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February 19, 2018
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New Hampshire Members Awarded Liberty Mutual’s Firemark Award
Connecticut Members Reach Out to Young Cancer Patients
Philly Fire Fighter Dies in Line of Duty
New York City and 8 Labor Unions Reach Tentative Contract
Fire Fighters Question Governor’s Failed Leadership During Ferguson Unrest
December 3 Marks 15th Anniversary of the Worcester 6
Memphis Fire Fighters Donate $12,000 to Local Cancer Charity

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2018 Clover Clash @ The Blue Side
02/19/18 - IAFF Local 3666
Come join the Frederick County Career Firefighters at our 4th Annual Clover Clash event on Saturday March 17th at The Blue Side Tavern. Doors open at 8am and proceeds from various sales benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Last year we raised over $2,500.00 to help the M.D.A. & this year we plan to surpass that by a long shot! *$10.
2018 4th Annual Clover Clash
02/19/18 - IAFF Local 3666
Come join the Frederick County Career Firefighters at our 4th Annual Clover Clash event on Saturday March 17th at The Blue Side Tavern. Doors open at 8am and proceeds from various sales benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Last year we raised over $2,500.00 to help the M.D.A. & this year we plan to surpass that by a long shot! *$10.
FF/EMT Francisco Figueroa
02/18/18 - IAFF Local 3471
It is with heavy heart to announce the passing of Firefighter/EMT Francisco J. Figueroa at the early age of 28. He has proudly served Hardee County Fire Rescue for nearly two years, and he has also protected us all with his active service in the Marine Corps Reserve. Francisco has departed us today due to a tragic motor vehicle crash, but his memory will continue to live on through each of us.
May 8-10 MPFFU Biennial Convention Bay City
02/18/18 - West Bloomfield Professional Fire Fighters Union
May 8-10, 2018 MPFFU 53rd Biennial Convention in Bay City. 2 delegates and 2 alternates.
May 8-10 MPFFU Biennial Convention Bay City
02/18/18 - West Bloomfield Professional Fire Fighters Union
May 8-10, 2018 MPFFU 53rd Biennial Convention in Bay City. 2 delegates and 2 alternates.
March 21, 2018 MPFFU 6th District Mtg. Rochester Hills
02/18/18 - West Bloomfield Professional Fire Fighters Union
March 21, 2018 6th District Meeting in Rochester Hills. River Crest Banquet Facility.  1600-2100.  $35 cost covered by L1721. Contact Curt Stinson.
Ice Rescue Training 2018
02/18/18 - IAFF Local 1164
Our yearly Ice Rescue Training at Madonna. Pictures in Photo Gallery or click here http://www.livoniafirefighters.com/index.cfm?zone=/unionactive/view_pics.
Basement fire damages Laurelton Street home
02/17/18 - IAFF Local 648
Basement fire damages Laurelton Street home, displaces several people, Springfield fire officials report Updated 8:40 AM; Posted 8:40 AM An early morning basement fire displaced a dozen residents and damaged a home located at 195 Laurelton St. on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018.
Ski Day
02/17/18 - IAFF Local 21
23rd Annual Charity Hockey Game
02/17/18 - IAFF Local 274
This year will be our 23rd year doing the Charity Cup Hockey Game.  Over the years we have raised a lot of money for charities and this is just one of the many events we are proud of.  This year WP Hockey will play against FDNY Fire & Ice to benefit the Ronald Mcdonald House of Greater Hudson Valley.
Building Fire on Remlin Court
02/16/18 - IAFF Local 1081
On February 16th 2018, the Westport Fire Department was alerted to a building fire on Remlin Ct. The Westport Fire Department responded with four engines, one truck, and the shift commander. Mutual aid was also dispatched on receipt of the call. The first fire department unit arrived and reported a fully involved structure.
February 16, 2018: CONGRATULATIONS TO RICK HART
02/16/18 - UPFFA
                                            CONGRATULATIONS TO RICK HART We are proud to announce that Rick Hart was one of three IAFF members selected to attend the Harvard University Trade Union intensive six-week program in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
City of Dearborn Now Taking Applications
02/16/18 - MPFFU
Rockies Tickets
02/16/18 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Hi, shortest enail ever.
5th Annual Boots vs. Badges Kickball Tournament
02/16/18 - IAFF 1826
KCFD Medical Plan Open Enrollment
02/15/18 - IAFF Local 42
KCFD members have new medical plans available for 2018 through Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas City. The new plan includes new benefits including reduced premium costs and a no premium cost plan for employee only coverage and the inclusion of St. Luke’s Hospital as an In-Network Hospital.
2018 New Employees
02/14/18 - IAFF Local 4349
Local 4349 welcomes Haydne Shimer, Justin Cloyd, Richard LaFleur, Sam Stamy, and Robert Scott.  Good luck on probation.
