Corey Rose Wins 1st Place: IAFF Media Award for her Cancer in the Fire Service Series "Left in the Smoke"
9 News Ancor Corey Rose dedicated a three-part series, "Left in the Smoke" highlighting the growing issue of cancer in the fire service.
As many of you know, Corey sits on the Board of Directors for the CPFF Foundation. Corey's father, Gary, died due to job related cancer shortly after retiring from a 32 year career with LA City Fire.
Governor Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 214 (Firefighter Cancer Benefit Program) into law today. This bill is the culmination of years of effort and testament to the collaborative efforts fostered by the Colorado Professional Fire Fighters, the Colorado State Fire Chiefs and the Special Districts Association.
Today SB-214 passed out of the House on a bipartisan vote 65-0. After passing out of the Senate earlier this session, our bill now heads to Governor Hickenlooper with unanimous bipartisan support.
This is testament to the continued collaborative efforts and hard work from everyone involved over the last two years.
Cooperation Brings Success
Firefighters and Fire Chiefs Work Together to Change the Fire Service in Colorado
By Susan M. Thornton
There was a time in Colorado when fire chiefs and firefighters didn’t work together very well in dealing with the details of operating their fire and emergency medical services organizations.
Check out the latest episode of the IAFF Dispatch! This episode contains 4 Chapters:
Election 2016: Our Process
Out of the Shadows (PTS)
Tracking Disasters, Helping Members
Changing the Conversation
Check out all the chapters of Episode 2!
What happened to American labor unions?
Last week came news that the share of America’s workforce that’s unionized hit a 97-year low. A mere 11.3% of workers now belong to a union, and a great chunk of those are in the shrinking public sector. In the private sector, unionization fell to an abysmal 6.6%, down from a peak of 35% during the 1950s.
Check out the new IAFF Bi-Monthly series "IAFF Dispatch", it features the work of IAFF members from across the United States and Canada. Here is the first edition.
A broad coalition of health, fire fighter, consumer and science groups - including the IAFF - has filed a petition asking the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to ban four categories of consumer products - children's products, furniture, mattresses and the casings around electronics - if they contain any flame retardant in the chemical class known as organohalogens.