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    • What's New at IAFF 42

      June 1, 2020:  IAFF Local No. 42's Office is now open during normal business hours Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM till 4:30 PM by APPOINTMENT ONLY

      To schedule an appointment please contact Pam Solomon via phone: 816.783.5441 or via E-mail: psolomon@iaff42.org

      Members needing immediate assistance should contact one of the Business Agents, and their contact information is listed under Member Resources: Officers & Staff area of the website.  More detailed information is posted in the Members Resources Section and viewable after logging into the website. 

      Local 42 would like to thank all the members that came out to show their support for Auditor Galloway.

      The St. Florian Scholarship Fund has reopened the Application process for this year and are accepting applications thru Friday, July 17, 2020 at 4:00 PM. 

      Download 2020 St. Florian Scholarship Application here.

      Application can be submitted by one of these three (3) following methods:

      • Return via US Mail postmarked by July 17th to IAFF Local 42, 6320 Manchester Ave., Suite 42A, Kansas City, MO 64133
      • Schedule an appointment with Pam Solomon via Phone: 816.783.5441 or E-mail: psolomon@iaff42.org to drop off the application to Local 42's Office, Monday thru Friday from 8:00 AM till 4 PM>
      • Submit the Application and any other documents electronically to Pam Solomon via E-mial: psolomon@iaff42.org.

      Local 42 is excited to announce our new Mobile App that works in concert with our website.  Please download the appropriate one for your Smartphone or Table (Android or iOS) by merely clicking on the button in the left column.  

      Once you download the App you will use your User Name and Password that you use to access the Members Only Section of this website to log into the Mobile App.  Each time you open the Mobile App you will have instant access to the Members Only Section.

      If you are a dues paying member of IAFF Local 42 and you are not registered on our website we invite you to Register NOW.

      The Greater Kansas City Fire Fighter Alumni Association has its own website.  This is one of the best online sources for KCFD History and we invite you to visit them and learn something new about something old. 

      Special acknowledgement to Ray Elder, KCFD Retired Fire Captain and KCFD Historian.


