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Navy Region Firefighter Funeral
06/01/15 - IAFF Local 794
Its with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Navy Region Fire & Emergency Service Lt. Chris Rivera. Lt. Rivera was killed in a motorcycle accident while commuting to work at Fire Station 9 at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Funeral arrangements are posted below. Futher info on the Go Fund Me account will be posted once received.
Fill the Boot
06/01/15 - Downers Grove Professional Firefighters Association
Downers Grove Professional Firefighters Association Local 3234 will be on the street June 3, 4 and 5 collecting money for MDA. We will be collecting on the intersections of Ogden and Main, Finley and Butterfield and 63rd and Main in Downers Grove. Stop by to say hi and drop off any spare change, every little bit helps!
Retired IAFF Brothers Lend a Helping Hand
06/01/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
AFD Retirees Patrick McKinney, Mark Chavez, Mike McKinstry, Donny Sanchez, Robert Larranaga, Sam Trujillo and Firefighters from Rio Rancho Fire Station 3 built two wheel chair ramps for our retired brother James “Baby Doll” Dahl to assist in his recovery at home from his motorcycle accident. Special thanks to 'Random Acts' for taking on this awesome project.
Great Lakes Burn Camp Contest with Art Van
06/01/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
I am extremely excited to let you know that the Great Lakes Burn Camp is a part of the Art Van Charity Challenge, a fundraising campaign launched by Art Van Furniture. The camp is open to burn survivors, ages 6-17, from all over Michigan. We even have campers from all over the country come and join us for one week in the summer and a long weekend in the winter.
Scholarship Golf Tournament POSTPONED
06/01/15 - IAFF Local 1009
The Worcester Fire Local 1009 Scholarship Golf Tournament scheduled for tomorrow June 2nd is cancelled. The date is rescheduled for September 22nd at 10:00 A.M.
Livonia Fire & Rescue demos vehicle extrication
06/01/15 - IAFF Local 1164
Livonia Fire and Rescue demonstrated a vehicle extrication recently in the St. Mary Mercy Livonia parking lot in partnership with St. Mary Mercy’s Emergency and Trauma Departments and Ford Motor Co. as education for staff. All St. Mary Mercy physicians and colleagues were invited to observe.
Grand Old Days Parade
06/01/15 - IAFF Local 21
GRAND OLD DAY PARADE Sunday June 7th Line up at Grand and Dale at 0830 Hrs, parade starts 0930 Hrs prompt. Saint Paul Fire is #3 in the line up. Look for the Ladder Truck, family and friends welcome to attend. Parade Reminders From Grand Old Days Parade Coordinators: - The parade will be held rain or shine - Parade route is 2.
Passport to Safety 2015
06/01/15 - IAFF Local 1164
Once again it is time for Passport to Safety. Event is on June 13 here at Station 1 and the Police Station.  Event runs from 10am to 2pm. We will be cutting up two cars at this event as well as doing an air bag deployment demo. Events planned are: Stop Drop and Roll Firefighter Dress up Hazard House Sparky the Fire Dog Freddy the Fire Truck Pub ed Trailer http://www.
Livonia strip mall fire being treated as ‘suspicious’
06/01/15 - IAFF Local 1164
Livonia fire officials are investigating the cause of a suspicious fire early Wednesday morning that damaged a strip mall in Livonia, closing a restaurant and hobby shop. “Right now, it’s being treating as an open investigation.
05/31/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters, I'm participating in this year's JDRF One Walk to raise money for research to end Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). T1D is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin—a hormone essential to turning food into energy. It strikes both children and adults and is unrelated to diet and lifestyle.
Thank You
05/30/15 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
A Note Left on a Firefighters Helmet - http://www.phillyfirenews.
Retirement of Sharon Naon
05/30/15 - Valley Professional Fire Fighters
Congratulations to Local 1352 member Sharon Naon! Sharon just retired after 30 years of service. Thank you for being a vital part of our group. Enjoy your retirement Sharon, you deserve it.
Firefighter Matoba
05/29/15 - IAFF Local 2376
For our Thornton Fire family looking forward to saying congratulations and wishing John Matoba well in his retirement, we have not yet been able to coordinate an event to mark this important occasion.  We will keep you posted and look forward to celebrating with our beloved Toba the next stage of his life…eat good, sleep good, 24/7/365.
Medford Local 1032- Active Duty Death
05/29/15 - IAFF Local 739
TO:        ALL PFFM Members FROM:  The Office of the President DATE:   May 27, 2015   RE: Death of Active Duty Member  - Firefighter Timothy R. Brennan, L1032 - Medford, MA.
2 New Firefighters Sworn In
05/29/15 - IAFF Local 892
Two new firefighters have joined the ranks of the Norwich Fire Department. James Eric Justice and Alex John have completed 15 weeks of training at the Connecticut Fire Academy. They were officially sworn in as members of the department yesterday in a ceremony held at Fire Headquarters.
