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December 21, 2014
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12/21/14 - Wilmington Fire Fighters Local 1370
Chief John Norman asking for our Help
12/20/14 - IAFF Local 794
Chief John Norman, who taught our training seminar in October emailed us today asking for all of our help. A member of his volunteer fire dept is currently on life support after falling through a floor into a cellar fire. His family is going through alot right at Christmas time and Chief Norman is asking for our help. His message is below.
Canton Township: Firefighter/Medic
12/20/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
We are requesting assistance in encouraging qualified applicants to apply for open positions with Canton Township.
Hynek Promotion 12/19/14
12/20/14 - New London Fire Fighters
A swearing in ceremony was held at Fire Headquarters to promote Firefighter Jeremy Hynek to the rank of Lieutenant. Lt. Hynek is a 14 year veteran of the New London Fire Department. Lt. Hynek is a graduate of the University of New Haven and has a Bachelors Degree in Fire Science and Administration. Lt.
Bangor Firefighters raise $9,084 for MDA in Black Friday Fill the Boot
12/20/14 - IAFF Local 772
BANGOR, Maine – More than nine members of the Bangor Fire Department Local 772 raised $9,084 during the annual Fill the Boot drive on Black Friday to benefit children and adults affected by muscle disease throughout the Bangor area. To date the Bangor Fire Department has raised  $29,322 for the MDA of Maine.
Posting For Ratification Vote On The Proposed C.B.A. 2014-2015
12/20/14 - IAFF Local 1891
A full copy of the proposed contract will be posted at each station as well as attached to this link. ATTENTION LOCAL 1891 MEMBERS POSTING FOR RATIFICATION VOTE ON THE PROPOSED C.B.
L2887 Elections have brought a new President
12/19/14 - IAFF local 2887
Brothers Local 2887 has a new President Dan Stoller.Dan has been elected from his prior E Board position as Vice President , Dan has come a long way moving up into the political side of the forum and has alot of work in the upcoming year to work on with his fellow brothers of 2887.
A fallen Brother...
12/19/14 - IAFF Local 1563
This fund has been set up to assist Kenny's wife as she tries to begin the process of putting her family back together. This will also serve as a foundation for the future educational needs of their two young children. Kenny obviously worked multiple jobs and now that family income is lost. Obviously, all proceeds go directly to Kenny's wife Georgia Ladd.
West Side Grab
12/19/14 - IAFF Local 317
UPDATE 12/18/14 @ 8:37 p.m. CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Four people lived in a home that was badly damaged by a fire Thursday night. It happened in the 1500 Block of 2nd Avenue about 6:30 p.m. Crews tell that the only person who was in the home when the fire broke out was an elderly woman who was bedridden. Her brother met crews outside.
Taylor firefighter credits colleagues with saving his life
12/19/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Lt. Brad Hoffman of the Taylor Fire Department says he knows that two of his colleagues think it was no big deal that they pulled him out of a hole in a floor while battling a fire at an apartment complex.
12/19/14 - IAFF 851
Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
12/19/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Hello All, A message from the Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation: The $5,000 winner for the payday raffle is Will Oliver, Truck 2 C-shift, congratulations to Will! Thanks for you continued support.  Don't forget to get your 2015 raffle tickets that are on sale right now.
Donald Murphy
12/19/14 - New London Fire Fighters
It is with deepest regret and sorrow to announce the death of Retired Battalion Chief Donald Murphy. BC Murphy (age 88) passed away this morning at L&M Hospital. In 1952, BC Murphy joined the New London Police Department as a Supernumerary and at the same time started out as a substitute Firefighter for the New London Fire Department.
"Pass the Boot" For DPD Officer John Adsit
12/19/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Brothers and Sisters, Denver Firefighters Local 858 is asking for your support and participation in the “Pass the Boot” campaign for Denver Police Officer John Adsit. Officer Adsit was critically injured on December 3, 2014 while providing protection during an organized protest. Officer Adsit is still in critical condition and has a long road to recovery ahead of him.
