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City Chapter 4th Steward Vacancy
01/15/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
 The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for City 4th Steward for the next 14 calendar days. The Executive Board will appoint a member to serve in this position on February 4, 2021 until the next General Election in accordance with the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws, Article VI, Section 5.
Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Retired FF George Ubel
01/15/21 - IAFF Local 21
Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Firefighter George F. Ubel. Firefighter Ubel started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on January 01, 1958 and retired in 1991 from Ladder 24 on the A Shift. George F. Ubel George passed away on January 09, 2021 at the age of 91.
January 13, 2021: Police Officers, Firefighters, EMS and First Responders get vaccinated
01/15/21 - UPFFA
Wednesday, January 13, 2021: Police officers, Firefighters and EMS first responders from across the state were vaccinated at Hartford HealthCare’s vaccine clinic located at the CT Convention Center Wednesday.
County Chapter Chief Steward Vacancy
01/15/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for County Chapter Chief Steward for the next 14 calendar days. The Executive Board will appoint a member to serve in this position on February 4, 2021 until the next General Election in accordance with the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws, Article VI, Section 5.
Friday Update 1-16-21
01/15/21 - IAFF Local 1014
Coffee with Dr. Koval
01/14/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Coffee with Dr. Koval  Special Edition: Firefighter Cancer Awareness with Devon Minshall and James Remley If the video is slow to load or having issues please use this Youtube Link - Coffee with Dr.
2020 Officer Election Results
01/13/21 - 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.
COVIDVets
01/13/21 - Suncoast Firefighters
Epic moment in time. COVID has overtaken so many lives the last year and I am hopeful for the future.
COVIDRogazy
01/13/21 - Suncoast Firefighters
FSPPFF HOLDS OFFICER ELECTIONS
01/13/21 - UPFFA
The Federation of State and Provincial Professional Fire Fighters (FSPPFF) held its officer elections by mail-in ballot and virtual submission in December. Two officers – Chair Pete Carozza (Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters of Connecticut) and Vice-Chair Bobby Lee (Hawaii State Fire Fighters Association) were re-elected to their positions.
Union Meeting Info
01/13/21 - IAFF Local 739
Union Meeting Information From this point forward, please log in to your profile to see any information regarding union meetings. Thank you.
Results | L21 Annual Big Buck Contest 2020
01/12/21 - IAFF Local 21
Click the graphic below to view awards and photos.
2021 1014 Executive Board Swearing In
01/12/21 - IAFF Local 1014
Benevolent Fund & TV Fund Deductions
01/12/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Attention Members: Be advised, deductions for Benevolent and TV Fund will be deducted during the month of (January 2021) in accordance with Article IV, Section 6 and Section 10 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws.  City Chapter Members: Please be advised that deductions for Benevolent Fund and TV Fund are scheduled to come out on the next scheduled pay period.
Mission Barbeque Hometown Heros
01/12/21 - IAFF 1826
Every single Blue Hometown Hero Cup purchase gives $2 to local fire and police charities in Fort Myers. The IAFF Local 1826 Leroy Nottingham Firefighter and Paramedic Benevolent Fund is the fire charity, and the Lee County Sheriff's Office Fallen Hero Fund is the police charity.
Monday Morning Headlines - Late Evening Edition
01/11/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good Monday Morning - Evening Edition! This week:  Coffee with Dr. Koval  Tomorrow - 1/12 @ 1 pm  Local 858 Leadership Summit 1/13-1/15 ( EBoard Members)
January 2021: IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery
01/09/21 - UPFFA
The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is hosting an online education series for IAFF members, other first responders, healthcare providers, clinicians and the community at large. Upcoming January webinars include: Introduction to Fire Fighter Behavioral Health: Enhancing Your Knowledge January 14, 2021 | 12:00 p.m.
January 7, 2021: Expanded accidental death benefit for spouses of New Jersey firefighters and Police
01/08/21 - UPFFA
Murphy signs $50k minimum annual accidental death benefit for N.J. police, firefighters The governor signed a bill named for Dominick Marino, the former President of the State Firefighters Association, expanding accidental death benefits for members of the Police and Firemen's Retirement System. Gov.
