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    September 19, 2020
  • MN IAFF Newswire
    Current news directly from MN IAFF locals.
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    Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Retired DC Bob Heinen
    09/14/20 - IAFF Local 21
       Retired District Chief Bob Heinen passed away on September 2 at the age of 94. Chief Bob Heinen started in 1947 and retired in 1988.
    Union Meeting - Saturday 12th September 2020
    09/11/20 - IAFF Local S-6
    Local S-6 Membership, Please note that there is a union meeting tomorrow morning, Saturday 12th September 2020, training room at Fire Station One @ 0745 sharp. A-Shift will be going off duty and C-Shift will be coming on duty. It's YOUR union... be involved. Next union meeting... Saturday 10th October 2020. C-Shift will be going off duty and A-Shift will be coming on duty.
    Memorial Apparel | McDonough and Paidar
    09/05/20 - IAFF Local 21
    Corporate Mark (a local Saint Paul business) has been busy designing and producing a memorial tee shirt that serves as a fundraiser for Tom McDonough Jr. and his family. All proceeds from sales will be donated to Tommy's children.  To support the fundraiser and purchase items, please visit Corporate Mark's website by following this link: https://shopcorporatemark.
    Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Captain Michael Paidar
    09/03/20 - IAFF Local 21
    It is with great sadness that Local 21 regrets to share the news about the passing of Fire Captain Michael Paidar.   Captain Paidar has been with the Saint Paul Fire Department since 2/14/11.  He lost his life to a relatively short battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and passed away this afternoon.
    Postponed: 2nd Annual Saint Paul Fire Department Golf Tournament
    09/02/20 - IAFF Local 21
    Postponed: 2nd Annual Saint Paul Fire Department Golf Tournament It is with great sadness that I regret to inform you about the recent passing of SPFD Fire Captain Michael Paidar and Firefighter Thomas McDonough Jr.
    Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Thomas McDonough, Jr.
    08/28/20 - IAFF Local 21
    It is with our deepest sympathies that Local 21 regrets to announce the untimely passing of our Brother, Thomas McDonough Jr.  Tommy started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on April 20, 2015.
    Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Retired Captain Dennis Cusick
    08/27/20 - IAFF Local 21
    Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Fire Captain Dennis Cusick. Captain Cusick started with the Saint Paul Fire Department in 1967 and retired in 1999.  Dennis passed away at the age of 78. Dennis G. Cusick Dick's memorial and service will be private with family.
    Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Retired FEO Dick Hendel
    08/24/20 - IAFF Local 21
    Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Fire Equipment Operator Dick Hendel. FEO Hendel started with the Saint Paul Fire Department in 1958 and retired in the mid 1980's.  Dick passed away on August 17, 2020 at the age of 90.
    2020 Virtual Fill the Boot® Campaign for MDA
    08/20/20 - IAFF Local S-6
    2020 Virtual Fill the Boot® Campaign for MDA 5th District Supports the 2020 Virtual Fill the Boot® Campaign for MDA!   For 66 years the IAFF has been committed to supporting MDA. The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically affected fire fighters’ efforts to Fill the Boot on streets and store fronts in local communities across the country.
    Virtual State Convention Update
    08/19/20 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
    MINNESOTA PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS Virtual State Convention              Tuesday, September 29, 2020             Dear MPFF Member, As with all of you, we are also trying to figure out the safest way possible to hold meetings and hold our convention.
    Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired FEO Floyd Jones
    08/16/20 - IAFF Local 21
    Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Fire Equipment Operator, Floyd Jones.  FEO Jones started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on May 11, 1992 and retired on May 30, 2014. There are no visitation or funeral details available at this time.  Updates will be posted here.
    Pink Patch Project | October Breast Cancer Awareness
    08/11/20 - IAFF Local 21
    The Saint Paul Fire Department has joined the Pink Patch Project to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month this October! https://pinkpatchproject.com/about We have designed a Class D uniform shirt and a baseball hat that have been approved to be worn on-duty during the month of October.
    2020 Virtual Fill The Boot
    08/06/20 - IAFF Local 21
    Local 21 Brothers and Sisters, Yesterday the MDA kicked off their 2020 Virtual Fill the Boot Fundraiser.  On Monday, August 17th through Friday, August 21st, we will conduct our own virtual drive.  IAFF Local 21 will utilize our various platforms to get the word out, but it will be our members who can truly make this a success.
    Saint Paul Fire Foundation Golf Tournament
    08/01/20 - IAFF Local 21
    L-21 & SPFD Face Masks
    07/31/20 - IAFF Local 21
       Station 14 is selling Local 21 and SPFD face masks.  $15.00 each Stop by 14s and see Hornyak, Adam Werth or Kauffman.
    SAFER Grant
    07/31/20 - Roseville Firefighters Local 5051
    In conjunction with Fire Adminstration and Local 5051 the City applied for a SAFER grant for 6 positions in late May. If awarded, the grant would allow the Fire Department to hire 6 firefighters at no cost to the city for the next 3 years.
    A Message from Captain Andy Bieze
    07/19/20 - IAFF Local 21
    It is with deep regret that Saint Paul Fire Captain, Tom Bever, shares with us the passing of his mother Karen Joanne Bever.  Karen passed away peacefully yesterday after a long battle with cancer.  One of her last requests was selfless, asking for any and all donations to go towards the non-profit Shield616.
    Anna Spurr Retirement
    07/19/20 - IAFF Local 21
    Raising Rondo | Essential Needs Giveaway
    07/13/20 - IAFF Local 21
    IAFF Local 21 and Fire Fighters United are partnering to give away essential items to the community on Saturday, July 18th, from 10am - 2pm.  Volunteers are needed to assist with distribution of gift bags and meal serving.  Please consider helping out at this event  by giving back to the community that Saint Paul Fire Department serves.
    Ceremony for Old Fire Station 10
    07/07/20 - IAFF Local 21
    Come say farewell to an important part of SPFD's history! On Thursday, July 9th, 2020, at 11:00am, Saint Paul Fire Station No. 10 is being turned over to it's new owner in an informal ceremony between the Saint Paul Fire Department and the property development company. All active Fire Department personnel and Retirees are welcome and encouraged to attend.
    Stop, Drop and Reel Fishing Derby
    07/01/20 - IAFF Local 21
    Derby Headquarters will be at the dock area of The Veteran’s Rest Camp on the southwest side of the lake. There is a launch there that we'll plan to use but it is shallow.  If you have a bigger boat we recommend the public launch on the north end of the lake off Mayberry Trail, or the County Park just south of the Veteran's Rest Camp.
    2020 SPFD Boat Day
    06/26/20 - IAFF Local 21
    Celebrating PRIDE Month
    06/25/20 - IAFF Local 21
    Local 21 is proud to recognize the diversity in our union and celebrates our LGBTQ members.  We encourage everyone to continue to raise awareness and take positive steps towards an inclusive culture.
    IAFF Elected Human Relations Committee Statement
    06/25/20 - IAFF Local 21
    The IAFF Elected Human Relations Committee (EHRC) was created by Convention resolution in 1988 to address issues relating to diversity and inclusion in our union and the fire service. Since its inception, the EHRC has worked as the sounding board and voice of our union, providing insight and guidance to affiliates and fire departments on matters such as those going on today across the globe.
    Promotion: Captain to Shift Commander - Cory Peterson
    06/20/20 - IAFF Local S-6
    Local S-6 would like to extend its heartfelt congratulations to Cory Peterson on his promotion from rank of Captain to Shift Commander. Cory joined the Airport Fire Department on Tuesday 6th September 2005, promoted to Captain in October 2010 with his current promotion to Shift Commander being Friday 19th June 2020. Cory will continue his service on C-Shift at Station One.
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