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Funeral Services for Retired Denver Fire Fighter Paul Spurgeon
  Brothers and Sisters, The funeral services for retired Denver Fire Fighter and Local 858 member Paul Spurgeon, will be held at 11am on Friday, Decemebr 19, 2014 at Cross of the Christ Lutheran Church, 12099 Lowell Blvd. Broomfield Co. Brother Spurgeon worked for the Denver Fire Department for 32 years and retired as the Division Chief of Operations. Read More...
By Law Change
The attached bylaw changes were unanimously approved at E-board to be presented to the membership at the Union Meetings on Wednesday, January 7th at 7:00pm and Thursday, January 8th at 8:30am. Read More...
Download: Bylaws Changes.pdf
Final Payday Raffle Drawing & Choir Practice
Please join the DFFBF for choir practice and the final 2014 payday drawing for $5000.00 on December 19th at Dougherty's. The Burn Foundation will be providing beers, bloody’s and breakfast from 7:30 to 9:00 to show our appreciation of your support. Read More...
Download: 2014 Dougherty's Payday.docx
Denver Firefighters Annual Ball, Awards Ceremony, and Retiree Banquet
Denver Firefighters Local 858 Presents, The Firefighters Annual Ball, Awards Ceremony, and Retiree Banquet This very prestigious event is to be held Friday February the 27th, 2015 at the Four Seasons Hotel, 1111 14th St., Denver Class A attire should be worn or a Military Uniform, as this is a formal event. Read More...
Results of the 2015 Executive Elections
The results of the 2015 Executive Elections are as follows: President: Scott Simpson District 4 Vice President: Mark Butler Trustee: Brian Young Congratulations. Read More...
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 Matt Stevens, Engine 8 A-shift, congratulations to Matt! BEERS, BLOODY’S AND BURRITOS! You are invited to join us for the final $5,000.00 Payday Raffle drawing on December 19th. “Choir Practice” will be held at Dougherty’s Restaurant and Pub #5 East Ellsworth at 7:30 a.m. on Payday December 19th. The final $5,000.00 drawing will take place at 9:00 a.m. The Burn Foundation will provide Bloody Mary’s, Burritos, Beer or whatever might suit your taste buds. Tickets for the 2015 Payday Raffle will also be available (if there are any left!). Thanks for you continued support. See you on December 19th! Raffle tickets are on sale right now. Contact any Burn Foundation board member to get your ticket for a chance to win the 2015 payday raffle drawings. The next payday raffle winner will be drawn Friday, December 19th. Read More...
Steve Shideler's Letter
To all my Brothers and Sisters, Steve Shideler here.  As most of you probably know, my family has been hit with a couple of major tragedies over the past few weeks. Read More...
Local 858 presents Santa Claus at the Denver Firefighers Museum
Local 858 presents Santa Claus @ the Denver Firefighters Museum All 858 members and their families are invited to come visit Santa Claus on December 5th and December 6th. Don't wait in line at some cheesy mall, come down and visit the Real Santa Claus, enjoy a snack and a refreshment, take a tour of the museum, have a free photo taken with Santa. Then go and enjoy the Denver Parade of Lights, make a night of it, these memories could last a lifetime. Santa will be available Friday December 5th from 5pm-8pm, Parade starts @ 8, and on Saturday December 6th from 3pm-6pm, Parade starts @ 6pm. So come down and share some Ho Ho Holiday Cheer and do the Kris Kringle Mingle, questions please call James Burkhalter, 303.725.6066, Thank you Read More...
Download: Santa Visit Flyer.pdf
2015 Health & Benefits Video
2015 Health & Benefits video.
Denver Firefighters 858 NFL Pick-em-League
Denver Firefighters 858 NFL Pick-em-League.   All members we are excited to announce the DFD pick em league. This is open to all members, current and retired, as well as friends and family. The entry fee is $10 and $1 of every entry will go to the Burn Foundation. Your entry needs to be paid either to me or Dena at the union hall before Sept. 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...
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
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...
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...
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
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...

December 2014 Anniversary Observances

The following members celebrated
their anniversary date in December.

25 years
Amir Afshar
Leroy Anderson
George Baker
Robert Brady
Russell Bray
Charles Buchholz
Otho Burton
Dale Chavez
Michael Eitzel
Anthony Jeffers
Terry Jiner
John Jonke
Richard McDonald
Mark Mills
Peter Olsen
James Ranney
Kerry Rodaway
Mark Ruzycki
Gregory Sheehan
Vincent Velasquez

Stephen Welch

23 years
Dale Barnes
Ronald Biegler
Glenn Brackett
Charles Cordova
Daniel Flesner
David Hart
James Hart
Jeffery Hinson
David Howard
David Kane
Pierre LaCaille
William Miller

William Moeder
William Oliver
Jimmy Perez
Gary Pierce

Craig Roth
Paul Spurgeon

20 years
David Arenas
Timothy Battenhouse
Daniel Clay
Richard Dodson
Michael Dominguez
Anthony Gonzalez
Christopher James
Harold Johnson

Roy Johnson
Kevin Ryan
Steven Schulze
Troy Schwiegerath
Glen Travis
Jason Ulrich
Douglas White

19 years
Johnny Adams
James Culp
Derrick Delgado
Joseph Duran, Jr.
Joseph Florez, III
James Koziol
Andrew Laux
Sean Lyons
Anthony Maldonado
Tommy Martinez

Robert Miller
Wendi Moeder
Robert Murphy
Glenn Stoakes
John Sturm

11 years
Webster Ireland

8 years
Mark Abrams
Jonathan Allen
Michael Aragon
John Chism
Phillip Cordova
Justin Dusdal
Robert Fichter

David Hageman
Lacy Harmony
Brac Heiss
Mark Hernandez

Jon Hodges
Kendry Jackson
Evan Jeffries
Jon Nielsen
Brandon Parker
David Perez
Gregory Pleva
Nathan Rivera
Trent Tanner
Jesse Wead
LaDon Williams


Retired-Active Members Retirement Anniversary

39 years
Raymond Zoglo

35 years
Stanley Compton

23 years
Harry Coven
George Garrod
Robert Klipka
John Marshall
Raul Nieto
Robert Rau
William Schultz

2 years
Lorren Smith

Lifetime Members Retirement Anniversary

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