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March 26, 2020: Connecticut Firefighter’s PAC Event
02/26/20 - UPFFA
Connecticut Firefighter’s PAC Event Thursday, March 26, 2020 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Captain Don Aker
02/26/20 - IAFF Local 21
Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Captain Don Aker.  Captain Aker started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on July 1, 1949 and retired on August 3, 1984.  Captain Aker passed on January 7, 2020,  A gathering of Family & Friends will be in the Spring. Complete notice later.
MDA Fill The Boot at Minnesota Wild Game
02/26/20 - IAFF Local 21
Local 21 Brothers and Sisters, We have been invited by the Minnesota Wild to fundraise for the MDA at the March 15th game at Excel Energy Center vs. the Nashville Predators.   This is an opportunity for 10 individuals to Fill the Boot and then enjoy the Wild game.
The PTSD Pressure Cooker
02/26/20 - IAFF Local #1945
Coming to terms with a traumatic event is always difficult. If you’re a fire fighter or paramedic struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), you know that symptoms can interfere with your personal and professional life.
Firefighters Blitz The Capitol For Fire Service Day
02/25/20 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
The Minnesota Fire Service was on display at the Minnesota Capitol in Saint Paul last Wednesday for Fire Service Day at the Capitol. 116 Firefighter/lobbyists (including 50 MPFF members) attended individual meetings with 115 legislators to push for issues important to the fire service. 60% of the legislature had meetings with firefighters on Fire Service Day.
4F Gaming Nights
02/25/20 - PFFNH
4F Charity Gaming at Ocean Gaming in Hampton on 4/21-22, 6/29-30, 9/7-8, 12/24 & 26.
Swim-a-Thon to benefit firefighters
02/25/20 - Northern Ohio Fire Fighters
Firefighters in Lakewood and Rocky River will be the beneficiaries of support raised at the Rotary Club of Lakewood-Rocky River’s Swim-a-Thon on March 1 at the Rocky River Recreation Center indoor pools from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
2020 Scholarship Fund Application
02/24/20 - IAFF Local 42
The St. Florian Scholarship Fund is accepting applications NOW thru April 3, 2020.  All applications must be completed and returned to Greater Kansas City Firefighters, IAFF Local 42 at 6320 Manchester Ave., Suite 42A, Kansas City, MO 64133 or via E-mail to psolomon@iaff42.org no later than 4:00 PM on Friday, April 3, 2020.  Download 2020 St.
SPFD Saint Patrick's Day Stein Drive
02/21/20 - IAFF Local 21
Hot and fresh out of the kiln at Deneen Pottery, Saint Paul Fire's custom, hand spun, limited 2nd edition Saint Patrick's Day beer stein for 2020. All proceeds from the sale of the steins benefit the Saint Paul Fire Foundation. These limited edition steins are first being offered to SPFD employees and Local 21 retirees.
Last Minute Ball Information
02/21/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
One of the fun parts of the ball is the silent auction.  This year we are able to let members preview items and also bid online without being at the ball.  All proceeds from the auction go directly to the Denver Firefighters Charitable Foundation.  If you click HERE  you can see the items, the auction will be open tomorrow 2/22 from 4:30-10:30pm.
Annual Northland Cup Charitable Hockey Game
02/21/20 - IAFF Local 21
Sunday, February 23, 2020.  Noon - 3:00pm.  PUCK DROPS AT 1PM! Since 2012 employees of Ramsey County and the City of Saint Paul have played a friendly hockey game as a way to raise money and awareness for the Saint Paul/Ramsey County Intervention Project (SPIP).
Manchester's Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner
02/21/20 - PFFNH
Manchester hosts its CB&C dinner on 3/19 at the St. George Cathedral. Sponsorships are available. All proceeds benefit MDA. Tickets will be available soon - contact the MPFFA for more info.
Merrimack Green Balls of Fire
02/21/20 - PFFNH
Join Merrimack for their 6th annual Green Balls of fire at the Merrimack Ten Pin on 3/15 at noon. Tickets can be found here: http://iaff2904.
Walk of Fire
02/21/20 - PFFNH
Hampton Fire Prevention Officer Bill Paine is preparing for a trek along the Appalachian Trail, raising money for a summer camp dedicated to children with severe burn injuries. Find out more about his Walk of Fire at: https://www.facebook.
