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FireSync Scheduling App for IOS and Android Phones

Here is a FREE scheduling app for your smartphone that was designed for the firefighter shift schedule.  I stumbled across this and was surprised to find that our department schedule was already loaded.  Once you download the app and begin to go through the setup, you will find us listed in the participating departments as "MAC Airport FD".  This app is nice in that it syncs with other calanders quite well and also has some additional features that some may find useful.


1. Ability to add and track ordinary events, trades, overtime, comp time, benefit days, incidents and training. Since FireSync is also a full-featured calendar you can also see these events on other calendars and other devices sharing the same calendar account (e.g. spouse). FireSync is your all-in-one calendar app.


2. Sleek reports that give you the info you need at a mere glance. View your shift trades, overtimes, comp time, benefits accrued or used, training and fire incidents with ease. You can also email your reports. 


3. The ability to view your calendar in a year view, month view, month-list view, or day view. With FireSync you aren't just looking at your shift cycle. You can see all of your fire and non-fire events.


4. CertTracker to keep track of your training certificates.


5. Expenditure tracking.


FireSync Shift Calendar is the shift calendar firefighters deserve. Get the word out to your brothers and sisters in your firehouse and IAFF local.

Honor Guard Training

Active Membership,

Please note that there is AFD Honor Guard training this Tuesday 26th February 2019 - Fire Station One - 0900 to Noon. A-Shift will be on duty. If you are not currently a member of the AFD HG but are interested in joining, please stop in for further information. Thank you!

Military TShirt Day - Tuesday 19th February 2019

On this date in history...

"The Battle of Iwo Jima (19 February 1945 – 26 March 1945) was a major battle in which the U.S. Marines landed on and eventually captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. The American invasion, designated Operation Detachment, had the goal of capturing the entire island, including the three Japanese-controlled airfields (including the South Field and the Central Field), to provide a staging area for attacks on the Japanese main islands. This five-week battle comprised some of the fiercest and bloodiest fighting of the War in the Pacific of World War II."

Battle of Iwo Jima

As a show of respect, please wear your Airport Fire Department military tshirt tomorrow, Tuesday 19th February 2019. C-Shift is on duty. The next day we are able to wear our uniform military tshirt is Friday 29th March 2019 - marking the anniversary of the last troops to leave Vietnam. C-Shift will be on duty. Thank you!

Union Meeting - Saturday 9th February 2019

Local S-6 Membership,

Please note that there is a union meeting tomorrow morning, 9th February 2019, training room at Fire Station One @ 0745 sharp. A-Shift will be going off duty and B-Shift will be coming on duty. It's YOUR union... be involved!!!

Next union meeting... Saturday 9th March 2019. B-Shift will be going off duty and A-Shift will be coming on duty.

AFD Blanket


Please note...

  • Your name can be added to your blanket for an additional $10.
  • Orders due by Wednesday 13th February 2019.

Thank you!

I recently came across this company that makes custom blankets and a lot of their business is in the fire service. If anyone is interested in a nice quality blanket for their bunk or for home, here are the details:


The blankets are made in New Jersey by a small company called Logo Knits. They are a very small company that specializes in custom blankets, and due to their small size, are not a union shop at this time. With Chief Burke’s permission, I reached out to them and asked for a sample which we received last week. I currently have the blanket over at Station 2 for everyone to see and will get it over to Station 1 by the end of the week.


The blankets are 63x90 (although the sample size is 63x63) and are $56 with a minimum order of 12. The price drops to $53 if we reach 24 blankets and $50 if we reach 48 blankets. I attached a photo of the blanket (63x63) laid out on a bunk over here at Station 2 to give you an idea on size. Just an FYI, the department issued red blankets measure 63x85.


I will place a sign-up sheet with the blanket and a final order date of Wednesday 13th February. 


Let me know if you have any questions,


Bob Cooper

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