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General Membership Agenda

  ​ San Diego City Fire Fighters, Local 145 General Membership Agenda November 19 @ 7 p.m. (B Division) / November 20 @ 8:30 (C Division) 2019 I. Call to Order II. Roll Call of Officers III. Installation of new members IV. Approval of Minutes from 9/17/19 V. President Report/ Report on Committees VI. Finance report (Secretary/Treasurer) VII. V...
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Bomberos Home Brew Competition Tickets


*** All tickets are gone, thanks for the responses*** Local 145 has 18 tickets available for the  Bomberos Home Brew Competition  3:30-7:30pm  Barrio Logan Mercado 1101 E Cesar Chavez Parkway San Diego Ca. 92113 Tickets are free for members  ($45 value) Call the local to reserve and pick up.  *** All tickets are g...
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Alpha Project Golf Foursome

 Local 145 has a foursome to the Alpha Project Golf Tournament next Friday September 27th at Rancho Bernardo Inn. The check in is 10:30 am with lunch at 11 and a shotgun start at 12. Please email Denise at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a spot.
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Medical Leave Donation Lauren Mario

Local 145 Family, We have a member request for Medical Leave Donations to share. A donation form is attached for your convenience. Thank you for your consideration. Here is the post: Firefighter Lauren Mario suffered a traumatic hand and wrist injury off duty. She was airlifted to a trauma center for an emergency surgery. She is scheduled for ...
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General Membership Agenda

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Medical Leave Donation Engineer Danny Caldwell

Local 145 Brothers and Sisters,  Please read the following post from Engineer  Danny Caldwell and thank you for your consideration.  August 26, 2019 Over the past 3 months my wife, Jocelyn, has become quite ill; and I am writing to request annual leave donations. While my wife still does not have a concrete diagnosis or prognosi...
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SDSU First Responder Night

Local 145 has complimentary tickets to the SDSU Aztecs vs. Utah State football game on September 21st at 7 pm. This is First Responder Night at the game. These tickets are first come first served. You can pick up 2 per person. Please no phone holds.  
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Burn Institute Update

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 I'm pleased to share that Camp Beyond the Scars was a tremendous success! We had 34 campers, plus 6 Leaders in Training enjoy a week of summer fun in a new venue. The Palomar Mountain site was very rustic and alpine. Yes, we had a few bug bites, and the fish were difficult to catch, but we were happy to have secured the facility and their sta...
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Medical Leave Donation Request FF Sergio Rivera

  On June 23, my 11 year old daughter was transported to Radys Childrens hospital for kidney failure and had surgery the same day she was admitted and immediately placed on dialysis 3 times per week. Her care team was finally able to determine that she had been born with a rare autoimmune disease that had gone undetected until now which was tr...
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President to Ops

Good afternoon Brothers and Sisters, For the last several years, the Local 145 President has been assigned to an administrative position within the Fire Department. Although this model is beneficial to both Management and our Membership, the position has not been well defined. Specific assignments over the years have varied with the intent to provi...
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REMINDER: Death & Disability Benefit Vote

REMINDER: Please attend City Council meeting tomorrow morning, August 6, 2019!! Council will be voting on a replacement Death & Disability Plan for 38% of our members hired since July 20, 2012. Should be a quick meeting as our Death & Disability benefit is expected to be on the consent agenda. We're almost there and need a strong show of su...
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SDFDesigns Store at Local 145 Fire Sale


SDFDesigns Store at Local 145 is holding a "fire" sale to clear out some overstock items. A variety of on duty and off duty items will be priced at $5.00, $10.00 and $15.00. Sale will be Wednesday August 7 th through Friday August 9 th . Store is open 8 am to 4:30 pm 
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Foursome for UCP Golf Tournament

Local 145 has a foursome available for Monday August 19th at El Camino Country Club in Oceanside. Check in is 11:30 with a shotgun start at 1:00.There is a 6:00 pm dinner and raffle following. Please email Denise at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in playing. This tournament benefits United Cerebral Palsy. 
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Prop B Death & Disability Policy Update

DEATH & DISABILITY POLICY FOR PROP B MEMBERS COMING... FINALLY!! The Local 145 Board made D&D our top priority in July of 2017. We went to the table over and over and refused to quit or accept a lesser benefit. The other Bargaining groups fell away but Local 145 persevered. When the City finally accepted our very fair policy, we reached out...
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Medical Leave Request Dianne Karty

