December 5, 2016 Thirty-Fourth Edition



Help Whole Foods Market Peninsula stores support Firefighters and their families on December 7th
  • Five percent of sales at Los Altos, Palo Alto, Redwood City and San Mateo Whole Foods Market stores on December 7th supports CDF Firefighters Benevolent Fund
  • Representatives available for photos/interviews
Whole Foods Market stores on the Peninsula -
Los Altos, Palo Alto, Redwood City and San Mateo -- are teaming up to support the CDF Firefighters Benevolent Fund. The public can contribute by shopping at the stores that day.

Five percent of total sales at Los Altos, Palo Alto, Redwood City and San Mateo stores will be donated to CDF Firefighters Benevolent Fund.

The CDF Firefighters Benevolent Fund supports the families of firefighters in times of financial need or hardship. Its further function is to assist burn victims and their families and to support research and studies on occupational hazards and exposures unique to firefighting. Learn more at CDF Firefighters Benevolent Fund.

In-store programming complements the fundraising effort. Local firefighters will be in each of the stores helping to bag groceries, and you might see a fire truck as well. Shoppers can talk with firefighters on December 7th.

Representatives from CDF Firefighters Benevolent Fund will be available December 7th from 10 am - 4 pm. Addresses of locations involved:
  • Palo Alto, 774 Emerson Street, Palo Alto
  • Los Altos, 4800 El Camino Real, Los Altos
  • Redwood City, 1250 Jefferson Avenue, Redwood City
  • San Mateo, 1010 Park Place, San Mateo

Shoppers can find their nearest store at wholefoodsmarket.com.









IN THE NEWS
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NAMES OF SIX VICTIMS RELEASED; FIRE NOW 42 PERCENT CONTAINED NEAR GATLINBURG
NEWS 13 WLOS, 12/5/2016


On Monday, city officials in Gatlinburg will continue a damage assessment of roads, infrastructure and public works. The city is preparing to open for business later this week.

Property owners, business owners, renters and lease holders will continued to be allowed on their properties from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. The curfew in Gatlinburg remains in effect from 6 p.m. - 6 a.m.

The Water Boil Advisory is still in effect for Gatlinburg, with the exception of the areas east of City Hall.  READ FULL STORY  

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DEATH TOLL FROM OAKLAND FIRE REACHES 36, COULD CONTINUE TO RISE
ABC NEWS, 12/5/2016

The death toll from the Oakland, California, warehouse fire has now climbed to 36 as authorities continue to discover bodies - some of them of teens possibly younger than 17 - after a blaze broke out during a dance party in a building that housed artist studios.

The Oakland Fire Department has searched 70 percent of the charred building so far but had to stop this morning because of unsafe conditions, Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed told " Good Morning America" today. It plans to resume its search for victims later today.   READ FULL STORY

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

Andy Spada, RRU
Raymond Philips, TGU

That retired members have get to-gethers? 

Click here for this years schedule.

That Retiree Director, Sam Davis, is planning an event for CAL FIRE Local 2881 Retirees during Convention?

The Retiree Event 2.0 will be Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 3-5 pm in Sacramento, CA. More information to follow.



DECEMBER INSTRUCTOR-LED CLASSES 

CalPERS is offering a variety of informative instructor-led classes throughout the state in December. Please visit the CalPERS Member Education page to access detailed class descriptions and find answers to frequently asked questions. Log in to my|CalPERS to review the schedule and enroll in the class of your choice.
Note: Various classes, including those listed below, are held regularly at our Regional Offices in Fresno, Glendale, Orange, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Jose, and Walnut Creek.
Instructor-Led Classes in December
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CAL FIRE Local 2881 convention 2017 information is available on the our website. Click here
 
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UPCOMING EVENTS

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING 
DECEMBER 13 - 15

NEW OFFICER TRAINING 
JANUARY 10 - 12

CAL FIRE LOCAL 2881 CONVENTION 
JANUARY 19 - 22

FINANCE TRAINING 
FEBRUARY 8 - 9

RETIREE TRAINING/WORKSHOP 
FEBRUARY 22 - 23

REPRESENTATION CLASS 
FEBRUARY 27 - MARCH 3

REPRESENTATION CLASS
MARCH 27 - 31
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

KNOW YOU RIGHTS

Knowing your rights can save your job. 

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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