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COVID19 - update 3
PSFA, I just wanted to provide you with an update and bring you up to speed a little bit.  Last Tuesday, we had our monthly labor/command meeting on zoom. We are attempting to keep the communication lines open as best as possible with the Chief and Command Staff. As of that meeting, there was no intent or word by the Fire Chief to have to cut any FD positions. It is still too early to tell exactly what we are looking at. I know that is cuts is something we are all thi...

PTSD IN THE FIREFIGHTING COMMUNITY
It is National Mental Health Awareness Month which is a great reason to talk about the invisible injuries firefighters suffer from because of the physical and mental stress of their jobs. PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is alive and well in the firefighting community. Click on the link below to learn more about how many firefighters suffer from PTSD.https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/video/many-firefighters-silently-suffer-from-ptsd/?__twitter_impression=true

NO ON MEASURE C
Our City Council is committed to putting the revenue created by Measure D towards public safety. On January 3rd, City Council approved the hiring of six new firefighter/paramedics, which will fully staff a paramedic squad for the downtown area. These additional firefighter/paramedics will only bring us back to pre-recession staffing levels. If Measure C passes, it is likely to unravel the work being done by Measure D. We cannot afford to go backwards in a time of such growth. If Measure C pas...

JOIN US AS WE RAISE MONEY FOR MDA
Come Join us as we raise money for The Muscular Dystrophy Association, To learn more about MDA and what they do click here!

LOCAL ELECTION OUTCOME
Palm Springs Professional Firefighters would like to congratulate Lisa Middleton and Christy Holstege on their city council campaign win. We look forward to working with you to best serve Palm Springs. 

PALM SPRINGS PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS ENDORSE LISA MIDDLETON
Here are some of the reasons we support Lisa Middleton : In this election the future of Palm Springs is at stake. I am committed to a Palm Springs that is a welcoming, inclusive and a vibrant community of neighbors. A place where our residents are at home and our visitors don’t want to leave.Palm Springs is the best place that I have ever lived and I pledge to work to keep it that way. My foundation is our neighborhoods. I know the people of this city and have the leadership ability to get...

PALM SPRINGS ENDORSES CHRISTY HOLSTEGE
MEET CHRISTY HOLSTEGE Christy Gilbert Holstege is an attorney and advocate based in Palm Springs. Christy works as a third-generation civil litigation attorney at her family's law practice, Gilbert & Bourke LLP, in Palm Springs. There, she practices civil litigation, public benefits, employment law, personal injury, elder law, domestic violence law, and housing law. Christy focuses her practice and pro bono efforts serving underserved communities of the Coachella Valley, including people with...

THE PALM SPRINGS PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS SUPPORTS MEASURE D
HERE ARE SOME REASONS WHY TO VOTE YES ON MEASURE D: It improves public safety. Measure D puts more officers on the street and keeps fire stations open and fully staffed. It adds paramedic services. It helps address homelessness. It help keep gangs and drug dealers out of Palm Springs. It increased access to mental health, substance abuse treatment, and job training services It makes out-of-towners pay their fair share: Out-of-town visitors are estimated to pay as much as 2/3 of Palm...

35TH ANNUAL NATIONAL FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL WEEKEND
Every October, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation sponsors the official national tribute to all firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year. Thousands attend the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend. There are 112 Fallen Firefighters to be honored at the National Memorial, to read more Click Here. Here are some of the events

COVID19 - Update 2
PSFA members, Hey guys, as always we hope all is well. A few updates for you from the E-board... WEEKLY UPDATE - PSFD COVID-19 RESPONSE We are still doing daily (Mon-Thurs) conference calls with Command Staff. We are still working through some issues with staffing procedures, exposures, and PPE. We are also looking into some better PPE/equipment and decontamination options for the apparatus and stations. The BC’s have offered to be the collection point for any...

Internet And Website Safety Tips
Though there have been many scares about what can happen to children or teenagers on the internet, adults should be safe as well. There is no limit to the amount of risk adults come in contact with such as sexual predators, criminals who are seeking out your personal information on social networking sites, buying habits, frequently used sites, and many others.Here are some tips to help prevent you from being a target:Do not share things such as email addresses, usernames and passwords.Do not us...

COVID19 - update
Local 3601 Members, I hope you and your families are all doing well and that you are hanging in there through all of this. Here is a brief update on a few things regarding COVID19. We have been monitoring the situation, and we are continuously working through things as they come up. We are trying our best to conference call everyday with the Fire Chief and Command staff to discuss any issues or updates.  Quarantine Plan - I wanted t...

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