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61 Summer St. Second Alarm
10/04/15 - New London Fire Fighters
At 1830 hrs, companies responded to 61 Summer St. for a reported fire with fire showing. Battalion 2 immediately transmitted a working fire to bring all New London units to the scene. NLPD confirmed a working fire on their arrival and shortly after BC 2's arrival, a second alarm was transmitted.
Open House
10/04/15 - IAFF Local 3472
Come by today for the open house at The Rochester Hills Fire Department Station #1.
Wayne man accused in Livonia fire due in court Thursday
10/04/15 - IAFF Local 1164
The Wayne man accused of setting fire to a building on Plymouth Road in Livonia that injured two people will return to court Thursday morning. Jonathan Darlington, 45, was in 16th District Judge Kathleen McCann’s courtroom this past Thursday morning for a probable cause conference.
Firefighter Mike VanDenBergh
10/04/15 - IAFF Local 2878
Firefighter Mike VanDenBergh  Mike VanDenBergh of Port Orchard, loving husband to Renee, loyal father to Ethan and Sophie and  Eastside Fire & Rescue Firefighter, passed away in the line of duty September 13, 2015. A celebration  of life with honors will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, October 10, 2015, at Pacific Cascade Middle School in Issaquah.
Paid Firefighters: A Cost-Effective Choice
10/03/15 - Boston Fire Fighters
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Keep Mayor Bryan Barnett on the Job
10/03/15 - IAFF Local 3472
4 GREAT REASONS TO KEEP BRYAN BARNETT ON THE JOB AS MAYOR (By Write-In!) 1. ROCHESTER HILLS IS ONE OF THE BEST PLACES IN THE COUNTRY TO LIVE. It’s true. Money Magazine ranked Rochester Hills #9 Best Place to Live in the small cities category. We didn’t get there by accident. It took leadership. 2. BRYAN BARNETT FIGHTS FOR ROCHESTER HILLS.
10/03/15 - Saint Paul Fire Foundation
2015 MDA Fill The Boot Results
10/03/15 - IAFF Local 21
Saint Paul Local 21 - $32,343.33 Raised! C-Shift- $13,865.75 A-Shift- $11,639.82 B-Shift- $6,837.76 Congrats to C-shift for the 2015 highest shift total! Congrats to Station 24 for the highest station total! We want to express our gratitude for supporting the MDA cause last week.
Chief John Norman
10/03/15 - Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters
Chief John Norman Speaking Engagement This full-day class will present strategy and tactics related to fighting fires found in: “Basements and Cellars, Attics and Cocklofts” and “Store Fires (Taxpayers and Strip Malls)” Deputy Assistant Chief John Norman is a 37 year veteran of the fire service; twenty-seven of which were spent working for FDNY.
Coquitlam Firefighters Helping Kids!!
10/03/15 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
We are proud to announce we are expanding this program to include Mundy Road Elementary. With your generous donation we can maintain and expand this program for years to come. Please visit our website and donate today, Thank you for your time and consideration to Help Us Help Kids.
Breast Cancer Awareness
10/03/15 - IAFF Local 274
White Plains Firefighters Going Pink 2015 Pink T-Shirts can be worn on duty starting October 1st til October 31st. T-Shirts will sold at City Hall on Friday October 9th and at the Annual Oktoberfest on October 11th and a boot drive will be done on October 17th.  We encourage our members to participate in all events so we can continue to exceed our fundraising goals. The previous email had false information please disregard. Thank you
IAFF Local 1164 Livonia Firefighters Inagural Gun Raffle
10/02/15 - IAFF Local 1164
Blackhawks Opening Night Raffle
10/02/15 - Franklin Park Firefighters
Congratulations to Joe Pauling of Carol Stream as the winner of 2 Club Level tickets for the October 7, 2015 Chicago Blackhawks opening night game aginst the NY Rangers. Franklin Park Local 1526 would like to send a thank you to everyone who participated in this raffle drawing.
10/02/15 - San Luis Obispo City Firefighters Local 3523
Pelham L-4546 MDA Fundraiser
10/02/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
5th Annual Benefit Beer/Wine Tasting Event
10/02/15 - Norwalk Fire Fighters
    Fifth Annual Benefit Beer/Wine Tasting   to benefit The Connecticut Burn Center @ Bridgeport Hospital Friday, November 6, 2015 6:30pm to 9:30pm The Trumbull Marriott Hawley Lane, Trumbull Tickets are $30 per person VIP tickets $40 per person To order tickets online, click here.
Eng 62, BC 6 Honor a Fallen Hero
10/02/15 - Cunningham Fire Fighters
Eng 62 and BC 6 honored Tech. Sgt. Timothy Officer this morning as his motorcade made its way to DIA.  Tech. Sgt. Officer will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetary.
19th Holiday Dance Party
10/01/15 - Toy Program
Firehouse Subs Fund Raiser Event
10/01/15 - PFFA
All of the Firehouse Subs restaurants in Louisiana are committed to donate 10% of all sales for this weekend that are associated with this fund raising event through the networking of firefighters in the state. Anyone who wishes to have their meal purchase count toward the donation should simply print out the flier and present it when they visit a Firehouse Subs restaurant this weekend.
Fundraiser PayPal Link
10/01/15 - IAFF local 2464
Keep Marin Marin
10/01/15 - Toy Program
The Valley Fire has been devastating in nearby Lake County. Hundreds of homes and thousands of structures have burned. Jill Peeler, a Marin County Sherriff Services Assistant, has volunteered with the Local 798 San Francisco Firefighters’ Toy Program for nearly 20 years and started a new way you can help fire victims.
