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NLFD AWARDED FEMA GRANT
10/14/19 - New London Fire Fighters
The NLFD was recently awarded a FEMA grant to improve safety and training equipment. Senator Blumenthal and NL mayor Mike Passero visited HQ to discuss the importance of these grants.
EMS Seminar Evaluations
10/11/19 - MPFFU
Please take a moment and complete this quick online evaluation for each session that you attended at the MPFFU EMS Seminar on October 16, 2019.
Breast Cancer Awareness
10/11/19 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS Once again Local 830 NFD is having its annual fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness.  Last year Local 830 donated $10,000 to the Smilow Family Breast Health Center at Norwalk Hospital.  With creative logos designed by their members and printing done by H.J. Hoffman Co.
Friday Update 10-11-19
10/11/19 - IAFF Local 1014
NEW LOCAL 30 PRODUCT FOR SALE
10/10/19 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters, Local 30 Cell Phone Card Wallets are now available (2 for $5). Please contact L30 E-Board member FF Dwyer if interested.
Vulcan Quarry Crusher Run
10/10/19 - IAFF Local 2180
https://quarrycrusherrun.com/ Rock the race like no other: Vulcan Quarry Crusher Run National Series
Centennial Drive Multi Family Structure Fire
10/09/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 4:01 a.m. on Wednesday October 9th, numerous 911 callers reported a fire with a person trapped at the Verona Apartments, located at 2901 W. Centennial Drive in Littleton. Littleton Police officers were first to arrive, they encountered heavy smoke conditions and evacuated all of the surrounding apartments.
South Rifle St. Structure Fire
10/09/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 4:21 p.m. on Tuesday October 8th, Local members responded to a house fire on S. Rifle Street in Centennial. 911 callers reported a fire possibly inside the wall of the home under renovation. When members arrived on scene, they saw a significant amount of smoke showing from the home.
Nominations for 2019 Local 1826 Member of the Year
10/09/19 - IAFF 1826
To all Local 1826 Members, Nominations for the 2019 Local 1826 Member of the Year will be accepted at the Oct. 24th, 2019 Bi-Monthly meeting. Meeting is at the SWFL International Airport Training Center, meeting starts at 6:30PM. The Local 1826 Member of the Year will be awarded at the December 5th, 2019 Bi-Monthly meeting.
Honoring our Veteran
10/09/19 - IAFF Local 1403
Local 1403 along with MDFR once again have joined force in honoring our Veterans during the month of November by allowing on duty personnel to wear these shirts. If you are currently employeed by MDFR you can purchase the shirts on our online store www.shopmdfr.com and receive free shipping to your respective battalion by using the BATTALIONFREE coupon code until Monday October 14th.
2019 Proposed By-Laws Changes
10/08/19 - IAFF Local 1403
July 10, 2019: PTSD Bill Signing
10/07/19 - UPFFA
July 10, 2019, General President Schaitberger, joined Governor Ned Lamont, 3rd District IAFF Vice President, Jay Colbert, and Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut President Peter S. Carozza, in the signing of Public Act 19-17, Connecticut's PTSD legislation.
President JP Duncan appointed to IAFF District 12 Field Service Representative
10/07/19 - IAFF 1826
To all Local 1826 Members, Please see attchment containing a letter from Local 1826 Vice President Henry Garciia.
Fire Ops 101
10/07/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good Morning! Fire Ops 101 is scheduled for Friday, October 25th, 2019 (B-Shift), and we still need your help! We are looking for about 70 members to come out and help run the Fire Ops 101 event Click Here to Sign-Up! This provides elected and appointed officials with a hands-on opportunity to understand better the complexities of what you do daily.
Passing of FF Donald Messina, Engine 11 - Retired
10/06/19 - IAFF Local 739
Passing of Firefighter Donald Messina; Engine 11 - Retired The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 regret to announce the death of Firefighter Donald Messina, Engine 11, Retired.
Membership Meeting
10/06/19 - IAFF Local F-102
All Hands,    A Membership Meeting has been scheduled for 08 November 2019 and will commence at 1730 hours at Crash Fire Station 62. A running agenda will be posted on the Union website for review/consideration. If you wish to have anything added to the agenda please feel free to contact me.
