We are proud to introduce you to the Long Beach Retired Firefighters Association (LBRFA), formerly known as the Honorary Association. The mission of the LBRFA has not changed and will continue to support the mission that has been going on for decades. However, that mission has also expanded and we are excited for the future of the LBRFA.
The LBRFA board of directors are working hard and have scheduled several events for 2019. Here are your board of directors:
Tony Mejia, President Kirk Storey, 1st Vice-President Steve Moritz, 2nd Vice-President
Paul Cheek, Treasurer George Gjersvold, Secretary Jason Wight, Director
Bill Fickling, Director Dave Flores, Director Mark German, Director. Ty Damico, Director
Harold Omel, Advisor Kevin Scott, Advisor Rex Pritchard, Advisor
Anyone, retired sworn, active sworn or civilian, is welcome to join the LBRFA. Membership costs only $108 a year and helps support its mission. Simply put, the LBRFA is here to support the community: Camp Fire USA, American Red Cross, donating bikes to children in need, BBQing for community groups, making donations to charitable organizations and more.
The LBRFA is also here to support retired sworn members and members preparing for retirement. The LBRFA, in coordination with Local 372, works diligently to preserve your hard-earned pension benefit from attacks by special interests. We also assist with workers compensation claims AFTER retirement, provide professional/peer support for those dealing with behavioral health issues, support Retired Firefighters Day, and the Retirement Dinner. Additionally, LBRFA members can participate in the LBFD wellness program (sworn only), quarterly mixers so people can come together and catch up, receive the bi-monthly Local 372 newsletter mailed to your house, and so much more.
Joining is easy and for less than $10 a month, you can support not only the community but honor those men and women who spent a career giving everything they had in protecting the residents of Long Beach. The link below has a Long Beach Firemen’s Credit Union form that you can use to join the LBRFA. Simply fill it out and deliver it to the C.U. in-person or by mail. We can also take credit card and check payments by contacting the Union office at 562-989-3667. Once you have joined, you will receive a confirmation letter thanking you for your support, along with your membership card.
We are excited about the future of the LBRFA and appreciate your support. Again, this is open to sworn, active, and civilians, so feel free to share with family and friends. The more support we gather, the greater impact we can have on our community. “One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn’t as individuals.” (Jean Vanier)
Please click on the following link to print C.U. payment form to join: