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DFFA Statement on the Dallas City Manager debate
June 12, 2022 The past five years for the City Manager of Dallas has been a rollercoaster for your Dallas Firefighters. His tenure has been pockmarked by missteps and failures that have put a strain on all firefighters. On the City of Dallas website, the motto of “Committed to Building a Service First Culture” highlights his page and Service First is not how the members of Dallas Fire have been treated. Years ago, the failures of Dallas Building Services and the dangerous and unhealth...

DFR Resiliency Survey
Dallas firefighters recently completed an internal survey due to many recent mental health challenges.  Some of the results are shocking and telling that change is needed.   View the Dallas Fire Rescue Resiliency Survey Here

Hundreds of firefighters owed tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid overtime from the City of Dallas, union official says
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Dallas Fire Fighters Will Risk It All To Keep You Safe
Your Dallas Fire Fighters will risk it all to keep you safe, and they did just that on Thursday when two fire fighters were injured while fighting a five-alarm fire at an apartment complex for senior citizens. Fire fighters responded to the Serenity Apartments, a Dallas senior living center, just after 6:30 p.m. and found smoke pouring from the second floor. About 100 fire fighters responded to the blaze, which displaced more than 60 residents. Fortunately, none of the tenants were injured in...

Dallas City Council approves mental health leave plan for firefighters, civilian employees
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Mental Health
I think it is safe to say that our department is struggling right now and in a crisis. We have lost two members to suicide and almost a third the other night. It is all our responsibility to do everything we can to address this and work on solutions. Very quick update on what we have in the works. I put a call out to the IAFF for assistance and we are in the process of mobilizing the IAFF Peer Support Team. On March 21, 22, and 23 all DFR will have a “Safety Stand...

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