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12/18/18 - Toy Program
Hey Kids! Circus Bella is Giving the SF Firefighters Toy Program Circus Tickets. If you are interested in bringing your child, watching Circus Bella on Treasure Island and hanging with Local 798 Firefighters email us at sffdtoyprogram@aol.com that you are interested. Parents name, children’s name and age, email and phone number. First Come first serve.
2019 Stair Climb Events
12/18/18 - IAFF Local 21
2019 Stair Climbs It's that time year again when we start recruiting people to climb some stairs! Saint Paul Fire will be fielding a team for all three stair climbs and we would like as many people as we can find to join us.
Santa Visits UW Children's Hospital
12/18/18 - IAFF Local 311
Last Wednesday at the UW Children's Hospital, Local 311 Charities brought Santa to visit the kids.  This girl did not want to let go of Santa. A great big thanks to Gary Schreiber and the other firefighters who helped that day. I really don't know how Gary does it. A lot of sick kids in a day and very emotionally draining... If you see Gary please thank him- he does appreciate it.
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 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.
Springfield gunshot sets house on fire
12/14/18 - IAFF Local 648
Springfield gunshot sets house on fire Updated Dec 12; Posted Dec 12 9 Gallery: Gunfire hits home on Belmont Avenue 36 shares By Jeanette DeForge | jdeforge@repub.com jdeforge@repub.com SPRINGFIELD - A bullet struck a home Wednesday afternoon and set the building on fire.
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.
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.
2018 IAFF Local 244 General Election Results
12/11/18 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board would like to thank all candidates and voting members who participated in the General Election. Very special thanks to the Election Committee and volunteers that helped make this a successful election. Congratulations to the new Executive Officers! Please click PDF Below to view election results.
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 4, 2018: UPFFA Delegates Meeting
12/08/18 - UPFFA
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 UPFFA of Ct.
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
https://youtu.
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.
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