SEP
19

2017-2018 Executive Board

TO: All Local 1230 Members FROM: Vincent Wells, President SUB: 2017-2018 Executive Board DATE: September 18, 2017 ___________________________________________________ The nomination period closed at noon on Friday, September 15th, 2017 for the Eboard District Reps nominations for Moraga Orinda and El Cerrito. We would like to thank everyone who took the time to put in a nomination. Please welcome our new 2017-2018 Executive Board who start October 2nd, 2017. President – 2 year term – Vincent Well...
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SEP
03

Texas State Firefighters’ Relief Fund - Hurricane Harvey

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Most of you have been reading and seeing many of the requests on TV and social media that have come about asking for donations and assistance for Hurricane Harvey victims. While it may be overwhelming with the list of organziations soliciting donations from the public, we have been asked by our website service provider for dissemination of this message on behalf of other Texas IAFF Members whose homes and families have been directly affected by the effects of Hurricane Harvey. Please consider an...
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AUG
15

Secretary-Treasurer Position

TO: All Local 1230 Members FROM: Vincent Wells, President SUB: Secretary-Treasurer Position DATE: August 15, 2017 _________________________________________________ The nominations for the position of Secretary-Treasurer has closed this morning at 0900 hours. With only one nomination turned in and by acclamation, Daniel Elbanna will now be completing the remaining term left vacant (ending September 30th, 2018). Please join me in congratulating Daniel Elbanna from Moraga Orinda Fire District in hi...
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AUG
08

CCCERA Actuarial Valuation

Members,  The newest Actuarial Valuation has been released by CCCERA, please refer to the following link to view. For those interested, CCCERA meets  August 9th  to review the mentioned AV.  https://www.cccera.org/sites/main/files/file-attachments/agenda_packet_8.9.17.pdf * a discussion topic has been created in the online discussion forum under Vice Presidents discussion for CCCERA Members to make comments or ask questions  Chris Freyler
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AUG
01

2017 Nomination Results

TO: All Local 1230 Members           FROM: Vincent Wells, President SUB: 2017 Nomination Results  DATE: August 1, 2017 ___________________________________________________  The nomination period closed yesterday for Eboard nominations. We would like to thank everyone who took the time to put in a nomination. By acclamation we were able to fill the following positions: President – 2 year term – Vincent Wells Vice Presidents – 2 year term – Chris Toler and Anthony...
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JUL
31

Resigning Secretary-Treasurer Position

TO: All Local 1230 Members FROM: Anthony Stephens, Secretary-Treasurer SUB: Resigning Secretary-Treasurer Position DATE: July 31, 2017 ___________________________________________________ Brothers and Sisters, Effective immediately I am resigning from position of Secretary-Treasurer with Local 1230.  I would like to thank everyone for the opportunity to serve this Local.  It has been a great learning experience and motivational factor for future endeavors. I am resigning in or...
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JUL
24

Master Mandatory List Implementation

Members, The “Master Mandatory” motion that recently passed at the last General Membership Meeting should be implemented in the coming days. IT and Management are currently working on the Telestaff changes. Attached is the updated policy. UPDATED POLICY
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JUL
14

Summer 2017 Newsletter

TO: All Local 1230 Members              FROM: Anthony Stephens, Secretary-Treasurer           SUB: Summer 2017 Newsletter DATE: July 6, 2017 ___________________________________________________ I am happy to announce and distribute our Summer Edition Local 1230 newsletter . The newsletter will have current stories, upcoming dates, district updates, information on insurances and union dues. We would like to continue the newsletter quarter...
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JUN
23

Union Dues Increase Error for May

TO: All Pinole Members                  FROM: Anthony Stephens, Secretary-Treasurer    SUB: Union Dues Increase Error for May             DATE: June 21, 2017 ___________________________________________________  This memo is to inform our Pinole members that your new Legal Assessment dues were not deducted out of your May 2017 pay checks. We have been in contact with HR and Accounting. Since your $18.00 Lega...
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JUN
05

CPF Per Capita Increase

TO: All Local 1230 Members FROM: Anthony Stephens, Secretary-Treasurer SUB: CPF Per Capita Increase                   DATE: May 30, 2017 ___________________________________________________ This memo is to inform everyone that there will be an adjustment to your CPF Per Capita Tax starting July 2017. This is to reflect the increase of your per capita of $0.12 for Active and Associate members. Retired/Active members per capita increase will be $0.06. Ac...
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MAY
05

Mastagni Holstedt Letter to Membership

TO: All Local 1230 Members FROM: Anthony Stephens, Secretary-Treasurer SUB: Mastagni Holstedt Letter to Membership *new link provided* DATE: May 2, 2017 ___________________________________________________ * the link may not have opened for some of you; try again with this link below * any emails, documents, or station memos sent out by email on behalf of the union are always accessible online under your log-in credentials in the Documents section of the website The letter below is from Mastagni ...
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APR
21

