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Please help support Council Member Victoria Farrar-Myers for Arlington City Council District 7 at large.  Early voting b...
09/19/2020

Please help support Council Member Victoria Farrar-Myers for Arlington City Council District 7 at large. Early voting begins October 13th.

I love Arlington and I am determined to take an active, hands-on role in helping build our community. From taking on leadership roles in local organizations to helping with trash pick-up as part of a community clean-up project, I continuously work hard to give back to the city that means so much to my family and me. To learn more about my involvement and work in our community, visit www.victoriaforarlington.com

Yesterday some of your Arlington Professional Fire Fighters completed their second 24 hour operational period fighting w...
09/18/2020

Yesterday some of your Arlington Professional Fire Fighters completed their second 24 hour operational period fighting wild fires in California.

Their duties as part of the TIFMAS team deployment include saw work, mop-up, and patrolling for hotspots in an 8 mile stretch of land.

Although fire control and suppression is their main responsibility, your Arlington Professional Fire Fighters filled up water troughs for livestock that had been left behind. #apff1329

Arlington Professional Fire Fighters's cover photo
09/18/2020

Arlington Professional Fire Fighters's cover photo

Today is North Texas Giving Day and the APFF Charitable Fund is taking part. Your donations will go towards the Fund’s m...
09/17/2020
Arlington Professional Firefighters Charitable Fund

Today is North Texas Giving Day and the APFF Charitable Fund is taking part. Your donations will go towards the Fund’s mission to help the community, other charitable organizations, and public servants of Arlington.

The APFF Charitable Fund has co-hosted coat drives, toy drives, and other events to benefit organizations such Mission Arlington, and the Arlington Life Shelter. The Fund has provided financial assistance to fire fighters who have suffered losses from fires or natural disaster, or the death of a family member.

When a fire fighter was injured in training he required surgery from an out of state specialist. His insurance only paid for his travel expenses. The APFF Charitable Fund provided funds to allow his wife and children to travel so that they could be by his side for the surgery and subsequent recovery.

If you would like to donate, here is the link.

https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/ArlingtonProfessionalFirefighters

#NTxGivingDay #APFFCharitableFund

The APFF Charitable Fund, Inc. is about helping the community, charitable organizations, and public servants of Arlington, Texas and surrounding communities served by the Arlington Fire Department Fire Fighters.

Early voting begins Oct 13th.
09/16/2020

Early voting begins Oct 13th.

Arlington is not just where I live- it’s home. My wife Kerry and I have raised our three kids here, and we’ve made an effort to serve this community we’ve been proud to call home for over 40 years. I’ve been proud to serve on the Mansfield ISD Board of Trustees since 2010. Additionally, I’ve served in the Optimist Club of Arlington, the Arlington Transportation Advisory Committee, UTA 1895 Society, UTA Maverick Club, the Salvation Army Arlington Advisory Board & Y.E.T. Council, H.O.P.E. Tutoring Advisory Council, Arlington Alliance for Youth, and the Arlington Landmark Preservation Commission. #raulhgonzalezforarlington

We were sorry to learn of the tragic loss of Captain Lee Holbert who died on Sunday. Rest In Peace, Brother. We hold Cap...
09/15/2020

We were sorry to learn of the tragic loss of Captain Lee Holbert who died on Sunday. Rest In Peace, Brother. We hold Captain Holbert’s family and his colleagues at Carrollton Fire Rescue in our prayers.

With great sadness the City of Carrollton announces the passing of Carrollton Texas Fire Rescue Captain Lee Holbert. A Carrollton native, Holbert served the department and citizens with pride, passion, and integrity for almost 31 years. https://www.cityofcarrollton.com/Home/Components/News/News/3955/27

This Thursday is North Texas Giving Day and the APFF Charitable Fund is taking part. Your donations will assist the APFF...
09/15/2020

This Thursday is North Texas Giving Day and the APFF Charitable Fund is taking part. Your donations will assist the APFF Charitable Fund’s mission to help the community, other charitable organizations, and public servants of Arlington. The APFF Charitable Fund also helps surrounding communities served by the Arlington Professional Fire Fighters.

https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/ArlingtonProfessionalFirefighters

#NTxGivingDay #APFFCharitableFund

On North Texas Giving Day, please consider making a donation to the APFF Charitable Fund. Your donations will go towards...
09/13/2020

On North Texas Giving Day, please consider making a donation to the APFF Charitable Fund. Your donations will go towards the Fund’s mission to help the community, other charitable organizations, and public servants of Arlington, as well as in surrounding communities served by the Arlington Professional Fire Fighters.

https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/ArlingtonProfessionalFirefighters

#NTxGivingDay #APFFCharitableFund

09/12/2020

Eight of your Arlington Professional Fire Fighters are currently en route to California to help fight the wildland fires. They are traveling with fire fighters from Flower Mound and Fort Worth as part of a TIFMAS deployment. Please keep all of them, as well as their families, in your thoughts and prayers during their deployment to the West Coast.

