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April 23, 2014
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Dayton Firefighters Local 136

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Managing Editor:
Larry C. Ables

"Unions have a secure place in our industrial life. Only a handful of reactionaries harbor the ugly thought of breaking unions and depriving working men and women of the right to join the union of their choice."- Dwight Eisenhower  1954

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The Brightwell Family Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Dayton Firefighters IAFF Local 136

The Brightwell Family Memorial Scholarship was established by Thomas and Christie Brightwell in memory of their father Thomas O. Brightwell Sr., who was a Dayton Firefighter from 1929 until his retirement in 1953.  Applicants must be the child or grandchild of an active or retired full-time Dayton City Firefighter.

A minimum 3.0 GPA is required for high school students, and a minimum 2.75 GPA is required for current college students.  Students must me accepted at or attending an accredited two or four-year college, university or technical school and be enrolled as a full-time student.

To apply for this scholarship go to ScholarshipCONNECT at and click on ScholarshipCONNECT.

Completed scholarship applications are due: March 21, 2014.

For more information, visit the website or contact the Dayton Foundation scholarship program office at (937) 222-0410 or

  Welcome to the Dayton Firefighter's Website, IAFF Local 136. Local 136 is the exclusive bargaining agent representing the men and women of the Dayton, Ohio Department of Fire. 325 strong, our members are dedicated to protecting the lives and property of the citizens of Dayton.

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29th Dayton Firefighter Burn Unit Golf Tournament

DFD Badge Retirement Ceremony
The Dayton Fire Department and Dayton Firefighters Local 136 will hold a badge retirement ceremony on October8,2011 for those members who lost their lives in the line of duty. Fifteen members have made the ultimate sacrifice since 1900. Two of those members, FF. Clarence Dunkman and Lt. Patrick Yahle, had their badges retired previously.

What's New at IAFF 136
IAFF General President Schaitberger to be in Columbus on March 8th
Tuesday, March 8th IAFF General President Schaitberger will speak to our members and lead our march on the capital.  We will assemble at Columbus Local 67 hall ( 379 West Broad St.) at 0900 and President Schaitberger will address the membership at 0930. Read More...
IAFF Accuses Politicians of Using Smoke Screen

The IAFF is fighting back against politically motivated attacks on our members' pensions. On February 9, the IAFF launched a public education campaign calling out politicians like New Jersey Governor Chris Christie who use first responders as scapegoats for the financial woes of the nation’s states and cities.

In a full-page ad in the February 9 USA TODAY, and in upcoming television spots and YouTube videos, the IAFF is asking for public support for the work fire fighters and paramedics do and the benefits they’ve earned.

“After a Career Saving Lives, Politicians Want to Take Our Life Savings,” declares the USA TODAY ad.

Click here to watch the video.

“This is truly an unfair attack, a political attack. It’s really just a smoke screen,” says IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger, who noted that 10 national, state and local organizations recently issued a release disputing politicized misinformation about pension solvency. “We’re adding the voice of fire fighters to the growing campaign to protect vital public services.”

In an article posted by In These Times, Schaitberger calls for dialogue, instead of an escalating war of words.

“In an era of revenue shortfalls and budget deficits, fire fighters have become scapegoats of mayors, governors and corporate opportunists who have grossly misrepresented the facts in the public discourse over unfunded pension liabilities,” he wrote. “What they’re not saying is that they are responsible for the unfunded liabilities,” Schaitberger continued. “They are responsible for riding the wave of pension plan investment profits and putting off making annual pension payments for years. They are responsible for creating pension payment holidays and failing to make actuarially required payments. Now their misjudgments leave them facing much larger pension bills.”

Ultimately, the blame for the fiscal problems of local and state governments rests at the feet of Wall Street speculators who crippled the U.S. economy with what amounted to fraudulent investment schemes, Schaitberger says. And he accuses the same speculators of lining up to get their hands on fire fighter pension money.

“We recognize that these Wall Street speculators are urging politicians to turn over our pension funds to them, in the form of riskier defined contribution retirement plans,” he says. “They have no problem risking our future if it lines their pockets.”

Schaitberger says the IAFF will defend its members vigorously, taking the case directly to the public. “Our entire careers have been dedicated to protecting our neighbors and our neighborhoods,” he says. “We believe our neighbors will stand with us against these unfair political attacks.”

Stop Attacks on Services and Workers' Rights in Middletown!

Council members in Middletown, Ohio will present a Resolution next Tuesday in support of repealing workers’ rights in the state.  Don’t let this anti-worker, anti-community Resolution pass.

The Anti-worker Resolution calls on the Ohio General Assembly to reconsider Ohio’s public employee collective bargaining law.  Since it’s passage in 1984, the collective bargaining law has given public workers – who were exempt from Federal collective bargaining laws passed in 1935 that only covered private sector workers – a voice on the job and legal rights in negotiating contracts with public employers.  

The law has also created greater consistency and stability in the relationship between labor and management.  This shared approach to public work has led to better planning, greater productivity, improved delivery of services and made workers and employers mutually invested in outcomes that are accountable to taxpayers and the community at large.  The law also provides workers with a vehicle for dispute resolution, which has dramatically cut down on work stoppages in Ohio and keeps vital emergency services running event during times of tough worker-employer disputes.

Click here to send an email to Mayor Mulligan, make plans to join labor and community activists for the first reading of the Resolution at Tuesday’s Middletown City Council meeting at 5:30PM at 1 Donham Plaza Middletown, Ohio.

LODD - Lt. Kevin Quinn

The Dayton Firefighters regret to report the line-of-duty death of Lieutenant Kevin D. Quinn of IAFF Local 136.  Brother Quinn passed away on Saturday, October 30, 2010 while on duty at the Regional Dispatch Center.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. 

Funeral arrangements are posted on the website. 

Dayton Fire & Police Overnight Motorcycle Ride to Amish Country in Holmes County






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Need a little continuing education? Greene Memorial Hospital is now offering con-ed classes online. Each class will provide you with 1 hour of con-ed. You must first register to use the site. A great opportunity to get additional CEU's.
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According to the OAPFF, they are experiencing problems with non-members acquiring our OAPFF/IAFF license plates. The OAPFF is currently working on a more secure process for our members to obtain the OAPFF license plate, in the interim, requests for the documents that are required to obtain the Professional Firefighter license plate should be made through the Local President. We hope the members understand that this is simply a step in ensuring the law enforcement community, the public as well as our membership that those who choose to display the IAFF license plate are truly Ohio's Professional Firefighters.
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