Little Rock Firefighters, IAFF Local 34

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Operation Warm Stephens Elementary

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2018 Local 34 Christmas Party

Link to Photos by Jeremiah

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Thank you Jessica Crump for the donation of $10,000 from the Crump Conquering Cancer 5K. This will make a monumental impact toward firefighter cancer issues. We will continue to support this event! CCC5K Facebook


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26th Annual Local 34/Arkansas Children's Hospital Golf Tournament

Brothers and sisters,

On Thursday, May 31st, 2018(A shift), Local 34 will be holding our 26th annual golf tournament, at Eagle Hill Golf Course, benefiting the Burn Center at Arkansas Children's Hospital. Over the past 25 years we have raised over $308,000, and we hope to have another successful year. It is a four person scramble format, with prizes for longest drive and closest to the pin. We will also have a raffle and silent auction. The cost is $400 per team, and that includes a gift bag, cold beverages, and a meal from Outback Steakhouse at the conclusion of play. So get your team together and send your entry forms to the Union Hall, 210 S Gaines St., Little Rock 72201. The registration form is attached, and the entry deadline is May 11th, 2018. 

2018 Golf Registration Form.doc

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                              LOCAL 34


            210 South Gaines Street          Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

                   (501) 565-9181                  


                                                May 9, 2018

Brothers and Sisters,

It's no coincidence that the celebration of 100 years of IAFF brotherhood is promoted as "Progress Through Unity". 

Our great Union, your Union, is dedicated to another 100 years of progress through unity. While our focus is and has been on fair livable wages, safe working conditions, stable employment, and maintaining a respected professional career for our members, we have taken on another priority: human relations. 

Our Local is not immune to human issues, to racial issues, gender issues, sexual orientation issues. Together, united, we must stand for the rights of all of our brothers and sisters and lead progress as a beacon of doing what is right, even when the right thing is far from the easiest thing. 

This week our executive board kicked off the Local's renewed commitment to Human Relations by working with the International's Elected Human Relations Committee to ensure that the Local's executive board and HR committee members received training and advice on addressing issues head on, ensuring a successful HR committee, and to meet the needs of our diverse union, department, and committee.

Though the committee is still finalizing their mission statement and strategic goals, I can confidently state that the passionate desire for the diverse committee and the executive board is that our department represent the community we so proudly serve. While it takes only a few words on paper, it is no easy task. It is a long term commitment that focuses on upholding the rights of the minority to have a voice and be heard, refocuses community outreach, and improves recruitment and retention of a unified and diverse brotherhood. 

As part of this commitment, representatives from the Internationals' Elected Human Relations Committee, Fire Department Administration, Local 34 Executive Board members, and several representatives of FLAME (Fire Leaders Actively Maintaining Equality) met this week to understand the current issues while forging relationships which help meet our unified goals. 

This is just one step of many, but it is a commitment that we must stand together as Fire Fighters, as brothers and sisters, unified for progress. Our Local has no place for discrimination of any type - we proudly serve all members of our community, and we proudly stand beside one another as Fire Fighters. 



Richard Morehead                                                             


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Local 34 Positions of elected officers are as follows, by acclamation or vote.


President - Richard Morehead Truck 7 A

Secretary/Treasurer - Roger Pool Engine 10 B

Vice President - Joe Cuffel Engine 10 A

Battalion 1 - Frank Livingston Truck 1 B

Battalion 2 - Brad Sanders Engine 2 A

Battalion 9 - Joey Baldwin Truck 9 B

Battalion 11- Cain Harrison Truck 18 A

Sergeant at Arms - Phillip Krants Engine 10 A

Five Year Trustee - Zach Harmon Engine 16 A



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Reminder: February 28, 2018, Tones Across North America 

On Wednesday, February 28, this great union will recognize its 100-year anniversary. We encourage all affiliates to help us celebrate by creating "Tones Across North America."

