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2015 Autism Awarness
07/06/15 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
The 2015 Chester Firefighters Local 1400 Autism Shirts have arrived. Each year members from Local 1400 participate in the Autism Awareness Walk at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. To raise money, these members sell these t-shirts. The shirt sizes are small to 4XL and cost $20 a shirt.
Lanio Family Fundraiser
07/06/15 - IAFF Local 42
Free Blood Pressure Check
07/06/15 - IAFF 3711
We will be staffing the Local 3711 booth at the Albertsons at 57th & Regal this Saturday July 11th from 0800-1200.  We will be conducting free blood pressure checks for our community.
Grove Fest T Shirt Sale
07/06/15 - Downers Grove Professional Firefighters Association
Thanks to the Union members that were able to help sell T shirts at Grove Fest this year!
Big John Ale Tapping
07/05/15 - Aurora Fire Fighters
5th Annual Golf Tournament
07/05/15 - IAFF Local 2519
The Mashpee Firefighters Local 2519 is proud to sponsor our 5th Annual Golf Tournament on September 28th at the Willowbend Country Club in Mashpee, MA. The cost is $140 per person which includes 18-holes of golf, a box lunch, gift pack, and dinner. There will also be a raffle, auction, and longest drive & closest to the pin contest.
Negotiations 06/30/2015
07/04/15 - IAFF 1826
IAFF Priority Legislation to Become Law, Despite Hurdles
07/04/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The U.S. Senate voted last week on final passage of IAFF priority legislation, H.R. 2146, the Defending Public Safety Employees Retirement Act. The bill, championed by Representatives Dave Reichert (R-WA) and Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), now heads to the president for his signature.The passage of H.R. 2146 marks a significant victory for the IAFF and its members.
Happy Independence Day
07/04/15 - IAFF Local 2546
Holiday Message from President Kennell: Team 2546 would like to wish everyone a Safe and Happy 4th of July! Let's remember and honor those who are on shift, deployed in service somewhere and who have made the ultimate sacrifice for us all and are unable to be with their families today.
July 4th message from 1014 Executive Board
07/03/15 - 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 Happy 4th of July Weekend.
Small Investment to Improve Your Safety
07/03/15 - Southern Missouri Professional Fire Fighters
On August 4, 2015 the citizens of the Logan-Rogersville Fire Protection District will be asked to vote on a 25 cent tax levy increase to support the fire district. This levy increase is critical in sustaining and enhancing the fire protection needs of the district.
Services for Tony Augusto
07/03/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Here are the arrangements for the services for Tony Augusto.
Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
07/03/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
The winner for today's payday raffle is Sidney Powell, Station 31 C-Shift. Congratulations to Sidney! Look for information on the upcoming Firefighter Apperication Day, hosted by Dougherty's Restaurant on July 18th. Dougherty's has hosted this annual event for the past five years. Thanks to all for your continued support.
Baton Rouge L-557 MDA Golf
07/03/15 - PFFA
IAFF Local 1557 would like to welcome our two newest members
07/02/15 - IAFF Local 1557
IAFF Local 1557 board and members would like to welcome our two newest members, John Ponte and Jason Phillips.  Congratulations and welcome aboard. June 2015.
Tragedy today in Virginia at World Police and Fire Games
07/02/15 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
It with deep saddness that we must report the death of 48 year old bicyclist Carlos Silva from Brazil who was killed today while competing in the World Police and Fire Games in Virginia.  Two other riders, also from Brazil, were transported to nearby hospitals.  Both men are listed in seriuos condition.
Bethesda V.P
07/02/15 - National Capital Federal Firefighters
All allow me to welcome and congratulate Brother Neil Gunnet as the new V.P representing Bethesda and soon to be Carderock.
IIMPORTANT DEV UPDATE - PLEASE share
07/02/15 - 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 Dependent Eligibility Verification (DEV) A follow-up to our last communication regarding the DEV.
Update
07/02/15 - IAFF 1826
Negotiations Status Update
07/02/15 - IAFF Local 2446
Bozeman Fire Fighters wish you a safe holiday, hear our PSA and see our city code.
07/02/15 - IAFF local 613
In light of the upcoming 4th of July holiday,and changing weather subsequent fires may be caused by these events. Bozeman Fire Fighters remind you to practice fire and fireworks safety. Fireworks in the city limits are illegal except for the ordinace listed below, remember the penalty for a first offense is a city ordinance violation and a fine of $100 to $500.
Fire on Oak Street
07/02/15 - IAFF Local 892
Platoon 4 responded to a second floor fire in a 2 1/2 story wood frame multi-family at 56 Oak Street on Wednesday.  Fire was visible from the D side window.  Mohegan Tribal responded as a FAST and a 2nd alarm was struck for additional manpower.
Congress Sets the Stage for Fight on Toxic Flame Retardant Laws
07/02/15 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
June 25, 2015 - This week, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed H.R. 2576, legislation to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) by a vote of 398-1. The House vote sets the stage for action in the Senate on its version of TSCA reform, S. 697.
Congress Sets the Stage for Fight on Toxic Flame Retardant Laws
07/02/15 - West Metro FireFighters I.A.F.F. Local 1309
June 25, 2015 - This week, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed H.R. 2576, legislation to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) by a vote of 398-1. The House vote sets the stage for action in the Senate on its version of TSCA reform, S. 697.
You Are Invited....
07/02/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
The Peace Pipe Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, invites you to join it in recognizing the Volunteers of the Denver Firefighters Museum for their outstanding achievement in the restoration of Engine E-­04 and contributions to the Denver community.
