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March 27, 2015
What's New at IAFF 244
The 4th Annual ‘Swing for Survivors’ Golf Tournament was a Great Success!

The 4th Annual ‘Swing for Survivors’ Golf tournament combined with the Harley Davidson Raffle was a great success! We raised over $19,000.00 for the IAFF Local 244 Firefighter Survivors Fund. The Executive Board would like to thank Martin Salazar for organizing the golf tournament each year. Also, we would like to acknowledge Chief Stewards Justin Cheney and George Asi for organizing the Harley Davidson Raffle. The winner of the 2015 Harley Davidson Street Glide was Matt Padilla.

We also worked with Guinness to raise funds by engraving pint glasses and receiving a portion of sales. We raised over $2000.00 for the Firefighter Survivors Fund over three nights, February 26 at Imbibe, 27 & 28 at O’Neill’s Pub.

A special thank you to our sponsors: Guinness, Admiral Beverage Co., Imbibe, O’Neill’s Pub, Motorola, 1-800 Board-Up, NM Firefighter Charities, NM Craft Brewing Co. and to all the IAFF members that participated! 

Bernalillo County Shift Request

Attention County Chapter Members:

The County Chapter Shift Request will be held on April 7th and April 8th, 2015. Please see the attached document for specific details regarding the upcoming shift request. 


Download: 2015-2016 Final 2 Request Rules.pdf
AFD Assistant Chiefs/Reorganization Informational Meetings
AFD Fire Chief David Downey will present the proposal for Assistant/Deputy Chiefs reorganization on March 10 & 11, beginning promptly at 5:30pm. Members are encouraged to attend to be informed and provide input. The meetings will not exceed two (2) hours in duration. 
Brother Gil Pohl

On Thursday, March 5, 2015, Capt. David Mowrey gathered members of the 60th Cadet Class to visit their fellow classmate, Gil Pohl. Gil is resting at home in palliative care fighting cancer and serving as a strong role model for all of us. This visit was a testament to the love and compassion that we share as firefighters. We are defined by our commitment to one another. God bless you brother Pohl. 

Members interested in visiting Gil please call AFD Chaplain Patrick McKinney at 505-730-0961.

4th Annual IAFF Local 244 'Swing for Survivors" Benefit Golf Tournament
On Saturday, March 21, 2015, the Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters will host the 4th Annual ‘Swing for Survivors’ Golf Tournament to Benefit the IAFF Local 244 Firefighters Survivors Fund (FSF). The FSF provides financial assistance to firefighters, spouses and children of firefighters who have been stricken with life threatening medical conditions. The tournament will take place at the Desert Greens Golf Course in Paradise Hills located at 10035 Country Club Lane, NW, Albuquerque, NM. Shotgun start at 9:00a.m. Click on link below for the registration form. Call Lt. Martin Salazar for more information.
Download: 2015 Swing For Survivors Registration Form.pdf
IAFF Local 244 Firefighter Survivors Fund - Fundraiser at Imbibe on February 26, 2015

Firefighting is a very honorable and rewarding profession and with it comes exposure to tragedies on many levels. It also hits on a personal level from fellow firefighter deaths to firefighters diagnosed with diseases caused by the job. It is truly humbling to witness IAFF brothers and sisters pulling resources together to provide support for each other and our families in need. The IAFF Local 244 has organized to broaden our means to provide help to firefighters and their families who are afflicted with life threatening conditions. We created the ‘FF Survivors Fund’ in 2012 and have helped dozens of fire families since. Our profession has evolved significantly through the years and so have the risks. We are asking you to join us on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 6:00pm to close at Imbibe (3101 Central Ave. NW) and raise money to support this critical fund. Guinness is co-hosting the event and will provide engraved pint glasses from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. 

Click Link below to download the flyer:


Download: Imbibe FSF Fundraiser 2-26-15.jpeg
One Year Later: Lessons Learned From Elm Street Fire
January 30 marked one year since an auto shop fire injured four Greensboro fire fighters. Fire Chief Greg Grayson said three of the four men have recovered and are back on fire trucks. "I think we move forward from that day and became a better department. We were just very blessed that everyone did eventually come home," Chief Grayson said. Read More...
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.

Click link to fireshiftbid.com 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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