Retired Vegas Capt. Gets IAFF Leadership Award

Retired Fire Captain for Las Vegas Fire and Rescue and Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada (PFFN) Southern District Vice President, Dean Fletcher, recently received the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Local Leadership Award. Dean was nominated by the Las Vegas Firefighters Local 1285.

The IAFF Local Leadership Award recognizes and honors active and active-retired local officers (current and past) who have dedicated more than 15 years to their local. The Local is in control of the nomination submission for the award and the IAFF recognizes up to eight (8) local officers.

Having a membership of over 300,000 members and over 3,200 locals in the IAFF, this is a prestigious recognition. Scott Johnson, president of the Las Vegas Firefighters, says, “Dean’s dedication to assisting the firefighters and residents in Nevada is truly exceptional, and I could not think of a leader more deserving of this award. The Las Vegas Firefighters would like to congratulate him, and express our gratitude for his continued leadership within our organization.”

Dean Fletcher has served as a fire captain for the City of Las Vegas Fire & Rescue and been a member of the Las Vegas Firefighters Local 1285 for 31 years, serving as a principal officer for 26 years. During his tenure he not only assisted at the state level, but he has bettered the union at a national level by directing the first workers compensation firefighters breast cancer claim that was upheld to the State Supreme Court.

Dean continues to be involved in firefighter issues in the State of Nevada, currently working to assist locals with their contract and grievance issues. Las Vegas Professional Firefighters The Las Vegas Professional Firefighters is comprised of 628 fulltime members and 209 retirees.

They serve to protect a city that covers 133.25 square miles (including large Clark County “islands”), nearly 610,000 residents, and several million visitors each year. They serve under the Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, which is an Insurance Services Office (ISO) Class One Department and is an Internationally Accredited Agency by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International. Their mission is to promote community safety by protecting life, preventing loss, and providing support and relief for those in need.

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