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What's New at IAFF 858
Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
 The winner of today’s Payday Raffle is Jerome Fleming, ARFF 1, C-shift.  Congratulations Jerome. BEERS, BLOODY’S AND BURRITOS! You are invited to join us for the final $5,000.00 Payday Raffle drawing on December 18th, 2015.   “Choir Practice” will be held at Dougherty’s Restaurant and Pub #5 East Ellsworth at 7:30 a.m. on Payday December 18th. Read More...
December Union Meetings
Wednesday December 2nd, Local 858 would like to invite you to Celebrate the Holidays, The meeting is @ Delany’s Celtic Tavern beginning @ 7pm for Cigars and Whiskey Thursday December 3rd, We have a Good ol’ Fashioned Christmas Choir Practice @ Dougherty’s Pub (Ellsworth and Broadway) with breakfast burrito’s and bloody mary bar. Fun and excitement starts @ 8:30am. Read More...
Denver Whiskey Club Annual Holiday Fundraiser
Denver Whiskey Club Annual Holiday Fundraiser On December 8th, 2015 the Denver Whiskey Club welcomes you to join us as we raise funds for the Friends of the Denver Fire Department Foundation. Please see flyer for more information.... Read More...
Discount Airport Parking
Hometown Heroes Discount Save 20% off Denver Airport Parking! Every day, our local police, fireman and EMS selflessly put themselves in the way of harm to help other people. Read More...
John Whelan Memorial Fund
John Whelan Memorial Fund A Memorial Fund for fallen Firefighter John Whelan has been created through the DFD Credit Union and members can deposit or transfer funds into the Memorial Fund Account by calling 303-228-5300. Read More...
Company Officer Promotional Prep Class
F.I.R.E. of the Denver Fire Department F.I.R.E. Presents John Norman Deputy Assistant Chief (Ret.) New York Fire Dept. Read More...
Download: John Norman Class.pdf
Colorado Firefighter LOD Heart and Circulatory Malfunction Benefits Bill takes Effect January 1, 2015
Brothers and Sisters, Please see the important message from CPFF President, Mike Rogers: Colorado Firefighter LOD Heart and Circulatory Malfunction Benefits Bill takes Effect January 1, 2015 The CPFF is proud to announce that Senate Bill 14-172 will become a reality after more than a year of planning, hard work, collaboration, and months of lobbying at the state capitol. Read More...
Download: SB14-172.pdf
2015 Health & Benefits Video
2015 Health & Benefits video.
Pension Committee - The Vote (final videos)
The Local 858 pension committee has prepared a series of short videos explaining how each one of the components of your pension works and how that proposed change will affect you. These final videos discuss the upcoming vote.  The Vote (Part 1): The Vote (Part 2): http://youtu. Read More...
Congressional Attacks on State and Local Pensions
As President Simpson has reported at the last two union meetings, there are federal congressional attacks on state and local pensions.  Please see the attached powerpoint from the IAFF. Read More...
Download: Pension Wkshp.pptx
Elevate Yourself Colorado
Brothers and Sisters, On August 15, 2014 Elevate Yourself Colorado will be hosting a memorial climb up Storm King Mountain to honor Fire, Police and First Responders. Local 858 is looking for members that would like to be part of a team that will climb the mountain in support of this worthy cause. If you are interested, please call CJ Haberkorn @ 303-918-2444 or email Read More...
Brothers and Sisters, As you know the city recently contracted to change our deferred compensation retirement accounts over to TIAA-CREF.  When the change occurred many members were concerned with the management of their accounts.  After  researching some options it was found that TIAA-CREF offers an Independent Fiduciary Advice model. Read More...
Fire Fighting Eating Habits Research
Brothers and Sisters, Please read the attached PDF regarding a quick survey on eating habits of firefighters. Click the link and follow the prompts. Read More...
Download: Fire Fighter Eating Habits Research.pdf
TIAA-CREF Deferred Compensation Plan
The City’s new Deferred Compensation Plan provider TIAA-CREF has scheduled consultant visits to Headquarters and each of the District Chief’s stations to conduct one-on-one sessions with individual members of the Department. These meetings are open to all active and retired employees and are NOT limited to your own work district. Read More...
Firefighters Physical Exam
Dear Members: As you are aware effective 1/1/2014 Kaiser has introduced a special preventive care visit for Denver Fire Department Local 858 called the Fire Fighters Exam.  Some of you may have already tried to schedule or had your exam and experienced some confusion on Kaiser’s part. Read More...
NFPA 1582 Firefighter Smart Set Physical
NFPA 1582 Firefighter Smart Set Physical Kaiser-Permanente Colorado, in collaboration with the City of Denver, has agreed to provide the following screening tests for fire suppression based on the additional health risks we have as well as requirements specified by the National Fire Protection Agency. Read More...
IAFF Statement on the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
From the beginning of the national debate on healthcare reform, the IAFF has been very clear about our position -- do no harm to our members, the fire fighters and paramedics who protect communities throughout this nation daily and when disaster strikes. Read More...
Niosh Study of Firefighters Finds Increased Rates of Cancer
A combined population of 30,000 firefighters from three large cities had higher rates of several types of cancers, and of all cancers combined, than the U.S. population as a whole, researchers from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and colleagues found in a new study. Read More...
Taking Action Against Cancer in the Fire Service
Taking Action Against Cancer in the Fire Service
Download: Taking-Action-against-Cancer-in-the-Fire-Service.pdf
Update from FPPA Task Force
FPPA Member Task Force Update By Andrew Laux, Local 858 Member Task Force Representative      As many of our members already know, there is a statewide vote coming up for a proposed change to our statewide defined benefit plan.  Many of us know what this is, but for those new to our job or just now finding out about it, this is our pension fund. Read More...
Cancer! A Growing Concern in the Fire Service
Denver Firefighters Local 858 and the Colorado Professional Firefighters with assistance from the Denver Fire Department present: “Cancer! A growing concern in the Fire Service” This class presented by Ret. FF. Read More...
Download: Cancer Presentation Flyer.pdf
Good Video on Firefighter Mental Health and Peer Support
The Carson J Spencer Foundation, in partnership with the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, and the American Association of Suicidology, launched a new video today entitled Firefighters Coping with the Aftermath of Suicide, detailing self-care steps, peer support measures, suicide warning signs, and available resources to assist firefighters nationwide in coping with suicide. Read More...
IAFF Publishes New Heart Disease Manual
IAFF Publishes New Heart Disease Manual The IAFF has collaborated with physicians at the Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health to publish Heart Disease in the Fire Service, written specifically for IAFF members to provide a simple, yet comprehensive analysis and description of the cardiovascular system and the relationship between fire fighting and heart disease. Read More...
Download: HeartDiseaseManual_2013.pdf
New Fire Fighting Precautions for Facilities With Combustible Dust
New Fire Fighting Precautions for Facilities With Combustible Dust The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) has published a new report, Firefighting Precautions at Facilities with Combustible Dust, which outlines safety procedures for fire fighters responding to emergency incidents related to combustible dust fires. Read More...
High-Rise Fire Study Results Support Need for Larger Crew Sizes
High-Rise Fire Study Results Support Need for Larger Crew Sizes Results were released today of a new federal government study conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) that scientifically documents the effects of crew size in responding to fires in high-rise buildings. Click here for press information and other press materials. Read More...

