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January 17, 2018
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County Chapter E-Board Vacancies
The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for County Chapter positions: First Steward and Fourth Steward for the next 14 calendar days. Read More...
County Chapter Special Meeting

A County Chapter Special Meeting will be held on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 10:00am. The matter of County Chapter membership consenting to the reclassification of Lieutenant positions to Captains positions, once again has come before the membership at the General Meeting on January 11, 2018. A motion was passed giving direction for a Special Meeting to deliberate and/or take action on rescinding the motion that passed in March 2016 denying consent to allow the reclassification of Lieutenant positions.  

Benevolent Fund & TV Fund Deductions

Attention Members:

Be advised, deductions for Benevolent and TV Fund will be deducted in this month (January 2018) in accordance with Article IV, Section 6 and Section 10 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws. 

City Chapter Members:

Please be advised that deductions for Benevolent Fund and TV Fund are scheduled to come out during the first pay period in January 2018. These deductions will occur on Pay Period Ending (PPE) 1/05/18 with a pay date of 1/12/18.

County Chapter Members:

Please be advised that the deductions for Benevolent Fund will be taken out the first full pay period in January 2018. These deductions will occur on Pay Period Ending (PPE) 1/19/18 with a pay date of 1/26/18.

Call any of your Executive Board Officers with questions. 

AFD/IAFF Transition Team Report

The AFD/IAFF Transition Team has completed a very detailed and comprehensive report that will be officially presented to City Administration next week. Log-on to the website and click the “downloads” link in the left column to view the report. Please respect the hard work the team has put into this membership driven initiative and do not disseminate, forward or share with anyone who is not an IAFF member until it is presented to City Administration and becomes official. It is our responsibility to protect the integrity of this unprecedented transition process that we have been entrusted with. The IAFF Local 244 would like to recognize the diligence, commitment and leadership of the AFD/IAFF Transition Team members: Firefighter Oscar Vasquez (Chair), Dr. John Melia, Lt. Tim Woodard, Lt. Stacy Blakemore, Lt. Jason Fejer, Lt. Antonio Chinchilla, Capt. Tony Justiniano, Capt. Emily Jaramillo, CMDR Paul Dow and CMDR David Mowery.

Happy Holidays!
Fire Fighters Earn a Win in Uphill Battle Over Tax Reform
A degree of drama accompanied Congress as members finally passed the GOP tax reform bill earlier today. Yesterday afternoon, the House passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) by a vote of 227 to 203, with 12 Republicans joining all Democrats in voting against the bill. Read More...
2017 Christmas Party

The 2017 IAFF Local 244 Christmas Party was a great success with over 300 in attendance. Firefighter of the Year Awards were given to FF Eric Adair for AFD and Steve Busch for BCFD (unable to attend). The Outstanding Leadership Award was given to Capt. Santos Garcia. The Executive Board also honored CMDR Tony Pittarelli for his service to the IAFF as an Executive Officer for over 11 years. Happy Holidays everyone! 

2017 IAFF Local 244 General Election Results
The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board would like to thank all candidates and voting members who participated in the General Election. Very special thanks to the Election Committee and volunteers that helped make this a successful election. Congratulations to the new Executive Officers! Please click PDF Below to view election results. Read More...
Download: 2017 Certified Officer Election Results.pdf

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:

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 is 12/7/17 at 0900.

Thank you.

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