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September 10, 2015: New London Public Safety Unions Press Conference - Michael Passero For Mayor
08/29/15 - UPFFA
The Hidrant
08/28/15 - IAFF Local 51
JOIN US AT THE HIDRANT 3112 Forney Dr. FRIDAY          PREMIUM LIQUOR SHOTS                    $2.
Lowell Firefighter Outing
08/28/15 - IAFF Local 853
Attached is an updated flyer for this year’s outing which will be held on Sept 17th at the Bunting Club. I added a few more details... It will be $20 per guy, $10 for Retirees that will get you a T-shirt, Food, and Beer… Also we are going to have a 50/50 raffle, Pie eating contest, Cornhole Tournament, Horshoes, etc.
Noblesville Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts
08/28/15 - IAFF Local 4416
The Noblesville Fire Department will be wearing pink ribbon shirts throughout the month of October in support of the Megan S. Ott Foundation.  We will be selling shirts to the general public through September 21st.  Proceeds will benefit the Megan S. Ott Foundation.  To order, use the PayPal buttons below.
Missoula Area Stage II Fire Restrictions
08/28/15 - IAFF Local 271
Missoula Area Stage II Fire Restrictions are in effect as of 12:01AM on Friday August 28th. The portions of the Missoula and Ninemile Ranger District within Mineral County as well as the entire Superior RD and Plains-Thompson Falls ranger districts of the Lolo National Forest are under Stage II Fire Restrictions due to continued dry conditions and potential for rapid and dangerous fire growth.
September Bi-Monthly Meeting
08/28/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
08/28/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
The winner for today's Payday Raffle is Tom Mahoney. Congratulations Tom! Children's Hospital Summer Burn Camp was held August 17-24 in Estes Park.  Thanks to all who helped with the coordination of airport arrivals and departures.  A big shout out to Celina Salgado, Administrative Assistant to Angela Cook at DIA.  Celina spearheaded the efforts at the airport this year.
100th Annual Ball
08/27/15 - IAFF Local 2647
Pittsfield Permanant Firemans Association 100th Annual Ball INVITATION The Pittsfield Permanent Firemen’s Benefit Association is holding its 100th Annual Ball on the night of September 26th, 2015. This event will be held in the Crowne Plaza Hotel Grand Ballroom starting w/cocktail hour and registration at 5 o’clock in the evening.
Massachusetts Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony
08/27/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
08/27/15 - IAFF Local 3169
This years Chili Cookoff will be Saturday, Nov. 7th.  Last year we took Marion Counties HOTTEST Chili and 2nd Place PEOPLES CHOICE awards.  As usual we will be needing volunteers for the day of the cookoff.  We will be cooking for the cookoff Friday, Nov. 6th at the Union Hall for anyone who wants to participate in cooking.
More Retirements and Promotions for Local 2687
08/27/15 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
Thursday, August 6, 2015 Dozens of friends and fellow firefighters, active and retired, gathered at Station 3 Thursday afternoon, August 6th, to bid farewell to Batt. Chief Bill Fitzmaurice, who joined the department in February 1987 as a Firefighter-Paramedic, and who officially retires as of August 10th.
School Bus Safety Tips
08/27/15 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
Riding The Bus Riding a school bus is a great way for your child to get to school. In the United States, 23 million students take the bus to and from school each day. Unfortunately, you may already know that the greatest risk involved is not riding the school bus, but getting on and off the bus.
08/26/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
2015 Guns N' Hoses Event
08/26/15 - IAFF Local 42
If you are interested in participating in this event please contact Secretary-Treasurer John Locke.
Jim Martinez P.F.F.I. Fall Education Seminar
08/26/15 - Professional Firefighters of Idaho
The annual Jim Martinez Fall Education Seminar will be held this year in Ketchum September 27-29 see attachments below for all the details and agenda for the event.
2015 Bikes, Blues & BBQ Poker Run Registiration
08/25/15 - IAFF Local 2866
The Official Bikes, Blues & BBQ 2015 Poker Run Preregistration is now live. Please click the link on the left side of the page or follow this link.
