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.
Message From Allison Green, RN – Regarding Flu Vaccine & Dental Care:
Flu Vaccine:The Dallas Fire-Rescue (DFR) Department has received the remaining 2015-2016 Fluzone Quadrivalent (Fluzone Q) flu vaccine. The vaccine is now available for current employees, retirees, and their family members. For the retirees and family members, the flu vaccine is $17.15 per dose. DFR accepts checks, money orders, or cash only. All non-DFR employees are to contact me to arrange an appointment for this service. My office hours are M-F, from 0800-1700.
Dental Care: Baylor College of Dentistry (BCOD) has agreed to provide DFR access to their dental care program. BCOD is located at 3302 Gaston Ave.To set up an appointment, contact the following BCOD Patient Advocates:
Connie Figueroa, at 214.828.8331
Angela Hickman, at 214.828.8225
There is a $75.00 non-refundable fee for registration, screening, and panoramic x-ray. Also a $200.00 deposit is required if you are accepted for treatment. The $200.00 will be applied to future treatment procedures. The total screening appointment cost is $275.00.
Also, the Dental Hygiene students at BCOD need patients for dental cleanings at discounted rates. Please see the attachment above. If you are interested, contact Lisa Pradarits at 214.828.8966. The Dental Hygiene Desk is located firstFloor. See the attachment.
M. Allison Green RN, BSN, BS, MBA
Message From Retiree Benny Howard About “MDA Team Momemtum”:
“My daughter Sherri is again running the Dallas Marathon on December 13, 2015. This year she will be running a “Full Marathon” as a member of MDA Team Momentum. Her goal this year is $1,300.00, which will go to the MDA that will go to help OUR Dallas Fire Fighters with muscular dystrophy and Dallas Fire Fighter family members with muscular dystrophy. Since 2000 there have been four of “OUR”Dallas Fire Fighters diagnosed with a form of muscular dystrophy. That’s a high number for just our department. $1,300.00 is a mere “drop in a booster tank” for what the MDA spends on research and medical expenses for one individual with muscular dystrophy each year.
Here is the link:
2015 Yearbook Update/Headshot Photo Orders
The 2015 Yearbook Committee is winding down its work and all materials are soon to be turned over to the publishing company for layout, design and printing. Early December 2015 is targeted for distribution of the book at the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department Training Center or via home delivery if chosen as method of delivery. Photographer Glen Ellman and his associates took headshots during the various sessions scheduled earlier this year. Glen has now placed headshot photos on his website so that members who desire purchase may do so by clicking on the following link:
The pictures are arranged in alphabetic order by first letter of the members’ last name. Glen named the picture files in accordance to paperwork completed during photo sessions and the yearbook committee is currently proofing/validating correct name spellings. Members are reminded that the deadline to order 2015 Yearbook(s) has been extended until June 30, 2015 and that the Department has no plans to order extra yearbooks.
Retiree Meetings or Luncheons
Message from Larry Abbott Regarding the North Texas DFD Retirees Luncheon:
“The Sherman luncheon will be on Monday, November 30, 2015, at 12 noon at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 900 E Hwy 82, Sherman, TX 75092, (903) 892-3366 . (Same as usual).
I would also appreciate our members help in getting the word out to those members that do not have email.
Correction to Message From Pitman & Hughes Regarding Quitman Luncheon 11-19-15:
“Troops; As usual there will be a lunch meet on Thursday Nov. 19 at the Tea Room in Quitman. By now everyone should know where it is by reading some of our previous e-mails which were very clear and enlightening
Be there by 10:30 or so to get your side of the story in before somebody tells it like it was.”
New Luncheon for Retirees in the Southern Area of the Metroplex and Beyond:
After many suggestions to do so, Don Greene, Kenny Moore and I are organizing a new Luncheon Group to meet on the last Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September and November at the Waxahachie Country Club, 1920 W. Highway 287 Business, Waxahachie, Texas.
It will begin at 11 am and end when everyone needs to go home to take a nap. The menu is simple, Hamburger and trimmings. The cost will be $10. Don’t gripe!!! Just come.
There are many of our folks down south and we can get together and just visit. This is a new group but many have wanted to so something for all who live down in these parts.
Please plan on coming, Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 @ 11 am.
If you have any questions, call the complaint department at BR 549! Call me for anything else, 214-641-1518.
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