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February 3-9, 2019 is Burn Awareness Week

February 3-9, 2019 is Burn Awareness Week 
02/03/19 - IAFF Local 902
February 3-9, 2019 is Burn Awareness Week. Children under 5 are more likely to suffer burn injuries than any other age group. Hot liquid burns, or scalds, are the leading cause of burns to children under five and to seniors over 65. This year’s theme from the American Burn Association is “It Can Happen in a Flash with a Splash”.

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Save the Date 

Save the Date 
02/03/19 - Portsmouth Fire Fighters Charitable Association
10th annual Sarah's Ride Save Sunday September 8, 2019 for the final chapter in Sarah's Ride. We are planning a fun end to this wonderful journey we have shared. Please plan to join us for the ride or the Salute to Sara following the ride. Stay tuned here for more information on the ride.  Want to Sponsor the ride.

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2019 Scholarship Period Opens Feb 3 and Closes March 5

2019 Scholarship Period Opens Feb 3 and Closes March 5 
02/02/19 - IAFF 7th District
The annual 7th District Benevolent Fund Scholarships are poised for disbursement.  We just need applicants!  If you are between the ages of 16 and 23 and are entering your FIRST post-high school educational opportunity, are a dependent of an IAFF 7th District member and can write an essay, you are eligible to apply for a 7th District Benevolent Fund scholarship.

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DMV Rollover With Extrication - 1/30/2019

DMV Rollover With Extrication - 1/30/2019 
02/01/19 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
On January, 30th 2019, members of Local 830 responded to reports of a rollover in the Department of Motor Vehicles parking lot.  Upon arrival, Engine 1 found a pickup truck on it's side in the parking lot with a patient trapped inside, needing extrication.  After Rescue Co.

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January 31, 2019: UPFFA Seminar - Huge Success 

January 31, 2019: UPFFA Seminar - Huge Success 
02/01/19 - UPFFA

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Friday Update 2-1-19 

Friday Update 2-1-19 
02/01/19 - IAFF Local 1014

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2019 4F Charitable Gaming Dates

2019 4F Charitable Gaming Dates 
02/01/19 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Oceanside Gaming in Hampton, NH & 33% of winnings go to the Fallen Fire Fighters Family Fund February - 02/06, 02/07 March - 3/17, 3/18 May - 5/12, 5/13, 5/14 July - 7/08, 7/09, 7/10

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4F Gaming Nights

4F Gaming Nights 
02/01/19 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Charitable Gaming Nights at Oceanside Gaming in Hampton to benefit the PFFNH's charity Fallen Fire Fighters Family Fund on 2/6 and 2/7.

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IAFF Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Firefighter Timothy Donatell 

IAFF Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Firefighter Timothy Donatell 
01/31/19 - IAFF Local 21
    IAFF Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Firefighter Timothy Donatell.  Firefighter Donatell started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on October 14, 1975 and retired on May 27, 1997.

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Lame Duck 2018 

Lame Duck 2018 
01/31/19 - MPFFU
A Message from MPFFU President Mark Docherty After 8 years of Republican reign, Friday morning it came to an end! The Michigan Legislature closed out its Lame Duck session after a grueling 22-hour session that ended on Friday morning. Once again, the MPFFU stopped the lame duck attack on our pensions and retire health care.

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Union Banquet

Union Banquet 
01/31/19 - Henrico Professional Firefighters Association
2019 Union Officers Installation Banquet Saturday February 16th 2019 6:00-11:00pm Richmond Marriott 500 E. Main St. Richmond, VA 23219 Hotel Reservation Link  https://book.passkey.com/e/49864222 Tickets ($50 per person)are avaialble for members in good standing, active retired, and retired Local 1568 members.

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City Chapter Chief Steward Vacancy

City Chapter Chief Steward Vacancy 
01/31/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for the position of City Chapter Chief Steward for the next 14 calendar days. The Executive Board will appoint the City Chapter Chief Steward to serve until the next General Election in accordance with the Constitution & Bylaws, Article VI, Section 5.

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Regular Union Meeting February 5, 2019 

Regular Union Meeting February 5, 2019 
01/31/19 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
Regular Union Meeting February 5, 2019 FS6 @ 1900 hrs

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Eboard Officer Election Bylaw mistake

Eboard Officer Election Bylaw mistake 
01/30/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Brothers & Sisters, It has been brought to my attention as both the General Secretary and Election Committee Chair (for last election) that Section 10 para E.  of our Local's By-laws was not followed.

