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    Memorial Day
    05/27/17 - IAFF Local 3472
    History Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. Over two dozen cities and towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. While Waterloo N.Y.
    Safety Reminder from MPFFU
    05/27/17 - IAFF Local 3472
    A good reminder from our friends at Firefighters Close Calls:
    Michigan Department of Health & Human Services
    05/27/17 - IAFF Local 3472
    To the agencies, providers and MCAs: At 8:00 am on June 5, 2017, the Department will be implementing our new online licensing system for EMS personnel that will include initial and renewal licensing, as well as license verification.  At that time, all paper licensing applications will no longer be accepted.
    05/27/17 - IAFF Local 51
    Union Members,  MDA Update; for those of you who did not get a chance to read your email I have a spoiler alert for you.  The Fire Chief and Chaptain Younger have sent out emails updating our progress on our MDA chalenge and to be Brief our goal of $125,000 is not going to be reached unless we get out and push.
    2017 Memorial Day Holiday
    05/27/17 - IAFF Local 42
    Memorial Day is a time to spend with family to celebrate the beginning of summer. However you choose to celebrate Memorial Day this Monday, pause for a minute at 3:00 PM and join the National Moment of Remembrance. Take 60 seconds to respect, thank and pay tribute to the men and women, and their families, who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms.
    Chula Vista Firefighters IAFF Local 2180 fighting to keep the community and our Firefighters safe.
    05/27/17 - IAFF Local 2180
    Chula Vista Firefighters IAFF Local 2180 are fighting to keep our community safe and ensure we get to our people in time. Failing response times and understaffing has plagued the Chula Vista Fire Department for years, something has to change. Public Safety has to be priority one. Please click on link below for video.
    The 14th District Partnership Education Program
    05/27/17 - PFFA
    Charity Golf Outing
    05/26/17 - Downers Grove Professional Firefighters Association
    The Downers Grove Professional Firefighters Association, Local 3234, proudly announces the return of their annual Charity Golf Outing benefiting Noah's Hope (www.noahshope.com). This year's outing will take place on July 18, 2017 at Gleneagles Country Club in Lemont, IL. Registration begins at 8:30 am with a shotgun start at 10 am. Click here to register.
    Fire on Lookout Lane
    05/26/17 - IAFF Local 1081
    On Thursday May 25th 2017 at 6:20 pm the Westport Fire Department received a report of generator on fire at 10 Lookout Lane. When the fire department arrived firefighters found smoke coming from the attached garage with a fire in the garage. Firefighters quickly deployed hose lines and were able to put out the fire before it extended the living areas of the house.
    High Angle Training Group 3
    05/26/17 - New London Fire Fighters
    The I-95 Southbound Bridge project started in mid April. This project could pose numerous unique challenges for the members of the New London Fire Department. A previous incident(9/1/2015) where a "Snooper Truck" failed below the surface of the bridge was handled with A-35 from the Groton side of the bridge.
    Annual Firefighter Memorial Sunday
    05/26/17 - IAFF Local 739
    99th Annual Lynn Firefighter Memorial Sunday Sunday June 11, 2017 at 10:00 at the Lynn Firefighter's Lot in Pine Grove Cemetery.  This year's speaker is retired District Chief Jack Barry.  Members will step off from the Broadway Firehouse at 9:45 AM (assemble at 9:30 AM).  All current and retired members and their families are welcome to attend.
    IAFF 14th District PEP Event
    05/26/17 - IAFF 14th District
    Time to register for the IAFF 14th District PEP event. Affordable and quality training for current and future IAFF Local leaders. http://client.prod.iaff.
    Fire Captain Scott Woodward Services
    05/26/17 - IAFF Local F-102
       All Hands    Enclosed is the information in regards to Fire Captain Scott Woodward’s Services.   The Union has received notice that Fire Captain Scott Woodward's Memorial Service is planned for 24 June 2017 at 1300 Hours (1 p.m.
