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June 30, 2015
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06/30/15 - IAFF 1826
The 2015 AFD/IAFF Collective Bargaining Agreement is Ratified
06/29/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The City Chapter CBA has been officially ratified by the membership with 80% approval. Special thanks to the Negotiating Team and the Members who worked the polls. Log-in to the members area to review the official tally. Please call Sgt.
Third Fire 24 Hours
06/29/15 - IAFF Local 2647
Pittsfield Firefighters Busy With Third Fire in 24 Hours Posted with permission  www.iberkshires.com By Andy McKeever On: 09:57AM / Tuesday June 23, 2015 On Monday, firefighters attack a blaze at 15 Miller that spread to the attic.
Lake Firefighters Urge Safety Around Fireworks this 4th
06/29/15 - IAFF Local 3990
Firefighters Urge Caution Near Fireworks on Independence Day Lake County, FL - Independence Day, unfortunately, is one of the busiest days of the year for firefighters. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more fires are reported on the Fourth of July than on any other day of the year, and two out of five are fireworks-related incidents.
Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired FEO William Oswald
06/29/15 - IAFF Local 21
Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of Retired FEO William Oswald.
Tire Fire Fills Sky With Dark Black Smoke
06/29/15 - IAFF Local 3990
Eustis, FL – Dark smoke filled the sky Sunday afternoon behind the fairgrounds in Eustis. Lake County and Eustis firefighters quickly responded to the dark black column of smoke to find a large pile of tires burning. Firefighters worked to extinguish the toxic blaze through the choking dark black smoke. “Tires burn very hot and are very toxic” explains Lt.
SPFF Supports LODD Recognition Program
06/29/15 - Saint Paul Fire Foundation
Click Image For Pionneer Press Story St. Paul Fire Department Capt. Bob Kippels unveils the commemorative sign for George Wells and John Zasada, former firefighters at Fire Station 4 in St. Paul's Lowertown who perished 75 years apart in 1884 and 1959.
Laborers 264 Host Koster Breakfast
06/29/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
City of Bozeman Fireworks regulations per city code.
06/29/15 - IAFF local 613
We wish everyone a safe and happy 4th of July/Independance day.  We remind everyone do NOT delay emergency responders as fires can quickly outgrow your ability to extinguish, as well dial 9-1-1 for medical emergencies.  Here are the rules for fireworks use per City of Bozeman code.
Recent update from OPM in regards to recent OPM Data Breach.
06/29/15 - National Capital Federal Firefighters
Group 2 - Working Fire - Pearl Street
06/28/15 - Belmont Firefighters
At 0356 on June 26th, Belmont Fire Alarm struck box 56 for a building fire adjacent to 11 Pearl Street. On arrival Group 2 under the command of Capatin Haley encountered heavy fire. The fire was able to be knocked down quickly by first arriving companies with a 2 1/2 with minor extension to the interior.
Denton Fire Fighters Urge Caution Near Fireworks
06/28/15 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
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Captain Tim Murray Retiring after 28 Years of Service
06/28/15 - International Association of Firefighters
After 28 years of loyal and faithful service, Cpatain Tim Murray is retiring! Local F-147 will be hosting a retirement dinner in his honor on July 24th at the waterfront firehouse. Please arrive at 1700, dinner will be served at 1730. All food and beverages will be provided by Local F-147. All current, former and retired members are encouraged to attend.
Keep Informed: Missouri Legislative Reports
06/27/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Stay informed of the Bills that are being filed by the Legislature in Jefferson City, MO on a weekly basis.  This information is avaiable to all MEMBERS in the 2013 Legislative Reports area of the website.  If you are not currently registered with the website we strongly recommend that you do register so you may access this information.
CPFF Annual Meeting
06/27/15 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
CPFF President Mike Rogers honors Colorado Professional Fire Fighters Foundation? Board members Mark Lau of Denver Fire Department Federal Credit Union? Denver Fire Credit Union, Ralph Barocas of RBC Wealth Management?, Corey Rose?  of 9NEWS (KUSA)?, and San Diego Chargers? Defensive Tackle Mitch Unrein? for their work for the Foundation.