Today we remember the terrible events of September 11, 2001. We remember those who were murdered at the World Trade Cent...
09/11/2020

Today we remember the terrible events of September 11, 2001.

We remember those who were murdered at the World Trade Center, The Pentagon, and in a field near Shanksville, PA.

We remember the hundreds of acts of heroism performed that day by first responders and by members of the public.

We remember the families who unknowingly said their last good-bye to a loved one thinking it would be just another day.

We remember the children who grew up without a parent.

We remember the thousands of people who have died from cancer in the years following the attacks from exposure to toxic chemicals in the dust at Ground Zero.

We remember how the whole country came together in grief; unified and standing strong.

We will never forget.

Arlington Professional Fire Fighters
09/10/2020

Arlington Professional Fire Fighters

Arlington Professional Fire Fighters's cover photo
09/10/2020

Arlington Professional Fire Fighters's cover photo

Raul H Gonzalez for Arlington City Council
09/08/2020

Raul H Gonzalez for Arlington City Council

It is no secret that this has been a hard year. The COVID 19 situation has created serious budget complexities and other challenges for our great city. With over 30 years of business management experience, I have a history of successfully handling complex fiscal issues. Additionally, I've helped MISD achieve the highest ranking for financial integrity in Texas each year since records have been kept. I promise to be a critical thinker on the council, looking at all sides of each issue brought before me, and will always seek transparency and integrity in our operations. #raulhgonzalezforarlington

Your Arlington Professional Fire Fighters would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Labor Day holiday! #apff1329
09/07/2020

Your Arlington Professional Fire Fighters would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Labor Day holiday! #apff1329

Thank you to everyone who has donated! You have helped us reach 8% of our goal and there are just a few days left in our...
09/04/2020

Thank you to everyone who has donated! You have helped us reach 8% of our goal and there are just a few days left in our Virtual Fill The Boot campaign.

If you’d like to donate you can click here: https://filltheboot.donordrive.com/participant/ArlingtonL1329

Your Arlington Professional Fire Fighters hope to be back out on the streets next year to Fill the Boot.
#MDA #FilltheBoot #apff1329

Help support your local Arlington Firefighters by voting for Raul H. Gonzalez for Arlington City Council District 2. Ear...
09/03/2020

Help support your local Arlington Firefighters by voting for Raul H. Gonzalez for Arlington City Council District 2. Early voting begins October 13.

Arlington boasts some of the best police and fire departments in the region. If elected, I will ensure these outstanding public servants have the support and resources they need to keep our city safe and secure. #raulhgonzalezforarlington

Today is the 15th anniversary of the death of Apparatus Operator Richard G. Hosford Jr, ID Number 234. Rick served the A...
09/01/2020

Today is the 15th anniversary of the death of Apparatus Operator Richard G. Hosford Jr, ID Number 234. Rick served the Arlington Fire Department for 22 years.

Rick had an interesting career. He was a professional actor, performing in plays and being cast in small parts in movies, before joining the U.S. Army. In 1982 he was honorably discharged from the Army as a Captain. The following year he joined the AFD.

Firefighting ran in the Hosford family: Rick’s grandfather and one of his brothers were firefighters.

On Thursday September 1st, 2005, Rick was driving to work at Fire Station 13 when another vehicle crossed over the center lane and struck Rick’s car, killing him.

We remember our fallen brother and our thoughts are with his family.

Edit: Rick's daughter has kindly shared some pictures of her father with us.

Every year some of your Arlington Professional Fire Fighters volunteer their time to help at Camp John Marc. Children wi...
08/25/2020

Every year some of your Arlington Professional Fire Fighters volunteer their time to help at Camp John Marc. Children with diseases of the muscular system and nervous system take part in activities they may not otherwise be able to do.

Your donations during the Virtual Fill the Boot Campaign will help send children to summer camp in 2021.

Please donate here: https://filltheboot.donordrive.com/participant/ArlingtonL1329
#MDA #FilltheBoot #apff1329

08/22/2020

The MDA helps to send children with neuromuscular disease to summer camp where they enjoy many activities designed to give them confidence for life.

