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    25th Anniversary LODD Brother Ogburn
    02/24/18 - IAFF Local 274
    Today marks the 25th Anniversary of the Line of Duty Death of Brother Warren Ogburn.Please keep Brother Ogburn and his family in your thoughts and prayers on this solemn occasion.
    February 23, 2018: Ct. AFL-CIO COPE Meeting, Hartford Hilton
    02/23/18 - UPFFA
    February 23, 2018: Ct. AFL-CIO COPE Meeting, Hartford Hilton
    02/23/18 - UPFFA
    March Monthly Meeting
    02/23/18 - IAFF Local 4544
    Agenda for March Meeting L. Tischler to Present Monthly Financials. L. Tischler will also present proposal for additional savings account. L. Tischler to present changes to current accounting software L. Tischler to present a proposal for 501- C- 3 Tax exemption We will need to discuss elections.
    Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Fire Dispatcher Karen Nelson
    02/23/18 - IAFF Local 21
       Local 21 extends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of retired Saint Paul Fire Dispatcher, Karen Nelson. Karen passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. She started working in Dispatch in June of 1990 and retired in 2002. Funeral arrangements will be published once they are known.
    4F Charitable Gaming Nights
    02/23/18 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
    We’re hosting more gaming nights at Ocean Gaming in Hampton this year! 33% of profits from these nights will be donated to our charity the Fallen Firefighters Family Fund (4F) which helps our fallen Brothers and Sisters families when they make the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Help us raise money for this important charity while having some fun at the casino.
    IAFF Executive Board Meeting
    02/23/18 - UPFFA
    It was great to see my good friend Dominick Barbera, IAFF 12th District Vice President Emeritus an outstanding labor leader and true gentleman along with Mark Ouellette, IAFF Eastern Trustee at the IAFF Executive Board Meeting  [L-R} Mark Ouellette, IAFF Eastern Trustee, Dominick Barbera, IAFF 12th District Vice President Emeritus, Peter S.
    Laws and Golden Ski Trip
    02/23/18 - Stockton Firefighters
    Members and Retirees, We will be heading up to Bear Valley Ski Resort for the 21st annual Brett and Bryan Memorial Ski trip on Tuesday March 20th. We would like to have a great turnout being this is the 21st anniversary!  (Family members Welcome). If you have any questions contact myself at E11 B or Engineer N.
    Chili Cookoff To Benefit Firefighters For Healing
    02/22/18 - IAFF Local 21
    Calling all chili cooks!!!   Brothers and Sisters, Local 21 is looking for a couple of guys or girls who can cook a great pot of chili for the Great Balls of Fire Chili Cook Off supporting Firefighters for Healing.  The chili competition takes place on Thursday, March 1st from 5:30-7:30 pm at The Rock Bottom Restaurant.
    March Union Meeting Date Changes
    02/22/18 - IAFF Local 21
    The previously scheduled March Union Meetings on March 6th and 7th have been changed to March 13th and 14th.
    PFFA 2018 Convention
    02/22/18 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
    The 70th convention of the PFFA will be May 17th - 19th.
    Montpelier Fire Job Posting
    02/22/18 - Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont
    Gatto Promoted to Norwalk Fire Chief
    02/22/18 - Norwalk Fire Fighters
    NORWALK — Gino Gatto was promoted Tuesday to head the Norwalk Fire Department, where he has worked for nearly four decades. Gatto, a 36-year veteran of the department, accepted the Norwalk Board of Fire Commissioners’ offer to serve as Norwalk fire chief under a year-and-a-half contract retroactive to Dec. 1.
    2018 Contact negotiations
    02/22/18 - IAFF Local 1014
    Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014 Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers, Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel Contract negotiations for Local 1014 bargaining units 601 and 602 have begun.  Go here (after you log in with your member log in) for updates.
    City Manager Questionnaire
    02/22/18 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
    President Donnie Lewis is meeting with the city manager to discuss our concerns with the department & with the search for a new chief. Please send him a question/concern to bring up at the meeting by submitting this form. No login required.
