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Local 1009 LODD Announcement
12/09/18 - IAFF Local 1009
It is with great sadness we announce the line of duty death of our member Chris Roy. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Commons St. Commercial Structure Fire
12/09/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Just after 8 p.m. on Saturday December 8th, Local members were dispatched to a fire alarm activation at 10005 Commons Street in Lone Tree. Upon arrival members found water flowing from the fire sprinkler system and one unit in the strip mall full of smoke.
December 6, 2018: UPFFA Recognizes Fred Garrity
12/08/18 - UPFFA
December 6, 2018 - Foxwoods Resorts and Casino - Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut recognizes Fred Garrity, Executive Director of the Connecticut United Ride with an IAFF Fire Axe for all his work and dedication over the years.  [L-R] Louis DeMici, Secretary, UPFFA, Fred Garrity, Executive Director, Ct.
December 5-7, 2018: UPFFA of Ct. & RISAFF Health & Safety Seminar
12/08/18 - UPFFA
December 4, 2018: UPFFA Delegates Meeting
12/08/18 - UPFFA
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 UPFFA of Ct.
Friday Update 12-7-18
12/07/18 - IAFF Local 1014
LeDuff: A Political Hit-And-Run? Union Boss Could Be Charged
12/07/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
http://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles/21160/leduff_a_political_hit_and_run_union_boss_could_be_charged.
DFFA NO POLICE AVAILABLE 12-7-18
12/07/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
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Detroit News: Detroit fire union chief blasts city's top cop for investigation
12/07/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
https://www.detroitnews.
Motor City Muckraker (Facebook Live Press Conference)
12/07/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
https://www.facebook.com/motorcitymuckraker/?__tn__=kCH-R&eid=ARCGQVDnvJaZrNRwIRG50Kp0dFAT29XfK42ZpXgJNtTl_F6PC9ZUplyb-yPo4otKQ8j3GYRknJ_A-Oso&hc_ref=ARRm_-BVpsF7COYNRQ5oHWeaM2VkK-UYIzpmbuN8_lmzZq8yBF5kGCGMe6mhJ6EF1a8&__xts__[0]=68.
PFFA 2019 Convention
12/07/18 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
Make your plans now for the PFFA 2019 Convention at Ross Bridge hotel. The dates are May 13th - 15th.
C470 Heavy Equipment Fire
12/07/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 2:39 a.m. on Friday December 7th, Local members responded to a heavy equipment fire on C-470 west of Lucent Blvd. First arriving Engine 16 found a concrete texture curing machine with flames visible and heavy smoke drifting over the westbound lanes. For safety, traffic was briefly shut down while members extinguished the fire.
THANK YOU I.A.F.F. LOCAL 1280
12/07/18 - Lets Fire Cancer
A HUGE "THANK YOU" goes out to members of The Endicott Professional Fire Fighters I.A.F.F. Local 1280. The Brothers held a fund raiser "NO SHAVE NOVEMBER" raising $540. for The Retired Professional Fire Fighters Cancer Fund. 100% of these funds will go directly to established, promising, world class cancer research programs.
Toy Giveaway at City Hall
12/06/18 - Toy Program
Mayor's Toy Giveaway | San Francisco Firefighters Local 798 from SIX50 Productions on Vimeo.
Former Mayor Alfred DelVecchio
12/05/18 - IAFF Local 274
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of former Mayor Alfred DelVecchio.Our sincere condolences go out to the Delanoy and DelVecchio families.Honor guard has been requested for the wake on Sunday December 9th 2018.
11/20/2018 Springfield fire in historic house displaces 5
12/05/18 - IAFF Local 648
Springfield fire in historic house displaces 5 Updated Nov 20; Posted Nov 20 7 Gallery: Springfield fire in historic house displaces 5 3 74shares By Jeanette DeForge jdeforge@repub.
Springfield firefighters use Jaws of Life to extricate victim following 2-vehicle crash in North End
12/05/18 - IAFF Local 648
Springfield firefighters use Jaws of Life to extricate victim following 2-vehicle crash in North End Updated 9:33 AM; Posted 9:12 AM 11-4-18 -- Springfield -- Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to extricate a male victim from this black SUV following a 2-vehicle crash in the North End.
