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    Meeting Tuesday and other items
    02/07/16 - IAFF Local 1014
    Tuesday, February 9, 2016: Appropriations Committee Public Hearing
    02/07/16 - UPFFA
    There is an important Appropriations Committee public hearing on Tuesday, February 9th at 1600 hrs. to discuss cuts to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection budget. One of our concerns is the consolidation of funds which zeroes out the line item for the Connecticut State Firemen's Association. Benefits for LODD, disability benefits, and beneficiary benefits.
    02/07/16 - IAFF Local 1565
    CONGRATS Brother Prestwich!! The newest member of the FPB .
    New Guys Log in
    02/07/16 - IAFF Local 1565
    For All the new Brothers to out IFFD 1565 Family , WELCOME !! You all have accounts in the system now.  Your login name is you first letter of your fires name in CAPS and your last name with the first letter CAPS, no spaces just 2 CAPS and the rest lower case.  Your password will need to be change when you log in for the first time.  So to explain one more time.
    02/07/16 - IAFF Local 1565
    PFFI is coming up at the end of FEB.  We have all the delegates chosen and the travel arrangements have been made.  I look forward to spending the week , elbows deep in Union business.  Please voice any comments or concerns.  Also watch this page, I will update any and all info to it.
    Super Bowl 50
    02/06/16 - IAFF Local 1014
    Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014 Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers, Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel Sunday is the day.
    January Meeting Minutes
    02/06/16 - Asheville Fire Fighters Association
    2016 Gun Raffle
    02/06/16 - IAFF Local 3005
    2016 Bolingbrook Local 3005 Gun Raffle Local 3005 is excited to announce the return of our popular Gun Raffle fundraiser.  This year we have a whole new assortment of firearms and gift cards available to win. There will be a maximum of 1000 tickets sold.  Each ticket costs $50.  Each ticket is allowed to win 1 time per month.
    2016 Fight for Air Stair Climb
    02/06/16 - Belmont Firefighters
    5 Belmont Firefighters raised funds to support the mission of the American Lung Association by climbing the 41 stories of a Boston skyscraper today, Feb 6, while wearing full firefighting gear as well as their SCBA. Left to Right: FF Gerrard (Group 3, Rescue 1), FF McNeilly (Engine 1, Group 1), FF Kinch (Rescue 1, Group 1), Captain DeMarco (C3, Group 1) and FF D.
    Local 271 and Local 2457 raise over $13,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
    02/06/16 - IAFF Local 271
    The 5th Annual Fire on Ice brought in close to $13,000k for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society!!! That is 5k more than last year! This would not of been possible without our generous sponsors and spectators!! The Glacier Ice Rink was packed with fans !! Thanks to PBR, Big Sky Brewery and The Front Brewery for the donated beer!! Alright now for the games.
    2016 7th District Scholarship Application Period Opens
    02/05/16 - IAFF Local 2819
    The annual 7th District Scholarship application period is now open.  Please see the attachments for the application, student checklist and scholarship policy.  The program is funded by events hosted by IAFF Local affiliates in the Magnificent 7th District.  This year 10 scholarships will be awarded totaling over six thousand dollars.
    Fire Wellness week March 6-11
    02/05/16 - Richmond Fire Fighters
    Fire Wellness week March 6-11
    02/05/16 - Richmond Fire Fighters
    Fire Wellness week March 6-11
    02/05/16 - Richmond Fire Fighters
    In Memory of Captain Steven H. "Blue" Babcock (Lasing Fire Fighter)
    02/05/16 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
    The Detroit Fire Fighters Association extends its sincerest condolences to the Lansing Fire Department, and the Babcock Family on the loss of Captain Steven H. Babcock. Funeral Services for Captain Babcock:
    Welcome Glen Lake Fire Fighters Local 5086
    02/05/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
    Yesterday was an historic day for GLFF L5086, This new local's first Executive Board, took the IAFF oath of Office, Pictured below is President Bill Parker, Vice-President Scott Sheehan, Secretary Jay Morse, Treasurer Pete Stern.
