Training/Workshops

2020-2021 TSAFF Online Training and Workshops

TSAFF will provide monthly online workshops and training. Please see the list below for 2020-21. These 60-minute classes will include a presentation, Q&A, and slides.

There is no cost to participate. Registration is easy. Please send an email request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, your Local name, your cell phone number, and the session title. The registration will be confirmed, and a link to join the online Zoom meeting will be provided by email.

  • Building Your Political Program 
    Presenters: Joe Tellez and Glenn Deshields
    July 15, 2020

  • COVID-19: What Firefighters Should Know About Workers’ Comp Claims
    TSAFF Health and Safety Committee, legal counsel and other advisors
    July 30, 2020
    Watch Video

  • TSAFF Service: Processing Discipline / Fit-for-Duty Testing at the Local Level
    Presenter: Rafael Torres
    August 18, 2020

  • Preparing for and Managing Your Local’s Crisis
    Presenter: Erin Powers
    September 23, 2020
    SLIDES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

  • Election Preview and Update
    Presenters: Glenn Deshields, Joe Tellez and Mike Stevens
    October 12, 2020

  • IAFF Election Candidate Presentations
    October 23, 2020
    Watch Video

  • Secretary-Treasurer Workshop: Budgets and Audits
    Presenters: Brandon Day and Liz Wright
    November 17, 2020
    Watch Video

  • Legislative Preview
    Presenters: John Riddle, Glenn Deshields, Joe Tellez and Mike Stevens
    December 15, 2020

  • Update / Q&A with TSAFF President John Riddle and TSAFF DVPs
    January 7, 2021
    Watch Video

  • Workshop for New Secretary-Treasurers
    Presenter: Brandon Day
    February 4, 2021
    Watch Video

  • Building Your Political Program 
    Presenters: Joe Tellez, Glenn Deshields and Mike Stevens
    February 12, 2021
    Watch Video

  • Five Ways to Raise Your Local’s Profile in the Community
    Presenter: Erin Powers
    March 18, 2021, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    Register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • 2021 Convention Preview
    Presenters: John Riddle and Brandon Day
    April 8, 2021, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    Register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • TSAFF Service: Processing Grievances for Your Local Labor Agreement
    Presenter: Rafael Torres
    May 19, 2021, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    Register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.