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We are all products of our life experiences. Our gender, our religion, our race, our ethnic background, our sexual orientation, where we grew up, along with many other factors, contributes to who we are and what we value. We are often different in many ways from the individuals we work with, side by side, day after day. Our workplaces are characterized by this diversity. The diverse composition of today’s workforce and the cultural clashes it can produce require us to pay attention to our differences, not only so that we can work together successfully, but so that we learn to value and gain an advantage from our different strengths. We must attempt to better understand our diversity. Different does not mean better or worse, inferior or superior. We must remember that we share one thing in common—our union and our struggle for justice on the job. That is what unites us.
During Women’s History Month, and always, IAFF Local 21 would like to collectively express our pride and admiration as we take this opportunity to highlight the hard-working women of the Saint Paul Fire Department. They are the very best of the best!
Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Fire Captain Roger Beesley.
Captain Beesley started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on December 1st, 1948. He was promoted to Fire Captain on August 1st, 1958.
Captain Beesley retired in the mid 1980's as Captain of Ladder 07 on the B Shift.
Roger passed away at the age of 94.
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Online ordering will begin on Monday, February 08 and run through Monday, February 22.
No pick up option is available for this year and you can expect items to be shipped the week of March 08. It is very important to check the accuracy before confirming your order as no changes can be made once the order is placed.
All proceeds from the sale of this merchandise are to benefit the Saint Paul Fire Foundation.
Saint Paul Firefighters IAFF Local 21 is sending love and support to our Brothers and Sisters of the Lake Johanna Fire Department.
Please consider donating to the GoFundMe for Kyle Evan Tibbs. Thank you.
Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Fire Equipment Operator and former IAFF Local 21 President, Tom Duggan.
FEO Duggan started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on July 16, 1958. He promoted to FEO in 1972 and served as the President of IAFF Local 21 for one term in the late 1970s.
FEO Duggan retired in the mid to late 1980s driving Engine 07 on the B Shift.
Tom passed away on January 31, 2021 at the age of 92.
We recognize that there is never ending work to be done on the path to equality, but as a Union that our Members are invested in, we are committed to:
- promoting diversity and inclusion
- representing all members fairly, equally and without discrimination
- challenging discriminatory practices
- resolving human relations issues before they become grievances or litigation
- making our Union stronger by increasing unity and solidarity
Diversity is what makes individuals different from or similar to one another. It encompasses race and gender, but also personal history, sexual orientation, abilities and disabilities, religion, class, geographic origin, and professional or educational backgrounds.
Local 21 believes that everyone has something offer and stands with our Membership and community during the month of February, and always.
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