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Welcome to our website!----The KCFD retired firefighters monthly meetings are the second Thursday of each month starting at 10 a.m. at Local 42s Gladden Hall.

The Kansas City, MO Retired Fire Fighters Association is a Support Network for Retired Members of the Kansas City, Missouri Fire Department and their Widows.

Our History

History of the Kansas City Missouri Retired Firefighter Association

The Kansas City MO Retired Firefighter Assoc. was formed in early 1993 with a mission to provide some means of communication to the retired firefighters of the Kansas City Missouri Fire Department and our widows, to provide communication between the retiree and our pension office, and to assist IAFF Local 42 in any way we can. From the beginning we also wanted to serve our community and much of our efforts have gone toward this.

On the communication side; in 1994 we purchased equipment to send phone messages to all our members and have continued to upgrade the system to handle over 500 persons per call session and we also provide mass email messaging. Sadly many of those messages are death and funeral announcements.

On June 24 we will host our 18 annual retiree picnic and all retired firefighters, widows, and their families are invited. December 6 we will be hosting our 6th annual Christmas party for our members, Active Retirees of Local 42 and our widows.

We continue to work closely with Local 42 and many of our members serve on Local 42 committees and we provide help on their events. Local 42 lobbied for a retiree to set on our pension board and we now have representation as a nonvoting member on that board. Two retirees also are members of the City’s healthcare trust that has kept in check the yearly healthcare costs to the city, its employees and retirees.

Without the financial help and commitment from Local 42 we could not provide the services at the level we are now enjoying today.

As for our commitment to the community for the first two years we helped the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Local 42 on the annual Boot Block and in 1995 we were contacted by the Multiple Sclerosis Society to help with their annual MS Walk. This started an 8 year relationship with them to transport their food and equipment for their Walks and the annual MS150 bike ride event. The last three years of the MS150 we provided the finish line lunch.

We also provide assistance to The Surviving Spouse And Family Endowment Fund (SAFE), Working Families Friend, and we provide, with assistance from, The Coalition of Labor Union Women, bimonthly dinners for families at Ronald McDonald House while their child is in Children’s Mercy Hospital.

The establishment of this website is but the latest endeavor to improve our communication to our members, Active Retirees and widows and to partner with other retiree groups.

Condensed and Revised History of the Kansas City Fire Department
Few cities have been so fortunate as Kansas City in escaping disastrous fires. From the time log cabins fell into disuse and frame businesses and dwelling houses began to appear, Kansas City has had fire protection. In the beginning neighbor helped neighbor. Later fire companies were formed which were also social organizations. The Honorable T.B.
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Union Shop Apparel Inc. is locally owned family business which prides itself on being 100% Union.  It's employees are proud members of IUPAT Local 820. They pride themselves on selling only American & Canadian Made Goods and do Custom Embroidery and Screen Printing. 

The President of Union Shop Apparel is Retired KCFD Fire Captain Robert E. Palmer and his son KCFD FAO Sean Palmer. 

We invite you to visit their new website and checkout their products.  If you are searching for a Shirt, Sweater, Jacket or Cap with the KCFD or IAFF Logo, Union Shop Apparel has a wide selection to chose from. 

Union Shop Apparel just added a new Online Store and you can make purchases via Credit Card and they will ship the item to your home via United Parcel Service. 

What's New
KCFD Pension Investment Info
Though investments are down the plan is still sound and we are among the top public retirement plans. Read More...
KCFD Retirements
The following Kansas City Fire Department personnel will have retired as of July 30 through the cities by-out option which consisted of full payment for accumulated sick leave. Funding for this did not come from the pension system but from the city treasury. Ronnie A. Anderson 34 years and 07 months Michael L Baker 33 years and 08 months  Salvatorie C. Read More...
Ballid Of John Tvedten
Ballad Of John Tvedten
Surviver Benefit Check List
The attached Surviver Benefit Check List is a good rule of thumb or what needs to be covered at the time you loose your loved one.
Local 42 Calendar

The events calendar on the Member side of the site will also display a Local 42 calendar showing Shifts, Membership Meetings, and Special Events of Local 42.

To access that calendar when you are lodged in: select the calendar and at the top on the far left select Local 42 Calendar then on the far right press GO.


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