Social Security Administration office in Springfield evacuated following a report of a suspicious package
12/05/18 - IAFF Local 648
Firefighter Cancer
12/05/18 - IAFF Local 925
FAQs Are firefighters’ risks for certain types of cancer significantly higher? Firefighters’ risks are significantly higher for some specific types of cancer than the general population. In 2013, NIOSH researchers reported a two-fold excess of malignant mesothelioma, a very rare cancer.
Counting Ratification Ballots
12/03/18 - IAFF Local 1403
December 6th at 0900 at our Union Hall Come by and HELP count ballots, Looking for Volunteers to count our CBA 2017-2020 RATIFICATION BALLOTS contact Gabe Nemeth 305-281-1184 or email at gabe.nemeth@local1403.
Merry Christmas
12/03/18 - IAFF Local 1164
Fire Chief Dave Heavener, Santa and Mrs.
SPECIAL MEETING
12/03/18 - IAFF 3711
There will be a special meeting on Thursday December 6th at 1830 at the Union Hall.  The purpose of the meeting is to present the draft contract to the members.  A ratification vote will take place at the regular December meeting on December 12th.
Assisance from the IAFF Available
12/03/18 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery has treated more than 500 members struggling with addiction, post-traumatic stress, complicated grief and other related behavioral health challenges. Exclusively for IAFF members, the Center provides a safe haven for members to talk with other brothers and sisters who have faced similar challenges.
NLFD IS AWARDED THE LT. JOSEPH DIBERNARDO GRANT
12/02/18 - New London Fire Fighters
The NLFD was awarded the Joseph DiBernardo grant. This grant will provide our members with bailout kits and training for them. The Joseph DiBernardo foundation was started after Joseph succumbed to his injuries when he jumped out of a 5 story window during the Black Sunday Fire on November 22, 2011. To learn more, please go to: https://www.joeydfoundation.
Diane Appleton's (wife of Dennis) Funeral Announcement
12/02/18 - IAFF Local 21
Dennis Appleton’s wife Diane on November 28th. A Celebration of DiDi's life will be held at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, 1669 Arcade St, St. Paul, on Wednesday, Dec. 5th. Visitation is 11am - 1pm, with Memorial Service at 1pm.
Annual Christmas Party
12/01/18 - IAFF Local 51
Local 51 would like to invite all of its members and families to attend our Annual Christmas Party.  Grab your favorite dessert and get to the FF's Hall on December 18 & 19 for food, drinks, raffles & pictures with Santa.
18-1 Academy Graduation
12/01/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
On the evening of Friday November, 30th a graduation ceremony was held for Academy Class 18-1 at Rocky Vista University. Congratulations to our new Probationary Firefighters!  We look forward to working with you all! https://www.southmetro.
Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut California Fire Fighters Relief Fundraising Campaign
12/01/18 - UPFFA
John McGee - Certificate of Appreciation
12/01/18 - UPFFA
President Peter Carozza presents a certificate of appreciation to John McGee from Manchester Fire Fighters, Local 1579 IAFF for his recent retirement from the Manchester Fire Department.
Friday Update 11-30-18
11/30/18 - IAFF Local 1014
Latigo Way Structure Fire
11/30/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 7:30 p.m. on Thursday November 29, 2018, Local members responded to a house fire on Latigo Lane in Parker. Smoke was visible from the garage when crews arrived, and the homeowner confirmed that all family members were safe and accounted for. Members quickly extinguished a small fire in the garage and conducted searches inside the home for extension, none was found.
Skin Cancer Screenings
11/29/18 - IAFF Local 739
Skin Cancer Screenings The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 would like to thank Dr. Christine Kannler for coming out and conducting skin cancer screenings for our members.  We greatly appreciate her taking time out of her busy schedule to help our members stay ahead of cancer. Thank you Dr. Kannler.
Detroit police questioned over delayed response to murder scene
11/29/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
https://amp.clickondetroit.com/news/detroit-police-questioned-over-delayed-response-to-murder-scene.
