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March 02, 2015
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Michael Todd Harris
03/02/15 - IAFF Local 1132
It is with our deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Firefighter Todd Harris of IAFF Local 1132 and Roanoke Fire-EMS department - Roanoke, Virginia. Brother Harris passed away on March 2, 2015 from throat cancer. Todd was hired by the Roanoke Fire Department on April 22, 1987.
"It Happened In Seconds" Train the Trainer in Memphis
03/02/15 - IAFF 14th District
The DC Fire Fighters Burn Foundation in Cooperation with Memphis Local 1784 will be having a very important class on burn awareness. This is a class all fire fighters should have and this will train you to help train others. My thanks to Jason Woods, Rick Boatwright and Memphis Local for bringing this class to the 14th District.
House Bill 0020 Senate 0020
03/02/15 - Franklin Firefighters Association Local 3758
Here is a copy of SB 0020 and HB 0020 Adding Hep. C to the presumptive illness bill. SENATE BILL 20 By Ketron AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 7- 51-209, relative to presumptive disabilities in acquiring certain infectious diseases in the line of duty by emergency rescue workers. BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE: SECTION 1.
House Bill 603 Senate Bill 123
03/02/15 - Franklin Firefighters Association Local 3758
Everyone- I have copied over a recent bill introduced by Rep. Jeremy Durham. We have voiced strongly against this bill to Jeremy Durham.
Dover L-1312 Engineer/Paramedic Craig Croteau Retirement
03/02/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Please come on out to celebrate the retirement of one of Dover's greatest Firefighters. Come shake the hand of a great man and wish him well in his new adventures.
2015 St. Patrick's Day Parade
03/02/15 - IAFF Local 21
Firefighters and their families are needed to represent St. Paul Fire by marching in the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Tuesday, March 17th.  Line up is at 11:30am at 5th Street and Wall Street.  The Parade runs from there to Rice Park.  T-shirts are available at Station 14 for $20.00, the proceeds go to benefit Regions Burn Unit.
Michigan Right to Work law would extend to police, firefighters under Midland lawmaker's proposal
03/02/15 - IAFF Local 1164
LANSING, MI -- A newly-elected state representative from Midland has drafted legislation to extend the reach of Michigan's Right to Work law to public safety personnel, the only union members exempt under the 2012 law. State Rep. Gary Glenn is currently courting co-sponsors for the legislation. He said he hopes to accomplish that goal and introduce the bill sometime in early March.
Taylor Fire Dept. at crossroads after layoffs
03/02/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Taylor — City officials laid off 10 firefighters last week and are weighing the next step to keep more from layoffs after an $8.1 million federal grant extension expired.
Franklin Fire Scanner
03/02/15 - Franklin Firefighters Association Local 3758
Everyone- Thanks to Captain's Jose Periut and David Currie we are now brodcasting Franklin Fire scanner radio. You can listen on any smartphone radio scanner app by looking under Tennessee-Williamson County-Franklin Fire or if web based clicking the following link: http://www.broadcastify.
International Code Council Announces March 20 Deadline for Voting Members
03/01/15 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
All buildings that fire fighters respond to are designed, built and maintained to building and fire codes. By actively participating in the code process, IAFF members can ensure that safe construction design processes are established.  To help protect your work environment and your safety, the IAFF encourages members to become involved in the building codes process.
St. Patrick's Day Shirts
03/01/15 - St George Professional Firefighters Association
The Local will be selling the St. Patrick's Day shirts for 2015, Long Sleeve will be $20 and short sleeve is $15 available sizes are Small-4X.
Local 830 Golf Tournament
03/01/15 - Norwalk Fire Fighters
IAFF Frontline App
03/01/15 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
“All of the information you get from the IAFF web site is now available for your mobile device or tablet, wherever you are. The IAFF Frontline app lets you submit a change of address, request a membership card and much, much more.  Download it today! The Frontline App is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
March '15 Newsletter
03/01/15 - St George Professional Firefighters Association
Firefighter/Paramedic Positions Now Available
02/28/15 - IAFF Local 3472
The City of Rochester Hills is establishing an eligibility list for future openings for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic. Rochester Hills, comprised of 32.2 square miles, is situated in the east central portion of Oakland County approximately 30 miles from the Metropolitan Detroit area.
Local Elections - Nominations Period Opens
02/28/15 - National Capital Federal Firefighters
Dear Local F121 Member, This notice is to inform you that your union local, IAFF Local F121 (aka National Capital Federal Fire Fighters), will be holding an election of officers in accordance with the local’s Bylaws. The nominations period begins on Feb. 28 and will close at midnight on Mar. 6, 2015.
