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IAFF Convention 2008

Local 1775 sent 6 members to the 49th biannual convention of the IAFF August 10-15, 2008. Representing Marin Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 1775 were Delegates Stephen Warner, Robert Briare, and Douglas Wriston, and Alternates Ken Martin, Jamie Byrnes and Todd Lando.

A complete report on convention resolutions, per-capita increases, and political endorsements is available at the IAFF Convention Website.

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Jeffrey Victor Powers, 1963-2008

Deputy Chief Jeffrey V. Powers died in the line of duty June 26, 2008 at Southern Marin Fire District in Sausalito, CA. Chief Powers started his fire service career as a volunteer at Alto-Richardson Bay Fire in the 1980’s. He then became an apprentice firefighter for Corte Madera Fire and was hired full time by Mill Valley Fire Department in 1988. In 1994, he transferred to Tamalpais Fire which evolved into today’s Southern Marin Fire Protection District. Always known as a respected colleague and an enormously active citizen, his warm presence will be truly missed.

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Jeffrey Victor Powers, 1963-2008

Deputy Chief Jeffrey V. Powers died in the line of duty June 26, 2008 at Southern Marin Fire District in Sausalito, CA. Chief Powers started his fire service career as a volunteer at Alto-Richardson Bay Fire in the 1980’s. He then became an apprentice firefighter for Corte Madera Fire and was hired full time by Mill Valley Fire Department in 1988. In 1994, he transferred to Tamalpais Fire which evolved into today’s Southern Marin Fire Protection District. Always known as a respected colleague and an enormously active citizen, his warm presence will be truly missed.

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Edward Kelly, 1946-2007

Edward Kelly 1946-2007
Edward Kelly 1946-2007

With deepest regret and sorrow, Marin Professional Firefighters reports the passing of Edward Kelly, Local 1775 Treasurer, recently retired Ross Valley Fire Captain, Fairfax native, and loving grandfather and husband.

As one of the most generous and gregarious souls we have ever known, Ed blessed us all with his smile and companionship for nearly 40 years, through his service to Fairfax Fire Department, Ross Valley Fire Department, and Marin Professional Firefighters.

Ed lost his battle with job-related multiple-myeloma November 27, 2007, with wife Carmen and daughter Colleen at his side.

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Edward Kelly, 1946-2007

Edward Kelly 1946-2007
Edward Kelly 1946-2007

With deepest regret and sorrow, Marin Professional Firefighters reports the passing of Edward Kelly, Local 1775 Treasurer, recently retired Ross Valley Fire Captain, Fairfax native, and loving grandfather and husband.

As one of the most generous and gregarious souls we have ever known, Ed blessed us all with his smile and companionship for nearly 40 years, through his service to Fairfax Fire Department, Ross Valley Fire Department, and Marin Professional Firefighters.

Ed lost his battle with job-related multiple-myeloma November 27, 2007, with wife Carmen and daughter Colleen at his side.

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