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TEXAS FIRE FIGHTER Third Quarter 2011 From The President From The Guy Turner Secretary/Treasurer While we are all aware of the inherent Bob York dangers associated with our profession, we are never prepared when we lose I just returned yesterday from the Funeral of one of our own on the job. Such was a great friend of all of ours, Vice President the case when, on August 14, Dallas Emeritus Tommy Lowry. Tommy was a Fire Lieutenant Todd Krodle was killed Waco Fire Fighter for 34 years and served as President of 478 as while fighting an apartment fire. He leaves behind a wife, Kelli, well as TSAFF District Vice President. Tommy left the Board in and children Cade and Caroline whose lives have been forever 1993. Vice President Emeritus Lowry will be missed. altered by this tragedy. The entire Executive Board, Staff, and members of the Texas State Association of Fire Fighters extend I made the National MG Ride to Remember New York City and to Lt. Krodle’s family, friends, and co-workers our heartfelt it was most impressive. 3700 motorcycles were in the procession condolences. from Newburgh to New York City on September 11, 2011, where we attended a Memorial at the FDNY Memorial Site to let our As we mourn the loss of Brother Krodle, we must also concern 343 Brothers know we will never forget. ourselves with our members who suffered losses due to the recent wildfires that have ravaged our State. We have had Once again we would request that Local Affiliates please keep us several members who lost their homes and or sustained property informed of officer address changes and changes in officers. If damage as a result. Not to mention the personal sacrifices you are not getting TSAFF Official emails contact Cindy and ask made by our members who battled these flames 24/7 in almost her to add your email. unbearable weather conditions, often times being “held over” or called in off duty to do so. Their dedication to duty is a direct We have a number of events coming up, nothing more important reflection of the character of men and women who comprise in educating your union leadership than our Leadership Seminar our great Union and I salute you all. coming up April 25-27, 2012. Please make plans to attend. You will not be disappointed! While the wildfires continue to rage across Texas, the flames of public employee pension reform continue to spread across I would like to thank President Turner, the VP’s, Trustees and our Nation and can now be seen on the horizon here at home. Staff for their hard work on behalf of our 15,600 members. Stay The TSAFF is staying ahead of the curve by taking a pro-active Safe and God Bless. approach in preparation for the fight we know is looming. We have joined a coalition of other public employee pension systems and organizations to form a plan to defeat the efforts of those TAFPAC who wish to change our pensions from defined benefit plans to defined contribution plans. Texans for Secure Retirement (TSR) is focusing on getting out the truth about the soundness Doesn’t Cost of our plans as well as exposing the greedy motives of those who want our money for their own selfish purposes. it Pays! Finally, on a sunnier note, thanks again goes to San Marcos Local 3963 President Howie Minor and his members for going above and beyond in hosting our 42nd Biennial Convention this summer. Their professionalism was on display the entire week making for a most enjoyable and productive convention. 2 Texas Fire Fighter From The From The Chief of Staff Service Director Mike Higgins Rafael Torres Labor Day having come and gone and I have to start out by saying it has been being the traditional starting point in Texas a hot dry summer here in Texas. I hope for political campaigns to kick off, means and pray that this newsletter finds you and that these campaigns are in full swing as those already holding office your families well. The Fires that have decide if they will run for re-election, retire or try to move ”up” to been devastating Texas have put many of our Fire Fighters out to a higher office. Add in the folks who do not already hold office task and as such, the public has come to expect that standard of jumping into