October 20, 2017
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New Hampshire Members Awarded Liberty Mutual?s Firemark Award
Durham, NH Local 2253 Secretary David Blatchford is the newest IAFF member to be honored with Liberty Mutual?s Firemark Award for his part in a successful three-year campaign to install the first automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in two University of New Hampshire sorority houses ? Alpha Xi Delta and Alpha Phi.

Connecticut Members Reach Out to Young Cancer Patients
Members of the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association (UPFFA) of Connecticut are always looking for new ways to be involved in the community, particularly when they can assist young cancer patients.

Philly Fire Fighter Dies in Line of Duty
A Philadelphia fire fighter was trapped in the basement of a burning row home early on December 9, becoming the first female member of the Philadelphia Fire Department to die in the line of duty.

New York City and 8 Labor Unions Reach Tentative Contract
A Philadelphia fire fighter was trapped in the basement of a burning row home early on December 9, becoming the first female member of the Philadelphia Fire Department to die in the line of duty.

Fire Fighters Question Governor?s Failed Leadership During Ferguson Unrest
IAFF members in Ferguson, Missouri, and other communities surrounding North St. Louis County worked frantically in the days following the November 24 release of the grand jury decision. Emergency calls came in mere minutes after the announcement that Police Officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted, and fire fighters worked nonstop to respond to dozens of fires and other reported emergencies.

December 3 Marks 15th Anniversary of the Worcester 6
The IAFF is remembering the six members of Worcester, MA Local 1009 ? Thomas Spencer, Paul Brotherton, Timothy Jackson, Jeremiah Lucey, James Lyons and Joseph McGuirk ? who paid the ultimate sacrifice as they were fighting the multiple-alarm Worcester and Cold Storage Warehouse fire.

Memphis Fire Fighters Donate $12,000 to Local Cancer Charity
After a successful pink T-shirt fundraising campaign in October, Memphis, TN Local 1784 members donated proceeds totaling $12,000 to the Wings Cancer Foundation, a local charity assists families of cancer patients.

IAFF Brotherhood Helps Member Diagnosed With ALS
The sequence of events that led up to East Peoria, IL Local 1498 member Greg Underhill, recently diagnosed with ALS, receiving a van customized for a wheel chair can all be linked to one thing: the comradery among IAFF members.

Buffalo Local 282
At the request of Buffalo Local 282 President Dan Cunningham, any local sending manpower or resources to the Buffalo area should call Dan on his cell at 716-998-4130.

Charlie Hall, Former IAFF DVP, Dies
It with regret and sadness that the IAFF announces the passing of Charlie Hall, who served as 12th District Vice President from 1968-1980. His service and sacrifices will forever be immortalized in the many fire service leaders he mentored and trained.

 

 

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