July 17, 2017 Forty-Seventh Edition








IN THE NEWS
THOUSANDS FLEE WILDFIRES BURNING IN THE U.S. AND CANADA
THE GAZETTE, 7/9/2017

Wildfires barreled across the baking landscape of the western U.S. and Canada, destroying a smattering of homes, forcing thousands to flee and temporarily trapping children and counselors at a California campground. 

Here's a look at the wildfires blackening the West.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Southern California crews hope slightly cooler temperatures and diminishing winds will help in the battle Sunday against major wildfires that have destroyed structures, closed a highway and forced evacuations.  READ MORE

LOST CALF RESCUED IN ALAMO FIRE GETS RIDE WITH CAL FIRE
THE TRIBUNE, 7/13/2017

A lost calf wandering in the aftermath of the  Alamo Fire east of Santa Maria on Thursday got a helping hand - and a ride - from Cal Fire.

A photo posted to the Cal Fire San Luis Obispo County  Twitter account shows a smiling firefighter in his vehicle with the small calf riding in the back seat.   READ MORE

IAFF HAZMAT TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES




ATTENTION RETIREES!!
(and those who are 62 and older)

The cost of a lifetime senior pass is going up from $10 to $80 near the end of august. Free if you are disabled. Order quick if you ever plan on going to another park or USFS BLM site etc. Click here to find out more information.




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

UPCOMING EVENTS

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
JULY 25 - 27

IAFF REDMOND SYMPOSIUM
AUGUST 6 - 10

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING 
SEPTEMBER 11 - 13
IAFF FALLEN FIREFIGHTER MEMORIAL
SEPTEMBER 16

CALIFORNIA FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL
SEPTEMBER 30

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


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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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