September 1, 2017 Fiftieth Edition


FALLEN FIREFIGHTER MEMORIAL 2017
September 16th
Colorado Springs, CO

The 31st  IAFF  Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial service will be broadcast live via streaming video on Saturday, September 16. The ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colorado, officially begins at 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time.

At this year's memorial service, the IAFF will add 196 fallen fire fighters from the United States and Canada to the Wall of Honor.

There are 11 CAL FIRE firefighters be added this year:







California Firefighters Memorial
September 30, 2017
  
The California Fire Foundation invites you to join them in remembering the sacrifice of the fallen heroes at the 15th Annual California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony on October 15, 2016 In Sacramento's Capitol Park. 

CAL FIRE Local 2881 has 3 fallen heroes being honored this year:

Darwin Vargas, AEU
 
8/05/2006
Julie Freeman, FKU
3/5/2017
Sara Thomas, RRU
1/31/2017

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IN THE NEWS


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CA-TF-6 L2881 MEMBERS DEPOLYED TO TEXAS

CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department has sent three of our personnel as part of the FEMA Urban Search And Rescue California Task Force 6 (FEMA USAR CATF-6) .

Fire Captain Dave Hudson - Rescue Squad Officer
Fire Captain Scott Mason - Rescue Specialist
Fire Captain - Shane Federick - Rescue Specialist

TF6 has responded to Texas in support of emergency operations related to Hurricane Harvey. Our hearts are with all the first responders and those who are affected by Hurricane Harvey.




747 SUPERTANKER RECEIVES
FIREFIGHTING CONTRACT WITH CAL FIRE
FIRE AVIATION, 8/28/2017

Jim Wheeler President and CEO of Global SuperTanker said today their 747 SuperTanker has received a call when needed (CWN) contract with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE). The aircraft and crew were also issued cards by CAL FIRE, meaning they passed the inspections and meet the qualifications. The U.S. Forest Service participated in the process but they do not issue cards until a USFS contract is in place.

Mr. Wheeler said the air tanker is presently at McClellan Air Field and is available.   READ MORE

HOW CALIFORNIA'S AERIAL FIREFIGHTERS ARE HANDLING 1,000 MORE FIRES THAN LAST FIRE SEASON
ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, 8/27/2017

Aerial firefight  Cal Fire statistics statewide for 2017 show that by Aug. 23, there have been 4,398 fires that burned 223,526 acres. That's 1,000 more fires and many more acres burned than all of 2016. Unfortunately, the worst may be ahead of us.

Californians recognized the need to fight fires from the air in the 1930s when crop dusters were filled with water and used to help firefighters on the ground. Today, Cal Fire has 13 air attack and nine helitack bases statewide, allowing aircraft to reach most fires within 20 minutes. The agency's goal is to keep 95 percent of the state's wildland fires to 10 acres or fewer. That's a lofty goal in a state that spans 163,696 square miles, but aircraft are the most effective way to reach remote areas quickly. This year, there have been 34 fires that were at least 300 acres. READ MORE



CalPERS Benefits Education Event in Garden Grove

The California Public Employees' Retirement System is hosting a two-day CalPERS Benefits Education Event (CBEE) in Garden Grove during September to educate members in a five-county area about programs and benefits available to them. This final CBEE of 2017 will take place at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Garden Grove on Friday, September 15, and Saturday, September 16, 2017. The same program is offered on each day, so attendees can select the day they wish to attend. 

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HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF EFFORTS
 
 



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

UPCOMING EVENTS

BUDGET PREP MEETING
AUGUST  23 - 24
 
EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING 
SEPTEMBER 11 - 13

IAFF FALLEN FIREFIGHTER MEMORIAL
SEPTEMBER 16
 
CALIFORNIA FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL
SEPTEMBER 30

NATIONAL FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL
OCTOBER 7

PORAC  CONFERENCE
NOVEMBER 16 - 19

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


UPCOMING EVENTS


CLASSES

Benefits Basics

 New  CalPERS Member
 





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MEETINGS, OUTREACH, PRESENTATIONS






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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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