the mix and we have a virtual free-for-all politically care from the Fire Fighters in general. speaking. The current estimate based on announcements from candidates shows another huge turnover in the Texas Senate and in Along with the fires that are burning the homes, trees and grasslands, the Texas House. Filing for office in Texas begins November 12 and the other fire that has been sweeping over Texas is an anti-Union ends December 12. So far, at least 24 State Representatives will sentiment that was started in the north with politicians that need to not be seeking reelection to their current seat. There were 35 new be held accountable for their fabrication of information in regards members in 2011. I believe that we will have 35 - 40 new members to public safety; specifically Fire Fighters. in 2013. There are 3 open Senate seats, and in probability there will be at least 4 new Senators in 2013. The 83rd Legislative Session may We Fire Fighters here in Texas have seen the same advance of also include a new Lieutenant Governor, who serves as the President that agenda all over Texas from El Paso to Beaumont and from of the Texas Senate. Of course, this vacancy will be filled by election Amarillo to Brownsville. These advances come in the form of of a current member of the Senate who will fill the vacancy for the small items like violation of “Past Practice” in testing procedures remainder of the term in accordance with the Texas Constitution. to larger attacks in the form of terminations on Union Presidents for minor infractions of non-existent policies. We must be ever One of the biggest issues we will face in the coming Session and mindful that our actions are not necessarily isolated to our local probably one of the most important that I have seen in my first twelve jurisdiction but our actions get spread all over. With the ability of Sessions is the effort of a group with the goal of “reforming” public today’s information technology, you should have no expectation of pensions. Our understanding is that this group will attempt to pass acts going undiscovered. More correctly you should expect just legislation to amend the Texas Constitution and statutorily amend the opposite and with Facebook and Twitter your information can various pension plans to change the plans from a defined benefit and does sometimes receive worldwide exposure both good & bad. plan to a defined contribution plan. I’m not the in-house pension Be careful with what you say and do in cyber space. expert, but I understand that this will effectively end public employee pensions as we know them and modify them into individual pensions Recently there have been many Locals that have had their collective such as a 401K. This will adversely affect current retirees and will bargaining rights challenged along with their agreements. We drive up future costs for the employers as there will no longer be must be always protective of what the Citizens of our communities new members added to the fund. This will result in destabilization have given us and make sure we treat the process and the benefits of pensions. The group in favor of making these changes already that come with agreements with the respect and dignity that the has substantial funding. However, the Texans For Secure Retirement citizens deserve who granted us the right to bargain and to sign a (TSR) has been created to challenge the reform effort. TSR is in binding agreement with our employer. Here at the TSAFF we are it’s beginning stages but already several labor organizations and always available during work hours (which seem to run deeply pension funds have joined including the TSAFF. It’s almost ironic in to the weekends these days), so please call us if you have a that the TSAFF formed in 1938 after members of several IAFF question on what the current trend is across the State of Texas Locals successfully passed legislation in the prior year enacting the regarding working conditions, conditions of employment, benefits Texas Local Fire Fighter’s Retirement Act. In the coming months and wages. and certainly during the next Session, we will keep you updated on this situation and we will be calling on you from time to time to Remember that knowledge is