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RFD Graduation


The Rochester Fire Department held a graduation ceremony at Strong Museum of Play July 18, 2014. 21 Recruits were Sworn in to the Rank of Firefighter by Fire Chief John Schreiber. Congratulations to the newest members of the RFD and Local 1071. The Firefighters are:  Koren Barr, Jeddy Boone, Cahlil Cherubin, Daniel Fox, Steven Hammerl, Kanika Levert, Juan Lozada-Marrero, John Maurer, Ryan Merritt, John Mitrano, Salvatore Mitrano, IV, Devon Monin, Michael Oliveri, Nestarlin Peralta, Edwin Rosa, Jr., Adam Serenati, Michael Stedge, Jackeline Vazquez, Justin Walker, Brian White, David Zimpfer, Jr. 
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Promotions

BC Bart Joseph

The Rochester Fire Department held a Promotion Ceremony on June 19, 2014 in the Auditorium of the Public Safety Building. Fire Chief John Schreiber made the following Promotions at the ceremony:

Charles E. Stadler promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief

Michael D. Dobbertin and Bart B. Joseph promoted to the rank of Battalion Chief

Edward A. Tracey and Timothy A. Young promoted to the rank of Captain

Michael C. Colletta, Terry A. Taylor II and Nicholas A. Villa promoted to the rank of Lieutenant

Congratulations to these members and their families.
Friday, May 23, 2014

Memorial Day


During this holiday weekend, especially on Memorial Day, please take a moment to remember and honor the men and women in our military who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our Country. Local 1071 would like to thank all Veterans for their dedicated military service to our great nation and recognize the men and women currently serving our Country in the Armed Forces. 
Tuesday, May 6, 2014

City Declares Impasse


The City of Rochester has declared an Impasse against Rochester Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 1071.  After only two (2) Contract Negotiating sessions with Mayor Warren’s Administration, the City has filed for Impasse with PERB.  The Collective Bargaining Agreement expired June 30, 2013. A Mediator has not yet been assigned and we do not have any set dates for Mediation. More info as it becomes available. 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

RFD Promotions


The Rochester Fire Department held a Promotion Ceremony on April 9, 2014 in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Library on South Ave. Fire Chief John Schreiber made the following Promotions at the ceremony:
Captain Thomas Szatko was promoted to Deputy Chief and will serve as the Fire Marshal.

Captain Felipe Hernandez, Jr was promoted to the Rank of Deputy Chief and will serve as the Deputy Chief of Training.
Lieutenant Edward “Ted” Kuppinger was promoted to Captain.
Lieutenant Thomas Rogan was promoted to Captain.

FF Jonathon Aponte was promoted to Lieutenant.
FF Jamie Renner was also promoted to Lieutenant.

Congratulations to these members and their families. 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

MVP In Network Provider


Follow these steps to find an MVP In Network Provider:
go to the MVP Health Care Website to find a provider:
https://swp.mvphealthcare.com/wps/portal/mvp/home/members/finddoctor

Click Doctor Search (or other type of Facility needed.)

If you don’t have your Member ID#, search by MVP Plan Type and select “MVP Preferred EPO” for the Core Plan or “MVP Preferred PPO” for the Enhanced Plan.

There are a number of other criteria that can be added (i.e., zip code, specialty, etc.)
Or call MVP: 1-888-687-6277 
Monday, March 3, 2014

Charity Hockey Game


A charity Hockey game to benefit the MDA was held at MCC on March 1, 2014. The game was held between the Rochester Fire Department and the Syracuse Fire Department. The RFD won by a score of 7-2. Local 1071 would like to thank the SFD Hockey Team for making the trip and playing a great game. We would also like to express a sincere thank you to the dozens of generous fans that attended. A total of $2,200.00 was collected through donations at the door and will be donated to the MDA. 
Thursday, February 27, 2014

RFD Promotions


The Rochester Fire Department held a Promotion Ceremony on February 28, 2014 in the Fire Chief’s Office at the Public Safety Building. 
Captain Daniel “Chris” Peer was promoted to Battalion Chief. Chris was appointed to the Rochester Fire Department on May 5, 1986.

Lieutenant Jeffrey Prince was promoted to Captain. Jeff was appointed to the Rochester Fire Department on October 15, 1990.  

Congratulations to these members and their families. 
Saturday, January 25, 2014

RFD Graduation Ceremony


The Rochester Fire Department held a graduation ceremony at Aquinas Institute on January 24, 2013. 14 Recruits were Sworn in to the Rank of Firefighter by Fire Chief John Schreiber. Congratulations to the newest members of the RFD and Local 1071. The Firefighters are:  Thomas DaRin, Bryan Furtner, John Gefell, Daniel Geraci, Samuel Green, Nicholas Manuele, Brett Marrapese, Michael Masseau, Juan Moultrie, Kevin Reichlmayr, Samuel Santiago, Kristopher Theodorou, Keith Thompson, and Gabriel Whitaker.  

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