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September 01, 2015
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2015 PINK HELMET AWARD
08/31/15 - Turlock Professional Firefighters
Nominations sought for Turlock Firefighters’ Pink Helmet Award Turlock—Nominations are now being accepted by the Turlock Firefighters Local #2434 for the association’s Pink Helmet Award.
2015 PINK HELMET AWARD - PRESS RELEASE
08/31/15 - Turlock Professional Firefighters
The Pink Helmet Award will be to be presented to someone whose life has been touched by cancer and who represents the characteristics of a firefighter— compassion, bravery, honesty, commitment and courage.  Nominees must be residents of Stanislaus or Merced counties.  Nomination forms can be downloaded and submitted online at www.turlockfirefighters.org through September 25.
Bravest BBQ team in action
08/31/15 - IAFF Local 1426
The Fairfield Fire Fighters BBQ team "Smoke Showing" took home a third place finish at the second annual New England Kosher BBQ Championship on August 30th in Fairfield.
IAFF Local 103 Softball Tournament
08/31/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Download Registration Form here.
Coquitlam man escapes suspected arson through side window.
08/31/15 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
A suspicious fire in Coquitlam, B.C., forced a man and his dog to escape their burning home through the side window early Friday morning.
2016 INTERNATIONAL DEPLOYMENTS POSTED for Fire Rescue International Training Association!
08/31/15 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
Fire Rescue International Training Association Fundraiser
08/31/15 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
Burger & Cerveza Night September 17th! John B Pub, Coquitlam 6:30 - 8:00 pm Only $15   Come meet our members, learn about our deployments For tickets email kim@frita.
2015 Breast Cancer Awareness Month T-Shirts
08/31/15 - IAFF Local 42
BOSTON GLOBE: Settlement will make Narcan more affordable, Mass. AG says
08/31/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
Settlement will make Narcan more affordable, Mass. AG says Attorney General Maura Healey announced Monday that a manufacturer of a drug that can help reverse opioid overdoses will pay the state $325,000, resolving her concerns about a sharp price increase last year.
Saint Paul Firefighters Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Firefighter/Paramedic Shane Clifton
08/31/15 - IAFF Local 21
Tonight at Fire Station 14, Saint Paul Firefighter/Paramedic Shane Clifton collapsed after a workout. Medic 14, Medic 10 and Squad 2 worked feverishly to resuscitate him. Saint Paul Firefighter/Paramedic Shane Clifton passed at Regions Hospital.
9/11 NEVER FORGET
08/30/15 - UPFFA
Thoughts and Prayers for Ozzy
08/30/15 - IAFF Local 317
September 10, 2015: New London Public Safety Unions Press Conference - Michael Passero For Mayor
08/29/15 - UPFFA
The Hidrant
08/28/15 - IAFF Local 51
JOIN US AT THE HIDRANT 3112 Forney Dr. FRIDAY          PREMIUM LIQUOR SHOTS                    $2.
Lowell Firefighter Outing
08/28/15 - IAFF Local 853
Attached is an updated flyer for this year’s outing which will be held on Sept 17th at the Bunting Club. I added a few more details... It will be $20 per guy, $10 for Retirees that will get you a T-shirt, Food, and Beer… Also we are going to have a 50/50 raffle, Pie eating contest, Cornhole Tournament, Horshoes, etc.
Noblesville Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts
08/28/15 - IAFF Local 4416
The Noblesville Fire Department will be wearing pink ribbon shirts throughout the month of October in support of the Megan S. Ott Foundation.  We will be selling shirts to the general public through September 21st.  Proceeds will benefit the Megan S. Ott Foundation.  To order, use the PayPal buttons below.
Missoula Area Stage II Fire Restrictions
08/28/15 - IAFF Local 271
Missoula Area Stage II Fire Restrictions are in effect as of 12:01AM on Friday August 28th. The portions of the Missoula and Ninemile Ranger District within Mineral County as well as the entire Superior RD and Plains-Thompson Falls ranger districts of the Lolo National Forest are under Stage II Fire Restrictions due to continued dry conditions and potential for rapid and dangerous fire growth.
