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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Today we thank our Veterans

Today we honor those among us that have served in our military. Those that every day served in our Armed Forces to make sure we are safe. Those that spent every minute of every day making sure that the citizens of our United States can continue to have the freedoms we have. Those freedoms are the envy of most other nations. We cannot thank our Veterans enough for what they have, and continue, to do for us.

Some of our 1014 members are Veterans. PLEASE take today to thank a Veteran. Call your friends, neighbors, family members or your brother or sister firefighters and thank them for the sacrifices they have made so that we can enjoy our freedoms.

Some history on Veterans day:

From Wilipedia

Veterans Day is observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans; that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I; major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. The United States previously observed Armistice Day. The U.S. holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.

Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day, a U.S. public holiday in May; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day honors those who died while in military service.[1] It is also not to be confused with Armed Forces Day, a minor U.S. remembrance that also occurs in May, which specifically honors those currently serving in the U.S. military.

The United States Congress adopted a resolution on June 4, 1926, requesting that President Calvin Coolidge issue annual proclamations calling for the observance of November 11 with appropriate ceremonies.[2] A Congressional Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U.S. Code, Sec. 87a) approved May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday: "a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as 'Armistice Day'."[3]

In 1945, World War II veteran Raymond Weeks from Birmingham, Alabama, had the idea to expand Armistice Day to celebrate all veterans, not just those who died in World War I. Weeks led a delegation to Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, who supported the idea of National Veterans Day. Weeks led the first national celebration in 1947 in Alabama and annually until his death in 1985. President Reagan honored Weeks at the White House with the Presidential Citizenship Medal in 1982 as the driving force for the national holiday. Elizabeth Dole, who prepared the briefing for President Reagan, determined Weeks as the "Father of Veterans Day."[4]

U.S. Representative Ed Rees from Emporia, Kansas, presented a bill establishing the holiday through Congress. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, also from Kansas, signed the bill into law on May 26, 1954. It had been eight and a half years since Weeks held his first Armistice Day celebration for all veterans.[5]

Congress amended the bill on June 1, 1954, replacing "Armistice" with "Veterans," and it has been known as Veterans Day since.[6][7]

Your Local 1014 Executive Board of Directors sends a BIG thank you to our Veterans
for what they have done for us during their service in the Military.

 

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Election night November 2017

We called for help and you, our members, showed up in force. We walked for 8 days and had over 140 members answer the call for help. You continue to amaze us. Thank you to all who helped!

Final results from the 2 elections we were actively involved in this cycle:

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Hawthorne Measure HH -

From ballotpedia.org

yes vote is a vote in favor of imposing an additional sales tax of 0.75 percent to fund general city services.

no vote is a vote against imposing an additional sales tax of 0.75 percent to fund general city services.

Measure HH proposes to raise the total sales tax rate in Hawthorne from 9.5 percent to 10.25 percent. The state-mandated tax rate that applies throughout California is 7.25 percent, with revenue allocated to various purposes. As of 2017, Los Angeles County also levied a 2.25 percent sales tax.[1] The average total sales tax rate throughout the county was 9.5 percent.[2]

City officials estimated that the sales tax rate increase would generate $8.5 million yearly.[3]


From our campaign staff

We visited or called 4,190 Hawthorne voters - well over our projection of 3,500 we anticipated before GOTV weekend.  Before entering the weekend, we had completed 3 full passes on the phones and at the doors of our target precincts.  Over the weekend we completed another complete pass.  We also did another sweep over the phones that was completed last night and also called through all of our identified supporters to reconfirm their support and remind them of where their polling place is.

Our support reconfirm rate is a strong 95.7%.

Here are the final numbers:
Strong Support:  2,931  69.9%
Lean Support:  520  12.4%
Undecided:  559  13.3%
Lean Oppose:  44  1.0%
Strong Oppose:  136  3.2%
Total IDs:  4,190


El Monte Measure EM -

From ballotpedia.org

yes vote is a vote in favor of renewing for ten years the local sales tax of 0.5 percent (half-cent) to fund general city services.

no vote is a vote against renewing for ten years the local sales tax of 0.5 percent (half-cent) to fund general city services, thereby allowing the tax to expire in March 2019.

Measure EM was designed to renew the local 0.5 percent sales tax in El Monte, maintaining a total sales tax rate of 10 percent. The state-mandated tax rate that applies throughout California is 7.25 percent, with revenue allocated to various purposes. As of October 1, 2017, Los Angeles County also levied a sales tax of 2.25 percent.[1][2] The average total sales tax rate throughout the county was 9.5 percent.[3]


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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

City of Hawthorne Measure HH

1014 members will once again be out knocking on doors walking precincts this time we will be in Hawthorne in support of measure HH, your help is needed. 
 
The dates and times are below:
  • Saturday October 21st & Sunday the 22nd
  • Saturday October 28th & Sunday the 29th
  • Saturday November 4th, Sunday November 5th, Monday November 6th and ELECTION DAY Tuesday November 7th.

We will be walking from 9 to 12 then an afternoon session from 1 to 4

A 1014 t-shirt and lunch will be provided. 

Measure HH will provide vital funding for the City of Hawthorne to maintain local police and fire protection, paramedics, 9-1-1 emergency response times, anti-gang and anti-drug police units; repair streets, potholes, and street lights; trim trees; reduce homelessness; remove graffiti; protect drinking water supplies; and prevent cuts to programs for seniors, youth, and parks.

Let’s all do are part and get involved.

To volunteer contact Kurt Kobler by email at kkobler@local1014.org or by phone (949) 576-8371.  Let him know the date and time you can volunteer.

As always, thank you for your support.
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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

2017 IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial

As the Local 1014 Executive Board and myself prepare to honor our fallen brother, Firefighter John Eric Schmidt, in Colorado Springs at the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial, I ask all to reflect and remember ALL of the fallen both in Los Angele County and across the nation.

The 2017 IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial service will be broadcast live via streaming video or here https://livestream.com/KOAA/live on Saturday, September 16. The ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colorado, which officially begins at 11:00 a.m. (Mountain Time), will honor 196 IAFF members who died in the line of duty and were reported to the IAFF in the last year.

The Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial honors more than 7,500 IAFF members who have died in the line of duty since 1918. The names include those who died on the job, as well as the alarming number who succumbed to chronic illnesses linked to the fire service such as heart disease and cancer.

The IAFF and Colorado Springs Local 5 are committed to making the 2017 ceremony an uplifting experience for the families, friends and loved ones that celebrates the lives, dedication and accomplishments of our fallen brothers and sisters.

On behalf of the Local 1014 Executive Board, thank you for your commitment each and every day protecting our communities. Please keep our fallen brothers and sisters who have made the ultimate sacrifice in your thoughts and prayers. Always remembered, never forgotten.

In Solidarity,

Dave Gillotte, President
Los Angeles County Firefighters, IAFF Local 1014


The 196 names of our brothers and sisters added to the walls this year...

Fallen Firefighter Local City & State/Province Date of death
Milton H. Lowry L0288 Hamilton, ON 08/22/1977
Howard A. Breden L1286 Richmond, BC 11/20/1979
Lucien E. Méranger L0162 Ottawa, ON 12/01/1980
Michael M. Winkelfoos L1120 Bucyrus, OH 07/21/1982
Patrick L. Carpenter L2881 Sacramento, CA 05/11/1988
Donald G. Kennedy L0255 Calgary, AB 02/16/1989
John B. Santos L0841 New Bedford, MA 04/11/1990
Harry Beetstra L1286 Richmond, BC 07/25/1991
J. Craig Caswell L0341 Houston, TX 02/14/1995
Lawrence C. Lavigueur L2194 Southbridge, MA 03/31/1995
Edgar Wilson L0481 Welland, ON 09/17/1995
Rene E. Arbour L0162 Ottawa, ON 05/19/1997
Thomas L. Peterson L0935 Fontana, CA 07/01/1997
Leonidas Selph L0341 Houston, TX 01/08/1999
Doyce E. Wedgeworth L0341 Houston, TX 03/26/1999
Reginald T. Larush L0193 Thunder Bay, ON 02/24/2000
Samuel R. Morgan L2645 Flat Rock, NC 07/02/2000
Walter Churchmack L0113 Toronto, ON 03/17/2001
J. Eric Schmidt L1014 El Monte, CA 03/21/2001
Clive P. Beresford L0492 Sarnia, ON 12/25/2001
Robert A. Lee L2881 Sacramento, CA 06/01/2002
Glenn E. Holleman L0341 Houston, TX 11/29/2002
Andre R. Renaud L0162 Ottawa, ON 08/14/2003
Henry Cusell L2928 West Palm Beach, FL 09/28/2003
Donald G. Cooper L2881 Sacramento, CA 10/26/2004
Paul C. Wright L0341 Houston, TX 03/26/2005
George V. Johnson L0341 Houston, TX 01/25/2006
Cruz A. Fernandez L0854 New York, NY 07/14/2006
Darwin J. Vargas L2881 Sacramento, CA 08/05/2006
Kenneth R. Judd L0341 Houston, TX 01/07/2007
John R. Young L2881 Sacramento, CA 03/23/2008
Scott S. Winterhalter L0341 Houston, TX 06/29/2008
H. James Walkos L1184 Maple Heights, OH 07/19/2008
J. Edward Tremblay L0162 Ottawa, ON 12/11/2008
Stephen D. Lohr L0027 Seattle, WA 07/28/2009
Ian B. McCammont, Jr. L1212 Mississauga, ON 11/01/2009
Charles J. Zinnante L0341 Houston, TX 01/22/2010
Michael E. Hutchings L2036 Whitby, ON 02/05/2010
Brian C. Nolte L2315 Davie, FL 02/24/2010
John H. Kelley L2315 Davie, FL 06/11/2010
Sidney E.J. Lowe L2461 Sherwood Park, AB 10/15/2010
Benjamin V. Trapani. L2315 Davie, FL 04/09/2011
David G. Lezchuk L2881 Sacramento, CA 05/01/2011
Timothy J. Flaherty L0740 Portland, ME 08/30/2011
James W. Cox L0411 Toronto, ON 11/09/2011
James A. Beveridge L0492 Sarnia, ON 01/14/2012
Julien F. Ethier L1351 Elliot Lake, ON 10/24/2012
Jonathan M. Sapp L3393 Concord, NC 02/26/2013
Jess L. Hernandez L0027 Seattle, WA 03/19/2013
Daniel J. Carroll L0169 Peterborough, ON 05/04/2013
Edward Brown L1994 Westwood, MA 07/02/2013
John H. Warden III L0341 Houston, TX 09/04/2013
Elmer E. Shuptrine, Jr. L0341 Houston, TX 09/04/2013
Michael A. Klein L2036 Whitby, ON 02/11/2014
W. Frank Goulet L0027 Seattle, WA 06/28/2014
Vincent G. Hart L0142 London, ON 08/12/2014
S. Leonard Spencer L0288 Hamilton, ON 09/05/2014
Donald B. Johnston L0467 Guelph, ON 10/23/2014
Ronald K. McKinney L2917 Jacksonville, TX 11/17/2014
George A. Pearce L3734 Newport Beach, CA 12/28/2014
Mel M. McEachen L0803 Brandon, MB 12/31/2014
John Nicol L0867 Winnipeg, MB 01/09/2015
Charles W. Exton 1137 Toronto, ON 01/10/2015
Thomas E. John L1270 Salinas, CA 01/29/2015
David P. Stevens L2315 Davie, FL 01/29/2015
C. Glenn Eubanks L2315 Davie, FL 02/17/2015
Merrill Gosling L1286 Richmond, BC 02/21/2015
Larry E. Grafft L2881 Sacramento, CA 03/09/2015
Marcel H. Iampen L0209 Edmonton, AB 04/01/2015
Robert W. Bell L1212 Mississauga, ON 04/09/2015
Robert F.W. Davenport L0497 Belleville, ON 04/11/2015
Ernie F. Dombrowski L1271 Surrey, BC 04/19/2015
Wendy A. Cummings L0112 Los Angeles, CA 06/05/2015
Dennis P. Naldjieff L0485 Saint Catharines, ON 06/07/2015
John J. Healey, Sr. L1893 Ashland, MA 06/24/2015
Richard A. Blythe L0288 Hamilton, ON 08/22/2015
James M. Swift L2829 Redmond, WA 08/26/2015
Mark A. Domingue L2881 Sacramento, CA 09/13/2015
William Hunter L0018 Burnaby, BC 09/19/2015
Barry A. Rezac L2881 Sacramento, CA 09/27/2015
James E. Green L0244 Albuquerque, NM 11/21/2015
William F. Parker L0752 Toronto, ON 12/02/2015
Joshua R. Milton L0027 Seattle, WA 12/11/2015
Gerald A. Simpson L0209 Edmonton, AB 12/16/2015
Hilbert H. Kummer L0457 Kitchener, ON 12/23/2015
Thomas J. Kelly L0094 New York, NY 01/03/2016
Kenneth K. Harris L0095 Oak Park, IL 01/11/2016
Rudolph V. Valdez, Jr. L0341 Houston, TX 01/14/2016
George A. Powell L0752 Toronto, ON 01/15/2016
Scott D. Bruggeman L0336 Middletown, OH 01/18/2016
Marlon D. Coutee, Sr. L0359 Gary, IN 01/21/2016
Ricky Johnson L0036 Washington, DC 01/26/2016
Darryll L. Dave L0341 Houston, TX 01/26/2016
Johnny M. Chun L2881 Sacramento, CA 02/01/2016
Preston L. Williams II L0036 Washington, DC 02/10/2016
Rusty B. Massey L2092 Dallas, TX 02/11/2016
Randall M. Donaldson, Jr. L3284 Saint Cloud, FL 02/17/2016
Marcia L. Rosecky L2051 Brookfield, WI 02/27/2016
William C. Hutto F0282 Keyport, WA 02/29/2016
Darrayle B. Prosser L0112 Los Angeles, CA 03/02/2016
Joseph A. Morstatt L0094 New York, NY 03/05/2016
Richard V. Sandell, Jr. L1549 Pompano Beach, FL 03/06/2016
Daniel J. Falcone L0765 Fort Lauderdale, FL 03/10/2016
Rickie C. Dale L3888 Toronto, ON 03/13/2016
John D. Dowdell L0411 Toronto, ON 03/16/2016
Michael A. Kane L3888 Toronto, ON 03/21/2016
Robert G. Alford L0854 New York, NY 03/22/2016
Robert J. Berryman L1053 Fredericton, NB 03/23/2016
Thomas J. Farrell L0094 New York, NY 03/25/2016
Byron M. Evans L2493 Upper Darby, PA 03/29/2016
Steven R. Whitfield II L0341 Houston, TX 03/31/2016
David M. Larkin L2665 Saint Peters, MO 04/04/2016
Michael D. Pontius L0441 Freeport, IL 04/12/2016
Jeffery Q. McGill L0660 Charlotte, NC 04/12/2016
Seth A. Tinsley L0660 Charlotte, NC 04/13/2016
Tristan I. Smith L0027 Seattle, WA 04/14/2016
John E. Ulmschneider L1619 Bowie, MD 04/15/2016
Willard C. Meiggs III L2449 Chesapeake, VA 04/15/2016
Arthur M. Kruckman L2881 Sacramento, CA 04/18/2016
Robin L. Pilcher L1696 West Jordan, UT 04/20/2016
Daniel Vera, Jr. L0624 San Antonio, TX 04/25/2016
Ryan A. Ferreira L2464 Walpole, MA 04/25/2016
Anthony E. Raven L0827 Newburyport, MA 04/26/2016
Mark A. Middlebrooks L1358 Bastrop, LA 04/28/2016
Gerald W. Bunker L1893 Ashland, MA 04/28/2016
Mark P. Kakert L0017 Davenport, IA 05/18/2016
Marc Anzini L4875 Port Jefferson Station, NY 05/19/2016
Charles G. Mearns L3888 Toronto, ON 05/21/2016
Reginald E. Landriault L1212 Mississauga, ON 05/23/2016
Mark B. Matthews L0718 Boston, MA 05/28/2016
William A. Dawson L1212 Mississauga, ON 06/05/2016
Riley L. Wedgeworth III L0341 Houston, TX 06/13/2016
Clifford M. Rigsbee L1463 Honolulu, HI 06/14/2016
Stephen C. Erb L1071 Rochester, NY 06/24/2016
Todd S. Woodcock L0624 San Antonio, TX 06/26/2016
John R. Fritz L3356 Youngstown, OH 06/27/2016
Andrew B. Russell L1737 Harrison Township, MI 07/02/2016
David A. Luedtke L0644 Lincoln, NE 07/03/2016
Joseph D. Vinacco L0799 Providence, RI 07/05/2016
Norman J. Roziere L0803 Brandon, MB 07/05/2016
Matthew J. Logsdon L0526 Lexington, KY 07/06/2016
Rickey C. Turner, Sr. L0440 Fort Worth, TX 07/10/2016
Andrew A. Petrie L0999 Moncton, NB 07/14/2016
Joseph T. De Marinis L4350 Clermont, FL 07/14/2016
Christopher E. Hill L1619 Bowie, MD 07/21/2016
Gabriel G. Lee L0022 Philadelphia, PA 07/23/2016
James E. Murphy L0002 Chicago, IL 07/26/2016
Philip J. Hudgens L0341 Houston, TX 07/26/2016
Rob S. Taylor L1015 Fremont, NE 07/27/2016
Gregorio Morales L0094 New York, NY 07/30/2016
Gerald J. Lacasse L1212 Mississauga, ON 07/31/2016
Dennis E. Moore L3888 Toronto, ON 08/09/2016
Gaetan Marcil L0284 North Bay, ON 08/11/2016
Gino De Amicis L3888 Toronto, ON 08/11/2016
John J. Foscaldo, Jr. L0718 Boston, MA 08/16/2016
Donald Baxter L0905 Nanaimo, BC 08/16/2016
Steven M. Crites L3888 Toronto, ON 08/18/2016
William E. Woodlon L0094 New York, NY 08/20/2016
Spencer J. Chauvin L4784 La Place, LA 08/28/2016
Gilles G. Racine L0849 Cornwall, ON 09/02/2016
Peter F. Kannler L0937 Chelsea, MA 09/03/2016
Donald F. Martin F0065 Bedford, NS 09/07/2016
Frederick C. Lewis, Jr. L2346 Centerville, MA 09/08/2016
Eric C. Gustafson L0052 Meridian, MS 09/09/2016
Ronald D. Biller L0854 New York, NY 09/16/2016
Robert D. McGill L0209 Edmonton, AB 09/17/2016
Ryan S. Osler L1364 Camarillo, CA 09/21/2016
Christopher M. Leach L1590 Wilmington, DE 09/24/2016
Jerry W. Fickes, Jr. L1590 Wilmington, DE 09/24/2016
Michael J. Fahy L0854 New York, NY 09/27/2016
William S. Whitney I0024 Richland, WA 10/01/2016
Vincent R. Ungaro L0854 New York, NY 10/01/2016
Yaphet K. Miller L1607 North Las Vegas, NV 10/05/2016
Ross P. Ellison L0255 Calgary, AB 10/09/2016
Barbara A. Beam L0660 Charlotte, NC 10/14/2016
Paul F. Santoro L0094 New York, NY 10/15/2016
David R. Dangerfield L2201 Vero Beach, FL 10/15/2016
Scott D. Steed L0027 Seattle, WA 10/19/2016
John M. Rodriguez L0628 Yonkers, NY 10/19/2016
Dennis te Boekhorst L4449 Maple Ridge, BC 10/26/2016
John A. Dunn L0094 New York, NY 11/07/2016
Scott G. Coykendall L1465 Costa Mesa, CA 11/10/2016
Patrick S. Campbell F0032 Ridgecrest, CA 11/13/2016
Michael W. Curry L0574 Savannah, GA 11/19/2016
David M. Luis L3880 Ripon, CA 11/24/2016
Anthony C. Stephens L1285 Las Vegas, NV 11/29/2016
Ron L. Castro L3631 Santa Ana, CA 11/30/2016
Harjinder S. Ghuman L0018 Burnaby, BC 12/01/2016
Ardythe D. Hope L1590 Wilmington, DE 12/01/2016
Keith D. Long L3587 Bedford, TX 12/08/2016
Joseph P. O'Toole L0094 New York, NY 12/12/2016
J. Dale McNeill L2928 West Palm Beach, FL 12/12/2016
Michael L. Heffner L1301 Bakersfield, CA 12/17/2016
John V. Wagontall L0237 Lethbridge, AB 12/18/2016
Frank E. Martinez L0134 Atlanta, GA 12/20/2016
William G. Davies L0113 Toronto, ON 12/28/2016
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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Patriot Day

Tuesday September 11, 2001 is a day that we shall never forget (click here for a time line of events). Think back....where were you and what were you doing at 0845 EDT on that day? On a call? finishing line up at the station? PT? taking your kids to school? at the gym? Just like our FDNY brothers and sisters. Just another normal day that was about to become anything but normal. 16 years ago....

Local 1014 Members were either at home with their families or serving Los Angeles County citizens when terror struck our hearts and the hearts and souls of all Americans.

The world watched in horror while the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in D.C, and a field in Shanksville Pennsylvania became the vision of terror on and in our homeland.

