Welcome to the Dallas Retired Firefighters Association Website. The DRFFA is made up of Dallas Firefighters who have retired from the Dallas Fire Rescue Department. This website was created to keep our members informed and to help foster a sense of community.
Retirees are active in the community and serve as a great resource for our on duty members. Retirees help with recruit training, serve on the pension board, serve as critical incident stress volunteers and many other functions. There are groups of retirees who travel together and meet regularly for information and fellowship. Welcome to our website.
Item: (Posted 12-07-2013) The North Texas Retirees Luncheon at the Golden Corral in Sherman that was scheduled for Monday, December 8, 2013 is cancelled due to the icy weather. When it is rescheduled there will be a notification sent out.
I hope every one of you are staying indoors and warm. Please be safe if you do venture out.
Item: (Posted 11-24-13)
Open Letter To All Members of the Dallas Retired Fire Fighters Association:
We have heard that some members are considering a withdrawal from the Dallas Retired Fire Fighters Association.
Please, would you take a few minutes to read the following?
The DRFFA has grown from a purely social group, having an annual meeting and an annual picnic, to an association which does many things:
Through the DRFFA Scholarship Fund we grant six scholarships to higher education students who are related to members and retired members of Dallas Fire Rescue Department.
We maintain the DRFFA website, http://www.dallasretiredff.com/ , and provide email notifications of information pertaining to DRFFA member interest.
We provide shift calendars and fire department windshield decals.
A monthly “Fire Line” magazine is mailed to your home.
Most important in the eyes of many is the Last Alarm Bell and ceremony by our DRFFA Honor Guard at the funeral or memorial service for those who have answered their last alarm. While the Honor Guard members are volunteers, there are travel, transportation and Last Alarm Bells maintenance expenses incurred for this activity.
The DRFFA makes available flowers for member funerals or the offer of a brick for the Walk of Honor located at Firefighters Memorial at the Dolphin Road DFRD Facility.
The DRFFA has opted to provide for surviving spouses of members as follows: No further dues will be due but we will continue sending our informational emails and welcoming the surviving spouse to our DRFFA sponsored functions.
All these things have an attached expense.
This was the reason the members in attendance at the September 9th annual meeting voted to increase dues.
We are hopeful that any of you who may have considered withdrawal from the DRFFA will reconsider and remain members with us as we attempt to meet the wishes and growing needs of our association.
Dallas Retired Fire Fighters Association
How to Request Shift Calendars and DFD Retired Windshield Decals:
The DRFFA Treasurer Pat Warnock will mail calendars and or windshield decals to DRFFA members upon request.
The member should contact Pat by email or by mailing her a written request.
The request must include a return mailing address for the member.
Send email requests to: DRFFA.Treas@tx.rr.com Send mail request to:
Pat Warnock – DRFFA Treasurer
P O. Box 814066
Dallas, TX 75318-4066
Item: Recently there have been some members who asked how they can make contributions to the DRFFA PAC Fund. For those who want to make contributions you can write a check payable to DRFFA PAC FUND and send it to:
DRFFA PAC FUND
P. O. Box 118422
If anyone needs additional information regarding the DRFFA PAC FUND please contact Tom Taylor at 972-394-6082.
Item: At the annual meeting of DRFFA held on September 9, 2013 the membership in attendance voted to increase monthly dues from $2.00 to $5.00. This dues increase became effective October 1, 2013. Members who have their dues deducted from their Pension Benefits do not need to take any further action.
Members who pay their dues by check on an annual basis need to make payment as follows:
October, November and December 2013 have a dues increase due totaling $9.00 and the yearly dues for 2014 will be $60.00.
Dues checks need to be made out to “Dallas Retired Fire Fighters Association” and sent to:
DRFFA Treasurer – Pat Warnock
P. O. Box 814066
Dallas, TX 75381-4066
Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.