At 2:00 p.m.* Eastern Time on February 28, we are asking all affiliates in the United States and Canada to work with their fire chief to strike emergency tones and to announce through their jurisdiction's dispatch system this centennial message:  

"At 2:00 p.m. eastern time 100 years ago today, on February 28, 1918, delegates representing 24 local fire fighter unions, founded the IAFF. It is with great pride that we celebrate our 100th anniversary, honoring the men and women who helped shape the IAFF into the great union it is today, making a positive impact on fire fighter jobs, livelihoods, health and retirement security - and ensuring that this noble profession continues to be as safe as it can be for the greatest membership in the world. Congratulations to the IAFF on a century of progress."

At the same time (2:00 p.m. Eastern Time), representatives from many of the original locals affiliated with the IAFF on this date in 1918 will join the IAFF's principal officers and Executive Board to participate in a special event in Washington, DC - which will be broadcast live on Facebook, where this statement will also be read, to recreate the photo (below) of delegates during the first IAFF Convention in 1918.

*Eastern Time: 2:00 p.m.
*Central Time: 1:00 p.m.
*Mountain Time: 12:00 p.m.
*Pacific Time: 11:00 a.m.

This is an opportunity for all affiliates to simultaneously recognize our 100th anniversary at the local level on the date of the anniversary, and to show the great bond we all have that has truly created 100 years of progress through unity. We also encourage you to share recordings, videos and photos of your participation at the local level on social media using the hashtag #IAFF100years.

We hope you can join us on February 28. And we will also be celebrating our centennial throughout the year and at our 2018 Convention in Seattle.

In Solidarity,

Harold A. Schaitberger
General President


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All Local 34 Members,

Your presence is requested at our union’s celebration to honor our 100th year of solidarity with the IAFF. Please join us on March 3, 2018, at 1:30 pm at Macarthur Park where we will take a membership photo on the front steps of the military museum.

Following the photo, we will meet at the union hall at 2:30 pm to have a presentation of the local’s history along with a traditional bell memorial for the twenty-three members who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Please join us for this celebration, as we know our association with the IAFF has not only made us a strong union, but has greatly improved our fire department over these past one hundred years. A reception will follow the presentation.

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2018 Dates of Interest

March 3 @1:30 pm 100 Year Event Macarthur Park
March 4-7 IAFF Legislative Conference Washington, DC
March 8 LOPFI Board Meeting 9:30 620 W. 3rd Street Little Rock, AR
March 12 Local 34 Meeting
April 3-8 Political Training Academy Silver Springs, MD
April 5-6 Labor-Management Alliance Conference Denver, CO
April 9 Local 34 Meeting
April 11-13 Southern Fed Conference San Antonio, TX
May 9-12 APFF State Convention Little Rock, AR
May 14 Local 34 Meeting
May 31 Local 34 Golf Tournament Eagle Hill 9am
June 7 LOPFI Board Meeting 9:30 620 W. 3rd Street Little Rock, AR
June 11 Local 34 Meeting
June 24-27 14th District Caucus Orange Beach, AL
July 9 Local 34 Meeting
July 16-18 IAFF Peer Support Training Mount Magazine Lodge State Park
August 6-10 IAFF 2018 Convention Seattle, WA
August 7-12 Arkansas Children’s Hospital Camp Sunshine
August 13 Local 34 Meeting
September 10 Local 34 Meeting
September 13 LOPFI Board Meeting 9:30 620 W. 3rd Street Little Rock, AR
September 13 APFF Quarterly Meeting
September 15 Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial Colorado Springs, CO
October 8 Local 34 Meeting
November 12 Local 34 Meeting
December 6 LOPFI Board Meeting 9:30 620 W. 3rd Street Little Rock, AR
December 6 APFF Quarterly Meeting
December 10 Local 34 Meeting

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Brothers and sisters,

It's that time of year again. The 25th annual Local 34 /ACH Golf Tournament is coming up on June 7th, 2017(C shift) at Eagle Hill Golf Club, and it is time to start getting your teams together. Over the past 24 years the tournament has raised over $280,000.00 for the Burn Unit at Arkansas Children's Hospital. So let's come together to have another successful year raising money for this worthwhile charity. It is a four person scramble format with contests for long drive and closest to the pin. We will also raffle prizes and have a silent auction. Lunch from Outback Steakhouse and refreshments will be provided. Please note that the entry fee has gone up this year from $300 to $400 per team, and the entry deadline is May 19th, 2017. Attached is the team entry form, fill it out and mail or deliver it and the entry fee to:

Local 34 - Golf
210 S. Gaines St.
Little Rock, AR 72201

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.


