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April 21, 2015
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Membership Meeting Postponed
04/20/15 - San Luis Obispo City Firefighters Local 3523
Meeting postponed to Tuesday, April 21 1800 hrs.  BOD will meet at 1715 hrs.  Pizza will be served tomorrow.  Pizza will also be served today at FS #1.  Please pick up 2 pizzas/station.  Thanks for good work on Tassajara Incident.
Upper Darby Paramedics Fundraiser
04/20/15 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Memphis Local 1784 Responds to News Article on City Debt
04/20/15 - IAFF 14th District
IAFF Local 1784 President Thomas Malone appeared in today's web version on the Commercial Appeal and should be in the print version tomorrow in regards to the CA's series on the city's perceived budget crisis: http://www.commercialappeal.
2015 Missouri Fallen Firefighter Memorial
04/20/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
The 2015 Annual Fallen Fighters Memorial service will be held on Sunday May 17, 2015 at 10:30 AM in Kingdom City, Missouri, located at the 148 Mile marker of I-70. The Candlelight Service will be May 16, 2015 at 9:00 PM at the same location. The Honor Guard Commander for the year will be Fire Fighter Chuck Beaty from the St.
Box 3-35 - 297 Belmont Street - 4/18/15 - Group 2
04/20/15 - Belmont Firefighters
At 1935 hrs on April 18th, 2015 the Belmont Fire Alarm recieved reports of a building fire at 297 Belmont Street. Box 35 was struck. Initial response was Belmont Engine 1, Engine 2, Watertown Engine 2(Line Box), Ladder1, Rescue 1 under the command of Captain Haley C3. A working fire was transmitted by Capt Haley on arrival, for heavy fire showing from a single story taxpayer.
METRO FIRE CHAMPS
04/20/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Congratulations to the CFD Hockey team on a great season! In addition to being undefeated and winning this year's Metro Fire Tournament, they.
Laconia L-1153: In Honor of the Charleston 9 Seminar
04/20/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
In Honor of The Charleston 9: A Study of Change Following Tragedy is based off of the best-selling book with the identical name, which includes doctoral research that will help all organizations, whether public, private, for-profit, or non-profit to determine whether organizational change is needed in their respective organization.
Crew Joseph Flatos
04/19/15 - San Luis Obispo City Firefighters Local 3523
Congratulations to Alec and Lindsey Flatos on the birth of baby boy "Crew Joseph".
April 19, 2015 update
04/19/15 - IAFF Local 1014
Your Local 1014 Executive Board has come together nicely and while there will be no shortage of work, these past two or three weeks have been extremely taxing on us all. The membership feels the tension and can clearly see the smoke in the air as we do battle day after day with the Department right now on so many issues.
Ruston Local-4019 MDA 5K
04/19/15 - PFFA
Ruston Local-4019 11th Annual MDA Golf Tournament
04/18/15 - PFFA
Sterling Heights Police and Fire battle Warren Police and Fire in wheel chair basketball charity event
04/18/15 - IAFF Local 1557
Sterling Heights Fire Fighters teamed up with Stering Heights Police to battle Warren Fire Fighters and Police in a Wheel Chair Basketball game for Charity.  The event took place at Greg Grants Basketball and training Center in Sterling Heights on Tuesday April 14, 2015.
Chris Dill T-Shirts
04/17/15 - Buffalo Professional Firefighters Assoc.
Chris Dill Memorial T-Shirts $25.00       April 4th, 2015 marked the 10 year anniversary of Chris' death.  In his honor Kevin Sikorski of Engine 21, 3rd Platoon is selling pre-ordered prepaid t-shirts with all proceeds going to the K.I.A. Memorial Road March on August 22, 2015.
Fire Marshal Promotion
04/17/15 - New London Fire Fighters
The New London Fire Department is pleased to announce the promotion of Fire Inspector Skau. Inspector Skau will be promoted to the position of Fire Marshal on April 24th in council chambers at 1500hrs.
