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    Day 2 Winner
    12/02/16 - IAFF Local 135
    The Day 2 Winner of the 25 Guns for Christmas is Brian Collier, ticket #672.
    2017 Ball, news, notes, tickets, and hotel rooms
    12/02/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good evening all members, Happy Holidays.  This is an email to inform you Ball season has begun, I hope you are as excited as I am, as I love balls. This years ball includes the awards ceremony and retiree celebration of life. Tickets for the 2017 DFD ball are now on sale, the date for the event is Saturday February 25th @ the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Denver.
    2017 Ball, news, notes, tickets, and hotel rooms
    12/02/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good evening all members, Happy Holidays.  This is an email to inform you Ball season has begun, I hope you are as excited as I am, as I love balls. This years ball includes the awards ceremony and retiree celebration of life. Tickets for the 2017 DFD ball are now on sale, the date for the event is Saturday February 25th @ the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Denver.
    Firset Responder Challenge
    12/02/16 - Boston Fire Fighters
    Denver Burn Foundation Payday Raffle Winner
    12/02/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Happy Payday and Happy December,  Before we get to the Payday Raffle here are some fun, upcoming events that support the Burn Foundation and will prove to always be a great time: The final Payday drawing for 2016 will be for $5,000.00 and will be held at Dougherty’s Restaurant and Pub on December 30th at 9:00 a.m.
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    12/02/16 - Toy Program
    Bowling Team Toy Drive
    12/02/16 - Toy Program
    Day 1 Winner
    12/01/16 - IAFF Local 135
    The Day 1 Winner of the 25 Guns for Christmas is Mark Garcia.
    Welcome Hastings Local 5113
    12/01/16 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
    Please welcome Hastings Local 5113 to the MPFF and IAFF. Craig Latch President, Mike Christian Vice President and Brandon Boyd Secretary/Treasurer. Picture are the new members of the IAFF and MPFF receiving their charter from 5th District VP Thornberg.
    The St. Cloud Fire Department is currently accepting applications.
    12/01/16 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
    The St. Cloud Fire Department is currently accepting applications.  This is skilled firefighting work in combating, extinguishing, and preventing fires, in responding to render emergency medical services, in responding to and mitigating other emergencies, and the operation and maintenance of fire department equipment, apparatus, and quarters.
    Red Dog Restaurant presents Santa's Holiday Brunch
    11/29/16 - Toy Program
    Engine Co 7 Recieves New Engine 11/29/2016
    11/29/16 - Scranton Firefighters IAFF Local # 60
    Engine Co. 7 recieved a brand new 2016 KME Pumper today.
    UPFFA of Ct. Member Questionnaire/Survey
    11/29/16 - UPFFA
    Dear UPFFA of Ct. Member: We have developed a member questionnaire/survey; the purpose of this questionnaire/survey will enable the Officers, Executive Board, and Staff the ability to provide the highest level of service to our affiliated locals.
    Mike Vonesh Retirement Party
    11/29/16 - Franklin Park Firefighters
    Mike Vonesh Retirement Party
    11/29/16 - Franklin Park Firefighters
    Hank Jandrich Family Help Needed
    11/28/16 - IAFF Local 21
    On Saturday, December 3rd the Jandrich family will be moving from 1948 Nebraska to 1038 Bayard. If you have some free time and are willing to help Hank’s family out with the move please arrive at the Nebraska home around 0900.
    Partyyyyy!!!!
    11/28/16 - IAFF Local F283
    We are ready to go for the Holiday Party!! It's happening this Saturday, December 3rd, from 6pm to 10pm at the American Lake Club on Lewis North. Families are very welcome. Dinner is catered, delicious and complimentary to all. Raffle tickets are $2 cash money. All of this year's proceeds are going to support Captain Eric Sheppard's son, Aiden Sheppard.
    2016 Toys For Tots Drive
    11/28/16 - IAFF Local 21
    The 2016 Toys For Tots drive is here. Starting November 29th drop off boxes will be located at all 15 Saint Paul Fire Stations. We will be accepting NEW wrapped toys for all age groups until December 19th.
    MFD Kids Christmas Party
    11/28/16 - IAFF Local 271
    All Missoula Fire Department members (PAST and PRESENT) and their families are invited to our Annual Family Christmas Party. Ride the carousel til you puke! Where: Missoula Carousel When: Dec. 12th from 6pm to 8pm Who: Your family and SANTA! See attached flier for details.  See you there.
    Longmont Lights Parade
    11/28/16 - Longmont Professional Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 1806
    Longmont Lights Parade 2016 Dec. 10th @ 1700 Local 1806 Holiday Party prior to the parade at Fire St.
    SAVE THE DATE
    11/28/16 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    Merritt Parkway Accident
    11/28/16 - IAFF Local 1081
    On November 27th at 7:42PM the Westport Fire Department received a call for the accident with injuries on the Merritt Parkway Northbound between Exit 41 and Exit 42. The Westport Fire Department responded with Engine 2, Rescue 3 and Car 3 with a total of 8 firefighters and officers.
    The Battle For Benefits
    11/27/16 - IAFF Local 21
       WATCH FOX 9 KMSP's STORY  While Shapira's pension plan recognized his cancer as an occupational disease, when he applied for workers' compensation with the City of St. Paul to cover his medical bills, his claim was denied.   READ PIONEER PRESS'S COVERAGE Reilly wasn’t able to return to work as a St.
