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Action Needed: Elimination of Windfall provision p

Wednesday,  August  17,  2022

Write your representate Vote could be in September  

Full Social Security benefits:
Due to the WEP and GPO, many of you are not receiving full earned Social Security benefits only because you and/or your spouse receives a government pension.
Some of you jumped into action and there are now 294 bipartisan cosponsors, enough to force a vote in September. We passed the first hurdle. Now, we must act to finish the job!

In order to do this, we need to ensure that H. R 82 is passed in the House. Then, it goes to the Senate where S. 1302 is waiting to be voted on. It has bipartisan support too. We need to get more cosponsors and a vote. If it gets passed there, it goes to the President for his signature.

Write or email your representative:
Senate: {click on the drop down list in the upper left corner next to the american flag, pick your state}

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Retiree Luncheon

Wednesday,  August  17,  2022  -  11:00 am

Milton Club 640 Cosler Rd, Dayton OH 45403  

Lunch open to anyone retired, active or associated with Dayton Fire Department and surrounding areas... sort of a AMAR lunch?

Hope to see all of you there
Jim Dunham

Event Contact: Jim Dunham

VAMC Check-In Kiosks Shutting-down.

Wednesday,  August  31,  2022

The current Check-in Kiosk check in will be shut-down 22AUG2022 (VetLink Kiosks contract expires). They are going to a smart phone check-in for appointments. Scan the QR code with your smart phone at the clinic(s). You can still check in with staff. Click on link for more information.

Five facts Veterans should know about VA’s patient check-in application
1.) Veterans will always have the option to check in for an appointment with a staff member. Using the new mobile app therefore is not a requirement. VA staff are honored to check Veterans in for appointments and to answer questions.

2.) Veterans will need to check-in at the facility with a staff member on appointment day if they require changes to demographic (contact, next of kin, emergency contact) or insurance information.

3.) The patient application has two options:
-Pre-check-in helps Veterans confirm demographic information is up to date prior to an appointment. If a clinic offers pre-check-in, Veterans will receive a link through a text message appointment reminder after confirming an appointment.
-Mobile check-in allows Veterans to check-in for an appointment on a smartphone when they arrive at the facility. Upon arrival at a clinic offering mobile check-in, Veterans should locate the poster titled, “Have an appointment? Check in with your phone” prominently on display. They should then text or scan the QR code as directed in the poster to start the process.

4.) To use the mobile app, Veterans must have a smartphone that is connected to Wi-Fi or cellular service and the phone number on file with VA, as this is how VA verifies your identity. Veterans can update their contact information online.
5.) The national contract for VetLink kiosks will expire at the end of September 2022. After that date, Veterans should:
-Use the patient check-in application for self-service check-in or check in with a staff member.
-Submit your travel reimbursement claims through the Beneficiary Travel Self-Service System (BTSSS), mail, fax and/or in-person at a VA medical center.

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PickHeads Car and Bike Show & Apparel

Saturday,  September  3,  2022  -  9:30 am

Activity Center 3616 Needmore Road Dayton OH 45424  

Free Spectator, $10 registration fee  

I'm still gathering information. These are some really cool Hoodie, long sleeve, T's and Tank Tops.

Not sure of the deadline to order shirts, order online:

Event: Pickheads Car and Bike Show.
Saturday, September 3rd, 0930
Rain date: Wednesday, Sept 7th

Registration: 0930-1100, Judging begins 1400, Trophy presentation 1600

ALL proceeds will benefits the Dayton Firefighter's Live of Duty Death Memorial Project.


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Event Contact: Denny (Boomer) Bristow Jr 937-750-0888

Retiree Breakfast (1st Monday Monthly)

Monday,  September  5,  2022  -  8:00 am

Bob Evens Restaurant, 1850 E Dorothy Ln, Kettering, OH 45429 (937) 293-3222  


Event Contact: Joseph Fanelli, 522-0596

2022 Burn Tournament, Local 136

Friday,  September  9,  2022  -  7:30 am

Community Golf Course, 2917 Berkley St. Dayton, OH 45409  


Dayton Firefighters Local 136 Burn Tournament
This year's Burn Tournament takes places Friday, September 9th at Community Golf Course. Registration begins at 730am with at shotgun start at 9am.

