January 13, 2015 - LPFA President Kirke Phillips and PAC Secretary/Treasurer Matt Shapiro met with State District 136 Representative Tony Dale. They presented Representative Dale with a good luck charm for the upcoming session and passed along the well wishes of the Local and it's members.
Local 4298 Regrets To Announce The Passing of Retired Chief Jerry WIlliams
July 26, 2014 - Local 4298 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Chief of Department Jerry Williams. Chief Williams started with the Leander Fire Department as it's first paid Chief in 2003. He retired from the LFD in 2011. Upon his retirement, he was awarded the rank of Chief Emeritus.
Visitation will be held Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 5-7pm at Elliot-Hamil Funeral Home (542 Hickory St. in Abilene, Tx)
Funeral services will be held at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church (701 S. Pioneer Dr. in Abilene, Tx) with interment to follow in Elmwood Cemetery (5750 Hwy, 277 South, Abilene, Tx).
Members of the LFD Combat Challenge Team train year round to compete in the "Toughest Two Minutes In Sports." Have a look at their video below recapping their 2013 season, and follow their 2014 season here on their Facebook page.
Some local elderly residents received a knock on their doors Friday morning to find a Leander firefighter standing before them, not carrying fire gear, but rather a cooler filled with food.
The firefighters are regular volunteers with Meals on Wheels, a non-profit organization that provides daily hot meals to homebound seniors. The firefighters take turns volunteering every Friday and one Tuesday per month.
“I want to give back to the community,” said firefighter Diana Dement. “I love coming here. It fills me up and gets me going. It makes me so thankful for the things that I do have. It’s almost like going to church.”
Kirk Phillips, president of the Leander Professional Firefighters Association, which the majority of Leander fire fighters belong to, said the group had been looking for an opportunity to serve about a year ago when Dement suggested Meals on Wheels. He said the non-profit was struggling after losing some federal funding and trying to rebuild after a devastating fire in 2011.
“They just needed some help,” he said.
The group signed up and has faithfully volunteered, delivering meals to homes in Leander, Cedar Park and Liberty Hill. The only requirement to receive a meal is to be home-bound and 60 years old or older.