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El Paso Fire Fighters Seek ‘Yes’ Votes on Propositions 2 and 3
04/28/15 - IAFF Local 51
El Paso Fire Fighters Seek ‘Yes’ Votes on Propositions 2 and 3 Early voting begins today; fire fighter group will vote at 1 p.m. EL PASO, April 27, 2015 – By the time early voting in the municipal election began today, El Paso fire fighters had knocked on the doors of more than 15,000 local homes, seeking the support of voters.
LODD - John Orf, IAFF Local 2665
04/27/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
It is with a heavy heart that have to report a LODD for John Orf, a member of the Professional Fire Fighters of Eastern Missouri, IAFF Local 2665.  Brother Orf passed away after battling cancer. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 30th at Stygar Funeral Home, located at 5987 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Peters, MO 63304.  Visitation will be from 2 PM till 7 PM.
City Council Endorsements
04/27/15 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
Denton Firefighter Association has forum, endorses incumbents By Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe Staff Writer pheinkel-wolfe@dentonrc.
2015 MDA Labor Bowl
04/27/15 - IAFF Local 42
Members of IAFF Local 42 who participated in the 2015 MDA Labor Bowl on Saturday, April 25th.
MDA Fill the Boot
04/27/15 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
Firefighters collect $10,000 less for MDA over three-day drive By Megan Gray-Hatfield Staff Writer Published: 17 April 2015 11:19 PM   The totals are in for the three-day “Fill the Boot” campaign, and the community fell short on donations compared to 2014, Denton fire officials said.
6th Annual Sedalia Firefighter's Memorial Ride
04/27/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Download Event Flier here.
CA-TF2 Deployment
04/26/15 - IAFF Local 1014
California Task Force 2 activated and deploying to Nepal Earthquake and disaster The 57-member USA-2 (CA-TF2) Medium Urban Search and Rescue team is deploying on April 26, 2015 to assist the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S.
2015 PFFA Convention
04/25/15 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
Make your reservations now for the PFFA State Convention. It will be held on June 11th - 13th at the Embassy Suites, Tuscaloosa.
Buckle Up!
04/25/15 - Crowley Professional FireFighters Association
CPFF Foundation Golf
04/25/15 - West Metro FireFighters I.A.F.F. Local 1309
The 2nd Annual CPFF Foundation Cup Golf Tournament will be held on July 2nd, 2015 at Todd Creek Golf Club (1:00pm). Registration is now open at the CPFFFoundation.
Local Firehouse Subs supports local Bozeman Fire Department with Paratech Grant
04/25/15 - IAFF local 613
Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation® is celebrating the donation of much needed equipment to Bozeman Fire Department and Gallatin Gateway Rural Fire District with an equipment dedication ceremony to demonstrate the equipment’s use.
14th District ALTS
04/25/15 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
Local 718 2014 Retirees
04/25/15 - Boston Fire Fighters
04/25/15 - IAFF 1826
St. Florian March
04/25/15 - IAFF Local 1164
Please open the attachment to learn more about the St. Florian March in Hamtramck  St. Florian is the Patron Saint of Firefighters. Every year the Hamtramck Firefighters and St. Florian Parish host the Annual Firefighters March and Mass which helps kick off the Annual St. Florian Strawberry Festival.
Proposal #1 Information
04/25/15 - IAFF Local 1164
April 21, 2015 Dear Brothers and Sisters: Attached is some more information regarding Proposal #1.  There are also two short videos posted on the MPFFU website:  www.mpffu.
MPFFU Speaker Series - May 19th; Gordon Graham
04/25/15 - IAFF Local 1164
All members are invited to register for this event.  Space is limited so please register early.  Gordon Graham is a prominent nationally known speaker that receives excellent reviews from anyone that has ever heard one of his presentations.  The things he speaks about will help you at work and in your personal life.
Fire Fighter Heart Bill
04/25/15 - West Metro FireFighters I.A.F.F. Local 1309
Colorado Firefighter LOD Heart and Circulatory Malfunction Benefits Bill takes Effect January 1, 2015             The CPFF is proud to announce that Senate Bill 14-172 will become a reality after more than a year of planning, hard work, collaboration, and months of lobbying at the state capitol.
More New Hires For Local 2687
04/25/15 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
More New Hires for Local 2687: *Delayed* Congratulations to Ralph Difonzo, III, who was sworn in as a probationary firefighter at a ceremony in the rotunda of Memorial Town Hall on March 5, 2015. Welcome to the Hamden Fire Department and Local 2687. Ralph has followed in the footsteps of his father, Ralph Difonzo, Jr., who has been on the job for 15 years now. Congratulations.
7th Run / Walk for Autism Awareness
04/24/15 - IAFF Local 51
7th Annual Run / Walk for Autism Awareness Apr 25, 2015 Time: 8:00AM Location: Ascarate Park 6900 Delta Drive El Paso, Texas 79905 Details: Local 51 is proud to sponsor the 7th Annual Run / Walk for Autism Awareness on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 8:00 AM.
Lexington FD to Hold Entrance Exam
04/24/15 - Lexington Fire Fighters
Lexington Fire Department will be holding an entrance exam June 6th. To apply contact the town human resources department via the town website or phone number listed below on the pdf attachement.
Combat Challenge Team place high in season's first event
04/24/15 - IAFF Local 4416
Thursday 4/23/15 Westfield Fire Combat Challenge Team placed 2nd in the FDIC regional event hosted in Indianapolis, IN. The team posted a total team time of 5:17:89 led by team captain Matt Hansen with an individual time of 1:41 and Justin Anderson with a time of 1:44.
