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September 23, 2014
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General Membership Meetings
09/22/14 - International Association of Firefighters
Our next quarterly general membership meetings will be on Wednesday, October 15th and Thursday, October 16th at "The Cabin" on Rt 33 in Howell/Freehold. Both meetings will start at 1700 sharp. Both meetings will be on the patio (back room behind the fireplace). Please make every effort to attend at least one of the meetings and please be on time. See you there.
Boat Day/ Camp out
09/22/14 - IAFF Local 1699
Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to invite all of you to a day on the "Dirty D" (Delta). We will be boating and camping for those that would like to stay the night. This is a last minute event to get TOGETHER and share some good times. Everyone is welcome, just give me a heads up so I can have enough food for everyone.
Guard Duty
09/22/14 - Franklin Park Firefighters
Brothers and Sister. Northlake FPD has suffered the loss of one of their own. Lt. Herb Milnes passed away unexpectedly on Saturday. Our Brothers and Sisters of the NFPD have asked for our help along with the Division 20 Honor Guard in doing a casket guard for Lt. Milnes on Thursday and Friday. The visitation on Thursday will be from 3-9pm at Cuneo-Columbian in OUR town.
Firefighters participate in flashover exercise near Ann Arbor (Photos)
09/22/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Area firefighters gathered throughout the weekend at the Ann Arbor Charter Township Fire Department to participate in flashover exercises facilitated by instructors from the Oakland Community College Fire Training Institute.
Nominations
09/22/14 - IAFF Local 2980
Members, Nominations will be accepted for the positions of: Secretary/Treasurer, DVP Palm Harbor, and Trustee Seats 2 and 4 at the October general meeting.  The meeting will be held at the Union Hall on the 16th of October beginning at 1900hrs.  Any member in good standing may nominate any eligible member for office.
The Solution to America's Retirement Crisis
09/22/14 - Garland Fire Fighters Association
New Video Explains the Facts About Defined Benefit Pension Plans A new video, "The Solution to America's Retirement Crisis," produced by the IAFF, is designed to be used by affiliates to educate lawmakers, decision-makers and other audiences on the facts of defined benefit pension plans.
Current Copy of the Fire Districts By-Laws
09/22/14 - IAFF local 3704
STATE OF LOUISIANA ST. TAMMANY PARISH FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT #4 MANDEVILLE, LOUISIANA BY-LAWS ARTICLE I TITLE Section 1.        The name and title of this organization shall be FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT #4, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. The geographical boundaries have been previously estab1ished in January 1958 by the St.
Our First Response to the Fire District
09/22/14 - IAFF local 3704
Mandeville Fire Fighters Association P.O. Box 587 Mandeville, LA 70448 Board of Commissioners St. Tammany Parish Fire Protection District No. 4 Mandeville LA.
2014 L-21 Golf Tournament
09/22/14 - IAFF Local 21
The annual L21 Golf Tournament will be held on September 24, C shift working.  Shot gun start at 1:00 p.m.  Everyone welcome; Active, retired and guests.  Contact retired FEO John Moravec at 651-748-9797 to sign up.
Give Away- free pass to John Norman Seminar
09/22/14 - IAFF Local 794
We're raffling off a free pass to our 2014 Fire Seminar, Chief John Norman 'Fireground Tactics' on Oct 11! Retweet on Twitter or share on Facebook to be entered! https://twitter.
Heavy Winds Cause Damage
09/21/14 - IAFF Local 3472
Straight line winds cause heavy damage to both homes and trees throughout the Rochester Hills area.  The National Weather Service is in the area checking for the possibliity of a tornado.  Residents can get coffee, hot chocolate, water, snacks, and blankets from the a mobile canteen at Van Hoosen Middle School. The following link has more pictures and video from Channel 7 WXYZ-Detroit http://www.wxyz.com/news/region/oakland-county/straight-line-winds-cause-heavy-damage-in-rochester-hills
Passing of Firefighter Dan Meyer
09/21/14 - IAFF Local 3650
Today, we lost our Brother Dan Meyer who fought courageously in his battle against cystic fibrosis. Dan was an active member of our local serving as the Secretary/ Treasurer up until the disease forced him to have a double lung transplant which ended his career as a Firefighter/Paramedic.   Dan continued to stay involved as his health would allow.
