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 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.
Wreaths Across America Campaign
David Kemp sent the following information for our members concerning the Wreaths Across America Campaign.
It is that time of year for sponsoring wreaths for the Dallas Ft. Worth National Cemetery, this year we are having to do things a little different due to rules and regulations regarding Covid 19 restrictions. We will not be having an actual ceremony because of social distancing rules would be impossible to maintain and we want everyone to be safe. The schedule is as follows:
December 16th and 17th from 1 to 5pm family members who would like to come and lay their loved ones wreath may do this at this time. On Saturday December 19th at 11 am the public will be allowed to lay the remaining wreaths. Everyone who comes to the cemetery to participate must wear a mask and please keep social distancing in mind. A good indicator is each headstone is 5 ft. apart from one another.
Lastly, we are needing help with the sponsoring on wreaths. Please use www.honordfw.com to make your donation. For every two wreaths donated we will receive a third wreath. You may also text “Wreath1” to 20222 or you can mail a check to my home at 1672 Angel Falls Dr. Frisco, TX 75036. Please make your check out to “Wreaths Across America” and I will fill out the necessary paperwork and forward to the headquarters. We need 46,400 wreaths to ensure no veteran is left behind. Please consider sponsoring at least two wreaths. If you are unable to attend and would like to have a wreath laid on a loved one please forward me the name of the veteran , section and site number on the headstone and I will have one placed.
Please share this with friends and family who would love to honor a veteran this year. The attachment is for anyone who would like to add this to your social media pages. Deadline For Donations is December 1St.
(972) 668-2874 Office
(214) 618-7984 Fax
Honor Guard Suspending Operations due to Covid-19 Concerns
It is with sadness that I am passing along our decision to suspend Honor Guard Activities for the time being. V.P. Kenny Campbell called and spoke with President Howard and it was decided that we should suspend all Honor Guard Activities for the time being due to the Covid 19 virus. This decision is meant to protect our members as well as family members of the ones we serve. We will assess the situation continually and hope to resume operations as soon as it is safe to do so.
DRFFA 2020 Dues are now being accepted
Dues for the Calendar year 2020 are now due.
Our treasurer, Dale Ellis has asked to send out a reminder that 2020 dues of $60.00 (That’s still only $5. per month) are now being accepted and remind everyone of our address:
PO Box 327
Maypearl, Tx. 76064
Also, duplicate payments will be returned if you are unsure if you pay monthly or not. If you paid yearly by check before, you will still need to do so. Before making a payment you can call, text or email Dale to make sure.
We do not send out statements but rely on our email notifications.
Just a reminder, surviving spouses are not required to pay dues. Be sure and keep us up to date on your contact information and email address.
As has been reported, a number of our members signed up for payroll deduction last year and when Dale took their forms to the pension fund they refused the forms for two reasons:
1. Dale had highlighted the forms to show people what to fill out. The pension fund refused them because the form had been altered.
2. The Pension fund also refused them because they were sent through a second party. They will only accept these forms if they are sent from each member directly to the pension office.
These forms were shredded by the Pension Office.
Members that would still like to convert over to payroll deduction are advised to go online and download the form or call the pension office and have them send you one. After filling out the form, mail it directly to the Pension office. Members that do so are advised to make sure and check off each organization that you donate to including the Burial Fund and the Museum.
The pocket shift calendars and DRFFA automobile decals may be ordered from Pat Warnock. Please send an email to Pat Warnock stating how many calendars you need and include your name and mailing address. Pat has a new email, email@example.com