    Workplace Injury Information
    05/25/17 - IAFF Local 21
    ***IMPORTANT*** Wednesday Morning Union Meeting: Attorney Ron Meuser will be attending our WEDNESDAY MORNING MEETING and will speak on workplace injuries & illness.  He has, and is working with many of our members, both retired and active, about how to protect ourselves after a workplace injury, cancer diagnosis or other illness.
    Elections 2017
    05/25/17 - IAFF Local 51
    Attention Members, We still have election Runoff coming up for the end of May 30 and June 10, 2017 June 2017 Uniform Runoff and Special Election Election Day will be Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Early voting period will be from Tuesday, May 30, 2017 through Tuesday, June 6, 2017. More Details to come later this week.
    05/25/17 - IAFF Local 51
    Attention members, MDA total: $14,000 as of Wednesday. We still need more and their's still time. Get out there and Boot Drive your hearts out.  Good Luck and God Speed.
    2017 Randy Atkinson Memorial Scholarship
    05/24/17 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
    Memorial Day Service
    05/24/17 - IAFF Local 21
    Fallen Fire Fighter Tribute
    05/24/17 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
    Tribute for fallen San Antonio firefighter Scott Deem.  Our brother will never be forgotten.
    Summer Safety Tips: #MakeSafeHappen
    05/24/17 - IAFF Local 42
    C-Shift Tech Rescue
    05/24/17 - IAFF Local #1945
    Click on the link for more information. http://www.coloradoan.
    CAMP IGNITE 2017
    05/23/17 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
    Ignite your passion.  Ignite the possibilities. Ignite tomorrow’s opportunities! Camp Ignite will show you a future of limitless opportunities and that regardless of your gender, anything is possible. Camp Ignite is a four-day camp that educates and inspires young women to follow their dreams.
    05/23/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    Local 4727 members Lt promotional process underway
    05/22/17 - IAFF Local 4727
    May 22, 2017 The Addison Fire District's promotional process for the rank of Lieutenant is officially underway today! Good luck and best wishes to all members of Local 4727 who are participating.
    Team Jameson Fishing Trip 7.25.17
    05/22/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
    The nice weather is finally here again and with it comes the second annual Team Jameson fishing trip. We went out last year and it was a great day of fishing, fun and remembrance. There are 60 spots available on the boat. Reservations will be first-come first-serve based on payment received.
    Hats For Tom
    05/20/17 - IAFF Local 3666
    Purchase Hats Online @ https://squareup.com/store/Local3666 .  First Round of Shirts will be submitted on June 1st and available for pick-up on/after June 22nd at ALS Headquarters (340 Montevue Lane, Frederick).
    Pub Crawl 2017
    05/19/17 - Lawrence Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 1596
    Ohio HB 38
    05/19/17 - Northern Ohio Fire Fighters
    The Northern Ohio Firefighters would like to thank Representative Dave Greenspan for sponsoring Ohio House Bill 38 to protect fire fighters. The bill passed the Ohio House of Representatives and will now be heard in the Ohio Senate.
    2017 Recruit Class Graduation
    05/19/17 - Quincy Fire Fighters Association
    The 2017 Recruit Class graduated from the Quincy Fire Academy on Thursday.  These 27 new recruits bring staffing back to levels the Quincy Fire Department hasn't seen since 2003.  These new firefighters will attend the O2X Health and Wellness training next week and start at their assignments throughout fire stations in Quincy on Saturday, May 27th.
    Public Safety Bills move in Congress
    05/19/17 - IAFF Local 4416
    SENATE COMMITTEE APPROVES AFG/SAFER REAUTHORIZATION   On Wednesday, May 17th, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs unanimously approved S. 829, the AFG and SAFER Program Reauthorization Act.
    Retirement Seminar
    05/19/17 - IAFF Local 42
    I-95 Bus Fire
    05/18/17 - IAFF Local 1081
    Early Morning Fire in Westport
    05/18/17 - IAFF Local 1081
    Westport Firefighters were dispatched to a fire alarm activation at a commercial occupancy on Woodside Lane at 5:55 AM. Two Engine companies, the Truck Company and the Shift Commander were on the initial dispatch. Arriving companies initially staged at locked entry gates and proceeded to walk up the building to investigate the cause of the alarm.
