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    September 7, 2014: 14th Annual Ct. United Ride
    08/23/14 - UPFFA
    September 7, 2014: 14th Annual CT United Ride
    08/23/14 - UPFFA
    Interim Report - Elections 2014
    08/22/14 - National Capital Federal Firefighters
    Brothers & Sisters,      Please see the following report provided to me from President Emeritus Bruce Poore, our elections chairman, and then forwarded to the executive board last night.
    Visibilty Standout for PFFM endorsed candidates
    08/22/14 - IAFF Local 1009
    Brothers and Sisters, As was clearly demonstrated by the victory of mayor Marty Walsh in Boston elections matter!! Because elections matter and our livelihood is so closely connected to the political process we (Local 1009) will need to be active in the election cycle. We have traditionally supported the endorsed candidates of the PFFM for state elective office.
    $13,600 for MDA from L892
    08/22/14 - IAFF Local 892
    Norwich Local 892 was able to raise $13,600 for MDA during our annual fill-the-boot drive.  The citizens and commuters of Norwich were very generous and we thank them for their help.
    28 Squire St
    08/22/14 - New London Fire Fighters
    At 3:17 am on 8/22/14 a neighbor called in a smoke detector sounding at 28 Squire St. When units arrived, tenants had not yet evacuated the structure. Fire was showing in a second floor window at the rear of the house. Forcible entry was made and a search for occupants found four adults that were still sleeping and unaware of the fire or alarm.
    Recovery Operations 8/21/14
    08/22/14 - New London Fire Fighters
    New London Firefighters assisted by numerous agencies and a good Samaritans personal boat searched for the body of a male who had jumped off the Southbound side of the Gold Star Bridge. State Police divers recovered the body after recovery dogs and side scan sonar(used by the State Police boat and Mystics Fire boat) came up with hits in the same area.
    MDA VOLUME 1 ISSUE 3 AUGUST 22, 2014
    08/22/14 - UPFFA
    Members Support CHaD Baseball
    08/22/14 - Portsmouth Professional Fire Fighters
    12-year-old spends day at fire station with 'CHaD buddy' By Suzanne LaurentBuy This Phot Portsmouth Firefighter/EMT Bruce Gosselin supports his CHaD buddy Toby Mann, 12, as he tries out the firehose at Central Fire Station on Court Street on Thursday.
    House Fire Claims Life In Sorrento
    08/22/14 - IAFF Local 3990
    Lake County Firefighters responded to a house fire Wednesday afternoon off Vine Street in Sorrento. The first arriving firefighters arrived in just minutes but flames and smoke were already pouring out of the house bedroom window and roof. Neighbors called the fire in when they discovered the blaze.
    6th Annual Golf Outing
    08/22/14 - Huntley FF Local 4106
    Huntley Professional Firefighters, Local 4106 will be hosting the 6th Annual Charity Golf Outing on September 8th, 2014 at the Blackstone Country Club in Marengo, IL.  This year's charity $ will be donated to the Abbot Family helping with little Kylia's medical treatments.  See www.teamkylia.
    CPS hiring preference not the only thing irking firefighters
    08/22/14 - Paul Hufnagel
    A controversial hiring preference for Chicago Public School graduates is not the only thing that has angered union leaders about the December firefighters entrance exam that will be the city’s first in nearly a decade.
    Firefighters frustrated with Middletown administration over deal to save jobs
    08/22/14 - Paul Hufnagel
    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio -- A tentative agreement to save firefighter jobs in Middletown faces more scrutiny.
    Bikes Blues and BBQ Poker runs UPDATE 8-22-2014
    08/22/14 - IAFF Local 2866
    Preregistration for the 2014 Poker Runs is now active. Please register before midnight on September 19, 2014. At that time preregistration will be closed. Please follow this link to the registration page. We are working on the routes for this years poker runs. Friday we will be going north to Eureka Springs. Saturday is yet to be determined.
    Rally 'round the Referendum
    08/21/14 - IAFF Local 51
    Good evening L51 members as time approaches City elections it's time to rally the troops. Mike Esparza has set up a face book page to promote Rally 'round the Referendum. He is doing his best to get everyone registered to vote for the up coming City elections, but he still needs our help.