Charity events for Blaine update
07/02/15 - IAFF 1826
To all Local 1826 Members, There have been several charity events (Dixie Roadhouse nights, Golf Tournament, and on line donations, etc.)  over the past couple of weeks to assist Blaine Burrell fight MS. Collectively there has been roughly $28,000 collected from these events, Thanks to all that have participated. Blaine flew to Israel last Friday and we'll send out the updates.
811 Run-Walk To Benefit Operation Warm
07/01/15 - IAFF Local 21
811 Run at Lake Calhoun on 8/15 to raise awareness of the importance of calling before you dig.  All proceeds from this run will be split between Minneapolis and Saint Paul Firefighters Operation Warm.  Last year, the 811 Run was our largest single supporter and donated over $7,000 to our mission in Saint Paul.  Say thank you, by helping build this fun event.
March Bi-Monthly Meeting
07/01/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
2015 Bass Pro Family Appreciation Day Event
07/01/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Local 858 family event with the Rockies.
07/01/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Local 858 family event with the Rockies.  Join us Sunday August 23rd, arrive 90 minutes early for an all you can eat lunch and then into the game for lifelong memories.  Tickets are available first come first serve at the union hall through Dena for $24 a piece, please call to get on the list as we are limited to 80 tickets. Hope to see you there.
Special Meeting
07/01/15 - Boston Fire Fighters
There will be two(2) informational meetings regarding the upcoming vote on the 24 hour work shift. The first meeting will be Tuesday July 22 at 7:00 pm The second meeting will be Wednesday July 23 at 10:00 am Both meetings will be at Florian Hall.
Funeral Info for Diana Perciavalle
06/30/15 - McKeesport Firefighters
Funeral arrangements for Diana Perciavalle. Viewing will be held on Wednesday, July 1st and Thursday July 2nd from 2pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be on Friday, July 3rd, 1030am at St. Eugene's/St. Mark's Church, 3210 Liberty Way in Liberty Boro.
2 years ago today....
06/30/15 - IAFF Local 1014
Two years ago today we posted the below infromation about the tragic loss of 19 Firefighters. Sunday June 30th our firefighting profession had a tragic loss at the Yarnell Hill Fire in Prescott Arizona. 19 firefighters from the Granite Mountain Hotshots lost their lives tragically.
Tunnels To Towers 5K Run in Biloxi
06/30/15 - IAFF 14th District
Tunnels To Towers 5K Run in Biloxi Sept.
Tennessee President Retired from Murfreesboro Fire Dept.
06/30/15 - IAFF 14th District
Congratulations to Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association President Eddie Mitchell on his retirement from the Murfreesboro Fire Department.
update
06/30/15 - IAFF 1826
The 2015 AFD/IAFF Collective Bargaining Agreement is Ratified
06/29/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The City Chapter CBA has been officially ratified by the membership with 80% approval. Special thanks to the Negotiating Team and the Members who worked the polls. Log-in to the members area to review the official tally. Please call Sgt.
Third Fire 24 Hours
06/29/15 - IAFF Local 2647
Pittsfield Firefighters Busy With Third Fire in 24 Hours Posted with permission  www.iberkshires.com By Andy McKeever On: 09:57AM / Tuesday June 23, 2015 On Monday, firefighters attack a blaze at 15 Miller that spread to the attic.
Lake Firefighters Urge Safety Around Fireworks this 4th
06/29/15 - IAFF Local 3990
Firefighters Urge Caution Near Fireworks on Independence Day Lake County, FL - Independence Day, unfortunately, is one of the busiest days of the year for firefighters. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more fires are reported on the Fourth of July than on any other day of the year, and two out of five are fireworks-related incidents.
Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired FEO William Oswald
06/29/15 - IAFF Local 21
Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of Retired FEO William Oswald.
Tire Fire Fills Sky With Dark Black Smoke
06/29/15 - IAFF Local 3990
Eustis, FL – Dark smoke filled the sky Sunday afternoon behind the fairgrounds in Eustis. Lake County and Eustis firefighters quickly responded to the dark black column of smoke to find a large pile of tires burning. Firefighters worked to extinguish the toxic blaze through the choking dark black smoke. “Tires burn very hot and are very toxic” explains Lt.
SPFF Supports LODD Recognition Program
06/29/15 - Saint Paul Fire Foundation
Click Image For Pionneer Press Story St. Paul Fire Department Capt. Bob Kippels unveils the commemorative sign for George Wells and John Zasada, former firefighters at Fire Station 4 in St. Paul's Lowertown who perished 75 years apart in 1884 and 1959.
Laborers 264 Host Koster Breakfast
06/29/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
City of Bozeman Fireworks regulations per city code.
06/29/15 - IAFF local 613
We wish everyone a safe and happy 4th of July/Independance day.  We remind everyone do NOT delay emergency responders as fires can quickly outgrow your ability to extinguish, as well dial 9-1-1 for medical emergencies.  Here are the rules for fireworks use per City of Bozeman code.
Recent update from OPM in regards to recent OPM Data Breach.
06/29/15 - National Capital Federal Firefighters
Letter from IAFF General President calling for resignation of OPM Director in light of recent OPM Data Breach.
06/29/15 - National Capital Federal Firefighters
Group 2 - Working Fire - Pearl Street
06/28/15 - Belmont Firefighters
At 0356 on June 26th, Belmont Fire Alarm struck box 56 for a building fire adjacent to 11 Pearl Street. On arrival Group 2 under the command of Capatin Haley encountered heavy fire. The fire was able to be knocked down quickly by first arriving companies with a 2 1/2 with minor extension to the interior.
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