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      4th Annual Charity Hockey Game
      02/09/16 - Ridgefield Professional Fire Fighters
      Saturday March 12th, 2016 at 3 PM Winter Garden Ice Arena 111 Prospect Ridge, Ridgefield, CT 06877 Come cheer on the Ridgefield Firefighters in our 4th Annual Charity Hockey Game vs. NYC Department of Corrections "Boldest" hockey team.  Suggested donation of $5 goes to support many worthy causes via the Ridgefield Professional Firefighters Charitable Fund.
      New Farmington Hills fire chief takes command
      02/09/16 - IAFF Local 1164
      Jon Unruh grew up in Farmington Hills and cut his firefighter teeth as a paid on-call firefighter for his hometown department. Some 28 years later Unruh is officially running the department. Unruh, hired last month to replace the retired Corey Bartsch, took the reins as the sixth fire chief in Farmington Hills history Monday after being sworn in by city Clerk Pam Smith.
      Tigers caravan rolls through Livonia with present to fire department
      02/09/16 - IAFF Local 1164
      The Detroit Tigers brought their annual winter caravan through Livonia last week, and helped the city mark a special occasion in the process. Several Tigers players and various members of the Tigers organization were at the fire department headquarters to deliver a present to Fire Chief Shadd Whitehead.
      Vote NO on Prop 3
      02/08/16 - Irving Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Vote NO on Proposition 3 Dues Check Off Vote AGAINST Proposition 3
      Update on hotel rooms for the ball
      02/08/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Hello all members, How bout them BRONCOS! Quick ball update, our hotel room block @ The Four Seasons is Sold Out, that's the bad news. So if you procrastinated to get a hotel room they are gone. Here's the good news, we have secured another block of rooms @ The Grand Hyatt just 4 short blocks away.
      THANKS TO THE STAFF OF IFFD
      02/08/16 - IAFF Local 1565
      Thanks to the Staff of the IFFD for focusing on the training of this new group of Driver candidates.  The level of commitment towards training had been monumental.  So from Local 1565, Thank You!! To the Firefighters taking the Drivers test, Good Luck, Good Job and Full steam ahead.
      Shane Clifton PSOB Awarded
      02/08/16 - IAFF Local 21
      Mona Dohman Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety presents Firefighter/Paramedic Shane Clifton's daughter Finley with the LODD PSOB Proclamation.
      Ice Fishing Contest
      02/08/16 - IAFF Local 21
      AFL-CIO Scholarships
      02/08/16 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
      Scholarship Applications Posted 2/8/16
      02/08/16 - New London Fire Fighters
      The Scholarship applications for the John M O'Connor Trust and the Dr. Carl Wies Scholarship Fund have been posted in the "Scholarships" link located on the left side of this website. Applications must be RECEIVED by April 1st, 2016.
      Bowl for Kids' Sake
      02/08/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      Bowl For Kids’ Sake is almost here! Bowl For Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ signature fundraiser and each year half a million people across the country come together to have fun and raise money to support Big Brothers Big Sisters at the local level.
      SuperBowl Raffle Winners!
      02/08/16 - IAFF Local 1403
      Congratulations to the following people for winning the SuperBowl Party Raffle: Kirk Orr - $25,000; Heidi Bradley - $15,000 and Carey Yeomans - $10,000 Congrats to all.
      MINNESOTA FIRE SERVICE FOUNDATION Scholarship Application
      02/08/16 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
      Meeting Tuesday and other items
      02/07/16 - IAFF Local 1014
      Tuesday, February 9, 2016: Appropriations Committee Public Hearing
      02/07/16 - UPFFA
      There is an important Appropriations Committee public hearing on Tuesday, February 9th at 1600 hrs. to discuss cuts to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection budget. One of our concerns is the consolidation of funds which zeroes out the line item for the Connecticut State Firemen's Association. Benefits for LODD, disability benefits, and beneficiary benefits.
      CONGRATS TO GLADE PRESTWICH
      02/07/16 - IAFF Local 1565
      CONGRATS Brother Prestwich!! The newest member of the FPB .