Your donations to the virtual Fill The Boot Campaign will help local children go to summer camp at Camp John Marc in Bosque County.

Several Arlington Professional Fire Fighters volunteer their time to serve as camp counsellors. Two of the children they met at Camp John Marc are twin brothers Dayton and Dylan.

In this video Dayton and Dylan explain the impact that attending Camp John Marc has had on their lives.

You can donate here:

https://filltheboot.donordrive.com/participant/ArlingtonL1329

Please share this video and help us Fill The Boot so that children can attend Camp John Marc in 2021!

#MDA #FilltheBoot #apff1329

Your Arlington Professional Fire Fighters won’t be out on the streets this year to ask for your help to Fill The Boot. P...
08/17/2020

Your Arlington Professional Fire Fighters won’t be out on the streets this year to ask for your help to Fill The Boot. Please help us participate in the MDA’s “virtual” Fill The Boot instead!

We appreciate your donations to help those with diseases of the nervous system and muscular system by funding research, providing medical and community services, and educating health professionals and the general public.

You can click here: https://filltheboot.donordrive.com/participant/ArlingtonL1329 to donate.
#MDA #FilltheBoot #apff1329

For 66 years the IAFF has partnered with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) to help those with diseases of the ner...
08/08/2020

For 66 years the IAFF has partnered with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) to help those with diseases of the nervous system and muscular system by funding research, providing medical and community services and educating health professionals and the general public.

Your Arlington Professional Fire Fighters are usually out on the streets collecting donations but COVID-19 has made it nearly impossible to collect funds in this traditional way. This year the MDA is having their first ever “virtual" Fill The Boot Campaign.

You can click here: https://filltheboot.donordrive.com/participant/ArlingtonL1329 to donate or use the QR Code.

Your Arlington Fire Fighters have always been a leader in raising funds to help our MDA family and this year will be no different.

#MDA #FilltheBoot #apff1329

Arlington Professional Fire Fighters's cover photo
08/08/2020

Arlington Professional Fire Fighters's cover photo

More sad news from Houston. Fire Fighter / Paramedic Jerry Pacheco passed away today from COVID-19. We hold his family a...
08/03/2020

More sad news from Houston. Fire Fighter / Paramedic Jerry Pacheco passed away today from COVID-19. We hold his family and our brothers and sisters in Houston in our thoughts and prayers.

We are sad to learn about the the line-of-duty death of Captain Leroy Lucio, Houston Fire Department.  Captain Lucio die...
07/22/2020

We are sad to learn about the the line-of-duty death of Captain Leroy Lucio, Houston Fire Department. Captain Lucio died on July 20, 2020 after battling COVID-19. Please keep his family and colleagues in your thoughts and prayers.

Your Arlington Professional Fire Fighters are proud to be a sponsor of the 2nd Annual Field of Honor Display at Veteran'...
07/20/2020

Your Arlington Professional Fire Fighters are proud to be a sponsor of the 2nd Annual Field of Honor Display at Veteran's Park. This community event will display US flags in remembrance of the victims of the 9/11 attacks on our country. #apff1329

Join us in thanking one of our sponsors, The ArlingtonProfessional Firefighters Association!Their generous donation will help ensure we have 911 flags flying!
Click here to sponsor a flag.🇺🇲
https://www.healingfield.org/product/arlington-tx-2020-sponsor-a-flag-and-pick-up-your-flag/

Your Arlington Professional Fire Fighters recently responded to a three alarm house fire. Crews worked in triple digit t...
07/19/2020

Your Arlington Professional Fire Fighters recently responded to a three alarm house fire. Crews worked in triple digit temperatures to safely extinguish the fire. #apff1329

Your Arlington Professional Fire Fighters would like to wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July!
07/03/2020

Your Arlington Professional Fire Fighters would like to wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July!

Your Arlington Professional Fire Fighters were shocked to learn the sad news of our brother's passing. Please keep the f...
06/28/2020

Your Arlington Professional Fire Fighters were shocked to learn the sad news of our brother's passing. Please keep the family of Lt Robert Fozkos, and his colleagues and friends, in your prayers. Lt Fozkos passed away unexpectedly as a result of a motorcycle accident.

We have no words to express our sadness and shock of the loss of Lt. “Foz”. Please keep his family, friends, and the Crowley Fire Department in your thoughts and prayers. RFB

“The City of Crowley and the Crowley Fire Department are saddened by the sudden passing of Crowley Fire Lieutenant Robert G. Fozkos, who died in a tragic motorcycle accident on Friday, June 26. Lt. Fozkos joined the Crowley Fire Department in 2012 and was named Lieutenant in 2015.”

