March 7, 2016 Fifteenth Edition

CAL FIRE No One Left Behind 5k/10k Run
Sunday, May 22nd @ 8 am
hosted by the  CAL FIRE Local 2881 Santa Clara Chapter  



Come join us for a great cause. The run is being conducted to help raise money for the No One Left Behind Foundation which provides Fire Department members and their families with an opportunity to receive assistance when dealing with Caner. 

For additional information visit their Facebook page or click here to sign up for the 5k/10k run.
IN THE NEWS
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FIRE CAPTAIN WAS TRAPPED WHEN HIS "SKIN STARTED MELTING. BUT THAT'S NOT WHAT WORRIED HIM MOST
INDEPENDENT JOURNAL, 2/23/2016
 
A nightmare for most people became the horrifying reality for a California fire captain and three of his men while responding to a call in 2008.
Capt. Jeff, who's asked Independent Journal Review not to use his last name, recalls the harrowing moment when he almost lost his life:
"I was trapped and burned on the second floor of a house fire. During my entrapment, I was thinking what it was going to be like to not see my kids and wife again -that was probably the most devastating moment. At the time my daughter was 13 months old and my son was 2 and a half, so I still had a lot to live for [...] I thought I was going to die."    READ FULL STORY
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CUTTING COMPENSATION: EFFECTS OF BUDGET CUTS ON PUBLIC SERVANTS
MASON POOLER, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AT AMERICAN PUBLIC UNIVERSITY, 2/2/2016
 
In an attempt to reduce Wisconsin's budget deficit, in 2011 Governor Scott Walker passed Act 10, also referred to as the Budget Repair Bill. The bill affected many areas of government employment, but most notably reduced funding for pension contributions and health insurance, and limited collective bargaining for labor unions representing public employees, including public safety workers.  READ FULL STORY
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SACRAMENTO FIRE DEPARTMENT WORKS TO MITIGATE FIRE FIGHTER EXPOSURE TO TOXIC CHEMICALS
CAPITAL PUBLIC RADIO, 3/4/2016
 
The City of Sacramento and its fire department are working together to decrease exposure to toxic chemicals, which they hop will decrease the cancer rate of firefighters.

Jay Coon was a Sacramento firefighter for 23 years. In the last six years, he has been diagnosed with malignant melanoma on his leg and lymphocytic leukemia.

"Firefighters wear a lot of pulmonary protection during the actual firefighting," says Coon. "But, the whole rest of their bodies are wearing Nomex which protects you from catching on fire, but doesn't do anything to protect you from smoke. So, here you are in a real hot environment and your pores are just wide open."   READ FULL STORY
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KEEPING CONTROL OF THE FLAMES
THE SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE, 3/2/2016
 
In the Laguna Mountains, not far from San Diego State's observatory east of Sunrise Highway, a thick bed of dry pine needles and decaying wood carpets the ground amid towering Jeffrey pines and oak trees.

The ground covering - plus the multitude of downed dead trees and limbs that litter the forest floor - act like kerosene when a wildfire blows through. This particular spot hasn't burned in at least 50 years, not even when the great Laguna fire in 1970 burned from the mountains all the way to El Cajon.   READ FULL STORY

UPCOMING EVENTS

REP WORKSHOP #1
March 16

REP CLASS
March 28 - April 1

IAFF LEG. CONFERENCE   
April 4  - 7

REP WORKSHOP #2
April 12 

CPF Convention
April 19 - 22


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CDF Firefighters Benenvolent Fund
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.



No One Left Behind
Proceeds support the Firefighter Cancer Support Network.

Fore more information visit our website.

Upcoming event:

  • 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament and Dinner, March 25th @ 11:30 am. Click here for more information.
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