power and as a side note there have make contact with your elected officials. been changes to the service training class to reflect the changing needs of our locals. During the last 12 months there have been 30 The effort to allegedly reform public employee pensions when locals attend service training and at least that many have attended they don’t need reform is a very good example of why fire fighters other training offered in the state. We know that these changes will must stay politically active and participate in TAFPAC. If you are make a difference and hope that Locals and new Local Leaders will not a member of your PAC fund, please consider joining today as a take advantage of these training opportunities. The Leadership sustaining member. We can even bill you quarterly for a membership Conference is coming up spring of 2012 and I hope to see some of if you prefer and there is a form in this newsletter for this purpose. the new faces along with the regularly attending Locals that have come to be that backbone of this great Texas State Association of Usually, begging for new TAFPAC members closes my article, but I Fire Fighters. Wishing you and your families a safe and happy echo the words of Joe Singer regarding the loss of our friend Tommy holiday season and as a wise person once said “Thoughts become Lowry. Tommy served his Local as well as the TSAFF for many Words, Words become Actions, Actions become Character and years and was a mentor to many of us. Our condolences go out to Character is Everything”. Let’s make sure that is true for us in our his wife Sue, son Mike, daughter Jennifer and his entire family. He noble profession. will be missed. Texas Fire Fighter 3 From The From The 11th District Staff Representative Vice President Joe Singer Sandy McGhee This September, the TSAFF lost one of its A battle is brewing in Texas over Public former Vice Presidents. Tommy Lowery, Employee Pensions. A quote form the Austin of Waco, passed away after a courageous American-Statesman sums up the reality of battle with cancer. Tommy served many what Public Employees are facing. “A group years as District Vice President of the of high-powered Houston business leaders is starting a statewide TSAFF and was elected Vice President Emeritus for his many years campaign to overhaul retirement for future teachers, firefighters, of service. When I went to work for the Waco Fire Department in 1981, Tommy was the President of Waco Local #478. I remember police officers, judges and other state and local government Tommy working tirelessly in local politics and serving the needs of workers. “I think the state needs to get the hell out of this (pension) the Local. He never met a stranger and was a friend to everyone. business completely,” said lawyer Bill King, who is forming Texans Tommy was the person that got me interested in our Local when for Public Pension Reform with others from the Greater Houston I became a member, and as the years passed I would travel with Partnership, an über-chamber of commerce with business members Tommy to Austin to assist him in any way that I could. When representing $1.5 trillion in assets.” There is definitely more to the Tommy stepped down as President of Waco’s Local and when story but you get the idea. Mr. King and his ilk are after Public he retired from the Waco Fire Department, he continued to assist Pension plans. the Local with issues by speaking to the many friends that he had made throughout the years. Eventually I ran for different offices Firefighters are already mobilized and have helped to form Texans in Waco’s Local, first being elected Trustee. Later I was elected First Vice President then becoming President in the late 1980’s and for Secure Retirement (TSR). I urge every local affiliate to be aware again becoming President in 1998 until I retired from the Waco Fire of the threat against our pension plans. It is real. Contact your Department in 2008 to come to work for the TSAFF. If it wasn’t for local pension officers, make sure they are aware of TSR and ask Tommy Lowery, I probably would have been just another member them how to engage in the battle. It is critical that every local union of Waco’s Local, showing up for a meeting when it was