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KFFBF Scholarships
02/05/16 - IAFF Local 2819
We've opened the application period for two scholarship opportunities today: one for our community members and one for our KFFBF members. Each are $500 awards. To apply, visit www.thewashboard.org and register your account. The deadline for applications is May 30, 2016.  Notification to the winners is anticipated to be June 8, 2016.
2016 7th District Scholarship Application Period Opens
02/05/16 - IAFF Local 2819
The annual 7th District Scholarship application period is now open.  Please see the attachments for the application, student checklist and scholarship policy.  The program is funded by events hosted by IAFF Local affiliates in the Magnificent 7th District.  This year 10 scholarships will be awarded totaling over six thousand dollars.
Fire Wellness week March 6-11
02/05/16 - Richmond Fire Fighters
Fire Wellness week March 6-11
02/05/16 - Richmond Fire Fighters
Fire Wellness week March 6-11
02/05/16 - Richmond Fire Fighters
In Memory of Captain Steven H. "Blue" Babcock (Lasing Fire Fighter)
02/05/16 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
The Detroit Fire Fighters Association extends its sincerest condolences to the Lansing Fire Department, and the Babcock Family on the loss of Captain Steven H. Babcock. Funeral Services for Captain Babcock:  http://www.legacy.com/link.asp.
Welcome Glen Lake Fire Fighters Local 5086
02/05/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Yesterday was an historic day for GLFF L5086, This new local's first Executive Board, took the IAFF oath of Office, Pictured below is President Bill Parker, Vice-President Scott Sheehan, Secretary Jay Morse, Treasurer Pete Stern.
Union Executives in Tallahassee
02/05/16 - IAFF Local 3169
This past week your Union officers were in Tallahassee for the FPF Legislative Convention.  FPF has been making huge strides in keeping the state from tampering with our FRS retirement.  This year there was no attack to the FRS.  Also, they have been working on HB345 and SB456 which deals with the Presumptive Cancer laws for Firefighters.
February 5, 2016: UPFFA MOBILE APP PUSH NOTIFICATION - UPDATE
02/05/16 - UPFFA
We have recently added a new feature to the UPFFA of Ct. Mobile APP Push Notification. The new feature added is the “Push Message Archive Module” it is now at the top of the Members Only Page, this feature will now provide a fast/easy way for our members to review previously sent push messages.
2016 7th District Scholarship Application Period Opens
02/05/16 - IAFF 7th District
The annual 7th District Scholarship application period is now open.  Please see the attachments for the application, student checklist and scholarship policy.  The program is funded by events hosted by IAFF Local affiliates in the Magnificent 7th District.  This year 10 scholarships will be awarded totaling over six thousand dollars.
2015 PFA Awards Ceremony
02/05/16 - IAFF Local #1945
Hello -  The 2015 PFA Awards Ceremony is TONIGHT - Friday February 5th 2016. Plesae see the attached flyer for information.
Local 21 Ski Day
02/04/16 - IAFF Local 21
Local 21 SKI DAY  February 17 - Slopes Open At 9:30 Afton Alps  FOOD - Union will provide snacks and beverages.   - Members will be on there own for meals.  - cafeteria food is available, bar/restaurant available.
Lansing Fire Fighter Loses Battle with Cancer
02/04/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
The members of Local 421-Lansing are mourning the passing of active Captain Steve Babcock. Steve was assigned to the LFD Emergency Management Division. He served Lansings residents since 6/7/1993. He passed Wednesday February 3rd after battling cancer. Click here for a link to the obituary from the funeral home. Please distribute accordingly. We appreciate the support and assistance.
Notice of Election, DVP position for District 6, LAFD
02/04/16 - IAFF 1826
The Local office has received a letter of resignation from DVP Mike Pernal, we thank and appreciate Mike's time and energy through some significant issues involving your District. Nominations for the position of DVP for District 6 will be accepted at the February 25th Bi-Monthly meeting held at the SWFL International Airport Training Center, start time is 6:30.
Union Clothing Flyers & Order Forms
02/04/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
You can now order MPFFU clothing articles or you can customize them with your own Local name.  Check-out the flyers for Jackets, Pull-overs, and Shirts and return your order form to the MPFFU.  Orders will be combined and processed every few weeks and payment can be made via credit card or check after you receive your order.  Simply call the MPFFU office for more details.
Leoma Lovegrow Art Raffle to Benefit Local 1826 District 13, Matlacha/Pine Island
02/04/16 - IAFF 1826
Follow Up
02/04/16 - IAFF Local #1945
This was a C-Shift call.
Cruz Left 9/11 Responders Behind
02/03/16 - Davenport Association of Professional Firefighters Local #17
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IAFF/BCFD Collective Bargaining Agreement Failed to Ratify - February 3, 2016
02/03/16 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The 2016 County Chapter CBA failed to ratify with 55% disapproval. Special thanks to the Negotiating Team and the Members who worked the polls. Log-in to the members area under Contracts to review the official tally. Please call Sgt. At Arms Miguel Tittmann with any questions or concerns.
IAFF 293 APP
02/03/16 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
Get the Erie Firefighters IAFF 293 App for your iPhone or Android in your App Store. Contact any Board Member for more information.
Local 1802 back to full strength
02/03/16 - Westport Fire Local1802
Richard W. Dionne Jr. photo The Westport Fire Department welcomed two new firefighters to its ranks Friday — and also celebrated the prospect of being up to ‘full staffing’ for the first time in several years.
Fishing Tournament Cancelled
02/03/16 - IAFF Local 21
2016 Crappie Tournament Information
02/02/16 - Champaign Firefighters
Mt. Snow Ski Tickets
02/02/16 - MILFORD FIREFIGHTERS LOCAL 944
2nd Annual Michael C Kucsma Seminar
02/02/16 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
Pueblo Rural Signs Collective Bargaining Agreement
02/02/16 - IAFF Local #1945
Pueblo Rural Signs Collective Bargaining Agreement   Congratulations to Pueblo Rural Firefighters.
