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Save the Date for Summer Fun
01/19/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good evening all members.  Just a quick save the date for the Local 858 Summer Picnic.  It will be held June 1st, 2nd, and 3rd @ Chatfield Reservoir.  There will be 3 nights of camping, boating, family games, maybe some side gambling, and memories to last a lifetime.
WSCFF Notice Line of duty death
01/19/17 - IAFF Local F282
2017 Great Balls of Fire Pool Tournament
01/19/17 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
Join Denver Firefighters Local 858 for the 2017 Great Balls of Fire 9-Ball Billiards Challenge - February 11th, 2017.  This event benefits the Kyle E. Fisher Memorial Fund through Ability Connection of Colorado.  Check out the attached flyer for all the details.
Rep. Caldwell tables Consolidation Bill
01/19/17 - IAFF 1826
To all Local 1826 Members, The Lee County delegation Pre-Legisative session meeting was held today, Rep. Caldwell tabled his proposed Fire Consolidation Bill.
2017 MDA Boot Camp
01/19/17 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
2017 MDA/IAFF Boot Camp   We will convene one last time at Ocean City, MD (likely next year will be in a more central location) on April 11th -12th, 2017. As usual, the meeting will convene from 1-6pm  and be followed by some evening activities with departures scheduled on April 12th after breakfast.   Please let me know if your department intends to attend.
2017 Installation Dinner Crab Feed
01/19/17 - Stockton Firefighters
2017 Installation Dinner Crab Feed
01/19/17 - Stockton Firefighters
New Firefighter Sworn in Today 1/18/2017
01/19/17 - Scranton Firefighters IAFF Local # 60
A new firefighter was sworn in by Mayor Courtright, Anthony Wood will now go on to training at Harrisburg Area Community College. (L-R) Supt. P. Desarno, A. Wood, Mayor W. Courtright, Deputy Chief A. Lucas, Pvt. D.
free IAFF Training
01/18/17 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Bringing Training to Your Firehouse All IAFF members will have a unique opportunity to participate for free in two important workshops offered at the Affiliate Leadership Training Summit in Anaheim, California. Presented live on Wednesday, January 25, your entire shift can watch these webcasts from the firehouse or union hall. Each webcast is two hours.
Members Activity Survey
01/18/17 - IAFF Local 925 (Peabody Firefighters)
Local 925 Members - We would like to know what your interests are. Please Take Survey Now
January 2017 General Membership Meeting Dates
01/18/17 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
January 24th 2017 Union Meeting
01/18/17 - IAFF Local 3598
REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING NOTICE To: Gurnee Firefighters Local 3598 Members  From: Nick Perry Date: Tuesday January 24th (Gold Shift)  Time: 8:30 A.M.
Funeral information for Jerry Marlatt
01/17/17 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
Gerald Dean Marlatt Posted on January 17, 2017 Gerald Dean Marlatt “Jerry”, passed away January 9, 2017 at his home in Emmett Kansas at the age of 72. Jerry was born January 28, 1944 in Topeka Kansas to Herbert Max Marlatt and Marguerite Jane (Spaeth) Crowe. At the time he was the largest baby ever delivered at Stormont-Vail hospital at 14lbs 7oz.
CHFFA Elections
01/17/17 - Local 2580
CHFFA will be holding Elections on Sun., 1/22/17, at 0800hrs at Training. Offices include President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, 3 Shift Reps, & At Large Member(s). All members in good standing below the rank of Chief Officer are eligible to run. Nominations will only be accepted at the meeting. Please direct Elections questions to Pat Spencer, Elections Chair.
2016 Holiday Project Update
01/17/17 - Local 2580
Thanks for making the 2016 Holiday Project a great success!   We'd like to publicly thank: - Orange County Chiefs' Council - Chapel Hill Fire Fighters' Association & its members - Chapel Hill Fire Department & its employees - White Cross Fire Department for their support & generosity.
2017 Charity Shoot, July 15th
01/17/17 - IAFF Local 647
Save the date July 15th, 2017 for a 50 target sporting clay charity event at the Heartland Public Shooting Park.
