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Thank you President Beuerlein

This week, we celebrate the distinguished career of our President who retires after 37 years of service. Steve Beuerlein has proven himself to be one of the most prolific and impactful leaders in our history. President Beuerlein has served for nearly his entire career on our executive board and navigated our organization successfully through some […]

Legendary 493 & PFD Leader Retires

Today we say goodbye and thank you to one of the greats! Captain Derrick Johnson hangs up his boots after almost 40 years in the fire service! (1983-2022) Captain Paramedic Johnson has worked all over the City of Phoenix FD but spent most of his years at stations 1, 8, 12, 6 and 46. He […]

Changes to Executive Board

Local 493 president Steve Beuerlein has had a distinguished, multi-decade career in the fire service as both a firefighter and labor leader. His upcoming retirement leaves some extremely large boots to fill. It is our honor to announce that our Executive Board has recently made the following appointments: -Executive Vice President Bryan Willingham has been […]

Firefighter Christmas!

Probably our favorite and most rewarding event of the year is our annual “Firefighter Christmas” event. This morning Almost 200 firefighters from the United Phoenix Firefighters and their families took 140 children on a Holliday shopping spree with donated gift cards. if the gift cards weren’t enough, the firefighters took out their own personal cards and covered […]

Hopefully We Will Never Have to Deal With the Real Thing

Hopefully we will never have to deal with the real thing. If it does happen, your first responders will be ready. Studies indicate that mortality rates in these kinds of incidents increase drastically the longer it takes for the wounded to receive medical care. The Phoenix Police and Fire Departments have worked together to develop […]

WARNING: Signature Collectors Do NOT Represent Us

WARNING: The paid signature collectors that are gathering signatures in Phoenix to “save firefighter and police pensions” do NOT represent us. They are gathering signatures for a proposed initiative by the name of “Responsible Budgets Act” a rather anonymous and vague proposed city charter amendment that is attempting to obtain enough signatures to reach a […]

A Monumental Day for First Responders in Arizona

A monumental day for First Responders in Arizona as Governor Ducey signs into law HB2501 that provides Police Officers and Firefighters with state supported PTSD counseling and support. A huge thank you to Representative Paul Boyer, Representative Mark Finchem, Senator Rick Gray and the family of PPD Officer Craig Tiger for their unwavering support and […]