convenient understand that this is an all hands on deck fight. Please take some for me and doing nothing else to assist the Local. Tommy will be time to be educated on the issues and inform your membership. dearly missed and let us keep his wife, Sue and their family in your The battles have already begun. More to follow. prayers. From The 4th District Emergency Relief & Vice President Scholarship Fund Darrell Gonzales Michael Anderson Wildfire Emergency Relief Hello everyone! I hope you are all safe. The Texas Firefighters Emergency Relief and Scholarship Fund This summer has been a rough one for is available to assist any member who has suffered damaged or Texas Fire Fighters. Due to the drought we hardships due to the recent outbreak of Wildfires across Texas. If have had many fires throughout the State. you or any of your members have been affected please visit www. Thanks to all you that have worked on the front lines protecting TSAFF.org and complete a relief application. Each person is eligible the property and the lives of the citizens of Texas. If anyone has to receive $500 in relief monies. experienced a loss of property or has experienced a hardship due to the Fires please contact your V.P. for assistance. Do you have your Professional There are a few Elections going on in District 4. Copperas Cove is Firefighter License plates? running for Civil Service. The Brothers there have been working hard and will need help knocking on doors and working polls. $30 fee or $70 for personalized plates If you can help please send personnel. The Woodlands are also involved in an election to continue their contract as The Woodlands The Texas Firefighters Emergency Relief and Scholarship Fund Inc. changes to some type of municipal status. receive a portion of the fees for the professional firefighter license plates. These monies are immediately available to firefighters in During the next Legislative Session there is going to be a big threat the form of emergency relief. These monies also provide for Ten to our pension system. There is a group that wants to change our (10) $1000 scholarships every year firefighters’ children to attend pensions from a defined benefit plan to a defined contribution plan. college. There is no better time to order yours than today ! This will dramatically change our pension system and our future. Please watch for updates through the state e-mail on this issue. For application visit: www.tsaff.org. You must complete the application, include confirmation of IAFF membership, and mail to If anyone needs assistance or would like to have classes to help your county tax-assessor office.. your members please call or e-mail me. Order Yours Today! 4 Texas Fire Fighter MDA to their recommendations, we wanted to be able to provide some feedback and information on what departments are reporting. Our newest information resource, Avoid Injury!, will bring you up-to- Ed Baker date information on the injuries being reported to the TCFP. You’ll get to see what other departments are experiencing, think about Divisional Field Representative how your department stacks up, and then we’ll provide you with tips for avoiding these injuries. Visit http://tcfpblog.blogspot.com/ On this year’s MDA Labor Day Telethon IAFF General President to read our blog. Harold Schaitberger presented a check for over $27,200,000 representing the efforts of the nationwide “Fill the Boot” campaign. PPE issues to keep your eye on Each of you and your Local members that collected should be very During our regular visits to fire departments we are finding that there proud of this amazing figure! In spite of a difficult economy, fires, are cracks in the brims of many helmets. This is a safety issue that tropical storms etc., you really came through! everyone needs to be aware of. The manufacturers are aware of the issue and have provided some information and guidelines on what While not all figures are in it looks like Texas should again be #1 to look for while inspecting helmets. Cracks that are longer than an in the country and the IAFF mighty 11th District should also be in inch, any crack all the way through the shell, and soft spots should first place! If you have gone out, thank you for your