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What would privatizing the Fire Department mean?
10/23/14 - IAFF Local 1563
The proud men and women of the Anne Arundel County Professional Fire Fighters respond to over 75,000 emergency calls each year, providing the citizens of Anne Arundel County with compassionate and comprehensive service 24 hours a day.  Fire fighters have a long tradition of selflessly serving the citizens they have sworn to protect with everything they have, including their lives.
IAFF 2nd DVP addresses Wichita City Council
10/23/14 - IAFF Local 135
Members of Local 135, IAFF 2nd District Vice President Woolbright addressed the City Council on Tuesday about Labor and Management relationships.    Our thanks go to him and General President Schaitberger for their support. http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article3197691.html http://www.kwch.
An Important Message to Our Retirees in Oregon Senate District 11
10/23/14 - Oregon State Fire Fighters Council
A Letter to members and Retirees in Oregon Senate District 11.....
Wingferno @ Dry Dock
10/23/14 - Aurora Fire Fighters
Dry Dock is hosting their 3rd Annual Dante's Wingferno.  Saturday, October 25th @ Noon. Firefighter round will be held - Who can eat their 5, that's right, only FIVE wings, the fastest!? Proceeds are benefiting the Firefighters of Aurora Benevolent Fund. WE NEED PARTICIPANTS!  Please contact Eric DeMaria or Amy Reinhardt for more info.
SPREAD THE WORD - WE NEED A YES VOTE ON 2C
10/23/14 - Aurora Fire Fighters
UPCOMING ELECTION INFO: Aurora specific Proposition 2C is a mil levy increase. A 1 mil increase brings in approx $3,000,000.00. 2C is a 2 mil increase. The increase will be $5,926,000.00 the first year and as the city grows the amount will continue to increase. A YES VOTE ON 2C will give Aurora Public Safety Departments an additional $6,000,000.00 to split.
Meridian Township fire captain shifts into retirement with 7 a.m. pub party
10/23/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
OCT. 23, 2014: Nye, 53, a captain in the Meridian Township Fire Department, was celebrating the end of his 30-year career with “firefighters and family, which is the same thing.
Joe Dorman Fire Fighter Video
10/23/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of Oklahoma
Gubernatorial candidate and our friend Joe Dorman has a video that was created for for Oklahoma fire Fighters. Please take a moment to watch and share the video at the link provided below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xR16FIQo84E&feature=youtu.
Ambulance Strike Team / Task Force Leader Course
10/23/14 - PFFA
Stepping down
10/23/14 - IAFF Local 3
To whom it may concern;                        Oct 23, 2014           With many tasks left unfinished it is with tremendous regret that I announce my resignation from the political arena.
Southern Berks CBA added
10/22/14 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Added new collective bargaining agreement for Southern Berks, Local 4933 to the contract downlaod area.
Halloween Party
10/22/14 - Odessa Fire Fighters Association
   Halloween Costume Party    Saturday October 25th 6-12 at the Union Hall. All members and their families are invited. Beer, snakes, and best costume prizes. If you would like to help decorate we will be there  Thurs. and Friday 6-9.
F-282 Store has new address
10/22/14 - IAFF Local F282
Have a Safe Halloween!
10/22/14 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
0 0 1 293 1674 Denton Firefighters Association 13 3 1964 14.
1014 Executive Board Nominations
10/22/14 - IAFF Local 1014
Kroger Breast Cancer Shirt Event-2014
10/22/14 - Crowley Professional FireFighters Association
This Saturday, October 25th, 2014- from 8am to noon, CPFFA L4182 will be selling Breast Cancer Awareness T-Shirts in the front entrance of Kroger, located at 1004 S. Crowley Road. All shirts are $20.00 and proceeds will go towards the Women's Wellness Fund, part of the THR Cancer Treatment Family that aids in awareness and research. Swing by this Saturday to get your shirts.
Don't Let Halloween Be Scary for the Wrong Reasons
10/22/14 - IAFF Local 271
By making small adjustments to costume and decoration choices on Halloween, danger and risk to public safety is easily decreased. “It is important for people to take basic precautions to make sure they have nothing other than a fun-filled Halloween,” says IAFF Local 271. According to the U.S.
