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177 Nautilus Dr. Unit 39 8/1/14
08/01/14 - New London Fire Fighters
At 20:04 dispatch received numerous 911 calls for a structure fire at this address. Callers reported that the tenant was still in the apartment. On arrival, flames were visible from the front door and front window. The apartment suffered extensive heat and smoke damage. Nearby apartments also had to be ventilated due to the smoke condition. No injuries were reported.
SPFD Cancer Task Force Survey
08/01/14 - IAFF Local 21
The Saint Paul Fire Department Cancer Task Force would like all department members to complete the confidential 20 question survey.  To complete survey click on picture link above.
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08/01/14 - IAFF Local 794
Order Shirts & Decals Window Decal $5.00 USDSmall $20.00 USDMedium $20.00 USDLarge $20.00 USDX-Large $20.00 USD2-XL $22.00 USD3-XL $22.
Saginaw Fire Department unveils new fire truck with higher pump capacity, new features
08/01/14 - IAFF Local 102
SAGINAW, MI — The Saginaw Fire Department is unveiling a newly-purchased fire truck with increased pump capacity and new safety features. The department unveiled the truck at a press event Friday, Aug. 1, at the main station of the Saginaw Fire Department at 801 Federal.
#JustifyIt
08/01/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont
There are hundreds of crashes everyday, many of which are caused by distracted driving. The next time your phone vibrates, beeps, dings, or alerts you to a new message, think about whether or not you can #JustifyIt. Wait until you have reached your destination, or pull over and stop in a safe designated area to check your messages.
ATTENTION ALL DFFA MEMBERS: IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING FROZEN ACCRUED SICK LEAVE--TIME SENSITIVE MESSAGE
08/01/14 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
Attached is a Special Election form for unused frozen sick leave.   Unless you wish to use your unused frozen sick leave, we URGE you to complete the attached form and file it by August 15, 2014.  By timely filing this form, you will roll in part (25%) of your frozen sick leave into your final average compensation.
MSCFF Endorses Amendment 7
08/01/14 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Local 1826 District Ballot Options
08/01/14 - IAFF 1826
To all Local 1826 Members, Starting with the June 24 th election and culminating with the November 4th election, there will be six ballot options involving the same number of our districts. We are asking all members to contact family and friends that are voters in this district for support.
Battalion Chief Organizing ALJ Findings
07/31/14 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
The Local received word today that the Medford Fire Battalion Chief's are eligible to organize under IAFF Local 1431 Medford Fire Fighters Association.  The Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) overwhelmingly found in the Battalion Chief/Local's favor.  All of the City's objections were overruled.
New Firefighters Sworn In
07/31/14 - Holyoke Firefighters IAFF Local 1693
Congratulations to the newest members of the Holyoke Fire Department. On Wednesday July 30th nine recruits were sworn in and had their badges pinned on by a family of their choice while a room full of supporters watched. In attendance and i...nvolved in the ceremony were Chief John Pond, Mayor Alex Morse, Fire Commissioner Chris Hopewell, and Fire Commissioner Patti Devine.
Results from Missoula Combat Challenge
07/31/14 - IAFF Local 271
The recent Combat Challenge event hosting in Missoula was a huge success. Building upon last year's momentum, the event attendance was way up and the crowd were energized. Teams came from all around the U.S. as well as Canada. The heat and the Independence Day holiday seemed to intensify the competition.
Results from Missoula Combat Challenge
07/31/14 - IAFF Local 271
The recent Combat Challenge event hosting in Missoula was a huge success. Building upon last year's momentum, the event attendance was way up and the crowd were energized. Teams came from all around the U.S. as well as Canada. The heat and the Independence Day holiday seemed to intensify the competition.
Local 1488 Election Endorsements - 2014
07/31/14 - West Pierce Fire Fighters IAFF 1488
West Pierce Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 1488, has issued endorsements for the 2014 election cycle.   Washington State Election Dates: Primary Election is August 5, 2014  General Election is November 4, 2014 A full list of candicate endorsements can be found on the L1488 Endorsements page, or by clicking HERE. VOTE.
North East Golf Tourney hosted by Bethlehem L0735
07/30/14 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Bethlehem L0735 will be hosting the North East Golf Tourney on September 18, 2014.