support! If all be advance inspected for safety. Contact Compliance Division you were new this year, thanks for coming on board for MDA! If Head, Don Wilson, at (512) 936-3830 for more information. you still haven’t collected, it is not too late! All dollars that are raised and received by MDA through the end of the year will count! New certifications coming Please contact your local MDA office. Fire protection personnel continue to show a great deal of interest in certifications offered by the Commission. Certificate holders Since my last article, MDA has held four MDA Summer Camps in and departments alike are recognizing their value as enhancements Texas all of which had IAFF Fire Fighters as counselors. I would to expertise and credentialing. Increasingly, organizations are like to give special thanks to those of you who not only collected encouraging and providing opportunities for their personnel to in the streets for MDA but also gave up a week to make these obtain certification in additional disciplines as part of professional camps the best week of the year for our kids. You were great! If you development. Some departments are also requiring possession of would like to volunteer for next year we are finalizing our camping advanced certifications as part of promotional processes. We are schedule and your local MDA office will be able to give you the excited to report that there are more certifications in the works. dates soon. It will be the week of your life! Committees are considering development of certifications for command, more officer levels, safety, and rescue. Finally, again thanks to all of you who supported MDA this year through your Fill the Boots and other events. The IAFF and the For more infromation visit http://www.tcfp.texas.gov. TSAFF continue to make a huge difference in the kids and adults served by the association. Because of you MDA sponsors over 20 clinics, numerous support groups, assistance with equipment, four Summer Camps and millions of dollars annually in research! You TCFP Liaison make all of this possible! If I can ever be of any help please let me know. Jim Reidy As budgets tighten with the economic problems, fire departments are looking at ways to do more with less. The Texas Commission on Notes from the TCFP Fire Protection is addressing an issue that may become significant for many of you in the future. From the TCFP web page: “As of The Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) has resources September 1, 2011, anyone performing code enforcement must be and information that are available to all firefighters in the state a commission-certified inspector. House Bill 3866 and Texas Govt of Texas. We wanted to introduce you to these resources and Code Chapter 419.908 Fire Safety Inspections has details about this provide you with news from our various sections concerning recent change. This new requirement does not include those performing developments and issues which may affect all fire departments. pre-fire planning, but does include those performing code inspection and enforcement tasks”. Some departments are already requiring TCFP Library their firefighting field personnel to become certified fire inspectors The Emerson Library provides members of the fire service with and perform fire inspections in addition to their regular duties. resources to help with public and professional education. The Some departments have been requiring their fire companies to do Library services include an audiovisual training collection, a print fire code inspections, but without being certified inspectors. collection, and fire and emergency related research services. The resources in our collection cover topics from basic training skills to As the new law becomes more apparent to cities, more of this “dual wildfire firefighting techniques. We recently added a research links duty” will probably happen. Right now, in order to advance to a page to our website where you can find quality online resources higher level of inspector certification, you must be appointed to that to help you do your job. Additionally, the library publishes an duty/discipline of Fire Inspector, even if you are in another discipline electronic newsletter focusing on hot