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    C470 RV Fire
    South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
    Local 1014 Friday update
    IAFF Local 1014
    2018 Golf Tournament
    Hamden Professional Firefighters
    Amazing Mentor Spotlight Interview with Sally A. Casazza
    Toy Program
    Structure Fire 7-11-18
    Hamden Professional Firefighters
    STACHE STRONG
    Lets Fire Cancer
     
         
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    C470 RV Fire
    07/15/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
    At 6:30 a.m. on Sunday July 15th, Local 2086 and 2164 members responded to a RV fire in the eastbound lanes of C-470 just east of the Broadway overpass. A large... plume of black smoke was visible for miles and when crews arrived they found the RV fully engulfed with flames. Engine 16 and Tower 18 used 2 hose lines to control the flames.
    Local 1014 Friday update
    07/13/18 - IAFF Local 1014
    2018 Golf Tournament
    07/13/18 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
    Amazing Mentor Spotlight Interview with Sally A. Casazza
    07/13/18 - Toy Program
    See full article here. By Ashley Lin, Adult Spotlight Interviewer and Nonfiction Editor The San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program is the largest firefighter toy give-away in the United States. Imagine when you went to school one day, there was a fire at your house. All your possessions are gone, including that special teddy bear you’ve had ever since you were a baby.
    Structure Fire 7-11-18
    07/13/18 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
    Hamden Fire Department 2372 Whitney Avenue Hamden, CT 06518 203-407-5880 David A. Berardesca Chief of Department Release: 18-004 Date: July 12, 2018 Contact: Brian Dolan, Fire Marshal 203-407-3182 On Wednesday July 11, at (7:44) p.m. the Hamden Fire Department was dispatched to a reported appliance fire, located at 768 Pine Rock Avenue.
    STACHE STRONG
    07/13/18 - Lets Fire Cancer
    Since 2006, when The Retired Professional Fire Fighters Cancer Fund was founded, I have had the honor and privledge of meeting countless outstanding individuals.
    FF James Hammond
    07/12/18 - IAFF Local 1403
    Metro-Dade Firefighters Local 1403 sadly announces the passing of Retired FF James Hammond. James passed away on July 8, 2018. James served with MDFR for 37 years. James will be missed by all who knew him. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the FF Charities. You can make a check payable to: D.C.F.F Charities 8000 N.W. 21 St.
    I-25 Commercial Carrier Fire
    07/12/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
    Just after 5 p.m. on July 10th a semi traveling southbound on Interstate 25 between Arapahoe Road and Dry Creek Road made a hard stop in traffic; a bale of hay on the trailer came loose and made contact with an exhaust pipe. The bale of hay immediately ignited and quickly spread into the truck and stacks of hay. Thankfully the driver escaped without injuries.
    December 5-7, 2018: UPFFA & Rhode Island Health & Safety Seminar
    07/11/18 - UPFFA
    Victory! Fire Fighter Cancer Registry Act Signed Into Law
    07/11/18 - IAFF Local 3556
    Victory! Fire Fighter Cancer Registry Act Signed Into Law Culminating more than two years of intense lobbying and hard work by the IAFF and its leadership, President Donald Trump has signed the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2018 (H.R. 931) into law.
    Paoli Way Structure Fire
    07/10/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
    At 1:14 a.m. on Tuesday July 10th, Local 2164 members responded to a reported house fire at 17326 Paoli Way in Parker. When crews arrived, they observed a haze of smoke in the air and stretched an attack hose line to the rear of the home. A smoldering deck fire was discovered and quickly extinguished.
    Union Meeting
    07/10/18 - IAFF Local 2446
    Union Meeting July 17 ,2018 7PM union office venue could change to station one in order to get a quarum. Topic for discussion will be wages and benifits for contract negotiations. Member input is welcomed.
    NE Golf tournament
    07/10/18 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
    Luzerne Co. L0840 is hosting the annual North East golf tournament on September 5, 2018 at Sand Springs Country Club 10 Clubhouse Dr, Drum PA. 10:00 AM shotgun start. $95 per golfer.
    August 20th Delegate Meeting and Election
    07/10/18 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
    At the CPFF Annual Meeting a Trustee position was vacated that will need to be filled for the remainder of the term.
