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Study Guide
10/21/16 - IAFF 1826
Operation Warm Fund Raiser
10/21/16 - Scranton Firefighters IAFF Local # 60
Community Outreach Campaign: Halloween Safety
10/21/16 - IAFF Local 3472
Halloween is one of the most anticipated nights of the year for children, but also one of the most dangerous. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, on average, twice as many child pedestrians are killed while walking on Halloween compared to any other day of the year, and more than 70 percent of accidents occur away from an intersection or crosswalk.
Info Everyone Can Use and its FREE!
10/21/16 - IAFF Local 3472
We encourage everyone to sign into this webinar for information that may prevent you from losing your job! Hey, When is a firefighter free to speak their mind? When is a fire department free to discipline a firefighter for things they/we say? Although this issue crops up often as a result of social media postings, it goes far beyond that as well.
New IAFF-FC Programs Protect You and Your Family
10/21/16 - IAFF Local 3472
Dear Brothers and Sisters The IAFF Financial Corporation (IAFF-FC) Insurance Division has added a variety of new programs to help protect you and your family.
Denver Burn Foundation Payday Raffle Winner
10/21/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
On behalf of the Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation   The winner for today's payday raffle is Tom Mahoney, Station 17. Congratulations Tom! Next payday raffle is November 4th. Keep your eyes open for a Burn Foundation Board Member to get your 2017 Payday Raffle Ticket starting second week of November.
MSCFF Supports Chris Koster for Governor
10/20/16 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Annual Chili Cook-Off
10/20/16 - Hampton Fire Fighters
Please join us for our annual Chili Cook-Off on Thursday November 17th from 6pm till 10pm at Wally's Pub, 144 Ashworth Ave., Hampton. Annually the Hampton firefighters locals 2664 and 3017 sponsor local families by providing the needs and wants of local children and their families for Christmas. This is our only fundraiser for the season. Entry is a suggested $5 at the door.
Active Shooter Training
10/20/16 - Hampton Fire Fighters
LOCAL 3186 Member Ken Ward Missing
10/20/16 - Oregon State Fire Fighters Council
Local 1945 Members making a difference....
10/20/16 - IAFF Local #1945
Local 1014 Executive Board election nominee's
10/19/16 - IAFF Local 1014
Union Meeting
10/19/16 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
Longview Union Firefighters will be hosting a "Tap Takeover" to raise money for Operation Warm on Nov. 5th, 2016
10/19/16 - IAFF Local 828
Longview Union Firefighters and Ashtown Brewing Co. will be hosting a "Tap Takover" on November 5th, 2016 to raise money for Operation Warm from 6-11pm at Ashtown Brewing Co, located at 1175 Hudson St., Longview, WA 98632. Ashtown Brewing Co. will host the event and donate $1 for every beer sold during the event.
Election results
10/19/16 - IAFF Local 73
The new D shift rep is Dale Mcarthy and the new Sgt in arms is Paul Clark. Both members will take office 01JAN2017. We would like to welcome them to the Eboard and look forward to working with them.
Tampa Bay TImes - Take a closer look at who's being ripped off by Florida's workers' comp laws
10/19/16 - IAFF Local 2546
Do you trust an insurance carrier to spend money on you voluntarily? Yeah, me neither. And yet that is essentially what the state's Chamber of Commerce proposes. And it is what Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater advocates. And it is, heaven help us, an idea the state Legislature will probably revisit. http://www.tampabay.
2017 PFFA Convention
10/19/16 - PFFA
Commercial Fire on Franklin
10/19/16 - IAFF Local 892
While operating at a stove fire at Summitwoods dr., Norwich dispatch reported to Battalion 1 that they had a fire alarm activation at 66 Franklin Street. Engine 2 and East Great Plains FD were assigned to the fire alarm while companies began to clear the stove fire.  While en route, dispatch advised Engine 2 that they were taking calls for smoke from the second floor.
