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    Last Alarm - Firefighter / Engineer Donnie Wendt - City of Bradenton
    11/25/14 - IAFF Local 2546
    Local 282 Election Results 11-25-14
    11/25/14 - Buffalo Professional Firefighters Assoc.
    The election results from today's Local 282 Election are attached. Congrats to our winners and thank you to all the candidates for running.
    1014 Executive Board Election results
    11/25/14 - IAFF Local 1014
    November 24, 2014: Ct. United Ride
    11/25/14 - UPFFA
    The UPFFA of Ct. is proud to announce the "Fund Distribution Ceremony" for monies raised from the 2014 Ct. United Ride, CT's largest 9/11 Tribute, that was held September 7, 2014. Both, Fred Garrity, Jr., Exec. Director of the event, and Peter S. Carozza, President of the UPFFA of Ct., along with invited elected officials distributed proceeds from the event totaling $40,500.
    Local 1009 Annual Food Drive
    11/25/14 - IAFF Local 1009
    Thank you to everyone who helped with another successful food drive this year. It was a cold day but many members still came out and donated their time.     We collected $4,095.00 thousand dollars between the three Stop N Shop locations: Grafton Street collected $1,760.00, West Boylston $1,350.00 and Lincoln St $985.00.
    CPFF Foundation Fundraiser
    11/25/14 - IAFF LOCAL 2164
    Colorado Professional Firefighters Foundation Fundraising Nights with the Colorado Avalanche! Enjoy specially priced tickets to one or both of the Colorado Avalanche games listed below while raising money for the Colorado Professional Firefighters Foundation!  $5 from each ticket purchased via this offer will be donated back to the Foundation.
    Bangor firefighters to participate in Black Friday Fill the Boot for MDA
    11/25/14 - IAFF Local 772
    BANGOR, Maine – Members of the Bangor Fire Department Local 772, along with families served by the Muscular Dystrophy Association, will host the annual firefighters’ Black Friday Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to benefit children and adults affected by muscle disease throughout the Bangor area.
    Deferred Comp- Retirement Fund
    11/25/14 - IAFF Local 3169
    Denny Davis will be at HR Tuesday, December 2nd. 10:30am.  Stop by if your not doing anything and get educated on starting an additional retirement fund.  Tax advantage of the before tax investment to grow your retirement above your FRS or Investment Plan. Also, stay tuned for our 2015 L3169 Financial Seminar covering Budgets, Investment and Taxes.
    Union Elections
    11/25/14 - IAFF Local 3169
    December 1, 2, 3rd will be our Union Election for Union President.
    Special Meeting Announcement for County Chapter Fire Marshall's Office MOU on 12/03/14 at 6:00pm
    11/24/14 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    On Wednesday, December 3, 2014 the IAFF Local 244 Executive Board will present the County Chapter Fire Marshall’s Office MOU for approval by the membership pursuant to Article V, Section 6 Special Meetings & Article II, Section 4 Memorandums of Understanding of the Constitution & Bylaws.The meeting will begin promptly at 6:00pm.
    North Versailles Local 4931 CBA Added
    11/24/14 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
    Local 3666 Supports Operation Warm
    11/24/14 - IAFF Local 3666
    Career Fire Fighters of Frederick County, MD  IAFF Local 3666 Providing the gift of warmth to children in the communities they protect, Frederick County Firefighters have become ambassadors of Operation Warm.
    Passing Of Brother Evan Johnesee
    11/24/14 - IAFF Local 3472
    This past Wednesday Birmingham Firefighters Local 911 and our entire firefighting family lost Brother Evan Johnesee. Brother Johnesee was a member of Local 911 for the last eleven years. Aside from being a firefighter/medic, he also was an EMS coordinator for the department. He was passionate about his Harley and loved to work on it. However he was most proud of his three children.
    Union Meeting 12/12
    11/24/14 - Longmont Professional Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 1806
    Memphis Fire Fighters Donate $12,000
    11/24/14 - IAFF Local 1784
    (MEMPHIS, TN) – On Thursday, November 20th, members of the Memphis Fire Fighters Association Foundation, along with Memphis Fire Director Alvin Benson, were on hand at the Wings Cancer Foundation to donate $12,000 from proceeds from breast cancer awareness t-shirt sales during the month of October.  This is the third year the MFFA has made such a donation from pink t-shirt sales.
