May 23, 2016 Twentieth Edition




May 30th is Memorial Day. Remember to pay tribute to the brave men and women served their  country. Honor those who gave their lives for our freedom.


IN THE NEWS
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DIVERS RESCUED FROM STILLWATER COVE AT PEBBLE BEACH
CBS SAN FRANCISCO, 5/1/2016
 
At least two divers were rescued Saturday afternoon off the coast of Pebble Beach, according to fire officials.

At 12:47 p.m., units from Carmel Highlands Fire Protection District, Cypress Fire Protection District and Pebble Beach Community Services District, responded to the distress call at Stillwater Cove in unincorporated Monterey County, fire officials said.  READ FULL STORY
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BEAUMONT FIREMEN HAILED AS HEROES AFTER PULLING MAN FROM BURNING BUILDING
BANNING-BEAUMONT PATCH, 5/16/2016
 
When Beaumont firefighters Michael Esparza and Mark Bruns responded to a call of a "fully involved fire" at a local house on the morning of April 29, 2015, they didn't know for sure what they would find on arrival. But that uncertainty is exactly what they train for.

As they approached the location on Christie Street in Banning, the house was engulfed in flames. And there was no apparent way out for the person trapped insise. READ FULL STORY
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IAFF URGES CONGRESS TO SUPPORT FIREFIGHTER CANCER REGISTRY ACT
IAFF.ORG, 5/17/2016

General President Harold  Schaitberger joined members of Congress May 17 at a press conference to promote legislation establishing a national fire fighter cancer registry.
The  Firefighter Cancer Registry Act (H.R. 4625 / S. 2799) would allow novel research on cancer in fire fighters by providing scientists with new data. READ FULL STORY

 
IMPORTANT 
CalPERS BENEFICIARY 
DESIGNATION INFORMATION
  
Death benefits are paid according to the valid beneficiary designation on file. Benefits may be paid per statutory beneficiary order if there is no designation on file or the designation was revoked.
    
CalPERS will determine who the death benefits are payable to after they receive and review all the required documents. To designate your beneficiary, use one of the options below. 
 
Online:

Log in to  my CalPERS to name, review, or change your beneficiary. Beneficiary designations made as of August 5, 2013 are available online.
 
By Mail:
 
Active members who want their death benefits paid to a designated beneficiary must complete a  Beneficiary Designation (PDF) and mail it to the address listed on the form.
 
All members, make sure  to fill out a power of attorney with CalPERS. Click here to for the form.
 
Retired members designated the beneficiary for their death benefits when they retired. There are limited situations after retirement when a member can choose a new option or beneficiary. To learn more, review  Changing Your Beneficiary or Monthly Benefit After Retirement (PUB 98) (PDF).

RETIREE  INFORMATION

CalPERS has issued an update on the Retiree Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA).

Click here to review the COLA document.


UPCOMING EVENTS

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
JULY 12 - 14

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

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CDF Firefighters
Benevolent 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.
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:

May 22 @ 8 am

5k run/walk
June 5 @ 7 am

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2016-17 RICHARD J. ERNEST SCHOLARSHIPS

A reminder to all members and their dependents who wish to apply that  June 15th is the postmark deadline for the 2016-17 Richard J. Ernest Scholarship applications.

There will be ten (10) $1000 awards given this year.  Information and application forms can be accessed on our members website at  www.calfirelocal2881.org under the "Info" tab or by calling headquarters at 916-609-8700.

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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