IAFF Local 1403
  • Retired Lt. Brian Gagnon has asked Local 1403 to send out information to his brothers and sisters about a natural minor wound and burn care product he has developed. Brian is trying to get exposure for his product and has offered 200 free samples to members of Local 1403 for them to try it and give him feedback.

    If interested in trying it out his product for free please contact Brian by email, aloemaxx123@gmail.com

    Take a look at his website www.aloemaxx.org

    Metro-Dade Firefighters Local 1403 is not affiliated with Aloemaxx. The intention of this message is just to help a retiree communicate with members of Local 1403.

    Download: Aloemaxx.pdf

    Metro-Dade Firefighters regret to announce Retired Lt. George Turner passed away on November 11, 2019. George was hired on 7-26-76 and retired 6-30-03. May he Rest in Peace.

    Here is the information regarding George Turner's funeral arrangements:

    Services will be held at 11 am on Wednesday November 20, 2019 at:
    Palms West Funeral Home
    110 Business Parkway
    Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
    Ph 561-753-6004

    Immediately following the service, there will be a procession and short service
    Florida National Cemetery
    6501 S.State Road 7
    Lake Worth, FL 33449
    Ph 561-649-6489
    @1pm sharp

    Refreshments and light fare will be served at a location nearby,TBA at the service.
    In Liew of flowers, the Turner Family requests donations in George's name to
    St Jude Children's Research Hospital
    501 St. Jude Place
    Memphis TN 38105

    On Tuesday before the General Membership Meeting from 1030 to 1130 FF Mark Buckley will be presenting a 1 hour informational session of Financial Strategies. Local 1403 continues to strive on passing information to our members in an effort to provide education. Local 1403 does not endorse a particular product or organization as we recognize not everyone has the same needs or vissions for the future. Please read the attached flyer for additional information. Download: MarkFirefighterFlyer (1).pdf

    Local 1403 along with MDFR once again have joined force in Honoring our Veterans during the month of November by allowing on duty personnel to wear these shirts while on duty. If you are currently employeed by MDFR you can purchase the shirts on our online store www.shopmdfr.com and receive free shipping to your respective battalion by using the BATTALIONFREE coupon code until Monday October 14th. If you are not currently emoployed by MDFR or missed the October 14th deadline and you would like to help and honor our Veterans you can still purchase the shirts on the online store and have them shipped directly to your house.


    Hope all is well. Attached are the invites for our upcoming event First Responder PTSD Awareness Forum at our Union Hall On October Saturday 26th. Hope to see you there.

    Hugh Bruder

    Download: PTSD Oct Flyer[1].pdf

    Every year you are given an opportunity to make changes to your following year coverage, January 1st to December 31st. Our open enrollment period starts Monday October 7th and ends on Friday October 18th, 2019. This is the only time in the year you can change the type of medical/dental/vision coverage or add/remove dependents from coverage without a qualifying event.
    Download: 2020 Active Member Benefit Booklet.pdf

    Here are your brothers and sisters that accepted nomination for the upcoming Local 1403 Elections.
    Download: 2019 Election Nominees.pdf

    The IAFF-Financial Corporation is now working with Security Benefit Life Insurance Company to help Fire Fighters provide a supplemental income for their families in the future. There are many challenges to consider when preparing for retirement, such as, income stream, the retirement gap, cost-of-living and market performance. This is why the Responders First program was created- to help prepare Fire Fighters for their future and provide them with a solution to this potential income shortfall.

    The Responders First Program offers a supplemental lifetime income option for Fire Fighters and their spouses, which will help them by providing a guaranteed income to last their lifetimes. The program is designed to help convert assets from a secondary place of employment, all or a portion of a spouse’s 401k plan or other defined contribution accounts.

    http://www.iaff-fc.com Download: 2019 Responders First Brochure.pdf

    Hello Again,

    After a nearly three year haitus, I finally found my way back to you with a new, and hopefully improved method of delivery - a video blog called MDFR Retirement Recon. I intend to produce one video every couple of months to provide useful information to help you with your retirement planning.

    The topic this month is Health Insurance Subsidies.

    Feel free to suggest topics you would like to know more about. My contact information will be provided at the end of each video.

    Here's the link - https://youtu.be/kcdOm1rzhM8

    Enjoy, and be safe out there.

    Chief Gary Gonzalez, retired, Batt 3 A.

    Nominations for President, 2nd Vice-President, Secretary, and 7 Executive Board positions will be accepted from the floor on September 24th, 2019 prior to the Union Meeting from 12:00 PM to 12:20 PM.  Download: Notice of Election 2019.pdf

    During the up-coming weeks, Local 1403 will begin the process of updating its membership database in an effort to continue improving our communication with our members. Local 1403 is looking to utilize modern platforms that facilitate getting information out to large groups.
    Download: InfoForm.docx

    Take a look at the history of The IAFF during the last 100 years.

    We are looking for a member or members that have experience in web design. The local wants to improve our webpage and need your help.  Thanks Please contact Gabe Nemeth  305-281-1184 cell Gabe.nemeth@local1403.org

    Brotherhood as defined by Merriam-Webster; feelings of friendship, support, and understanding between people: a group or organization of people who have the same interests, jobs, etc. In the fire service, we know it means so much more. Brotherhood means that we are there for one another. It means we have each other’s backs.
    Download: brotherhood-final-1.jpg

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