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APFF Convention
IAFF Local 2866
Bid Cycle 343 Revised
IAFF Local 21
Alumni Luncheon
South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Friday Update 5-17-19
IAFF Local 1014
Chief David Reardon Retiring
IAFF Local 1403
Dave Hafner Retirement Event
IAFF Local 21
 
     
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APFF Convention
05/18/19 - IAFF Local 2866
During the week of May 14th through the 17th the Fayetteville Firefighters had 11 members attend the annual Arkansas Professional Firefighters Association convention. The convention was hosted by Jonesboro Local 3718. Our members attend several lectures and classes to help improve their knowledge of what’s going on around the state and nation with firefighters issues.
Bid Cycle 343 Revised
05/18/19 - IAFF Local 21
Bid Cycle #343 has been revised and it's closing date extended to 2359 Hours on May 28th.  The cycle was extended as part of a settlement with L-21 and HQ regarding Squad postions.  Those bidding Squad openings ensure you have a current resume on file with HQ.
Alumni Luncheon
05/17/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
On Wednesday May 15th local members gathered with past members at the South Metro Alumni Luncheon. Full of laughter, shared memories, and good food, alumni and retirees from Local 2086's rich history gathered at Station 32. It was great catching up with the members that have helped shape the department to what it is today. https://www.southmetro.
Friday Update 5-17-19
05/17/19 - IAFF Local 1014
Chief David Reardon Retiring
05/17/19 - IAFF Local 1403
Dave Hafner Retirement Event
05/16/19 - IAFF Local 21
Lagae Road Rollover MVA
05/15/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
On the evening of Tuesday May 14th, Local responded to a rollover at the intersection of Happy Canyon Rd & Lagae Rd. Members arrived on scene to find a concrete truck had rolled onto its side and had begun spilling concrete mixture and fuel onto the roadway.
2019 FPF Convention Delegates & Alternates
05/15/19 - IAFF Local 1403
In accordance with our Constitution and By-Laws, Article 8; Section 1 – “Delegates and Alternates shall be elected by secret ballot of the members in good standing in attendance at a regular scheduled meeting” DATE:  TUESDAY MAY 28th, 2019 (B-SHIFT) TIME:  12:00 PM PLACE:  UNION HALL Nominations for Delegates and Alternates for the 75th Annual Florida Professional Firefighters (FPF) Convention will be accepted from the floor at the May 28th, 2019 Union Meeting from 12:00 PM to 12:20 PM. Nominations may also be made in writing and must be received by Elections Committee chairperson, 8000 NW 21 street #222, Miami, Florida 33122 or emailed to electioncommittee@local1403.org before May 28th, 2019 at 12:20 PM. All candidates nominated must be a member in good standing as specified in the Metro-Dade Fire Fighters IAFF Local 1403 Constitution and By-Laws. Election will be conducted shortly after the close of nominations. The FPF Convention will be held in Daytona, Florida, June 10-14, 2019.
MDA - MPFF Fire Fighter Summer Day Camp
05/15/19 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
You are invited to MDA - MPFF Fire Fighter Summer Day Camp Tuesdays June 11 & June 18, 2019 Come out and cook for the kids at the 2019 MPFF Fire Fighter Day at Camp. Set up will begin between 10:00-10:30 each day. Come out and show off your grilling skills. We will need 3-4 grill masters to start cooking around 10:45-11:00 am. Lunch will be served at 11:45- 1:00 pm.
PTSD IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED!!!!
05/15/19 - UPFFA
IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED!!!! It has just come to our attention last night there is an effort by a special interest group trying to kill our PTSD bill. We need to flood the legislature with members Thursday, Friday and in the upcoming days to show our support for the bill.
Updated with service information-Retired FF Michael Goad
05/14/19 - IAFF Local 1403
Metro Dade Firefighters Local 1403 regrets to announce the passing of Retired FF Michael Goad on 5/10/19. Mike was hired in 8/3/1970. Most of you know him from Station 12 where he served proudly. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace.
GREAT NEWS!!!
05/14/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Sisters and Brothers, Our efforts to elect our fire fighter to Denver's City Council just took a HUGE leap forward. We are proud to announce that former candidates David Sabados, Sabrina D'Agosta and Scott Durrah have ALL OPENLY ENDORSED MIKE SOMMA FOR COUNCIL DISTRICT 1. Support continues to grow for Mike and this will directly affect you and your working conditions.
Monday, May 13, 2019: PTSD Press Conference
05/14/19 - UPFFA
Monday, May 13, 2019: Peter S. Carozza, President, Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut, IAFF, press conference on Senate Bill 164 PTSD, a bill protecting first responders diagnosed with PTSD by Workers’ Compensation.
MapleWood Firefighter/Paramedic
05/13/19 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
SALARY: $62,633.00 - $78,699.00 Annually OPENING DATE: 05/10/19 CLOSING DATE: 05/24/19 04:30 PM DESCRIPTION: Be on the cutting edge of emergency medicine, fire prevention and response, and public safety education. Join the Maplewood Department Fire Department as a Firefighter/Paramedic. M aplewood is constantly innovating to meet new challenges in emergency prevention and response.