On that morning Americans stood strong and fought with incredible courage and wrapped in red white and blue, we all rose to the high standards that America was built on.

Firefighters and Paramedics who responded to the Pentagon, Shanksville PA, and the World Trade Center, which took 343 (click here for information) of our bravest, (and continues to take lives still today - click here) became Americas' symbol of hope and honor and resilience during this time of tragedy.

We all take time today to stay true to our commitment... "We Shall Never Forget".  As you move through your day, take time to remember and honor all those who served and gave all including our great Military personnel in addition to our Firefighters.

Local 1014 Members and all of the people who make up the Los Angeles County Fire Department are the proudest and most honorably serving members in the Country and it is with great pride that we stand together to honor our Country and all who serve.  May God bless us all and our Country.

Your Local 1014 Executive Board   

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

FIRE CHASERS

A Netflix 4-part series

Featuring Local 1014 members

If you cannot see the trailer abouve clink one of the links below

Watch and download the trailer here Watch the trailer on Netflix

Tomorrow, September 8, the Netflix documentary series “Fire Chasers” will be available to stream on #Netflix!! LA County Firefighters Local 1014 members are featured in this 4-part series which examines the wildfire epidemic in California after years of severe drought.

With 6,986 fires across 564,835 acres in 2016 alone, California’s wildfires have hit epidemic proportions. From the makers of the Deadliest Catch, follow the courageous men and women putting their lives on the line to battle these wildfires daily.

This is a chance to see up close the daily struggle of our courageous men and women!

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

The Nozzle
Local 1014 Summer 2017 newsletter

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Local 1014 Brothers and Sisters:

As we celebrate this Labor Day with our friends and families, we are reminded of the many accomplishments of the Labor Movement throughout the years. At the core of the Labor Movement is the dedication we have to each other. Right now, our Brothers and Sisters in Texas need our help. 

Local 1014 members that make up LA County CATF-2 Swift Water Team has been deployed to assist with rescues in the Houston area and have made more than 10 rescues since being deployed since August 27. 

We have all seen the news coverage of Hurricane Harvey which has brought torrential rain, devastating winds and widespread flooding throughout Texas. While thousands of Texas Firefighters’ homes are in the direct path of Hurricane Harvey, they continue working around the clock, rescuing their fellow Texans and Houstonians, knowing that their own homes are likely under water. 

When they return to their homes, these Firefighters and their families will need our help to get back on their feet and rebuild their lives.

That is why Local 1014 will be accepting donations of clothing, shoes, socks, toiletries, and other vital needs for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. All donations will be sent directly to the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 341. 

Please drop off all donations at Local 1014 Headquarters located at:
3460 Fletcher Ave. El Monte 91731 (click for map)

The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and President Harold Schaitberger have been on the ground providing direct support to Firefighters in the disaster zone. The IAFF Team has set up two disaster relief operations centers in Houston and southeast Texas near Louisiana. These centers provide direct financial relief, emergency medical screenings, vaccines, exposure monitoring and behavioral health services to those on the frontlines of this disaster.

As Local 1014 has done during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, we will be sending Local 1014 PEERS and Behvavioral Health Teams and Chaplains to the affected areas to assist with the behavioral health needs of Firefighters and their families. Local 1014 will also be donating $1,000 to the IAFF Disaster Relief Fund. California Professional Firefighters (CPF) has also pledged to donate $10,000 toward the relief effort. 

Now we need you to do your part to ensure funds are available to assist our fellow union members in both Texas and Louisiana whose homes have been devastated by flooding while they've remained on the frontlines, rescuing thousands of people in the storm's path.

Because of the magnitude of this hurricane, the recovery and rebuilding process will be ongoing for some time. I am asking you to have their backs by making sure money is there to assist our fellow IAFF members now and in the future as they begin to rebuild their lives. 

Click below to donate to the IAFF Disaster Relief Fund for our Brothers and Sisters in Houston. 

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Los Angeles County Firefighters Local 1014, we wish you and your family a safe and healthy Labor Day and we thank you for your generosity to our fellow Firefighters in Texas. 

In Solidarity,

Dave Gillotte, President
LA County Firefighters, IAFF Local 1014

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

The IAFF is dispatching a team from our headquarters to Houston to establish a disaster relief operations center at the Houston Local 341 union hall to assist affiliates and members affected by Hurricane Harvey. 

The IAFF team is in touch with leadership throughout the region, and staff on the ground will be able to deliver immediate financial assistance, conduct loss assessments and provide initial health screenings for members working in toxic standing water. 

Please DO NOT self-dispatch to the disaster zone - the best way to help your brothers and sisters is with a donation to the IAFF Disaster Relief Fund, which provides assistance to IAFF members affected by major disasters.

Donate today with a tax deductible contribution online

U.S. members can also make a $10 donation by texting DISASTER to 50555*.

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!

July 4th is a time to enjoy parades, family, friends, BBQ and fireworks. Whether you go to a sponsored fireworks show or have your own celebration remember to use the safe and sane fireworks.

This summer seems to by flying by already. Enjoy the day and the rest of your summer.  As we have seen so far this potentially will be a very busy summer!

We live in the greatest country in the world. We celebrate the 4th of July as the birth of the United States of America.

On July 4th, 1776 the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. This is what established our nation. Our freedom continues to be protected by the men and woman of the United States Military. While you are celebrating our nation please take a moment to reflect on those that are standing a post somewhere to make sure we continue to be a free nation. Remember those that are away from their families this holiday and others, protecting what the Continental Congress envisioned when they drafted the document that our country was founded on. Take a few more minutes to remember those that have given their life to protect our Constitution and keep us safe.

Your 1014 board will be spending our 4th of July either in the station or with our families as well. We wish everyone a happy and safe 4th.

Please remember the busy time of year is now here for us. We have to be ready to answer the call when the phone rings. Be it an overtime, recall or your 1014 board, you have to be ready.

This 4th of July (and every day) do not drink and drive. Drink responsibly. Think before you start. Get a room or use a designated driver. Unfortunately, every holiday we have members that make a poor, life changing decision. Don't be that person this year.

Remember 601 & 602 bargaining units received a small salary increase as of July 1.  This will show up on your July 30th paycheck.

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3100 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Day 2 results

On behalf of Local 1014 and the families served by the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), we would like to thank you for your support of our 15th Annual Los Angeles County Local 1014 Fill the Boot held on Thursday June 29th (C).  Day 2. Because of you, Los Angeles County Firefighters have raised nearly $3,500,000 in the last fourteen years. These donations have been used to provide health care and support services to the families served by MDA.

This year Day 2 we raised over $47,485.  A good start!  We have 1 more days to go.

Why do we do this every year....https://firefighters.mda.org/FTB/

Battalion  Participating Fire Stations & Locations Wed, 6.28 (B Shift)
Battalion 1 Fire Station 7 - Santa Monica & San Vicente, West Hollywood  
  Daily Totals  
Battalion 2 Fire Stations 64, 85, 86, 141,151, - Bonita & Arrow Hwy, San Dimas $3,350.00
  Fire Stations 101,102,62 - Bonita & Yale -  Claremont $1,815.00
  Daily Totals $5,165.00
Battalion 3 Fire Station 3 - Atlantic & Pomona, East Los Angeles  TBD
  Fire Station 27, 50 - Atlantic & Washington, Commerce  $1,320.00
  Fire Station 39, 163 - Florence & Garfield, Bell Gardens  $957.00
  Daily Totals $2,277.00
Battalion 4 Fire Station 19,63 & 82 - Foothill Blvd & Verdugo, La Canada $2,391.00
  Fire Station 11,12, 66  - Lake & Mendocino $1,227.00
  Daily Totals $3,618.00
Battalion 5 Fire Station 70,71,88 - Pacific Coast Hwy & Webb, Malibu  
  Fire Station 68 - Park Granada & Calabasas Road  $404.00
  Daily Totals $404.00
Battalion 6 Soledad Cyn. & Bouquet Cyn. Road - Santa Clarita    
  Daily Totals  
Battalion 7 Fire Station 10,36,127 - Avalon & Carson, Carson See below
  Fire Stations 95,105,116 - Avalon & Victoria. Carson  $2,117.00
  Daily Totals $2,117.00
Battalion 8 Fire Station 17,28,59, 96 - Whittier & Colima, Whittier $2,508.00
  Fire Station 25,103,40 - Whittier & Rosemead, Pico Rivera  $611.00
  Daily Totals $3,119.00
Battalion 9 Fire Station 30,34 - Artesia & Pioneer, Cerritos $2,241.00
  Fire Station 45,122, 94 - Lakewood & Del Amo, Lakewood TBD 
  Daily Totals $2,241.00
Battalion 10 Fire Station 4,5,47 - Sam's Club -  El Monte  $1,109.00
  Fire Station 90,166,168,169, 167 - Valley & Garvey, El Monte See above
  Daily Totals $1,109.00
Battalion 11 10th Street West & Avenue K - Lancaster   
  Daily Totals  
Battalion 12 Fire Station 118, 26, 43, 87, 91, 145: Azusa & Colima, City of Industry  
  Daily Totals  
Battalion 13 Fire Station 54,57,47 - Firestone & Garfield, South Gate $1,212.00
  Fire Station 165,166- Pacific & Florence, Huntington Park $1,030.00
  Daily Totals $2,242.00
Battalion 14 Fire Station 6, 2 - Lomita & Narbonne, Lomita $1,668.00
  Fire Station 83,56,53 Western & Caddington, RPV  $1,437.00
  Daily Totals $3,105.00
Battalion 15 Fire Station 181,185,188 - Rio Rancho & Auto Center, Pomona $1,868.00
  Fire Station 184,183,182,186 - Garey & Foothill, Pomona  $987.00
  Daily Totals $2,855.00
Battalion 16 Fire Station 97,32 - Citrus & Alosta, Azusa  
  Fire Station 154,29,152,48,153- Azusa & Arrow Hwy, Covina $3,187.00
  Daily Totals $3,187.00
Battalion 17 Rancho Vista Blvd. & 10th Street West, Palmdale  
  Daily Totals  
Battalion 18 Fire Stations  - Hawthorne & Rosecrans, Hawthorne/Lawndale  $792.00
  Daily Totals $792.00
Battalion 19 Fire Station 119,120,121 - Temple & Diamond Bar Blvd, Diamond Bar  
  Fire Station 61,146,187 - Grand & Temple, Walnut  
  Daily Totals  
Battalion 20 Fire Station 171,14,18,170,173,172, - Manchester & La Brea, Inglewood  $1,055.00
  Daily Totals $1,055.00
Battalion 21 Fire Station 191,192,193,194 - Beach & Imperial, La Habra $517.00
  Daily Totals $517.00
Battalion 22 Soledad Cyn. Rd & Sierra Highway - Santa Clarita $2,034.00
  Daily Totals $2,034.00
  Grand Totals $35,320.00

If you have any issues or problems, please contact 1st Vice President Dave Morse on his cell at (626) 672-5219 or by email at dmorse@local1014.org or Andy Doyle (562) 307-7045 or andydoyle@local1014.org.

Fraternally,

Your Local 1014 Executive Board

Some different things MDA is working on

MDA grants and research

MDA’s Revamped Programs for Young Adults with Neuromuscular Diseases

FDA approves Radicava to treat ALS

Meet Zane Jacobs, a 7 year old living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
 
From previous years MDA Fill The Boot

Thank you to F&A Credit Union for your support

 

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3100 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Day 1 results

On behalf of Local 1014 and the families served by the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), we would like to thank you for your support of our 15th Annual Los Angeles County Local 1014 Fill the Boot to be held on Wednesday June 28th (B) 2017.  Day 1. Because of you, Los Angeles County Firefighters have raised nearly $3,500,000 in the last fourteen years. These donations have been used to provide health care and support services to the families served by MDA.

This year Day 1 we raised over $35,000.  A good start!  We have 2 more days to go.

Why do we do this every year....https://firefighters.mda.org/FTB/

Battalion  Participating Fire Stations & Locations Wed, 6.28 (B Shift)
Battalion 1 Fire Station 7 - Santa Monica & San Vicente, West Hollywood  
  Daily Totals  
Battalion 2 Fire Stations 64, 85, 86, 141,151, - Bonita & Arrow Hwy, San Dimas $3,350.00
  Fire Stations 101,102,62 - Bonita & Yale -  Claremont $1,815.00
  Daily Totals $5,165.00
Battalion 3 Fire Station 3 - Atlantic & Pomona, East Los Angeles  TBD
  Fire Station 27, 50 - Atlantic & Washington, Commerce  $1,320.00
  Fire Station 39, 163 - Florence & Garfield, Bell Gardens  $957.00
  Daily Totals $2,277.00
Battalion 4 Fire Station 19,63 & 82 - Foothill Blvd & Verdugo, La Canada $2,391.00
  Fire Station 11,12, 66  - Lake & Mendocino $1,227.00
  Daily Totals $3,618.00
Battalion 5 Fire Station 70,71,88 - Pacific Coast Hwy & Webb, Malibu  
  Fire Station 68 - Park Granada & Calabasas Road  $404.00
  Daily Totals $404.00
Battalion 6 Soledad Cyn. & Bouquet Cyn. Road - Santa Clarita    
  Daily Totals  
Battalion 7 Fire Station 10,36,127 - Avalon & Carson, Carson See below
  Fire Stations 95,105,116 - Avalon & Victoria. Carson  $2,117.00
  Daily Totals $2,117.00
Battalion 8 Fire Station 17,28,59, 96 - Whittier & Colima, Whittier $2,508.00
  Fire Station 25,103,40 - Whittier & Rosemead, Pico Rivera  $611.00
  Daily Totals $3,119.00
Battalion 9 Fire Station 30,34 - Artesia & Pioneer, Cerritos $2,241.00
  Fire Station 45,122, 94 - Lakewood & Del Amo, Lakewood TBD 
  Daily Totals $2,241.00
Battalion 10 Fire Station 4,5,47 - Sam's Club -  El Monte  $1,109.00
  Fire Station 90,166,168,169, 167 - Valley & Garvey, El Monte See above
  Daily Totals $1,109.00
Battalion 11 10th Street West & Avenue K - Lancaster   
  Daily Totals  
Battalion 12 Fire Station 118, 26, 43, 87, 91, 145: Azusa & Colima, City of Industry  
  Daily Totals  
Battalion 13 Fire Station 54,57,47 - Firestone & Garfield, South Gate $1,212.00
  Fire Station 165,166- Pacific & Florence, Huntington Park $1,030.00
  Daily Totals $2,242.00
Battalion 14 Fire Station 6, 2 - Lomita & Narbonne, Lomita $1,668.00
  Fire Station 83,56,53 Western & Caddington, RPV  $1,437.00
  Daily Totals $3,105.00
Battalion 15 Fire Station 181,185,188 - Rio Rancho & Auto Center, Pomona $1,868.00
  Fire Station 184,183,182,186 - Garey & Foothill, Pomona  $987.00
  Daily Totals $2,855.00
Battalion 16 Fire Station 97,32 - Citrus & Alosta, Azusa  
  Fire Station 154,29,152,48,153- Azusa & Arrow Hwy, Covina $3,187.00
  Daily Totals $3,187.00
Battalion 17 Rancho Vista Blvd. & 10th Street West, Palmdale  
  Daily Totals  
Battalion 18 Fire Stations  - Hawthorne & Rosecrans, Hawthorne/Lawndale  $792.00
  Daily Totals $792.00
Battalion 19 Fire Station 119,120,121 - Temple & Diamond Bar Blvd, Diamond Bar  
  Fire Station 61,146,187 - Grand & Temple, Walnut  
  Daily Totals  
Battalion 20 Fire Station 171,14,18,170,173,172, - Manchester & La Brea, Inglewood  $1,055.00
  Daily Totals $1,055.00
Battalion 21 Fire Station 191,192,193,194 - Beach & Imperial, La Habra $517.00
  Daily Totals $517.00
Battalion 22 Soledad Cyn. Rd & Sierra Highway - Santa Clarita $2,034.00
  Daily Totals $2,034.00
  Grand Totals $35,320.00

If you have any issues or problems, please contact 1st Vice President Dave Morse on his cell at (626) 672-5219 or by email at dmorse@local1014.org or Andy Doyle (562) 307-7045 or andydoyle@local1014.org.

Fraternally,

Your Local 1014 Executive Board

Some different things MDA is working on

MDA grants and research

MDA’s Revamped Programs for Young Adults with Neuromuscular Diseases

FDA approves Radicava to treat ALS

Meet Zane Jacobs, a 7 year old living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
 
From previous years MDA Fill The Boot

Thank you to F&A Credit Union for your support

 

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3100 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Dear Members,

On behalf of Local 1014 and the families served by the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), we would like to thank you for your support of our 15th Annual Los Angeles County Local 1014 Fill the Boot to be held on Wednesday June 28th (B), Thursday June 29th (C) and Friday June 30th (A), 2017. Because of you, Los Angeles County Firefighters have raised nearly $3,500,000 in the last fourteen years. These donations have been used to provide health care and support services to the families served by MDA.

With our participation in events like Fill the Boot, MDA will continue to fund comprehensive healthcare clinics at renowned facilities like Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and UCLA.  In addition, MDA will fund lifesaving research at USC and Cedars Sinai. Last but not least, your support sends children with neuromuscular disease to MDA summer camp. Each and every one of your efforts will not go unnoticed. As the IAFF’s charity of choice for over 60 years, you are a part of the tradition and commitment to the families who live with muscle disease. Your character and dedication to help those in need is what our profession is about.

This year our Credit Union, F&A, in a show of gratitude for the efforts we put in year after year for such an important cause, will present a small token to last year's top ten intersections over the three day period. The MDA staff will present to the Captain at those intersections as a thank you for a job well done.

With the Fire Chief and his Executive Staff’s full support, we need all hands on deck to get our total over $300,000. As in previous years, MDA staff has been conducting station presentations to recruit off-duty site coordinators. There will be one MDA staff or volunteer at each Battalion. We need active firefighter volunteers to give us four hours off-duty so that we can continue to make a difference for our MDA family.

Once again, we would like to thank you in advance for your full participation in our Fill the Boot to help kids and adults live longer and grow stronger.  Each year, we participate in many events for the department. Los Angeles County Fire Fighters Local 1014 is proud to Fill the Boot for MDA. This is OUR event and one that is very important to Local 1014 and Firefighters across the county as well as those that the Fill the Boot  campaign helps. Let’s work together with MDA staff to make sure it’s a safe and successful event.

We have been assured there will be MDA staff at every site to make sure we have a successful event. If you have any issues or problems, please contact 1st Vice President Dave Morse on his cell at (626) 672-5219 or by email at dmorse@local1014.org or Andy Doyle (562) 307-7045 or andydoyle@local1014.org.

Fraternally,

Your Local 1014 Executive Board

Some different things MDA is working on

MDA grants and research

MDA’s Revamped Programs for Young Adults with Neuromuscular Diseases

FDA approves Radicava to treat ALS

Meet Zane Jacobs, a 7 year old living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
 
From previous years MDA Fill The Boot

For those that wonder why we do what we do for the MDA.....

Meet Firefighter Shaun Probert.....and his 3 young girls.

Shaun spoke at the 2012 IAFF Convention in Philadelphia. Click here to watch his emotional presentation

Where is Shaun now? Click here or here

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

HAVE A GREAT MEMORIAL DAY

As we celebrate today, we must take time to remember those who have sacrificed so much to protect our way of life as Americans. Please join the entire Local 1014 Executive Board as we pause this Memorial Day to reflect and remember all of the military personnel who have served or are serving our great Country. In all branches of service, Americans have proudly sacrificed so much to make America the greatest Country in the world.  It is important to remember those who have given their all so that we may prosper and have the freedoms we enjoy.

These individuals come from all walks of life. As we set out to enjoy today, take time to watch the tributes. Look at a waving American Flag as you roll down the road. Don't let the sacrifices that are represented pass through you easily.  Let the history of this Country and the memories of those who have served and given their all cause you to slow down and deeply reflect and pay your respects, pay our respects.

We would also like to once again take a moment to remind our membership to Drink Responsibly this holiday.  Limit your drinking! If you make a mistake and have too much to drink, think you might have impairment from drinking, or if you know you will be having a few and be over the limit, DON'T DRIVE. Get a room. Get a cab. Get a driver.

Please also make the effort to put away the phone, food and any other distractions that impair your driving. Keep you and your family safe and sound. Thank you to all members who will be on the line during this holiday protecting and serving our citizens in Los Angeles County.

Sincerely,

Your Local 1014 Executive Board

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Captain and Battalion Chief AP appeals update

This is an update to the membership to try and get all the candidates who have appealed the Captain and Battalion Chief Appraisal of Promotability portion of the last promotional exam the latest information.  For the last 2 weeks, Local 1014 and members of the Executive Staff, as well as Denise Soto from the Exam Unit have been meeting to discuss the appeal packets.  There have been many, many rumors out there in relation to why the process has been so late in coming.  Local 1014 can tell you that contrary to the rumors, Local 1014 had NO PART in the delaying of the process.  Yes, we are very aware that promotions have continued during this process.  Local 1014 has even gone so far as to politely request to the Executive Staff a temporary postponement to the last round of promotions so that candidates who’s appeals have already been resolved can rightfully be vetted out by DHR and put in the promotable band.  This request, obviously, was not granted and as you already know, promotions went out.

