December 15, 2017 Fifty-Sixth Edition


December 15, 2017
 

Brothers & Sisters,
 
Cory Iverson, 32-years-old, a highly respected and well-liked Fire Apparatus Engineer (FAE) with CAL FIRE, was killed yesterday in the Thomas Fire roaring through Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.
 
Firefighting is a noble profession and the men and women who make it their life sometimes pay for it with their lives. As colleagues and as human beings we grieve for this young man with such a bright future and the young family that will now go forward without a loving husband and father. We pray that they will always understand that Cory was a hero and, because of him, our communities are safe and people are able to sleep knowing that the dangerous calls get answered by someone.
 
This holiday season is now a time to grieve and to reflect on what is important, our families, friends, coworkers and brother and sisters who protect our citizens.
 
Fraternally,
 

President
CAL FIRE Local 2881



CDF FIREFIGHTERS BENEVOLENT FOUNDATION ANNUAL MEETING

The annual meeting of the CDF Firefighters Benevolent Foundation Class A and B Members will be held at this year's Cal Fire Local 2881 Convention site at the Sheraton Grand Hotel located in Sacramento, CA, on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at 2:00 PM (1400 hours).

Attached are the:


IN THE NEWS
ATTENTION UNION REPRESENTATIVES!!!

Registration is now open for all  CAL FIRE Local 2881  training classes. Here is the class schedule:
  • New officer training: January 9 -11
  • Finance training: February 8 - 9
  • Leadership class: February 20 -22
  • Representation class - Advanced Workshop: February 26 - March 2
  • Representation class: March 19 - 23 
  • Retiree workshop: April 3 - 4
  • PAC training: April 10 - 12
  • Membership Support / Family liaison: April 17 - 19
Click  here to sign up!

*NOTE: You must be a CAL FIRE Union Representative to sign up for classes.


CANCER AWARENESS AND PREVENTION PROJECT


Click  here  to read the Firehouse Supplement for Cancer Awareness & Prevention.
 
FIRE DEPARTMENT TOY DRIVE BRINGS A LITTLE BIT OF SPARK FOR THE HOLIDAY
THE SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, 12/3/2017
 
Sometimes, all it takes is just a little spark to give rise to a tradition that warms the hearts of many.

Twenty-five years ago, a group of Southern California firefighters did just that with the first Spark of Love Toy Drive.

Since then, more than ten million toys have been collected by municipal fire departments across the region.

And then there's the big day: Dec. 24 is when all Fire Department employees help distribute toys to families.   READ MORE  


UPCOMING EVENTS

NEW OFFICER TRAINING
JANUARY 9 - 11

52ND CAL FIRE LOCAL 2881 CONVENTION
JANUARY 18 -21

IAFF ALTS CONFERENCE
JANUARY 28- FEBRUARY 1

FINANCE DIRECTOR TRAINING
FEBRUARY 8 - 9

REPRESENTATION TRAINING
ADVANCED WORKSHOP
FEBRUARY 20 - 22

IAFF LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
MARCH 4 - 7

REPRESENTATION TRAINING
MARCH 19 - 23

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
MARCH 20 - 22

For the full event 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



Click here to check out this message from
President Mike Lopez.
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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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