Local 754 will make a formal endorsement for Mayor this Friday January 18th at 1230. We will be meeting at the Supervisor of Elections at 601 E. Kennedy Bl. 16th floor. This is the Hillsborough County Building downtown Tampa. We need as many members as possible to attend. I will be bringing union shirts with me. Please contact Joe Greco @ 813-393-6807 if you can attend. I've posted this on the union FB under the events tab if you would like to go there and sign up.
Local 754's support to Moffitt Cancer Research On Friday January 11th, Tampa Firefighters Local 754 was proud to present in cooperation with Tampa Fire Rescue a check for $10,000 to the Moffitt Cancer Foundation. These funds raised from the sales of “pink t shirts” that were worn in October will be used to treat and research a cure for this horrible disease. Our members worked hard to obtain these funds for such a worthy cause and we are proud of them all. From Unity comes the greatest fight.
On Friday, 13 firefighters from Tampa Fire Rescue And Tampa Firefighters Local 754 delivered two truckloads of toys to pediatric patients in the Children's Medical Center at Tampa General Hospital. This is the eighth year the toy donation has taken place, spearheaded by Driver Engineer Warren Gibbs, who has been with TFR for over 16 years. Some kids well enough to go outside were able to check out TFR Truck 14, with its ladder raised and a brief siren demonstration. The team brought hundreds of toys into the hospital, where they sorted and picked toys for individual patients based on their ages and interests. Toys were donated by a variety of sources, from firefighters and their families to friends and residents of Tampa.
Local 754’s very own Christina Campfort won her boxing match Dec. 7th in Tampa by KO in the first round. Congratulations Christina!
Was a great performance in THE GUYS by Heather Budzian and Frank Mondaruli (pictured first from right and far right respectively)The play was put on as a fundraiser for The Stevie Ladue foundation. Local 754 was proud to be in attendance to support those who support us. Please go to their website to donate and share with others. www.slfirefightersfoundation.org
Local 754 was on point supporting candidates during the 2018 midterm elections. Congratulations to Fentrice Driskell Florida House District 63 and Jack Gutman County Court Judge Group 8 two candidates we endorsed.
Bay area IAFF unions including Hillsborough County Local 2294 and Pasco County Local 1433 were lead by Tampa Firefighters Local 754 in collecting funds, purchasing goods and delivering them to the hard hit areas of hurricane Michael. $7000 was raised in just four days. Donations came in from all over the country to help in the effort. Captain Tony Kupsis, Retired Driver/Engineer Pk Murphy and District Chief Ken Huff made the trip up and back on a 15 hour drive leaving all goods at a local church. The members there were in recovery mode themselves, yet still functioning as a large reflief center. We are very proud of everyone involved. Helping in all circumstances is the firefighter way.
Local 754 will be endorsing the following candidates that the Florida Professional Firefighters recommend in State and National elections with the exception of the Governors and CFO Race. We will remain neutral in the Governors race and will be supporting JIMMY PATRONIS in the Chief Financial Officer race.
Counselor Henry Williams and camper James from Tampa Firefighters Burn Survivor Camp Hopetake are off attend IAFF burn camp in DC. The camp is in DC during the week of October 7th. They will be attending with other counselors and campers from burn camps from around the nation. These camps help young burn survivors in their growth and development as well as supply peer support.
This year the International Association of Firefighters added 271 names to the granite walls during the 2018 service in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Tampa Local 754 was present to aid in ceremonial activities and show support to the families and loved ones of those lost in the line of duty. Rest in Peace our fallen brethren.
Local 754 meeting with Luis Viera. A true city council leader and friend of public safety.
All three unions working hard for your insurance dollar. Tampa City Council budget Meeting.
Over 150 past and present members of Tampa Firefighters Local 754 attended the celebration of our 75th anniversary at the Tampa Firefighter Museum. Awards were given to various members including a lifetime achievement award to past President Sam Sinardi. Medals from the International were presented to the families of Captain Billek and Investigations Supervisor Alcover recognizing their passing as line of duty deaths along with allowing their names to be placed on the memorial wall in Colorado Springs. Many members of city council were in attendance to present Local 754 with a proclamation recognizing our 75 years as a union. In addition, there were exhibits of historical value to our local on display along with live music downstairs and full DJ set up in the dining area upstairs. Plenty of food and drink to go around along with the raffling of various items donated by businesses within the community to the event. Great time was enjoyed by everyone. (More photos to be…
Once again it is Tampa Firefighters Local 754 honor and privilege to escort the contestants in the Florida Ms. Wheelchair pageant. Some of those who helped were not present at the time of photo. A huge thank you full of pride and admiration to all those who turned out.
First place Firefighter group Tampa Firefighters Local 754 American Lung Association stair climb fund raiser. March 10th, 2018
March 10th, 2018 American Lung Association stair climb fundraiser. First place male firefighter Matt Jefferson of Tampa Firefighters Local 754
March 10th, 2018 American Lung Association stair climb fundraiser. First place female firefighter Tampa Firefighters Local 754 member Stacy Fleming.
Let’s pretend for a moment this angel is a brunette and we shall call her Megan. Thanks for all your hard work for Honoring you brother Stevie and all of the rest of us throughout the state with your mission in obtaining mental health benefits for all us first responders.
On lunch break with State Rep. Willhite @ the state FPF Office. A great day to pass a great bill!
On this date 100 years ago, delegates representing 24 of the 65 original fire fighter unions affiliated with the IAFF on February 28, 1918, founded the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF). Our forefathers had a vision for the future - to better the lot of those it represented, make a difference in their lives and livelihoods, and make their job safer. The IAFF became the voice of the fire fighter, the protector of the protector.
This is an eveing picture of the IAFF National Fallen Firefighters Memoria located in Colorado Springs, CO