Friday Update 2-21-20
02/20/20 - IAFF Local 1014
2020 MO FF Cancer Coalition LODD Survivor Meeting
02/20/20 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Dry Creek Ct. Vehicle into Building
02/18/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 9:10 on Monday February 17th, Local members responded to a call for a car into a building on W. Dry Creek Ct. in Littleton. When members arrived on scene, they found a car had crashed through the front doors of The Boardroom Sports Bar and Steakhouse. The car was still running inside the business, but the driver was nowhere to be found. Littleton Police also arrived on scene to investigate.
Monday Morning Headlines 2/17/20
02/17/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good Monday Morning, Annual Ball - This Saturday is the Annual Ball at the Denver Hyatt Regency Convention Center, 650 15th Street, Denver. The cocktail reception starts at 4:30 pm, and the Ceremony begins at 7:00 pm. Tickets are still available from the Online Store. Rooms are also available, but you will need to call the hotel.
Web-page Updates and Maintenance
02/16/20 - IAFF Local 1565
Local 1565 Members, Brother Scadden has been asked to update the Union Website, and maintain the information available as current as possible. He has already begun to clean up the website and we encourage you to use the Union Web-page to access up to date information.
TODAY - ANNUAL MEETING- Denver Firefighters Museum
02/16/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Your Attendance Can Make a Difference. If you are a Denver Firefighter Museum Member than your vote counts! Today at 4 pm,  the Museum located at 1326 Tremont Street will be holding the Annual Board Meeting where you can vote to help keep Denver Firefighters on the Museum Board. Help preserve our heritage by attending and voting in today's board election.
L30 HOCKEY CLOTHING FOR SALE (UPDATED)
02/15/20 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
ANNUAL MEETING- Denver Firefighters Museum
02/15/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good morning, Are you a Denver Firefighter Museum Member? Do you want to know what's happening with the Museum? Tomorrow, February 16th is the Denver Firefighter Museum Annual Meeting at 4 pm located at 1326 Tremont Place. ELECTION OF BOARD MEMBERS is on the meeting agenda. Help keep Denver Firefighters on the Museum Board by attending and voting.
Springfield Fire Dept Promotes 11, Swears in 5 Recruits
02/14/20 - IAFF Local 648
SPRINGFIELD — Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and Fire Commissioner B.J. Calvi held a ceremony Friday at the Raymond M. Sullivan Public Safety Complex to swear in five new recruits and promote 11 other officers. Calvi swore in Samuel Hudak, William Torres Jr., Daniel Allard and Matthew McElhiney as lieutenants.lio Rivera.
Retirees Get Together
02/13/20 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
The next retirees gettogether will be held on Wednesday, March 11th from 9 to 12 at the Dante Club.
Lynn Firefighters Day
02/13/20 - IAFF Local 739
Today marks the 125th Lynn Firefighters Day. Lynn Firefighters Day was adopted by the Lynn City Council following a tragic fire where four Lynn Firefighters died in the line of duty on February 13, 1895 at City Box 41, 53-55 Munroe Street, Hutchinson Hardware. The following members of Engine Company 3 made the supreme sacrifice: Captain Henry L. Skinner, Hoseman Thomas E.
Friday Update 2-14-20
02/13/20 - IAFF Local 1014
MO Fire Funeral Service Trailers for Sale
02/12/20 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Download Flier with more images here.
Captain Scott Suplita Retirement
02/12/20 - IAFF Local 892
After 21 years of dedicated service to the City of Norwich, Captain Scott Suplita worked his last shift Wednesday, February 12, 2020.  Captain Suplita was not only a leader on the fireground but a strong advocate for the members of Local 892 as well.
‘Sometimes you have to see it to be it,’ says Springfield’s first African American District Chief Tyrone Denson
02/11/20 - IAFF Local 648
  ‘Sometimes you have to see it to be it,’ says Springfield’s first African American District Chief Tyrone Denson Updated Feb 03, 2020; Posted Feb 03, 2020 Chief Tyrone Denson in January became the first-ever African American district chief of the Springfield Fire Department.
COUNCILOR BOOKER GEARS UP
02/11/20 - New London Fire Fighters
Last week, Councilor Kevin Booker visited the NLFD and geared up for some drills alongside Group 2. Councilor Booker went through a hose stretch and fire attack evolution, ladder placement and an EMS demonstration. Councilor Reona Dyess was also on hand. Thank you Councilors for your time and interest in the NLFD. Please also check out this video of Councilor Booker on the attack line.
Promotions and New Hires
02/11/20 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
2/10/20: Congratulations to FF Paul Turner and FF Ray Pouncey on your promotions to Fire Inspector. Inspectors Turner and Pouncey were sworn in today during a ceremony held in the auditorium of Memorial Town Hall. In addition to the two new inspectors, four new probationary Firefighter/EMT’s were sworn in.