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SB 160 Bill aims to make workers' comp claims easier for Montana firefighters

SB 160 Bill aims to make workers' comp claims easier for Montana firefighters 
01/30/19 - IAFF Local 271
https://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/bill-aims-to-make-workers-comp-claims-easier-for-montana/article_57fe949b-ba11-5b00-af40-3b5a0eeb8ea2.html.

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Preventing and Dealing with Frozen Pipes

Preventing and Dealing with Frozen Pipes 
01/30/19 - IAFF Local 902
The bitter cold weather brings the risk of frozen pipes. As difficult as that situation is, it is important not to make a bad situation worse; many people cause fires trying to thaw frozen pipes. To Thaw Frozen Pipes If you turn on a faucet and only a trickle comes out, suspect a frozen pipe. Locate the area of the water pipe that might be frozen.

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Learn about Winter Home Heating Safety 

Learn about Winter Home Heating Safety 
01/30/19 - IAFF Local 902
Heating is a leading cause of home fires in Massachusetts. Use your home heating system and space heating appliances responsibly to keep warm and keep safe. Essential fire safety tips Make sure there are working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms on every level of your home and outside each bedroom.

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Crump's Law Press Conference 

Crump's Law Press Conference 
01/29/19 - Arkansas Professional Fire Fighters Association

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Assistant Chief Joe Seliga Retirement Luncheon

Assistant Chief Joe Seliga Retirement Luncheon 
01/29/19 - International Association of Firefighters
We will be celebrating Assistant Chief Joe Seliga's 33 years of Government service with a luncheon on February 23rd at the Mainside Fire Station (Station 94-1). The Luncheon will be from 1300 until 1600. All food and drinks will be provided by Local F-147. All family, friends and co-workers of Joe's are welcome to attend.

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Cancer Bill Rally 

Cancer Bill Rally 
01/29/19 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
Adrian Manning will be speaking tomorrow at Suffolk's Union Hall (1230 Kansas St) at 9am tomorrow in support of the Virginia Cancer Presumption Bills. If you are available please show your support.

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January 2019 General Membership Meetings

January 2019 General Membership Meetings 
01/29/19 - International Association of Firefighters
Our next Union meetings will take place on Thursday, February 21st and Friday, February 22nd at The Cabin on Route 33 in Freehold. Both meetings will start at 1700 sharp and take place on the patio (back room behind the fireplace). Please make every effort to attend at least on meeting. See you there.

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Hudson's Hiring

Hudson's Hiring 
01/28/19 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
The Hudson Fire Department is accepting applications for a Firefighter/AEMT or Firefighter/Paramedic for an immediate opening. Firefighter II and AEMT certifications are minimum requirements. This opening is for a peak time staffing scheduled position consisting of four days on from 8AM to 8PM, four days off, then the cycle repeats.

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Retired Firefighter Victor Beguiristain 

Retired Firefighter Victor Beguiristain 
01/28/19 - IAFF Local 1403
Metro Dade Firefighters Local 1403 regrets to announce the passing of Retired FF Victor Beguirstain on 01/27/2019. Vic was hired with MDFR on 03/05/1984 and retired 05/30/2010. Most of you know him from Station 31 where he served proudly. He was 62 years old. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace.

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Reminder 

Reminder 
01/28/19 - IAFF Local 1403
January's 2019 General Membership Meeting Reminder.

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2019 PARADE DAY SHIRTS

2019 PARADE DAY SHIRTS 
01/26/19 - Lets Fire Cancer
Each year our organization is blessed to receive the proceeds from the Binghamton, N.Y. Fire Fighters I.A.F.F. Local 729 annual St. Patrick's Day Parade Day Shirt Sale. 100% of the proceeds from the sale go directly to established, promising cancer research programs. Go to the link to order your shirts today. http://bingfireparadeday2019.itemorder.

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Friday Update 1-25-19 

Friday Update 1-25-19 
01/25/19 - IAFF Local 1014

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South Metro Swearing In Ceremony 

South Metro Swearing In Ceremony 
01/24/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Congratulations to the many South Metro employees who received their new badges and were sworn in at last nights ceremony. They include 4 Dispatchers, 2 Lead Dispatchers, 1 Dispatch Supervisor, 2 Fire Inspectors, 1 Plan Reviewer, 18 Firefighters, 3 Firefighter Paramedics, 6 EMS Supervisors, 1 EMS District Supervisor, 6 Engineers, 2 Lieutenants, 1 Battalion Chief and 3 District Chiefs.

