September 12, 2016  Twenty-Eighth Edition



Charity Golf Tournament at  Half Moon Bay Golf Links 

NOVEMBER 13, 2016

08:30 AM Shotgun Start

HALF MOON BAY, CALIFORNIA 



BENEFITING FIREFIGHTERS WITH CANCER AND THE FIREFIGHTER CANCER SUPPORT NETWORK
Presented by CAL FIRE Local 2881, San Mateo - Santa Cruz Chapter 
&
the CDF Firefighters Benevolent Foundation

All players will receive a wonderful family BBQ dinner and reception following tournament play.

Schedule:

7:00 AM  Casual Breakfast
 
8:30 AM  Shotgun, Half Moon Bay Golf Links
 
2:00 PM   Family BBQ, Reception, & Static Display
 
3:30 PM   Comments from Command Leader


$1,000 - Golf Foursome
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$250 - Single Player
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$35 - Adult Day Guest
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$15 - Child Day Guest

A CHANCE TO WIN A BMW WITH A HOLE IN ONE!




 
This weekend is the 30th IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial. It will be held  Saturday, September 17th. The ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colorado, officially begins at 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time.

CAL FIRE Local 2881 has 3 fallen firefighters being added to the  Wall of Honor   this  year: 
Michael Macy Jr. (SHU) - 12/4/1982
John P. Elliff (BEU) - 3/2/2005
Stephen G. Lloyd (HUU) - 5/26/2014

IN THE NEWS
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72 HOURS ON THE FIRE LINE, EVERY WEEK
THE ATLANTIC, 9/2/2016

This summer has been a part of what is on track to be one of California's  worst wildfire years of all time: After five years of drought, California's forests have dried up, causing some 5,375 wildfires  this year to date. The Los Angeles Times reported that the first half of 2016 saw  twice as many acres burned than all of 2015. On August 27th, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire)  reported that about 4,270 fires had burned more than 183,000 acres in their jurisdiction-up from 3,904 fires on that day last year. While most fires happen on less-developed land, the ones that occur where homes meet wildland vegetation are often harder and costlier to fight, as firefighters try to salvage properties. Fires caused by dry conditions and brutal heat waves have scorched many homes and thousands of acres, and the worst  has yet to come as peak fire season starts in September.

This leaves firefighters battling larger, more frequent fires in the state. I spoke with Armando Alvarez, who has been a firefighter at Cal Fire for 15 years, about the challenges of predicting how to put out fires as they crop up more often, the stress that accompanies emergency calls, and what it was like to work an 18-day shift. The interview that follows has been lightly edited for length and clarity.    READ FULL STORY

DID YOU KNOW?
 
That CAL FIRE Local 2881 has new a retired member? Please welcome:

Michael Diebner, HUU

That retired members have get to-gethers? 

Click here for this years schedule.

That CAL FIRE Local 2881 is partnered with CSEA to offer a variety of discounts to our Active and Retired members?

CSEA has an active Member Benefits Program, which provides discounts on a wide variety of products -- from movie and theme park tickets to home, life and health insurance -- available to affiliate members.

CAL FIRE Local 2881 is an Associate  Partnership 
Program organization m ember. Dues paying members of CAL FIRE Local 2881 are eligible to to  advantage  of these discounts.

Click here  to get started.



Health Plan Open Enrollment Begins September 12th

Members now have convenient online access to annual Health Plan Statements

The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) annual health Open Enrollment  period for the 2017 calendar year is September 12 - October 7, 2016. As it does every year, the retirement system is providing members with information on its six Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) and three self-funded Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) health plans.
CalPERS' Basic (non-Medicare) health plan options include HMO plans through Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield of California, Health Net, Kaiser Permanente, Sharp Health Plan and UnitedHealthcare. The System's three Basic PPO plans, offered through third-party administrator Anthem Blue Cross, are PERS Select, PERS Choice, and PERSCare. Medicare health plans are offered through Blue Shield, Kaiser, and UnitedHealthcare.
Members may enroll in the CalPERS Health Program, add eligible family members, or make changes to their existing health plans during the Open Enrollment period. The coverage becomes effective January 1, 2017.   READ MORE

CAL FIRE LOCAL 2881
ENDORSEMENTS
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UPCOMING EVENTS

IAFF MEMORIAL
SEPTEMBER 17

NATIONAL FIREFIGHTER MEMORIAL
OCTOBER 8 - 9

CDF FIREFIGHTERS BENEVOLENT FOUNDATION
4TH ANNUAL  INVITATIONAL
OCTOBER 13

CALIFORNIA PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL
OCTOBER 15

NO ONE LEFT BEHIND
CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT
NOVEMBER 13

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING 
DECEMBER 13 - 15
For the full even 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.
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:

November 13th
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KNOW YOU RIGHTS

Knowing your rights can save your job. 

Download the The Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights courtesy of the California Professional Firefighters (CPF).

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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