As many of you know, my stepson passed away in May after being diagnosed with two forms of acute leukemia. I have exhausted all forms of leave from work to help take care of my family. Now, my brother-in-law is close to his final days with a separate health related circumstance. This year has been emotionally, physically, and spiritually draining t...
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28-Day FLSA Realignment

PAY STATEMENT IMPROVEMENT COMING: Everyone knows that our pay statements are incredibly difficult to understand. This is mostly due to OneSD blending different rates for specialty pay and FLSA into single line items. Also, our current 28-day cycle overlaps (3) separate pay periods which makes it's difficult to track when and how many FLSA hours we ...
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Golf Foursome Available

Community Campership Council      Golf Tournament Foursome         TEE IT UP FOR KIDS! Local 145 has a golf foursome available this Friday July 12th at the Rancho Bernardo Inn. We are looking for four members to represent San Diego City Firefighters at this event.  It will go to the first member who...
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General Membership Meeting Reminder

San Diego City Fire Fighters, Local 145  General Membership Agenda  July 16 @ 7 p.m. (B Division) / July 17 @ 8:30 (A Division) 2019 Call to Order Roll Call of Officers Installation of new members Approval of Minutes from 5/20/19 & 5/21/19 President Report/ Report on Committees Finance report (Secretary/Treasurer) FY19 Budget Review F...
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General Membership Meeting

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Ballot Results

June 19, 2019 To: All Local 145 Members RE: Election Results The ballots were counted today for the Local 145 Straight Day Director position and the Bylaw amendment to establish an honorary position of President Emeritus. The results are as follows: Straight Day Division Director Alan Arrollado – 22 votes Micah Doan – 30 votes 6 ballots were invali...
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SDFDesigns Store at Local 145 Closed

​SDFDesigns store at Local 145 will be closed all day Monday and Tuesday, June 17th and 18th for inventory and relocation to the new space. We look forward to welcoming you on Wednesday in our new store just across from the current space. Thank you for your understanding. 
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Special Membership Meeting

Special General Membership Agenda Thursday, June 13th @ 7 p.m. (B-Div) & Friday, June 14th @ 8:30 a.m. (C-Div) 2019 I. Call to Order II. Roll Call of Officers III. Installation of new members IV. Purpose of Special Meeting- Vote on Local 145 political endorsements  Adjournment- Next General Membership Meeting: July 16 th 7 p.m. (...
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ATTENTION: OFF DUTY FIREFIGHTERS -- YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED

Show Support for San Diego City Fire Fighters at City Council Meeting Monday We need to get a good showing of firefighters in our red t-shirts down to the City Council Meeting. Council will be voting on the City's direction for the Prop B quo warranto process. Our lead attorney on this issue, Ann Smith will be making a speech. We need to show Counc...
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FLSA Lawsuit F.A.Q.'s

Good evening Local 145 Brothers and Sisters, Local 145's Board of Directors and legal counsel worked together to compile an updated list of frequently asked questions. This information is regarding the recent Firefighter FLSA Lawsuit filed against the City of San Diego.  Attached is the updated  FLSA Lawsuit ...
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Cigna Select Plan Update

Local 145 Health Plan Update Earlier this morning the City Council approved Local 145’s request to amend Article 22 of our MOU to include the City’s Cigna Select Plan as an option for our members.  Local 145 members now have the option to choose the City’s Cigna Select Plan. A signed Side Letter Agreement has been incorporated into o...
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May Special Membership Meeting

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LOCAL145 RETIREE SAFETY ALERT

​NTC Asbestos Exposure Documentation   Download PDF File Here
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HELP Brother Jared Poppert

As you probably have heard, My wife April suffered a serious medical emergency at home on March 25th. She is currently in an acute care facility where she is receiving ongoing physical therapy. Her prognosis is good but she requires a lot of care and attention.  I have been off work since the event and have exhausted my AL balance. I have esta...
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General Membership Meeting Agenda

​ San Diego City Fire Fighters, Local 145  General Membership Agenda Tuesday May 21st @ 7 p.m.(C Division)/May 22nd @ 8:30 a.m.(B Division) 2019 I. Call to Order II. Roll Call of Officers III. Installation of new members IV. Approval of Minutes for 3/19 & 3/20/19 V. President Report/ Report on Committees VI. Finance report (Secretary/Treas...
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San Diego Strike Force

