SEVENTY-FIRST EDITION

FALLEN FIREFIGHTER MEMORIAL 2018

This past weekend we honored our fallen brothers and sisters at the 32nd IAFF 
Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial  service iColorado Springs, Colorado. In a somber and moving ceremony the lives of Sara Thomas, Julie Freeman and Cory Iverson were remembered for their dedication to family, friends and public service.


To view more pictures of the ceremony, click here.

2018 OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR CalPERS MEMBERS 

Open Enrollment starts September 10 and ends October 5.

Changes made during Open Enrollment take effect January 1, 2019. During Open Enrollment, you can:
  • Change your CalPERS health plan
  • Add eligible dependents
  • Remove dependents
  • Cancel your existing CalPERS health coverage
  • Enroll in a CalPERS health plan if you don't currently have coverage
If you aren't making changes to your coverage, no action is needed.

This is another opportunity to update your dependents! 
Check out their newsletter for more info.

Additional resources and things you need to know can be found here.

PXG FOR HEROES
 

This very special program is built to provide the world's finest golf equipment to the world's finest people - the men and women of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and our nation's Law Enforcement, Firefighters, and EMT's.

To recognize those who are currently serving or have served, PXG founder, Bob Parsons, a U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam veteran, is providing special pricing on PXG 0311 GEN1 Irons (starting at $125 per club) and Wedges, many of PXG's 0811X driver line, 0341 Fairway Woods, 0317 Hybrids, Putters, and, for a limited time, PXG 0311 SGI GEN2 Irons!

For more instruction and eligibility go to: PXG For Heroes

HIGHER EDUCATION FROM CSU SAN MARCOS



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ATTENTION CAL FIRE LOCAL 2881 RETIREES
   
The following dates are important to start, review and update your health care and legal coverage:
 
CALPERS Health Open Enrollment
Starts September 10 and ends October 5 2018
Review your health plan by visiting   my.calpers.ca.gov or  call 888- CalPERS  /  888-225-7377
 
CAL HR Group Legal Services Insurance Plan from ARAG
Open enrollment Starts September 10 and ends October 5 2018
Have questions call ARAG  800-511-4007  or visit   ARAGLegalCenter.com  enter  access code 17642ret
 
From the deck of the your Retiree Director :
 
Sam Davis

2018 CALIFORNIA FALLEN FIREFIGHTER MEMORIAL



The California Fire Foundation invites you to join us to memorialize the sacrifice and dedication of California's fallen heroes at the 16th Annual California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony on September 29, 2018 at 11:30am. The ceremony will be held at the California Firefighters Memorial located in Capitol Park, Sacramento,  CA



Click  here to view the names that will be added to the wall.     

YOUR HEALTH & SAFETY IS IMPORTANT
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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!
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Firefighters Bill of Rights

The enactment of the landmark Firefighters Bill of Rights  gives California firefighters the fairest, most extensive privacy protection enjoyed by any public employee in the state.
  • No more unreasonable interrogation. The law requires that interrogation be conducted at reasonable hours, with compensation and without verbal or physical threats or extortion;
  • Protection of basic rights. Individuals must be advised of their rights and secures the right of representation in any and all interrogations; prohibits unwarranted search of personal property or forced submission to polygraph testing;
  • Maintaining professionalism. Authorizes recording any interrogation by employer or employee, and gives each access to the others recordings and transcripts; statements made under duress can't be used in judicial proceedings;
  • Preserving appeal rights. Appeals process must conform to state Administrative Procedures Act.

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IN THE NEWS
THE ECONOMY IS BOOMING, YOUR SALARY IS NOT: BLAME THE DECLINE OF UNIONS 
Ellie Anzilotti 
8/29/2018

In the past 40 years, regular working Americans have barely seen their salaries grow, while around them, the cost of housing and basic needs have skyrocketed, as has pay for business executives. What's behind this decline? Economists and political scientists often point to the  decline of labor unions in those same years as a major contributing factor to the current environment of soaring business profits and meager worker salaries.

When unions were at their strongest before the 1960s, they helped narrow the gulf between worker and executive pay (which currently stands at  312 to 1), and lobbied for higher minimum wages and better access to health care. Researchers have also speculated that unions created positive spillover effects at nonunionized workplaces, where managers may have introduced higher salaries and better benefits in an effort to head off organizing efforts among workers.

HEALTH & WELLNESS: RECOVER WITH INTENSITY
ANNETTE ZAPP, 9/1/2018


Managing stress -humans vs. zebras
The autonomic nervous system (ANS) consists of two divisions: the sympathetic (fight and flight) and the para-sympathetic (rest and digest or feed and breed). The issue is that both portions of the ANS feed input into the body's other systems. Having appropriate input of these systems allows for balance and homeostasis within the body. Heart rate, blood pressure, dilation of the pupils and even bowel movements are under the control of the ANS. Have you ever felt like you were going to lose control of your bowels during a period of intense stress? You can thank sympathetic nervous system override. 

In his book "Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers," author Robert Sapolsky addresses stressors on the human body. 1 Briefly, there are acute stressors and chronic stressors. Unfortunately, as humans, we tend to take what should be an acute stress ("that jerk just cut me off in traffic and I almost wrecked my car!") to a state of chronic stress (stomach in knots about that same jerk a week later). Zebras, on the other hand, just do their zebra things. They avoid the jackals and lions as necessary and don't dwell on it after. They also don't stress about buying a nicer house.

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RESPONDER OPENS UP DURING NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION WEEK
FIRERESCUE1, 9/13/2018

LINCOLN, Neb. - A firefighter-paramedic opened up about his struggle with mental health during National Suicide Prevention Week.

Lincoln Fire-Rescue firefighter-paramedic Brent Jones told  1011Now that he got the help he needed after five of his colleagues died by suicide in the past five years.
"I didn't ever think about ending my own life, but I thought if I were to perish in a fire that I would be better off because I would be in a better place mentally," Jones said.

Jones said he saw a tweet about a facility that could help him, and it changed his life.

"The International Association of Firefighters opened a treatment center for mental health in Maryland called the Center of Excellence," he said. "It just happened I got a tweet about it and I was having a day. And it just dawned on me that maybe I should get some help."          READ MORE

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UPCOMING EVENTS

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
SEPTEMBER 18 - 20

CALIFORNIA FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL
SEPTEMBER 29

NATIONAL FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL
OCTOBER 7 - 8

53RD CONVENTION 
JANUARY 10 - 13


CAL FIRE LOCAL 2881
NO ONE LEFT BEHIND
Proceeds support the Firefighters Cancer Support Network.
For more information, visit the website.

UPCOMING EVENTS

October 28, 2018
Half Moon Bay Golf Links

INDIVIDUAL SPONSORSHIP
    • $1,000 Golf Foursome Participation
    • $250 Single Player
    • $35 Adult BBQ Guest
    • $10 Child BBQ Guest
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CDF FIREFIGHTERS BENEVOLENT
 FOUNDATION
Provides funds for immediate life sus taining assistance to firefighters and their families who have suffered debilitating injury or loss of life.

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Fright Fest Family Day at
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
  • WHEN: Saturday October 20th or Sunday October 21st, 2018
  • WHO: All CSEA members, family, friends and Season Pass members*
  • PURCHASE TICKETS: Online at SixFlags.com/DiscoveryKingdom using promo code: CSEA
  • DEADLINE: Tickets must be purchased by 4 pm on Tuesday October 16th


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