FF/PM John Snyder Retires
05/29/15 - Olympia Fire Fighters
RETIREMENT - Olympia Firefighters IAFF L468 congratulate John Snyder on his retirement from the Olympia Fire Department. John started his fire service career in Oregon, and in 1987 was hired as a Firefighter to serve the citizens of the City of Olympia.
Tattoo Fundraiser
05/28/15 - Norwalk Fire Fighters
Tattoo Fundraiser to benefit Norwalk Firefighters Local 830 Charitable Fund Saturday, August 22, 2015 10am-7pm Organic Inc. Tattoo Shop 176 Main Street Norwalk, CT Half of all fees collected will go to Local 830's Charitable Contributions Fund FD Tee Shirts will also be sold. Mark your calendar.
Hoover , AL Fire Fighters Upset Over Plea Deal in Attempted Murder Case
05/28/15 - IAFF 14th District
Hoover, AL Fire Fighters and members of IAFF Local 4035 are upset and angry that a man who shot at them from inside his home and charged with attempted murder was allowed to plea guilty to a lesser charge and received probation as part of his plea agreement with the district attorney office. What really is mind boggling is that this person will receive his seized guns back in 6 months.
7 Year Old Run Over By Construction Vehicle
05/28/15 - Rockland Fire Fighters
By Neal Simpson  The Patriot Ledger Posted May. 28, 2015 at 2:20 PM Updated at 2:26 PM    ROCKLAND - Fire Chief Scott Duffey says a 7-year-old Rockland boy was hiding under a tarp when he was accidentally run over Wednesday by a construction vehicle operated by his uncle. The boy, who Duffy declined to name, was rushed to a Boston hospital around 6:30 p.m.
WSFD Firefighters Graduate the Academy
05/27/15 - West Springfield FF
FF. Justin Rainville and R.J. Link graduated from the Massachusetts Fire Academy on April 10th, 2015. As members of Class 226 both firefighters as well as 21 of their classmates from 12 different Massachusetts communities completed the vigorious 45 day program. Both FF. Rainville and Link were hired by WSFD in September 2014. Both firefighters are Air Force veterans with FF.
Channel 7 NEWS
05/27/15 - Local 1347
WSFD Firefighters Graduate the Academy
05/27/15 - West Springfield FF
FF. Justin Rainville and R.J. Link graduated from the Massachusetts Fire Academy on April 10th, 2015. As members of Class 226 both firefighters as well as 21 of their classmates from 12 different Massachusetts communities completed the vigorious 45 day program. Both FF. Rainville and Link were hired by WSFD in September 2014. Both firefighters are Air Force veterans with FF.
Firefighter's Recieve K9 Training
05/27/15 - Belmont Firefighters
Today, Lori Gordon a Veterinarian for Massachusetts Task Force 1 came in to teach Belmont Fire Department EMT's and Paramedics how to assess and treat K9 injuries. Also on hand was Belmont Police Department K9 Officer Cory Taylor and his partner Grim.
Group 2 - 2nd Alarm Fire - Moraine Street
05/27/15 - Belmont Firefighters
On Thursday evening, May 14th, Group 2 responded to a reported building fire in an apartment complex on Moraine Street. Initial response was Engine 1, Engine 2, Ladder 1, Rescue 1, Car 3 and a Waltham Engine Company on the line box. On arrival heavy smoke was pushing from the charlie side, basement division. Car 3 transmitted a working fire, then a second alarm. Engine Co.
Death of Brother Chris Russell, Bossier City
05/27/15 - IAFF 14th District
The 14th District mourns the loss of Brother Chris Russell The brothers and sisters of the Bossier City Firefighters Association regretfully wish to inform our family across this great state association of the sudden tragic death of Brother Chris Russell. Chris was dearly loved and will be deeply missed. He was the perfect example of a father, fireman and human being.
Saint Paul Firefighters Local 21 Regret To Announce The Passing Of Retired FEO Duane Cunningham
05/27/15 - IAFF Local 21
Firefighters Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Firefighter Duane Cunningham.  Firefighter Cunningham passed on May 19, 2015.  Firefighter Cunningham started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on April 3, 1967 and retired on October 31, 1994. No Service.
IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial Procession Registration
05/27/15 - Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters
For those interested in being a part of the ceremony, we would like to request your participation in the 29th annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Observance and the Fire Apparatus/ Motorcycle Procession preceding the observance. The 28th annual observance will take place Saturday, September 19th, 2015 at 1:00 pm in Colorado Springs.