​HOMETOWN SUPERHEROES NIGHT   Download PDF File Here
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Demo Work Party (Volunteers Needed)

We need your help doing something that most of us are experts in... Breaking things!!! We're finally making the needed improvements to the Local 145 building. To reduce cost and speed progress, we're looking for volunteers who can help with demolition. It'd be great to get 4-6 people per day May 6th through May 10th. Safety gear, tools, food, bever...
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ACTION REQUIRED: Firefighter FLSA Lawsuit

File Name: Firefighter-FLSA-Lawsuit-Info-Packet File Size: 4 mb Download File Good afternoon Members of Local 145, Many of you may have heard about a Federal lawsuit filed, against the City of San Diego, that seeks to get back pay and compensation for personnel working for San Diego Fire-Rescue who have worked overtime during the past three years. ...
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San Diego Fire Rescue Hockey Club, 43rd Annual IAFF Hockey Tournament

Beginning on 23 April The San Diego Fire Rescue Hockey Club will be participating in the 43rd Annual IAFF Hockey Tournament in Irvine, Ca. This event is being sponsored by the Los Angeles County Local 1014. First game is at 5pm and we a scheduled to meet Port Coquitlam, WA Fire. Attached below the Tournament link from LACo Fire and the Gr...
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Help Sister Dianne Karty


*EVENT UPDATE* Unfortunately 'Be The Match' does not have the resources to support the event scheduled at Local 145 on April 19th therefore this has been CANCELLED. ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// CALLING ALL MEMBERS! Let's show our sister Dianne how big her fire family is!! Please stop by the Local o...
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Retirement Seminars

April 9, 2019 Good evening Sisters and Brothers, In our ongoing commitment to provide better service to our membership, the Board of Directors identified a need for accurate information with regard to benefits, options and deadlines for our members who are approaching retirement.  We have organized (2) Retirement Seminars that will includ...
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The U.S. Supreme Court, Petition DENIED

The U.S. Supreme Court has dealt the anti-pension forces another loss.  Retirement security has always been the hallmark of a career in public safety. We've seen the effects to our workforce and your Local 145 Board remains committed to lead the fight on fundamental retirement security.   Search - Supreme Court of the United Sta...
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L145 BROTHER ORTANEZ NEEDS OUR HELP!!!

Dear Local 145 Members, As most of you know, Brother Arsenio "RC" Ortanez has been battling serious invasive cancer. Although RC's doctors were hopeful that a recent tumor in his throat could be overcome with treatment, this has unfortunately not been the case.The tumor aggressively grew back and again impinged on RC's airway. This is not a good si...
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REMINDER: Asbestos Exposure Documentation

Good morning Brothers and Sisters, Due to the recent news coverage on firefighter exposure to asbestos at NTC, the Local 145 Board would like to remind you to take action necessary to protect your rights.Last fall, we worked with attorneys and specialists to develop a FAQ to address the most common questions and concerns heard.We also created a Min...
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*** PROP B UPDATE - February 13, 2019***

The California Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of Local 145 when it decided that Proposition B was conducted in violation of the law to Meet and Confer. In January, the City of San Diego appealed that decision to the Supreme Court of the United States under a claim that former Mayor Jerry Sanders had a right to act as he did under the First A...
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Ballot Results Secretary-Treasurer

The ballots results are in for the Local 145 Secretary-Treasurer. Tony Tosca 206 votes Bryan Powell 155 votes There were 11 invalid votes The ballot committee included Jesse Conner, George Duardo, Bryan Bone and Jon Frichtel. Thanks to all that embraced your right to vote!​ 
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Ballot Results Bylaws and Editor-Webmaster

The ballots results are in for the Local 145 Bylaws amendments and the Editor-Webmaster elimination. The Bylaws amendments were approved, the results are as follows: 181 yes votes, 4 no votes and 2 invalid votes. The elimination of the Editor-Webmaster was approved per the following results: 176 yes votes, 10 no votes and 1 invalid vote.  The ...
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2018 Tax Information

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Message from the President: L145 Secretary- Treasurer

Good afternoon Local 145, Please be advised that Bryan Bone, due to competing time commitments, has formally stepped down from his position as Local 145 Secretary-Treasurer yesterday. Bryan holds himself accountable to a high standard in the performance of his duties as Secretary-Treasurer. He made a very difficult yet admirable decision to step do...
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General Membership Meeting Agenda

