GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN INFO!
We are officially under a government shutdown. Please stay updated by watching the News or via the web. Here are the following instructions:
All Operations personnel are required to report to work as scheduled.
All Annual Leave (AL) is cancelled until Congress passes some version of an Appropriations Bill.
Any Employee using SL or EL will be placed in a Furlough status. It is unclear if you will be paid for that day.
All Prevention Personnel are deemed "Essential" are are required to report to work on Monday.
All FFD Recruits will be furloughed and must report to Class on Monday morning for further instructions and will proceed home thereafter.
All admin personnel will report to work as scheduled with the exception of Colleen (furloughed).
All Light Duty employees will be furloughed.
We will post more information as we received ir.
UNION LAUNCHES "SPONSOR A RETIREE" PROGRAM!
Local F263 recognizes that many retiree's both past and present want to maintain their Union membership but simply cannot due to finances. We have identified 93 Brothers who were Union Brothers at one time. We have created a program to "Pay it Forward".
As a gesture of "good faith" you can select a name from the roster and sponsor their IAFF/F263 Membership for a year. A personal letter will be sent to our retired brother informing him that a current firefighter (name will be included) has "Paid it Forward". If you are interested please contact ANY Union Official.
PLEASE WELCOME 11 NEW BROTHERS!
It was an honor to meet all of you today. Good luck in your Fire Service career. This is an exciting time for you and your family so stay focused. Please don't hesitate to reach out to any of us if you need help. Welcome to the Firefighter Family!
Amador Jonah Barrios
On behalf of the Federal Firefighters of Hawaii, we would like to say "Mahalo" to everyone Brother and Sister that attended today's Memorial. We would also like to recognize the brothers and sisters who volunteered to cover a brother so they could attend. This is a true display of SOLIDARITY! During this sensitive time, everyone has remained professional and did there best to focus on Brice. You guys simply amaze me with your acts of kindness and generosity.
We would also like to extend our gratitude to Chief Ching, Chief Jimenez and Fire Inspector Magnani for all that they've done. They went the extra mile to make sure Brother Brice got the proper memorial.
Last but not least, we would like to extend our gratitude to our Brothers of the Honolulu Fire Department (HFD), State Crash Fire Rescue, Pohakuloa Fire & Emergency Service (PTA) and C&C EMS. These agencies went beyond the call of duty. Mahalo!
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WANT TO BUY BACK YOUR MILITARY TIME?
Go to the Members Only section to find the link on how it's done!