Assessment Changes

TO: All Local 1230 Members                      FROM: Anthony Stephens, Secretary-Treasurer     SUB: Assessment Changes                         DATE: April 19, 2017 ___________________________________________________  This memo is to inform everyone that the motion for an eighteen dollar a month assessment per member to hire and adopt the proposed Mastagni Holste...
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MAR
23

Standing Committees

TO: All Local 1230 Members             FROM: Anthony Stephens, Secretary-Treasurer           SUB: Standing Committees DATE: March 16, 2017 ___________________________________________________ The union office needs approximately 10 members to join the following Committees listed below per the Constitution and Bylaws of the IAFF and Local 1230.  For any new Local 1230 members, this is a very good opportunity to participate and get involve...
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MAR
08

Message from Your 10th District IAFF Vice President & Newsletter


















































My name is Frank Lima and I am honored to serve as the newly elected 10th District Vice President for the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) covering the states of California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Hawaii. For those of you who don’t know me, let me take a few moments to introduce myself and my background in the fire service. I was hired as a Firefighter with the Los Angeles City Fire Department back in 1992. I served in just about every rank and file role imaginable with the LA...
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MAR
07

Passing of Retired CCCFPD Engineer Jim E. Johnson

The following message was disseminated to CCCFPD personnel this afternoon: All- We are saddened to announce that Engineer Jim E. Johnson passed away of natural causes at his home last week.   Jim began his career with the Pittsburg Fire Department in 1973, continued on with Riverview Fire Protection District, and retired from Contra Costa County Fire in 2003. Battalion Chief Ed Gonzales is the liaison for the Johnson Family.   Funeral arrangements are pending.  We will forwar...
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JAN
09

Contract Negotiation Preparation

TO:  All Con Fire Members FROM:  Vincent Wells, President SUB: Contract Negotiation Preparation DATE: January 9, 2017 ___________________________________________________ Brothers and Sisters, Happy New Year! I hope you were able to get some time to enjoy the holidays with family and friends.  As we move into 2017, we will be faced with different challenges, but I feel we got through 2016 pretty well as an organization overall and will do so this year as well. We are still faced wi...
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DEC
11

2017 Proposed Budget Memo

TO: All Local 1230 Members FROM: Anthony Stephens, Secretary-Treasurer SUBJECT: 2017 Proposed Budget DATE: December 7, 2016   Attached is a copy of the 2017 Budget Proposal and line item explanations for Local 1230. They were prepared by the Finance Committee.   This budget represents dues at 1.35%, which is within the approved range of 1% to 1.5% of the average top step firefighter salary. There will be an increase in the base dues from $98.03 to $98.67. The total proposed increase in...
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NOV
06

Secretary-Treasurer Position

TO: All Local 1230 Members FROM: Vincent Wells, President SUB: Secretary-Treasurer Position DATE: November 3, 2016 __________________________________________________ The nominations for the position of Secretary-Treasurer has closed yesterday at noon.  Please join me in congratulating Anthony Stephens from Moraga Orinda Fire District in his new position.
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OCT
27

Congratulations to the 2016 Daniel A. Terry Scholarship Recipients

The California Fire Foundation launched the  Daniel A. Terry Scholarship  Program to ensure that children of firefighters, who have fallen in the line of duty, receive the support they need to achieve their dreams. Through the program, recipients receive a $2,000 college scholarship to help pave their path for the future. Since its inception, the Daniel A. Terry Scholarship Program, which is funded through the California Firefighters Endowment, has helped more than 90 students attend t...
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SEP
29

2017 Shift Calendars

All, Below are links to the 2017 shift calendars for both suppression and dispatch. These are available for viewing and downloading on our website under the "About" tab and within the member's area documents section. Suppression Dispatch
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SEP
19

Passing of Retired Firefighter Michael Mann

All,  It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Retired Firefighter Michael Mann. Michael passed away at his home in Clayton on the morning of September 19th. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.  We will update you all with arrangement details as soon as possible.
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MAR
30

LACK OF FUNDING HAS CRIPPLED EMERGENCY MEDICAL AND FIRE SERVICES IN EAST CONTRA COSTA

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_-PCqwiMK4&w=560&h=315] “You Can Help Improve Our Fire Services” It is a fact: public safety is critical to the quality of life we all expect for our families. It is also a fact that the level of fire and medical services in East Contra Costa County is unacceptable. The time it takes to travel from a fire station to a public safety emergency in the district is more than twice as long as it should be – currently around 10 minutes. If you have ever...
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MAR
04

