July 1, 2017 Forty-Sixth Edition



Brothers & Sisters,
 
On this day each year, we gather to celebrate the independence of our country - the land of the free because of the brave.  With the increase of fires during the summer months, many of our members will miss this time with families & friends in order to protect the lives and property of those in our communities.  Remember to take care of each other and stay safe so that you make it home to see your loved ones after every shift.
 
 
Fraternally,
 Mike Lopez








IN THE NEWS
2017 Firefighter Olympics
San Diego, CA

The  CAL FIRE soccer team competed in the 2017 Firefighter Olympics earlier this week. It was an exciting competitive event and fun was had by all!

For future soccer events, if anyone is interested in joining the team contact Brian King at ( 619) 729-0352 or  bdking32@gmail.com.



BIG BANG THEORY'S JOHNNY GALECKI THANKS FIREFIGHTERS AFTER HIS HOME BURNS DOWN IN MASSIVE FIRE
MSN, 6/19/2017

  Johnny Galecki is thanking firefighters for their service after his  vacation home burned down in a massive fire.

The  Big Bang Theory star, whose San Luis Obispo ranch - located 190 miles north of Los Angeles - was burned to the ground in a fire on Monday, took to Instagram to share his appreciation for members of Cal Fire.

"Thank you to the brothers and sisters of @calfire It is the profound risks that you accept and the sacrifices you and your families make that keep us safe," Galecki, 42, wrote on Thursday.

"Thanks also to the many of you who have reached out in support," he continued. "It is far from lost on us here.#muchlove #movingforwardstronger."   READ MORE

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CalPERS Benefits Education Events 2017

CalPERS will be hosting the CalPERS Benefits Education Events to help your employees make informed decisions about their retirement future.

Take advantage of our   Event Promotion Kit, which provides you with tools to promote these valuable events with your employees. Get the word out by posting the Santa Clara flier at your work place.

Additional information and registration details for the 2017 events are available on the 

Date
City
Location
July 21 - 22, 2017
Santa Clara
August 18 - 19, 2017
Pasadena
September 15 - 16, 2017
Garden Grove
Hyatt Regency Orange County




Click here to check out this message from
President Mike Lopez.
For more informaiton follow, 

UPCOMING EVENTS

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
JULY 25 - 27

IAFF REDMOND SYMPOSIUM
AUGUST 6 - 10

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING 
SEPTEMBER 11 - 13
IAFF FALLEN FIREFIGHTER MEMORIAL
SEPTEMBER 16

CALIFORNIA FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL
SEPTEMBER 30

For the full even calendar:

CDF FIREFIGHTERS
BENEVOLENT FOUNDATION
 
We provide funds for immediate life sustaining assistance to firefighters and their families who have suffered debilitating injury or loss of life.

Fore more information or to donate visit our website.


CAL FIRE LOCAL 2881
NO ONE LEFT BEHIND
 
Proceeds support the Firefighter Cancer Support Network.
 
For more information visit our website


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KNOW YOU RIGHTS

Knowing your rights can save your job.  Download The Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights courtesy of the California Professional Firefighters (CPF).



CAL FIRE Local 2881  likes to stay connected with our membership.  We want to make sure every member has an updated mailing address.

Below is a list of both Active and Retired members that have bad addresses.  If your name is on the list or you have recently moved,  please contact Danielle at (916) 277-9885 or  dkelsch@L2881.org to update your address.







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