Brian Parrish

It is with a heavy heart that we report the passing of CAL FIRE San Diego County Fire Firefighter Brian Parrish who worked out of Fire Station 20 for four years. On January 31, 2021 Brian unexpectedly passed away while off duty at the age of 43.

Brian Parrish began his fire service career in 2014 with the United States Forest Service working on the Cleveland National Forest – Descanso District on both a Type 2 Fire Crew and Type 3 Engine.

In 2015 Brian became a Reserve Firefighter with San Diego County Fire which provided additional training and experience which was need to obtain a position with CAL FIRE.

In 2017 Brian achieved his goal of becoming a CAL FIRE Firefighter and was first assigned the Fire Crew 20, then later to Fire Station 20 working out of CAL FIRE San Diego Headquarters. In 2019, Brian was assigned to the CAL FIRE Dozer Program where he assisted the Fire Equipment Operator in utilizing heavy equipment during firefighting operations, this included hiking out in front of the bulldozer in steep, arduous terrain and ensuring the safety of the Fire Equipment Operator and others on the Fire Ground.

In 2020 Brian returned to his position as Firefighter at Fire Station 20 and was deployed on several assignments over the busy 2020 Season. Brian was an integral part of the fire station and crew

Brian completed his degree Associate of Science Fire Protection Technology at San Diego Miramar College. Brian made his way on the Dean’s list for each semester of attendance, achieving the highest honors, a 4.0 GPA. Brian had achieved these educational accolades while helping raise a family and starting a new career in the fire service.

If you had the opportunity to have met Brian, you automatically loved him. He was a son, brother, father, grandfather, boyfriend, loyal friend to many, and a hard-working selfless fire fighter. He was a proud firefighter with an infectious positive attitude. Brian was a true hero in every sense of the word. He was passionate about people, nature, and animals. He influenced everyone he met, the world will never be the same now that he is gone. He was born on the darkest day of the year but shined as the brightest light. His charisma and humor were unforgettable. To Brian, it was always just “another day in paradise”.

CAL FIRE and CAL FIRE Firefighters Local 2881 are working with Brian’s family on funeral planning and support.

This fundraiser is being created to honor Brian and to support his family with funeral costs and final arrangements.

Brian Parrish Memorial Fund


 

10th District Members, 

There will be a Local 2881 – 10th District Board Meeting via Zoom, Monday, July 20th at 6pm.  Please see the attached agenda.
This will also be the second discussion regarding the recent agreement between Local 2881 and CAL HR
Zoom Meeting Link:
Agenda Link:

 

 

10th District Members,
 
Please utilize the link below to view your work schedule calendar for 2020.  What ever days you are currently on in December (post bump) will be the calendar you refer to. If you are SMT in December than you will view the SMT 2020 calendar.
If any questions or concerns arise please email Deputy Vice President Patrick Walker at  [email protected]

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

 

Please click here to support Denelle and Aiden Mitchell’s charity event to raise money and awareness for suicide prevention at this year’s “Out of the Darkness” Charity Walk on October 27th, 2019 ( The link is safe and might require a “refresh page” while attempting to download. The donation site is slow)

Location: Sunday, October 27th, 2019
Location: Liberty Station NTC Park (Preble Field) (2600 Cushing Rd – San Diego, CA 92106)
Walker Check-In/Registration Time: 8:00am – 9:30am
Resource Fair & Survivor Activities Start: 8:00am
Opening Ceremony Begins: 9:30am
Walk Begins (approx.): 10:00am
Event Ends: 12:00pm

For more information, please contact:
Name: San Diego Walk Committee
Phone: Che Hernandez, Walk Co-Chair #858-776-1454
Email: Che Hernandez, Walk Co-Chair [email protected] AND Danielle McGonigle, Walk Co-Chair [email protected]

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.

 

 

Below are the upcoming union meeting locations.  All active and retied Local 2881 members are encouraged to attend.  All meetings start at 6pm.

 

Monday, September 9th

Pine Valley Training Facility located behind Station 44

Tuesday, October 1st

Fire Station 80, Ramona

Thursday, December 5th

Fire Station 11, Deer Springs

 

Good Evening District X Members

The deadlines for the upcoming promotional exams have been extended. Please see the new dates for the application submissions below.

http://calfire.ca.gov/about/about_careers_exams

Thank you and good luck!

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.