• October 26, 2020

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    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.
    Open Enrollment Assistant Session TODAY
    10/21/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    2021 Benefits Open Enrollment takes place October 12-30, 2020. During this time, employees can elect new benefits or make changes to existing benefits effective January 1, 2021.
    DFD Peer Support Suicide Training Series Session 2 TODAY
    10/21/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    SESSION 2  - TODAY Session 2 - Connect to Protect: This session will focus on knowing when and how to connect Veteran peers who is at risk for suicide.   The session is TODAY October 21, 2020 at 9:00am - 10:30am and is scheduled to go from 9am to 10:30am I hope that you will be able to attend a class Click here to register.
    Monday Morning Headlines
    10/19/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good Monday Morning,  This week:   10/21 - DFD Peer Support Suicide Prevention Training Series - Session 2 Connect to Protect 10/24 - MDA Kevin Hart Kids Telethon Ratification Sign-Up Collective Bargaining Polls are open.
    W. Ponds Circle Structure Fire
    10/18/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    On Thursday October 15, 2020 at 10:30 a.m., Local Members responded to a fire inside a condominium on W. Ponds Circle in Unincorporated Arapahoe County. Initial reports stated a fire started in the bathroom of the home and may have extended into the attic space. When members from Engine 13 arrived on scene, they could not see any active fire from the outside of the condo.
    Hampden Ave. Car into a Building
    10/18/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 11:54 p.m. on Saturday October 10, 2020, Local members responded to a report of a car crash into a building on E. Hampden Ave. in Cherry Hills Village. When members arrived on scene, they found a car had gone off the roadway and crashed into a Caribou Coffee store. Crews extricated the driver inside the vehicle and took that person to the hospital in critical condition.
    U-Haul Forklift Accident
    10/18/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 7:46 p.m. on Friday, October 9, 2020, Local members responded to an entrapment at the U-Haul facility located at 1750 E. County Line Road in Douglas County. Upon arrival, members found a forklift on its side with the driver trapped underneath it. Paramedics immediately began treating the injured person while lifting and stabilizing equipment was put in place.
    Marathon of Hose
    10/18/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    A marathon of hose. 26.2 miles. 138,435 feet. Stretched by the crew of Engine 33 in a self-challenge to be better at their job. What started as a funny idea in January became a reality by October. They did it. And they’re still going. 10 months of walking, crawling and running with hose during a variety of basic, advanced and unheard-of scenarios.
    DAD's Landfill Brush Fire
    10/18/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 12:06 p.m. on Monday, October 5, 2020, Local members responded to a brush fire at the Denver Arapahoe Disposal Site landfill, located at 3500 S. Gun Club Road. An electrical problem on a power pole sparked a small grass fire that quickly grew to over an acre. Workers at the facility used fire extinguishers and heavy equipment including water tenders and tractors to fight the fire.
    Lora's Donuts Flag Presentation
    10/18/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    On October 3rd, our members got the chance to give back to a community member who has given so much. Lora, of Lora’s Donuts & Bakery Shop in Englewood, was presented with a hose flag as a sign of appreciation from the emergency responders she has impacted over the years.
    Blakeland Dr. HazMat
    10/18/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 4:40 p.m. on Monday, September 28, 2020, Local members responded to 8109 Blakeland Drive to assist Douglas County Sheriff Deputies with investigating a suspicious package. The building was evacuated, a unified command was established, Hazardous Materials Technicians went through a medical status check and geared up to go inside.
    Ratification Meeting Sign-Up
    10/15/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good morning! The Collective Bargaining Committee has set the dates of October 28th and 29th to present and vote on the Memorandum of Understanding regarding our current Collective Bargaining Agreement.  The ratification meeting will be held in our Event Center at 12 Lakeside Lane. Sessions on both days are set to begin at 8:30 am.
