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January 23, 2018

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What's New at IAFF 61
Station Delegates
Brothers, The upcoming monthly meeting in September will be held on Wednesday, September 10, 2014.  During this meeting, we will be electing Station Representatives.  If you would like to be the Station Representative or nominate someone please plan on attending this meeting. Read More...
First Day Back to School Program
This Saturday, August 16, 2014, the Charleston Firefighters Association Local 61 will be helping out with the First Day Back to School Program.  We will be assisting with stuffing backpacks at the Maritime Center in preparation for Sunday.  If you would like to help out your brothers and your community, please join us from 0900-1200. Read More...
April Meeting
This is a reminder of the upcoming meeting on April 9th, 2014.  We are changing the location to the King Street Grille in West Ashley.  Same time, 1900 hours. Read More...
Smoke Diver Recruitment Letter
Download: Smoke Diver Recruitment Letter 2013.doc
Dear Brothers, We are all sharing in the loss of our Brothers in Boston, this year is definitely off to a rough start.  Your Executive Board is already working on plans to send members of Local 61 to Boston to pay respects to the BFD and the families of the fallen firefighters. Read More...
E-Board Update
Dear Local 61 Members, As you are well aware the new pay plan has been rolled out. I have sent a copy of the pay plan to Washington, DC and the IAFF believes that the new pay plan is legal. I have spoken with several people around the region and across the United States. Most have encouraged us to let this go for a month or so to see what the actual numbers are and how members are affected. Read More...
New Pay Plan
Brothers I know the new pay plan has been rolled out over the past 2 days. I am in need of information from each of you. If you would I would like to have a side by side comparison of your current pay and how much you will lose with the new pay plan. I am going to present this to the Mayor to show that our families are going to be affected by this. Read More...
Nick Smith House Fire
Members, This past Thursday, February 13, 2014, Firefighter Nick Smith experienced a fire at his home.  It was contained to an add on and no major damage occured to the rest of the house.  His family doesn't have any needs or wants at this time.  He was asked to let the Local know if there was anything we could do, but as of now everyone is okay. Read More...
Newly Elected Officers
Final voting was completed on January 8th, 2014 for the positions of Vice President, Treasurer, and Trustees.  Please join me in congratulating Matt Thomson as new Vice President, Mike Calabro as new Treasurer, Vince Norcia and Andrew Crotty as returning and new Trustees respectively.  Unfortunately, President Villareal resigned due to personal reasons. Read More...
Captain Rufus Brown
On Saturday January 4, 2014 a major fire occured at the home of one of the City of Charleston's firefighters.  Captain Rufus Brown's house was severly damaged due to the fire.  No one was home at the time and his family is okay. Read More...

Firefighters from the Cannon Street Fire Station, home to Engine Co. 6 and Battalion Chief 3, have been relocated to the Coming Street Fire Station (Engine Co. 15 & Ladder Co. 4) and the fire station has been closed, due to an asbestos scare.
CFD's Rapidly Aging Fleet Causes Station Closures, Unnecessary Relocations and Other Problems

  "The Charleston Firefighters Association would like to send a special thanks to Chief Bulanow and our brothers in the North Charleston Fire Department for loaning the CFD a reserve ladder truck so that we can continue to serve the great citizens of Charleston.
Charleston Firefighters' Bold & Smokey Blend Coffee

The Charleston Firefighters' Association is excited to announce our newest partnership with the Charleston Coffee Roasters! Through this partnership we have been able to brew up a very special and tasty fundraising project, 'Charleston Firefighters' Bold & Smokey Blend' Coffee.

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