TSAFF Secretary/Treasurer - Brandon Day

TSAFF Secretary/Treasurer - Brandon Day

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The Texas State Association of Fire Fighters is on the ground working along side the International Association of Fire Fighters in Baton Rouge, LA. I’m proud to be a part of the team that’s out here taking care of IAFF members and their families affected by #HurricaneIda.

Members of our team include TSAFF Secretary/Treasurer - Brandon Day, myself, and members of Bryan Firefighters Association, The Woodlands Professional Fire Fighters Association, Sugar Land Professional Fire Fighters Association, and Orange Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 1432.
Texas firefighter leaders have begun district caucus meetings around the state to discuss pending resolutions and other state association business ahead of the TSAFF 47th Biennial Convention next month. Thanks to Bryan Firefighters Association for hosting the District 4 caucus today. With TSAFF 4th District VP, TSAFF Secretary/Treasurer - Brandon Day, TSAFF President.
In this "Texas Fire Fighter Minute" video, TSAFF President John Riddle and TSAFF Secretary/Treasurer - Brandon Day discuss the IAFF and state association disaster relief response to Hurricane Laura.
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: “Rest easy, brother.”
With Lubbock Professional Firefighters Association, TSAFF 1st DVP, TSAFF Secretary/Treasurer - Brandon Day, and Sandy McGhee, IAFF Dist 11 VP.
https://www.lubbockonline.com/news/20200117/rest-easy-brotherrsquo
There's still space available at the TSAFF Secretary-Treasurer Workshop next week (Oct. 24-25). To confirm participation now or for more information, please contact TSAFF Secretary/Treasurer - Brandon Day at [email protected]. Thanks, Plano Firefighters Association, for hosting.
There's still space available at the TSAFF Secretary-Treasurer Workshop next week (Oct. 24-25). To confirm participation now or for more information, please contact TSAFF Secretary/Treasurer - Brandon Day at [email protected]. Thanks, Plano Firefighters Association, for hosting.
TSAFF Members: The upcoming TSAFF Service Training, hosted by Georgetown L-3991 from Sept. 23 to Sept. 27, will offer two tracks of classes, and is open for registration.
Track 1 will include:

• Overview of statutes affecting firefighters
• Guide to advocacy in arbitration / mock hearing positions and team assignments
• Mocking hearing; negotiations; understanding the process
• Bargaining contracts under 142 and 174 ground rules
• Mock negotiations
Track 2 will include:
• Local union administration roles and responsibilities
• Communications for local officers
• Workers’ compensation
• Budgeting / secretary-treasurer roles
• LODD / peer support
• Political discussion

Fees for the training ($40; $60 after Sept. 2) are non-refundable, but may be transferred to another attendee by Sept. 23. Each participant will be responsible for his or her travel, hotel and meals. The last day to make hotel reservations and register for class at the $40 fee is Sept. 2. Between Sept. 3 and 23, the late registration fee is $60.

All sessions will be held at the Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center, 1101 Woodlawn Avenue Georgetown, Texas 78628. TSAFF has arranged a special room rate of $145 (single or double) plus tax. Reservations may be made online at:

https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1550009165186&key=GRP

Registration forms are available online at tsaff.org. Credit card payments for the training fee can be made by calling the TSAFF office at (512) 326-5050. Checks may be mailed (with completed registration form) to: TSAFF, 627 Radam Lane, Austin, TX 78745.