Hank Jandrich Assistance Request
11/28/18 - IAFF Local 21
Local 21 was contacted by Constance Jandrich, wife of retired FEO Henry (HANK) Jandrich.  She is looking for volunteers to home visit with Hank in January and February for 2 hour shift. To sign up for Home visits with Hank Please click on the link below to view the online sign up sheet. Please post/pass this invite along to others who may be interested in helping.
Station 32 Reopening
11/28/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Ready to roll! The newly completed Firehouse 32 located at Orchard Road and Quebec Street was placed in service this morning. There was a brief flag ceremony, a performance by the South Metro Fire Pipes and Drums and a traditional "push in" of the apparatus.
Toys for Tots
11/28/18 - IAFF Local 739
Toys for Tots Lynn Local 739 has again partnered with the US Marine Corps for our annual Toys for Tots drive.  We are accepting new, unwrapped gifts at all of our firehouses.  Any questions please contact Paul Tucker, E3/D2.  Thank you.
December Union Meeting & Voting
11/28/18 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
This is a reminder that the December Union meeting will take place at the Union Offices (12 Lakeside Lane, Denver CO 80212) on Wednesday, December 5th at 7:00 pm. We will have Choir Practice for the morning meeting on December 6th at 8:30 am at Rome's (785 W Mississippi Ave, Denver, CO 80223).
2019 Local 1826 BI-Monthly Meeting Schedule
11/28/18 - IAFF 1826
              2019 Local 1826 BI-Monthly Meeting Schedule 1. February 28th, 2019. 2. April 25th, 2019. 3. June 27th, 2019. 4. August 29th, 2019. 5. October 31st, 2019. 6. December 5th, 2019 Local 1826 Bi-Monthly Meetings are held at the SWFL International Airport Training Center.
Local 1014 Election Results
11/27/18 - IAFF Local 1014
Toys for Tots
11/26/18 - Plymouth Fire Local 1768
The Plymouth Fire Department and Plymouth Firefighters Local 1768 announced their twelfth annual Toys for Tots drive. Toys can be dropped off  until Dec. 21 to Station 1 Headquarters,  114 Sandwich St. , and Station 6 Cedarville,  2209 State Road . All toys must be unwrapped to ensure proper distribution for each child's gender and age.
CAMBRIDGE PARTICIPATORY BUDGET
11/26/18 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters, Please share this with your friends and family who live in Cambridge. Below are the items discussed in the participatory budget. Please Vote! https://pb.cambridgema.gov/pb5firefighters.
Lake Firefighters to Debut New Rescue Me Calendar
11/26/18 - IAFF Local 3990
The Professional Firefighters of Lake County are debuting our all new Rescue Me wall calendar for 2019. The calendar features pictures of our firefighters with animals from the Lake County Animal Shelter and our firetrucks. The calendar is only $10 and all proceeds from the calendar will be donated to the Lake County Animal Shelter to help pets find a furever home.
Saint Paul Fire Foundation Raising Funds For Those Impacted At Payne Avenue Explosion
11/26/18 - IAFF Local 21
https://stpaulfirefoundation.org/make-a-gift/.
Chief Barron Retirement
11/25/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Congratulations to Battalion Chief Ron Barron who retired today after 35 years serving the south metro community. Family, friends and fellow Local members gathered at Firehouse 41 in Parker this morning to honor Chief Barron with a flag ceremony.  Enjoy your retirement! https://www.southmetro.
2018 Christmas Ornament
11/25/18 - Waterbury Fire Fighters Association
The 2018 Christmas Ornament is now available. This year we are featuring the patch for Station 2.
Christmas Party
11/25/18 - IAFF Local 4381
December 14th/15th Union Christmas Party It is time for our annual Christmas party! This year the event will be held at Southern Tre’ on the square. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend! We look forward to seeing you all there.
South Gaylord Way Structure Fire
11/24/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 10:45 a.m. on Saturday November 24, 2018, Local members responded to multiple 911 reports of a house on fire at South Gaylord Way and East Nichols Place in Centennial. First arriving Engine and Medic 15 found 2 homes on fire in the 7500 block of South Gaylord Way. The exterior flames were quickly controlled and firefighters searched the interior of both structures for fire extension inside.
 
 
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