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Heavy Winds Cause Damage
09/21/14 - IAFF Local 3472
Straight line winds cause heavy damage to both homes and trees throughout the Rochester Hills area.  The National Weather Service is in the area checking for the possibliity of a tornado.  Residents can get coffee, hot chocolate, water, snacks, and blankets from the a mobile canteen at Van Hoosen Middle School. The following link has more pictures and video from Channel 7 WXYZ-Detroit http://www.wxyz.com/news/region/oakland-county/straight-line-winds-cause-heavy-damage-in-rochester-hills
3rd Annual Bravest vs finest Football Game
09/21/14 - Middletown Professional Firefighters Association
On Sunday October 5th, 2014 the Middletown Professional Firefighters Association and Middletown Police Benevolent Association will square off for the third annual charity flag football game. This years event will be relocated to Watts Park on Wisner Ave, with kickoff at 2 p.m., tickets will be $5 with all proceeds going to benefit Susan G.
Paul Sullivan Time
09/21/14 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
IAFF to Add 168 Fallen IAFF Members to Wall of Honor
09/20/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
IAFF to Add 168 Fallen IAFF Members to Wall of Honor The 28th Annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial service will be broadcast live via streaming video onSaturday, September 20. The ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colorado, officially begins at 1:00 p.m. Mountain Time.
Local 540 Swears in New Executive Board '14
09/20/14 - Alexandria Fire Fighter's Assoc. Local 540
On Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, the Alexandria Professional Firefighters Assoc. swore in the new Executive Board for 2014.  From left to right:  2nd Vice President, Curtis Beauregard, Board Member Shane Saizan, President Greg Derbonne, Board Member Matt Robertson, Sec/Treas Donnie Gauthier.  Not shown, 1st Vice President Bennie Ouber.
Local 540 Swears in New Members
09/20/14 - Alexandria Fire Fighter's Assoc. Local 540
 On Thursday, Sept, 11,2014, Local 540 swore in the following new members:  From left to right:  FF Dylan Derbonne, FF Brock Brasseaux, FAHQ Renee Freeman, FAHQ Christina Carmody, FF Lacy Lejeune, FF Jonathon Adams,  FF Neal Patel, FFJoshua Bullock, FF Evan Rodriguez,  FF Cedrick Green and FF Lawrence Wingate.
IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Service Live
09/20/14 - UPFFA
Watch the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Service Live Online The 28th Annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial service will be broadcast live via streaming video on Saturday, September 20. The ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colorado, officially begins at 1:00 p.m. Mountain Time. Watch the ceremony here.
2014 IAFF Memorial
09/20/14 - IAFF Local 1014
Untitled Document Today the IAFF and Brothers and Sisters from throughout the Nation gather in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Hallowed Ground at the IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial to honor those who gave all.
Ground Breaking for new burn centre in Vancouver!
09/20/14 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
A new burn centre in Vancouver is one step closer to becoming a reality. The BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund broke ground Sept. 17, 2014, on the $13.1 million facility, which will be built at the corner of Main Street and West 23rd. It will offer burn survivors and their families a home away from home during recovery, including eight rooms free of charge.
negotiation update
09/19/14 - IAFF 1826
Membership Meeting
09/19/14 - IAFF Local F-102
All Hands, A Membership Meeting has been scheduled for Monday 06 October 2014 at Crash Station 62 and will commence at 0630. Please see Union website calendar for agenda.
Monday, September 22, 2014: UPFFA of Ct. Endorsing Governor Malloy
09/19/14 - UPFFA
The UPFFA of Ct. will be endorsing Governor Malloy  on Monday, September 22, 2014 starting at 11:00 a.m., at Engine14 – Ladder 4 – 25 Blue Hills Avenue, Hartford.
2014: IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial
09/19/14 - UPFFA
Bob Smith, President, Local 1426 at the IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial honoring two of Connecticut's Bravest, D/C David Fiori and FF Mike Osiecki who made the ultimate sacrafice this year. RIP brothers. We will carry on in your honor.
