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    • What's New at IAFF 42

      On behalf of the Officers and Staff at IAFF Local 42 we would like to wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving. 

      Our Office will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26th and Friday, Nov. 27th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. 

      Our Office will also be closed on Monday, Nov. 30th from 10:00 AM till 1:00 PM for the Officers and Staff to attend the Funeral Service for KCFD Fire Captain Robert "Bobby" Rocha. 
       


      KCFD Fire Captain Robert "Bobby" Joseph Rocha, P/18/A, age 59, father of KCFD Firefighter Riley Rocha, P/17/A passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2020 as a result of COVID-19.

      A Drive Through Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 29, 2020, from 1:00 PM till 3:00 PM at McGilley Antioch Chapel, located at 3325 Northeast Vivion Road, Kansas City, MO 64119, where people may sign the register book and pay their respects to the family.  Online Condolences can be made at McGilley Antioch Chapel website here.

      Memorial Service will be held on Monday, November 30, 2020 from 10:00 AM till 11:00 AM which will be closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions.  The service will be livestreamed and viewable on the McGilley Antioch Chapel Facebook Page.  Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, located at 7601 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64138.

      KCFD Communication Specialist/Paramedic, age 45, passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2020 as a result of COVID-19.

      Visitation will be held on Friday, November 27, 2020 from 4:00 PM till 7:00 PM at the Lakeview Funeral Home, located at 12004 E. 13th St. N., Wichita, KS 67206. 

      Funeral with Graveside Service on Saturday, November 28, 2020, at 10:30 AM at Crossroads Baptist Church, located at 11441 E. Central Ave., Wichita, KS 67206.  Online Condolences can be made at the Lakeview Funeral Home here.

      Local 42 is excited to announce our new Mobile App that works in concert with our website.  Please download the appropriate one for your Smartphone or Table (Android or iOS) by merely clicking on the button in the left column.  

      Once you download the App you will use your User Name and Password that you use to access the Members Only Section of this website to log into the Mobile App.  Each time you open the Mobile App you will have instant access to the Members Only Section.

      If you are a dues paying member of IAFF Local 42 and you are not registered on our website we invite you to Register NOW.

      The Greater Kansas City Fire Fighter Alumni Association has its own website.  This is one of the best online sources for KCFD History and we invite you to visit them and learn something new about something old. 

      Special acknowledgement to Ray Elder, KCFD Retired Fire Captain and KCFD Historian.


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