We are deeply saddened by the loss of Retired Firefighter Dexter McDaniel
 
Please join us tomorrow for his Memorial Services.
 
Memorial Services For Retired Firefighter Dexter G. McDaniel
 
Services:
Date: 3/26/2022
Time: 1000 hours
 
Location: Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center
1700 Stadium Way
Los Angeles, CA 90012
 
Uniform: Sworn members are requested to attend in dress uniform.
 
Donations: IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, PLEASE SEND DONATIONS TO:
African American Firefighter’s Museum
1401 Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Available below is the 2021 Income Tax information for both active and retired UFLAC members.  To view the document, please click on the link below:

2021 UFLAC INCOME TAX INFORMATION

November 17, 2021
Bulletin 48 – 21

MEMBER UPDATE 

Dear Members,

We have been informed that the Department will begin to serve notices of non-compliance very soon – maybe this week.  If you receive this notice and if you are asked questions relating to the notice, compliance with the vaccine mandate, or your vaccination status, we encourage you to ask for Union representation before answering questions.

The notice of non-compliance informs those who are not vaccinated and who did not request a medical or religious exemption that they have 48 hours to submit an exemption through Bluestone or sign the Notice accepting the terms of employment between now and December 18.  If UFLAC bargaining unit members who receive this notice fail to do either, the Chief warns they will be placed on unpaid leave and can use CTO.  If you are placed on unpaid leave, please notify UFLAC so that we may assist you and monitor how the City is implementing the vaccine mandate.

In Solidarity,

UFLAC Executive Committee

November 17, 2021
Bulletin 47 – 21

REPORTING MEDICAL REACTIONS FROM CORONAVIRUS VACCINE 

Dear Members,

As discussed once again in today’s UFLAC General Membership Meeting, if any of you have an adverse medical reaction after receiving one of the Coronavirus vaccines, it’s important that your condition be reported through the appropriate mechanism, which can help ensure the proper IOD procedures are initiated.  This may include, but is not limited to, 5020 form, first care (if needed), etc.  If you need assistance, please reach out to the Medical Liaisons Unit (MLU).  Furthermore, proper documentation will assist us in obtaining real hard empirical data that will help as we navigate through the City processes and legal system.

If you have any questions and/or concerns, please feel free to contact UFLAC Health & Safety at [email protected].

In Solidarity,

UFLAC Health & Safety Committee

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 part of your retirement assets and never lose money because of stock market downturns
    • Have interest potential on part of your savings without market risk

(Responders First program not available in Idaho or New York)

 

Nov. 9, 2021
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Nov. 30, 2021
2:00 PM Eastern Time

 

John Piper
Security Benefit Senior Regional Director, Affiliated Relationships

Brianne Johnson
Security Benefit Regional Director, Affiliated Relationships

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 part of your retirement assets and never lose money because of stock market downturns
    • Have interest potential on part of your savings without market risk

(Responders First program not available in Idaho or New York)

 

Oct. 12, 2021
2:00 PM Eastern Time

 Oct. 29, 2021
11:00 AM Eastern Time

 

John Piper
Security Benefit Senior Regional Director, Affiliated Relationships

Brianne Johnson
Security Benefit Regional Director, Affiliated Relationships

We currently recognize the additional challenges our members are experiencing. UFLAC Local 112 and the Center for Health and Wellness would like to remind you that we are here for you and your family. Many times, reaching out and talking about our challenges helps take the power away from the stressors we experience.

Our goal is to take care of our members and families and ensure for their wellbeing.

Please feel free to reach out if you need to speak with any one of our Behavioral Health Professionals.

Alejandro Zavala, LMFT, CADC II #124981
Director of Behavioral Health Services
Cell: 213-332-0334
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Maribel Contreras, LMFT, Psy.D MFC #46194
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Cell: 213-544-5891
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Lyndee Venosta, M.A., M.S., LMFT, Psy.D #98641
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Clinical Psychologist
Cell:  760-805-4127
Email:  [email protected]

Hugo Catalan Jr., CATC II #2013126
Chemical and Behavioral Addictions Manager
Cell: 213-544-5890
Email: [email protected]

Maria Rendon
Behavioral Health Coordinator
Cell: 213-598-3705
Email: [email protected]

UFLAC Behavioral Health Center
14123 Nordhoff St. Arleta, CA 91331
Office: 747-200-6266

UFLAC Peer Support
Peer Support Home – United Fire Fighters Of Los Angeles City (uflac.org)

August 25, 2021

Bulletin 24-21

UFLAC Continues to Meet and Confer with City over Vaccine Mandate

Local 112 Members,

On Tuesday, August 24, the UFLAC Negotiating Committee had an official meet and confer with designated LA City negotiators to address the recently passed LA City Ordinance regarding a vaccine mandate.

