July 18, 2016  Twenty-Fourth Edition




CAL FIRE Firefighters  battling  a 10 acre fire off I-15 near the Boarder Checkpoint in Temecula (Riverside County). 
Photos courtesy of Ed Sherman.





CalPERS Special Power of Attorney

What would happen if you suffered a serious burn, other major injury or illness and you or your family had to spend times miles from your home? 

What if you were on workers comp for 1-2 years you might need to change your address, change your withholding allowances, medical plan or beneficiary but were unable to perform any of these tasks yourself?

The CalPERS special power of attorney is specifically designed for use by Active and Retired CalPERS members and beneficiaries. You may already have a power of attorney set up through another resource, however, it may not address your CalPERS retirement benefits.

Click here to download the special power of attorney form. 

Need help filling the special power of attorney for out? Click here for some quick tips from CalPERS. 

CAL FIRE MUSEUM IS REQUESTING YOUR WRITTEN BIOGRAPHY

It is important to the CAL FIRE Museum that they gather and record as much history of the Department and its personnel as possible. They are asking for previous and current CAL FIRE firefighters to help by filling out a questionnaire. 

Click here for the questionnaire. Once completed, please return it to:

CAL FIRE Museum
3800 Sierra Way
San Bernardino, CA 92405
Or 

IN THE NEWS
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BURNED OUT: WHY 2016 COULD BE CALIFORNIA'S WORST FIRE YEAR EVER
NEWS REVIEW, 7/14/2016

A plume of smoke rose from the woodsearly in the afternoon of Wednesday, September 9, 2015.
Gary Rose was on his way home to his rural house in Mountain Ranch, in Calaveras County, and his wife, Monika, called to ask if he could see the fire.

"He told me it was over the ridge, on the Amador side, and that it wasn't coming our way," she recalls.  READ FULL STORY
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MAN ACCUSED OF FLYING DRONE OVER FORESTHILL WILDFIRE ARRESTED
KCRA SACRAMENTO, 7/16/2016

A man was arrested Friday in connection to flying a drone over a wildfire that ignited near Foresthill in late June.booked into Placer County Jail in Auburn for interfering with firefighting efforts, Cal Fire said.

Authorities tracked down Wamser after he posted video from the drone on social media, Cal Fire spokesperson Daniel Berlant said.   READ FULL STORY

DID YOU  KNOW?
  • In the late 1960's Ron Bywater and John Upton drove statewide on their vacation to sign up members for CDFEA. And received no reimbursements for travel expenses.
  • They were successful in gaining 1500 more members by the next year.
That retired members have get to-gethers? 

Click here for this years schedule. 



Join the Muscular Dystrophy Association for our inaugural Live Unlimited Run Day and dedicate every mile of your walk or run to living unlimited. This Live Unlimited Run Day honors and celebrates all of the live unlimited moments shared this summer and inspires and supports many more live unlimited moments to come.


You can commit to any distance, at any location and any time! (Please note: if you are a current Team Momentum participant, you don't need to register; just use your existing fundraising pages to let your supporters know you'll be taking part in this event!)

No matter your skill or ability, we invite everyone to join us for this special day as we strive to help kids and adults living with muscular dystrophy live longer and grow stronger - and live each day to the fullest.

Check out MDA Live Unlimited Run Day  on Facebook!

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

Knowing your rights can save your job. 

Download the The Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights courtesy of the California Professional Firefighters (CPF).


UPCOMING EVENTS

ANNUAL BUDGET MEETING
AUGUST 9 - 11

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

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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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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