Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new UFLAC Center for Health & Wellness. This is the first facility of its kind in California dedicated to helping Firefighters and our families. Thank you to City Council President Nury Martinez, CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla, IAFF 10th District Vice President Frankie Lima, and UFLAC President Freddy Escobar for attending. #LAFD#BehavioralHealth#IAFF... See MoreSee Less
UFLAC & LAFD Join Forces to Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October
UFLAC and the LAFD have joined forces to promote and support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Our primary goal is to support those personally affected by cancer and to reach thousands of people with the lifesaving message that cancer prevention and early detection can mean the difference between life and death.
During the month of October, all members are authorized to wear the newly designed pink LAFD shirt while on duty to support Breast Cancer Awareness. By this very public display, LAFD Firefighters and Paramedics can help to raise public awareness of this devastating disease. We hope as many of you as possible will wear the pink T-shirt.
Breast Cancer Facts to Consider:
Breast Cancer incidents in LA County are three times higher that that of the next leading cancer Second leading cause of mortality among Caucasian, African American, and Asian/Pacific Islander females Leading cause of mortality among Latina / Hispanic women in LA County Late diagnosis carries a survival rate of less than 7% Early diagnosis and treatment has a survival rate of over 91% #1 mortality rate of females between 21-40 years of age in LA County All net proceeds will go to UFLAC Fire Foundation to support LAFD families battling this devastating disease. Pink LAFD/UFLAC T-Shirts can be ordered at www.fdthreadz.com/pink
Please go www.uflac.org to download a flyer to print for your Fire Station or Hospital.
Brush Fire; INC#0496; 11:49AM; 40 Beverly Park; bit.ly/2RqN7QG; Beverly Crest; 79 LAFD firefighters (with the help of LAFD Crew 3 and one LACoFD hand crew) contained the brush fire, stopping all forward progress in one hour and 36 minutes. An LAFD drone survey revealed the fire burned 1.8 acres with no damage to any structures. Crews will remain on scene to fully extinguish all hot spots within the burn area. The cause of the fire is under investigation; FS 108; Batt 14; Valley Bureau; Council District 4; BC14 BC5 BC9 CE84 CM42 CW3A CW3B E102 E108 E109 E227 E278 E289 E37 E41 E58 E60 E71 E82 E86 E90 E97 EM14 H2 H3 H4 HA2 HA3 HA4 RA97 T78 T89 WT88; CH8; 12 18; -Nicholas Prange flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157715988086703#LAFD... See MoreSee Less
Nearly two decades have passed since our nation was rocked by the worst terrorist attacks on American soil. On this 19th anniversary of September 11, 2001, we stand firm in our promise that We Will Never Forget.
What do these words really mean after 19 years? They mean that today, and every day, we must never let the nearly 3,000 people we lost fade from our memories. They mean that we recognize the 411 First Responders who put on a uniform and went to work to serve others for the last time that day. They mean that we remember the 343 brothers and sisters of the FDNY that charged into the buildings and made the ultimate sacrifice as thousands ran in the opposite direction to safety.
These words mean that no matter how much time passes that we not only remember the pain our country felt, but also the unity that drew us together as we began to heal. They mean we hold true to the unbreakable American spirit that has carried us through the darkest times.
As we recognize this somber anniversary differently than in year's past, now more than ever, we must make sure that We Will Never Forget. ... See MoreSee Less
It is time to raise donations and awareness for all those diagnosed Muscular Disease and with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), including one of our own Firefighters, Eric Stevens.
Eric was recently diagnosed with ALS a month after getting married. His hope is to shed light on this underfunded disease, start a dialogue, and motivate people in power to make changes that allow terminally ill patients to have access to treatments that are still in trials but are proven to be safe.
The primary goal of the LAFD and UFLAC's involvement in the MDA Virtual Fill the Boot is to support those personally affected by muscular disease and to reach thousands of people with the message that individuals suffering from ALS are in a race against time for life-saving treatment to be approved by the FDA.
Many of you know that the IAFF has been supporting the MDA for 65 years with the Fill the Boot Campaign. We were authorized to wear Red ALS Awareness T-shirts on duty for the entire month of May supporting Stevens Nation and ALS Awareness. We don't have a goal of just making life easier for those with muscular disease we want to find a cure!
IAFF Firefighters have helped raise the funds for MDA to develop medications that are helping to stop and reverse the effects of certain muscular diseases. People diagnosed with ALS and other muscular disease are in a race for their lives. They need to find a cure now and that can only be done with your generous donations.
Every day, children are born with muscular dystrophy and adults are diagnosed with ALS and other life-threatening diseases that take away their most basic freedoms - like walking, talking, eating, hugging, and ultimately life itself.
Money raised from Fill the Boot also helps kids with muscular disease go to a summer adventure camp where once a year they can be themselves and be around other kids just like them.
Please follow the link and consider making a $25 donation to help Eric Stevens and thousands of others with muscular disease. Your donation could help save Eric's life and thousands of lives in the future.