Presentation
05/13/19 - IAFF Local 2866
On May 9th 2019 President Jimmy Vinyard presented Nicole Clowney with a desk plaque and an offical Fayetteville Firefighters Members Shirt to thank her for all the work she has done to pass laws to protect firefighters who are fighting cancer. She has stepped up and proved she is a friend to all Firefighters.
Membership Meeting
05/10/19 - IAFF Local F-102
All Hands,    A Membership Meeting is being scheduled for 24 May 2019 at 1730 hours, at Crash Fire Station 62. A running agenda will be established on the Union website calendar for review. If you have an item for the agenda please see me.
May 10, 2019: Legislative Update
05/10/19 - UPFFA
UNIFORMED PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS ASSOCIATION OF CONNECTICUT LEGISLATIVE UPDATE HB 6384 An Act concerning insurance deductibles and medical test fees and the cancer relief fund passed out of the House of Representatives unanimously 144-0. This bill would pay any out of pocket medical expenses from the Firefighter Cancer Relief fund.
Friday Update 5-10-19
05/10/19 - IAFF Local 1014
Meet and Confer Article in Fire Engineering
05/10/19 - New Braunfels Professional Firefighters Association
Vice President Appleby found this article which may be helpful in further educating members about assessment centers in the meet and confer process.
MDA Summer Camp
05/09/19 - IAFF Local 21
June 11th and 18th is the MDA Summer Camp.  Those who have been to the MDA's summer camp in the past have seen how much it means to the campers that we come out and help make it a one-of-a-kind experience.  It doesn't matter if you can come out for a whole day or just a few hours, your participation will make someone's day more memorable.
Golf Tournament
05/08/19 - IAFF Local 1403
Every September, professional firefighters/golfers, (including retirees) from all around the country and Canada get together in a different city to trade hats, shirts, and war stories and play some golf! It is a 3-day tournament for golfers of all abilities. You can enter as a four-man team, two-man team, or individuals. (Individuals will be flighted).
2019 Saint Paul Firefighters MDA Golf Classic
05/08/19 - IAFF Local 21
  Brothers and Sisters, We have two upcoming events to support the MDA.  June 11th and 18th is the MDA Summer Camp.  Those who have been to the MDA's summer camp in the past have seen how much it means to the campers that we come out and help make it a one-of-a-kind experience.
MIKE IS IN THE RUNOFF!!!
05/08/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Sisters and Brothers of Local 858: We are one step closer to having a fire fighter on Denver's City Council!! This is where we really need your help so stay tuned for further notification on upcoming events. What can you do now?? Please donate here to support Mike's campaign. This is the final 4 weeks and we need all the help we can get.
2019 Camaro Raffle winners
05/08/19 - Dearborn Firefighters Local 412
1. Car- #1272 Ron Puczkowski 2. Vegas- #762 Chris Kosnik 3. $750- #1145 Marilyn Allevato 4. Kayak- #1433 K. Shooshanian 5. Fire pit- #862 Al Dragone 6. 32”TV- #198 Jeff Slick 7. Bag toss- #757 O. Richardson 8. Tent/fire pit- #215 Kruse 9. Golf outing- #598 K. Fava 10. Grill- #851 Bob Andrew 11. Cooler- #710 Greg Sikora 12. UM tix- #480 Tom Burdette 13. Downey Brew- #90 K.
Letter Regarding Paramedic/EMT OT
05/07/19 - IAFF Local 21
Fire Chief Inks, I'm submitting this letter to you today on behalf of all the dedicated men and women of the Saint Paul Fire Department. This appeal is a request for your Administration to reverse the policy of hiring overtime and how it is negatively impacting the Paramedic workforce.
Colorado Fallen Firefighter Memorial - Aaron Lybarger
05/07/19 - West Metro Fire Fighters I.A.F.F. Local 1309
To: Active Members of the West Metro Professional Firefighter IAFF Local 1309 This Saturday, the Colorado Fallen Firefighters Memorial will add the name of our own Aaron Lybarger to it's wall.  We lost Aaron last June after his courageous battle with work-related cancer.   And his absence from our West Metro family is still felt by so many of us each and every day.
May 6, IAFF-MDA Boot Camp: Fire Fighter Joseph Ciscone: Recipient of the prestigious A. Michael “Mickey” Mullane Award
05/07/19 - UPFFA
Congratulations to Fire Fightrer Joseph Ciscone on being the recipient of the prestigious A. Michael “Mickey” Mullane award at the annual MDA Boot Camp at Mohegan Sun yesterday.
Vivie’s Fun Run
05/07/19 - IAFF Local 21
Vivie’s Fun Run around Lake Como on May 19! For more information and for registration, please go to: https://www.viviennesjoy.org/vivies-run.html and click on the “Register Here” link Please contact Steve Sampson with any questions.
Documents added to the Convention Information page
05/06/19 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
The Committee assignments, President's report, Delegates and Alternates and a draft of the Rules of Order have been added to the Convention Information page.
