Bulletin 04-19 

February 15, 2019

 

 UFLAC General Membership Meeting

February 27, 2019

Fire Station 64

“B” Building 

10811 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA  90061

JOIN US FOR BREAKFAST AND COFFEE 

 

 

0730    Stewards Meeting

0800 General Membership Meeting

GUEST: Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson (CD8)      

Call to Order

Pledge of Allegiance

Moment of Silence for our past fallen UFLAC Firefighters

Invocation

Roll Call of Officers

Adoption of the Minutes

Committee Reports

  1. Introduction of UFLAC’s Foundation
  2. Peer Support Training (April 2nd– 4th@ UFLAC)
  3. Update on Los Angeles Firefighters Association
  4. New Business

 

2 Drawings for the Membership (UFLAC Board Members are NOT eligible)

 

Last month’s raffle winners: 

$100 Dave Diaz

$1000  John Lefeber FS 112″A”.  Not present to receive.

 

Adjournment

 

 

 

Executive Board

United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, Local #112

 

Bulletin 03-19

February 8, 2019

 

UFLAC PEER SUPPORT

JOIN US FOR GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS MANAGEMENT TRAINING

 APRIL 2-4, 2019

United Firefighters of Los Angeles City (UFLAC) is excited to offer a three-day Group Crisis Intervention and Assisting Individuals in Crisis Training (GRIN) on April 2-4.

The Group Crisis Intervention section is designed to teach the central elements of a “comprehensive, systematic and multi-component crisis intervention curriculum.” Fundamentals of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) will be outlined and participants will leave with the knowledge and tools to provide several group crisis interventions and understand the value and importance of follow-up services, including when and how to make appropriate referrals to vetted professionals when needed.

As Peer Support has grown and developed over the years, the type of services that Peer Support personnel provide have also changed. In the past, most Peer Support occurred in a group setting assisting Mental Health Professionals with defusings and debriefings. While there is still an important place for group interventions, today, Peers are providing crisis intervention utilizing a Peer-based model.

While crisis intervention is NOT Psychotherapy, it is a “specialized acute emergency mental health intervention which requires specialized training. As physical first aid is to surgery, crisis intervention is to psychotherapy.” This section of the class, Assisting Individuals in Crisis, is designed to teach participants the fundamentals of, and a specific protocol for, individual (one-on-one) crisis intervention.

The curriculum that we are utilizing is material that has been developed by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF). We will provide each participant who successfully completes the full three days of training with Certificates of Completion from the ICISF, which is a nationally-recognized Certification.

Tiffani Collier, the main trainer for our class, is one of three CISM trainers for the United States Coast Guard and we are very grateful to the Coast Guard for releasing Tiffani to provide our training. In 2000, Tiffani achieved Trainer status with the ICISF after leading over 600 CISM interventions for first responders after the crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261. Tiffani has coordinated CISM responses for maritime law enforcement teams, led interventions following suicides, line of duty deaths, and mid-air collisions of military aircraft, and she aided after Hurricanes Katrina and Ike. I have personally had the opportunity to work with Tiffani in the past and I know that you will get a lot out of her training.

If you are interested in taking this three-day training, please let us know so that we can provide enough materials for everyone. To receive the certification, each participant will need to complete the full three days of training.

Please RSVP to Maria Rendon at [email protected] by March 8th if you are interested in attending. If you have any questions about this training, you can contact me at [email protected].

Sincerely,

 

Steven. F. Froehlich, Ph. D., MFT #7666

Director

Behavioral Health Services

United Firefighters of Los Angeles City

Bulletin 01-19

January 17, 2019

UFLAC General Membership Meeting

January 30, 2019

UFLAC Offices

1571 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA  90026

JOIN US FOR BREAKFAST AND COFFEE 

 

 

0730                Stewards Meeting

 

Call to Order

Pledge of Allegiance

Moment of Silence for our past fallen UFLAC Firefighters

Invocation

Roll Call of Officers

Adoption of the Minutes

Committee Reports

0800   General Membership Meeting

GUEST:           LAFD Chief Ralph Terrazas

  1. Update on DROP
  2. Report on IAFF ALTS
  3. Negotiations progress
  4. Unfinished Business
  5. New Business

 

 

2 Drawings for the Membership (UFLAC Board Members are NOT eligible)

Last month’s raffle winners:

  • Wayne Schultz received the $100.00 drawing – donated it to the LAFD Historical Society Foundation
  • Sergio Franco was NOT PRESENT to win the $1,000.00 drawing of the entire membership.  (NO Carry Over).

 

Adjournment

 

 

 

Executive Board

United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, Local #112

Bulletin 2-19

January 17, 2019

DROP Amendments Approved by City Council

 

Dear Local 112 Members:

 

UFLAC has worked extensively with public safety bargaining units, including the Los Angeles Police Protective League, Airport Police Officers, Port Police Officers, LAFD Chief Officers Association, and other public safety unions to make revisions to the Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP).

 

After public hearings in December and January in accordance with the City Charter, the City Council approved changes to the DROP ordinance by a unanimous vote on Tuesday, January 15th.  The ordinance now awaits a signature by the Mayor followed by publication and implementation before its effective date.

 

The effective date of the ordinance implementing the changes will be February 1, 2019. Members entering the DROP after January 31, 2019 will be subject to the new requirements.

 

Additional details can be found in the official City Council motion and draft ordinance.

 

If you have any questions regarding the DROP, please feel free to contact members of the UFLAC Executive Board.

 

In Solidarity,

 

Executive Board

United Firefighters of Los Angeles City Local 112

Bulletin 36-18

December 28, 2018

 

MOU Negotiation Update

Our current Memorandum Of Understanding expires on June 30, 2019 and the membership recently voted in a new Negotiating Team.

 

Your elected Negotiating Team is:

– Freddy Escobar

– Domingo Albarran

– Adam Walker

– Tony Gamboa

 

Please email your contract negotiation suggestions to: [email protected]All email suggestions will be printed out with names removed and given to the Negotiating Team for consideration.

UFLAC Executive Board

Important Holiday Safety Message for all UFLAC Members

 

UFLAC WISHES ALL MEMBERS A SAFE AND HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON & ENCOURAGES ALL MEMBERS TO UPDATE YOUR LIVING TRUST AND YOUR BENEFICIARIES

The safety of our members – both on and off duty – is always a top priority for the UFLAC Executive Board. That’s why, once again this year we are offering full reimbursements for a safe ride home (or a place you are staying) while using any licensed transportation service (Taxi, Uber, Lyft, etc.).

Each year we come across an issue where one of our members finds themselves in a bad situation during the holiday season. That’s why we are offering this service as we remind all of our members to be safe and don’t jeopardize yourself or others while driving impaired.

With the holiday season here, UFLAC is offering this one time reimbursement for all members in good standing from December 21, 2018 through January 2, 2019. UFLAC will reimburse up to $50 for safe rides. To get this reimbursement, please send an email along with your receipt to [email protected].

Members can choose to use a taxi or a ride sharing service such as LYFT (iOS – Andriod) or UBER (iOS – Android). UFLAC is not affiliated with any ride sharing or taxi services and is not liable for the service provided.

Finally, as we close out the year, now is also the time to be sure that your Living Trust and Beneficiaries are updated. In order to do this, please contact Marilyn Alvarado at [email protected].

Have a safe and happy holiday season – and don’t forget to update your critical information.

 

In Solidarity,

Executive Board
United Firefighters of Los Angeles City
IAFF Local 112

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