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2018 PFFA Legislative Conference
12/12/17 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
Don't forget to attend the Professional Fire Fighters of Alabama annual Legislative Conference.
UPFFA of Ct. Event
12/12/17 - UPFFA
SAVE THE DATES!! Monday, January 22, 2018 New Union Officer Orientation: 9:30 a.m. – 12 Noon ____________________________________________________________________ Monday, January 22, 2018 1st Congressional District Members: New Member Orientation: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
City Council Meeting
12/11/17 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
The Newport News Retirees Assn. has asked for our support tomorrow night, Tuesday, 12/12/17 at 7 pm as they go before City Council at their monthly council meeting to discuss the issue of healthcare costs for all retirees. This effort is being lead by retired Chief Pincus, and the more members who attend to show support the better the discussion will be received.
Saint Paul Firefighters Mug
12/11/17 - IAFF Local 21
  LIMITED EDITION DENEEN POTTERY MUG/ order yours online today! This holiday fundraiser will be supporting the St. Paul Fire Foundation – a foundation that supports the health, wellness and safety of every St. Paul Firefighter. Discounted Firefighter rate of $15 until December 22th Remaining mugs $20 until gone Guaranteed Mug, order online Go to www.
Missoula Fire assisting in Southern California wildfire siege
12/11/17 - IAFF Local 271
Today is Day 4 of an assignment in Southern California for Montana crews from Missoula Fire Department. They are currently workign on a strike team of engines that includes Missoula Rural Fire District, Big Sky Fire District, Whitefish Fire Dept. and Central Valley Fire District.  Local 271 Member Matt Kerns was featured last night on NBC Nightly news, watch this.
Portland Disaster Relief Fundraiser
12/11/17 - IAFF Local 740
CONTRACT PROPOSALS
12/11/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
MDA/Lake Monster Brewery SPFF Holiday Party
12/10/17 - IAFF Local 21
Children's Hospital Blood Drive
12/10/17 - IAFF Local 739
Children's Hospital Blood Drive The Lynn Fire Department & Lynn Local 739 are hosting a Blood Drive for Boston Children's Hospital. This is a tough time of year for the blood banks due to holidays. The process takes about 20 minutes & each donation helps up to 4 children. The Bloodmobile will be at Lynn Fire Headquarters, 725 Western Ave on Thursday December 21st from 1-6pm.
2017 Operation Warm
12/10/17 - Arlington Fire Fighters
Yesterday E105, T105, R109 and B111 went to Carlin Springs Elementary to hand out coats for kids. This is 4th year that we have partnered with Arlington County DHS. This partnership has allowed us to provide over 600 coats to kids in need. If you would like to donate please click on the link below.  https://www.operationwarm.
Lt. Jeremy Savinsky Softball Tournament Benefit
12/09/17 - IAFF 1826
To all Local 1826 Members, Please see attachment containing information on this Benefit event.
Save FIRE and SAFER Grants
12/08/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Urgent Action Needed to Save FIRE and SAFER Grants Legislation (S. 829) to reauthorize the FIRE and SAFER grant programs passed the U.S. Senate months ago, but the U.S. House has failed to act, despite numerous opportunities. Unless the U.S. House of Representatives acts swiftly, the FIRE and SAFER grant programs will be abolished on January 2 -- in less than one month.
CHRISTMAS PARTY
12/06/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Get your tickets for the IAFF Local 244 Christmas Party!  We will celebrate Chirstmas and honor our members for Firefighter of the Year (City & County) and Outstanding Leadership on Saturday December 16, 2017 at Hyatt Regency Downtown Albuquerque. Tickets are $25.00 per person and can be purchased at the union hall Monday through Thursday from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
Captain Jim Robeson Memorial Benefit
12/06/17 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Brothers and Sisters:   The family of the late Captain Robeson is hosting a happy hour on the 10th anniversary of his LODD, January 6, 2018 from 2:00 – 6:00 PM at the Hilton Scranton. Proceeds from this event will benefit the PPFFA Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial. Tickets are $25.00 and include light fare and a cash bar.
