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Fire Union President "Frustrated and Discouraged"
05/27/18 - IAFF Local 1081
In 2010, the town turned down a federal SAFER grant which would have allowed the Fire Department to hire eight additional firefighters. The RTM rejected the $1.2 million grant, upon the Board of Finance’s suggestion, citing that the grant requirements were unsustainable due to rising pension and OPEB costs.
Captain Hinsberg Retirement
05/26/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
Over three decades, a firefighter will experience a variety of emotions. As Captain Rob Hinsberg describes, “Together we have experienced the highs and lows of our job. Personally, John Hager, Sparky Truax, and Mike Freeman’s deaths were my greatest low.
Another open letter to Chief Osby and the membership of Local 1014
05/25/18 - IAFF Local 1014
Burbank Firefighters Say Vote Yes on Measure T!
05/25/18 - Burbank Firefighters Local #778
Protect Burbank City Services: Vote YES on Measure T!  MEASURE T: WON'T INCREASE taxes or fees for Burbank ratepayers WILL PROTECT vital city services like fire, police, libraries & parks WILL SECURE the future of our City VOTE June 5th! FULL DISCLAIMER: Paid for by Burbank Fire Fighters Local #778.
Memorial Day 2018
05/25/18 - UPFFA
5th Annual Billy Delanoy/PFFA Local 274 Golf Outing
05/24/18 - IAFF Local 274
The 5th Annual Billy Delanoy/PFFA Local 274 Golf Outing will be held Wednesday September 19th at Westchester Hills Country Club in White Plains.Contacts are Kevin Clampet-kevinclampet@gmail.com(914-715-1139) Tim Ryan-914-494-3075,Mike Fiorentino 914-364-2743 or Greg Delanoy 914-837-0518 See attached flier and sponson form.
Passport To Safety
05/24/18 - IAFF Local 1164
Saturday June 9th From 10am-2pm at Livonia Police & Fire Stations http://livoniapassporttosafety.
Tunnels to Towers 5k
05/23/18 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
The Inaugural Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K Run / Walk in North Conway on July 14th. Follow the footsteps of 9/11 hero, firefighter Stephen Siller to ensure that we never forget and honor the sacrifices of our fire responders and military heroes. All proceeds benefit the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
Why Cancer Is a Work-Related Illness for Firefighters
05/23/18 - IAFF Local 3556
Find out why this is the largest health-related issue facing firefighters today.
Ric Fenoglio Retirement Event
05/23/18 - IAFF Local 21
Annual Firefighter's Memorial Sunday
05/22/18 - IAFF Local 739
Annual Firefighter's Memorial Sunday Sunday June 10, 2018 Lynn Firefighter's Lot Pine Grove Cemetery Breakfast at Brothers Deli on Market St for members only, 7-9 AM Members to assemble at Broadway at       9:15 AM, step off at 9:30 AM Ceremony at Firefighter's Lot at 10 AM After the service members and children will march back to Broadway.
CPFF Annual
05/22/18 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
The 2018 CPFF Annual Meeting will take place on Monday June 11th and Tuesday June 12th in Greeley, CO. Golf will take place at the Boomerang Links on Sunday, June 10th at 1 PM and hotel rooms will be provided for the 12 Delegates attending the meeting. Players and Delegates will be determined by the number of CPFF Meetings attended.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018: Hartford Yard Goats Event
05/22/18 - UPFFA
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Richmond Flying Squirrels (San Francisco Giants) Vs.
2018 MCFFA Golf Tournament
05/22/18 - IAFF local 1289
This years Widows and Orphans Charity Golf Tournament will be on October 11, 2018 at Diablo Grande. For tickets visit the important links section or go to, https://squareup.com/store/MCFFA1289 .
APFF Peer Support
05/22/18 - Arkansas Professional Fire Fighters Association
On July 16-18 of 2018 the IAFF will be sending instructors to meet members from around the state at Mount Magazine State Park. Members will receive training on Peer Support counseling and how to deal with internal issues our careers create, as well as how to help each other through the tough times. For more information contact: Wade Marshall Email: wademarshall@me.
