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    Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts
    09/02/14 - IAFF Local 4416
    Orders are now being accepted for the pink ribbon breast cancer awareness shirts that Noblesville Fire Fighters will be wearing this October.  In addition to the standard 50/50 short sleeve style, long sleeve, ladies, and youth sizes are available.  Order yours online via the buttons below or download the attached from and deliver to Jim Butts with your payment.
    GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING NOTICE
    09/02/14 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
    Please be informed that the next regular meetings of the DFFA General Membership have been scheduled for: Monday, September 22, 2014 & Tuesday, September 23, 2014 7:00 p.m.
    IAFF-MG MOTORCYCLE RALLY
    09/02/14 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    IAFF-MG MOTORCYCLE RALLY Attention All Local 244 Motorcycle Riders: The NM Chapter of the IAFF-Motorcycle Group is heading out to Flagstaff on September 14th, 2014, for the IAFF-MG International Bike Rally. We are inviting all bikers to ride out with us to Flagstaff or as far as you would like to go. We will meet at Einstein Bagels (Jefferson & Osuna location) at 9:00a.m.
    858 F.A.C. Summer Patio Series
    09/02/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    858 F.A.C. Summer Patio Series Next Stop- Local 46 Bar September 19, 5:30 @ 4586 Tennyson Street come join the fun. Happy Hour Pricing All Night!  See you there.
    Fundraising Event
    09/02/14 - IAFF Local 2546
    August 28th, Local 1826 Bi-Monthly Meeting
    09/02/14 - IAFF 1826
    * Special Dues Assessment vote failed. * Regular Monthly Dues increase vote passed, $1.14 monthly increase. * Committee to study Local office location options. * Endorsement of Candidates: Lee County Commissioner Brian Hamman and  District's 6 and 19 (LAFD) Commission candidates, Seat #2 William Lietke and Seat #5 Jaqueline Danis.
    Tip-A-Firefighter
    09/02/14 - West Haven Professional Fire Fighters
    Tip a Firefighter for Muscular Dystrophy Association Sep.
    REMINDER
    09/01/14 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    Letter from Taunton L1391 - Brother in Need of Assistance
    09/01/14 - IAFF Local 1009
    Brothers and Sisters:  It is my painful duty to inform you of a tragedy that recently occurred in Local 1391.  On July 29 a crew of our firefighters being relieved of duty, changed from their duty uniforms into their work boots and headed to a brother firefighters house to finish up what they thought to be the last day of a roofing project.
    Support The St. Paul Fire Foundation Through Amazon
    09/01/14 - Saint Paul Fire Foundation
    About AmazonSmile Q and A: What is AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.
    Sad News, passing of Brother Tim Clayton's Son
    08/30/14 - Bessemer Fire Fighters Association, IAFF Local 980
    It is with extreme sadness that we report the passing of Brother Tim Clayton's son Luke. Visitation will be Sunday 8-31-14 from 5 til 8 PM at Calera First United Methodist Church. Luke will lie in state Monday 9-1-14 from 1 til 2 PM, funeral service at 2 PM at Calera First United Methodist Church.
    The truth about Fire Fighter Pensions
    08/30/14 - IAFF Local 1983
    looters, flags of convenience, sorry CEO, Mary quits... Check us out at www.thestand.
    TIAA-CREF
    08/30/14 - Norwalk Fire Fighters
    The City of Norwalk will be bringing in a representative from Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET) for two meetings.  Mr. Rey Longoria is a Bi-lingual representative from TIAA-CREF who will be in City Hall on September 10, 2014 to make two presentations to City and Board of Education employees about the benefits of enrolling in Connecticut’s CHET 529 plan.
    Midland Fire Department is taking applications for firefighters
    08/30/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
    AUGUST 30, 2014: Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. Monday, September 15, 2014.
    STERLING HEIGHTS: FD participates in high-rise rescue training scenario
    08/30/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
    AUGUST 30, 2014: As a helpless window washer dangled five floors above the ground at Schoenherr Towers on Aug. 27, members of the Sterling Heights Fire Department geared up on the roof of the nine-story complex and prepared to lower down one of their own to rescue him before it was too late.
