Dallas Firefighters Association-Local 58

Dallas Firefighters Association-Local 58 Dallas Firefighters Association-Local 58

Operating as usual

07/14/2021

“Our health and safety are non-negotiable. The gear that is supposed to be protecting us is poisoning us." - Edward A. Kelly IAFF General President speaking at EWG PFAS Conference

Please help our member, Chief Jennifer Walker, as she raises money for the MDA and runs in the Boston Marathon.
07/12/2021
I am raising funds for Muscular Dystrophy Association

Please help our member, Chief Jennifer Walker, as she raises money for the MDA and runs in the Boston Marathon.

Hi! I need your help. I'm taking part in 125th Boston Marathon to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy Association, who do great work for a cause that's very close to my heart. If you can, please donate to my fundraising project on GivenGain!

06/24/2021

Driver/Engineer John Clark LODD June 24, 1902

The following story (of unknown origin) does not tell it, but Driver/Engineer John Clark succumbed to his injuries resulting from this fire. It is a very good read…..

The Dallas Firefighters Museum gratefully acknowledges his dedication to his Family, the Dallas Fire Department, and the Citizens of the City of Dallas. R.I.P. Sir, you were the first…….

As it was written…….

FIEND ON RAMPAGE Twenty-Three Cottages in East Dallas Destroyed - TOTAL LOSS OF ABOUT $75,000.
One Lady and Several Firemen Prostrated by Heat.
Blaze Raged for Two Hours.

The fire demon made his appearance in East Dallas this morning at 11 o’clock and left a blight upon every place he visited. Happy and smiling homes were converted into a charred and smoking waste over a block in extent; property worth, probably $75,000 went up in smoke and heat and over one hundred people are homeless. Nearly one-fourth of a hundred homes were burned and residences that were handsome enough for anybody to live in were speedily converted into ashes.

Nobody knows exactly how the blaze began but it commenced vigorously and rapidly grew in intensity. A high wind was blowing and it fanned every blaze into a white heat and converted the whole into a seething, roaring, crackling, sizzling mass that made the near approach of a human being extremely hazardous. Brave fireman worked with their hose lines in the fierce heat that beat upon them and more than one member of the department had to be carried away by his comrades.

Once or twice it looked like the fire department would have to call for help elsewhere. The wind grew stronger at intervals and the water pressure was light. All this time the flames were devouring all that stood in their way. It was an awful scene. A thick black smoke rose over all that portion of the city and very alarming reports came to the people downtown. The water pressure finally began to brace up. The firemen responded to this encouragement with alacrity and an hour and a half after the call to do battle with the flames the line of fire was broken and the tired firemen were enabled to take life easier. The conflict, while it lasted was one of the worst the Dallas Fire Department has had to wage in months. One of the fairest sections of a splendid residence district has only its heated real estate left. Homes, out-houses, fences are gone. The fire was one of the worst the city has had in many months.

THE INJURED

B. McCullough, fireman central company, struck in left ear by stream of water with 100 pounds of pressure and overcome by heat.
Chief Magee overcome by heat, serious.
Tom Hurley, captain No. 1, overcome by heat.
Chas Scoville, overcome by heat.
Arthur Caufman, fireman overcome by heat.
John Clark, driver central chemical engine, exhausted and thought to be seriously injured.
-----------Ramsey, fireman, overcome by heat.
Will Spur, fireman overcome by heat and left foot badly burned.
Mrs. S. E. Carnaban, who was attempting to remove some household goods from her home on Simpson Street, fell in her yard overcome by heat and was carried out by neighbors. She remained unconscious for an hour or more.
Captain Frank Bennet of the East Dallas station, was also overcome, but was revived and was able to assist in fighting the flames.

The fire originated in the house belonging to G. H. Munckton, at 153 Simpson Street, which was just being completed and is supposed to have been started on the roof where tinners were at work. The flames, fanned by a strong south breeze, soon leaped to the home of George Curran, which was quickly a mass of flames. Before the department could arrive, the T. Beddoe Property at the southeast corner of Haskell and Simpson streets was in flames. Chief Magee then soon had several lines playing on the three houses, but the flames seemed to eat up the water and in spite of their hard work, the fire spread to Mrs. B. H. Nelson’s house adjoining on the south side of Simpson Street. From there, it continued in its course east on the south side of the street, totally destroying the homes in the following order: Mrs. L. L. Davenport, W. J. Fife, Chas S. Swindell, John Clifford, and Mrs. M. B. Goode.

The firemen who were fighting the flames on Simpson Street were forced to retreat on account of the extreme heat and fight the flames from the side. It was not long before H. Hill’s house at 243 Simpson, was ablaze and Mr. Nabors’ home adjoining was soon in flames. A stream of hose was turned from the burning buildings on the house and the fire there was soon subdued.

Further down the street where the fireman were unable to work, owing the extreme heat, the flames leaped across the property owned by Mrs. Virginia Lipscomb, at 251 Simpson Street, and continued down the street, burning in the following order the houses of: Mrs. John M. Bramlett, Thomas H. Watson, H. N. Bartlett, C. I. Evans, Jr., A. E. Carnahan, john M. Grant, and J. B. Schuler. At the corner of Simpson and Peak streets, the flames leaped across the street to the home of J. R. Rupard, totally destroying it.