Fire Damages Apartments in Charleston, W.Va.
08/25/15 - IAFF Local 317
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- One person was taken to the hospital after an apartment fire, Sunday evening. It happened at the Terrace Park East apartment building along Kanawha Boulevard, about 4:00 p.m. Fire crews tell WSAZ that the person taken to the hospital was suffering a panic attack. No physical injuries were reported.
Retirees Luncheon
08/25/15 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
The retirees luncheon will be held on Wednesday, September 9th and Wednesday, November 11th at the DAV on Broadway from 9-12. All former and current members are encouraged to attend.
PPFFA Executive Board Meeting
08/25/15 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
2015 Legislative Conference registration form
08/25/15 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
The 2015 PPFFA/Barry Buskey Legislative Conference information and registration form has been added to the Downloads page. The event will take place October 18-20, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Harrisburg. If you have any questions, please contact Recording Secretary Chiaramonte.
Hamtramck Firefighters Haunted Fowling
08/25/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Join us on October 24, 2015 for a Halloween party you won't forget at the Fowling Warehouse - right here in Hamtramck! The Hamtramck Firefighters are throwing another 'Haunted' evening of good times, now with a new twist--fowling.
2015 Bikes, Blues, & BBQ Poker Run Registration
08/25/15 - IAFF Local 2866
The Official Bikes, Blues & BBQ 2015 Poker Run Preregistration is now live. Please click the link on the left side of the page or follow this link.
IAFF Dispatch Episode 2
08/24/15 - West Metro FireFighters I.A.F.F. Local 1309
Check out the latest episode of the IAFF Dispatch! This episode contains 4 Chapters: Election 2016: Our Process Out of the Shadows (PTS) Tracking Disasters, Helping Members Changing the Conversation Check out all the chapters of Episode 2! http://bit.
IAFF Dispatch Episode 2
08/24/15 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
Check out the latest episode of the IAFF Dispatch! This episode contains 4 Chapters: Election 2016: Our Process Out of the Shadows (PTS) Tracking Disasters, Helping Members Changing the Conversation Check out all the chapters of Episode 2! http://bit.
IAFF Memorial Assistance Request
08/24/15 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
Colorado Professional Firefighters We need your help, This years Memorial assistance will be needed from Wednesday September 16th through Saturday September 19th with the Memorial being on Saturday the 19th. Over the Last year throughout the United States and Canada we have lost 308 members to Line of Duty Deaths or occupational related illnesses.
Assistance Needed
08/24/15 - IAFF Local 21
Ken zepeda is coordinating the literature drop for Amy Brendmoen and would like to get as many volunteers as possible so we can knock it out Saturday morning after the C shift off & A shift coming on. We have a list of addresses that we are specifically targeting so it should go pretty quick. Breakfast or lunch will be provided for those who help with the drop.
Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired FEO Irvin Rubbelke
08/23/15 - IAFF Local 21
  Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired FEO Irvin Rubbelke.  FEO Rubbelke served the citizens of Saint Paul for 37 years as a Firefighter and FEO. Visitation at The Church of the Assumption downtown St. Paul (51 W. 7th St.) starting at 9 AM on Saturday, August 29, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM.
PFFW Charities Black Tie Gala
08/23/15 - IAFF Local 483
Rick Lopez Is Retiring
08/23/15 - IAFF Local 21
Poulsbo Fill the Boot
08/23/15 - IAFF Local 2819
Poulsbo will hold its second Fill the Boot of the year at the intersection of Viking Way and Fill Hill Rd. from 1-5pm on August 27th.
October 4, 2015: Tommy Fund - Family Day
08/22/15 - UPFFA
The Tommy Fund is an independent, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide emotional, educa-tional, medical and financial support to children with cancer and their families. The Tommy Fund gives financial assistance to families whose children are undergoing cancer treatment at The Tommy Fund for Child-hood Cancer Clinic at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven.
The Coquitlam Firefighters are asking for your help to help kids succeed by funding the Nutritional Breakfast and Snack Program.