    A Thank You
    07/09/18 - Sioux Falls Firefighters Association - IAFF Local 814
    I am Bryce Barnard the Executive Director at Huether Family Match Pointe.  I personally wanted to Thank You and acknowledge that we did indeed receive the check/donation for the AED and have purchased it and have it up in our facility.  Kirk Rangel was nice enough to come by and train us in on it so we are in a much safer place when it comes to what an AED provides.
    Benevolent Fund & TV Fund Deductions
    07/09/18 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    Attention Members: Be advised, deductions for Benevolent and TV Fund will be deducted this month (July 2018) in accordance with Article IV, Section 6 and Section 10 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws.  City Chapter Members: Please be advised that deductions for Benevolent Fund and TV Fund are scheduled to come out during the first pay period in July 2018.
    Celebration Of Life for Lt. Dennis Whitlock
    07/09/18 - IAFF Local 1403
    Metro-Dade Firefighters Local 1403 sadly announce the passing of Retired Lt.Dennis Whitlock. Dennis passed away on July 7, 2018 he was 60. He served MDFR from 4/22/96 to 12/09/13. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. May he R.I.P.
    LOCAL 21 Grey Polo Shirts
    07/08/18 - IAFF Local 21
    IAFF LOCAL 21 Grey Polo Shirts, LIMITED QUANTITIES $45.
    2019 Group Calendars and Important Updates
    07/07/18 - International Association of Firefighters
    Group Calendars for 2019 are now available under the header of "2019 Group Calendars" in the Member Home section of the website. Calendars must be printed in color to be viewed properly.
    Powhaton Brush Fire
    07/06/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
    Local 2164 members assisted our partners at Local 1290 with a 9 acre brush fire in Southlands on July 4th. The fire burned in open space near Orchard Road and Powhaton Road around 3 p.m. Although a neighborhood was nearby, no homes were threatened. Aurora and South Metro respond together on a regular basis along our district borders to provide the best service possible.
    South Curtis Interface Fire
    07/06/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
    At 2:15 pm on July 4th, Local 2086 and 2164 members were dispatched to a report of a small grass fire threatening a home at 5607 S. Curtice Street. First arriving Engine 11 sized-up a fast moving small vegetation fire in the backyard and open field behind the address with nearby structures threatened.
    2018 Resolutions
    07/06/18 - Arkansas Professional Fire Fighters Association
    Brothers and Sisters,   The Principle officers for the Arkansas Professional Firefighters recently attended the IAFF District 14 Convention held in Orange Beach, Alabama.  While at the event the delegation reviewed the resolutions that will be voted on at the upcoming IAFF convention in Seattle, Washington.
    IAFF Center of Excellence
    07/06/18 - OSFFC
    With the July 4th holiday here, Ihere is the IAFF Center of Excellence for behavorial health treatment and recovery.   Our 1-800 # for any IAFF member emergencies that may come up. It's fully staffed 24/7 and can support same day admissions if need be: 844-439-8445
    Red Cross - "Sound The Alarm"
    07/06/18 - IAFF Local 740
    Poll Workers Needed - August 7th Election
    07/05/18 - IAFF Local 42
    Brothers and Sisters, As you are well aware, the August 7th Primary Election is approaching very soon.  We will need to have poll workers at as many polls as possible. One very important issue on the ballot is Proposition A (Right to Work).
    July Meeting Canceled
    07/04/18 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
    July's monthly meeting has been canceled. Enjoy your summer.
    2018 Gillette Childrens Carnival - July 18th
    07/04/18 - IAFF Local 21
    It's that time of year again for the Gillette Carnival! It's an opportunity to come together as Local 21 to host the 59th Annual Gillette Children's Carnival.  Any and all volunteers are greatly appreciated to help make this event a success including family and friends.
    Happy 4th of July
    07/04/18 - IAFF Local 1014
    NEW GRILL AT UNION HALL FOR USE
    07/03/18 - Amarillo Professional Firefighters
    GRILL FOR USE AT THE UNION HALL We now have a grill for use at the Union Hall.  This was a gift donated through the guys at #5 A shift.   This is a really nice Tec Infrared propane grill that retails for more than $2000.00.  Please take care of it so we can all get use from it.  It does not have a bottle and you will have to bring your own propane for use.
