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free IAFF Training 01/18/17 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Bringing Training to Your Firehouse
All IAFF members will have a unique opportunity to participate for free in two important workshops offered at the Affiliate Leadership Training Summit in Anaheim, California. Presented live on Wednesday, January 25, your entire shift can watch these webcasts from the firehouse or union hall. Each webcast is two hours.
Members Activity Survey 01/18/17 - IAFF Local 925 (Peabody Firefighters)
Local 925 Members - We would like to know what your interests are. Please Take Survey Now
Firefighter Michael Regan Retires 01/18/17 - IAFF Local 739
Firefighter Michael Regan Retires
The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 wish to congratulate Firefighter Michael Regan of Tower 4 on his retirement. Mickey, may you enjoy a long and healthy retirement, Congratulations.
January 24th 2017 Union Meeting 01/18/17 - IAFF Local 3598
REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING NOTICE
To: Gurnee Firefighters Local 3598 Members
From: Nick Perry
Date: Tuesday January 24th (Gold Shift)
Time: 8:30 A.M.
Funeral information for Jerry Marlett 01/17/17 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
Gerald Dean Marlatt
Posted on January 17, 2017
Gerald Dean Marlatt “Jerry”, passed away January 9, 2017 at his home in Emmett Kansas at the age of 72. Jerry was born January 28, 1944 in Topeka Kansas to Herbert Max Marlatt and Marguerite Jane (Spaeth) Crowe. At the time he was the largest baby ever delivered at Stormont-Vail hospital at 14lbs 7oz.
CHFFA Elections 01/17/17 - Local 2580
CHFFA will be holding Elections on Sun., 1/22/17, at 0800hrs at Training.
Offices include President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, 3 Shift Reps, & At Large Member(s). All members in good standing below the rank of Chief Officer are eligible to run.
Nominations will only be accepted at the meeting.
Please direct Elections questions to Pat Spencer, Elections Chair.
2016 Holiday Project Update 01/17/17 - Local 2580
Thanks for making the 2016 Holiday Project a great success!
We'd like to publicly thank:
- Orange County Chiefs' Council
- Chapel Hill Fire Fighters' Association & its members
- Chapel Hill Fire Department & its employees
- White Cross Fire Department
for their support & generosity.
2017 Charity Shoot, July 15th 01/17/17 - IAFF Local 647
Save the date July 15th, 2017 for a 50 target sporting clay charity event at the Heartland Public Shooting Park.
Charity Shoot 01/17/17 - IAFF Local 647
Grand Island Firefighters is putting on a 50 target sporting clay charity shoot on July 15th.
Pre-Registrations will receive a free gift at the event.
1 Shooter $100.00 USDTeam of 2 Shooters $200.00 USDTeam of 4 Shooters $400.
2017 Jennings Memorial Scholarship 01/17/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
It is that time of year again when the John J. and Nora Jennings Memorial Scholarship is opened and is now accepting applications for 2017. We encourage you to apply and we look forward to reading all applications and2017 essays. This information has been posted to PFFM.
Kingsley FF Tim Vanleeuwen 01/17/17 - Oregon State Fire Fighters Council
If there is one thing Firefighters know all too well, is that nothing in life is a given. Each day is a gift. Tim, of Kingsley Fire in Oregon lives this both on and off duty. We are honored to have him climb with us again in 2017.
East Hartford Fire Department Peer Support Team: 01/17/17 - UPFFA
On Friday, September 13th, two members of the East Hartford Fire Department Peer Support Team travelled to New York City at the invitation of the FDNY Counseling Services Unit (CSU). In addition to the scheduled training program, East Hartford and FDNY made a joint presentation to the Prince George’s County, Maryland Fire Department on how to implement a Peer Team program.
Denver Burn Foundation Payday Raffle Winner 01/17/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Happy New Year!
The 2017 Payday Raffle is officially SOLD OUT! (Only 500 tickets sold.) Thanks to all who purchased a ticket, your support is very much appreciated. For those of you we missed we are sorry, there is always next year.
