• May 20, 2019

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    Alumni Luncheon
    05/17/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    On Wednesday May 15th local members gathered with past members at the South Metro Alumni Luncheon. Full of laughter, shared memories, and good food, alumni and retirees from Local 2086's rich history gathered at Station 32. It was great catching up with the members that have helped shape the department to what it is today. https://www.southmetro.
    Bylaws Change
    05/16/19 - Retired Fire Fighters Association of Denver
    The Board is suggesting changes to the existing bylaws. Please read the attached section and note that the new language is in red letters. Once you review the proposal please proceed to the Online Voting Tab to cast your ballot. You can call a Board member should you need additional information. Voting will begin on Saturday, May 18th at 12:00 a.m. and end at midnight on June 16th.
    Lagae Road Rollover MVA
    05/15/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    On the evening of Tuesday May 14th, Local responded to a rollover at the intersection of Happy Canyon Rd & Lagae Rd. Members arrived on scene to find a concrete truck had rolled onto its side and had begun spilling concrete mixture and fuel onto the roadway.
    GREAT NEWS!!!
    05/14/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Sisters and Brothers, Our efforts to elect our fire fighter to Denver's City Council just took a HUGE leap forward. We are proud to announce that former candidates David Sabados, Sabrina D'Agosta and Scott Durrah have ALL OPENLY ENDORSED MIKE SOMMA FOR COUNCIL DISTRICT 1. Support continues to grow for Mike and this will directly affect you and your working conditions.
    MIKE IS IN THE RUNOFF!!!
    05/08/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Sisters and Brothers of Local 858: We are one step closer to having a fire fighter on Denver's City Council!! This is where we really need your help so stay tuned for further notification on upcoming events. What can you do now?? Please donate here to support Mike's campaign. This is the final 4 weeks and we need all the help we can get.
    Colorado Fallen Firefighter Memorial - Aaron Lybarger
    05/07/19 - West Metro Fire Fighters I.A.F.F. Local 1309
    To: Active Members of the West Metro Professional Firefighter IAFF Local 1309 This Saturday, the Colorado Fallen Firefighters Memorial will add the name of our own Aaron Lybarger to it's wall.  We lost Aaron last June after his courageous battle with work-related cancer.   And his absence from our West Metro family is still felt by so many of us each and every day.
    Election is 3 days away!
    05/04/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Local 858 Sisters and Brothers, What a day today! Local 858 members (retired and active) paired up with the Denver Area Labor Federation to knock on doors in Council District 1 for Mike Somma. We are making our final push and we need to get Denver voters to the polls. Fire fighters are needed to drop off literature tomorrow (Sunday, May 5) and Monday, May 6.
    Badge Pinning and Promotional Ceremony
    05/02/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    On the evening of May 1st, Local members, South Metro staff, family, and friends gathered at Firehouse 32 in Centennial to celebrate badge pinning, oaths of office and promotions.
    Mike Somma Recognizes Our Community’s Reduced Fire Safety
    05/01/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Northwest Denver does not have the fire protection resources it had nor what it needs as population and structure height and density have increased.  Three separate factors are creating a perfect storm.
    Duckling Rescues
    05/01/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Local members have responded to 2 different duckling rescues in the past 2 days. On April 30th Ladder 12 responded to a storm drain near Arapahoe Rd. and University Blvd. in Centennial, CO and on May 1st Tower 18 responded to a storm drain near Hackberry St. and Golden Eagle Ave. in the Highlands Ranch Metro District.
    Highline Circle Multi Family Structure Fire
    04/29/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 12:46 a.m. on Monday April 29th, Local members responded to a building fire at 240 E. Highline Circle in Centennial. Multiple 911 callers reported flames visible from the 3rd floor of a building at the Highline Meadows Condominium complex.
    John P Cernich Sr. Remembrance
    04/28/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Today marks the 50th anniversary of John P. Cernich Sr.’s line of duty death while with Littleton Fire Rescue. Shortly after reporting for duty at Littleton Fire Station 1 on April 28, 1969, Captain John Cernich was participating in a daily mandatory physical fitness program. One of the requirements was the completion of a one mile run in less than eight minutes.