So here is the latest information.  Candidates who appealed SECTION 1, 2, OR 3 ONLY have been completed and you should be getting a notification in the very near future.  If your appeal was granted, it will have your new, updated score and what Band you will be placed into.  If your appeal was not granted, you will also receive notification stating there will be no Band change.

For those Appellant’s who appealed SECTION 4 (or any combination that included Section 4) your appeals are still be worked on.  Understand, there were over 50 appeals in this process (just for Captain) and each appeal takes a substantial amount of time to go through.  It is going to take many days and weeks to go through the more than 50 appeals that we have.  Also, this is the FIRST TIME EVER that the Department has let the Appellant sit in with the reviewer and Local 1014 to discuss their appeal.  Again, this is the FIRST TIME ever that this has been done.  Trying to coordinate schedules with all the Assistant Chiefs, Local 1014, the Exam Unit, and the Appellants is not easy and that is one reason why this process is taking so long.

So to reiterate, you (the Appellant) have the right to sit in on your own appeal.  If you want to sit across from the person who graded your AP, you can.  There is no reason to call your 1014 representative and ask if that is OK.  You now have the right to do so.

Now also understand that while the appeal process is moving forward (both for the Captain and BC appeals) that many of us sit on other committees, such as EMS, Staffing, Bids and Transfers, etc. and while we try very hard to block out time to get everything done, sometimes we need to be flexible with everybody’s schedule.  I realize as an Appellant that is difficult, but understand, we want to give each and every Appellant his or her due diligence.

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

 
"WE SHALL NEVER FORGET"  
 
"I GOT YOUR BACK BROTHER, SISTER"  
 
 
 
"BROTHERHOOD - SISTERHOOD"
 
"WE WILL TAKE CARE OF YOUR FAMILY"
 
 
 
"WE WILL REMEMBER YOU ALWAYS"
 
"HONOR" "TRADITION" "PRIDE"

We often use these words to speak about our BROTHERS and SISTERS who have fallen in the line of duty.

I am asking OUR membership to do more than just speak these words on this Saturday, May 20, 2017.

I am asking for the membership, as a FAMILY, to show support for the memories of our fallen, and for the families of the fallen who will join us at the Los Angeles County Fire Department Memorial Ceremony.

At 10 am this Saturday there will be two new names of our fallen 1014 brothers added to the wall of honor across from the P. Michael Freeman building (Command and Control).

The names of Hector Magallanes and Gino “Rick” Zeni will be added to the memorial wall. These are two brothers who were taken to early from us and their familes.

PLEASE take time to come up and HONOR our fallen.

CAPTAINS I ask you to put this on your station clipboards where the programs for these memorial services no doubt are close by.  At line-up review this and EA-191 and get commitments from your crews AND yourselves to attend the solemn ceremony Saturday.

CHIEFS I ask for your commitment to attend as well.

If you are not working on Saturday May 20th then the only place you belong is standing shoulder to shoulder with your brothers and sisters who make up the great membership of Local 1014.  We need to be there to help the families of our fallen to stand strong and show that those words you read earlier continue to ring in your ears.  You need to be there to show respect to all those names on the wall.  To many names!

"WE SHALL NEVER FORGET" – let that apply to this Saturday May 20th also.  Be there and show your support to the families of our fallen, the memories of our brothers and sisters as we always told them we would.

In solidarity,

Dave Gillotte,
President, Local 1014

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Local 1014 will once again host LACERA, Empower and F&A Credit Union advisors for a class at Local 1014.  This is a pre-retirement workshop that will give you all the information you need to know to prepare for retirement.  Things like Ventura Benefits, retirement medical care and steps to take prior to retirement are all covered.

Some of the issues to be covered:

  • Death, Disablity and Survivor Benefits Planning.
  • Mid-Career Seminar for those with more than 5 years before retirement.
  • Pre-Retirement Seminar for those with 5 years or less before retirement.
  • Empower (457 Plan) pre-retirement and retirement planning.

Individual counseling and retirement planning by LACERA and Empower after seminar.

  • 0900 to 1430
  • Lunch will be provided. 
  • Class size is limited to 40. Sign-ups will be on a first come-first served basis.
  • Spouse/partners are welcomed and encouraged to attend.
Wednesday April 5th
B Shift on duty
Thursday April 6th
C Shift on duty
Friday April 7th
A Shift on duty

Local 1014 address:

3460 Fletcher Ave
El Monte, Ca 91731

You need only attend one of the 3 days.  

To register or if you have questions, please send an email to andydoyle@local1014.org

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

LOCAL 1014 ELECTION EFFORTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE AGAIN!

Tuesday March 7 Local 1014 put a mark on the City Council Races and Initiatives in the County of Los Angeles. Lending our endorsement and support has made the difference in so many contests and issues.

Measure D

While not quite the 2/3rds vote necessary to re-affirm the existing fire tax in Palos Verdes Estates, Local 1014 came very close to making the mark on Measure D. We moved the vote from 47% yes when we started to 60.48%. We battled very low voter turnout in this affluent mostly republican neighborhood. The turnout was a paltry 9% with a little over 2500 people voting. Next steps will include meeting with the Mayor and City Council to help them plan for an initiative in 2018 to fix this issue. Absent a ballot measure to put revenue back for Fire and Paramedic Services, there will be no money in the City Budget for Fire. Obviously this is not a situation that can exist in PVA, and we look forward to a fix, but for now we will ensure no staffing shortages or cuts and use of City reserve funds to pay their contract. We helped elect one the council members also heading forward.

Measure H

The highly published initiative to fund a plan to combat Homelessness in a comprehensive plan addressing mental health, substance abuse, jobs, housing, children’s services, homeless veterans and more in alliance with the City of Los Angeles passed narrowly. A 2/3 vote was needed and Local 1014 with our partners in the Board of Supervisors, namely Mark Ridley Thomas, helped put the vote in at 67.44%! We look forward to the effect it will have on our responses as well as being the right thing in addressing the issue.

Measure CC

Covina voters listened to Local 1014 and supported a reauthorization of a 6% utility user’s fee to fund essential city services including fire and police. While we only needed at majority vote, we garnered 70.22% with a decent voter turnout. The City was extremely appreciative and so were the Police Officers Association. Next steps will be to help the health of the Budget and examine whether PM Positions will be reauthorized in the future. Stay tuned and nice work on this one.

Measure S

LA Federation of Labor and our Labor Partners, in particular the Building Trades, banded together to fight Measure S. S was a blatant attack to undermine our success with Measure JJJ last election providing for Building Projects in Los Angeles City and County by imposing a 2 year moratorium on building in the areas where the projects were taking shape. We defeated Measure S soundly with 68.85% of the vote sending a message to the special interests who tried to get in the way of jobs and revenue for the city.

We also interviewed and gave the sought after Local 1014 Endorsement to select Candidates in Local City Elections. We interviewed many candidates and narrowed our picks down to those who support our issues and are good partners in the cities as well as valid candidates.

1014 members walking PVE, click on picture for larger version

We worked hard for candidates in 11 contract cities this cycle to include the following cities:

AZUZA
BELLFOWER
COVINA
GARDENA
LA MIRADA
MONTEREY PARK
PALOS VERDES ESTATES
SAN DIMAS
SOUTH EL MONTE
SOUTH GATE
WEST HOLLYWOOD

Local 1014 endorsed 22 Candidates in these cities and we were successful in 18 of the 22 endorsements. That is an 82% effective rate of success on our work. We will continue to work hard to ensure the elected officials in our Contract Cities as well as the County are Firefighter Issue friendly and will be partners in good times and bad.

Thank you to all the Brothers and Sisters who came out to help in Palos Verdes Estates and the other Cities we worked in to get this done. Thank you to all members of Local 1014 for your continued support and solidarity that allows us to be powerful political influences in the areas of Los Angeles County we serve. It is critical to keep our funding, staffing, and wages hours and working conditions in place through collective bargaining and political action. Once again we should all be very proud of our hard work and collective efforts.

In Solidarity,

President Dave Gillotte and Local 1014 Executive Board

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

General Membership Meeting

March 14, 2017 - 1000 hours

WE ARE ON THE ROAD AGAIN

When: Tuesday March 14th - 1000 hours
   
Where: Fraternal Order of Eagles
  954 W Mission Blvd, Pomona, CA 91766

Some of the issues we will be discussing:

Current issues within the department
Local politics
State Political issues
National Political issues coming
PM Staffing issues
Promotions
Hiring issues
Vacation hours update
Holiday hours update

If you have any questions please contact Jason Cervantes at (951) 830-7963 or by email at jcervantes@local1014.org or you can always call the hall at (310) 639-1014 or email us at info@local1014.org

We will see you Tuesday the 14th.

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

LOCAL 1014 IS PROUD TO HAVE CELEBRATED
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2017!

“To help forge a better working world and more gender inclusive world” is the theme of the observance. 

While there will be many forms to observing this day to help raise awareness of so many issues… Local 1014 would like to take the moment to recognize our Sisters who proudly serve the citizens of LA County.

Los Angeles County Fire Fighters IAFF Local 1014 represents many women in all ranks and positions serving in the LA County Fire Department.  Firefighters and Paramedics, Dispatchers, Fire Prevention Jobs, Forestry, FSA’s…both past and present.

As Local Union President I will not be shy nor run from recognizing the Local 1014 an Proud Union Sisters that I work for and work with on our job.  We have many great women serving in all of our positions.  Many Local 1014 members have daughters who are preparing and seeking a career in the Fire Service as well.  It is today that we not only take time to recognize our Sisters but also the fact that more can be done to attract and retain well qualified women firefighter and paramedic and fire personnel candidates.

Local 1014 has been a big part of the Women’s Commission within the California Fire Fighter Joint Apprentice Committee, with our own Kelly Abadie a member of the committee.  CFF JAC is dedicated to recruitment and mentoring in a way to attract the top women in the state who desire to be professional firefighters.

A reality is we can and must do better in our quest to attract the best women in the state and actually hire them to work for LA County Fire!  The national average percentage of women working in the fire service is between 4% and 7% regionally.  LA County Fire is less than 1% and we have been for some time due to our hiring practices.  We simply can and must do better.  The military, police departments, the building trades have all done better and are in the 12-21 % levels of women serving.  If we don’t tackle this project, then someone else will for us.

We look forward to working with our own Local 1014 Members who are women serving, and the CFFJAC to ensure that we can recruit and hire the best and most qualified women in the state.  We can do better.

Once again, today we recognize the outstanding Women of Local 1014 and of Los Angeles County Fire Department for your service and achievement as professionals in the fire service world.  

In Solidarity,

Dave Gillotte 

President IAFF Local 1014

http://money.cnn.com/2016/06/07/smallbusiness/female-firefighter-erin-regan/


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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Final day both in LA and DC for lobbying and precinct walking. The Executive Board will be walking the halls of Capitol Hill today and also walking the streets of PVE.

YES ON MEASURE D - PALOS VERDES ESTATES.
UPDATE ON CONDITIONS - SITUATION PROGRESS NEEDS!


Thank you to those who have walked on the 5th and 6th.... we are trying to contact 1200 households in 3 days....WE NEED MORE WALKERS TODAY - ELECTION DAY! If you haven't signed up or walked, please come out to walk TODAY. Our fire funding is at stake for all PVE.

9 - 4pm.... contact Kurt Kobler (951) 675-5142, Andy Doyle (562) 307-7045.

Staging Area
Malaga Cove Ranch Market
43 Malaga Cove Plaza
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

1014 members are out walking precincts this weekend and up until Tuesday night, election day, in Palos Verdes Estates to hopefully help the citizens realize how devastating Measure D will be to their public safety services.  We thank those who answered the call when we called for help.

Below is information on what some of your 1014 Executive Board members will be attending this week in Washington DC.  With the webcast you too can follow along.


March 5th, the day before the IAFF Legislative conference, saw the GRAND OPENING of the IAFF Center for Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery for FIREFIGHTERS

Exclusively for IAFF members.
It’s okay to ask for help.
Treatment for successful recovery from substance abuse, PTSD and other co-occurring behavioral health issues.


#IAFFlegcon

LIVE WEBCAST

Monday, March 6, 2017
www.iaff.org/legcon
www.youtube.com/iafftv/live
www.facebook.com/IAFFonline

The 2017 Alfred K. Whitehead Legislative Conference will be streamed live March 6, 2017, beginning at 8:30 a.m. (EST) on the IAFF website, YouTube and Facebook live.

Scheduled Speakers (subject to change)

  • IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger
  • Department of Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly
  • Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao
  • National Democratic Committee Chair Tom Perez
  • Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO)
  • Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD)
  • Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)
  • Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA)
  • Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV)
  • North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper
  • Representative Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA)
  • Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA)
  • Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD)
  • Representative Mike Bost (R-IL)
  • Nashville Mayor Megan Barry
  • Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser

 

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Watch the live webcast on the IAFF Frontline app.

Download it today for iOs, Android and Blackberry.

 
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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Happy Friday!
February 10, 2017

As yet another winter storm hits LA County and Local 1014 Members cover the front lines to serve our citizens, Local 1014 Executive Board continues to prepare for storms affecting our membership.

We have met with both County Fire Management and Big LA County CEO staff to discuss the additional Vacation and Holiday time we secured during bargaining.  As most of you are aware the CEO for LA County directed the Department to not allow us to accrue those V and F days in accordance with our contract.  The County is having heartburn with the way we accrue and are paid for excess benefit time and would like to alter how we accrue and are compensated for the new hours we have achieved at the bargaining table. 

We have stopped the Department from carrying out the order of the County, and while they are caught in the middle, we have put both the County and the Fire Department on notice with regard to any unilateral actions they are considering as being unlawful, out of compliance with our MOU and County Code.  We have filed a grievance general in character on the vacation day accrual issues and we will soon file on the holiday accrual issue. 

A grievance general in character, filed by 1014 as per our MOU, is a formal appeal process that will end in arbitration against the County.  This is very similar to court in process and we have already been through the first meetings with the County and on are on our way to the next steps and likely arbitration.  We will be meeting with the CEO to discuss this further to attempt to find a solution, and we will consider talking to the Board of Supervisors on this as well but going to Arbitration looks to be a solid and good platform to prevail on this item and get an order handed to the County and the Fire District to handle it our way...the proper way...in compliance with the MOU fairly negotiated between the County and 1014. 

All members affected, and those who are affected going forward, please keep the Union informed if you are not getting the new V and F days on your check.  We know that on the pay warrent of 1/13/2017 if you had excees hours that you stopped accruing in 2016 they were added to your excess hours.  We also know that on your check of 1/31/2017 you were given only 132 hours of holiday time instead of 144.  These both affect 56 hour firefighters only.  We will incorporate every member in the remedy for our grievance but knowing who has been affected helps us greatly.  As well as if you were told anything about these hours in writing by payroll.

This is not unlike many issues we have had to battle the County on to settle either in a grievance or in Court.  We are confident we will resolve this issue as we have every other action we have taken.  This issue affects other public safety union members in LA County also and we are in communication and collaboration with those Unions.  We will get more information to you as it is available and please feel free to call the Union with any questions.  

Have a great weekend and be safe.

In Solidarity,

President Dave Gillotte and the Local 1014 Executive Board

 
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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

 

GAME DAY!

The entire professional football season comes down to this one game.  This year in Super Bowl 51 two teams will face off for the right to be crowned World Champions.  The New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons will begin their battle at 1530. Los Angeles County Fire Fighters Local 1014 "Brothers and Sisters" will be getting ready to BBQ, Tailgate, and cheer for their favorite teams in the sporting war of wars.  The Super Bowl is one of the biggest sporting events on the planet.  The history of the game brings back great

Super Bowl Sunday is upon us and most of us will take a little time to eat BBQ, Hot Wings, Hot Dogs and Raise a Cold One or Two as we watch the greatest gridiron game of the year memories for most.

As we take time to remind our members to get set to have a great and safe Super Bowl Sunday, and not put your job and more at risk, we also want to alert you to our next Game Day March 7, 2017.

Get a plan for today if you don't already have one. Get set with Uber, Lyft, a Cab, a Designated Driver, or Get a Room to Walk and not Drive!.... This choice could save your job and save a life as we know all too well. We have done much better but occasionally we have a member slip up, some are newer members. Don't make the mistake of not setting a plan this afternoon before you do it up. Have fun and may the spoils go to the victors!

Also on March 7, 2017, Local 1014 will be joining other Labor Folks and our Elected Officials to help in the Election of candidates who support Los Angeles County Fire Fighters in Local City Elections. We will also be playing heavily in a few very important Ballot Measures that affect each and every one of us, none more important the Measure D in Palos Verdes Estates. This measure will continue a levy of the existing special tax specifically for the entire Fire District Budget for Fire and Paramedic Services in Palos Verdes Estates. This is a must pass item for the citizens of Palos Verdes Estates to continue the Service in its entirety with Los Angeles County Fire. Stay tuned as we get set for Game Day - Local 1014 - March 7, 2017 when we will tackle Measure D along with a series of other Local City Initiatives and Measure H as we team up with Mark Ridley Thomas and the Board of Supervisors to combat Homelessness and Mental Health Issues.

Have a Great Super Bowl Sunday and get ready for game day March 7 2017 as well.

Your Local 1014 Executive Board

 
Dave Gillotte
 
 
President
 
Dave Morse
John Smolin
Lew Currier
1st Vice President
Treasurer
2nd Vice President
 
 
 
 
Directors
 
Mike Jones
Pat Dolan
Dominic Finks
Kurt Kobler
Andy Doyle
Jason Cervantes
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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

3...2...1....

While our membership finishes out the last day of 2016, some with friends and family, and some with brothers and sisters at the shop and on the job serving our citizens today, we clearly all will be reflecting on 2016 and preparing for 2017.

We have many things to be thankful for in our lives and certainly as "Los Angeles County Fire Fighters" we have more than most in the fire service to be thankful for in our wages, benefits, and working conditions.  We wouldn't want to work anywhere else, and clearly many others pray to be able to work here. We should be proud of our job and our Union and the people that make it happen each and every day.

Please also take a moment to remember all those who we have lost. "Never Forget" is not just two words we say now and then.  Their families will go on, and so too does life, and we can be a part of that forward motion while keeping them all in our hearts, our thoughts, and our prayers.  Always honor them.  "NEVER FORGET".

2016 has been a challenging year in some areas (staffing and payroll to name a few) but a good year in others (salary increases).

2017 is a bit hazy right now on a national level but we are well positioned to continute to stand up both nationally AND locally to protect our wages, hours and working conditions.

"TRADITIONS OF SERVICE EXCELLENCE"...Los Angeles County Fire Fighters IAFF Local 1014...

Happy New Year and once again...
PLEASE CELEBRATE RESPONSIBLY!  BE SAFE TONIGHT…

In Solidarity,

Your Local 1014 Executive Board

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

  

Happy Thanksgiving
Local 1014 Brothers and Sisters

Thanksgiving is here and as we take time to celebrate and give thanks for all that we have, and as we prepare for the Holiday Season we would like to take a moment to say thank you to all of our members who work so hard and are committed to the work we do. Day in and day out, our membership lays it on the line literally and figuratively with pride filled, professional dedication to our craft and our service to the public. We work for one of the greatest Fire Departments in the Nation, and we are represented by one of the Strongest Fire Unions in the Nation, Local 1014.

Thanksgiving is a day we now know as a Recognized Holiday to not only give thanks, but also to kick off the Holiday Season and spend time with our families and friends and eat too much and celebrate all that is good. Thanksgiving has its origins in an annual Good Harvest Thanks and was a hard fought for recognized holiday in our history. The original meal of 1621 at Plymouth Rock was not formally set into America’s History until hundreds of years later. After much debate and political influence by Presidents Washington and Lincoln and 40 years of letters from author Sarah Josepha Hale to politicians, and with the help of stores and commerce interests who wanted to kick off spending for the season entering into Christmas, Franklin D. Roosevelt, on December 26, 1941, signed a joint resolution of Congress to set the Thanksgiving Holiday to be the fourth Thursday in November. This is now a vital part of our economy as well as a day to give thanks for hard work and the fruitful harvest of our efforts. This strangely sounds a lot like a Union Operation!

As we give thanks, and celebrate the holidays we also finish with the “Hard Work” of another year of membership effort, a challenging National election cycle and Local 1014 Elections. We have much to be thankful for in all that we have accomplished and much to prepare for to enjoy continued success into next year. Elections are over and the new Local 1014 Executive Board is set and will begin immediately preparing for the hard work ahead with negotiations, Paramedic shortage, staffing issues and many other items on the plate.

Solidarity and Unity of Voice is paramount to our strength to get it done. We rose up and spoke loudly on so many items and the membership weighed in heavily in vote. Let us combine the freedom of minority opinion and majority voice to powerfully attack not just any one issue, but all of the issues that we will face heading into the New Year. We are stronger than ever and well positioned to accomplish much and navigate the challenges that lie ahead to keep our profession strong and our members well represented.

Enjoy the Thanksgiving Feast and give thanks and prayer for all we are fortunate to have and remember the hard work it took to get it done, and as always we ask that you do so responsibly. Choose not to drink this holiday or limit your drinks, but if you are going to drink alcohol, remember GET A DRIVER, GET A CAB or GET A ROOMDO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE!

Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving!

Fraternally,

Dave Gillotte

President

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

2016 CPF Memorial

Saturday October 15th we will be in Sacramento honoring 29 firefighters. Their names will be placed on the Fallen Firefighter Memorial wall in Capitol Park.

Local 1014 has 3 names of our own that will be added:

BROTHER HECTOR MAGALLANES
September 18, 2015

Hector Magallanes joined the Los Angeles County Fire Department in 1986 and would spend nearly 30 years keeping the public safe through his role as a re ghter specialist. ose that knew him best will remember him as a compassionate man and an amazing husband, father and friend. In his spare time, Hector was involved in a mentorship program for troubled teens, sharing wisdom and experiences in ways that let these young men know that a better life was within reach. He is survived by his wife, Jessie, and his children, Sarah, Jessica, Jonathan and Damian. Hector died in 2015 following a battle with job-related cancer.

BROTHER JOSEPH PETER (JOJO) SAVAS
September 22, 2015

Joseph P. Savas, better known as “JoJo,” joined the Los Angeles County Fire Department in 1998, following ve years of service with the United States Air Force. ose who knew him best remember Joseph as an incredible husband, father and son. He was hardworking, loving, attentive and determined, traits that served him well during his 27-year re service career. He is also remembered for his excellent sense of humor, and the ability to make others crack a smile, even during the hard times. He is survived by his wife, Shelly, and their children, Jacob and Hannah. Joseph died in 2015 following a battle with job-related cancer.

BROTHER RICK GINO ZENI
October 17, 2015

Rick Zeni began his career in public service as a Ventura County lifeguard, before transitioning to the re service at the age of 22. For the next 28 years, Rick would dedicate his life to the profession, serving with the Santa Paula Fire Department, the Ventura Federal Fire Department and the Los Angeles County Fire Department, where he would spend the last 12 years of his career. He is remembered for his humor, courage and kindness, as well as his love of cooking, swimming and, of course, sur ng. He is survived by his wife, Sandra, and their two sons, Dane and Trace. Rick died in 2015 after suffering a job-related heart attack.

To find out more information about this years memorial click here.

You can watch the memorial live here.

Saturday will be the Fire Service Memorial Stand Down. Click here for details.

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

October 12th nomination meeting

The following names were placed into nomination at the General Membership meeting held October 12th.

The names are listed alphabetically.  (I) represents incumbent in that position.

President:
  David Baumann
  Dave Gillotte (I)
   
1st Vice President:
  David Baumann
  Lew Currier
  Dave Morse
   
2nd Vice President:
  David Baumann
  Lew Currier
  Dave Morse (I)
   
Treasurer:
  Gerry Silva
  John Smolin (I)
   
Director:
  David Baumann (I)
  Adam Belardi
  Mike Cash
  Jason Cervantes
  Dave Dantic
  Pat Dolan (I)
  Andy Doyle (I)
  Dominic Finks
  Ronnie Hernandez
  Mike Jones (I)
  Kurt Kobler
  Greg Lombardo
  Mark Lorack
  Brian McCormick
  Sara Rathbun
  John Tuck
  Ed Wilson

The listed individuals will be contacted shortly with information. They will have the opportunity to accept or decline their nomination then we will publish the list of those names that will appear on a ballot.

If you should have any question in the meantime please do not hesitate to contact the union office at (310) 639-1014 or email us at mail@local1014.org.

Make sure we have your most current address on file. As a reminder if you have moved and notified the department they DO NOT notify us of your move.

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Brother Scott LaRue, Fire Station 71, B Platoon BN 5, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 22, 2016, at the age of 53. Fire Fighter Paramedic LaRue was a lifelong public servant who served for 13 years as a fire fighter with the Alhambra Fire Department.

Brother LaRue began his career as a Los Angeles County Fire Fighter in 2000.
Scott was a dedicated and respected member of our Department who faithfully served for 16 years.


A flag ceremony will be held Monday, October 10, 2016, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at:

Los Angeles County Fire Department
Fire Station 71
28722 W. Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA 90265-3902

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, October 11, 2016, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at:

Real Life Church
23841 Newhall Ranch Road
Valencia, CA 91355

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Firefighter Paramedic Scott Larue
Fire Station 71, B platoon

It is with a great deal of sorrow that I inform you that Firefighter Paramedic Scott Larue, Fire Station 71, B platoon, Battalion 5 passed away unexpectedly on the night September 22nd.

The Board of Supervisors, together with Fire Chief Daryl Osby and I pass along our deepest condolences and sympathies to Brother Larue's Family.

To ensure the proper care and support of the family and fire family of Brother Larue during this extremely difficult time, the Department has activated the Department's Memorial Management Team (MMT) and the PEER support team.

Please keep Brother Larue, his wife and children in your thoughts and prayers as they work through these difficult times.

There are no details yet on Brother Larue's services but as they become available we will keep you informed.

If you should have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Local 1014.

Dave Gillotte, President
IAFF Local 1014

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

2016 IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial

Watch the memorial live by clicking here.

 
 
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Local 1014 will join Union Leaders from throughout the United States and Canada as we come together in the shadow of Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs at the IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial to honor own.

Local 1014, along with our families, honor guard and the pipes and drums will place into honor 4 more Los Angeles County Firefighters who will be added along with 123 fallen firefighters from throughout the United States.

We invite you to join us at the 30th IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial Ceremony via live web broadcast beginning at 11am Mountain Time on Saturday 9/17/16.

Log on and watch and be with us as we honor all, and we honor:

James F. Horton
08/22/97

Jim was a firefighter from 1962 to 1992. He became interested in the fire service when he was in high school in the 1950's. He was always interested in helping others anyway he could.

Jim graduated from college in 1955 with a degree in petroleum technology. He married his high school sweetheart, Dixie, and raised two sons, Guy, who is a Captain with LACFD and Todd who owns a business.


Jim was a firefighter with the Whittier Fire Department for 13 years before moving on to LACFD which he loved. He served for 17 years. Jim loved the outdoors including fishing and hunting, and his friends on the fire department with whom he remained close. Jim worked three different stations and retired out of Station 110 on November 5, 1992. He passed away August 22, 1997.


Hector M. Magallanes
09/18/15
Hector was an amazing husband, father, family man and a great friend to many. He was very passionate about life and his second home with the LACFD. Hector joined the LACFD in 1986. He was promoted to FFS in 1998. He was seven months short of a 30-year career that he was so very proud of, as were we. Hector was involved in the mentorship program for troubled teens. He shared his knowledge, wisdom, aspirations and motivation with these young men letting them know that hard work and dedication to his family and education would lead them to a better happy life. His dedication to his family at home and on the job exemplified the type of man he was. He will forever be a member of a brotherhood that looks out for their own. His family feels very blessed having had this wonderful man in their lives and leaving them with a life-long relationship with the LACFD.

Joseph P. Saves
09/22/15
Joseph Savas, commonly known as "Jojo", joined the LACFD on March 26, 1998. He served as a Air Force Firefighter for five years prior to joining the department. Joseph was an incredible husband, father and son. He was hardworking, loving, attentive, and determined, always applying these traits to everything he did in life. He had an awesome sense of humor and always had the ability to make others around him crack a smile, even during the hard times. these traits combined with his passion for his job made him an exceptional Firefighter Specialist.

Rick E. Zeni
10/17/15

Rick Zeni dedicated his life to serve as a firefighter for 28 years. He proudly served the LACFD for the last 12 years of his career.

Rick was a one-of-a-kind guy, with a bigger than life personality. Rick loved being with friends and family. His hobbies included surfing, listening to music and cooking. Rick's greatest accomplishments besides having his dream job was being married to his best friend Sugar for 29 years and having 2 amazing sons...Dane and Trace who loved Rick deeply.

Rick is greatly missed by all that knew him.

We Shall Never Forget and today you can join us as we remember and celebrate and honor the lives of our brothers who gave all for so many.

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Patriot Day

Tuesday September 11, 2001 is a day that we shall never forget (click here for a time line of events). Think back....where were you and what were you doing at 0845 EDT on that day? On a call? finishing line up at the station? PT? taking your kids to school? at the gym? Just like our FDNY brothers and sisters. Just another normal day that was about to become anything but normal. 15 years ago....

Local 1014 Members were either at home with their families or serving Los Angeles County citizens when terror struck our hearts and the hearts and souls of all Americans.

The world watched in horror while the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in D.C, and a field in Shanksville Pennsylvania became the vision of terror on and in our homeland.

On that morning Americans stood strong and fought with incredible courage and wrapped in red white and blue, we all rose to the high standards that America was built on.

Firefighters and Paramedics who responded to the Pentagon, Shanksville PA, and the World Trade Center, which took 343 (click here for information) of our bravest, became Americas' symbol of hope and honor and resilience during this time of tragedy.

We all take time today to stay true to our commitment... "We Shall Never Forget".  As you move through your day, take time to remember and honor all those who served and gave all including our great Military Personnel in addition to our Firefighters.

Local 1014 Members and all of the people who make up the Los Angeles County Fire Department are the proudest and most honorably serving members in the Country and it is with great pride that we stand together to honor our Country and all who serve.  May God bless us all and our Country.

Your Local 1014 Executive Board   

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

TODAY is Labor Day!

A day that became a Federal Holiday in 1894.  Labor Day is a day that celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers.   Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It also symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans, and is celebrated with parties, parades and athletic events. 

In today’s environment we have seen attacks on organized labor from every side.  We have seen attacks to take away the very things that strong leaders many years before us fought hard for.  Those leaders gave up other items to make sure their future, our future, and those after us, would always be secure.  Take a moment today to remember what those labor leaders did for us and be thankful those folks worked so hard to lay the foundation for what we have.

This holiday marks the "end of summer" for most people. The last time to enjoy the sun, the beach, river or a backyard. It is the time to spend time with family and friends one last "summer day". Your 1014 Board of Directors wishes each and every member of our Local and the Los Angeles County Fire Department a happy and safe Labor Day.

As usual we also want to take this time to remind you to be careful, make good choices. Don't make a decision that will change your life or others forever. If you decide to drink PLEASE be responsible. Arrange for a room, call for a taxi or have a pre-assigned designated driver. Again PLEASE DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE!

Enjoy your holiday from all of us.

Your 1014 executive board

 
Dave Gillotte
 
 
President
 
Dave Lopez
John Smolin
Dave Morse
1st Vice President
Treasurer
2nd Vice President
 
 
 
 
Directors
 
Mike Jones
Pat Dolan
Lew Currier
Steve Dewitt
Andy Doyle
David Baumann
 
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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

3rd Annual Kevin Woyjeck
Memorial Saltwater Fishing Tournament

Friday, September 2, 2016

Marina Sports Fishing in Long Beach
6 AM Check-in

7 AM boats depart
Reception upon return
$150 per person

Includes:

Day of fishing, boat tips and gratuity, contest/prizes, t-shirts, giveaways, lunch, and post fishing reception (no host bar).

******* Only 100 spots will be sold *******

This event sells out every year so sign up early to reserve your spot for this fun day benefiting the Kevin Woyjeck Explorers for Life Association,inc.
(a 100% volunteer, 501c3 non profit organization)

Our purpose is to assist young men and women in the Fire Explorer Programs with financial and material support.

Contact: (562) 547-8919 or info@ExplorersForLife.org
Questions? Contact Joe at (562) 547-8919

Items to Bring:
Fishing equipment, hat/visor, sunblock, camera, sunglasses, sweatshirt, extra cash (tip for deckhands, additional food/drinks, reception raffle tickets, no-host bar). We will be fishing for yellowtail so a 15-25 pound test is good.

*If you need to rent a rod and/or reel or obtain a fishing license please arrive no later than 5:15 a.m. One day fishing licenses can be obtained online.


Fishing license: $14.95 Rod Rental: $12.00

Click above for parking map
Parking:
Follow the signs and parking lot attendant directions. Parking will be in the Alamitos Bay Marina lot by The Crab Pot restaurant. Park in the stalls closest to Marina Drive. Parking is free. Do not park in the lot by the Boathouse restaurant. (see image above)
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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Please Vote for
Will Pryor
in the LACERA Board Elections.

It is important that you vote TWICE – Once for the Board of Investment, Once for the Board of Retirement! 

For the last 17 years Local 1014 has endorsed Will Pryor for the LACERA Board.  Starting Tuesday July 5th you should be receiving your ballots from the LA County Registrar Recorder.  PLEASE open the mail and Vote!

Local 1014 has now had to fight dozens of large ballot measures, legislative changes and political candidates that have been threatening to eliminate LACERA and replace it with a 401k.  We have managed keep our retirement system in place.  In the last 17 years Will has been on the front lines of that battle on a local, state and national level.

Keeping Will on the LACERA Boards is a major goal for Local 1014 in its fight to keep our pensions whole.  Please join us in ensuing Will is Re-elected to his 9th term on the LACERA Boards.


Remember – Vote TWICE – Fourth member, Board of Investments and Seventh Member Board of Retirement.  Vote for Will TWICE!


Thank You

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND!

Local 1014 members will be celebrating Independence Day this weekend and we will be doing it with a little more green in our pockets!

Today July 1 Safety Members of Bargaining Units 601 and 601 "Fire Series" received a 3% raise as bargained for by Local 1014. Additionally our 40 hour post position members will receive another 1.5% for a total of 2.5% in bonus pay for 40 hour assignments.

We also started tiered dispatching today and our Dispatchers in bargaining units 603 and 604 received an additional 1% for a total 7.5% EMD bonus from the previous 5%.

We will be receiving additional pay raises for a total of 7% plus special bonus' over the next 18 months with increases in uniform allowances and more good news to come on our Fringe Benefits with increases in our medical vision and dental contribution that will likely cover the premiums with cash back in pocket for most and if you are a Local 1014 Health and Welfare Trust Member you will see improvements and enhancements to our Excess Dental and Vision Benefits starting in 2017 as well. Stand by for exciting news on this soon.

Here are the links to view our contract's and what's next:

 
 

July 4th is a time to enjoy parades, family, friends, BBQ and fireworks. Whether you go to a sponsored fireworks show or have your own celebration remember to use the safe and sane fireworks.

This summer seems to by flying by already. Enjoy the day and the rest of your summer.

We live in the greatest country in the world. We celebrate the 4th of July as the birth of the United States of America.

On July 4th, 1776 the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. This is what established our nation. Our freedom continues to be protected by the men and woman of the United States Military. While you are celebrating our nation please take a moment to reflect on those that are standing a post somewhere to make sure we continue to be a free nation. Remember those that are away from their families this holiday and others, protecting what the Continental Congress envisioned when they drafted the document that our country was founded on. Take a few more minutes to remember those that have given their life to protect our Constitution and keep us safe.

Your 1014 board will be spending our 4th of July either in the station or spending time with our families as well. We wish everyone a happy and safe 4th.

Please remember the busy time of year is now here for us. We have to be ready to answer the call when the phone rings. Be it an overtime, recall or your 1014 board, you have to be ready.

This 4th of July (and every day) to not drink and drive. Drink responsibly. Think before you start. Get a room or use a designated driver. Unfortunately, every holiday we have members that make a poor, life changing decisions. Don't be that person this year.

We would also like to congratulate station 31 on their win at the Bear Classic last weekend.  They beat L1014 in the finals.  Again a great event was put on by Alex and Ruben Ortiz (8A).    If you missed it this year we look forward to seeing you next year.  It is one of, if not the, best events put on for the members of the LA County Fire Department.  Free food provided by 1014, games and events for the kids and an all around fun time for everyone.  All proceeds go to our LA County Explorer program.

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

From the HBFA IAFF Local 3354

CALLING ALL FIREFIGHTERS!!!

Huntington Beach Firefighters' Association is looking for Firefighters to march in the famous Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade! You'll be marching with one of 343 flags with the names of our brothers who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Stand proud with us for the Independence Day commemoration of the 15th anniversary of 9/11.

Please come join us!

We are hosting: FDNY Emerald Society Pipes & Drums FDNY Rescue 3 FDNY - Engine 33 / Ladder 9

For more information please contact:

Sam Moses - (714) 720-3436 - shb.playeragent1@verizon.net
or
Dave Ferguson - (562) 310-6682 - djferguson61@msn.com

If you are a member of the LA County Firefighters Emerald Society contact them for information.

 

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

This Sunday is Fathers Day
Happy Fathers Day!

Fathers' Day: is a celebration that started in 1910 honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Fathers' Day was created to complement Mother's Day, a celebration that honors mothers and motherhood.

Sunday we can take time to let it all go and celebrate "Father's". 

Whether it is our sons and daughters celebrating us as fathers, or remembering fathers who have passed, fathers who raised sisters and brothers now on the job, fathers that mentored, encouraged and led us all to take on one of the greatest careers in the world; take time to celebrate all that we have and remember our fathers. 

We all have so much to be thankful for and we are proud to be part of one of the greatest "Unions" of men and women who make up the heart and soul of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.  We are among the best in the world at what we do, and we work hard to accomplish everything we do as we serve the citizens.  Celebrate and remember the different roles fathers have played in who and where we are today as members of this "Union of Firefighters, Paramedics and Fire Personnel".  How sweet it is!

Your Local 1014 Executive Board wishes all of the "Father's" a "Happy Father's Day" and as always remember to celebrate responsibly... Be safe and smart whether at work or at home.  You all know what that means; we speak to it often... live it.  Enjoy your weekend!

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Firefighter Appreciation Night at Dodger Stadium

Come celebrate your profession and be celebrated by the Dodgers and fans, all for a good cause. The Los Angeles Dodgers will again host its Annual Firefighter Appreciation Night on June 21st against the Washington Nationals. CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets NOW.

Firefighter Appreciation Night

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Washington Nationals

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Dodger Stadium

Exclusive Pre-Game Party - 5:00pm
Game time - 7:10pm

More than 3,500 firefighter appreciation tickets were sold at the last Firefighter Appreciation Night with the Giants to support the Foundation. With 200 tickets sold for Firefighter Appreciation Night with the Dodgers, we need to up our game!!

With your ticket you will be able to:

Make it a family night and show your kids the joy of a baseball game while they see the support the Dodgers and the community have for firefighters.

Enjoy a VIP Party with family and friends at the exclusive all you can eat pre-party from 5pm-7pm.

Show off your gift - a Firefighter Themed T-shirt!

...and best of all, watch the Dodgers battle the Nationals.

Everyone will enjoy this one of a kind event while supporting a good cause so get your tickets now! CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

Coming from far away? Why not rent a bus and bring a whole group of family and friends!

Proceeds Benefit the California Fire Foundation

Note: In order to get access to the exclusive pregame party, and have a portion of your ticket proceeds go back to the Foundation, you must purchase VIP ticket package from the link above.

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The Bear Classic
Saturday, June 24th

The Bear Classic Tournament will be held once again at La Mirada Regional Park.  This is a great event where over 900 people attended last year.  These are our families.  A great day for fun and softball.  All proceeds benefit OUR LA County Fire Explorer program.

This year there is an big addition....after years of threats, the Chief Officers have finally stepped up and put a team in the tournament. This will be the year to come watch if you are not playing.

This event is one of the biggest events our department has. It is a great event for all to attend.

There will be a mobile rock climbing wall, Shakey Quakey, Amp Radio, Monster Energy Drink Event Team and 7-UP event team.  There are great raffle prizes so be prepared to bid on amazing items.  F&A Federal CU, OUR Credit Union, will be there to answer questions or sign you or your kids up for a new account or that loan you need...

1014 Medical will also be there with our different vendors to answer questions and hand out information about the medical plan and your health

Local 1014 will be providing the food for the event.

The address of the park is:

13701 S. Adelfa Dr.
La Mirada, CA 90638

See you there...A great day for the kids (both young and old)

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

MDA Fill The Boot
POSTPONED

Our annual Fill the Boot to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association starting Friday June 10th through Sunday, June 12 has been postponed until a later date in 2016.

The Los Angeles County L1014 Executive Board will be meeting with the MDA leadership staff during next month's board meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, July 5 to review the logistics for the event and select a new set of dates for this fall. Please know that we did not come to this decision easily, and unfortunately due to limited staffing and preparation, we felt that in order to be successful we needed a longer timeline to execute the objectives of the event. 

The MDA Fill the Boot program is a long standing tradition with Firefighters and L1014. Our goal is to raise funds and support the mission, and we greatly appreciate the continued support of our members and department in achieving this goal. We look forward to sharing the new dates with you next month.

In Solidarity,

Local 1014 Executive Board

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

ELECTION NIGHT YIELDED BIG VICTORIES

FOR LOCAL 1014 MEMBERS

Local 1014 endorsed and supported many candidates and issues in the Tuesday June 7th Primary Election and we were very effective in helping shape the future of the elected officials who have an impact on our membership and our issues.

We used our influence and strength to work hard in National, State and Local Elections to get results that landed 100% of our candidates and issues in the win column!

No races were more important than elections for our County Board of Supervisors and Mark Ridley Thomas, who we worked so hard to help put in office ran unopposed and secured another term in office.

