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What's New at IAFF 858
DFD Denver Broncos T-Shirts
Hello all members and Denver Bronco Fans!   Happy Monday, we have some good news to share.  All on duty members have been given permission through the Denver Fire Department, and our friends at the Denver Broncos to wear the Navy, Denver Fire, Limited Edition Bronco T-shirt. Read More...
Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle         The winner for today's payday raffle is Lucky Louie Hernandez, E-32-B shift. Louie is just a few weeks away from retirement, we are sure he can use the money. Congratulations to Lou. Read More...
Rockies and College Hockey Online Link
New and improved link for the DU/Colorado College hockey game February 20th @ Coors Field. Hello members, we have updated the link to buy tickets for the hockey game. Please click the link below, then click on the continue tab. Then enter the promo Code DENVERFIRE. The seating chart and ticket selection window them appears. Remember the deadline to buy tickets is February 10th. Read More...
2016 Denver Firefighter Ball
Good afternoon all members, It is almost that time already, time for the 2016 Denver Firefighters Annual Ball. This grand event includes the Retiree Banquet and Awards Ceremony. The date for the ball is Saturday, February the 27th, 2016. It will once again be held @ The Four Seasons Denver. Read More...
Download: 8963_DFF-858_INV-2016 Annual Ball_PROOF.pdf
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...

January 2016 Anniversary Observances

The following members celebrated
their anniversary date in January.

25 years
Daniel Freix
Norbert Gains

22 years
William Flowers
Michael Flynn
Alice Hawes
Daniel Horton
Alphonso Kelly
Dave Lilja
Joshua Little
Rick Metherd
Jeffrey Mitchem
Ronald Mullican
Debra Peterson
Rodney Rodriguez
Jaxon Shelburne
Blair Wyles

16 years
Darrion Abbott
Manuel Almagure
Montee Carpio
Jason Cole
Brian Combs
James Davenport
Cory DeBaere
Vic Dubrovin
David Galvani
Gregg Garramone
Larry Hannason
Nicholas Harper
Richard Jaramillo
Patrick Lopez
Sean Padilla
Daniel Peyrouse
Joshua Schauer
Steven Shideler
Timothy Sipe
Matthew Trueman
Randall Wells

13 years
Robert Burton
Michael Conner
Brian Cook
Michael Cowgill
Michael Ditolla
Jason Edwardson
David Graham
Paul Graham
Colyn Harmon
Jon Helwick
Ronal Hensler
Kent Herrick
Brad Hoover
Kathy Johnson
Jason Jones
Jamie Markham
Daniel Piel
Jon Radke
T. Anthony Ransom
Aaron Roberts
Jesus Rocha
Tom Waanders

5 years
Kurt Buhler
Kevin Cain
Curtis Culligan
Christopher Ferguson
Grant Finster
Ryan Garcia
Joel Geary
Kelli Gilchrist
Michael Happ
Jordan Hauser
Jesse Kerler
Timothy Lile
Kendra Lindel
Nicholas Martinez
Thomas Martinez
Michael Poveda
Christopher Rathbun
Brian Rediker
Colt Smith
Sean Toomey
Eric Trujillo

Retired-Active Members Retirement Anniversary

28 years
David Gerwig

26 years
Ken Reish

25 years
Frank Anderson
Ronald Gupton
John Williams

24 years
Edward Krosky

21 years
Albert Kidney

20 years
Michael Cline
Raymond Luebbers

19 years
Charles Barela
Marvin Buchholz
Gary Gilbert
Patrick McGrail
Timothy Osborne
Donald Prescott
Wayne Riegel
Ronald Smith
Rodney Tillotson
Ernest Zarlengo

18 years
Antonio Berumen

17 years
John Atnip

15 years
Mark Herlocker
Michael Rogers

14 years
Rockne Bachofer
Leonard Cardenas

13 years
Carlos Guerrero
David Lara

12 years
Chris Avila
Leon Beesley
David Compton
Gary Garner
Jack Schnur
James Schoeninger

11 years
Edward Hansen
Ronald Ratcliffe

10 years
John Drogheo

6 years
Michael Young

5 years
John Mees

2 years
Will Norden

Lifetime Members Retirement Anniversary

28 years
Robert Bendixen

12 years
Jack Rogers

10 years
John Demarest

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