RIP BROTHER
10/22/14 - IAFF Local 2647
Rest in Peace October 22 2014 Fire Chief Robert Czerwinski is sorry to report the death of Deputy Fire Chief Bruce Kilmer, who died this morning at Berkshire Medical Center.  Deputy Chief Kilmer experienced a cardiac arrest while off-duty.  Valiant efforts to resuscitate him by both his partner Chrissie  and the Lee Ambulance Squad were to no avail.
Hampton Chili Cook Off
10/21/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
HB 5097 Signed into Law
10/21/14 - IAFF Local 3472
Brothers and Sisters, I have great news to pass on.  Our bill, HB 5097, was passed by the legislature and signed by the Governor into law.  This is the bill that exempted us from Public Act 54.
Charlie Crist for Governor
10/21/14 - IAFF Local 1403
Brothers and Sisters,  Local 1403 is urging you to go out and vote early. Early voting opened yesterday in Dade County. We have mailed to you a palm card with the list of endorsed candidates and we would like you to share them with your family and friends. It is extremely important to support the candidates who support firefighter's issues.
Dearborn, Melvindale fire stations receives new equipment through federal grants
10/21/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
OCT. 21, 2014: The Dearborn Fire Department has been acquiring several new tools and other equipment recently through various federal grants the department applied for earlier this year.
2015 L42 Committees information and interest form
10/21/14 - IAFF Local 42
If you are interested in serving on a Local 42 committee please review the link below and fill out the interest form due in by November 14, 2014. Please click here to download descriptions and interest form.
Last Call Foundation
10/21/14 - Boston Fire Fighters
.  The Foundation, and its leadership, is committed to enhancing the ability of our dedicated firefighting professionals to effectively and safely fight fires and protect the public.
Nor Cal Car Club Toy Drive
10/21/14 - Toy Program
Operation Warm
10/21/14 - IAFF Local 1652
The Framingham Firefighters Local 1652 has teamed up with the PFFM and the IAFF to support Operation Warm.  Operation Warm is a non-profit that gives new winter coats to needy kids and their families.  If you would like to donate, click on the link below.
Tips For A Safe And Healthy Halloween
10/21/14 - IAFF Local 3472
It’s the scariest day of the year and IAFF locals will do their part to make sure their communities have a fun and safe Halloween. Whether fire fighters simply plan to pass out candy at the station, or donate their time for a community event or organization - you can always count on IAFF members to put safety first.
Ebola Preparedness
10/21/14 - IAFF Local 3472
Safety Stand Down for Ebola Preparedness The 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history and has spread to multiple countries in West Africa. The first confirmed case in North America was recently reported in Dallas, Texas, where the 9-1-1 system was used to treat and transport the patient to the hospital. The patient has since died.
2014 Election Results
10/21/14 - Crowley Professional FireFighters Association
CPFFA would like to congratulate our newest Executive Board Members! On October 18th, CPPFA held elections for the Vice President and Trustee(s) positions. Please help us congratulate these gentlemen for joining the team! Mr. Shawn Horn won the election as our newest Vice President. We also welcome aboard Mr. Brice Broyles and Mr. Mike Wissel to the positions of Trustees.
Safe & Fun Halloween
10/21/14 - Irving Professional Fire Fighters Association
Message From President Schaitberger on Ebola Preparedness
10/20/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
View in Browser Now Is the Time to Get Prepared IAFF members - the professional fire fighters and paramedics who are first on scene in an emergency -- must be ready to respond to possible cases of Ebola.
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10/20/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of McKinney, IAFF Local 2661
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President Schaitberger Speaks on Ebola
10/20/14 - IAFF Local 739
View in Browser Now Is the Time to Get Prepared IAFF members - the professional fire fighters and paramedics who are first on scene in an emergency -- must be ready to respond to possible cases of Ebola.