Joe Cuffel

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The Arkansas Children's Hospital Burn Center Golf Tournament will be June the 2nd at Eagle Hill.  Please see the form below.  Any member that knows of any sponsors please let the E-board know and we will send them some information.  Thank you for all the continued support of the burn center.


2016 Golf Registration Form.doc

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We will be having a raffle for a stainless steel fish fry kit that was donated by Bass Pro Shop. The money raised will go to Brother Pinkerton and Brother Crump to help with expenses they have due to their battle with cancer.

Raffle tickets will be $10 each and the drawing will be at the April Union Meeting, April 11th. If you would like to be entered into the drawing please contact Charles at 501-352-7716 or, feel free to leave a text. You can also call David Wilson at firehouse #18. Please send money to Local 34 Union Hall, 210 South Gaines Street, Little Rock, AR 72201. Please share this information with all your friends and families so we can raise a big amount.

Please continue to keep Brother Pinkerton/Brother Crump and their families in your thoughts and prayers.

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Please see attachment concerning the 2nd Annual IAFF Local 34 Super Bowl Party!!!


Super Bowl Party 2016.docx

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IAFF Local 34 Christmas Party

Be sure to come out for a good time and great food, Dec. 19th from 11am-3pm.
The IAFF Local 34 Christmas Party will be at the Union Hall, 210 South Gaines Street. Santa will be there around 12 noon!!!!

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Dear Friend of the Firefighter,

Can you think of a time when you were cold? The teeth-chattering, knee-knocking, able-to-see-your-breath, type of cold? In this instance, you may have been wearing a coat, but imagine if you weren’t… imagine if you didn’t own a coat and that was out of your control. For 16.1 million children in the US, this is a harsh reality. Many of these children are forced to walk to and from school or wait for the bus in sub-freezing temperatures.

Little Rock Professional Firefighters, Local No. 34 has decided to take action. By partnering with Operation Warm, a national non-profit, we’re committed to providing brand new, American-made, winter coats to children living in these unfortunate circumstances.

IT’S MORE THAN A COAT. This program has the potential to strengthen our community in more ways than one. Beyond warmth, a new coat positively impacts a child’s school attendance, self-esteem, and overall health and well-being. In addition, USA coat manufacturing creates American jobs and boosts the economy – we’ve supported over 200 jobs since 2013.
We need YOUR support! The more partners involved in our program, the more local children we can reach. As a sponsor, you would have the opportunity to volunteer at our distribution event(s), be publicly recognized for your support, and experience, first-hand, the joy that comes along with putting a brand new coat on a child in need. Keep in mind that this is not a coat drive – we gratefully accept monetary or in-kind donations to fund this initiative. Without your help, our goal of providing an entire elementary school with coats may be diminished. Please help us make a difference; help local children in need.

I look forward to connecting with you to further discuss this opportunity.


Little Rock Firefighters, IAFF Local 34 (501)352-7716

Donate Online:

Or by Check: Please make checks payable to Operation Warm Inc.
MEMO: Little Rock Firefighters
Mail to: Operation Warm, Inc.
P.O Box 822431
Philadelphia, PA 19182

Operation Warm is a nationally recognized 501(c)3 Tax ID Number: 38-3663310

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MDA Fill the Boot 2015

Little Rock Firefighters, I would like to thank those members that came out and helped collect for the annual MDA Fill the Boot. This year we raised $29,039.75 in our two day collections. Below are some of the previous year's totals. 2007--$20,500 (one day) 2008--$50,057.67 2009--$44,001 2010--$40,857 2011- -$42,265.49 2012--$41,524 2013--$54,165.23 2014--$48,740.39 As you can tell the number collected this year is drastically lower than previous years. Thanks to those members that came out and collected, the E- board really appreciates it and I know the MDA Families does as well. Be safe, Charles

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ACH Burn Center Golf Tournament

The 23rd Annual Arkansas Children's Hospital Burn Center Golf Tournament was a great success. Thank you for all the volunteers, players, and sponsors.