CPFF Annual Meeting
06/27/15 - West Metro FireFighters I.A.F.F. Local 1309
Colorado Professional Fire Fighters? President Mike Rogers honors Colorado Professional Fire Fighters Foundation? Board members Mark Lau of Denver Fire Department Federal Credit Union? , Ralph Barocas of RBC Wealth Management? , Corey Rose? of 9NEWS (KUSA)? , and San Diego Chargers? Defensive Tackle Mitch Unrein? for their work for the Foundation.
Raffle for Kyle
06/27/15 - Hampton Fire Fighters
SLO City Firefighters train Camp Cinder Cadets
06/27/15 - San Luis Obispo City Firefighters Local 3523
SLO City Truck Co. #1 assisted with teaching Truck Ops for Cal Fire's Camp Cinder. Great job to all those involved.
Lake Firefighters Show Kids How to Be Cool
06/27/15 - IAFF Local 3990
Lady Lake, FL – Friday’s temperatures were soaring. For the kids at The Villages Elementary that made the day even better. Lake County firefighters were scheduled to visit the school for a show and tell and add a little fun into the kid’s day.
City Chapter CBA Ratification Vote is Extended
06/26/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The City Chapter CBA ratification vote was held today in accordance with Article II of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws. The Constitution & Bylaws require 51% of total eligible members to cast votes for a CBA ratification to be valid. Out of 613 eligible City Chapter IAFF members, we had 289 who actually voted.
IAFF Local 152 LODD: Aaron Goddard
06/26/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
It comes with great sorrow that IAFF Local 152, Southern Missouri Professional FireFighters announces the passing of Aaron Goddard.  Aaron began his career in firefighting with the Springfield Fire Department in 2003, and was a proud member of IAFF Local 152 for his entire career and Secretary-Treasurer from 2009 through 2012.  Aaron leaves behind his wife and two daughters.
June 25th, Local 1826 Bi-Monthly Meeting Highlights
06/26/15 - IAFF 1826
To all Local 1826 Members,  Highlights from the June 25th Bi-Monthly Meeting: 1. Amnesty, 11 former members petitioned and were re-instated and were additionally sworn in as members. 2. Congratulations to Kim Sanders for her election as a one year term DVP assistant for District 2 (LCEMS) and to Guido Santangelo as a two year term DVP assistant for District 2.
Revision to NFPA 1710 Passes at Technical Meeting in Chicago
06/26/15 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
Past President Robert F. Campbell
06/25/15 - Boston Fire Fighters
Local 718 regrets to announce the death of past Boston Firefighters Local 718 President Robert F. Campbell, Marine Unit retired. The wake for Brother Campbell will be held at the O'Connor Funeral Home 740 Adams Street Dorchester Ma. Tuesday June 30th 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.  A Prayer Service will be held at the O'Conner Funeral Home Wednesday July 1st at 10 a.m.
Novi’s full-time firefighters get new contract, raises
06/25/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Full-time firefighters in the city of Novi have a new contract that looks to benefit both sides. A three-year agreement (2015-18) was officially approved June 22 by the Novi City Council. The new contract was reached before the current one expired in the coming weeks, which both sides were happy to see get done.
Blood Drive
06/25/15 - BFFA 3044
Come out to the quarters of Engine Co.2 and Rescue Co.2 to donate blood on July 2nd.
8th District Education Program
06/25/15 - Kentucky Professional Fire Fighters
Christmas in July
06/24/15 - Toy Program
No Limit Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament
06/24/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
We have 100 FREE tickets for Denver area Firefighters to the upcoming Guns ‘n Hoses Law Enforcement vs. Firefighters Poker Challenge which takes place Saturday, July 18 at Mile High Harley-Davidson in Aurora.  Please see attached flyer for more information.
Upcoming KPFF Convention
06/24/15 - Kentucky Professional Fire Fighters
Reminder: Brothers/Sisters,     The 2015 KPFF Convention is a little over 1 month away. As noted in previous emails, the IAFF will conduct PEP classes on August 10 beginning at 9:00 am. Regular business will take place on August 11 and 12. I am finalizing the agenda now so once it is complete, I will let you know.
EPFD Biker Jersey
06/24/15 - IAFF Local 51
I know there are many members that like to ride bikes whether it is a mountain bike or road bike. We have designed a bike jersey and would like to see if anyone is interested in purchasing one.   You will be buying straight from the company and if any issues arise it would be thru Jakroo.com.  As of now the price is $69.00 plus shipping.