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Battle of the Badges 

Battle of the Badges 
01/24/19 - PFFA
This is an invitation to all Fire and Police Personnel wishing to participate in the 4th Annual Battle of the Badges in Bossier City, LA on April 13th 2019. Anyone working in either a professional or volunteer capacity as a firefighter or police officer is eligible to fight (boxing).

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Off Duty Apparel 

Off Duty Apparel 
01/24/19 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
After a few weeks of discussion with Ampro sports I would like to introduce the "winter" off duty clothing store. Clicking the link below you can see the store and make purchases right on the stores site. The store will be "live" until February 17th and according to Sean our salesmen, all the orders will ship in 2-3 weeks after the store is closed.

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Jim "Moon" McGinty

Jim "Moon" McGinty 
01/24/19 - McKeesport Firefighters
Notice of Passing:  Retired Firefighter Jim "Moon" McGinty has passed away. Viewing will be Sunday 12 to 2 and 5 to 7 at Jaycox FH.  Funeral Monday 10am at Corpus Christi.

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2019 Bill Lundy Legislative Conference 

2019 Bill Lundy Legislative Conference 
01/24/19 - Arkansas Professional Fire Fighters Association
Brothers and Sisters, The APFF will hold the Bill Lundy Legislative Conference in Little Rock February 26,27,28.  We will begin at 1300 on February 26 with a quarterly meeting at the Local 34 Union Hall (210 South Gaines Little Rock, AR 72205). Hospitality will be provided by the APFF after the meeting.

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2019 MDA Beer Dabbler 

2019 MDA Beer Dabbler 
01/23/19 - IAFF Local 21
2019 Beer Dabbler MDA Fundraiser    Dear Local 21 Members,             CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE FIRE PITS OR DUNK TANK We have been invited back to support the MDA with an  OFF DUTY event at the 10th Annual Winter Beer Dabbler festival at the MN State Fairgrounds on Saturday, February 23rd (A SHIFT working.

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Registration for 7th District FIREOPS 101 is Open 

Registration for 7th District FIREOPS 101 is Open 
01/23/19 - IAFF 7th District
The annual 7th District FIREOPS 101 is open and we are filling slots.  It will take place on March 21-22 at the HAMMER facility in Richland, Washington.  A maximum of 42 positions are open for Locals to bring a policy maker from your community to walk a day in our shoes.

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IAFF Firehouse Training Webcasts

IAFF Firehouse Training Webcasts 
01/22/19 - Suncoast Firefighters

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Peer Support Resources

Peer Support Resources 
01/22/19 - IAFF 1826
To all Local 1826 Members, A Peer Support Resources page has been added to our web site, simply go to "Member Resources" and scan down to "Peer Support Resources". Peer Support Resources is a quick reference for each of Local 1826 Districts Group Insurance provider, EAP Provider and contact person.

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I-25 MVA Rollover

I-25 MVA Rollover 
01/21/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 17:28 on January 16th, 2019 Local members responded to a MVA with a rollover at northbound I-25 at E. Orchard Rd. and north of E. Belleview Ave. Battalion 3 arrived to a 3-vehicle MVA with one vehicle on it’s roof, and advised MetCom to start additional medic. Engine 31 arrived and started extrication with Tower 35.

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Landmark Way High Angle Rescue 

Landmark Way High Angle Rescue 
01/21/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 00:20 on January 15th, 2019 Local members responded to parties trapped in a elevator at 7600 Landmark Way at the Denver Tech Center in Greenwood Village. Tower 32 arrived and advised that the call be upgraded to a high angle rescue. Battalion Chief 3 arrived on scene and advised MetCom for additional engine to the scene.

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Marion Street Structure Fire 

Marion Street Structure Fire 
01/21/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 1:16 p.m. on Monday January 21st, Local members responded to a reported house on fire in the 6400 block of South Marion Street in Centennial. First arriving Engine 14 observed smoke visible from the rear of the structure and pulled a 1 ¾ line for fire attack. The homeowner and Sheriff Deputies were attempting control the flames and Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish them.

