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February 01, 2015
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FCC Reverses Course, Puts Public Safety At Risk
01/31/15 - UPFFA
FCC Reverses Course, Puts Public Safety at Risk from IAFF in Action New federal rules to help locate wireless callers to 911 fail to incorporate important provisions which would have vastly improved the ability of fire fighters to locate indoor calls.
Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Captain Dick Heller
01/31/15 - IAFF Local 21
   Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Fire Captain Dick Heller.  Dick passed away on January 29, 2015.  Funeral arrangements are pending.
Fundraiser Rules
01/31/15 - Cedar Hill Professional Firefighters Association
Letter of thank you
01/31/15 - Franklin Firefighters Association Local 3758
All- We received the below attachment from the Spring Hill FD and wanted to share.
Super Bowl 2015
01/31/15 - IAFF Local 1014
"ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL"? Sunday is the day.  The entire professional football season comes down to this one game.  This year in Super Bowl XLIX (49) two teams who are no strangers to the Super Bowl will face off for the right to be crowned World Champions.
Peer Fitness Instructors Program
01/30/15 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
Announcement: South Portland Fire Department, IAFF L 1476 will be hosting a Peer Fitness Trainer Course June 8-12, 2015 at SMCC. Description of the Peer Fitness Trainer course can be found here: Tuition for the class is $800 per student. In addition to tuition cost, Whole Foods will cater lunch for $60 per student for the week.
Passing of Retired L1426 Brother Tim Oldroyd
01/30/15 - IAFF Local 1426
Haagen Dazs/ MDA fundraiser
01/30/15 - Burbank Firefighters Local #778
Cell Tower Bulletin to homes
01/30/15 - IAFF Local 1014
Here’s a direct link to the petition, sign it NOW!: http://bit.
Mickey Ward helping out
01/30/15 - Quincy Fire Fighters Association
You never know who you are going to run into while out shoveling hydrants.  The crew of Quincy Fire Engine 5 was out shoveling hydrants in West Quincy, when they came upon someone doing thier part to help them out.  This someone was boxer Mickey Ward.
Asst. Chief Dale Retires
01/30/15 - Olympia Fire Fighters
Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
01/30/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Hello All, A message from the Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation: The $1,000 winner for the payday raffle is John Herring, Engine 28 A-Shift, congratulations to John ! Thanks for you continued support.  DON'T MISS FIRE CHIEF ALE.
MSCFF/KC Customs Pick-Up Giveaway
01/29/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters would like to thank James Carr of KC Customs for their fundraising efforts and making the Jacked Up Giveaways 2014 Chevy Silverado Pick-Up Truck a success.
Special Membership Meeting
01/29/15 - IAFF Local F-102
All Hands, In accordance with the Local's Constitutuion & By-Laws I have called for a "Special Membership Meeting" to be conducted on 06 Feb 15 at Crash Station 62. The meeting will commence at 0630. I have posted the agenda on the Union website calendar. If you have any questions/concerns, please contact a Union Rep.
St. Patrick's Day T-Shirt Pre-Orders
01/29/15 - IAFF Local 4416
St. Patrick's Day shirt order forms are now available.  The event will be held on Saturday, March 14th at the Copper Still in downtown Noblesville.  T-Shirt orders will be accepted until Friday February 27th.  You can order your shirt online via the PayPal button below or you can download the attached form and return it, along with cash or check, to the Local 4416 office.
Hook & Ladder Decision
01/29/15 - Green Bay Area Fire Fighters
Hello to our great Green Bay Metro community, As you may have read in the Green Bay Press Gazette, or seen news coverage of our ruling regarding the Hook & Ladder program, the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission has delivered a ruling in favor of the City of Green Bay. I think providing some information into what that means is appropriate and I will try to keep it short.
