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Another Busy Day
09/02/14 - New London Fire Fighters
It's been a busy day so far for the members of local 1522. Since 7 am today, members working the day and night shift have responded to over 30 emergencies, and the night shift is not over yet.
Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts
09/02/14 - IAFF Local 4416
Orders are now being accepted for the pink ribbon breast cancer awareness shirts that Noblesville Fire Fighters will be wearing this October.  In addition to the standard 50/50 short sleeve style, long sleeve, ladies, and youth sizes are available.  Order yours online via the buttons below or download the attached from and deliver to Jim Butts with your payment.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING NOTICE
09/02/14 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
Please be informed that the next regular meetings of the DFFA General Membership have been scheduled for: Monday, September 22, 2014 & Tuesday, September 23, 2014 7:00 p.m.
IAFF-MG MOTORCYCLE RALLY
09/02/14 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
IAFF-MG MOTORCYCLE RALLY Attention All Local 244 Motorcycle Riders: The NM Chapter of the IAFF-Motorcycle Group is heading out to Flagstaff on September 14th, 2014, for the IAFF-MG International Bike Rally. We are inviting all bikers to ride out with us to Flagstaff or as far as you would like to go. We will meet at Einstein Bagels (Jefferson & Osuna location) at 9:00a.m.
858 F.A.C. Summer Patio Series
09/02/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
858 F.A.C. Summer Patio Series Next Stop- Local 46 Bar September 19, 5:30 @ 4586 Tennyson Street come join the fun. Happy Hour Pricing All Night!  See you there.
Fundraising Event
09/02/14 - IAFF Local 2546
August 28th, Local 1826 Bi-Monthly Meeting
09/02/14 - IAFF 1826
* Special Dues Assessment vote failed. * Regular Monthly Dues increase vote passed, $1.14 monthly increase. * Committee to study Local office location options. * Endorsement of Candidates: Lee County Commissioner Brian Hamman and  District's 6 and 19 (LAFD) Commission candidates, Seat #2 William Lietke and Seat #5 Jaqueline Danis.
Tip-A-Firefighter
09/02/14 - West Haven Professional Fire Fighters
Tip a Firefighter for Muscular Dystrophy Association Sep.
Local 1522 Elections
09/02/14 - New London Fire Fighters
Local 1522 held their annual election of officers this evening. Lt. Rocco Basilica has been re elected to President and Lt. Jeffery Rheaume has been elected to serve as a member of the Executive Board. Lt. Rheaume will be in charge of the Grievance Committee. Local 1522 would like to wish them both good luck and thank them for their service.
REMINDER
09/01/14 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Support The St. Paul Fire Foundation Through Amazon
09/01/14 - Saint Paul Fire Foundation
About AmazonSmile Q and A: What is AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.
2014 Danny Boyle Memorial Race
08/31/14 - Holyoke Firefighters IAFF Local 1693
Sad News, passing of Brother Tim Clayton's Son
08/30/14 - Bessemer Fire Fighters Association, IAFF Local 980
It is with extreme sadness that we report the passing of Brother Tim Clayton's son Luke. Visitation will be Sunday 8-31-14 from 5 til 8 PM at Calera First United Methodist Church. Luke will lie in state Monday 9-1-14 from 1 til 2 PM, funeral service at 2 PM at Calera First United Methodist Church. Please visit our guestbook and leave a message for Tim.
The truth about Fire Fighter Pensions
08/30/14 - IAFF Local 1983
looters, flags of convenience, sorry CEO, Mary quits... Check us out at www.thestand.
TIAA-CREF
08/30/14 - Norwalk Fire Fighters
The City of Norwalk will be bringing in a representative from Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET) for two meetings.  Mr. Rey Longoria is a Bi-lingual representative from TIAA-CREF who will be in City Hall on September 10, 2014 to make two presentations to City and Board of Education employees about the benefits of enrolling in Connecticut’s CHET 529 plan.