topics (such as Courage like Fire Suppression. There has been a problem with firefighters to be Safe’s 16 Life Safety Initiatives), and the related Emerson performing both jobs but not being credited with both functions in library resources available for borrowing. Visit our library website order to attain the next higher level of Inspector certification. We at http://www.tcfp.texas.gov/library/library_services.asp for more are currently addressing that problem. TCFP strives to encourage information. and enable firefighters to achieve as high a level of certification as possible. If you are in firefighting, are also required to be a certified Avoid Injury Blog inspector, and perform fire safety code enforcement inspections; As you are aware, the Texas legislature recently mandated that fire your pathway to higher levels of inspector certification will not be departments report all firefighter injuries to the TCFP via our FIDO blocked. Visit the TCFP website at http://www.tcfp.texas.gov for reporting system, and that the commission make recommendations more information on that issue or anything else related to standards for avoiding injuries, based on the reported injuries. In addition and regulations for Texas Firefighters or email me at jreidy@satx. rr.com. Stay Safe . Texas Fire Fighter 5 TAFPAC PLATINUM PLATINUM TSAFF EXECUTIVE BOARD & TRUSTEES - Guy Turner, Bob GALVESTON 571 - Jens Jenson York, Steve Holland, Jeff Dillon, Carlos Torres, Darrell Gonzales, GARLAND 1293 - David Gott, David Holcombe Curtis Dunn, J.R. Sullivan HARLINGEN 3404 - Eduardo Alvarez IRVING 2073 - Grant Blake, Helmut Money TSAFF STAFF - Steve Bresnen, Craig Deats, Mike Higgins, Joe KELLER 3731 - Scott Allen, Daniel Hughes, Jeffery Huntly, Singer Alan Jacobs, David Jones, Kevin Lindsey, Charles Mitchell, Scott Pritchett, Brandon Reaves, Jerry Taylor, Ron Wilson IAFF - Louis Hebert, Sandy McGhee LAKE TRAVIS 4117 - Glenn Trubee LEANDER 4298 - Kirke Phillips ABILENE 1044 - Darrin Black, Kevin Johnson, Marty Sanders LUBBOCK 972 - Chris Addington, Bret Austin, Blake Ball, Mark ALLEN 3453 - Greg Truitt Belcher, Ryan Blakley, Dustin Brown, Tim Burrow, Chris Draper, AMARILLO 542 - Kevin McLeland Frank Watts, James Shaun Fogerson, Chad Ford, Daniel Garvin, Brian Gross, Jason Williams Henry, Steve Horton, Kevin Ivy, Lee Jones, Todd Jordan, Chris ARLINGTON 1329 - Christopher Balough, Troy Brooks, Chris Kemp, Tom Larson, Wayne Sarchet, Steve Setliff, Brent Smith, Holland, James Studer, Steve Voltmann, Jayson Whittmayer Doug Smith, Layne Stanford, Lewis Treadwell, Keegan Voos, Jay AUSTIN 975 - Cliff Alexander, Brad Ballard, Mikel Borg, Tom Watson, Rodney Westfall, Nick Wilson, Steve Yocham Dodds, Books Frederick, Joe Pearson, Erick Pederson, Greg MANSFIELD 3599 - John Watson Powers, McKINNEY 4017 - Steve Dorris AZLE 3627 - Steve Lemming MESQUITE 1518 - Tandy Boroughs, Billy Petty, Richard Powell, BAYTOWN 1173 - Keith Lowell, Victor Medrano, Ronald Roberts, Jason Powell, Gary Ward, Gene Zwillenberg Jason Tumbleson MIDLAND 4405 - Eric Stewart BEAUMONT 399 - Michael Drury, Larry Keith, Galen Key, NEDERLAND 3339 - Terry Morton Donald Schroeder NEW BRAUNFELS 3845 - Rick Edwards BIG SPRING 2922 - Paul Brown PANTEX I1117 - Vance Robinson BROWNSVILLE 970 - Rigoberto Bocanegra, Carlos Elizando, PARIS 576 - Dale Reed Marco Longoria PFLUGERVILLE 4137 - Michael Anderson, Sean Dreas, Greg BURLESON 4025 - Chuck Martinez Monroe, Nick Perkins, Adam Tabor CARROLLTON 2182 - Steve Keller, Watson Kohankie PLANO 2149 - Monte Allred, John Barrett, Greg Beck, Troy Berry, CONROE 2731 - Cory Neitzel, John Riddle Dan Burks, Anthony DiMarco, David Edwards, Laddin Gillespie, COPPELL 3178 - Matthew Uppole Eric Goldberg, James Harris, Chris Jefferson, Nicholas Kalina, Scott CORPUS CHRISTI 936 - Matt Bitoni, Steven DeLeon, Charles Kerr, Clayton Lane, Chris LaRue, Coy Mathis, Vance McCauley, Lacroix Samuel McDonald, Chris Mougia, Matthew Nichter, Josh Pitcox, DALLAS 58 - Michael Buehler, Gary Edge, Roy Ferguson, David Matthew Sutphin, Brian Trammell, Brandon Whitney Gibson, Don Greene, John Keck, Dale Martin, Mike McLemore, RICHARDSON 1954 - Noel Saldivar Reuben Millsaps, D.D. Pierce, Ray Reed, Robert Russ, Tim SAGINAW 3812 - Paul Burns Sullivan, Darryl