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Firefighter/Paramedic Positions Now Available
02/28/15 - IAFF Local 3472
The City of Rochester Hills is establishing an eligibility list for future openings for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic. Rochester Hills, comprised of 32.2 square miles, is situated in the east central portion of Oakland County approximately 30 miles from the Metropolitan Detroit area.
Six families displaced in Livonia condo fire
02/28/15 - IAFF Local 1164
No one was injured, but six families were displaced from their residences following a fire in a Livonia condominium complex Friday afternoon. Livonia firefighters responded to a call around 2:45 p.m. from a resident of On the Pond condominium complex in the Eight Mile and Gill area of Livonia, who said his unit was being filled with smoke.
Last Day To Order
02/28/15 - IAFF Local 3472
Tonight is the last night to order the 2015 St. Patricks Day shirt.  Order online @ http://freshhotshirts.com/3472 by midnight tonight.
Local Elections - Nominations Period Opens
02/28/15 - National Capital Federal Firefighters
Dear Local F121 Member, This notice is to inform you that your union local, IAFF Local F121 (aka National Capital Federal Fire Fighters), will be holding an election of officers in accordance with the local’s Bylaws. The nominations period begins on Feb. 28 and will close at midnight on Mar. 6, 2015.
Set Clocks & Change Smoke Detector Batteries (Spring 2015)
02/28/15 - Irving Professional Fire Fighters Association
JOBS: Rochester Hills Firefighter/Paramedic
02/28/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
The City of Rochester Hills is accepting applications for the full-time IAFF Union position of Firefighter/Paramedic to create a list of eligible candidates.
Fire Fighters Union Endorses Mayor Miro Weinberger
02/28/15 - BFFA 3044
Burlington – The Burlington Fire Fighters Association (BFFA), International Association of Fire Fighters (I.A.F.F) Local 3044 has endorsed Mayor Miro Weinberger in support of his upcoming re-election effort on Town Meeting Day, March 3, 2015.
IAFF Financial Corp Helps Our Members
02/28/15 - IAFF local 3704
Welcome to the IAFF Financial Corporation Web Site This web site includes information regarding the IAFF Financial Corporation, as well as the retirement, financial services, insurance protection products, home mortgage program, auto and home insurance program, banking services, and Canadian member programs offered through well-established service providers.
23rd annual Susan G. Komen Race
02/27/15 - IAFF Local 51
All interested Firefighters, Join the team to run the 23rd annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. See Flyer for Details. Contact information below. DATE: 3/1/2015 STAGING TIME: 6:30AM STAGING LOCATION: Station 11 STARTING LINE LOCATION: Southwest University Park RACE TIME: 8:00AM CONTACT: Efrain Garcia , Phone: 915.873.9898, email: efraingarciajr@gmail.
Black History Parade
02/27/15 - IAFF Local 51
VOLUNTEERS needed to support Parade to celebrate Black History Month on February 28, 2015 Line-Up Starts at Montana & Pershing Parade Start Time: 10:00 Ends at Mary Webb Park 3401 E. Missouri Their will be a booth voter registration at Mary Webb Park. Quint 7 will be in the parade.
Benevolent Fund Annual Meeting
02/27/15 - IAFF Local 2819
Our Kitsap Fire Fighters Benevolent Fund will be holding its annual meeting on March 26th, 7pm at the Clover Leaf Bar & Grill. During this meeting, elections for President, Treasurer, and the Board's Directors (up to 21 positions) will be held.  A year-in-review will be presented as will a financial report and a glimpse on future projects/events.
ST. PATRICK'S DAY SHIRTS
02/27/15 - IAFF 1826
To all Local 1826 Members, Please see attachment or visit the "Important Link" section of our website, "SWFL Firefighters" for quick access to the shirt website. Orders must be in by March 7th!. All proceeds from this years shirt sales will benefit STFD Firefighter Danielle DiBenedetto, she is being treated for cancer.
Keep Your Community Safety: Change Clocks & Smoke Alarm Batteries Sunday, March 8th
02/27/15 - UPFFA
International Association of Fire Fighters Keep Your Community Safe: Change Clocks and Smoke Alarm Batteries Sunday, March 8 https://www.facebook.com/video.php.
