August 1, 2017 Forty-Eighth Edition


PRESIDENTS MESSAGE AUGUST 2017








Meet Suzi Brady
Siskiyou Chapter Director

Suzi has been with CAL FIRE for 9 years. She is currently a Fire Prevention Officer II/Information Officer. Her enjoyment of teaching children about fire safety as a clown named "Ember" is what made her decide to become a Fire Prevention Officer II/Information Officer. She also enjoys helping others when they are experiencing their worst day.
 
Suzi decided to get involved with the union 6 years ago starting out as Chapter Secretary and eventually becoming a Chapter Director. She became a union officer so she could be a voice for Fire Prevention Specialists.  When she is not working or teaching the community, you can find Suzi camping and hanging out with Family.  
 
Thank you Suzi for sharing with us! 

IN THE NEWS
A FIREFIGHTER IN NEED!


Recently Molly went on a well-deserved vacation. She was on Holiday in Norway with her cousin, when her trip went from  wonderful to life threatening . June 27th at 2 am she was rushed the hospital, where doctors discovered a  brain Aneurysm

Please help us get Molly and her mom home. We are asking anyone who can help, to step up for a local hero, and assist with her recovery. We all heal better at home, surrounded by loved ones, in a place we feel safe. All donations are appreciated and gratefully accepted. Click here to help!

Spanish Ranch Fire Monument
August 15, 2017

Honoring those who died as a result of the
Spanish Ranch Fire tragedy.

"Remembering the past to protect the future"

Ed Marty

Scott Cox

Ron Lorant

Steven Manley

Spanish Ranch Fire site, Hwy 166 x Chimineas Ranch road
(see map below)





Benefits Education Event at the Pasadena Hilton Hotel
 
 
T he California Public Employees' Retirement System is hosting a two-day CalPERS Benefits Education Event (CBEE) in Pasadena during August to educate members in a five-county area about programs and benefits available to them. This event will take place at the Hilton Hotel in Pasadena on Friday, August 18, and Saturday, August 19, 2017. The same program is offered on each day, so attendees can select the day they wish to attend. FIND OUT MORE  




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

UPCOMING EVENTS

IAFF REDMOND SYMPOSIUM
AUGUST 6 - 10
 
BUDGET PREP MEETING
AUGUST  23 - 24
 
EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING 
SEPTEMBER 11 - 13

IAFF FALLEN FIREFIGHTER MEMORIAL
SEPTEMBER 16
 
CALIFORNIA FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL
SEPTEMBER 30


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


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KNOW YOU RIGHTS

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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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