What's New at IAFF 1945
Your union leadership is currently attending the 100th IAFF Convention. We are asking that you please support the eboard and bargaining team by signing up to cover our shifts. Please speak with members of your firehouse to see if you can cover full shifts, or make two partials work together. Please contact your on-duty BC to assist them with this.
Local 1945 E Board
Dear Members of Local 1945,
The Union has completed the ratification voting for the 2019-2020 Collective Bargaining Agreement. We are pleased to announce that the members of the Bargaining Unit voted unanimously in favor of ratification with 100% of voting members voting to ratify the agreement. It is extremely exciting to see everyone’s overwhelming support and unification. The IAFF is celebrating its 100th year in existence this year with the slogan of “Progress through Unity” and we are definitely an example of achieving progress through unity! Thank you all for all you do every day in our community and for your unwavering support of each other. We have communicated our ratification results to Chief DeMint.
The PFA Board will consider the Collective Bargaining Agreement for ratification at their July 24 Board meeting. Once the PFA Board ratifies the contract, all terms and conditions of the agreement will take effect on January 1, 2019. We will be in touch with any other updates as they become available.
IAFF Local 1945 Executive Board
Hello PFA and Retiree’s,
Retired Poudre Fire Authority Company Officer Art Eckdahl Passed away October 23rd 2017. Art was a career firefighter at PFA for 25 years, then moving on to become a Fire Inspector with Vista Fire Department in Vista Ca. where he retired again.
Art was one of the founding board members that started IAFF local 1945. Arts family is holding a short Memorial Service on Friday, June 29th at Grandview Cemetery 1900 W. Mountain Ave. 12:00 hrs.
Per PFA LODD manual, Art will receive a Type 111 Memorial Service. Which means he will be presented a Folded American Flag, Honor Guard and Piper. It also states all available department personnel that can attend, please be in class A dress uniform or class B if you do not have a class A. We will shroud our badges the day of the service. I know almost all of you have no Idea who Art is, but he was a brother that has gone before. The Ceremony will not be very long, so if you can make it the family would be very great full.
Also there will be a BBQ for friends and firefighters at City Park at shelter #7 following the ceremony.
Local 1945 Members,
This letter is to inform you with the board approving a 3.0% pay increase for Firefighters and a 3.0% for Captains in 2018 all bi-weekly payroll deductions will increase accordingly. This will be effective on your February 2nd 2018 paycheck.
This change is required per Article VIII Section 2: Dues
Dues shall be structured at 1% of the pay grade for the three firefighter classifications established by the Poudre Fire Authority. These are Probationary Firefighter, Firefighter I (FFIA) and Firefighter II (FFIIA). Firefighter II will be the maximum classification for all members other than those on probation or are classified as Firefighter I. Other pay grades dues structures will be determined by the President and Treasurer.
The new dues rates will be as follows:
Introduction $21 No Change
FFIA $30 (was $29)
FFIIA $32 (was $30)
If you have any questions, please contact myself or President Onigkeit.
Poudre Authority Firefighters
It’s that time of year again! The Salvation Army Christmas Angel tags are available if you would like to adopt a child.
As of right now, we have 100 kids that need adopting. If you or your crew/coworkers are interested, please send me an email letting me know how many kids you would like to adopt. As in past years, please do not spend more than $50 per child, per the Salvation Army’s program director. Please drop off unwrapped gifts to 3901 S. Mason St. by December 11th. Local 1945 will provide all wrapping paper.
Thank you for all your generosity and dedication to help make these kids’ Christmas a special one!
Please contact Chris Hill - Chill@poudre-fire.org
Until then, Happy Thanksgiving!
The annual Terry Farrell Firefighter Charity ball is Saturday October 7th. We all know how much the Terry Fund has done for all firefighters in the area when something tragic happens to our fire family. This night helps fund all those great things that they are able to do for us when in need.
For more information on the event and the ability to register click HERE .
*Please sign up as soon as possible**
Download: SB 25 Guide Brief.pdf