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June 01, 2016
What's New at IAFF 1693

MAY 6th, 2016

Holyoke Elks Lodge

    Thanks to everyone who  

       joined in on the fun this year!

  Riley's UNO Tournament 2015 was a great success!!!!

Did you know you can play UNO "and" help seriously ill kids all at the same time? Well now you know! Please consider competing for a trophy this spring in our annual UNO tournament as we Play in May to raise funds for specialized gaming systems. Help us bring fun and distraction to the bedside for hospitalized children! Every year we donate Starlight Fun Center Mobile Entertainment Units to children's hospitals in Massachusetts. These awesome machines (designed by the Starlight Children's Foundation and Nintendo Corporation) are TV monitors on wheels equipped with built-in Wii machines and DVD players to provide accessibility in the hospital setting. We hereby challenge you to a game of UNO this May for a great cause!

An average of 6 kids PER DAY utilize Starlight Fun Center Mobile Entertainment Units as a form of distraction and normalcy during their hospital stay. Allowingdonors thave a direct Impact othe lives ochildren and teens. WILL you HELP ??
Tickets cost $25 per person and include a seat in the tournament. 
Contact JR Moroles for questions 
End of Parade Party

Lt. John Dezess & FF Albert Czupkiewicz Retire


Lieutenant John Dezess                Firefighter Albert Czupkiewicz

The Holyoke Firefighters Local 1693 would like to congratulate Lieutenant John Dezesson and Firefighter Albert Czupkiewicz on their recent retirements. Lieutenant Dezess started his career as a Holyoke Firefighter on May 27, 1997 and retired on January 9, 2016. Firefighter Czupkiewicz started his career as a Holyoke Firefighter on October 15, 1991 and retired on January 19, 2016.

On behalf of the brothers & sisters of IAFF Local 1693 Holyoke Firefighters we would like to thank Lt. Dezess for his 19 years of service and FF. Czupkliweicz for his 25 years of service to the City of Holyoke Fire Department, and its citizens.  Your experience and dedication you both have brought to the job will be missed and we wish you many enjoyable years of retirement.

Passing of Retired Firefighter Albert H. Murray Jr.
FF. Albert H. Murray Jr. Holyoke firefighters IAFF Local 1693 regrets to inform of the passing of Albert Murray Jr. Al was a proud member of Holyoke Fire Department, serving until his retirement in 1992, and was active in Holyoke Fireman’s Aid Association, serving for a time as its Vice President. Local 1693 offers its condolences to FF Murray's family. Read More...
Structure Fire 190 Chestnut Street
On Sunday December 27th at 2:10pm Holyoke Firefighters were toned out for a report of a structure fire at 190 Chestnut Street. The structure was an abandoned, vacant 3 story wood frame residential structure built in the 1900's. Upon arrival crews reported smoke pushing from the eaves. Read More...
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