Snow Emergency
01/29/15 - IAFF Local 902
Update on Snow Emergency
Chili and Chowder Cook-Off
01/29/15 - IAFF Local 772
The third annual Chili and Chowder Cook-Off to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Maine will be held on March 21st, 2015 at Season's Restaurant from 6pm-8pm.  "A" crew is working.  We will need members helping out that night.  If you are interested in helping please notify Andrew Emery, Andy Willigar or Casey Perry at the Bangor Fire Department.
01/29/15 - IAFF Local 772
Congratulations to Firefighter Jeff Hodge on your retirement. Jeff was hired in June 1988. He has been driving Engine #6 on D-Crew for the past few years. Stay safe and enjoy your retirement brother.
NLRFD Promotes 3 Officers
01/29/15 - IAFF Local 35
01/28/15 - IAFF Local 1014
Please Help IAFF Members Son
01/28/15 - IAFF Local 2647
Safety Stand Down for Cancer and PTSD
01/28/15 - IAFF Local 1014
Safety Stand Down for Cancer and PTSD Live Webcast ~ Wednesday, January 28 What: Live Webcast Date: Wednesday, January 28 Time: Begins at 8:00 a.m. PT/11:00 a.m. ET Web Link: www.iaff.
Lake Firefighters Kept Busy With Two Working House Fires
01/28/15 - IAFF Local 3990
Astatula, FL - Lake County Firefighters battled two house fires on Wednesday. The first house fire was reported around 9:46 in the morning on Orange Blossom Street in Astatula. Firefighters from station 77 in Astatula, as well as Lake Jem, Bassville Park, and Ferndale quickly responded and arrived within minutes to find fire and heavy smoke rolling out from underneath the doublewide mobile home.
The Dropkick Murphys ‘Literally Hate’ Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker
01/28/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
The Governor used a Dropkick song during an event, which didn't sit well with the band. A Facebook fan wants to know: why is a “union-busting” politician from Wisconsin using the music of a working-class-loving punk band from Boston to greet his supporters during a nationally televised event? The Dropkick Murphys—and their loyal following—aren’t too sure, but they want it to stop. Immediately. Walker is known as the Republican governor who introduced legislation in 2011, called Act 10, that essentially stripped public unions of their collective bargaining rights. The Dropkick Murphys didn’t like that, as made clear when they blasted Fitzgerald back in 2012, a year after the legislation was passed. “We stand beside our Union and Labor brothers and sisters and their families in Wisconsin and all over the U.S.,” they wrote at the time. After all, they did support Mayor Marty Walsh (D-BOSTON), a “union guy.” By Steve Annear | Boston Daily | January 26, 2015 1:36 p.m.
Purple and Pearls for Kristi
01/27/15 - San Luis Obispo City Firefighters Local 3523
Help Support Kristi's Battle! Come enjoy good times with the Logans and show your support.
Remember to Shovel Out Your Nearest Hydrant
01/27/15 - Rockland Fire Fighters
Winter storms and plowing operations can often hide the hydrants under a mountain of snow making them impossible to find quickly. In the event of a fire, firefighters have to locate and shovel out fire hydrants before hooking up to them. Precious time is lost and when a fire occurs we need that time to save lives and keep damage to a minimum.
Welcome BBQ
01/27/15 - San Luis Obispo City Firefighters Local 3523
A big thank you goes out to Chris Gatton and all those who helped with another great Bar-B-Que welcoming the newest members of our fire family! It was a beautiful January day spent with our friends and family.  .
Firefighters rescue 2 people from roof of burning house in Saginaw
01/27/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
SAGINAW, MI — The first firefighter to arrive at a burning house in Saginaw discovered two people on the roof over the front porch, yelling for help.
Firefighters learn basics of ice rescue to help train comrades
01/27/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
In the frigid water, the man acted to be in distress as veteran Frenchtown Township Firefighter Rich Knoles worked quickly to help him get back up onto the ice.
Firefighter/paramedic named department’s Firefighter of the Year
01/27/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Good firefighters are not hard to find in Brownstown Township. In fact, thanks in part to the reinstatement of the Firefighter of the Year award, they often stand out.
