• September 20, 2021

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    Don't Forget!!! Union Steward Seminar this week!
    09/20/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    UNION STEWARD SEMINAR The Fall Stewards Seminar is scheduled for September 21st at 8:30 a.m. and September 22nd at 5:00p.m. . We will provide breakfast burritos for the morning meeting and pizza for the evening meeting.
    Monday Morning Headlines
    09/19/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Monday Morning Headlines Issues Committee 9/20 Executive Board Meeting 9/23 Collective Bargaining Committee Nominations
    U.S. Honor Flag Arrival
    09/16/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    The United States Honor Flag travels the country honoring America’s fallen heroes, it arrived in Colorado Wednesday and will stay with fallen Firefighter Paramedic Tony Palato through his memorial service next week.
    Interstate 25 Tanker Fire
    09/16/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Just after 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 16, 2021, SMFR received numerous reports of flames and smoke visible from a tanker truck on southbound I-25 north of Castle Pines Parkway. When local members arrived, they found the rear brake assembly on the tractor engulfed in flames.
    Castle Pines Brush Fire
    09/16/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 9:32 a.m. on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 911 callers reported a sparking electrical transformer starting brush fire on the southwest corner of Castle Pines Parkway and I-25 in the City of Castle Pines. When local members arrived, they found roughly half an acre of mixed vegetation involved, spreading to the north and south.
    2022 Collective Bargaining Agreement
    09/16/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    The signed 2022 Collective Bargaining Agreement has been uploaded for all active members in accordance with Article XIV, Section 6 of the Denver Fire Fighters Local 858 Constitution and By-Laws.
    Fire Medic Palato Line of Duty Death
    09/15/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    With great sadness, South Metro Fire Rescue announces the Line of Duty Death of Firefighter Paramedic Anthony Palato who passed away peacefully today, September 15, 2021.
    Monday Morning Headlines
    09/13/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good Monday Morning Issues Committee Meeting - 9/13 @ 9:00am Steward Seminar 9/21 & 9/22 Nominations 
    Interstate 25 MVA with Extrication
    09/12/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Just before 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 11, 2021, 911 callers reported that a vehicle traveling northbound on Interstate 25 left the highway and flipped over at Castle Pines Parkway. Local members from Engine and Medic 36 were first to arrive, they found the single occupant of the vehicle trapped inside and began medical treatment.
    9/11 Remembrance
    09/12/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    On Saturday morning South Metro Fire Rescue held a remembrance ceremony in honor of the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks on America. A lone bagpiper performed while the Honor Guard placed flowers at the Fallen Firefighters Memorial, located at SMFR Headquarters in Centennial. A radio announcement rang out across the district followed by a moment of silence and salutes.
    Auburn Hills Dr. Car vs. House
    09/12/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, September 9, 2021, Local members responded to a traffic collision involving a structure at 16737 E. Auburn Hills Dr. in Parker. When members arrived, they found a SUV that struck the side of a garage with damage to the structure. One person was treated and transported to the hospital with serious injuries, thankfully no one inside the building was injured.
    Arapahoe Court House Fire
    09/12/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, September 9, 2021, Local members and firefighters from Franktown Fire Protection District responded to a reported structure fire on Arapahoe Court in the Pinery Community within Douglas County. Members from first arriving Engine 43 found heavy smoke coming from the home and identified a fire in the basement.
    Phillips Circle House Fire
    09/12/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 7:02 p.m. on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, Local members responded to a reported structure fire in the 3600 block of E. Phillips Circle in Centennial. When members arrived, they observed smoke coming from the garage. Members advanced a hose line and quickly controlled a fire in the garage while additional crews searched the interior of the home and confirmed that no fire extended inside.
    Secretary-Treasurer Vacancy
    09/10/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Brothers and Sisters; Today is brother Phil Cordova’s last day at a DFD Fire Station 7. He is embarking upon a journey that no Denver Fire Fighter has taken as he is the first Assistant to the General President of the IAFF to ever come out of the 5 states that make up the 9th District.
    Message from Secretary-Treasurer Cordova
    09/10/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Today is Phil Cordova's last day in the Firehouse before he moves to Washington D.C. as he accepts his position as Assistant to the General President for Government Affairs, Strategic, and Political Initiatives.  
    Monday Morning Headlines ( Tuesday Morning! )
    09/07/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good Tuesday Morning COVID-19 Denials Communication Request MDA Collection  South by Southeast  Denver Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation 9/11 Golf Tournament
    A message from General President Kelly
    09/03/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    CONGRATULATIONS PHIL CORDOVA!  I am pleased to announce Phil Cordova has been appointed Assistant to the General President for Governmental Affairs, Strategic Campaigns and Political Action, effective September 13, 2021.
    Union Meeting Today
    09/01/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    UNION MEETING TODAY! 
    MDA SignUp Genius
    08/31/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Sorry for the confusion on the MDA 'Fill The Boot" email! I got a little ahead of myself. I have created a SignUp Genius if you want to take out the Antique Rig for a few hours this weekend. Click here to view the SignUp! You can drive downtown, in the highlands, through RiNo, or work busy intersections like Alameda and Federal or 7th and Colorado Blvd.
    2021 MDA "Fill The Boot"
    08/31/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    As you all know, Labor Day weekend has historically been the time where we get out into the public and raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). This has been a long tradition in the professional fire service for over 64 years.
    Chief Daley Retirement
    08/30/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Chief Dave Daley has seen many things during his 35 years in the fire service and has impacted many people's lives. Today, Local members, friends and family celebrated his dedicated service as he retires from South Metro Fire Rescue. His compassionate heart and warm laughs have created a strong legacy that a caring soul is a key to a successful career.
    Forest Canyon Drive Outbuilding Fire
    08/30/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 11:15 p.m. on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, Local members responded to an outbuilding fire on Forest Canyon Drive in Douglas County. When members arrived, they encountered a 45x38 wood frame structure fully engulfed in flames with the surrounding vegetation and a large propane tank threatened.
    Monday Morning Headlines
    08/30/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    COVID-19 Issues Committee Meeting - 8/30/21 CDPHE ZOOM Meeting - 8/30/21 Union Meeting with Information Session - 9/1/21 Union Meeting - 9/2/21  PEPH Committee Brian Baker Trade Request
    Nominations - Collective Bargaining Committee
    08/25/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Reminder, nominations for the NEXT Collective Bargaining Committee will be held at the regular September meetings, September 1, 2021 and September 2, 2021.
    Huntwick Lane Fuel Spill
    08/23/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 11:05 a.m. on Monday, August 23, 2021, Local members to a large fuel spill on Huntwick Lane in Cherry Hills Village. A semi-truck accidentally struck a fire hydrant which ripped a hole in the saddle tank. Thankfully no injuries or fire occurred, but up to 200 gallons of diesel fuel was flowing down the gutter.
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