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    Legislative Conference Registration
    12/17/18 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
    Save the date! Online registration for the 2019 IAFF Alfred K. Whitehouse Legislative Conference, scheduled for March 10-13, 2019, in Washington, DC, opens Monday, January 7, 2019.
    Holiday Hours
    12/17/18 - IAFF Local 42
    On behalf of the Officers and Staff of the Greater Kansas City Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 42 we would like to wish to you and yours a very Happy Holiday Season.  Our Office will be closed on on Monday, December 24th and Tuesday, December 25th in observation of Christmas and on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 for New Year's Day.
    Station 4 Apparel
    12/17/18 - IAFF Local 21
       FRONT                                            BACK Station 4 apparel is in!  Please stop by SPFD Fire Station 4 on a B shift work day for order pickups.  Some additional stock items are available for purchase as well (available sizes below).
    Willamette Lane Structure Fire
    12/16/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 8:16 a.m. on Sunday December 16th, Local members responded to a house fire at 3700 Willamette Lane in Greenwood Village. Upon arrival members encountered heavy smoke pushing out of an outdoor chimney, surrounding attic and roof space adjacent to the home.
    Briargrove Way Structure Fire
    12/16/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 7:29 p.m. on Saturday December 15th Local members responded to numerous 911 reports of a garage fire on Briargrove Way in Highlands Ranch. First arriving Engine and Medic 17 reported a fully engulfed 3-car garage and began attacking the flames which were already reaching above the second floor. Members searched the interior of the home and found no fire extension inside the living space.
    NLFD FIREFIGHTERS SWORN IN
    12/15/18 - New London Fire Fighters
    The NLFD has sworn in four new Firefighters. They are currently in a 3 week indoctrination course before they start in their individual groups and assignments. We welcome these four to New London's Bravest.
    New Members And Union Officials Sworn In
    12/14/18 - Norwalk Fire Fighters
    On Thursday, December 13th 2018, Local 830 Swore in three new members along with Newly Elected officals.  Sworn into Local 830 by Vice President Peter Brown were Madeline Jankowski, Ahmad Pasha, and Greg Petriccione.  Also sworn in to roles of principle officers by Vice President Peter Brown were Billy Ireland - President, Whintey King - Secretary, and Anthony O'Marra.
    Friday Update 12-14-18
    12/14/18 - IAFF Local 1014
    Springfield fire displaces 7 Forest Park residents
    12/14/18 - IAFF Local 648
    12/12/2018 Springfield fire displaces 7 Forest Park residents Updated Dec 12; Posted Dec 12 Seven residents were displaced in the fire on Dec. 12, 2018 on Somerset Street, Springfield. (Springfield Fire Department photo) 0 shares By Jeanette DeForge | jdeforge@repub.com jdeforge@repub.
    Springfield fire in high rise apartment caused by cigarette
    12/14/18 - IAFF Local 648
    12/12/2018 Springfield fire in high rise apartment caused by cigarette Updated Dec 12; Posted Dec 12 Springfield firefighters responded to Sanderson Street to extinguish a fire in a sixth-floor bathroom Wednesday. (Springfield Fire Department photo) 107 shares By Jeanette DeForge | jdeforge@repub.
    January Union Meetings
    12/13/18 - IAFF Local 21
    All Local 21 Members The dates of the January Union Meetings have been pushed back to avoid the New Year Holiday. The Meeting Dates are: Tuesday January 8th at 1930 @ Shamrocks and Wednesday January 9th at 0830 @ Shamrocks. 1. We will be voting on the proposed merger of Local 3939 into Local 21. Polls will be open on Tuesday from 7pm-10pm and Wednesday 8am-11pm. 2.
    BFit First Responder Challenge
    12/13/18 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
    On January 27th, members of the Somerville Fire Department will join the Boston Bruins Foundation at TD Garden to participate in the BFit First Responder Challenge.  Somerville's Bravest will strap on their full gear as they treck up and down the stairs and levels of the Garden in order to raise money for the 100 Club of MA.
    Awards Submissions
    12/13/18 - IAFF Local 739
    Awards Submissions Please submit any nominations for awards for 2018 in confidence to Mario Lopez by January 11, 2019.
    Happy Holiday's !
    12/13/18 - IAFF local 2464
    Have happy & safe holdiay's from all of us at Walpole Firefighters Local 2464 .
