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    Legislation to Repeal the Cadillac Tax Introduced
    05/02/15 - UPFFA
    Legislation to Repeal the Cadillac Tax Introduced In front of the Capitol steps, Representative Joe Courtney (D-CT) on April 28 introduced H.R. 2050, the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act.
    Eureka officials: Police, fire, parks face cuts
    05/02/15 - IAFF local 3556
    Eureka officials: Police, fire, parks face cuts Humboldt Bay Fire Capt. Patrick Beyer, left, and Engineer Trevor Morris chat next to Engine 8114 outside Station 4 on Myrtle Avenue near S Street on Thursday afternoon. Because of Eureka budget cuts, the station could soon be closed 250 days out of the year.
    Join the IAFF Fitness Team for the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon
    05/01/15 - Fargo Fire Fighters
    Keep Informed: Missouri Legislative Reports
    05/01/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
    Stay informed of the Bills that are being filed by the Legislature in Jefferson City, MO on a weekly basis.  This information is avaiable to all MEMBERS in the 2013 Legislative Reports area of the website.  If you are not currently registered with the website we strongly recommend that you do register so you may access this information.
    7th District Benevolent Fund Scholarship Winners
    05/01/15 - IAFF 7th District
    The 2015 7th District Benevolent Fund Scholarship winners have been chosen. This year the committee stated it was very difficult. Forty-two applications were received and the talent was overwhelming. This year the applicants were to describe the ramifications that the SCOTUS decision "Citizens United" would have on America. Attached is the top essay received. $750 scholarships are awarded to: Cora Bush, daughter of Ken Bush, Local 29-Spokane. Jake Jarrett, son of Jay Jarrett, Local 8-Great Falls. Emma Gieseke, daughter of Rich Gieseke, Local 2829-Redmond. Jacob Dailey, son of Shawn Dailey, Local 1747-Kent RFA. Kaylee Towers, daughter of Neil Towers, Local 2903-Lacey. Makenna Berg, daughter of Steven Berg, Local 3628-Yelm. $500 scholarships are awarded to: Christian Broschat, son of Keven Broschat, Local 828-Longview. Nicholas Stevens, son of Daniel Stevens, Local 1264-Anchorage. Aspen Crystal, daughter of Travis Crystal, Local I-83 of Idaho National Labs. Congrats to all winners and good luck to all the applicants!
    Fill The Boot 2015
    05/01/15 - IAFF Local 2819
    It’s that time of the year again and we’re gearing up for a strong start and record finish. This year’s MDA Fill the Boot Drive will have six different dates at four locations to ensure you have an opportunity to do your part. We’ve improved the scheduling, T-shirt shortage problems, and upgraded the equipment.
    Minnesota Day Of Giving
    05/01/15 - IAFF Local 21
    May 5th is Minnesota Statewide Day Of Giving.  If your looking for an organization to support consider Saint Paul Firefighters partnership with Operation Warm to provide brand new, American-Made coats to local children in need. For more info or to donate click on picture above.
    2015 Pension Party
    05/01/15 - McKeesport Firefighters
    The 2015 Pension Party will be held on Wednesday, May 27th at the Elbow Room on West 5th Ave.  Start time is 630pm, dinner at 7pm. All current and past members are welcome to attend.
    Executive Board Vacancy for Sgt. At Arms
    05/01/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    May 1, 2015 - The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for the position of Sergeant At Arms for the next 14 calendar days. The Executive Board will appoint a member to serve on the board in accordance with the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws, Article VI, Section 5.
    May Children's Book Drive
    05/01/15 - IAFF Local 1563
    May Children's Book Drive Local 1563 is teaming up with the Maryland Family Network for a Book Drive to benefit the children of Anne Arundel Count.  Any new or used children's book may be donated at the Quatermaster drop area for pick up at the end of May.  Please consider this great cause when doing your spring cleaning.
