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      First group bike ride of the new year!

       Good weather early in the new year brought about the first group mountain bike trail ride.  Pictured here at the trailhead are TFD members (L-R)   Josh Spinhirne, Matt Ottaberry, Terry Hawkins, Dave McClung, Kelly Shirley, Lance Crowson, Ross Hamilton, Joey Hooton, Casey Cabaniss, Aaron Smith.
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      Tyler Fire hosts Pink Heals for Turn Tyler Pink 2011

       The Pink Heals South Texas chapter toured the Tyler area today, ending up at the Turn Tyler Pink 2011 event on the downtown square.   Along the way we visited several local businesses, including Tyler Ford, where David Irwin presented Tyler C.A.R.E. with a $1000 donation.

      Texans for Secure Retirement info

      Following is some info concerning our retirement benefits that should at least concern, if not alarm you!   This issue is a good example of why it is important to not only be a member in the Local Association, but also take an interest in the meetings of the association and the pension board.

      2010 Tyler Relay For Life

      Tyler fire fighters were awarded the gold medal Friday night, at the 2010 Smith County Relay For Life. We raised over $5,000.00 for the American Cancer Society,

      Billy Herron Memorial TFD Fishing Tournament is almost here!

      Following is the original notification from Casey Cabaniss about the annual TFD Fishing tournament and fish fry, plus some extra notes: WHEN: This year's dates are on April 12th and 13th (A and B shifts). The fish fry is held after weigh in on day two, April 13th. Even if you don't fish, you can't beat the food and company!! WHERE: Oscar?s lot on Lake Tyler. Directions will be posted soon! Check back! There has been discussion about having a change of venue since we have had it on Tyler for a long time. Since the biggest push of the fish fry is the gathering of the retirees, Oscar?s place provides a good place to spread out and you don?t have to worry about if we have enough room for anyone. If anyone has a suggestion about another area let me know. WHO: Same as always, Have to be a firefighter (current or retired) or fish with one. We have averaged 10-12 teams over the last few years. Only ONE team member needs to be a firefighter, so if you have a fishing buddy, spouse, brother, or someone else you want to fish with, bring them on!! Since we have had such a hiring frenzy over the last few years I would sure like to see more of our young guys come out to the fish fry. It gives an opportunity to meet the retirees that have forged the path of the TFD. Also, young guys, without your participation events such as this will eventually come to an end, giving us, and you, less events and camaradarie to look forward to in your retirement. Even if you don't fish, come out and visit! If any of you younger guys have a boat don?t be scared to come out and fish, the fee is 20.00 per team with 100% payout to stringer and big bass evenly. Casey also threw down the gauntlet on all the recently hired guys, with the following: Just to see if any of you young guys are up to the challenge, if you are a first time entry to the Tournament and weigh in more fish than I do, I will pay for your entry fee. I don?t think I?m going to have to worry about too much though. Just to clarify ?younger guys? This is any team that have less ?time in? than I do (one or both guys). 01-03-2001. For further information or questions, call: Casey Cabaniss 903 360-2691 cell

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