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New Members And Union Officials Sworn In
12/14/18 - Norwalk Fire Fighters
On Thursday, December 13th 2018, Local 830 Swore in three new members along with Newly Elected officals.  Sworn into Local 830 by Vice President Peter Brown were Madeline Jankowski, Ahmad Pasha, and Greg Petriccione.  Also sworn in to roles of principle officers by Vice President Peter Brown were Billy Ireland - President, Whintey King - Secretary, and Anthony O'Marra.
Friday Update 12-14-18
12/14/18 - IAFF Local 1014
Springfield fire displaces 7 Forest Park residents
12/14/18 - IAFF Local 648
12/12/2018 Springfield fire displaces 7 Forest Park residents Updated Dec 12; Posted Dec 12 Seven residents were displaced in the fire on Dec. 12, 2018 on Somerset Street, Springfield. (Springfield Fire Department photo) 0 shares By Jeanette DeForge | jdeforge@repub.com jdeforge@repub.
Springfield fire in high rise apartment caused by cigarette
12/14/18 - IAFF Local 648
12/12/2018 Springfield fire in high rise apartment caused by cigarette Updated Dec 12; Posted Dec 12 Springfield firefighters responded to Sanderson Street to extinguish a fire in a sixth-floor bathroom Wednesday. (Springfield Fire Department photo) 107 shares By Jeanette DeForge | jdeforge@repub.
Springfield gunshot sets house on fire
12/14/18 - IAFF Local 648
Springfield gunshot sets house on fire Updated Dec 12; Posted Dec 12 9 Gallery: Gunfire hits home on Belmont Avenue 36 shares By Jeanette DeForge | jdeforge@repub.com jdeforge@repub.com SPRINGFIELD - A bullet struck a home Wednesday afternoon and set the building on fire.
January Union Meetings
12/13/18 - IAFF Local 21
All Local 21 Members The dates of the January Union Meetings have been pushed back to avoid the New Year Holiday. The Meeting Dates are: Tuesday January 8th at 1930 @ Shamrocks and Wednesday January 9th at 0830 @ Shamrocks. 1. We will be voting on the proposed merger of Local 3939 into Local 21. Polls will be open on Tuesday from 7pm-10pm and Wednesday 8am-11pm. 2.
BFit First Responder Challenge
12/13/18 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
On January 27th, members of the Somerville Fire Department will join the Boston Bruins Foundation at TD Garden to participate in the BFit First Responder Challenge.  Somerville's Bravest will strap on their full gear as they treck up and down the stairs and levels of the Garden in order to raise money for the 100 Club of MA.
Awards Submissions
12/13/18 - IAFF Local 739
Awards Submissions Please submit any nominations for awards for 2018 in confidence to Mario Lopez by January 11, 2019.
Happy Holiday's !
12/13/18 - IAFF local 2464
Have happy & safe holdiay's from all of us at Walpole Firefighters Local 2464 .
2019 Open Enrollment
12/13/18 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
FIREFIGHTERS BENEFITS FUND OPEN ENROLLMENT For coverage beginning January 1, 2019     MEDICAL & DENTAL INSURANCES WHEN:  NOVEMBER 1, 2018 - NOVEMBER 30, 2018    All employees of Palm Beach County Fire Rescue are eligible to participate in the Palm Beach County Firefighters Employee Benefits Plan.
12-12-2018 4 Hilltop Lane
12/12/18 - Norwalk Fire Fighters
Norwalk Fire Department responded to a house fire on # 4 Hilltop rd, at 0622 am, this was a large 6500 sq. foot home. Upon arrival crews were met with heavy fire showing from the gable end and the roof. There was fire in the attic and the roof eventually collapsed.
Florida Ave Car vs Building
12/12/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 2:32 a.m. on Wednesday December 12th, Local members responded to a vehicle vs. building accident at 8828 E. Florida Avenue in Arapahoe County. A sedan crashed through the garden level wall of 2 apartment units injuring the driver and a resident inside, both were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters for our annual legislative conference
12/12/18 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
Please join the Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters (MPFF), Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association (MSFCA), and the Minnesota State Fire Department Association (MSFDA) for our annual legislative conference on Tuesday, January 29, 2019.  All firefighters in Minnesota are encouraged to attend.