    Flint Fire Department now accepting applications for firefighter-EMT and trainee positions
    08/30/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
    AUGUST 30, 2014: The city is now accepting applications for both its eligible firefighter-EMT and firefighter-EMT trainee lists. The lists will be used to fill vacant positions within the Flint Fire Department, according to a news release from the city of Flint.
    MY HEART BE STILL!
    08/30/14 - IAFF Local F282
    There's a proposed one percent pay hike in your future.
    OUR FIRST POLITICAL ENDORSEMENT
    08/30/14 - IAFF Local F282
    The IAFF Local F282 is endorsing the candidacy of Mr. Jeff Wallis for Kitsap County Coroner.  Mr. Wallis is a former firefighter/paramedic with a lifetime of public service experience.  His lengthy list of supporters includes IAFF local 2819 (Central Kitsap, North Kitsap, & Poulsbo), IAFF Local 437 (Bremerton), and IAFF Local 2876 (South Kitsap).
    KITSAP FIREFIGHTERS CHARITABLE OCTOBERFEST
    08/30/14 - IAFF Local F282
    Please check out the flyer for more information.
    SHOW SUPPORT FOR FF COLLINS
    08/30/14 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    60 Years - Fire Fighters and MDA
    08/30/14 - IAFF Local 4416
    Watch this video recognizing the 60 year partnership with the IAFF and MDA.  This video highlights this honorable history.
    49th MDA TELETHON KICKS OFF LABOR DAY WEEKEND ON WRTV 6
    08/30/14 - IAFF Local 4416
    One of America’s longest-standing and beloved fundraising and entertainment events – the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) nationally broadcast telethon – returns this Labor Day weekend, Sunday August 31 at 9:00 p.m. on WRTV 6.
    Operation Warm
    08/29/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
    Find out more about how the PFFNH and you can help local kids in need.
    Aug. 29, 2014 - Manufacturing plant cleared of hazardous material exposure
    08/29/14 - IAFF Local 20
    http://www.journal-news.
    Aug. 28, 2014 - Hamilton medics plan fundraiser for Haiti trip
    08/29/14 - IAFF Local 20
    http://www.journal-news.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - Building wall collapses, causes gas leak
    08/29/14 - IAFF Local 20
    http://www.journal-news.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - Fire causes evacuation of residence on High Street
    08/29/14 - IAFF Local 20
    http://www.journal-news.
    Labor Day Weekend - MDA Fill the Boot
    08/29/14 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
    The International Association of Fire Fighters and the Muscular Dystrophy Association has been partners for over 60 years.  With your continued support we will continue to help raise dollars for Research and this weekend we will be in the streets doing our "Fill the Boot" Campaign and your generous donations are what make it all possible.
    DFFA'S RESPONSE TO 8/27/2014 DETROIT NEWS EDITORIAL
    08/29/14 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
    August 28, 2014 - Editorial Response (Editorial Attached) We’re the Executive Board of the Detroit Fire Fighters Association (DFFA).  This responds to the News’ August 27, 2014 Editorial on the Detroit Fire Department’s promotion system.
    Saturday August 30th marks 5 years....
    08/29/14 - IAFF Local 1014
    All members of 1014, and the fire service, should take time tomorrow to reflect on Ted and Arnie and what they sacrified on August 30, 2009. Please keep our brothers and their familes in your thoughts and prayers. Follow the links below for Ted and Arnie's information Tedmund D.
    Giving Muscular Dystrophy the Boot
    08/29/14 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    The year was 1954. Dwight D. Eisenhower called the White House home, a gallon of gas averaged 22 cents, and the television show “Father Knows Best” kept Americans captivated with Hollywood’s version of the perfect family.
    80's Party Fundraiser for Captain Jorge Martinez
    08/29/14 - IAFF Local 1403
    As most of you know, Captain Jorge Martinez was involved in a very serious car accident. Local 1403 will be having a fundraiser to assist Jorge with his medical expenses.