We endorsed Janice Hahn to replace Don Knabe in the 4th District and she won handily but will be in a runoff in the November General Election. We also endorsed Kathryn Barger to replace Mike Antonovich in the 5th District and she also won handily and will be in a runoff election in November.

We have much to do to finish the job in November, but our efforts and influence in these two races were key to the victories. We partnered with our Sheriff's Deputies from ALADS to run a campaign for Kathryn Barger and we thank them for their alliance with us. It should be noted that their Supervisors Union PPOA did not endorse and stayed out of the race, which put the burden of the effort on ALADS and PPOA. We hope to have them on board for the General Election.

Kamala Harris, our statewide endorsed candidate for US Senator won with a large margin, and will be in the General Election against Loretta Sanchez. We will help lead the way to her victory in November. We also won in every state election with all candidates either winning outright in the primary or making it into the runoff in November. We partnered with our CPF brothers and Sisters in most state races.

We also endorsed Carson City Measure C, a User Utility Tax extension to continue the revenue and the measure passed by a large margin. We supported Santa Clarita Community College District Measure E, to upgrade College of the Canyons Classrooms and facilities and it passed with a large margin as well. We opposed Pomona Measure Y, a digital signsiInitiative which had no provisions for monies to go to fire, but rather only to police as well as the deal was a bad deal for Pomona. This measure failed by a large margin.

To see the complete Los Angeles County results CLICK HERE.

Thank you to all Local 1014 Members for your continued support and our solidarity to be able to have such a powerful impact on the political action and legislation affecting our wages, hours and working conditions. We will keep you updated on the next phases of our work to ensure our endorsed candidates come out on top in the General Election in November.

In solidarity,

Local 1014 Executive Board

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

June 7, 2016 Local 1014 Primary Election Endorsements

The June 7, 2016 Primary Election is Around the Corner in California and we would like to share Los Angeles County Fire Fighters Local 1014 Recommendations and Endorsements for the Elections. The most important elections we are working on are the County Board of Supervisors Races, District 4 and 5. These two races will replace Supervisors Mike Antonovich (District 5) and Don Knabe (District 4). These two positions will add to the firefighter friendly structure of the Board of Supervisors. We are involved in a very heavy Firefighter and Sheriff Union alliance to help elect Kathryn Barger in the 5th. You will see our television commercials, hear our radio adds, see us on social media and receive our print mail if you live or work in District 5. We are also heavily invested in helping Janice Hahn to win in the 4th as well.

Local 1014 and the IAFF and the CPF have considered Fire Fighter Union Issues and made the following recommendations and endorsements for this Primary Election and we respectfully ask for you to consider your paycheck items and the votes needed to protect our profession as you make your selections. If you have any questions please feel free to contact any Union Board Member.

Thank You in advance for Voting and making a difference.

Local 1014 Executive Board

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

District 4 - Janice Hahn - Kenny Hahn's Daughter and Longtime Local 1014 and California Fire Fighter Supporter. (Don Knabe's Seat)
     
District 5 - Kathryn Barger - Champion of LA County Firefighter Issues including KILLING CELL TOWERS AT LAC FIRE STATIONS. (Mike Antonovich's Seat)
     

Presidential Election

IAFF - No Recommendation for the Primary Election - Both Republican and Democratic Candidates did not take support positions on Fire Fighter Issues in the Primary to warrant an endorsement. The IAFF will reconsider endorsing in the General Election.

CA Senate

Attorney General Kamala Harris - Longtime friend and ally of Local 1014 and California Firefighters protecting our PENSIONS, right to collectively bargain and in Attorney General Opinions as the State's Attorney.


US Congress
 
 
44th Congressional District (CD) - Isadore Hall - Longtime friend of Local 1014 and California Firefighters. Open Seat.
26th CD - Julia Brownley - Incumbent (I)
28th CD - Adam Schiff - (I)
30th CD - Brad Sherman - (I)
32nd CD - Grace Napalitano - (I)
33rd CD - Ted Lieu - (I)
34th CD - Xavier Becerra - (I)
35th CD - Norma Torres - (I)
37th CD - Karen Bass - (I)
38th CD - Linda Sanchez - (I)
40th CD - Lucille Royball-Allard - (I)
43rd CD - Maxine Waters - (I)
47th CD - Alan Lowenthal - (I)

City Political Action

Oppose Measure Y - Pomona Electronic Bill Boards - No Revenue for Fire - Citizens Oppose and Only Pomona PD to receive any Public Safety Money

Support Measure C - Carson - Extension of a User Utility Tax Until 2023 - Fee for Service City with Revenue for Their Contract with LA Co FD

We have No City Council or Mayoral Races This Cycle, but we will be involved with Elections in Pomona, Malibu and Palmdale in November.

College of the Canyons Bond Measure
Measure E will improve facilities for firefighting, law enforcement, EMT and nursing programs by creating a Center for Public Safety & Health Sciences to expand the college's successful fire technology (pre-service and in-service) program.

California State Endorsements

State Assembly
 
 
 
 
 
AD 01: Brian Dahle (R)
AD 02: Jim Wood (D)
AD 03: No Endorsement
AD 04: Dan Wolk (D)
AD 05: Frank Bigelow (R)
AD 06: No Recommendation
AD 07: Kevin McCarty (D)
AD 08: Ken Cooley (D)
AD 09: Jim Cooper (D)
AD 10: No Endorsement
AD 11: Jim Frazier (D)
AD 12: Heath Flora (R)
AD 13: Susan Eggman (D)
AD 14: Mae Torlakson (D)
AD 15: Tony Thurmond (D)
AD 16: Cheryl Cook-Kallio (D)
AD 17: David Chiu (D)
AD 18: Rob Bonta (D)
AD 19: Phil Ting (D)
AD 20: Bill Quirk (D)
AD 21: Adam Gray (D)
AD 22: Kevin Mullin (D)
AD 23: Jim Patterson (R)
AD 24: Neutral
AD 25: Kansen Chu (D)
AD 26: No Endorsement
AD 27: Ash Kalra (D)
AD 28: Evan Low (D)
AD 29: Mark Stone (D)
AD 30: Neutral
AD 31: Joaquin Arambula (D)
AD 32: Rudy Salas, Jr. (D)
AD 33: Jay Obernolte (R)
AD 34: No Recommendation
AD 35: No Recommendation
AD 36: No Endorsement
AD 37: Monique Limon (D)
AD 38: Neutral
AD 39: Raul Bocanegra (D)
AD 40: Marc Steinorth (R)
AD 41: Chris Holden (D)
AD 42: Chad Mayes (R)
AD 43: Ardy Kassakhian (D)
AD 44: Jacqui Irwin (D)
AD 45: Matt Dababneh (D)
AD 46: Adrin Nazarian (D)
AD 47: No Endorsement
AD 48: Bryan Urias (D)
AD 49: Edwin Chau (D)
AD 50: Richard Bloom (D)
AD 51: Jimmy Gomez (D)
AD 52: Freddie Rodriguez (D)
AD 53: Miguel Santiago (D)
AD 54: Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (D)
AD 55: Ray Marquez (R)
AD 56: Eduardo Garcia (D)
AD 57: Ian Calderon (D)
AD 58: Cristina Garcia (D)
AD 59: Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D)
AD 60: Eric Linder (R)
AD 61: Jose Medina (D)
AD 62: Autumn Burke (D)
AD 63: Anthony Rendon (D)
AD 64: Mike Gipson (D)
AD 65: Sharon Quirk-Silva (D)
AD 66: Al Muratsuchi (D)
AD 67: No Endorsement
AD 68: No Recommendation
AD 69: Tom Daly (D)
AD 70: Patrick O’Donnell (D)
AD 71: Randy Voepel (R)
AD 72: No Endorsement
AD 73: No Endorsement
AD 74: No Endorsement
AD 75: Marie Waldron (R)
AD 76: Rocky Chavez (R)
AD 77: Brian Maienschein (R)
AD 78: Todd Gloria (D)
AD 79: Shirley Weber (D)
AD 80: Lorena Gonzalez (D)
 
 
 
 
State Senate
 
 
 
 
 
SD 01: Ted Gaines (R)
SD 03: Bill Dodd (D)
SD 05: Cathleen Galgiani (D)
SD 07: No Endorsement
SD 09: Neutral
SD 11: Scott Wiener (D)
SD 13: Jerry Hill (D)
SD 15: Jim Beall (D)
SD 17: Bill Monning (D)
SD 19: Hannah Beth-Jackson (D)
SD 21: No Recommendation
SD 23: No Endorsement
SD 25: Anthony Portantino (D)
SD 27: Neutral
SD 29: Neutral
SD 31: Richard Roth (D)
SD 33: Ricardo Lara (D)
SD 35: Steven Bradford (D)
SD 37: No Endorsement
SD39: Toni Atkins (D)
 
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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel


IAFF Fire Fighters Thank Those Who Have Sacrificed For Us

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HAVE A GREAT MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

As we rest over this weekend, we must take time to remember those who have sacrificed so much to protect our way of life as Americans. Please join the entire Local 1014 Executive Board as we pause this weekend to reflect and remember all of the military personnel who have served or are serving our great Country. In all branches of service, Americans have proudly sacrificed so much to make America the greatest Country in the world. We proudly protect and serve the citizens within our great Country it is important to remember those who protect us and those who have given their all so that we may prosper and have the freedoms we enjoy.

These individuals come from all walks of life. As we set out to enjoy this long three day weekend, take time to watch the tributes. Look at a waving American Flag as you roll down the road. Don't let the sacrifices that are represented pass through you easily this weekend. Let the history of this Country and the memories of those who have served and given their all cause you to slow down and deeply reflect and pay your respects, pay our respects.

We would also like to once again take a moment to remind our membership to Drink Responsibly this weekend. This weekend traditionally sees a lot of travel and with that a high level of alcohol related accidents. Don’t let yourself be one of those individuals who finds themselves in trouble. Limit your drinking! If you make a mistake and have too much to drink, think you might have impairment from drinking, or if you know you will be having a few and be over the limit, DON'T DRIVE. Get a room. Get a cab. Get a driver.

Please also make the effort to put away the phone, food and any other distractions that impair your driving. Keep you and your family safe and sound. Thank you to all members who will be on the line this weekend protecting and serving our citizens in Los Angeles County.

Local 1014 Salutes all those who have served and we remember your sacrifice.

On Saturday May 21, 2016 LACFD and Local 1014 along with the AOC once again honored those members of 1014 who have sacraficed all to protect the citizens of LA County. The event had many uniformed FF's in attendance to pay their respects. Below are a few pictures from the event.

Sincerely,

Your Local 1014 Executive Board

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

10AM Saturday May 21, 2016 we will honor the following:

ALCALA, MICHAEL L. ALLEN, R. MITCHELL ARREGUIN, PHILLIP BAILEY, DAVID L.
BAJENARU, EDISON G. BAKER, RICHARD C. BALLENTINE, JACK D BAQUET, GUY F.
BARTON, ROLAND J. BAYER, KENNETH E. * BAYER, SHAWN M. * BELL, EDMUND T. JR
BERNSTEIN, TIMOTHY J. BORST, WILLIAM J. BOYD, KENNETH A. BROOKS, EDWARD R.
BURNS, TONYA L. CARLIN, PATRICK G. CARR, RICHARD CARTER, ARNOLD L.
CHAPMAN, ROY E. CHATELAIN, JANET L * COBOS, JOHN J. * COMBS, ROBERT A.
COOPER, LARRY L. DAVIDSON, LYNN E. DAVIS, DON M. DUFFY, EDWARD J.
DUGGER, PAUL W. EICHERT, RAYMOND E. ELDRIDGE, THOMAS W. ELKINS, DANIEL E.
ELSEY, GEORGE C. FOSTER, CRAIG H. GEHR, CECIL R. GIBBS, PHILIP D.
GILBERG, MICHAEL GOLDEN-JEFFERSON, CRYSTAL GOODELL, PHILIP B. GRADY, THOMAS P.
HALL, TED HANCOCK, BERT F. HARTMAN, WELLESLEY G. HENGER-NEFF, CARRIE 
HERMAN, CHRISTOPHER D. HERMAN, STEVE H. HISEL, JOSEPH J. JR. HORTON,  JAMES F
HOWE, JAMES E. HUGHES, JOSEPH HUSTED, MARVIN W. KINGSLAND, GEORGE
KNOLL, RAYMOND W. LANGLEY, JEFFREY M. LOCKHART, DARRYL I. MAIBEN, GARY W.
MARSHALL, NEAL D. MAZZOCCO, JOHN D MENOLD, WILLIAM H. METZ, RAY
MICHELLI, JAMES W. MILLER, PETER D. MOISEVE, KENNETH P. MORGAN, GARY S.
NANSEL, WRAY H. QUINONES, ARNIE RADENMACHER, CLYDE RICE, DARRELL 
RICKMAN, DANA A. ROCKEY, GLENN RODRIGUEZ, TIMOTHY RUEZGA, ARTHUR
RUSSELL, KENNETH L. SAVKO, EDWARD J. SCHMIDT, JOHN E. SCHNABEL, STANLEY W.
SHEEHAN, JAMES E. SHERRILL, CLYDE V. SPARK, CHARLES M. STIPPICH, JAMES W.
TAYLOR, JOHN O. TAYLOR, RAY THOMAS, GEORGE A. THOMAS, LEON C.
TORRES, SALVADOR A. WEISS, DALE R. WILBERN, WILLIAM T. WILLIAMS, RAYMOND A.
WILSON, JOHN T. WOOD, DENLIEGH W. WOOSLEY, SAM YODER, JOHN A.
* Brothers Shawn Bayer and John Cobos will be added tomorrow *
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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

 
"WE SHALL NEVER FORGET"  
 
"I GOT YOUR BACK BROTHER, SISTER"  
 
 
 
"BROTHERHOOD - SISTERHOOD"
 
"WE WILL TAKE CARE OF YOUR FAMILY"
 
 
 
"WE WILL REMEMBER YOU ALWAYS"
 
"HONOR" "TRADITION" "PRIDE"

We often use these words to speak about our BROTHERS and SISTERS who have fallen in the line of duty.

I am asking OUR membership to do more than just speak these words on this Saturday, May 21, 2016.

I am asking for the membership, as a FAMILY to show support for the memories of our fallen, and for the families of the fallen who will join us at the Los Angeles County Fire Department Memorial Ceremony.

At 10 am this Saturday there will be two new names of our fallen 1014 brothers added to the wall of honor across from the P. Michael Freeman building (Command and Control).

PLEASE take time to come up and HONOR our fallen.

CAPTAINS I ask you to put this on your station clipboards where the programs for these memorial services no doubt are close by.  At line-up review this and the attached program and get commitments from your crews AND yourselves to attend the solemn ceremony Saturday.

CHIEFS I ask for your commitment to attend as well.

If you are not working on Saturday May 21st then the only place you belong is standing shoulder to shoulder with your brothers and sisters who make up the great membership of Local 1014.  We need to be there to help the families of our fallen to stand strong and show that those words you read earlier continue to ring in your ears.  You need to be there to show respect to all those names on the wall.  To many names!

"WE SHALL NEVER FORGET" – let that apply to this Saturday May 21st also.  Be there and show your support to the families of our fallen, the memories of our brothers and sisters as we always told them we would.

In solidarity,

Dave Gillotte,
President, Local 1014

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

IAFF Introduces New
Cancer Awareness and Prevention Resource


Understand your cancer risk, know the exposures to carcinogens on the job and reduce your risk of occupational cancer with the new IAFF fire fighter cancer awareness and prevention training course.

This new resource, developed in conjunction with the Fire Fighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN), started by our own LA County L1014 member, Mike Dubron, and guided under a Board of Directors and FCSN President Bryan Frieders, is designed to help members avoid and decrease individual risk factors for cancer.

In addition to understanding why fire fighters are at increased risk of cancer, this new training will:

  • Describe the most prominent types of cancer that affect fire fighters.
  • Identify the top carcinogens in the fire fighting environment.
  • Review the major routes of exposure to carcinogens for fire fighters.
  • Encourage behavior changes that can reduce the risk of developing cancer.


Start the cancer awareness and prevention training course.

Watch this video to learn more about the IAFF’s efforts to ensure
our members have a better chance of staying cancer-free.

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Political Action Update

Political action is the life blood of our organization. It gives us a voice and a seat at the table in regards to the issues that affect our wages, hours, working conditions and benefits. It is what gives us- your union representatives, the ability to protect your rights. Your Executive Board does not take this responsibility lightly, so we work diligently to endorse and elect political candidates that have your best interests at heart.  We work hard at all levels of our government, including City Council races, County Board of Supervisors, State Assembly, State Senate and Executive Offices. At the Federal level, we work with the IAFF through our per capita dues. Below is a brief update on some of our recent political action activities.

City

  • Local 1014 recently finished a very successful City Council election cycle on April 12, 2016. Five of the Contract Cities that we serve held elections for City Council seats or the Mayor’s office during this election cycle. Nine out of ten of the candidates we endorsed and supported were elected to office. That is a 90 percent success rate of electing candidates that have your best interests at heart. Political action and our partnerships with elected officials are what enable us to get things done- such as re-opening Fire Station 172 in the City of Inglewood and keeping Fire Station 167 open in the City of El Monte. These victories allow our Department to continue providing superior service and maintaining proper staffing levels, both of which are necessary to protect our members and the citizens of the communities that we serve.

County

  • In the last three Board of Supervisors races, your Local has supported and endorsed the three winning candidates, who are now sitting Supervisors. District 1 Supervisor- Hilda Solis, District 2 Supervisor- Mark Ridley-Thomas, and District 3 Supervisor- Sheila Kuehl. These three Supervisors will be inclined to hear and consider our issues and ideas when making their decisions on matters that affect us.  This is an unprecedented success for this local! However, we are not done yet. In the upcoming November 2016 Board of Supervisors elections we have endorsed, and will strongly support, Janice Hahn for the District 4 seat and Kathryn Barger for the District 5 seat.  These qualified candidates have proven track records of being our allies in their previous positions within the government, and will carry those friendships into office with them.

Please keep an eye out for any announcements or requests from your Executive Board for help with their campaigns. We will need help, and we are all in this fight together!

You can always depend on your Local 1014 Executive Board to be on the wall protecting your interests. We will strive to help candidates who support our issues get elected, no matter which side of the aisle they are on, or which political party they belong to. If they support us, we support them. We do not want slot machine votes or yes men but candidates that take public safety seriously and are willing to fight to make sure their residents are protected at appropriate levels.

Your Local 1014 Executive Board

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Firefighter Specialist Exam UPDATE

If you got a disqualification letter PLEASE click HERE to send us the information so we can better help you with your appeal.

We need the following information:

  • Your name
  • Station
  • Shift
  • Battalion
  • Home or Cell number
  • Personal email address (NO COUNTY EMAIL PLEASE)

In the meantime if you have any questions please call Pat Dolan or Dave Morse at (310) 639-1014

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

We often get members who ask about Politics and our involvement in elections at the Federal, State and Local Levels to include the County Board of Supervisors. We are actively and powerfully involved in all aspects of Political Action and Lobbying and Legislation that affects our Profession, and our members and our families.

The bottom line is that electing folks that will be receptive to our issues, support firefighters and our community issues that protect our salary, pensions and our health care is your Union's business. We work with both parties on firefighter issues as well as those affecting the economic health of our communities which protects our revenue but also the health of the economies of those we serve.

We invite you to take a look at some of those elected leaders on the Federal Level by tuning in to the IAFF Webcast of the 2016 Alfred K. Whitehead Legislative Conference starting Monday April 4th and continuing on Tuesday April 5th. Log on and take a listen to both well respected Republicans and Democrats as they speak about our issues and issues in general.

Click this link to watch the web cast

Take a look at our Federal Issues Book and especially take a look at the PEPTA / SAVE Legislation and our opposition to these crafty assaults on our pensions.


PEPTA and the SAFE Retirement Act work in tandem to encourage states and municipalities to do away with defined benefit pension systems. PEPTA aims to confuse legislators by forcing plans to issue reports that create the impression that even the best funded plans are in danger of going bankrupt. It would achieve this by requiring plans to assume unrealistically low rates of return, and disregard the prudent fiscal analysis of plan actuaries. SAFE encourages states and municipalities to replace defined benefit plans with private sector annuity contracts that offer no guarantee of any retirement benefit at all. The first proposal fabricates a crisis while the second offers a harmful solution.

Local 1014 will be tackling these federal issue with our fellow IAFF Union Leaders and also getting set for Local and State Elections here in own Jurisdictions with two more County Board of Supervisors at the top of our ticket. We will keep you informed on our efforts as we progress into the 2016 political program.