2016 MPFFU Convention Call
02/02/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Registration information is now available for the 52nd Biennial Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union Convention.  The Convention is being held at the Edward Village Hotel in Dearborn on May 3,4,5, 2016.
IAFF Communications Training Academy
02/02/16 - IAFF 14th District
 The application period for the IAFF Communications Training Academy is open and will remain open until Friday March 18th. This year’s academy will be held May 16-20,2016 at the Maritime Center in Linthicum Heights Maryland, just outside of Baltimore.  Members can apply by visiting the web page for the Communications Training Academy here: http://bit.ly/1RVE4D8.
Minnesota Firefighters Hockey Tournament
02/02/16 - IAFF Local 21
Date/Times- Check in will start at 11:45 March 9th.  First game will start at 12:30 last game will end by 12:30 March 10th.  Format- Teams will be picked at random based on skill level indicated on payment (check or PayPal) or email rsvp.  Each team will play 2 games on March 9th and one game on March 10th.  Team assignment and schedule will be provided at check in.
Casino Night Fundraiser
02/02/16 - IAFF Local 3005
L3005 Honor Guard Casino Night and Bingo Fundraiser. Local 3005 will be hosting their 7th annual Casino Night and Bingo fundraiser.  Back again this year is our popular hold'em tournament and we even will have 'cash game' poker tables available as well.
Parade Shirt Special Orders
02/02/16 - Scranton Firefighters IAFF Local # 60
Parade shirt special orders for LS t-shirt, sweatshirt and hooded sweatshirt can be made @ sfdstpatparadeshirt@gmail.com special orders can be placed thru 9 Feb availability date for pick up TBD
Local 1945 App
02/01/16 - IAFF Local #1945
Members -  Today the App for Local 1945 is available for both Apple iPhones and Android devices. You can find it by searching Local 1945 in the respective store.  This is our first version, and we will be making changes as we get feedback from the membership.
IAFF Local 781 Honor Guard Clinic
02/01/16 - IAFF local 781
The Professional Firefighters of Independence Local 781 Honor Guard is proud to announce a comprehensive honor guard training clinic with professional instruction provided by instructors from the Milwaukee Honor Guard Clinic.
2016 St Patrick Parade Shirt
02/01/16 - Scranton Firefighters IAFF Local # 60
2016 Parade Shirt is available for purchase at Rescue 1 940 Wyoming Ave from 8am-8pm S-M-L-XL $10 XXL-XXXL $12 For large quantity orders contact Rob @ sfdstpatparadeshirt@gmail.
BLS REFRESHER
01/30/16 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Local 1268 Childrens Hospital Blood Donation
01/30/16 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
Randolph Firefighters Local 1268 will be visiting Boston Childrens Hospital on February 18 2016 do donate blood. Childrens currently has an urgent need for blood an have asked PFFM local for help. We will be meeting at Randolph Central Station on Feb.18 @1630hrs We will be able to park in the Boston Childrens Hospital Garage for no cost and depending on attendance we can carpool in.
Friday, January 29, 2016 UPDATE
01/29/16 - IAFF Local 1014
Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014 Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers, Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel Brothers and Sisters, A quick update on a few important issues our Union is working on heading into February 2016….
2016 ALTS and HR Conference
01/29/16 - IAFF Local 42
Bid Session
01/29/16 - IAFF local 1080
2nd Annual Michael C Kucsma Memorial Symposium
01/29/16 - IAFF Local 740
To All, As most of you are aware the 2nd Annual Michael Kucsma Memorial Symposium has been scheduled for February 26, 27, 28  (3,4,3 shift rotation) at the Holiday Inn By the Bay. Last years inaugural conference was a huge success with over 120 attendees and 20 + vendors.  I anticipate this year's to be even bigger.
New Orleans Fire Fighters Receive First Payment on Back Pay Settlement
01/29/16 - IAFF 14th District
Yesterday the New Orleans Fire Fighters got the first payment of 15 million dollars for their long awaited back pay. Congratulations to New Orleans Local 632 and all the members active & retired! Below is a press release from the Mayor’s office.
Pueblo Rural Signs Collective Bargaining Agreement
01/29/16 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
Congratulations to Pueblo Rural Firefighters! Local 3319 signed their first Collective Bargaining Agreement and became the first Colorado Local to utilize the provisions of Senate Bill 25 (Colorado Firefighter Safety Act) to garner their first CBA! Great work brothers.
Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
01/29/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle         The winner for today's payday raffle is Lucky Louie Hernandez, E-32-B shift. Louie is just a few weeks away from retirement, we are sure he can use the money. Congratulations to Lou.
4th Annual Chili and Chowder Cookoff
01/28/16 - IAFF Local 772
New Hires Sworn in Today 1/28/2016
01/28/16 - Scranton Firefighters IAFF Local # 60
Today fifteen new firefighters were sworn in by Mayor Courtright.  These cadets will now go on to Harrisburg Area Community College where they will spend the next fourteen weeks being trained in the following ( Firefighter 1 and 2, EMT, Hazmat, Basic Vehicle Rescue and Emergency Vehicle Operator Course).
QC Labor night at the rink
01/27/16 - Davenport Association of Professional Firefighters Local #17
New Farmington Hills fire chief ‘coming home’
01/27/16 - IAFF Local 1164
They say you can’t go home again. Jon Unruh is about to prove that’s not true, although technically he’s never left in the first place. Unruh, who started his firefighting career three decades ago as a paid on-call firefighter in Farmington Hills, has been hired as the new fire chief in the city, effective Feb. 8.
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