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    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:

    A person wearing a hat and tieDescription automatically generated with medium confidenceLocal 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.

    Edward Pierre

    A person sitting at a tableDescription automatically generated with low confidenceLocal 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.

    Richard A. Thoemke

    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! 

    NEVER FORGET | 09.11.2001

    The Boot is Back!

    On September 15th, 16th and 17th, 2021, (C - A - B shifts, respectively) watch for members of Saint Paul Firefighter's IAFF Local 21 as they are authorized to conduct a traditional Fill the Boot campaign in support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

    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

    Call President Tim Wirth at 651.247.4775 to reserve your meal by Monday, September 6th.  The American Legion needs a head count for food preparation.  If you do not plan to eat, do not call ahead.  Just show up!  Adult beverages are available.

    Questions, or if you need a ride, call Tim Wirth (651.247.4775)

    The Veteran Fire Fighters (VFF) is an association of active and retired Saint Paul Firefighters with at least 15 years on SPFD, and Honorary Firefighters.

      * due to Saint Paul Fire Depatment's Department Directive #21-04, a retirement party will not take place at this time.

    Download: 2021 Event Registration Form - Firefighter.pdf
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