June 21, 2017 Forty-Fifth Edition


The CAL FIRE L2881 Honor Guard and Pipes & Drums was honored to represent Local 2881 at the service and pay tribute to our fallen brother, Kelly Wong.  Chief Hawkins From the CALFIRE/Riverside Unit was there on behalf of CALFIRE to present the California flag.  The President from the United Firefighters of Los Angeles City Tony Gamboa stated " it was an honor to CALFIRE Local 2881 Honor Guard and Pipes and Drums, CALFIRE/Riverside Unit Chief John Hawkins to pay tribute to our Brother Kelly Wong.



 


 

 

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IN THE NEWS
DEA WARNS FIRST RESPONDERS OF ACCIDENTAL OVERDOSE RISK
CNN, 6/8/2017

Accidental opioid overdose is an alarming phenomenon being seen more frequently among first responders, including police officers and paramedics, which is why the US Drug Enforcement Administration  issued a warning to them this week.

Illicit fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, can be 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine. It's also 30 to 50 times more powerful than heroin. That potency is what can cause police officers or paramedics to overdose if they encounter only a small amount of the drug.  READ MORE
PG&E BEGINS DAILY AERIAL PATROLS TO SPOT AND SPEED WILDFIRE RESPONSE
PG&E CURRENTS,  6/19/2017

PG&E has begun daily aerial fire detection patrols across hundreds of miles of its service area. The patrols are to assist the U.S. Forest Service, Cal Fire and local fire agencies with early fire detection and response this summer.

PG&E is launching the patrols this week due to an increase in fire danger from rising temperatures, coupled with the potential for winds. The patrols also will occur in time for the Independence Day holiday with its risk of fires sparked by illegal or misuse of "Safe and Sane" fireworks.   READ MORE
Attention San Benito-Monterrey Retiree's (or anyone who enjoys breakfast)!
 
Jack Clark's will be hosting his annual BBQ at his house on Saturday, July 29th. BBQ starts at 11:00 am. Please RSVP by July 24th.
 
The plan for the BEU Retiree Breakfasts for the rest of 2017 is as follows:
  • Thursday, Aug. 17 - Hollister Country Rose
  • Thursday, Sep. 21 - King City Lawrence's (old Keefers)
  • Thursday, Oct. 19 - Salinas Black Bear Diner
  • Thursday, Nov. 16 - Prunedale Country Kitchen
  • Thursday, Dec. 21 - Hollister Country Rose
Contact Steve Norris@  swnorris@sbcglobal.net  or (831) 214-5538 if you have any questions.
DID YOU  KNOW?
 
That  CAL FIRE Local 2881 has new retired members? Please welcome:
 
Patrick Easley, SLU



Summer is here. School is out.

California State Employees Association (CSEA) offers discounts  to CAL FIRE Local 2881 members. Head over their
 website to find Summer discounts. 

June discounts:



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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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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