2018 IAFF Local 244 General Election Results
12/11/18 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board would like to thank all candidates and voting members who participated in the General Election. Very special thanks to the Election Committee and volunteers that helped make this a successful election. Congratulations to the new Executive Officers! Please click PDF Below to view election results.
THANK YOU FROM LOCAL 30
12/11/18 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Local 30 would like to thank all of the Cambridge residents that took the time to vote and support the Health & Safety of your Firefighters. Special Thanks to Jodi Sperber and the rest of the Participatory Budget Committee for their hard work throughout this process. The members of Local 30 truly appreciate it.
Online Toy Drive
12/11/18 - Toy Program
Donate a special toy to children in need in San Francisco this holiday season!  Every child deserves to open one special gift.
Christmas Tree Safety
12/11/18 - IAFF Local 1264
https://www.wwlp.
2018 Raffle
12/10/18 - IAFF Local 2754
Local 2754 would like to thank everyone who supported our 2018 Raffle. Congratulations to the winners $1000.00       36138 $750.00         10454 $500.00         24552 $250.00         60772 $200.00         61172 $100.00         92476 $100.00 08940 $100.00 83127 $100.00 97488 $100.00 03234
2017/2018 Retirees Lunch-in
12/10/18 - IAFF local 1289
Location will be the Veterans Hall- 3500 Coffee Road.
Condolences Worcester Fire Fighters, Local 1009
12/10/18 - UPFFA
The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut extends our deepest condolences to the members of Worcester Fire Fighters, Local 1009 on the Line of Duty Death of Fire Fighter Christopher Roy of Ladder Co. 4, Brother Roy made the ultimate sacrifice doing his job. Our Prayers are with his family during this very difficult time.
Local 1009 LODD Announcement
12/09/18 - IAFF Local 1009
It is with great sadness we announce the line of duty death of our member Chris Roy. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Commons St. Commercial Structure Fire
12/09/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Just after 8 p.m. on Saturday December 8th, Local members were dispatched to a fire alarm activation at 10005 Commons Street in Lone Tree. Upon arrival members found water flowing from the fire sprinkler system and one unit in the strip mall full of smoke.
December 6, 2018: UPFFA Recognizes Fred Garrity
12/08/18 - UPFFA
December 6, 2018 - Foxwoods Resorts and Casino - Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut recognizes Fred Garrity, Executive Director of the Connecticut United Ride with an IAFF Fire Axe for all his work and dedication over the years.  [L-R] Louis DeMici, Secretary, UPFFA, Fred Garrity, Executive Director, Ct.
December 5-7, 2018: UPFFA of Ct. & RISAFF Health & Safety Seminar
12/08/18 - UPFFA
December 4, 2018: UPFFA Delegates Meeting
12/08/18 - UPFFA
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 UPFFA of Ct.
Friday Update 12-7-18
12/07/18 - IAFF Local 1014
LeDuff: A Political Hit-And-Run? Union Boss Could Be Charged
12/07/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
http://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles/21160/leduff_a_political_hit_and_run_union_boss_could_be_charged.
DFFA NO POLICE AVAILABLE 12-7-18
12/07/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
https://youtu.
Motor City Muckraker (Facebook Live Press Conference)
12/07/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
https://www.facebook.com/motorcitymuckraker/?__tn__=kCH-R&eid=ARCGQVDnvJaZrNRwIRG50Kp0dFAT29XfK42ZpXgJNtTl_F6PC9ZUplyb-yPo4otKQ8j3GYRknJ_A-Oso&hc_ref=ARRm_-BVpsF7COYNRQ5oHWeaM2VkK-UYIzpmbuN8_lmzZq8yBF5kGCGMe6mhJ6EF1a8&__xts__[0]=68.
Police launch criminal probe into Detroit fire union head over social media posts (Detroit News)
12/07/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2018/12/06/police-launch-probe-into-fire-union-head-over-social-media-posts/2228542002/.
PFFA 2019 Convention
12/07/18 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
Make your plans now for the PFFA 2019 Convention at Ross Bridge hotel. The dates are May 13th - 15th.
C470 Heavy Equipment Fire
12/07/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 2:39 a.m. on Friday December 7th, Local members responded to a heavy equipment fire on C-470 west of Lucent Blvd. First arriving Engine 16 found a concrete texture curing machine with flames visible and heavy smoke drifting over the westbound lanes. For safety, traffic was briefly shut down while members extinguished the fire.