Jackson County Solidarity Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
10/01/15 - IAFF Local 42
Operation Warm Lennonfest
09/30/15 - Portsmouth Professional Fire Fighters
Go Red For Women Luncheon
09/30/15 - Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters
Go Red For Women Education Day & Luncheon Friday, October 02, 2015 Local 5 is supporting AHA with this event. Check out their website here.
Lennon Fest
09/30/15 - Portsmouth Professional Fire Fighters
09/30/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Lake Firefighters Turn Lake County PINK
09/30/15 - IAFF Local 3990
TAVARES, FL – Lake County Firefighters will be donning pink uniform shirts once again this October. “The wearing of the pink shirts is not only symbolic of our support of the women of our community, but it also promotes awareness” explains Lt. Brian Gamble, Vice President of the Professional Firefighters of Lake County.
09/30/15 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
PFFM Quarterly Meeting
09/29/15 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
Sisters and Brothers,     We wanted make you aware of the upcoming date for our fall Quarterly Meeting, to be held on Thursday, October 29, 2015, 10am, at the union hall in Augusta. Per the PFFM Constitution nominations for the office of President, 1st DVP, 3rd DVP and the 1st and 3rd District Trustee will be entertained.
09/29/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Please Support Retired Lt.
New Tower 43 Ordered
09/29/15 - IAFF Local 1742
BWI Airport Fire Department has order a 2016 Pierce Velocity 100' Aluminum Platform from Atlantic Emergency Solutions. It will replace a 2002 E-One 95’ Cyclone. The new Tower 43 will make its debut at 2016 FDIC in Indianapolis.
09/28/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters, Local 30 would like to acknowledge the following members for their commendations recently given by the department: Lt.
Leave Donation Request
09/28/15 - International Association of Firefighters
Leave Donation for William Donahue, 25+ year firefighter and currently Training Officer Navy Earle F&ES, (Formally of Fort Monmouth Fd) Billy is currently battling a serious infection in his knee after surgery and has been out of work since Aug.
Special Meeting Announcement to Review Fire Chief’s Response to the AFD Longevity Eligibility MOU Proposal
09/28/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
A Special Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 7, 2015 in accordance with Article V, Section 6 of the Constitution & By-Laws. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss the Chief’s response to the Longevity Eligibility MOU which was submitted at the direction of the membership after the special meeting held on September 22, 2015.
Golf Outing Sponsors
09/28/15 - IAFF Local 3005
Bolingbrook Local 3005 would like to thank all of our golfers and sponsors for making our 2015 Golf Outing a success.  Without the generous support of some of these great businesses, we wouldn't be able to continue to support our local high school seniors with college scholarships.
09/28/15 - IAFF Local 21
Friday, October 2nd, 6-10pm 21+ (rain or shine) Join Saint Paul Firefighters Operation Warm for an evening of music, food, and beverages.
Welcome to our newest local
09/28/15 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
On Wednesday night, President Martell along with 2nd District Vice President Mike Williams and Director of Organizing & Field Services Division Michael Crouse presented the International Association of Fire Fighters Certificate of Association to our newest IAFF Local 5007, Gray Maine Fire Fighters Union.
2015 Fundraiser
09/27/15 - IAFF local 2464
As we announce the commencement of our annual fundraiser we would like to thank you for your generous support in the past. This process is once again being done through a mailer, which allows for no phone calls being made on our behalf.  We greatly appreciate your support, as we would not be able to provide to our charitable endeavors as we do without your help.
Old Memphis Fire Station to Open as Beer Garden
09/27/15 - IAFF Local 1784
Old Fire Station 3 located at the corner of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue (Linden Avenue) and S. Third Street will open Thursday, October 1st, as a beer garden, similar to the beer garden at the old Tennessee Brewery and will be open every Thursday through Sunday night through the end of November.
EDZO For IAFF 2016
09/26/15 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
Randolph Firefighters Local 1268 Fundraiser to Support ??? ?EDZO For IAFF 2016? Randolph Firefighters local 1268 will be holding a halloween party fundraiser to support the Professional Fire fighters Of Masachusetts President Ed Kelly's run for Secretary-Treasurer of the International Association of Firefighters.
IAFF Dispatch
09/25/15 - IAFF Local 3472
New video's are available now for your viewing through the IAFF
Firefighters Cut Patients from Helicopter Crash Debris
09/25/15 - IAFF Local 3990
Eustis, Florida – A helicopter pilot and passenger ended up on a medical helicopter after their light weight copter they were flying crashed into a residential neighborhood early Friday morning. Bystanders watched as the helicopter spun out of control after takeoff and a short flight from the Umatilla airport a few miles away.
Norfolk's Grand Illumination Parade Sign-Up
09/25/15 - IAFF Local 794
We have been selected to march in Norfolk's Grand Illumination Parade on Saturday, November 21st! Start time is 7pm, meeting & line up time will be late afternoon. We need at least 10 members to participant with a max of 20 allowed.
2015 Candidate Debate
09/25/15 - IAFF Local 3472
Please take some time and watch the 2015 Rochester Hills Mayoral Cadidate Debate.
Care Enough to Wear Pink
09/25/15 - IAFF Local 157
Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
09/25/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
The winner for today's Payday Raffle is Dean Montoya, Truck 12 B-Shift. Congratulations Dean! Don't forget to register for Fit 4 Fire 5k on October 11th at Washtington Park.  Register at Thank you all for your continued support.
Fundraiser for Chelsea Local 937
09/25/15 - IAFF Local 902
Please come and support two of our brothers from the Chelsea Fire Local 937.
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