Local 34 Christmas Party
12/18/14 - IAFF 34
Great time and good food at our first Christmas Party at the new hall.  Big thank you to Cynthia Austin for all her hard work to make it happen.
Call to Action
12/18/14 - IAFF 34
Thank you to all the members that came out to the city board meeting.
SuperBowl Party 2015
12/18/14 - IAFF Local 1403
Super Bowl Raffle tickets are on sale. Please contact your Battalion Rep or the Union Hall (305)593-6100 to get you ticket. Tail-Gate party starts at 1:00 and drawing will be held at halftime. All proceeds benefit the Firefighter Charities.
2014 Canton Ex-Newsboys'
12/18/14 - Canton Professional Firefighters Association
Funeral Services for Retired Denver Fire Fighter Paul Spurgeon
12/18/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
  Brothers and Sisters, The funeral services for retired Denver Fire Fighter and Local 858 member Paul Spurgeon, will be held at 11am on Friday, Decemebr 19, 2014 at Cross of the Christ Lutheran Church, 12099 Lowell Blvd. Broomfield Co. Brother Spurgeon worked for the Denver Fire Department for 32 years and retired as the Division Chief of Operations.
Dyersburg Local 2269 Helps with Food Drive
12/18/14 - IAFF 14th District
 On Friday December 12, 2014 Dyersburg Local 2269 with assistance from Kroger collected food for their local food pantry. The local paper ran a story about their efforts. They collected 43 shopping carts full of items in 16 hours. Great job Local 2269 in representing your local and helping your community!! For the link to the stroy -
District Judge rules in favor of Local 613
12/18/14 - IAFF local 613
A District Court judge has ruled in favor of the Bozeman firefighters' union on a preliminary motion in a lawsuit filed by the city over the union status of newly created battalion chief positions.
Massachusetts Firefighters to Warm the Hearts of Children with Hundreds of New Winter Coats
12/18/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
BOSTON, Mass. – This holiday season hundreds of less-fortunate children will be outfitted with brand-new winter coats thanks to the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts. The statewide union raised more than $23,000 and partnered with Operation Warm, a national, non-profit organization that has provided new coats to 1.5 million children in need. 700 children in Holyoke, Lynn and New Bedford will receive brand new USA-made coats and be able to select their favorite color, and write their name on the interior tag of the new coat, which reads, “Made Just for You.”
Ethel Cook's Funeral Arrangements
12/17/14 - IAFF Local 312
4th Annual Retiree's Gala
12/17/14 - IAFF Local 3666
Contract Proposal
12/17/14 - IAFF Local 1296
2014 Toys For Tots
12/17/14 - Saint Paul Fire Foundation
Toys For Tots
12/17/14 - IAFF Local 902
Collecting “Toys-For-Tots” in Malden The Malden Fire Department working in conjunction with the U.S. Marine Corps is currently collecting new, unwrapped toys to benefit Toys-For-Tots.
Akron may promote firefighters for first time using new process
12/17/14 - Paul Hufnagel
Akron may soon promote firefighters for the first time based on seniority and training, rather than a test.
Danville council OKs budget that cuts firefighters
12/17/14 - Paul Hufnagel
There will be fewer firefighters battling fires in Danville next year as aldermen approved a new spending plan Tuesday night that reduces their ranks to 42 through either attrition, layoffs or both.
Even with Stock Market's Rise, Many Pensions Haven't Recovered from Recession
12/17/14 - Paul Hufnagel
Almost 40 percent of pension plans examined, even those that have been well-funded, have yet to reach their pre-recession peaks.
By Law Change
12/17/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
The attached bylaw changes were unanimously approved at E-board to be presented to the membership at the Union Meetings on Wednesday, January 7th at 7:00pm and Thursday, January 8th at 8:30am.
2015 World Police & Fire Games
12/17/14 - IAFF 14th District
Good Afternoon: It is with great excitement and anticipation to be contacting you regarding the 2015 World Police & Fire Games; being hosted in Fairfax County, Virginia next summer between June 26, and July 5, 2015.  It is one of the largest multi-sport, multi-venue events in the world; it is larger than the Summer Olympics.