May Bi-Monthly Meeting
04/24/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Noah Cohen - our brother firefighter
04/24/15 - IAFF Local 1014
Noah Cohen - our brother firefighter Some of you may have seen on the news recently a story about an eight-year-old boy named Noah Cohen.  Noah has dreamed of being a firefighter for years and in fact his dream is to work for his "favorite Fire Department".
Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
04/24/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Before we get to the payday raffle remember that registration is now open for the 28th Annual Burn Camp Golf Tournament to be played May 15th, 2015 at Fox Hollow Golf Course. Go to for more details and registration. The winner for today's payday raffle is Otho Burton, Fire Prevention. Congratulations to Otho! Thanks to everyone for your continued support.
The Sterling Heights Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 1557, will be welcoming 4 new members in May, 2015
04/23/15 - IAFF Local 1557
The Sterling Heights Fire Department will be hiring 4 new employees on May 04, 2015, replacing recent retires.  IAFF Local 1557 members would like to congratulate and welcome them; Craig Ballard, Kyle Mankiewicz, Patrick Paradise, Andrew Pham.  See you guys in a couple of weeks.
Fire FIT Conference
04/23/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Download Registration Form here.
Saint Paul Firefighter Line Of Duty Death Interactive Map
04/23/15 - IAFF Local 21
The road to making the memorial a reality was a long one. It began in 1987, when artist Douglas O. Freeman created the familiar sculpture of a firefighter holding a young child, which was placed in a public space near the baggage claim areas at the Minneapolis –St. Paul International Airport.
Passing of Sister Brenda Bauer, Reading, Local 1803
04/23/15 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Please see the notification from our Brothers and Sisters of Reading Local 1803.  Our hearts and prayers are extended to them for their loss.  Sister Bauer you can rest at ease we have the watch. Sister Brenda Bauer passed away this morning after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She served as a paramedic in the RFD for 14 years.
Kobylarz’s actions criticized in fire chief arbitration
04/23/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
An arbitration decision has come down on the side of the Redford Fire Department union in its dispute with township Supervisor Tracey Schultz Kobylarz over the fire chief’s position.
Say Thank You to Our Military Troops on Memorial Day
04/23/15 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
IAFF Affiliates Can Have a Personalized PSA Paying Tribute to Fallen Soldiers on Memorial Day Again this year, the IAFF is producing a Public Service Announcement (PSA) video to help you honor our fallen military troops on Memorial Day on May 25, 2015.
County Councilor Madore's anti-labor resolutions appear dead, for now
04/23/15 - IAFF Local 452
Penn State/PPFFA Community Heroes Day
04/23/15 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Saturday, September 12th will be the 3rd Annual Community Heroes Day with Penn State Football as the Nittany Lions take on the Buffalo Bulls to kick off the 2015 season at Beaver Stadium. Community Heroes Day was designed to highlight all First Responders (both active and retired) for all of the good they do in the community.
Sunday, August 30, 2015: Ct. United Ride
04/22/15 - UPFFA
2006 Matrix Study
04/22/15 - IAFF Local 1783
2 Bikers Flown To Trauma Centers
04/22/15 - IAFF Local 3990
Lady Lake, FL – Thousands of bikers will be rolling into town this weekend to enjoy one of the largest weekend bike events in the United States. However, two separate accidents involving motorcyles on Tuesday resulted in two riders being airlifted to trauma centers.
Burn Foundation Fundraiser
04/22/15 - New London Fire Fighters
All call to help a brother out
04/22/15 - IAFF Local F283
Here is an all call for help. Chief Franklin is moving his daughter back home on Friday the 24th. Please if your free and can help we will be meeting at station 101 at 08:30 to head out. Please if you have a truck show up and help out a brother. Any questions contact me and I'll try and get you an answer.
Statement of Local 718 & PFFM on the Back Bay Fire Investigation
04/22/15 - Boston Fire Fighters
City attorney praises Saginaw firefighters for dousing blaze at home
04/22/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Borrello stepped up to the podium reserved for public comment at Saginaw City Council's Monday, April 20, meeting not to talk about his family's tragedy. Borrello spoke instead about his gratitude for a neighbor's quick actions and for the "valiant and brave heroism" displayed by Saginaw's city firefighters.
Ratification Results Notice
04/22/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Local 858 is pleased to announce the results of the ratification vote held April 20th & 21st.  Denver Fire Fighters have voted 142-7 to accept the 2015 MOU and 2016-2018 contract.
Hamtramck Firefighters March and Mass (May 2, 2015)
04/22/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
St. Florian is the Patron Saint of Firefighters. Every year the Hamtramck Firefighters and St. Florian Parish host the Annual Firefighters March and Mass which helps kick off the Annual St. Florian Strawberry Festival.
Statement by Boston Fire Fighters Local 718 IAFF & the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts (PFFM) on the Back Bay Fire Investigation.
04/22/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
2015 Bowl-a-thon
04/22/15 - IAFF Local 902
Malden Fire/Police 9th Annual Benefit for Kids
City hiring Firefighters
04/21/15 - New London Fire Fighters
The City of New London will be hiring firefighters, please click on the link below for more information.
Unions Still Matter (By: Sean McElwee)
04/21/15 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
Unions still matter New evidence suggests that unions may be more important than Democrats in reducing inequality April 15, 2015 2:00AM ET by Sean McElwee @SeanMcElwee This year the Republican war on unions has returned with a vengeance. In former labor stronghold Illinois, GOP Gov.
Join us April 25th for Fire Ops 101
04/21/15 - IAFF local 781
This weekend IAFF Local 781 will be hosting "Fire Ops 101".  This is a program designed by the IAFF to give community leaders the oportunity to live a day as a firefighter.  The event will take place at the Independence Fire Training Facility (right next the Great Plains Animal Shelter).  21011 E.
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