2018 Worlds of Fun - KCMO Employee Appreciation Day
05/22/18 - IAFF Local 42
SAVE THE DATE
05/21/18 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Hamden Tornado 5-15-18
05/20/18 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
TORNADO STRIKE IN HAMDEN- 5/15/18 HAMDEN — After a tornado tore through Hamden Tuesday, leaving destruction it its path, the town needed to utilize the fire department’s two all-terrain vehicles.
Memorial Sunday
05/20/18 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
Kitchen Fire on Reichert Circle
05/20/18 - IAFF Local 1081
At 2:17pm on May 14th the Westport Fire Department was dispatched to a report of an appliance fire at a home on Reichert Circle. The Fire Department responded with 2 engines, 1 ladder truck, and the shift commander. The first arriving unit arrived and reported a smoke condition in the home due a fire in the kitchen.
Extrication on I-95
05/20/18 - IAFF Local 1081
On April 29th, The Westport Fire Department was dispatched to I 95 Southbound between exits 18 and 17 for a report of a motor vehicle accident. The initial dispatch was for Engine 5, Rescue 3 and the Shift Commander. Engine 5 arrived and found two vehicles that were involved, both sustaining damage and that the driver of one of the vehicles was trapped in his car.
Drone footage shows challenges of Clark Fork River rescue (video)
05/19/18 - IAFF Local 271
MISSOULA - Drone video provided by the Missoula County Sheriff's Office shows the dangers and challenges that first responders faced while rescuing a handful of homeless people from their camp in the middle of the Clark Fork River on Thursday.
Missoula Floods - Missoula Fire Department's Swiftwater Rescue Team
05/19/18 - IAFF Local 271
KPAX MISSOULA - When you think of firefighters there's the image of brave men and women pressing their way into a raging inferno extinguishing a blaze and saving people.  But in Missoula -- and especially this time of the year -- the most demanding calls for help have nothing to do with fire, and everything to do with water.
Collective Bargaining Bill
05/19/18 - IAFF Local 274
Senate Introduces Collective Bargaining Bill for Fire Fighters  The Public Safety Employer Employee Cooperation Act of 2018 has been introduced in the Senate by Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) as S. 2845, marking a crucial next step in the IAFF’s continued commitment to provide basic collective bargaining rights for all members.
2018 GREATER BINGHAMTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BRIDGE RUN
05/19/18 - Lets Fire Cancer
A HUGE "THANK YOU" to The Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce for selecting The Retired Professional Fire Fighters Cancer Fund as this year's CHARITY PARTNER for the 2018 Binghamton Bridge Run. On May 15, 2018, Chamber C.E.O. and President of The Chamber, Jennifer Conway presented a $2,000. check to R.P.F.F.C.F. President William Newland.
2018 KC Royals - Firefighter Appreciation Night
05/18/18 - IAFF Local 42
FCSN Health and Wellness Symposium
05/17/18 - PFFA
Greenville Firefighters endorse Home Fire Sprinkler Day on May 19, 2018
05/17/18 - Greenville Professional Firefighters
“Every year, the majority of fire deaths in North America happen in the home,” says Lt. Steve Thompson of Greenville Professional Firefighters Local 1976. “Simply put, that’s unacceptable. There is a solution and it starts with the State Legislature and local support.
2018 Nashville Fire Fighters Charity Golf Tournament
05/17/18 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
Download Player Registration Form here.
Breakfast with Chief Perez
05/17/18 - IAFF Local 1403
Breakfast at Station 30 with Chief Perez
Fishing Tournament
05/17/18 - IAFF Local 1403
Broward County Firefighters Benevolent Associations fishing tournament
Local 76 Golf Tournament 2018
05/16/18 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
The Somerville Firefighters Local 76 Annual Davy Fitz Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on June 15th at the Hillview Golf Course in North Reading. 8 am start, see Steve Layton or the Credit Union to sign up.