September Bi-Monthly Meeting
08/28/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
08/28/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
The winner for today's Payday Raffle is Tom Mahoney. Congratulations Tom! Children's Hospital Summer Burn Camp was held August 17-24 in Estes Park.  Thanks to all who helped with the coordination of airport arrivals and departures.  A big shout out to Celina Salgado, Administrative Assistant to Angela Cook at DIA.  Celina spearheaded the efforts at the airport this year.
100th Annual Ball
08/27/15 - IAFF Local 2647
Pittsfield Permanant Firemans Association 100th Annual Ball INVITATION The Pittsfield Permanent Firemen’s Benefit Association is holding its 100th Annual Ball on the night of September 26th, 2015. This event will be held in the Crowne Plaza Hotel Grand Ballroom starting w/cocktail hour and registration at 5 o’clock in the evening.
Massachusetts Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony
08/27/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
CHILI COOKOFF SATURDAY, NOV. 7TH!!!
08/27/15 - IAFF Local 3169
This years Chili Cookoff will be Saturday, Nov. 7th.  Last year we took Marion Counties HOTTEST Chili and 2nd Place PEOPLES CHOICE awards.  As usual we will be needing volunteers for the day of the cookoff.  We will be cooking for the cookoff Friday, Nov. 6th at the Union Hall for anyone who wants to participate in cooking.
More Retirements and Promotions for Local 2687
08/27/15 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
Thursday, August 6, 2015 Dozens of friends and fellow firefighters, active and retired, gathered at Station 3 Thursday afternoon, August 6th, to bid farewell to Batt. Chief Bill Fitzmaurice, who joined the department in February 1987 as a Firefighter-Paramedic, and who officially retires as of August 10th.
School Bus Safety Tips
08/27/15 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
Riding The Bus Riding a school bus is a great way for your child to get to school. In the United States, 23 million students take the bus to and from school each day. Unfortunately, you may already know that the greatest risk involved is not riding the school bus, but getting on and off the bus.
UNION MEETING REMINDER
08/26/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
2015 Guns N' Hoses Event
08/26/15 - IAFF Local 42
If you are interested in participating in this event please contact Secretary-Treasurer John Locke.
Jim Martinez P.F.F.I. Fall Education Seminar
08/26/15 - Professional Firefighters of Idaho
The annual Jim Martinez Fall Education Seminar will be held this year in Ketchum September 27-29 see attachments below for all the details and agenda for the event.
2015 Bikes, Blues & BBQ Poker Run Registiration
08/25/15 - IAFF Local 2866
The Official Bikes, Blues & BBQ 2015 Poker Run Preregistration is now live. Please click the link on the left side of the page or follow this link.
Fire Damages Apartments in Charleston, W.Va.
08/25/15 - IAFF Local 317
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- One person was taken to the hospital after an apartment fire, Sunday evening. It happened at the Terrace Park East apartment building along Kanawha Boulevard, about 4:00 p.m. Fire crews tell WSAZ that the person taken to the hospital was suffering a panic attack. No physical injuries were reported.
Retirees Luncheon
08/25/15 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
The retirees luncheon will be held on Wednesday, September 9th and Wednesday, November 11th at the DAV on Broadway from 9-12. All former and current members are encouraged to attend.
PPFFA Executive Board Meeting
08/25/15 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Hamtramck Firefighters Haunted Fowling
08/25/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Join us on October 24, 2015 for a Halloween party you won't forget at the Fowling Warehouse - right here in Hamtramck! The Hamtramck Firefighters are throwing another 'Haunted' evening of good times, now with a new twist--fowling.