2018 KSCFF Conference Hotel info
12/06/17 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
The PDF contains information about the 2018 conference hotel reservations.  More information will be sent out at a later time.
Santa Breakfast
12/06/17 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
Breaking Union Meeting News
12/06/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Newflash, the doors will open @ 5pm tonight for the December Christmas Union meeting/open house.  There will be plenty of holiday cheer, food, drinks, cigars, and you can still vote for District 2 and 5 VP's.
December Union Meeting Reminder
12/06/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
This is a reminder that the December Union meeting will take place this week at our new location: The Colorado Professional Fire Fighter Center (12 Lakeside Lane, Denver CO 80212) on Wednesday, December 6th at 7:00 pm and Thursday, December 7th at 8:30 am. A few things to be aware of:   1.)   Regular Business will be suspended for the Christmas Party.
Local 244 City Chapter Transition Team Update
12/06/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The transition team is getting ready to finalize the Transition Team Report. Please be aware that the dealine to submit an email to transitionteam244@gmail.com is 12/7/17 at 0900. Thank you.
100th Anniversary Halifax Explosion
12/05/17 - Boston Fire Fighters
Boston Firefighters Local President Richard Paris, IAFF GST Edward Kelly, Boston Fire Commisioner Joe Finn, Mayor of Halifax Mike Savage, IAFF 3rd DVP Jay Colbert and members of Halifax Fire Department are in Halifax Canada for the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion. https://globalnews.ca/news/3901178/halifax-fire-explosion/
Livonia firefighters battle house fire, assist with business fire in Northville Township
12/05/17 - IAFF Local 1164
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Children leap out window to safety during Livonia house fire
12/05/17 - IAFF Local 1164
LIVONIA, Mich. (WXYZ) - A raging house fire in Livonia left one family no choice but to escape out of a window.  Firefighters were called out to the 18000 block of Lathers around 3 a.m. and saw a house completely engulfed in flames.
Frontline News Alert - Urgent Action Needed to Save FIRE and SAFER Grants
12/05/17 - Suncoast Firefighters
Legislation (S. 829) to reauthorize the FIRE and SAFER grant programs passed the U.S. Senate months ago, but the U.S. House has failed to act, despite numerous opportunities. Unless the U.S. House of Representatives acts swiftly, the FIRE and SAFER grant programs will be abolished on January 2 -- in less than one month. It is critical that these essential programs are reauthorized NOW.
UNION MEETING
12/05/17 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
The December union meeting date has changed, it is rescheduled for December 7th at 7pm at the UNO Pizzeria and Grill located at 1516 Providence Ave in Chester PA. Thank you  The Excutive Board.
Proposed 2018 Budget
12/05/17 - Kent Fire Fighters
Proposed 2018 Conference Worksheet
12/05/17 - Kent Fire Fighters
House catches fire near 8 Mile, Gill roads in Livonia
12/05/17 - IAFF Local 1164
LIVONIA, Mich. - A house caught fire Wednesday on Pollyanna near Southampton Drive in Livonia.  Firefighters responded to the flames, which appeared to engulf the home's attached garage.  Livonia Fire Department Chief Shadd Whitehead said the homeowner was alone when the fire started. His department got the call about 12:03 p.m.
EMT/PARAMEDIC REFRESHER
12/04/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Toys for Tots
12/04/17 - IAFF Local 739
Toys for Tots As a reminder, our annual Marine Corps Toys for Tots program is underway. Please spread the word that we are accepting new, unwrapped gifts at all firehouses. Any questions please contact Paul Tucker, E3/D2.
Clearance & Sale Items in the Local 1784 Gift Shop
12/04/17 - Memphis Fire Fighters Association
Clearance and Sale Items in the Local 1784 Gift Shop.