Passing of Retired Pinole Fire Captain Rich Voisey

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March 4, 2015 Friends and Community Members, It is with great sadness that we inform you that Pinole Fire Captain and retired Local 1230 Vice President Rich Voisey, passed away this morning after a two year battle with occupational brain cancer which forced him to cut his career short. Rich passed away peacefully while surrounded by his family. Rich is well known to the citizens of Pinole; having been a lifelong citizen and servant of the city for the majority of his life. Rich raised his family...
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JAN
25

Meal Train Established For One of Our Own Who's Battling Cancer

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TakeThemAMeal.com has established a meal train/meal schedule on behalf of retired Pinole Fire Captain Rich Voisey and his family. Rich is a retired Pinole Fire Captain as well as a previous Vice President of our organization. He has been battling cancer for quite some time and has recently been put in the care of hospice. The Voisey family has requested assistance with dinners. This will allow them to spend more time with Rich during his final days. We would like to aim for 3 dinners a week. The...
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APR
28

CCCFPD Lateral Job Announcements for Firefighter and Firefighter Paramedic

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The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (CCCFPD) has established a lateral entry recruitment program for skilled Firefighters and Firefighter-Paramedics. Deadline is this Friday, May 2nd at 5:00 pm. Read announcements for details: Lateral Firefighter Lateral Firefighter-Paramedic
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JAN
07

Humanity At Its Finest...

While shopping for food at Safeway today in Concord (1/7/14), a  Contra Costa County Fire Protection District  Fire Crew were called to a medical emergency. The fire crew had to leave their groceries at the check stand and go. The fire crew subsequently responded to 2 more medical emergencies after that. When they returned to the grocery store to get their food for the shift, the clerk had already bagged their food and said the lady in line behind them already paid for their food today. Thank yo...
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DEC
17

Come See Santa at the Firehouse

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East Contra Costa Fire Protection District and The United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County have been in direct contact with Santa Claus, and he has agreed to visit all of our Fire Stations beginning Friday night, December 20th!! Santa's Fire Station Schedule, will be as follows: Friday 12/20 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm Station 94, 15 A Street, Knightsen Saturday 12/21 - 10:00am - 12:00pm Station 52, 201 John Muir Parkway, Brentwood Saturday 12/21 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm Station 54, 739 First Str...
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MAY
27

Thank You For Your Sacrifice On This Memorial Day 2013

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Thank you to all the service men & women who have served our country so proudly and those who continue to protect our freedom!
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JUL
09

Photos Added from LODD Memorial Service for Willie West


We added photos to our photo gallery from the LODD Memorial Service for East Contra Costa Fire Protection District ( ECCFPD ) Fire Engineer Willie West. http://bit.ly/OSMfyf
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OCT
08

Local Firefighters Go PINK For Breast Cancer Awareness


October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County Local 1230 have joined with Susan G. Komen to raise money for breast cancer research. This will be the first year your local firefighters have decided to join in the fundraising efforts. The American Cancer Society's most recent estimates for breast cancer in the U.S. for calendar year 2011 are over 250,000 new cases. In addition over 39,000 women will die from this disease. Of all women 1 in...
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SEP
11

A Letter From Our President - 9/11 Never Forget


By now everyone should be aware that this is the 10th Anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. There have been many television specials, special events, news articles, and speeches, reminding us all of the tragic events of that day, over this past week. This day will also be full of memorial services, memorial dedications, and special events dedicated to honoring and remembering those that were lost this date, ten years ago. I have been thinking about how this event took our natio...
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JUN
28

Firefighting Family Helping Each Other


A local firefighter from Contra Costa County recently was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and has been receiving treatment for it. He recently received some good news from his doctor last week and was told that he is responding really well to his treatment. On Sunday several of Rick's friends and another firefighter from the Fire District went with him to the Savemart 350 NASCAR Race at Infineon Raceway. This is a race that Rick has gone to the past 10 years as he is a huge NASCAR fan and ...
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MAY
08

Applications for the 2011 Daniel A. Terry Scholarships Now Available

Applications for the 2011 Daniel A. Terry Scholarships are now open and can be downloaded here . As part of its ongoing mission to provide assistance to families of fallen firefighters, the California Fire Foundation is proud to have the Daniel A. Terry Scholarship fund. These scholarships provide $2,000 to children of California firefighters killed in the line of duty. If you know someone who might be eligible, please make sure they apply for these scholarships. You can find more information by...
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DEC
16

Firefighting Essentials - Topic #1 "Rooftop Ventilation"

Firefighting Essentials - Rooftop Ventilation
  Firefighting Essentials - Rooftop Ventilation Contra Costa County Firefighters work quickly to cut openings in a roof of a residence in Concord. This "Roof Top Ventilation" operation is performed to remove deadly heat and gasses that build up within minutes after a fire starts in your home. Roof top ventilation represents only one of 22 essential fighting operations that need to take place within minutes of a residential structure fire incident. Assembling of 16 Firefighter...
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