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Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support to Enhance Battle Creek Fire Department’s Operations and Safety
04/18/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
APRIL 18, 2014: U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the Battle Creek Fire Department. The grant comes through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.
Fall 2014 Emt class
04/18/14 - IAFF Local 135
There will be an EMT class from August 4th to December 4th.   It will be held at 428 N. St Francis on Monday and Thursdays.   Contact Randy Stearns for more information.
Exeter L-3491 Golf Tournament
04/17/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Annual Pancake Breakfast
04/17/14 - Arcadia Fire Fighters Association
Join us on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 for our Annual Pancake Breakfast at Fire Station 106, at the corner of Huntington and Baldwin.  The breakfast is from 7am - Noon, so bring your appetite for all the pancakes, sausages, Starbucks Coffee, milk, and orange juice you could possibly desire.
MDA Fill the Boot
04/17/14 - Arcadia Fire Fighters Association
The Arcadia Firefighters Association participated in a Fill-The-Boot drive to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). On Friday, April 11th, off-duty Arcadia Firefighters were at the intersection of Huntington Dr. and Baldwin Ave. from 9 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
CHaD Baseball Tryouts
04/17/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
The CHaD Battle of the Badges Autumn Baseball Classic is set for Sat., Sept. 27 at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. Tryout registration is now open at CHaDBaseball.org, 5/15, 5/23 & 6/03. Sign-up for your chance to play on a professional field and represent your community while raising money for the kids at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Please contact Danielle Matteau with questions or concerns at Danielle.R.Matteau@hitchcock.org or (603) 629-8496.
BPD Officer Dennis Simmonds Funeral
04/17/14 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
Pension Mediation
04/17/14 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
Let this notification serve to confirm the Public Safety Coalition’s (active Police and Fire Unions) status with regard to an accepted pension proposal. The media is reporting on several groups who have accepted pension deals. To our knowledge, those groups include the Police and Fire Retirees Association, and the General Retirement System Board of Trustees.
BC Unit Clarification Hearing April 21st
04/17/14 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
The hearing is confirmed for Monday, April 21, 2014 at 0930 in the Medford Room, 3rd floor at City Hall.  The hearing will be conducted by an Attorney Law Judge (ALJ) from the Employment Relations Board (ERB) out of Salem.  This will be an all day hearing and is an open hearing.  All are encouraged to attend and you can come and go as you please.
Norman, Ok. 89'er day parade
04/17/14 - IAFF local 1882
A letter to the Fire Chief from President Cruz
04/17/14 - IAFF Local 1403
MPFFU Health & Safety Committee Message (April 2014)
04/17/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
APRIL 17, 2014: Sleep deprivation. We have all experienced it after a long shift in which you were up all night on calls. This sleep deprivation is cumulative and can lead to sleep debt. If your body is unable to recover and get some rest, this sleep debt can lead to health issues.
Kentwood Job Posting
04/17/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
APRIL 17, 2014: The City of Kentwood is accepting applications for full time firefighters. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, high school graduates or equivalent, have current Michigan driver's license with 6 points or less. Michigan fire Fighter II certification and current Michigan EMT license required. The complete job description is attached.
Tyler Seddon Bone Marrow Drive
04/17/14 - IAFF Local 2928
Budget Meetings
04/17/14 - San Antonio Local 624 Professional Fire Fighters Association
Support Your Local Firefighter and Vote!
04/17/14 - Cunningham Fire Fighters
Westport Local 1802 Annual Scholarship
04/16/14 - Westport Fire Local1802
Westport Firefighters Local 1802 Annual Scholarship Requirements: Graduating Senior with plans for continuing continuing education Must be a Westport, MA resident Deadline to apply is May 15th Scholarship awarded will be for $1,000 Apply today at www.westportfirelocal1802.org
Website Updated 4/16/14
04/16/14 - IAFF Local 794
Easter Breakfast
04/16/14 - South Kitsap Professional Firefighters
Come join us for an Easter egg hunt and breakfast on Easter Sunday Easter Egg Hunt The Easter egg hunt will be held at Olalla Elementary at 10 AM on Saturday, April 19th. Easter Breakfast Easter Breakfast will be held at Station 12 in Olalla (Corner of Mullenix & Olalla Valley Road) from 8 AM – Noon on Sunday, April 20th.
2014 Firefighter Festival Planning Meeting
04/16/14 - IAFF Local 794
A meeting to continue planning this year's Firefighter's Festival will meet on Monday, 4/21 (B-shift) at Fire Station 5 at 08:30am. Anyone interested in helping plan this years festival should attend. No RSVP is required. Contact Pres. Donnie Lewis at DPLewis@nngov.
Dave Wegwerth Retirement Party
04/16/14 - IAFF Local 21
Dave Wegwerth Retirement Party April 26th 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
City Election Results
04/16/14 - IAFF local 3035
McFarland elected Mayor of Murfreesboro Shane McFarland will trade his seat on the City Council for the mayor’s post after rolling to victory in Tuesday’s election. McFarland captured 5,315 votes, 68 percent, to City Councilman Ron Washington’s 2,474, 31.7 percent, in the mayoral race with 31 of 31 precincts counted and early voting totals in.
2014 Election
04/16/14 - IAFF 34
Little Rock Firefighters, Thank you to all the members that took the time to vote. Congratulations to all the elected officers. Please see list below: IAFF Local 34 ELECTION 2014 Results President Richard Morehead Vice President Charles Austin, Jr.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue hires new assistant chief
04/16/14 - IAFF local 3035
MURFREESBORO — Kim Lawson, a veteran of Nashville Fire Department, has been named Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s new assistant chief of medical services, according to a news release. Lawson, who recently retired from the Nashville Fire Department after 34 years, will join the Murfreesboro department May 5.
