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    • What's New at IAFF 42

      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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      Notice of Trustee Election Candidates
      04/08/21 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
      Voting for the position of Trustees will commence on the morning of May 10th and end at 5pm on May 14th.
      Coronavirus Update #17
      04/08/21 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
      Original Article posted 03/04/2021  Covid-19 Antibody Infusion Treatment Finally after many months of trying we now have the Bamlanivimab Covid-19 Antibody treatment at the Wellness Center. If you qualify for it we can immediately start the treatment which is an IV infusion. This medication has great results in arresting the developments of Covid-19.
      County Chapter TV Fund Auction
      04/08/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Attention Local 244 County Chapter Members: In accordance with SECTION 6. B. 4 of the Constitution and By-Laws an auction will be held May 10-13th  & May 17-19th from 9am-1pm at the request of the County TV Fund Manager to sell used equipment.
      Reminder
      04/07/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Union Meeting and Information Session TODAY!  Collective Bargaining Survey Ends TODAY!
      16th Annual PAC Golf Tournament
      04/06/21 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
      16th Annual PAC Golf Tournament information
      Local 858's 75th Anniversary Celebration
      04/06/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      The 75th Anniversary of Local 858 is on April 16th 2021!
      Updated IAFF Fire Ground Survival Awareness Course Now Online
      04/05/21 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      The new IAFF Fire Ground Survival Awareness course is now live online. The FGS program ensures that training for Mayday prevention and Mayday operations are consistent among all fire fighters, company officers and chief officers.
      Monday Morning Headlines
      04/04/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good Monday Morning! Union Meetings - 4/7 & 4/8  Collective Bargaining Survey  Save the Date- 4/16 - 75th Annivesary Celebration Steward Seminar 4/28 & 4/29 COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COMMITTEE  The Collective Bargaining Survey will close on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 12pm.
      April 2021 Meeting Announcement
      04/03/21 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
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      Passing of Firefighter John Zimmerman, Retired
      04/03/21 - IAFF Local 739
      Passing of Firefighter John Zimmerman, Retired The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 regret to announce the death of Firefighter John Zimmerman, Retired. Arrangements are as follows: A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday April 7, 2021 at 12:00PM in the Solimine Funeral Home 426 Broadway, Lynn. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery.
      April 2, 2021: UPFFA 2021 Connecticut Fire Fighters PAC Campaign
      04/02/21 - UPFFA
      The UPFFA 2021 Connecticut Fire Fighters PAC Campaign is currently underway.  I am pleased to report that your state UPFFA officers, executive board, trustees, and staff  support this year’s fundraising efforts. A list of this year’s supporters can be seen on the UPFFA website.
      Man killed in Butler County house fire
      04/01/21 - IAFF Local 20
      https://www.journal-news.com/news/man-killed-in-butler-county-residential-fire-this-morning/RME7JBCGZBEKJE3ZXE564QDTNQ/
      Special Meeting to Approve Congressional Endorsement, April 8, 2021
      04/01/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      A Special Meeting is scheduled at the Union Hall on April 8, 2021 at 6:45pm, in accordance with Article V, Section 6 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws. The purpose of this meeting is to approve the Political Action Committee recommendation for a Congressional Endorsement. The meeting will start promptly at 6:45pm, the General Meeting with follow at 7:00pm.
      News From Capitol Hill
      04/01/21 - IAFF Local F-273
      Congress Seeks to Bring Work Schedule Flexibilities to Federal Fire Fighters.
      Fire causes damage at downtown Hamilton park
      03/31/21 - IAFF Local 20
      https://www.journal-news.com/news/fire-causes-damage-at-downtown-hamilton-park/QR3IEVVXDZGOHD2R2QTR444OJU/
      2021 | MnFIRE Golf Tournament
      03/30/21 - IAFF Local 21
      Structure fire on Wilbraham Avenue in Springfield out, no injuries
      03/29/21 - IAFF Local 648
      Structure fire on Wilbraham Avenue in Springfield out, no injuries HAMPDEN COUNTY by: Nancy Asiamah, Sydney Snow Posted: Mar 26, 2021 / 09:39 PM EDT / Updated: Mar 26, 2021 / 11:55 PM EDT SPRINGFIELD, Mass.
      Roadmap to Retirement Readiness
      03/29/21 - PFFA
      Attendance needed
      03/29/21 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      Your attendance is needed at our next union meeting on April 14, 2021. Our union representative from the Operations Committee, Captain Joseph Lord, will be attending and speaking about discussions from the committee and the new plan and usage of EMT-A's in our department.
      Collective Bargaining Survey
      03/28/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Collective Bargaining Committee Survey 2021 The Collective Bargaining Committee wants the input of the membership for the upcoming contract negotiations. Our goal is to ensure the membership is informed, involved, providing input, and setting the direction of the committee.  The survey has been sent via Survey Monkey to all active members.
      Food Truck Fundraiser
      03/27/21 - IAFF 1826
      Thank you to the South Trail Fire Department for hosting the Ate Balls Food Truck Fundraiser for the family of fallen EMT Roy Vidal.  Volunteers from South Trail Fire Department, staff from South Trail Fire Department, and LCEMS Local 1826 members held a raffle, handed out snow cones, and various items for kids while Ate Balls provided fabulous food.
      Meeting Notice | April 2021
      03/26/21 - IAFF Local 21
      MedalofValor-EddieDiaz
      03/25/21 - Suncoast Firefighters
      Congrats Go Out to Charlotte County Firemedic Eddie Diaz!!! Eddie was presented the Medal of Valor by the Charlotte Commission for rescuing an elderly lady trapped inside her burning home; while on his way to work on February 4, 2020.
