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Chester City Cadet Class Bravo
07/27/15 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
Today the 17 recruits start orientation at the fire headquarters after spending the last 5 months at the Philadelphia Fire Academy. These cadets have spent the last few months becoming nationally registered EMTs as well as certified firefighters in the state of Pennsylvania. They are now apprentice firefighters and will receive their station and platoon assignments this week.
Union Meeting
07/27/15 - IAFF F-123
 The August Union meeting will be on Sunday, August 9, 2015.
Office Hours for July 27 - 31
07/27/15 - IAFF Local 311
48/96 Trial Schedule Ballots
07/27/15 - IAFF 851
The 48/96 Trial Schedule Ballot will be held August 3rd, 4th, 5th, 2015. Carriers will be going to all stations and Admin during the shifts on these days. If you are NOT ON shift you may vote at the office Monday, Tuesday and Wed. from 8 am - 1 pm. You may also vote via your IAFF 851 website email account if you are NOT ON shift during the voting days.
General Membership Meetings
07/27/15 - International Association of Firefighters
Our next quarterly general membership meetings will take place on Thursday, August 6th and Friday, August 7th. Both meetings will start at 1700 sharp and take place at The Cabin on the patio (back room behind the fireplace). Please make every effort to attend at least one of the meetings and please be on time. See you there.
Moorhead Firefighters Local 1323 Golf Tournament
07/25/15 - IAFF Local 21
Release of information
07/25/15 - IAFF Local 1014
UBS Blood Drive
07/23/15 - Fargo Fire Fighters
Tug – o – war: Fire Fighters were able to pull 805 with great ease. Day 1: 132 people offered to donate, 101 of them were able to give. Votes: 69 Fire to Law 63 Day 2: 170 people were able to give. Votes: 156 Fire to Law 746 Thanks to those that have donated so far. Tomorrow, Friday, is the last day. It runs from 11-7 again.
Corey Rose Cancer in the Fire Service Series
07/23/15 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters, Tune in to 9 News on Monday, July 27th @ 4:00 pm and 9:00 pm for the first of a three-part series by Corey Rose on cancer in the fire service.  This series will be airing Monday the 27th, Tuesday the 28th and Wednesday the 29th at 4pm and 9pm.  Additionally, Corey will be previewing the stories each morning live at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 am.
Corey Rose Cancer in the Fire Service Series
07/23/15 - West Metro FireFighters I.A.F.F. Local 1309
Brothers and Sisters, Tune in to 9 News on Monday, July 27th @ 4:00 pm and 9:00 pm for the first of a three-part series by Corey Rose on cancer in the fire service.  This series will be airing Monday the 27th, Tuesday the 28th and Wednesday the 29th at 4pm and 9pm.  Additionally, Corey will be previewing the stories each morning live at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 am.
2015 Fill the Boot
07/23/15 - IAFF Local 794
It's time for our annual Fill the Boot event.
MDA Sponsorship Day
07/23/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Brothers & Sisters, A couple of our members will be going to the MDA camp this year. The dates will be July 26-30th. There is a sponsor luncheon on Wednesday the 29th and all Local 244 members are invited to go. This is a great opportunity to see the fruits of our labors from the Fill the Boot Campaign.
Mobile Integrated Health legislation passed!
07/23/15 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
President Edward Kelly announces Mobile Integrated Health legislation passed! The Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts are proud to announce that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker officially signed into law groundbreaking legislation, titled Mobile Integrated Health Care, which will propel community health to new heights.
New Dental Insurance
07/23/15 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
Guardian Insurance Is the new Dental Insurance provider for the Town Employees in Randolph. The coverage cards have been mailed we suggest that you check your coverage and Dependents through the online login that guardian provides at the link below. https://www.guardiananytime.
Bonanza Donations
07/22/15 - IAFF local 1605
Photo courtesy of Mr. Jeff Cline. Twenty-eight area public-safety and community organizations received more than $173,000 in proceeds Tuesday from the 2015 Bonanza Extravaganza. The 10th annual two-day event brought thousands of people to the Hagerstown Speedway in May.