    Tickets for the Summer Picnic are available now
    05/01/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good morning all members, friends, family, co-workers, etc.  Tickets are in for the 858 Summer Picnic to be held Saturday June 13th, and did I mention they are FREE!!!!  Tickets can be picked up[ from the union hall through Dena, Jay Burkhalter Engine 11 A shift, or District VP's will have them soon.
    Happy Retirement
    05/01/15 - IAFF local 2464
    The Walpole Permanent Firefighters would like to thank Firefighter John Cerqua for his 28 years of dedicated service to the town of Walpole.
    Xaviers Senior Class Project 4/30/15
    04/30/15 - New London Fire Fighters
     Xavier Jones, the New London High School Intern that has been riding along learning our profession, was able to present what he has learned to his classmates today. With the upcoming high school proms, Xavier stressed to his classmates what can happen if you drink and drive. Below are some pictures from the parking lot of New London High School. Photos by Alan Rheaume.
    Local 1826 Principal Officer Election Results
    04/30/15 - IAFF 1826
    Congratulations to Missy Middleton elected as Secretary, and William Simpson re-elected as Field Representative. Thanks for 8 years of service as our Secretary to Matt Galewski.
    John P. Redmond Symposium/ Dominick F. Barbera EMS Conference
    04/30/15 - IAFF Local F283
    Brothers and Sisters, We have worked with management to created a unique opportunity for our members to attend the John P. Redmond Symposium/ Dominick F. Barbera EMS Conference.  This is the IAFF's Health and Safety and EMS conferences.  We are looking for a volunteer to attend this year's events in Maryland, the week of August 24-28.
    Charity Hockey Game
    04/30/15 - IAFF Local 801
    DFD Ice Hockey vs Ridgefield DFD Charity Hockey Game Saturday May 2, 2015 at The Winter Garden Arena, 111 Prospect Ridge Ridgefield. Puck Drops at 1:00pm Come out and cheeer on DFD for a good cause.
    Jim "Baby Doll" Dahl
    04/30/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    Message from AFDRA President Sam Trujillo: Our Brother AFD Retiree James " Baby Doll" Dahl is still at a Lubbock Texas Hospital and plans are to move him to a rehab nursing facility here in Albuquerque as soon as possible ... James is bed ridden and will require extensive rehab care to include additional surgeries .
    Charity Golf Tournament for Blaine, Verandah Golf Course, June 27th, 2015 at 8:30am Shotgun start
    04/30/15 - IAFF 1826
    To all Local 1826 Members, Please see attachments containing the following: 1. Event information. 2. Team sign up sheet. 3. How to donate a raffle item. 4. How to a sponsor.
    Local 2088 Member Mike McCoy LODD
    04/30/15 - IAFF Local 452
    Local 2088 Member Mike McCoy LODD Captain McCoy started his career as a volunteer with King County Fire Districts 1 and 18 at 16 years old. He joined KCFD 26 in 1982 as a resident volunteer. In 1986 he was hired as a paid firefighter for KCFD 1. He joined the Tukwila Fire Department in 1987 when KCFD 1 was annexed into the City of Tukwila.
    1st Annual John Brandeburg Memorial Golf Tournament
    04/30/15 - IAFF local 2957
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    Facade of Livonia building collapses
    04/29/15 - IAFF Local 1164
    video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player LIVONIA, Mich. - Business has been halted for a handful of stores in a Livonia strip mall after the façade of the building collapsed Wednesday afternoon.
    Go Fund Me link for a Local 2655 member's step son
    04/29/15 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
    I'm Mark Boncal a Captain with Nanticoke City Fire Dept. Local 2655. At this time my stepson, Brian Dougherty is awaiting a heart transplant at UPMC   In Pittsburgh. He is currently home however arrangements are being made with Federal Air Ambulance in the event an organ becomes available. They will come to our local airport and pick him up and fly him to UPMC in Pittsburgh.