Have you ever driven by one of our fire stations and seen something like this? Every morning your Arlington Professional...
06/25/2020

Have you ever driven by one of our fire stations and seen something like this?

Every morning your Arlington Professional Fire Fighters check out each apparatus to make sure it is in excellent condition and ready to respond during the shift.

Once a week the drivers carry out a more detailed inspection. This includes tilting the cab to inspect the engine, transmission, cooling system and suspension, along with other components.

Your Arlington Professional Fire Fighters work hard to take care of these valuable apparatus.

#apff1329

Today we remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving and defending this wonderful country w...
05/25/2020

Today we remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving and defending this wonderful country which we call home - the land of the free because of the brave.

Your Arlington Professional Fire Fighters hope everyone has a safe Memorial Day.

#apff1329 #MemorialDay #remember

Raul H Gonzalez for Arlington City Council
05/22/2020

Raul H Gonzalez for Arlington City Council

I am honored to announce my endorsement by the Arlington Professional Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 1329. Thank you for your support and for you service to Arlington, especially with our current extra challenges.

Your Arlington Professional Fire Fighters on duty at Fire Stations 6, 12, and 16 received masks and thank you cards this...
05/09/2020

Your Arlington Professional Fire Fighters on duty at Fire Stations 6, 12, and 16 received masks and thank you cards this week from Councilman Marvin Sutton- Arlington City Council District 3 and his wife Raquel. Thanks to both of you for the masks and the kind words! The crews appreciated you taking time out of your day to support them. #apff1329

Arlington Professional Fire Fighters
05/02/2020

Arlington Professional Fire Fighters

The Veterans Park Association made a wonderful tribute to honor First Responders and Medical Personnel serving our commu...
04/18/2020

The Veterans Park Association made a wonderful tribute to honor First Responders and Medical Personnel serving our community during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

This week they installed flags at the Levitt Pavilion and Heroes Park.

The flags will fly proudly for two weeks honoring First Responders and Medical Personnel on the front line as they ensure that the citizens of Arlington receive the best care.

Your Arlington Professional Fire Fighters would like to thank the Veterans Park Association for their work and for creating this heartfelt tribute!

Your Arlington Professional Fire Fighters are trained to serve the community in many different ways. Members from the Te...
04/03/2020
TX Crews Rescue Dog after 25-Foot Fall into Septic Tank

Your Arlington Professional Fire Fighters are trained to serve the community in many different ways.

Members from the Technical Rescue Team at Fire Station 8 rescued Ranger the Labrador from a septic tank at his home on Wednesday.

We are happy to hear that Ranger and his family are doing well and we are proud of the crews from C Shift who helped!

Ranger, a 2-year-old silver Labrador, was pulled out of a septic cistern by Arlington firefighters, and this weekend, the canine and his family plan to visit the fire station to thank those rescuers.

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The Arlington Professional Fire Fighters represent the firefighters employed by the Arlington Fire Department, Arlington, Texas. Our organization is a registered non-profit labor union that is proud to maintain 100% voluntary membership. No employees are required to join the #APFF1329. We work to keep our community safe through appropriate staffing, high quality recruitment, and positive employee retention.

We’re committed to public safety, being good stewards of public resources, and giving back to the amazing community we serve.

If you have any questions about what we do or who we are, please message us.

We are your #APFF1329.

