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Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Fire Equipment Operator, Rick Lopez.
FEO Lopez started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on June 21, 1984, and retired after 31 years of service on August 27, 2015, from Ladder Company 10 on the B Shift.
Visitation and memorial service will be held on Friday, October 22, 2021, at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church in West St. Paul, MN.
Visitation is at 9:30am, followed by the memorial service at 11:00am. There will be a gathering at Degidio's in Saint Paul immediately following the service.
* masks are asked to be worn while indoors at the church
APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE! Monday, October 18th, 2021, at 6pm and 7pm in Eagan, MN.
Contact Ken Zepeda | FEO, Ladder 18 (C) or email email@example.com
Uniform for On/Off Duty Personnel:
- Service Dress Uniform or Class A with Service Cap (off duty)
- Class B Uniform for companies attending (on duty)
Masks: This service is an outdoor service and masks will be considered optional
Event Contact Person: Assistant Chief Simpson
Live Stream: MN Fire Service Foundation
2021 TOTAL = $15,693.00 + several hundred in change
C SHIFT = $8,168.00, Station 01 with $2,294.00
A SHIFT = $4,123.00, Station 22 with $1,369.00
B SHIFT = $3,402.00, Station 04 with $1,667.00
For the past 67 years firefighters have taken to the streets, sidewalks, intersections, brew pubs, golf courses, dunk tanks, festivals and various events, to help raise critical funds used to combat muscle disease in children and adults.
To learn more and join us in this fight, please click on the link to visit our fundraising page: MDA
Tune in Saturday, September 18 at 11:00am (Mountain Time) for the 2021 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Virtual Rememberance to honor our fallen whose names will forever be etched onto our Wall of Honor.
The broadcast starts at 10:50am (Mountain Time) and the program begins at 11:00am (Mountain Time.)
Three ways to watch:
Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Deputy Chief Edward Pierre.
Deputy Chief Pierre started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on January 02, 1964. Ed was promoted to Fire Captain on October 16, 1971. By 1982, Ed had promoted to District Chief and retired in 1998 as Deputy Chief on the B Shift. Ed spent most of his years as a Firefighter and Captain of Engine Co. 05.
Ed passed away on September 15, 2021, at the age of 85.
Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Firefighter, Richard “Dick” Thoemke.
Firefighter Thoemke started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on June 16, 1958 and retired in 1983. He was one of three brothers that were on the Fire Department.
Richard passed away on August 27th, 2021, at the age of 88.
The Saint Paul Fire Department has joined the Pink Patch Project to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness during the month of October!
The Cancer Task Force is on a mission to continue to raise awarenes in the fight against breast cancer through our partnership with the Pink Patch Project. 100% of the proceeds raised from the sale of apparel will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
Saint Paul Firefighters are approved by Fire Administration to wear official breast cancer awareness Class D tee shirts (s/s + l/s,) winter hats and baseball caps during the month of October 2021.
SPFD pink uniform patches are also available for sale at HQ, Training and Station 22 for $10/patch.
Click on the image below to purchase "on-duty" apparel. Online stores open until September 22, 2021.
Click on the image below to purchase "friends and family" apparel. Online stores open until September 22, 2021.
* uniform apparel will be available for pick up at SPFD Training. Friends + Family will be shipped.
** contact Firefighter Megan Roesler | Engine Co. 22(B) with questions.
Friends and Family are invited to purchase Saint Paul Fire Department x Pink Patch Project gear and to join our team for American Cancer Society's "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" event on October 16th at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota.
Join the Saint Paul Fire Department team here!