• July 19, 2018
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    2018 August 7th Primary Election Ballot
    07/18/18 - IAFF Local 42
    View the 2017 August Primary Ballot here.
    Chisolm Trail RV
    07/18/18 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    Attention IAFF Local 244 Members: The New Mexico Professional Fire Fighters Association and Chisolm Trail RV have partnered to bring exclusive pricing to IAFF members statewide for their Travel Trailer, RV or service needs. Owner Erin Chisolm can be reached at (619) 410-2440 for more info.
    FF William Newton
    07/17/18 - IAFF Local 1403
    Metro-Dade Firefighters Local 1403 sadly announces the passing of Retired FF William Newton. William passed away today July 16, 2018. William served MDFR for 34 years. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. William is the father of Capt. John Newton who is currently with MDFR.
    LOOKING FOR SUPPORT FOR SOLIDARITY RALLY
    07/17/18 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    Brothers and Sisters, Looking for a show of support at the Solidarity Rally & March for National Grid's Locked Out Gas Workers (4PM on Wednesday 7/18 @ Boston City Hall Plaza). If you can attend, please wear a Local 30 shirt if possible. The President of National Grid's 12003 Gas Workers is Joe Kirylo, the father of Cambridge Firefighters Local 30 Member Gregory Kirylo.
    18th District Court Judge Endorsement
    07/17/18 - IAFF Local 135
     The Wichita Firefighters L135 Fire Pac is endorsing David Lowden for the 18th District Diviion 17 Court Judge in Sedgwick County.  David came to us wanting our endorsement. Charles Helm, Jerimiah Toothaker and I met with him and wanted to know our thought and why he wanted our support. He has worked in the DA's office for the last 26 years.
    Mike Freeman 1 year Anniversary
    07/16/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
    Monday July 16, 2018 marks the 1-year anniversary of Engineer Mike Freeman’s Line of Duty Death. “Free” passed away peacefully at his home after suffering from job related cancer. Family, friends and South Metro personnel gathered at fire headquarters while the Honor Guard and Pipes & Drums carried out a remembrance ceremony.
    CalFire LODD
    07/16/18 - IAFF Local 1014
    IAFF Center of Excellence
    07/16/18 - Charlotte Firefighters Association
    The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a treatment facility for IAFF members who are struggling with addiction, PTSD other related behavioral health challenges. Click the following link for more information: https://youtu.
    59th Annual Gillette Children's Carnival
    07/16/18 - IAFF Local 21
    This is a reminder that the Gillette Carnival is this Wednesday, July 18th with set up starting at 9:00 am with the carnival running from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm.  Please refer to the attached documents for free parking that will be provided at the event.
    C470 RV Fire
    07/15/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
    At 6:30 a.m. on Sunday July 15th, Local 2086 and 2164 members responded to a RV fire in the eastbound lanes of C-470 just east of the Broadway overpass. A large... plume of black smoke was visible for miles and when crews arrived they found the RV fully engulfed with flames. Engine 16 and Tower 18 used 2 hose lines to control the flames.
    2018 Golf Tournament
    07/13/18 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
    Amazing Mentor Spotlight Interview with Sally A. Casazza
    07/13/18 - Toy Program
    See full article here. By Ashley Lin, Adult Spotlight Interviewer and Nonfiction Editor The San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program is the largest firefighter toy give-away in the United States. Imagine when you went to school one day, there was a fire at your house. All your possessions are gone, including that special teddy bear you’ve had ever since you were a baby.
    Structure Fire 7-11-18
    07/13/18 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
    Hamden Fire Department 2372 Whitney Avenue Hamden, CT 06518 203-407-5880 David A. Berardesca Chief of Department Release: 18-004 Date: July 12, 2018 Contact: Brian Dolan, Fire Marshal 203-407-3182 On Wednesday July 11, at (7:44) p.m. the Hamden Fire Department was dispatched to a reported appliance fire, located at 768 Pine Rock Avenue.
    STACHE STRONG
    07/13/18 - Lets Fire Cancer
    Since 2006, when The Retired Professional Fire Fighters Cancer Fund was founded, I have had the honor and privledge of meeting countless outstanding individuals.