New Fire Alarm Operators Oath of Office
10/05/19 - Boston Fire Fighters
On October 3, 2019 Fire Commissioner Joe Finn administered the Oath of Office to our new Fire Alarm Operators at Memorial Hall. (L to R) Commissioner Joe Finn-Asst. Superintendent Dave Marshall- FAO Karla Spinale-FAO-Larry Buechs-FAO Francine Lynch-FAO Kara Lentini- Superintendent Steve Keely.
First Responder PTSD Awareness Forum
10/05/19 - IAFF Local 1403
Hope all is well. Attached are the invites for our upcoming event First Responder PTSD Awareness Forum at our Union Hall On October Saturday 26th. Hope to see you there.
2020 Active Member Benefits Booklet
10/05/19 - IAFF Local 1403
Every year you are given an opportunity to make changes to your following year coverage, January 1st to December 31st. Our open enrollment period starts Monday October 7th and ends on Friday October 18th, 2019. This is the only time in the year you can change the type of medical/dental/vision coverage or add/remove dependents from coverage without a qualifying event.
Breast Cancer Awareness
10/03/19 - IAFF Local 2866
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the Fayetteville Firefighters are raising money to help. We are selling breast cancer awareness shirts. Cost is $25 plus shipping and all the profit goes to the Washington Regional Cancer Support Home. If you would like to buy a shirt click the Local 2866 store button on the left of this page.
October 3, 2019: Federation of State and Provincial Fire Fighters Meeting
10/03/19 - UPFFA
Dr. Lori Moore - Merrel, President / CEO International Public Safety Institute, Presumptive Laws and Data Requirements.  Attending the  meeting in Minneapolis, with the IAFF State and Provincial leaders from across the United States and Canada.
Friday Update 10-4-19
10/03/19 - IAFF Local 1014
IAFF Local 42 Implements New Mental Health Program
10/03/19 - IAFF Local 42
First Responders (Police, Fire & EMS) across our country have seen an increase in shootings, and mass casualty events which results larger numbers of victims who are injured or have died as a result of their wounds.   Here in Kansas City, MO the number of homicides so far this year has surpassed 100.
Exchange Club Firefighter of the Year
10/03/19 - IAFF Local 801
Congratulations to D.J. Brown on being selected as this years Exchange Club Firefighter of the Year. D.J.Brown was selected as this years Firefighter of the year for his hard work and determination displayed everyday at work.
PUZZLES FOR CANCER RESEARCH
10/02/19 - Lets Fire Cancer
The Retired Professional Fire Fighters Cancer Fund is pleased to be affiliated with Puzzle For Good. A portion of your purchase from our link: https://www.puzzleforgood.com/fund-3 will go to established, promising cancer research programs. These puzzles make great personal or gift items. "THANK YOU"! GO TO OUR LINKS PAGE FOR DIRECT ACCESS!
*New admin*
10/02/19 - IAFF Local 2819
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 13.0px 0.0px; line-height: 16.0px; font: 13.0px Verdana; color: #262626; -webkit-text-stroke: #262626} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} Hello Brothers and Sisters of 2819, My name is Josh Warter I am a medic with Poulsbo. I lateraled from North Mason RFA two years ago so I am new to the Kitsap area.
2019 Election Nominees
10/01/19 - IAFF Local 1403
Here are your brothers and sisters that accepted nomination for the upcoming Local 1403 Elections.
2019 Fill The Boot Total
10/01/19 - IAFF Local 21
Brothers and Sisters, I want to thank all of you who made this year's fundraising possible!  The time and energy you give to this cause do not go unnoticed and I am grateful for all you do.
Operation Warm Fundraiser
09/28/19 - IAFF Local 21
A great event to support today with a great weather forecast.  Come out and support Operation Warm's efforts to purchase winter coats for children in our communities.
IAFF Fire ground Survival Program
09/27/19 - Boston Fire Fighters
Boston Firefighters Local 718 President Bob Petitti-IAFF GS Ed Kelly-IAFF 3rd DVP Jay Colbert-BFD Commissioner Joe Finn-PFFM President Rich MacKinnon Jr. along with IAFF members at the presintaion of the IAFF Fireground Survival Trailer.