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      Cherokee Trail Brush Fire
      07/06/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      Just before sunset on July 4th, Local 2086 and 1290 from Aurora responded to a brush fire at the corner of Cherokee Trail and Chambers Way in Arapahoe County. When members arrived, they found thick vegetation burning behind an apartment building. Because of difficult ground access for hose lines, an aerial ladder was used to spray water into the burn area to extinguish the flames.
      Chatridge 2 Hot Spots
      07/06/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      On the afternoon of July 4th, Local members responded to a small bush on fire in the Chatridge 2 burn scar, while simultaneously investigating several reports of smoke west of Wadsworth between Waterton and Deer Creek Canyons. To assist in the search for hot spots, Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control’s Multi Mission Aircraft was requested for a reconnaissance mission.
      Whitaker Dr. Structure Fire
      07/06/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      Local members got an early start to Independence Day after a person driving by at 12:45 a.m. reported a house on fire in the 21100 block of E. Whitaker Dr. in Arapahoe County. Sheriff Deputies were first to arrive, they woke up the residents who safely evacuated. Members arrived a short time later and extinguished a fire burning up the side of the home before it could extend inside.
      IAFF Center of Excellence
      07/06/20 - Suncoast Firefighters
      IAFF Center of Excellence Hosting Online Education Series
      07/03/20 - UPFFA
      The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is hosting an online education series for IAFF members, other first responders, healthcare providers, clinicians and the community at large.
      PPFFA Challenge Coin
      07/03/20 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      We are taking pre-orders for this new challenge coin.  The cost for the coin will be $10 and the proceeds will go to the PPFFA Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial in Harrisburg.  Supply will be limited to 1000 coins each with it's own number from 1-1000 (we can not guarantee you a specific number).
      Chatfield State Park Brush Fire
      07/02/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      Just before 3 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, Local members responded to a brush fire at the Chatfield State Park Campground. A plume of smoke was visible from several miles away. Park Rangers evacuated the immediate area and the Douglas County contract helicopter was launched as a precaution.
      West Davies Ave. Structure Fire
      07/02/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 9:43 p.m. on Wednesday July 1, 2020, Local members responded to their second working house fire of the night, this time in the 2100 block of West Davies Avenue in Littleton. The 911 caller reported a power outage and possible electrical fire in the home. First arriving members encountered light smoke filling the street and advanced a hose line inside.
      Appleton Cir. Structure Fire
      07/02/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      Just after 8 p.m. on Wednesday July 1, 2020, Local members responded to a report of haze and smoke odor inside a home at 7044 E. Appleton Circle in Centennial. When members arrived, there was nothing visible from the street, but smoke was found inside. After investigating, a neighboring unit was found charged with smoke and a full structure fire response was dispatched.
      Elmhurst Dr. Brush Fire
      07/02/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 3:45 on Wednesday afternoon, Local members responded to numerous reports of a brush fire burning in the open space behind 7573 W. Elmhurst Drive in Jefferson County. Upon arrival, gusty winds were spreading the fire at a moderate rate, prompting a call for more equipment and personnel. By 4 p.m.
      Friday Update 7-3-20
      07/02/20 - IAFF Local 1014
      Union Meeting and Informational Session Today
      07/02/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      The Local 858 Union Meetingtoday at 8:30 am at 12 Lakeside Lane. If you wish to attend you will need to RSVP, please select the link below : Thursday, July 2nd @ 8:30 am (Click Here)   If you wish to attend the Informational Session virtually. You will need to Pre-Register by selecting the link below.
      Union Steward Seminar
      07/01/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Brothers and Sisters, Due to the current pamdemic restrictions, we decided to have the Union Stewards Seminar separate from the Union Meeting. It will be held on July 22nd at 5 pm, and July 23rd at 8:30 am. We will meet at 12 Lakeside Lane, Denver, CO 80212 in the Union Office.  We will provide pizza at the night meeting and breakfast burritos at the morning meeting.
      Brooklyn Park Fire Foundation 5 th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
      07/01/20 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
      Brooklyn Park Fire Foundation 5 th Annual Charity Golf Tournament New Name, New Day, Same Great Time On Friday, July 31st, 2020 The Brooklyn Park Fire Foundation, a non-profit 501c3 charity, will be hosting our fifth annual charity golf tournament to benefit many local charities.
      Stop, Drop and Reel Fishing Derby
      07/01/20 - IAFF Local 21
