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    Death of Retired Brother Herman "Hermie" Kilwein
    05/24/15 - IAFF Local 452
     Retired Local 452 member, Herman Kilwein, passed away May 23rd.  Brother Kilwein, was a very popular guy with all shifts.  He could hide and not be found.  During his time, each shift had a locked food locker and a padlocked refrigerator.  None of that could keep Hermie out.
    4th Division members rescue puppy.
    05/24/15 - IAFF local 825
    On Saturday night May 23rd 2015, 4th Division members from Engine Company 11 and Squad Company 2 were dispatched the area of 232 Cedar St in a humanitarian effort to assist a dog stuck in a culvert pipe 12ft down an embankment. Squad 2 Firefighter Edward Taylor who is also a professional dog trainer, was able to reach the dog, and bring him up safely.
    Fire guts businesses at 940 Boston Road in Springfield
    05/24/15 - IAFF Local 648
    Volunteers Needed for June Seminar
    05/23/15 - IAFF Local 794
    Volunteers are needed for our June seminar from June 4-7. Please sign up under message board.
    Happy Memorial Weekend!
    05/23/15 - IAFF Local 1403
    This Memorial weekend we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. We honor the brave men and women who defended our freedom.
    25th Annual MDA Golf Tournement
    05/23/15 - Belmont Firefighters
    Belmont Firefighters Local will be hosting our 25th Annual MDA Golf Tournament on Friday June 26th at 8am at the Sandy Burr Country Club in Wayland. We still have a couple foursomes available. Cost is $150 per person and includes: Cart, Breakfast, Lunch and Buffet Dinner - Shot Gun Start, Scramble Play. Hole Sponsors are also available for $200 - Please Help Us Support a Great Cause.
    Springfield Fire Department welcomes 13 recruits, including 1st Hispanic female firefighter
    05/23/15 - IAFF Local 648
    Contract negotiations
    05/23/15 - IAFF Local 1403
    Contract negotiations will be held at our Union hall on June 1 (Monday C shift) at 10:30 AM.
    We pause and remember this Memorial Day
    05/23/15 - IAFF Local 4416
    Memorial Day PSA from Local 1431
    05/22/15 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
    RFFA Executive Board Members Sworn in May 20th, 2015.
    05/22/15 - Richardson Fire Fighters Association
    The RFFA Local 1954 swore in our newest executive board members during our May 20th, 2015 meeting. Thanks for your dedication of service for the greater good!  Featured left to right: A-Shift Trustee Buddy Hughes, 3rd Vice President Allan Journey, President Billy Whitson, and B-Shift Trustee Cody King.
    EMS Week
    05/22/15 - Portsmouth Professional Fire Fighters
    PRH Celebrates EMS Week and Local Providers  EMS Week is marked with a banquet to recognize the great providers in the Seacoast. Portsmouth Hospital Emergency Department awards area EMS workers with a variety of awards. This year members of Local 1313 were awarded several accolades. Congratulations to all.
    FIREFIT CHALLENGE
    05/22/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    A moment for our Veterans
    05/22/15 - Alaska Professional Fire Fighters Association
    Support the 21
    05/22/15 - IAFF 1826
    ~~SUPPORT FMFD 21 Due to unfortunate circumstances Fort Myers Fire Department had to layoff 21 Fire Fighters. Please help support our efforts to raise the necessary funds to help support our fellow Fire Fighters in this time of need. Wear this Shirt Proudly and show your support the FMFD 21. Please SHARE with the SHARE link on the top right of this page and help us spread the word.
    SAVE THE DATE
    05/22/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    NLRFD Promotes Two, Hires Two
    05/22/15 - IAFF Local 35
    21MAY15 -- The North Little Rock Fire Department is pleased to announce the promotion of two of it's officers, along with the hiring of two new firefighters, at an official ceremony held on April 3rd, 2015.  Pictured are (from left to right) Cpt Jeff Combs, Lt Dan Bryson, FF James Stanley and FF Michael Mitsunaga.
    Truck fire spreads to garage caught on video in Bozeman Montana
    05/22/15 - IAFF local 613
    By KBZK.com Brooke Boone CONNECT   A truck caught fire Saturday in Bozeman, spreading to a nearby garage (Photo: Shannon Buckland) BOZEMAN - A truck fire that spread to a garage was quickly doused by Bozeman firefighters Saturday and a viewer caught it all on camera. Shannon Buckland posted video to our KBZK Facebook page.
    Memorial Day 2015
    05/22/15 - UPFFA
    Memorial Day Parade
    05/21/15 - IAFF Local 902
    Malden Memorial Day Parade Monday May 25, 2015 Please join the Malden Fire Honor Guard, members of the Malden Fire Department, and the Malden community as we remember and honor the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our nation's freedom at the Malden Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 25.
    2015 Washington Fallen Firefighter Memorial
    05/21/15 - IAFF Local 2819
    Honor Guard Coordinator Ryan Crosby is organizing a call to arms this June 7th so that your local represents a strong showing for this year's Washington State Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service. The event begins at 15:30 outside the state Capitol. Due to parking issues, a van rental has been approved to ensure easy traveling for those interested.
    MDA Fill The Boot
    05/21/15 - IAFF Local 1805
    MDA Fill The Boot at the Parade of Bands! Special thanks to all those that participated at this year's Hazel Dell Parade of Bands for MDA Fill the Boot.  We had union members, spouses and significant others, brothers from other local's, Fire Cadets, friends and family members involved....and even one tired pooch!  A great day for a great event.
    Warren awarded police and fire grants
    05/21/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
    The gear will replace old coats and pants donned by firefighters to protect them while battling flames.