Fraternally,

Local 1014 Executive Board

 
Dave Gillotte
 
 
President
 
Dave Lopez
John Smolin
Dave Morse
1st Vice President
Treasurer
2nd Vice President
 
 
 
 
Directors
 
Mike Jones
Pat Dolan
Lew Currier
Steve Dewitt
Andy Doyle
Dave Bauman

 


#IAFFlegcon

LIVE WEBCAST
www.iaff.org/webcast

April 4, 2016 - IAFF Legislative Conference General Session Begins at 8:30 a.m. (EDT)

April 5, 2016 - IAFF Legislative Conference General Session Begins at 8:30 a.m. (EDT)

Scheduled Speakers (subject to change)
Monday, April 4

 

  • IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger 
  • Governor Maggie Hassan (D-NH)
  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (D)
  • Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)
  • Panel Discussion: Political Pundits Bill Press and Alex Castellanos
  • Senator John McCain (R-AZ)
  • Representative Barbara Comstock (R-VA) 
  • Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA)
  • Senator Ed Markey (D-MA)
Tuesday, April 5
  • Senator Al Franken (D-MN)
  • David Weil, Administrator, Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor
  • Senator Steve Daines (R-MT)
  • Governor Larry Hogan (R-MD)
  • Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA)

 

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Good Friday through Easter Sunday, many of our members will take time to reflect and remember sacrifice and give pause for all that we have and why.  There will be everything from solemn services to Easter Egg Hunts, BBQ's and Family time.  Some of us will be at the Stations taking care of others all weekend.

Local 1014 would like to ask all of our members to take a moment this weekend, faithful or not, to reflect and consider how fortunate we are to be American and to be the cloth that makes up the LA County Fire Fighters.  We work hard to be a premier team of Professional Fire Fighters, Paramedics, Forestry, Dispatchers, Heavy Equipment, Pilots, Health Haz-Matters, FSA, Fire Prevention and Fire Personnel in the business and we should be humble and proud of our work and all those who serve.

This week has seen yet another Terrorist act in Brussels that has brought tragedy and turmoil to the world.  Take a moment to send your thought's and prayers to the people of Brussels and keep their first responders in our hearts as they deal with the events that rocked their world. 

The Flag of Brussels

We also ask that you mark your calendars for May 21st, 2016, and plan to be at the LA County Fire Fighter's Memorial Ceremony at LAO.  We want every off-duty Local 1014 member to commit to attending this year.  If you are not working, you need to be there.  Join us to pay tribute and to "never forget" our fallen. 

Easter Weekend is a perfect time to reflect, remember, sacrifice and commit to any number of things in our behaviors that make us better people, a better team of folks that serve others and to remember our fallen.  We encourage everyone to celebrate responsibly and make a plan early if you are going to drink alcohol.  Get a ride, get a room, get a driver set up before you roll.  Your job and your life or others depends on it. 

Happy Easter everyone an enjoy your families and our family this weekend.

 
Dave Gillotte
 
 
President
 
Dave Lopez
John Smolin
Dave Morse
1st Vice President
Treasurer
2nd Vice President
 
 
 
 
Directors
 
Mike Jones
Pat Dolan
Lew Currier
Steve Dewitt
Andy Doyle
David Baumann
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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!

On behalf of the entire Local 1014 Executive Board and our Team at the Alfred K. Whitehead Labor Center Union Hall we want to take a moment and give you a little bit of Union information and also wish you a wonderful and safe Saint Patrick's Day and remind you to be smart and safe in your celebrations.

If you have never seen the IAFF Frontline Videos please take a moment to view this edition and sign up with the IAFF to receive these informative video updates to stay up on the issues affecting our membership at the national level.

In this edition please take a look at the NFORS story and know that we are one of the ten Unions and Departments who will be participating in the data collection study and software analysis. Data is something we all hate to collect and certainly no one likes to enter it into the systems we have now. This may be an opportunity to not only collect the data we need for staffing and budget items, but also to study the links between staffing levels and station locations and call outcomes.

While we will be pressing hard on the Department on a variety of issues as you have seen and will continue to see, credit where credit is due always, and thank you to the Fire Chief and the Department for embracing this NFORS National IAFF/IAFC project and we have hopes that with the new EPCR, CAD Dispatch and NFORS linked to NFIRS we can one day see a simple and effective data entry and collection system that will take some of the administrative load off our front line folks.

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PROTECT YOUR JOB!

Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385-461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

Saint Patrick's Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century.....CLICK HERE FOR MORE

Today, Thursday March 17th, The Irish and virtually every other person in the land will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day. As you celebrate St. Patrick's Day take a moment to prepare and protect lives and your job. If you are going to drink alcohol, remember line up a Designated Driver, get a cab, or get a room. Don't put your life or your job in jeopardy...be smart on the green day of the year.


On behalf of the LOCAL 1014 Executive Board – BE SAFE AND STAY INFORMED.

 
Dave Gillotte
 
 
President
 
Dave Lopez
John Smolin
Dave Morse
1st Vice President
Treasurer
2nd Vice President
 
 
 
 
Directors
 
Mike Jones
Pat Dolan
Lew Currier
Steve Dewitt
Andy Doyle
David Baumann
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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Local 1014 pays our respects and
sends our thoughts and prayers

Today, funeral services were held for Camp 13 Inmate Crewmember Shawna Lynn Jones. Shawna Lynn Jones, just 22 years old, from Lancaster was working as an inmate crewmember out of Camp 13 battling a small brush fire in Malibu on February 25 when she was struck by a boulder that rolled off a 100 foot cliff and struck her on the head.

She was serving alongside other crewmembers including our Camp 13 personnel who also had to work to try and save her life, culminating with an air lift from our Air Squad to UCLA Medical Center where she was pronounced dead. She donated her organs to others and she was serving a low level offense sentence while trying to better herself in our camp service, a very important component of our program in addition to serving sentence.

We mourn her loss and send our thoughts and prayers to all who have been affected by this unfortunate tragedy that highlights the dangers of our job and the great efforts of our Local 1014 Members in not only while we serve but without reservation how we do our jobs to save all and pay our respects to all.

Inmates in our programs go through rigorous training and physical conditioning and serve their sentences while giving back to our communities in some way. Jones is the third woman inmate alongside two men inmates who have lost their lives on the fire lines. Let us pause and pay our respects, and remember how dangerous our jobs really are and hats off to all the Camp 13 Crews and the Paramedics and the Air Squads and men and women who got it done that day even in the face of one not returning. Solidarity and strength of The Los Angeles County Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 1014 Members.

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Nancy Davis Reagan

Today, March 11th the world watched as the former First Lady, Nancy Reagan, was laid to rest next to her beloved husband, President Ronald Reagan.

Mrs. Reagan passed away earlier this week at the age of 94.

During her husband's time as President of the United States, Mrs. Reagan stood by her husband as the constant wife and First Lady. She was there with him through thick and thin.

As the First Lady she was known throughout the world for many things but her biggest accomplishment was her "Just say NO!" campaign.

Their relationship withstood the test of times and their love flourished until President Reagan's death in 2004.

Now Mrs. Reagan lies next to her husband for all eternity at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley.

She will be missed but not forgotten.

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

THE RAMS AREN’T THE ONLY TEAM THAT IS BACK!
Station 172 back open for business!

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Inglewood Fire Station 172 re-opened for business on March 1, 2016 at 0800 - bringing the LA County Local 1014 team back into the community to serve the folks we have come to know and love like our own.

Our crews proudly moved back into 172’s, removed the closed sign and brought the life safety, fire, and paramedic services back into alignment. This will provide better service to all the residents of Inglewood, along with better safety for our members as we get out there and do our jobs.

I would like to extend special thanks to the entire Executive Board of Local 1014. The next time you see them, tell them thank-you for the long hours spent on this project. Another thank-you to the Membership for your tireless effort, hitting the streets and engaging in numerous community meetings and events, which propelled us to where we are today.

Additionally, we thank Fire Chief Osby for putting together an expert team of extremely driven individuals to help accomplish this task. Battalion Chief Jim Robinson and Heidi Olivas and their staff worked with Director Lew Currier to pull off yet another SAFER ACT Grant award, infusing this engine with two years of funding. Lorraine Buck and the staff of Planning put the numbers together and crunched cost shares, carry overs, assumptions, caps and more. I know this because I spent many hours in the small offices of Planning preparing to work with the Mayor, and without the preparation we could not have achieved our goal. We all thank you, for a job well done! It was a wonderful example of true teamwork and collaboration in the trenches.

This has been a difficult fight, but once again, political action combined with establishing relationships with elected officials and with our communities pays off. This re-opening did not happen by accident, and without our direct involvement it may have never happened at all. Fire Station 172 became an unfortunate pawn in the economic downturn, and within the political landscape affecting elections in Inglewood. We must work diligently to avoid both of these aspects, which remain realities at this time.

With the Executive Board leading the charge, the membership of Local 1014 put in countless hours and a good deal of financial support to help elect this City Council. They care not only about their community, but about their firefighters, paramedics and fire personnel, along with every other public sector worker in town and the businesses that help drive the economy of the city.

We maintain a special relationship with Inglewood Mayor Jim Butts and with the City Council, especially Council member Alex Padilla, from District 2 where Fire Station 172 is located, and with District 3 Council member Eloy Morales Jr. Council members, George Dotson and Ralph Franklin also came to realize the extent of our value to the city. I recently spent quite a bit of time with Mayor Butts, who happens to be a former Police Officer and Swat Team Leader with a Bachelor’s degree from Cal State LA and an MBA from Cal Poly Pomona, and I can tell you he drives a hard bargain for his city, as he should. However, when treated like our customer, given some direction and targeted discussion on the numbers and the critical needs of the city, the Mayor is a partner to us. In my view that will enable long term progress for all issues affecting the City of Inglewood. The Mayor worked tirelessly to bring back two financial engines to the City of Inglewood and I am proud to say we have part ne red on the projects heavily. For example, The Madison Square Garden owned Forum is rockin’ the streets of Inglewood to warm up for the Los Angeles Rams’ return to a new stadium, along with a business and entertainment complex that will truly be the envy of the world.

We must express our gratitude to our Labor partners from the LA County Federation of Labor, who will build and staff the venue with Union workers, providing jobs with good pay and benefits. Finally, without the Rams’ owner Stan Kroenke, we would not be getting the team and 172’s would not be opening back up. He provided necessary funding to the project after Local 1014 met with him and his team personally to garner his support. We look forward to a long standing and fruitful relationship with the Rams organization as we move into the future.

One last congratulations to us all, and let’s go serve the city of Inglewood with Pride!

Dave Gillotte
IAFF Local 1014 President

 
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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Thank you Brothers and Sisters for making the Calabasas Regional General Membership Meeting on Tuesday February 9, 2016 a great success. Calabasas saw record temperatures and traffic, but the membership braved it all and we had a packed room. We are extremely appreciative of all who made the trek to participate. The meeting was very rich; we discussed many issues, listened to guest speakers and tore up a few Jersey Mike's Subs as we worked for a few hours to tackle the business. A Union that is educated, informed and involved is a much stronger Union.

Now that we are "in contract" for both salary and benefits with our CCU Fringe Package, we can now get back to regularly scheduled Regional Membership Meetings. Local 1014 is working to have quarterly regional membership meetings at different locations throughout the County. We will keep you informed of future dates and locations. Additionally, take the second Tuesday of any Month and come on down to Local 1014 to help with the business of the Union and get caught up on the issues. We look forward to having the membership in the house. Also please log on to the Local 1014 website at local1014.org and register to receive our e-mail web-blasts to stay informed.

We discussed many subjects and presented a large amount of information during the Regional Meeting. Those specific subjects will be sent out in other bulletins and communications. Below are a couple of subject’s which merit follow up:

OVERPAYMENT LETTERS AND EMAILS FROM THE AUDITOR CONTROLLER:

The overpayment and underpayment of salary as a result of the Payroll debacle from the Auditor Controller in processing our raises is a serious ongoing subject we are addressing. There was also an overpayment issue in the Camps that has been ongoing (over 2 years for resolution) as well. We have pressed on the Chief and the County to fix this very serious problem, which has created a lack of confidence and faith in our payroll to properly calculate and accurately pay our members. We are actively participating in the recently established Payroll Task Force, with 2nd Vice President Dave Morse and Director's Andy Doyle and Mike Jones appointed for Labor. We will be holding our position and filing administrative charges and possibly a lawsuit. We will continue to pressure and leverage the actions of the Department to move in the right direction to our satisfaction.

As most everyone knows through communications from 1014 and the Department there was an overpayment issue with the retroactive salary increase to members of 601 & 602. It appears this was specifically the “fire series” members. The department contacted the Auditor Controller immediately to get an explanation on what happened, how it was going to be fixed and going forward what is the fix to keep this from happening again.

The Union worked closely with management in Payroll to resolve the issue in the least impactful way to our members. If you were one of the 852 people who were over paid you would have received an email from the department to your County email address informing you that you were overpaid between X dollars and X dollars. If you were overpaid more than $1000 you received a phone call.

You were given three options; 1) pay the complete amount back (have it deducted, pre tax) on the December 30th paycheck, 2) deal with it after January 2016 with a full accounting of how they came up with the figures or 3) no response which put it to after January 2016 for a complete accounting.

The Auditor Controller is trying to catch up with their issues. Within the next few months for those who chose option 2 or 3 the Auditor Controller will be contacting you by U.S. Mail with an accounting of what happened. Prior to you getting this letter the Union will work with the Payroll management to make sure what they are putting out is not only concise, but also easy to read and correct.

Our members in the Camps were notified sometime ago that there was an overpayment to many of them. Local 1014 has been working with the Department to not only understand what happened but to make sure they are correct and to find a solution to make sure this does not happen again.

During this last summer when most of our Camps personnel were in Northern California fighting fires the Auditor Controller had our payroll notify those camps personnel (93 +/- members) of the final accounting of their overpayment with a complete breakdown of the overpayment. Local 1014 was contacted by many members and it was requested we ask for an extension until after January 2016. Recently payroll sent out the letters once again and has asked for a response by February 12th, 2016.

You have many options. You can choose not to pay and have them take you to court to get the money from you, you can chose one of the options they have offered for a withdrawal of pre-tax dollars OR you can call the number on the letter and explain that you would like to look and a different payment plan. As always if you have any issues please let us know.

Obviously there is more work to do from the Task Force and we expect a better quality payroll system going forward from this County and our Department to pay our members correctly and timely.

EA-45: HIRING OR ASSIGNING RELATIVES/PERSONAL RELATIONS POLICY:

Recently the Department sent out the first ever “Anti-Nepotism” policy for the Fire Department. While we don't like this policy as written, and we understand the concept of "There shall be no unfair advantage in testing and promoting based on family relationships", we believe strongly in the concept of "There shall be no UNFAIR DISADVANTAGE in testing and promoting based on family relationships". While there is a great body of case law both federal and state that empower and define anti-nepotism policies and procedures, we feel this policy does not hit the mark to prevent clear and convincing family advantage potential situations, but rather is a reaction to the LA Times driven actions of the Department to address a non related issue that is political in nature. We will be examining the language with our Legal Counsel and determining any potential course of action in response to the policy. This policy on the first draft was presented to the Union on a meet and consult basis and we gave our input. The policy was renamed and re-written with the input of all Unions represented in the fire department, not just 1014.

What should you do now? "Work wow, grieve later" is the sound advice as always. So we recommend you follow the orders and instructions to fill out the sheet and to the best of your ability disclose what is asked for. We believe the language as written to cover "personal relationships" without clearly defining this could actually apply to each and every one of us with respect to each other.

During our meet and consult we recommended the department print up 3000 rosters of personnel because we are all brothers and sisters and we see our fire families more, especially lately, than we do our own families. Some of your Executive Board will fill it out and list and attach the entire membership roster defining our personal relationship with all of you.

We understand the basic premise as the laws provide to prevent unfair advantage or disadvantage. We believe there are much better ways to ensure against this while not infringing on our ability to work together in familial and personal relationship status.

Please call the Union and speak with a Board Member if you have any circumstance you need help with to complete the form properly.

Once again, thank you for the great turnout and participation at the Regional Membership Meeting in Calabasas and we look forward to the next meeting where we will tackle more of the work ahead of us.  Sign up for our e-mail web-blasts and/or go to the website to see the latest information on issues affecting our membership.

Fraternally,

Local 1014 Executive Board

 
 

 

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

It's time to Train, Learn and Lead!

The Los Angeles County Firefighters' Association will be hosting FTC 2016 "Gathering of Legends" on March 1st and 2nd, 2016 in Pasadena at the Pasadena Convention Center. This years line up of nationally recognized speakers is guaranteed not to disappoint! The Firefighters' Association has gathered some of the top experts in the Fire Service to discuss some of the most important aspects of our job:

Leadership and Command
Fire Ground Tactics
Situational Awareness
Fire Dynamics

The Keynote Speaker will be Admiral Eric Thor Olson, United States Navy Admiral (Ret.). Admiral Olson was the first Navy SEAL to be appointed to 3 and 4 Star flag rank, as well as the first naval officer to be USSOCOM's combatant commander. As graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Admiral Olson participated in several conflicts and contingency operations, and has served as a SEAL instructor, strategy and tactics development officer and joint special operations staff officer. His overseas assignments include service as a United Nations military observer in Israel and Egypt, and as Navy Programs officer in Tunisia. Admiral Olson was in charge of all Navy SEAL's during Desert Storm and in 1993. He participated in the Battle of Mogadishu, where he was later awarded the Silver Star for his actions in combat.

Whether you are a 1st spot "boot" or 30 year veteran, this years Fire Training Conference is designed to target all aspects and ranks of our profession. Your Local 1014 Board highly recommends you attend this Conference that is FREE to all Los Angeles County Firefighter Association Members. Lunch and morning snacks will be provided. Discounted hotel rooms are available at the WESTIN in Pasadena. You will have the opportunity to earn up to 14 hours of EMT CE!

In addition, Your Local 1014 will be hosting an event on the evening of March 1st in Old Town Pasadena. This will be an excellent opportunity to collaborate and reconnect with our colleagues and friends.

SIGN UP NOW WHILE THERE IS STILL AVAILABILITY AND DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY.

REGISTER BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK: http://www.lacountyfirefighters.org

See you at this exciting event!

Fraternally,

Your Local 1014 Executive Board

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Tuesday February 9th
1014 General Membership meeting

As a reminder, this Tuesday we are once again going on the road for our 1014 General Membership Meeting.  We initial informed you of this January 13th.

When:  
  February 9, 2016 - 1000 AM
   
What:  
  1014 General Membership meeting
   
Where:  
  Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center
27040 Malibu Hills Road
Calabasas, CA 91301
   

We will provide coffee/donuts and lunch. We will have T-shirts and other 1014 items with us.

We will be addressing issues such as:

Staffing
Payroll
Hiring situation
Discipline
EMS
1014 MOU changes
Fringe benefit changes

And many other items

 

Any questions or if you like us to address something specific contact David Baumann at (310) 562-2322


Congratulations and welcome to class 141

Our newest members of 1014 hit the ground running this weekend. Welcome. A big thank you to those that jumped right in with both feet to the fire and were able to get people out of recalls on Saturday and Sunday as well as sign up for overtime.


Congratulations to the Denver Broncos for wining Super Bowl 50!

Hopefully all those that watched the game either from the comfort of your own home, the fire house or at an event, enjoyed themselves.

Have a safe week and we will see you Tuesday

General Membership meeting

Class 141

Denver Broncos

 
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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Brothers and Sisters,

A quick update on a few important issues your Union is working on heading into February 2016….

We ratified our final Contract for Bargaining Unit Members 603 and 604 encompassing our Local 1014 Family of Dispatchers, Fire Prevention Engineering Personnel, Forestry Technicians, and Health Haz-Mat Specialists. These members are the supporting cast for our 601 and 602 members in keeping the County safe and we thank them for their work and are proud to have negotiated another very lucrative contract with additional bonus programs in place as well. The ballots were returned with good turnout and an 87% yes vote to ratify. This now will be ratified by the BOS and implemented with retro-activity asap.

With that accomplished Local 1014 members are now all safely in 3 year salary contracts and fringe contract. This is very important as we move forward and the County faces a few more challenges as we climb out of the financial hole we have been in. The forecast looks good moving forward, but as always don’t count on anything until it is here, but we are cautiously optimistic about the upward trend in our revenues vs. expenditures.

Now the sad truth about our raises… We have to contend with our Department Human Resources section, Payroll and the Auditor Controller to actually finish getting our raises with the bonus’ and premium time adjustments for all of our specialties and work downs, 40 hour pay and more. Clearly the Department and the County has let not only us, but all County brothers and sisters, including our Chief Officers, down in this most important area of responsibility. It is one of the most important and fundamental job duties and responsibilities of our Human Resources Section and ultimately under the control and accountability of the Fire Chief and his two Chief Deputies in Operations and Business Operations to ensure that we get paid correctly and on time, and they have failed to meet the mark. It is incumbent on the department to ensure and even DEMAND the Auditor Controller service our Department and employees with a high level of quality work when it comes to salary and benefit administration.

We have seen overpayments, underpayments, no bonus pay in certain instances and not just on rare occasion, but fairly regularly. The Fire Chief has responded to our demand to correct this situation not only in the instant matters but also as a whole to correct problems that have been systemic since we switched over to e-caps for payroll. We obviously still use IPFIRS to enter our time, and clearly the twice monthly shut down of the system to hand calculate the eccentricities of our pay to then enter into e-caps, is not working. The Fire Chief blasted the Auditor Controller and demanded a “PAYROLL TASK FORCE” be established comprised of Labor, Department and County Representatives to identify what the problems are and make sound recommendations to correct the problems. Local 1014 has 2nd Vice President Dave Morse and Directors Andy Doyle and Mike Jones assigned to the Task Force and they are meeting at a minimum weekly to get to the work at hand. We will keep you updated as the work occurs, and we are hopeful that this will lead to a payroll system that will work well and a timecard we can easily read and understand to ensure we are paid correctly. In the meantime, if you have any payroll or timecard issues please contact the Union Hall and we can assist in resolving your item.

