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 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…
Item Posted 03-20-15 — Work Day for Repair of Walk of Honor Scheduled:
We will be replacing one section of the Walk of Honor on Thursday, March 26th starting at 9:30 a.m. The section has approximately 500 bricks to take up and then replace. Also, Roger Chumley will have his saw to cut bricks for that section and other areas to be finished.
We should have a better idea about the weather by the first of the week so I will forward another post early next week to confirm. Hope to see you there, bring gloves. Tom Taylor, The Brick committee
Item Posted 02-10-15 — DFR Health Fair Discontinuation
Item Posted 01-13-15 — Dallas Retired Fire Fighters Association 2015 Scholarship
The Dallas Retired Firefighters Association announces that the DRFFA Scholarship Fund will be awarding six $1000 Scholarships in 2015 to assist members of the Dallas Fire Rescue family in their educational endeavors. Applicants should be able to demonstrate some family relationship to a current or retired member of the Dallas Fire Rescue Department. Applicants may be attending or plan to attend either a university/junior college or accredited trade school.
Applicants may obtain a complete set of requirements, guidelines and an application form by clicking on the following link to view and download the form:
DRFFA 2015 Scholarship Rules and Application Form
or applicants may request email or paper copies of the form by contacting:
DRFFA Scholarship Committee
c/o David E. Gibson
5940 Waggoner Drive
Dallas, TX 75230
The deadline for submission of applications is March 31, 2015.
Item Posted 01-13-15 — Retiree Get Togethers:
Retirees Quitman Luncheon on Thursday March 19, 2015:The next luncheon at the Texas Tea Room in Quitman will be on Thursday March 19 at 11:00 am. 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 restruant is one block to the right behind the Electric Co-op which is on the right side of Hwy 37 right behind a bunch of other buildings which have no relation to the destination you might be looking for, maybe-I think.
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