Legislative Day at the Capital 2015
02/27/15 - Waco Firefighters
Legislative Day @ The Capital in Austin is March 31st, 2015. We will be getting a group together to attend. Let me know if you would like to attend.
Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
02/27/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
The winner for today's payday raffle is Dan Sadler, A-shift at Station 27. Congratulations to Dan.
Reminder to Check Smoke Alarm Batteries When Clocks Change
02/27/15 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
Keep Your Community Safe: Change Clocks and Smoke Alarm Batteries Sunday, March 8 Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 8, 2015 - promote public safety by reminding members of your community to also change smoke alarm batteries.
Important message regarding Auditor Controller interrogations
02/27/15 - IAFF Local 1014
IMPORTANT! PLEASE POST/SHARE If you receive a notice or communication from the Auditor-Controller’s Office (or anyone else for that matter) to submit to an interrogation or interview, either as a subject or witness, CALL THE UNION HALL and DEMAND YOUR RIGHT TO REPRESENTATION.
Thank you to all of our sponsors
02/27/15 - Axemen Prof. Fire Fighters Motorcycle Club
We appreciate all who donate, participate and just support us. Without you we would not have been able to donate almost a million dollars over the past 16 years.
All be safe and hope for warm weather
02/27/15 - Axemen Prof. Fire Fighters Motorcycle Club
Vancouver Fire Hiring Firefighter/Paramedic
02/26/15 - IAFF Local 452
ancouver Fire Department - FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC IMPORTANT INFORMATION:    THE DEADLINE TO TEST FOR VANCOUVER FD – FIREFIGHTER  PARAMEDIC IS BY MARCH 13, 2015. YOU MUST COMPLETE THE PST WRITTEN EXAM PRIOR TO MARCH 13, 2015.
Yonkers Fire Pipe Band Pub Night at The Yonkers Brewery!
02/26/15 - YFD Band
Come down and check out what's happening at the Yonkers Brewing Co. , and at the same time, help us kick off the High Holy Season as we run through our final practice. We anticipate playing around 7:30, but you might want to get there a little earlier so you can sample the Fine Brew the boys are putting out. There will be a 50/50 as well as band merchandise for sale.
Fire badly damages Rose Village home
02/26/15 - IAFF Local 452
Fire badly damages Rose Village home Firefighters battle a blaze Wednesday at 3111 U St. in Vancouver. (Steven Lane/The Columbian)Buy this photo Firefighters battle a house fire at 3111 U St. in Vancouver's Rose Village neighborhood. (Emily Gillespie) Firefighters battle a house fire at 3111 U St.
Woman hurt in I-5 rollover in Vancouver
02/26/15 - IAFF Local 452
Oregon woman hurt in I-5 rollover in Vancouver Woman was passenger in car, driver faces DUI charge An Oregon woman was injured early Sunday morning when the car she was riding in traveled off the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 in Vancouver, struck an embankment and rolled.
Manufactured Home Fire
02/26/15 - IAFF Local 452
Official: Cooking fire damages manufactured home  A stovetop fire spread after the occupant tried to use water to put out the flames, causing more than $8,000 in damage to a manufactured home.
Retirement for Local 2687
02/26/15 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
February 26, 2015 Yesterday marked the last shift for Hamden Firefighter Greg Pereira.  Greg is retiring after 20 years of service as a Firefighter/Paramedic. Thank you for your dedication and service, and Local 2687 wishes you a long, happy, healthy retirement. Congrats.
Local Membership Meeting
02/26/15 - National Capital Federal Firefighters
A Local Meeting will be held on the following dates: Saturday March 7, 2015 at 1830 hrs. Sunday March 8, 2015 at 0900 hrs.
Convention Baseball game
02/26/15 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
For any Delegates/Alternates Family and guests arriving in Bethlehem for the State Convention on Monday May 11 we will be hosting a night at the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs (Phillies Minor League Team). The Pigs will be taking on the Columbus Clippers at 7:05pm. We have limited number of tickets reserved for the PPL Patio. Tickets are $25.
Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich
02/26/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Our thoughts and prayers are with Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich and his family.
St. Baldrick's 2015
02/26/15 - Aurora Fire Fighters
Hello AFD, It's the time of year that we join together to show our support for children suffering from cancer and the families that support them. Aurora Fire Fighters Local 1290 is teaming up once again with the St. Baldrick's Foundation.  2014 was our inaugural year and we raised over $11,000.