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Arlington Professional Fire Fighters Arlington Fire Family & Community of AFD ArlingtonTx Fire City of Arlington, TX - City Hall This has become bigger than a just a momma bear... maybe bigger than I anticipated. Thanks for all messages of encouragement even if your not ready to go public... I will I just realized the union that the firefighters pay to have their back BLOCKED me from commenting.. I guess what I say hits home to them! Who are they protecting... certainly not the citizens
https://www.facebook.com/jimmy.murrayjr.5/media_set?set=a.2546886561990516&type=3 Thank you Arlington Firefighters of Station 4 for the tour & the sticker & helment pass SQ 4 May 14,2019
Help support AISD Fire Academy ! I have tickets available - let me know if you’re interested and we will get them to you! $10 - All you can eat Breakfast in June 1st!
Announcing some Thanksgiving Cheer – and you’re invited! All through town, Thanksgiving decorations are being donned, and Christmas too. For those with family and friends, it is a happy time with families coming together to celebrate family traditions. For some people, however, the holidays are depressing. Maybe you have been isolated from your family for one reason or another. Or this year has been financially difficult and it just isn’t feasible to celebrate Thanksgiving. Or you have just moved and not located your kitchen yet! For some, fires changed their lives and are making it difficult… Or maybe you are single again from divorce or death or a couple whose children are not in the home and can’t come back for the holidays, and can’t bring themselves to cook for two! Whatever your reason, we would like to open our home and hearts and ask you to join us for a Common Table Thanksgiving Dinner, along with a day of celebration of our family traditions. It starts with breakfast and lunch preparations starting. We cook one Turkey the day before and the second one on Thanksgiving so there is always plenty of turkey meat. While each person is preparing their dishes, the family gathers to watch the Macy’s Holiday Parade, enjoying fresh homemade bread and muffins, and wassail or hot chocolate and making homemade Christmas decorations by a crackling fire. After the parade, we enjoy a Thanksgiving meal with all the fixings! After lunch, we watch some of the old Christmas classics and some more recent Christmas follies. During the movies, cookies, fudge and candy are made, enough for each to take some home with them. Then around 6:30 leftovers are pulled out and we have sandwiches and turkey soup we make ourselves. Then more movies or holiday specials! By 9:30-10:00 accompanied with many yawns, your hosts (us) will bid you farewell! If you want to bring a dish, let me know to avoid multiple like casseroles, and if your have plans but would like to drop off a dish or order food to be delivered, details can be provided. But the most important thing to bring is you. Our home is a safe place, and our main rule in our home is respectful listening, so come who you are and as you are and you will be welcomed with open arms and open hearts. If you would like to come and join us, message me here, directly on Facebook (Judi Wall Blatchley), email me at [email protected], text or call 828-582-0142. We are in Arlington Texas near Fort Worth. No matter where you celebrate, have a blessed holiday season. Judi and Renee Blatchley This post has been made public so feel free to share it where you think there may be someone who wants or needs to share a family for the holidays.
Me, Brian Draganic and Fernando Gonzalez working polls at the south service center.
We at the Rowlett Firefighters Association would like to invite all your members, friends and family to participate in our 52 week gun raffle. Information is attached and any questions can be emailed to [email protected] or visit www.RowlettFirefighters.com for more details. Thanks and good luck!
If you read your City Email you will see where a member posted a message about the meeting with the City tomorrow about benefits and Civil Service. The message was very " all about me" and very detrimental to all the hard work members have devoted to insuring we have Civil Service guidelines. It also undermined the voice of the Citizens when they voted for Civil Service. Other senior members and myself stand to loose a sizable amount of earned benefits but are willing to give them up to insure Civil Service 143 is adopted 100% as written. This is a "concrete" foundation for every member and members in the future. I will not give in to threats or promises from the City. The Firefighters have worked hard, the Citizens have spoken and games are being played to undo everyone's hard work. I will be serving our Citizens in the Northwest corner tomorrow and will not be able to attend the meeting. Please voice my thoughts Brothers and Sisters.
Thank You for all you do. Blessings to you all. I know how dedicated Ronnie "Mac" was .So I do know how hard all of you work . Love each and every one. Even the younger ones I have not met. 😉
Lico Reyes Wall of Fame! Lico Reyes BIG proponent for PROP 2 and USW Steelworkers) Public Employee Advisor/Office Manager/Representative. I was election Judge at Bob Duncan Sunday. I scanned every piece of mail sent to me in Arlington on my FB page. You all deserve Civil Service. I use it for the City of Dallas Employees when it gets to the last Grievance step. ________________________________________________ Lico Reyes, Legal Assistant/NOTARY Office Manager, Representative and Public Employee Advisor USW 9487-2 400 S. Zang Blvd. - Suite 915 Dallas, Texas 75208 Cell: (817) 454-4716 EMAIL: “LicoReyes”[email protected] Graduate of FBI Citizens Academy, trained by DOJ, DOL and EEOC ________________________________________________
Here are the PROP 2 Wall of Fame in the USW (Steelworkers) Office in Dallas. And Lico Reyes Wall of Fame office manager/advisor/rep. and BIG proponent for the Fire Workers of Arlington. Lico lives in Arlington and was Election Judge at Bob Duncan Sunday! Lico Reyes, Legal Assistant/NOTARY Office Manager, Representative and Public Employee Advisor USW 9487-2 400 S. Zang Blvd. - Suite 915 Dallas, Texas 75208 Cell: (817) 454-4716 EMAIL: “LicoReyes”[email protected] Graduate of FBI Citizens Academy, trained by DOJ, DOL and EEOC ________________________________________________