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Event Announcement!

Health Insurance Educational Meeting (WEBINAR)

Thursday,  September  27,  2018  -  10:00 am  

2018 Educational Meeting with AON Retriee Health Exchange Online.

1) Go to:
2) Click: "Join" word upper right area of screen
3) Enter meeting number, your name and email.

Meeting number: 747 015 863

4) Password: OPF (if requested)

To access the audio porton
1) Call: 866-692-5721
2) Passcode: 254 364 24
Please DO NOT select "Join Video" when prompted.

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Event Contact: AON: 844-290-3674

Health Insurance Educational Meeting (WEBINAR)

Wednesday,  October  3,  2018  -  4:00 pm  

2018 Educational Meeting with AON Retriee Health Exchange Online.

1) Go to:
2) Click: "Join" word upper right area of screen
3) Enter meeting number, your name and email.

Meeting number: 742 027 866

4) Password: OPF (if requested)

To access the audio porton
1) Call: 866-692-5721
2) Passcode: 254 364 24
Please DO NOT select "Join Video" when prompted.

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Event Contact: AON 844-290-3674

L136 100 Year Anniversary Party/OcktoberFest

Saturday,  October  13,  2018  -  2:00 pm

Firefighters Activity Center 3616 Needmore Road, Dayton OH  

Presale tickets are $15 and includes a Local 136 mug (first 300 paid) and a meal ticket.  

Our 100 year anniversary Oktoberfest event takes place on Saturday October 13thfrom 2-11 pm (2ndPlt.) at The Local 136 Activity Center.

Admission is $15 and includes a Local 136 mug (first 300 paid) and a meal ticket. Warped wing will provide the beer. Heidleberg will provide the wine. Ruzick Sausage will provide the catering. Pretzels brought to you by Smales. Live Music featuring Nick Mitchell, Rod Longpre’ & Pulse will begin at 5.

Adults only. Current, Retired, Spouses of 136 members are invited. FOP, OAPFF, and ER personnel are also invited.

Tickets are available online at:

Helpers Needed:
We still need assistance during the event. Slots are 2.5 hours and include various positions. Please contact Bruce Butt if interested at: (937) 260-8152.

We will need assistance the morning before with setup and the morning after with cleanup. Please contact Bruce Butt if available at: (937) 260-8152.

Oktoberfest Shirts:

Thursday September 20th is the cutoff to order Oktoberfest shirts. Shirts will be short and long sleeve.

Shirts are available online at:

Any other questions please feel free to reach out to me at (937) 604-3611

Jim Burneka

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Event Contact: Jim Bernuka

Halloween Fall Cookout

Friday,  October  26,  2018  -  5:30 pm

Firefighters Activity Center 3616 Needmore Road, Dayton OH  

Halloween fall cookout is October 26, 2018 from 530-900pm

OAPFF Bengal/Browns Battle of Ohio

Sunday,  November  25,  2018

Cincinnati, Paul Brown Stadium, Tailgate will be held at Longworth Hall, 700 W Pete Rose Way in Cincinnati  

Game and Tailgate $80, Tailgate party only: $20  

Order Tickets online with link below:

Back for its fourth year is the OAPFF Battle of Ohio (Browns v Bengals) Game and Tailgate. This year it is on November 25th in Cincinnati. Tickets are limited and available online at Tickets for the GAME and TAILGATE are $80.

Already have tickets for the game? Not interested in the game but still want to join us? Admission to the tailgate party only is available for $20.

Tailgate will be held at Longworth Hall, 700 W Pete Rose Way in Cincinnati, beginning at 10am and within walking distance of the stadium.

This event is open to members, friends, and family.

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Flapjacks with the Fat Man

Saturday,  December  15,  2018  -  9:00 am

Firefighters Activity Center 3616 Needmore Road, Dayton OH  

Flapjacks with the fat man December 15, 2018 from 9:00 am-11:00 am
Serving breakfast beginning at 9:00 am
Santa arrives from 10:00-11:00

DFD/IAFF Peer Support members are on all three Pla

Sunday,  December  16,  2018

Active Members:
In light of recent events I would like to re-emphasize the current departmental Peer Support resources available to all members of the fire department as well as a newly added resource from the OAPFF.

DFD/IAFF Peer Support members are on all three Platoons as well as 40 hours and are available for not just following a critical incident. Peer Support is offered for any of life’s challenges that can sometime become overwhelming. All conversations are 100% confidential. I have attached the most current DFD Peer Support Contact information which is also maintained on the “P” drive at:

P:\03-Emergency_Services\04-Shared\01-Health and Wellness\Peer Support Personnel

Another great resource is available from the OAPFF at

The OAPFF Peer Support Team created this website to give fire fighters the resources that they need to find help when they need it.

