April 18, 2017 Forty-First Edition

Aug 5, 1984 - Mar 31, 2017









NO ONE LEFT BEHIND
2nd Annual Santa Clara 5k Run
MORGAN HILL, CA
Sunday, May 21, 2017 
Presented by CAL FIRE Local 2881 , Santa Clara Chapter &  the CDF  Firefighters Benevolent Foundation.  Click here   for more information.





IN THE NEWS
PREVENTING CARBON MONOXIDE  POISING
IAFF FRONTLINE BLOG, 4/6/2017

carbon monoxide leak claimed the life a 13-year-old boy and sent 12 other people to the hospital in Niles, Michigan. The incident happened at a local hotel pool that did not have a carbon monoxide detector.

An eight-year-old disabled Tulsa, Oklahoma boy  died of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning when his father fell asleep with the car running in the garage.
These are two examples of recent tragedies that demonstrate the deadly consequences of carbon monoxide poisoning - the silent killer.

It's the number-one cause of poisoning in the world.
Fire fighters and paramedics are at risk of exposure to carbon monoxide poisoning every day. Exposure to carbon monoxide can increase the risk of heart attack and strokes. Nearly 50 percent of line-of-duty deaths among fire fighters are a result of heart disease and stroke. 

Click here to find out how to protect your self.

SUPER FLOODS CANNOT BE UNDERESTIMATED, MAY WASH OVER WEST'S AGING DAMS: SCIENTISTS WARN
SCIENCE TIMES, 3/7/2017
 
Oroville Dam, nation's tallest dam nearly buckled under the pressure of record rainfall in early February. That proves that dams aren't built to resist every calamity and it can be damaged by super floods.
 
Many Western dams were built in the mid-20th century. As written in  High Country News, today, technology allows scientists to reconstruct thousands of years of natural history that gives a much clearer picture of how often super floods occur.

As written in  Newsweek, by carbon-dating the results of sediment deposits and other flood evidence of Colorado river, Green river and other rivers in Southwest, the short-term record severely underestimates the size and frequency of super floods. On the Upper Colorado near Moab and Utah, the estimated average 500-year flood is roughly 246,000 cubic feet per second that are more than double of 112, 000 cubic feet per second that scientists estimated.  READ MORE

CAL FIRE TO OPEN RAMONA AIR ATTACK BASE HEADING INTO SUMMER
NBC SAN DIEGO, 4/16/2017
 

As San Diego once again heads into its summer season, firefighters across the county are preparing for another potentially destructive wildfire season. 

Despite the heavy rains San Diego County received this past winter, there are still chances for strong wildfires, Cal Fire officials said. 

Dead fuel is not affected by water, so even with lingering moisture, it is still important to cut down dead weeds on your property, firefighters said. 

The new patches of green mark a new concern: what firefighters call "light flashy fuel."   READ MORE

DID YOU KNOW?
 
That CAL FIRE Local 2881 has new retired members? Please welcome:

Daniel Dinneen, TCU
Kevin Guerra, BEU
Matthew Sisneros, TGU

That Nevada-Yuba-Placer is having a reunion? 

Anyone who had worked in the NEU in the past are welcome to come together for an afternoon at Margaritas Restaurant and Sports Bar on June 24th at 4pm. 


That retired members have get to-gethers? 

Click here for this years schedule.



CalPERS Benefits Education Events

The CalPERS Benefits Education Events are coming to Fresno and Eureka! Find full details including schedules by visiting the CalPERS Benefits Education Events page on our website. We look forward to seeing you there.

April Webinar

CalPERS will host the 30-minute webinar Power of Attorney on April 26, at 11:00 a.m. What would happen if you became unable to act on your own behalf? A CalPERS Special Power of Attorney allows you to designate a representative to perform important duties as it relates to your CalPERS business. In this webinar, we'll cover the reasons a Power of Attorney is beneficial as well as the duties and limitations your representative may have as relates to your benefits.

Visit our  Member Education page and scroll down to Upcoming Events to register for this webinar.



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

UPCOMING EVENTS

CPF LEG. CONFERENCE 
APRIL 25
ADVANCED LEADERSHIP TRAINING
APRIL 25 - 27

MEMBERSHIP/FAMILY LIAISON TRAINING
MAY 9 - 11

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
MAY 15 - 17

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
JULY 25 - 27

IAFF REDMOND SYMPOSIUM
AUGUST 6 - 10

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

UPCOMING EVENTS
 
May 21st

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

Download the 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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