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Picadilly Ct. Structure Fire 

Picadilly Ct. Structure Fire 
01/21/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
On Sunday January 21st at 11:39 am, Local members along with members from Local 1290 were dispatched to this garage fire in a duplex, near South Riviera Way and South Picadilly Court. The first arriving unit found smoke showing from the garage. They pulled an 1 ¾ line and initially worked off their own engine’s water.

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2018 Big Buck Winners

2018 Big Buck Winners 
01/21/19 - IAFF Local 21
2018 Big Buck Contest winners (gun) this year is Tony Farina. Tony harvested a 9 point buck with a Boone and Crockett score of 129 2018 Big Buck Contest winner (archery) is Brad Richgels with his Wisconsin buck harvest.    Youth Hunters this year are Tanner and Cooper Hoel each harvesting a doe.

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LIVE Stream Training from the IAFF Tuesday

LIVE Stream Training from the IAFF Tuesday 
01/21/19 - IAFF Local 4416
Live view training opportunities on Tuesday dealing with Fire Ground Tactics and Suicide Prevention in the Fire Service. Watch Live: youtube.com/IAFFTV/live facebook.com/IAFFonline www.iaff.

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Online Book Drive 

Online Book Drive 
01/21/19 - Toy Program
SF Firefighters is running an online drive raising goods for SF Firefighters Toy Program. You can help reach the goal of 300 items by shopping online to support the drive. Simply click Shop Now.

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2019 SFPFF Conference

2019 SFPFF Conference 
01/21/19 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
January 11, 2019 All Southern Federation of Fire Fighters State & Local Affiliate Officers: In accordance with the Constitution and By-Laws of the Southern Federation of Professional Firefighters I am sending this correspondence in regard to your annual membership and the Annual SFPFF Conference.

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2019 Calendar is Full of Opportunity 

2019 Calendar is Full of Opportunity 
01/20/19 - IAFF 7th District
The 2019 Calendar to the right of this page is full of opportunites for our membership in the Magnificent 7th District.  There is something for everyone.  If you as a IAFF member want to get involved, to give back to your Union.....YOU ARE INVITED!  Browse the calendar and see if there is something happening that is of interest to you.

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Firefighters rescue man trapped between semi tires in Plymouth Twp.

Firefighters rescue man trapped between semi tires in Plymouth Twp. 
01/20/19 - IAFF Local 1164
Livonia firefighter Adam Pryor works to free the mechanic trapped between two semi tires in Plymouth on Jan. 17, 2019. The Livonia Fire Department assisted the Plymouth Twp. Fire Department in the rescue. (Photo: Capt.)

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11th Annual Charity Bass Tournament

11th Annual Charity Bass Tournament 
01/20/19 - IAFF Local 4544
The information for this year’s 11th Annual Team Bass Tournament has been updated in the "11th Annual Team Bass Tournament" tab. Be sure to check this information out. We look forward to another successful Bass Tournament!

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2-Alarm East St Fire

2-Alarm East St Fire 
01/20/19 - IAFF local 2464
On January 9th Walpole Firefighters battled a 2-Alarm Fire on East St.

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Internet and Website Safety Tips

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Though there have been many scares about what can happen to children or teenagers on the internet, adults should be safe as well. There is no limit to the amount of risk adults come in contact with such as sexual predators, criminals who are seeking out your personal information on social networking sites, buying habits, frequently used sites, and many others.

Here are some tips to help prevent you from being a target:

Do not share things such as email addresses, usernames and passwords.
Do not use usernames or passwords that include your name, birthdate, important numbers, or where you live.
Keep your location safe. Never share where you live or where you are with anyone. It is important to keep the locations of others safe as well.
Do not share photos of you or your family members.
Do not use numbers that are personally identifiable such as your driver’s license number, wedding date, VIN numbers, locker combination, social security number, or any other type of number that can help predators identify you.

These preventions can be applied to all aspects of web use for communicating online, socializing, sharing images, gaming, purchasing products, identity theft, fraud, and others.

For Kids:
Never give out personal information such as where you live, your name, and your phone number when in a chat room.
Never send a picture of yourself without a parent’s permission.
Do not continue speaking with a person that has made you feel scared or uncomfortable. Tell a parent if this happens.
Without your parent's permission, don’t meet someone or have them visit you.
Do not trust anyone, they could be lying to you.
To be safe, keep the computer in a room used often by family members.
Speak out when you are being bullied. Telling an adult is not a sign of weakness. Tell a trusted adult if you are being bullied.

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