More than a half a block away, the inhabitants on Victor Street were forced to organize themselves into a bucket brigade and protect their homes from the flames and much property was saved in this way.

The homes of G. S. Nash and Ollie Lowery were saved by the neighbors passing buckets up to the roof where others put out the burning embers.

The property of R. E. Williams at the corner of Peak and Victor streets caught from the sparks from the Lipscomb fire and soon spread north on the west side of Peak Street. Chief Magee sent a reel from the Simpson Street fire to take care of the blaze, but the heavy wind soon shed the flames down the street and destroying four houses, the owners of whom are named in the order in which they were burned:

William E. Love, J. L. Lewis, the Fetzer place, and Grant C. Smith. The final embers were put out at the place last mentioned. The fire was prevented from spreading further by a wide lot between the homes of Mr. Smith and C. B. Anderson, at the corner of Peak and Murray streets.

The members of the fire department fought like fiends to subdue the flames, but, in spite of their efforts and the quantity of water used, the strong south breeze carried things beyond their control and the water seemed of no avail. Time and again a fireman was dragged out, revived, and went back into the heat and smoke again. Every station in the city was out, with the exception of No. 4 engine company, which was left to protect the downtown district.

Several lengths of hose were burned on Peak Street and a reel was dispatched to the central station for more hose. The firemen were greatly assisted by the people in the community who lent them every aid in their power.

During the height of the conflagration, alarms came in from boxes 16, Ross and Lamar, and 54, Hickory and Central. The men of engine company No. 4 started to both places but were stopped without reaching either. The fires in both instances were inconsequential and put out with buckets of water that were at hand.

All the city officials were deeply interested in the big fire. Secretary R. R. Nelms of the water department drove out to the scene and was present to give information about the water pipes and to assist in other ways.

At one time it was feared at the city that the fire had gotten beyond the control of the department. Mayor Cabell remained in his office till the "out taps” came and was ready to summon assistance from Fort Worth in case help should be needed. He sent a message to Chief Magee telling the head of the fire department to let him know the exact situation. Chief Magee answered that the department would stop it.

Every four inch main must be replaced with a larger one before the fireman can work satisfactorily and effectively in East Dallas or those people who live in that part of the city can’t get the water they deserve." Said Mayor Cabell. "The men who had those pipes put down may have worked energetically, but they did not work wisely. The sooner the people of Dallas learn that these small water mains must be replaced, the better it will be for all of us."

The Dallas Fire Fighters Monument is in John Clark’s likeness.

Happy Fathers Day to everyone from the DFFA, especially all the Dad’s working across Dallas today.  #DFFA
06/20/2021

Happy Fathers Day to everyone from the DFFA, especially all the Dad’s working across Dallas today. #DFFA

Happy Fathers Day to everyone from the DFFA, especially all the Dad’s working across Dallas today. #DFFA

Happy Juneteenth Day! from all the brothers and sisters at Dallas Firefighters IAFF Local 58.
06/19/2021

Happy Juneteenth Day! from all the brothers and sisters at Dallas Firefighters IAFF Local 58.

Happy Juneteenth Day! from all the brothers and sisters at Dallas Firefighters IAFF Local 58.

Today we had a successful enrollment day with the newest recruit class. Our brothers and sisters are currently taking th...
06/16/2021

Today we had a successful enrollment day with the newest recruit class. Our brothers and sisters are currently taking the paramedic course at Brookhaven College. Welcome to your Dallas Firefighters Association.

Today we had a successful enrollment day with the newest recruit class. Our brothers and sisters are currently taking the paramedic course at Brookhaven College. Welcome to your Dallas Firefighters Association.

Dallas Fire is hiring Fire Inspectors.  Come join us!  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/dallas/jobs/3066393/fire-p...
06/08/2021
Open Positions | City of Dallas Job Opportunities

Dallas Fire is hiring Fire Inspectors. Come join us!

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/dallas/jobs/3066393/fire-prevention-officer-trainee-2021?keywords=fire%20prevention&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs&fbclid=IwAR2AGFvFM2n49aohg3hOc2rOvh5QTm_AyMO66dKl4hbG1l3OyVHinp2s6J0

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05/31/2021

Today we honor and remember those who sacrificed their lives for our freedoms. God bless our Gold Star Families and God bless America. #MemorialDay

This week we celebrate our paramedics that are on the front lines and work tirelessly to take care of the citizens and v...
05/17/2021

This week we celebrate our paramedics that are on the front lines and work tirelessly to take care of the citizens and visitors of Dallas. We thank you all for all of your hard work.

This week we celebrate our paramedics that are on the front lines and work tirelessly to take care of the citizens and visitors of Dallas. We thank you all for all of your hard work.

Early voting May 24-June 1 and Election Day is June 5!!  Go Vote!
05/07/2021

Early voting May 24-June 1 and Election Day is June 5!! Go Vote!

Early voting May 24-June 1 and Election Day is June 5!! Go Vote!

