Good Morning Brothers and Sisters. I have attached an update from Chief Mecham.

San Diego Unit,

Preliminary results were released last night for Measure A.  The final vote will not be completed for a few days, but I do not expect the results to change during that time. We hope to transition the District as quick as possible to the County Fire Authority.    I have always felt this was in the best interest of the Community and that will remain our singular focus.  Service to the Community.

I want to remind everyone to stay on the high road.  This subject has divided a Community and we need to work to reunify and work to provide the highest level of Service to the Community of Julian and Cuyamaca.

If you work in Battalion 5, please go out of your way to reach out to the Volunteers, we want to welcome them to or organization with open arms if they choose to join our Department.

Tony Mecham

Unit and County Fire Chief

CAL FIRE San Diego

Proudly serving San Diego County Fire,  Deer Springs Fire Protection District, Ramona Municipal Water District and the Yuima Water District.

 

2019 Unit Party Flyer

Please join us for an evening of food, fun and charity!  We will be hosting our 3rd annual CALFIRE San Diego County Fire Employee Party & Benevolent Foundation Fundraiser on March 9th, 2019.  Your purchase of admission includes entry and dinner. We will host our annual silent auction which provides some amazing packages to bid on. We thank you all who have helped with and donated to the silent auction!  Proceeds benefit the CalFire Firefighter’s Local 2881 10th District Benevolent Foundation. 

Good Afternoon District X Members
I have been thinking of ways that we can improve our communication and support of one another. I know that this objective is a difficult one to satisfy without a group effort but I am optimistic about this positive change. I would like to improve the traffic on this site and message board. We can discuss several items and grow this into whatever we choose however this is the direction I plan to go until I receive suggestions and input from all of you. I will create an event section where we post things like upcoming trips. We can plan and promote upcoming events such as camping trips, a day hiking, a surf session, off-road adventure, or a night out on the town etc. I want to create a “help needed” section for our family so we have a place to go to when we need a service or some help. I will create a classified section where we can advertise our goods, services or opportunities for other fire families to purchase. It is my vision that we start 2019 by utilizing this platform to encourage participation in making our unit and it’s families closer! Please let me know what other sections could be beneficial or desired and lets spread the word that this is the new place to be! I will be creating these other sections as well as building a small team of moderators in the near future. Please discuss and suggest ideas that would be beneficial in accomplishing this goal. Once you are logged into this site click on the following:

Members Tab

Message Board

Member Discussion

You will then be able to contribute to this discussion! The possibilities are endless 🙂

 

Thanks
Chris Resnick

Please review this year’s resolutions below. Utilize the links below the resolutions in preparation for our 53rd Annual Convention located in Sacramento, Ca on Jan 10th -13th 2019.  We look forward to your participation and attendance!

2019 Proposed Budget

B R&F 1-19 Release Time Bank Credit Notification

B R&F 2-19 Addition to Vacation Leave Credit

B R&F 3-19 Fire Captain Out of Range Assignments(1)

B R&F 4-19 HFEO Passenger Endorsement Pay

B R&F 5-19 VacationAnnual Leave Use Policy

B R&F 6-19 Improve Class A Uniform – Fire Captain

B R&F 7-19 Forced Overtime behind vacancy be included in PERS Compensation

B R&F 8-19 First Come, First Serve Approval Timeline

BJ 1-19 PORAC Membership for L2881 Members

BJ 2-19 Employee Reimbursement of destroyed or stolen out of county bag

BJ 3-19 Veteran Recruiting BJ 4-19 Bereavement Leave Coverage

C & OP 1-19 Emeritus Status Mike Lopez

C & OP 2-19 Emeritus Status Kevin O’Meara

C & OP 3-19 Emeritus Status Brian Burger

C & OP 4-19 Voting Standards

C & OP 5-19 Release Time Bank Tracking

C & OP 6-19 Shift Pattern Voting

FIN 1-19 Structural Deficit Budget Adjustments

FIN 2-19 Honor Guard Budget Support

HS & I 1-19 Staffing HS & I 2-19 Cancer Screening for L2881 Members

2019 Finance Budget Presentation

L2881 Constitution 6.17 LOGO

1200 General Convention

1500 Position Statements

2019 convention registration form final

COMMITTEE CHAIR RESPONSIBILITIES


Bump Schedule Voting Results:

1. 95% participation of those affected
2. 318 Total Affected Members
3. 302 Ballots Collected
4. Yes = 163
5. No = 130
6. Abstain = 9
7. 50% + 1 needed to pass = 152
The MVU Bump Schedule has passed with 163 Yes votes.

A meet and confer is the next step in the process. Thank You to all that participated and to Jared Covert for his hard work in collecting ballots. 

 

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Thank you to all for your patience and participation in this process!

To review the Rotational Work Schedule Presentation click below or view your 2019 Calendar based on your current duty days click below.

CAL FIRE Rotating Schedule 8.1.18

2019 Calendar Dashboard

 

IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery

The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind addiction treatment facility specializing in PTSD for IAFF members – and IAFF members only – who are struggling with addiction, PTSD other related behavioral health challenges to receive the help they need in taking the first steps toward recovery. It is a safe haven for members to talk with other members who have faced or overcome similar challenges.

Care for your unique needs

If you’re struggling with post-traumatic stress along with co-occurring depression, anxiety or substance abuse disorders, you need treatment from professionals who understand the fire service culture and the unique pressures of your job. The IAFF Center of Excellence connects you to best-practice, evidence-based therapies delivered by clinicians who understand the types of trauma you experience on a day-to-day basis.

Completely confidential treatment

Center staff cannot discuss your treatment with anyone — your fire department, family or friends — unless given explicit permission by you. This applies before, during and after your stay at the IAFF Center of Excellence.

Our Partner: Advanced Recovery Systems

With seven treatment centers across the United States, the continuum of care provided by Advanced Recovery Systems is unsurpassed. The IAFF has partnered with Advanced Recovery Systems to provide members with specialized treatment for the everyday stressors that trigger PTSD, behavioral health disorders and substance abuse.

IAFF CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

13400 Edgemeade Rd
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
(301) 327-1955
www.iaffrecoverycenter.com