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Costa Mesa Fire Ambulances, April 2014

 

With the recent re-organization of the fire department, we now have 6 paramedic units.  Only 4 are planned to be put in service, the other 2 will be reserve units used to replace the others during maintenance and peak staffing periods (special events, OC Marathon, etc).  Stations 1, 2, 3 & 5 will eventually have these new paramedic units alongside a 3 person “Paramedic Assessment Unit” engine company.  With the "Re-organization Plan" of the department (prepared by the Fire Chief and approved by the City Council and CMFA) well under way, we are ever changing as we become more efficient and prepare for the future.  Response times, apparatus deployment, new dispatching technology, electronic tablets for paramedics and staffing levels are changes that take time to put in place correctly.  The safety of our members and the citizens and visitors of Costa Mesa remain our primary concern. We are currently operating at 27 floor personnel per shift, including the Battalion Chief.  There are 11 vacancies in various ranks of those 81 floor personnel.


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Welcome to the Costa Mesa Firefighters Association Web Site. The Costa Mesa Firefighters Association represents the 81(including 3 captain, 3 engineer, 2 firefighter/Paramedic, and 5 firefighter vacancies) full-time professional firefighters who protect the residents and visitors of our city. Our members operate the City’s six fire stations and responded to 10,795 incidents in 2013. Of those, 7,688 were for medical related incidents, 214 were fire related incidents (19 of which were vegetation fires), 139 were hazardous conditions (arcing wires, gas leaks, building collapse, hazardous materials incidents, etc.), 597 were service calls (assisting police and outside agencies), 1,820 were good intent calls (smoke scares, cancelled calls, false alarms), 263 were false alarms of various nature (fire, medical, CO, sprinkler, smoke detector). These incidents require Costa Mesa Firefighters to call on their training, knowledge, education, experience and expertise in fire fighting, emergency medical services, hazardous materials, and technical rescue skills.

The Costa Mesa Firefighters Association provides the community with the highest level of service, even under the toughest of circumstances. In addition to our primary function of the protection of life, property, and the environment we also serve the public in areas such as public education, fire prevention, and supporting local charities.

Please take the time to browse our website and find out more about who we are and the service to the community we are committed to.


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New BBQ Trailer for CMFA

The intent of the CMFA BBQ trailer is to provide a means for community outreach and to demonstrate the commitment of CMFA members to be involved within the community when feasible. This would include events that would be for non-profit local charity organizations and any event that promotes the CMFA in a positive manner


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Welcome to the Costa Mesa Firefighters Association

Welcome to the Costa Mesa Firefighters Association Web Site. The Costa Mesa Firefighters Association represents the 84 (including 7 captain, 3 engineer, 2 firefighter/Paramedic, and 1 firefighter vacancies) full-time professional firefighters who protect the residents and visitors of our city.  Our members operate the City’s six fire stations and responded to 10,655 incidents in 2012.  These incidents require Costa Mesa Firefighters to call on their training, knowledge, education, experience and expertise in fire fighting, emergency medical services, hazardous materials, and technical rescue skills.

The Costa Mesa Firefighters Association provides the community with the highest level of service, even under the toughest of circumstances.  In addition to our primary function of the protection of life, property, and the environment we also serve the public in areas such as public education, fire prevention, and supporting local charities.

Please take the time to browse our website and find out more about who we are and the service to the community we are committed to.

 


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Pensions, Staffing levels, our Negotiations & Facts For You To View

There has been much controversy in the city regarding our pay and pensions, staffing levels, our negotiations with city, and what we do as firefighters for the community. Below are a few sources of documented facts for you to view.  

Below are documented fact for you to view and look over.  Click on the red hyperlink to view. 
 
 
FACTS REGARDING THE 2007 CMFA CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE CITY.
This link provides information regarding the 2007 contract negotiations between CMFA and the city. Pay special attention to the staff reports and council agenda minutes approving the recommendation of staff. You will find the council unanimously approved the language in the contract. Notice the council members at the time. 
 
FACTS REGARDING THE LAST CMFA WAGE ADJUSTMENT 2008
Attached to this link is information regarding the last wage adjustment given to CMFA. Pay special attention to the council agenda minutes and salary resolution attachments. Notice the council members at the time. 
 
FACTS REGARDING CMFA 2009 CONCESSIONS
Attached are two documents summarizing the concessions and concession savings offered by CMFA. Pay special attention to the staff report and spreadsheet for current savings the city is realizing.
 
FACTS ABOUT CMFA 2010 CONCESSIONS
Please read the attached staff report for the facts regarding the 2010 CMFA pension concessions.
 
CMFA RECENT OFFER TO THE CITY FOR PENSION CONCESSION
Note; The City of Costa Mesa has yet to respond
 
CMFA LETtER OF AGREEMENT 
Attached is the letter of agreement with CMFA dated Auguest 8, 2012.
CMFA letter of agreement
 
FIRE DEPARTMENT OPERATIONAL RESTRUCTURING
Please read the attached Memo to Thomas Hatch, Chief Executive Officer, City of Costa Mesa about the Fire department Operational Restructuring.
FD Operational Restructuring Memo
 

Again thank you for your support.


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Costa Mesa Firefighters Association Public Blog

  Click here to access New Public Blog Site


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Comments are encouraged, but you must keep it civil and stay on topic. Please no profanity, vulgarity, racial slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked.


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Any active or retired members

Any active or retired members that would like an email address (yourname@cmfd.com) just use the contact us form and put in subject matter email.  I need to know if you want a full email account or just a forwarding one.  Email addresses will be set up only upon request.

Members can upload images to the photo gallery, participate in our online voting program and participate in all aspects of our online community.  This site has been built to accommodate our current and future needs. 

The sign up process takes less than 30 seconds and once your account is verified, you'll enjoy all the benefits of one of the most technologically advanced website available to members.


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Welcome to the Costa Mesa Firefighters Association

Welcome to the Costa Mesa Firefighters Association Web Site. The Costa Mesa Firefighters Association represents the 75 (plus 9 vacancies) full-time professional firefighters and firefighter/paramedics who protect the residents and visitors of our city. Our members operate the City’s six fire stations and responded to 9889 incidents in 2011. These incidents require Costa Mesa Firefighters to call on their training, knowledge, education, experience and expertise in fire fighting, emergency medical services, hazardous materials, and technical rescues skills. The Costa Mesa Firefighters Association provides the community with the highest level of service, even under the toughest of circumstances. In addition to our primary function of the protection of life, property, and the environment we also serve the public in areas such as public education, fire prevention, and supporting local charities. Please take the time to browse our website and find out more about who we are and the service we are committed to.


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