Members attend Dedication of Nags Head Fire Station
On December 5, 2014 several members of Local 1926 attended the Dedication of Nags Head Station 16. This station was renamed after Past Nags Head Fire Chief and past Local 1926 Union President Douglas A. Remaley.
Please join members of local 1926 as we begin our campaign to raise funds to help fight Muscular Dystrophy. Members will be out in the streets and holding other events in the City of Annapolis. Last year we raised just under 11,000 this year with your help we would love to raise more.
Firefighters Respond to Construction Accident
Annapolis Firefighters were called to the 100 block of Roosevelt Court this morning at for a injured construction worker on a deck. Crews arrived to find a male patient on the second floor of a building under construction. Crews requested additional resources from the Special Operations station to assist with removing the patient from an elevated location. The patient was removed and transported to University of Maryland Shock Trauma in stable condition by ambulance.
Fawcett's or Firefighters???
WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT JOB OF OUR CITY GOVERNMENT???
Is It To Provide Public Safety???
Is It To Maintain Infrastructure???
Is It To Protect Our City???
Most citizens would say “yes” to these critically important services.
So how does our Mayor justify his efforts to become a real-estate baron (Fawcett’s building, Crystal Spring) while threatening lay-offs, furloughs and elimination of core services?
When will our Mayor understand that our citizens did not elect him to buy property to put his name on or to compete with private businesses by dictating land use (whereby eliminating tax base and private opportunity)?
In the current budget proposal, a whopping $47.7 million will be spent on the bureaucracy of government, including debt service, "feel good" projects and the city government red-tape machine. However, cuts are being proposed that would result in fire company closures and fewer police officers on the street.
Please help our Mayor understand that it is "the bureaucracy" that he was elected to cut. His mission was NOT to expand government controls and balance the budget on the backs of working families. Don’t be fooled by this Mayor’s rhetoric of "small government." Follow the money as he shrinks services to expand the bureaucracy.
Public Safety cuts cause delayed responses and jeopardize all of our safety. When you have an emergency...every second counts. Whether your house is on fire or you need life saving intervention for a heart attack. Fewer Firefighters and EMS workers means that you will have to wait longer in your time of need.
Join us in our efforts to keep our City safe and have your voice heard. Attend the City Council meeting on May 19th and let our elected officials know that you do not support cuts to public safety.
CLICK HERE TO EMAIL OR CALL YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS TODAY
Crews Prepare for Ice Rescues
As heavy winter falls upon the region and local areas develop ice cover rivers. Annapolis Fire Department members practice Ice Rescues drills on Weems Creek.
This Thanksgiving the Annapolis Professional Fire Fighters responded to a few residences within the City of Annapolis. In previous years, these “visits from the Fire Department,” were a result of injuries, sickness, or burnt turkeys, however this year was different. In 2013, the fire fighters delivered full Thanksgiving meals. The three households were extremely grateful to have this little extra assistance during this holiday season. After the deliveries were made, the fire fighters stayed for an hour and allowed the neighborhood kids (and adults) to tour the equipment.
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October 30, 2013
Fire Fighters Give Lifesaving Tips for Halloween
Annapolis, MD - By making small adjustments to costume an decoration choices on Halloween, danger and risk to public safety is easily decreased. "It is important for people to take basic precautions to make sure they have nothing other than a fun-filled Halloween," says Caroll Spriggs, President of Local 1926.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, the United States sees an overall increase in fires on Halloween caused by open flames, and the arson fire rate is 10 percent higher than on any other day with 15,500 fires and $92 million in property loss per year.
To ensure a safe and happy Halloween, IAFF Local 1926 offers the following tips:
* Use battery operated lights, not candles, to decorate walkways. Always keep candles, matches and lighters in a place that children cannot reach. This will make it much safer for trick-or-treaters and decrease the chance of an open flame fire.
* Keep children, costumes and decorations away from open flames and heat sources. Dried flowers, cornstalks and crepe paper are highly flammable.
* Check lights for broken or cracked sockets, frayed or bare wires or loose connections. Make sure they are certified by a recognized organization like the Underwriters Laboratory. Do not overload extension cords. Indoor and outdoor decorative lights can be fire hazards.
* Choose costumes that are comfortable, easy to walk in and see.
* Pick brightly colored costumes that can be clearly seen by motorists. Add reflective tape to the costume to increase visibility.
Please call 9-1-1 for the help of your local Fire Fighters in the case of a fire or emergency.
IAFF Local 1926 wishes you a happy and safe Halloween.
The Annapolis Professional Firefighters are pleased to announce that we have chosen to endorse Mayor Josh Cohen for re-election. This decision was reached after speaking with both candidates. Mayor Cohen heard the concerns of the firefighters and has vowed to make Annapolis a safer city for it's residents as well as it's firefighters. This can only be accomplished by enhancing the current services offered by the City.
Local 1926 announces Pink Shirt Campaign
The Annapolis Professional Fire Fighters Local1926 is proud to announce their support of women and men in their battles with Breast Cancer with their annual pink “Courage and Support for a Cure” shirt sales. Members of the Local1926 are selling shirts with the profits going towards Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. Short sleeve shirts are $15, and long sleeve shirts are $20. During the month of October members of the Annapolis Fire Department will shed their normal work uniform shirts, and replace them with the Pink Shirts showing their support in the communities they currently serve for Fire/EMS protection. Shirts can be purchased through the members of the Annapolis Professional Fire Fighters, or stop by the Taylor Avenue Fire Station at 620 Taylor Avenue in Annapolis. Ask for the EMS Duty officer to make a purchase.
Executive Members Attend State Convention
Members of the Executive Board traveled to Ocean City, Maryland this week to attend the 23rd Biennial Convention of the Professional Fire Firefighters of Maryland. The convention was held at the Princess Royal Hotel. The attendees were able to listen to all of the candidates for the upcoming Gubernatorial race in 2014. During the business meeting, Secretary Dallas Lister was elected as a Trustee for the state Executive Board. Some of the guest speakers included President Harold Schaitberger from the International Association of Fire Fighters.
Last night the Annapolis Professional Firefighters Local 1926 hosted a Fundraiser with the Chesapeake Bayhawks at the Navy-Marine Corp Stadium in Annapolis. Funds raised will be going to the Baltimore Metropolitan Burn Center. Several members and friends enjoyed a tailgate party and then the game where the Bayhawks defeated the Boston Cannons 13-12 in overtime. A special thanks goes out to the Chesapeake Bayhawks for their support.
Welcome to the new home of the Annapolis Professional Fire Fighters. Please be patient while we settle in.