Live and online mental health training opportunities are being updated as part of the resources tab available to all fire fighters. This page will be updated frequently.

In addition, offers tips and coping mechanisms for a variety of behavioral health issues faced by fire fighters on a regular basis. From anxiety to depression, to PTSD and alcohol dependency issues, this site is a first step to getting help for those who need it. Links to OAPFF Peer Supporters are also available for members who wish to reach out to a fellow fire fighter for assistance or just to talk.

They are always adding new blogs to the webpage, and these blogs add beneficial insight into the unique career of firefighting.

Ours is a stressful profession, if you or someone you know needs help, please reach out.

Bob Barnes

Health & Safety Captain

Department of Fire

Strategic Programs & Safety I City of Dayton

300 N. Main St I Dayton, Ohio 45402

Office 937.333.4530 I Cell 937.760.6505

Fax 937.234.1628

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occupational cancer to be covered presumptively

Saturday,  December  29,  2018

Brothers and Sisters,

On January 4th of last year, Ohio passed the Michael Louis Palumbo Jr Act allowing occupational cancer to be covered presumptively by workers' compensation. In that time, 40 claims have been filed under the law. Of the 40 claims filed, there are 18 claims in the "allow/appeal" status, and 13 in the "deny/appeal" status. All of these claims are still waiting final adjudication through the Industrial Commission hearing process and may ultimately be allowed.

It is a positive sign that BWC is allowing these claims and working with us on a variety of related topics, even though it may be disheartening to see that employers are appealing. We remain confident that these claims will be allowed after appeal when they are presented to an Industrial Commission Hearing Officer.

This should serve as a good reminder for fire fighters with a cancer diagnosis to file for benefits under the Palumbo Act. The law allows for cancer that is related to our occupational exposure to be eligible for benefits. By filing, affected fire fighters can protect their hard-earned rights and benefits to help themselves and their families.

Stay Safe, Stay United, Stay Informed.

Michael P. Taylor
OAPFF President

Help for PTSD, Depression, Substance abuse, Other

Sunday,  December  30,  2018

Brothers and Sisters,

As part of our commitment to the behavioral health and emotional well-being of our members, the OAPFF has created a new, stand-alone website,, to assist members in finding Peer Support and to discover other tools for bettering their emotional security.

Behavioral health and mental health issues are real and serious health concerns, especially for fire fighters. Too many of our brothers and sisters are struggling silently without reaching out for the help that is available. Long hours, traumatic calls, and dangerous situations take their toll on even the strongest of us.

The OAPFF Peer Support Network connects members with a specially trained colleague to receive emotional and tangible support through times of personal or professional crisis. Peer support helps connect people to appropriate assistance or care during their time of need.

If you are struggling with PTSD, depression, substance abuse, or other emotional or behavioral issues, please reach out to one of our Peer Supporters or a mental health professional. By working together, we can help bring mental and behavioral health out of the shadows and help our brothers and sisters and ourselves.

If you need immediate assistance please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255

Be united, be informed, be safe, and be well.

Michael P. Taylor
OAPFF President

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Event Contact: Michael Taylor, OAPFF President


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Dan Clark

Sadly, I have to say goodbye. You know, like everyone before me, I looked forward to retirement and then when the day arrives you realize that this is the end of a career. I have had the privilege to work with some of the most dedicated, caring and professional people I have ever known. I have memories (some good, some bad, some funny, some sad) that will last me a life time. It is you that I will miss the most, the trust in a fellow worker that can only be built when your lives are put in the hands of others.

I would like to take a moment to thank everyone that I have worked with, retired and active. I have been fortunate to have worked with some of the best people I’ll ever know. Our job, while dangerous, is still the best job I have ever had, where else can get away from the family for 24 hours and do things that others would never think of doing.

My first day on the job was Christmas Eve 1983, -10 degrees, -50 with wind chill, it was *@#$%ing cold… Company 2 Platoon 1 (& 2 later)... and 2 fires…”The ROCK” will always be my best memories, it has eroded some (so has my memory) in it’s old age but when called upon will always rise to the occasion. Tell Hoefler that I still consider Engine 13 the best supply engine ever!

Stay safe…and thanks for making my years the best ever. And remember you make a difference in peoples lives every time you go on a run.

See you at DFD functions,

Lt Dan


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