The winner of the first Payday Raffle of 2017 is Brad Gleditsch. Brad is a probationary fire fighter hired in 2016.
Foxfield House Fire 01/16/17 - Cunningham Fire Fighters
January 15, 2017 – At 13:46 South Metro Firefighters were dispatched to a reported residential structure fire in the 7300 block of South Yampa Street. A neighbor dialed 911 and reported visible smoke coming from a nearby garage. Battalion 32 upgraded the response to confirmed structure fire, prompting the dispatch of additional units.
2016 CFPD Fire Prevention Open House 01/16/17 - Cunningham Fire Fighters
Cunningham Fire Rescue kicked off Fire Prevention Week with an open house at Station 62 16758 E. Smoky Hill Rd in Centennial on October 8th 2016. The community came out to tour the station, check out the apparatus, meet with firefighters and learn about fire safety. The department also provided child safety seat checks and a free pancake breakfast.
Legislation expanding benefits to families of fallen first responders signed into law. 01/15/17 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Legislation expanding benefits to families of fallen first responders signed into law.
Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016
LANSING, Mich. – Legislation extending medical benefits to surviving families of Michigan first responders who die in the line of duty was signed today by the Governor.
“Supporting families of fallen first responders is unquestionably the right thing to do.
Who is “Gadsby” and why is he messing with my retiree health care benefits? 01/15/17 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Who is “Gadsby” and why is he messing with my retiree health care benefits?
“Gadsby” or “GASB” is an acronym for the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. GASB publishes rules that provide governments with accounting standards to use when completing their financial statements.
On A Mission 01/13/17 - BFFA 3044
In this presentation, dynamic speaker, Dr. David Griffin speaks about organizational change, lessons the Charleston, SC Fire Department learned from the fateful day where 9 firefighters perished in the line of duty, through today where the organization is studied as a national model for change. All organizations need to learn the lessons from Charleston to ensure that they do not experience this type of tragic incident.
Westport Firefighters Respond to Fatal Accident on Merritt Parkway 01/12/17 - IAFF Local 1081
On January 11th 2017, a New Jersey man was killed today in a rollover in the southnound lanes of the Merritt Parkway just south of Exit 41 in Westport around 10:30 a.m., state police said. He was identified as Robert G. Bearden, 76, of Florham Park, New Jersey. Traffic was backed up as police carried out an investigation.
Westport Firefighters Respond to Fatal Accident on I-95 01/12/17 - IAFF Local 1081
On December 31st 2016
I-95 northbound between Exits 17 and 18 in Westport was shut down today following a fatal crash between Hales Road and Hillspoint Road. A rear seat passenger in a van not wearing a seat belt was killed when he was ejected from the vehicle after it was rear-ended, went down an embankment, and rolled over, state police said. Three persons in the van were injured.
Westport Firefighters Respond to Fatal Accident on Merritt Parkway 01/12/17 - IAFF Local 1081
A rollover accident on the Merritt Parkway tonight sent a car into the woods just off of Westport’s Twin Oaks Lane, killing a Stamford woman, state police said.
The car ended upside down in the woods near Twin Oaks Lane. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) News-12 Connecticut photo
Lisa C. Brown, 51, died and a passenger, Donell Alston, 40, suffered non life-threatening injuries, police said.
Toxic Fire of '78 01/12/17 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
For the 39th anniversary of Box:524 (Front and Flower) the members of Local 1400 would like to dedicate a donated Gamewell Box on the outside of Chester Fire Station No. 1. This box will be dedicated to those members who made the ultimate sacrifice fighting this fire.
Location: Chester Fire Station No. 1 (1501 West 3rd Street)
For any questions email Gordon Pippin.
Special Election 01/12/17 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
Attention, on January 12, 2017 to 1400 will be holding a special election. Voting times are from 0700 hrs. to go 900 hours and 1700 hrs. to 1900 hrs. in the training room located at station two. This election is for trustee between brother Cowan and brother Cox. The regular monthly meeting will be held at 1930 hrs.
