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.
10/6/17 Message From DRFFA Board Regarding Pension Trustee Election:
The DRFFA continues to endorse all three candidates running for pension trustee. The Board believes our representatives on the Nominating committee, Danny Millaway and David Gibson, reviewed all of the available information, spent many hours interviewing candidates, and made an informed decision as to the best three of the 18 applicants for the pension trustees. However, we are providing you information as we receive it. Use your best judgement to decide who to vote for.
36th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend:
Every October, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation sponsors the national tribute to all firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year. This year, Driver Engineer Marco Davila will be honored during the Memorial weekend, October 7-8, 2017, in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
The weekend highlights programs for family members, survivors, and co-workers. There will be two public ceremonies. A special group session for firefighter coworkers and their families will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Then, there will be a Candlelight Service that will begin at 6:00 p.m. The Memorial Service will take place on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
Thousands attend the Memorial weekend annually. This commemorative weekend allows us to pay special homage to fallen firefighters from across the country. For more information concerning the Memorial weekend, please visit the website at https://www.firehero.org/events/memorial-weekend/; or you may contact Chaplain Elaine Maddox at 469-323-5891 or Chaplain Ray Schufford at 469-323-5890. The Memorial Service and Candlelight Service will be available to view on-line at www.firehero.org.
David Coatney, Fire Chief
Dallas Fire-Rescue Department
August 14, 2017 Message From DRFFA Board Regarding The DPROA Federal Lawsuit:
The DRFFA Executive Board met on August 11, 2017. The focus of our meeting was to continue the discussion regarding our participation in supporting the Lawsuit filed in Federal Court by several DPD plaintiffs (now joined by fire fighter Steve McBride). This lawsuit demands the release of DROP accounts to the named owners. Currently the DPROA (Dallas Police Retired Officer Association) has provided most of the funding for this suit. We, the DRFFA, have invested $10,000 in support of the lawsuit.
The lawsuit is a fact of life – nothing we do can or will stop it. We know a faction of our membership did not participate in DROP and believe a ruling in favor of the plaintiffs will severely damage the pension. Others who have participated in DROP feel strongly that the money in their DROP account is theirs.
The position we have adopted is that we will support the lawsuit to the extent that our members will provide money specifically earmarked for the lawsuit. We will not use your regular monthly dues for this effort. Thus far the response to our request for lawsuit funds has been lukewarm. We are making one further appeal for donations. We have suggested $500-$1000, but any amount will help. We will be guided by your response.
Mail checks to:
P.O. Box 831666
Richardson, TX 75083-1666
Make check payable to DRFFA, note “Lawsuit Fund” in memo field.
We also urge our members to contribute to the DRFFA PAC or Political Action Committee Fund. This fund is used to fund campaigns of politicians who are friends of the DRFFA.
Mailing Addresses for DRFFA PAC Fund:
PAC Fund checks should be sent to:
DRFFA PAC Fund
PO Box 850863
Mesquite, TX 75185
For the PAC Fund, please make an entry in “Memo” line of your checks that it is for the PAC Fund. For legal reasons and required record keeping we have to keep PAC Funds separate from General DRFFA Funds
Thank you one and all who have made contributions already. It is a start.
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