Bill Status Report-Feb. 14, 2018
02/14/18 - UPFFA
Bill Status Report for 2/14/2018   Bill Title & Info Status * HB 5003 An Act Exempting Smoke Detectors And Carbon Monoxide Detectors From The Sales And Use Taxes. Rep.
Upcoming Wills For Heros Event
02/13/18 - IAFF Local 21
Local 21 members, our next Wills for Heros event will be on April 16th beginning at 1700 to 2100. There are some slots that are already spoken for but we will try and accommodate everyone interested in getting either a new will or update an existing will. Any questions please call me.
The BrotHerhood Initiative
02/13/18 - IAFF Local 1403
Brotherhood as defined by Merriam-Webster; feelings of friendship, support, and understanding between people: a group or organization of people who have the same interests, jobs, etc. In the fire service, we know it means so much more. Brotherhood means that we are there for one another. It means we have each other’s backs.
Local 3586 Endorses Sen. Nate Boulton for Governor
02/13/18 - West Des Moines Professional Fire Fighters L-3586
Local 3586 endorses Sen. Nate Boulton for Iowa Governor. Local 3586 is one of many unions in state of Iowa that have come out in support of Sen. Nate Boulton's quest for Governor in 2018. Nate has proven to have the interest of the Iowa workers at heart. He believe's that Iowa public employees should have the right to organize and bargain for their pay and benefits.
FPF Legislative Session Report, Week 5
02/13/18 - IAFF 1826
Lynn Firefighters Day
02/13/18 - IAFF Local 739
Lynn Firefighters Day To all Lynn Firefighters past and present, Happy Lynn Firefighters Day.   Lynn Firefighters Day was established by the Lynn City Council following a fire at City Box 41 on February 13, 1895 at Hutchinson Block Hardware on Monroe St. where four Lynn Firefighters made the ultimate sacrifice.
Culture of Safety
02/13/18 - IAFF Local 4416
The City of Westfield Fire Department and Hamilton County Training Consortium invites you to attend this unique and valuable training opportunity with Paul LeSage on March 6th and 7th from 8:00 am-5:00 pm at the Cambria Hotel, 18592 Carousel Lane, Westfield, IN($89.00 per night-317-896-3000). For all members of the Hamilton County Training Consortium the cost is free. Non-members - $150.00 Lunch will be provided.
IAFF/CABQ Settlement Approval
02/12/18 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The settlement between the IAFF Local 244 and the City of  Albuquerque has been accepted by the membership with 97% approval of eligible participating members.
Passing of Brother Bonestroo - Recruit 4
02/12/18 - IAFF Local 1014
Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014 Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers, Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel With a great deal of sorrow we unfortunately announce the passing of our brother, Edward "Corey" Bonestroo.
2018 St. Florian Scholarship Application
02/12/18 - IAFF Local 42
The 2018 St. Florian Scholarship Application is NOW OPEN.  All applications must be completed and returned to IAFF Local 42, located at 6320 Manchester Ave., Suite 42A, Kansas City, MO 64133 or via E-mail to psolomon@iaff42.org no later than 4:00 PM, Thursday, March 29, 2018.  Please include an official copy of your Cumulative G.P.A. and your last grade report.
Passing of Charter Member Jack Henry
02/12/18 - International Association of Firefighters
Local F-147 regrets to announce the passing of Clifford "Jack" Henry. Jack passed on Friday, February 2nd 2018 at his home in Neptune City at the age of 91. Jack was a Charter Member of our Local and played a pivotal role in organizing Federal Firefighters on Naval Weapons Station Earle in 1969.
Firefighter Memorial T Shirts
02/11/18 - Stockton Firefighters
Members, The Stockton Fire Fighters Relief Association is beginning the fundraising process to assist with the construction/relocation of the FF Memorial. We will be selling memorial T shirts for $25. This is considered a donation and is tax deductible. The shirts are available now at Co. 11. You can contact any of the regular crew members on any shift @ 11's.
Local 794 on Channel 13 News
02/10/18 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
ICYMI: Nikko Clemmons from Channel 13 News reached out to Local 794 this past Friday to interview us and to learn more about cancer in the fire service. Trustee Dave Topczynski fielded the initial calls and emails & President Donnie Lewis was interviewed by Channel 13 to discuss the recent defeated bills & talk about cancer in the fire department.
Resident injured in Six Corners apartment fire in Springfield
02/10/18 - IAFF Local 648
Resident injured in Six Corners apartment fire in Springfield Updated Feb 7; Posted Feb 7 2-7-2018 - Springfield firefighters on the scene of an apartment fire at 91-93 Pine St. (Springfield Fire Department photo) 24 shares By Patrick Johnson pjohnson@repub.
Springfield firefighters knock down machinery fire at USPS bulk mail center
02/10/18 - IAFF Local 648
Springfield firefighters knock down machinery fire at USPS bulk mail center Updated 9:43 AM; Posted 9:43 AM Springfield firefighters extinguished a morning machinery fire that sparked at the U.S. Postal Service's Bulk Mail Center on Page Boulevard on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo courtesy: Dennis Leger) 40 shares By Shannon Young syoung@repub.