2nd Annual Kilts & Kleats Softball Classic
04/17/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
HONOR GUARD REQUEST
04/17/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters: The Cambridge Department of Veteran Services has requested the CFD Honor Guard to participate in its annual Patriots Day Ceremony on 20 April 2015 (Group 1 working). The ceremony starts at 1100 and should end no later than 1130. We will meet at Winthrop Park for 1030AM.
48 Crystal Ave.
04/17/15 - New London Fire Fighters
This morning at 0630 the North Station responded to a fire alarm activation at 48 Crystal Avenue. While responding callers reported smoke on the upper floors. All additional companies were assigned to the call. An oven fire on the third floor created a smoke condition on floor 3 and because the fire doors were wedged in the open position, smoke traveled to the upper floors.
Vote for your IAFF 858 Endorsed Candidates
04/17/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Attention Brother and Sisters just a reminder if you are a Denver resident you will have your ballots in hand.  Please remember to vote for your Local 858 endorsed candidates.
Vote Angie Bado for District 4
04/17/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of McKinney, IAFF Local 2661
"Angie Bado is a proven leader who has demonstrated her dedication to our community through years of serving on a variety of school, city and civic organizations since arriving in McKinney in 1991.
Local 718 Retirement Party
04/16/15 - Boston Fire Fighters
Boston Fire Fighters Local 718 IAFF 46th Annual Retirement Party will be Friday Evening April 24, 2015 at Florian Hall. Cocktails 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Donation: $25.00.
Financial Health Fair on May 26, 2015
04/16/15 - IAFF Local 1403
Wichita MDA Muscle walk
04/16/15 - IAFF Local 135
Wichita is having a MDA Muscle Walk event this Saturday, 10:00 am at Cessna Stadium.
Fire Foundation Featured On "Inside Health Care"
04/16/15 - Saint Paul Fire Foundation
Jodi Ritacca, Media Specialist, who partners with her son Joe Carlini (Carlini Entertainment) to create the Fire Ball video each year, also hosts "Inside Health Care", a cable show.  The Saint Paul Fire Foundation was chosen to be showcased in the current issue, Bill Sullivan, our Board Chair represented the Saint Paul Fire Foundation.
Line of Duty Death (LODD) Cancer - Brother Raymond Thomas L1657 - Hull, MA
04/16/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
The Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts regret to announce the Line of Duty Death of Brother Raymond Thomas, Hull Fire Fighters L-1657.
Proud Dad!
04/16/15 - IAFF Local 2493
Congratulations to Captain Mike Baker's son Ian on graduation from the St. Petersburg, FL Fire Academy. Ian graduated in the top 5 of his class. This is the first step that has to be completed by anyone wanting to take an entrance exam for any fire department in Florida. Captain Baker was able to present Ian with his diploma.
2015 Local 1826 MDA Boot Drive, Record Breaking Collection of $171,513.60.
04/16/15 - IAFF 1826
To all Local 1826 Members, Please see attachment containing the 2015 Local 1826 "Record Breaking MDA Boot Drive". $171,513.
Fire Protection Referendum Yard Signs
04/16/15 - Greenville Professional Firefighters
Greenville Firefighters will be distributing yard signs to any borough resident or business that would like to show support for the upcoming Fire Protection Tax Referendum that will be on the May 19th ballot.  If you would like a yard sign for your residence or a window sign for your business please call the Fire Station at 724-588-3111 and get placed on the list.
Our Deepest Sympathies
04/16/15 - International Association of Firefighters
Local F-147 regrets to announce the passing of retired Station Chief Joseph L. McCarthy. Chief Mac passed on Monday, April 13th 2015 at Compassionate Care Hospice at Saint Francis Medical Center, Trenton. Chief Mac was an honorably discharged veteran of the US Navy, having served in the Korean War on the USS Kearsarge.
CONTRACT PROPOSALS
04/15/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters, Please forward all contract proposals to Secretary Morrison in person or by email to paulmoe28@yahoo.