Last Alarm - Firefighter/EMT Richard "Rick" Gilbert - Englewood Fire Department
05/27/15 - IAFF Local 2546
Last Alarm Firefighter/EMT Richard “Rick” A. Gilbert January 25, 1981 - May 24, 2015 Englewood Fire Department It is with a heavy heart that Local 2546 announces the passing of our Englewood Brother Rick Gilbert on May 24th 2015.
2015 MDA Chili Cookoff
05/27/15 - Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters
On behalf of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the Colorado Springs Professional Fire Fighters Local 5, are thrilled to invite you to our Annual Fire Fighter Chili Cook-Off!  This year’s Fire Fighter Chill Cook-Off will be taking place on June 26th at the Fan Fest in Downtown Colorado Springs.
IAFF 14th District Education Seminar
05/27/15 - IAFF 14th District
View in Browser   Register now and select your choice of training tracks for the 14th District Partnership Education Program (PEP) event, scheduled for July 23-24 2015 in Tunica, Mississippi.
2015 WSFD Charity Golf Tournament
05/27/15 - West Springfield FF
The West Springfield Firefighters Personnel Club is pleased to announce our annual charity golf tournament at Tekoa Country Club, Westfield MA, on July 31st, 2015. This golf tournament has been the major fundraising event for local charities in the area. With your support we can continue to make this event a success. Attached are both registration and sponsor forms.
Information Request - Arkansas
05/27/15 - IAFF 14th District
Please respond directly to Borther Billie Carter on his request below. First I wanted to briefly give you a heads up on what i am doing and heading up.  Ed Jaros and Wade Marshal recently appointed me as chair of the health and safety committee at our recent APFF convention.
Death/Disability updates
05/27/15 - IAFF Local 2866
The Cycle Continues: Retirements and Promotions for Local 2687
05/27/15 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
Platoon 3 members gathered outside Station 3 on Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 to honor retiring Battalion Chief Don LaBanca. Chief LaBanca started his career in 1978 as a firefighter on Platoon 3 and worked as shift commander of platoon 3 for the last 9 years of his career.  Chief LaBanca retired the next morning following thirty-seven years of service with the Hamden Fire Department.
Malden Fire Honor Guard
05/26/15 - IAFF Local 902
The Malden Fire Honor Guard Participated in the Year's Memorial Day Parade
May 10th Structure Fire
05/26/15 - IAFF Local 892
Platoon 4 responded to a structure fire May 10th at 8 Peck St. Battalion 1 arrived on scene and reported a working fire on the first floor of a 2 story wood frame. One occupant was out of the building reporting that everyone was out.
Saint Paul Firefighters Local 21 Regret To Announce The Passing Of Retired Firefighter Charles McCallum
05/26/15 - IAFF Local 21
Firefighters Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Firefighter Charles McCallum.  Firefighter McCallum passed on May 23, 2015.  Firefighter MaCallum started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on May 1, 1949 and retired on August 30, 1984.
Small Brush Fire
05/26/15 - IAFF Local 892
Around 1 o'clock this afternoon, Engine 3 and Squad A were dispatched to 235 W. Thames St for a reported brush fire. Engine 3 arrived on scene to find a 20' x 20' area on fire. The fire was extinguished with the booster line off of Engine 3.
Notice for St. Florian Nominations
05/26/15 - IAFF Local 42
Currently, there are vacancies on the St. Florian Fund Board of Directors.  The Board is currently seeking nominations to fill these vacancies.   The St.
05/26/15 - IAFF Local 21
3rd Annual Guns vs Hoses Benefit Hockey Game
05/26/15 - Kootenai County Fire and Rescue IAFF Local 2856
On May 29th Frontier Ice Arena will be hosting the 3rd Annual Guns vs Hoses Benefit hockey game in Coeur d’Alene, ID. The teams will be represented by local Law Enforcement and Fire Agencies. Ticket prices for the game are just $5 with 2 cans of food or $7 without, kids 12 and under are free! Come out and join a great cause with your family.
Help Needed for June Seminar
05/25/15 - IAFF Local 794
We need help setting-up for the June Firefighting Seminar the week of June 1st-6th. If you are available for any amount of time the week of June 1st, Please sign up here for anything you can help with.
Lexington Professional Firefighters Memorial Day PSA
05/25/15 - Lexington Firefighters IAFF Local 526
Memorial Day 2015
05/25/15 - Richardson Fire Fighters Association
Today we honor the soldiers who fought and died for our country. Gone but not forgotten.
Celebrating Memorial Day
05/25/15 - Fargo Fire Fighters
Please take time today to remember those that went before us so we could be where we are.
Thank Our Military Troops on Memorial Day
05/25/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
IAFF - Remember the Fallen:
05/25/15 - IAFF Local 794
Congratulations to Lt. Pat Burno and Capt. Bob Taylor on your retirements! Thank you for the many years of service and all you've done for our department.
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