    Save The Date Fire Service Day at the Capitol March 1, 2018
    02/22/18 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
    Fire Service Day at the Capitol Thursday March 1, 2018 at the Capitol Ridge Event Center More info to follow.
    2018 Hockey Tournament
    02/21/18 - IAFF Local 21
    2018 Union Night at the Mavericks
    02/21/18 - IAFF Local 42
    Call 816.777.0054 to order tickets, ask for Zach or you can order tickets online here.
    Ruston Firefighters MDA Softball Flyer
    02/21/18 - PFFA
    DGFD Annual Report 2017
    02/21/18 - Downers Grove Professional Firefighters Association
    The Annual Report is a great overview of the Downers Grove Fire Department.  From call volume to training activities to annual goals, this report provides some good incite into how the DGFD and its members work to protect the citizens of Downers Grove.
    Hope For Will
    02/21/18 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
    Hope for Will Message from Jim Sallis, Hibbing President of Local 173 This is Will, he is the grandson and great- grandson of two of our retired members, Fire Chief Orlando Abate & his son, Battalion Chief Lonnie Abate; both with a combined 62 years of service. Will was 4 years old when he was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer.
    MSCFF NEW Mobile App
    02/20/18 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
    The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters is proud to introduce our newest communication tool; the UnionActive™ Mobile Application for Android, iOS Smartphones and Tablets.  This new technology works in concert with our website.  All this is required to use the Mobile App is to be a registered user with the MSCFF website.
    URGENT NEED for L21 Volunteers this Saturday at The Beer Dabbler
    02/20/18 - IAFF Local 21
    Dear Local 21 Members, We are thrilled to kickstart our MDA Fill The Boot fundraising initiatives in 2018 with an OFF DUTY event held in conjunction with the 9th Annual Winter Beer Dabbler festival at the MN State Fairgrounds on Saturday, February 24th (B SHIFT working.
    IAFF Local 781 - 2018 Golf Tournament
    02/20/18 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
    7th District Scholarship Application Period Open
    02/20/18 - IAFF 7th District
    The 2018 application period is open.  To apply for an IAFF 7th District Scholarship please see the attached.  These scholarships are available to members children entering thier first post-high school educational experience.  Applications need to be postmarked by March 14th of 2018.  This year there will be two $750 scholarships and six $500 scholarships.
    Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Firefighter Richard “Dick” Johnson
    02/19/18 - IAFF Local 21
       Firefighters Local 21 extends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of retired Firefighter Richard “Dick” Johnson who passed on February 8th.  Firefighter Johnson served the Saint Paul Fire Department for 42 years and also served the Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters Association as President.
    IAFF 100th Anniversary
    02/19/18 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Calling all Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: February 28th is the 100th Anniversary of the International Association of Fire Fighters, and there will be a Resolution at the State Capital in recognition of this historic event. We are asking all Professional Firefighters that can attend to dress in your Class A's and meet at the State Capital at 8:00 AM.
    Bloomfield Twp. Golf Outing - May 14th
    02/19/18 - MPFFU
    Charitable friends and partners, It is time for the Bloomfield Twp. Fire Department Charities 32nd  annual golf outing to be held at the beautiful and Exclusive Wabeek Country Club.  This event will be held on Monday May 14th 2018 and as in the past we look forward to your continued support and attendance.
    2018 4th Annual Clover Clash
    02/19/18 - IAFF Local 3666
    Come join the Frederick County Career Firefighters at our 4th Annual Clover Clash event on Saturday March 17th at The Blue Side Tavern. Doors open at 8am and proceeds from various sales benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Last year we raised over $2,500.00 to help the M.D.A. & this year we plan to surpass that by a long shot! *$10.
    FF/EMT Francisco Figueroa
    02/18/18 - IAFF Local 3471
    It is with heavy heart to announce the passing of Firefighter/EMT Francisco J. Figueroa at the early age of 28. He has proudly served Hardee County Fire Rescue for nearly two years, and he has also protected us all with his active service in the Marine Corps Reserve. Francisco has departed us today due to a tragic motor vehicle crash, but his memory will continue to live on through each of us.