12/17/14 - Lets Fire Cancer
A Christmas Past...
12/17/14 - Wilmington Fire Fighters Local 1370
Holiday Wishes From Local #60
12/16/14 - Scranton Firefighters IAFF Local # 60
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year .
J-Benefit Period
12/16/14 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
“J” time remains to be a contractual benefit under the 2014-2019 Collective Bargaining Agreement which provides continuation of full pay and benefits for all duty-disabled employees for up to one year. As such, you may be asked to complete an Election of Benefits Form. If so, you are advised to select to receive benefits under the City of Detroit Charter Plan.
12/16/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
This is a Full-Time, Union, Non-exempt position with competitive pay and benefits. Deadline to apply is February 28, 2015.
Local F-273 Needs Your Help Saving The EFMP Children's Christmas Party
12/15/14 - IAFF Local F-273
The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) annual kids Christmas party is held with approximately 50 EFMP children each year. In the past they have been supported by other outside entities. Unfortunately, this year no one else has stepped up to assist, which led to this event being within two days of being cancelled.
December Meeting Agenda
12/15/14 - Huntley FF Local 4106
Lincoln St Double 12.14.14
12/15/14 - IAFF Local 2647
One woman was transported to Berkshire Medical Center with burns on her hands and feet in the wake of a fire at 27 Lincoln Street that badly damaged a two-family home Sunday morning In addition to the woman, whose condition was unavailable yesterday, three firefighters were also injured in the blaze, according to Acting Deputy Fire Chief Steven Peaslee.
Annual Christmas Gathering
12/15/14 - IAFF Local 312
What: "ANNUAL CHRISTMAS GATHERING" When: Friday December 19, 2014 (A-Turn) Where: Big's Burgers & Beer 1597 Mahoning Ave. Youngstown, OH Time: 2000hrs. This is an informal event.  There is no cost and you will be responsible for your own bill.
LPFFA Local 851 Firefighter Fitness Challenge
12/15/14 - IAFF 851
Lane Professional Firefighters Association “Firefighter Fitness Challenge” January 1ST thru March 31st Attention all Lane County Professional Firefighters, Family, and Volunteer Firefighters!      Beginning January 1st, 2015, we will kick off the first ever Firefighter Fitness Challenge. The event will begin January 1st and end March 31st of 2015.
Local F-273 Attends "Wreaths Across America" Service
12/15/14 - IAFF Local F-273
This past Saturday Local F-273 President Mike Trainor attended the annual "Wreaths Across America" service at Arlington National Cemetery. President Trainor assisted in laying wreaths on the graves of our Nation's veterans in honor of their sevice. We would like to thank President Mike Jackson of Fort Meyer IAFF Local F-253 in helping coordinate this service.
12/15/14 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
Since good hearing is critical for firefighters, Wayne State University (WSU) is partnering with the Detroit Fire Department to identify the environmental/genetic risk factors that enhance the susceptibility to noise-induced hearing impairment. Several reports indicate that 40% of firefighters develop hearing impairment.
Three New Officers for Local 2687
12/15/14 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
New Fire Marshal and Two New Lieutenants for Hamden Fire: December 12th, 2014 Deputy Fire Marshal Brian Dolan was promoted to Fire Marshal, and Firefighters Dan Such and Rich Lennon promoted to Lieutenant on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014.  All three were sworn in during a ceremony held at Memorial Town Hall on Friday, December 12th.
B Shift Vice President Election
12/15/14 - Aurora Fire Fighters
Election will be held tomorrow, December 16th.
Denver Firefighters Annual Ball, Awards Ceremony, and Retiree Banquet
12/15/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Denver Firefighters Local 858 Presents, The Firefighters Annual Ball, Awards Ceremony, and Retiree Banquet This very prestigious event is to be held Friday February the 27th, 2015 at the Four Seasons Hotel, 1111 14th St., Denver Class A attire should be worn or a Military Uniform, as this is a formal event.
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