      Derby Headquarters will be at the dock area of The Veteran’s Rest Camp on the southwest side of the lake. There is a launch there that we'll plan to use but it is shallow.  If you have a bigger boat we recommend the public launch on the north end of the lake off Mayberry Trail, or the County Park just south of the Veteran's Rest Camp.
      Ct. State Fire Fighters, Local S-15 Fundraiser Event July 6, 2020
      07/01/20 - UPFFA
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      Union Meeting Invitation
      07/01/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      The Local 858 Union Meetings are being held tonight at 7 pm and tomorrow at 8:30 am at 12 Lakeside Lane. If you wish to attend you will need to RSVP, please select which meeting you would like to attend: Wednesday, July 1st @ 7 pm (Click Here) Thursday, July 2nd @ 8:30 am (Click Here)   If you wish to attend the Informational Session, these are the links to the Zoom Meeting.
      Chatridge Urban Interface Brush Fire
      06/30/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      Just before 10 a.m. on Monday June 29, 2020, multiple 911 callers reported a brush fire on the east side of Highway 85 at Chatridge Drive in Douglas County. When Local 2086 members arrived, they found several acres already burning with a flame front moving at a moderate to rapid rate of spread to the northeast.
      July Meetings Canceled
      06/29/20 - IAFF Local 42
      Mansfield Fire Fighters, Local 4120
      06/26/20 - UPFFA
      Mansfield Fire Fighters, Local 4120, seeking liver donors for one of their members, Ted Morrissette. For additional information please don’t hesitate to contact Joe Burnham, President, Mansfield Fire Fighters, Local 4120 - BurnhamJ@mansfieldct.
      6/25/2020 9-11 Wall Street
      06/26/20 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
      Press Release June 25, 2020 The Norwalk Fire Department responded to kitchen fire in a 3rd floor apartment, of 9-11 Wall Street, at 5:39pm Thursday evening. Firefighters forced their way into the unoccupied apartment and finished extinguishing the fire, that the sprinkler had kept in check.
      Celebrating PRIDE Month
      06/25/20 - IAFF Local 21
      Local 21 is proud to recognize the diversity in our union and celebrates our LGBTQ members.  We encourage everyone to continue to raise awareness and take positive steps towards an inclusive culture.
      IAFF Elected Human Relations Committee Statement
      06/25/20 - IAFF Local 21
      The IAFF Elected Human Relations Committee (EHRC) was created by Convention resolution in 1988 to address issues relating to diversity and inclusion in our union and the fire service. Since its inception, the EHRC has worked as the sounding board and voice of our union, providing insight and guidance to affiliates and fire departments on matters such as those going on today across the globe.
      Cottonwood Dr. Extrication
      06/25/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 3:11 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24th, Local members responded to a collision involving an overturned vehicle on Cottonwood Drive just east of Chambers Road. Parker Police Officers were first to arrive, they found a truck on its side with heavy damage and the driver trapped inside. Stabilization struts were used to secure the truck so it wouldn’t move while members assessed the patient.
      Kendall Ct. Vehicle vs Building
      06/25/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 1:37 a.m. on Tuesday, June 23rd, Local members responded to a vehicle collision involving two structures on Kendall Court in Castle Pines North. The vehicle entered a garage and drove through a wall, damaging 3 separate garages in the building.
      Centennial Public Assist
      06/25/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      A good deed for an elderly couple doubled as a training opportunity for South Metro’s Technical Rescue Team today. When Local members responded to a medical emergency at a home in Centennial, they noticed dangerous structural damage above the front door from shifting soil.
      Swift Water Rescue Training
      06/25/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      Local members participated in swift water rescue training along and in the South Platte River near Reynold's Landing in Littleton this week. https://www.southmetro.
      Friday Update 6-26-20
      06/25/20 - IAFF Local 1014
      Western District Meeting
      06/24/20 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      The PPFFA Western District Meeting will be held Wednesday July 8, 2020 beginning at 12pm.
      Central Pennsy Meeting
      06/24/20 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      The postponed June Central Pennsy Meeting has been scheduled for June 30th in Harrisburg. The meeting will begin with a social hour at 6:00pm, meal at 7:00pm, and the meeting at 8:00pm. The event will be held at Local 428's Union Hall which is located at 2048 Derry St. Harrisburg, PA 17104.
      Springfield firefighters injured, 7 displaced in house fire
      06/24/20 - IAFF Local 648
      Springfield firefighters injured, 7 displaced in house fire Updated Jun 22, 4:57 PM; Posted Jun 22, 4:56 PM Two Springfield firefighters were injured while ventilating a roof at a fire on 859 Armory St. The fire displaced the seven residents.
      Support Kate
      06/23/20 - PFFNH
      The Dover Professional Firefighters are selling T-shirts to help show support to one of the Dover Fire family. Katie Michaud has been bravely and courageously fighting Breast Cancer. She has just had her 7th week of chemo. Please follow the below link to read her story and purchase a shirt. These shirts are black with pink. Thank you for wanting to help our Brother Matt Michaud and his family.