    May 8-10 MPFFU Biennial Convention Bay City
    02/18/18 - West Bloomfield Professional Fire Fighters Union
    May 8-10, 2018 MPFFU 53rd Biennial Convention in Bay City. 2 delegates and 2 alternates.
    May 8-10 MPFFU Biennial Convention Bay City
    02/18/18 - West Bloomfield Professional Fire Fighters Union
    May 8-10, 2018 MPFFU 53rd Biennial Convention in Bay City. 2 delegates and 2 alternates.
    March 21, 2018 MPFFU 6th District Mtg. Rochester Hills
    02/18/18 - West Bloomfield Professional Fire Fighters Union
    March 21, 2018 6th District Meeting in Rochester Hills. River Crest Banquet Facility.  1600-2100.  $35 cost covered by L1721. Contact Curt Stinson.
    Ice Rescue Training 2018
    02/18/18 - IAFF Local 1164
    Our yearly Ice Rescue Training at Madonna. Pictures in Photo Gallery or click here http://www.livoniafirefighters.com/index.cfm?zone=/unionactive/view_pics.
    Basement fire damages Laurelton Street home
    02/17/18 - IAFF Local 648
    Basement fire damages Laurelton Street home, displaces several people, Springfield fire officials report Updated 8:40 AM; Posted 8:40 AM An early morning basement fire displaced a dozen residents and damaged a home located at 195 Laurelton St. on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018.
    Ski Day
    02/17/18 - IAFF Local 21
    23rd Annual Charity Hockey Game
    02/17/18 - IAFF Local 274
    This year will be our 23rd year doing the Charity Cup Hockey Game.  Over the years we have raised a lot of money for charities and this is just one of the many events we are proud of.  This year WP Hockey will play against FDNY Fire & Ice to benefit the Ronald Mcdonald House of Greater Hudson Valley.
    10th Annual Charity Bass Tournament Rules
    02/17/18 - IAFF Local 4544
    Welcome here is the rules for our 10th Annual Team Bass Tournament.
    Building Fire on Remlin Court
    02/16/18 - IAFF Local 1081
    On February 16th 2018, the Westport Fire Department was alerted to a building fire on Remlin Ct. The Westport Fire Department responded with four engines, one truck, and the shift commander. Mutual aid was also dispatched on receipt of the call. The first fire department unit arrived and reported a fully involved structure.
    February 16, 2018: CONGRATULATIONS TO RICK HART
    02/16/18 - UPFFA
                                                CONGRATULATIONS TO RICK HART We are proud to announce that Rick Hart was one of three IAFF members selected to attend the Harvard University Trade Union intensive six-week program in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
    City of Dearborn Now Taking Applications
    02/16/18 - MPFFU
    Rockies Tickets
    02/16/18 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Hi, shortest enail ever.
    5th Annual Boots vs. Badges Kickball Tournament
    02/16/18 - IAFF 1826
    KCFD Medical Plan Open Enrollment
    02/15/18 - IAFF Local 42
    KCFD members have new medical plans available for 2018 through Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas City. The new plan includes new benefits including reduced premium costs and a no premium cost plan for employee only coverage and the inclusion of St. Luke’s Hospital as an In-Network Hospital.
    2018 New Employees
    02/14/18 - IAFF Local 4349
    Local 4349 welcomes Haydne Shimer, Justin Cloyd, Richard LaFleur, Sam Stamy, and Robert Scott.  Good luck on probation.
    Bill Status Report-Feb. 14, 2018
    02/14/18 - UPFFA
    Bill Status Report for 2/14/2018   Bill Title & Info Status * HB 5003 An Act Exempting Smoke Detectors And Carbon Monoxide Detectors From The Sales And Use Taxes. Rep.
    Upcoming Wills For Heros Event
    02/13/18 - IAFF Local 21
    Local 21 members, our next Wills for Heros event will be on April 16th beginning at 1700 to 2100. There are some slots that are already spoken for but we will try and accommodate everyone interested in getting either a new will or update an existing will. Any questions please call me.
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