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Union Meeting - Saturday 8th February 2020

Local S-6 Membership,

Please note that there is a union meeting tomorrow morning, Saturday 8th February 2020, training room at Fire Station One @ 0745 sharp. C-Shift will be going off duty and A-Shift will be coming on duty. It's YOUR union... be involved!!!

Next union meeting... Saturday 14th March 2020. B-Shift will be going off duty and C-Shift will be coming on duty.

Additionally, Local S-6 would like to thank out-going Executive Board member Captain Josh Renneke. Josh served as Local S-6 Secretary from January 2014 to January 2020, with a total of six years of service. Thank you, sir! And congratulations to Driver Chad Wade for being elected as our newest Secretary. Chad was sworn in at the January union meeting and is currently adjusting to his new position and responsibilities.

2020 Fire Service Day at the Capitol

Membership & Retirees,

The 2020 Fire Service Day at the Capitol is fast approaching. All are encouraged to attend regardless of whether or not you make an appointment to see your representative - you can always join in with another group. Numbers are important on this day. Event details and sign-up are below. Please note today is the deadline for registration if you do want to meet with your representative. A-Shift is working this day and C-Shift will be going off duty. And as always, if you are not interested in attending but would still like to participate, please consider a trade for those A-Shift members who would like to be in attendance. Thank you!

2020 Fire Service Day at the Capitol
Legislative Conference
Wednesday 19th February

ONLINE REGISTRATION

***deadline is today for registration***

Please join the Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters (MPFF), Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association (MSFCA), and the Minnesota State Fire Department Association (MSFDA) for our annual legislative conference on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. This is your opportunity to speak directly with your state legislators about the issues you face in the fire service in Minnesota. We'll begin the day at the Minnesota Capitol (75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard., St Paul, MN 55155) in the Vault Room which is located in the basement of the Capitol building. All firefighters in Minnesota are encouraged to attend.

You are encouraged to wear a red Fire Service Day at the Capitol polo shirt if you have one. If not, please wear your department apparel/uniform.

Agenda for Fire Service Day at the Capitol:

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
• Check-in
• Location: Vault Room, Capitol Building basement

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
• Legislative overview & boxed lunch 
• Location: Vault Room, Capitol Building basement

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
• Appointments with legislators
• Location: State Office Building and Minnesota Senate Building

Once you register, the team at Lockridge Grindal Nauen will work to schedule appointments with your state representative and your state senator based on your home address and/or the city where your department is located.

As it relates to parking, there are a few options.

Capitol Complex Map

• Lot AA is a surface lot and is a good option about a block from the Capitol building. 
• Lot C is just northwest of the Capitol. building.
• There is street parking along John Ireland Blvd. You will need to download the “PassportParking” app to pay.
• Finally, you can park at the Best Western Capitol Ridge for a fee (161 St Anthony Ave, St Paul, MN 55103).

Please give yourself ample time to find parking. If you park along John Ireland Boulevard, you can take advantage of the Capitol complex tunnel system; walk into the nearby Minnesota Department of Transportation building and follow the tunnel on the ground floor to the Capitol, which will lead you to the Vault Room.

2020 Saint Patrick's Day Apparel

Please see attached sub-article for a photo of the zipper hooded sweatshirt. All other ordering details will remain the same. Final day to order will be Monday 24th February 2020. Thank you!

Back by popular demand... IAFF Local S-6 2020 Saint Patrick's Day apparel fundraiser to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association!!! This year we will be selling short sleeve t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts, hooded sweatshirts and hockey-style hooded sweatshirts. All apparel will be Kelly green with the exception of the hockey sweatshirt which will be more in line with forest green.

Pricing is as follows:

  • Short Sleeve T-Shirt
    • Small to XL @ $25
    • XXL to XXXL @ $30
  • Long Sleeve T-Shirt
    • Small to XL @ $35
    • XXL to XXXL @ $40
  • Hooded Sweatshirt
    • Small to XL @ $45
    • XXL to XXXL @ $50
  • Zipper Hooded Sweatshirt
    • Small to XL @ $50
    • XXL to XXXL @ $55
  • Hockey Sweatshirt
    • Small to XL @ $65
    • XXL to XXXL @ $70

If you are interested in ordering, please send your request to iafflocals6@gmail.com. Payment (cash or check) will be required in advance, no exceptions.

Final day to order will be Monday 24th February.

Additionally, buyer assumes shipping costs for purchases made out of the Twin Cities metro area and are unable to pick up.

And as always, please reach out to iafflocals6@gmail.com with any questions.

Thank you!

Firefighters for Healing: Meat Raffle

Event: Second Biggest F'ing Meat Raffle benefiting Firefighters for Healing

Date: Saturday 1st February 2020 from 5pm to 7pm

Location: The Pourhouse Uptown

2020 ALA Fight for Air Climb - AFD Team

On Saturday 8th February the Airport Fire Department will be participating in the 2020 American Lung Association Fight for Air Climb at US Bank Plaza in downtown Minneapolis. This year's team leader is Captain Cory Peterson with members including Drivers Adrienne Selbitschka & Brandon Rausch and Firefighters Tom Wenker, Natalie Forst & Rob Corey. There's still time to join for those interested.

Event details:

  • $25 registration fee
  • $100 fund raising commitment
  • We will climb in full PPE with SCBA
  • A-Shift is on duty, B- and C-Shifts are off duty
  • Muster at Station One at 0800

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We are very close to reaching our fundraising goal and would appreciate any contribution that you can donate! Thank you!

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