elcome 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.
Message From Tom Caton Regarding the Second Driver Lawsuit:
The 16-plaintiff test case (Arredondo v. City of Dallas) is set for a jury trial to start on Monday, August 15, 2016.
As a previous posting explained, in February 2015, the Supreme Court of Texas issued an order refusing to hear the City of Dallas’s latest appeal. The Supreme Court of Texas then, in August 2015, overruled the City’s motion to reconsider that decision. The next month, the appellate courts returned the cases to the Collin County District Court for further proceedings.
Attorneys for the plaintiffs and the City appeared in Collin County District Court on January 20, 2016, to discuss scheduling further trial court activities. After hearing the City lawyers’ attempts to delay trial to the end of the year, the District Judge ordered that a jury trial will begin on Monday, August 15, 2016. The City’s lawyers assured the Court that the City will be ready for trial on that date, but also told the Court that the City will file unidentified motions in the coming months that, we presume, the City hopes will either delay trial or resolve the case in the City’s favor. The legal team, of course, will continue to prepare for trial and will respond to any efforts by the City to avoid trial.
Retiree Meetings or Luncheons
Ray McCormack memorial Breakfast, held at the Circle Grill, 3701 Buckner Blvd and I-30. The schedule has been changed to 0800 hours on 1st Saturday of even numbered months. Frank Varner is the Coordinator.
The new 2016 Breakfast Schedule:
April 2, June 4, August 6, October 1 and December 3
North Texas DFD Retirees Luncheon, held at 12 noon, at the Golden Corral Restaurant in Sherman, TX 75092, 900 Hwy 82. Scheduled for 12 noon on the 1st Monday of the last month of each quarter, i.e., March, June, September, and December. The only exception will be in September when that date falls on Labor Day and then the luncheon will be held on the second Monday.
Larry Abbott is the coordinator.
Garland Area DFD Retirees Luncheon, held at the Furr’s Restaurant, 1540 Eastgate Dr., Garland, TX. Scheduled for 1100 hours on the 2nd Tuesday of odd numbered months.
Rockwall Area DFD Luncheon, held at Luigi’s Italian Café, 2002 South Goliad Hwy 205 – just north of I-30, near Hobby Lobby)
Scheduled for 1100 hours, on 2nd Thursday of each month.
Bill Crow is the coordinator and can be reached at 903-439-7530 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Message From Pitman & Hughes Regarding Moving the Site of Quitman Luncheon:
July 21: East Tx DFD Retirees Luncheon.
Please note – Location of this luncheon has moved to the Red Dome Cafe which is located at 619 Main St. (Hwy 37) in Quitman across from the Dairy Queen. It will still be on the third Thursday of each Month at 11:00 am. We will have a beautifully spacious private room where we can meet and not be disturbed by other cafe patrons. This room will be closed off from the rest of the cafe for true privacy and Tommy and I have eaten there and the food is very good. Hoping to see all the old gang there on July 21st.
Tommy Hughes and CR Pitman”
July 27: Southern Sector of DFD Retirees LuncheonSouthern Sector DFD Retirees Luncheon, held at the Waxahachie Country Club, 1920 W. Hwy 287 Business, Waxahachie, TX. Scheduled for 1100 hours on last Wednesday of odd numbered months month.
Coordinators are Don Green and Denny Burris.
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