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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.
Upcoming MDA Lockup Events
04/24/15 - IAFF Local 2819
Brother Gillespie is the point of contact for next week's MDA Lockup. There are two opportunities for you to participate. The specifics are in the table below for easy reference.  Contact Chad with your availability - cgillespie@iaff2819.org.
May Bi-Monthly Meeting
04/24/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
KENNY SOUZA RETIREMENT
04/24/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
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 www.denverburnfoundation.org 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.
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.
update
04/23/15 - IAFF 1826
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
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. http://ci.new-london.ct.us/filestorage/7495/7518/7798/7800/Firefighter.
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.
Membership Meeting
04/21/15 - IAFF Local F-102
There will be a Membership Meeting on April 30, 2015 at Station 62 at 0630. Item to be discussed at this time are: IAFF Dist. 16 Caucus, Trade of time Update, Station 61 Internet Update, Presidents Report, Vice Presidents Report, Secretary Treasurers Report, and Special Committees Report.
Membership Meeting Postponed
04/20/15 - San Luis Obispo City Firefighters Local 3523
Meeting postponed to Tuesday, April 21 1800 hrs.  BOD will meet at 1715 hrs.  Pizza will be served tomorrow.  Pizza will also be served today at FS #1.  Please pick up 2 pizzas/station.  Thanks for good work on Tassajara Incident.
Memphis Local 1784 Responds to News Article on City Debt
04/20/15 - IAFF 14th District
IAFF Local 1784 President Thomas Malone appeared in today's web version on the Commercial Appeal and should be in the print version tomorrow in regards to the CA's series on the city's perceived budget crisis: http://www.commercialappeal.
2015 Missouri Fallen Firefighter Memorial
04/20/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
The 2015 Annual Fallen Fighters Memorial service will be held on Sunday May 17, 2015 at 10:30 AM in Kingdom City, Missouri, located at the 148 Mile marker of I-70. The Candlelight Service will be May 16, 2015 at 9:00 PM at the same location. The Honor Guard Commander for the year will be Fire Fighter Chuck Beaty from the St.
Box 3-35 - 297 Belmont Street - 4/18/15 - Group 2
04/20/15 - Belmont Firefighters
At 1935 hrs on April 18th, 2015 the Belmont Fire Alarm recieved reports of a building fire at 297 Belmont Street. Box 35 was struck. Initial response was Belmont Engine 1, Engine 2, Watertown Engine 2(Line Box), Ladder1, Rescue 1 under the command of Captain Haley C3. A working fire was transmitted by Capt Haley on arrival, for heavy fire showing from a single story taxpayer.
METRO FIRE CHAMPS
04/20/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Congratulations to the CFD Hockey team on a great season! In addition to being undefeated and winning this year's Metro Fire Tournament, they.
Laconia L-1153: In Honor of the Charleston 9 Seminar
04/20/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
In Honor of The Charleston 9: A Study of Change Following Tragedy is based off of the best-selling book with the identical name, which includes doctoral research that will help all organizations, whether public, private, for-profit, or non-profit to determine whether organizational change is needed in their respective organization.
Crew Joseph Flatos
04/19/15 - San Luis Obispo City Firefighters Local 3523
Congratulations to Alec and Lindsey Flatos on the birth of baby boy "Crew Joseph".
News release - Local 3107
04/19/15 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
News Release Biddeford Career Firefighters Local 3107 It is with a very heavy heart this evening that Local 3107, Biddeford Career Firefighters and the Biddeford fire department announce that one of own firefighters and their family have been impacted by a tragic fire. Firefighter / Paramedic Ryan Loshaw, his wife Alicia and their two small girls lost their home, barn, and several animals to a fire this morning at 82 Union Falls Road in Dayton, Maine.        It is with a very heavy heart this evening that Local 3107, Biddeford Career Firefighters and the Biddeford fire department announce that one of own firefighters and their family have been impacted by a tragic fire.
April 19, 2015 update
04/19/15 - IAFF Local 1014
Your Local 1014 Executive Board has come together nicely and while there will be no shortage of work, these past two or three weeks have been extremely taxing on us all. The membership feels the tension and can clearly see the smoke in the air as we do battle day after day with the Department right now on so many issues.
Ruston Local-4019 MDA 5K
04/19/15 - PFFA
Ruston Local-4019 11th Annual MDA Golf Tournament
04/18/15 - PFFA
Sterling Heights Police and Fire battle Warren Police and Fire in wheel chair basketball charity event
04/18/15 - IAFF Local 1557
Sterling Heights Fire Fighters teamed up with Stering Heights Police to battle Warren Fire Fighters and Police in a Wheel Chair Basketball game for Charity.  The event took place at Greg Grants Basketball and training Center in Sterling Heights on Tuesday April 14, 2015.
Chris Dill T-Shirts
04/17/15 - Buffalo Professional Firefighters Assoc.
Chris Dill Memorial T-Shirts $25.00       April 4th, 2015 marked the 10 year anniversary of Chris' death.  In his honor Kevin Sikorski of Engine 21, 3rd Platoon is selling pre-ordered prepaid t-shirts with all proceeds going to the K.I.A. Memorial Road March on August 22, 2015.
Fire Marshal Promotion
04/17/15 - New London Fire Fighters
The New London Fire Department is pleased to announce the promotion of Fire Inspector Skau. Inspector Skau will be promoted to the position of Fire Marshal on April 24th in council chambers at 1500hrs.
2nd Annual Kilts & Kleats Softball Classic
04/17/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
48 Crystal Ave.
04/17/15 - New London Fire Fighters
This morning at 0630 the North Station responded to a fire alarm activation at 48 Crystal Avenue. While responding callers reported smoke on the upper floors. All additional companies were assigned to the call. An oven fire on the third floor created a smoke condition on floor 3 and because the fire doors were wedged in the open position, smoke traveled to the upper floors.
Vote for your IAFF 858 Endorsed Candidates
04/17/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Attention Brother and Sisters just a reminder if you are a Denver resident you will have your ballots in hand.  Please remember to vote for your Local 858 endorsed candidates.
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