April 3, 2017 Fortieth Edition

Thank you  CAL FIRE for your kind words!! Bob will always be remembered in our hearts as a champion for the employees of CAL FIRE, the labor movement and the Department!!
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Thank you  Robert Theodore "Bob" Wolf for your dedication to the Department. Your memory will live on in those you mentored and had the great honor of knowing you. #CALFIRE



 













SCU is pleased to announce that their CAL FIRE Soccer Team beat Morgan Hill PD Sunday, March 26th in their first ever celebrity match aka "Poppy Jasper Cup". The SCU team only consisted of 7 players as Morgan Hill PD came with 19 players. Despite the odds, the CAL FIRE team edged out Morgan Hill PD with a score of 3-2. The SCU team consisted of the following players:
 
- Alex Manriquez
- Cody Nordstrom
- Timo Schneider
- Ramon Rodriguez
- Francisco Carrizales
- Efrain J. Vasquez
- Kevin Cunningham
- Martin Ramirez
 
Big shout out to all the guys that volunteered to play and represent our department and local. Also, big "thank you" to Chuck Carroll for heading out there to help coordinate the event. SCU hopes next year they get more folks to play as this will turn into a rivalry.

   
   





IN THE NEWS
FIRST RESPONDER: WHY DO FIRE TRUCKS OFTEN ARRIVE BEFORE AMBULANCES FOR MEDICAL  EMERGENCIES
WBES 91.5 CHICAGO, 4/2/2017

Todd Stroger has served as an Illinois state representative, Chicago alderman and Cook County Board President. But that doesn't mean he understands everything about local government.  

In fact, he's been wondering about something for a long time, something that caught his eye more than 20 years ago, when his future and current wife lived near a senior living facility on Chicago's North Side.

"It seemed that whenever I'd drive up there to visit her, there would be a fire truck outside the senior  facility," he recalls. "And I was always wondering why there's a fire truck there when I know there's no fire going on. And if someone's sick, why do they need a fire truck?"  READ MORE

CAL FIRE FIREFIGHTER DIES SUDDENLY AT HOME IN CRESTON
KSBY, 3/31/2017
 
KSBY News has learned a former Cal Fire San Luis Obispo County firefighter passed away this evening.

Fire Apparatus Engineer Doug Shank died suddenly at his home in Creston while off duty, according to an email to staff.

He was currently working for Cal Fire Riverside.  Shank worked at Cal Fire SLO in the past.  His cause of death has yet to be released.

KSBY sends our condolences to Mr. Shank's family and his colleagues at Cal Fire.  WATCH VIDEO

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

Randall Vann, MEU
Paul VanGerwen, SLU
Linda Green, LNU
David Nicolson, BEU
John Richardson, SLU

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 Millbrae and Santa Barbara! Find full details including schedules by visiting the CalPERS Benefits Education Events page on our website. We look forward to seeing you there.

CalPERS April Event:


Date:  April 28 & 29, 2017

Location:  Raddison Hotel Fresno 
   Conference Center
   1055 Van Ness Avenue
   Fresno, CA 93721

Resources:  Schedule (PDF)
      Flier (PDF)

Registration:   Click here to register for Fresno



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

UPCOMING EVENTS

IAFF PEP 10TH DISTRICT 
APRIL 10 - 11

PAC TRAINING
APRIL 18 - 20

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

MEMBERSHIP/FAMILY LIAISON TRAINING
MAY 9 - 11

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
MAY 15 - 17

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
 
April 14th
 
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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