Firefighter / Police Appreciation Night at the Englewood Event Center
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Local 2546 Update - Shift Calendars
Members, Family and Friends:
This year the Local will be providing shift calendars via three methods based on feedback from our members - the Local 2546 App for Android and iOS, a mobile web version and a physical pocket calendar.
Currently the Local 2546 App is in review by Apple's App Store. Once it becomes available, we will post an update on the Local's website, here on Facebook and via Twitter.
The mobile web version can be accessed by visiting the following link: http://calendar.iaff2546.com
Just select your department from the dropdown menu to see a version of the shift calendar that has been customized for you.
Click here for instructions to add an icon for accessing the online shift calendar to your home screen for both Android and iOS devices.
For those of you who prefer a physical calendar, we have two options for you - you can download a customized shift calendar that you can print at home or you can request a 'generic' folded pocket calendar by contacting your DVP. You can access the printable version of the shift calendar by visiting the following link: https://goo.gl/EXSk8j
Thanks for your patience while we expand our methods for keeping you all engaged and informed.
The Local 2546 YouTube channel is now live!
Visit our page via the link below to stay up-to-date via the latest Union-related media.
Firefighter iPhone Apps
Other Firefighter iPhone Apps
An easy and simply log for the events specific to fire activity to avoid fumbling for paper/pencil during an emergency.
Rescue Field Guide
Packed with valuable charts, diagrams, and how-to information with customizable notes and favorites.
Emergency Response Guidebook
Have the hazardous material information in your hand when responding.
Your pocket reference for hydraulics, water delivery, incident response checklist, EMS, training/study guides, and hazmat.
Fire Pump Calculator
Calculation tool for determining discharge pressure for firefighting pumps.
Eloquent and thorough phrasebook is like having a personal interpreter on call 24/7 in your pocket for a price less than a burrito
Listen to thousands of live police, fire, EMS, railroad, air traffic, NOAA weather, coast guard, and other emergency frequencies.
Fire Truck Lite
The "Fire Truck" puzzle is a variation of a classic block sliding game that has been played in many countries for over 100 years.
ShiftPro is a Firefighter shift calendar and a shift trade monitor developed by a firefighter for firefighters.
What's New at IAFF 2546
Political Sign Volunteers:
Thanks for all your enthusiasm and hard work! Remember, when placing signs make sure that they are located on the designated property and not in the County right-of-way. If you have any questions when putting signs up, call your DVP or the candidate's representative for advice.
The following candidates have asked if our members would be on the lookout for improperly placed signs and either collect or reposition them as needed:
Stephen R. Deutsch - Charlotte County Commissioner - District 4
(This list will be updated as candidates request to be added)Services Set for Slain Fireman
Lt. Sam P. Dreher II is not alone. Charlotte County firefighters are taking turns standing guard over Dreher’s body. Charlotte County Fire/EMS spokeswoman Dee Hawkins said they will continue to stand beside Dreher until his burial Saturday.
Dreher, 39, was shot outside a Sarasota apartment Saturday by his estranged wife’s boyfriend, Michael Minor, 27, authorities have said. Dreher died from his injuries Sunday.
The 18-year veteran of Charlotte County Fire/EMS will be remembered at a visitation today from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Larry Taylor Funeral Home, 1515 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda.
A service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center in Punta Gorda. Burial will follow at Charlotte Memorial Gardens, where Dreher’s father is buried, said Taylor.
The Charlotte County Fire/EMS Honor Guard will be present at the service Saturday, along with honor guards from other agencies, Hawkins said.
The sudden, shocking death of Dreher — known as Sammy — has greatly affected his fellow firefighters and paramedics.
“We’re just taking care of each other, checking on each other,” Hawkins said.
Dreher’s Battalion Chief, Jon Miller, has “shown a tremendous amount of support,” Hawkins said, as have Battalion Chiefs Mark Crigler and James Stillwagon.
“Everybody’s suffering the loss,” Hawkins said. “Everyone’s feeling the pain.”
Critical incident stress management teams are working with crews at each of the fire stations across Charlotte County, Hawkins said.
“We’ll get through this as a group together,” Hawkins said. “Sammy was such a wonderful person.”
Dreher, a North Port resident and a graduate of Charlotte High School, worked as a firefighter and paramedic, in addition to serving on the Marine Operations Team. He also worked for the Punta Gorda Fire Department prior to Charlotte County Fire/EMS.
Memorial donations in Dreher’s honor can be made at any Sun Trust Bank to Firefighters for Kids of Charlotte County.
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