Fire Ops 101 Video
10/20/14 - IAFF Local 4416
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SFD study 2014
10/20/14 - IAFF Local 1464
Candidate Endorsement
10/20/14 - IAFF 3718
Here is the list of candidates that we are endorsing for this election cycle. State Repesentatives Harold Copenhaver Homer Lenderman Jack Ladyman City Council  Ann Williams Early Voting hours start today and hours are: Monday thru Friday 8am to 6pm Saturday 10am to 4pm You can go to www.voterview.org and view the entire ballot before voting.
November Election
10/20/14 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
MEMORANDUM October 16, 2014 TO: All CPFF Members FROM: Mike Rogers, President RE: November Election Beginning on October 14, 2014 CPFF firefighters and their families across the state will have begun receiving their mail ballots in the mail.
Sept. 24th, 2014 Letter, L1826/LCEMS
10/20/14 - IAFF 1826
Dispute Draws to a Close
10/20/14 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
    Arbitrator rules fire marshal’s appointment fell within guidelines By Megan Gray-Hatfield Denton Record-Chronicle Staff Writer Published: 19 October 2014 11:42 PM       A dispute between the Denton Fire Fighters Association and the city has come to an end after more than a year.
Care Enough to Wear Pink
10/20/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of McKinney, IAFF Local 2661
Once again, members of Local 2661 are trading traditional blues for pink in support of cancer awareness.  All proceeds from the sale of pink shirts go to the Susan G.
Insurance Information
10/20/14 - IAFF Local 21
Police and Fire Insurance Association Payroll Deduction Ends 01/01/2015 If you have Police and Fire Insurance Association and/or want information on better choices of supplemental insurance coverage, contact Mike Cox. We have insurance benefits with great rates and coverage due to relationships with many insurance companies.   I'm your benefit coordinator.
Nozzle Testing
10/19/14 - New London Fire Fighters
The New London Fire Department is in the process of replacing all of our nozzles through monies awarded from a grant. Each group has been doing some hands on testing. Below is Group 4, picture taken by FF Passero.
Coquitlam Firefighters Charitable Society Pink Pancake Breakfast
10/19/14 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
They’re the first faces you see when you have an emergency and need help. And when one of their own is in need of support, firefighters are just as quick to lend a hand. That’s the idea behind a tasty fundraiser that will fill your stomach with pink goodness.   Next Saturday (Oct.
Fire Fighter Response to Ebola
10/18/14 - UPFFA
IAFF Urges Affiliates to Conduct Ebola Stand-downs https://flipboard.
Endorsements
10/18/14 - IAFF Local 3666
IAFF Local 3666 Endorses the Following Candidates for: County Executive: Blaine Young County Council Race: District 4: Jessica Fitzwater District 5: Kirby Delauter At Large: Billy Shreve Susan Reeder Jessee.
Fire Fighter Response to Ebola
10/17/14 - Boston Fire Fighters
Fire Fighter Response to Ebola IAFF Urges Affiliates to Conduct Ebola Stand-downs https://flipboard.
2014 IAFF and CPF Memorials
10/17/14 - IAFF Local 1014
2014 IAFF & CPF Memorials Local 1014 Executive Board works with our Department, our Honor Guard, Chaplains, and our Fire Chief to honor our fallen each year at the IAFF, CPF and Department Fallen Firefighter memorials. Family First is our motto on honoring and remembering our fallen.
Children's Christmas Party
10/17/14 - IAFF Local 794
Join us on December 13th for the annual Children's Christmas Party! The party will be held at Angelo's Steak & Pancake House beginning at 9am. This years party is being organized by VP Bill Venezia, please contact Bill with any questions.
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What would privatizing the Fire Department mean?
IAFF Local 1563
IAFF 2nd DVP addresses Wichita City Council
IAFF Local 135
An Important Message to Our Retirees in Oregon Senate District 11
Oregon State Fire Fighters Council
Wingferno @ Dry Dock
Aurora Fire Fighters
SPREAD THE WORD - WE NEED A YES VOTE ON 2C
Aurora Fire Fighters
Meridian Township fire captain shifts into retirement with 7 a.m. pub party
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