2015 Bikes, Blues, & BBQ Poker Run Registration
08/25/15 - IAFF Local 2866
The Official Bikes, Blues & BBQ 2015 Poker Run Preregistration is now live. Please click the link on the left side of the page or follow this link.
Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Firefighter Bob Hurley
08/24/15 - IAFF Local 21
Ken zepeda is coordinating the literature drop for Amy Brendmoen and would like to get as many volunteers as possible so we can knock it out Saturday morning after the C shift off & A shift coming on. We have a list of addresses that we are specifically targeting so it should go pretty quick. Breakfast or lunch will be provided for those who help with the drop.
IAFF Membership Rings
08/24/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
President Diego Arencón and Mr. Tony Shangler of Volere, Inc., developed the concept for the IAFF Local 244 Ring in 2012. Years of thought and sentiment were put into designing this ring with the intent of representing unity, loyalty and commitment symbolizing our bond as brothers and sisters of the International Association of Fire Fighters.
IAFF Dispatch Episode 2
08/24/15 - West Metro FireFighters I.A.F.F. Local 1309
Check out the latest episode of the IAFF Dispatch! This episode contains 4 Chapters: Election 2016: Our Process Out of the Shadows (PTS) Tracking Disasters, Helping Members Changing the Conversation Check out all the chapters of Episode 2! http://bit.
IAFF Dispatch Episode 2
08/24/15 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
Check out the latest episode of the IAFF Dispatch! This episode contains 4 Chapters: Election 2016: Our Process Out of the Shadows (PTS) Tracking Disasters, Helping Members Changing the Conversation Check out all the chapters of Episode 2! http://bit.
IAFF Memorial Assistance Request
08/24/15 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
Colorado Professional Firefighters We need your help, This years Memorial assistance will be needed from Wednesday September 16th through Saturday September 19th with the Memorial being on Saturday the 19th. Over the Last year throughout the United States and Canada we have lost 308 members to Line of Duty Deaths or occupational related illnesses.
Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired FEO Irvin Rubbelke
08/23/15 - IAFF Local 21
  Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired FEO Irvin Rubbelke.  FEO Rubbelke served the citizens of Saint Paul for 37 years as a Firefighter and FEO. Visitation at The Church of the Assumption downtown St. Paul (51 W. 7th St.) starting at 9 AM on Saturday, August 29, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM.
PFFW Charities Black Tie Gala
08/23/15 - IAFF Local 483
Rick Lopez Is Retiring
08/23/15 - IAFF Local 21
Poulsbo Fill the Boot
08/23/15 - IAFF Local 2819
Poulsbo will hold its second Fill the Boot of the year at the intersection of Viking Way and Fill Hill Rd. from 1-5pm on August 27th.
October 4, 2015: Tommy Fund - Family Day
08/22/15 - UPFFA
The Tommy Fund is an independent, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide emotional, educa-tional, medical and financial support to children with cancer and their families. The Tommy Fund gives financial assistance to families whose children are undergoing cancer treatment at The Tommy Fund for Child-hood Cancer Clinic at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven.
Membership Meeting
08/22/15 - IAFF Local F-102
All Hands,     A Membership meeting is scheduled for 13 Sep 15 at Crash Station 62 & will commence at 0630. I have posted a running agenda on the Union website calendar. If you have anything to add, please feel free to contact the Union Office. Hope to see you there.
The Coquitlam Firefighters are asking for your help to help kids succeed by funding the Nutritional Breakfast and Snack Program.
08/22/15 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
Joe Diffie Unplugged
08/21/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont
  Packages Supporter 4 tickets $108.00 USDBasic 5 tickets $125.00 USDBronze 10 Tickets $250.00 USDSilver 15 tickets $350.00 USDGold 25 tickets $500.
I-96 in Livonia reopens after refuse truck flips
08/21/15 - IAFF Local 1164
Livonia resident David Miracle said his mother got up to use the bathroom just before 6 a.m. Wednesday and heard a loud “boom” come from I-96.
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