Central Pennsy June 4, 2014 Meeting Minutes
07/30/14 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Firefighter Appreciation Night at Dodger Stadium
07/30/14 - IAFF Local 1014
Firefighter Appreciation Night at Dodger Stadium Come celebrate your profession and be celebrated by the Dodgers and fans, all for a good cause. The Los Angeles Dodgers will host its 1st Annual Firefighter Appreciation Night on August 19, 2014 against the San Diego Padres. CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets by August 1st.
Michigan Run to Remember 9-11
07/30/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
JULY 30, 2014: The Michigan Remembers 9-11 Fund’s mission is to ensure that future generations remember September 11, 2001 as a day of loss and tragedy, and also as a day of heroism and sacrifice.
2014 CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE
07/30/14 - UPFFA
38 Years: A Detroit Firefighter's Story
07/30/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
JULY 30, 2014: Decorated firefighter and true-blue Detroiter Bob Dombrowski risked life and limb saving lives for as long as he could remember. Born and raised on the west side of Detroit, Bob narrates an engrossing account of his illustrious firefighting career, from being a trial man to retiring as senior chief.
11 Middletown firefighters given layoff notice
07/30/14 - Paul Hufnagel
Eleven Middletown firefighters are losing their job meaning a local fire station will have to close its doors. The news was announced late Friday afternoon in a release from Middletown Professional Firefighters Local 336. It came the same day the city workers were given notice that their last day will be Aug. 16.
Youngstown will reduce fire department staffing by 8 to save $1M
07/30/14 - Paul Hufnagel
Concerned about the city’s struggling finances, Mayor John A. McNally and Fire Chief John J. O’Neill Jr. have come up with a plan to save about $1 million annually, largely from taking a firetruck off the road.
Rus Ahlgrim Retirement Party
07/30/14 - IAFF Local 4727
Pyramid Club 236 W. Lake St. Addison, IL 60101 20 at the door 7p-10p
Team Emma's Granite State Ride
07/29/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Sunday, August 17 - All proceeds go to benefit PEDIATRIC BRAIN CANCER RESEARCH at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. More info at emmasenchantment.org
IAFF calls out looters of public pensions
07/29/14 - Plymouth Fire Local 1768
Local 1826 President Duncan's Letter to Membership
07/29/14 - IAFF 1826
To all Local 1826 Members, Please see attachment containing a letter to our membership from Local 1826 President J.P.
Rummage Sale
07/29/14 - IAFF Local 736
Large In-door Rummage Sale Saturday, August 9th 8 am – 3 pm Duboistown Vol. Fire Co. Social Hall 2661 Euclid Ave, Duboistown Pa. 17702 The Williamsport Firefighters and the Duboistwown Vol. Fire Co. are having a large rummage sale on the above date and time. This is a fundraiser to benefit both organizations. We are asking for “Sale Item Donations”.
27th Annual Chili Cook Off
07/29/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Brothers and Sisters, It is time for the 27th Annual Chili-Cook Off, hosted by Denver Firefighters Local 858. Friday September 26th, lets warm up your ladles and start peeling chili’s, because the Cook-Off is on! Details of the event are enclosed on the attached flyers, feel free to call with any questions you have.
27th Annual Chili-Cook Off
07/29/14 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters, It is time for the 27th Annual Chili-Cook Off, hosted by Denver Firefighters Local 858. Friday September 26th, lets warm up your ladles and start peeling chili’s, because the Cook-Off is on! Details of the event are enclosed on the attached flyers, feel free to call with any questions you have.
Do Cities Really Want Economic Development?
07/29/14 - Paul Hufnagel
A poor economy and all the problems that come with it actually benefit some people, giving powerful players less incentive to improve the status quo for the rest.
Fight Like TK
07/29/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
PFFNH Endorses Dan Feltes for Senate District 15
07/28/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Special Meeting Announcement for August 5, 2014
07/28/14 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
On Tuesday, August 5, 2014 the IAFF Local 244 Executive Board will present the City Chapter Paramedic/Arson Investigator Incentive Pay MOU for approval by the membership pursuant to Article V, Section 6 Special Meetings & Article II, Section 4 Memorandums of Understanding of the Constitution & Bylaws.
