Into Harms Way

There are always the annual anniversary articles of remembrance, patriotism and honor that reappear around observed holidays or prominent historical dates, like the upcoming anniversary of the September 11 th attacks. However, modern historical events like 9/11 are slow to make their way on to the main pages of history books or classroom discussions. There are thousands of people across the country that breathe that history every day as the effects of such events are real and enduring. Lt. Paul Geidel (FDNY R1-ret) is one of those remarkable people, who has experienced life to an unmeasurable level in all the good and bad ways. Paul Geidel is...
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General Membership Meeting Tomorrow

My apologies for ommitting this from the earlier email.  If you care for more timely notice of planned events, including membership meetings, please add our Google calendar to your device. Jim 'N Nicks BBQ, Southlands; 24153 E Prospect Ave, Aurora, CO 80016; 09:00-11:00 Thank you, that is all

Upcoming Events, June 2017

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Local 1290 Upcoming Events, May 2017

Local 1290 Upcoming Events, May 2017
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Busy month coming up...hold your hats on!

Exercise Cooking Safety this Holiday Season!

Exercise Cooking Safety this Holiday Season!
Fire Fighters Stress Cooking Safety During the Holidays Winter is the leading season for home cooking fires Aurora, CO - According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), cooking is the leading cause of home fires during the holidays.  “Most fires during the holidays occur between noon and 4:00 p.m. – the peak cooking hours,” says Sean Moran, Aurora Firefighters Local 1290 President “A lot of those fires can be easily avoided by staying alert and in the kitchen while cooking.” Many home cooking fires are caused by unattended equipment, abandoned material, a heat source left too close to flammable materials, product misuse and...
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Aurora Fire Rescue Military Veterans Breakfast

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Aurora Local 1290 will be providing a complimentary breakfast to AFR firefighters who once served and/or continue to serve our great country.  If your off that day, come on down for some chow and rehash some old stories with fellow vets!   Click Here to Download the Flyer  

Dante's Wingferno

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Good afternoon! Tomorow is the 5th Annual Dante's Wingferno challenge.  If you have any free time between 12 -4, please stop by Dry Dock (South Dock - Hampden & Chambers) to support those participating in this year's challenge.   We have a new format where those participating suffer for free, and the non-eating sadists pledge to those participating.  You simply pledge a dollar amount per wing that a participant can eat. Each participant must eat at least 3 hot wings and up to 9.  The winner is determined by who eats 9 the fastest.  There are some great prizes this year and we expect this to be the biggest event ye...
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35th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend

35th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend
Every October, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation sponsors the official national tribute to all firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year. Thousands attend the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend.   There are 112 Fallen Firefighters to be honored at the National Memorial. Click here for more info

Aurora firefighters have highest number of calls in the nation, union says

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The Aurora Fire Department — having already racked up more than  $2 million in overtime  last year — can claim the title of having the busiest firefighters of any department in the nation, according to an industry report. The fire department union compiled 2014 data from Firehouse magazine, a leading industry trade publication, and found that Aurora firefighters respond annually to more calls per firefighter than any other department in the nation.  The 270 line firefighters in Aurora each responded to an average of 203 calls in 2014. Cities of comparable size saw fewer calls, including firefighters in Tampa, Fla., which had 12...
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