    JOBS: Birmingham Firefighter/AEMT
    04/29/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
    The City of Birmingham, MI (EOE) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Firefighter/AEMT. Duties include fire suppression, emergency medical care, maintaining equipment, apparatus and buildings; participating in daily drills, protecting life and property; performing fire inspection duties & miscellaneous duties as assigned.
    COACHES WANTED
    04/29/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    The Cambridge Youth Flag Football League is seeking coaches for their 2nd season of flag football in Cambridge!  The program is in partnership with NFL Play 60 for children 5-12 years old. Coaches are required to complete the following: - CORI check - CDC Concussion training - NFL Play 60 FlagTraining The season is from 9/7-11/7.
    Firefighter Stairclimb Donations Announced
    04/29/15 - Kent Fire Fighters
    The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society announced on April 26 the total amount raised for the Firefighter Stairclimb was a record $2.2 million. Thank you to all those who donated. Every bit raised goes towards research, patient aid and advocacy.
    RIP Brother McCoy ~ Local 2088
    04/29/15 - Kent Fire Fighters
    It is with great sadness that the WSCFF, Locals 2088 and 1747 advise you of the Line-of-Duty Death of Captain Mike McCoy. Captain McCoy passed away on Wednesday, April 22, while teaching for the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) in Anniston, Alabama.
    Local 2088 Member Mike McCoy LODD
    04/29/15 - IAFF 7th District
    Captain McCoy started his career as a volunteer with King County Fire Districts 1 and 18 at 16 years old. He joined KCFD 26 in 1982 as a resident volunteer. In 1986 he was hired as a paid firefighter for KCFD 1. He joined the Tukwila Fire Department in 1987 when KCFD 1 was annexed into the City of Tukwila. Captain McCoy also found time to work for Puget Sound Ambulance as an emergency medical technician from 1988 until 1990, for American MedTech from 1990 until 1994, and for American Medical Response as a dispatcher from 1994 until the present. His accomplishments were not limited to emergency responses. Captain McCoy was the lead advisor for the Tukwila Fire Explorer Post of the Zone 3 Fire Explorers, a Boys Scouts of America branch for young people interested in a career in public safety. With a career filled with helping those in his own community, Captain McCoy also assisted people around the world. While with NDMS, he was a Team Commander of the International Medical Surgical Response Team – West and a member of the Incident Response Coordination Team – West. As a member of the Seattle - King County Disaster Team, Washington One Disaster Medical Assistance Team, and Washington Task Force One, Captain McCoy responded to many national and international disasters including the Oklahoma City bombing and Super Storm Sandy. During the Haiti earthquake, the Katrina, Rita, Wilma, Irene, and Charlie hurricanes, Captain McCoy served as the Type One Operations Section Chief. At the Katrina hurricane, he was responsible for the largest patient evacuation in U.S. history. Captain McCoy is survived by wife Mary, sons Corbin and James, grandson Hunter, brothers Pat and KC, his father Earl, and numerous nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother Midge and his son Charlie. Brother McCoy's service is scheduled for May 5th, 2015, 12 noon, at the New Life Church located at 15711 152 Avenue SE in Renton, Washington. Full Class A uniform is requested.
    Update #1 on 1014 members in Nepal
    04/29/15 - IAFF Local 1014
    2015 UPFFA Golf Tournament - THANK YOU!!
    04/28/15 - UPFFA
    2015 UPFFA OF CT. GOLF TOURNAMENT I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Sponsors & 160 Golfers who made our Golf Tournament on Monday, April 27th a huge success. Again, thank you  Peter S. Carozza, Jr.
    Lake Phalen Underwater Clean Up
    04/28/15 - IAFF Local 21
    Are you a Diver?  Local 21 members will be participating at the Lake Phalen Underwater Clean Up event on May 14th at 0900 hours at Phalen Beach.  If you would like to assist bring your dive gear.  Contact Josh Knutson for further details or to arrange to attend. joshknutson7@gmail.com joshua.knutson@ci.stpaul.mn.
