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    07/31/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    By order of the International as a result of an appeal decision rendered by the General President, by-laws are to be voted on by the membership. Voting will begin on August 7th and close on August 21st. The other two by-law appeal items were denied by the International. The by-laws have been posted on the bulletin boards of each station.
    Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
    07/31/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    The winner for today's payday raffle is Joe Martinez, Retired from Station 6 and FPB. Congratulations to Joe! The next payday raffle drawing will be held on August 14th, 2015.
    2015 Local 42 Annual Picnic
    07/30/15 - IAFF Local 42
    Due to circumstances beyond our control the pool at the IEBW Union Hall will not be available for use on the day of our picnic. Rest assured that we are making other arrangements for your kids, so please make sure to bring swimwear and towels. We will still have great fun.
    FFOP O'Neill Graduates MFA
    07/30/15 - Belmont Firefighters
    Local 1637 would like to congratulate FFOP Dustin O'Neill on finishing up the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy. Dustin will be graduating tomorrow and will be reporting to Group 1 on Monday. Good luck.
    Huge flames engulf vacant warehouse on Saginaw's East Side
    07/30/15 - IAFF Local 102
    SAGINAW, MI — Saginaw firefighters were called to a familiar location about 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29, to fight a fire at a location just yards away from a blaze a day prior. Smoke could be seen billowing out of a vacant warehouse on Phelon between South Park and Ward on the city's East Side. Tuesday, a building on the same property caught fire.
    Saginaw firefighters saved by $2 million federal grant
    07/30/15 - IAFF Local 102
    SAGINAW, MI — U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee's office sent an email Wednesday afternoon, July 29, proudly announcing Saginaw will receive a $2 million grant that will prevent 13 firefighters from being laid off this fall. About 15 minutes later, about a dozen firefighters jumped into their turnout gear and sped toward a fire on Saginaw's East Side.
    2015 Golf Outing
    07/30/15 - IAFF Local 3005
    It is that time of year again.  2015 marks the 15th annual Scholarship Golf Outing benefitting the William Phenegar and William Kappmeyer Memorial Scholarships.  This year is shaping up to be the best one yet!  Warm up at the complimentary driving range and grab a quick lunch before setting off for 18 holes of golf with refreshments on the course.  Plenty of fun for all.
    Pioneer Park 2015
    07/30/15 - Northern Ohio Fire Fighters
    4F Golf Tournament
    07/29/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
    Union Meeting
    07/27/15 - IAFF F-123
     The August Union meeting will be on Sunday, August 9, 2015.
    48/96 Trial Schedule Ballots
    07/27/15 - IAFF 851
    The 48/96 Trial Schedule Ballot will be held August 3rd, 4th, 5th, 2015. Carriers will be going to all stations and Admin during the shifts on these days. If you are NOT ON shift you may vote at the office Monday, Tuesday and Wed. from 8 am - 1 pm. You may also vote via your IAFF 851 website email account if you are NOT ON shift during the voting days.
    Chester City Cadet Class Bravo
    07/27/15 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
    Today the 17 recruits start orientation at the fire headquarters after spending the last 5 months at the Philadelphia Fire Academy. These cadets have spent the last few months becoming nationally registered EMTs as well as certified firefighters in the state of Pennsylvania. They are now apprentice firefighters and will receive their station and platoon assignments this week.
    General Membership Meetings
    07/27/15 - International Association of Firefighters
    Our next quarterly general membership meetings will take place on Thursday, August 6th and Friday, August 7th. Both meetings will start at 1700 sharp and take place at The Cabin on the patio (back room behind the fireplace). Please make every effort to attend at least one of the meetings and please be on time. See you there.
    Moorhead Firefighters Local 1323 Golf Tournament
    07/25/15 - IAFF Local 21
    Release of information
    07/25/15 - IAFF Local 1014
    UBS Blood Drive
    07/23/15 - Fargo Fire Fighters
    Tug – o – war: Fire Fighters were able to pull 805 with great ease. Day 1: 132 people offered to donate, 101 of them were able to give. Votes: 69 Fire to Law 63 Day 2: 170 people were able to give. Votes: 156 Fire to Law 746 Thanks to those that have donated so far. Tomorrow, Friday, is the last day. It runs from 11-7 again.
