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Union Meeting - Saturday 11th January 2020

Local S-6 Membership,

Please note that there is a union meeting tomorrow morning, 11th January 2020, training room at Fire Station One @ 0745 sharp. B-Shift will be going off duty and C-Shift will be coming on duty. It's YOUR union... be involoved!!!

Next union meeting... Saturday 8th February 2020. C-Shift will be going off duty and A-Shift will be coming on duty.

MAC Dispatcher Aaron Joslin Memorial

Readings and eulogies will be shared from 1:30-2:30 pm during this open house style celebration of life.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Parks and Trails Council of MN in Aaron's memory at the following link:

If you would like to submit pictures to be displayed during the celebration of life, please upload to:

Aaron Michael Joslin, son of Ken Joslin and Audrey Graetz Joslin, was born July 15, 1980, in Edina, Minnesota.

His elementary education included schools in Minnesota, Texas, France, and home school.  He graduated high school in 1998 from the International Christian Academy in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa. In 2009, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and in 2011, a Master’s degree in Security Technologies, both from the University of Minnesota.

In August of 2002, he married Jori Anderson. One son, Hugo, was born to this union in 2006. In 2007, they took up residence in St Paul, MN. Aaron worked his entire career in security and emergency communications. For the last 5 years he was employed by the Metropolitan Airport Commission. 

Aaron was a collector. He didn’t believe in doing things half-heartedly or in part. Among the things he collected were music, coins, stamps, books, combinatorial puzzles (Rubik's cubes) and Lego. Research on any given topic was extensive and exhaustive and resulted in his becoming an “aficionado” on those subjects.   

Aaron always had numerous projects that he was working on. Many hours were spent researching before “adventuring”.  Adventures took him into many states and even China. His interests included cheese makers, historical sites in the State of Minnesota, waterfalls, craft beer breweries, museums and odd places such as could be found on roadsideamerica.com. Many of his adventures ended the day at a campsite, which he loved.

He experimented with the culinary arts of making sushi and pickling vegetables such as beans and asparagus.

He passed away December 9, 2019, after a two-year battle with stage four soft tissue cancer. He is survived by his wife Jori and son Hugo of St Paul, Minnesota; parents Ken and Audrey Joslin of Boyceville, Wisconsin; brother Isaac Joslin and wife Laura, niece Madeleine and nephew Maxiel of Tempe Arizona; sister Hannah Eagleton and husband Ruben, niece Nina of Reston, Virginia; as well as extended family members.

A Celebration of Life will be held in memory of Aaron on January 5, 2020, at the Blackstack Brewery from 1-4 pm in St Paul, MN. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Minnesota State Parks via this link:   ‘Give in Memory Now’

Aaron will be laid to rest in a private ceremony at Tiffany Cemetery, Boyceville, WI when the weather warms.


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Happy Birthday Reid & Happy New Year!
Local S-6 (C-Shift) membership stepped out this morning after work to celebrate the 21st birthday of our one and only Reid Gunderson. Happy Birthday, Buddy! And from all of us at Local S-6, blessings to you and yours in the coming year! Happy New Year 2020!
Firefighters for Healing 2019 Red Tie Gala

A special thank you to those who attended the Firefighters for Healing 2019 Red Tie Gala this past Saturday 7th December. Those in attendance from IAFF Local S-6/Airport Fire include: President & Captain Dan Olson & wife Tina, Vice President & Driver Brian Knoke & significant other Marlo Kirchner, Driver Chad Wade & wife Stacy, Firefighter Brent Carlson & wife Rebecca and Firefighter Natalie Forst & wife Stacey. For more information on Firefighters for Healing and this year's event, please follow the links below. Thank you!

Salvation Army Bell Ringers

This Friday 13th December (C-Shift on duty) Driver Brandon Rausch will be ringing bells for the Salvation Army at the Mall of America:

  • East Broadway Parking
  • Second Floor Skyway
  • 10:00 to Noon

He has extended the invitation for anyone interested to join him for either all or part of the timeframe. Chief Burke has given approval to wear turnout gear if you like. Additionally, if you have been ringing bells for the Salvation Army this season or plan to, please snap photos and pass along to the Local S-6 website/social media admin. We want to hear from you in order to highlight your efforts. Thank you!

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