2021-2022 Local F-147 Leadership
01/08/21 - International Association of Firefighters
Our new Executive Board and Stewards are all seated for the 2021-2022 term.
Friday Update 1-8-21
01/08/21 - IAFF Local 1014
BECOME A SUPPORTING MEMBER!
01/08/21 - Lets Fire Cancer
Dear Friends,   In this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 Pandemic, like most non profit organizations we too have been affected. Most of our fund raising events have had to be postponed. I humbly ask each of you to please consider joining us as a "SUPPORTING MEMBER". For $25.
May 7, 2021: Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut Golf Tournament
01/07/21 - UPFFA
Union Meeting and Informational Session Today!
01/06/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
The Union Meeting will take place today Thursday, January 7th, at 8:30 a.m.  Space will be limited, so we will be using Sign-Up Genius to RSVP. The meeting will start with an Information Session via ZOOM, and then business will be conducted offline.
Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month
01/05/21 - IAFF 522
January Is Fire Fighter Cancer Awareness Month! The content on this website is designed to help IAFF leaders, members and their fire departments become more educated and aware about why cancer cases are on the rise in the fire service and provides best practices on how to limit day-to-day exposures to carcinogens.
Pfizer Vaccine Fact Sheet
01/05/21 - IAFF Local 274
IAFF Position on Covid Vaccine
01/05/21 - IAFF Local 274
The City of White Plains is offering us as first responders, an opportunity to get the Pfizer vaccination.All brothers should have been asked by thier Deputy if they wanted one.We know there are probably more questions than answers on this matter,but we thought you might want to see the Internationals position.
Union Meeting Reminder - Updated Links
01/05/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
WIth the COVID Level being dropped to Orange the Union Meetings will take place on Wednesday, January 6th, at 7 p.m. and Thursday, January 7th, at 8:30 a.m.   Space will be limited, so we will be using Sign-Up Genius to RSVP. The meetings will start with an information session via ZOOM, and then business will be conducted offline.
Weekly Covid Update 1/4/2021 & Meeting Reminder
01/04/21 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters, Please find the latest Covid Numbers.  The following Members have given us permission to notify you that they have tested positive for Covid since last week's update: Hugh Devlin, Kyle McLaughlin, Derek Jordan, and Nicole Signoretti.  The EMS Division has been in contact with all CFD Members who they consider close contacts per the CDC definition.
January Meeting Notice
01/04/21 - IAFF Local 42
Monday Morning Headlines
01/03/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good Monday Morning and Happy New Year!  * Union Meeting * Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month * COVID Update
January 2021 Meeting Announcement
01/02/21 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters, Local 30's January Meeting will be held this upcoming Tuesday, January 5, 2020 via Zoom.  In order to attend, you must email JLMagee76@gmail.com from your personal (non-CFD) email address to request a Zoom link.  After you request a link, you will receive an email confirmation containing further information.
Management’s Personnel Fill-In and Movement Procedure
01/01/21 - IAFF Local F283
Fire Fighter Cancer Awareness Month
01/01/21 - UPFFA
This new year begins with Fire Fighter Cancer Awareness Month, kicking off January 4. (Remember to bookmark this site for quick and easy access anytime.) Each week of this campaign focuses on a specific theme.
Ambulances left waiting hours to drop off patients at Memphis hospitals, firefighters’ union says
12/31/20 - Memphis Fire Fighters Association
(2020-12-29) From WREG: Some ambulances have been forced to wait as long as 12 hours outside Memphis hospitals to drop off patients, according to the Memphis Fire Fighters Association.
2020: Year in Review
12/31/20 - IAFF Local 1014
Nominations at Bi-Monthly Meeting
12/30/20 - IAFF 1826
Local 1826 Members, February 4th, 2021 is the next bi-monthly meeting.  At this meeting, nominations will be held for Secretary/Treasurer and Field Representative principal officer positions. Also, nominations for DVP for District 8 and District 24 and Assistant DVP for District 2, District 6, and District 14 will take place.  The meeting will begin promptly at 6:30 pm.
