The Charleston Firefighter Support Team has begun a new program to involve the retirees of the CFD in the future of the department. Your contributions to this department have been instrumental in the foundation that will carry the Charleston Fire Department forward in the coming years. You have, individually and collectively, given your dedicated service to the department and this community and, for that, we are very grateful.
We believe it is important that a forum be created to give you the opportunity to stay involved, and informed, so that the present generation of firefighters can learn from you. You all possess a wealth of knowledge and experience that would be helpful to them all. Secondly, we would like to provide a place for all of you to come together to renew old friendships and to make new ones while keeping up with the progress of the Department that has been an important part of your lives. Our program, “Hooked Up”, is designed to keep you connected to the department and its’ future while we benefit from your past experiences.
With that in mind, we would like to take this opportunity to invite all CFD retirees to the first “Hooked Up” meeting of the Charleston Fire Department Retirees beginning at 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008, at the North Charleston American LaFrance Fire Museum located behind the Tanger Outlet Mall in North Charleston. A BBQ buffet will be served and, after a short meeting, you will all be given a tour of the Museum. Please call me at (843) 609-8300 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to let me know if you can attend. We will be sending you more information by mail this week. We hope to see all of you there.