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      Corey Rose's Annual Charity Concert
      05/31/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Brothers and Sisters, Corey Rose's Annual Charity Concert is quickly approaching.  This year's event will be held June 4th.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.  One of the bands playing this year is Local 858's very own 9s a Pair.  Half of the proceeds from this event will go to the CPFF Foundation.
      Firefighter Edward Conway Honored 100 Years After Passing
      05/30/16 - Scranton Firefighters IAFF Local # 60
      On Sunday May 29, 2016 a special ceremony was held at our fallen firefighters statue adjacent to fire headquaters.  This ceremony was held to honor the 100 th anniversary of the line of duty death of firefighter Edward Conway.  Firefighter Conway passed on February 4, 1916, the details can be found in the LINE OF DUTY DEATHS page on our website.
      Does Your Local Use its Website?
      05/30/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      Memorial Day Holiday
      05/29/16 - IAFF Local 42
      Our Office will be closed on Monday, May 30th for the Memorial Day Holiday.
      Memorial Day 2016
      05/29/16 - 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 IAFF Fire Fighters Thank Those Who Have Sacrificed For Us Problems viewing video.
      Memorial Day Holiday
      05/29/16 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      CPFF College Scholarships closing soon
      05/28/16 - Aurora Fire Fighters
      Brotheres and Sisters, The deadline for the 2016 CPFF Foundation Randy Atkinson Memorial Scholarship is quickly approaching.  All applications need to be in to the foundation by June 1st.  Our CPFF Foundation will be giving out ten (10) $1000 Scholarships, don't miss out on this great oppotunity.
      May 26, 2016:Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut, 3rd District Vice President Honored
      05/27/16 - UPFFA
      Jim Kottage, 3rd District Vice President of the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut was honored Thursday, May 26, 2016 by the Saint Bernadette Catholic School 1st Annual Heroes Award at Amarante's Sea Cliff in New Haven.  Kottage received the award along with Sixteen other members of the New Haven Community.
      Local 1826 Heroes Night at Texas Roadhouse, May 31st, 2016
      05/27/16 - IAFF 1826
      To all Local 1826 Members, The Texas Roadhouse, 8021 Dani Drive, Fort Myers, Fl. 33966, will be honoring our members by wearing our Firefighters and Paramedics T-shirts. Come on out for some food and drink.
      Local 801 President to Run for House of Representatives in Connecticut
      05/27/16 - UPFFA
      Local 801 President to Run for House of Representatives in Connecticut from IAFF in Action Danbury, CT Local 801 President Jeffrey Tomchik has had a busy few years. While attending the National Labor College (NLC) pursuing his bachelor’s degree in labor studies, NLC announced it was closing its doors in the spring of 2014.
      Congratulations to Justin Holland for his victory in the Texas House District 33 Republican runoff election.
      05/27/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of McKinney, IAFF Local 2661
      Justin Holland's narrow victory is proof that every vote counts.  Thanks for everyone's support.
      Union Action Needed!
      05/27/16 - IAFF Local 2180
      Dear Brothers and Sisters, Thanks for stepping up this last week, but we still have more work to do! Please review the attached letter from your Executive Board.
      Calls to date
      05/26/16 - Westport Fire Local1802
      Groups 3 and 4 responded to 21 calls in 48 hours the 4 men shifts averaged a call every 2 hours both Fire and EMS. While also providing Mutual aid to surrounding cities. As the summer approaches and the population grows, Local 1802 may have one of its  busiest years yet.
      Work out/Cook out
      05/26/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      The Denver Firefighters group "Better Halves" would like to invite you to join them in a work out/cook out.  This is for couples and singles to enjoy a work out and then hang around for a catered meal.
      Ecorse Local Victorious in ULP
      05/26/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      May 24th Meeting Minutes
      05/26/16 - IAFF Local 3598
      Mintues from May 24, 2016 Regulare Business Meeting.
