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What's New at IAFF 858
Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
Hello All, A message from the Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation: The $1,000 winner for the payday raffle is Mike Engelbert, Lieutenant at DIA. Congratulations to Mike! The next payday raffle will be Friday, August 1st. Thanks to everyone for your continued support. Read More...
Last day to buy tickets to the Rockies Game!
Last Day for Tickets.... This is an afternoon game with a 1:10 start time VS the Washington Nationals. Read More...
Results of the Pension Vote
We received word today that the votes have been counted. The 4% vote passed with 67.56% of members statewide in support of the measure. There will now be a vote by the cities, and 50% of the cities (plus one) will be required for the measure to move forward. We will keep you updated as we hear more. Read More...
Water World discount for Local 858
To all Denver Firefighters union Local 858 associates: We are excited to announce that Denver Firefighters Union Local 858 has signed up for The Calypso Club Discount Ticket Program. Read More...
2014 IAFF Delegate Electrion Results
The following are the results of the election for delegates and alternates to attend the 2014 IAFF Convention. (*Note Jeremy Young was nominated, but withdrew) Donn Bower 44 Bill Moeder 40 Dan Doyle 36 George Baker 29 Rick Dodson 22 We will be taking all 5 nominees. Rick Dodson will be present as an alternate and the remaining members will act as delegates. Read More...
Colorado Firefighter Lacrosse July 4th
The Denver Outlaws are hosting the Third Annual Heroes Game on July 4 at Sports Authority Field. The Colorado Firefighters Lacrosse Club is looking forward to facing off against the Military Team. The Outlaws are offering tickets starting at $12.50. The Outlaws will be donating $2.50 of each ticket sold to the Boys and Girls Club. Read More...
Absentee Ballot Reminder
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A response to Max Nelson's letter
Please see the attached response to Max Nelson's letter regarding the upcoming Pension vote. Read More...
Download: Response to Max Nelson.docx
A letter from brother Ben Grover
To my brothers and sisters, I wanted to thank you for the overwhelming support that many of you have extended to my family over the past week.  For those that don't know, my 1 year old daughter Anna was hospitalized with a serious bacterial infection in her lymph nodes that rapidly spread through her neck and face and threatened her airway. Read More...
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...
Vacancies on Burn Foundation Board
Vacancies on Burn Foundation Board The Board of Directors for the Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation is looking for interested members to fill two current vacancies on the Board. Any Denver Fire Fighter is eligible to apply.  Members interested should submit a letter of interest to board member Lacy Harmony, E-03-B or contact her at 303-668-3555. Read More...
Pension Committee - Video 4
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. This fourth video covers the Separate Retirement Account (SRA).  http://youtu. Read More...
2014 AFL-CIO Endorsement List
Please see the attached document to view the 2014 AFL-CIO Endorsement List. Read More...
Download: 2014 AFL-CIO Endorsement List.xlsx
Pension Committee - Video 3
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. This third video covers your DROP and deferred retirement options. http://youtu. Read More...
Pension Committee - Video 2
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. This second video covers your retirement options. *While the information in this video is accurate, this is not a production of FPPA. 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...
Hot Times Kool Kars Committee
Brothers and Sisters, Local 858 is looking for members who are interested in being a part of the Hot Time Kool Kars committee. This event has been a long standing tradition for the last 21 years and Local 858 has been asked to help support their effort. Any member who is willing to donate their time should call CJ Haberkorn @ 303-918-2444 or email me @ cjdfd3@msn. Read More...
Pension Committee - Video 1
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. This first video is an introduction to your pension. *While the information in this video is accurate, this is not a production of FPPA. 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
IAFF Call for Buglers
Brothers and Sisters, The IAFF Memorial Honor Guard will be holding auditions for buglers to join the Honor Guard and perform at the 2014 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on September 20. Prospective buglers must provide their own uniform and bugle. Auditions will be scheduled prior to the 2014 Memorial Observance. Read More...
Building Committee
To all Members, January's Exeucutive Board Meeting, President Simpson appointed Vice President George Baker as Charimen of the Building Committee. The committee held its first meeting of 2014 on Monday, February 10th.  In attendance were George Baker, Andy Laux, Mike Somma, Mike Pylar, and Doug Brock. Read More...
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...

July 2014 Anniversary Observances

The following members celebrated
their anniversary date in July.

38 years
Richard Compton
Michael Tealer

32 years
Thomas Glivar
Steven LaPoint
Keith Mehrens
Stephen Nelson
Kurt Salley
Joseph Vigil
Steven Winters

16 years
Joseph Powell

2 years
Karlos Allen
Derek Baechler
Victor Calvo
Jose Luis Cedillo
Mark Damian
Ashaun Drumgo
Stacy Fairbank
Joe Gomez
Rudy Herrera
Matthew Horn
Patrick Houseal
Joe Huth
Igor Kasyanchik
Sonja Klopf
Jesus Leon
Christopher Mangels
Eric Miller
Bryan Parker
Jared Rovner
Jeff Porter








Retired-Active Members Retirement Anniversary

23 years
Gary Cahill

21 years
Doyle Kier

20 years
Ron McVicker
Ralph Young

17 years
Charles Chase, Sr.
Gilbert Glaesel
John Hanks
James Monseu
Donald Morton
Roger Perry
Larry Priest
Richard Riedel
Gordon Smith
Robert Wilson
Harry Wolf

16 years
Charles Barritt
Richard Bougsty
John Dwyer
Charles Holck, III
Gary McIntosh
Raymond Perry
Larry Schafer

15 years
Stanley Campbell
Donald Kroening

14 years
Donald Allen
Willis Michel
Jon Ruble

13 years
David Dubberly

12 years
Larry Bahmeier
John Schneider

11 years
Dwight Hein
Gary Reed

10 years
Richard Schiavone

9 years
Thomas Vela
John Webb

8 years
Jerry Stout

7 years
Juan Gutierrez

5 years
Stanley Smith

4 years
Kenneth Delmonico
Jose Sotelo

3 years
Roy Gelbhaus

2 years
Steuart Rundle
Richard Wright










Lifetime Members Retirement Anniversary

20 years
Fred Mangels

19 years
Fred McDonald

15 years
Dean Tripp

3 years
Bernard Sebastian

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