November 30, 2015 - 8th Edition

By: Vern Fisher - Vern Fisher is the Director of Photography of the Monterey County Herald.
Published on: September 30, 2015
Cal Fire firefighters with the Battalion II Water Rescue Program conducting their 500-meter open water rescue swim test at Monterey State Beach. Part of Cal Fire's continuing effort to enhance their water rescue abilities on the central coast. 
Watch training  here 


Fire Fighter I  is a seasonal, temporary classification used by CAL FIRE. The Fire Fighter I application period, usually occurs between November and January, and hiring usually occurs between April and June, depending upon the year's fire and weather conditions.
The minimum qualification to participate in the  Fire Fighter I Classification is that you must be 18 years of age at the time of appointment to a Firefighter I position.
You must file a  Fire Fighter I Application at each CAL FIRE Unit in which you wish to be considered for appointment. For a listing of CAL FIRE Units, please refer to the  "CAL FIRE Unit Contacts".
The filing period for the  2016 season is November 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016.

More information  here

Firefighters Face Highest Heart Attack Risk Among Responders

In the study, the researchers looked at heart disease risk factors such as blood pressure and body fat levels in firefighters, paramedics and police officers, and found that firefighters had the highest risk.
The firefighters had, on average, a 2.9 percent chance of having a heart attack in the next 10 years, based on their risk factors, the researchers said. For comparison, the police officers had a 1.8 percent risk on average, and the paramedics had a 1 percent risk. 
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CalPERS discloses private equity investment fees: $1.1 billion
For months, the investment world has clamored for information about how much CalPERS pay the companies that manage its private-equity investments.
The answer came Tuesday: approximately $1.1 billion in the latest fiscal year, including about $700 million in profit sharing.

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Bad Addresses - Active & Retired Members
CAL FIRE Local 2881 likes to stay connected with our membership. We want to make sure that every member has an updated mailing address.
Below are lists of both Active and Retired members that have bad addresses. If you see your name on the list or have moved recently, please contact the Danielle at (916) 277-9885 or to update your address. 
Active Member  list
Retired Member  list

IAFF Dispatch Episode 3: Granting Relief

Watch  Episode 3  of IAFF Dispatch to see more about how your union secures  federal grants  and puts them to work helping you stay safe on the job. See how we are focused on improving our members' ability to respond safely in the increasingly complex  wildland fire fighting environment . And understand how  decisions made by the president of the United States and the Prime Minister of Canada  affect your lives and livelihoods.   
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Executive Board Meeting
December 1 - 3

50th Annual CAL FIRE Local 2881 Convention
January 21 - 24, 2016

No One Left Behind 2nd Annual Pub Crawl
January 23, 2016
For the full   event  calendar 

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