Local 42 & Big Brothers/Big Sisters
04/16/14 - IAFF Local 42
New Haven Fire Fighters Training in the Harbor
04/16/14 - IAFF local 825
New Haven Fire Fighters train and improve forging relations. Mike Neal, Safety Chair Mark Vendetto and Frank Ricci along with Truck 2, Sq 1, Sq 2, Eng 5, Car 33 and Engine 4 present the Ship Captain and Crew Chiefs with New Haven Fire Fighters T-shirts for helping improve firefighter safety.
April 10, 2014: UPFFA of Ct. Legislative Conference & Lobby Day
04/16/14 - IAFF Local 801
Vice President Jeff Tomchik & Secretary Rob Forbes attending the UPFFA of Ct.
Captain's Pinning and Swearing-in Ceremony
04/16/14 - IAFF Local 4652
Newly appointed Captain's Jeff Nawfel and James Moore participated in the departments first pinning and swearing-in ceremony last night at Town Hall. Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, Karl Ekstedt, pinned the two with their Captain's badges. Family members were present to pin on the Captain's lapel pins. They were then sworn in by the Town to uphold the duties of a Captain.
APRIL UNION MEETING
04/16/14 - IAFF Local 574
Regular Union Meeting April 22 and 23 Plumbers and Pipefitters L188 Union Hall 2337 E. Victory Dr. (500 ft west of Coaches Corner, South side of rd.
Fundraiser for Boston LODD T-Shirts
04/15/14 - IAFF Local 740
#WeNeverForget #BostonStrong #BostonMarathon #WeRunTogether
04/15/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
Brotherhood Benefit Event
04/15/14 - IAFF Local 51
Benefit proceeds go to help cancer treatment for firefighter Matt Thomas. Door opens at noon, bands start at 01:00. Bands include Sorry About Your Sister, TrailerBandGovernment Cheez, and Red Rudy plus Dj music. If you would like to donate, follow the link Give Forward.
UPFFA of Ct. Inside/Outside Window Decals
04/15/14 - UPFFA
UPFFA of Ct. INSIDE – OUTSIDE Window Decals Are now available to our affiliated locals @ $2.50 per decal, locals interested in obtaining the decals may contact Jane McCarthy, Executive Secretary, 860.953.3200, ext. 10.
Corporate Welfare Affects Public Pension Plans
04/15/14 - Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association
Norwich Fire Goes to 3 Alarms
04/15/14 - IAFF Local 892
4 Shift was called out to 218 Washington St on 8:15am April 13th for a reported structure fire. Battalion 1 had heavy smoke in a 2 1/2 frame 100 year old Queen Anne style building, upon arrival. Two handlines were initially deployed, with the truck going to the roof.  Mohegan Tribal FD stretched a third line and the fire quickly went to three alarms.
April Union Meeting
04/15/14 - Boston Fire Fighters
Union Meeting The monthly Union meeting of Local 718 will be held on Thursday April 17th, 2014 7 p.m. at Florian Hall Nominations of Local 718 officials will be taken at this months meeting. Please make every attempt to attend.
NEVER FORGET
04/15/14 - Wilmington Fire Fighters Local 1370
Negotiations 4-14-14
04/15/14 - IAFF 1826
MDA Fill The Boot - Boot Camp
04/15/14 - IAFF Local 21
This year marks the 60th Anniversary of the MDA Fill The Boot campaign.  The upcoming MDA Boot Camp supports Fill The Boot and is a great opportunity for you to interact with some families, meet other Locals and learn more about the program.  This years Boot Camp will be held at Treasure Island Resort and Casino near Red Wing.  Room expenses covered.
Negotiations 4-7-14
04/15/14 - IAFF 1826
Fundraiser for Boston LODD
04/15/14 - IAFF Local 740
Thursday April 24th Italian Heritage Center 1800-2400 Portland Fire Fighters Local 740 will be sponsering a fundraiser to benefit the families of Boston fire department's LODD Tickets $20.00 each Send check to; Local 740, 380 Congress St, Portland Maine, 04101 and we will have your ticket at will call the night of the event or you can stop in the office to purchase them.
201 MDA FILL THE BOOT, Record Breaking Collection Year for Local 1826
04/15/14 - IAFF 1826
2014 St. Paul Park Clean-up
04/15/14 - IAFF Local 21
Over twenty Local 21 members and families cleaned Harriet Island and Mississippi River Blvd. on April 12th, followed by fellowship at Shamrock’s Bar and Grill.  The public and city council member Dave Thune appreciated our presence.  Thank you to everyone who participated.
Brother Thomas Babcock
04/15/14 - Canton Professional Firefighters Association
Local 249 Brother, Thomas Babcock passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014.
New Chapter
04/15/14 - Axemen Prof. Fire Fighters Motorcycle Club
On behalf of the National Board we would like to welcome our newest Chapter, New York Chapter 4 to the Axemen Nation. Welcome brothers.
FPF Election
04/15/14 - IAFF Local 1403
Seven things to consider when Flint SAFER funding dries up
04/14/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
April 14, 2014: If everything goes the way city officials outlined in its denied application for $7.9 million in Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response funding, there will be fewer firefighters and fire stations in Flint beginning in June.
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