We are proud to have Tony Spitaleri continue his work with the IAFF, where he plays a key role with the 10th District Team working as a State Service Representative.



Aaron Lenchanko 
Hawaii Fire Fighters Association - Local 1463
Since 2010, Aaron Lenchanko has been an Executive Board Member of the Hawaii Fire Fighters Association, Local 1463 (HFFA) where he first served as the Oahu Division Chair from 2010 to 2015 before being elected as HFFA’s Secretary-Treasurer in 2015. He is a 22-year veteran of the Honolulu Fire Department (HFD), having been promoted to the rank of fire captain in 2011. Aaron is a second-generation fire fighter – his father, Fire Captain Robert Lenchanko, was a 34-year veteran of HFD and served the communities in Oahu’s west coast.

Unions have always had a strong impact and presence in Aaron’s life – from his grandfathers to his uncles and aunts, all of whom were members of private and public sector unions, unions represented hope for Hawaii’s working families. The wages, benefits and protections the unions gained for its members allowed these families to not only survive but to also prosper in Hawaii.

“In these uncertain times, we must hold fast to the core values of unionism and look for the opportunities in the challenges that lie ahead. Being ‘Union Strong’ should not just be a motto, but a battle cry – an expression of solidarity – for a thriving working class.”  -Aaron Lechanko

Honored to speak at Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Memorial alongside L1230 President Vince Wells. Pictured with L1230 VP Jerry Short.
DVP Lima, Congresswoman Brownley, & Oxnard L1684 President Blair Martin.
DVP Lima, 8th DVP Sanders, & IAFF Emeritus General Secretary Treasurer Tom Miller enjoying some camaraderie and catching up on union issues. 
DVP Lima, DFSR Butch, L0493 Phoenix President Beuerlien, GP Schaitberger, L0493 Phoenix Mayoral Candidate Daniel Valenzuela, & Tim Knobe.
District Field Service Representatives 

Brian Rice
President
Sacramento Area Firefighters - Local 522 CA

Diego Arencon
President
Albuquerque & NMPFFA - Local 244 NM

Tony Butch
President
Phoenix, Glendale Chapter - Local 493 AZ


State Service Representatives
- ARIZONA -
Bryan Jeffries
President
Professional Firefighters of Arizona out of Mesa - Local 2260

Josh Campbell
President
Tucson Fire - Local 479
(520) 889-2831

Bill Whitaker
10th District PEP Instructor
Phoenix Fire - Local 493

- CALIFORNIA -
Shon Buford
Treasurer
San Francisco - Local 798

Jeff DelBono
President
Alameda City - Local 689

Tony Spitaleri
Retired President
Palo Alto Fire - Local 1319

Tim Strack
President
Riverside City Fire - Local 1067
(951) 237-8518

- NEW MEXICO -
Robert Sanchez
Albuquerque & NMPFFA - Local 244


- HAWAII -
Robert Lee
President
Hawaii Fire Fighters Association - Local 1463

Andy Fukuda
Hawaii Fire Fighters Association - Local 1463

Aaron Lenchanko
Hawaii Fire Fighters Association - Local 1463

 - CFAI PEER REVIEWERS -
Tim Aboudara
President
Santa Rosa Fire - Local 1401
(707) 546-7417

Sean Kaldor
President
San Jose Fire - Local 230

Jon Fischer
President
Berkeley Fire - Local 1227

Stephen Gilman
President
United Goodyear Firefighters Association – Local 4005

Baryic Hunter
President
Orange County Firefighters Association – Local 3631

Standing Committees

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS)
David Gillotte
President
Los Angeles County Firefighters - Local 1014

HEALTH AND SAFETY
Derek Robinson
President
Kern County Firefighters - Local 1301

IAFF’S HUMAN RELATIONS COMMITTEE
Cristian Cruz
Albuquerque, New Mexico Local 244

Kevin Burkhart
United Emergency Medical Professionals of Arizona- Industrial I-60

David Bautista
Orange County Firefighters – Local 3631

Anita Paratley
San Francisco Firefighters - Local 798



Connect with me on Twitter:
THIS MESSAGE WAS CREATED BY BLACKMAN & ASSOCIATES
For more information, please visit www.jimmyblackman.com