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Lionel Hoffer Bowling Scholarship Bowling Tournament
Saturday Feb 3rd, 2018
AMF Lanes 7505 w Oklahoma ave
Registration due Jan 26th.
please look at link below


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www.local215.com/items/Special%20Election%20-%20Executive%20Board%20-%202018.pdf


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http://www.local215.com/items/Special%20Election%20-%20SecretaryTreasurer%20-%202018.pdf



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Hear ye! Hear ye! The 2018 Holiday Dinner Dance is right around the corner. Looking forward to seeing all of you fabulous people there once again and hoping to see lots of new faces also. Spread the word and keep the tradition alive.

Cocktail hour from 5:30-6:30 ??
Dinner at 7:00
Music starts at 8:00 ?? ????????
Late night appetizers around 10:30
Midnight the music stops and party moves to the hotel bar

Discounted room rates are available.

It is STRONGLY suggested to plan accordingly with either renting a room or utilizing Lyft, Uber, taxi, etc. NO DRINKING AND DRIVING!!

Prices will be posted once Lynne and I sit down with the event manager of the Radisson.


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fire bell installation of officers


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I was notified of the following retiree death this morning January 12, 2018.

Retired Firefighter
Charles J. Ryterski
Died 12/24/2017
Appointed 07/06/1954
Retired 05/01/1983
DOB 12/07/1930

Funeral services were held on January 3, 2018. The obituary appeared in the Milwaukee Journal December 31, 2017.


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Summerfest Tickets are now on sale!!!!


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nominations for secretary/treasure/executive board

election starts jan 15th at 12:01am
ends jan 16th 9:00 pm

please vote!!!!!!!!!


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Always lots of questions at tax time. The HELPS program is a mechanism for retired members to be able to make retiree HC expenses pretax, up to $3,000. That puts $750 in your pocket at a 25% taxes
Healthcare Enhancement for Local Public Safety Officers


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Good Morning All; I was notified of the following death this morning.
Retired Firefighter
Ralph E. West
Died 01/06/2018
Appointed 02/12/1973
Retired 04/16/2002
DOB 11/06/1946

There is going to be a change in the publication date of the obituary for Ralph West. It will now appear in the Milwaukee Journal on Wednesday January 31, 2018 with complete details and not in the Sunday February 4, 2018 Milwaukee Journal as given in the original notification. The date of the service remains the same on Wednesday February 7, 2018.


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http://www.local215.com/items/crimson%20club.jpg


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http://www.randledablefuneralhome.com/m/obituaries/John-Craney-2/Memories


Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 12 noon until the time of the 2:00 p.m. funeral Mass at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 111 E. Main Street, Waukesha, WI 53186. The Reverend David Simmons will preside. Full military honors will follow the service in honor of John’s service to his country. Private interment will be at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the family to be used towards his daughter’s education.


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For our younger ladies and gentleman this is something that retired members are helping bring back. This news letter is giving everyone a little history along with new events coming up. take a look at this pdf it is 19 pages of amazing info.


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DEATH OF RETIREE

Retired Firefighter Allen G. Denninger, Date of Pension 04/18/2002, passed away on 12/22/2017. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, 01/12/2018 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation from 10:00 a.m. to just prior to the services, all at the Holy Family Catholic Church, 8950 Cty J, Woodruff, Wisconsin.

Flags are to be flown as per Department Notice 2014-51 on 01/12/2018.

FF Denninger entered service with the Department on 06/08/1970. May he rest in peace.


Good Morning All: I was notified this morning of the following retiree death by his wife Patricia.

Captain
Richard J. Rajchel
Died 12/22/2017
Appointed 11/17/1958
Retired 06/01/1990
DOB 12/28/1932

Contact Information
Patricia Rajchel (Wife)
397 13th Dr.
Nekoosa, WI 54457-8068
608-345-6341

Patricia stated that the memorial service for Richard is tomorrow up in Nekoosa at 1PM. There also is no obituary going to be published in the paper.


Good Afternoon All: I was just notified of the following retiree death by his son-in-law Drew Randall.
Firefighter
Wayne H. Blaschke
Died 12/26/2017
Appointed 04/05/1965
Retired 12/24/1994
DOB 08/09/1939

Drew stated the funeral services are still pending, but the service will be in the Milwaukee area. The family is still finalizing service details with the Funeral Home. They hope to have the obituary in this coming Sundays Milwaukee Journal with complete details.

Contact Information
Deanna Blaschke(Wife)
N60 W24681 Lynette Pass
Sussex, WI 53089
262-370-2728


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So some good news for the MFD this week. I just spoke with Brian Cox, and he has been cleared to return to work next Tuesday - RTW obviously. Even better, its retroactive to September including pay and sick days. No, I doubt any donated days will be refunded to those who did so; just accept as credit in your Karma account.

His radiation has shown some promise although not definitive, and he's still on chemo. He's lost around 50lbs since he cannot eat due to throat irritatation from the radiation. Furthermore, he should be able to get the surgery on the ankle he broke over a year ago.