Questions about the class should be directed to TSAFF Secretary/Treasurer - Brandon Day at [email protected] or (214) 415-0201.
An #IAFF peer support team and TSAFF President, TSAFF Secretary/Treasurer - Brandon Day, TSAFF 1st DVP, and Sandy McGhee, IAFF Dist 11 VP, are in El Paso to support firefighters and paramedics. Station visits and other support are scheduled for the rest of the week.
An #IAFF peer support team and TSAFF President, TSAFF Secretary/Treasurer - Brandon Day, TSAFF 1st DVP, and Sandy McGhee, IAFF Dist 11 VP, are in El Paso to support firefighters and paramedics. Station visits and other support are scheduled for the rest of the week.
Day one of the General Membership Meeting done. On to day two. TSAFF President TSAFF Secretary/Treasurer - Brandon Day
At our 46th Biennial Convention, we proudly presented proceeds from the first TSAFF Principal Officers Challenge to Muscular Dystrophy Association- North Texas and Muscular Dystrophy Association Houston, TX. TSAFF firefighters in north and south Texas competed for Team Day or Team Riddle at TopGolf in Allen and in Spring. Many thanks to the golfers, sponsors and MDA staff that made it a great day. With TSAFF President and TSAFF Secretary/Treasurer - Brandon Day.
Check out some highlights from the 46th Biennial Convention! Thank you Texas State Association of Fire Fighters for putting it all together. Congratulations to TSAFF President, TSAFF Secretary/Treasurer - Brandon Day, TSAFF 1st DVP,TSAFF 2nd DVP Steve Dorris,TSAFF 3rd District Vice President Aidan Alvarado,TSAFF 4th District VP, and Marty Lancton on your re-election to our Texas State Association of Fire Fighters Executive Board.

Special Congratulations to Erin Powers, our new #TSAFF Communications Director and S/T Brandon Day on his resolution with convention action to establish and fund the #TSAFFHOTSTew.

TSAFF Secretary/Treasurer. I am a frontline advocate and representative for over 14,000 members of t

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TSAFF members: Our peer support program includes 16 team leaders and trained firefighters around the state who can provide a wide range of confidential support, resources and referrals. More information online at: https://www.tsaff.org/peer-support

01/14/2022
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Good morning from Orlando where Texas firefighter leaders have begun work at the International Association of Fire Fighters Affiliate Leadership Training Summit (ALTS) and Human Relations Conference. TSAFF-affiliate instructors include TSAFF Secretary/Treasurer - Brandon Day of Garland Fire Fighters Association, TSAFF Trustee Michael Glynn and Jim Tate of Fort Worth Professional Firefighters Local 440, Braden Tae-Sik Frame of LTfirefighters - Lake Travis Fire Fighters, and Rick Gomez of Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association. #ALTSHR22

01/07/2022

Jack Bostick Legislative Convention

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TSAFF Members and Friends: The new edition of TEXAS FIRE FIGHTER is available here:
https://www.tsaff.org/news/tsffa-newsletters

Texas State Association of Fire Fighters 12/21/2021

Texas State Association of Fire Fighters

Texas State Association of Fire Fighters The Texas State Association of Fire Fighters was established in 1938 and it is Texas’s only professional, career firefighters organization, representing over 18,000 fire fighter members and 179 affiliate locals.

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TSAFF members: Our peer support program includes 16 team leaders and trained firefighters around the state who can provide a wide range of confidential support, resources and referrals. More information online at: https://www.tsaff.org/peer-support

11/11/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TSAFF Joins Governor’s Texas Task Force on Concert Safety

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 10, 2021 – The Texas State Association of Fire Fighters accepted an invitation from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott today to join the newly formed Texas Task Force on Concert Safety.

The governor announced the formation of the task force in the wake of the tragedy at Astroworld Festival in Houston that left at least eight concertgoers dead and injured hundreds of others last week.

On Wednesday, TSAFF President John Riddle appointed TSAFF District 6 Vice President Patrick M. “Marty” Lancton, the president of the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association, IAFF Local 341, to represent the state association on the task force.

Riddle said, “The Astroworld tragedy raises many legal, operational and regulatory questions. TSAFF appreciates the governor’s inclusion of our state association on the task force. Because Houston fire fighters responded to the mass casualty incident last week, I appointed Marty Lancton to represent TSAFF on the task force. Our brother and sister fire fighters in Houston can offer compelling testimony about what happened at Astroworld. For them and the families of the injured and lost concertgoers, our 18,000 members in 190 communities are committed to helping find ways to make large sports and entertainment events safer.”

The state task force will be led by Texas Music Office Director Brendon Anthony and will include safety experts, law enforcement, fire fighters, state agencies, music industry leaders, and others, the office of the governor said. The task force will analyze concert safety and develop ways to enhance security at live music events in Texas, and then report recommendations and strategies to ensure concert safety and protect concertgoers.

Abbott said, “To ensure that the tragedy that occurred at the Astroworld Festival never happens again in the Lone Star State, I am forming the Texas Task Force on Concert Safety. From crowd control strategies to security measures to addressing controlled substances, this task force will develop meaningful solutions that will keep Texans safe while maximizing the joy of live music events. I thank the members of this task force for coming together to work on this important issue.”

