You should consider attending one of the webinars if you:

  • Are approaching retirement
  • Have recently retired
  • Have a spouse or family member on the road to retirement

During the webinar, we will:

  • Discuss retirement concepts and challenges on your drive to retirement
  • Review ways to fuel your retirement income (e.g., pension, Social Security, 457(b) deferred compensation, DROP, etc.)
  • Analyze defensive driving tactics for your retirement dollars.
    – Learn about the guardrails you can use to protect your retirement assets and never lose money because of stock market downturns
    – Have interest potential on your savings without market risk

(Responders First program not available in New York)

June 8, 2021
2:00 PM Eastern Time

June 17, 2021
2:00 PM Eastern Time

June 29, 2021
2:00 PM Eastern Time


John Piper
Security Benefit Senior Regional Director, Affiliated Relationships

Brianne Johnson
Security Benefit Regional Director, Affiliated Relationships


May 17, 2021
Bulletin 15 – 21


UFLAC General Membership Meeting
May 26, 2021
UFLAC Offices
1571 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA  90026



0730                Stewards Meeting

0800                General Membership Meeting

Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance
Moment of Silence for our past fallen UFLAC Firefighters
Roll Call of Officers
Adoption of the Minutes
Committee Reports

1. Presentation of 2021-2022 UFLAC Budget
2. Report on Los Angeles City Budget for LAFD
3. Unfinished Business
4. New Business



Executive Board – United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, Local #112

Bulletin 14-21

May 14, 2021

Behavioral Health & Suicide Awareness Month



May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. To help bring this topic out of the shadows, we are calling on all California fire departments to participate in a Behavioral Health and Suicide Awareness Safety Stand Down.

During the week of May 17th through May 21st,  we recommend that you take at least 10 minutes aside to speak to your crews, with a Captains permission, and set aside time to conduct exercises and initiate a conversation on mental wellness.

Please click HERE to read the Safety Stand down talking points and firefighter resources.

Please click HERE to view a list of our trained Peer Support Members.

Please click HERE to watch a video prepared by LAFD for the Safety Stand Down.

We also encourage members to visit useful links under Peer Support on the UFLAC Website. 

Bulletin 13-21

May 5, 2021

United Firefighters of Los Angeles City Fire Foundation

Grants and Scholarships


The United Firefighters of Los Angeles City Fire Foundation (UFLACFF) Grant and Scholarship Program provides educational assistance to fire service members and their immediate families.

The UFLACFF will be awarding the following grants and scholarships twice in year 2021:

Two – $2,000 grants/scholarship

Four – $1,000 grants/scholarships

Four – $500 grants/scholarships


Funding for the grants and scholarships is made possible by UFLACFF, a 501 (c) (3) Charitable Organization, created by United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, IAFF Local 112 (UFLAC) to assist firefighters and the families of firefighters. Donations from Supporters of UFLACFF and UFLAC Local 112, have been designated specifically to support these opportunities for firefighters and their immediate families.

Awards and Grants Amount and Distribution

  • Each Grant Award is based on the specific needs of each applicant
  • Awards will be announced in the months of July and December of 2021
  • Awards will be made directly to the applicant, if over age 18, or to the parents/guardians of a minor child

*An active firefighter or his or her immediate family member is eligible for an Award Grant once every 12-month period.


The Applicant must be an active firefighter, or a dependent of an active firefighter, wishing to further their education, or in need of assistance with tuition, books, materials, trade specific tools or equipment, internet access etc.


Applicants seeking a Scholarship or Grant Award must complete the application packet and forward it to UFLACFF by the application closing date.  Applications may be submitted by e-mail to [email protected] or mailed to:


United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, IAFF Local #112

c/o UFLACFF Scholarship/Grant Program

1571 W Beverly Blvd, Suite 201

Los Angeles, CA 90026


Application closing date is May 31, 2021 for the July 2021 distribution and November 1, 2021 for the December 2021 distribution.

Application Packets include:

  • Completed Application
  • Jpeg photo for our files and to use in Foundation related material.
  • A brief essay (500 word maximum, typed or written and clearly legible) prepared by the applicant or the parent/guardian. The essay should include how the award will benefit his or her life and serve others in the future, listing their area of study, last grade completed and the school of their choice for their higher education purposes.
  • Biography (2 page maximum).


Applications will be evaluated, and awards granted based on the information provided by the applicant, by the UFLACFF Awards Committee (comprised of Foundation Board Members), active firefighter (non-Board members) and the UFLACFF Advisory Committee.  The name, and any personal identifying information of the applicant, will be redacted prior to review by the committee.

Please click HERE to fill out the on-line application.

Please click HERE to download the application as a PDF.

Special thank you to the main Education Grant sponsors & our supporters!


Major Sponsors:

  • Matthew and Miho Blumkin – The Blumkin Family Foundation
  • Ed Avaness – Miller Kaplan
  • Jennifer Lincicum – Fickewirth
  • Aaron Straussner & Julie Sherman
  • UFLAC Fire Foundation
  • Brian and Mary Ann Hishinuma – Retired – LAFD




Jimmy Blackman & Associates

Sandra Jackson – Greenspan Co./Adjusters International

Peter Pak – Greenspan Co. / Adjusters International

Maria Riggs – UFLAC

Chris Wann – UFLAC



UFLAC Executive Board



Bulletin 12-21

April 30, 2021

UFLAC, LAFD, and Stevens Nation Join Forces to Support ALS Awareness

(Click HERE to order your ALS Awareness T-Shirt)

UFLAC, LAFD, and Stevens Nation have joined forces to promote and support ALS Awareness during the month of May. As you know, we recognize October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and participate in “Movember” during “No Shave November” to bring awareness to men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Now it is time to raise awareness for all those diagnosed 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. Stevens Nation is advocating for patients who don’t have a year or two to wait for treatment to have access to this medical care that might drastically reduce their suffering. For more information, please visit and follow #AxeALS and #PushForTreatment on social media.

