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This tournament is for the fun and fellowship of Police, Fire, Dispatch and EMS workers. All are welcome and encouraged to participate. You can fish as hard as you want or come to soak a bobber in the company of friends and kids. At least one person on each team must be an active or retired emergency worker, full time or volunteer.
Derby HQ will be at the dock area of the Veteran's Rest Camp on the SW side of the lake. If you have a larger boat, it is recommended that you use the public launch on Mayberry Trail to the north or the county park south of the Veteran's Rest Camp.
Check in is at 0800 hours. Fishing begins at 0900 hours. Weigh in at the dock at 1400 hours.
Lunch served at 1430 hours at the Veteran's Rest Camp pavilion. This event is BYOB.
The cumulative effect of responding to fires, motor vehicle accidents, cardiac arrests and even the mundane routine calls, can have a strong negative psychological impact on a firefighter's own mental health. Evidence shows that rates of depression, anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD,) as well as firefighter suicide have increased significantly in the past few years.
The power of one of your own, especially a well-respected, seasoned veteran of the fire service sharing their own story of PTSD and the ‘spiraling out of control’ that often goes with it, can help someone else overcome the stigma of reaching out for help.
If you need immediate support, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available at 1-800-273-8255, or on their website for chat at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
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Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Fire Equipment Operator Richard Topp.
FEO Topp started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on April 02, 1965 and retired after 40 years. Richard spent most of his career assigned to Engine Company 06.
The family of retired FEO Richard Topp is hosting a memorial on July 24, 2021, from 2pm - 6pm at the American Legion in Aitkin, Minnesota. Local 21 Honor Guard will be present.
Richard passed away on December 19, 2020 at the age of 79.
Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Fire Captain Bruce Dudding.
Captain Dudding started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on March 20, 1975. He retired from Engine 20 (C) shift on July 29, 2003 after 28 years with the Saint Paul Fire Department.
Bruce passed away at the age of 73.
Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Fire Captain Burton Schueller.
Captain Schueller started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on July 16, 1962. He retired after 32 years of service with the Saint Paul Fire Department.
Burt passed away at the age of 86.