      Ocean Gaming
      06/23/20 - PFFNH
      Charitable Gaming is open at Ocean Gaming at Hampton Beach! The PFFNH Fallen Fire Fighters Family Fund has gaming dates on Mon. & Tues. 35% of winnings will be donated to it.
      Benevolent Fund & TV Fund Deductions
      06/22/20 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Attention Members: Be advised, deductions for Benevolent and TV Fund will be deducted during the month of (July 2020) 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 2020.
      City Chapter Special Meeting to approve the MOU between IAFF Local 244 and Albuquerque Fire Rescue reference Upgrading Outside of the Bargaining Unit
      06/22/20 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      A City Chapter Special Meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 29, 2020 at 11:00a.m. at the Union Hall in accordance with Article II, Section 4 & Article V, Section 6 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws. The purpose of this meeting will be for final membership approval of the IAFF 244/AFR Upgrading Outside of the Bargaining Unit MOU.
      Last Alarm- Keith Peterson
      06/22/20 - Suncoast Firefighters
      Monday Morning Headlines 6/22/2020
      06/22/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good Monday Morning I hope you all had a great father's day and were able to spend time with your family this weekend.   This week is the Colorado Professional Fire Fighters Annual Meeting. It's scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, June 23, and Wednesday, June 24, from 9 am until 1 pm.  Denver Firefighters are allowed 12 Delegates and additional alternates or guests.
      IAFF Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial
      06/19/20 - UPFFA
      Brothers and Sisters, On May 14, our IAFF Executive Board voted unanimously to hold the 2020 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial observance as a virtual service recognizing those we lost in the last year. I assure everyone that this virtual ceremony will be performed in a respectful manner to provide a dignified remembrance for those lost.
      Friday Update 6-19-20
      06/19/20 - IAFF Local 1014
      48th Anniversary Hotel Vendome Fire
      06/17/20 - Boston Fire Fighters
        Today June 17th is the 48th Anniversary of the Vendome tragedy that took the lives of 9 Boston Firefighters. Please take a moment and remember the sacrifice our brother’s made that terrible day. Fire Lieutenant Thomas J. Carroll        Engine Company 32 Fire lieutenant John E.
      Fireworks cause porch fire in Springfield
      06/17/20 - IAFF Local 648
      Fireworks cause porch fire in Springfield Updated 6:26 AM; Today 6:25 AM Springfield fire 85 shares By Michelle Williams | Michelle.Williams@MassLive.com Springfield firefighters were called to a Forest Park home late Tuesday following a report of a fire.
      University Blvd Shed Fire
      06/16/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 6:17 p.m. on Sunday June 14, 2020, Local members responded to a reported house fire at 6350 S. University Blvd. in Centennial. While enroute, crews observed a plume of smoke from several blocks away. Upon arrival, members found one shed fully engulfed with fire, extending to another shed and fence. The fire was quickly extinguished, no injuries occurred, and the home was not damaged.
      Big Stone Drive Structure Fire
      06/16/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      Working smoke alarms alerted a family to fire burning in their garage just after 2 a.m. on Sunday June 14th. Local members responded to the home on Big Stone Drive in Douglas County and found smoke visible on arrival. Members cut a large hole in the garage door to access the fire, which was quickly extinguished.
      Academy 20-1 Hell Night
      06/16/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      During the evening of Friday June 12th into the early morning hours of Saturday June 13th, South Metro Fire Academy Recruits from class 20-1 experienced “Hell Night.” A long-standing tradition at SMFR, the night is filled with a variety of training calls that put the soon to be probationary firefighters to the test.
      Norwood Drive Brush Fire
      06/16/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 12:46 p.m. on Saturday, June 13th, Local members responded to a vegetation fire along the railroad tracks west of Norwood Drive and Highway 85 in Douglas County. Members found a slow-moving grass fire and used hand tools and water pump backpacks to extinguish it. No structures were threatened, and no injuries occurred. https://www.southmetro.
      Chatfield State Park Water Rescue
      06/16/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      In the afternoon of Saturday, June 13th, Local 2086 and 1309 members responded to Chatfield State Park for two people in the water, in distress. One victim was quickly rescued by Park Rangers and brought to shore where members transported them to the hospital. The second victim went under water and did not resurface.
      Cherry Creek State Park Dive Response
      06/16/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 9:46 a.m. on Saturday, June 13th, Local members responded to the west boat ramp at Cherry Creek State Park to assist Rangers with a submerged boat trailer after a cable mishap. Divers attached a tow truck cable and the trailer was safely removed a short time later. https://www.southmetro.
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