08/22/15 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
Joe Diffie Unplugged
08/21/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont
  Packages Supporter 4 tickets $108.00 USDBasic 5 tickets $125.00 USDBronze 10 Tickets $250.00 USDSilver 15 tickets $350.00 USDGold 25 tickets $500.
I-96 in Livonia reopens after refuse truck flips
08/21/15 - IAFF Local 1164
Livonia resident David Miracle said his mother got up to use the bathroom just before 6 a.m. Wednesday and heard a loud “boom” come from I-96.
Maine Labor Group on Health Safety Retreat
08/21/15 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
The Maine Labor Group on Health is offering another great opportunity for those interested in workplace safety with their 3rd annual Safety Retreat.  More details will be available later, but please save the date for now and then pass this information along to the people you know who might be interested.
The Gym Bag - Offering Exclusive Benefits to IAFF Members
08/21/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The Gym Bag was developed by IAFF Local 244 Members Seferino Vigil and Eddie Gutierrez. Seferino and Eddie have been working in the health and wellness industry for 15 years and have come together to offer significant savings exclusively for IAFF brothers and sisters.
"No Warning" - PTSD and First Responders 47 sec. PSA
08/20/15 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
First responders must face the unknown every day. They never get warnings of what they'll face.
Lateral Entry Application Period Open
08/20/15 - Aurora Fire Fighters
The Lateral Firefighter application period will be OPEN from AUGUST 17, 2015 - SEPTEMBER 7, 2015 If you have questions about our Entry Level Process, please contact  Civil Service @303-326-8931.
MSCFF NEW Mobile App
08/20/15 - 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.
Katrina Video by New Orleans Local
08/20/15 - IAFF 14th District
This year is the 10 year anniversary of Hurricance Katrina. The job done by the fire fighters in the Gulf Coast area was amazing and they showed the world that fire fighters will always be there for them even in the most difficult conditions. Remeber many of these fire fighters were on dutys for days knowing all along that their house had been destroyed. Job well done brothers & sisters.
Charleston Firefighters Respond To A Different Kind Of Call
08/20/15 - IAFF Local 317
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Leland Brown, Brian Stiltner, and Erik Dailey were all on duty Monday night at Charleston Fire Department station number 4 when they got a call about a woman going into labor. It only took them 5 minutes to get there, but the baby wasn't waiting.
RSA meeting concerning our retirement
08/20/15 - IAFF Local 1437
On Tuesday, August 18th, the Pension Reform Task Force met in Montgomery and the three principle officers of the PFFA along with Geoff Statum and Daryl McMeans from Madison were in attendance. This is a short report from the meeting and I have attached a copy of the PowerPoint the PEW Charitable Trust presented.
North East Professional Fire Fighters Association Golf Outing
08/19/15 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
The Norh East Professional Fire Fighters Association will be hosting their annual golf outing on Thursday September 10, 2015. The event will take place at Pine Hills Country Club 140 Keyser Ave., Taylor PA 18517. Captain and Crew format 10:00 AM shotgun start $95.
Middle Class or Working Poor That's What's at Stake
08/19/15 - IAFF Local 42
This article was reprinted from the IAFF Daily Newsletter In their never-ending effort to force-feed warmed-over political ideas to a skeptical public, the pension attackers are back, using new poll-tested language and focus-grouped talking points to undermine retirement security for millions of working families.
08/19/15 - IAFF Local 21
Warmtober Fest! Friday, October 2nd, 6-10pm 21+ (rain or shine) Join Saint Paul Firefighters Operation Warm for an evening of music, food, and beverages.
Indiana Fallen Fire Fighter Remembrance
08/19/15 - IAFF Local 4416
Please make plans to attend the annual remembrance ceremony presented by PFFUI September 1st @ 11AM.
FWFD is Now Hiring
08/19/15 - Fort Wayne Professional Firefighters
Beginning August 18, 2015,  the FWFD will accept applications for Firefighter positions.  We are seeking qualified applicants who will be committed to the public safety of the Fort Wayne Community.  APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED BEGINNING August 18, 2015 until 4 p.m. EST. on September 25, 2015. The Fort Wayne Fire Department is hiring 15 firefighters.
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