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Chad Edlin Retirement Party
11/21/14 - IAFF Local 42
Retirement Party for Chad Edlin. Friday, December 5th @ Johnny's Back Yard @ 6pm
Saginaw hosts its 8th annual Guns and Hoses Classic to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association
11/21/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Firefighters takes on police officers in the 8th annual Guns and Hoses Classic fundraiser game to support Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Fundraiser for President Emeritus Wright
11/21/14 - IAFF Local 42
2015 Unite & Fight
11/21/14 - IAFF Local 21
Hello Police, Fire and EMS! We are gearing up for our third annual Unite and Fight event, and we need your help! We need men and women; all ages, skill levels, and weights to represent the areas police, fire and EMS departments in a charity boxing event.
Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
11/21/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Hello All, A message from the Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation: The $1,000 winner for the payday raffle is Luke Barron, Tower 22 C-shift, congratulations to Luke! Raffle tickets are on sale right now.  Contact any Burn Foundation board member to get your ticket for a chance to win the 2015 payday raffle drawings. The next payday raffle winner will be drawn Friday, December 5th.
Unions Rethink Strategy After Election Losses
11/21/14 - Paul Hufnagel
Most of the candidates public-sector unions spent time and money supporting this fall were defeated, prompting leaders to question the effectiveness of endorsing any candidates at all.
Brook Park fire union opposes idea of privatizing city's ambulance service
11/21/14 - Paul Hufnagel
BROOK PARK, Ohio -- Nearly 200 people rallied outside a city council meeting on Tuesday to oppose a possible privatization of the Brook Park ambulance service.
Akron not in contempt when negotiating fire department promotions, court monitor says
11/21/14 - Paul Hufnagel
AKRON, Ohio -- The City of Akron did not violate a court order when it negotiated a new seniority and education-based promotional agreement with firefighters.
Passing of AACo first Fire Chief...
11/20/14 - IAFF Local 1563
November 20, 2014 The Anne Arundel County Fire Department and the Anne Arundel County Retired Firefighters Association regretfully announce the passing of Retired Fire Chief Harry W. Klasmeier.  Chief Klasmeier was the Department's first Fire Chief, serving in that capacity from 1965 to 1983.
The city of Bozeman has filed another appeal against its firefighters' union, Local 613 of the IAFF
11/20/14 - IAFF local 613
We want our followers to be informed of all current events happening with the Bozeman Firefighters. In that belief we would like to share following article from the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. We also ask that if you have any questions to please contact us at bozemanfirefighters613@gmail.com and we will do our best to address your concerns.
Vacation Bank Proposal & Survey
11/20/14 - Fort Wayne Professional Firefighters
Please Click on image to view the proposal. Once you have finished you can follow the link below to complete the survey. You may also navigate to the survey using the menu.
Bob Bartley
11/20/14 - IAFF Local 51
Capt.,Please pass this on; This week marks an exciting journey for me, as I have begun my new position.  I remember coming here full of ideas, things to do to make a difference I'll always remember the things we achieved together especially with the attempts to assist and be a buffer to help your request for each of the station needs.
Getting Real about Pension Investments
11/20/14 - Paul Hufnagel
It's certainly tempting for officials in charge of state pension systems to hike up assumed rates of return. Better investment returns translate into smaller appropriations to fund pensions and can facilitate generous cost-of-living adjustments for retirees.
Suburban officials speak against fire department staffing bill
11/20/14 - Paul Hufnagel
Nearly two dozen suburban leaders on Tuesday ramped up their opposition to a proposal in Springfield that would subject fire department staffing levels to collective bargaining and binding outside arbitration.
Cash-strapped Brook Park looks to LifeCare as potential rescue provider
11/20/14 - Paul Hufnagel
ELYRIA — LifeCare Ambulance Inc. is being considered as a provider of emergency medical services in Brook Park as city officials mull ways to cut costs, but the idea to privatize the city service has fire union members up in arms.
Firefighters, paramedics protest possible plan to hire private ambulance company
11/20/14 - Paul Hufnagel
BROOK PARK, Ohio- Firefighters and paramedics from across the area joined fellow firefighters in Brook Park for a demonstration before Tuesday night’s city council meeting.