Riddle said Texas fire fighters have long advocated use of only classified fire fighters and EMS personnel in sports and community venues instead of privatized, less credentialed personnel. In 2009, proposed legislation (H.B. No. 3705) to address the issue was rejected by state legislators.

11/03/2021

Good morning from Corpus Christi, where Texas fire fighter leaders are working to further strengthen their communications with members and the communities they serve. Thanks to the Corpus Christi Professional Firefighters Association for hosting the two-day workshop. With TSAFF President John Riddle, TSAFF District 3 Vice President Aidan Alvarado, TSAFF District 4 Vice President Mark Medrano, Sandy McGhee, IAFF Dist 11 VP, and Braden Tae-Sik Frame. #TSAFFcw

Photos from Texas State Association of Fire Fighters's post 10/22/2021

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10/08/2021
10/04/2021

Good morning from Waxahachie, where Texas firefighter leaders are working to better manage their associations. Thanks to Waxahachie Firefighters Local 3010 for hosting the latest TSAFF Secretary-Treasurer Workshop. With TSAFF Secretary/Treasurer - Brandon Day, Beau Simpson - TSAFF 2nd District Vice President and Sandy McGhee, IAFF Dist 11 VP.

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Please be safe as Tropical Storm Nicholas approaches Texas and continue to watch local, state and federal advisories. https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/#Nicholas

International Association of Firefighters stationed in Baton Rouge to serve local first-responders 09/04/2021

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Photos from TSAFF Secretary/Treasurer - Brandon Day's post 08/29/2021

Loading up to head to Louisiana in the morning to help our Brothers and Sisters effected by Hurricane Ida. #tsaff #iaff

08/25/2021

TSAFF Members: We are pleased to announce that registration is open for the dual-track, four-day TSAFF Service Training and the new TSAFF Political Training classes.

TSAFF-member participants can choose either the Service Training track or the Political Training track. The classes will begin at 1 p.m. on Oct. 18 and end at noon on Oct. 22.

The Service Training track will offer sessions that include:
• Overview of statutes affecting fire fighters
• Guide to advocacy in arbitration
• Mock hearing walk-through
• Negotiations: Understanding the process
• Discussion: Discipline and workers’ comp

The Political Training track will offer sessions that include:
• Effective political campaign strategies and tactics
• Building political relationships
• Campaign planning and budgets
• Recent social media changes
• Recruiting pro-firefighter candidates
• Referendum elections
• Political action committees (PACs)
• Review of TSAFF and IAFF resources

The registration fee is $40 per TSAFF member by 4 p.m. on Oct. 4. Late registration after Oct. 4 will be $60 per member. Fees are non-refundable but may be transferred to another attendee. Each participant (or his or her local) will be responsible for their own travel, lodging and meals.

Please register for the service or political training here: https://tsaff.org/signup2

The event hotel is: Courtyard by Marriott, 16100 Impact Way, Pflugerville, TX 78660, 512.220.2525. The room block deadline is Sept. 27. All reservations need to be completed by this date in order to ensure access to the TSAFF rate of $124/night, plus tax.

Please make hotel reservations here: https://bit.ly/3kdZJbQ

Questions about the classes should be directed to Brandon Day at [email protected] or 214.415.0201. We look forward to seeing you in Pflugerville.

Thanks to our hosts at Pflugerville Professional Firefighters Association.

08/25/2021

TSAFF Members: An updated TSAFF communications workshop is set for Sept. 28-29 in Corpus Christi. An event flyer is attached but here’s an overview of the event — along with links for the workshop and TSAFF-event rate hotel registrations.