Bowling Fundraiser for the Sweeney Family
07/22/15 - Franklin Park Firefighters
As you may or may not know, Lt Jim Sweeney's family is currently going through some difficulties with thier health. There is a bowling fundraiser for the Sweeney family. Please see the attachment for the bowling fundraiser information. Please contact Tony Bianchi with any questions and/or to let him know by July 31st of the 6 members of your team. Lets show our support for one of our own.
PA State Fire Commissioner to Visit Erie
07/22/15 - International Association of Fire Fighters Local 293
On July 28, 2015, PA State Fire Commissioner Tim Solobay will visit and tour the following locations within the Erie Fire Department; 9:00 AM station tour at Engine 8 10:00 AM station tour at Central Station 11:00 AM station tour and meet and greet at South Central Station 1:30 PM tour of the Firefighters Historical Museum 428 Chestnut St. 6:00 PM Town Hall Meeting at Perry Highway Hose Co.
Battalion Chief Information
07/22/15 - IAFF local 613
Please click here for further information regarding the BC issue:  http://bozemanfirefighters.org/index.cfm?zone=/unionactive/view_page.
Financial Status Update
07/22/15 - IAFF Local 3169
While our negotiation continues to plow ahead for an increase in raises, lets look back at where we have come.  During these times of financial pinch and the increase in inflation, how has your budget changed?  I got hired just over five years ago with a promise of a raise when I got off probation.  I then found my BCBS had increased and then had to pay into my retirement.
Hot Weather Safety Tips
07/22/15 - IAFF Local 902
HOT WEATHER TIPS Heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States. On average, excessive heat claims more lives each year than floods, lightning, tornadoes and hurricanes combined. When the body heats too quickly to cool itself safely, or when you lose too much fluid or salt through dehydration or sweating, your body temperature rises and heat-related illness may develop.
President Edward Kelly announces Mobile Integrated Health legislation passed!
07/22/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
The Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts are proud to announce that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker officially signed into law groundbreaking legislation, titled Mobile Integrated Health Care, which will propel community health to new heights.
Scholarship application
07/21/15 - IAFF Local 51
Hello Members, It's that time agian to get you children who our about to Graduate some cash! Here is the link to the Local 51 Scholarship applications.
Historical Moment
07/21/15 - IAFF Local 1889
Historical moment in St. Louis Fire History On July 12, 1973, a disastrous fire at the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) destroyed approximately 16-18 million Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF).
Passing of Retired Firefighter Donald Brouwer
07/21/15 - New London Fire Fighters
Retired FF Donald Brouwer passed away this past week. FF Brouwer became a substitute Firefighter in June of 1964. He then became a full time Firefighter in August 1966. Donald retired in September 2003. He also ran Donald Brouwer's Nursery as a licensed arborist. At this time there are no calling hours. We'd like to extend our condolences to his family and friends.
Local 2819 Honor Guard at Safeco Field
07/21/15 - IAFF Local 2819
Local 2819 Honor Guard performing at Safeco Field and presenting the colors. Members have presented the colors at numerous events this year.
Firefighter John Whelan
07/20/15 - IAFF Local 2376
Firefighter John Whelan
07/20/15 - IAFF Local 2376
Blaine Burrell's fight with MS update
07/20/15 - IAFF 1826
KCFD Retired Fire Fighters
07/20/15 - IAFF Local 42
The Kansas City, Missouri Retired Fire Fighters Association has established its own website.  This is one of the best online sources for KCFD History and we invite you to visit them and learn something new about something old.  Special acknowledgement to Chuck Gabert, KCFD Retired Fire Captain and Ray Elder, KCFD Retired Fire Captain and KCFD Historian.
Member participates in research
07/19/15 - IAFF Local 4416
Local member participates in research:  Cardiovascular and Carcinogenic Risks in Modern Firefighting By:  Fire Fighter John Grimaldi There are brilliant minds and dedicated hard-working scientist who are striving to make our profession safer and firefighters healthier.  Most of us will never get to meet these people but all of us will be impacted by what they are doing.