Midland Fire Department is taking applications for firefighters
08/30/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
AUGUST 30, 2014: Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. Monday, September 15, 2014.
STERLING HEIGHTS: FD participates in high-rise rescue training scenario
08/30/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
AUGUST 30, 2014: As a helpless window washer dangled five floors above the ground at Schoenherr Towers on Aug. 27, members of the Sterling Heights Fire Department geared up on the roof of the nine-story complex and prepared to lower down one of their own to rescue him before it was too late.
Flint Fire Department now accepting applications for firefighter-EMT and trainee positions
08/30/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
AUGUST 30, 2014: The city is now accepting applications for both its eligible firefighter-EMT and firefighter-EMT trainee lists. The lists will be used to fill vacant positions within the Flint Fire Department, according to a news release from the city of Flint.
MY HEART BE STILL!
08/30/14 - IAFF Local F282
There's a proposed one percent pay hike in your future.
OUR FIRST POLITICAL ENDORSEMENT
08/30/14 - IAFF Local F282
The IAFF Local F282 is endorsing the candidacy of Mr. Jeff Wallis for Kitsap County Coroner.  Mr. Wallis is a former firefighter/paramedic with a lifetime of public service experience.  His lengthy list of supporters includes IAFF local 2819 (Central Kitsap, North Kitsap, & Poulsbo), IAFF Local 437 (Bremerton), and IAFF Local 2876 (South Kitsap).
KITSAP FIREFIGHTERS CHARITABLE OCTOBERFEST
08/30/14 - IAFF Local F282
Please check out the flyer for more information.
SHOW SUPPORT FOR FF COLLINS
08/30/14 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
49th MDA TELETHON KICKS OFF LABOR DAY WEEKEND ON WRTV 6
08/30/14 - IAFF Local 4416
One of America’s longest-standing and beloved fundraising and entertainment events – the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) nationally broadcast telethon – returns this Labor Day weekend, Sunday August 31 at 9:00 p.m. on WRTV 6.
Local F-273 Softball Team Wins 4th Annual Kyle Wilson Memorial Softball Tournament
08/30/14 - IAFF Local F-273
This weekend the Local F-273 Softball Team participated in the 4th Annual Kyle Wilson Memorial Softball Tournament. After winning against both the Prince William County FD and Fairfax County FD softball teams in the morning, Local F-273 continued on in the brackets victoriously, and took the championship game late in the afternoon.
Operation Warm
08/29/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Find out more about how the PFFNH and you can help local kids in need.
Aug. 29, 2014 - Manufacturing plant cleared of hazardous material exposure
08/29/14 - IAFF Local 20
http://www.journal-news.
Aug. 28, 2014 - Hamilton medics plan fundraiser for Haiti trip
08/29/14 - IAFF Local 20
http://www.journal-news.
Aug. 25, 2014 - Building wall collapses, causes gas leak
08/29/14 - IAFF Local 20
http://www.journal-news.
Aug. 21, 2014 - Fire causes evacuation of residence on High Street
08/29/14 - IAFF Local 20
http://www.journal-news.
Labor Day Weekend - MDA Fill the Boot
08/29/14 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
The International Association of Fire Fighters and the Muscular Dystrophy Association has been partners for over 60 years.  With your continued support we will continue to help raise dollars for Research and this weekend we will be in the streets doing our "Fill the Boot" Campaign and your generous donations are what make it all possible.
DFFA'S RESPONSE TO 8/27/2014 DETROIT NEWS EDITORIAL
08/29/14 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
August 28, 2014 - Editorial Response (Editorial Attached) We’re the Executive Board of the Detroit Fire Fighters Association (DFFA).  This responds to the News’ August 27, 2014 Editorial on the Detroit Fire Department’s promotion system.
Giving Muscular Dystrophy the Boot
08/29/14 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The year was 1954. Dwight D. Eisenhower called the White House home, a gallon of gas averaged 22 cents, and the television show “Father Knows Best” kept Americans captivated with Hollywood’s version of the perfect family.
