Good Afternoon District VI,

Please see the weekly district video update: 3/25/22 District VI Update

I tried to keep the video short. Covered is a brief update on:

• Union Rep Training this week in Sacramento
• District 1 and 2 CPF Meeting
• Mayor Gutierrez Board of Supervisor election event and conversation
• Meeting with Riverside Sheriffs’ Association President Bill Young
• Upcoming Spouses Conference April 9th
• Jake Flores California Memorial Application Update
• Introduction and Conversation with Fire Chief Bill Weiser
• Grooming and Uniform Policy Standards request by management

Tyler L. Williams
CAL FIRE Local 2881
District VI Vice President

Please see my video update: District Update 3/18/22

This video is my first as District VP in an attempt to maintain communications and share as much information as possible. I understand not everyone has social media so I am following up with an email and will post on our website to reach as many members as possible.

In the video I cover:

  • District VI Transition
  • Budget Meeting
  • Southern DVP Meetings
  • Website/email clean up
  • CPF endorsements
  • L2881 Sacramento Executive Meeting April 2022

I am looking forward to working together with our district board to represent you in the upcoming weeks.


Tyler Williams
CAL FIRE Local 2881
District VI VP

2022 Convention Delegates and Resolutions have been posted under the Convention Page.

Personal Accident Insurance Plan

Today, more than ever, shouldn’t you be prepared for the unexpected? Accident insurance can be extremely important to you and your family in the event of an accident. No matter what precautions you take, accidents DO happen. CPF Insurance Trust is providing you with the opportunity to purchase Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) coverage through convenient payroll deductions, if available. You can purchase coverage for yourself and your spouse and/or children.

Fully insured by a recognized carrier licensed to operate in California.

Should you have any questions, contact us today. Toll Free- 888-811-0811

Long Term Disability

CPF Insurance Trust Long Term Disability Information.

CPF Insurance Trust LTD Enrollment.

In some cases, a Local will pay all or part of the cost for member group term life and/or disability insurance. IAFF-FC Insurance Division can shop this coverage across several insurance carriers to ensure the Local is getting the most coverage for its members at the most competitive cost. In many cases we can find substantial savings for Locals. IAFF-FC Insurance Division also serves as the liaison between the insurance carrier(s) and members to maintain excellent customer service. Getting started with a no obligation cost/benefit review is fast and easy. Contact IAFF-FC Insurance Division toll-free today at (866) 423-3757.

Direct Link to IAFF Goup Life and Disability web page.

Direct Link to IAFF Insurance Division web page.

Long-Term Care Program


Welcome to CalPERS Long-Term Care

Long-term care coverage can be a valuable tool in your financial and retirement planning. Learn more about CalPERS Long-Term Care coverage, pricing and the application process.

Learn & Apply
How to Apply

Direct Link to CalPERS Long Term Care Program web page.

One of the biggest threats to your financial security can be the high cost of long-term care. The reality is that extended care can be needed by anyone – at any age. Long-term care is the extended care you would need because of chronic illness, injury, or frailty of old age. Your conventional health plan won’t provide the extended or personal care you’d need if you required long-term care.

Without long-term care coverage, the financial and emotional ramifications could be devastating. Having long-term care coverage gives you control over your assets and your care choices – and the peace of mind to enjoy today, knowing that tomorrow is secure. With CalPERS, you can be part of one of the most comprehensive and affordable long-term care programs available today, even if you’re not a CalPERS member.

CUSO Financial Services, Inc.** has partnered with top carriers in the LTC industry to help you protect your financial assets and preserve your lifestyle with proper planning.

So we may help you understand long-term care insurance, please take the opportunity to sit with one of our CFS financial advisors to review your individual financial plan and explain the different types of coverage.

Already have an existing long-term care policy? With constant updates to long-term care insurance products, we will review your LTC policy to make sure it is still on track for coverage you are planning for.

  • Medicare provides very limited coverage of most long term care costs.
  • Long-term care insurance is the only coverage designed for the express purpose of helping pay for extended home care, assisted care, and nursing home care.
  • To learn more about what the average cost of nursing home care may cost in your area, please Genworth Industry Expertise – Cost of Care.

For general information, visit

For additional and individually designed LTC plans, please contact a CFS Financial Advisor.

