NFFE Mourns Loss of Fallen Members in California WildfireSaturday, October 28, 2006
Contact: Randy Erwin (202) 216-4451 (office) (202) 898-1866 (fax)
¡°We are deeply saddened to learn that
our brothers in the Forest Service lost their
lives in the line of duty yesterday. These men died
heroically, protecting the lives of
¡°This event is truly a great tragedy. It demonstrates the tremendous sacrifice Forest Service workers make every day when they put their lives on the line to protect us.
¡°Our deepest condolences go out to the families, friends and coworkers of the men who lost their lives. We pray for the safety of all the Forest Service firefighters who are serving our great nation.¡±
Established in 1917, the National Federation of Federal Employees is the oldest union representing civil service federal employees. NFFE currently represents 90,000 federal employees government-wide, including approximately 20,000 in the National Forest Service. NFFE is affiliated with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.