• November 29, 2020

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    Monday Morning Headlines
    11/23/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    This week:  Voting for Executive Board 11/23, 11/24, 11/25 Executive Board Meeting Reminder -11/24 Thanksgiving - 11/26 Steward Seminar 12/14 & 12/15 
    Powers Ave. Car vs Gas Meter
    11/22/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 4:49 a.m. on Sunday, November 22, 2020, Local members responded to a collision involving a vehicle into a home at 837 W. Powers Ave. in Littleton. First arriving Littleton Police Officers reported a natural gas leak, evacuated the occupants and checked for injuries. When members arrived, they stood by with a charged hose line in case anything ignited and confirmed that no one was hurt.
    Jamison Dr. Multi Family Structure Fire
    11/22/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 8:09 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2020, Local members responded to a fire alarm activation at Courtney Downs Apartments, located at 15859 E. Jamison Drive in Arapahoe County. While members were responding, 911 callers reported water flowing and smoke in the building. First arriving Engine 42 found smoke in and around the large 3-story building and pulled a hose line for fire attack.
    President Update
    11/18/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good Afternoon,  Here is an update from Dave Foster, Presdient of Local 858.
    DFD Peer Support Suicide Prevention Training - Session 3 - TODAY
    11/18/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Hello Sisters and Brothers, Below is information regarding our final Suicide Prevention classes being provided by the Veterans Administration in partnership with the DFD Peer Support Team, and is available to anyone interested. This session is an hour and a half long and will take place at 9am this Wednesday, November 18th.
    Colorado Blvd. Car vs Building
    11/17/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 1:44 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, Local members responded to a traffic collision involving a structure at the Chase Bank, located at 9350 S. Colorado Blvd. in Highlands Ranch. When Engine 17 arrived, they found a Jeep Grand Cherokee into a support column for the building with significant damage.
    Multi Family Structure Fire
    11/17/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 8:40 p.m. on Monday, November 16, 2020, Local members responded to an apartment fire at 1039 S. Parker Rd. in Arapahoe County. A vigilant neighbor heard smoke alarms sounding from a nearby apartment, saw smoke coming from the top of the door and dialed 911. First arriving members from Station 21 advanced a hose line through the complex and entered the burning apartment.
    Commercial Structure Fire
    11/17/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    On Thursday November 12, 2020 at 8 a.m., Local members responded to a commercial structure fire at the Aces Motorcycle store off of W. Bowles Ave. in Littleton. When Engine 11 arrived on scene, members found heavy smoke inside the building, but could not find any active fire.
    Ratification Vote Results
    11/17/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    All Members,  This is an official notification that the Collective Bargaining Committee's motion to Ratify the Memorandum of Understanding for the 2021 Contract year has passed.
    ***TODAY*** Collective Bargaining Committee Presentation of the Memorandum of Understanding and Voting
    11/16/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good Afternoon The first of the two Ratification Meetings is TONIGHT - Monday, November 16, 2020 at 6 pm - The waiting room for credentialling will open by 5 pm  - Sign-in early so credentialling will go quicker. We will not start the meeting until everybody has entered the meeting. The meeting will be locked at 6:20 pm, and no one else will be allowed into the Waiting Room.
    Monday Morning Headlines
    11/15/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    This Week: Vacation Pick Update, Ratification Meeting, Executive Board Voting, COVID Update, Steward Seminar
    **** REMINDER**** Collective Bargaining Committee Presentation of the Memorandum of Understanding
    11/13/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    The Collective Bargaining Committee would like to present the Memorandum of Understanding for the 2021 contract year.   The presentation will take place on Monday, November 16, 2020, at 6 pm and Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at 9:30 am.  This presentation will occur virtually via ZOOM, and you will be required to both register and log in to your ZOOM account.
    ZOOM Test Meeting Today
    11/13/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good Morning! Ratification Test Session Today at 9:30 am  The Wednesday evening meeting was a success, and we are offering one more opportunity to log in to ZOOM. This meeting is a chance for you to test your phone, tablet, or computer for ZOOM meetings. You will be required to follow the steps just as you will for the Official Ratification Meetings on November 16th and 17th.
    UPDATE: Message from Secretary Treasurer Cordova
    11/09/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good Morning,  Secretary Treasurer Cordova has a video message for the Denver Fire Fighters Local 858 Membership.  Mike Pylar, Communications Director Denver Firefighters Local 858 (720)318-1245 CommunicationsIAFF858@gmail.
    Monday Morning Headlines
    11/09/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good Monday Morning,  Official Notification for the Ratification Meeting The Collective Bargaining Committee has set the dates to present and vote to ratify the Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) for November 16th at 6 pm, and 17th at 9:30 am 2020. This meeting will be virtual via ZOOM with required registration and credentialing.
    Ridgegate Brush Fire
    11/08/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 9:38 a.m. on Saturday November 7, 2020, Local members responded to what started as a small brush fire to the south of RidgeGate Parkway and about a mile east of I-25 in Lone Tree. Multiple callers reported the fire moving at a quick rate of speed with high wind speeds in the area. The fire was upgraded to a large brush fire, adding more resources to the incident.
    Sante Fe Dr. Vehicle into Building
    11/08/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Just after 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Local members were dispatched to a vehicle into a building, near W. Maplewood Ave and Sante Fe Drive. Upon arrival, members sized up a multi-vehicle accident, involving two cars on Sante Fe and a tow truck crashing into the side of a car wash. No injuries were reported.
    Lisbon Ct. Structure Fire
    11/08/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Just after 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning, MetCom received multiple calls for a residential structure fire near E Kenyon Place and Lisbon Court. Incoming units confirmed a smoke plume was visible and upgraded the response to a confirmed working fire. Upon arrival, units saw heavy flames coming from the back of the home and confirmed that the family and their pet had evacuated.
    Platte Canyon Rd. Smoke Investigation
    11/08/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Steam or smoke? In cold weather sometimes it’s difficult to tell the difference. Just before 7 p.m. on Monday, October 26, 2020, Local members responded to a possible building fire at 7921 S. Platte Canyon Road in Jefferson County. The 911 caller reported dark smoke coming from the roof that appeared to be getting worse and smelled like burning oil.
    Union Meeting Informational Session Today
    11/04/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good Evening  The Union Meeting - Informational Session will be tonight live via ZOOM starting at 7pm.  A unanimous decision by the Executive Board to cancel the November Union Meetings due to COVID-19 restrictions and health concerns took place on October 28, 2020. Therefore there is no in-person attendance at the Event Center for this meeting.
    Monday Morning Headlines *** Union Meeting Date Correction***
    11/02/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    .Good Monday Morning!
    November Union Meeting and Executive Board Elections
    10/30/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    To the Membership of Local 858,  The elections for Executive Board are scheduled to take place in accordance with the Local 858 Constitution & Bylaws Article IV Section 2.
    Ratification Meeting *** Canceled***
    10/27/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good Afternoon,  At 11:30 AM this morning, Denver Mayor Hancock instituted Level 3 Safer at Home Restrictions due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases. Within the Department, we have had a significant spike with our members confirmed or quarantined due to COVID-19 as well.
    Monday Morning Headlines
    10/26/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good Monday Morning.
    Ratification Meeting Reminder
    10/23/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Ratification Meeting Reminder As we abide by the State COVID Regulations for the Event Center, we ask that all members sign up on our Sign-Up Genius.  At this time, we have reached 80% for our Wednesday morning meeting and have added a second meeting on Wednesday,  at 5:30 pm.
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