Strength Through Solidarity


President’s Message



Brothers & Sisters,

On behalf of CAL FIRE Local 2881 we would like to express our deepest sympathy and send our prayers for peace and courage to the family & loved ones of Kirstin Snook, a CAL FIRE firefighter who lost her life in a tragic vehicle accident this week.  Earlier yesterday Kirstin continued her spirit of giving and service to others by passing on the gift of life and serving as an Organ Donor.  Her family is planning a public “Celebration of Life” within the next 7-10 days in conjunction with her Fire Service family. Details on the event will be released within the next few days.  We will post any updates we receive.


Mike Lopez

Celebration of Life for Kirstin Jane Snook

Saturday March 26, 2016

11:00 a.m.

CT English School

23800 Summit Rd

Los Gatos, CA 95033

Please join us in a Celebration of Life for CAL FIRE Firefighter Kirstin Snook. Kirstin, 25, of the Summit area, passed away from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident while off duty. Kirstin had been with CAL FIRE for 1 year working in the Santa Clara Unit as a Fire Fighter 1 as well as a Volunteer Firefighter with the Santa Cruz County Fire Department, Company 36. Kirstin’s lifelong dream was to become a career firefighter and she was working towards that goal. Her presence will be deeply missed.

Parking is very limited and will be spread out along Summit Rd. Carpooling is strongly encouraged. Please arrive as early as possible and plan to walk a short distance. Disabled parking will be available to those displaying the appropriate placard. (Note: this location is approximately 20 minutes away from downtown Los Gatos and south on Summit Road)

Due to space limitations, we are not requesting any additional Fire Service apparatus other than those that have already been contacted.

Friends and family are asked to dress colorfully, in the spirit of a Celebration of Life.

The requested uniform attire for Fire Service personnel will be Administrative Uniform for Chief and Company Officer’s (Long Sleeve w-tie) and Work Uniform for Firefighters (Short Sleeve-no tie).

The Snook Family plans to establish a Memorial Scholarship to support aspiring Rowers and Firefighters.

Donation information can be found at the following link:

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    July 12 - July 14
  2. IAFF Convention

    August 15 - August 19
  3. Executive Board Meeting

    September 6 - September 8
  4. September Leadership Meeting

    September 9
  5. IAFF Memorial

    September 17

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