    Vote of no confidence in Fire Chief John Pond and Mayor Alex Morse
    05/18/17 - Holyoke Firefighters IAFF Local 1693
    Holyoke Firefighters Association Local 1693 - International Association of Firefighters Affiliated with Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts On Monday evening, May 15th, the Holyoke Fire Fighters Local 1693 had a vote of no confidence in Fire Chief John Pond and Mayor Alex Morse.
    Denton Women Step Up to Serve
    05/18/17 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
    Denton women step up to serve  In A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare wrote of the character Hermia: "And though she be but little, she is fierce." Like Hermia, Denton police Sgt. Rachel Fleming and Denton firefighter Tracy Whitten may have smaller frames than some of their male counterparts, but that doesn't mean they back down from a challenge.
    Fire Department Highlights Employees at Awards Banquet
    05/18/17 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
    Fire department highlights employees at awards banquet  Fire Chief Robin Paulsgrove said he nominated Whiddon for the award because he’s the best firefighter he knows, and he has intimate knowledge of the position. “He expects nothing of his crew that he will not first do himself,” Paulsgrove said as he addressed the audience. FILED UNDERNEWSAT http://www.dentonrc.
    Injured Boy Has Firefighters' Support
    05/18/17 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
    Injured boy has firefighters’ support  Three-year-old Aiden McKitrick, the son of a Lewisville firefighter, is expected to survive his injuries, but he’ll have a “lifetime of challenges,” one of his father’s colleagues told KDFW-TV (Channel 4).
    Captain and Battalion Chief AP appeals update
    05/17/17 - IAFF Local 1014
    Saint Paul Firefighters Local 21 Fill The Boot golf tournament benefiting the MDA
    05/17/17 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
    Local 858 Water World Discount link and tickets are now available
    05/17/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Hello all members and happy almost summer? Well maybe after this Friday, however, once the weather gets warm, your family and friends are going to want to go to Water World.  Well for the 3rd straight year we have an exclusive member discount, good for the water park, the mini golf, go-carts, and the all you can buffet for the big kids and truckees.
    05/17/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    Burn Foundation Golf Rescheduled
    05/17/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Hello Team Captains and Supporters, As you probably could have guessed the weather forecast has caused us to postpone the 30th Annual Burn Camp Golf Tournament and re-schedule.  This postponement is made on the recommendation of the Fox Hollow Golf Course based on National Weather Service information.
    Memorial Day Ceremony
    05/17/17 - IAFF Local 1164
    Memorial Day Celebration The City of Livonia will celebrate Memorial Day at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 27, at Veterans Memorial Plaza, Farmington and Five Mile. Join the Livonia Fire Honor Guard in paying homage to those who gave their lives in service defending our nation. The event, hosted by American Legion Post #32, will be led by Master of Ceremonies U.S.
    Quincy Fire beats Quincy Police in Hockey Game
    05/17/17 - Quincy Fire Fighters Association
    The Quincy Fire Hockey Team came back from an early 3-0 deficit and rallied for a 5-4 win against the Quincy Police.  Quincy Fire scored the game winning goal with just 21 seconds to go in the game.
    Help Support the Messick Family
    05/17/17 - IAFF Local 42
    Sisters and Brothers:  Please support our South Platte Bargaining Unit members in helping to raise funds to assist SPFPD Battalion Chief and former IAFF Local 42 Executive Board Member John Messick. John is fighting kidney and lung cancer show John you are Messick Strong. @ #Messick Strong.
    Newton Firefighter's Association Ball 2017
    05/16/17 - Newton Fire Fighters Association
    Membership Meeting
    05/16/17 - IAFF Local F-102
    All Hands A Membership meeting has been scheduled for 31 May 2017 at Crash Station 62 & will commence at 1730 hours. Members will be able to attend remotely via the Union meeting app RingCentral. A running agenda has been posted on the Union website calendar. If you wish to have something added to the agenda prior to the meeting please contact me. Hope to see you all there.
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