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.
DPFP RECEIVES FINAL JUDGMENT! DPFP received today (April 14, 2015) the signed final judgment from the court in the DROP Plan Amendment litigation. The judgment declares that the DROP Plan amendments and withdrawal provisions contained in the 2014 Plan amendment do not violate Article 16, Section 66 of the Texas Constitution.
The Board will meet on Thursday, April 16, 2015, to determine when and how to implement the changes including your opportunity to revoke (undo) your prior DROP enrollment. More information will be provided as available.
Message from Denny Burris Regarding the Annual Traphagen Picnic:
Annual Traphagen Picnic will be held on Friday,April 24th at the Drill Tower at 5000 Dolphin Road. We will begin to gather at 10:30 am for fellowship and lunch of BBQ and trimmings will be served about 11:30. Encourage everyone to come because there will be plenty of BBQ and more BS and it will be tough to figure out which one they will enjoy the most.
Pre-Order Deadline for DFR Yearbook Is Extended to May 15, 2015:
The link to order a yearbook is: http://mtpublishing.com/index.php/default/catalogsearch/result/?q=Dallas
Click on the Dallas 2015 book and enter your information for the book. This is the way I ordered it with my credit card.
The company will store the credit card information and go to it when the books are to be shipped out. David
Item Posted 03-30-15 — Reminder: Dallas Fire-Rescue Department’s Annual Awards Banquet:
The Dallas Fire-Rescue Department’s Annual Banquet, honoring members of our department, will be held on Saturday, May 30 2015, at the Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Avenue, Dallas, Texas. A hospitality area will be open from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Dinner will begin promptly at 6:30 and the awards presentation will follow.
Retirees should have received a letter from Chief Bright inviting them to join the active members for this occasion. Enclosed with the letter was a form to be filled out and returned by May 2nd, if you plan to attend. Tickets for retirees and spouses may be reserved with a good faith deposit of $23.00 per ticket. Your deposit will be returned to you when you pick up your tickets at the Banquet. The Dallas Fire Fighters Association is sponsoring retirees and spouses. Tickets may be purchased for additional guests at the cost of $23.00 each. This year, your reservations are being handled by the Dallas Retired Fire Fighters Association. Checks should be made payable to “Fire Department Awards Banquet” and mailed to Pat Warnock, 2947 Sinbad Circle, Farmers Branch, TX 75234-4940. Your tickets will be held for you at the banquet Registration Desk and may be picked up when you arrive. If you have any questions about the registration process, you may contact Pat Warnock at 214-695-1466, 972-620-4956, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Item Posted 03-21-15 — Request from Wendi Tanksley, Widow of Scott Tanksley:
Tuesday, February 10, 2015, marked the one-year anniversary of the LODD of William “Scott” Tanksley. On that date, members from Fire Station 12, with the assistance of other department personnel, hosted a ceremony celebrating the life, and honoring the sacrifice, of the late FRO Scott Tanksley.
While the familiy was honored by the turnout, they also understood that not everyone who would have liked to attend was going to be able to attend. That said, Wendi Tanksley, Scott’s Wife, asked that a request, she made to those at the ceremony, be echoed to the rest of the department:
Help share the memories of daddy at work with the children of Scott Tanksley by sharing any stories or pictures you think they would cherish. Send to Wendi Tanksley, at P.O. BOX 242, Kemp, TX 75143. Please include your name and contact information.
The Scott Tanksley family
Thank you all for your time and attention…
Retiree Meetings or Luncheons
It’s that time again for all you retired firemen to assemble in Quitman for the monthly luncheon on the 16th of April somewhere around 10:30 or so, give an hour or two, maybe. There was about 30 or so last month and we had a good time telling tall tales and swapping fibs and pushing the truth to the limits. Although, I suppose some of those storys were almost true. There was also a bit of agitation, which is normal for this bunch–so long as there is some bit of truth in the telling, And don’t blame it on Aggie Vowels, anymore.
Tommy Hughes & C R Pitman
PS: To get there go north on Hwy 69 thru Mineola. On the north side of town 69 merges with 37 and continues on to Quitman. The restaurant is one block to the right behind the Electric Co-op which is on the right side of Hwy 37. The name of the restaurant is Texas Tea Room.
Item: (Posted 11-01-2014) Please notify Pat Warnock at email@example.com to request calendars or automobile decals.