Firefighters rescue 2 people from roof of burning house in Saginaw
01/26/15 - IAFF Local 102
SAGINAW, MI — The first firefighter to arrive at a burning house in Saginaw discovered two people on the roof over the front porch, yelling for help. Leaning a ladder from the roof to the ground provided the two occupants a safe escape shortly after the 8:15 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, at a home on Owen near East Holland, Saginaw Fire Chief Chris Van Loo said.
Elmwood Ave Fire
01/26/15 - BFFA 3044
Severe Weather Checklist
01/26/15 - IAFF Local 902
The Malden Fire Fighters and the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts, advises everyone to be safe and prepared for the upcoming severe weather
Locate and Shovel Buried Hydrants
01/26/15 - IAFF Local 902
Every Second Counts Malden Fire Fighters are asking the public for help during this severe weather. Please take the time to locate and shovel out your nearest fire hydrant. Every second counts and having the hydrant already cleared of snow, will help the Malden Fire Fighters do their job quickly.
Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance
01/26/15 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance and Captain Jeff Dill present the workshop: Saving Those Who Save Others Suicide prevention & awareness March 2, 2015 8am ?12pm Co-­hosted by West Metro Fire Rescue and Wheat Ridge Fire Protection District Location: West Metro Training Center 3535 S. Kipling St. Lakewood, CO 80235 A direct look into suicides within the fire service.
2015 Legislative Conference
01/26/15 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
The PFFA 2015 Legislative Conference will be held April 13-15 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Montgomery. Information regarding conference and hotel registration will be mailed to each local in February. Please plan to have someone from your local attend.
Blizzard 2015
01/26/15 - Westport Fire Local1802
Please keep generators outdoors and away from open doors and windows to prevent carbon monoxide from entering your home Keep exhuast vents clear Stay away from downed power lines 911 is for emergency use only, for general questions or inquiries call 508.636.1122 (police) or 508.636.
Severe Weather Checklist
01/25/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
With the forecast for severe weather, the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts offer our "Severe Weather Checklist" to help keep you and your family safe.
Stop the Cell Towers going up at fire stations...
01/25/15 - IAFF Local 1014
Dear members, As you undoubtedly know, Motorola – a contractor for the Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS) – is in the process of installing cell towers at 86 County fire and lifeguard facilities.
Clarification on Political Activities by Members
01/25/15 - IAFF Local 51
Texas Local Government Code Chapter 150.  Miscellaneous Provisions Affecting Municipal Officers And Employees Subchapter A. Involvement of Fire Fighters And Police Officers In Political Activities §  150.002.
Pulse Point
01/25/15 - IAFF Local 4349
PulsePoint App saves lives      It was nice and sunny the day Captain Greg Rainville and his wife decided to visit the San Diego Zoo.  As they pulled into the parking lot, they noticed a commotion over on the sidewalk.  As they approached, they saw a man unconscious on the ground.
New Mailing Address
01/25/15 - IAFF Local 3
In order to better serve the public and our members, we have purchased a post office box for any mail correspondance.  Please note the new mailing address: IAFF Local 3 P.O. Box 758 Pueblo, CO 81002 Thank you.
Health and Safety Section
01/25/15 - CFFA
Please visit our Health and Safety page to find some great training resources for around the station.  There is a lot of information to bre explored on that page.
Commission Ignorance
01/25/15 - IAFF Local 3169
So our Commission wants to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a consulting fee to do the job that our Fire Chief has been telling them all along and then ignore the advice...AGAIN!  Wow! Am I really here??  I think I have just been teleported to the land of STUPIDITY!  Please read this Ocala Starbanner article. http://www.ocala.
2015 AFD Shift Bid
01/25/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
IAFF Local 244 has invested in the web-based program for the 2015 AFD Shift Bid. The in-shift bid is scheduled for February 2, 3 & 4. All members must log in on the website to participate in the bid. On the website click on the “Login” tab at the top, then fill out the fields under “Register New Account”.
Emergency Checklist
01/25/15 - IAFF Local 1478
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