November 7, 2016  Thirty-Second Edition

 

Willits Bypass Finally Opens to fanfare and Dedication to Fallen Hero

Willits News,  11/3/2016


Jesse Pittman

Hundreds of community members joined dignitaries and members of the California Transportation Department Thursday afternoon on a 1.1 mile long viaduct just south of Willits for the long anticipated Willits bypass and memorial bridge dedication.
Among those attending the ceremony and dedication of the bridge was Jeremy Treskon, a U.S. Navy Seal who served with the late Jesse Pittman, a local hero shot down in Afghanistan on Aug. 6, 2011.
PITTMAN REMEMBERED
Pittman, 27 at the time of his death, was a Navy petty officer first class and elite Navy SEAL. The viaduct through the south interchange just south of the city was named after him at the ceremony.
Treskon said people should remember men like Pittman whose sacrifice makes
Terry and Ida Pittman, parents of the late Jesse Pittman
it possible for everyone to have the privilege to vote. He urged those in attendance to remember those who put their lives on the line to allow others to enjoy their freedom.
"Jesse was always questioning the decisions I was making," Treskon said. "He used to call me 'Big Jeremy.' He was my right hand man."  READ MORE


Charity Golf Tournament at Half Moon Bay Gold Links

 
Come join  CAL FIRE Local 2881, San Mateo - Santa Cruz Chapter and the CDF Firefighters Benevolent Foundation on  November 13, 2016 for a charity golf tournament benefiting firefighters with cancer and the firefighter cancer support network.

All players will receive a wonderful family BBQ dinner and reception following tournament play. Also, a chance to win a BMW with a hole in one!

Click  here for more information or to register for the golf tournament.

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SAVE THE DATE: 
2016 Behavioral Health Conference

The 2016 Joint Labor Management Behavioral Health Conference will take place on December 14th and 15th at the Sheraton Grand in downtown Sacramento.

Sponsored by the Cal-JAC, CPF and Cal Chiefs, the conference will provide attendees with an opportunity to gain valuable knowledge to help their department move in the right direction regarding behavioral health. Due to this matter's critical importance to both labor and management, fire chiefs and local presidents are being asked to participate in the two-day conference. Department risk managers are also invited to attend.
To better understand the existing behavioral health program present throughout the California fire service, we ask that interested departments complete a brief, online survey in advance of the conference. The survey is available  here

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DID YOU KNOW?
 
That CAL FIRE Local 2881 has a new retired member? Please welcome:
 
Melvin Gage, CZU
Jesse Velarde, RRU
 
That retired members have get to-gethers? 
 
Click here for this years schedule.
 
That CAL FIRE Local 2881  won an IAFF Media Award?

We one 1st place for the "BEST AFFILIATE SPECIAL ONE-TIME PUBLICATION OR PROJECT" for our "50 Years of Protecting California" book. 

We also received honorable mention for our  "2881 Fire Wire" newsletter publication. Click here to see for a list of winner of the  IAFF  Media Awards Contest.




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November Educational Opportunities

November Webinar

CalPERS will host a 30 minute Health Benefits for Public Agency and School Members webinar on Wednesday, November 30, at 11:00 a.m. In this webinar, we will provide you with information about your CalPERS health benefits including eligibility and dependent coverage. This is for public agency and school members whose employer contracts with CalPERS for these benefits.

CalPERS Videos

Visit the CalPERSNetwork to view past web events and educational videos on retirement, health benefits, pensions and investments, and more.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

NO ONE LEFT BEHIND
CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT
NOVEMBER 13

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING 
DECEMBER 13 - 15

NEW OFFICER TRAINING 
JANUARY 10 - 12

CAL FIRE LOCAL 2881 CONVENTION 
JANUARY 19 - 22

FINANCE TRAINING 
FEBRUARY 8 - 9

RETIREE REPRESENTATION CLASS 
FEBRUARY 22 - 23

REPRESENTATION CLASS 
FEBRUARY 27 - MARCH 3

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We provide funds for immediate life sustaining assistance to firefighters and their families who have suffered debilitating injury or loss of life.

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Proceeds support the Firefighter Cancer Support Network.

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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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