THANK YOU I.A.F.F. LOCAL 1280
12/07/18 - Lets Fire Cancer
A HUGE "THANK YOU" goes out to members of The Endicott Professional Fire Fighters I.A.F.F. Local 1280. The Brothers held a fund raiser "NO SHAVE NOVEMBER" raising $540. for The Retired Professional Fire Fighters Cancer Fund. 100% of these funds will go directly to established, promising, world class cancer research programs.
Toy Giveaway at City Hall
12/06/18 - Toy Program
Mayor's Toy Giveaway | San Francisco Firefighters Local 798 from SIX50 Productions on Vimeo.
Former Mayor Alfred DelVecchio
12/05/18 - IAFF Local 274
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of former Mayor Alfred DelVecchio.Our sincere condolences go out to the Delanoy and DelVecchio families.Honor guard has been requested for the wake on Sunday December 9th 2018.
11/20/2018 Springfield fire in historic house displaces 5
12/05/18 - IAFF Local 648
Springfield fire in historic house displaces 5 Updated Nov 20; Posted Nov 20 7 Gallery: Springfield fire in historic house displaces 5 3 74shares By Jeanette DeForge jdeforge@repub.
Springfield firefighters use Jaws of Life to extricate victim following 2-vehicle crash in North End
12/05/18 - IAFF Local 648
Springfield firefighters use Jaws of Life to extricate victim following 2-vehicle crash in North End Updated 9:33 AM; Posted 9:12 AM 11-4-18 -- Springfield -- Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to extricate a male victim from this black SUV following a 2-vehicle crash in the North End.
Social Security Administration office in Springfield evacuated following a report of a suspicious package
12/05/18 - IAFF Local 648
Firefighter Cancer
12/05/18 - IAFF Local 925
FAQs Are firefighters’ risks for certain types of cancer significantly higher? Firefighters’ risks are significantly higher for some specific types of cancer than the general population. In 2013, NIOSH researchers reported a two-fold excess of malignant mesothelioma, a very rare cancer.
2019 PA AFL-CIO Scholarship Application
12/04/18 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
The PA AFL-CIO Scholarship essay contest information is attached below.
Merry Christmas
12/03/18 - IAFF Local 1164
Fire Chief Dave Heavener, Santa and Mrs.
SPECIAL MEETING
12/03/18 - IAFF 3711
There will be a special meeting on Thursday December 6th at 1830 at the Union Hall.  The purpose of the meeting is to present the draft contract to the members.  A ratification vote will take place at the regular December meeting on December 12th.
Assisance from the IAFF Available
12/03/18 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery has treated more than 500 members struggling with addiction, post-traumatic stress, complicated grief and other related behavioral health challenges. Exclusively for IAFF members, the Center provides a safe haven for members to talk with other brothers and sisters who have faced similar challenges.
NLFD IS AWARDED THE LT. JOSEPH DIBERNARDO GRANT
12/02/18 - New London Fire Fighters
The NLFD was awarded the Joseph DiBernardo grant. This grant will provide our members with bailout kits and training for them. The Joseph DiBernardo foundation was started after Joseph succumbed to his injuries when he jumped out of a 5 story window during the Black Sunday Fire on November 22, 2011. To learn more, please go to: https://www.joeydfoundation.
Diane Appleton's (wife of Dennis) Funeral Announcement
12/02/18 - IAFF Local 21
Dennis Appleton’s wife Diane on November 28th. A Celebration of DiDi's life will be held at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, 1669 Arcade St, St. Paul, on Wednesday, Dec. 5th. Visitation is 11am - 1pm, with Memorial Service at 1pm.
Annual Christmas Party
12/01/18 - IAFF Local 51
Local 51 would like to invite all of its members and families to attend our Annual Christmas Party.  Grab your favorite dessert and get to the FF's Hall on December 18 & 19 for food, drinks, raffles & pictures with Santa.
18-1 Academy Graduation
12/01/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
On the evening of Friday November, 30th a graduation ceremony was held for Academy Class 18-1 at Rocky Vista University. Congratulations to our new Probationary Firefighters!  We look forward to working with you all! https://www.southmetro.
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