Wachsman, Chuck Womble SAN ANGELO 886 - Bubba Barnett, Walter Stevens DENTON 1291 - Jason Ballard, Mike Bardwell, David Becker, SAN ANTONIO 624 - Jim Reidy, Donald Wagoner, Ed Willborn Brian Boone, Lonny Britten, Brian Cox, Charles Dillard, Mark SAN MARCOS 3963 - Howard Minor Dora, Brian Glenn, Ken Gold, Chuck Goodman, John Jones, Mark SWEETWATER 2943 - Allan Waddell Klingele, Brad Lahart, Carey McAdoo, Mathew Mitchell, Audie TYLER 883 - Steve Countryman, Morgan Herron, Michael Morris, Tom Nations, Ryan Poyner, Luke Scholl, Mike Tucker Mueck, Hector Nunez EL PASO 51 - John Concha, Steven Dieter, Lalo Rodela VILLAGE 3921 - John Green FLOWER MOUND 3649 - Ken MacInnes WACO 478 - Chris Ballew, Shane Bivens, Neil Cummings, Billy FORT WORTH 440 - Benjamin Brackett, Clint Brewer, Joe Eary, David Golden, Gregg Lippe, Adam Mary, Jimmie Maupin, Crawford, Sherman Dedrick, David Dodson, Mike Drivdahl, RJ Chad Moegelin, Jessie Smith, Steve Tull, John Villanueva Forester, Rob Gibson, Michael Glynn, Kurt Howard, Gordon Hunt, WICHITA FALLS 432 - Jim Davis, Chris Duncan, Nick Hillner, Jacob Jaggears, Tim Johns, Donald Johnson, Justin Jones, Brian Donald Hughes, Tony Miser, Joe Morris, Keith Morton, Bobby Kriss, Gary Lee, William MacQueenette, Chris Mashburn, Jesse Whiteley, Steve Wilkinson, Ray Wood Medina, Ronald Mills, Andre Milton, James Nored, Jay Peacock, WOODLANDS 3846 - Scott Windisch David Peterson, Ray Russell, Chesley Sanders, Jerry Stafford, Landon Stallings, Shawn Stauffer, Kevin Tarlton, Jim Tate, NON-AFFILIATE William Thompson, Pat Vasquez, Mike Walters, Chad Ward, Don HOUSTON 341 - Johnny Villareal Westmoreland 6 Texas Fire Fighter TAFPAC GOLD TAFPAC Application AUSTIN 975 - Lisa Watts-Madolora BEAUMONT 339 - Mike Minton COLLEGE STATION 4511 - Johnny Ward __________________________________________________ COPPELL 3178 - Stephen Taylor NAME DALLAS 58 - Mark Ballard FORT WORTH 440 - Tony Blythe, Craig Bope, Chris Cavanaugh, Billy Hughes, Steve Walker, Jerry Webb __________________________________________________ FRISCO 3732 - Michael Summers ADDRESS KELLER 3731 - Gilbert Caldwell LUBBOCK 972 - Brian Faz, Dusty Harris, Randy Lammons, Ty Miller, __________________________________________________ Cody Nelson, Mario Olguin, Marlin Phillips CITY ZIP McKINNEY 4017 - James Baroni PFLUGERVILLE 4137 - Heath Doyle __________________________________________________ TELEPHONE (home) (work) SILVER __________________________________________________ AUSTIN 975 - Mickey Pike LOCAL NAME/NUMBER FORT WORTH 440 - William Cadman, Jeff Dewitt KELLER 3731 - Stan White LUBBOCK 972 - Andy Morton, Ricky Murphy, Dustin Provence, Stan __________________________________________________ Roy EMAIL ADDRESS PFLUGERVILLE 4137 - Ram Beck, Brian Lucas, Danny Timmons SAN ANGELO 886 - Max Childress, Johnny Fisher, Wade Miller Platinum Member - $120 Donation TEXAS CITY - David Zacherl (PAC Attire, Lapel Pin, Legislative Roster Booklet, Name in Newsletter) ___Yes! Bill me quarterly at $30.00 per quarter BRONZE ___I would like to make a one-time donation of $120.00 AUSTIN 975 - Lynn Eichler Shirt Size (circle one): SM MED LG XL XXL XXXL DALLAS 58 - Eduardo Atilano, Gregory Bielefeldt, Lee Ann Johnson FORT WORTH 440 - Jerry Bays, Dana Bolton, David Booker, Mark Gold Member - $90 Donation Davidson, Brad Fowler, Michael James, Joe Jones, Nick McDowell, Paul (TSAFF T-Shirt, Lapel Pin, Legislative Roster Booklet, Name in Rider, Kyle Short, James White, Ryan Zelanzny Newsletter) GALVESTON 571 - John Cross, Earl White KELLER 3731 - John Bennett, Tony Caruthers, Billy Cauley, Scott Finch, ___Bill me $30.00 three times a year Shane Gainer, Russell Hervig, Robert Kinney, Jeff Pevytoe, Christopher ___I would like to make a one-time donation of $90.00 Reese, Steve Rimko, Trevor Rodden, Larry Swartz, Kennith Thompson Shirt Size (circle one): SM MED LG XL XXL XXXL LUBBOCK 972 - Mel Craft, Gavin Daniel, Mark Hampton, Gordon Haynes, Shane Hudson, Roger Jeffcoat, Steve Nelson, Johnny Parkinson, Silver Member - $60 Donation Craig Phillips, Bill Thomas (Lapel Pin, Legislative Roster Booklet, Name in Newsletter) NRH 3885 - Daniel Gannon ___Bill me $30.00 twice a year PFLUGERVILLE 4137 - Charles Garner, Justin Trantham ___I would like