    Corey Rose Cancer in the Fire Service Series
    07/23/15 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
    Brothers and Sisters, Tune in to 9 News on Monday, July 27th @ 4:00 pm and 9:00 pm for the first of a three-part series by Corey Rose on cancer in the fire service.  This series will be airing Monday the 27th, Tuesday the 28th and Wednesday the 29th at 4pm and 9pm.  Additionally, Corey will be previewing the stories each morning live at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 am.
    Corey Rose Cancer in the Fire Service Series
    07/23/15 - West Metro FireFighters I.A.F.F. Local 1309
    Brothers and Sisters, Tune in to 9 News on Monday, July 27th @ 4:00 pm and 9:00 pm for the first of a three-part series by Corey Rose on cancer in the fire service.  This series will be airing Monday the 27th, Tuesday the 28th and Wednesday the 29th at 4pm and 9pm.  Additionally, Corey will be previewing the stories each morning live at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 am.
    11th Annual Fire-PAC Golf Outing
    07/23/15 - IAFF Local 4416
    The 2015 Annual Hamilton County Fire-PAC Golf Outing is scheduled for Wednesday, September 2nd at Fox Prairie Golf Course in Noblesville.  This will be the eleventh year for this event.  Registration and sponsorship can be done online via the PayPal button at the bottom.
    2015 Fill the Boot
    07/23/15 - IAFF Local 794
    It's time for our annual Fill the Boot event.
    MDA Sponsorship Day
    07/23/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    Brothers & Sisters, A couple of our members will be going to the MDA camp this year. The dates will be July 26-30th. There is a sponsor luncheon on Wednesday the 29th and all Local 244 members are invited to go. This is a great opportunity to see the fruits of our labors from the Fill the Boot Campaign.
    Mobile Integrated Health legislation passed!
    07/23/15 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
    President Edward Kelly announces Mobile Integrated Health legislation passed! The Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts are proud to announce that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker officially signed into law groundbreaking legislation, titled Mobile Integrated Health Care, which will propel community health to new heights.
    Bonanza Donations
    07/22/15 - IAFF local 1605
    Photo courtesy of Mr. Jeff Cline. Twenty-eight area public-safety and community organizations received more than $173,000 in proceeds Tuesday from the 2015 Bonanza Extravaganza. The 10th annual two-day event brought thousands of people to the Hagerstown Speedway in May.
    Bowling Fundraiser for the Sweeney Family
    07/22/15 - Franklin Park Firefighters
    As you may or may not know, Lt Jim Sweeney's family is currently going through some difficulties with thier health. There is a bowling fundraiser for the Sweeney family. Please see the attachment for the bowling fundraiser information. Please contact Tony Bianchi with any questions and/or to let him know by July 31st of the 6 members of your team. Lets show our support for one of our own.
    PA State Fire Commissioner to Visit Erie
    07/22/15 - International Association of Fire Fighters Local 293
    On July 28, 2015, PA State Fire Commissioner Tim Solobay will visit and tour the following locations within the Erie Fire Department; 9:00 AM station tour at Engine 8 10:00 AM station tour at Central Station 11:00 AM station tour and meet and greet at South Central Station 1:30 PM tour of the Firefighters Historical Museum 428 Chestnut St. 6:00 PM Town Hall Meeting at Perry Highway Hose Co.
    Battalion Chief Information
    07/22/15 - IAFF local 613
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    Financial Status Update
    07/22/15 - IAFF Local 3169
    While our negotiation continues to plow ahead for an increase in raises, lets look back at where we have come.  During these times of financial pinch and the increase in inflation, how has your budget changed?  I got hired just over five years ago with a promise of a raise when I got off probation.  I then found my BCBS had increased and then had to pay into my retirement.
    Hot Weather Safety Tips
    07/22/15 - IAFF Local 902
    HOT WEATHER TIPS Heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States. On average, excessive heat claims more lives each year than floods, lightning, tornadoes and hurricanes combined. When the body heats too quickly to cool itself safely, or when you lose too much fluid or salt through dehydration or sweating, your body temperature rises and heat-related illness may develop.
    President Edward Kelly announces Mobile Integrated Health legislation passed!
    07/22/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
    The Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts are proud to announce that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker officially signed into law groundbreaking legislation, titled Mobile Integrated Health Care, which will propel community health to new heights.
    Scholarship application
    07/21/15 - IAFF Local 51
    Hello Members, It's that time agian to get you children who our about to Graduate some cash! Here is the link to the Local 51 Scholarship applications.
