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Memorial Day PSA from Local 1431
05/22/15 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
Memorial Day 2015
05/22/15 - UPFFA
Memorial weekend 2015
05/22/15 - IAFF Local 1014
IAFF Fire Fighters Thank Those Who Have Sacrificed For Us Problems viewing video? click above HAVE A GREAT MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND Local 1014 has had quite a busy last few months to say the least.
RFFA Executive Board Members Sworn in May 20th, 2015.
05/22/15 - Richardson Fire Fighters Association
The RFFA Local 1954 swore in our newest executive board members during our May 20th, 2015 meeting. Thanks for your dedication of service for the greater good!  Featured left to right: A-Shift Trustee Buddy Hughes, 3rd Vice President Allan Journey, President Billy Whitson, and B-Shift Trustee Cody King.
EMS Week
05/22/15 - Portsmouth Professional Fire Fighters
PRH Celebrates EMS Week and Local Providers  EMS Week is marked with a banquet to recognize the great providers in the Seacoast. Portsmouth Hospital Emergency Department awards area EMS workers with a variety of awards. This year members of Local 1313 were awarded several accolades. Congratulations to all.
05/22/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
A moment for our Veterans
05/22/15 - Alaska Professional Fire Fighters Association
Support the 21
05/22/15 - IAFF 1826
~~SUPPORT FMFD 21 Due to unfortunate circumstances Fort Myers Fire Department had to layoff 21 Fire Fighters. Please help support our efforts to raise the necessary funds to help support our fellow Fire Fighters in this time of need. Wear this Shirt Proudly and show your support the FMFD 21. Please SHARE with the SHARE link on the top right of this page and help us spread the word.
05/22/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
NLRFD Promotes Two, Hires Two
05/22/15 - IAFF Local 35
21MAY15 -- The North Little Rock Fire Department is pleased to announce the promotion of two of it's officers, along with the hiring of two new firefighters, at an official ceremony held on April 3rd, 2015.  Pictured are (from left to right) Cpt Jeff Combs, Lt Dan Bryson, FF James Stanley and FF Michael Mitsunaga.
Memorial Day Parade
05/21/15 - IAFF Local 902
Malden Memorial Day Parade Monday May 25, 2015 Please join the Malden Fire Honor Guard, members of the Malden Fire Department, and the Malden community as we remember and honor the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our nation's freedom at the Malden Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 25.
2015 Washington Fallen Firefighter Memorial
05/21/15 - IAFF Local 2819
Honor Guard Coordinator Ryan Crosby is organizing a call to arms this June 7th so that your local represents a strong showing for this year's Washington State Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service. The event begins at 15:30 outside the state Capitol. Due to parking issues, a van rental has been approved to ensure easy traveling for those interested.
MDA Fill The Boot
05/21/15 - IAFF Local 1805
MDA Fill The Boot at the Parade of Bands! Special thanks to all those that participated at this year's Hazel Dell Parade of Bands for MDA Fill the Boot.  We had union members, spouses and significant others, brothers from other local's, Fire Cadets, friends and family members involved....and even one tired pooch!  A great day for a great event.
EMS Week in Garden City honors fire service
05/21/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Garden City Council has recognized the Garden City Fire Department during national EMS Week which began Sunday, May 17.
Warren awarded police and fire grants
05/21/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
The gear will replace old coats and pants donned by firefighters to protect them while battling flames.
Fire Ops 101 by the numbers
05/21/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Local firefighters put state and local officials "in our boots" on Monday, running them through search and rescue, vehicle extrication and on-site patient care scenarios at Lansing Community College's West Campus Fire Academy.
Alicia Ann Ruch Burn Foundation
05/21/15 - Arcadia Fire Fighters Association
The Arcadia Fire Fighters proudly support the Alica Ann Ruch Burn Foundation. The AFFA 3440 was invited to this years rally at the Irwindale Speedway. We also participate in the annual golf tournament where all proceeds benefit the Alicia Ann Ruch Burn Foundation.