CAMBRIDGE RIB FEST
09/19/14 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Brothers & Sisters, The 2014 Cambridge Rib Fest which is sponsored by the East Cambridge Business Association is looking for Fire Department Rib Cooks to test their skills against the Police Department. The event takes place Sunday October 5th at Noon on Cambridge St. between Fulkerson and Fifth Streets.
CONTINUING RESOLUTION PASSED
09/19/14 - IAFF Local F282
The Federal Government will be funded through mid December once the President signs the Resolution. This article provides more information on the C.R.
2014 Breast Cancer Awareness T-Shirt Blowout
09/19/14 - Dutchess-Fairview Professional Fire Fighters
Help us in our fight against Breast Cancer today by donating / purchasing a Breast Cancer Awareness T-Shirt today. You can get yours by stopping by the fire station anytime or just get a hold of a member for one. Thanks for your support and let's work together to eliminate Breast Cancer today.
CONGRESS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING.
09/18/14 - IAFF Local F282
Watch the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Service Live Online
09/18/14 - IAFF Local 1164
View in Browser   IAFF to Add 168 Fallen IAFF Members to Wall of Honor The 28th Annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial service will be broadcast live via streaming video on Saturday, September 20.
New Engine Delivered
09/18/14 - IAFF Local 4349
Local 4349 takes delivery of its new custom built, 550 HP, rear mounted pump, fire engine.  The color of the engine, "Red", represents the current direction of the look of all future apparatus here in Rancho Santa Fe.
Watch the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Service Live Online
09/18/14 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
IAFF to Add 168 Fallen IAFF Members to Wall of Honor The 28th Annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial service will be broadcast live via streaming video on Saturday, September 20. The ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colorado, officially begins at 1:00 p.m. Mountain Time. Watch the ceremony here.
Tips to stay safe in a hurricane
09/18/14 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
Helmet Presentation
09/18/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of McKinney, IAFF Local 2661
As a token of our appreciation for DCM Madrigal's leadership and professionalism during the recent labor negotiations, President Dorris and Sec/Tres Mayzner presented him with an IAFF Local 2661 fire helmet.
PFFM General Election Candidates & Endorsement Process
09/18/14 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
We had a successful Primary Election winning 16 of our 23 opposed races.  There was a solid effort by our Locals statewide and some of our losses were very close.  Thank you to you and your members for the effort. We are now moving forward to the General Election, November 4th.
Marquette Fire Department receives $50,624 grant
09/18/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
WASHINGTON D.C. -- U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announce support for the Marquette Fire Department to improve operations and safety.
Local fire departments complete annual training on campus
09/18/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Lansing firefighter paramedic Craig Wade dangled from a single rope 30 feet above an underground tunnel on Tuesday, and he said it’s not the first time his job has put him in a precarious position.
Endorsement
09/18/14 - IAFF Local 3650
Local 3650 endorses Jodie Barram for Deschutes County Commissioner
Reduction plan poses serious safety issue, fire official tells Youngstown mayor
09/18/14 - Paul Hufnagel
City firefighters expressed concern to Mayor John A. McNally about his plan to take a fire engine off the road saying it’s a serious safety issue.
Fill The Boot Day #2 Results
09/18/14 - IAFF Local 21
Day 2 of Fill The Boot for the Muscular Dystrophy Association done and the A-Shift raised $19,265. A & C shifts Two day total of $35,665. Watch for the B-Shift on Friday.
Congratulations
09/18/14 - IAFF Local 801
Congratulations to Lieutenant Fred Pollard on his retirement from the City of Danbury Fire Department. The members of Local 801 wish Brother Pollard a long and happy retirement and thank him for his years of service to the City of Danbury and for his service to the members of Local 801 as an officer of the pension board.
John Norman
09/17/14 - IAFF Local 794
Yard Signs Available
09/17/14 - IAFF Local 3472
Yard signs are available to show your support.
VOTE YES ON 200
09/17/14 - IAFF Local 3
Thanks to Kiera, Bo Ortez and the Sec of State, we are back to 200.  Pack the Council Chambers Monday night at 7pm.
