ONE HUNDRED THIRTEENTH EDITION

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Have you downloaded the CORDICO App to your cell phone yet?
The CAL FIRE Behavioral Health & Wellness Program has a mobile app that is designed to connect you and your family to all CAL FIRE BHWP resources. It is available for free download on both Android and iOS platforms for employees and their support systems. The Cordico App is the best place to access all Wellness resources in one place.
Two of our own, John Byrne and Mike Deleo, are participating in the Bay to Brooklyn Ride
On August 1, 2021 a group of active and retired firefighters will be leaving the San Francisco Bay Area and riding bicycles to the Brooklyn Bridge and Ground Zero for the 20 Year Anniversary of 9/11. Their route will be connected to a beacon so you can follow along. Daily updates will be posted on their social media as well: www.facebook.com/Bay2Brooklyn2021

Check out their website for more info, bios of each rider, and ways to support!

https://bay2brooklyn2021.com/
Calif. FFs attacked by bees during rescue attempt
A swarm of bees forced Fountain Valley first responders to call for backup after they were stung attempting to rescue several people from a swarm of the insects

Eric Licas
The Orange County Register
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. — Firefighters attempted to rescue several people from a swarm of bees in Fountain Valley, but were also attacked by the insects and had to call for backup before two badly stung patients could be taken to a hospital Tuesday, June 22.

Santa Ana resident John Madrid told a videographer that he, his girlfriend, and his best friend were planning to eat at Sizzler at 16373 S. Harbor Boulevard. They pulled into the restaurant's parking lot at about 3 p.m. and were surrounded by the buzzing insects as soon as they stepped out of their car.

"We parked. I got out. There's a few bees and I swiped a couple, and then there's 15," Madrid said. "I started running like crazy, and they attacked my best friend and girlfriend."

The three of them scrambled, Madrid said. He wound up stung, but not nearly as bad as the other two people he was with.

"My buddy's 315 pounds, big man, strong guy," Madrid said. "And he's crying like a baby: 'help me John!'"

At some point, Madrid managed to reach his girlfriend. He said he removed about 15 bees that had crawled into her hair. He was pulling stingers out of her neck before firefighters arrived just a few minutes later.

Sacramento Fire Hockey Club raised nearly $6,000 for the Firefighter's Burn Institue at 2021 BFit Heroes Cup
2021 BFit Heroes Cup
NEU Fire Captain Bryan Carter and Eel River Camp Fire Captain Josh Franklin in Boston with the Sacramento Fire Hockey Club last month. 86 teams made up of firefighters, police officers, and military personnel gathered at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough, MA.
Thanks to the Hero's Cup Foundation for hosting an excellent tournament and a special thank you to all of our fans back home that made donations. You got us into the top 10 of team donations out of 88 teams. With your generous support, we were able to raise almost $6,000 dollars for the Firefighters Burn Institute.

*via Facebook Page
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For more than 67 years, Fill the Boot has been a strong firefighter tradition – giving families with muscular dystrophy in hometowns across America hope for the future and support for today. Plan your Chapter Fill the Boot event today!
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CAL FIRE Wellness Update
CAL FIRE Employee Support Services has multiple webinars on the way in the next few months. These webinars will cover a wide range of topics for you and your families. Information for how to register is attached to each individual flyer. We hope you can join us!

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Do you have an amazing fire service photo from 2020 that has not been published on social media? Want to submit it to the IAFF Media Awards contest?

The deadline for submissions is July 12!

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UPCOMING EVENTS



EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
JULY 20-23

IAFF FALLEN FIRE FIGHTERS MEMORIAL
SEPTEMBER 16-19

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
SEPTEMBER 21-23

CA FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL
OCTOBER 20-23
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