Newport Professional Firefighters Local 45 I.A.F.F.

2018 ~ "25th" Annual Bowling Tournament

Local 45 would like to announce the date of our annual fundraising event, the “Bowling Tournament.” The 25th Annual Bowling Tournament will take place on Saturday, October 13th at Walt’s Center Lanes in the Newport Shopping Center.

Proceeds raised from the Bowling Tournament will assist us with our Community Outreach Programs such as “Beyond the Call”, our annual awarding of two college scholarships, “Power Pack” food drive, operational expenses, and firefighter safety. “Beyond the Call” aims to provide a Merry Christmas to those families less fortunate. On Christmas Eve, Santa Claus, while riding a fire truck, delivers food, gifts, and clothing to selected families. Families are selected with help of the Newport Schools System-Family Resource Center.

Please visit our website for easy online registration or to make a donation.

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2018 Annual Scholarship Awards - May 21st

Newport Professional Firefighters Local 45 would like to congratulate our 2018 Annual Scholarship winners:

- Jack Kohls of Newport Central Catholic High School

- Caralyne Wallace of Newport High School

Two, $1,000.00 scholarships are awarded to one graduating senior at each high school in the City of Newport.

To date Local 45 has awarded $26,000 in scholarships.

Congratulations to Jack and Caralyne, we wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors!

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Local 45 Craft Beer - 1 Year Anniversary Celebration ~ May 18th, 2018

THANK YOU to everyone that came out last night to celebrate with us at Wooden Cask Brewing Company! We could not accomplish our goals without all the love and support from you, our family and friends. Special THANK YOU to Randy and Karen for making all of this possible for Local 45!


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Share the Love ~ April 24th, 2018

Local 45 is very grateful and excited to be afforded this opportunity to provide more support and assistance to our local community members!

Joseph Subaru presented Brighton Center and Newport Professional Firefighters Local 45 IAFF with a check from the proceeds of their Share the Love Campaign. For every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased from November 16, 2017 to January 2, 2018, Subaru donated $250 to the customer's choice of three national charities or from a pre-approved list of hometown charities.

Brighton Center utilizes the funds for the Emergency Assistance program which provides for the food, financial, and clothing needs of the families we serve that are experiencing a crisis. Last year alone, 2,861 families received help during a crisis, had a basic need met, and received a connection to additional services at Brighton Center. 5,177 individuals received clothing vouchers to shop at the clothing closet.

The Newport Professional Firefighters Local 45 IAFF utilizes the funds for their Community Outreach Program which includes holiday assistance, scholarships to Newport High School and Newport Central Catholic seniors, assisting with the Power Pack Program at Newport Intermediate School and assisting community members caring for ill children. The “Beyond the Call” program has assisted 426 children from 106 different families with a special holiday experience since its inception in 1993. The scholarship program has provided $26,000 in scholarships to date.

Thank you Joseph Subaru and the Brighton Center for this amazing partnership and friendship.

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POWER PACK FUNDRAISER ~ February 3rd, 2018

THANK YOU!! Thank you to every customer that came out yesterday to Kroger Marketplace in Newport and purchased a food item for Newport Intermediate School - Power Pack Program! Thank you to Kroger and all the employees that helped set up this event and thank you to all the Newport Firefighters and their families that made this event come to life! Without all of you none of this could be possible! The pictures do not do justice for what took place yesterday and how our community comes together to take care of each other. Thank you again, from the bottom of our hearts!

“Power Packs” provide children in the school with food that can be easily prepared to eat for the weekend and holidays. These children may otherwise go hungry until they return to school if they did not receive these packs to take home.

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Beyond the Call ~ December 24, 2017

What a great way to end the year, sharing joy and happiness to local families. Thank you to everyone that made this day the most successful one yet. We cannot say THANK YOU enough! This day would not be possible without the support from so many businesses, individuals, friends, and family. Merry Christmas and have a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season!

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December 10, 2017

“Beyond the Call” shopping today at Newport Target. Seven (7) less fortunate families with twenty-four (24) children, we will be provided a Merry Christmas with a special delivery from Santa in our fire trucks on Christmas Eve. A HUGE THANK YOU to our supporters, sponsors, donors, Newport Firefighter families, and everyone else that makes this all possible for us to give back to our community! Thank you Target Store Newport, for your support and efforts in today’s shopping adventure!

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New Membership

Congratulations to Austin Rosenbaum! Austin was appointed as a new member, to the position of Firefighter/Paramedic for Newport Fire/EMS at the City of Newport Commission Meeting on August 21st.

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19th Annual Bowling Tournament - October 21st, 2017

Newport Professional Firefighters Local 45 is hosting its annual bowling tournament to raise money for the Community Outreach Program and our operational expenses on - Saturday, October 21st, 2017! We guarantee a fun time! Please go check out our user friendly website and add as many friends to this events page as you want!!! Start registering now and spreading the word!! I hope to see you all there showing your support!