At this meeting, UFLAC President Freddy Escobar, 1st Vice President Chuong Ho, Treasurer Domingo Albarran, Secretary Adam Walker, and our attorney Dana Martinez continued to express our position that whereas UFLAC supports vaccination, we DO NOT support a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. A decision to get a vaccine should not be a condition of employment that could lead to penalties including, but not limited to, termination, for LAFD firefighters. No decision was reached.

We are in the process of scheduling another meet and confer in the next couple of weeks.

UFLAC will keep you posted on our progress, and we want for all of our members to know that we are fighting on your behalf every single day.

In Solidarity,
Freddy Escobar
President
United Firefighters of Los Angeles City

COVID-19 Vaccine Updates and Mandate Information Town Hall

Many of our members have questions concerning the COVID-19 Mandate.  Please register for the CPF Town Hall meeting for the latest information from around the state.

As the Delta Variant of the COVID-19 virus takes hold and infection rates rise, local governments and private industries are beginning to make decisions on COVID-19 vaccine mandates. CPF has been closely monitoring these developments and will be hosting a town hall for members to discuss the developments and answer questions.

Join us on Friday, August 20th at 10am for a town hall with medical and legal experts discussing the Delta Variant, COVID-19 vaccines, and the legality of mandates.

Date: August 20th

Time: 10am

Where: Zoom

RSVP here today, families are invited to join as well. If you would like to submit questions ahead of time please send your questions to [email protected].

Bulletin 20-21

July 26, 2021

2021 AWARDS FOR 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.  In May of 2021, notices were sent out to firefighters via bulletins and email.  Twenty-one applications were received at the conclusion of the one-month application period.  The applications were reviewed, and all identifying information of the applicants was “REDACTED” prior to being sent and reviewed by the Foundation Board to ensure anonymity.  The Grants were funded by voluntary donations from the community; a member of the community participated in the initial review of the awards.  Awards granted were based on the information provided by the candidates.  Since the selection criteria were broad in scope, consideration was given for applicants in non-traditional scholarship grant programs.  The donors to the program wanted to reach out to those who just needed a “hand-up” or “support” to improve their lives and the lives of others.  The initial announcement of the $10,000 award was increased to $1,500 by The Greenspan Company/Adjusters International based on the application’s sincerity and need.

Awards included grants for higher education, trade school, tools for welding school, home school support (especially with COVID challenges), comitology school, etc.     The UFLACFF grants and scholarships awards mid-year 2021:

Two – $2,000 grants/scholarship

Matt David Pritchard – son Long Beach FD

Taylor Escobar – daughter LAFD

Four –  $1,000 grants/scholarships

Serena Nettles – step daughter LAFD

Lael G Williams – daughter LAFD

Carrie J Kehoe – daughter LAFD

Antonia S Felix – daughter LAFD

SEVEN (increased by three) – $500 grants/scholarships

Payton Springer – daughter LAFD

Maverick Teter – son LAFD (home school program)

Francesca M Lauro – daughter LAFD

Rebecca Lee – daughter LAFD

Austin D Ladd – son LAFD

Kylie D Elizarras – daughter LAFD

Tatiana A Johnson – daughter LAFD

 

 

 

Congratulations to the recipients of the awards, and special thanks to all those who applied for the awards to the program.  The Foundation has received enough funds for an additional round of grants later this year.   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.

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

Special thank you to the Foundation Board and 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 Anne Hishinuma – Retired – LAFD

 

Supporters:

Jimmy Blackman & Associates

Sandra Jackson – Greenspan Co./Adjusters International

Maria Riggs – UFLAC

Chris Wann – UFLAC

UFLAC Executive Board

 

The reward for the sponsors is the rewards presented.  Thanks for your participation!