Welcome to Long Beach Firefighters IAFF Local 372
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(07/10/18) Police and Fire: The Fallen Heroes, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is honored to announce that they have partnered with California Pizza Kitchen locations in Southern California to host a fundraising event for the trust fund of Fallen Hero, Captain David Rosa of the Long Beach Fire Department. California Pizza Kitchen is donating 20% of participating guest checks to Police and Fire: The Fallen Heroes.

To participate, guests can present the fundraiser flyer or simply mention the fundraiser to their waiter. The fundraiser is valid on dine-in, take-out, and catering orders.

In conjunction, Police and Fire: The Fallen Heroes will donate 100% of all money raised at this event, and through direct donations, to support the Rosa Family. We welcome any monetary or in-kind donations.

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EXTENDED COVERAGE: Long Beach mourns at funeral for slain firefighter, Capt. David Rosa

Copy/Paste this link for extended coverage of the entire memorial services for Fire Captain Dave Rosa:


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Thousands gather to honor slain Long Beach Fire Capt. Dave Rosa

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Memorial Service Update

Fire Captain Dave Rosa Memorial Service
Long Beach Arena

(07/02/18) Here is an update with the most recent information….

The memorial service will take place tomorrow, July 3rd, 2018 and will begin promptly at 10:00 AM and end at approximately 12:00 PM. Services will be held in the arena located at the Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90802. The memorial services will be open to the public.

Immediately following there will be a reception in Captain Rosa’s honor that will take place in the same venue.

Class A uniforms for all sworn Fire Department personnel. Visiting personnel please plan on arriving well in advance of 0830 formation time. (See parking details below). A hospitality tent will be set up for uniformed personnel in the Northeast corner of the north convention center parking lot (near Seaside and Shoreline).

If driving your personal vehicles, you should be in the Convention Center parking lot by 0800. We ask that you be in place and ready for the procession no later than 0815.

There is dedicated seating for you. Once inside the convention center, locate a single unmarked table covered with black cloth. Volunteer spouses and retirees will provide ribbons and escort you to your seating area. Doors will open at 0730. There will be a “live feed” of the procession and outside activities for those already seated inside the convention center. You will not miss the event by sitting inside before the service starts. It is recommended that LBFD families and friends arrive no later that 0815 to be seated in a timely manner in seats with optimal viewing.

PARKING DIRECTIONS: From Pine Av, turn eastbound Seaside Way; staff will direct you to one of the parking areas near the Terrace Theater, or on convention center grounds.


The union hall (2201 CHERRY AVENUE) will open to any and all firefighters and retirees immediately after the conclusion of the services & reception at the Long Beach Convention Center. Food and drinks will be provided. Due to limited parking we highly encourage carpooling or ridesharing through Uber or Lyft

PRIVATE VEHICLES please park in these areas ONLY
1. Upper civic center lot - the northernmost lot on N. Legion Drive

2. Alvarado Elementary - Alamitos Avenue at Gaviota Avenue

3. American University of Health Sciences (150 spots) - 1600 E. Hill Street, near Hill Street at Walnut Avenue

ALL EMERGENCY APPARATUS parking - will be on southbound Cherry Avenue from Hill Street south to 21st Street.

DO NOT PARK In the Lower civic center lot – southernmost lot on N. Legion Drive (Signal Hill employees only), or on the street in front of the Union Hall along Hill Street


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Sworn Firefighters fly free on JetBlue

For travel to Long Beach (LGB) 6/30/18 to 7/6/18

(6/27/18) Local 372 is so thankful to announce that JetBlue Airways is offering free fights to Long Beach, California for any sworn firefighter in the United States in order to attend memorial services for brother Dave Rosa.

Services for Captain Rosa will be July 3, at 10 am at the Long Beach Arena in downtown Long Beach. Brothers and sisters from around the nation will be able to fly free between 6/30/18 and 7/6/18.

Call 1 800-JetBlue (538-2583)
Ask for Fallen Officer Booking and mention Fallen Fire Captain David Rosa.

Be prepared to give the following info:
- Fire Department name and IAFF Local #
- Badge number
- Fire Department email address

Offer valid for up to two (2) members from any one department, for travel up to 3 days before and 3 days after the services.

Thank you again JetBlue for your tremendous support!

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L.O.D.D. Captain David Rosa


(6/25/18) The Long Beach Fire Department and the Long Beach Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 372 are heartbroken to announce the loss of one of our own in the line of duty.

Fire Captain David Rosa, 45, died early this morning, June 25, 2018, from wounds sustained when he was shot while responding to a pre-dawn explosion and fire.

Brother Rosa was a 17-year veteran of the Long Beach Fire Department. He leaves behind his wife and two children.

VISITATION for all sworn personnel will be Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1 from 08:00 - 20:00 each day at McCormick & Son Mortuary, 25002 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Hills. http://www.mccormickandson.com/

MEMORIAL SERVICES for brother Rosa have been set for Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. in the arena located at the Long Beach Convention Center. The convention center is located at 300 East Ocean Boulevard in Long Beach, California. The memorial services will be open to the public and will be followed immediately by a reception in Captain Rosa’s honor that will take place in the same venue.

Fire personnel are asked to attend in their Class A uniforms. All incoming fire department resources from outside jurisdictions, dignitaries, honor guards, and pipes and drums are asked to confirm their attendance by visiting the following website: www.lbfdmemorial.org. Contact the Hyatt Regency Hotel Long Beach at (562) 491-1234 for special rates for this event.

For those that wish to make donations to support the family of Fire Captain David Rosa, please visit: www.FireCaptainRosa.org

Our hearts, prayers, and condolences go out to brother Rosa's family.

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Experts Support Four-Person Staffing on Fire Engines/Trucks

Since 2004, the Long Beach Fire Department has lost 30 sworn positions and is now below 1970's staffing levels when the department responded to 5000 emergency calls, compared to 2010's 48,525 calls. The Long Beach Firefighters are especially concerned about a city proposal to cut staffing onboard firefighting units from four to three, since this will cause completely unnecessary life-threatening delays.

California law requires that there must be four firefighters on scene before a unit can deploy personnel into a fire. If a unit arrives with only three firefighters, it has to wait for back-up wasting critical time since fire doubles in size every minute. Lost time results in greater danger to those in the building, those fighting the fire, the structure itself and surrounding neighbors.

Don't take our word for it, please click on the following link to see what the experts say:


Four-Person Staffing Facts



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