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    January 22, 2020
  • MN IAFF Newswire
    Current news directly from MN IAFF locals.
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    CODE 3: Back Draft beer now available!
    01/21/20 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
    CODE 3: Back Draft by Broken Clock Brewing Cooperative. You can also visit their location at 3134 California St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418 or visit them at www.brokenclockbrew.com for where else in Minnesota you can pick some up. A portion of the proceeds from CODE 3: Back Draft will be donated to Firefighters for Healing.
    Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Captain Tim Pleau
    01/18/20 - IAFF Local 21
         Local 21 regrets to announce the untimely passing of Retired Captain Tim Pleau.  Captain Pleau started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on May 11, 1992 and retired on June 30, 2019.  Funeral arrangements will be posted when available.    THE FAMILY HAS REQUESTED THAT NO FACEBOOK POSTS ARE DONE AT THIS TIME.
    Jim Smith Named State Fire Marshal
    01/17/20 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
    Replacing Bruce West as state fire marshal is Jim Smith who previously served as deputy state fire marshal. Fire Marshal Smith who has been in the fire-service since 1980, served as as a firefighter/paramedic, district chief, and assistant chief of operations with the Saint Paul Fire Department and is a former member of Local’s 21 and 3939.
    Bruce West Named Assistant Commissioner of Public Safety
    01/17/20 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
    In November, Governor Tim Walz and Minnesota Commissioner of Public Safety John Harrington appointed State Fire Marshal Bruce West to be the new Assistant Commissioner of Public Safety. Assistant Commissioner West has been in the fire-service for 41 years were he served with the Anoka Fire Department and as Elk River Fire Chief for 15 years.
    Governor Walz Appoints Tom Thornberg To PERA Board
    01/17/20 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
    Last week Minnesota Governor Tim Walz appointed IAFF 5th District Vice-President Tom Thornberg to the Minnesota Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) Board of Trustees. The eleven member board approves PERA's operating budget, decides legislative policy and priorities, and hires the executive director.
    2020 Stair Climb Events
    01/15/20 - IAFF Local 21
    2019 Big Buck Contest
    01/13/20 - IAFF Local 21
    2019 Big Buck Contest Winners      Archery contest winner, Eric Torgerson (left) with a Wisconsin 11 point buck scoring 137 5/8. Gun contest winner, Jim Engen (right) with a 10 point buck scoring 122 inches.
    Saint Paul Fire Foundation Food and Wine Event
    01/11/20 - IAFF Local 21
    Minnesota Food & Wine Experince Discounted Tickets for Firefighters.
    Union Meeting - Saturday 11th January 2020
    01/10/20 - IAFF Local S-6
    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.
    2020 Ice Fishing Contest
    01/10/20 - IAFF Local 21
    Fire Service Day at the Capitol
    01/09/20 - IAFF Local 21
    Please join the Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters (MPFF) and the Minnesota Fire Associations Coalition (MNFAC) for the annual Fire Service Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. CLICK ON THIS LINK TO REGISTER:  https://forms.gle/xHNcGDPCJJKR1v8G7 Registration deadline is February 7th.
    2020 Beer Dabbler Sign Up
    01/09/20 - IAFF Local 21
    Join Our Team
    01/05/20 - IAFF Local 5031
    For more information go to joinbpfire@brooklynpark.
    L-21 Ski Days
    01/03/20 - IAFF Local 21
    MAC Dispatcher Aaron Joslin Memorial
    01/03/20 - IAFF Local S-6
    Readings and eulogies will be shared from 1:30-2:30 pm during this open house celebration of life.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Parks and Trails Council of MN in Aaron's memory at the following link: https://www.parksandtrails.
    Major Incidents in 2019
    01/01/20 - IAFF Local 5031
    01/14/2019 - "A" Shift crews responded around 1730 hours to a reported vehicle versus pedestrian accident. Battalion Chief 1, Engine 2, 4, and Inspector 1 responded. Battalion Chief 1, Engine 4, and Inspector 1 arrived and found a deceased individual. Battalion Chief 1 and Inspector 1 cleared the scene and cancelled Engine 2. Engine 4 assisted on scene until 2000 hours.
    Happy Birthday Reid & Happy New Year!
    01/01/20 - IAFF Local S-6
    Local S-6 membership stepped out this morning after shift 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.
    2019 Record Call Volume
    01/01/20 - IAFF Local 5031
    2019 brought Brooklyn Park Fire Department another record year for calls! Firefighters were dispatched to 9908 emergencies in 2019 which is over 500 more calls than last year. This brought our daily call volume average from 25.75/day to 27.15/day. This is the total number of calls, not the total number for each unit.
    Major Incident in October - December
    12/31/19 - IAFF Local 5031
    10/07/2019 - "C" Shift crews responded just before 1300 hours to a reported house fire on the 7800 block of Shingle Creek Drive. Initial alarm assignment included Chief 2, Battalion Chief 1, 2, Engine 2, 3, 4, and Tower 21 with auto aid from Plymouth Battalion Chief 1 and Ladder 21. Chief 2 arrived to find a 2-story residence with smoke showing and requested a Brooklyn Park all-call.
    Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Firefighter Al Blesener
    12/30/19 - IAFF Local 21
       Saint Paul Firefighters Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Firefighter Al Blesener.  Firefighter Blesener passed away on December 14, 2019. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, January 3, 2020 at 11:00AM at Fish Lake Lutheran Church in Harris, Minnesota. Visitation one hour prior to the service.
    Happy Holidays
    12/25/19 - IAFF Local 21
    Merry Christmas & Happy Holiday’s to all Local 21 Members. Whether you are working on shift or celebrating at home with family, we hope you have a wonderful & safe Holiday Season.
    Save The Date Fire Service Day 2020
    12/23/19 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
    Save the date for Fire Service Day 2020 on February 19, 2020 More info to come with online registration.
    Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Firefighter Ken Russell
    12/16/19 - IAFF Local 21
       Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Firefighter Ken Russell.  Firefighter Russell started with Saint Paul fire Department on January 15, 1954 and retired on September 22, 1991. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00PM on Wed. Dec 18, at O'Halloran and Murphy Woodbury (8700 Valley Creek Rd, Woodbury, 651-702-0301).
    Firefighters for Healing 2019 Red Tie Gala
    12/11/19 - IAFF Local S-6
    A special thank you to those who attended the Firefighters for Healing 2019 Red Tie Gala this past Saturday 7th December.
    Salvation Army Bell Ringers
    12/11/19 - IAFF Local S-6
    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.
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