Black and Gold event
09/17/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of Oklahoma
Please plan to join other fire fighters on Saturday, September 27th in Chickasha as we "Stand Strong" to support a man who has stood up and supported fire fighters time and time again at the Capital. It's imperative that we keep Representative David Perryman in his current seat, House District 56.  Black and Gold IAFF T-shirts will be available at this event.
Local 2687 Annual Golf Tournament
09/17/14 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
Hamden Professional Firefighters Local 2687 Annual Golf Tournament: Wednesday, October 22nd.  New and improved ONLINE REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT!    Click this link to go to the tournament website:www.birdeasepro.
New documents posted
09/17/14 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
The February 2014 Executive Board Meeting Minutes have been posted on the Meeting Minutes page, Log in required. The Presidents' Meeting Announcement has been posted on the Downloads page, Log in required. The Convention Bidding dates notice has been posted on the Downloads page, Log in required.
Local 1491 Retirement Party
09/17/14 - Lexington Fire Fighters
Please join us in celebrating the retirement of FF. Robert O'Keefe and Capt. Michael Fulton on Saturday October 18th, 2014.  The celebration will be held at Heritage Hall, 177 Bedford Street Lexington MA.  Tickets available at Lexington Fire Headquarters or by contacting LT. Peter Ricci at firestuff@verizon.net or aidandrelief@lexfire.org.
Let The Tours Begin
09/17/14 - IAFF Local 168
Well it's that time of the year again that the schools come to visit their favorite public safety persons, the fire fighters and the fire stations.  With fire prevention month just around the corner, some schools are getting a jump start on the fire station tours. Paducah's Tot School visited the fire fighters at Station 1 today.  Cpt. Brian Waid, Lt.
Elections for 2nd VP
09/17/14 - GFFA Local 3113
Its that time!  Elections for the 2nd Vice President spot has begun.  Online voting is 100% confidential and only the results will be shown.  It does give a percentage of how many voting members have voted.  Lets shoot for 100%.  These elections are important to YOUR local! The process is easy.
North Riverside files lawsuit to allow fire privatization
09/17/14 - Paul Hufnagel
The village of North Riverside filed suit in Cook County Circuit Court on Friday, asking a judge to allow it to proceed with a plan to privatize its fire department in order to escape the "prospective devastating financial consequences" that would result from operating its full-time municipal fire department in the future.
More fire departments using part-time firefighters
09/17/14 - Paul Hufnagel
Middletown city officials are hoping to convert the Middletown Division of Fire into a department operated by full- and part-time firefighters — a growing trend in Butler County and around the United States.
What a Public Employee Really Costs
09/17/14 - Paul Hufnagel
During my time as Oregon's secretary of state, I came to the conclusion that America's two main political parties were imprecisely named. What we really have is an "anti-government" party and an "anti-anti-government" party. This attitudinal divide is especially evident when it comes to the issue of public-employee compensation.
Chief John Norman Seminar
09/16/14 - IAFF Local 794
The 2014 Training Seminar by Chief John Norman (FDNY) is only a few weeks away on Saturday, October 11th! Tickets are going quick but are still available! Chief John Norman will present his Fireground Tactics seminar, based off his book, The Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics. Tickets are $40 each or $50 at the door.
IAFF Justifyit Campaign
09/16/14 - IAFF Local 2819
Texting and driving is an epidemic sweeping our nation and your community is not immune. With an average of 3,000 deaths per year, it’s time to put an end to distracted driving. As fire fighters, it is our responsibility to keep the community safe and we see texting and driving as one of the most preventable risks across the nation today.
New Video Explains the Facts About Defined Benefit Pension Plans
09/16/14 - IAFF Local 4405
Defined benefit plans were created to assure that after a career serving the public and risking their lives for others, fire fighters had secure, stable and dependable retirement income. Public employees -- including fire fighters -- have frequently forfeited pay raises to improve and protect their retirement benefits.
Maps
09/16/14 - IAFF Local 2866
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negotiations
09/16/14 - IAFF 1826
On September 11, 2014 the Crew of Engine 17 had a surprise visit from Gubernatorial Candidate Mark Schauer
09/16/14 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
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Heavy Winds Cause Damage
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3rd Annual Bravest vs finest Football Game
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