November 2015 Anniversary Observances

The following members celebrated
their anniversary date in November.

37 years
Leon Scott, Jr

33 years
Michael Devlin
Dean Grieve
Ricky Horn
Dennis Horton
Frederick Jonke
Charles Leuthauser
Philip Miller
Gordon Pelton

Robert Werner, Jr.

19 years
Mark Allen
Shawn Armstrong
William Bauer
Stephen DeGoey
Billy Green
Clay Haberkorn
Craig Habermehl
Todd Hall
Vaughn Henderson
Howard Johnson
Gregory Maes
Sarah Stewart
Leonard Szumski
Edward Urmeneta

14 years
John Hogue

7 years
Nathan Adams
Mark Apodaca, Jr.
Stanley Bernal
David Cartwright
Sean Cassady
Jenna Deanda
Nathan Garcia
Michael Gonzalez
Benjamin Grover
Nathan Hamel
Ryan Hay
Jeremiah Herdrich
Jamal Jackson
John Koenig
Danny Ly
Kiel Mullen
Ezra Ortiz
Jennifer Rosely
Melissa Taylor
Robbie Turner
Andrew Volkmann

Christopher Woodruff

5 years
Daniel Alley
Neil Broome
Harry Davis
Nathan Hamm
Justin Harksuiker
Kyle Hayes
Matthew Jones
Albert Muniz
Troy Policky
Russell Starrett
Scott Treadwell
Joshua Vigil
Brian Young

4 years
Mark Takitani

2 years
Ira Aldrich
Chris Bernal
Joesph Brooks
Philip Cagle
Tony Delorenzo
Trevor Hanson
Jordan King
Marcus Kuno
Garrett Majors
Kenneth McMenimen
Kenneth Schave
Mitchell Strum
Jeffrey Swanson
Kirk Whipple


Retired-Active Members Retirement Anniversary

24 years
Larry Varney

16 years
Kenneth Young

12 years
William Cawley
Michael Conner
Ronald Green
James Miller
Joseph Pigman
James Snyder

10 years
Paul Hobson
Michael Miller

8 years
John Harris

3 years
John Brown


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