      FireHouseSubsDonation
      03/25/21 - Suncoast Firefighters
      Funeral Announcement for Firefighter Jon Kauffman
      03/25/21 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
      Minnesota Fire Service Funeral Notification Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Fire MN TYPE 1: Active LODD It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of JON KAUFFMANN, age 40, with his loving wife and family by his side on March 11, 2021 in Medina, Minnesota. On February 27th, 2020, he was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of occupational brain cancer, Glioblastoma.
      April Meeting Notice
      03/24/21 - IAFF Local 42
      March 27, 2021: Stamford Fire Fighters, Local 786, IAFF - SWAB FOR AMY
      03/24/21 - UPFFA
      A member of Stamford Fire Fighters, Local 786 Wife is in need of a bone marrow transplant, a drive thru cheek swab has been set up for Saturday, March 27, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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      03/22/21 - Suncoast Firefighters
      COVID Vaccine Clinic- Still need members to help!
      03/20/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      COVID Vaccine Volunteer Opportunity  Council Woman Amanda Sandoval and Council Woman Jamie Torres are asking for our help again! They are administering approximately 1300 doses of the COVID vaccine. The next vaccine clinic is March 20th & 21st for 1st dose and April 17th & 18th for the second dose.
      Firefighter Exam Posting
      03/19/21 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
      Simplifying the hiring process.
      75th Annual Conference
      03/19/21 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
      Members of the Kansas State Council of Firefighters.    Use this link to get information on the 75th Annual Conference held May 12th to May 15th.
      Zoom Meeting 20March21
      03/19/21 - IAFF Local F283
      Zoom Link 20March21 @ 0830 https://zoom.us/j/98275230801?pwd=R3h1MXpmL1ZQd0hRdFNabDZydDRpUT09 Brothers and Sisters,   In accordance with Motion 2021.001, the rules for conducting virtual meetings have changed. Local F- 283 has purchased a subscription and will continue to utilize the Zoom® platform (Motion 2021.
      A Message from the Parents of Brother Rich Pula
      03/18/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      IAFF Confinded Space Rescue
      03/18/21 - IAFF Local 892
      Several members spent last week receiving their Confined Space Rescue Technician certification.  Training was provided by the IAFF.
      LOCAL 30 CT SCAN WEBINAR UPDATE
      03/17/21 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Local 30 in collaboration with the CFD & Mount Auburn Hospital is hosting a virtual Webinar with a Q&A on Wednesday March 31, 2021 at 1800 to address & discuss the testing & findings related to the Cancer Prevention Screenings conducted through the MFA early detection programs at UMASS Worcester. Dr.
      Station 20 Grand Opening
      03/16/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      Residents in Highlands Ranch got new neighbors this week! At 8:00 a.m. on Friday, March 12, 2021, South Metro Fire Rescue held a brief dedication ceremony to commemorate the opening of Fire Station 20, located at 1801 E. Wildcat Reserve Parkway. The 8,830 square foot firehouse features 6 bedrooms, 3.
      High Line Canal Brush Fire
      03/16/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      We may be talking about the upcoming snow, but Colorado's wildfire season continues year-round. Local members responded to a small brush fire this afternoon on the Highline Canal Trail, near Santa Fe and C-470. Crews ensured that the fire did not spread and any dangerous limbs fell safely. Luckily, there were no reported injuries. The cause is underdetermined. https://www.southmetro.
      Engineer Garlow Retirement
      03/16/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      On March 4th 2021, Engineer Garlow began his retirement with a celebration held at Station 41. In his 26 years of service, Dan has helped countless citizens and firefighters. His strong legacy is defined by the kindness and dedication given to his family and community. We thank Dan for his heart and hard work and wish him a long and healthy retirement. https://www.southmetro.
      Lt. Eric Sondeen Rememberance
      03/16/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      A cloudy sky could not dampen the love that continues to thrive for our brother, Lieutenant Paramedic Eric Sondeen. Today, March 4th, marks the 6th anniversary of his death while working for Littleton Fire Rescue. Friends and family gathered to celebrate his life and 29 years of selfless and dedicated service to our communities. He, unfortunately, died of job-related prostate cancer.
      St. Vincent Nurse Strike
      03/15/21 - Boston Firefighters
      Happy 50th Pat!
      03/15/21 - Boston Firefighters
      March 12, 2021 marked 50 years that our Executive Secretary Pat Damigella had worked for Boston Firefighters Local 718. We thank Pat for her continued committment and dedication to our members and their families for half a century.
      Monday Morning Headlines
      03/15/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Monday Morning Headlines Women's History Month  Collective Bargaining Survey COVID Vaccine Volunteer Opportunity Executive Board Meeting 3/15/2021 Collective Bargaining Committee Meeting 3/17/21 CPFF Delegate Meeting 3/18/2021
      Local 858 Offices Closed Today
      03/15/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      The Local 858 offices at 12 Lakeside Lane will be closed today due to snow conditions. Please email you Union Representative if you have any urgent matters.
      Assistance for family of fallen EMT- Roy Vidal
      03/14/21 - IAFF 1826
      LCEMS EMT Roy Vidal passed away after an unexpected medical event on Friday, March 12th.  A gofundme account has been set up to help his family during this most difficult time.
      T-Shirt Fundraiser for Jeff King Mashantucket Pequot Fire Fighters Union, Local 4746, IAFF
      03/14/21 - UPFFA
      Mashantucket Pequot Fire Fighters Union, Local 4746, IAFF are selling T-Shirts as a fundraiser for Inspector Jeff King, a member of Local 4746 and past member of the Sub Base Fire Department, Local F-219. Brother King is battling cancer, through this fundraiser Local 4746 will be assisting him with his medical expenses.
      Healthcare Enhancement for Local Public Safety Officers
      03/13/21 - UPFFA
      Friday Update 3-12-21
      03/12/21 - IAFF Local 1014
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