The Services for Retired BC. Robert & Norma Fatzinger will be held on March 18th at O’Donnell Funeral home, 908 Hanover Ave. Allentown Pa. 18109. Calling hours will be from 830am to 10 am, service from 10 am to 11 am at the funeral home.

We will be providing Honor Guard during the calling hours. Following the service Interment will be at Cedar Hill Memorial Park. 1740 Airport Rd. Allentown Pa. 18109. It is not known at this time if that will be a private service.

***BC Held is setting up the Honor Guard for Chief Fatzinger’s funeral. There are 2 guys standing at a time, so he will have 12 spots available at 15 minutes each. Text him if you would like to stand. It is Friday from 0830 to 1000.
Attached is an order form for shorts being sold by retired FF Barry Warmkessel.  Every 2 years he participates in a cancer fundraiser called the perimeter ride where he rides his bike approximately 500 miles in 6 days.
100% of the proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.
A sample of the shorts is located in the Captain’s office.
His contact info is on the sheet or you can contact Lt. Warmkessel (484)-223-7276
 We’re back in! Once again we’re marching in the 2022 Allentown St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 20th.
 For all the news guys, every year IAFF Local 302 Allentown Fire Fighters march in the Allentown St. Patrick’s Day Parade with our brothers and sisters from the trades in the Labor division. The past couple years we have not attended do to the pandemic outbreak and some differences with with the parade committee. Everything has been worked out and we are ready to go.
 We will meet up and organize around 1130 in the Fairgrounds parking lot across from Ritz BBQ. The parade kicks off at 1300. There will be refreshments provided by Local 302 and the various trades.
 Come out and represent the Local while having a good time. Families are welcome and encouraged. More details will be sent out as we get closer.
Contact Jaws Sweed Tatum (484) 866-1606 to let him know you re coming.
Thanks and Solidarity,
IAFF Local 302 Executive Board

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of retired Allentown Battalion Chief Robert Fatzinger. Bob joined AFD on March 25, 1968, and retired on January 1, 2008, as Battalion Chief of the 3rd platoon.
You will be deeply missed Chief. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
 Details will be posted as they are received.

Mr. Mayor,

I apologize for sending this correspondence as a email. I am currently out of town with multiple members of my Executive Board at a IAFF educational conference. This email is in reference to the COVID vaccination questionnaire and document uploading.

As Local 302 President I have encouraged and will continue to encourage all of my membership to get vaccinated. That being said it is the opinion of Local 302 that any information requests or mandates on behalf of the City of Allentown are mandatory subjects of bargaining. Therefore I have instructed my membership that they do not have to participate in the questionnaire.

To assist the City with regards of total numbers of employees vaccinated I have already supplied Mel with a total report of employees by vaccination status and how many have tested positive for the virus. I am in the process of updating the numbers and will continue to provide you with the whole units statistics, but not broken down by individual.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to me.


The USMC/AFD Toys For Tots campaign is winding down. The last day to drop a toy in a box is the 20th. Please keep your eyes open for anyone coming to the firehouse to donate.

If anyone wants to help out at the warehouse they are in desperate need of volunteers this year. Contact brother Pierce.


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