    Fire Ops 101 by the numbers
    05/21/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
    Local firefighters put state and local officials "in our boots" on Monday, running them through search and rescue, vehicle extrication and on-site patient care scenarios at Lansing Community College's West Campus Fire Academy.
    Alicia Ann Ruch Burn Foundation
    05/21/15 - Arcadia Fire Fighters Association
    The Arcadia Fire Fighters proudly support the Alica Ann Ruch Burn Foundation. The AFFA 3440 was invited to this years rally at the Irwindale Speedway. We also participate in the annual golf tournament where all proceeds benefit the Alicia Ann Ruch Burn Foundation.
    Arcadia Girls Softball
    05/21/15 - Arcadia Fire Fighters Association
    The Arcadia Fire Fighters proudly support the Arcadia Girls Softball league. Every year we participate in a softball game against the Arcadia Police Officers Association. This year was another great success.
    Pancake Breakfast 2015
    05/21/15 - Arcadia Fire Fighters Association
    This year was another great success! Thank you to all that came out and supported the Arcadia Fire Fighters Association. We hope you all had fun with family, friends and your local fire fighters. All proceeds benefit the numerous local charities we support! Thank you and we look forward to next year's event.
    LETTER OF COMMUNICATION
    05/21/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    Brothers and Sisters, I`m riding in the Bike MS: Cape Cod Getaway 2015  (June 27+28, 2015) in support of my wife Lorraine, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This is a 150 mile, two day ride from UMass/Boston to Mass. Maritime Academy in Bourne. Then on to Provincetown.  M.S. is an Autoimmune disease that attacks the central nervous system.
    Memorial Day Holiday
    05/20/15 - IAFF Local 42
    Our office will be closed on Monday, May 25th in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.
    Minimum Wage Rally at KCMO City Hall
    05/20/15 - IAFF Local 42
    There will be a rally to support Raising the Minimum Wage in Kansas City, MO on Thursday, May 21st at 11:00 AM in front of City Hall. Please come out and join other working people to advocate for increased wages and better living conditions for all workers.
    Complaint Issued Against Town of Scituate For Changing Fire Promotional Process Without Bargaining
    05/20/15 - IAFF Local 1464
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    2015 Memorial Service
    05/20/15 - IAFF Local 21
    The 2015 Saint Paul Firefighters Memorial Service Oakland Cemetery (Jackson St. and Sycamore St.
    Local 1291 Firefighter Participates In NYC Stair Climb
    05/20/15 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
    Denton firefighter and paramedic to take part in Tower Climb     73 2  Comments (0)A Text Size         By Megan Gray-Hatfield Staff Writer mgray@dentonrc.
    Homecoming
    05/20/15 - IAFF Local 1403
    FF Larry "LJ" Jackson Retires After 34 Years
    05/20/15 - Holyoke Firefighters IAFF Local 1693
    The Holyoke Firefighters Local 1693 would like to congratulate Firefighter Larry "LJ" Jackson on his recent retirement. FF Jackson started his career as a Holyoke Firefighter on August 8, 1979 and worked his last day on May 14, 2015.
    Memorial Sunday
    05/20/15 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
    Golf Tournament
    05/20/15 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
    Video by Shreveport Fire Fighter
    05/19/15 - PFFA
    Posted On: May 19, 2015 The Shreveport Firefighters Association would like to recognize and commend one of our Local 514 members and the producer of "A Day in The Life.
    Retirement Party
    05/19/15 - West Metro FireFighters I.A.F.F. Local 1309
    We had a great turnout for the retirement celebration for Phil Holland, Ron Minor, Dick Pozerl, Kenny Schneider and Tom Wismar! Thanks to everyone that came out to help celebrate and thank you to Phil, Ron, Dick, Kenny, and Tom for your service and commitment to the citizens of West Metro Fire Rescue and Local 1309!
    IAFF Local 244 Sergeant At Arms
    05/19/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board has appointed Miguel Tittman to serve as Interim Sergeant At Arms in accordance with the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws, Article VI, Section 5.
    2015 Robert B. McCarthy Golf Tournament
    05/19/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
    The Robert B. McCarthy Golf Tournament will again be held at Juniper Hills Country Club in Northborough on July 24th, 2015 where we expect to welcome over 200 golfers!    Last year alone, the Health and Welfare Trust was able to award over $48,000 to the PFFM John J. and Nora Jennings Scholarship, The John J. Jennings Scholarship, and The T.
    2015 Clay Shoot Raffle
    05/19/15 - Crowley Professional FireFighters Association
    Video by Shreveport Fire Fighter
    05/19/15 - IAFF 14th District
    The Shreveport Firefighters Association would like to recognize and commend one of our Local 514 members and the producer of "A Day in The Life...Shreveport Fire" John Phelan for his vision recognizing Firefighter of the Year, Fernando Gonzales telling the compelling story of the Shreveport Firefighters.
    1014 Update May 19th 2015
    05/19/15 - 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 May 19, 2015 Task Force Returns This past week we have seen a few things that remind us what makes our fire department so great.
    Support Rich Pula
    05/19/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Denver Firefighters Local 858 would like to help Brother Rich Pula and his family. Due to Rich being diagnosed with cancer, Rich's wife, Jenn, has resigned from her job in order to take care of Rich and their family. We have met with the family, asked what we can do for them, and we received a list of tasks that they could use our help with.
    Detroit's retired firefighters battle cancer, medical bills
    05/18/15 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
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    Our Deepest Sympathies
    05/18/15 - International Association of Firefighters
    Local F-147 regrets to announce the passing of Donna Pujat, sister of Local F-147 member Tommy Ward. Donna passed on May 16th at Jersey Shore Hospital in Neptune after a brave battle with cancer. Donna served on the Board of fire Commissioners in freehold and was a life member of the Adelphia Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary.
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