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Grand Opening of the New Burke Mountain Fire Hall
03/28/15 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
On March 28, 2015, the City of Coquitlam officially opened the new Burke Mountain Firehall. The over 17,000 square foot, energy-efficient facility is built to 1.5 times post disaster standards and will serve the growing Burke Mountain community now and into the future. http://www.coquitlam.
MDA Golf Tournament
03/28/15 - Bossier City Firefighters Association
The 5th Annual Vernon Gobert Memorial MDA Golf Tournament sponsored by Bossier City Firefighters Local 1051 will be held May 1,2015 at Olde Oaks Golf Course.The format will be a 4-man scramble with a start time of 1:00 p.m. Entry fee is $100.00 per man that includes green fees,carts,food & drinks. Fish fry will start at 11:00 a.m. Prizes and contest will as be held.
2015 Primary Election Endorsements
03/28/15 - Fort Wayne Professional Firefighters
March 28th UPDATE
03/28/15 - IAFF Local 1014
A lot happening right now! We realize you have been inundated with informative e-mails lately; hopefully you are not overwhelmed. Your Executive Board is handling many issues right now and we want to make sure you are well informed. The last two weeks have been exceptionally busy.
Bossier City L-1051 - 5th Annual Vernon Gobert MDA Golf Tournament
03/28/15 - PFFA
Covington Firefighters Associations 3rd Annual Golf Open
03/28/15 - PFFA
Annual Golf Outing
03/27/15 - IAFF Local 2493
Our annual golf outing is back on! If you are interested in putting together a foursome, or if your business would like to sponsor a whole; here are the details.  Date:     June 19th, 2015  Course: Paxon Hollow Golf Club Time:     8:00AM Shotgun Start Cost:     $130 to golf / $50 for a Hole sponsorship.
2015 CFD RETIREE REUNION
03/27/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
03/27/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
The winner for today's payday raffle is Dave Frank,District 7 A-Shift . Congratulations to Dave! 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 www.denverburnfoundation.org for more details and registration. Thanks to everyone for your continued support.
Benefit for One of Our Own
03/27/15 - IAFF Local 4405
For all you fishermen and fisherwomen out there, there will be a fishing tournament on May 9th in Del Rio. The proceeds will go to help one of our members affected with Cancer.  The 2015 recipient is Aaron (Hooter) Hughes. He has been fighting metastic squamous cell  carcinoma cancer for the past year of his life.
Condolences for L-48
03/27/15 - IAFF Local 3666
Local 3666 would like to send our condolences to Local 48 Cincinnati Firefighters on hearing about the death of Firefighter Daryl Gordon. FF Gordon was killed in the line of duty yesterday morning March 26th. See Cincinnati Firefighters Union page for further details. Rest Easy. http://iafflocal48.org/index.cfm.
Bridgeport Sound Tigers – 1st Responders Day
03/26/15 - UPFFA
Bridgeport Sound Tigers Host 3rd Annual 1st Responders Day!!  Sunday, April 19th -3pm (Doors Open @ 2:00PM) FLYER ATTACHED.
March 26, 2015:
03/26/15 - UPFFA
Thinking about going back to school? Kaplan University can help you shorten your path to a degree.
Hero's Hockey Game and After Party
03/26/15 - CFFA
Please come out to Time Warner Cable Arena this Sunday March 29th at 1pm for the annual Fire and Medic Vs CMPD And Mecklenburg County Sherriff hockey game following the Checkers Game.  Come on out and support a great cause!!! Also, after the game come on down to the Palmer Building for the after party with Beverages from SUgar Creek Brewing and Pizza from Hawthornes.
Lincoln Park brings in 3 new firefighters to fill recent vacancies
03/26/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
According to interim Fire Chief Al Dyer, the three men are filling recent vacancies in the department after several firefighters left for new job opportunities this year. A fourth addition is in the works now, he added, which will bring the department to a staff of 18, still down from 36 in 2008.
Cities seek SAFER grants to more add firefighters
03/26/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Westland and Wayne are each seeking additional firefighters to be funded through a federal grant.
