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January 26, 2015
What's New at IAFF 244
2015 AFD Shift Bid

IAFF Local 244 has invested in the web-based program Fireshiftbid for the 2015 AFD Shift Bid. The in-shift bid is scheduled for February 2, 3 & 4. All members must log in on the Fireshiftbid website to participate in the bid. Click on the link below then fill out the fields under “Register New Account”. Please use your personal email and cell phone number. Completing this step will create a pending account and the system administrator will be contacted to activate your account, after activation you will receive confirmation via email.

Members will be notified via text and email at the beginning of the shift bid and when they "are on the clock" for making their bid choice. All vacancies that the member is qualified to bid for will be reflected on the webpage. Bid progress can be followed on the website, a link will be posted in important links on the IAFF Local 244 website.

Link to Register New Account: http://fireshiftbid.com/login/

Please contact IAFF L244 Vice-President Bob Lujan at 505-288-2298 with any questions or concerns.

Executive Board Vacancy for City Chapter 1st Steward

January 16, 2015 - The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for the position of City Chapter 1st Steward for the next 14 calendar days. The Executive Board will appoint a member to serve on the board in accordance with the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws, Article VI, Section 5. 

Benevolent Fund and TV Fund Deductions

City Chapter Members:

Please be advised that deductions for Benevolent Fund and TV Fund did not come out this pay period. They will now be deducted next pay period with a pay date of January 30, 2015. We apologize for any inconvenience.

County Chapter Members:

Please be advised that the deductions for Benevolent Fund will be taken out on your next pay period with a pay date of January 29, 2015; as this is the first full pay period in January.

Call any of your Executive Board Officers with questions. 

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Executive Board Vacancy for City Chapter Chief Steward
January 1, 2015 - The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for the position of City Chapter Chief Steward for the next 14 calendar days. The Executive Board will appoint a member to serve on the board in accordance with the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws, Article VI, Section 5. 
IAFF Local 244 Offices will be closed 12/25/14 to 1/04/15
Special Meeting Announcement for County Chapter Fire Marshal's Office MOU on 1/05/15 at 11:00a.m.

On Monday, January 5, 2015 the IAFF Local 244 Executive Board will present the County Chapter Fire Marshal’s Office MOU for approval by the membership pursuant to Article V, Section 6 Special Meetings & Article II, Section 4 Memorandums of Understanding of the Constitution & Bylaws. The meeting will begin promptly at 11:00a.m. The revised TA'd BCFD MOU can be viewed in the members area under the 'Contracts' tab.

2014 General Election Results

Thanks to all you who voted and helped with the election! Congratulations to those who have been elected.

See PDF attachment for results...


Download: 2014 Officer-Bylaw Vote Total Sheet.pdf
Firefighter Brant Gibbs

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Firefighter Brant Gibbs. As a grieving membership we are showing great compassion and leadership in our support for the Gibbs family. The Executive Board is working hand in hand with Fire Administration, AFD Chaplaincy and the AFD Retiree Association in executing our collective resources to assist the Gibbs family in every way possible. Members have been standing-watch around the clock over Firefighter Gibbs since the morning of his passing and will continue to do so until the memorial services. Any member interested in standing-watch should contact IAFF Steward Justin Cheney to be scheduled.

The Memorial Services are as follows:

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 10:00a.m.

Legacy Church, 4701 Wyoming NE

Interment will be immediately after the Memorial Service at Sunset Memorial 

Dress Code by order of Fire Chief Downey:

AFD Executive Staff, IAFF Executive Board and Academy Staff shall wear Class A uniforms

All other Personnel shall wear Modified Class A unifoms

*A memo from Fire Administration is forthcomimng with further details on the department's involvment in Firefighter Gibbs' Memorial Services. 

County Chapter Special Meeting Cancelled

Attention County Chapter Membership:

The Special Meeting to approve the BCFD MOU scheduled for December 3, 2014 has been cancelled. We are in agreement with County Management to rescind the MOU that was tentatively agreed upon on November 24, 2014. We have revisited the current language and agree to address certain issues with the current draft. The Executive Board will post another Special Meeting announcement and MOU on the website once a new agreement is tentatively agreed upon. We will ensure ample notice is given to the membership for consideration before the final vote of approval pursuant to the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws. 

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