2014 SFD/LOCAL-514 MDA Archery Tournament
08/29/14 - PFFA
80's Party Fundraiser for Captain Jorge Martinez
08/29/14 - IAFF Local 1403
As most of you know, Captain Jorge Martinez was involved in a very serious car accident. Local 1403 will be having a fundraiser to assist Jorge with his medical expenses.
Berlin L-1088 Luau Poker Run
08/29/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
To benefit Operation Warm 09/06 at Northern Forest Heritage Park 9am Registration - Last ATV 'out' @ 11am/Last ATV 'in' by 2pm $15 per player
MDA Boot Drive
08/29/14 - Hampton Fire Fighters
Ou boot drive was held on Sunday August 18th on Hampton Beach and we raised a total of $3261.72 for MDA of New Hampshire.
Operation Warm
08/29/14 - Hampton Fire Fighters
We are excited about a new partnership with Operation Warm that will bring American made winter coats to the needy children of Hampton. We are actively fundraising to make this happen! We need the community support that Hampton residents are known for. Please visit our specific website and donate today! https://donate.operationwarm.
A Job well done by Local 1403 members!
08/29/14 - IAFF Local 1403
Organized labor, working together, shows how much the efforts paid off by unseating an incumbent commissioner. The final count that put Daniella Levine-Cava (Miami-Dade District 8) over the incumbent Lynda Bell was a 788- vote difference almost 52% to 48%.
2014 Yearbook and Hot Spots have arrived!
08/29/14 - Hampton Fire Fighters
Keep a sharp look out at your local Hampton business, our 2014 yearbook and our Hot Spots brochure have been printed and are currently being distributed.
Farewell Robert.....Thanks for a great ride!
08/28/14 - IAFF Local 168
On December 16th, 1991, Captain Robert Hair joined the IAFF Local 168 and Paducah Fire Department Family. August 29. 2014, he will receive his final alarm. At 1840, Captain Robert Hair will be retiring from the life he has known for almost 23 years, to pursue many more adventures in his life. I have the pleasure and honor to work with extraordinary man.
Battalion Chief Organizing - ERB Amicus Briefs Notice
08/28/14 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
ERB delivered official notice of written Amicus Briefs for the pending ERB Hearing on the organizing of Medford Fire Battalion Chiefs. Oregon State Fire Fighters Council (OSFFC) and Oregon Association Public Employer Labor Relations Association (ORPELRA) are currently submitted.
EMS Heroes in Warren
08/28/14 - Warren Firefighters Local 1383
City not optimistic about reaching deal with fire union
08/28/14 - Paul Hufnagel
MIDDLETOWN — City Manager Doug Adkins didn’t sound optimistic that a tentative agreement between the city and the firefighters union that could save 15 positions would be signed before Saturday’s deadline.
City warns departments of possibility of $3 million in cuts
08/28/14 - Paul Hufnagel
DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Dayton leaders are giving the city’s 2015 budget a fresh look, as the possibility of cuts loom impacting services residents receive.
Labur Day Events in Our Community
08/28/14 - IAFF 323
Bring your family and friends to join the labour community at a number of events taking place on Monday, September 1, 2014, to celebrate Labour Day. Burnaby - Swangard Stadium at Kingsway & Boundary, from 11 am to 3 pm, featuring musical guests Trooper.
BROTHER IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE
08/28/14 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Letter from Taunton L1391 August 22, 2014 Brothers and Sisters: It is my painful duty to inform you of a tragedy that recently occurred in Local 1391.
Retirement- What it takes
08/28/14 - IAFF Local 3169
Here is something we don't think about but should, "retirement".  I know what your thinking, Pye is old and he needs to think about retirement.  The truth is that every one of you should be thinking about retirement.  The earlier you get involved in paying into your retirement the more you will have saved up.  How much is enough.
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