The IAFF has learned that former IAFF 10th District Vice President John K. Stephens died January 19, 2015, at the age of 82.

Stephens joined the Los Angeles County Fire Department and became a member of Los Angeles County Local 1014.

He served his fire department and his local for 23 years. For 16 of those years, Stephens sat on the Local 1014 Executive Board in various capacities, including vice president. He also served two terms as 2nd District Vice President for the Federated Fire Fighters of California, which later became the California Professional Firefighters.

Stephens was elected IAFF 10th District Vice President in 1978, a position he held until 1994.