2014 Newsletter
07/28/14 - IAFF Local 794
Darien Lake - Update 7/28
07/28/14 - Buffalo Professional Firefighters Assoc.
Due to the extreme rain that Darine Lake expects to get today without letting up, they have made a deal with the Union.  You can go to Darien Lake today and lunch will be provided, but no dinner will be served.  If you do this, you will still receive an admittance ticket for another day of your choosing and a Meal pass for 1 meal to go with that from the Union.
Recruit Badge Pinning Ceremony
07/28/14 - Holyoke Firefighters IAFF Local 1693
There will be a badge pinning ceremony for the Holyoke Fire Departments nine newest recruits this Wednesday July 30, 2014 at 2pm. Friends, family, fellow firefighters and the public are invited to attend. Please join us in congratulating and welcoming the newest members of the department as they are sworn into this honorable proffession.
Cell phone starts pillow on fire
07/28/14 - New London Fire Fighters
This was on the news this morning and may be a good fire safety tip for your children or anyone else that uses a cell phone while in bed.
MVA Rollover with entrapment
07/28/14 - New London Fire Fighters
Vehicle rollover 133 Bank St. Saturday night 7/26/14 with entrapment. Photos taken by Tim Cook(The Day).
CPFF Foundation has formed a partnership with Country Financial
07/28/14 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
The CPFF Foundation has formed a partnership with Country Financial. Chad Unrein of Country Financial and Cousin of Denver Bronco and CPFF Foundation Director Mitch Unrein has spearheaded several large fund raising events for the Foundation including the CPFF Foundation Cup golf tournament on August 21st.
2nd Annual Colorado Springs Professional Firefighter – IAFF Local 5 Golf Tournamen
07/28/14 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters, Signup for the 2nd Annual Colorado Springs Professional Firefighter – IAFF Local 5 Golf Tournament today! This year’s tournament will be held at the Pine Creek Golf Club on Saturday, August 16th, with at 9:00am Shotgun Start.
11th Annual Golf Tournament benefiting Make-A-Wish
07/28/14 - Longmont Professional Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 1806
Please join the Longmont Professional Firefighters onAugust 28th, 2014at  Ute Creek Golf Coursebenefiting Make-A-WishFor more information on the golf tournament please call 303-981-4217Please visit the Make-A-Wish website for more information at colorado.wish.
No STAPLES!
07/28/14 - IAFF Local 385
STAPLES   With the new school year quickly approaching, we would like to remind all of our members to please buy American and do not give your business to Anti-Union vendors. At this year’s Convention and by a unanimous vote, the IAFF Executive Board passed a resolution to cease all professional accounts with STAPLES Office Supply.
President Paris address the
07/28/14 - Boston Fire Fighters
President Rich Paris speaks at the swearing in of Fire Commissioner Joseph Finn as the 42nd Fire Commissioner of the Boston Fire Department.
No STAPLES!
07/28/14 - IAFF Local 385
Charles Schwab
07/28/14 - IAFF Local 385
The IAFF voted at the 52nd Annual Convention to support California’s effort to remove Charles Schwab from the Board of Charles Schwab. It has come to light that Mr. Schwab “personally contributed $6.4 million to a ‘dark money campaign’ in support of Proposition 32, the viciously anti-labor ballot initiative on the 2012 California Ballot…Mr.
Local 385 donates $500 worth of fans to the Salvation Army
07/28/14 - IAFF Local 385
July 28, 2014 - City Council Meeting
07/27/14 - IAFF Local 3472
Just a reminder to everyone that the City Council meeting is tomorrow night at 1900 hrs.  Everyone needs to be at the meeting to show support for the millage.  Please wear your normal fire department uniforms.
Missoula Fire Department lends a hand on wildland fires
07/26/14 - IAFF Local 271
The recent fires in Oregon and Washington have been quite active as most people in Missoula are aware of. A few smoky days had everyone wondering if smoke seaon had arrived.At 243,000 acres, the Carlton Complex, close to 240,000 acres have burned making it the largest fire in Washington history.
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177 Nautilus Dr. Unit 39 8/1/14
New London Fire Fighters
SPFD Cancer Task Force Survey
IAFF Local 21
Order your Local 794 T-shirt & Window Decals Here!
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Saginaw Fire Department unveils new fire truck with higher pump capacity, new features
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