Arsonist Denied Parole
03/26/15 - Sacramento Area Fire Fighters
We are proud to announce that on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, the California State Parole Board voted to DENY parole for Arsonist Mario Catanio. In l98l, Mr. Catanio was paid to set fire to a North Hollywood restaurant as part of an insurance fraud scheme. In the course of fighting that fire, eight Los Angeles City Firefighters were injured and one, Thomas Taylor, lost his life.
Schedule for Insurance Changes Workshops
03/26/15 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
A Year Ago Today
03/26/15 - Boston Fire Fighters
Dear Brothers & Sisters: A year ago today, the Boston Fire Department suffered the loss of Lieutenant Edward Walsh/Engine Company 33 and Firefighter Michael Kennedy/Ladder Company 15 at Box 9-1579.  Their sacrifice, although tragic, represented the highest traditions of  the Boston Fire Department.   As we continue to mourn their loss, we do so as a family.
IAFF Service Pins
03/25/15 - IAFF Local 2819
This May, we will be ordering IAFF Service Pins for those members interested in having one. Referencing our Local's Union Longevity Pin policy, pins will be awarded starting at the ten year mark and every five years to follow. So how does one make their request? Simply email Brother Thornton and provide your total number of years as a member of the IAFF.
New Recruits Practice Pit-Crew CPR
03/25/15 - Belmont Firefighters
Belmont Fire Department's FFOPs Keane, Butler and Gerrard practice their first pit crew appraoch to cardiac arrest victims, many more senarios to come.
Louie Wright Campaign
03/25/15 - IAFF Local 42
Brothers and Sisters: We will be walking neighborhoods in the 1st District on Saturday, March 28th and Saturday, April 3rd.  These are the last chances for us to advocate for OUR Candidate.  We will meet at Johnny's Back Yard, located at 1802 Buchanan, North Kansas City, MO at 10:00 AM.
Wilkes-Barre Fire Golf Tournament
03/25/15 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Wilkes-Barre Fire Department Athletic Association Golf Tournament Dear Friend,      The Wilkes-Barre Fire Department Athletic Association will be sponsoring our 26th annual charity golf tournament on Sunday, May 17th, at Wilkes-Barre Municipal Golf Course.
Huge Statement By Federal Unions On Your Behalf
03/25/15 - IAFF Local F283
This is my first attepmt at posting something and emailing it to all members. Let me know if it doesn't work correctly for you.
2014 Honor Guard Annual Report
03/25/15 - Boston Fire Fighters
In 2014 we had an extremely busy and difficult year for our organization. We lost 5 of our brothers and most importantly Senior Fire Alarm Operator Dennis Sullivan. A devoted part of what made the Honor Guard very successful for his decades of dedicated service.
Gift of Laughs, A Stand-up Comedy Fundraiser for the Toy Program
03/25/15 - Toy Program
8th Annual Aces Fore Aiden Golf Tournament
03/25/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Legislative Update
03/25/15 - Olathe Firefighters IAFF Local 2542
Brother Bill Hunt Retires
03/25/15 - IAFF Local 785
Lewiston Firefighters Local 785 would like to congratulate Brother Bill Hunt for his 25 years of serivce with the Lewiston Fire Department. We wish you health and enjoyment for years to come.
Congratulations to Lt. Brad Dresser on his retirement.
03/25/15 - IAFF Local 785
Congratulations to Lt. Brad Dresser on his retirement. Yesterday was Lt. Dresser's last day on duty, here he is pictured with his grand daughters for his last ride home. Lt. Dresser served the City of Lewiston for 30 years. Thank you for your service and we hope you enjoy your retirement.
UNION LOBBY DAY - APRIL 2, 2015
03/24/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
REMINDER: UNION LOBBY DAY - to oppose Governor Baker’s proposed health insurance increase on state workers on Thursday, April 2nd, 9:30 AM at the State House in Gardner Auditorium. Local’s are asked to contact the PFFM Legislative Agents with the approximate number of members attending so that we can plan appropriately and make the proper accommodations at the State House.
HOGS 4 HOPE!
