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Today we remember Dr Martin Luther King Jr who not only fought for equality for all, but also for fair wages, hours, and working conditions. #MLK2021
We are saddened to announce the death of LAFD Captain I George Roque, who passed away on January 1st at an area hospital from complications of COVID-19. 

Captain Roque was a 22-year LAFD veteran assigned to Fire Station 97 in the Laurel Canyon/Mulholland area of the City. He was 57 years old and is survived by his wife and four children. 

He is the second UFLAC member to succumb to complications from COVID-19. Firefighter/Paramedic Jose Perez passed away in July 2020. 
Our deepest condolences to the many family and friends of Brother George Roque.  Rest In Peace.
Have a safe and Happy New Year.
LAFD 29th Annual USMC Birthday Celebration

Commemorating 245 years of service to the United States of America.

Date: November 10, 2020
Time: 1100 to 12400
Place: Blue Dog Beer Tavern
           4524 Saugus Ave, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

All Marines and Friends of the Corps are invited. 

Contact: (SGT) Adam VanGerpen, 2nd Vice President
                Fire Station 25 "C"
                (213) 444-9332

Bulletin 34-20

September 17, 2020

UFLAC & LAFD Join Forces to Support
Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October

UFLAC and the LAFD have joined forces to promote and support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Our primary goal is to support those personally affected by cancer and to reach thousands of people with the lifesaving message that cancer prevention and early detection can mean the difference between life and death.

During the month of October, all members are authorized to wear the newly designed pink LAFD shirt while on duty to support Breast Cancer Awareness.  By this very public display, LAFD Firefighters and Paramedics can help to raise public awareness of this devastating disease. We hope as many of you as possible will wear the pink T-shirt.

Breast Cancer Facts to Consider:

Breast Cancer incidents in LA County are three times higher that that of the next leading cancer
Second leading cause of mortality among Caucasian, African American, and Asian/Pacific Islander females
Leading cause of mortality among Latina / Hispanic women in LA County
Late diagnosis carries a survival rate of less than 7%
Early diagnosis and treatment has a survival rate of over 91%
#1 mortality rate of females between 21-40 years of age in LA County
All net proceeds will go to UFLAC Fire Foundation to support LAFD families battling this devastating disease. Pink LAFD/UFLAC T-Shirts can be ordered at

Please go to download a flyer to print for your Fire Station or Hospital.

UFLAC Executive Board
The 19th Anniversary of 9/11

Nearly two decades have passed since our nation was rocked by the worst terrorist attacks on American soil. On this 19th anniversary of September 11, 2001, we stand firm in our promise that We Will Never Forget.

What do these words really mean after 19 years? They mean that today, and every day, we must never let the nearly 3,000 people we lost fade from our memories. They mean that we recognize the 411 First Responders who put on a uniform and went to work to serve others for the last time that day. They mean that we remember the 343 brothers and sisters of the FDNY that charged into the buildings and made the ultimate sacrifice as thousands ran in the opposite direction to safety.

These words mean that no matter how much time passes that we not only remember the pain our country felt, but also the unity that drew us together as we began to heal. They mean we hold true to the unbreakable American spirit that has carried us through the darkest times.

As we recognize this somber anniversary differently than in year's past, now more than ever, we must make sure that We Will Never Forget.
It is time to raise donations and  awareness for all those diagnosed Muscular Disease and with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), including one of our own Firefighters, Eric Stevens.

Eric was recently diagnosed with ALS a month after getting married. His hope is to shed light on this underfunded disease, start a dialogue, and motivate people in power to make changes that allow terminally ill patients to have access to treatments that are still in trials but are proven to be safe.

The primary goal of the LAFD and UFLAC's involvement in the MDA Virtual Fill the Boot is to support those personally affected by muscular disease and to reach thousands of people with the message that individuals suffering from ALS are in a race against time for life-saving treatment to be approved by the FDA.

Many of you know that the IAFF has been supporting the MDA for 65 years with the Fill the Boot Campaign. We were authorized to wear Red ALS Awareness T-shirts on duty for the entire month of May supporting Stevens Nation and ALS Awareness. We don't have a goal of just making life easier for those with muscular disease we want to find a cure!

IAFF Firefighters have helped raise the funds for MDA to develop medications that are helping to stop and reverse the effects of certain muscular diseases. People diagnosed with ALS and other muscular disease are in a race for their lives. They need to find a cure now and that can only be done with your generous donations.