Food Drive
02/26/15 - IAFF Local 21
2nd Annual Hockey Game
02/26/15 - IAFF Local 892
The 2nd Annual Guns vs Hoses Hockey Game will be held on Saturday, March 14 at 7pm at the Rose Garden Arena. The members of Local 892 will take to the ice to play a game against the Norwich Police Department. Come out and support a great cause. Proceeds from the event go to benefit the Norwich Youth Athletics and Families Affected by Cancer.
Yonkers Fire Pipes and Drums Pub Night
02/26/15 - YFD Band
Come down and check out what's happening at the Yonkers Brewing Co. , and at the same time, help us kick off the High Holy Season as we run through our final practice. We anticipate playing around 7:30, but you might want to get there a little earlier so you can sample the Fine Brew the boys are putting out. There will be a 50/50 as well as band merchandise for sale.
Election day and canvassing
02/25/15 - IAFF Local 73
Brothers and Sisters,   We've entered the home stretch of the 2015 aldermanic election season. Together we've made endorsements in several races which have garnered a lot of attention in both the community and political circles.
Next General Body Meeting
02/25/15 - Local 2580
The next General Body meeting is Sun., 3/1/15 (C-shift; B-shift off-going) at 0800hrs at Training.
Lansing firefighters battle blaze in subzero temperatures
02/25/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
LANSING – The elements either work with you or against you when fighting fires in subzero weather. It's all in how you respond and prepare, Lansing area firefighters said.
Eastpointe, Hazel Park voters approve 14-mill boost for public safety
02/25/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Residents in cities 10 miles apart but sharing fiscal decay issues on Tuesday voted to pool their financial resources together to fund public safety in Eastpointe and Hazel Park.
Services for Brother Darrick Miles
02/25/15 - IAFF Local 1403
The services for Retired Brother Darrick Miles are as follows: February 28 C shift Viewing at Royal Funeral Home 4:00 PM- 8:00 PM 17475 NW 27 Avenue. March 1 A shift Memorial Service at the Union Hall 3:00 PM 8000 NW 21 Street.
Save the Date
02/25/15 - Toy Program
Contract Proposal Meeting
02/25/15 - IAFF Local 801
The Principal Officers will present an overview of the contract proposals that have been submitted by you, the members of Local 801. ALL LOCAL 801 MEMBERS ARE URGED TO ATTEND in order to accomplish complete transparency and understanding of the direction of the negotiating committee.
Raise a Glass of Guinness for the Leary Foundation
02/25/15 - Norwalk Fire Fighters
      As part of a nationwide campaign to raise money for the Leary Firefighter's Foundation, Guinnes is asking everyone to "Raise a Glass" to America's Firefighters.  For every photo of a person of legal drinking age raising a glass of Guinness posted to the Guiness Twitter feed or Facebook page, Guinness USA will donate $1 to the fund.
City Council Meeting February 24, 2015
02/25/15 - IAFF Local 51
To read the ballot language propsed to City Council on February 24, 2015 please go to Letters From Local 51.
Kenosha Fire and Police Ball
02/24/15 - Waukesha Prof. Fire Fighters
MDA Boot Camp
02/24/15 - Waukesha Prof. Fire Fighters
Mukilteo Firefighters Annual Easter Egg Hunt - April 4, 2015
02/24/15 - International Association of Fire Fighters
Retired Chief Ralph Scalf
02/24/15 - Aurora Fire Fighters
Aurora Firefighters Local 1290 would like to pass on our condolences to the family, friends and former co-workers of retired Chief Ralph Scalf.  Chief Scalf's funeral is scheduled for Monday, March 2nd at 11:00 AM at Olinger's Mortuary, Hampden & Yosemite. There will be a reception at Olinger's following the service, and then graveside at Fort Logan at 2:00 PM.
AFL-CIO rally in Madison
02/24/15 - Waukesha Prof. Fire Fighters
Workers and community members from across Wisconsin are gearing up to make their voices heard and participate in democracy this week at the Capitol in order to halt anti-worker Right to Work legislation.  Here’s a list of events: 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 24:  The Senate Labor Committee will hear public testimony from concerned citizens starting at 10:00 a.m.
YFD ST. PATRICK'S DAY SHIRTS FLYER
02/24/15 - IAFF Local 312
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