May 9, 2016 Nineteenth Edition


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.

IN THE NEWS
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CAL FIRE REBUILDING NEWEST MEMBER OF ITS FLEET AFTER DEADLY CRASH
SACRAMENTO CBS 13 LOCAL , 4/29/2016

A deadly air tanker crash in 2014 put Cal Fire in a dark chapter when it came to fighting fires. Not only did it lose a veteran pilot, but they had to operate in the peak of the drought without one of its main aircraft.

It's taken Cal Fire a while to find the right aircraft, an S2 World War II plane. There's only 100 of the particular model and manufacturer in the world, but they found it in Arizona. They started the process of two months, literally building this new air tanker from scratch.  READ FULL STORY
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SMOKE FROM ALBERTA FIRES MIGRATES INTO THE UNITED STATES
WILDFIRE TODAY, 5/6/2016
 
Smoke from the fires in Alberta, primarily the  210,000-acre blaze near Fort McMurray, is affecting Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the north-central United States, and many areas in the eastern U.S.   READ FULL STORY
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CAL FIRE READY FOR BUSY WILDFIRE SEASON WITH 22 AIR TANLERS
FOX 40 NEWS, 5/9/2016
 
When wildfires rage in California, an essential part of the firefight comes from the sky.

"We'll use these air tankers on the initial attack," said Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant.

Before fire season, Cal Fire's 50 aircraft live at McClellan air park.  READ FULL STORY


THE CalPERS RETIREMENT PLANNING CHECKLIST

Learn about the steps you should take as you prepare to retire. the following video covers what you need to do.


WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR HEALTH BENEFITS AS YOU TRANSITION INTO RETIREMENT?

A CalPERS Webinar covers the following topics:
  • Eligibility for CalPERS health plans
  • Health plans available
  • Enrollment how to's
  • Employer contributions and vesting Medicare
  • State dental and vision coverage
  • Online tolls & resources
     
Click here to view the Health Benefits Into Retirement.

BENEFIT BASICS

Learn the different types of CalPERS retirement.


PRESIDENTS
MESSAGE

May 2016

UPCOMING EVENTS

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
MAY 10 - 12

MEMBERSHIP SUPPORT/FAMILY LIAISON TRAINING
MAY 17 - 19

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
JULY 12 - 14

IAFF Convention
AUGUST 15 - 19

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
SEPTEMBER 6 - 8

IAFF MEMORIAL
SEPTEMBER 17

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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:

Inaugural Santa Clara 5k/10k run
May 22 @ 8am

Click here for sign up information
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