Local 2929 Request
12/04/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of Oklahoma
2017 TOY DRIVE DEC. 6TH
12/03/17 - New London Fire Fighters
                 The NLFD and NLPD will be having their annual Toy Drive on December 6th from 5 PM to 9 PM at the Toys R Us in Waterford (5 Dayton Rd). Stop by to donate a toy and help make a kid's Christmas a little brighter this year. FF Joe Nott will be on hand again this year to volunteer.
CHARITABLE GIVING SEASON
12/03/17 - Lets Fire Cancer
Dear Friends,   The Holiday Season has traditionally been a "SEASON OF GIVING". There are a number of very worthwhile and deserving Charitable Organizations that we all can support and donate to. The sole mission of The Retired Professional Fire Fighters Cancer Fund is to financially support established, promising cancer research programs.
Shift Calendar 2018
12/01/17 - IAFF Local 740
Operation Warm 2017
12/01/17 - IAFF Local 3666
On Thursday, November 30, 2017, The Career Firefighters Association of Frederick County Maryland, I.A.F.F. Local 3666, deliverd 125 American-made coats to local area Frederick County public schools and daycare centers.
150th Anniversary KCFD Badges
12/01/17 - IAFF Local 42
Sisters and Brothers: March 14, 2018 is the official 150th Anniversary of KCFD. The Kansas City Fire Historical Society is proud to present our 150th Anniversary Badge.
December 4th, Union Meeting
12/01/17 - IAFF Local 740
Firefighter Of The Year Awards
11/30/17 - IAFF local 2464
(L to R: Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey, FF Chris Shea, Lt. David Emswiler, FF Tom Morandi, & FF Donovan Minutolo) Walpole Firefighters were recognized at the 28th Annual Firefighter Of The Year Awards for their response to a plane crash in Westwood along with Westwood FD, Canton FD, Dedham FD, & Norwood FD.
Local 2464 Meeting
11/30/17 - IAFF local 2464
The next meeting for Local 2464 is scheduled for Tuesday, December 19th (Group 2) at 1930.
Candidate Byrne Statement
11/30/17 - Burbank Firefighters Local #778
Brothers and Sisters,            First I would like to thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve for the past 4 years as one of your Local 778 Directors. The last few years have seen many changes within our local and our department. Many of these changes, I think you would agree, to the betterment of our membership.
Christmas Party
11/29/17 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
November 15, 2017: Waterbury Fire Fighters, Local 1339 check presentation to the IAFF Disaster Relief Fund
11/29/17 - UPFFA
November 15, 2017: Waterbury Fire Fighters, Local 1339 check presentation to the IAFF Disaster Relief Fund - $12,250.00  [L to R]: Peter S.
PFFO New Political Director
11/29/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of Oklahoma
November 29, 2017 Brothers and Sisters, Our commitment to improving the local and statewide political relevance and strength of Oklahoma fire fighters continues. This means we are working to ensure that we are at the table when the political decisions are made that affect our wages, benefits, and working conditions, and the security of citizens and firefighter families.
PFFO New Political Director
11/29/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of Oklahoma
November 29, 2017 Brothers and Sisters, Our commitment to improving the local and statewide political relevance and strength of Oklahoma fire fighters continues. This means we are working to ensure that we are at the table when the political decisions are made that affect our wages, benefits, and working conditions, and the security of citizens and firefighter families.
Children's Santa Breakfast
11/29/17 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
This year's Children's Breakfast with Santa will be on Saturday, Dec 16th beginning at 9 am at Angelos Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Please RSVP here if you plan to attend.
Reflections from the 2017 20th UPFFA Biennial Convention
11/29/17 - UPFFA
Reflections from the: 2017 20th UPFFA Biennial Convention Foxwoods Resorts & Casino November 13-15, 2017 This year’s convention we had 100 registered delegates, which featured a number of guests: Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, General President Harold Schaitberger, General Secretary Treasurer Ed Kelly, [Videos from - U. S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, U. S.
November 17, 2017: Ridgefield Professional Fire Fighters 50th Anniversary
11/29/17 - UPFFA
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