    FF James Hammond
    07/12/18 - IAFF Local 1403
    Metro-Dade Firefighters Local 1403 sadly announces the passing of Retired FF James Hammond. James passed away on July 8, 2018. James served with MDFR for 37 years. James will be missed by all who knew him. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the FF Charities. You can make a check payable to: D.C.F.F Charities 8000 N.W. 21 St.
    I-25 Commercial Carrier Fire
    07/12/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
    Just after 5 p.m. on July 10th a semi traveling southbound on Interstate 25 between Arapahoe Road and Dry Creek Road made a hard stop in traffic; a bale of hay on the trailer came loose and made contact with an exhaust pipe. The bale of hay immediately ignited and quickly spread into the truck and stacks of hay. Thankfully the driver escaped without injuries.
    December 5-7, 2018: UPFFA & Rhode Island Health & Safety Seminar
    07/11/18 - UPFFA
    Victory! Fire Fighter Cancer Registry Act Signed Into Law
    07/11/18 - IAFF Local 3556
    Victory! Fire Fighter Cancer Registry Act Signed Into Law Culminating more than two years of intense lobbying and hard work by the IAFF and its leadership, President Donald Trump has signed the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2018 (H.R. 931) into law.
    Rally for National Grid workers
    07/10/18 - Boston Fire Fighters
    Thanks to all our members who showed their support to Nation Grid Local 12003 & Local 12012 at today's rally at City Hall Plaza and the State House
    Union Meeting
    07/10/18 - IAFF Local 2446
    Union Meeting July 17 ,2018 7PM union office venue could change to station one in order to get a quarum. Topic for discussion will be wages and benifits for contract negotiations. Member input is welcomed.
    NE Golf tournament
    07/10/18 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
    Luzerne Co. L0840 is hosting the annual North East golf tournament on September 5, 2018 at Sand Springs Country Club 10 Clubhouse Dr, Drum PA. 10:00 AM shotgun start. $95 per golfer.
    August 20th Delegate Meeting and Election
    07/10/18 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
    At the CPFF Annual Meeting a Trustee position was vacated that will need to be filled for the remainder of the term.
    A Thank You
    07/09/18 - Sioux Falls Firefighters Association - IAFF Local 814
    I am Bryce Barnard the Executive Director at Huether Family Match Pointe.  I personally wanted to Thank You and acknowledge that we did indeed receive the check/donation for the AED and have purchased it and have it up in our facility.  Kirk Rangel was nice enough to come by and train us in on it so we are in a much safer place when it comes to what an AED provides.
    Benevolent Fund & TV Fund Deductions
    07/09/18 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    Attention Members: Be advised, deductions for Benevolent and TV Fund will be deducted this month (July 2018) in accordance with Article IV, Section 6 and Section 10 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws.  City Chapter Members: Please be advised that deductions for Benevolent Fund and TV Fund are scheduled to come out during the first pay period in July 2018.
    Celebration Of Life for Lt. Dennis Whitlock
    07/09/18 - IAFF Local 1403
    Metro-Dade Firefighters Local 1403 sadly announce the passing of Retired Lt.Dennis Whitlock. Dennis passed away on July 7, 2018 he was 60. He served MDFR from 4/22/96 to 12/09/13. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. May he R.I.P.
    LOCAL 21 Grey Polo Shirts
    07/08/18 - IAFF Local 21
    IAFF LOCAL 21 Grey Polo Shirts, LIMITED QUANTITIES $45.
    2019 Group Calendars and Important Updates
    07/07/18 - International Association of Firefighters
    Group Calendars for 2019 are now available under the header of "2019 Group Calendars" in the Member Home section of the website. Calendars must be printed in color to be viewed properly.
    Parker Road MVA
    07/07/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
    At 12:09 p.m. on Friday July 6th, Local 2164 members responded to a traffic collision at South Parker Road and J Morgan Boulevard in Parker. 911 callers reported a commercial vehicle had flipped over and people were trapped. When crews arrived they found a delivery truck on its wheels after rolling over, a sedan with significant frontend damage and a large fuel spill.
    South Curtis Interface Fire
    07/06/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
    At 2:15 pm on July 4th, Local 2086 and 2164 members were dispatched to a report of a small grass fire threatening a home at 5607 S. Curtice Street. First arriving Engine 11 sized-up a fast moving small vegetation fire in the backyard and open field behind the address with nearby structures threatened.