So keep our fingers crossed and hope to see him out and about in the near future making deliveries.


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https://www.cbs58.com/news/this-map-should-absolutely-concern-you-milwaukee-alderman-says-fire-crews-are-stretched-to-the-limit


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http://www.local215.com/items/installation%20of%20officers.pdf

http://www.local215.com/items/2018%20union%20meeting.pdf


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please look and read!!!!!!! new changes for pension when you retire!!!!
takes effect 1-2-2018


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http://www.local215.com/items/union%20meeting.pdf

no stewards meeting tomorrow


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ALL MEMBERS RETIRED AND ACTIVE ARE ENCOURAGED TO WEAR YOUR DRESS UNIFORMS FOR THE SERVICE AND GET THERE BY 6:00

Good Afternoon,
Additional information regarding LT Kristin Ciganek's funeral Visitation and Memorial Service is included below:
Visitation & Memorial Service
St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church (3970 North 92nd Street, Milwaukee)
Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 (GREEN Shift)
1600-1830hrs – Visitation
1825-1830hrs – Final Walk-through (Fly-by Salute from Uniformed Members)
1830-1900hrs – Time of Sharing (anybody wishing to do so can share short memories or thoughts about Kristin)
1900-2000hrs – Memorial Service
Post Memorial Gathering
The Trysting Place (N71 W12980 Appleton Avenue, Menomonee Falls)
Intersection of W. Good Hope Road & W. Appleton Avenue
ALL are welcome!

Honor Guard Particulars
Honor Guard (this is NOT an all-inclusive list of duties or timeframes – more will come from the Honor Guard)
Arrival & Prep Time – 1430-1500hrs
Final Salute – 1800hrs
LODD Firefighter Honors – Order of Events (Immediately Following Memorial Service)
American Flag Folding & Presentation
PFFW Medal Presentation
IAFF Medallion Presentation
Bell Ceremony / Tolling of the Bell
Final Call
Taps & Amazing Grace

General Member Dress Code & Salute Guidance+
MFD Member Dress Code & Salute Guidance+
Uniform – Class A with badge, polished black shoes & black socks
If you do not own a Class A Uniform, please wear a long-sleeve uniform shirt with badge, uniform pants, polished black shoes & black socks
Final Walkthrough (often referred to as a ‘Fly-by’ salute) – MEET in REAR of CHURCH for additional guidance and lining up at 1810hrs
Uniformed MFD Personnel step off at 1825hrs
Uniformed non-MFD Personnel will immediately follow Uniformed MFD Personnel
Fly-by Salute Procedure
Single-file continuous line walks in from the rear of the church to the front, maintaining a steady pace and not stopping at any point
AT the 1st Honor Guard Member, positioned on the near side of LT Ciganek’s urn, salute w/ your right hand
AT the 2nd Honor Guard Member, positioned just beyond LT Ciganek’s urn, end salute and bring right hand back down to your side
Line then continues moving to the rear of the church – members remaining for the remainder of the visitation and service should then be seated

Thank you,
Aaron

Obituary posted for Kristin May Ciganek-Schroeder. See https://goo.gl/epQ6VM


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“Brothers and sisters,

In an effort to keep all members informed, Local 215’s pension expert/consultant, Mary McDougall, has decided to officially retire altogether after 37 years with the City of Milwaukee and almost 8 years with Local 215. Her last day with our organization will be February 9th, 2018.




She will be scheduling appointments for January 10th, 11th and 12th as well as February 7th, 8th and 9th.




Mary schedules 4 members per day as outlined above.




Please contact Alice to schedule an appointment at 414-259-8000.




Thank you Mary, for your dedication, expertise and direction. You will be truly missed.




Thank you




Local 215”


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Kristin M. Ciganek
Local Number: L0215
Location: Milwaukee, WI

It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Lieutenant Kristin M. Ciganek, IAFF 5th District Local 215, Milwaukee, WI. Sister Ciganek, 47, passed away on December 6, 2017 from colon cancer.

The visitation will take place from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on December 13, 2017 at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 3970 North 92nd Street, Milwaukee, WI 53222; phone 463-8760. The funeral will take place immediately following.


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http://fox6now.com/2017/12/03/group-sets-20k-goal-to-equip-mfd-stations-with-washers-dryers-to-wash-gear-after-every-fire/


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Attention all MFD members

College Scholarships available:

Hundreds to thousands of dollars can be earned.

If you have kids in high school and are interested in getting money for college, Consider this.

American Legion offers Oratorical contest. This is an annual contest put on by American Legion post. The student gives a short (5-7 min ) speech in front of a panel of judges. The student is given ahead of time, 3 or 4 of the amendments to the constitution, then will be randomly given one to speak about.