Every day, children are born with muscular dystrophy and adults are diagnosed with ALS and other life-threatening diseases that take away their most basic freedoms - like walking, talking, eating, hugging, and ultimately life itself.

Money raised from Fill the Boot also helps kids with muscular disease go to a summer adventure camp where once a year they can be themselves and be around other kids just like them.

Please follow the link and consider making a $25 donation to help Eric Stevens and thousands of others with muscular disease. Your donation could help save Eric's life and thousands of lives in the future.

Thank You.

#LAFD #IAFF #MDAFilltheBoot #FTB #MDA #StevensNation
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September 1, 2020


Suicide is a major public health concern. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2017:

Suicide was the tenth leading cause of death overall in the United states in 2017, claiming the lives of 47,000 people.
Suicide was the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 10-34, and the fourth leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 35-54.
There were more than twice as many suicides (47,173) in the United States as there were homicides (19,510).
The suicide rate among males remained nearly four times higher than among females.
September is National Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month. We want to use this time to emphasize and reinforce our commitment to all of you, our LAFD Firefighters and family members. We are here for you, just as you are here for the citizens of the City of Los Angeles.

UFLAC and the Los Angeles City Fire Department are committed to your health and wellbeing. To this end, we are building a robust Behavioral Health Program. UFLAC now has two licensed Mental Health Professionals, one certified Addictions/Alcoholism Specialist and a Marriage and Family Therapy Intern. Additionally, the LAFD has two licensed Mental Health Professionals staffing the Fire Department’s Behavioral Health Program. As UFLAC/LAFD members, you and your families have access to all our services, 24/7, at no cost.

Here is how you can contact us:
Dr. Steve Froelich, UFLAC Director of Behavioral Health            Cell: 818-645-9027
Dr. Sami Tamburro, UFLAC Clinical Psychologist                         Cell: 805-231-3032
Nancy Mraz, EAP Alcoholism and Addictions Program                Cell: 213-598-8794
Maria Rendon, UFLAC Behavioral Health Coordinator                Cell: 213-598-3705
Vera Rodriguez, MS, Marriage and Family Therapy Intern         Cell: 949-939-0640
Dr. Krystle Madrid, LAFD Clinical Psychologist                             Cell: 213-718-0768
Dr. Audrey Martinez, LAFD Clinical Psychologist                          Cell: 213-435-3996

Additionally, UFLAC/LAFD has a robust Peer Support Program. Currently we have approximately 115 well-trained Peers on our Team. CLICK HERE for the complete roster with contact information for all of our Team members. Please remember that it is our commitment that no LAFD Firefighter or family member should be alone at a moment of need.


Finally, UFLAC/LAFD is excited to announce that UFLAC’s Center for Health and Wellness is now open and operational! Give us a call and let us know when you would like to come by for a visit. You can reach the Center’s mainline at: 747-200-6266 or you can call our Behavioral Health Coordinator, Maria Rendon, at 661-542-8578.


Your Behavioral Health and Peer Support Teams

Tune into the next Webinar on July 23rd 
& Welcome our new Behavioral Health Team Members

To Our Members and Our Families:

As many of you know, UFLAC and the LAFD jointly conducted the very first Family Webinar on April 14, 2020. Together, the Union President and the Fire Chief began this conversation. Based upon the comments that we received, we realize the need to continue the conversation. The focus of the next webinar, “Growing Up In A Fire Family,” came about through your feedback and we thank you and look forward to receiving your input for additional topics that you are interested in learning more about from the behavioral health field.  

Also, UFLAC is thrilled to announce the expansion of our Behavioral Health Staff. UFLAC has hired a Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Samantha Tamburro, to work alongside Dr. Steve and we have brought on board a recent graduate from USC, Vera Rodriguez, who has joined our staff as our Behavioral Health Intern. Recognizing that the fire service is a unique workplace, we knew that we did not just want to find good, competent clinicians, but we sought professionals who also had knowledge of the fire service culture. It is widely recognized today that cultural competency is important for a clinician to be effective in the fire service environment. 

We are excited to be able to share with you that both clinicians, Dr. Sami Tamburro and Vera Rodriguez, meet that standard. Sami is not only a Clinical Psychologist, but she is also a mother of three and married to a Glendale Firefighter. Vera comes from a fire family herself. Her dad is a Captain with the LACoFD and can help us better understand some of the issues that kids face growing up within the fire service since she brings both her higher education as well as her personal experience of the unique dynamics present in a fire family. Vera will take the lead in the upcoming discussion and Sami will guide the next Webinar, which will focus on the dynamics of being married to a Firefighter.

