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April 16, 2014
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Westport Local 1802 Annual Scholarship
04/16/14 - Westport Fire Local1802
Westport Firefighters Local 1802 Annual Scholarship Requirements: Graduating Senior with plans for continuing continuing education Must be a Westport, MA resident Deadline to apply is May 15th Scholarship awarded will be for $1,000 Apply today at www.westportfirelocal1802.org
2014 Firefighter Festival Planning Meeting
04/16/14 - IAFF Local 794
A meeting to continue planning this year's Firefighter's Festival will meet on Monday, 4/21 (B-shift) at Fire Station 5 at 08:30am. Anyone interested in helping plan this years festival should attend. No RSVP is required. Contact Pres. Donnie Lewis at DPLewis@nngov.
Dave Wegwerth Retirement Party
04/16/14 - IAFF Local 21
Dave Wegwerth Retirement Party April 26th 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
City Election Results
04/16/14 - IAFF local 3035
McFarland elected Mayor of Murfreesboro Shane McFarland will trade his seat on the City Council for the mayor’s post after rolling to victory in Tuesday’s election. McFarland captured 5,315 votes, 68 percent, to City Councilman Ron Washington’s 2,474, 31.7 percent, in the mayoral race with 31 of 31 precincts counted and early voting totals in.
STERLING HEIGHTS: Firefighters thanked for live-saving efforts
04/16/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
April 16, 2014: William Ede Jr., 75, recently returned to Sterling Heights Fire Station No. 5 to thank the heroes who saved his life when he suffered full cardiopulmonary arrest Feb. 13. "We're obviously thrilled by the progress William has made in his recovery and appreciate the time he took to meet us," said Assistant Chief Dennis Adler.
2014 Election
04/16/14 - IAFF 34
Little Rock Firefighters, Thank you to all the members that took the time to vote. Congratulations to all the elected officers. Please see list below: IAFF Local 34 ELECTION 2014 Results President Richard Morehead Vice President Charles Austin, Jr.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue hires new assistant chief
04/16/14 - IAFF local 3035
MURFREESBORO — Kim Lawson, a veteran of Nashville Fire Department, has been named Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s new assistant chief of medical services, according to a news release. Lawson, who recently retired from the Nashville Fire Department after 34 years, will join the Murfreesboro department May 5.
Local 42 & Big Brothers/Big Sisters
04/16/14 - IAFF Local 42
Boston Police Officer Wake and Funeral
04/16/14 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
New Haven Fire Fighters Training in the Harbor
04/16/14 - IAFF local 825
New Haven Fire Fighters train and improve forging relations. Mike Neal, Safety Chair Mark Vendetto and Frank Ricci along with Truck 2, Sq 1, Sq 2, Eng 5, Car 33 and Engine 4 present the Ship Captain and Crew Chiefs with New Haven Fire Fighters T-shirts for helping improve firefighter safety.
Captain's Pinning and Swearing-in Ceremony
04/16/14 - IAFF Local 4652
Newly appointed Captain's Jeff Nawfel and James Moore participated in the departments first pinning and swearing-in ceremony last night at Town Hall. Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, Karl Ekstedt, pinned the two with their Captain's badges. Family members were present to pin on the Captain's lapel pins. They were then sworn in by the Town to uphold the duties of a Captain.
APRIL UNION MEETING
04/16/14 - IAFF Local 574
Regular Union Meeting April 22 and 23 Plumbers and Pipefitters L188 Union Hall 2337 E. Victory Dr. (500 ft west of Coaches Corner, South side of rd.
Fundraiser for Boston LODD T-Shirts
04/15/14 - IAFF Local 740
#WeNeverForget #BostonStrong #BostonMarathon #WeRunTogether
04/15/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
April 7, 2014: UPFFA FIRE OPS 101 - April 10, 2014: UPFFA Legislative Conference & Lobby Day
04/15/14 - UPFFA
On behalf of the Executive Board of the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut I would like to thank all the IAFF Locals affiliated with Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut for your support this past week.
Brotherhood Benefit Event
04/15/14 - IAFF Local 51
Benefit proceeds go to help cancer treatment for firefighter Matt Thomas. Door opens at noon, bands start at 01:00. Bands include Sorry About Your Sister, TrailerBandGovernment Cheez, and Red Rudy plus Dj music. If you would like to donate, follow the link Give Forward.
UPFFA of Ct. Inside/Outside Window Decals
04/15/14 - UPFFA
UPFFA of Ct. INSIDE – OUTSIDE Window Decals Are now available to our affiliated locals @ $2.50 per decal, locals interested in obtaining the decals may contact Jane McCarthy, Executive Secretary, 860.953.3200, ext. 10.
Corporate Welfare Affects Public Pension Plans
04/15/14 - Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association
Norwich Fire Goes to 3 Alarms
04/15/14 - IAFF Local 892
4 Shift was called out to 218 Washington St on 8:15am April 13th for a reported structure fire. Battalion 1 had heavy smoke in a 2 1/2 frame 100 year old Queen Anne style building, upon arrival. Two handlines were initially deployed, with the truck going to the roof.  Mohegan Tribal FD stretched a third line and the fire quickly went to three alarms.
April Union Meeting
04/15/14 - Boston Fire Fighters
Union Meeting The monthly Union meeting of Local 718 will be held on Thursday April 17th, 2014 7 p.m. at Florian Hall Nominations of Local 718 officials will be taken at this months meeting. Please make every attempt to attend.
NEVER FORGET
04/15/14 - Wilmington Fire Fighters Local 1370
Negotiations 4-14-14
04/15/14 - IAFF 1826
Negotiations 4-7-14
04/15/14 - IAFF 1826
Fundraiser for Boston LODD
04/15/14 - IAFF Local 740
Thursday April 24th Italian Heritage Center 1800-2400 Portland Fire Fighters Local 740 will be sponsering a fundraiser to benefit the families of Boston fire department's LODD Tickets $20.00 each Send check to; Local 740, 380 Congress St, Portland Maine, 04101 and we will have your ticket at will call the night of the event or you can stop in the office to purchase them.
