Retirement Dinner April 23rd, 2014
April 8th, 2014 -
Brother Michael Kennedy, L-718
April 3rd, 2013 - May the light of heaven shine on your grave,
May the smile of God light you to glory.
All images are courtesy of the Boston Globe
Brother Edward J. Walsh, L-718
April 2nd, 2014 - May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
All images are courtesy of the Boston Globe Newspaper
Boston Line of Duty Deaths Notification
March 27th, 2014 - Local 36 extends our heartfelt sympathy to the members of the Boston Fire Department and their families as they cope with the tragic loss of Lt. Ed Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy in the line of duty. A benevolent fund has been established for the families of both men. It can be accessed by following this link. Lt. Walsh was married and a father of three young children, two boys and one girl. He has been with the Boston Fire Department for nine and a half years. Firefighter Michael Kennedy, of Hyde Park, is a United States Marine, and veteran. He has been with the Boston Fire Department for seven years. Both members were killed while operating at a 9th Alarm fire at 298 Beacon St., in the Back Bay section of the city. The fire began in the basement of a brownstone building, and was driven by the raging 45 mph sustained winds felt throughout the northeast yesterday.
Firefighters fighting cancer
March 27th, 2014 - FIREFIGHTERS FIGHTING CANCER FISH FRY FUNDRAISER
April 18th, 2014 11:30AM - 3:30PM
2120 Bladensburg Rd. NE, Suite 210 Washington, D.C. 20018
(202) 635 - 8500
Pre-orders available by contacting Jadonna Sanders
FISH SANDWICH – $5.00
FISH PLATTER – $9.00
(2 SIDES AND BREAD)
POTATO SALAD -
GREEN BEANS (turkey)
MACARONI & CHEESE
SODA – .60 (other drinks available)
CAKES - $2.00 PER SLICE
COOKIES - $ 1.00
Bands 4 Burns Benefit Show
March 28th, 2014 - Potomac Heights VFD will be hosting a fundraiser called Bands 4 Burns. A portion of the proceeds is going to raise money for the D.C. Firefighters Burn Foundation. This is a non-profit foundation founded by active and retired D.C. firefighters. The foundation is dedicated to assisting in the recovery of burn victims in the D.C. Metropolitan area. For more information on this foundation you can visit www.dcffburnfoundation.org.
Bands 4 Burns is a concert featuring local bands. The lineup includes: Sara Gray, Franklin Square Band, Rock Bottom, Come Back Iris, Johnny 5, and Brad Turner. This is a BYOB event with food and refreshments available for purchase. Other attractions to include: 50/50 Raffles, Raffle Prizes, Money Wheel and Pull-Tabs.
Local 36 Hospitality Night a Success!
March 18th, 2014 - Local 36 hosted a Hospitality Night event at Mission Bienvenidos on 16th St. The yearly event coincides with the IAFF's Legislative Conference held annually here in Washington, D.C. Many of Local 36's members were on hand to meet & greet visiting officials from other IAFF affilliates from around the US & Canada. Stopping by this years conference, was 2014 Mayoral Candidate, and current DC Ward 6 Councilman Tommy Wells - recently endorsed by Local 36 in his bid for the upcoming Mayoral Election. We had visiting members from New York City, Boston, San Antonio, and Cincinatti, stop by to meet and discuss issues with Local 36 members, and an appearance and performance by the Emerald Society's Pipe & Drum Band. Local 36 would like to thank everyone who organized, and assisted with the event, and to all who stopped by, to make the event truly a memorable evening.
Interest Arbitration Award
February 25, 2014
Local 36 Applauds Recent Arbitration Decision on Proposed 3/3/3 Shift Change,
Decision Validates Concerns Union Raised Over Shift
Washington, DC (February 25, 2014) – A recent arbitration decision in the
long-running collective bargaining process between the International Association
of Firefighters, Local 36 (IAFF Local 36) and the Department of Fire and
Emergency Medical Services (FEMS) sheds light on the considerable “public
safety concerns” and “potential for tremendous disruptions” surrounding the
proposed shift change to a 3/3/3 schedule.
Local 36 has been raising these same concerns for the past year. “It’s
unfortunate that it took an arbitration decision to verify the claims we’ve
made all along,” stated Captain Ed Smith, President of IAFF Local 36. “Valuable
time was wasted trying to argue the facts when the Department could have been
addressing the considerable staffing and management challenges that have
plagued it over the past two years.” The full report can be viewed here.
June 7th, 2011 - The District of Columbia Fire & EMS Department's Pre-Hospital Treatment Protocols are now available online. They have been added to our Documents & Forms Library, in the Members Section. Navigate to the Members Section ( you will be required to log-in), and then to the folder titled 'EMS'. Our own L36 EMS Committee has created several self study tests, to assist the members with studying the material.