3rd Annual Bravest vs finest Football Game
09/21/14 - Middletown Professional Firefighters Association
On Sunday October 5th, 2014 the Middletown Professional Firefighters Association and Middletown Police Benevolent Association will square off for the third annual charity flag football game. This years event will be relocated to Watts Park on Wisner Ave, with kickoff at 2 p.m., tickets will be $5 with all proceeds going to benefit Susan G.
Paul Sullivan Time
09/21/14 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
Local 540 Swears in New Executive Board '14
09/20/14 - Alexandria Fire Fighter's Assoc. Local 540
On Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, the Alexandria Professional Firefighters Assoc. swore in the new Executive Board for 2014.  From left to right:  2nd Vice President, Curtis Beauregard, Board Member Shane Saizan, President Greg Derbonne, Board Member Matt Robertson, Sec/Treas Donnie Gauthier.  Not shown, 1st Vice President Bennie Ouber.
Local 540 Swears in New Members
09/20/14 - Alexandria Fire Fighter's Assoc. Local 540
 On Thursday, Sept, 11,2014, Local 540 swore in the following new members:  From left to right:  FF Dylan Derbonne, FF Brock Brasseaux, FAHQ Renee Freeman, FAHQ Christina Carmody, FF Lacy Lejeune, FF Jonathon Adams,  FF Neal Patel, FFJoshua Bullock, FF Evan Rodriguez,  FF Cedrick Green and FF Lawrence Wingate.
IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Service Live
09/20/14 - UPFFA
Watch the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Service Live Online The 28th Annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial service will be broadcast live via streaming video on Saturday, September 20. The ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colorado, officially begins at 1:00 p.m. Mountain Time. Watch the ceremony here.
2014 IAFF Memorial
09/20/14 - IAFF Local 1014
Untitled Document Today the IAFF and Brothers and Sisters from throughout the Nation gather in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Hallowed Ground at the IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial to honor those who gave all.
Ground Breaking for new burn centre in Vancouver!
09/20/14 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
A new burn centre in Vancouver is one step closer to becoming a reality. The BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund broke ground Sept. 17, 2014, on the $13.1 million facility, which will be built at the corner of Main Street and West 23rd. It will offer burn survivors and their families a home away from home during recovery, including eight rooms free of charge.
negotiation update
09/19/14 - IAFF 1826
MDA Fill The Boot Totals
09/19/14 - IAFF Local 21
Day 3 of Fill The Boot for the Muscular Dystrophy Association done and the B-Shift raised $9830, a 3 day grand total for all shifts of $45,495. A heartfelt Thank You to the great citizens of Saint Paul and visitors passing through who donated to our Fill The Boot fundraising drive supporting The Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Membership Meeting
09/19/14 - IAFF Local F-102
All Hands, A Membership Meeting has been scheduled for Monday 06 October 2014 at Crash Station 62 and will commence at 0630. Please see Union website calendar for agenda.
CAMBRIDGE RIB FEST
09/19/14 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Brothers & Sisters, The 2014 Cambridge Rib Fest which is sponsored by the East Cambridge Business Association is looking for Fire Department Rib Cooks to test their skills against the Police Department. The event takes place Sunday October 5th at Noon on Cambridge St. between Fulkerson and Fifth Streets.
CONTINUING RESOLUTION PASSED
09/19/14 - IAFF Local F282
The Federal Government will be funded through mid December once the President signs the Resolution. This article provides more information on the C.R.
2014 Breast Cancer Awareness T-Shirt Blowout
09/19/14 - Dutchess-Fairview Professional Fire Fighters
Help us in our fight against Breast Cancer today by donating / purchasing a Breast Cancer Awareness T-Shirt today. You can get yours by stopping by the fire station anytime or just get a hold of a member for one. Thanks for your support and let's work together to eliminate Breast Cancer today.
CONGRESS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING.
09/18/14 - IAFF Local F282
Watch the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Service Live Online
09/18/14 - IAFF Local 1164
View in Browser   IAFF to Add 168 Fallen IAFF Members to Wall of Honor The 28th Annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial service will be broadcast live via streaming video on Saturday, September 20.
New Engine Delivered
09/18/14 - IAFF Local 4349
Local 4349 takes delivery of its new custom built, 550 HP, rear mounted pump, fire engine.  The color of the engine, "Red", represents the current direction of the look of all future apparatus here in Rancho Santa Fe.
Watch the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Service Live Online
09/18/14 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
IAFF to Add 168 Fallen IAFF Members to Wall of Honor The 28th Annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial service will be broadcast live via streaming video on Saturday, September 20. The ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colorado, officially begins at 1:00 p.m. Mountain Time. Watch the ceremony here.