    Toy Drive at The Edge Bar
    11/27/16 - Toy Program
    Toy Drive at Tank 18
    11/27/16 - Toy Program
    IAFF Retiree Health Care Options Handbook
    11/26/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
    Toy Bank Season Is Upon Us
    11/26/16 - Hampton Fire Fighters
    We are entering our toy drive season for our toy bank program! Please consider donating to a child in need right here in Hampton by dropping off a new and unwrapped toy at one of our many drop off locations in Hampton, or at either Fire station. Our biggest need is gifts for teenagers as our program accepts children up to 16 years old.
    Date Night Interest Poll
    11/24/16 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
    Please complete the following form to help us determine the level of interest in holding a Date Night for members and their significant others in January/Febuary 2017.
    HAPPY THANKSGIVING
    11/24/16 - IAFF 14th District
    Happy Thanksgiving to all in the 14th District. I am thankful for all of you especially those in leadership within your local and state associations. To those on duty today please be safe.
    Operation Warm
    11/23/16 - IAFF Local 2647
    IAFF 2674 Pittsfield Fire Fighters distributed more than 100 new coats for Operation Warm.
    Happy Thanksgiving 2016
    11/23/16 - IAFF Local 1014
    Update-General Election
    11/23/16 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    Dear Members, This letter is to inform you that IAFF Local 244 will not be holding its annual General Election for 2016, as all positions for this election have been elected through acclamation by the membership in accordance with the Constitution & Bylaws.   The nominations for the 2016 General Election opened in September and closed at the November General Membership meeting.
    Floyd Lecuyer Retirement Party
    11/23/16 - IAFF Local 21
    Local 1009 2016 Food Drive A Success
    11/22/16 - IAFF Local 1009
    Thank you to everyone who helped out with this year’s Local 1009 Food Drive, it was great seeing some new faces. There is a long list of people who put a lot of time in to make this day so successful every year. Because of all your hard work , many local families will now be able to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal.   Pounds of food collected -- 2,100lbs .
    1014 Executive Board Election results
    11/22/16 - IAFF Local 1014
    Meals On Wheels / Heroes And Helpers
    11/22/16 - IAFF Local 21
    Thanksgiving Meals on Wheels – Volunteers Needed Volunteers are needed on Thanksgiving morning at Cretin-Derham Hall, November 24, from 0700 - 1000 to provide directions for people who are delivering Thanksgiving Meals On Wheels. Any questions contact Matt Lacy, Ladder 20-B by email or at 651-206-8667.
    4th District Education Conference
    11/22/16 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
    Meadville L0515 Call to Action
    11/22/16 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
    Brothers & Sisters, Our brothers from Local 515 in Meadville are under attack.  They are being threatened with the possibility of losing 3 full time positions and lowering their minimum daily staffing.   A door to door campaign to educate the public has been scheduled for Saturday December 3rd.
    Meadville L0515 Call to Action
    11/22/16 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
    Brothers & Sisters, Our brothers from Local 515 in Meadville are under attack.  They are being threatened with the possibility of losing 3 full time positions and lowering their minimum daily staffing.   A door to door campaign to educate the public has been scheduled for Saturday December 3rd.
    2017-2019 Local F-147 Officers
    11/22/16 - International Association of Firefighters
    The results of our election for the 2017-2019 term are in. The following individuals will represent our Union for the next 2 years: President- Mike Holmes Vice President- Robert Hutti Secretary-  Frank McCleaster Treasurer- Dave Spera* Steward- William Donahue Steward- Jeff Fowler* Steward- Joe Forgione* Steward- CJ Dickinson* *Denotes a newly elected Officer.
    Home Care Group Time & Attendance
    11/22/16 - AFSCME Local 875
    OUR LATEST CANCER RESEARCH DONATION
    11/22/16 - Lets Fire Cancer
    Our latest cancer research donation was made recently to Massachusetts General Hospital for their Neuroendocrine Cancer Research Program in fond Memory of Jimmy Pace. Pictured (from left to right) Karen Miller, MD Clinical Co-Director, Neuroendocrine and Pituitary Tumor Clinical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Professor of Medicine, Havard Medical School.
    Community Outreach Campaign: Thanksgiving Cooking Safety
    11/21/16 - IAFF Local 3472
    Thanksgiving is the leading day for home cooking fires, with 230% more home cooking fires occurring during this holiday. Unattended cooking and the misuse of cooking equipment are the leading contributing factors in cooking fires.  Please stay fire safe this holiday season and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone from the Rochester Hills Professional Firefighters.
    BECOME A SUPPORTING MEMBER TODAY
    11/21/16 - Lets Fire Cancer
    2016 Grand Illumination Parade
    11/21/16 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
    Thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday for the Grand Illumination Parade in Norfolk.
    Thanksgiving Fire Safety
    11/20/16 - IAFF Local 902
    Thanksgiving by the numbers Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day and Christmas Eve.  In 2014, nearly four times as many home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving as on a typical day.  In 2014, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,730 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving, the peak day for such fires.
    Welcome Home PFC Mattern
    11/20/16 - IAFF Local 1742
    BWI Fire/Rescue Local 1742 and Delta Airlines had the honor to welcome home USMC PFC Wilbur Mattern who was killed in action 21 Nov. 1943 during the battle of Tarawa. The Local 1742 member support our fallen and it is an honor to welcome home our military. Welcome home Marine. Semper Fi.
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