    Shop Online!
    11/24/14 - Toy Program
    Volunteer at the Toy Program
    11/24/14 - Toy Program
    11/24/14 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    Remembering the Father of the AACo Fire Dept. Chief Harry William Klasmeier
    11/23/14 - IAFF Local 1563
    The very proud past and present members of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department share their memories of the beloved first Fire Chief in Anne Arundel County, Chief Harry William Klasmeier. Online Obituary: Harry William Klasmeier ~We Remember Chief Harry W.
    2015 Gun Raffle
    11/23/14 - IAFF Local 3005
                The Bolingbrook Fire Fighters Association Local 3005 is holding a 6 month firearm raffle.  Donations for the tickets are $50 each.  Attached is a flyer with the descriptions of the firearms for raffle.  The raffle drawings will begin in April of 2015 at our monthly Union meetings.
    Thank You Peter Matthews
    11/23/14 - IAFF Local 21
    Over the past 6+ years, Honorary L-21 Firefighter Peter Matthews has volunteered his time and talents capturing much of the work Saint Paul Firefighters do on a regular basis. His photographic work of our members has been published both locally and nationally highlighting the heroic rescues and day to day activities we perform.
    Santa Breakfast
    11/23/14 - IAFF Local 794
    Come out and join us for this years Santa Breakfast!!!! Click link to view flyer.
    Notice to public
    11/23/14 - IAFF Local 452
    IAFF Local 452, did not authorize, endorse or circulate this message. If you have received this note on your doorstep or can identify the person who left it please contact us.
    Local F-273 Names New Shop Stewards
    11/23/14 - IAFF Local F-273
    Congratulations to FF Rick Hoydis and FF/Medic Larry Shinn on being named the Shop Stewards of Local F-273! There are still open shop steward positions in the Local.
    Steamworks Brewing Company Raises Over $10,000 for BC Firefighters Burn Fund
    11/23/14 - IAFF 323
    November, 2014 - As a tribute to BC Firefighters and to raise both awareness & funds, local craft brewery Steamworks Brewing Company brewed a robust and flavourful Heroica Red Ale for its 2014 fall release and in keeping with Steamworks' whimsical brand designs, this particular label featured Burnaby Heights Landmark Helen Arnold the swinging girl as a damsel in distress being rescued by a Steampunked firefighter.
    99 Restaurant Hosts Fundraiser
    11/22/14 - Portsmouth Fire Fighters Charitable Association
    11/22/14 - Aurora Fire Fighters
    Ladies and Gentlemen, Monday is the last day to submit nominations for: Secretary/Treasurer - can be nominated by any member 8 Hour VP - can be nominated by 8 hour members A shift VP - can be nominated by A shifters B shift VP - can be nominated by B shifters C shift VP - can be nominated by C shifters Your nominations MUST be in writing.
    President Melhorn with Channel 9 News in regards to US Navy Findings on the Miami fire
    11/22/14 - IAFF F-123
    Local 42 - Louie Wright Fundraiser
    11/22/14 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
    Save the Date for the 2015 Legislative Conference
    11/22/14 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
    IAFF Legislative Conference Returns to Capitol Hill! Mark your calendars for the 2015 Alfred K. Whitehead Legislative Conference, scheduled for March 8-11, 2015, in Washington, DC. The Conference is returning to the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, and will once again feature the annual Congressional Reception attended by dozens of U.S. representatives and senators.
    House Fire Leads to Burn Patient
    11/22/14 - IAFF Local 3990
    Bassville Park, Florida - Lake County Firefighters responded to the report of a house fire early Friday morning on Sherwood Place in Bassville Park with possible occupants trapped inside. As fire crews arrived, heavy smoke was pouring from the home with active fire. Firefighters quickly searched the home for victims but no occupants were found.