03/24/15 - YFD Band
THANK YOU to our members and our community
03/24/15 - IAFF Local 1014
PFFM Lobby Day; April 2, 2015
03/24/15 - IAFF Local 739
REMINDER: UNION LOBBY DAY - to oppose Governor Baker’s proposed health insurance increase on state workers on Thursday, April 2nd, 9:30 AM at the State House in Gardner Auditorium.
Stoneham Local 2116 - Active Duty Death
03/24/15 - IAFF Local 739
TO:        ALL PFFM Members FROM:  The Office of the President DATE:   March 22, 2015   RE: Death of Active Duty Member  - Firefighter Eric Bernat, L2116 - Stoneham, MA.
Profiles
03/24/15 - Sioux City Professional Fire Fighters - IAFF Local 7
Profile of a Fire Fighter A short survey for the community to get to know those who faithfully and tirelessly serve them. Fire Fighter profiles will be rotated on a bi monthly or monthly basis. Name: Lt. Dustin Johnson Age: 35 # of years on the job: 13 Family: My beautiful wife Jenny and I have three great kids: Jackson, Emmett, and Stella.....click on Profiles to read more
Awards Ceremony
03/24/15 - IAFF Local 740
PFD Awards Ceremony 10am Sat April 4th, 2015 Portland Ocean Gateway Terminal 14 Ocean Gateway Pier Light refreshments to follow ceremony Class A uniform.
Lincoln Park officials plan to enhance city services if millage passes in May
03/24/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
On the May 5 ballot, Lincoln Park residents will be asked to approve a permanent millage for a new police and fire pension system known as Public Act 345.
Firefighters pioneer tough new workout to get healthier, work smarter
03/24/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Inside the Division Avenue Fire Station, firefighters Lyle Frederickson and Matt Hutton dash down the stairs in full gear toward the engine bay. With oxygen tanks and air houses strewn across the floor, the pair works quickly to make the necessary connections, all while an upstairs alarm echoes loudly through the building.
Telemedicine to link Bloomfield EMS with St. Joe's
03/24/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
The hospital is partnering with the Bloomfield Township Fire Department to train the 57 firefighters, who are also certified paramedics, on how to use tablet devices to connect with emergency room doctors in real-time on their runs. The training begins in May.
Southgate, Wyandotte councils adopt automatic mutual aid agreement for fire departments
03/24/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
The Southgate and Wyandotte city councils have approved an automatic mutual aid agreement for their fire departments.
DFD Battle of the Badges Basketball & Tug-of-War tournament
03/24/15 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
McKinney Fire Fighters Make Endorsements in Council Races
03/24/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of McKinney, IAFF Local 2661
McKinney Fire Fighters for Responsible Government announce Council Endorsements. At-Large - Tracy Rath District 2 - Rainey Rogers District 4 - Angie Bado
PEP Class May 13 in Portland
03/24/15 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
Brothers and Sisters,     We just wanted to get out the date for our upcoming PEP class that is going to be held a the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland on May 13, 2015. We will be offering three two hour IAFF sponsored classes on helpful topics. We are making the final decisions on the courses this week but wanted to get out the date so you can block it off.
Kansas Senate considers Anti-Union Bills
03/23/15 - IAFF Local 135
Members of Local 135, Tomorrow or the next day the Senate in Kansas will vote on House Bill 2096  ( SB 179 & SB 212 combined).   This issue will significantly impact your working conditions for the rest of your career.   If passed the rights and protections you currently enjoy will no longer be in place.  I cannot stress how critical this is.
Pilot Survives Plane Crash in Groveland
03/23/15 - IAFF Local 3990
Groveland, FL – A two seater cesna style plane crashed in the wooded area of Groveland at about 840AM this morning (Friday). Residents of the Royal Highlands subdivision heard the plane motor sputter out and then crash. Emergency crews from Lake County Fire Rescue, Lake County Fire Rescue Special Operations Squad, Groveland and Lake EMS responded to the area of the crash.
PROCEED WITH CAUTION...
03/23/15 - IAFF Local 1014
PROCEED WITH CAUTION As most of you know from the recent “All Call” to all stations, the Fire Chief sent out a "DEPARTMENT UPDATE" video message. In the video message, the Fire Chief levies some serious threats to the rank and file members of this Department.
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