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This is a reminder that the Union meeting will take place at The Colorado Professional Fire Center (12 Lakeside Lane, Denver CO 80212) Wednesday, August 1st at 7:00 pm and Thursday, August 2nd at 8:30 am. A few things to be aware of: 1.) The 2018 IAFF Convention will take place next week.
Read More... Colorado Rockies/858/and The RIO
Good morning all Members, if you missed out on the Rockies Opening Day, as I did, then have we got a deal for you! Local 858 has teamed up with the Rockies for a Private VIP Party @ The RIO in Coors Field.
Read More... 2018 Active Benefits Guide
Attached is the 2018 Denver Fire Active Benefits Guide.
Read More... Download: 2018 Denver Fire Guide.pdf August FAC **FRIDAY the 11TH**
You may have received a flyer for the August FAC taking place this Saturday. PLEASE DISREGARD! The August FAC will take place this **FRIDAY** the 11th. See attached Flyer. Sorry for any confusion, and feel free to call our PR Director James Burkhalter with any questions.
Read More... Online Store Closing
Members, Due to the approaching move the last day to buy merchandise from the online store will be 6/16/2017. We will reactivate the store once we are settled in the new building. Thanks for all you support.
Read More... Denver Fire, Please Join the Rockies for an End of Summer Picnic!
Denver Fire, Please Join the Rockies for an End of Summer Picnic! You are invited on Sunday, August 20th, 2017 to join us for a pre game picnic and game! Rockies vs Brewers at 11:30am! Game starts at 1:10pm. Tickets are $28 and include all you can eat.
Read More... Download: Denver Fire Summer Picnic 2017.pdf Local 858 Water World Discount link and tickets are now available
Hello all members and happy almost summer? Well maybe after this Friday, however, once the weather gets warm, your family and friends are going to want to go to Water World. Well for the 3rd straight year we have an exclusive member discount, good for the water park, the mini golf, go-carts, and the all you can buffet for the big kids and truckees.
Read More... Download: water world.html Burn Foundation Golf Rescheduled
Hello Team Captains and Supporters, As you probably could have guessed the weather forecast has caused us to postpone the 30th Annual Burn Camp Golf Tournament and re-schedule. This postponement is made on the recommendation of the Fox Hollow Golf Course based on National Weather Service information.
Read More... FDA Approves Radicava to Treat ALS
I have some exciting news to share with you: The FDA just approved the first drug in 22 years to treat ALS - the second treatment ever for the disease. Edaravone (brand name Radicava) is an anti-oxidant drug thought to preserve motor neurons in people with ALS, allowing the nerves to keep their muscles working for a longer period of time.
Read More... Addiction Treatment Facility Exclusively for IAFF Members
Tragedy and trauma are an everyday reality for fire fighters and paramedics, and can lead to behavioral health issues, including addiction, substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder. A host of additional behavioral health issues can also emerge, including anxiety, depression and even suicide.
Read More... Local 858 Teams w/Brute Force
Local 858 is proud to announce a great offer from Brute Force training gear. They are a Local Denver Company and have offered their deepest discount to 858 members and family. I have attached 2 pages with some product and the discount code. Simply go to bruteforcetraining.com and use promo code DFD15. Buy some sandbags, get buff, and have a happy Monday.
Read More... Download: Brute Force_Denver Fire Dept. 1.pdf Payroll Deduction Concerns
Over the last week we’ve received many concerns from members regarding payroll deductions, specifically rumors that payroll deductions would be eliminated January 1st 2017 for all Fire Department affiliate organizations and charities. Affected organizations/charities include: The Association, Relief Fund, Burn Fund, F.I.R.E, Firefighters Museum, as well as insurance Companies such as Police and Fire Insurance (PFIA), and Colonial. Working collaboratively with the Fire Department Administration, we immediately went to work contacting the offices of the Auditor, Director of Safety, and Mayor, and it was determined that these rumors were true (deductions for TIAA-CREF and Local 858 were not affected). Local 858 began using our relationships within the City to address these concerns and work on resolutions. On Friday, our partners in the City agreed that ALL deductions will remain intact. The only question remaining is regarding private, for-profit, insurance companies, such as Colonial and PFIA. The City has agreed these deductions will remain intact for 2017 and will be working with those companies to obtain City Contracts prior to 2018. Thanks to the members that brought these concerns forward, so we could work to ensure Denver Firefighter affiliate groups help remain funded in the future. Fraternally, Local 858 E-Board
Read More... Denver Bronco Local 858 Hoodies are back!
Good morning all members, if you missed out on the Denver Broncos Local 858 hoodies that we had in stock last year, well today is your lucky day. We have more in stock, they are available at the Union Office, the online store, and we will have them for sale @ the Chile Cook-off this Friday. They are proudly American made and Union printed and sell for $40 a piece.
Read More... Presumptive Cancer Supreme Court Decision
Please see the attached joint statement from the Colorado Professional Firefighters & Colorado State Fire Chiefs regarding the Colorado Supreme Court Decisions & Firefighter Cancer Presumptive Law.
Read More... Download: CPFF CSFC Joint Statement on Colorado Supreme Court Ruling About FF Cancer II.docx Kaiser Member Resource Guide
Members, Attached is the Kaiser Permanente Member Resource Guide and the New Urgent Care Schedule that took affect February 2016.
Read More... Download: 2016_01_05_UrgentCareMemberFlyer_DenverBoulderMOBs_Updated_FINAL.pdf , 2016_DenverBoulder_MRG_WebReady_FINAL.pdf DFD SMART SET PHYSICAL
DFD SMART SET PHYSICAL IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN, DON’T FORGET TO GET YOUR PHYSICAL!!! What You Need to Do: 1. When calling to make an appointment for the Fire Fighter Exam call 303-338-4545 2.
Read More... Call for firefighters to apply to Firefighters Artists exhibit (Denver Firefighters Museum)
Good morning, My name is Sarah Crocker, and I am the Exhibits Coordinator for the Denver Firefighters Museum. We have just opened the application process for our next exhibit, "From Fire to Art: Firefighter Artists". We are inviting active duty and retired firefighters from all departments to submit their artwork for inclusion in our exhibit.
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... 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): http://youtu.be/7m61iWRkrHw 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 TIAA-CREF Update
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.
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