Six families displaced in Livonia condo fire
02/28/15 - IAFF Local 1164
No one was injured, but six families were displaced from their residences following a fire in a Livonia condominium complex Friday afternoon. Livonia firefighters responded to a call around 2:45 p.m. from a resident of On the Pond condominium complex in the Eight Mile and Gill area of Livonia, who said his unit was being filled with smoke.
Last Day To Order
02/28/15 - IAFF Local 3472
Tonight is the last night to order the 2015 St. Patricks Day shirt.  Order online @ http://freshhotshirts.com/3472 by midnight tonight.
Set Clocks & Change Smoke Detector Batteries (Spring 2015)
02/28/15 - Irving Professional Fire Fighters Association
JOBS: Rochester Hills Firefighter/Paramedic
02/28/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
The City of Rochester Hills is accepting applications for the full-time IAFF Union position of Firefighter/Paramedic to create a list of eligible candidates.
Fire Fighters Union Endorses Mayor Miro Weinberger
02/28/15 - BFFA 3044
Burlington – The Burlington Fire Fighters Association (BFFA), International Association of Fire Fighters (I.A.F.F) Local 3044 has endorsed Mayor Miro Weinberger in support of his upcoming re-election effort on Town Meeting Day, March 3, 2015.
IAFF Financial Corp Helps Our Members
02/28/15 - IAFF local 3704
Welcome to the IAFF Financial Corporation Web Site This web site includes information regarding the IAFF Financial Corporation, as well as the retirement, financial services, insurance protection products, home mortgage program, auto and home insurance program, banking services, and Canadian member programs offered through well-established service providers.
Black History Parade
02/27/15 - IAFF Local 51
VOLUNTEERS needed to support Parade to celebrate Black History Month on February 28, 2015 Line-Up Starts at Montana & Pershing Parade Start Time: 10:00 Ends at Mary Webb Park 3401 E. Missouri Their will be a booth voter registration at Mary Webb Park. Quint 7 will be in the parade.
Pictures Wanted
02/27/15 - IAFF Local 42
We are in need of any pictures that you might want to share of our members in action. We will make copies with your permission and return the originals to you. Please contact Secretary-Treasurer John Locke at the Union Hall or via E-mail: jlocke@iaff42.org.  Please submit your photos by March 31, 2015 if you want to have them considered.
Benevolent Fund Annual Meeting
02/27/15 - IAFF Local 2819
Our Kitsap Fire Fighters Benevolent Fund will be holding its annual meeting on March 26th, 7pm at the Clover Leaf Bar & Grill. During this meeting, elections for President, Treasurer, and the Board's Directors (up to 21 positions) will be held.  A year-in-review will be presented as will a financial report and a glimpse on future projects/events.
ST. PATRICK'S DAY SHIRTS
02/27/15 - IAFF 1826
To all Local 1826 Members, Please see attachment or visit the "Important Link" section of our website, "SWFL Firefighters" for quick access to the shirt website. Orders must be in by March 7th!. All proceeds from this years shirt sales will benefit STFD Firefighter Danielle DiBenedetto, she is being treated for cancer.
Keep Your Community Safety: Change Clocks & Smoke Alarm Batteries Sunday, March 8th
02/27/15 - UPFFA
International Association of Fire Fighters Keep Your Community Safe: Change Clocks and Smoke Alarm Batteries Sunday, March 8 https://www.facebook.com/video.php.
Legislative Day at the Capital 2015
02/27/15 - Waco Firefighters
Legislative Day @ The Capital in Austin is March 31st, 2015. We will be getting a group together to attend. Let me know if you would like to attend.
Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
02/27/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
The winner for today's payday raffle is Dan Sadler, A-shift at Station 27. Congratulations to Dan.
Reminder to Check Smoke Alarm Batteries When Clocks Change
02/27/15 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
Keep Your Community Safe: Change Clocks and Smoke Alarm Batteries Sunday, March 8 Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 8, 2015 - promote public safety by reminding members of your community to also change smoke alarm batteries.
Important message regarding Auditor Controller interrogations
02/27/15 - IAFF Local 1014
IMPORTANT! PLEASE POST/SHARE If you receive a notice or communication from the Auditor-Controller’s Office (or anyone else for that matter) to submit to an interrogation or interview, either as a subject or witness, CALL THE UNION HALL and DEMAND YOUR RIGHT TO REPRESENTATION.