    Rally 'round the Referendum
    08/21/14 - IAFF Local 51
    Good evening L51 members as time approaches City elections it's time to rally the troops.  Mike Esparza has set up a face book page to promote Rally 'round the Referendum. He is doing his best to get everyone registered to vote for the up coming City elections, but he still needs our help. You may be asking  yourself why would I want to do this.
    Meriden Fire Fighters, Local 1148 - Back to School Expo
    08/21/14 - UPFFA
    The Back to School Expo headed by the Meriden Fire Fighters, Local 1148, this community event has been a local event for the last 11 years, originally started by Beat the Street Community Center founder, Larry Pelletier. In 2013, the event was on the verge of not being sponsored or funded by Beat the Street.
    Christopher Van Loo appointed as Saginaw's new fire chief
    08/21/14 - IAFF Local 102
      SAGINAW, MI — After about three years without a full chief at the helm, the Saginaw Fire Department now has a new head officer in Christopher Van Loo. Van Loo, who has been serving as acting chief since September 2013, has been appointed chief of the department by City Manager Tim Morales, according to a press release from the city of Saginaw.
    IAFF Fire Ground Survival Class
    08/21/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
    AUGUST 21, 2014: Saginaw is proud to be hosting an IAFF Fire Ground Survival class September 29-October 2.
    Work Out Apparel
    08/21/14 - IAFF Local 21
    Workout Apparel Order Form A4 Performance Apparel T-shirt  $10.00 Small thru XLarge  -  $11.00  XXLarge thru XXXLarge 100% Polyester Interlock, 4.0 ounces per square yard Moisture wicking Odor resistant Stain release Ultra tight knit resists snagging 9" Mesh Short  $12.00 100% Polyester Mesh, 3.
    The IAFF Local 244 General Election will be held December 9, 2014 from 7am-7pm
    08/21/14 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    Nominations for the 2014 General Election officially open at the General Membership Meeting on September 11, 2014 and will close at the General Membership Meeting on November 13, 2014. In accordance with the Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters IAFF Local 244 Bylaws: Article X, Officer Elections Contract Voting, Section 4.
    Brother Joshua Clements
    08/21/14 - Canton Professional Firefighters Association
    Brother Joshua Clements passed away today, August 21, 2014.  There is no other information available at this time.  Please keep his wife and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
    meetings
    08/21/14 - IAFF 1826
    City, union avoid firefighter layoffs
    08/21/14 - Paul Hufnagel
    MIDDLETOWN — The proposed layoff of 11 Middletown firefighters, which was scheduled to begin Aug. 30, was averted after the city and the firefighters union came to a tentative agreement, City Manager Doug Adkins announced Tuesday night.
    Pittsfield Double Alarm
    08/20/14 - IAFF Local 2647
     Tuesday August 05, 2014 PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A two-alarm fire on Daniels Avenue late Monday night ripped through three-story building and left two firefighters reeling from heat exhaustion. According to the report by Deputy Chief Bruce Kilmer, firefighters responded with five engines and a ladder truck to the 133 Daniels Ave. about 10:37 p.m.
    Music, firefighter games on tap for Woehlke-Palooza in Wayne
    08/20/14 - IAFF Local 1164
    A full schedule of live music and firefighter games will highlight the second annual Woehlke-Palooza, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22-23, in downtown Wayne. The event, sponsored by the Wayne-Westland Firefighters Local 1279 and the U.S.
    Greenwich Fire Fighters, Local 1042
    08/20/14 - UPFFA
    Greenwich FD Collects $18K for Muscular Dystrophy Members of the Greenwich Professional Firefighters Local 1042 collected $18,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
    Lightning Strike
    08/20/14 - IAFF Local 2647
    Borrowed from iberkshires.com with permission PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Lightning stuck an Onota Street home Tuesday night, setting it on fire and damaging the electrical systems. According to Deputy Chief Michael Polidoro, three engines responded to a structure fire at 24 Onota St. and upon arrival found a small fire.