Manchester Fire 5k
05/06/19 - Manchester Fire Fighters
Join us on Thursday, May 30th at 6:20 p.m. for the first Manchester Fire Cross Country 5K.  Proceeds from this event are being donated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Since 1954, IAFF (International Association of Fire Fighters) members have shown an unwavering commitment to defeating muscular dystrophy and related life-threatening diseases.
Election is 3 days away!
05/04/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Local 858 Sisters and Brothers, What a day today! Local 858 members (retired and active) paired up with the Denver Area Labor Federation to knock on doors in Council District 1 for Mike Somma. We are making our final push and we need to get Denver voters to the polls. Fire fighters are needed to drop off literature tomorrow (Sunday, May 5) and Monday, May 6.
Support Our Brother Marc Weiss
05/04/19 - IAFF Local 3444
If you would please support our brother Marc Weiss, He has recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Below are links to purchase a Support T-Shirt. If anyone wants to order more than one, shoot us a msg with your email and the sizes and quantities you would like and we can send you a payment link. T-Shirt Shipped XXXL https://link.waveapps.
April 29, 2019 UPFFA Golf Tournament
05/03/19 - UPFFA
Historic Day in Tallahassee
05/03/19 - IAFF Local 1403
Local 1403 would like to say THANK YOU to Florida Governor Ron De Santis for signing SB 426 into law today. Today Florida is demonstrating its commitment to provide coverage for treatment for firefighters battling cancer. Thank you to the bill sponsors and representatives for your unwavering support. On behalf of Florida's firefighters and their families we THANK YOU.
Friday Update 5-3-19
05/03/19 - IAFF Local 1014
Badge Pinning and Promotional Ceremony
05/02/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
On the evening of May 1st, Local members, South Metro staff, family, and friends gathered at Firehouse 32 in Centennial to celebrate badge pinning, oaths of office and promotions.
2019 Cinco De Mayo Parade
05/02/19 - IAFF Local 21
Fire Department is #18 / Line up on Humboldt between George and Stevens on the right curb Large Units & Floats & Vehicles will be expected to check-in between 7AM & 8:30AM.  Walking Units will be expected to check in between 8AM & 9AM.  Parade begins at 9:30 AM. GENERAL LINE-UP INFORMATION: All units will have a space to line up.
7th District Benevolent Fund Scholarship Winners
05/01/19 - IAFF 7th District
The winners of the 7th District Benevolent Fund Scholarship program have been decided.  There were 35 applications this year and all were amazing.  The work that these young people put into their story is remarkable.  The committee states that the future is bright with these young humans preparing to take over.
Mike Somma Recognizes Our Community’s Reduced Fire Safety
05/01/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Northwest Denver does not have the fire protection resources it had nor what it needs as population and structure height and density have increased.  Three separate factors are creating a perfect storm.
IAFF Endorsement Philosphy
05/01/19 - IAFF 1826
To all Local 1826 Members, Please see the attachment containing the IAFF's Endorsement Philosophy and a letter From IAFF General President Schaitbereger titled: NO ON SHOULD TELL YOU HOW TO VOTE.
City Chapter E-board vacancies
05/01/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for City Steward 2 and Trustee 2 for the next 14 calendar days. The Executive Board will appoint members to serve in these positions at the Executive Board meeting on May 16, 2019 until the next General Election; in accordance with the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws, Article VI, Section 5.
FPF Legislative Report, Week 8
05/01/19 - IAFF 1826
To all Local 1826 Members, Please see attachment containing this report.
Duckling Rescues
05/01/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Local members have responded to 2 different duckling rescues in the past 2 days. On April 30th Ladder 12 responded to a storm drain near Arapahoe Rd. and University Blvd. in Centennial, CO and on May 1st Tower 18 responded to a storm drain near Hackberry St. and Golden Eagle Ave. in the Highlands Ranch Metro District.
Van Zee Auto Retirement Event
04/30/19 - IAFF Local 21
Retired FEO Bob Van Zee is retiring from the auto business. SPFD members are invited to his retirement event.
Firefighter Shirts
04/30/19 - IAFF Local 2866
We have restocked our shirt to sell out to anyone who would like to buy one. Just click on the Local 2866 Store to the left of the web page and order your shirt today. Cost is $25 each and $8 for shipping or stop by Fire Station 7 on Rupple Rd in Fayetteville to save on shipping. We have all sizes in Red and Blue. Get yours today.
Fire on Ice honor
04/30/19 - IAFF Local 311
Noah was our guest of honor to kick off Fire On Ice! He is this year’s “Wish Kid”, and was treated to a firehouse meal, drove over the rink on Madison Fire Department Ladder 7, and dropped the puck to kick off the tournament. The tournament runs all weekend and all proceeds go to benefit Make-A-Wish Wisconsin.
Time to Register for the Garner Memorial Ride
04/30/19 - IAFF Local 311
It is time to register for the annual Richard Garner Memorial Ride. Come on out on two or four wheels and help Firefighters Local 311 Charities raise money for the Richard Garner Memorial Scholarship Fund.  The 100 mile ride will start at Harley-Davidson of Madison and will take you through Cambridge, Peoli, Brooklyn, New Glarus, and end in Verona at Wisconsin Brewing Co.

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