    2019 Open Enrollment
    12/13/18 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
    FIREFIGHTERS BENEFITS FUND OPEN ENROLLMENT For coverage beginning January 1, 2019     MEDICAL & DENTAL INSURANCES WHEN:  NOVEMBER 1, 2018 - NOVEMBER 30, 2018    All employees of Palm Beach County Fire Rescue are eligible to participate in the Palm Beach County Firefighters Employee Benefits Plan.
    South Metro is Hiring
    12/12/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    South Metro Fire Rescue is hiring entry level firefighters and paramedics.  For more information on the hiring please click on the link below.  http://www.southmetro.org/jobs.
    12-12-2018 4 Hilltop Lane
    12/12/18 - Norwalk Fire Fighters
    Norwalk Fire Department responded to a house fire on # 4 Hilltop rd, at 0622 am, this was a large 6500 sq. foot home. Upon arrival crews were met with heavy fire showing from the gable end and the roof. There was fire in the attic and the roof eventually collapsed.
    Florida Ave Car vs Building
    12/12/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 2:32 a.m. on Wednesday December 12th, Local members responded to a vehicle vs. building accident at 8828 E. Florida Avenue in Arapahoe County. A sedan crashed through the garden level wall of 2 apartment units injuring the driver and a resident inside, both were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
    Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters for our annual legislative conference
    12/12/18 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
    Please join the Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters (MPFF), Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association (MSFCA), and the Minnesota State Fire Department Association (MSFDA) for our annual legislative conference on Tuesday, January 29, 2019.  All firefighters in Minnesota are encouraged to attend.
    THANK YOU FROM LOCAL 30
    12/11/18 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    Local 30 would like to thank all of the Cambridge residents that took the time to vote and support the Health & Safety of your Firefighters. Special Thanks to Jodi Sperber and the rest of the Participatory Budget Committee for their hard work throughout this process. The members of Local 30 truly appreciate it.
    Online Toy Drive
    12/11/18 - Toy Program
    Donate a special toy to children in need in San Francisco this holiday season!  Every child deserves to open one special gift.
    Christmas Tree Safety
    12/11/18 - IAFF Local 1264
    https://www.wwlp.
    2018 Raffle
    12/10/18 - IAFF Local 2754
    Local 2754 would like to thank everyone who supported our 2018 Raffle. Congratulations to the winners $1000.00       36138 $750.00         10454 $500.00         24552 $250.00         60772 $200.00         61172 $100.00         92476 $100.00 08940 $100.00 83127 $100.00 97488 $100.00 03234
    2017/2018 Retirees Lunch-in
    12/10/18 - IAFF local 1289
    Location will be the Veterans Hall- 3500 Coffee Road.
    Ava Roy Fund - In memory of FF Chris Roy - Worcester Local 1009
    12/09/18 - IAFF Local 1009
    RE: Ava Roy Fund - In memory of FF Chris Roy - Worcester Local 1009 Donations in memory of Chris Roy for the benefit of his daughter can be made out to: Ava Roy Fund Worcester Fire Department Credit Union 34 Glennie St.
    Commons St. Commercial Structure Fire
    12/09/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Just after 8 p.m. on Saturday December 8th, Local members were dispatched to a fire alarm activation at 10005 Commons Street in Lone Tree. Upon arrival members found water flowing from the fire sprinkler system and one unit in the strip mall full of smoke.
    December 6, 2018: UPFFA Recognizes Fred Garrity
    12/08/18 - UPFFA
    December 6, 2018 - Foxwoods Resorts and Casino - Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut recognizes Fred Garrity, Executive Director of the Connecticut United Ride with an IAFF Fire Axe for all his work and dedication over the years.  [L-R] Louis DeMici, Secretary, UPFFA, Fred Garrity, Executive Director, Ct.
    December 5-7, 2018: UPFFA of Ct. & RISAFF Health & Safety Seminar
    12/08/18 - UPFFA
    Friday Update 12-7-18
    12/07/18 - IAFF Local 1014
    LeDuff: A Political Hit-And-Run? Union Boss Could Be Charged
    12/07/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
    http://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles/21160/leduff_a_political_hit_and_run_union_boss_could_be_charged.
    DFFA NO POLICE AVAILABLE 12-7-18
    12/07/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
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    Detroit News: Detroit fire union chief blasts city's top cop for investigation
    12/07/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
    https://www.detroitnews.