Extrication on Wilton Road
02/10/18 - IAFF Local 1081
On February 10, 2018 at 10:27am the Westport Fire Department responded to a report of a Motor Vehicle Accident on Wilton Road in the area of Poplar Plain Road. The Westport Fire Department responded with 2 Engines, a Rescue Truck and the Shift Commander. Engine 6 arrived and reported a vehicle had rolled over and came to rest on its side.
February 28, 2018: Fairfield Fire Fighters, Local 1426 Event
02/10/18 - UPFFA
FAIRFIELD FIRE FIGHTERS, LOCAL 1426, IAFF INVITES ALL IAFF UNION MEMBERS & FAMILY CELEBRATE THE IAFF CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY FEBRUARY 28, 2018 – 6:00 P.M.
Missoula firefighters have to be “ready for anything” with ice rescues
02/09/18 - IAFF Local 271
MISSOULA - Plunging into the frigid waters of the Clark Fork every winter is just part of the job for Missoula firefighters, who are just wrapping up their month-long training for ice rescues. And with varying weather like we’ve had this winter, it’s always an assignment of unknowns. “Being on the river it’s a dynamic situation based on weather conditions.
Apollo Fire Rescue Tool Specialists
02/09/18 - IAFF Local 1164
We are outfitting our entire fleet with new HURST Jaws of Life e-draulics.
Lieutenant Promotion
02/09/18 - IAFF Local 801
Congratulations go out to the DFD's newest Lieutenant - Ray Guard, who was promoted from Firefighter to Lieutenant in a ceremony on February 8, 2017 at City Hall's Council Chambers.  LT Guard will transfer from D Group to C Group and serve on Squad 1.  Congratulations & stay safe.
Sean Curley Retires
02/08/18 - IAFF Local 739
Sean Curley Retires The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 wish to congratulate Firefighter Sean Curley of Ladder 1 on his retirement.  Sean, may you enjoy a long and healthy retirement.
February 7th, 2018 Structure Fire
02/08/18 - St. Charles Professional Firefighters Local 3322
Black Shift made a quick attack to prevent the fire from spreading into the structure; http://www.kcchronicle.com/2018/02/07/no-injuries-in-st-charles-apartment-fire/aan4c00/ Thanks to our auto aid companies for their assistance.
Fire on Ice 2018 raises over $11,000
02/08/18 - IAFF Local 271
Fire on Ice 2018: Thank You to everyone that showed up to support Fire on Ice!!! The event raised around $11,000 which will benefit 3 unique and important programs: Wildland Firefighter Foundation Missoula Firefighters Benevolent Association Missoula Sled Hockey Program Both games were very close.
Stockton Host Lyons Bowling Tournament
02/08/18 - Stockton Firefighters
The Stockton Firefighters Relief Association (SFFRA) is moving forward with the planning, fundraising, and work schedule for the firefighter memorial move. As part of the fund raising a bowling tournament has been scheduled.  Please post on the Union bulletin board and pass the information on.  It is our hope to create some competition between firehouses.
KCFD LODD: FAO Roger Rhoads
02/08/18 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
KCFD LODD: IAFF Local 42 member and KCFD FAO Roger Rhoads has passed away from an occupational illness. Before being assigned to the Fire Academy as Lead Instructor Roger was assigned to Rescue 9, a heavy rescue company at KCFD Station 35. Please keep Roger’s family the KCFD and memberships of IAFF Local 42 and 3808 in your thoughts and prayers.
KCFD LODD: FAO Roger Rhoads
02/07/18 - IAFF Local 42
KCFD LODD: IAFF Local 42 member and KCFD FAO Roger Rhoads has passed away from an occupational illness. Before being assigned to the Fire Academy as Lead Instructor Roger was assigned to Rescue 9, a heavy rescue company at KCFD Station 35. Please keep Roger’s family the KCFD and memberships of IAFF Local 42 and 3808 in your thoughts and prayers.
Test
02/07/18 - IAFF Local 1403
Here is a test of the website
February Union Meeting Reminder
02/07/18 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
This is a reminder that the February Union meeting will take place this week at our new location: The Colorado Professional Fire Center (12 Lakeside Lane, Denver CO 80212) on Wednesday, February 7th at 7:00 pm and Thursday, February 8th at 8:30 am. A few things to be aware of:  1.
Extrication on Route 15
02/07/18 - IAFF Local 1081
Earlier this morning, Westport Fire Department received notification of a motor vehicle accident with injuries, with possible extrication required on Route 15 Southbound between Fairfield and Westport. Two Engines, Rescue 3 and the Shift Commander responded and due to the location of the accident, Fairfield Fire Department was also notified and sent apparatus to the scene.
2018 St. Patrick's Day T-Shirts
02/07/18 - IAFF 1826
Ann Arbor Firefighters Local 693
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