      New Guys Log in
      02/07/16 - IAFF Local 1565
      For All the new Brothers to out IFFD 1565 Family , WELCOME !! You all have accounts in the system now.  Your login name is you first letter of your fires name in CAPS and your last name with the first letter CAPS, no spaces just 2 CAPS and the rest lower case.  Your password will need to be change when you log in for the first time.  So to explain one more time.
      PFFI
      02/07/16 - IAFF Local 1565
      PFFI is coming up at the end of FEB.  We have all the delegates chosen and the travel arrangements have been made.  I look forward to spending the week , elbows deep in Union business.  Please voice any comments or concerns.  Also watch this page, I will update any and all info to it.
      Super Bowl 50
      02/06/16 - 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 Sunday is the day.
      2016 Gun Raffle
      02/06/16 - IAFF Local 3005
      2016 Bolingbrook Local 3005 Gun Raffle Local 3005 is excited to announce the return of our popular Gun Raffle fundraiser.  This year we have a whole new assortment of firearms and gift cards available to win. There will be a maximum of 1000 tickets sold.  Each ticket costs $50.  Each ticket is allowed to win 1 time per month.
      2016 Fight for Air Stair Climb
      02/06/16 - Belmont Firefighters
      5 Belmont Firefighters raised funds to support the mission of the American Lung Association by climbing the 41 stories of a Boston skyscraper today, Feb 6, while wearing full firefighting gear as well as their SCBA. Left to Right: FF Gerrard (Group 3, Rescue 1), FF McNeilly (Engine 1, Group 1), FF Kinch (Rescue 1, Group 1), Captain DeMarco (C3, Group 1) and FF D.
      Local 271 and Local 2457 raise over $13,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
      02/06/16 - IAFF Local 271
      The 5th Annual Fire on Ice brought in close to $13,000k for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society!!! That is 5k more than last year! This would not of been possible without our generous sponsors and spectators!! The Glacier Ice Rink was packed with fans !! Thanks to PBR, Big Sky Brewery and The Front Brewery for the donated beer!! Alright now for the games.
      KFFBF Scholarships
      02/05/16 - IAFF Local 2819
      We've opened the application period for two scholarship opportunities today: one for our community members and one for our KFFBF members. Each are $500 awards. To apply, visit www.thewashboard.org and register your account. The deadline for applications is May 30, 2016.  Notification to the winners is anticipated to be June 8, 2016.
      2016 7th District Scholarship Application Period Opens
      02/05/16 - IAFF Local 2819
      The annual 7th District Scholarship application period is now open.  Please see the attachments for the application, student checklist and scholarship policy.  The program is funded by events hosted by IAFF Local affiliates in the Magnificent 7th District.  This year 10 scholarships will be awarded totaling over six thousand dollars.
      Fire Wellness week March 6-11
      02/05/16 - Richmond Fire Fighters
      Fire Wellness week March 6-11
      02/05/16 - Richmond Fire Fighters
      Fire Wellness week March 6-11
      02/05/16 - Richmond Fire Fighters
      In Memory of Captain Steven H. "Blue" Babcock (Lasing Fire Fighter)
      02/05/16 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      The Detroit Fire Fighters Association extends its sincerest condolences to the Lansing Fire Department, and the Babcock Family on the loss of Captain Steven H. Babcock. Funeral Services for Captain Babcock:  http://www.legacy.com/link.asp.
      Union Executives in Tallahassee
      02/05/16 - IAFF Local 3169
      This past week your Union officers were in Tallahassee for the FPF Legislative Convention.  FPF has been making huge strides in keeping the state from tampering with our FRS retirement.  This year there was no attack to the FRS.  Also, they have been working on HB345 and SB456 which deals with the Presumptive Cancer laws for Firefighters.
      February 5, 2016: UPFFA MOBILE APP PUSH NOTIFICATION - UPDATE
      02/05/16 - UPFFA
      We have recently added a new feature to the UPFFA of Ct. Mobile APP Push Notification. The new feature added is the “Push Message Archive Module” it is now at the top of the Members Only Page, this feature will now provide a fast/easy way for our members to review previously sent push messages.
