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.
Quarterly North Texas DRFFA Luncheon for June Cancelled
The next North Texas DFD Retirees Luncheon which was scheduled for Monday, June 1, 2020, at 11:30 AM, has been cancelled. The dining room at the restaurant is at limited capacity due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Hopefully we will be able to meet on our next scheduled luncheon date which will be September 14, 2020.
As always, I would appreciate our members’ help in getting the word out to those members who do not have e-mail. Hope to see you in September. Please take care of yourselves and stay safe and well.
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.
Doors will be opened at 11:30 AM with coffee, tea and conversation in ample supply. Due to the Covid-19 situation, we ask that any member who has been exposed to the virus not come to this meeting. Precautions will be taken as much as possible for distancing and there will be no cooking on the premises. Members should bring prepared foods that are ready to eat and require no preparation. Face masks are encouraged, but not required.
2020 DRFFA Scholarship Announcement
The Dallas Retired Firefighters Association announces that the DRFFA Scholarship Fund will be awarding six $2000 Scholarships in 2020 to assist members of the Dallas Fire Rescue family in their educational endeavors. This year the Dallas Fire Fighters Association contributed an additional $6000 that made it possible for us to increase each scholarship to $2000. Click here to view the Announcement.
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’s email is email@example.com