Cost is $360 per team, which includes golf, cart, food, and beverages. Each golfer will also receive a gift bag at registration. Please complete this form (link) and submit payment:

1) via Venmo (account: @iaff136, notate your team or team lead in the comments),
2) cash direct (pay John Parry),
3) Old Fashon way: transfer at Firefighters & Company Credit Union (transfer to Dayton Firefighters Charitable Foundation Account)

You'll need to create a team name. If you do not have your players confirmed, just indicate "TBD" for the player name.

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Event Contact: John Parry, (937) 974-6179

Mail Payment To: Venmo account: @iaff136, cash to p\Parry, or FFCU xfer: Dayton Firefighters Charitable Foundation Acct.

Wills for Heroes free wills and other estate plan

Saturday,  September  10,  2022

Activity Center 3616 Needmore Rd Dayton, OH 45424  

The Dayton Bar Association is pleased to announce that DFD members can obtain free wills and other estate planning documents at two upcoming

Wills for Heroes Events:
Saturday September 10th (1st Platoon)
Saturday October 8th (2nd Platoon)
Wills for Heroes)
Appointments can be scheduled between 10:00 & 1:30pm
For more information or to sign up please contact:

Chris Albrektson at (937) 222-7621 or [email protected]
If you don’t have a will or need to update it, this is your opportunity! Please don’t wait to sign up. These spots will fill up fast!
This event is sponsored by the Dayton Bar Association, Dayton Bar Foundation and Lexis Nexis.

Event Contact: Chris Albrektson 937-222-7621

Retirees Golf Outing

Thursday,  September  15,  2022  -  12:00 pm

Meadowbrook Golf Club, 6001 Salem Ave, Clayton, OH 45315  

Golf/Cart $12 per Retiree, $34 per Active Member  

RSVP by 10September  

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Event Contact: John Parry 937-974-6179


Class News

Passing of FOP past president Rick Oakly
5-months into retirement President Oakly passed away Wednesday 13JUL2022. He was 56 years old. Services will be held at 1:00pm Thursday, July 21, 2022 at The Cornerstone Baptist Temple, . . .  Continued

Sudden Passing of Jim Carney 6/2022
It is with the heaviest of heart that the OAPFF is notifying all friends, family and fire fighters across the state of Ohio and the IAFF that our Brother, OAPFF Director of Government Affair . . .  Continued

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Kent Parker

Subject: Kent Parker Says Good-bye

Tried to send this via my e-mail and was informed my account had been “disabled”! Wow they don’t waste any time eliminating you from the system! With that said……….

Would like to thank all of those whom I have worked for and with for the past 29+ years. This was a life experience like no other. When I started in 1984 we had 15 firehouses and 6 of those were double companies (engine AND a ladder for you kids). To say things have changed would be an understatement, but Dayton only reflects the changes of the fire department throughout the country. Make no mistake about it no matter what apparatus or crews I worked with at the fire or EMS scene I ALWAYS felt confident in those who surrounded me. A very proud and professional organization. Enjoyed the many years at Company 11 and winding down at Company 12. Working with Buschur and Talley at 11’s and the team of Smith, Jones, Talley, and Herzer at 12’s resulted in more stories and experiences that I can share at this time. Couldn’t have requested better co-workers.

Final words of wisdom from the old guy: If you have decided to make the fire service your career then hit the books. Get promoted, make the money, and get the most out of this job as you can. This is coming from a guy that hit the books once, made the list once, and then decided to work his day off for 29+ years. We only report for duty every third day so maximize that opportunity and enjoy your time off.

Finally I read on a calendar the following: “People who live beyond their means should act their wage”. This is not an apocalyptic statement nor a political one, but I highly suggest especially to my younger brothers and sisters on the job to live within your means. We will continue to negotiate for wages and benefits with no guarantees and as you can already witness our pension system will continue to evolve and change. Get your financial house in order and keep it as such and you will have little stress at least involving your finances.

Enough said. Thanks again to all of you. Be safe. Take care. God Bless!


Hopefully this e-mail was approved by Chief Bowers along with the attachment I included of people I really didn’t enjoy working with the last 29+ years.


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