      2016 7th District Scholarship Application Period Opens
      02/05/16 - IAFF 7th District
      The annual 7th District Scholarship application period is now open.  Please see the attachments for the application, student checklist and scholarship policy.  The program is funded by events hosted by IAFF Local affiliates in the Magnificent 7th District.  This year 10 scholarships will be awarded totaling over six thousand dollars.
      2015 PFA Awards Ceremony
      02/05/16 - IAFF Local #1945
      The 2015 PFA Awards Ceremony is TONIGHT - Friday February 5th 2016. See the attached flyer for information.
      Frontline News Alert
      02/05/16 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
      General President Harold Schaitberger issued the statement below today in response to Senator Ted Cruz’s comments in his Iowa Caucus victory speech about supporting fire fighters.  “What Ted Cruz did the other night in his Iowa victory speech is disgusting.
      Local 21 Ski Day
      02/04/16 - IAFF Local 21
      Local 21 SKI DAY  February 17 - Slopes Open At 9:30 Afton Alps  FOOD - Union will provide snacks and beverages.   - Members will be on there own for meals.  - cafeteria food is available, bar/restaurant available.
      Lansing Fire Fighter Loses Battle with Cancer
      02/04/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      The members of Local 421-Lansing are mourning the passing of active Captain Steve Babcock. Steve was assigned to the LFD Emergency Management Division. He served Lansings residents since 6/7/1993. He passed Wednesday February 3rd after battling cancer. Click here for a link to the obituary from the funeral home. Please distribute accordingly. We appreciate the support and assistance.
      Notice of Election, DVP position for District 6, LAFD
      02/04/16 - IAFF 1826
      The Local office has received a letter of resignation from DVP Mike Pernal, we thank and appreciate Mike's time and energy through some significant issues involving your District. Nominations for the position of DVP for District 6 will be accepted at the February 25th Bi-Monthly meeting held at the SWFL International Airport Training Center, start time is 6:30.
      Union Clothing Flyers & Order Forms
      02/04/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      You can now order MPFFU clothing articles or you can customize them with your own Local name.  Check-out the flyers for Jackets, Pull-overs, and Shirts and return your order form to the MPFFU.  Orders will be combined and processed every few weeks and payment can be made via credit card or check after you receive your order.  Simply call the MPFFU office for more details.
      Leoma Lovegrow Art Raffle to Benefit Local 1826 District 13, Matlacha/Pine Island
      02/04/16 - IAFF 1826
      Cruz Left 9/11 Responders Behind
      02/03/16 - Davenport Association of Professional Firefighters Local #17
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      IAFF/BCFD Collective Bargaining Agreement Failed to Ratify - February 3, 2016
      02/03/16 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      The 2016 County Chapter CBA failed to ratify with 55% disapproval. 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.
      IAFF 293 APP
      02/03/16 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
      Get the Erie Firefighters IAFF 293 App for your iPhone or Android in your App Store. Contact any Board Member for more information.
      Local 1802 back to full strength
      02/03/16 - Westport Fire Local1802
      Richard W. Dionne Jr. photo The Westport Fire Department welcomed two new firefighters to its ranks Friday — and also celebrated the prospect of being up to ‘full staffing’ for the first time in several years.
      Fishing Tournament Cancelled
      02/03/16 - IAFF Local 21
      February General Membership Meetings
      02/02/16 - International Association of Firefighters
      Our next quarterly general membership meetings will take place on Tuesday, November 3rd and Wednesday, November 4th. Both meetings will start at 1700 sharp and take place at The Cabin on the patio (back room behind the fireplace). Please make every effort to attend at least one of the meetings and please be on time. See you there.
      2016 Crappie Tournament Information
      02/02/16 - Champaign Firefighters
      Mt. Snow Ski Tickets
      02/02/16 - MILFORD FIREFIGHTERS LOCAL 944
      Pueblo Rural Signs Collective Bargaining Agreement
      02/02/16 - IAFF Local #1945
      Pueblo Rural Signs Collective Bargaining Agreement   Congratulations to Pueblo Rural Firefighters.
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