Charity Shoot
01/17/17 - IAFF Local 647
Grand Island Firefighters is putting on a 50 target sporting clay charity shoot on July 15th. Pre-Registrations will receive a free gift at the event. Your Team 1 Shooter $100.00 USDTeam of 2 Shooters $200.00 USDTeam of 4 Shooters $400.
Charity Shoot
01/17/17 - IAFF Local 647
Grand Island Firefighters is putting on a 50 target sporting clay charity shoot on July 15th. Pre-Registrations will receive a free gift at the event. Your Team 1 Shooter $100.00 USDTeam of 2 Shooters $200.00 USDTeam of 4 Shooters $400.
2017 Jennings Memorial Scholarship
01/17/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Dear Applicant: It is that time of year again when the John J. and Nora Jennings Memorial Scholarship is opened and is now accepting applications for 2017.  We encourage you to apply and we look forward to reading all applications and2017 essays.  This information has been posted to PFFM.
Kingsley FF Tim Vanleeuwen
01/17/17 - Oregon State Fire Fighters Council
If there is one thing Firefighters know all too well, is that nothing in life is a given. Each day is a gift. Tim, of Kingsley Fire in Oregon lives this both on and off duty. We are honored to have him climb with us again in 2017.
East Hartford Fire Department Peer Support Team:
01/17/17 - UPFFA
On Friday, January 13, 2017, two members of the East Hartford Fire Department Peer Support Team traveled to New York City at the invitation of the FDNY Counseling Services Unit (CSU). In addition to the scheduled training program, East Hartford and FDNY made a joint presentation to the Prince George’s County, Maryland Fire Department on how to implement a Peer Team program.
Denver Burn Foundation Payday Raffle Winner
01/17/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Happy New Year! The 2017 Payday Raffle is officially SOLD OUT! (Only 500 tickets sold.) Thanks to all who purchased a ticket, your support is very much appreciated.  For those of you we missed we are sorry, there is always next year. The winner of the first Payday Raffle of 2017 is Brad Gleditsch. Brad is a probationary fire fighter hired in 2016.
2016 CFPD Fire Prevention Open House
01/16/17 - Cunningham Fire Fighters
Cunningham Fire Rescue kicked off Fire Prevention Week with an open house at Station 62 16758 E. Smoky Hill Rd in Centennial on October 8th 2016. The community came out to tour the station, check out the apparatus, meet with firefighters and learn about fire safety. The department also provided child safety seat checks and a free pancake breakfast.
Support the Aces on Anchorage Fire Fighter Night
01/15/17 - IAFF Local 1264
Legislation expanding benefits to families of fallen first responders signed into law.
01/15/17 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Legislation expanding benefits to families of fallen first responders signed into law. Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 LANSING, Mich. – Legislation extending medical benefits to surviving families of Michigan first responders who die in the line of duty was signed today by the Governor. “Supporting families of fallen first responders is unquestionably the right thing to do.
Who is “Gadsby” and why is he messing with my retiree health care benefits?
01/15/17 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
  Who is “Gadsby” and why is he messing with my retiree health care benefits? “Gadsby” or “GASB” is an acronym for the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. GASB publishes rules that provide governments with accounting standards to use when completing their financial statements.
1014 weekend update January 13, 2017
01/13/17 - 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 1014 Weekend update Friday January 13, 2017 Good Friday the 13th to Local 1014 brothers and sisters.
General Membership Meetings
01/13/17 - IAFF Local 4416
On A Mission
01/13/17 - BFFA 3044
In this presentation, dynamic speaker, Dr. David Griffin speaks about organizational change, lessons the Charleston, SC Fire Department learned from the fateful day where 9 firefighters perished in the line of duty, through today where the organization is studied as a national model for change. All organizations need to learn the lessons from Charleston to ensure that they do not experience this type of tragic incident.
Westport Firefighters Respond to Fatal Accident on Merritt Parkway
01/12/17 - IAFF Local 1081
On January 11th 2017, a New Jersey man was killed today in a rollover in the southnound lanes of the Merritt Parkway just south of Exit 41 in Westport around 10:30 a.m., state police said. He was identified as Robert G. Bearden, 76, of Florham Park, New Jersey. Traffic was backed up as police carried out an investigation.