    Mayor's Annual Riverfront Reception
    08/20/14 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
    President Tony Murray takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
    08/20/14 - IAFF Local 4416
    IAFF Local 4416 President Tony Murray accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from members at Zionsville 91A.  Members at Noblesville 73A helped to ensure Murray got the full force of ice and water all to raise awareness and kick off this year's fundraising efforts for this important cause.
    2015 Annual Open Enrollment & Health Fair
    08/20/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    11th Annual Golf Tournament
    08/20/14 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
    IAFF Motorcycl Group 2014 Ntional Rally Flagstaff Arizona
    08/20/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Lewis: Rahm’s CPS preference plan in firefighter hiring a ‘stunt’
    08/20/14 - Paul Hufnagel
    The City of Chicago is gearing up to enforce its Chicago Public Schools preference policy, which would give CPS graduates preferential standing among other firefighter applicants, providing an unfair advantage above students enrolled in private or religious schools.
    August 21, 2014: CT AFL-CIO Third Thursday Summer Picnics
    08/20/14 - UPFFA
    Third Thursday Summer Picnics This summer, join us at our first annual summer picnics where union members and our families will come together to eat, meet and talk with elected officials. Summer Picnics will be held on the third Thursdays of the month: August 21, 2014 Special Guest: Governor Dannel Malloy All picnics will run from 4:30 pm until dark.
    Wellness plan
    08/19/14 - IAFF Local 135
    The wellness information will be need to be turned in to HR by the end of open enrollment.
    Paintball Tournament
    08/19/14 - Franklin Park Firefighters
    Buy American
    08/19/14 - IAFF Local 135
    Fall 2014 Emt class
    08/19/14 - IAFF Local 135
    There will be an EMT class from August 4th to December 4th.   It will be held at 428 N. St Francis on Monday and Thursdays.   Contact Randy Stearns for more information.
    2014 Massachusetts Fallen Firefighter Memorial Ceremony
    08/19/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
    Please Save the Date: 2014 Massachusetts Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony. Thursday, September 11, 2014.
    Dearborn fire department seeks new class of cadets
    08/19/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
    AUGUST 19, 2014: The Dearborn Fire Department is looking for members to add to its latest cadet class, a program that is entering its sixth year.
    Music, firefighter games on tap for Woehlke-Palooza in Wayne
    08/19/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
    AUGUST 18, 2014: A full schedule of live music and firefighter games will highlight the second annual Woehlke-Palooza, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22-23, in downtown Wayne.
    Sharon L-417 call to action
    08/19/14 - International Association of Fire Fighters Local 293
    This request is from PPFFA Trustee Dale Hightree, the informational flyer is below. Brothers,  Sharon Firefighters are requesting assistance with a literature drop prior to a council meeting to be held on Thursday August 21st.  Attached is a flyer they put together which explains the issues that they are dealing with.
    A shining remembrance of fallen Worcester firefighter
    08/19/14 - IAFF Local 1009
      T&G Staff/CHRISTINE PETERSON 1 comment | Add a comment WORCESTER — A bronze Rescue 1 helmet on a granite pillar outside the Franklin Street Fire Station is a new memorial to Firefighter Jon D. Davies Sr., who lost his life in the line of duty in December 2011.
    August Union Meeting
    08/19/14 - IAFF Local 574
    Union Meeting August 26 and 27 2337 Victory Dr. * Local 188 Plumber's and Pipefitter's Hall    (Across street and 500 ft.
    City seeks input for bond election
    08/19/14 - Abilene Fire Fighters Association
    The city of Abilene is seeking input from citizens about an upcoming bond election. The APFFA will be putting out some information soon. For now, please let the city leaders know the Fire Department needs to replace some old fire stations. Several of them are old, small, in poor condition, and in some cases unusable. https://news.abilenetx.
    Lt. Francis O. Richardson
    08/19/14 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
    Sisters and Brothers,       It is with deep regret we report the recent death of Lt. Francis O. "Rich" Richardson (SPFD Ret.) Brother Richardson had a long and storied career as a dedicated and pioneering union member here in Maine, for his Local, the IAFF and the PFFM.
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