    Monday Morning Headlines
    10/12/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good Monday Morning,  This week:   E-Board - 10/15/20 at 8:30 am Collective Bargaining Polls are open! COVID 19 Reminder The Executive Board will be meeting on Thursday 10/15 at the 8:30 am in the board room at 12 Lakeside Lane. Be sure to let your Vice Presidents know any issues you would like brought to the meeting.
    President Update - Collective Bargaining - New Video Link
    10/10/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    2021 MOU Concession Summary In accordance with Local 858 Constitution and Bylaws, Article XIV Section 9, the Collective Bargaining Committee has unanimously requested a Ratification Meeting to approve the tentatively agreed upon Memorandum of Understanding which will be presented to the membership on October 28th and 29th, 2020.
    IAFF General Secretary Treasurer
    10/06/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    DENVER FIRE FIGHTERS ENDORSE FRANK LIMA FOR GENERAL SECRETARY-TREASURER The Executive Board of Denver Fire Fighters Local 858 voted unanimously to ENDORSE District 10 Vice President, Frank Lima for the next General Secretary-Treasurer of the International Association of Fire Fighters.
    Monday Morning Headlines - Late Evening Edition
    10/05/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good Monday Evening,  Sorry, things are a little delayed as I return from vacation.  This week is the Union Meetings scheduled Wednesday at 7 pm, and Thursday at 8:30 am. There will be a ZOOM informational session to start each meeting where no union business will occur during this time. After the informational session, the meetings will take place offline.
    IAFF General President Endorsement
    10/02/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Hello Brothers and Sisters: It has been a busy week with the IAFF and we would like to keep you informed. As of the Affiliate Leadership Training Summit in January of 2020, IAFF Principal Officer candidates for the 2020 (now 2021 election) were General President Harold Shaitberger and General-Secretary Ed "EDZO" Kelly.
    County Line Road MVA
    09/28/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 01:07 a.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2020, Local members responded to a rollover accident at Lucent Blvd. and County Line Rd. A vehicle traveling northbound on Lucent Blvd. struck the guardrail, flipped over onto its roof and slid down the embankment adjacent to McLellan Reservoir. Initial reports indicated that a person was trapped inside, and a full extrication response was dispatched.
    Update from President Foster
    09/25/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good Morning,  Please see an Update Video from President Foster and Notice regarding Nominations for Executive Board and Collective Bargaining.  Be Safe Mike Pylar, Communications Director Denver Firefighters Local 858 (720)318-1245 CommunicationsIAFF858@gmail.
    S. Broadway Truck Stuck Under Awning
    09/22/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 2:24 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, Local members responded to 7720 S. Broadway in Littleton after a delivery truck became stuck under the building awning. Members stabilized the structure, used a grinder to cut away damaged metal on top of the trailer and the tires were deflated to lower the trailer height.
    Windhaven Drive Structure Fire
    09/21/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 6:20 p.m. on Friday September 18, 2020, Local members responded to a house fire on Windhaven Drive in the Timbers neighborhood located in Unincorporated Douglas County. Members arrived on scene and found the entire backside of the home engulfed by fire. Crews immediately began fire attack on the structure. Shortly after members started putting water on the fire, the home began collapsing.
    S. Broadway Vehicle vs Building
    09/21/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday Sept. 12, 2020, Local members responded to reports of a car crashing into the UPS Store near the intersection of S. Broadway and W. Mineral Avenue in Littleton. When members arrived on scene, they found a car had gone through the front of the store and was sitting inside. Crews assessed the driver and determined the person did not need further medical treatment.
    Littleton High School HazMat
    09/21/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    On Thursday September 10, 2020, Local members responded to a hazmat investigation at Littleton High School located on E. Littleton Blvd. in the city of Littleton. Initial reports stated there was an odor of chlorine in the pool area of the school and the custodial staff was inside at the time.
    CPFF Members Special Opportunity for Officer Development in 2020!
    09/20/20 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
    CPFF is proud to be a co-sponsor of Fire Leadership Challenge (FLC) providing leadership education for all ranks.
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