L0700 Literature Drop
10/18/16 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
The City of Oil City is planning on closing 1 of the 2 fire stations on the City resulting in layoffs. The PPFFA and members of L0700 are planning a door to door literature drop on Saturday October 22, 2016. Anyone wishing to attend should be at the PNA Club 410 Seneca St.
Go Fund Me Campaign for Kara Kovlakas
10/18/16 - Norwalk Fire Fighters
"GO FUND ME" CAMPAIGN     For the Family of      Kara Kovlakas (Beloved wife of NPD Officer Andy Kovlakas) Please click on the following link to donate:      https://www.gofundme.
Livonia Fire Department battles suspicious fire
10/18/16 - IAFF Local 1164
The Livonia Fire Department says a fire at a home Sunday afternoon in the 8900 block of Farmington remains under investigation as suspicious in nature. Fire inspector Keith Bo said crews responded Sunday afternoon to the fire at the home near Farmington and Kentucky. He said no injuries were reported as the owner was not home at the time of the incident.
CKFR Meeting Location Change
10/18/16 - IAFF Local 2819
The location for the CKFR Joint Bargaining Units Meeting has been changed to Station 56, 6470 Seabeck Highway NW, Bremerton, WA.  It will still be held at 6:00 pm on October 19th.
Financial Wellness Class
10/18/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Attention Members, I'm very excited to report that we have had a large number of RSVP's for the Financial Wellness Class!! You are all welcome to attend and no longer have to RSVP. We look forward to seeing all of you at the Union Hall. I have attached an additional flyer that I hope will clear up any confusion.
Join Team Fire
10/18/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Firefighters and police officers will meet on the ice in a highly competitive hockey game of "Good vs. Good" to support kids across the region who receive care at Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD). This exciting “Battle of the Badges” game against the NH Police Team enters its 10th year.
Hampton's Prepare-Prevent-Respond Class
10/18/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Halloween Room Block Correction
10/18/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good afternoon members, just a quick adjustment to this mornings email concerning rooms for the Spook-Tacular.  The Curtis figured out their reservations issues and rooms are vaialble by calling Lindsay Dvorak direct @ 720.889.4782, or you can call James Burkhalter with any questions @ 303.725.6066.
Spook-Tacular 3! Hotel Room update
10/18/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good Morning Members, Good news and some sad news, first the sad news.  The Four Seasons Hotel is sold out! If you waited this long you're going to be in trouble with your better half.  Now, the good news, we have secured 9 more rooms @ The Curtis Hotel just a block and a half away @ a rate of $179 for the night.  You can call the Curtis (303.571.
Remembering NNFD Hero
10/17/16 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
Join us as we never forget our brother John T Cox. Killed in the LODD while serving the citizens of Newport News in October 1945.
Solar Training
10/17/16 - Buffalo Professional Firefighters Assoc.
Below please find info on solar power training,  an email was sent to find out additional information and possible local training.   Sean Eagen Recording Secretary 282 The PV Trainers Network provides free solar PV education, training, and technical assistance to local governments across NY State.
2016 Fire Ball
10/17/16 - IAFF Local 21
The 2016 Saint Paul Fire Foundation Fire Ball is Friday, November 4th at the InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront Hotel.  This event is the primary fundraiser for the Foundation that supports many of our initiatives.
Welcome Lake City Fire Fighters
10/16/16 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters would like to welcome our newest Affliate Local: Lake City, MO Fire Fighters.  Lake City Fire Fighters protect the individuals that work and reside at the Army Ammunition Production facility, located in Independence, MO.
Westfield Bid (click to open)
10/16/16 - IAFF Local 4416
Medford Fire Fighters PAC Endorses Candidates for 2016 General Election
10/15/16 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
Medford Fire Fighters Political Action Committee has currently endorsed the following candidates for the November 2016 General Election: Medford City Council Ward 1, Dick Gordon and Jackson County Commissioner Position #2, Bob Strosser.  The PAC will be conducting further candidate interviews October 18th for additional City Council Wards and Mayor races.