    Charity hockey game between Saginaw police and firefighters raises more than $7,000 for MDA
    11/21/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
    As part of the eighth annual Guns & Hoses Classic hockey game between the Saginaw Police Department and Fire Department, $7,125 was raised and donated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association to help fight the disease.
    Chad Edlin Retirement Party
    11/21/14 - IAFF Local 42
    Retirement Party for Chad Edlin. Friday, December 5th @ Johnny's Back Yard @ 6pm
    Bozeman Fire Fighters respond on late night basement fire
    11/21/14 - IAFF local 613
    No injuries reported in Bozeman house fire City of Bozeman Full Story by KECI Staff HERE Text BOZEMAN, Mont. - Overnight, firefighters responded to a house fire on the west end of.
    Fundraiser for President Emeritus Wright
    11/21/14 - IAFF Local 42
    2015 Unite & Fight
    11/21/14 - IAFF Local 21
    Hello Police, Fire and EMS! We are gearing up for our third annual Unite and Fight event, and we need your help! We need men and women; all ages, skill levels, and weights to represent the areas police, fire and EMS departments in a charity boxing event.
    Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
    11/21/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Hello All, A message from the Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation: The $1,000 winner for the payday raffle is Luke Barron, Tower 22 C-shift, congratulations to Luke! Raffle tickets are on sale right now.  Contact any Burn Foundation board member to get your ticket for a chance to win the 2015 payday raffle drawings. The next payday raffle winner will be drawn Friday, December 5th.
    Unions Rethink Strategy After Election Losses
    11/21/14 - Paul Hufnagel
    Most of the candidates public-sector unions spent time and money supporting this fall were defeated, prompting leaders to question the effectiveness of endorsing any candidates at all.
    Brook Park fire union opposes idea of privatizing city's ambulance service
    11/21/14 - Paul Hufnagel
    BROOK PARK, Ohio -- Nearly 200 people rallied outside a city council meeting on Tuesday to oppose a possible privatization of the Brook Park ambulance service.
    Akron not in contempt when negotiating fire department promotions, court monitor says
    11/21/14 - Paul Hufnagel
    AKRON, Ohio -- The City of Akron did not violate a court order when it negotiated a new seniority and education-based promotional agreement with firefighters.
    Passing of AACo first Fire Chief...
    11/20/14 - IAFF Local 1563
    November 20, 2014 The Anne Arundel County Fire Department and the Anne Arundel County Retired Firefighters Association regretfully announce the passing of Retired Fire Chief Harry W. Klasmeier.  Chief Klasmeier was the Department's first Fire Chief, serving in that capacity from 1965 to 1983.
    The city of Bozeman has filed another appeal against its firefighters' union, Local 613 of the IAFF
    11/20/14 - IAFF local 613
    We want our followers to be informed of all current events happening with the Bozeman Firefighters. In that belief we would like to share following article from the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. We also ask that if you have any questions to please contact us at and we will do our best to address your concerns.
    Flirty Dance Fitness Toy Drive
    11/20/14 - Toy Program
    Vacation Bank Proposal & Survey
    11/20/14 - Fort Wayne Professional Firefighters
    Please Click on image to view the proposal. Once you have finished you can follow the link below to complete the survey. You may also navigate to the survey using the menu.
    Bob Bartley
    11/20/14 - IAFF Local 51
    Capt.,Please pass this on; This week marks an exciting journey for me, as I have begun my new position.  I remember coming here full of ideas, things to do to make a difference I'll always remember the things we achieved together especially with the attempts to assist and be a buffer to help your request for each of the station needs.
    Getting Real about Pension Investments
    11/20/14 - Paul Hufnagel
    It's certainly tempting for officials in charge of state pension systems to hike up assumed rates of return. Better investment returns translate into smaller appropriations to fund pensions and can facilitate generous cost-of-living adjustments for retirees.
    Suburban officials speak against fire department staffing bill
    11/20/14 - Paul Hufnagel
    Nearly two dozen suburban leaders on Tuesday ramped up their opposition to a proposal in Springfield that would subject fire department staffing levels to collective bargaining and binding outside arbitration.
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