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Operation Warm

Thank you to all the members that bought tickets/squares. The party went well, a good time had by all.


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Local 34 Christmas Party


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IAFF Local 34 will be working with Operation Warm to provide American made winter coats to children in Little Rock. We are in the process of raising funds to buy these new coats. If you know of a company or individual who would like to help with this worthy cause or would like more information please contact.

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22nd Annual Arkansas Children's Hospital Burn Center Golf Tournament

Great year for our 22nd Annual ACH Burn Center Golf Tournament held at Eagle Hill in Little Rock. Thank you to all the sponsors, volunteers, and players that made the tournament a success. Please be sure to thank the below sponsors. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors that Donated $1000 or More.

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President Morehead awarded the Kuhron Huddleston Award

Image_006.jpgLittle Rock Firefighters, Hello to you all, for those that have not heard the news! We are very excited to announce that at the 14th District Caucus (last month) Local 34 President Richard Morehead got awarded the 2014 IAFF 14th District Kuhron Huddleston Award for his dedication and commitment of our fine Local, APFF, the 14th District, and the IAFF.

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2014 Election

Little Rock Firefighters, Thank you to all the members that took the time to vote. Congratulations to all the elected officers. Please see list below: IAFF Local 34 ELECTION 2014 Results President Richard Morehead Vice President Charles Austin, Jr.

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MDA Fill the Boot 2014

Image_007.jpgThe Local 34 MDA Fill the Boot was a great success! With all the members help we raised $48,740.39! We are top in the state once again and 28th in the USA! Thanks to all the members that help year after year! Below are some of the privious years totals. 2007--$20,500 2008--$50,057.67 2009--$44,001 2010--$40,857 2011--$42,265.

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Camp Sunshine

It's almost time for Camp Sunshine - August 15-18 at Camp Aldersgate. As always, we are in need of volunteers and counselors. If you would like more information, contact Capt. Pamela Richard - station 15 'A' shift or by email. Camp Sunshine is a four day camp for kids who have survived serious burn injury.

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St. Patty's Day Parade

Image_008.jpgGreattime had by all at the 2013 St. Patty's Day Parade in Little Rock! Once again the Honor/Color Guard did an outstanding job! The Little Rock Firefighters Pipes & Drums stole the show the entire weekend!

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Local #34 Christmas Party

Image_009.jpgGreat food, fun, and visit from Santa!!! Thanks so much to Cindy Bell for another great party! Big thank you to the members of Central Fire Station for all the help setting up and breaking down, plus all the help getting the meal ready! Thanks to the Animal House for the help with the tables. (be sure to check out all the pics on the photo gallery)

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Thank you to everyone that played, volunteered, and sponsored the 23rd Annual 2015 ACH Burn Center Golf Tournament!!! With everyone’s help we had a great day and raised the most in the history of the golf tournament, $24,387.14!!!

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Old Firehouse #2/Future Firehouse Hostel & Museum

Little Rock Firefighters,

Image_010.jpgThis old fire station housed Engine #2 and remained active until 1959. The firehouse was considered a Craftsman series of architecture.
There is a great picture of the firehouse back in the day in the Always Vigilant Little Rock Bravest 2002 Yearbook, page 132. It shows Engine 2 and the crew out in front of the station.

I would like to thank all the IAFF Local #34 members that came out all of the days to help make and bring back history with this huge project! Also, the board members that helped and provided lunch and drinks. And of course Capt. Johnny Reep, where would we be without Capt. Reep keeping the HISTORY and TRADITION of LRFD alive??!!

We have a long way to go, but look how far we have came thus far!!!

(many more pictures under the "photo gallery")

Thanks everyone!


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