Tips to stay safe in a hurricane
09/18/14 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
Helmet Presentation
09/18/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of McKinney, IAFF Local 2661
As a token of our appreciation for DCM Madrigal's leadership and professionalism during the recent labor negotiations, President Dorris and Sec/Tres Mayzner presented him with an IAFF Local 2661 fire helmet.
PFFM General Election Candidates & Endorsement Process
09/18/14 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
We had a successful Primary Election winning 16 of our 23 opposed races.  There was a solid effort by our Locals statewide and some of our losses were very close.  Thank you to you and your members for the effort. We are now moving forward to the General Election, November 4th.
Marquette Fire Department receives $50,624 grant
09/18/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
WASHINGTON D.C. -- U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announce support for the Marquette Fire Department to improve operations and safety.
Local fire departments complete annual training on campus
09/18/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Lansing firefighter paramedic Craig Wade dangled from a single rope 30 feet above an underground tunnel on Tuesday, and he said it’s not the first time his job has put him in a precarious position.
Endorsement
09/18/14 - IAFF Local 3650
Local 3650 endorses Jodie Barram for Deschutes County Commissioner
Reduction plan poses serious safety issue, fire official tells Youngstown mayor
09/18/14 - Paul Hufnagel
City firefighters expressed concern to Mayor John A. McNally about his plan to take a fire engine off the road saying it’s a serious safety issue.
Fill The Boot Day #2 Results
09/18/14 - IAFF Local 21
Day 2 of Fill The Boot for the Muscular Dystrophy Association done and the A-Shift raised $19,265. A & C shifts Two day total of $35,665. Watch for the B-Shift on Friday.
Congratulations
09/18/14 - IAFF Local 801
Congratulations to Lieutenant Fred Pollard on his retirement from the City of Danbury Fire Department. The members of Local 801 wish Brother Pollard a long and happy retirement and thank him for his years of service to the City of Danbury and for his service to the members of Local 801 as an officer of the pension board.
John Norman
09/17/14 - IAFF Local 794
Yard Signs Available
09/17/14 - IAFF Local 3472
Yard signs are available to show your support.
2014 MDA Fill The Boot
09/17/14 - IAFF Local 21
Day 1 of Fill The Boot for the Muscular Dystrophy Association is done and the C-Shift raised $16,400. Watch for the A-shift on Thursday and B-Shift on Friday.
VOTE YES ON 200
09/17/14 - IAFF Local 3
Thanks to Kiera, Bo Ortez and the Sec of State, we are back to 200.  Pack the Council Chambers Monday night at 7pm.
Black and Gold event
09/17/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of Oklahoma
Please plan to join other fire fighters on Saturday, September 27th in Chickasha as we "Stand Strong" to support a man who has stood up and supported fire fighters time and time again at the Capital. It's imperative that we keep Representative David Perryman in his current seat, House District 56.  Black and Gold IAFF T-shirts will be available at this event.
Local 2687 Annual Golf Tournament
09/17/14 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
Hamden Professional Firefighters Local 2687 Annual Golf Tournament: Wednesday, October 22nd.  New and improved ONLINE REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT!    Click this link to go to the tournament website:www.birdeasepro.
New documents posted
09/17/14 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
The February 2014 Executive Board Meeting Minutes have been posted on the Meeting Minutes page, Log in required. The Presidents' Meeting Announcement has been posted on the Downloads page, Log in required. The Convention Bidding dates notice has been posted on the Downloads page, Log in required.
Local 1491 Retirement Party
09/17/14 - Lexington Fire Fighters
Please join us in celebrating the retirement of FF. Robert O'Keefe and Capt. Michael Fulton on Saturday October 18th, 2014.  The celebration will be held at Heritage Hall, 177 Bedford Street Lexington MA.  Tickets available at Lexington Fire Headquarters or by contacting LT. Peter Ricci at firestuff@verizon.net or aidandrelief@lexfire.org.
Let The Tours Begin
09/17/14 - IAFF Local 168
Well it's that time of the year again that the schools come to visit their favorite public safety persons, the fire fighters and the fire stations.  With fire prevention month just around the corner, some schools are getting a jump start on the fire station tours. Paducah's Tot School visited the fire fighters at Station 1 today.  Cpt. Brian Waid, Lt.
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