    2018 Resolutions
    07/06/18 - Arkansas Professional Fire Fighters Association
    Brothers and Sisters,   The Principle officers for the Arkansas Professional Firefighters recently attended the IAFF District 14 Convention held in Orange Beach, Alabama.  While at the event the delegation reviewed the resolutions that will be voted on at the upcoming IAFF convention in Seattle, Washington.
    IAFF Center of Excellence
    07/06/18 - OSFFC
    With the July 4th holiday here, Ihere is the IAFF Center of Excellence for behavorial health treatment and recovery.   Our 1-800 # for any IAFF member emergencies that may come up. It's fully staffed 24/7 and can support same day admissions if need be: 844-439-8445
    Red Cross - "Sound The Alarm"
    07/06/18 - IAFF Local 740
    Poll Workers Needed - August 7th Election
    07/05/18 - IAFF Local 42
    Brothers and Sisters, As you are well aware, the August 7th Primary Election is approaching very soon.  We will need to have poll workers at as many polls as possible. One very important issue on the ballot is Proposition A (Right to Work).
    July Meeting Canceled
    07/04/18 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
    July's monthly meeting has been canceled. Enjoy your summer.
    2018 Gillette Childrens Carnival - July 18th
    07/04/18 - IAFF Local 21
    It's that time of year again for the Gillette Carnival! It's an opportunity to come together as Local 21 to host the 59th Annual Gillette Children's Carnival.  Any and all volunteers are greatly appreciated to help make this event a success including family and friends.
    Happy 4th of July
    07/04/18 - IAFF Local 1014
    Surrey Ridge Brush Fire
    07/03/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
    Just before 5 p.m. on Tuesday July 2nd, Local 2164 members responded to multiple reports of a brush fire along the west side of I-25 near Surrey Ridge. When members arrived they found 3 separate fires burning along the southbound lanes, slowly spreading south and west. Members began their suppression tactics along Clydesdale Road near the highway underpass.
    NEW GRILL AT UNION HALL FOR USE
    07/03/18 - Amarillo Professional Firefighters
    GRILL FOR USE AT THE UNION HALL We now have a grill for use at the Union Hall.  This was a gift donated through the guys at #5 A shift.   This is a really nice Tec Infrared propane grill that retails for more than $2000.00.  Please take care of it so we can all get use from it.  It does not have a bottle and you will have to bring your own propane for use.
    President Tuttle Statement
    07/02/18 - IAFF Local 1426
    Brother Rosa's memorial reminder
    07/02/18 - 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 Captain Dave Rosa’s Celebration of Life/Memorial services Tomorrow, Tuesday July 3, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
    4th of July Safety
    07/02/18 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
    Brother Nathan Urbany
    07/01/18 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    It is with deepest regret and sorrow to announce the untimely passing of one of our own. Fire Fighter Nathan Urbany (Son of retired AFD brother Rex Urbany and nephew of BCFD Fire Chief Greg Perez) was involved in a tragic off-duty motor vehicle accident.
    Missoula Firefighters want you to stay safe this 4th of July!
    07/01/18 - IAFF Local 271
    MISSOULA - Missoula City Fire and Police departments are increasing patrols on the Fourth of July and are reminding people that most fireworks are illegal within city limits.  Penalties are $100 for a first offense and $300 for a second offense in the same year. Those fees are not including court costs and will be handed out by Missoula City Police.
    Firefighter Russell Retirement
    07/01/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
    Congratulations to Firefighter Eric Russell who celebrated his last shift ceremony at Firehouse 38 in Cherry Hills Village today. Firefighter Russell spent the last 27 years serving the citizens of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties. https://www.southmetro.
    EVENT REMINDER
    07/01/18 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    Retired Burnaby Fire Fighter and Former BCPFFA President, Mike Hurley, to Run for Mayor
    07/01/18 - IAFF 323
    Burnaby, Canada – Mike Hurley announced today (June 26, 2018) his candidacy for Mayor of the City of Burnaby. Hurley will run as an Independent candidate in civic elections to be held on October 20th.
    PFFA for Will Ainsworth
    06/30/18 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
    The Professional Fire Fighters of Alabama proudly and honorably endorse Will Ainsworth for Lt. Governor.
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