Go online to register or make a donation at:

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2017 Annual Scholarship Awards - June 19th, 2017

Newport Professional Firefighters Local 45 would like to congratulate our 2017 Annual Scholarship winners:

- Olivia Schalk of Newport Central Catholic High School

- Wittney Hardin of Newport High School

Two, $1,000.00 scholarships are awarded to one graduating senior at each high school in the City of Newport.

To date Local 45 has awarded $24,000 in scholarships.

Applicants were required to complete and forward applications to the committee with detailed information regarding their GPA, SAT/ACT Scoring, School Activities and Awards, Community Service Involvement, Employment History, and an Essay describing their current interests and future goals related to their post-secondary education intentions. They were also asked to provide personal references and have them submit letters of recommendation on their behalf.

Congratulations to both young ladies and we wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors!

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Walt's Center Lanes - Newport Firefighters Family Appreciation Night - June 15th, 2017

THANK YOU to Walt’s Center Lanes for hosting such a wonderful event in appreciation to the Newport Firefighters and their families. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the kids had a blast! We cannot thank you enough for all your support through these years especially with our annual fundraiser the "Bowling Tournament”. Walt’s Center Lanes and all the staff have always been so good to us! We appreciate all that you do for us and the community! Also, THANK YOU to Local 45 for providing snacks, pizza, and beverages that evening, and THANK YOU to Newport Pizza Company for providing the pizza at an unbeatable deal! We are forever grateful for all the support we have received from so many local businesses! Thank you!!!

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Local 45 - Beer Tapping at Wooden Cask Brewing Company - May 19, 2017

Wooden Cask Brewing Company created a light bodied craft beer for the Newport Firefighters to help raise money for our programs and events.

"LOCAL 45" beer tapping was a huge success! Thank you to everyone that came out and showed their love and support for local businesses and the Newport Firefighters! We had an amazing night! None of this would be possible without you! A special thank you goes out to Wooden Cask and Newport Pizza Company, you guys are awesome! THANK YOU!!!!

If you are looking for a great establishment to grab a few beers check out these local places. They support us so lets support them! Wooden Cask Brewing Company, Jerzees Pub & Grub, Press on Monmouth, Coach's Corner, Wunderbar, Herb & Thelma's Tavern, and Longnecks Sports Grill will all be serving LOCAL 45 beer made by Wooden Cask.

Wooden Cask Brewing Company
629 York Street
Newport, Kentucky

Press on Monmouth
421 Monmouth Street
Newport, Kentucky

JerZees Pub & Grub
708 Monmouth Street
Newport, Kentucky

1132 Lee Street
Covington, Kentucky

Coach's Corner
317 E 6th Street
Newport, Kentucky

PeeWee’s Place
2325 Anderson Road
Crescent Springs, Kentucky

Herb & Thelma's Tavern
718 W Pike Street
Covington, Kentucky

Longnecks Sports Grill
1009 Town Drive
Wilder, Kentucky

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KPFF Convention - May 15-17, 2017

This week has been a busy week for Newport Professional Firefighters Local 45. We were fortunate enough to attend the Kentucky Professional Fire Fighters (KPFF) Convention in Owensboro, KY earlier this week. Thank you to Owensboro Professional Firefighters Local 870 for your hospitality! We had the honor to hear Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, I.A.F.F. General President Harold Schaitberger, I.A.F.F. 8th District Vice President Mark Sanders, and KPFF President Joe Baer delivery empowering speeches. It is vital for all of our locals to join together, get our message out, support our agenda, and continue to work hard. Strength in Unity!

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Jake Silvati has been elected President of Local 45 after Brandon Schoborg steps down. Thank you Brandon for your service to Newport Professional firefighters, Local 45

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New Members Voted In!

At our January meeting, we had the voting in of two new members to Local 45!

Father Matthew Young was voted in as a Honorary Member to Local 45. Father Matt serves as the department's chaplain and truly does a wonderful job in this position. Welcoming Father Matt as a Honorary Member to Local 45 is the least we could do!

Austin Kresser, President Emeritus of Local 45, was voted in as an Active-Retired member.

Congratulations to the both of you and thank you for your past and continued support of Local 45!

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New Member Sworn In!

During our December meeting, new hire Phil Wagner was sworn into Local 45 as an active member. Phil started with the department in early November of 2016 and joined us from the Bowling Green Fire Department.

Congratulations, Phil and welcome aboard!

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President Austin Kresser steps down

The members of Newport professional firefighters would like to thank Austin Kresser for his service to Local 45. During his time as President, Austin lead the members of Local 45 through contract negotiations in which the members received raises for the first time in a while. Austin also kept members sticking together throughout harsh working conditions that have since been resolved. Austin was voted by the members of Local 45 as President Emeritus of Newport Professional firefighters.

Thanks again President Emeritus Kresser for your dedication.

Brandon Schoborg was voted as the next President of Local 45

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Welcome Chief Darin

Local 45 would like to welcome Chief William Darin. Chief Darin comes to us from East Peoria Il. Local 45 looks forward to working with Chief Darin on the mission of our local.

Welcome Chief!

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Congratulations to Firemedic Jake Silvati on his promotion to Engineer/Medic and also to Engineer/Medic Scott Kohrs on his promotion to Lieutenant.

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