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April 20, 2014
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Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle Winner!
Hello All, A message from the Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation: The $1,000 winner for the payday raffle is Mary Miller, Mother-In-Law of Firefighter John Sturm (Eng7 B-shift) and Mother of Lt. Bob Miller (TR9 B-shift). Congratulations to Mary! There are still a very limited number of tickets available if you would like to purchase one for one of your family members. 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
2014 Denver Burn Foundation Golf Tournament
Please see the attached flyer and join the Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation May 16th at Fox Hollow Golf Course.  If you have any questions email Mike Flynn at or Patrick Hynes at denverff@denverburnfoundation. Read More...
Download: 2014_DBF_Golf-Tournament.pdf
A Night Out with the Executive Board
Brothers and Sisters, On April 29 2014, from 6 pm to 10 pm, the Executive Board would like to invite you out for a night of Brotherhood and Hold'in Court at Devon's Pub, located at 4992 East Hampden Avenue  Denver, CO 80222. Drinks and cigars are on Local 858. We look forward to seeing you there! If you have questions please call or email CJ Haberkorn @ 303-918-2444 or cjdfd3@msn. Read More...
Boston Firefighters Local 718 Fundraiser
Brothers and Sisters, This saturday, April 5, 2014, Denver Firefighters Local 858 in cooperation with Crossfit Ken Caryl will be hosting a fundraiser for the two fallen Boston Firefighters of Local 718, Michael Kennedy and Ed Walsh. The event is located at 8101 So. Shaffer Parkway, Littleton Colorado and will start at 1000 and go until about 1130. Read More...
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...
Colfax Marathon
Denver Firefighters Local 858 is looking for runners to participate in the upcoming 2014 Colfax Marathon Relay. The date of the relay is Sunday, May 18th (B Shift). The first leg of the relay starts in City Park and winds its way through scenic sections of Denver. Read More...
A Response to the Pension Survey
Thanks to those that participated in the Pension Survey and for providing your feedback. There were many comments that we would like to address, so please see the attached response. Additionally, prease print a copy for your firehouse so that the members who have not added their e-mail address to the 858 website still get this information. Read More...
Download: A Response to the Pension Survey.docx , Response to Algernon.pdf
Nominations for IAFF Convention Delegates and Alternates
In accordance with the Denver Fire Fighters Local 858 Constitution and By-Laws, nominations for delegates and alternates to the IAFF Convention will be held at the April union meetings, April 2nd at 7:00pm and April 3rd at 8:30am. In order to be considered for nomination as a delegate or alternate, you must have attended at least six (6) of the previous twelve (12) regular union meetings. 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...
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...
Healthcare Benefits Guide for 2014
Healthcare Benefits Guide for 2014
Download: 2014 Active Benefits Guide.pdf , 2014 Denver Fire Department Health Plan Notices final.pdf , Medicaid and CHIP notice.pdf
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...

April 2014 Anniversary Observances

The following members celebrated
their anniversary date in April.

36 years
David Archer
Kevin Caldwell
John Davis
Steven Garrod
David Krosky
Benjamin Mestas
David Moore
Martin O'Canna
William Trujillo

35 years
Daniel Diaz
Rex King
Juan Luevano
Charles Smith
Rudolph Stines
Gregory Taft
Robert York
Larry Yribia

32 years
Richard Johnson
Jerald Metherd
James Roybal

29 years
Daniel Barker
Steven Brady
Larry Braig
Timothy Chavez
Jerome Fleming
Thedore Flores
Nicholas Krosky
Michael Lorimer
Sidney Powell
Ruben Ramirez
Matt Walker
Eric Wethington

27 years
Danny Archuleta
John Browdy
Mitchel Buller
Steven Cordes
Charles Davis, Jr.
Daniel Doyle
Jerry Kuzior
Daniel Lind
David McGrail
Todd Odendahl
Caroll Smith
David Spialek
Scott Stevenson
Paul Swedhin

24 years
David Borelli
Charles Chase, Jr.
David Fernstedt
Robert Hall
Todd Lacey
Curtis Schroder
Scott Simpson

21 years
Gino Abeita
Todd Bower
Douglas Brock
Chad Burdorf
Timothy Compton
Craig Hilton
Craig Hopp
James Quinn
Raymond Ramos
Sarah Ramos
Donald Randolph
Mark Rudolph
Daniel Sadler
Gregory Smith
Ravi Stephens
Carlos Vela
Derek Warlum

17 years
Tom Bosco
Tariq Bouziane
Donn Bower
Shawn Brooks
Cha Cranmer
Greg Davidson
Steven DeLima
Paulette Diaz
Mark Dimas
Jennifer Florez
Carlos Garcia
Harold Hughes, Jr.
Gilbert Lettig
Todd Miccio
Max Nelson
Robin Peltz
Eric Reed

14 years
Brian Kopp

13 years
Nicole Bundy
Ken Case
Brandon Conner
Gino DiCino
John Feely
Michael Hartman
Ryan Holtz
Jeff Larson
Molly Livaudais
Brett Monroe
Mike Morris
Donnie Nuanes
Tim Sapp

11 years
Eric Moore

10 years
Ryan Balows
Tyler Burnett
Mark Butler
Anthony Dellorco
Jason Elliott
Scott Foerster
Timothy Ford
Eric Haag
Robert Hedrick
Matthew Kasson
Justin Magid
Fernando Martinez
Neal Mendel
DJ Nechrony
Rory O'Leary
Steven Pizzano
Justin Sullivan
Kathleen Vredenburgh
Richard Wagner
Joshua Ziemer






Retired-Active Members Retirement Anniversary

26 years
Robert Dunn

20 years
Terrill Kenny

17 years
Robert Brown

16 years
Robert Cole
Dwight Davie

15 years
Harold Anderson
John Bott

14 years
Daniel Burak

13 years
Ralph Craver, Jr.

12 years
Mark Fiedler

11 years
Arnell Coufal

10 years
Gary Elio
Lawrence Williams

9 years
Melvin Hensley

7 years
Ernest Arellano
Steven Armijo

6 years
Dan Farley
Levy Ortiz

5 years
Tim McCluskey

Stephen Schauer





Lifetime Members Retirement Anniversary

17 years
Robert Terry

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