    Berlin L-1088 Luau Poker Run
    08/29/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
    To benefit Operation Warm 09/06 at Northern Forest Heritage Park 9am Registration - Last ATV 'out' @ 11am/Last ATV 'in' by 2pm $15 per player
    MDA Boot Drive
    08/29/14 - Hampton Fire Fighters
    Ou boot drive was held on Sunday August 18th on Hampton Beach and we raised a total of $3261.72 for MDA of New Hampshire.
    Operation Warm
    08/29/14 - Hampton Fire Fighters
    We are excited about a new partnership with Operation Warm that will bring American made winter coats to the needy children of Hampton. We are actively fundraising to make this happen! We need the community support that Hampton residents are known for. Please visit our specific website and donate today! https://donate.operationwarm.
    A Job well done by Local 1403 members!
    08/29/14 - IAFF Local 1403
    Organized labor, working together, shows how much the efforts paid off by unseating an incumbent commissioner. The final count that put Daniella Levine-Cava (Miami-Dade District 8) over the incumbent Lynda Bell was a 788- vote difference almost 52% to 48%.
    2014 Yearbook and Hot Spots have arrived!
    08/29/14 - Hampton Fire Fighters
    Keep a sharp look out at your local Hampton business, our 2014 yearbook and our Hot Spots brochure have been printed and are currently being distributed.
    Farewell Robert.....Thanks for a great ride!
    08/28/14 - IAFF Local 168
    On December 16th, 1991, Captain Robert Hair joined the IAFF Local 168 and Paducah Fire Department Family. August 29. 2014, he will receive his final alarm. At 1840, Captain Robert Hair will be retiring from the life he has known for almost 23 years, to pursue many more adventures in his life. I have the pleasure and honor to work with extraordinary man.
    Battalion Chief Organizing - ERB Amicus Briefs Notice
    08/28/14 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
    ERB delivered official notice of written Amicus Briefs for the pending ERB Hearing on the organizing of Medford Fire Battalion Chiefs. Oregon State Fire Fighters Council (OSFFC) and Oregon Association Public Employer Labor Relations Association (ORPELRA) are currently submitted.
    EMS Heroes in Warren
    08/28/14 - Warren Firefighters Local 1383
    City not optimistic about reaching deal with fire union
    08/28/14 - Paul Hufnagel
    MIDDLETOWN — City Manager Doug Adkins didn’t sound optimistic that a tentative agreement between the city and the firefighters union that could save 15 positions would be signed before Saturday’s deadline.
    City warns departments of possibility of $3 million in cuts
    08/28/14 - Paul Hufnagel
    DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Dayton leaders are giving the city’s 2015 budget a fresh look, as the possibility of cuts loom impacting services residents receive.
    Labur Day Events in Our Community
    08/28/14 - IAFF 323
    Bring your family and friends to join the labour community at a number of events taking place on Monday, September 1, 2014, to celebrate Labour Day. Burnaby - Swangard Stadium at Kingsway & Boundary, from 11 am to 3 pm, featuring musical guests Trooper.
    BROTHER IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE
    08/28/14 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    Letter from Taunton L1391 August 22, 2014 Brothers and Sisters: It is my painful duty to inform you of a tragedy that recently occurred in Local 1391.
    Retirement- What it takes
    08/28/14 - IAFF Local 3169
    Here is something we don't think about but should, "retirement".  I know what your thinking, Pye is old and he needs to think about retirement.  The truth is that every one of you should be thinking about retirement.  The earlier you get involved in paying into your retirement the more you will have saved up.  How much is enough.
    Firefighter Cancer Support Network White Paper
    08/27/14 - IAFF Local 21
    SPFD Firefighter Cancer Task Force has shared a paper drafted by the Firefighter Cancer Support Network.  It is packed full of statistics and information related to the risks we face within our career field.
    LFD Swearing In/Promotions
    08/27/14 - Lexington Fire Fighters
    LFD Promotions/Swearing in. At 1600 hours on August 27th, 2014 Lexington FD had a swearing in ceremony. Lieutenant Don Chisolm was promoted to the rank of Captain, Firefighter Guy Monaco was promoted to Lieutenant, and Firefighter Chris Abisla was sworn into the department.
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