      2016 IAFF Convention Resolution
      05/26/16 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      The delegates who attended the annual Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters Conference which was held May 19-22, 2016 in Atlanta, GA unanimously endorsed this Collective Bargaining Resolution that was submitted by the Greater Kansas City Fire Fighters Local 42.
      Two Families
      05/26/16 - IAFF Local 1164
      Two Families When you are a firefighter, you have two families: your family at home and your family at the firehouse. You have a big commitment to both. Taking on the job of a firefighter means that your family at home will have to make sacrifices just as you do in order to gain the rewards of the job.
      Help Macomb Township
      05/26/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      Local 1557-Sterling Heights Challenges Other MPFFU Locals to JoinThem in Assisting Members of Local 5023-Macomb Township.
      Extrication Training 5/25/16
      05/25/16 - New London Fire Fighters
      While training behind the North Station tonight, the neighborhood kids that were playing basketball became interested in what we were doing. Members informed them that we were doing extrication training and showed them the tools we use at an accident scene.
      Volunteer Needed!!
      05/25/16 - Aurora Fire Fighters
      Aurora City Council Member for Ward II and longtime fire supporter, Renie Peterson is having her annual BBQ on Saturday June 11 (A-Shift working) from 2-4:30pm at General's Park, 1561 Quentin. I will be out of town and need a volunteer to flip burgers, hotdogs and just generally smooze with Ward II voters.
      Membership Meeting
      05/25/16 - IAFF Local F-102
      All Hands,    A Membership meeting is being scheduled for 31 May 2016 at Crash Station 62 & will commence at 1730 Hours. Listed below is a running agenda for the meeting. I will update the agenda as needed. Please see Union online calendar for info.
      Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Firefighter Ray Kunzer
      05/25/16 - IAFF Local 21
      Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Firefighter Ray Kunzer.  Firefighter Kunzer started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on February 6, 1956 and retired on March 9, 1976.  Ray passed on May 21, 2016. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, May 26th at 10 AM (visitation 9-10 AM) at ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHOLIC CHURCH; 835 - 2nd Ave. NW; New Brighton.
      IAFF/BCFD CBA Ratification Vote 5-24-16
      05/24/16 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      The 2016 County Chapter CBA was ratified by the membership with 68% approval. Special thanks to the Negotiating Team and the Members who worked the polls. Log-in to the members area under Contracts to review the official tally. Please call Sgt. At Arms Miguel Tittmann with any questions or concerns.
      City Council Resolution R-16-41 - AFD Minimum Staffing Requirements
      05/24/16 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Securing minimum staffing with rank specific sworn personnel is critical to safe and effective operations. In working with Council President Dan Lewis and Councilor Isaac Benton we have achieved the long standing goal of this union to secure the policy and practice of safe minimum staffing through a City Council Resolution (R-16-41).
      Injured Fire Fighters (May 24, 2016)
      05/24/16 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      First Responder Support Group
      05/24/16 - IAFF Local 135
      First Responder Support Group The First Responder Support Group is an anonymous, self-help support group.   The support group provides First Responders with a safe environment to share their common experiences and concerns with other First Responder participants.
      2016 IAFF Convention Resolution
      05/24/16 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
      Brothers and Sisters:   This past weekend the delegates attending the Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters unanimously endorsed this Collective Bargaining Resolution. The Resolution shall be submitted by the Greater Kansas City Fire Fighters IAFF Local 42.
      Home Town Heroes Legislation
      05/23/16 - IAFF Local 21
      Monday, May 23 2016 Dear MPFF Sisters and Brothers, Last night, just minutes before the adjournment deadline of midnight, the 2016 Minnesota Legislature passed a supplemental spending bill which included funding for the MN Hometown Heroes Act (MNHHA).
      2016 Fire & EMS Day At Summit Brewery
      05/23/16 - Saint Paul Fire Foundation
      The Saint Paul Fire Foundation partnered with Summit Brewery to host the 1st annual Fire & EMS day at the brewery.  Despite a chilly day, the event was a great success.  A big thank you to Saint Paul Fire's Ladder 10, Engine & Medic 10, and Engine 8 who all stopped by to give tours of their apparatus.