UPDATE ON PAY ISSUE
06/23/15 - IAFF Local 21
Please review the below documents from Local 21's Attorney regarding our pay issues.  If you have any questions contact a Local Officer. L-21 Attorney Letter To The City Case Law 1 Case Law 2 Case Law 3 Click HERE and HERE for previous media coverage of pay issues.
Hepatitis C and HIV – Make Sure You Are Protected
06/23/15 - Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association
On July 1st of each year most legislation that passed during the previous legislative session becomes law.  This year our Hepatitis C Presumption Law for Firefighters and EMS Workers goes into effect on this date.
MFR Weekly Update - Week#3
06/23/15 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
Local 344 Members, Below is a recap of the MFR meeting attended by DFFA leadership this past Wednesday, June 17th. Engine 39 (12) and Engine 35 (10) had the most MFR runs this past week. MFR rigs were dispatched to 60 calls. On 43 of those calls, the MFR rig actually arrived on scene prior to EMS. Twelve hundred and twenty-six citywide calls were dispatched priority one.
Gary Zasada Is Retiring
06/23/15 - IAFF Local 21
Fire up a Cure - Saturday August 1
06/22/15 - Boston Fire Fighters
Fire up a Cure - Saturday August 1
Urgent Payroll Issue
06/22/15 - IAFF Local 21
For those of you who received letters of re-payment for the City..... As of now, there is still no agreement with the city on payroll issues. We hope to have an agreement soon. So, at this point, DO NOT sign the letters for re-payment. We will have more info on this soon.
New Classified Ad
06/22/15 - IAFF Local 311
Cottage for sale in the classifieds.
The Passing of an Icon
06/21/15 - Southern Missouri Professional Fire Fighters
It is with a heavy heart that IAFF Local 152 announces the passing of our Brother, former SFD Rescue Specialist, and former Secretary-Treasurer Aaron Goddard. Aaron was a hero to all of us. He was an asset on the fireground, in the firehouse, and as a friend, a mentor, a father, and a pillar of his community. As is too often the case, Cancer took him from his family at a shockingly young age.
Happy Father's Day
06/20/15 - IAFF Local 1014
Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014 Representing over 3100 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers, Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel Happy Fathers Day.
PPFFA Fallen Firefighter Memorial Challenge Coins
06/20/15 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Smart911
06/19/15 - Quincy Fire Fighters Association
Quincy Firefighters Association Local 792 urges all Quincy Residents to go to www.brewsterambulance.com/smart911 and set up your Smart911 profile.  This is a great tool that Brewster Ambulance, the new ambulance provider in the city of Quincy starting July 1st has made available for Quincy residents.
Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
06/19/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
The winner for today's payday raffle is Travis Gumm, District 5 A-Shift. Congratulations to Travis! Look for information on the upcoming Firefighter Apperication Day, hosted by Dougherty's Restaurant on July 18th. Dougherty's has hosted this annual event for the past five years. Thanks to all for your continued support.
2nd Annual CPFF Foundation Cup
06/19/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Please join the Colorado Professional Fire Fighters to support Colorado fire fighters and their families who have been victims of tragedy. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.
Night Before the 4th Clarification
06/19/15 - IAFF local 2464
As we have been taking calls, we thought it best to clarify that "The Night Before the 4th Committee" is not associated with the "Night Before the 4th Road Race." None of the the funds from that road race go towards the Walpole Fireworks. The "5K for the 4th" that was held in May was and annually is the only race where the proceeds are for our annual Fireworks.
Dependent Eligibility Verification audit
06/18/15 - IAFF Local 1014
Dependant Eligibility Verification As you may or may not realize the County of Los Angeles is in the beginning stages of a Dependent Eligibility Verification (DEV) audit. The County is asking every employee to submit new documentation to prove your relationships as well as your dependents eligibility for benefits.
Decline of Unions
06/18/15 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
What happened to American labor unions?  Last week came news that the share of America’s workforce that’s unionized hit a 97-year low. A mere 11.3% of workers now belong to a union, and a great chunk of those are in the shrinking public sector. In the private sector, unionization fell to an abysmal 6.6%, down from a peak of 35% during the 1950s.
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