Other Insurance Companies Used by Our Members

These companies may not be endorsed by Local 2881, but are used by our members.


Employee Assistance Program

CPT’s ESS Powerpoint Updated contact list Rev 1-2018 

Peer Support & Employee Support Services Team -Riverside

Employee Support Services Help Line 916-445-4337

The phone number for E.A.P. is 1-866-327-4762

A licensed crisis clinician AVAILABLE 24/7

The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment & Recovery

Direct Link: The 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.

Get the help you need right now 877.837.4346

EAP 45th Year Anniversary

Employee Assistance Program

Direct Link: CalHR EAP web page

As a State of California Employee, you and your eligible dependents have access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). This program is provided by the State of California as part of the state’s commitment to promoting employee health and wellbeing. It is offered at no charge to the employee and provides a valuable resource for support and information during difficult times, as well as consultation on day-to-day concerns. EAP is an assessment, short-term counseling, and referral service designed to provide you and your family with assistance in managing everyday concerns.

If you need help, call toll-free, 24 hours a day, seven days a week:

Magellan Healthcare
Phone: 866-EAP-4SOC (866-327-4762)
TDD callers: 800-327-0801

Customer service representatives are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to confidentially discuss your concerns and ensure that you receive the assistance you need. You may also contact your departmental EAP coordinator, or the statewide EAP benefits manager at (916) 324-9353.


Confidentiality is the hallmark of the program, and is essential to the success of EAP. No one besides the person accessing EAP knows they’ve used the services. No reports are made except aggregate utilization reports that do not identify individuals. The legal exceptions are the same as those that guide all clinicians: if a member expresses intent to commit child or elder abuse; or expresses plausible suicidal or homicidal intent; or a court order.

Types of Services

Life can be unpredictable and confusing. Through EAP you can seek assistance with many of the day-to-day struggles you may be experiencing. EAP can assist you with marriage, family, and relationship issues; emotional, personal and stress concerns; drug and alcohol abuse; healthy lifestyles; and work-life balance.


EAP offers face-to-face clinical counseling and telephone consultations to guide you through difficult times. Our online tools and tips provide information and resources on a broad array of topics such as emotional and physical wellbeing, workplace success, and achieving personal goals.

Work-Life Benefits

For many people, it’s a challenge to balance family life and work. We offer work-life solutions to everyday problems that include legal consultations, financial consultations, child and elder care, identity theft recovery, and education and career development.

EAP Core Flyers

Online Resources and Information

The website ( features hundreds of health and wellbeing tools. Learn to manage stress and stay motivated, set daily fitness and nutrition goals, track your progress, and make the small steps that lead to big change.

For more information please visit the following links:

Updated dues information is available in the Resource Library under the Members tab.  Please login to view the Aug 1, 2019 Dues Letter.

Please send all resolutions to District VI Secretary Bryan White by September 28th.  Details, timelines, format information and the updated C&OP can be located in the Resource Library under the Members tab.  Access requires log in.

Your L2881 Honor Guard will assist our members and their families at the memorials listed below. District VI is proud to be well represented on the L2881 Honor Guard.  Dominic Pulsipher and Johnny Garcia will attend all three memorials.  John Pozza will join them at the IAFF and California memorials. Chris Crandall, Damien Golden, and David Fasenmyer will join them at the California memorial.  Please join your District Board in thanking each of them for their dedication to the membership and our families.  Please click the links below for more information.

IAFF Memorial, September 21, 2019

California Memorial, September 28, 2019

National Fallen Firefighter Memorial, Oct. 6, 2019

As many of you already know, the CAL FIRE Firefighters listed below will be added to the memorial wall in Sacramento at the 2019 California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony. Deputy Director of Rank & File, Pete Boctor, is the assigned family liaison and will be representing your district at the ceremony on September 28th. Please join your district board in thanking Pete for his dedication to the members and their families.  All available members are encouraged to attend.  Please see the link below for more information.

Braden Varney, MMU
Alan Columbro, TCU
Robert T. Wolf, SAC
Steve Casados, RRU
Jason Pollard, RRU


Robert Garcia
CAL FIRE Local 2881
District VI Deputy Vice President
[email protected]