Arcadia Girls Softball
05/21/15 - Arcadia Fire Fighters Association
The Arcadia Fire Fighters proudly support the Arcadia Girls Softball league. Every year we participate in a softball game against the Arcadia Police Officers Association. This year was another great success.
Pancake Breakfast 2015
05/21/15 - Arcadia Fire Fighters Association
This year was another great success! Thank you to all that came out and supported the Arcadia Fire Fighters Association. We hope you all had fun with family, friends and your local fire fighters. All proceeds benefit the numerous local charities we support! Thank you and we look forward to next year's event.
05/21/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters, I`m riding in the Bike MS: Cape Cod Getaway 2015  (June 27+28, 2015) in support of my wife Lorraine, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This is a 150 mile, two day ride from UMass/Boston to Mass. Maritime Academy in Bourne. Then on to Provincetown.  M.S. is an Autoimmune disease that attacks the central nervous system.
Memorial Day Holiday
05/20/15 - IAFF Local 42
Our office will be closed on Monday, May 25th in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.
Minimum Wage Rally at KCMO City Hall
05/20/15 - IAFF Local 42
There will be a rally to support Raising the Minimum Wage in Kansas City, MO on Thursday, May 21st at 11:00 AM in front of City Hall. Please come out and join other working people to advocate for increased wages and better living conditions for all workers.
Death Announcement
05/20/15 - IAFF Local 1652
Local 1652 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Deputy Chief Charles Pillarella, father of current Deputy Chief Anthony Pillarella.  Arrangements are as follows: Wake – Tuesday May 26th, 4-7PM at Matarese Funeral home 325 Main St Ashland, MA Funeral - Wednesday morning May 27th time TBD at St. Cecilia’s 54 Esty St Ashland, MA.
2015 Memorial Service
05/20/15 - IAFF Local 21
The 2015 Saint Paul Firefighters Memorial Service Oakland Cemetery (Jackson St. and Sycamore St.
Local 1291 Firefighter Participates In NYC Stair Climb
05/20/15 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
Denton firefighter and paramedic to take part in Tower Climb     73 2  Comments (0)A Text Size         By Megan Gray-Hatfield Staff Writer mgray@dentonrc.
05/20/15 - IAFF Local 1403
FF Larry "LJ" Jackson Retires After 34 Years
05/20/15 - Holyoke Firefighters IAFF Local 1693
The Holyoke Firefighters Local 1693 would like to congratulate Firefighter Larry "LJ" Jackson on his recent retirement. FF Jackson started his career as a Holyoke Firefighter on August 8, 1979 and worked his last day on May 14, 2015.
Memorial Sunday
05/20/15 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
Golf Tournament
05/20/15 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
Video by Shreveport Fire Fighter
05/19/15 - PFFA
Posted On: May 19, 2015 The Shreveport Firefighters Association would like to recognize and commend one of our Local 514 members and the producer of "A Day in The Life.
Retirement Party
05/19/15 - West Metro FireFighters I.A.F.F. Local 1309
We had a great turnout for the retirement celebration for Phil Holland, Ron Minor, Dick Pozerl, Kenny Schneider and Tom Wismar! Thanks to everyone that came out to help celebrate and thank you to Phil, Ron, Dick, Kenny, and Tom for your service and commitment to the citizens of West Metro Fire Rescue and Local 1309!
2015 Robert B. McCarthy Golf Tournament
05/19/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
The Robert B. McCarthy Golf Tournament will again be held at Juniper Hills Country Club in Northborough on July 24th, 2015 where we expect to welcome over 200 golfers!    Last year alone, the Health and Welfare Trust was able to award over $48,000 to the PFFM John J. and Nora Jennings Scholarship, The John J. Jennings Scholarship, and The T.