05/05/2021

Did you see Downtown lit up last night to Honor of our Heroes? Thank you for the men and women who, everyday, make the choice to run towards the fire, committed to protecting our neighbors. #ALLinD10 #LoveYourNeighbor

Dallas Fire-Rescue, Dallas Firefighters Association-Local 58, Lake Highlands Advocate, Lake Highlands Public Improvement District

05/04/2021

On this #InternationalFireFightersDay, show your appreciation to our fire fighters and paramedics who are on the frontlines

Early voting starts today and continues through April 27!  Get out and vote!
04/19/2021

Early voting starts today and continues through April 27! Get out and vote!

Early voting starts today and continues through April 27! Get out and vote!

Your Dallas Firefighters Association endorsements for 2021 municipal elections.
04/09/2021

Your Dallas Firefighters Association endorsements for 2021 municipal elections.

Your Dallas Firefighters Association endorsements for 2021 municipal elections.

Have a wonderful Easter!
04/04/2021

Have a wonderful Easter!

Have a wonderful Easter!

Congratulations to Chief Mike Jones on his 60th year of service to the citizens of Dallas.  Chief Jones joined the ranks...
04/01/2021

Congratulations to Chief Mike Jones on his 60th year of service to the citizens of Dallas. Chief Jones joined the ranks of DFD 60 years ago today and is still going strong. He is assigned as a Battalion Chief in operations and one of the most respected and knowledgable Chiefs on our Department!

03/25/2021

During a tornado – remember to DUCK: Get down to the lowest level, under something sturdy, cover your head and keep in shelter until the storm has passed. #IAFFSafetyTips

Congratulations to Marty Walsh on his confirmation as the US Secretary of Labor.
03/22/2021

Congratulations to Marty Walsh on his confirmation as the US Secretary of Labor.

Congratulations to Marty Walsh, who was confirmed by the Senate today to be U.S. Secretary of Labor. Marty is a great friend of fire fighters and will bring his passion for lifting people up to this critical role. General President-Elect Ed Kelly, along with General Secretary-Treasurer-Elect Frank Lima, looks forward to working together with Marty to advocate for fire fighters and working families throughout the U.S.

Check your smoke alarms when you change your clocks for Daylight Saving Time​ this weekend. #IAFFSafetyTips #SpringForwa...
03/13/2021

Check your smoke alarms when you change your clocks for Daylight Saving Time​ this weekend. #IAFFSafetyTips #SpringForward

Check your smoke alarms when you change your clocks for Daylight Saving Time​ this weekend. #IAFFSafetyTips #SpringForward

03/10/2021

From the Office of General President-Elect Edward A. Kelly #OneIAFF

Photos from International Association of Fire Fighters's post
03/10/2021

Photos from International Association of Fire Fighters's post

03/08/2021

Wishing a happy International Women's Day to all the strong and dedicated women who help make the fire service and this union great! #InternationalWomensDay

03/05/2021

A statement from General President-Elect Edward A. Kelly

Strong work from 24C
02/26/2021

Strong work from 24C

02/17/2021

These are the figures for Dallas Fire Rescue runs in this weather event:

DFD runs from Feb 14-Feb 17 @ 3:00 PM
2/14- 900 calls 7 working structure fires
2/15- 1760 calls 14 working structure fires
2/16- 1460 calls and 11 working structure fires
2/17- 830 calls and 9 working structure fires so far as of 1500

**And we still have 450 calls pending in the queue - mainly cut off waters and automatic fire alarms

Total calls 4950
Total working fires 41

Public service announcement.  These are water keys, get them at any hardware store.  Know where your water cutoff is at ...
02/17/2021

Public service announcement.

These are water keys, get them at any hardware store. Know where your water cutoff is at and keep it free from dirt.

When your pipes break use the key and a wrench to turn your water off.

DFD is working nonstop both turning off water from burst pipes, making the normal medical runs, automatic fire alarms, and many more fires than normal.

Roads are deteriorating as the day progresses and will only get worse. Be safe and stay home.

#itscold #DFFA #brrr #PSA #stayhome

https://www.atmosenergy.com/newsroom/atmos-energy-urges-customers-reduce-energy-consumption-during-historic-winter-storm
02/15/2021
Atmos Energy Urges Customers to Reduce Energy Consumption During Historic Winter Storm

https://www.atmosenergy.com/newsroom/atmos-energy-urges-customers-reduce-energy-consumption-during-historic-winter-storm

Historically low temperatures will continue for several days, and Atmos Energy is focused on providing safe and reliable service to its most critical customers including homes, hospitals, churches, and other human needs organizations. Industrial customers who have been asked to curtail their natural...

02/14/2021

The roads in and around Dallas are treacherous. Please stay off of them. The weather forecast has been predicting this for days now so everyone should be prepared and ready. Stay home, stay warm, and stay safe.

Good news is it’s Sunday and tomorrow is a holiday. So ZERO reason to be on the roads. But just in case your Dallas Fire Department is fully staffed and operating, like always.

#brrr #ice #stayofftheroads #noyoucantdriveonit #DFD #DFFA

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