UFLAC Fire Foundation:

Burn Fund for Firefighters Working at

Downtown May 16th Fire

 

Dear Brothers & Sisters,

 

On behalf of United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, IAFF Local 112 (UFLAC), let me express our profound gratitude for the outpouring of support that we have received for our injured Firefighters in the wake of the May 16th Major Emergency fire in Downtown Los Angeles.

As you know, a massive fireball engulfed 11 Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD) Firefighters while they were battling a commercial building fire, sending all of them to the hospital with burn injuries of varying severity. A 12th Firefighter was later treated and released at the hospital for a minor extremity injury. Fortunately, at this time all are expected to survive, but face a long road to recovery.

Many of you have reached out to ask how one can help. In 2019, UFLAC created a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation for times like these so that every dollar collected goes directly to our LAFD Firefighters and their families in need. For those who feel inclined to support the Firefighters affected by the May 16th downtown fire  or whom may be affected in the future by similar incidents please take a moment to visit the UFLAC Fire Foundation website to make a contribution: https://www.uflac.org/product/uflac-fire-found…firefighter-fund/

Whether it goes to pay for their families to be near them at the Hospital and Burn Center or helps to fund college for the children of those Firefighters who may not be able to return to duty, all contributions will go towards these brave First Responders who nearly gave their lives to protect Los Angeles.

On behalf of the UFLAC Executive Board, thank you for keeping our Firefighters in your thoughts and the overwhelming number of well-wishes during this challenging time.

 

In Solidarity,

Freddy Escobar
President
United Firefighters of Los Angeles City
IAFF, Local 112

2019 MDA Fill the Boot Campaign

April 17, 18, 19

 

The Los Angeles Fire Department is supporting UFLAC in the 14th annual MDA Fill the Boot Campaign to benefit Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Los Angeles.  For more than 60 years, MDA and the IAFF have been working together to help conquer Muscular Dystrophy and other related life-threatening diseases in kids and adults.

This year LAFD and UFLAC hope to collect $125,000 to help local kids and adults living with muscle debilitating diseases live longer and grow stronger.  A Los Angeles area MDA family recently visited a LAFD Fire Station and shared how much the MDA means to them.  Without Firefighters filling the boot this family would not be able to attend the MDA Adventure Camp. New medications have recently been approved that will now help kids with MDA to walk. With your help one day we will be able to conquer muscle disease all together.

This year’s collection dates with be: April 17, 18, 19

Click HERE to find a location near you.

All members are encouraged by UFLAC and LAFD to volunteer in their respective battalions to assist on-duty members.  While collecting donations off-duty personnel may wear the Department work uniform or the MDA t-shirt provided.

For more information or to volunteer contact UFLAC 2nd Vice President Adam VanGerpen at (213) 444-9332 or MDA Representative Heather Harvin (443) 474-5835

UFLAC Executive Board