Meals On Wheels
11/19/14 - IAFF Local 21
MEALS-ON-WHEELS - Volunteers are requested to help give driving directions for Meals-On-Wheels Thursday, November 27 from 7:30-9:00 a.m.) at Cretin Dehram Hall High School. (C shift getting off duty and “A” shifting working.) Volunteers assist those drivers who request help with directions for delivering meals to St. Paul neighborhoods primarily.
Regular Meeting November 2014
11/19/14 - Shelby Twp. IAFF Local 1338
Regular Meeting November 2014
11/19/14 - Shelby Twp. IAFF Local 1338
Phone Directory
11/19/14 - IAFF Local 21
All Personnel - Local 21 will be publishing an updated L21 telephone directory by the first of the year.  In order to have your telephone number listed, we will need an authorization from you granting permission to be included in the directory.  Please fill out Form 48A which is located in the FD forms file and forward on to Josette Bradley and Paul Barrett.
Three people hurt in fire on West Side Avenue
11/19/14 - IAFF local 1605
Three people were taken to Meritus Medical Center to be treated for injuries they suffered Wednesday morning during a fire at an apartment building at 349 West Side Ave. in Hagerstown, a fire official said. One of the victims who was taken to the hospital jumped from a second-floor apartment where the fire started, according to Battalion Fire Chief Mark Cleck.
USAR, 1014 Family Day and Cell Towers update
11/19/14 - IAFF Local 1014
A few things to update you on: 1014 CPAT Test Day As you have been following the impact of the LA Times article on testing, recruitment and Members with same last names on the job. Local 1014 has been included on a task force of Labor, Management and County Officials to accomplish a few things related to recruitment, testing and integrity of all systems.
First Responder Night at the Palace!
11/19/14 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
Moshi Toy Drive
11/19/14 - Toy Program
Join the Burnaby Firefighters at the 2014 Christmas Angel Breakfast & Toy Drive
11/19/14 - IAFF 323
November, 2014 - Join the Burnaby Firefighters at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown Hotel on Tuesday morning, November 25th, to help support the Burnaby Christmas Bureau. Bring a toy or cash for a pancake breakfast in the ballroom or get a continental breakfast-to-go.
BCPFFA endorses Sister Amber Hockin & Brother Aaron Ekman for BC Fed Leadership
11/19/14 - IAFF 323
November, 2014 - The BC Professional Firefighters has endorsed Sister Amber Hockin and Brother Aaron Ekman to lead the BC Federation of Labour. The biannual convention takes place in Vancouver November 24th through to the 28th.
We would like to wish you a Safe & Happy Thanksgivng
11/19/14 - IAFF Local 772
Pittsfield, Ypsilanti townships approve fire aid agreement designed to reduce response times (11/18/2014)
11/19/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Pittsfield and Ypsilanti Townships will automatically dispatch engines and firefighters across their shared border when a structure fire alarm sounds.
Akron firefighters vote to promote officers based on seniority, education
11/19/14 - Paul Hufnagel
AKRON, Ohio -- The Akron Firefighters Association voted Thursday in favor of an agreement with the City of Akron that would allow for the promotion of firefighters based on their seniority and education level.
E-Board Nomination Week
11/18/14 - Aurora Fire Fighters
The week for E-board member nominations has begun.  The last day to make these nominations is November 24th, 2014.  The following positions are up for re-election: Secretary/Treasurer 8-hour Vice President A shift Vice President B shift Vice President C shift Vice President Remember, you can only nominate someone on your shift.
Tree Lighting @ Southlands
11/18/14 - Aurora Fire Fighters
HOLIDAY HOMETOWN PARADE & TREE LIGHTING SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND @ 1800 SPECIAL GUEST, SANTA CLAUS WILL BE RIDING IN ON BIG JOHN Please note: Main Street will be closed from E. State Ave., north through Town Square.  There will be no parking on Main Street.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut visited the The Tommy Fund for Childhood Cancer | Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven
11/18/14 - UPFFA
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut visited the The Tommy Fund for Childhood Cancer | Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, attending on behalf of the UPFFA; Peter S. Carozza, President, Louis P. DeMici, Secretary, Chris Tracy, District Vice President, and James Kottage, District Vice President.
Pink Firefighter Wife T-Shirts
11/18/14 - Bossier City Firefighters Association
For those that were unable to make it to the Fireman of the Year banquet on November 14th a new t-shirt design was revealed to honor Mrs. Dayna Hesson and all the other firefighter wives of Local 1051. A limited number of shirts were ordered and are currently for sale for $15.00. Anyone wishing to purchase a T-shirt please contact Jason Sanchez at 455-1906.