    Loss of Greeley Firefighter
    04/26/19 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
    The Greeley Fire Department is mourning the loss of a veteran firefighter who passed away from injuries sustained in an off-duty traffic collision. Please keep his family and the Greeley Fire Department family in your thoughts and prayers as they work through this very difficult time.
    ONLY TWO WEEKENDS LEFT!!
    04/24/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    ONLY TWO WEEKENDS LEFT UNTIL ELECTION DAY!!! Sisters and Brothers, If you have not donated time or money to put our Fire Fighter into City Council time is running out! Canvassing this Saturday is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT and can have a major impact on this election. Please sign up using the links below: Canvassing: This is a fun and easy way to talk to residents in District 1.
    Cherry Creek Brush Fire
    04/19/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 1:58 p.m. on Friday April 19th, Local members responded to multiple 911 reports of a vegetation fire along the Cherry Creek Trail just north of Broncos Parkway. First arriving Brush 42 found a 50’ x 100’ grass fire burning between the creek and the bike path behind Courtney Downs Apartments and began a direct attack.
    George Burton Remembrance
    04/18/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    April 17th marked the 36th anniversary of George Burton’s line of duty death while with the Parker Volunteer Fire Department. After responding to several calls on March 25th 1983, George suffered a heart attack while at the fire station. He was transported to the hospital and died on April 17th 1983.  https://www.southmetro.
    Rockbridge Structure Involved MVA
    04/18/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    On Monday April 15th, Local members were dispatched to a vehicle into a building.  Members arrived on scene and found on vehicle into the building.  Members from the technical rescue team stabalized the structure.  The incident remains under investigation. https://www.southmetro.
    Ballots have been sent!!!
    04/18/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Dear Brothers and Sisters; Ballots have been sent to Denver residents and the time to act is now. We need your help in District 1 and this is how you can participate. Please watch this video and then sign up for events below: Knock on Doors: We need at least 35 people this weekend to knock on doors. A new shift has been added from 2pm - 5pm.
    Birch Way Structure Fire
    04/11/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Just before 2 p.m. on April 11th, Local members responded to a working residential fire on S. Birch Way in Centennial. When members arrived on scene they found smoke coming out of the house and a fire in the kitchen. Members were able to knock down the fire, but discovered it had extended into the attic.
    TOMORROW 4/13!
    04/09/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Attention Denver Fire Fighter’s: The ballots for the 2019 Denver Municipal Election will be mailed out on Monday, April 15. This is our last weekend to canvass for our Fire Fighter, Mike Somma for Council District 1 before ballots are received by voters.
    Orchard Road MVA
    04/08/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 08:00 on April 8th, 2019 Local 2086 members responded to a reported MVA on E. Orchard Rd. at the intersection of S. Biscay St. MetCom advised responding units that the incident involved a rollover. Members arrived on scene and found two vehicles involved in the crash.  One vehicle was on its right side in the middle of the intersection.
    Victor Mondragon Retirement
    04/05/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Congratulations to Victor Mondragon who retired on April 3rd after 34 years of service to the Littleton / South Metro community!  We thank you for your service and wish you a happy and healthy retirement. http://www.southmetro.
    TAP AND HANDLE 7TH ANNIVERSARY SUPPORTS TERRY FARRELL FUND
    04/04/19 - IAFF Local #1945
    PARKING LOT BEER FESTIVAL 12:00PM -3:00PM : We are hosting 14 breweries, including Weldwerks, Horse & Dragon, Cerebral, Outer Range, Odell & New Belgium just to name a few, to set up in our parking lot! Beers will be sold individually for $5 per beer, buy beer tickets, redeem tickets with the brewery for a full pour.
    Election Night
    04/03/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Dear Sisters and Brothers of Local 858; Last night Local 858 and the CPFF were able to support our fellow fire fighters with Local 5 in Colorado Springs.
    858 Summer BBQ and Camping trip
    04/02/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good morning, the annual 858 summer picnic and camping trip is set for June 13th-16th @ Chatfield Reservoir.  Camping sites are available for tents, campers, and RV’s and can be reserved on the 858 online store or by calling the union office.
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