      Tunnel to Towers 5K Run- Alpena, MI
      05/23/16 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is dedicated to helping military heroes, the premier program, Building for America's Bravest, helps build smart homes for our nation's most catastrophically injured service members. Alpena is building Michigan’s first smart home for a military hero.
      Letters of Support for our Veterans needed
      05/23/16 - Buffalo Professional Firefighters Assoc.
      Please see the attached letter to Governor Cuomo's office.  The Governor has Bill #A.9531 and #S.7160 before him; he has until the end of May to approve or veto. Many Buffalo Firefighters and others in active public employment would benefit from this bill if passed. Please send your letter in support of these bills as soon as possible; hopefully in a day or two.
      Christmas in July at ATWater Tavern
      05/23/16 - Toy Program
      Memorial Sunday
      05/22/16 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
      SOMERVILLE FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL SUNDAY Sunday June 5, 2016 8 am All off duty personnel are urged to attend Class A uniform required We will lay a wreath at Arrow Paper Memorial then proceed to the Lowell St.
      Sign Holding Schedule
      05/22/16 - IAFF Local 2180
      Local 2180 Members, Please make time in your day to help support our endorsed City Council Candidate Mike Diaz by holding signs.
      ICMA Financial Planning
      05/22/16 - IAFF Local #1945
      Did you know that your pension plan provides the ability to meet with a certified financial planner for free? This is a service that very few of us take advantage of. Its always a good idea to get someone to look at your financial structure and analyze where you could make improvements.
      Randolph Firefighter Memorial Sunday
      05/22/16 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
      Randolph Firefighter Memorial Sunday Sunday June 12 2016 will be Randolph Firefighters Memorial Sunday. This Year the church service will be held at St. Marys Church with Memorial service to Follow at Randolph Fire Headquarters. All members retired members and members of the Randolph Community are invited to attend.
      McCarthy Health and Welfare Golf Tournament
      05/22/16 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
        The 2016 Robert B.
      Tentative Contract Agreement Posted May 21, 2016
      05/21/16 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
      Under Member Resources move your cursor over the Negotiations 2016 tab and click "Tentative Contract Agreement" to view the tentative contract agreement language.  Language that has strikeout is no longer applicable.  Language that is underlined is new or modified languge.
      Upcoming May and June Events
      05/21/16 - IAFF Local 21
           UPCOMING EVENTS 1. Memorial Day Service - Calvary Cemetery, Saturday, May 28th at 0830, Breakfast at the Coffee Cup afterwards. 2. Grand Old Day Parade - Sunday, June 5th at 0930, Jeff Schade has been notified and will be there with his ladder truck. 3. Membership meetings on June 7 & 8, Contract offer will be voted on. 4.
      Memorial Day
      05/21/16 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
      05/21/16 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      ATTENTION RETIREES For those of you who still visit our website, the Member Log-In has been updated to active members only. The only reason behind this change is for easier utilization of new "Member Resources" notifications & features on the website and upcoming mobile app. The majority of the content will continue to be available wihout a password.
      05/21/16 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      05/21/16 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Charity Golf
      05/21/16 - IAFF Local 4349
      Rancho Santa Fe Local 4349 raises money for charity by participating in the 2nd Annual Guns and Hoses Golf Tournament.  All proceeds go to help wounded and disabled vererans through the Phoenix Patriot Foundation. http://phoenixpatriotfoundation.
      05/21/16 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Wallingford Fire Department, firefighters take precautions against work-related illness
      05/21/16 - UPFFA
      WALLINGFORD — The fire department has recently taken measures to prevent harmful toxins associated with fire responses from affecting the health of firefighters. Trucks and engines were recently equipped with a pack of Rescue Wipes, a wipe designed for firefighters that cleans skin which has been exposed to toxins associated with fires, according to the product’s website.
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