Executive Board Vacancies for City 1st Steward & County 4th Steward 01/12/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for City Chapter First Steward and County Chapter Fourth Steward for the next 14 calendar days. The Executive Board will appoint members to serve in these positions on February 2, 2017 until the next General Election in accordance with the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws, Article VI, Section 5.
Emergency Services Director Opening 01/11/17 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Green Lake Township Emergency Services has a job opening for an Emergency Services Director. This is a full time paid position. Please visit our website at www.greenlaketownship.org or contact our office at 231-276-9329 for a full job description and list of qualifications.
Soddy- Daisy Local 5112 01/11/17 - IAFF 14th District
Soddy-Daisy, TN Local 5112 received their charter from Tennessee State Association President Eddie Mitchell on January 10, 2017.
National Firefighter Ski Races 01/11/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
This January has been the snowiest January the mountains have seen in 100 years. How would you like to enjoy all this powder by skiing Snowmass, Aspen, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk all at an unbelievably low price and at the same time raising money for the Denver Fire Burn Foundation and IAFF Foundation.
Next Regular Union Meeting 01/11/17 - IAFF 323
NEXT Burnaby Firefighters Local 323 Membership Meeting
The next regular meeting of Local 323 is on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 6515 Bonsor Ave, Burnaby, starting at 6:00 pm.
Future meetings are scheduled to take place on the following dates:
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
GoFundMe Account for Frankie Cochran Wyatt 01/10/17 - IAFF Local 42
A GoFundMe Account has been established for the daughter of KCFD Active Retiree Mike Daniels, Sr., Frankie Cochran Wyatt. Frankie is suffering from a rare autoimmune disease that affects 1 in one million people. This disease has no cure because it is so rare. Read more here.
CFR - 2016 01/10/17 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
Here is a recap of what happened at Coquitlam Fire Rescue in 2016!
We responded to over 7300 emergency incidents, spent 1000s of hours training, 3500 volunteer hours in our community and raised over $120,000.00 for various charities including the BCPFFA Burn Fund, Muscular Dystrophy Canada and our own Coquitlam Firefighters Charitable Society.
2017 Legislative Reception 01/10/17 - IAFF Local 135
Officers and Members
The Annual Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters Legislative Reception will be Thursday February 9th 5:30 pm. Thursday afternoon between 1:30 and 2:00 President Wing will have an executive board meeting with all members encouraged to attend. The reception and board meeting will be located at the Ramada Convention Center, Downtown Topeka.
Local #1 Ski Trip 2017 01/09/17 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Pittsburgh Fire Fighters Local No #1
FOP Lodge #1
10TH Annual Ski Trip at
7 Springs Mountain Resort
Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 starting at 4pm and Friday, February 3rd, 2017 until 7pm
Local #1 Group Rate
Open Enrollment 01/09/17 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
Open Enrollment Presentation
By New Insurance Carrier Meritain Aetna
City Hall Community rm
Mon. 10:00 A Plt.
Mon. 2 pm
Tue. 10:00 B Plt.
Tue. 2 pm
Wed. 10:00 C Plt.
Wed. 2 pm
Thr. 2 pm
Fri. 10:00 D Plt.
Fri. 2 pm
Bring SS cards, birth certificates & marriage license for dependents
Off duty members & retirees can come to any other Plt. Date.
The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is collaborating with 4C faculty to create more effective ways to reduce the vulnerability of firefighters to a variety of cancers. We are working with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue to develop a campaign that aims to increase firefighters’ willingness to engage in a variety of preventive behaviors that will reduce their cancer risks, including cleaning gear after fires, as well as adherence to screening recommendations. Campaign strategies are based on the findings from formative research that included focus groups with firefighters, and ride-alongs and observations of firefighter work and communication practices.
Additionally, this team is creating a new easy-to-use web app that will allow firefighters to enter simple, but important information about the characteristics of each fire, so we can measure their exposure to potentially damaging toxic compounds. This will provide important information to epidemiologists assessing cancer risks to firefighters.