February 24, 2017 What's New at IAFF 1813
Call to Action – Brothers in Need
Recent developments within the City of Huntington, WV have proven dire for our Brothers and Sisters at Huntington Local 289. On January 26th Mayor Stephen Williams dismissed several of their firefighting brothers from their positions in an effort to balance a $4.8 million budget deficit due to improper fiscal management of the city’s budget.
Unfortunately, it is a well known fact that anytime there is a budget shortfall, it is always those on the front line who are made to absorb the impact of mismanagement. In an effort to lessen the impact on those who have lost their jobs, our Brothers and Sisters of Local 289 are hosting a gun raffle. All proceeds will benefit those who have been cut. Local 1813 stands strong with our Brothers and Sisters of Local 289. If you are interested in purchasing a raffle ticket please click the photo below to message Local 289 Facebook page or call Lt. John Nicholas at 304-617-5712.
Last night Members from Chambersburg Police Department and Chambersburg Fire Department were honored for their outstanding service to the community by the members of VFW Lodge 1599. Our very own Brother in Red Firefighter Tony Albright and our Brother in Blue Officer Patrick Hinds both received awards. All the members of IAFF Local 1813 want to congratulate both on their well deserved recognition for their service. Job well done Brothers!
With the New Year on the horizon, along with it comes change. At last nights monthly meeting of IAFF Local 1813, the senior members passed the torch and swore in a new generation of local officers. It cannot go without saying, it feels as if it is an end of an era however all the members of Local 1813 would like to congratulate both President Patrick Martin and Treasurer Jim Pickings for all their hard work and dedication over the last 18 years. Our Brothers have successfully lead and fought for the betterment of our local and its members. They say "Always leave it better than the way you found it". These two brothers are the epitome of that saying. The officers and members of Local 1813 are forever indebted to you for all of your hard work and dedication over the years and we look forward to your continued support and assistance to our local. Job well done Brothers!