Chesapeake Lane Structure Fire
09/27/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 4:20 p.m. on Wednesday September 25th, Local members responded to a working residential fire in the 2200 block of Chesapeake Lane in Highlands Ranch. Neighbors called 911 reporting big flames coming from the back of the garage of the home.
Academy 19-2 Live Fire
09/27/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
On September 25th, Academy 19-2 experienced their first day of live fire on the drill ground. https://www.southmetro.
Hamilton for heroes program
09/27/19 - IAFF 1826
To all Local 1826 Members,  Please visit this link for details on this program: http://agentslender.com/Hamilton-for-heroes-program/ It is also available on out Important Links on top of web page.
New Merch Available
09/27/19 - PFFNH
We have new sweatshirts, beanies and 4F water bottles available.
Friday Update 9-27-19
09/27/19 - IAFF Local 1014
IAFF Local 244 Per-Capita Dues Increase
09/25/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Pursuant to action taken at the last IAFF Convention in 2018, IAFF per capita dues for each active and retired-active member is adjusted annually based on the Consumer Price Index (our monthly dues to the International). As a result there is an overall increase in the amount of .
Jeff Fowler Retirement Luncheon
09/24/19 - International Association of Firefighters
Local F-147 will be hosting a retirement luncheon to celebrate Jeff Fowler's 34+ years of Government service on November 16th, from 1300 to 1600 at the mainside fire station. All food and drinks will be provided by Local F-147. All family, friends and current and former coworkers of Jeff's are welcome to attend.
UPFFA of Ct. & New London Fire Fighters, Local 1522 Endorse Mike Passero, for Mayor of New London
09/24/19 - UPFFA
Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters of Connecticut and New London Fire Fighters Local 1522 endorse Mike Passero for Mayor of New London, Ct.
Local 1403 4th Annual Casino Night
09/23/19 - IAFF Local 1403
Brothers & Sisters, Tickets to our 4th Annual Casino Night & Poker Tournament are on sale! Get yours today through payroll deduction or online at www.tinyurl.com/IAFFCASINO. For payroll deduction, please complete the form attached to this email- please fill out the form & send it to Bianca- bianca.rossato@local1403.org or fax it to 305-591-9654.
MPFFU Executive Board Meeting Minutes -Sept 16 2019
09/23/19 - MPFFU
UAW Strike
09/22/19 - IAFF Local 4381
Jeremy Tosh and Will Craft bring UAW Local 1853 snacks and drinks while they strike outside of GM.
Stair Climbing
09/22/19 - IAFF Local 4381
Will Craft represented Local 4381 at the 2019 Nashville Stair Climb.
Chatfield Water Rescue
09/22/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Around 1:30 on Saturday September 22nd, Local members responded to Chatfield State Park to assist Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Douglas County Deputies with a missing person search. Personal items were found unattended on the shoreline with no one around prompting the search operation. Members from Dive 16 searched under water near shore and Dive 31 used sonar to check a wider area.
Maureen Miller Brosnan for Livonia Mayor
09/22/19 - IAFF Local 1164
Thanks to members of Livonia Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local #1164 for helping our team install signs across Livonia today. Absentee ballots will be mailed this week, make sure you put your yard sign back up or request one here: https://forms.
Member Orientation Classes
09/20/19 - MPFFU
Registration is now open for the MPFFU Member Orientation Classes.  The class is being offered on two dates at three different locations each day.  Registration is FREE but you must register in advance to attend.  Class size is limited to 30 people at each location.  Register by calling 734-675-0206 or emailing tchesney@mpffu.org.
REGISTER for Fall District Meetings
09/20/19 - MPFFU
The deadline is fast approaching for your opportunity to register for the MPFFU Fall District meetings.  These meetings are open to all MPFFU members.  It is a great opportunity to hear up to date information on legislative and legal issues that are affecting our members all across the state.
Friday Update 9-20-19
09/19/19 - IAFF Local 1014
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