San Diego City Fire Fighters, Local 145 General Membership Meeting Agenda Tuesday January 15 th, 7 p.m. (A Div) / Wednesday January 16 th , 8:30a.m. (B Div) 2019 I.Call to Order II.Roll Call of Officers III.Installation of new members IV.Approval of minutes from 11/20-21/18 General Membership Meeting V.President Report / Report on Committees VI.Fin...
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Fire & Safety Expo and Firefighter Demolition Derby

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​ SAN DIEGO— The Firefighter's Advisory Council's Fire & Safety Expo and Firefighter Demolition Derby presented by San Diego City Fire Fighters Local 145 is back again with exhilarating firefighting demonstrations and the crowd favorite, Firefighter Demo Derby! This year's event will take place on Saturday, June 1 from 11am to 6pm at the San Di...
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Free Gulls Tickets

​Local 145 has complimentary San Diego Gulls hockey tickets for this Saturday's game against San Jose at 7:00 pm. If you would like a pair please come by Local 145 this week between 8 and 5 to pick up. Please note we close from 11 to 12 for lunch. First come, first served and no phone reservations please. 
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L145 SUCCESSFUL IN PROTECTING MEMBERS FROM UNNECESSARY ATTACK ON COMP TIME!

Good afternoon Brothers and Sisters, Earlier this week, we informed you of a City decision to temporarily suspend Comp Time accrual beginning on January 1, 2019. The Local 145 Board of Directors believed this action to be unnecessary and punitive due to a misinterpretation of an IRS principle known as constructive receipt. We immediately engaged ou...
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Free Tix to Carols by Candlelight

We received a handful of tickets, courtesy of Jim Cunningham, for a wonderful holiday entertainment event that benefits Rady Children's Hospital. When: Friday, Dec 7 or Saturday, Dec 8 at 8:00 p.m. Where: California Center for the Arts - Escondido Cost: FREE (First come, first served, limit 2 tix per member) Members are asked to wear Class A's to s...
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City Intent to Suspend Comp Time Accrual for All City Employees

Good evening Brothers and Sisters, Last night, I received word that the City of San Diego intended to suspend comp time accrual for all City employees beginning on January 1, 2019 due to a City Attorneys' Office opinion that the program violates IRS tax regulations. Details were vague and this proposed action came with no warning. I have been on th...
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Special Membership Meeting Agenda

San Diego City Fire Fighters, Local 145 Special Membership Agenda Tuesday December 4 th @ 7 p.m. (C Division) / Wednesday December 5 th @ 8:30 a.m. (B Division) 2018 I. Call to Order II. Roll Call of Officers III. Installation of new members IV. President's Statement on reason for special meeting- Acceptance of Nominations for L145 Trustee to South...
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COMPLIMENTARY TIX TO USD VS COLORADO BASKETBALL


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NTC Asbestos FAQ

​Dear Members, The Local 145 Board of Directors is tasked with broad responsibility to work on your behalf in matters pertaining to wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment. While each of these items is important to us, nothing is more important than your safety.  After a significant safety concern was raised at NTC, due to th...
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FALL 2018 Cal-JAC FIREFIGHTER CAREER EXPO (Volunteers Needed)

Coming up is the San Diego Firefighter Career Expo. FREE for attendees, families and friends. This event takes place on Saturday September 22, 2018 at the Miramar College Fire Technology Facility. Please choose the appropriate option whether you're an expo participant or a guest during the registration process. Please consider volunteering and representing Local 145 by answering questions and barbequing for our next generation of firefighters! Expo participants will have the opportunity to: Meet...
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Local 145 General Membership Agenda, September

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Battalion Chief Uniform Color Vote

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Leave Donation Request - Arsenio Ortanez

Dear Local 145 Members, Brother Arsenio “RC” Ortanez was recently admitted to UCSD Thorton Hospital for cancer treatment. While all cancer is bad, RC’s doctor is confident that the tumor will be highly responsive to radiation treatment. Due to RC’s previous battle with cancer, he has exhausted the medical leave benefit provided for job-related injury or illness. If it can be established that this new tumor is unrelated to the past cancer, RC may be eligible for additional medical leave under wor...
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35th Annual UCP Firefighters & Friends Celebrity Waiters Luncheon