Westport Firefighters Respond to Fatal Accident on I-95
01/12/17 - IAFF Local 1081
On December 31st 2016 I-95 northbound between Exits 17 and 18 in Westport was shut down today following a fatal crash between Hales Road and Hillspoint Road. A rear seat passenger in a van not wearing a seat belt was killed when he was ejected from the vehicle after it was rear-ended, went down an embankment, and rolled over, state police said. Three persons in the van were injured.
Toxic Fire of '78
01/12/17 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
For the 39th anniversary of Box:524 (Front and Flower) the members of Local 1400 would like to dedicate a donated Gamewell Box on the outside of Chester Fire Station No. 1. This box will be dedicated to those members who made the ultimate sacrifice fighting this fire.  Location: Chester Fire Station No. 1 (1501 West 3rd Street) Time; 3pm For any questions email Gordon Pippin.
Special Election
01/12/17 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
Attention, on January 12, 2017 to 1400 will be holding a special election. Voting times are from 0700 hrs. to go 900 hours and 1700 hrs. to 1900 hrs. in the training room located at station two. This election is for trustee between brother Cowan and brother Cox. The regular monthly meeting will be held at 1930 hrs.
Executive Board Vacancies for City 1st Steward & County 4th Steward
01/12/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for City Chapter First Steward and County Chapter Fourth Steward for the next 14 calendar days. The Executive Board will appoint members to serve in these positions on February 2, 2017 until the next General Election in accordance with the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws, Article VI, Section 5.
District 2 Meeting Place
01/12/17 - IAFF 1826
The "Beast" Whiskey
01/12/17 - IAFF Local 2494
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District 2 Meetings
01/12/17 - IAFF 1826
Emergency Services Director Opening
01/11/17 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Green Lake Township Emergency Services has a job opening for an Emergency Services Director. This is a full time paid position. Please visit our website at www.greenlaketownship.org or contact our office at 231-276-9329 for a full job description and list of qualifications.
IAFF Charity Poker Tournament
01/11/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
3rd ANNUAL MICHAEL KUCSMA MEMORIAL SYMPOSIUM FLYER
01/11/17 - IAFF Local 740
March 5-8, 2017: Alfred K. Whitehead Legislative Conference
01/11/17 - UPFFA
Alfred K. Whitehead Legislative Conference March 5-8, 2017 Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill Washington, DC The Alfred K. Whitehead Legislative Conference has long been the cornerstone of the IAFF’s legislative efforts.
2017 Local 21 Ice Fishing Tournament
01/11/17 - IAFF Local 21
2016 Big Buck Contest
01/11/17 - IAFF Local 21
Soddy- Daisy Local 5112
01/11/17 - IAFF 14th District
Soddy-Daisy, TN Local 5112 received their charter from Tennessee State Association President Eddie Mitchell on January 10, 2017.
National Firefighter Ski Races
01/11/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
This January  has been the snowiest January the mountains have seen in 100 years.  How would you like to enjoy all this powder by skiing Snowmass, Aspen, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk all at an unbelievably low price and at the same time raising money for the Denver Fire Burn Foundation and IAFF Foundation.
Next Regular Union Meeting
01/11/17 - IAFF 323
NEXT Burnaby Firefighters Local 323 Membership Meeting The next regular meeting of Local 323 is on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 6515 Bonsor Ave, Burnaby, starting at 6:00 pm. Future meetings are scheduled to take place on the following dates: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 Thursday, March 9, 2017 Wednesday, April 12, 2017
GoFundMe Account for Frankie Cochran Wyatt
01/10/17 - IAFF Local 42
A GoFundMe Account has been established for the daughter of KCFD Active Retiree Mike Daniels, Sr., Frankie Cochran Wyatt.  Frankie is suffering from a rare autoimmune disease that affects 1 in one million people.  This disease has no cure because it is so rare.  Read more here.
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