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South Metro is Hiring
12/12/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
South Metro Fire Rescue is hiring entry level firefighters and paramedics.  For more information on the hiring please click on the link below.  http://www.southmetro.org/jobs.
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.
TRANSPORTATION INTEREST FOR WORCESTER L.O.D.D.
12/11/18 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters, We are trying to see if there is enough interest from our membership to take a bus to Worcester on Saturday morning. If interested to be put on the potential list, please contact FF Mike Dwyer by 12PM on Wednesday 12/12. It's not a guarantee at this time. However, if we do get the bus and you sign up, please commit to 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.
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.
Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut California Fire Fighters Relief Fundraising Campaign
12/01/18 - UPFFA
UPFFA and Ct. United Ride - Hundred Club Presentation
12/01/18 - UPFFA
Fred Garrity, Executive Director of the Connecticut United Ride along with Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut President Peter Carozza make a check presentation to Bill Sydenham, Executive Director of the Hundred Club. The Club is one of the organizations that receive benefits from the Ct. United Ride. A complete list of all donations is listed below.
John McGee - Certificate of Appreciation
12/01/18 - UPFFA
President Peter Carozza presents a certificate of appreciation to John McGee from Manchester Fire Fighters, Local 1579 IAFF for his recent retirement from the Manchester Fire Department.
Friday Update 11-30-18
11/30/18 - IAFF Local 1014
Latigo Way Structure Fire
11/30/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 7:30 p.m. on Thursday November 29, 2018, Local members responded to a house fire on Latigo Lane in Parker. Smoke was visible from the garage when crews arrived, and the homeowner confirmed that all family members were safe and accounted for. Members quickly extinguished a small fire in the garage and conducted searches inside the home for extension, none was found.
Skin Cancer Screenings
11/29/18 - IAFF Local 739
Skin Cancer Screenings The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 would like to thank Dr. Christine Kannler for coming out and conducting skin cancer screenings for our members.  We greatly appreciate her taking time out of her busy schedule to help our members stay ahead of cancer. Thank you Dr. Kannler.
Detroit police questioned over delayed response to murder scene
11/29/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
https://amp.clickondetroit.com/news/detroit-police-questioned-over-delayed-response-to-murder-scene.
Hank Jandrich Assistance Request
11/28/18 - IAFF Local 21
Local 21 was contacted by Constance Jandrich, wife of retired FEO Henry (HANK) Jandrich.  She is looking for volunteers to home visit with Hank in January and February for 2 hour shift. To sign up for Home visits with Hank Please click on the link below to view the online sign up sheet. Please post/pass this invite along to others who may be interested in helping.
Station 32 Reopening
11/28/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Ready to roll! The newly completed Firehouse 32 located at Orchard Road and Quebec Street was placed in service this morning. There was a brief flag ceremony, a performance by the South Metro Fire Pipes and Drums and a traditional "push in" of the apparatus.
Toys for Tots
11/28/18 - IAFF Local 739
Toys for Tots Lynn Local 739 has again partnered with the US Marine Corps for our annual Toys for Tots drive.  We are accepting new, unwrapped gifts at all of our firehouses.  Any questions please contact Paul Tucker, E3/D2.  Thank you.
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