    Union Executives in Tallahassee
    02/05/16 - IAFF Local 3169
    This past week your Union officers were in Tallahassee for the FPF Legislative Convention.  FPF has been making huge strides in keeping the state from tampering with our FRS retirement.  This year there was no attack to the FRS.  Also, they have been working on HB345 and SB456 which deals with the Presumptive Cancer laws for Firefighters.
    02/05/16 - UPFFA
    We have recently added a new feature to the UPFFA of Ct. Mobile APP Push Notification. The new feature added is the “Push Message Archive Module” it is now at the top of the Members Only Page, this feature will now provide a fast/easy way for our members to review previously sent push messages.
    2016 7th District Scholarship Application Period Opens
    02/05/16 - IAFF 7th District
    The annual 7th District Scholarship application period is now open.  Please see the attachments for the application, student checklist and scholarship policy.  The program is funded by events hosted by IAFF Local affiliates in the Magnificent 7th District.  This year 10 scholarships will be awarded totaling over six thousand dollars.
    2015 PFA Awards Ceremony
    02/05/16 - IAFF Local #1945
    The 2015 PFA Awards Ceremony is TONIGHT - Friday February 5th 2016. See the attached flyer for information.
    Frontline News Alert
    02/05/16 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
    General President Harold Schaitberger issued the statement below today in response to Senator Ted Cruz’s comments in his Iowa Caucus victory speech about supporting fire fighters.  “What Ted Cruz did the other night in his Iowa victory speech is disgusting.
    Local 21 Ski Day
    02/04/16 - IAFF Local 21
    Local 21 SKI DAY  February 17 - Slopes Open At 9:30 Afton Alps  FOOD - Union will provide snacks and beverages.   - Members will be on there own for meals.  - cafeteria food is available, bar/restaurant available.
    Notice of Election, DVP position for District 6, LAFD
    02/04/16 - IAFF 1826
    The Local office has received a letter of resignation from DVP Mike Pernal, we thank and appreciate Mike's time and energy through some significant issues involving your District. Nominations for the position of DVP for District 6 will be accepted at the February 25th Bi-Monthly meeting held at the SWFL International Airport Training Center, start time is 6:30.
    Union Clothing Flyers & Order Forms
    02/04/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
    You can now order MPFFU clothing articles or you can customize them with your own Local name.  Check-out the flyers for Jackets, Pull-overs, and Shirts and return your order form to the MPFFU.  Orders will be combined and processed every few weeks and payment can be made via credit card or check after you receive your order.  Simply call the MPFFU office for more details.
    Leoma Lovegrow Art Raffle to Benefit Local 1826 District 13, Matlacha/Pine Island
    02/04/16 - IAFF 1826
    Follow Up
    02/04/16 - IAFF Local #1945
    This was a C-Shift call.
    Cruz Left 9/11 Responders Behind
    02/03/16 - Davenport Association of Professional Firefighters Local #17
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    IAFF/BCFD Collective Bargaining Agreement Failed to Ratify - February 3, 2016
    02/03/16 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    The 2016 County Chapter CBA failed to ratify with 55% disapproval. Special thanks to the Negotiating Team and the Members who worked the polls. Log-in to the members area under Contracts to review the official tally. Please call Sgt. At Arms Miguel Tittmann with any questions or concerns.
    IAFF 293 APP
    02/03/16 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
    Get the Erie Firefighters IAFF 293 App for your iPhone or Android in your App Store. Contact any Board Member for more information.
    Local 1802 back to full strength
    02/03/16 - Westport Fire Local1802
    Richard W. Dionne Jr. photo The Westport Fire Department welcomed two new firefighters to its ranks Friday — and also celebrated the prospect of being up to ‘full staffing’ for the first time in several years.
