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December 11, 2017
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CHRISTMAS PARTY

Get your tickets for the IAFF Local 244 Christmas Party! 

We will celebrate Christmas and honor our members for Firefighter of the Year (City & County) and Outstanding Leadership on Saturday December 16, 2017 at Hyatt Regency Downtown Albuquerque. Tickets are $25.00 per person and can be purchased at the union hall Monday through Thursday from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Please ensure you book your hotel room on or before 12/11/17. For more information call Kelly @ 505-288-2313.

Room reservations at the Hyatt can be made the via passkey reservation web link that is set to the special discounted rate of $99 & includes free breakfast:  https://aws.passkey.com/go/244ChristmasParty

Local 244 City Chapter Transition Team Update

The transition team is getting ready to finalize the Transition Team Report. Please be aware that the dealine to submit an email to transitionteam244@gmail.com is 12/7/17 at 0900.

Thank you.

Local 244 City Chapter Transition Team Update

Brothers and Sisters, it's been an honor to sit with the rest of the team during our 2017 AFD/IAFF Transition Team meetings. Thank you to those that have taken the time to share your thoughts with us. We are still seeking input to help identify and organize our collective priorities before working with our new administration. Please continue to email your ideas/concerns to transitionteam244@gmail.com. We appreciate your input.

Transition Team Members
Firefighter Oscar Vasquez
Driver John Melia
Lt. Stacy Blakemore
Lt. Jason Fejer
Lt. Tim Woodard
Cpt. Antonio Chinchilla
Cpt. Emily Jaramillo
Cpt. Tony Justiniano
Cmdr. Paul Dow
Cmdr. Dave Mowery

~~Oscar Vasquez

Happy Thanksgiving
IAFF Local 244 General Election

2017 GENERAL ELECTION

DECEMBER 12, 2017

FROM 7AM-7PM

POLL SITES:

UNION HALL - AFD Stations 8 & 17 - BCFD Stations 33 & 40

*Absentee Voting (Article XI, Section 3)

Available 9:00am-3:00pm by appointment on the following dates:

November 21, 2017

November 27 -November 29, 2017

December 5-December 7, 2017

Members who meet the requirements for ‘Absentee’ voting may complete an Absentee Ballot by contacting the Election Committee Chair (Steve Lopez at 505-336-0336) or his designee and scheduling an appointment

Early Voting (Article XI, Section 4)

December 4, 2017 & December 8, 2017

From 9:00am-3:00pm at the Union Hall

*NOTE: Absentee voting shall also be provided for members unable to attend the ballot vote in the event that the member is on leave, departmental trip, training status, or on paid status at the time of the vote, in accordance with the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws Article XI, Section 3.

Election Committee Members:

Steve Lopez, Justin Staley, George Asi


Download: 2017_Election Announcement_2nd.pdf
Trades for James Jonas
Brothers and Sisters of IAFF 244, We continue to organize trades for James Jonas during the upcoming weeks. This is available for ALL officers (both paramedic and suppression). If you would like to participate, please do the following TWO steps: 1. Click on the Google doc link below and sign up for a date. 2. Then, enter the TTW into Telestaff to make it official. https://docs.google. Read More...
IAFF Local 244 Christmas Party

The Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters Christmas Party will be held on Saturday December 16, 2017 at Hyatt Regency Albuquerque. Tickets are $25.00 per person and can be purchased at the union hall Monday through Thursday from 10am to 4pm beginning November 6, 2017. Please ensure you book your hotel room on or before 12/11/17. For more information call Kelly @ 505-288-2313.

Reservations can be made via passkey reservation web link that is set to the special discounted room rate of $99 & includes free breakfast:  https://aws.passkey.com/go/244ChristmasParty

Please submit nominations for Fire Fighter/Paramedic of the Year on or before December 6, 2017 to: iafflocal244@hotmail.com or in person at the General Meeting on November 9, 2017 for the Executive Board to consider. We will honor one member from each chapter with the Fire Fighter/Paramedic of the year and one general member for Outstanding Leadership.

IAFF Local 244 General Election

The IAFF Local 244 General Election will be held on December 12, 2017 from 7am-7pm

Nominations for the 2017 General Election officially opened at the General Membership Meeting on September 14, 2017 and will close at the General Membership Meeting on November 9, 2017.

In accordance with the Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters IAFF Local 244 Bylaws: Article X, Officer Elections, Section 4. Elected Officer Terms all ‘Odd Year’ positions will be up for election in 2017There will also be one ‘Even Year’ position up for election for a one year term due to a previous vacancy. See detailed listing below.

Please refer to the Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters IAFF Local 244 Bylaws: Article X, Officer Elections, Sections 1-13 for additional information including Eligibility Requirements. 

GENERAL PRESIDENT

GENERAL SECRETARY

COUNTY CHIEF STEWARD

COUNTY 1ST  STEWARD

COUNTY 3RD  STEWARD

COUNTY 4TH STEWARD (1-YEAR TERM)

COUNTY 1ST  TRUSTEE

CITY VICE PRESIDENT

CITY 1ST  STEWARD

CITY 3RD  STEWARD

CITY 5TH  STEWARD

CITY 1ST  TRUSTEE

Important Information:

The General Election will be held December 12, 2017 from 7AM-7PM

POLL SITE LOCATIONS:

UNION HALL - AFD Stations 8 & 17 - BCFD Stations 33 & 40

*Early Voting will be held on December 4, 2017 & December 8, 2017

From 9:00am-3:00pm at the Union Hall

Jonas Family
It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of James McLaren Jonas, the son of Lieutenant James Jonas (Rescue 6C). The Jonas family is strengthened by the overwhelming support of prayers, thoughts, and donations from our Fire Family. An informal gathering for the remembrance of their beloved son ”Mac” will be held this Saturday, October 21st at the CrossFit facility from 12-2pm, located at 581 Quantum Rd NE in Rio Rancho. All off-duty members are invited to attend and are asked to wear a fire service T-shirt in support of our brother and his family.
IAFF Transition Team

Attention City Chapter Members: 

As we head into the Albuquerque municipal runoff election it is important that we identify and organize our collective priorities before working with a new administration. We are currently accepting letters of interest for members who are willing to serve on the IAFF Transition Team. The team will be comprised of one member from each rank and one non-rank specific member representing each support division. President Arencón will appoint the IAFF Transition Team from the letters submitted. Letters of interest are due by Friday, October 27, 2017. Please send letters to: iafflocal244@hotmail.com

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