    Texas Hold'em
    04/28/15 - Arlington Fire Fighters
    CPFF Foundation Golf
    04/28/15 - West Metro FireFighters I.A.F.F. Local 1309
    The 2nd Annual CPFF Foundation Cup Golf Tournament will be held on July 2nd, 2015 at Todd Creek Golf Club (1:00pm). Registration is now open at the http://cpfffoundation.
    JOBS: Inkster Firefighter
    04/28/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
    Applications for Firefighter positions are now being accepted in the City of Inkster. Starting salary based on experience and qualifications. Applicants must be CWW certified, have a Michigan State certification as a Firefighter II and must have a certification as a State of Michigan or National Registry certified/licensed Paramedic within six (6) months of employment.
    JOBS: Airport Firefighter
    04/28/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
    The Wayne County Airport Authority (Detroit Metro and Willow Run Airports) is accepting applications for the position of Airport Firefighter.
    Local 103 Memorial Ride
    04/28/15 - IAFF Local 135
    Members of Local 135 Sedalia Firefighters Local 103 are hosting a Memorial Ride  on June 27th 2015.  If you are interested in attending we have attached the flyer for this event.
    Oil City L0700 Expires 2016
    04/28/15 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
    El Paso Fire Fighters Seek ‘Yes’ Votes on Propositions 2 and 3
    04/28/15 - IAFF Local 51
    El Paso Fire Fighters Seek ‘Yes’ Votes on Propositions 2 and 3 Early voting begins today; fire fighter group will vote at 1 p.m. EL PASO, April 27, 2015 – By the time early voting in the municipal election began today, El Paso fire fighters had knocked on the doors of more than 15,000 local homes, seeking the support of voters.
    LODD - John Orf, IAFF Local 2665
    04/27/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
    It is with a heavy heart that have to report a LODD for John Orf, a member of the Professional Fire Fighters of Eastern Missouri, IAFF Local 2665.  Brother Orf passed away after battling cancer. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 30th at Stygar Funeral Home, located at 5987 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Peters, MO 63304.  Visitation will be from 2 PM till 7 PM.
    6th Annual Sedalia Firefighter's Memorial Ride
    04/27/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
    Download Event Flier here.
    City Council Endorsements
    04/27/15 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
    Denton Firefighter Association has forum, endorses incumbents By Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe Staff Writer pheinkel-wolfe@dentonrc.
    2015 MDA Labor Bowl
    04/27/15 - IAFF Local 42
    Members of IAFF Local 42 who participated in the 2015 MDA Labor Bowl on Saturday, April 25th.
    MDA Fill the Boot
    04/27/15 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
    Firefighters collect $10,000 less for MDA over three-day drive By Megan Gray-Hatfield Staff Writer mgray@dentonrc.com Published: 17 April 2015 11:19 PM   The totals are in for the three-day “Fill the Boot” campaign, and the community fell short on donations compared to 2014, Denton fire officials said.
    CA-TF2 Deployment
    04/26/15 - IAFF Local 1014
    California Task Force 2 activated and deploying to Nepal Earthquake and disaster The 57-member USA-2 (CA-TF2) Medium Urban Search and Rescue team is deploying on April 26, 2015 to assist the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S.
    2015 PFFA Convention
    04/25/15 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
    Make your reservations now for the PFFA State Convention. It will be held on June 11th - 13th at the Embassy Suites, Tuscaloosa.
    Buckle Up!
    04/25/15 - Crowley Professional FireFighters Association
    CPFF Foundation Golf
    04/25/15 - West Metro FireFighters I.A.F.F. Local 1309
    The 2nd Annual CPFF Foundation Cup Golf Tournament will be held on July 2nd, 2015 at Todd Creek Golf Club (1:00pm). Registration is now open at the CPFFFoundation.
    Local 858 Endorses Candidates
    04/25/15 - West Metro FireFighters I.A.F.F. Local 1309
    Attention Brother and Sisters just a reminder if you are a Denver resident you will have your ballots in hand.  Please remember to vote for your Local 858 endorsed candidates.
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