Weekly Covid Update 12/28/2020
12/29/20 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters, Below, please find the updated CFD Covid numbers for this week.  Note that the EMS Division has identified shared meals as the likely infection vector for multiple outbreaks within the Department.  This is thought to be because: 1.
Trans NH Bike Ride 2021
12/28/20 - PFFNH
After coming through a very tumultuous and uncertain year we are launching a hybrid approach to the 2021 Bike Ride. We hope that you can join the Trans NH Bike Ride on June 27th in Portsmouth, NH as the MDA needs your help more than ever. he 2021 hybrid version of the Trans NH Bike Ride will be a major transition step toward what we expect will be a return to normalcy in 2022: the incredible 35th anniversary of the ride. For 2021 we are offering a full-month virtual option (like 2020) along with a one-day in-person ride or a combination of both as described below.
Tragic House Fire
12/28/20 - IAFF 1826
Local 1826 has been asked to pass along the gofundme link if anyone would like to help an extended member of our fire family through this tough time: https://www.gofundme.com/f/tragic-house-firehelp-coach-joe-koza-recover On December 4, 2020, Joe Koza was at his home in Cape Coral, Florida, when tragedy struck. An electrical fire had started in the garage.
Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Retired FEO Richard Topp
12/27/20 - IAFF Local 21
Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Fire Equipment Operator Richard Topp. FEO Topp started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on April 02, 1965 and retired after 40 years.  Richard spent most of his career assigned to Engine Company 06. Richard passed away on December 19, 2020 at the age of 79. Richard A.
Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Retired FF Art Schmugge
12/27/20 - IAFF Local 21
Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Firefighter Arthur Schmugge. Firefighter Schmugge started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on January 01, 1951 and retired in 1987.  Art spent most of his career assigned to Engine Company 13. Art passed away on December 23, 2020 at the age of 98.
West Maplewood Dr. Structure Fire
12/27/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 4:10 p.m. on Saturday December 26, 2020, Local 2086 and 1309 members responded to a house fire on W. Maplewood Drive in Unincorporated Jefferson County. A large black plume of smoke on scene could be seen from miles away. When Battalion Chief 1 arrived, he found heavy fire conditions in the garage extending to two vehicles parked in the driveway and threatening the rest of the home.
DAD's Landfill Trash Fire
12/26/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 3 p.m. on Friday, December 25th, Local 2086 and 5280 members responded to several reports of heavy smoke coming from the top of DADS landfill, located at 3500 S. Gun Club Road in Arapahoe County. Members from Engine 23 saw the plume of smoke from their station and additional resources were dispatched.
Highlands Ranch Water Rescue
12/26/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 12:38 p.m. on Christmas Day, Local members responded to a 911 call reporting a dog had fallen through the ice at Cheese Ranch Park in Highlands Ranch. When members from Station 17 arrived a short time later, the dog was already under water. A member wearing a drysuit immediately attempted a search and rescue effort but was unable to locate the 7-year-old English Bulldog.
Settlers Drive Structure Fire
12/26/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 5:40 a.m. on Friday December 25, 2020, Local members responded to a house fire on Settlers Drive in Unincorporated Douglas County. When Battalion Chief 4 arrived on scene, he found smoke and flames on the backside of the house. Members from Engine 41 stretched an 1 3/4” hose line for fire attack. Because of the heavy fire conditions, the fire extended into the attic space.
Chalet Circle Barn Fire
12/26/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Just before 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday December 23, 2020, Local 2086 and 4116 members along with Elizabeth Fire Rescue responded to an outbuilding fire on Chalet Circle in Unincorporated Douglas County. When members arrived on scene, they found a barn on fire. Crews pulled a horizontal standpipe for fire attack and tenders brought extra water to the scene with this barn being in an unhydranted area.
Spreading Holiday Cheer
12/25/20 - Boston Firefighters
President John Soares, Vice-President John Sarro, and Members of Local 718 helped deliver meals to those in need on Thursday, December 24, 2020.
Ann Arbor Firefighters Local 693
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