Firefighter Appreciation Night
11/18/14 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
Somerville Firefighter's Christmas Party
11/18/14 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
The Somerville Firefighter's Christmas party will be held on December 5th at the Dante Club at 7pm. To purchase tickets see station stewards or Steve Layton. Last day to purchase tickets is November 25th.
Somerville Firefighter's Christmas Party
11/18/14 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
The Somerville Firefighter's Christmas party will be held on December 5th at the Dante Club at 7pm. To purchase tickets see station stewards or Steve Layton. Last day for tickets is November 25th.
Hi Dive Bar
11/18/14 - Toy Program
WIN SOME GUNS AND HAVE SOME FUN
11/18/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of McKinney, IAFF Local 2661
McKinney Professional Firefighter Association 10 Gun Raffle $20/ Ticket- Maximum of 1200 tickets will be sold. Benefiting the Lone Survivor Foundation & the McKinney Firefighters Association Rules & raffle details can be found at: www.iaff2661.
Firefighters Stress Safe Cooking This Thanksgiving
11/18/14 - IAFF Local 3990
For Immediate Release: November 18, 2014 Media Contact: Lt.Brian Gamble Fire Fighters Stress Cooking Safety on Thanksgiving Day Thanksgiving is leading day for home cooking fires Tavares, Florida - According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), cooking is the leading cause of home fires on Thanksgiving Day. A cooking fire is three times more likely on Thanksgiving than on any other day of the year. “Most fires on Thanksgiving occur between noon and 4:00 p.m. – the peak cooking
Operation Warm
11/17/14 - IAFF 34
Little Rock Firefighters, Please take the time and go test drive a new Ford truck for a great cause. All members, their families, and friends can take a test drive and earn $15 dollars for Operation Warm (coat for kids program, new American made coats). Just tell the sales person you are there to support IAFF Local 34 Operation Warm. More info.
Support the Burn Center
11/17/14 - Local 2580
With your help, the 2014 CHFFA Guns & Hoses Tournament raised $2,500 for the NC Jaycees' Burn Center. Those funds were earmarked for the 2015 Adult Burn Survivor Reunion. However, an unmet need has since been identified. Many Burn Center patients & families will remain hospitalized during Thanksgiving & Christmas.
Annual MDA Drive
11/17/14 - IAFF Local 739
Annual MDA Drive November 25th and 26th we will once again be "holding the boot" for MDA. A lot of volunteers are necessary for this to happen each year, and MDA relies on each of you to volunteer a few hours for this great cause. The shifts run 10am-1pm, 1pm to 4pm and 4pm to 7pm on both days. Please call me and I will schedule you for this event.
Alarm Office Agreement
11/17/14 - Buffalo Professional Firefighters Assoc.
Please see the attached bulletin # 21 for more in-depth information on the Alarm Office Agreement.
Real Chicago Fire Heroes Quietly End Made-For-TV Careers
11/17/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
CHICAGO — On Sept. 4, 1979, three young men joined the Chicago Fire Department ranks without having any idea that each of them in their own way would leave indelible marks on the job they loved. After graduating from the fire academy, Jose Santiago, Dan Fabrizio and Steve Chikerotis were reunited on the “flying” Rescue Squad 2 — then the busiest firefighting team in the department, charged with making some of the scariest rescues their city could muster. This month, two of them — Fabrizio and Chikerotis — retired from active duty after 35 years.
Location Change for December Union Meetings and Polls Closing
11/17/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Location Change for December Union Meetings and Polls Closing Per the Local 858 policy book “The regular order of business will be suspended and the Local will provide refreshments at the December union meetings.” The location for the December Union Meetings will take place at: Delaney's @ the Celtic Tavern (1801 Blake St) on Wed.
Thanksgiving Safety
11/17/14 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
Denver Train the Trainer Invitation
11/17/14 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
Denver Train the Trainer Inviation Date: Thursday January 15, 2015 Time: 8:00am until 4:30pm Location: Denver, CO Sheraton Denver Downtown 1550 Court Place Denver, Colorado 80202 Registration: November 17th through December 5th, 2014 Please see attached flyer for more information
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