    Motor City Muckraker (Facebook Live Press Conference)
    12/07/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
    https://www.facebook.com/motorcitymuckraker/?__tn__=kCH-R&eid=ARCGQVDnvJaZrNRwIRG50Kp0dFAT29XfK42ZpXgJNtTl_F6PC9ZUplyb-yPo4otKQ8j3GYRknJ_A-Oso&hc_ref=ARRm_-BVpsF7COYNRQ5oHWeaM2VkK-UYIzpmbuN8_lmzZq8yBF5kGCGMe6mhJ6EF1a8&__xts__[0]=68.
    Police launch criminal probe into Detroit fire union head over social media posts (Detroit News)
    12/07/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
    https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2018/12/06/police-launch-probe-into-fire-union-head-over-social-media-posts/2228542002/.
    PFFA 2019 Convention
    12/07/18 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
    Make your plans now for the PFFA 2019 Convention at Ross Bridge hotel. The dates are May 13th - 15th.
    C470 Heavy Equipment Fire
    12/07/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 2:39 a.m. on Friday December 7th, Local members responded to a heavy equipment fire on C-470 west of Lucent Blvd. First arriving Engine 16 found a concrete texture curing machine with flames visible and heavy smoke drifting over the westbound lanes. For safety, traffic was briefly shut down while members extinguished the fire.
    THANK YOU I.A.F.F. LOCAL 1280
    12/07/18 - Lets Fire Cancer
    A HUGE "THANK YOU" goes out to members of The Endicott Professional Fire Fighters I.A.F.F. Local 1280. The Brothers held a fund raiser "NO SHAVE NOVEMBER" raising $540. for The Retired Professional Fire Fighters Cancer Fund. 100% of these funds will go directly to established, promising, world class cancer research programs.
    Toy Giveaway at City Hall
    12/06/18 - Toy Program
    Mayor's Toy Giveaway | San Francisco Firefighters Local 798 from SIX50 Productions on Vimeo.
    Former Mayor Alfred DelVecchio
    12/05/18 - IAFF Local 274
    It is with sadness that we announce the passing of former Mayor Alfred DelVecchio.Our sincere condolences go out to the Delanoy and DelVecchio families.Honor guard has been requested for the wake on Sunday December 9th 2018.
    11/20/2018 Springfield fire in historic house displaces 5
    12/05/18 - IAFF Local 648
    Springfield fire in historic house displaces 5 Updated Nov 20; Posted Nov 20 7 Gallery: Springfield fire in historic house displaces 5 3 74shares By Jeanette DeForge jdeforge@repub.
    Springfield firefighters use Jaws of Life to extricate victim following 2-vehicle crash in North End
    12/05/18 - IAFF Local 648
    Springfield firefighters use Jaws of Life to extricate victim following 2-vehicle crash in North End Updated 9:33 AM; Posted 9:12 AM 11-4-18 -- Springfield -- Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to extricate a male victim from this black SUV following a 2-vehicle crash in the North End.
    Social Security Administration office in Springfield evacuated following a report of a suspicious package
    12/05/18 - IAFF Local 648
    Firefighter Cancer
    12/05/18 - IAFF Local 925
    FAQs Are firefighters’ risks for certain types of cancer significantly higher? Firefighters’ risks are significantly higher for some specific types of cancer than the general population. In 2013, NIOSH researchers reported a two-fold excess of malignant mesothelioma, a very rare cancer.
    2019 PA AFL-CIO Scholarship Application
    12/04/18 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
    The PA AFL-CIO Scholarship essay contest information is attached below.
    Merry Christmas
    12/03/18 - IAFF Local 1164
    Fire Chief Dave Heavener, Santa and Mrs.
    SPECIAL MEETING
    12/03/18 - IAFF 3711
    There will be a special meeting on Thursday December 6th at 1830 at the Union Hall.  The purpose of the meeting is to present the draft contract to the members.  A ratification vote will take place at the regular December meeting on December 12th.
    Assisance from the IAFF Available
    12/03/18 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
    The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery has treated more than 500 members struggling with addiction, post-traumatic stress, complicated grief and other related behavioral health challenges. Exclusively for IAFF members, the Center provides a safe haven for members to talk with other brothers and sisters who have faced similar challenges.
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