This two-day workshop will provide TSAFF-affiliate communicators with skills to better reach and engage their key audiences. The workshop is intended for members who are proficient in using basic social media platforms as content creators. Updated workshop topics include:

• developments in social media
• firefighter messaging
• how-to projects / lessons learned
• crisis planning
• working with the news media
• political communications
• TSAFF and IAFF resources

TSAFF members from all districts are welcome to attend, on a space-available basis, with their local president’s approval. The workshop will be held at the Corpus local’s hall at 6014 Ayers St., Corpus Christi, Texas 78415 — not at the host hotel. To register online, please go to: tsaff.org/signup1

TSAFF has obtained an event hotel room rate at the Tru By Hilton Corpus Christi South. The hotel booking link is:
https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/deeplink/?ctyhocn=CRPRURU&groupCode=TSAFF&arrivaldate=2021-09-27&departuredate=2021-09-29&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

Please note that the entire URL must be copied and pasted for it to work properly. Reservations also can be booked by calling the Hilton reservations toll-free number at 1-800-HILTONS. Please mention the “TSAFF” code for the group rate at Tru by Hilton Corpus Christi South.

Thanks to our hosts, the Corpus Christi Professional Firefighters Association and TSAFF 3rd District Vice President Aidan Alvarado.

If you have questions about the event, please email [email protected].

08/05/2021

Save the date. The next ST class will take place October 4-5 in Waxahachie. More details to follow.

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06/08/2021

Texas firefighter leaders have begun district caucus meetings around the state to discuss pending resolutions and other state association business ahead of the TSAFF 47th Biennial Convention next month. Thanks to Bryan Firefighters Association for hosting the District 4 caucus today. With TSAFF 4th District VP, TSAFF Secretary/Treasurer - Brandon Day, TSAFF President.

06/03/2021
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03/27/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Texas Fire Fighters Urge Defeat of Senate Bill 897 in Defense of Fire Service Safety Standards

Cities’ attempt to control Texas Commission on Fire Protection board threatens firefighter safety and cancer prevention efforts

AUSTIN, Texas, March 26, 2021 – A Texas Senate bill intended to restructure the Texas Commission on Fire Protection board could reverse a generation of fire service safety improvements, the Texas State Association of Fire Fighters said today.

In urging defeat of Senate Bill 897, TSAFF said the attempt to restructure the commission is driven by a group of fire chiefs – from Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Plano and Irving, among other municipalities – that seek to weaken the commission and state regulations regarding prevention of occupational cancer and other issues.

Through its 13-member board appointed by the governor, the TCFP develops and enforces statewide fire service standards and provides education and assistance to the industry. SB 897 proponents seek to add a third commission seat for chiefs. The current makeup of the commission is two chiefs, two professional firefighters, two volunteer firefighters, four public members, and three representatives of fire service groups.

TSAFF President John Riddle said, “Helping keep Texas firefighters and other fire protection personnel safe begins with the important work of the TCFP in safety, training, and credentialing. The TCFP’s work is vital and respected. Weakening the board now would be a terrible mistake. This bill just gives some Texas cities hope for a power grab on the commission and another way to cut corners on fire service safety.”

The TSAFF executive board, which represents 18,000 firefighters in 190 Texas communities, strongly believes the TCFP’s work must remain legitimate and transparent, Riddle said. He cited a 2018 TCFP investigation of the Houston Fire Department, as an example. The commission found 20 alleged violations of National Fire Protection Association standards regarding contaminated firefighter gear and standard operating procedures.

Riddle said, “Instead of SB 897, a better solution for the fire chiefs is to cooperate, not fight, with the commission and us. No city should allow its firefighters to work in filthy, carcinogen-covered gear – and this bill would open the door to that possibility and other risks. We’re making progress in Texas. More of our cities are committing to firefighter cancer prevention efforts. They know doing what’s right is not just a line item on a city budget. Plus, the science and cost analyses are clear: treating firefighter cancer is far more expensive than preventing it through better fireground protocols, providing second sets of clean gear and better gear washers, and training.”

03/27/2021
03/19/2021

The memorial service for TSAFF President Emeritus Guy Turner is scheduled for Saturday, May 15 at 10:30 a.m. The service will be held at Elmwood Funeral Home (5750 US-277 South, Abilene, Texas, 79606). Following the memorial service, a reception will be hosted at the Courtyard by Marriott Abilene Northeast, (2141 Scottish Road, Abilene, TX 79601).

A block of group-rate rooms is reserved under the name Turner Memorial at the Courtyard by Marriott Abilene Northeast for stays between May 14 and May 16. The group rate is $129 per night. The deadline to book in the group-rate block is May 1. To book room(s), please go to:

https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1616005366468&key=GRP&app=resvlink

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