2014 St. Paul Park Clean-up
04/15/14 - IAFF Local 21
Over twenty Local 21 members and families cleaned Harriet Island and Mississippi River Blvd. on April 12th, followed by fellowship at Shamrock’s Bar and Grill.  The public and city council member Dave Thune appreciated our presence.  Thank you to everyone who participated.
Brother Thomas Babcock
04/15/14 - Canton Professional Firefighters Association
Local 249 Brother, Thomas Babcock passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014.
New Chapter
04/15/14 - Axemen Prof. Fire Fighters Motorcycle Club
On behalf of the National Board we would like to welcome our newest Chapter, New York Chapter 4 to the Axemen Nation. Welcome brothers.
201 MDA FILL THE BOOT, Record Breaking Collection Year for Local 1826
04/15/14 - IAFF 1826
FPF Election
04/15/14 - IAFF Local 1403
Seven things to consider when Flint SAFER funding dries up
04/14/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
April 14, 2014: If everything goes the way city officials outlined in its denied application for $7.9 million in Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response funding, there will be fewer firefighters and fire stations in Flint beginning in June.
Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Retired FEO Dan Borash
04/14/14 - IAFF Local 21
Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Retired FEO Dan Borash Memorial service on Wednesday, April 16th at Gay & Ciha Funeral Home 2720 Muscatine Avenue in Iowa City, IA.   Visitation from 5 – 7 with service beginning at 7:00.  The Funeral will be Friday, April 18th at the Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel.  Visitation at 10:00 with funeral service at 11:00.
Infomational Meeting
04/14/14 - Boston Fire Fighters
Monday, April 14, 2014 INFOMATIONAL MEETINGS There will be two (2) Informational meetings regarding the offer made by the City to Local 718’s Bargaining Team. The meetings will be scheduled for Tuesday April 22nd 4 p.m. and Wednesday April 23rd   10 a.m. at Florian Hall.
A MESSAGE FROM THE DFFA EXECUTIVE BOARD
04/14/14 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
With the mediation coming to a close and the uncertainty surrounding our financial future, the Public Safety Associations feel all of their members need to make knowledgeable and responsible decisions regarding their futures and the futures of their families.
Press Release Issued 04-14-2014
04/14/14 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
The DFFA Responds …… Detroit – On Thursday, April 10, 2014 the Public Safety Coalition held a press conference. The next day, Judge Rhodes opinion expressed the press conference as our wagering an orchestrated public relations campaign to advance our position.
2014 IAFF Convention
04/14/14 - PFFA
The Week in Public Finance: Detroit, UConn Dominance and Pension Warnings
04/14/14 - Paul Hufnagel
Fitch Ratings agency gave the latest settlement in Detroit’s bankruptcy trial between bond insurers and the city its stamp of approval this week (beginning April 7).
Public Pensions and the Lessons of Success
04/14/14 - Paul Hufnagel
Do we learn more from success or failure? When it comes to state- and local-government pensions, we tend to focus on the plans that are struggling. But there are valuable lessons to learn from public-sector retirement plans that have remained well funded and from governments that have successfully negotiated changes to put their pension systems on a path to full funding.
Sandy Ground Memorial Playground Fund Raiser
04/14/14 - IAFF Local 786
Please join us on May 3, 2014 at Tiernan's Bar at 187 Main Street in Stamford from 3PM - 7PM to help us raise money to construct a playground in honor of Jesse Lewis. Jessie was one of twenty children killed in the Sandy Hook School shooting. The playground is being built as part of the Sandy Ground Project. Tickets are $50 and includes live music by the Highland Rovers, drinks, food, etc.
Detroit public safety unions decry city's 'no-mercy' bargaining
04/14/14 - Paul Hufnagel
Detroit — Representatives of the city’s public safety unions decried Thursday the city’s “no-mercy” approach to bankruptcy negotiations as it continues to push “staggering” cuts for Detroit’s police and firefighters, they say.
Police, firefighters unions say Kevyn Orr's plan puts art above pensions
04/14/14 - Paul Hufnagel
Leaders of Detroit’s public safety unions signaled today that they will not accept the pension cuts emergency manager Kevyn Orr has proposed. But they left the door open for negotiations.
Chelsea Fire Hockey Champs!
04/14/14 - IAFF Local 937
Congratulations to the Chelsea Fire Fighters hockey team on thier Championship win over Everett Fire! Great Job.
New Members Sworn In
04/14/14 - IAFF Local 739
New members of Lynn Local 739 were sworn in at the April meeting by President Reddy.
WiffleBall Tourny
04/13/14 - Port Orange Fire Fighters
Local 740 Boston Fundraiser Details & Information
04/13/14 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
Save the date Thursday April 24th Italian Heritage Center 6:00 pm - Midnight Portland Fire Fighters Local 740 will be sponsering a fundraiser to benefit the families of Boston fire department's LODD Tickets $20.
Arrangements for Brad Shade
04/13/14 - IAFF Local 4416
Bradley T. Shade, 27, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014. Born in Sioux City, IA, on August 2, 1986, Brad was a firefighter-paramedic for the City of Westfield and a real estate agent for F.C.Tucker. He was an avid Penn State football fan that enjoyed helping people.
Passing of FF Germain (ret.)
04/13/14 - IAFF Local 1652
Local 1652 regrets to announce the passing of retired Firefighter Paul Germain.
Group 4 Works MVA w/ Car Fire 4/13/14
04/13/14 - Belmont Firefighters
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