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    Awards Submissions
    12/13/18 - IAFF Local 739
    Awards Submissions Please submit any nominations for awards for 2018 in confidence to Mario Lopez by January 11, 2019.
    Happy Holiday's !
    12/13/18 - IAFF local 2464
    Have happy & safe holdiay's from all of us at Walpole Firefighters Local 2464 .
    2019 Open Enrollment
    12/13/18 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
    FIREFIGHTERS BENEFITS FUND OPEN ENROLLMENT For coverage beginning January 1, 2019     MEDICAL & DENTAL INSURANCES WHEN:  NOVEMBER 1, 2018 - NOVEMBER 30, 2018    All employees of Palm Beach County Fire Rescue are eligible to participate in the Palm Beach County Firefighters Employee Benefits Plan.
    South Metro is Hiring
    12/12/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    South Metro Fire Rescue is hiring entry level firefighters and paramedics.  For more information on the hiring please click on the link below.  http://www.southmetro.org/jobs.
    Florida Ave Car vs Building
    12/12/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 2:32 a.m. on Wednesday December 12th, Local members responded to a vehicle vs. building accident at 8828 E. Florida Avenue in Arapahoe County. A sedan crashed through the garden level wall of 2 apartment units injuring the driver and a resident inside, both were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
    Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters for our annual legislative conference
    12/12/18 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
    Please join the Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters (MPFF), Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association (MSFCA), and the Minnesota State Fire Department Association (MSFDA) for our annual legislative conference on Tuesday, January 29, 2019.  All firefighters in Minnesota are encouraged to attend.
    2018 IAFF Local 244 General Election Results
    12/11/18 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board would like to thank all candidates and voting members who participated in the General Election. Very special thanks to the Election Committee and volunteers that helped make this a successful election. Congratulations to the new Executive Officers! Please click PDF Below to view election results.
    THANK YOU FROM LOCAL 30
    12/11/18 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    Local 30 would like to thank all of the Cambridge residents that took the time to vote and support the Health & Safety of your Firefighters. Special Thanks to Jodi Sperber and the rest of the Participatory Budget Committee for their hard work throughout this process. The members of Local 30 truly appreciate it.
    TRANSPORTATION INTEREST FOR WORCESTER L.O.D.D.
    12/11/18 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    Brothers and Sisters, We are trying to see if there is enough interest from our membership to take a bus to Worcester on Saturday morning. If interested to be put on the potential list, please contact FF Mike Dwyer by 12PM on Wednesday 12/12. It's not a guarantee at this time. However, if we do get the bus and you sign up, please commit to it.
    Online Toy Drive
    12/11/18 - Toy Program
    Donate a special toy to children in need in San Francisco this holiday season!  Every child deserves to open one special gift.
    2018 Raffle
    12/10/18 - IAFF Local 2754
    Local 2754 would like to thank everyone who supported our 2018 Raffle. Congratulations to the winners $1000.00       36138 $750.00         10454 $500.00         24552 $250.00         60772 $200.00         61172 $100.00         92476 $100.00 08940 $100.00 83127 $100.00 97488 $100.00 03234
    2017/2018 Retirees Lunch-in
    12/10/18 - IAFF local 1289
    Location will be the Veterans Hall- 3500 Coffee Road.
    UPDATED L.O.D.D. ARRANGEMENTS: FF ROY (WORCESTER FIRE)
    12/10/18 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    Condolences Worcester Fire Fighters, Local 1009
    12/10/18 - UPFFA
    The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut extends our deepest condolences to the members of Worcester Fire Fighters, Local 1009 on the Line of Duty Death of Fire Fighter Christopher Roy of Ladder Co. 4, Brother Roy made the ultimate sacrifice doing his job. Our Prayers are with his family during this very difficult time.
    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.
    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.
    Police launch criminal probe into Detroit fire union head over social media posts (Detroit News)
    12/07/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
    https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2018/12/06/police-launch-probe-into-fire-union-head-over-social-media-posts/2228542002/.
    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.
    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.
    2019 PA AFL-CIO Scholarship Application
    12/04/18 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
    The PA AFL-CIO Scholarship essay contest information is attached below.
    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
    UPFFA and Ct. United Ride - Hundred Club Presentation
    12/01/18 - UPFFA
    Fred Garrity, Executive Director of the Connecticut United Ride along with Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut President Peter Carozza make a check presentation to Bill Sydenham, Executive Director of the Hundred Club. The Club is one of the organizations that receive benefits from the Ct. United Ride. A complete list of all donations is listed below.
    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.
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