to make a one-time donation of $60.00 SAN ANGELO 886 - Scott Buchanan, Vernon Hancock, CJ Naylor SAN ANTONIO 624 - Jason Juarez Bronze Member - $30 Donation WACO 478 - Marcos Lozano (Lapel Pin, Name in Newsletter) ___I would like to make a one-time donation of $30.00 NON-AFFILIATE OTHER CONTRIBUTORS - Christopher Rainey, Mary Louis Perkins TAFPAC Member - Less than $30 (Name in Newsletter) TAFPAC MEMBER I would like to make a one-time donation of $______ AUSTIN 975 - Daniel Herman, Leopoldo Rios LUBBOCK 972 - Ricky Billings, Cory Buck, Mel Craft, Chris Draper, Please make checks payable to: TAFPAC Jeremiah Edwards, Roger Jeffcoat, Johnny Parkinson, Phil Tilson, Monty Vineyard Mail application & payment to: TAFPAC PFLUGERVILLE 4137 - David Randazzo 627 Radam Lane PLANO 2149 - Richie Floyd Austin, Texas 78745 WOODLANDS 3846 - Julie Turner Texas Fire Fighter 7 Texas State Association of Fire Fighters TSAFF Trustees 627 Radam Lane J.R. Sullivan, Zone A Trustee Austin, Texas 78745 Doug Dickerson, Zone B Trustee (512)326-5050 Mike Perez, Zone C Trustee FAX (512)326-5040 TSAFF Chaplain TSAFF Executive Board Chris Hale, Abilene Fire Department Guy Turner, President TSAFF Staff P.O. Box 7654 Mike Higgins, Chief of Staff Abilene, TX 79608 Rafael Torres, Service Director 325-669-7413 (cell) Joe Singer, Staff Representative E-mail: email@example.com Liz Wright, Assistant to Secretary/Treasurer Cindy Gonzales, Administrative Assistant & Bob York, Secretary/Treasurer & Assistant Editor of the Texas Fire Fighter Editor of the Texas Fire Fighter Craig Deats, General Counsel 5203 Langford Ln Wichita Falls, TX 76310 TSAFF Emeritus Officers, IAFF Officers and 940-781-9400 (cell) Representative, Auxiliary and Retired Fire Fighters E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Don Greene, President Emeritus Larry Keith, President Emeritus Steve Holland, District 1 Vice President Alton Bostick, Secretary/Treasurer Emeritus 7206 59th Morgan Herron, Vice President Emeritus Lubbock, TX 79407 Ed Willborn, Vice President Emeritus 806-781-5980 (cell) Reuben Millsaps, Trustee Emeritus E-mail: email@example.com Denny Burris, Chaplain Emeritus Buddy Mass, IAFF Vice President Emeritus Jeff Dillon, District 2 Vice President Louis Hebert, IAFF Staff Representative for Life 1141 Lakeview Harold A.Schaitberger, IAFF General President Mesquite, TX 75149 Thomas H. Miller, IAFF General Secretary/Treasurer (972) 743-9884 (cell) Sandy McGhee, IAFF District 11 Vice President E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Joe Tellez, IAFF District Field Service Representative Kelli Tucker, IAFF & TSAFF Auxiliary President Carlos Torres, District 3 Vice President Jayna Hamons, TSAFF Auxiliary Secretary/Treasurer 5006 Lethaby Dr Buddy Mass, Retired Fire Fighters President Corpus Christi, TX 78413 Cullen Cox, Retired Fire Fighters Secretary/Treasurer (361) 877-3444 (cell) Special Appointments E-mail: email@example.com TCFP Liaison Jim Reidy EMS Liaison Darryl Wachsman Darrell Gonzales, District 4 Vice President Human Relations Liaison Byron Williams 3200 E. Parkway TLFFRA Liaison Keith Morton Groves, TX 77619 TMRS Liaison Scott Kerr (409) 540-0553 (cell) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Day Representatives Guy Turner Bob York Curtis Dunn, District 5 Vice President Steve Holland Jeff Dillon 1829 Westcrest Dr. Carlos Torres Darrell Gonzales Arlington, TX 76013 Curtis Dunn Tom Taylor (817) 925-0245 (cell) E-mail: email@example.com Texas State Association of Fire Fighters Non-Profit Org. 627 Radam Lane U.S. Postage Austin, Texas 78745 PAID Austin, Texas Permit #1524 Calendar of Events A listing of international, national and regional events. Dates of events are subject to change. Date Event Location October 24-27, 2011 TSAFF Service Training Class Austin, TX January 9, 2012 Trustee Meeting Austin, TX January 10, 2012 TSAFF Executive Board Meeting Austin, TX March 25-28, 2012 IAFF Legislative Conerence Washington, DC April 24, 2012 TSAFF Executive Board Meeting San Marcos, TX April 25-27, 2012 TSAFF Leadership Seminar San Marcos, TX July 21-27, 2012 IAFF Convention Philadelphia, PA June 17-21, 2013 TSAFF 43rd Biennial Convention Lubbock, TX
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