FPF Delegates and Alternates
04/15/15 - IAFF Local 1403
PFAM's 5th ANNUAL LEE WISE GOLF TOURNAMENT
04/15/15 - IAFF Local 4405
Join us for PFAM's 5th Annual Lee Wise Golf Tournament When: June 13th Where: Hogam Park in Midland Texas Contact: firemancruzer312@yahoo.
Retirement Party
04/15/15 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
RETIREMENT PARTY For Deputy Chief Jack Memory and FF Joe Sculari to be held at Casey's on April 28th @ 7 pm. $30 @ the door. Contact John Byrne or Tom Ross at HQ Group 4.
Press Release - Endorsed Candidates for May 5th Election
04/15/15 - IAFF Local 4416
Scituate Fire Fighters Benefit Road Race
04/15/15 - IAFF Local 1464
Need MDA Rep
04/15/15 - IAFF Local 740
Any members interested in being the MDA rep. please email me at Pfire175@yahoo.com.
2105 Fire Foundation Fire Ball Photos
04/15/15 - Saint Paul Fire Foundation
Photographs from the 2015 Saint Paul Fire Foundation Fire Ball by professional photographer Signe Shores Photography are available for viewing and purchase. To access photos click on the photo above and then enter password "fireball2015" to view pictures.
858 Summer Family Picnic Flyer Attached
04/15/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
June welcomes the comeback of the 858 Summer Family Picnic.  This grand event will take place on June 13th @ Chatfield reservior. This is a very exciting day as we have a reserved picnic ground where we'll have a BBQ, there's a sand volleyball court, horseshoe pit, washer boards, and we'll have cornhole set up for all the ex-high school atheletes.
First Summer Patio Series FAC Flyer Attached
04/15/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
The first Summer Patio Series FAC will be held May 29th @ Mile High Spirits located @ 22nd and Lawrence.  This event will start around 5 pm and will showcase the fine musical talents of Brian (P-Diddy) Combs and Sir Ricky Jaramillo.  These are 2 of the Denver Fire Departments most truly blessed musical talents.
Westfield Fire Fighters Support Mayor & Council Candidates
04/14/15 - IAFF Local 4416
Noblesville Fire Fighters Support Mayor & Council Candidates
04/14/15 - IAFF Local 4416
Sheridan Fire Fighters Support Council Candidate
04/14/15 - IAFF Local 4416
Fire at Winery Quickly Doused
04/14/15 - IAFF Local 3990
Clermont, FL – Lake Firefighters were called to douse a propane fed fire that broke out at Lakeridge Winery Sunday afternoon where the food vendors were outside cooking. A food vendor area of the winery was evacuated for a short period of time, as well as the main building of the winery as firefighters quickly put out the fire and checked for extension of the fire into the main building.
FRS Retirement Planning
04/14/15 - IAFF Local 3169
Fishers Fire Fighters Support Council Candidates
04/14/15 - IAFF Local 4416
Local #34 (Little Rock) Hosts Charity Golf Tournament
04/14/15 - Arkansas Professional Fire Fighters Association
LOCAL 34 GOLF TOURNAMENT benefiting ACH Burn Center Golf Registration Form – Four-Person Scramble June 1, 2015 (Entry Deadline: May 15, 2015)         EAGLE HILL COUNTRY CLUB $300 PER TEAM (includes cart and green fees) REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED MEAL PROVIDED BY LITTLE ROCK OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE 9 A.M.
City of Detroit Deferred Compensation Plan - Open Enrollment Going On Now!
04/14/15 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
Arkansas Fire Fighter Cancer Law
04/14/15 - Arkansas Professional Fire Fighters Association
Reprinted from IAFF in Action After nearly two decades of working to get protections for members who get sick on the job, the Arkansas Professional Fire Fighters (APFF) have successfully lobbied for the passage of a new law that will provide line-of-duty death benefits to fire fighters who die of cancer caused by on-the-job exposure. The law is retroactive three years.
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