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Governor Newsom Declares Statewide Emergency Due to Fires, Extreme Weather Conditions
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Very sad, RIP

Did he die on the job Mark?

Timeline PhotosThe County of Riverside proclaimed a local emergency and set a countywide curfew tonight from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. The order was signed today by County Executive Officer and Director of Emergency Services George Johnson, in coordination with law enforcement officials, and applies to all cities and unincorporated areas.⁣
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⁣The curfew is in response to several areas of rioting and looting in Southern California over the weekend, as well as planned protests set to occur today in Riverside County.⁣
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⁣“We want the community to be able to peacefully assemble and exercise their first amendment rights,” said Johnson. “We must also take action to protect our community from threats of rioting and chaos. If you plan to visit a protest today, we urge you to do so peacefully and return home at the time of the curfew.”⁣
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⁣The curfew will expire Tuesday morning at 6 a.m. and will not apply to residents who must leave their homes to attend essential work or business after 6 p.m. The curfew is intended to prevent any potential acts of destruction and violence at protest sites. Law enforcement will continue to serve the community by conducting patrols and responding to calls for service. ⁣
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⁣Public health officials also remind the community that while gathering for peaceful protests, community members should wear a face covering and maintain six feet between others to thwart the spread of coronavirus.⁣
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⁣Members of the public can call 2-1-1 for more information.
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California’s Firefighters risk their lives every single day. In times like these it’s irresponsible to lessen our workforce. In the face of a pandemic, civil unrest, and a never ending fire season; California needs our firefighters more than ever.

State officials need to do the right thing and protect our great state. The men and women of L2881 have dedicated their lives to defend California. They need our support more than ever.

No cuts. Period.

In solidarity-

Frank Lima
IAFF 10th District Vice President

International Association of Fire Fighters
CAL FIRE Local 2881
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CAL FIRE Firefighters Local 2881 Sonoma-Lake-Napa Chapter
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Let me guess. The union endorsed that narcissistic ego maniac newsom, told everyone to vote for him, and now you’re upset he stabbed you in the back. I was trying to tell everyone this the entire time.

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#StrengthInUnity #TakingCareOfOurOwn #AllRisk
L2881 is pleased to endorse Glenn Miller for Indio City Council.
L2881 is pleased to endorse Chuck Washington for Riverside County Supervisor.
I am deeply saddened to report that yesterday CAL FIRE firefighter Yaroslav Katkov, 29, suffered from a medical emergency while on a training hike with his engine crew and passed away this morning despite the diligent efforts of medical staff. He is survived by his mother, father and brother. He was assigned to the CAL FIRE / San Diego County Fire Station 16 in the community of De Luz.

Yaro was airlifted by the CAL FIRE / San Diego County Sheriff Department helicopter and air ambulance to Temecula Valley Hospital in Riverside County in critical condition.

Yaro started his career with CAL FIRE on August 18, 2018 as a seasonal firefighter. Please join me in keeping Yaro and his loved ones in your thoughts.


I am directing the lowering of flags at all CAL FIRE facilities to half-staff and for all uniform personnel to shroud their badges until further notified.


Chief Thom Porter

CAL FIRE Director
Retired FAE Howard Maxcy Jr., has graciously arranged for the proceeds from this golf tournament to go to the Papandrea family.  The event is almost sold out, but a few slots remain. To register contact Howard or donate at: https://www.rcpfbf.com/in-kind-donations/
Tragedy has once again struck our organization. It has been an incredibly difficult year for our L2881 Members and their families. Please click the link below that will take you to our Benevolent Fund. Any assistance would be appreciated.   

This fund is being set up to assist the Papandrea Family as they deal with the unforeseen medical emergency that their son is suffering. Joe is a CAL FIRE Riverside County Fire Department, Fire Captain stationed in the City of Lake Elsinore. This serious medical emergency will keep their son hospitalized for an unknown duration. Their son is surrounded by family and friends, as he receives care. Donations will help Joe’s family in this time of need to cover the costs associated with his care, treatment, and recovery.

Donation at: https://www.rcpfbf.com/in-kind-donations/
Please see this fundraising opportunity for our members and their families as they battle cancer and illness.
This morning L2881 representatives met with Supervisor Washington to discuss firefighter staffing, county policy, and public saftey. Later in the afternoon we met with management to discuss the various ongoing concerns in the unit. This evening we were happy to support the Riverside County Professional Firefighters Benevolent Fund as they were honored by the City of Indio.  
#Firefighter #IAFF #CPF #L2881 #UnionStrong #CalfireL2881 #TakingCareOfOurOwn #StrengthInUnity #L2881DistrictVI #cityofindio@calfirel2881 @RiversideL2881

Always good to get a moment to chat with long time friend to L2881, Supervisor Chuck Washington.
Wendi Miller, Fire Captain CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department 

Help support our sister Wendi Miller in her fight with cancer! There are many unexpected expenses that come with fighting cancer. Unfortunately many of these are not covered by insurance. To help offset these costs an In-Kind fund has been established. The funds raised will help Wendi cover the costs associated with her care, treatment and recovery. Working together we can support an amazing individual who lives a life of service!!
Direct Link to Donate:
Blood drive in honor of fallen brother, Steve Casados. Steve fought cancer over the course of many years and received several transfusions. He always wanted to pay back. In Steve's honor,  join us at Chick-fil-A 2885 Canyon Springs Pkwy, April 29 from 2-7 in Riverside..
For a great cause.
Come out and have some fun while supporting the Riverside County Professional Firefighter Benevolent Fund.
CAL FIRE Riverside County Fire Department L2881 responses for 2018 at a glance.
Indio Battalion helping to spread Xmas cheer.
Truck 86 helping Santa.
Annual Spark of Love Toy Drive at all Riverside County Fire Stations
Our partner city of Moreno Valley proudly honored these two veteran L2881 firefighters. We are proud of both firefighters and humbled to work alongside them.
Brothers & Sisters of Temecula,

Yard signs are available for our endorsed candidate Matt Rahn. Matt is running for re-election to the Temecula City Council, District 1. 

For those of you who do not know, Matt has been a tremendous advocate for L2881 Members and their families and has supported industry standard staffing. If you live in District 1 in Temecula, please click the link below to get your yard signs and show your support for a candidate that has done so much for us.

More sad news coming off the Mendocino Complex. A Firefighter was killed during suppression efforts this evening. 

More details will be released as it becomes available.
Our District 10 VP Frank Lima addresses the delegation. “Union activity will be protected and we WILL protect our members if we have to mortgage our building. When we fight, we win.”
The local weather effect commonly known as the Elsinore Effect has kicked in about 2 pm. The Holy Fire is now burning down hill into Riverside County. 

CAL FIRE / Riverside County Fire has deployed 7 Type One Strike Teams and various overhead and support personnel. 

Our regional, cooperative, fire protection agreements allow us to send 35 fire engines to an emergency and protect communities while still leaving engines in reserve to handle the day to day 911 calls. 

#L2881rvc4NFPA1710 CAL FIRE Local 2881
L2881 Riverside Members are battling a brush fire in Thermal under brutal conditions. Ambient air temperatures are 121 degrees. Multiple structures are threatened. As part of the regional, cooperative fire protection agreement, CAL FIRE aircraft, dozers and hand crews have been ordered to the incident. 

Photo credit KESQ. CAL FIRE Local 2881
Having enough and proper personnel is essential for safety and survivability!
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