While we are appreciative of the Fire Chief moving this item in collaboration and with sufficient weight of the Department Head to get solutions and corrections that are so needed, it is too late in the game for us all to operate on trust and with any level of confidence in the Department Human Resources and Operations Staff to get it done timely and correctly, so Local 1014 is moving forward with a series of Grievance General In Characters and possible legal action to hold the Fire Chief, the County, the Auditor Controller, and Human Resources accountable for correct payment of salary and benefits to our members. We will move forward with these actions simultaneously with our efforts on the “Payroll Task Force”. It is too bad it has to be this way, and while we stand committed to working with the Department and County, it will be with accompanying leverage of legal and administrative actions.

Along the same lines, the Human Resources Section is also responsible for the entry level testing to hire new recruits and also to predict the need for paramedic school attendees and promotions based on retirements and vacancies. It is clear that the civilian personnel in Human Resources have no idea what those needs are and when we need them. The entry level testing we recently experienced was a complete failure and embarrassment to our great Department. We are getting by with the process but with a low bar on quality of process and timeliness of process with log jams occurring with entry level physicals and other such pre-academy needs. We barely had enough personnel cleared and ready for the January 25, 2015 class. Human Resources blames the County and the problems with the resources for physicals and background and so forth, but ultimately it is THEIR RESPONSIBILITY under the direction of the Fire Chief and the Chief Deputies to prepare, recommend and ensure and even demand the resources are ready and can process our candidates so we can hire and train and be ready to address staffing needs for not only recruits, but paramedics and promotional positions to do our jobs.

Perhaps one day the civilian work force in Human Resources will not consider the safety personnel as the enemy and rather view them as the people who put their lives on the line each shift to protect the public and save lives. Perhaps the sworn Chief Officers at executive level will demand the Human Resources personnel be educated, trained and philosophically aligned with the needs of those of us who do the work where the rubber meets the road. For now, the Union will work to not only identify these needs, but also hold accountable the work of this section moving forward with entry level testing, promotional testing and layered recruitment and retention efforts as well. There has been a complete failure on behalf of the Human Resources Section to be proactive, progressive and data backed in their efforts to recruit and retain minority and women candidates and in all areas of hiring, a solid basis for quality of candidate in our latest processes. We will also be addressing these issues without fear and in a way where we can all be proud of our recruiting efforts, our entry level testing and promotional testing efforts. We have great training and education and professional resources within the California Fire Fighter Joint Apprentice Committee (JAC) to address all of the entry level testing and recruiting issues we must address. The Human Resources Section didn’t even know what JAC was when asked, nor are they even remotely connected to state of the art data backed progressive testing and recruiting processes. We deserve better from our Department in this most important work to ensure the best and most qualified candidates complete with diversity embedded are who we hire. We will be taking this effort direct to not only the Fire Chief, but also the County including the Board of Supervisors as we move forward. We can no longer wait for the Human Resources Section and the executives overseeing this to get it right. Stay tuned and we will keep you informed as we make recommendations to the Board of Supervisor and the Fire Chief to make our system a premium system we can all be proud of.

Finally, a little bit about training and equipment. The Union just got back from the IAFF Affiliate Leadership Training Symposium (ALTS) where we took part in Leadership Training that involved many operations issues and equipment issues. We are quite proud of our Training Services Section and an number of our members who instruct in Fire Ground Survival Training and other areas of operations. A live stream of “Surviving the Fire Ground” was broadcast and many of you tuned in live. For those who did not, please take a look at this and see what you think of not only the training, but the message delivery from this teaching cadre and please comment back to us at info@local1014.org As always, be safe, be vigilant and protect not only the public we serve, but also your rights as you perform you job, call the Union for assistance or help on administrative matters that may affect your paycheck or have adverse impact on you.

Safety Stand Down on Important Issues in the Fire Service

Fraternally and in Solidarity,

President Dave Gillotte and the Executive Board of Local 1014

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Friday January 22, 2016 UPDATE

Payroll
 1111

Recently President Gillotte and Chief Osby met with the Auditor-Controller (A-C) to voice their frustration and displeasure with the handling of our pay and demanded something be done to take corrective actions.

The e-HR system, managed by the (A-C), has had difficulties in supporting the unique schedules and bonuses of many of our employees.  This has resulted in numerous payroll errors. 

A Task Force made up of representatives from the A-C, LACFD Business Operations, 1014, LACOLA (Lifeguards), and the Fire Department’s Association of Chiefs (AOC) has been implemented to work towards resolving the on-going payroll issues.  The Task Force will continue to meet on a regular weekly basis to develop a short-term plan that will identify payroll solutions that can be immediately implemented; enhancements to exception reports that will highlight payroll discrepancies prior to payroll processing; and modifications to the paystub to improve clarity.  The Task Force will also collaborate on long-term goals that encompass strategic modifications to the e-HR system specific to the LACFD and development of innovative strategies that will integrate with e-HR.

As always if you have payroll issues please let us know so we can assist to get them resolved as well as bring those issues forward to the Task Force to resolve them permanently.


603/604 ratification vote
 

On January 6, 2016 ballots were sent to 156 members of 603/604 bargaining units for a ratification to the terms of their contract.

Those ballots were returned and counted by the elections company and the following are the results:

100 ballots returned
87 YES
13 NO

We will now notify the CEO's office that we have reached an affirmative ratification vote and the CEO will then prepare a report for the Board of Supervisors meeting so they too can approve the contract.

Direction will then be given to the Auditor-Controller to implement the new contract with the cost of living increases being effective December 1, 2015.

We will keep you updated on the time line of events.


Camps Overpayment
 

Last summer our camps personnel were notified by mail from payroll of an overpayment error. 1014 demanded that there be a full accounting of what happened, why it happened and what will be done going forward to keep it from happening. We randomly looked at the accounting of the overpayments for some of the 93 members, both active and retired.

Payroll is now moving forward with sending out letters to those affected members informing them of their options as well as an accounting of the complete overpayments.

If you should have any questions please let us know.

 

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Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Tune in for the IAFF Safety Stand Down on Monday, January 18, 2016 LIVE WEBCAST

A live webcast will be held during the Affiliate Leadership Training Summit (ALTS) featuring workshops on Fire Safety Standards and Codes and Surviving the Fire Ground. The webcast is scheduled for Eastern Time and is free to all IAFF members.

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (EST)
Fire Safety Standards and Codes
Learn more about current issues in building codes - including solar and stored energy safety and tall wood buildings - that dramatically affect your safety and response and which are now under debate in the codes and standards development process.
Presenters:

  • Richard L. Swan Jr., IAFF Director of Wildland Fire Fighting Safety and Response
  • Sean P. DeCrane, Cleveland, OH Local 93
  • Matthew Paiss, San Jose, CA Local 230

2:00-4:00 p.m. (EST)
Surviving the Fire Ground: What Leaders Need to Know
Changes to the modern fire environment have made some traditional firefighting methods ineffective or even dangerous. Learn more about new tactical considerations that could change your standard operating guidelines.
Presenters:
  • Peter A. Van Dorpe, Chicago, IL Local 2
  • Sean P. DeCrane, Cleveland, OH Local 93

Watch as a group at the firehouse or union hall, or on the go wherever you are. The webcast will be also available on the conference web site and IAFF Frontline app.

Don't have the IAFF Frontline app? Download it to your device from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Season’s Greetings brothers and sisters of 1014! This holiday season finds our membership stretched thin, especially in the firefighter rank, resulting in difficulty for some Cardfiles to fill vacancies under normal staffing procedures. Similar to the recent fire weather "augmented staffing" days, this has contributed to an exceptionally high number of recalls in certain battalions. The situation that we find ourselves in is a direct result of the lack of preparation and planning by Human Resources and Fire Department management for entry level testing and promotional stagnation resulting in unprecedented vacancies.

Due to the current and predicted high number of vacancies, Local 1014 has reached out to the Department to develop temporary and non-precedent setting solutions to help ease the burden to our members that are experiencing excessive recalls. Local 1014 will continue to meet with the Department to bring new and innovative ideas from the Membership and the Executive Board. Collaborative efforts have led to the implementation of an early fill date for Thanksgiving, as well as an early lifting of the overtime cap. 

To ensure consistency in all battalions with the staffing procedures for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the Department and the Union have agreed to the following procedures:

Prior to recalling personnel back to back for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Battalion Cardfiles shall utilize their recognized Sister Battalions for recalls after all members up for recall on the shift and affected battalion have been exhausted. 

If the Sister Battalion cannot fill all requested recall positions, then the positions shall be returned to the original Cardfile to be filled with battalion personnel even if this requires back to back recalls.

This is a temporary fix to help our membership through the holidays. Your Executive Board understands the sacrifices that we all accept to serve in this noble profession that we all chose. We believe this gives our members the best chance to spend one of the days with their families and celebrate the holidays. Encourage your newer personnel to step up and work that spot for the veteran or the members with children. Volunteer, get somebody out of a recall if you can, go available, it will be remembered and appreciated for years to come! This is a great time to show people what "Brotherhood and Sisterhood is all about! These terms means a lot in this profession and are certainly inclusive of everybody that dons the uniform and wears the “Bear” with pride.

The solution to our current staffing state of affairs is adequate hiring predictions, paramedic school predictions, promotions, retirements, specific regional needs, seasonal fire weather, etc. We would all like to think that our managers and HR staff has considered all of these factors and has planned accordingly, but clearly this is not the case. Labor is determined and dedicated to work with management to find short and long term solutions to not only our staffing problems, but many other issues that are currently plaguing this fine Fire Department. We will continue additional staffing talks in January and we welcome your recommendations at the next General Membership meeting January 12, 2016. Our next regional meeting will be in Calabasas on February 9, 2016 with details to follow. 

Thank you for working together as a membership to help each other out.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Happy Thanksgiving
Local 1014 Brothers and Sisters

Simply, it is time for us all to take a breath, reflect and appreciate the blessings we have. Our Membership is the heart and soul of the Los Angeles County Fire Department and we have been working hard and getting it done like the true professionals we are. We are the best in the west not by accident, but rather because our tradition and passion for what we do fuels our work unlike anywhere else in the Nation. We are trained to think on the fly and make it happen and do more with less and do it well. We are a proud team and rightly so.

Similarly, we have all worked very hard in our Union world to land an extremely rich contract for the next 3 years. Local 1014 membership has come together time after time to stand in solidarity and protect and advance our job in every way possible. It is clear we have a few challenges with management and their work product in payroll, entry level and promotional testing, staffing and hiring new firefighters for relief of recalls. We know we have much to do before the year ends and we will be back at it next week finishing the fringe contract and auditing payroll to ensure all raises, bonuses and retro pay have been correctly payed. However, take today and this weekend to pause and count our blessings. Give thanks for all we have, give thanks to all who protect our freedom and our Great Country.

Whether you are at home today with your family, or at work with your other family...our family...recognize how fortunate each and every one of us are to be a part of the Los Angeles County Fire Department and Local 1014. Thanks to all for your service and dedication to the job and to the Union. "ONE BADGE, ONE BEAR, ONE SHARE!" Be SAFE and SMART as you celebrate this great Holiday...don't risk your job.

In Thankful Solidarity and Unity,

YOUR Local 1014 Executive Board

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

EARLY STAFFING FILL FOR THANKSGIVING DAY!

Your Local 1014 Board met with the Department this week to continue discussions on staffing issues, including recalls and vacancies and the impact of staffing shortfalls, specifically during peak need times and holidays.

While Local 1014 is not responsible for the analysis of vacancies, promotions, retirements, paramedic school attendance and the impact on our numbers, we are now actively engaged in such to provide planning and assistance relative to our staffing needs vs. impact to our membership.

We must give credit to the Operations Chief Deputy as well as the Operations Deputy Chiefs for working with Local 1014 Executive Board Members to address staffing issues. We have met with Ops Staff Deputies and together moved a temporary Thanksgiving Day fill procedure designed to give our members as much advanced notice and to capture all folks up for recall before they go off and cannot be contacted in some cases.

The Department has agreed with Local 1014 to staff for Thanksgiving by filling on Saturday, November 21, 2015. We feel this will provide our members more notice and ability to plan and prepare for Thanksgiving and work to get recall relief if recalled and capture appropriately the members up for recall. Watch for the Department EA on Thanksgiving fill.

Next week 1014 Board Members will be meeting with the Deputy Chiefs to discuss temporary and systemic relief actions that may be implemented given the shortage of personnel and staffing as we continue to fill the gaps in our ranks. No tactics and strategies are off the table.

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Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

UCLA Study

Local 1014 has been approached by UCLA Associate Professor Corrine Bendersky and Ph. D. student Felix Danbold to support a research study on modern firefighting. After reviewing the study and methodology Local 1014 is in full support of the study and we encourage our membership to participate in the research that will yield valuable data and information that will assist us in fire department work.

The study consists of sworn members taking a short anonymous and confidential online survey. The survey will consist of watching a few videos and answer a few questions. The information obtained will be valuable for the Department and the Union alike. All answers should be candid and honest and the survey should be completed individually and privately.

Please follow the log in instructions sent out by the Department and all e mail addresses will be untraceable and neither the Department nor the researchers will be able to match responses to any individual taking the survey. No identifying information will be collected and the responses will be combined with those from departments from throughout the Country.

Additionally if you would like to receive a link to the survey from your private e-mail simply CLICK HERE and you can use your private e-mail to access the survey.

We would also like to thank Corrine Bendersky and her crew for giving a donation in support of our Los Angeles County Fire Department Widow and Orphans Fund/Los Angeles County Firefighters Memorial. Their support will benefit the memorial fund and the scholarships established to assist the families of our fallen.

We ask all members to take a moment and participate in this valuable fire service research survey. Thank you in advance for your time and effort to help advance the fire service.

Los Angeles County Fire Fighters IAFF Local 1014

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Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel


CHOICES ANNUAL ENROLLMENT DEADLINE OCTOBER 31ST 2015 AT MIDNIGHT - TONIGHT – SELECT YOUR 2015 BENEFITS

Follow the instructions in your Choices Benefit Enrollment Packet but here are some reminders:

  • You must finish enrollment by Midnight October 31 2015 – Online at www.mylacountybenefits.com or by phone at 1-888-822-0487.
  • To access either enrollment system you need your employee number and your Personal Identification No. (MMYYYY -2 digit month and 4-digit year of your birth)
  • YOU MUST ENROLL TO WAIVE MEDICAL COVERAGE or you will automatically be enrolled in Los Angeles County Fire Fighters Local 1014 Health Plan.
  • YOU MUST ENROLL TO PARTICIPATE IN A HELATH CARE AND / OR DEPENDENT CARE SPENDING ACCOUNT
  • YOU MUST ENROLL TO ADD INSURANCE COVERAGE OR LEVELS AND TO ADD OR DELETE DEPENDENTS FOR COVERAGE (Social Security Numbers Needed)

Los Angeles County Fire Fighters Local 1014 Health and Dental Plan Highlights:

  • FREE BODY SCAN EXTENED FOR 1 MORE YEAR.
  • IF YOU PROMOTE TO BATTALION CHIEF BEFORE YOU AND HAVE NOT BEEN OR SELECTED LOCAL 1014 HEALTHPLAN THE COUNTY WILL NOT ALLOW YOU TO SIGN UP FOR THE PLAN EVER.  THAT MEANS YOU CANNOT TAKE THIS PLAN INTO RETIREMENT. 
  • LOCAL 1014 OFFERS SUPPLEMENTAL DENTAL UP TO 2,000 LIFETIME ORTHODONTIA AND 1,000 EXCESS DENTAL COVERAGE
  • VSP VISION PLAN AT MAXIMUM BENEFIT LEVELS
  • TAKE THE PLAN WITH YOU “AS IS” INTO RETIREMENT

Take time to elect your Health Care, Dental, Life Insurance, AD & D and Spending Account “CHOICES” by midnight October 31, 2015.

If you have questions or need answers about the 1014 medical plan follow this link: http://www.local1014medical.org/

Daylight savings time ends tonight

Don't forget to change your clocks. We fall back one hour tonight (November 1) at 0200. As we recommend to all it is a good time to change your smoke detector battery as well.

Staffing these last few days have been tough

As we finish out the augmented staffing today (hopefully) we would like to acknowledge all of those that were recalled (some multiple days in a row). It has been tough being on telephone standby and a big wind event but once again the residents got lucky with no major incident. Our members are true professionals and you have been through a lot with the low staffing levels which cause may recalls. Keep safe out there and when you are off please take time to rest up and spend time with your families. Who knows what will be coming next week or when El Nino hits...



Finally as you close out this October Month with the Halloween Celebrations with your families, remember DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE!  JUST DON’T DO IT!  GET A CAB, GET A RIDE OR DRIVER OR GET A ROOM if you are going to consume alcohol in your celebrations.  It’s just that simple at this point.  We all know it, and have been reminded and reminded and seen the pain and suffering a DUI or worse can cause our membership, yet a few continue to disregard the news and significantly impact their future and their families futures.  TAKE A PLEDGE NOT TO TEXT AND DRIVE ALSO….. AS BAD AS DRINKING AND DRIVING FOR ACCIDENTS AND ILLEGAL ALSO, IT IS TIME WE TACKLE THIS ALSO.  So go out and have fun, enjoy your families and celebrations, but do it responsibly.

On Behalf of your entire Local 1014 Executive Board,

Your 1014 executive board

  Dave Gillotte   
  President  
Dave
Lopez
 John Smolin Dave Morse 
 1st VP Treasurer 2nd VP 
     
  Directors  
David Baumann Pat
Dolan 
Lew Currier 
Steve
Dewitt 
Andy Doyle  Mike Jones
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Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Passing of Brother Gino "Rick" Zeni

Brother Gino "Rick" Zeni, Fire Station 125, Battalion 5, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 17, 2015, at the age of 49.   Rick was a lifelong public servant who served as a longtime Lifeguard with Ventura County, a Fire Fighter with the City of Santa Paula and a Fire Fighter with Ventura County Federal Fire Department.  Rick began his career as a Los Angeles County Fire Fighter in 2003.  Rick was a dedicated and respected member of our Department who faithfully served for 12 years.

Rick was a proud husband and father.  He leaves behind his wife Sandra "Sugar" and his 2 boys age 9 and 7.

Please keep Brother Zeni, his family and his fire family in your thoughts and prayers.


A flag ceremony will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2015,
beginning at 11:00 a.m. at:

Los Angeles County Fire Department
Fire Station 125
5215 North Las Virgenes Road
Calabasas, CA 91302

A memorial service will be held on Monday, October 26, 2015
beginning at 3:00 p.m. at:

Calvary Community Church
5495 Via Rocas
Westlake Village, CA 91362

A fund has been established to aid Fire Fighter Zeni's family.
Donations may be sent to:

The Zeni Family Memorial Fund
c/o F & A Federal Credit Union
2625 Corporate Place
Monterey Park, CA 91754
(800) 222-1226
Account# 543331

Cards and letters are welcome and may be sent to:

The Zeni Family
c/o LA County Firefighters Local 1014
3460 Fletcher Ave
El Monte, CA. 91731
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Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

All Local 1014 Members, Family Members and those who care about our current and future firefighters retirement benefits including death benefits for our survivors and children....

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING ON OUR RETIREMENT SECURITY AND THE REED/DE MAIO ATTACK ON OUR BENEFITS.

We defeated attacks from these two ideologues who have a hatred of firefighters and no comprehension of the risk of our profession and the relationship to medical and retirement benefits for the years when we might and often do battle the demons of our exposures.

Please take a look at this and tuck away the fact that they have not gone away, and the threat is not dead, and we will once again have to resource up and fight this repetitive right-wing unjustified assault on our membership and our future members. Responsible funding of retirements and financially responsible benefit levels are key, and we have always and will continue to meet that mark as evidenced by the health of our pension plan. Enough is enough. More to come.

New Attack on Secure Retirement Launched by Failed Ex-Pols

Reed & DeMaio Take Aim at New Workers, Threaten Death & Disability Benefits

Despite an embarrassing failure in their first attempt, two ex-politicians are doubling down in their assault on retirement security for firefighters, teachers, nurses and other public workers.

Two new ballot proposals - filed this week - would effectively end secure retirement for new public workers and bleed away the foundation of retirement security for all workers - current and future. Like their predecessor, the new measures spilled out of the poisoned pens of two unemployed politicians - former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and former San Diego councilman Carl DeMaio.

The "Voter Empowerment Act": a trimmed-down version of the retirement-gutting measure introduced earlier this year. This version ends secure pensions for new employees, bans any retirement benefit hikes without a public vote and restricts employer costs. It also continues the threat to death and disability benefits.

The "Government Pension Cap Act": Limits employer contributions, putting the burden of keeping the system solvent squarely on the backs of employees.

Below is a statement from Dave Low, chair of Californians for Retirement Security, the statewide pension coalition supported by CPF.