In this Webinar a variety of topics will be addressed from stress, anxiety, developmental growth, and as a parent, how to assist your child from a fire family perspective. There is an unpredictable and spontaneous element at the center of this profession which many of the challenges may derive from.  However, the Webinar will also highlight the strength and resiliency that come innately to fire families that may be beneficial in sharing with your loved ones. 

We hope you can join us on Thursday, July 23rd for this discussion!

TIME:   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

RSVP to Maria Rendon, UFLAC Behavioral Health Program Administrator, at
Thank you #HomeForHeros Foundation for your kind donation to United Firefighters of Los Angeles City Fire Foundation supporting our burned #LAFD Firefighters.
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May 20, 2020

UFLAC Fire Foundation Burn Fund for
Fire Station 9

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 you can help. In 2019, UFLAC created a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation for times like this so that every dollar collected goes directly to our LAFD Firefighters and their families in need. For those who feel inclined to support these Firefighters, please take a moment to visit the UFLAC Fire Foundation website to make a contribution that will go directly to these injured Firefighters and their families:

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


United Firefighters of Los Angeles City

IAFF, Local 112
Please follow the link to join us for a UFLAC / LAFD Family Webinar on April 14, 2020 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. Our mission is to create and provide supportive resources to maintain a first line of defense on the home front for our first responder families and their relationships. #LAFD #IAFF
The #IAFF has developed a resource for first responders on treating patients who may have been exposed to the #Coronavirus.Please review these tips to help prevent the virus from spreading in your community. #lafd
Congratulations to Nury Martinez for unanimously chosen to be the President of the #LACity Council.  #CD6
Congratulations to Nury Martinez for being unanimously chosen to be the President of the #LACity Council.  #CD6
In observance of the holiday season the UFLAC Office will be closed until January 2, 2020.  As always, please contact any member of the UFLAC Executive Board if you need assistance and reach out to Dr. Froehlich if you or a loved one is struggling during the holidays. Happy Holidays from the UFLAC Executive Board.
The Executive Board of United Firefighters of Los Angeles City would like to wish all of our members and retirees a very Happy Holiday Season.

As we close the chapter on 2019, we must never forget the commitment of our brothers and sisters who serve on the frontlines each and every day to serve the citizens of Los Angeles. Many of you are in the field responding to fires and medical emergencies each and every day with an unflinching resolve and determination to protect lives and property while ensuring public safety. 

We are also reminded of the ever-present threat of wildfires that impact our crews, our residents and our communities. This year’s Thomas, Rye, Creek and Skirball fires ravaged thousands of acres in our region displacing families and many of our own members were personally affected. We understand the dangers of our profession, yet we embrace these challenges in order to serve others. 

It is for this reason that we continue to work to ensure that every single one of our Firefighters, Paramedics, Inspectors, Dispatchers, and Pilots continue to receive fair pay, benefits and safe working conditions here in Los Angeles. 

In warm appreciation of you and your families, we extend our very best wishes for a Happy Holiday Season and a Happy New Year.

It is our honor to serve you.

In Solidarity,

Executive Board
United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, Local 112

Please consider making a financial contribution before the end of the year to the UFLAC Fire Foundation, which is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to helping the provide financial support to firefighters and their immediate families who suffer economic hardship as a result of illness, injury or death as well as educational assistance to children of fallen firefighters. To learn more about the Foundation or to make a financial contribution, please visit:
Dear UFLAC Local 112 Members,

The letter in the link below was recently sent to #LAFD Fire Chief Terrazas and copies were delivered to Mayor Eric Garcetti, LA City Council President Nury Martinez, City Council Public Safety Chair Monica Rodriguez, and members of the Board of Fire Commissioners.

UFLAC will continue to fight to ensure that our standards in the LAFD are never compromised.

Feel free to contact any member of our UFLAC Executive Board if you have any questions or comments regarding this issue.

In Solidarity, 

Freddy Escobar
United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, Local 112
Please join us tomorrow as we welcome Mark Gutierrez, Retired Navy Special Operations.  After combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan Mark developed symptoms of (TBI) Traumatic Brain Injury and (PTSI) Posf-Traumatic Stress Injury.  Mark is nearing completion of his 6,000 mile journey fro#movemberm Washington DC to raise awareness and support #ProjectHero. Tomorrow Mark will stop at #LAFD Fire Stations 23, 69, and finally 63 in Venice Beach for lunch.  #behavioralhealrh #iaff
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