    MDA Boot Drive
    07/21/15 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
    Passing of Retired Firefighter Donald Brouwer
    07/21/15 - New London Fire Fighters
    Retired FF Donald Brouwer passed away this past week. FF Brouwer became a substitute Firefighter in June of 1964. He then became a full time Firefighter in August 1966. Donald retired in September 2003. He also ran Donald Brouwer's Nursery as a licensed arborist. At this time there are no calling hours. We'd like to extend our condolences to his family and friends.
    Local 2819 Honor Guard at Safeco Field
    07/21/15 - IAFF Local 2819
    Local 2819 Honor Guard performing at Safeco Field and presenting the colors. Members have presented the colors at numerous events this year.
    Firefighter John Whelan
    07/20/15 - IAFF Local 2376
    Firefighter John Whelan
    07/20/15 - IAFF Local 2376
    Blaine Burrell's fight with MS update
    07/20/15 - IAFF 1826
    KCFD Retired Fire Fighters
    07/20/15 - IAFF Local 42
    The Kansas City, Missouri Retired Fire Fighters Association has established its own website.  This is one of the best online sources for KCFD History and we invite you to visit them and learn something new about something old.  Special acknowledgement to Chuck Gabert, KCFD Retired Fire Captain and Ray Elder, KCFD Retired Fire Captain and KCFD Historian.
    Member participates in research
    07/19/15 - IAFF Local 4416
    Local member participates in research:  Cardiovascular and Carcinogenic Risks in Modern Firefighting By:  Fire Fighter John Grimaldi There are brilliant minds and dedicated hard-working scientist who are striving to make our profession safer and firefighters healthier.  Most of us will never get to meet these people but all of us will be impacted by what they are doing.
    Member participates in World Police and Fire Games
    07/19/15 - IAFF Local 4416
    Spencer Morris track and field athlete in the 2015 World Police and Fire Games. Placed in all events 1st in 200M Dash and 2nd in 400M and 4th in shot put.
    Recruitment Drive and Social Event!
    07/18/15 - IAFF Local 3972
    Plans are currently in the works for an IAFF Local 3972 Recruitment Membership Drive and Charity/Social Event, tentatively scheduled for Sunday, August 23, 2015.  This will be a family-friendly event with more information posted as soon as it is available.
    Smoke Detectors Available
    07/18/15 - Greenville Professional Firefighters
    Free Smoke Alarms to be Available for Greenville Borough Residents. Greenville Firefighters IAFF Local 1976 is partnering with the Red Cross to provide and install free smoke alarms to Greenville Borough residents as part of the Home Fire Safety Preparedness Campaign launched Nationally by the Red Cross last year.
    2015 Bear Classic
    07/17/15 - IAFF Local 1014
    Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014 Representing over 3100 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers, Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel The Bear Classic is this Saturday, July 18th. The Bear Classic Tournament will be held once again at La Mirada Regional Park.
    John Whelan Memorial Fund
    07/16/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    John Whelan Memorial Fund A Memorial Fund for fallen Firefighter John Whelan has been created through the DFD Credit Union and members can deposit or transfer funds into the Memorial Fund Account by calling 303-228-5300.
    Reminder: Benevolent Fund & TV Fund Deductions
    07/16/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    Brothers and Sisters, please be advised that payroll deductions for Benevolent Fund and TV Fund will be withheld this pay period.
    Upcoming Events
    07/16/15 - IAFF 851
    Pride and Ownership: Rick Lasky
    07/16/15 - Arkansas Professional Fire Fighters Association
    16JUL15 - The El Dorado Professional Firefighters are proud to announce that Chief Rick Lasky will be appearing in El Doraodo Arkansas on August 29. He will be teaching an 8 hour Pride and ownership class.  The cost for early registration is $40 before August 15 and $50 after August 15.  I have attached a flyer and the regristration form.
    Smokin'18 The Return
    07/15/15 - Richardson Fire Fighters Association
    Richardson Firefighters Association Presents Smokin’ 18 “The Return” Monday September 21st 9:00am Shot-gun Start 4 Man Florida Scramble Golf Tournament $240.00 per team or $60 per player Home of the Northern Texas PGA  7400 Country Club Drive  Wylie, Texas 75098    Entry limited to first 36 paid teams.
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