    President Tuttle Statement
    07/02/18 - IAFF Local 1426
    Brother Rosa's memorial reminder
    07/02/18 - IAFF Local 1014
    Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014 Representing over 3100 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel Captain Dave Rosa’s Celebration of Life/Memorial services Tomorrow, Tuesday July 3, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
    4th of July Safety
    07/02/18 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
    Brother Nathan Urbany
    07/01/18 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    It is with deepest regret and sorrow to announce the untimely passing of one of our own. Fire Fighter Nathan Urbany (Son of retired AFD brother Rex Urbany and nephew of BCFD Fire Chief Greg Perez) was involved in a tragic off-duty motor vehicle accident.
    Missoula Firefighters want you to stay safe this 4th of July!
    07/01/18 - IAFF Local 271
    MISSOULA - Missoula City Fire and Police departments are increasing patrols on the Fourth of July and are reminding people that most fireworks are illegal within city limits.  Penalties are $100 for a first offense and $300 for a second offense in the same year. Those fees are not including court costs and will be handed out by Missoula City Police.
    Firefighter Russell Retirement
    07/01/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
    Congratulations to Firefighter Eric Russell who celebrated his last shift ceremony at Firehouse 38 in Cherry Hills Village today. Firefighter Russell spent the last 27 years serving the citizens of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties. https://www.southmetro.
    EVENT REMINDER
    07/01/18 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    Retired Burnaby Fire Fighter and Former BCPFFA President, Mike Hurley, to Run for Mayor
    07/01/18 - IAFF 323
    Burnaby, Canada – Mike Hurley announced today (June 26, 2018) his candidacy for Mayor of the City of Burnaby. Hurley will run as an Independent candidate in civic elections to be held on October 20th.
    PFFA for Will Ainsworth
    06/30/18 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
    The Professional Fire Fighters of Alabama proudly and honorably endorse Will Ainsworth for Lt. Governor.
    Warrensburg Student Program
    06/30/18 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
    Warrensburg Fire Department Student Resident Program The Warrensburg Fire Department Student Resident Program was developed in conjunction with the University of Central Missouri in 1996 to give college students an opportunity to gain work experience, training, and free room and board while going to school.
    5 years ago today....
    06/30/18 - IAFF Local 1014
    Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014 Representing over 3100 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel Five years ago today.
    City Chapter Special Meeting to Approve MOU, July 6, 2018
    06/29/18 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    Attn: City Chapter Members June 29, 2018, An MOU has been executed with the City of Albuquerque to clarify and define the intent of Section 2.10 of the contract, Paramedic Pay Plan. A Special Meeting will be called for Friday, July 6, 2018 at 10:00am in accordance with Article II, Section 4 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws.
    Friday June 29, 2018 UPDATE
    06/29/18 - IAFF Local 1014
    Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014 Representing over 3100 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel Local 1014 Friday Update This week the fire service mourned our brother Captain Dave Rosa in Long Beach.
    Upcoming Contract Vote
    06/29/18 - IAFF Local 21
    The current contract offer tentative vote dates are July 18, 19 and 20.  Time and location to be determined.  Watch for updates on the Local 21 website and social media accounts.  Absentee ballots are available July 2nd for those that are ill or on vacation.  Contact Dennis Hall for a ballot.
    Probationary Firefighters Sworn In
    06/29/18 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
    June 25-27, 2018 New England Conference of Fire Fighters
    06/28/18 - UPFFA
    June 25-27, 2018 New England Conference of Fire Fighters Foxwoods Grand Pequot Hotel Harold S. Schaitberger, General President, IAFF Edward Kelly, General Secretary-Treasurer, IAFF Jay Colbert, 3rd District Vice President, IAFF State Presidents: Peter S.
    Spring Creek Fire Deployment
    06/28/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
    On Thursday morning June 28th, 3 members of South Metro’s Wildland Team received deployment orders for the Spring Creek Fire near Fort Garland, CO. The crew met at Firehouse 39 in Castle Pines Village, double checked the equipment on their 4x4 Type 6 Engine and saddled up with their personal gear bags.
    IAFF Statement on SCOTUS Decision on Janus v AFCSME Council 31
    06/28/18 - IAFF Local 274
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