Two Airport Firefighters Retired This Week


Two of our members reached the pinnacle of their careers this week, representing a combined 48 years of experience. They are the 6th and 7th retirements in the last 16 months, and bring us to 10 members (out of 21) that have either retired or transferred in just under two years!

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L1636 Member's Family Suffers House Fire


One week ago on June 18th, Afton Lathigee, the daughter of Rochester Airport Firefighter and Local 1636 Sergeant-at-Arms Bob Blank experienced a garage fire that extended into the living areas of the house. Thankfully, all of the family members that were home were able to self-evacuate and were not injured, however, the home suffered extensive damage. Adding insult to injury, the house was broken into following the fire and many salvageable belongings were stolen leaving the family with almost no possessions.

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