Member participates in World Police and Fire Games
07/19/15 - IAFF Local 4416
Spencer Morris track and field athlete in the 2015 World Police and Fire Games. Placed in all events 1st in 200M Dash and 2nd in 400M and 4th in shot put.
Smoke Detectors Available
07/18/15 - Greenville Professional Firefighters
Free Smoke Alarms to be Available for Greenville Borough Residents. Greenville Firefighters IAFF Local 1976 is partnering with the Red Cross to provide and install free smoke alarms to Greenville Borough residents as part of the Home Fire Safety Preparedness Campaign launched Nationally by the Red Cross last year.
Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
07/17/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
The winner for today's payday raffle is Marty Laley. Congratulations to Marty! Due to the LODD of Engineer John Whelan the Board of Director’s of the Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation has informed Dougherty’s Restaurant that we will not be able to participate this Saturday in the annual Fire Fighter Appreciation Day event.
2015 Bear Classic
07/17/15 - IAFF Local 1014
Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014 Representing over 3100 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers, Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel The Bear Classic is this Saturday, July 18th. The Bear Classic Tournament will be held once again at La Mirada Regional Park.
John Whelan Memorial Fund
07/16/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
John Whelan Memorial Fund A Memorial Fund for fallen Firefighter John Whelan has been created through the DFD Credit Union and members can deposit or transfer funds into the Memorial Fund Account by calling 303-228-5300.
Reminder: Benevolent Fund & TV Fund Deductions
07/16/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters, please be advised that payroll deductions for Benevolent Fund and TV Fund will be withheld this pay period.
Upcoming Events
07/16/15 - IAFF 851
Pride and Ownership: Rick Lasky
07/16/15 - Arkansas Professional Fire Fighters Association
16JUL15 - The El Dorado Professional Firefighters are proud to announce that Chief Rick Lasky will be appearing in El Doraodo Arkansas on August 29. He will be teaching an 8 hour Pride and ownership class.  The cost for early registration is $40 before August 15 and $50 after August 15.  I have attached a flyer and the regristration form.
Smokin'18 The Return
07/15/15 - Richardson Fire Fighters Association
Richardson Firefighters Association Presents Smokin’ 18 “The Return” Monday September 21st 9:00am Shot-gun Start 4 Man Florida Scramble Golf Tournament $240.00 per team or $60 per player Home of the Northern Texas PGA  7400 Country Club Drive  Wylie, Texas 75098    Entry limited to first 36 paid teams.
2015 Todd Cash MDA Archery Shootout August 21-23, 2015
07/15/15 - PFFA
Arbitrator rules firefighters are overpaid, extends work shifts at a lower rate
07/15/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Firefighters next year will start working more hours at a lower rate of pay because the city cannot afford "above market prices" for their services, an arbitrator has ruled.
Do We Have YOUR Current Contact Info?
07/15/15 - IAFF 851
Don't forget to keep your contact information updated on this website, and with the Union office. Please make sure it's all current: to be on online voting member sign up today for updates, voting and emails.
Notification for District 3 VP Nominations
07/15/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Notification for District 3 VP Nominations Local 858 District 3 VP Fred Burke has vacated his position, at his request, due to his transfer to DIA. The E-board thanks Fred for his years of service and dedication to Local 858. Fred was elected by acclamation, as he ran unopposed. This 2-year term took effect January of 2015.
2015 Run/Walk To Remember
07/15/15 - Saint Paul Fire Foundation
DEV *****IMPORTANT***** and MDA
07/14/15 - IAFF Local 1014
Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014 Representing over 3100 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers, Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel MDA The 12th Annual Los Angeles County, Local 1014 Fill the Boot raised an incredible $247,489, bringing the twelve year total to $3,681,575.
Negotiations and Meeting
07/14/15 - IAFF 1826
Submit Photos from Your Local
07/14/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
The Education and Training committee is preparing a photo/video production for presentation at the 2016 MPFFU Convention. We would like each Local to submit three (3) to five (5) photographs.
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