East Whiteland L4551 Inaugural Golf Outing
05/16/18 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
East Whiteland Professional Firefighters L4551 is hosting their inaugural golf outing on September 10, 2018 at the Chester Valley Golf Club. The cost is $100.00 per person a nd sponsorships are available. Please see the attachments fo more information or call Greg Lewis 610-721-0573.
2018 Local 34 Arkansas Children's Hospital Golf Tournament
05/16/18 - Arkansas Professional Fire Fighters Association
Brothers and sisters, Just a reminder about the 26th Annual Local 34/Arkansas Children's Hospital Burn Center Golf Tournament. Attached is the registration information. Spots are filling up, so get your team together. Also, if anyone knows of a local business that may be interested in being a sponsor, contact me at (501)772-5034.
Nashville Local 140 Golf Tournament
05/16/18 - IAFF 14th District
Friends & Supporters of the Nashville Fire Fighters Association:   Mark your calendar!  Our annual Charity Golf Tournament benefiting the Nashville Fire Fighters Association Foundation Disaster Relief Fund will be on Monday,  June 18, 2018 with a shotgun start at 12:00 pm Noon.  This year the Tournament will be played at Old Hickory Country Club in Nashville, TN.
MSCFF NEW Mobile App
05/15/18 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters is proud to introduce our newest communication tool; the UnionActive™ Mobile Application for Android, iOS Smartphones and Tablets.  This new technology works in concert with our website.  All this is required to use the Mobile App is to be a registered user with the MSCFF website.
Kansas City Historical Society Raffle
05/15/18 - IAFF Local 42
NCPERS Executive Board Members
05/15/18 - UPFFA
KC Chiefs Season Tickets Offer
05/15/18 - IAFF Local 42
Kansas City Historical Society Raffle
05/15/18 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Brookline Firefighters Fight For Air Climb
05/14/18 - Brookline Fire Fighters
Members of Brookline Firefighters Local 950 participated in the American Lung Association 2018 Fight For Air Climb. Our firefighters came in 3rd place raising over $9300 for the Lung Association.
Mike Donahue Retirement Luncheon
05/14/18 - International Association of Firefighters
We will be celebrating Fire Inspector Mike Donahue's 31+ years of Government service with a luncheon on June 24th at the Mainside Fire Station (Station 94-1). The Luncheon will be from 1300 until 1600. All food and drinks will be provided by Local F-147. All family, friends and co-workers of Mike's are welcome to attend.
LYRICS CHAMPS (SHARING FOR SOMERVILLE FIRE)
05/14/18 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Fire Wives Social
05/14/18 - IAFF Local 3169
Fire Wives of Marion County Hi All! I’m Jess Majoros, wife of Andrew Majoros St31A.  Some of you may know us, probably most of you do not - That is one of the reasons I approached the Union asking to start this “social club”.  I come from growing up in a close-knit department of both police and fire and expected the same when we moved up here.
Early Voting
05/14/18 - IAFF Local 51
Remember to get out and vote, your vote can make a difference in your local government. Endorsed Candidates: County Judge - John Cook County Court #5 - Jesus Rodriguez Justice of the Peace #3 - Josh Herrera  Early voting started May 14 to 19 and Election Day is May 22.  Please get and vote you do make a difference.
St. Pat's T-shirt Fund awarded
05/14/18 - IAFF 1826
To all Local 1826 Members, Our St. Pat's T-shirt fund was awarded to the Escarra Family. The amount was $6447.66, please read a message from the Escarra Family and see attachment: Jeff, It was great seeing you. Bellow is a thank you to all the union members. Thank you, I can't believe it's been five months since we came to Boston for my daughter's surgery.
District 6, LAFD, DVP/Assistant DVP Nominations
05/14/18 - IAFF 1826
To all Local 1826 District 6, LAFD, Members, Nominations for the positions of DVP and DVP Assistant for District 6 will be accepted at the Local 1826 Bi-Monthly meeting on June 28th, 2018. Meeting starts at 6:30PM at the SWFL International Airport Training Center, 15924 Air Cargo Lane, Ft. Myers, Fl.
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