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Membership Meeting
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2014 Police Holidays and pay rates.
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Cpl. Bryon Dickson
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What's New at IAFF 1580
Annual Charity Hockey Benefit
Canton Fire Local 1580 Annual Charity Hockey benefit is scheduled for 3/8. It starts at 7 and will have 2 games. 1st game will be randolph Fire/Pd vs Stoughton Fire/Pd. Second Game will be Canton vs Foxboro. There will be a live DJ, great auction items, 50/50 chuck a puck raffle. Admission is free and all $ goes to local charities. Read More...
CFD Open House
Canton Fire will be hosting its annual Open House this saturday 10/19 from 10-2pm at CFD headquarters located at 99 Revere St, Canton Ma. There will be a Live burn and sprinkler demonstration, Jaws of life demo, Tour of Fire station, Fire truck demonstrations, Fire safety info, activities for kids, Food and drinks, and a firetruck bouncy house. Read More...
Sport's Injury Clinic
On Wednesday April 4th, Canton Fire Department in conjunction with Brockton Hospital and Canton resident Dr. Dan Muse will present a sports injury clinic to Canton’s youth coaches and parents at the Canton Public Library from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.  Dr. Muse and his emergency department colleague, Dr. Read More...
Charity Hockey Benefit raises $4700
Last weekend's Charity Hockey benefit was a great success and had a great turnout. Randolp Fire/PD beat Stoughton Fire/PD 6-1 and Boston PD beat Canton PD 4-3. This year we are donating all of the proceeds to the family of former Canton Police Officer Ralph Centeno, who recently passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. Read More...
5th ANNUAL CHARITY HOCKEY GAME
5TH ANNUAL CHARITY HOCKEY BENEFIT SATURDAY MARCH 9TH 8PM PONKAPOAG ICE RINK FREE ADMISSION-DONATIONS AT THE DOOR STOUGHTON FIRE/PD vs RANDOLPH FIRE/PD @8PM CANTON FIRE/PD vs BOSTON PD @ 9PM ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS YEARS EVENT WILL GO TO CANTON POLICE OFFICER RALPH CENTENO. OFFICER CENTENO IS CURRENTLY UNDERGOING TREATMENT FOR PANCREATIC CANCER. Read More...
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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.
Congratulations
09/18/14 - IAFF Local 801
Congratulations to Lieutenant Fred Pollard on his retirement from the 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 the pension board.
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.
Turlock Firefighters Pink Shirt Pre Orders
09/18/14 - Turlock Professional Firefighters
Turlock Firefighters Local #2434 invite you and your organization or business to join in the Fight against Cancer by purchasing our newly designed 2014 Pink T-Shirts. Pink Shirt Pre Orders are starting now and can be done by completing the form on the attached document.
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.
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.
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.
2014 MDA Fill The Boot
09/17/14 - IAFF Local 21
Day 1 of Fill The Boot for the Muscular Dystrophy Association is done and the C-Shift raised $16,400. Watch for the A-shift on Thursday and B-Shift on Friday.
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.
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
Friday Sat.
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
The Solution to America's Retirement Crisis
09/15/14 - Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association
A new video produced by the IAFF is designed to be used by affiliates to educate lawmakers, decision-makers and other audiences on the facts of defined benefit pension plans. Click "read more" for full article.
Gilford L-3517 Golf Tournament
09/15/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
12th Annual Gilford Professional Firefighters Community Golf Tournament Friday September 26th 2014 Pheasant Ridge Country Club - More info
New Firefighters in Alpena
09/15/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
SEPT. 14, 2014: The city of Alpena Fire Department officially has a full staff as of today. This is the first time since 1987 that the department has had 29 people on staff.
Staffing Challenges
09/15/14 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board would like to acknowledge the City Chapter Labor/Management & Safety Committee personnel for their leadership in confronting our current staffing challenges. We are working with AFD Fire Administration and pulling all resources together to prevent any future staffing reductions.
NYSPFFA Term Life Insurance Open Enrollment
09/15/14 - Buffalo Professional Firefighters Assoc.
Attention all currernt members of Local 282: Copy and paste the following link to find out more information about new enrollment or upgrading your policy in the Term Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment provided by the New York State Professional Firefighters Association.  The company they use is AIG Benefits Solutions.
2014 Legislative Update from 16th District VP
09/15/14 - International Association of Firefighters
Here is a quick update on the legislative issues.  As you know Congress has not acted on much of anything this cycle including our issues.  The number of cosponsors for legislation is not necessarily an indication of support- but that said many of our legislative issues have very few cosponsors.
2014 Mid-Term Election Endorsements
09/15/14 - International Association of Firefighters
2014 Retirement Dinner
09/15/14 - IAFF Local 385
****IMPORTANT The recent Inferno has the Retiree Dinner listed on two different dates. The Retirement Dinner is FRIDAY OCTOBER 3, 2014. The evening will begin with cocktails at 5:30 pm. Please RSVP to Sharon at (402) 551-5770 or sharon@local385.com.
Passing of retired Brother Tim Wilk, Lancaster, Local 319
09/14/14 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
It is with deep regret that Lancaster, Local 319, IAFF, announces the passing of retired firefighter Timothy Wilk. Tim was appointed to Lancaster City Fire on October 14, 1985. He retired on July 1, 2012. Tim was a member of Local 319 since his hire date and remained a member. He died Monday, September 8th of a cause yet to be determined. Tim is survived by his wife Nancy.
Spotlight Kitchen Recipes
09/14/14 - Abilene Fire Fighters Association
Emanuel socks city retirees with 40 percent health insurance hike
09/14/14 - Paul Hufnagel
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday dropped another financial bombshell on Chicago’s 25,000 retired city workers and their dependents: their monthly health insurance premiums will be going up by a whopping 40 percent — in spite of a pending lawsuit and a precedent-setting Illinois Supreme Court ruling.
8 Gilbert fire employees receive disciplinary action
09/14/14 - Paul Hufnagel
Eight Gilbert Fire Department employees are temporarily having their pay docked 5 percent after an investigation found they improperly used paid sick time to work for a small fire district near Payson.
San Bernardino wins 2 victories against firefighters union in bankruptcy court
09/14/14 - Paul Hufnagel
San Bernardino officials’ budget-balancing efforts won two victories in U.S. Bankruptcy Court here Thursday at the expense of the firefighters union.
Smoke/CO Alarm Recall
09/13/14 - IAFF Local 902
Kidde Recalls Smoke and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms Due to Alarm Failure
Tuesday, October 7, 2014: New Local Union Officer Orientation
09/13/14 - UPFFA
There will be a “New Local Union Officer Orientation” on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 starting at 1:00 p.m., at the UPFFA Office, 30 Sherman Street, West Hartford. Newly elected Local Union Officers are encouraged to attend; the orientation will include a presentation on the services that are provided to affiliated locals and its leadership.
2014 Year Book
09/13/14 - Newton Fire Fighters Association
Greetings Neighbors, Firefighting is a dangerous job, and every year thousands of firefighters suffer from the injuries that they sustained performing their job protecting the citizens. The Newton Firefighters Association helps to support the members and families of those injured or killed on the job.
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