    Fishing Tournament Cancelled
    02/03/16 - IAFF Local 21
    2016 Crappie Tournament Information
    02/02/16 - Champaign Firefighters
    Mt. Snow Ski Tickets
    2nd Annual Michael C Kucsma Seminar
    02/02/16 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
    Pueblo Rural Signs Collective Bargaining Agreement
    02/02/16 - IAFF Local #1945
    Pueblo Rural Signs Collective Bargaining Agreement   Congratulations to Pueblo Rural Firefighters.
    2016 MPFFU Convention Call
    02/02/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
    Registration information is now available for the 52nd Biennial Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union Convention.  The Convention is being held at the Edward Village Hotel in Dearborn on May 3,4,5, 2016.
    IAFF Communications Training Academy
    02/02/16 - IAFF 14th District
     The application period for the IAFF Communications Training Academy is open and will remain open until Friday March 18th. This year’s academy will be held May 16-20,2016 at the Maritime Center in Linthicum Heights Maryland, just outside of Baltimore.  Members can apply by visiting the web page for the Communications Training Academy here:
    Minnesota Firefighters Hockey Tournament
    02/02/16 - IAFF Local 21
    Date/Times- Check in will start at 11:45 March 9th.  First game will start at 12:30 last game will end by 12:30 March 10th.  Format- Teams will be picked at random based on skill level indicated on payment (check or PayPal) or email rsvp.  Each team will play 2 games on March 9th and one game on March 10th.  Team assignment and schedule will be provided at check in.
    Casino Night Fundraiser
    02/02/16 - IAFF Local 3005
    L3005 Honor Guard Casino Night and Bingo Fundraiser. Local 3005 will be hosting their 7th annual Casino Night and Bingo fundraiser.  Back again this year is our popular hold'em tournament and we even will have 'cash game' poker tables available as well.
    Parade Shirt Special Orders
    02/02/16 - Scranton Firefighters IAFF Local # 60
    Parade shirt special orders for LS t-shirt, sweatshirt and hooded sweatshirt can be made @ special orders can be placed thru 9 Feb availability date for pick up TBD
    DFD Denver Broncos T-Shirts
    02/01/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Hello all members and Denver Bronco Fans!   Happy Monday, we have some good news to share.  All on duty members have been given permission through the Denver Fire Department, and our friends at the Denver Broncos to wear the Navy, Denver Fire, Limited Edition Bronco T-shirt.
    Local 1945 App
    02/01/16 - IAFF Local #1945
    Members -  Today the App for Local 1945 is available for both Apple iPhones and Android devices. You can find it by searching Local 1945 in the respective store.  This is our first version, and we will be making changes as we get feedback from the membership.
    IAFF Local 781 Honor Guard Clinic
    02/01/16 - IAFF local 781
    The Professional Firefighters of Independence Local 781 Honor Guard is proud to announce a comprehensive honor guard training clinic with professional instruction provided by instructors from the Milwaukee Honor Guard Clinic.
    2016 St Patrick Parade Shirt
    02/01/16 - Scranton Firefighters IAFF Local # 60
    2016 Parade Shirt is available for purchase at Rescue 1 940 Wyoming Ave from 8am-8pm S-M-L-XL $10 XXL-XXXL $12 For large quantity orders contact Rob @ sfdstpatparadeshirt@gmail.
    01/30/16 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    Local 1268 Childrens Hospital Blood Donation
    01/30/16 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
    Randolph Firefighters Local 1268 will be visiting Boston Childrens Hospital on February 18 2016 do donate blood. Childrens currently has an urgent need for blood an have asked PFFM local for help. We will be meeting at Randolph Central Station on Feb.18 @1630hrs We will be able to park in the Boston Childrens Hospital Garage for no cost and depending on attendance we can carpool in.
    Friday, January 29, 2016 UPDATE
    01/29/16 - IAFF Local 1014
    Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014 Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers, Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel Brothers and Sisters, A quick update on a few important issues our Union is working on heading into February 2016….
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