2015 Clay Shoot Raffle
05/19/15 - Crowley Professional FireFighters Association
Video by Shreveport Fire Fighter
05/19/15 - IAFF 14th District
The Shreveport Firefighters Association would like to recognize and commend one of our Local 514 members and the producer of "A Day in The Life...Shreveport Fire" John Phelan for his vision recognizing Firefighter of the Year, Fernando Gonzales telling the compelling story of the Shreveport Firefighters.
1014 Update May 19th 2015
05/19/15 - IAFF Local 1014
Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014 Representing over 3100 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers, Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel May 19, 2015 Task Force Returns This past week we have seen a few things that remind us what makes our fire department so great.
Support Rich Pula
05/19/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Denver Firefighters Local 858 would like to help Brother Rich Pula and his family. Due to Rich being diagnosed with cancer, Rich's wife, Jenn, has resigned from her job in order to take care of Rich and their family. We have met with the family, asked what we can do for them, and we received a list of tasks that they could use our help with.
Detroit's retired firefighters battle cancer, medical bills
05/18/15 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
Click the link to read full story:  http://www.michrad.
Our Deepest Sympathies
05/18/15 - International Association of Firefighters
Local F-147 regrets to announce the passing of Donna Pujat, sister of Local F-147 member Tommy Ward. Donna passed on May 16th at Jersey Shore Hospital in Neptune after a brave battle with cancer. Donna served on the Board of fire Commissioners in freehold and was a life member of the Adelphia Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary.
2nd District Leadership Training
05/18/15 - IAFF Local 135
There will be a 2nd District Leadership Training event in OMAHA Nebraska on OCTOBER 18-21, 2015. If you would like to attend please contact the office. This is a good way to learn more about the IAFF and what they provide to you and your local.
Cancer studies prompt Florida firefighters to take action
05/18/15 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
Click the link to view full story:  http://www.myfoxorlando.
Keep Informed: Missouri Legislative Reports
05/17/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Stay informed of the Bills that are being filed by the Legislature in Jefferson City, MO on a weekly basis.  This information is avaiable to all MEMBERS in the 2013 Legislative Reports area of the website.  If you are not currently registered with the website we strongly recommend that you do register so you may access this information.
Irving Fire Department Entrance Exam
05/17/15 - Irving Professional Fire Fighters Association
PPFFA Pennsylvania Supreme Court Endorsements
05/17/15 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
The Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association is proud to announce our endorsements for the May 19, 2015 election for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.  We are honored to give our endorsements to Kevin M. Dougherty and David N. Wecht.
2015 Missouri Fallen Firefighter Memorial
05/17/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
The 2015 Annual Fallen Fighters Memorial service will be held on Sunday May 17, 2015 at 10:30 AM in Kingdom City, Missouri, located at the 148 Mile marker of I-70. The Candlelight Service will be May 16, 2015 at 9:00 PM at the same location. The Honor Guard Commander for the year will be Fire Fighter Chuck Beaty from the St.
Teenager taken to hospital after stepping on used needle at Rockland pond
05/17/15 - Rockland Fire Fighters
Teenager taken to hospital after stepping on used needle at Rockland pond 16-year-old taken to hospital for evaluation ROCKLAND, Mass. —A teenage was injured after stepping on a needle while fishing at a Rockland pond on Sunday. The 16-year-old boy was fishing on an island at Reed Pond on Sunday when he stepped on a needle, according to fire officials.
One day seminar on personal resilience - June 19th
05/16/15 - Boston Fire Fighters
Mayor Martin J. Walsh, BFD Commissioner/Chief of Department Joseph E. Finn, BFD Local 718 President Rich Paris and The BFD Safety Health and Wellness Division are pleased to welcome firefighters, first responders and military veterans, along with their spouses to Florian Hall, 55 Hallet St., Dorchester on June 19th 9:00 am for a one day seminar on personal resilience.
Fire Service Peer Support Conference 2015
05/16/15 - Aurora Fire Fighters
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