It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of retired
FKU Fire Captain Gerald Waggoner.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday February 19, 2019 @ 11:00
New Covenant Community Church
1744 E. Nees Ave
Clovis, CA 93720
A reception is being planned immediately following the services at New Covenant Community Church.
Rick Manson had been elected District VII Vice President.
After counting the ballots last night, Loren Monsen has been elected Deputy Chapter Director and Andy Murphy Rank and File Director.
FEMA – https://www.disasterassistance.gov/
Hosts in the regions marked on the map are opening their homes for free from October 8, 2017 to October 30, 2017for the following groups:
- Displaced neighbors
- Relief workers deployed to help
The Salvation Army has already deployed multiple teams to provide meal services at evacuation centers due to the large wildfires in Napa and Sonoma County.
The Salvation Army Napa Corps is currently serving at Crosswalk Church (2590 1st St., Napa).
There are several teams from The Salvation Army Kroc Center in Suisun City staffing the Napa Valley College gym (2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa), Napa County Fairgrounds (1435 N Oak St, Calistoga) and Solano Community College (4000 Suisun Valley Road, Fairfield).
The Salvation Army Santa Rosa Corps is already at the Finley Community Center (2060 W. College Ave., Santa Rosa). More than 700 breakfast meals were served this morning.
Another team from the San Rafael Corps will provide dinner at the Veterans Memorial Building (1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa).
CAL FIRE firefighters saved from the King fire by a helicopter pilot. Click here to read about it.
About 3 years ago, Christian was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis or A.S. for short. A.S. is an autoimmune disease that eventually destroys the spine, not only that it can eventually affect the joints, eyesight, liver, and kidney functions. There is no known cure for A.S. just medication to slow the progress and pain management for the pain. Christian’s family and he have been struggling with this and it has progressively gotten worse.
As many of you know Christian had a fall which left him hospitalized for almost 3 months in severe pain having to learn to walk again. From being bed bound and in a wheelchair it was really hard to deal with. After leaving the hospital’s rehab in February ’16 from his fall the A.S. has made recovery very slow. Christian was donated a wheelchair lift by a friend and church member from the Pleasant Hill Adventist Church which he was using until his SUV’s transmission broke. According to specialist Christian had a spinal cord contusion with a mild concussion when he fell back on October 29, ’15 and which left him hospitalized after that.
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BEU Retiree Breakfasts for the rest of 2017:
(Psst.. You don’t really have to be retired to join us for breakfast)
Thur. Mar. 16 Prunedale- Country Kitchen
Thur. Apr. 20 Hollister- Country Rose
Thur. May 18 King City- Lawrence’s (old Keefers)
Thur. Jun. 15 Salinas- Black Bear Diner
Sat. Jul. 29 Jack Clark’s- Annual BBQ
Thur. Aug. 17 Hollister- Country Rose
Thur. Sep. 21 King City- Lawrence’s (old Keefers)
Thur. Oct. 19 Salinas- Black Bear Diner
Thur. Nov. 16 Prunedale- Country Kitchen
Thur. Dec. 21 Hollister- Country Rose
Thur. Jan. 18 Salinas- Black Bear Diner
If you have any questions or comments email the CAL FIRE Local 2881 District 4 Retiree Director Steve Norris at email@example.com or (831) 214-5538.
We are deeply saddened by the loss of our sister, Sara Thomas. A loving mother and fellow firefighter who battled hard, but has left us too soon. Sara will be missed but she will not be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sara’s family and her brothers and sisters in Riverside.
Mike Lopez and CAL FIRE Local 2881
Help Whole Foods Market Peninsula stores support Firefighters and their families on December 7th
Five percent of total sales at Los Altos, Palo Alto, Redwood City and San Mateo stores will be donated to CDF Firefighters Benevolent Fund.
Locations involved are:
Palo Alto, 774 Emerson Street, Palo Alto
Los Altos, 4800 El Camino Real, Los Altos
Redwood City, 1250 Jefferson Avenue, Redwood City
San Mateo, 1010 Park Place, San Mateo