August 16, 2016  Twenty-Sixth Edition

 
AUGUST 22, 2016
CAL FIRE Local 2881  is headed to the Capital!
 
Join us for a rally at the Capital to show the Administration what we think about our inequity!
 
The Rally will commence at 11:00AM and will include guest speakers:
 
  • President Harold Schaitberger of the International Association of the Firefighters
  • President Mike Lopez of CAL FIRE Local 2881
  • President Lou Paulson of the California Professional Firefighters
  • President Frank Lima of the United Firefighters of Los Angeles City
  • State Rank & File Director Tim Edwards  of CAL FIRE Local 2881  
Contact your local Chapter Director or District Vice President for more details. 

Put a face and voice to the injustice!  We hope to see you there and thank you for your continued support!
 



IAFF 53RD CONVENTION BEGINS IN LAS VEGAS

The IAFF 53rd Convention officially kicked off in Las Vegas with a record attendance of more than 2,800 delegates. 

The Opening Ceremony included General President Harold Schaitberger's state-of-the-union address, setting the tone for our Convention theme - Strength * Solidarity * Success.  With more than 50 resolutions, delegates will be making decisions this week that will sharpen this union's focus on issues critical to members and ensure we have the resources to accomplish our goals.

Stay up to date on all of the Convention news here.
IN THE NEWS
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ARSON SUSPECT UNDER ARREST IN CONNECTION WITH CLAYTON FIRE
CAPITAL PUBLIC RADIO, 8/15/2016

UPDATE 8:20 p.m.: Authorities said they have arrested a man on multiple charges of arson in connection to the Clayton Fire, which has burned 4,000 acres and destroyed 175 structures in Lake County.
CAL FIRE law enforcement officers say 40-year-old Damin Anthony Pashilk, of Clearlake, is a suspect in multiple fires in Lake County, including the latest blaze in the area.
Pashilk was booked into the Lake County Jail on 17 counts of arson, charges that include enhancements for the destruction of homes and businesses.
UPDATE 5:20 p.m.:  Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in Lake County as the Clayton Fire continues burning Monday.  
The blaze has burned 4,000 acres, destroyed at least 175 homes and is 5 percent contained.
Earlier Monday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved California's request for a Fire Management Assistance Grant for the Clayton Fire.  READ FULL STORY

The Richard J. Ernest Scholarship Fund

Congratulations to the 2016-2017 award winners recently announced by the  Richard J. Ernest Scholarship Trustees:
 
  • Jennifer Frost
  • Mikel Frost
  • Kylie Johnson
  • Kaylan Stirton
  • Kylie Griffins
  • Corbin Meikle
 
Click here  to find out more about the winners.

DID YOU KNOW?
 
That retired members have get to-gethers? 

Click here for this years schedule.

That CAL FIRE Local 2881 has launched a new Twitter page?

We now have a CAL FIRE Firefighters in Crisis Twitter page. We want this page to educate the public about the current condition within CAL FIRE and create a dialogue regarding fair compensation.

The unfairness of failing to pay our firefighters appropriately is felt by our families and has a negative impact on our fir efighting community.  Check it out!

California Firefighters Death Could Have Been Prevented!


With 15 years under her belt with Cal Fire Riverside, Firefighter Sara Thomas is now battling a personal fight against cancer - for herself and her family. Diagnosed with cancer after the discovery of a tumor, the disease has now spread to her lungs and liver. The 41-year-old firefighter has opted to treat her cancer with alternative medicines that are not currently covered by insurance. Sara has twin 6 ½-year-old girls, Mira and Olivia, who will be rooting for their mom and their collective future.

The Sara Thomas Fund will cover the costs of the alternative medication and time Sara spends away from home to receive the treatment.

CAL FIRE
SAN BERNARDINO, INYO, AND MONO COUNTIES

The CAL FIRE Museum has created a 128-page history book with original images and documented by Steve Maurer and museum contributors. The proceeds support the museum.
Click here to order your history book.  

There are other ways to support the CAL FIRE Museum.  Head over to their website.

UPCOMING EVENTS

IAFF CONVENTION
AUGUST 15 - 19

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
SEPTEMBER 6 - 8

IAFF MEMORIAL
SEPTEMBER 17

NATIONAL FIREFIGHTER MEMORIAL
OCTOBER 8 - 9

CALIFORNIA PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL
OCTOBER 15

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
DECEMBER 13 - 15

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.
UPCOMING EVENTS:

4th Annual Invitational Golf Tournament
October 13


CAL FIRE LOCAL 2881
NO ONE LEFT BEHIND
Proceeds support the Firefighter Cancer Support Network.

For more information visit our website

UPCOMING EVENTS:

October 20 @ 11 am
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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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