TRIAL SHIFT SCHEDULE CHANGE VOTE RESULTS IN...
02/10/20 - IAFF Local 1014
Monday Morning Headlines 2/10/20
02/10/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good Monday Morning, EBoard - The Executive Board will be meeting Wednesday, February 12, at 8:30 am in the Board Room at 12 Lakeside Lane. Be sure to let your Vice President know if you have any issues you would like the board to talk discuss. Ball - The Annual Ball is just 13 days away. Be sure to get your tickets from the 858 Online Store.
February 8, 2020: Testimonial Dinner Honoring John Novak
02/09/20 - UPFFA
Saturday, February 8, 2020: President Carozza, Secretary DeMici, Treasurer Anthony along with other UPFFA staff in attendance at the testimonial in Honor of Greenwich Local 1042 President John Novak.
Friday Update 2-7-20
02/06/20 - IAFF Local 1014
PPFFA/Bob Zeigler Scholarship
02/05/20 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Union Meeting 2/5 & 2/6
02/05/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good afternoon,  Just a reminder that the Union Meeting and nominations for Delegates & Alternates to the 2020 IAFF Convention will be held tonight and tomorrow at February Union meeting on Feb 5th at 7:00 pm & Feb 6th at 8:30 am as well as on March 4th at 7:00 pm at 12 Lakeside Lane, Denver, Colorado 80212.
Ball Info Part 2, the real info
02/05/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Ok, Hello again, due to a computer glitch some of the last email wasn't sent, but here's all the legit info. -With the ball just over 2 weeks away, you need to get ready for the night of your life.   -If you were notified that you'll be recieving an award, the Awards Ceremony will be held Saturday Feb 22nd @ 3pm @ the Hyatt Regency, 650 15th St.
regular union meeting 2-11-20
02/05/20 - Medford Firefighters Local 824
Regular union meeting 2-11-20 @ 1900hrs Station 6.
Legislative Update
02/04/20 - NMPFFA
Update on: SB 62 PUBLIC EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT PAY CHANGES & SB 72 PERA SOLVENCY From Brother John Melia Hello everyone, Senate Bills 62 and 72 made if through the Public Affairs Committee, but we're a long way away from protecting our pension and getting credit for all of the hours that we are required to work.
March 2, 2020: UPFFA of Ct. & Connecticut Career Fire Chiefs Association - Educational Seminar
02/04/20 - UPFFA
Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut & The Connecticut Career Fire Chiefs Association Joint Labor & Management Educational Seminar Monday, March 2, 2020 Connecticut Fire Academy 34 Perimeter Road, Suffield, Ct. 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Chris Lewis for Congress
02/04/20 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
.The PFFA endorse Chris Lewis for Congress in Alabama's 5th district.
IAFF License Plate Form
02/04/20 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
The new form for IAFF auto/motorcycle license plates is in the main menu.
John Preston hike to the Midway
02/04/20 - IAFF Local 2180
On February 9, join Local 2180 members, friends and family to turn out and support Firefighter John Preston on the last mile of his hike from Northern California to the USS Midway bringing support and awareness to suicide prevention. John, a Palo Alto firefighter and United States Maring Corp Veteran, tragically lost his brother to suicide who was a police officer and Marine Veteran.
Important WTC Information
02/04/20 - IAFF Local 274
FILE WITH PERTINENT INFORMATION THAT EVERYONE THAT WENT TO GROUND ZERO SHOULD HAVE 1. A LETTER FROM THE NEW YORK STATE AND LOCAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM CONFIRMING THAT YOU SATISFIED THE ELIGIBILTY REQUIREMENTS FROM THE CITY OF WHITE PLAINS 2. COPIES OF PHOTOS OF YOU AT GROUND ZERO OR EVEN ANY PHOTOS THAT MAY HAVE BEEN TAKEN BEFORE/AFTER RETURNING (THINK THE CLASSIC “GROUP” SHOTS).
Update on: SB 62 PUBLIC EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT PAY CHANGES & SB 72 PERA SOLVENCY
02/04/20 - NMPFFA
Update on: SB 62 PUBLIC EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT PAY CHANGES & SB 72 PERA SOLVENCY
Update on: SB 62 PUBLIC EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT PAY CHANGES & SB 72 PERA SOLVENCY
02/04/20 - NMPFFA
Update on: SB 62 PUBLIC EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT PAY CHANGES & SB 72 PERA SOLVENCY
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