Affiliated Foundations, Associations, Support Groups, and Bargaining Units
Foundations, Associations, and Support Groups
Los Angeles County Fire Department Foundation
The Los Angeles County Fire Department Foundation (Foundation) is focused on supporting Los Angeles County firefighters and public education/community programs. Established in 2015, the Foundation has grown considerably over the last five years. Donations have supported critical equipment purchases, lifesaving wildfire education programs, youth programs, inclusivity conferences, and many other regional fire-related projects.
Los Angeles County Fire Museum
The mission of the Los Angeles County Fire Museum is to celebrate the history of the American fire service and the contributions made to that history by the Los Angeles County Fire Department; employ the popularity of the fire service as a means to motivate our youth; document and present the evolution, history, and impact of fire based emergency medical services; acquire, preserve, and present artifacts, apparatus, photographs and documents, and other materials which assist in the presentation of our history; and, restore antique fire apparatus to accurately reflect their respective histories.
Los Angeles County Firefighters Benefit and Welfare Association
The purpose of the Los Angeles County Firefighters Benefit and Welfare Association is to operate as a nonprofit corporation to promote and protect the best interests of the membership; create and maintain a familiar spirit and attitude among the membership, both active and retired, their dependents and families; provide aid and assistance financially, materially, spiritually to all members, both active and retired, their dependents and families, who are ill or injured; provide social and recreation activities for all members, both active and retired, their dependents and families; publish a regular magazine or newsletter for the information, entertainment, and enjoyment of the membership; and, utilize social media and a mobile application to communicate with membership.
Los Angeles County Firefighters Emerald Society and Pipes and Drums
The Los Angeles County Firefighter Emerald Society is dedicated to honor the memory of fallen firefighters, provide public safety education and sponsorship opportunities, and enhance and improve firefighter health and safety by working with all firefighter associations. The purpose of the Los Angeles County Firefighters Emerald Society is to provide a fraternal organization for firefighters and friends of the fire service whom celebrate Gaelic heritage and wish to continue the fine traditions that have made firefighting what it is today.
Los Angeles County Fire Department Honor Guard
The Los Angeles County Fire Department Honor Guard honors fallen firefighters, their families, and co-workers by conducting services including, but not limited to funerals, memorial services, and flag ceremonies. Additionally, the Honor Guard participates in annual State, national, and international firefighter memorials, provides color guard details for formal Department and Los Angeles County events, and assists fellow public safety agencies with line-of-duty deaths.
Los Angeles County Firefighters’ Memorial Committee
The Los Angeles County Firefighters Memorial Committee operates as a non-profit organization to raise revenue for the construction and dedication of a memorial to Department firefighters that have died in the line-of-duty of have passed away within five years of retirement due to a job-related illness or injury as accepted by the Los Angeles County Employees Retirement System; and, to provide scholarships, via the Memorial Committee “Widows and Orphans Fund,” to the families of Department firefighters who have perished in the line-of-duty or died as a result of a job-related illness or injury.
County of Los Angeles Firefighters’ Association
The County of Los Angeles Firefighters’ Association operates as a registered employee organization under the County of Los Angeles Employee Relations Commission to promote and protect the best interests of its members; to promote and encourage training and legislation beneficial to the fire service and the public; to improve public relationships; and encourage fraternal cooperation with similar organizations.
Los Angeles County Association of Chiefs
The Los Angeles County Association of Chiefs operates as a registered employee organization under the County of Los Angeles Employee Relations Commission to provide leadership and direction to all members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department; to improve relations among managers and encourage fraternal cooperation with similar organizations; and, to promote and provide quality fire protection and life safety services.
International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Local 1014
Los Angeles County Firefighters, IAFF Local 1014 represents the over 3,200 firefighters, paramedics, dispatchers, pilots, wildland firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel, who serve the over 4 million residents throughout Los Angeles County’s unincorporated communities and 59 contract cities. Since 1949, Local 1014 has fought for better wages, hours, benefits and working conditions for their members, and for world-class fire and emergency medical services for our communities throughout Los Angeles County.
Los Angeles County Lifeguard Association (LACOLA)
LACOLA represents over 700 lifeguards who protect 72 miles of coastline, including 31 miles of sandy beaches and Catalina Island. Since 1995, LACOLA has and continues to collectively bargain for better wages, hours, benefits and working conditions for our members, and for world-class lifeguarding and emergency medical services for our beach communities throughout Los Angeles County.
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 721
The vision of SEIU 721 is to unite all of members into one strong union that adapts to changing surroundings. They bring a union voice to all public service workers in Southern California and ensure future generations are prepared to lead their successors into the future. They collaborate with the public to win resources for services that make communities stronger; and, will create every opportunity for members to lead in their communities and at work, including encouraging and training union members to hold political office.
Information (including MOUs) for the bargaining units and classifications below may be found by visiting:
|ITEM #||ITEM DESCRIPTION||Bargaining Unit|
|0354||GROUNDS MAINTENANCE WORKER II||431|
|0578||ACCOUNT CLERK II||111|
|0642||ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN I||121|
|0643||ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN II||122|
|1338||SUPERVISING PAYROLL CLERK I||112|
|2332||WAREHOUSE WORKER II||432|
|3436||SENIOR CIVIL ENGINEER||502|
|3531||TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYS CONSULT ENGR||501|
|3725||COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES ANALYST||511|
|3771||FIRE PERMIT TECHNICIAN||022|
|4132||PRINCIPAL FACILITIES PROJECT MGR||512|
|4400||HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SPECIALIST I||603|
|4403||SUPVG HAZARDOUS MATERIAL SPECIALIST||604|
|5216||SENIOR NURSING INSTRUCTOR||311|
|6049||MEDIUM TRUCK DRIVER||431|
|6607||EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE HELPER||421|