Dante's Wingferno Tomorrow!
10/15/16 - Aurora Fire Fighters
Good afternoon members! Tomorow is the 5th Annual Dante's Wingferno challenge.  If you have any free time between 12 -4, please stop by Dry Dock (South Dock - Hampden & Chambers) to support those participating in this year's challenge.   We have a new format where those participating suffer for free, and the non-eating sadists pledge to those participating.
Dante's Wingferno Tomorrow!
10/15/16 - Aurora Fire Fighters
Good afternoon members! Tomorow is the 5th Annual Dante's Wingferno challenge.  If you have any free time between 12 -4, please stop by Dry Dock (South Dock - Hampden & Chambers) to support those participating in this year's challenge.   We have a new format where those participating suffer for free, and the non-eating sadists pledge to those participating.
2016 CPF Memorial October 15th
10/14/16 - 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 2016 CPF Memorial Saturday October 15th we will be in Sacramento honoring 29 firefighters.
October 12th nomination meeting
10/14/16 - 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 October 12th nomination meeting The following names were placed into nomination at the General Membership meeting held October 12th.
2016 Halloween Party
10/14/16 - Westport Fire Local1802
Hey everyone the Westport Permanent Firefighters Union is hosting another Halloween Party at Hixbridge Rd station October 30 at 4 pm. Hope we have a turnout like last year. There will be games. Face painting, snacks. And a magic show.
2016 State Elections
10/14/16 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
We want to remind & urge everyone to vote in at least this year's State Elections on November 8th. The election includes two ammendments to the state constitution that directly affect you. Ballet question 2 is to change the LODD benefits (recommend Vote YES) & Ballot question 1 is regarding how a union can assist/represent you (recommend vote NO).
Trunk or Treat Event
10/13/16 - IAFF Local 42
Westport Firefighters Aid Norwalk Firefighters with Rollover
10/13/16 - IAFF Local 1081
"Westport firefighters tonight assisted Norwalk at a one-car rollover southbound just before Exit 40 in Norwalk. The car left the roadway, then rolled several times before coming to rest on a rock on its roof in the wooded area between the parkway and Creeping Hemlock Lane, said Norwalk Deputy Fire Chief Edward Prescott.
Pick up your free shirts for Breast Cancer Awareness
10/13/16 - IAFF 1826
10/13/16 - Saint Paul Fire Foundation
Fire Department / City Basketball Team
10/13/16 - IAFF Local 21
Registration for the City Basketball league begins on 10/17/16.  I need to know if we have enough players by then.  The cost is $550.00 plus another $100.00 to get into the playoffs so don't say yes unless you are committed to playing.  The games start on 11/28, Monday nights at either 6, 7, 8, or 9pm at Jimmy Lee or El Rio Vista Rec Centers.
Sean Wiley Canvassing
10/12/16 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
Senator Wiley is in need of volunteers to help canvas neighborhoods, dropping leaflets at homes. They will canvas Saturdays and Sundays throughout October. Anyone interested let me know and I will pass the information on or call (907)854-5180 or sign up at
Literature Drop for Oil City Local 700
10/12/16 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
CALL TO ACTION!!!! Our brothers in Oil City are under attack by City Management and are being threatened with a station closing and staffing layoffs.The City Manager insists on closing 1 of the 2 Fire Houses and laying off 3-4 members. The PPFFA will be conducting a literature drop in Oil City on October 22, 2016. We will begin at 9:00 at a site to be determined.
SPFD Coffee Mug - Bolder Options
10/12/16 - IAFF Local 21
Bolder Options Fundraising Effort: Local 21 has partnered with a local vendor, Deneen Pottery, to help raise funds in support of the Bolder Options mentoring program. Deneen Pottery, a 2nd generation St. Paul based company, has been hand-spinning fine pottery since 1972. To show support of this fine program please consider purchasing an SPFD Local 21 custom made mug(s).
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