All be safe and hope for warm weather
02/27/15 - Axemen Prof. Fire Fighters Motorcycle Club
Vancouver Fire Hiring Firefighter/Paramedic
02/26/15 - IAFF Local 452
ancouver Fire Department - FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC IMPORTANT INFORMATION:    THE DEADLINE TO TEST FOR VANCOUVER FD – FIREFIGHTER  PARAMEDIC IS BY MARCH 13, 2015. YOU MUST COMPLETE THE PST WRITTEN EXAM PRIOR TO MARCH 13, 2015.
Yonkers Fire Pipe Band Pub Night at The Yonkers Brewery!
02/26/15 - YFD Band
Come down and check out what's happening at the Yonkers Brewing Co. , and at the same time, help us kick off the High Holy Season as we run through our final practice. We anticipate playing around 7:30, but you might want to get there a little earlier so you can sample the Fine Brew the boys are putting out. There will be a 50/50 as well as band merchandise for sale.
Fire badly damages Rose Village home
02/26/15 - IAFF Local 452
Fire badly damages Rose Village home Firefighters battle a blaze Wednesday at 3111 U St. in Vancouver. (Steven Lane/The Columbian)Buy this photo Firefighters battle a house fire at 3111 U St. in Vancouver's Rose Village neighborhood. (Emily Gillespie) Firefighters battle a house fire at 3111 U St.
Special Call Meeting
02/26/15 - Mesquite FireFighters
February 27, 2015 8:30 PM 321 S. Galloway
Woman hurt in I-5 rollover in Vancouver
02/26/15 - IAFF Local 452
Oregon woman hurt in I-5 rollover in Vancouver Woman was passenger in car, driver faces DUI charge An Oregon woman was injured early Sunday morning when the car she was riding in traveled off the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 in Vancouver, struck an embankment and rolled.
Manufactured Home Fire
02/26/15 - IAFF Local 452
Official: Cooking fire damages manufactured home  A stovetop fire spread after the occupant tried to use water to put out the flames, causing more than $8,000 in damage to a manufactured home.
Retirement for Local 2687
02/26/15 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
February 26, 2015 Yesterday marked the last shift for Hamden Firefighter Greg Pereira.  Greg is retiring after 20 years of service as a Firefighter/Paramedic. Thank you for your dedication and service, and Local 2687 wishes you a long, happy, healthy retirement. Congrats.
Local Membership Meeting
02/26/15 - National Capital Federal Firefighters
A Local Meeting will be held on the following dates: Saturday March 7, 2015 at 1830 hrs. Sunday March 8, 2015 at 0900 hrs.
Convention Baseball game
02/26/15 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
For any Delegates/Alternates Family and guests arriving in Bethlehem for the State Convention on Monday May 11 we will be hosting a night at the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs (Phillies Minor League Team). The Pigs will be taking on the Columbus Clippers at 7:05pm. We have limited number of tickets reserved for the PPL Patio. Tickets are $25.
Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich
02/26/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Our thoughts and prayers are with Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich and his family.
St. Baldrick's 2015
02/26/15 - Aurora Fire Fighters
Hello AFD, It's the time of year that we join together to show our support for children suffering from cancer and the families that support them. Aurora Fire Fighters Local 1290 is teaming up once again with the St. Baldrick's Foundation.  2014 was our inaugural year and we raised over $11,000.
Food Drive
02/26/15 - IAFF Local 21
2nd Annual Hockey Game
02/26/15 - IAFF Local 892
The 2nd Annual Guns vs Hoses Hockey Game will be held on Saturday, March 14 at 7pm at the Rose Garden Arena. The members of Local 892 will take to the ice to play a game against the Norwich Police Department. Come out and support a great cause. Proceeds from the event go to benefit the Norwich Youth Athletics and Families Affected by Cancer.
Michigan Right to Work law would extend to police, firefighters under Midland lawmaker's proposal
02/26/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
LANSING, MI -- A newly-elected state representative from Midland has drafted legislation to extend the reach of Michigan's Right to Work law to public safety personnel, the only union members exempt under the 2012 law.
Yonkers Fire Pipes and Drums Pub Night
02/26/15 - YFD Band
Come down and check out what's happening at the Yonkers Brewing Co. , and at the same time, help us kick off the High Holy Season as we run through our final practice. We anticipate playing around 7:30, but you might want to get there a little earlier so you can sample the Fine Brew the boys are putting out. There will be a 50/50 as well as band merchandise for sale.
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