The primary goal of the LAFD and UFLAC’s involvement in ALS Month is to support those personally affected by ALS 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.

All members are authorized during the month of May to wear the newly designed ALS/LAFD T-Shirt while on duty to support ALS Awareness. By this very public display of wearing red T-Shirts, LAFD Firefighters and Paramedics can help to raise public awareness and speed up the approval of treatment options for this devastating disease. We encourage all members to wear your Axe ALS t-shirt from last year or purchase a new one from Stevens Nation.

ALS Facts to Consider:

  • ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), also known as Lou Gherig’s disease, is a rare neurological disease involving the neurons, which control voluntary muscle movement such as chewing, walking, talking, and breathing.
  • As ALS progresses, the motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord degenerate and die, and as a result, the brain can no longer control voluntary movement. Eventually, the muscles weaken and waste away.
  • In most cases, ALS is a rapidly progressing disease, however, it progresses at different rates for different people. Most people with ALS will live for 2 to 5 years after first experiencing symptoms.
  • The exact cause of ALS is unknown and there is currently no cure.
  • There are treatments that have been proven to help stop or slow the progression of the disease, however, they are not approved by the FDA.

Thank you for your support!

UFLAC Executive Board

UFLAC General Membership Meeting
April 28, 2021
UFLAC Offices
1571 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026



0730       Stewards Meeting
0800      Special Meeting: Vote to Allocate up to $40,000 from the UFLAC Issues Committee for the 2020 Year in Review Photo Book.

Immediately following – General Membership Meeting

Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance
Moment of Silence for our past fallen UFLAC Firefighters
Roll Call of Officers
Adoption of the Minutes
Committee Reports

Guests – Victor Aguirre (the one-year anniversary of the Boyd Street Incident will be on May 16th)

1. Report on submitted Constitution and By-Law changes

2. Report on LAFD Budget

3. Update on status of Federal Funding for the City of Los Angeles

4. Unfinished Business

5. New Business


Executive Board – United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, Local #112

March  15, 2021
Bulletin  9 – 21

UFLAC General Membership Meeting
March  24, 2021
UFLAC Offices
1571 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA  90026


0730                Stewards Meeting

0800                General Membership Meeting

Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance
Moment of Silence for our past fallen UFLAC Firefighters
Roll Call of Officers
Adoption of the Minutes
Committee Reports

1. Update on I.A.F.F. Elections
2. Update on MOU #23
3. Unfinished Business
4. New Business

Executive Board – United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, Local #112

Bulletin 08-21

March 11, 2021                                                                          


Frank Lima Wins Historic Election

Former UFLAC President wins landslide election for

IAFF General Secretary-Treasurer


UFLAC Brothers and Sisters,


Former UFLAC President and current LAFD Captain II Frank Lima has won a historic election to serve as the next General Secretary-Treasurer for the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF). With his victory, brother Lima is the first LAFD / Local 112 member in history to win an election to serve as a principal officer with the IAFF.


In a crowded three-person field Frank Lima captured more than 70% of the vote, defeating a fire chief from the FDNY and the former Secretary-Treasurer of the Washington State Professional Firefighters.


Frank Lima served as the President of UFLAC Local 112 for four years from 2012 to 2016. For the past four years, he has served as the elected 10th District Vice President of the IAFF where he represented all professional firefighters in the states of California, Arizona, Hawaii and New Mexico in addition to the territory of Guam. In his role as the 10th District Vice President, Frank was instrumental in helping the LAFD receive nearly $26 million dollars in federal grants through the SAFER program and other FEMA related opportunities.



On Wednesday, March 10th, Frank was sworn in as the next General Secretary-Treasurer for the IAFF where he will be the number two principal officer in our international union representing more than 320,000 professional firefighters in the United States and Canada. At his swearing in ceremony Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Council President Nury Martinez, City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson, and Fire Chief Terrazas joined the UFLAC Executive Board to commemorate this very special occasion.


We wish our brother Frank Lima all the best and look forward to his continuing work to benefit the LAFD and Local 112 members.



In Solidarity,


Executive Board

United Firefighters of Los Angeles City

Bulletin 7-21

March 3, 2021



Tuesday, March 23rd 7:00-8:00 PM



Who hasn’t found themselves experiencing conflict from time to time, whether at home or at work? Take a moment and think back to the last conflict or two that you have been involved with… Was it with your spouse or significant other? Was it with your child or teenager? Or was it at work with your boss or a co-worker? As you know from your own experiences, conflict can be a very uncomfortable and challenging thing to go through.


Conflict Management is “the process of limiting or eliminating negative aspects of conflict while creating solutions to increase positive outcomes.”


United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, Local 112 and the Los Angeles Fire Department invite you and/or your significant other to join us for a webinar designed to help improve your understanding and increase your ability to navigate conflict in both your personal and professional life.


We will have a panel presentation led by subject matter expert Anita Avedian, MFT, along with Peer Support Team members Chief Nikki Brodowy and Captain Charles Boswell, EAP Director Nancy Mraz, and Director of Behavioral Health Dr. Steve Froehlich.


The Webinar will go live on Tuesday, March 23rd from 7:00-8:00 PM.


Please Register for the Webinar using following web-link or QR code below: If you have any questions, feel free to contact UFLAC Center for Health and Wellness Coordinator Maria Rendon by e-mail [email protected] or phone (747) 200-6266. We look forward to connecting with you on March 23rd!

Thank you,