"It's clear that the proponents of eliminating retirement security for teachers, firefighters, school employees and other public servants are more interested in playing politics and rewarding Wall Street than providing the retirement security all Californians deserve. Their new proposals would ultimately do what their previous failed attempts would have done: create billions of dollars in costs for the state's pension systems, jeopardize the ability to attract and retain teachers, police officers and other public employees and jeopardize a secure retirement for hard-working, middle class families."

CLICK HERE to read a report from the Sacramento Bee.

CPF and CRS are preparing additional material on the measures and the effort to defeat them.

Keep track of updates at www.cpf.org, CPF Facebook and Twitter pages.

They will keep trying but we have to keep fighting for our retirement. Stay tuned.....

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Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

601 & 602 Contract ratification update

Today the ballots were tallied by the California Elections Committee (CEC) for the 601 & 602 contract ratification.

The results are as follows:

2704 Ballots mailed out  
1206 Ballots returned  
     
1107 Yes 97.1%
35 No 2.9%

Next the County will have the County Council review the contract as well as both the County and 1014 will go trough the contract line by line to make sure that everything is correct then the contract goes to the Board of Supervisors (BOS) for approval.

This all may take a few weeks but the agreement took affect September 1, 2015 so the salary increase goes in to affect that day.

We want to thank the membership for standing strong during these negotiations. At times we felt like we were getting no where with the County but eventually we were able to settle on a fair contract. Does it give us everything we feel we deserve? Of course not. In the opinion of the 1014 Executive Board it is a fair contract that continues to put our membership ahead of other Locals throughout the state.

We are still in Fringe negotiations and hopefully we will be getting those negotiations completed soon. We will update you on the outcome when we have more details.

603 & 604 negotiations will begin in the next 2 weeks.

Any questions please let us know.

Again thank you for your support.

Fraternally,

Your Local 1014 Executive Board

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Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Passing of Brother Joseph Savas

It is with a great sadness that we inform you that Brother Joe Savas, Fire Station 35/B, Battalion 21, passed away late Tuesday night as the result of a job related illness at the age of 46.

President Gillotte, along with the Executive Board of Local 1014, Fire Chief Osby and the The Board of Supervisors, pass along our deepest condolences and sympathies to the entire Savas family.

As 1014 works with the Memorial Management Team and the Department to make sure our brother is laid to rest with honor, please keep Joe, his wife Shelly and his two children in your thoughts and prayers.

Services and other information will be forthcoming.

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Passing of Brother Hector Magallanes

It is with a great sadness that we inform you that Brother Hector Magallanes, Fire Station 193/A, Battalion 21, passed away after a short-term job related illness on Friday, September 18, 2015, at the age of 55.

President Gillotte, along with the Executive Board of Local 1014, Fire Chief Osby and The Board of Supervisors, pass along our deepest condolences and sympathies to the entire Magallanes family.

Brother Magallanes will be missed but not forgotten.

As 1014 works with the Memorial Management Team and the Department to make sure our brother is laid to rest with honor, please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Memorial Services

A flag ceremony will be held on Friday, September 25, 2015, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at:


Los Angeles County Fire Department  Fire Station 193
1000 Risner Way 
La Habra, CA 90631

A funeral service will be held on Monday, September 28, 2015, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at:


Our Lady of Guadalupe Roman Catholic Church
900 West La Habra Boulevard
La Habra, CA 90631

Internment will immediately follow at Rose Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary

 

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

IAFF Memorial 2015

Saturday September 19th the IAFF and Brothers and Sisters from throughout the United States and Canada gather in Colorado Springs, Colorado on hallowed ground at the IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial to honor those who gave all.

Local 1014 member Charles M. Spark, who passed away October 6th, 1985, was placed on the memorial wall this year.

Please take a moment on Saturday to "Never Forget".  

You can watch the ceremonies via live stream or at iaff.org

To see the names of those members of the IAFF from the United States and Canada whose names were placed on the wall this year click here.

This year will also be the re-dedication of the memorial after it was re-built by Resolution 19 at the 2014 IAFF convention.

In memory and solidarity,

Local 1014 Executive Board

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Contract Ratification Information

The Los Angeles County Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 1014, Negotiations Committee has reached a Tentative Agreement (T/A) on successor Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) for Bargaining Units 601 and 602, which include more than 3,200 Firefighters, Paramedics, and Safety Fire Personnel. If ratified, the T/A will then proceed to the LA County Board of Supervisors for approval, triggering a pay increase of 3 percent retroactive to September 1, 2015. The new contract will expire at midnight on December 31, 2017.

Negotiations for a successor Fringe Benefits contract, which covers our health benefits, sick leave, vacation, Horizons Plan, and other issues, are continuing in collaboration with the Coalition of County Unions (CCU). In the next few weeks we will begin the process of bargaining successor MOUs for Units 603 and 604. Though the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) in the Units 601 and 602 contracts will be the same for ALL County employees, we are prepared to work hard for unit-specific items for 603 and 604.

On behalf of the Local 1014 Negotiations Committee, we believe that this is a good contract and we recommend a YES vote. While we did not get every item we wanted or fought for, it is a fair agreement with solid general salary movement and additional gains. We are proud of Local 1014 members: you stood tough and allowed us to fight it out to secure the other items in addition to general salary. It has not been an easy road, and we had to fight the Department and the County on many negative proposals they had on the table. Thank you again for your support and willingness to let us battle it out and bargain to attain this contract with the extra items that have been so hard to deal with in the past years.

We know that we are not yet done, but thanks to our high profile in the last Board of Supervisors (BOS) elections, we are confident that our voices are now being heard. We look forward to the 2016 BOS elections and continued progress representing our collective interests before the County Board of Supervisors!

Ballots will be arrving by US Mail at your homes this week.  Please return your ballots as quickly as possible.

DETAILS of T/A

GENERAL SALARY INCREASE: UNIFORM ALLOWANCE ENHANCEMENT:

10% Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA),
keeping members income ahead of inflation:

9/1/15: +3%
7/1/16: +3%
7/1/17: +2%
1/1/18: +2%


Increase in Uniform Allowance as follows:

12/15: $1,250 (+$250)
12/16: $1,500 (+$500)
12/17: $1,750 (+$750)


40 HOUR BONUS:  
Currently when assigned to a 40 hour position, you no longer receive FLSA pay. The following will correct that problem:
9/1/15: 1% 40 hour bonus
7/1/16: 1.5% 40 hour bonus (+2.5%)


40-56 HOUR PAY CORRECTION:  
Agreement by County and Fire Chief to correct loss of pay for difference in 40 and 56 hour personnel (moving from/to 40 hour spot to/from 56 hour spot).
   
EMT PAY FOR FIRE SUPPRESSION AIDS (FS'’S) & BRIDGE CODIFICATION:
  • 3% EMT Bonus for all FSA’s and SFSA’s who hold an EMT license.
  • Letter of commitment and codification of the FSA Bridge hiring program. (More details on timeliness and agreed upon parameters to follow.)
   
CHANGES IN WELLNESS FITNESS INTIATIVE (WFI) FFL PROGRAM:
  • Removal of Occupational Health Programs (OHP) - Medical information to stay at medical clinics to protect privacy of members, allowing your clinical doctor to advise and guide your overall wellness, without OHP intervention.
  • Reduced number of mandatory physicals based on Age: 25, 30, 35, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, and annually thereafter, while keeping the bonus intact in all years.
  • Annual fitness assessment with age graded VO2 and sit ups/plank and push-ups to remain in place with option to have blood work upon request in off years, without OHP intervention.
  • FFL modules of 4 per year to remain in place.
  • Bonus Levels tiered for optional participation with ability to earn part of Bonus.

1% completion of FFL Modules and taking medical exam when required.
1% Completion of Sit Ups/Plank and Push Ups.
1% Achieving Age Graded VO2  [<30  (40), 30-40 (38), 41-50 (36), >50 (34)].

Agreement with the County to work with Local 1014, Fire Department, Medical Director ,and SMEs to implement Calcium Scan Cardiac and Risk Factor elements to our exams, as well as a commitment to implement Behavioral Health Resources, including Mental Health, PTSD, and Suicide Prevention and Awareness, and eventual hiring of an Occupational Health Medical Doctor and other items to enhance our program.
   
Remember: If you have the Local 1014 Health and Welfare Medical plan, you and any dependent can take the full WFI medical exam every year. This is an item we HIGHLY recommend that you and your dependents do…..again without the involvement of OHP!
   
ADDITIONAL CAPTAIN POSITIONS AND INCLUSION OF POSITIONS FOR 5% BONUS:
  • Addition of five EMS Captain positions, for a total of 8. These will be selective positions.
  • Details will be forthcoming on these positions but at a minimum you MUST poses a PM license.
  • All 8 EMS/PM Captain positions will receive a 5% bonus.
  • USAR Coordinator will now receive a 5% bonus exactly like the Haz Mat Coordinator.
   
CATALINA ISLAND COMPENSATION STUDY LANGUAGE:
The County agrees to conduct a study and compensation analysis of the Catalina Island pay provisions in County Code within 180 days following the Board of Supervisors’ approval of a successor MOU.
   
LANGUAGE TO PROTECT LOCAL 1014 MEMBERS
"Me Too" language that secures General Salary Cost of Living Adjustments so that if any public safety unit receives more Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for any given year, then the County agrees to adjust the Salary of Unit 601 and 602 members in at the same time as the increase in the other safety bargaining unit.

 

 
Dave Gillotte
 
 
President
 
Dave Lopez
John Smolin
Dave Morse
1st Vice President
Treasurer
2nd Vice President
 
 
 
 
Directors
 
Mike Jones
Pat Dolan
Lew Currier
Steve Dewitt
Andy Doyle
David Baumann

 

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3100 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

BEHAVIORAL ISSUES IN THE FIRE SERVICE

This past week has been a tragic reminder of the impact mental health issues can have on so many. It not only effects the individual, but can have devastating impact on so many innocent and unsuspecting people around us.

We would just like to remind everyone you are not alone. You are surrounded by a family of brothers and sisters who are willing to listen, support, and assist in finding help. We have an amazing and dedicated group of peer counselors and chaplains who understand what first responders go through on a daily basis, county provided licensed Mental Health professionals that can be accessed by Department members 24/7.

The only way to begin to address these problems is to talk about them with someone.

Local 1014 has teamed up with FIRESTRONG in an effort to provide resources and support. Firestrong is an organization that was established to help fire department personnel when they need to call for help.

Click the following link to access www.Firestrong.org. Once on the site look for the drop down box titled "select department" and select Local 1014.

You will see many options to help you. There are resources listed there as well as links and phone numbers for assistance. There are links for issues such as PTSD, addiction and pain relief, just to list a few. This is a resource that is continually building on its foundation to help us.

The stigma associated with suicide, and most behavioral health issues makes it one of those subjects not talked about in the fire service. The IAFF in conjunction with top researchers and mental health professionals is developing new resources and tools (such as IAFF Online Behavioral Wellness Manual) designed to help affiliates and members recognize and deal with this and other growing issues.

Please remember there are people at the kitchen table of the fire station or in the cubicle right next to you that are ready to help you, just start the conversation. If you need help outside of our department, Local 1014 has now given you the tools to get help OR to help someone in need.

As always please take care of yourself, and each other.

Fraternally,

Your Local 1014 Executive Board

 

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Local 1014 Reaches a Tentative Agreement for a
successor contract with the County of Los Angeles

Los Angeles County Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 1014 has reached a Tentative/Agreement (T/A) on bargaining units 601 and 602 Contract.  Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics and Safety Fire Personnel, your Local 1014 Negotiations Committee signed a T/A on a successor Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that covers our Safety Unit Members.  Negotiations has been a long and tough road to reach an agreement.

The T/A will be put forward to the membership for a ratification vote and simultaneously to the County Board of Supervisors.  Your Board supports a YES vote of the membership to ratify this new contract. The new contract will expire at midnight 12/31/17.  The T/A contains the following items and agreement that will enhance our current MOU:

GENERAL SALARY INCREASE:

  • 10% Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA), keeping us ahead of inflation.
  • 3% effective 9/1/2015
  • 3% effective 7/1/2016
  • 2% effective 7/1/2017
  • 2% effective 1/1/2018

UNIFORM ALLOWANCE ENHANCEMENT:

  • $1250.00 ($250 Dollar Increase Over Current Allowance) December 2015
  • $1500.00 ($500 Dollar Increase Over Current Allowance) December 2016
  • $1750.00 ($750 Dollar Increase Over Current Allowance) December 2017

40 HOUR BONUS:

Currently when assigned to a 40 hour position you no longer receive FLSA pay. The following will correct that:

  • 1% 40 hour bonus as of 9/1/15.
  • 1.5% 40 hour bonus as of 7/1/16 (for a total of 2.5%).

40 – 56 HOUR PAY CORRECTION:

  • Agreement by County and Fire Chief to correct loss of pay for difference in 40 and 56 hour personnel (moving from/to 40 hour spot to/from 56 hour spot).  

EMT PAY FOR FIRE SUPPRESSION AIDS (FSA’S):

  • 3% EMT Bonus for all FSA’s and SFSA’s who hold an EMT license.

FIRE CHIEF COMMITMENT AND CODIFICATION FOR LATERAL HIRING PROGRAM FOR FSA’S

  • Letter of commitment and codification of the FSA Bridge hiring program.

(More details on timeliness and agreed upon parameters to follow)

CHANGES IN WELLNESS FITNESS INTIATIVE (WFI) FFL PROGRAM:

  • REMOVAL OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PROGRAMS (OHP) – Medical information to stay at medical clinics.  This protects the privacy of our members.  This now allows your clinical doctor to advise and guide your overall wellness, again without OHP intervention.
  • Reduced number of mandatory physicals based on Age: 25, 30, 35, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50 and annually thereafter, while keeping the bonus intact in all years. 
  • Annual fitness assessment with age graded VO2 and sit ups/plank and push-ups to remain in place with option to have blood work upon request in off years –  again without OHP intervention.
  • FFL modules 4 per year remain in place
  • Bonus Levels Tiered for optional participation with ability to earn part of Bonus
    • 1% Completion of FFL Modules and Taking Medical Exam When Required
    • 1% Completion of Sit Ups / Plank and Push Ups
    • 1% Achieving Age Graded VO2  [<30  (40), 30-40 (38), 41-50 (36), >50 (34)]

We also have an agreement with the County to work with Local 1014, Fire Department, Medical Director and SME’s to implement Calcium Scan Cardiac and Risk Factor elements to our exams, as well as a commitment to implement Behavioral Health Resources including Mental Health, PTSD and Suicide Prevention and Awareness, and eventual hiring of an Occupational Health Medical Doctor and other items to enhance our program.

Remember if you have the Local 1014 Health and Welfare Medical plan, you and any dependent can take the full WFI medical exam every year. This is an item we HIGHLY recommend that you and your dependents do…..again without the involvement of OHP. 

ADDITIONAL CAPTAINS POSITIONS AND INCLUSION OF POSITIONS FOR 5% BONUS:

  • Addition of five EMS Captains positions for a total of 8. These will be selective positions. Details will be forthcoming on these positions but at a minimum you MUST poses a PM license. All 8 EMS/PM Captains will receive a 5% bonus.
  • USAR Coordinator will now receive a 5% bonus exactly like the Haz Mat Coordinator.

CATALINA ISLAND COMPENSATION STUDY LANGUAGE:

  • The County agrees to conduct a study as well as a compensation analysis of the Catalina Island pay provisions within 180 days following the Board of Supervisors approval of a successor MOU. This addressees an issue that is County Code.

LANGUAGE TO PROTECT LOCAL 1014 MEMBERS

  • Me Too language that secures General Salary Cost of Living Adjustments so that if any public safety unit receives more cost of living adjustment (COLA) for any given year, then the County agrees to adjust the Salary of 601 and 602 members in the same year and at the same time as the increase in the other safety bargaining unit.

What happens next?

Local 1014 will be mailing out ballots to all members in good standing to ratify the T/A and the County will put the T/At to a vote of the BOS simultaneously.  Once ratified by both the bargaining units and the BOS, then the agreement is finalized.

On behalf of the bargaining team of Local 1014 we recommend a YES vote on the T/A.  This contract is a good contract and while we did not get every item we wanted or fought for, it is a fair agreement with good general salary movement and we should be proud of our membership to stand tough and allow us to fight it out to secure the other items in addition to general salary.  It has not been an easy road and we had to fight the Department and the County on many proposals they had on the table to protect our package.   We will also continue to bargain our FRINGE BENEFITS CONTRACT along with the CCU Unions.

In the next few weeks will be begin the process of bargaining a successor MOU for units 603 and 604. Though the COLA will be the same for ALL County employees, we are prepared to work hard for unit specific items.

Thank you again for your support and willingness to let us battle it out and bargain to attain this contract with the extra items that have been so hard to deal with in the past years.  We know we are not done and we feel that our participation in the past Board of Supervisors elections have made an impact on our voice being heard on the 8th Floor (BOS offices).  We look forward to the 2016 BOS elections and continued progress at the County Board of Supervisors.  Additional Information on ballots and timeliness will be forthcoming.

In Solidarity

Your Local 1014 Executive Board

 
Dave Gillotte
 
 
President
 
Dave Lopez
John Smolin
Dave Morse
1st Vice President
Treasurer
2nd Vice President
 
 
 
 
Directors
 
Mike Jones
Pat Dolan
Lew Currier
Steve Dewitt
Andy Doyle
David Baumann

 

 
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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3100 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Negotiations update August 1, 2015

Negotiations between the County and Local 1014 have ceased as of this week. Local 1014 Bargaining Co-Chairs Dave Morse and Andy Doyle along with members of the Executive Board have been at the table every week as we presented a fair proposal that take into account the Fire Department Budget and the needs and interests of our membership. While the general salary movement items have been moved to acceptable numbers for all of public safety, Local 1014 has presented a number of other items that need to be addressed particularly for newer Firefighters and Fire Suppression Aids. We have a few other small items that we have been able to get agreement on in concept, but more work needs to be done to arrive at a fair contract.

We have ceased bargaining at the table in large part due to the fact the County and the County Fire Department brought very inaccurate numbers regarding our proposal items in an attempt to over exaggerate the impact of the items we presented. The County and the Fire Department did not have any capture of the budget numbers and Local 1014 had to actually present and educate the County representatives and the County Fire representative on correct numbers, and in the end with good numbers they simply defaulted to “we’re just not interested”. The Department and the County have disrespected the issues and the importance of the issues we moved forward in our proposals.

We will not be meeting at the table and we will be soliciting a better understanding of the issues and the cost factors with both the CEO and the Fire Chief. We will also be continuing to solicit the Fire Chief embrace of the key issues we have presented, and while we have early indication of support we do not have actions from either the Fire Chief or the CEO to help get this table to a finish. We will work hard off table in the coming weeks to move details to a place where the table can reconvene if we can agree on the authority and expertise that is needed at the table for fair bargaining. While we do not seek to go to Impasse immediately nor do we seek the powerful and unified voice of 3200 Local 1014 members, know that we are willing to go to Impasse and if needed will call on you for that collective voice.

As you may have heard, some of the Public Safety Unions have settled their contracts including PPOA and LACOLA and Probation, and we are pleased with the general salary movement and it is consistent with the general salary movement all of public safety worked to establish. They also addressed smaller issues for their members and they are to be congratulated on their contract tentative agreements. However the two largest public safety Unions remain unsettled; ALADS – representing all Deputy’s and Local 1014. That’s right, Sheriffs and Firefighters remain out.

We will keep you informed and updated regularly as we enter into this very intense time as we try to get a fair deal to the table….as always we will not agree to anything other than a fair deal.

In Solidarity,

Local 1014 Executive Board

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3100 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

PLEASE READ AND POST

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR LOCAL 1014 MEMBERS 

Yesterday, the Department and the County decided to release records to the LA Times related to the recent Auditor-Controller’s Report regarding the past FF Exam. The Department and the County gave no notice to Local 1014 or the employees of this Department that may be affected.  We want to inform our membership of this action and the potential impact to our personal and professional lives, a courtesy the Department and the County did not afford the employees. 

The Department and the County have released e-mails and records relating to the County Auditor-Controller Report on the past Firefighter Exam process.  These records include names / ranks / positions of employees including managers and chiefs and staff.  Specifically employees involved in any aspect of the past FF exam process and candidate selection process and any employees who took part in mock oral interviews and training on County property as described in the Auditor-Controller report.

The Union has opposed this action and cited the confidentiality of the information especially as we represent members in due process procedures. It is important to note the County and the Department gave no opportunity to respond to their actions before the unilateral decision to release these records.

We wanted the membership to be aware of this action taken by the Department and the County.  It is readily apparent to our membership and the public we serve that the Auditor-Controller’s Report is seriously flawed and out of context.  It is also clear that the “Yellow-Journalism” of the LA Times may continue with little regard for the truth and they will write what they want despite the facts at hand and the full story.    

We therefore recommend to all members to give “NO COMMENT” to the press on this item and if contacted by the Department regarding any of these items, as always, call your Union for representation.

We will continue to push forward as a remarkable family of the most well respected, well trained, hard-working men and women of Local 1014!  Local 1014 members are a diverse group of professional firefighters, paramedics and fire personnel who bring passionate and dedicated service to our communities.   Be proud and unwavering with pride in your work and our Department and our Members.  “TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE”  

LOCAL 1014 EXECUTIVE BOARD

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