The regional contest will be held Jan 13, 2018 at the Greendale post 1100 a.m.

for more details or information,
contact :

Jim Mueller (MFD retired ) American Legion Post 426

ph: 414-254-2201
e-mail fflane@aol.com











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RESOURCE ALLOCATIONS
firehouse Decommissioning and Recommissioning for 2018


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MFD Softball tournament for 2018 will be august 14th(blue day) make up or rain out date will be august 21st .
konkel park in greenfield please pick p.o.'s and vacations accordingly!!!!

thanks


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**Reminder: MFD Campout will be July 15th-22nd this summer. Contact Steve Fuchs (E21/Blue), Dan Lipski (Bat 7/Blue), or James Ziech (L9/Red) with questions.**


49th Annual MFD Campout
July 15 – 22, 2018

Issue Date



RIVER BEND RV RESORT - W6940 RUBIDELL ROAD - WATERTOWN, WISCONSIN 53094 RIVERBENDRVRESORT.COM

Activities
There are many adult/kid/family tournaments scheduled during the week: volleyball, horseshoes, cribbage, Texas Hold ‘em, and corn hole. Additional campground amenities include tennis courts, basketball courts, horseshoe pits, skate park, pedal carts and fun cycles, Frisbee golf, baseball, mini golf, driving range, shuffleboard, 2 playgrounds a jumping pillow and a 3 acre dog park.
Meals
Breakfast and dinner will be provided Wednesday through Saturday and it is all included in the registration price. The big feast is on Saturday night, immediately following the raffle. You don’t want to miss this!
Raffle
This is one of the best events of the campout! This is how we raise the most money for our selected charities. If your raffle ticket is selected, you have your choice of all raffle prizes (except the firearms – that is its own special raffle! Very popular!)
Campfire
A glorious bonfire is the center of attention after the raffle and the big feast on Saturday night. Along with the campfire is a slide show of all of the week’s activities.
Nearby attractions
River Bend has access to the Crawfish River. Canoe rentals are available. A Golf course is located just a few miles from River Bend.
Proceeds from the MFD Campout will be donated to a variety of local charities that are near and dear to the MFD!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:
Dan Lipski – Battalion 7 - blue shift
James Ziech – Ladder 9 – red shift
Steve Fuchs – Engine 21 – blue shift

We hope to see you at River Bend this summer!!! You won’t be disappointed!



Kids Activities all day long!
The campout is full of fun activities for the kids: scavenger hunts, craft projects, team games, nightly movies and organized tournaments such as volleyball, cribbage, fishing, table tennis, kickball and corn hole.

Waterpark and Pond
River Bend has a wonderful 8000 sq./ft. waterpark that includes a kiddie pool, large pool, slides, outdoor whirlpool tub and a rope balance course. The adjacent swimming pond has water toys, many climbing inflatables and a great beach area for playing in the sand. A section of the pond has also been designated for fishing.


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Good afternoon Representative Jacque, Mr. Tobias,

Attached is a letter of support regarding AB 434.  I will be in attendance tomorrow to testify in favor of said legislation.

Respectfully,

Dave Seager
Milwaukee Professional Fire Fighters


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Assembly Bill 606, Fire and Police Commission changes, has been read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Local Government.


We will be supportive of this legislation as well and be testifying when it is scheduled


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HEO LIST 2017

1. JORDAN THOMPSON
2. REHBERGER, ROBERT
3. SCHULZ, DAVID
4. FETZER, NICHOLAS
5. CHRISTMAN, BRIAN
6. MANNA, PETER
7. MCLAIN, ERIC
8. DELVALLE, ANTHONIO
9. FROST, JONATHAN
10. WALKER, QUINCY
11. DE LEON, ROBERT
12. SHAW, NICHOLAS
13. FRETIAG, JEFFERY
14. KING, NATHAN


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2017 PFFW STATE FIREFIGHTER SOFTBALL CHAMP'S


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Brian Cox Update

`This update is an appeal to the membership for more donation days. This message is from Brian himself.

It's hard to talk to everyone. Some people are FB people, some call or text, some follow caring bridge, so I'll do my best to update. Today is about a month since my stem cell transplant. I had a PET scan today and saw the doc. Didn't get the news I wanted. The scan showed spots of cancer almost the same as my last scan. So, the high dose chemo and stem cell transplant did not work. At best it kept things in check. So, 4th type of chemo that wasn't successful. On to # 5. Thankfully there's still some options but this is getting pretty old


As you have seen from Brian's update of his treatment he is still going to need some more days donated. He presently has till 9/10 before he runs out of donation days and will be forced to use accrued time off. He is getting close to his maximum allowed time in the donor program of 2080 hours and he is currently allowed (11) additional donation days. If we can find it in our hearts to donate (11)additional days Brian will be at the max allowed donor time. Brian and Shalon appreciate everything we have done for them, including the days already given. Brian is staying positive despite the setbacks he has encountered. There are still treatment options he can pursue and he will continue to battle. Brian also has a blog to post about his progress. You can find that link here.
If you have any questions, please contact me (or Brian - bricox79@gmail.com) .
Thank you


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"Emergency Responders Friday" by CBS 58 Milwaukee


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