Coming up is the 35th Annual UCP Firefighters and Friends Celebrity Waiters Luncheon. This luncheon takes place Friday September 21st at the Coronado Island Marriott. We are looking for 15 firefighters to "wait tables" along with other celebrities. Check in is at 11:00 am and the luncheon goes until approximately 2:15 pm.  Please consider volunteering for this very fun and worthy cause! You can contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need further information. UCP San Diego  
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Complimentary SDSU Tickets

Local 145 has some complimentary tickets to the SDSU vs ASU football game on September 15th at 7:30 pm. It is also First Responder Night at the game. You can pick up a maximum of 4 per person at the Local. Our office hours are 8 to 5 but closed for lunch between 11 and 12. 
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PROP B DECISION!!!

Good afternoon Local 145, As promised, we are communicating information on the California Supreme Court Case involving Proposition B as we receive it. The Court will be releasing their decision tomorrow, August 2, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. L145 attorneys are following this case closely and will be standing by to review the details. We will give them time to digest the information, discuss and opine on the most appropriate action going forward. Regardless of tomorrow’s outcome, this topic will undoubted...
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General Membership Agenda

San Diego City Fire Fighters, Local 145 General Membership Agenda Tuesday July 17 th @ 7 p.m. (C Division)/Wednesday July 18 th @ 8:30a.m. (A Division) 2018 I. Call to Order II. Roll Call of Officers III. Installation of new members IV. Approval of Minutes from 5/15-16/18 and 5/29-30/18 V. President Report/ Report on Committees VI. Finance report( Secretary/Treasurer) VII. Unfinished  Business VIII. New Business 1.     FY18 End-of-Year Budget 2.     Recomm...
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Captain David Rosa's Celebration of Life

Memorial Services for Long Beach Fire Captain David Rosa have been set for Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. in the arena located at the Long Beach Convention Center. The convention center is located at 300 East Ocean Boulevard in Long Beach, California. The memorial services will be open to the public and will be followed immediately by a public reception in Captain Rosa’s honor that will take place in the same venue.   Fire Captain David Rosa was a 17-year veteran of the Long Beach Fire...
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A Division Election Results

June 27, 2018   To: All Local 145 Members   RE: Election Results   The ballots were counted today for the Local 145 A Division Director position. The results are as follows:                         A Division Director                    Nicholas Hibbs – 63 votes     &nb...
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PROP B – CA Supreme Court Oral Argument Summary

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Directors Update, May 18

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Myrtle Cole Walk, June 2nd

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Uniform Patch Results

San Diego City Firefighters Local145 would like to announce that the proposed San Diego Fire-Rescue uniform patch has passed. Yes - accept the new patch 78.86% No - reject the new patch 21.14% Total Responses - 298 Your Board of Directors appreciates and relies on member participation for our direction.
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May Special Membership Meeting

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Local 145 General Membership Agenda

  Tuesday May 15th @ 7 p.m. (C Division) / Wednesday May 16th @ 8:30a.m.( B Division) 2018 I. Call to Order II. Roll Call of Officers III. Installation of new members IV. Approval of Minutes from 3/20-21/18 and 3/26-27/18 V. President Report/ Report on Committees VI. Finance report( Secretary/Treasurer) VII. Unfinished Business a. CPF Election Results VIII. New Business a. FY 18 3rd quarter budget update b. Nomination for Delegates to 2018 IAFF Convention c. Executive Board Nominations...
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IT CAN HAPPEN IN A FLASH WITH A SPLASH

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What are scalds? A scald is a burn caused by hot liquid, food or steam. Over 60% of all burns to young children are scalds. The main causes are: Hot beverages or food Hot bath water Cooking accident         How can you prevent a scald injury? Follow these simple household modifications to prevent an injury: Use back burners when cooking and turn pot handles toward the back Always use a travel coffee mug with a lid when a child is present Create a 3 ft. kids free zone around t...
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IAFF 100th Anniversary Congratulations

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Congratulations on 100 years of service and dedication! The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is grateful for your commitment to saving lives in communities across America. For a century, you have been there whenever and wherever families needed you — including thousands of families living with muscular dystrophy, ALS and life-threatening diseases. We are so proud to have partners like you who are tirelessly committed to our cause and families. But don’t just take it from us — our families wa...
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