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    Michael Todd Harris
    03/02/15 - IAFF Local 1132
    It is with our deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Firefighter Todd Harris of IAFF Local 1132 and Roanoke Fire-EMS department - Roanoke, Virginia. Brother Harris passed away on March 2, 2015 from throat cancer. Todd was hired by the Roanoke Fire Department on April 22, 1987.
    Jourdan Lemieux Campaign Kick-Off
    03/02/15 - Holyoke Firefighters IAFF Local 1693
    2015 Mini Ed Schedule Released
    03/02/15 - IAFF 7th District
    Thanks to many Locals agreeing to host, the Magnificent 7th District 2015 Mini-Ed Seminar series has been released and attached. We hope you will take advantage of one day seminars for the new member and old and the price is right. If you have any questions please contact DVP Ricky Walsh. We look forward to seeing you there!
    Chief of Staff Mike Higgins
    03/02/15 - Texas State Association of Fire Fighters
    "It Happened In Seconds" Train the Trainer in Memphis
    03/02/15 - IAFF 14th District
    The DC Fire Fighters Burn Foundation in Cooperation with Memphis Local 1784 will be having a very important class on burn awareness. This is a class all fire fighters should have and this will train you to help train others. My thanks to Jason Woods, Rick Boatwright and Memphis Local for bringing this class to the 14th District.
    House Bill 0020 Senate 0020
    03/02/15 - Franklin Firefighters Association Local 3758
    Here is a copy of SB 0020 and HB 0020 Adding Hep. C to the presumptive illness bill. SENATE BILL 20 By Ketron AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 7- 51-209, relative to presumptive disabilities in acquiring certain infectious diseases in the line of duty by emergency rescue workers. BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE: SECTION 1.
    House Bill 603 Senate Bill 123
    03/02/15 - Franklin Firefighters Association Local 3758
    Everyone- I have copied over a recent bill introduced by Rep. Jeremy Durham. We have voiced strongly against this bill to Jeremy Durham.
    Dover L-1312 Engineer/Paramedic Craig Croteau Retirement
    03/02/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
    Please come on out to celebrate the retirement of one of Dover's greatest Firefighters. Come shake the hand of a great man and wish him well in his new adventures.
    2015 St. Patrick's Day Parade
    03/02/15 - IAFF Local 21
    Firefighters and their families are needed to represent St. Paul Fire by marching in the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Tuesday, March 17th.  Line up is at 11:30am at 5th Street and Wall Street.  The Parade runs from there to Rice Park.  T-shirts are available at Station 14 for $20.00, the proceeds go to benefit Regions Burn Unit.
    Michigan Right to Work law would extend to police, firefighters under Midland lawmaker's proposal
    03/02/15 - IAFF Local 1164
    LANSING, MI -- A newly-elected state representative from Midland has drafted legislation to extend the reach of Michigan's Right to Work law to public safety personnel, the only union members exempt under the 2012 law. State Rep. Gary Glenn is currently courting co-sponsors for the legislation. He said he hopes to accomplish that goal and introduce the bill sometime in early March.
    Franklin Fire Scanner
    03/02/15 - Franklin Firefighters Association Local 3758
    Everyone- Thanks to Captain's Jose Periut and David Currie we are now brodcasting Franklin Fire scanner radio. You can listen on any smartphone radio scanner app by looking under Tennessee-Williamson County-Franklin Fire or if web based clicking the following link: http://www.broadcastify.
    International Code Council Announces March 20 Deadline for Voting Members
    03/01/15 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
    All buildings that fire fighters respond to are designed, built and maintained to building and fire codes. By actively participating in the code process, IAFF members can ensure that safe construction design processes are established.  To help protect your work environment and your safety, the IAFF encourages members to become involved in the building codes process.
    March Meeting
    03/01/15 - St George Professional Firefighters Association
    The March meeting will be held on Thursday March 5th @ 6:30pm in the Union Hall.
    St. Patrick's Day Shirts
    03/01/15 - St George Professional Firefighters Association
    The Local will be selling the St. Patrick's Day shirts for 2015, Long Sleeve will be $20 and short sleeve is $15 available sizes are Small-4X.
    Local 830 Golf Tournament
    03/01/15 - Norwalk Fire Fighters
    IAFF Frontline App
    03/01/15 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
    “All of the information you get from the IAFF web site is now available for your mobile device or tablet, wherever you are. The IAFF Frontline app lets you submit a change of address, request a membership card and much, much more.  Download it today! The Frontline App is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
    March '15 Newsletter
    03/01/15 - St George Professional Firefighters Association
    Firefighter/Paramedic Positions Now Available
    02/28/15 - IAFF Local 3472
    The City of Rochester Hills is establishing an eligibility list for future openings for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic. Rochester Hills, comprised of 32.2 square miles, is situated in the east central portion of Oakland County approximately 30 miles from the Metropolitan Detroit area.
    Local Elections - Nominations Period Opens
    02/28/15 - National Capital Federal Firefighters
    Dear Local F121 Member, This notice is to inform you that your union local, IAFF Local F121 (aka National Capital Federal Fire Fighters), will be holding an election of officers in accordance with the local’s Bylaws. The nominations period begins on Feb. 28 and will close at midnight on Mar. 6, 2015.
    Six families displaced in Livonia condo fire
    02/28/15 - IAFF Local 1164
    No one was injured, but six families were displaced from their residences following a fire in a Livonia condominium complex Friday afternoon. Livonia firefighters responded to a call around 2:45 p.m. from a resident of On the Pond condominium complex in the Eight Mile and Gill area of Livonia, who said his unit was being filled with smoke.
    Last Day To Order
    02/28/15 - IAFF Local 3472
    Tonight is the last night to order the 2015 St. Patricks Day shirt.  Order online @ http://freshhotshirts.com/3472 by midnight tonight.
    Set Clocks & Change Smoke Detector Batteries (Spring 2015)
    02/28/15 - Irving Professional Fire Fighters Association
    Fire Fighters Union Endorses Mayor Miro Weinberger
    02/28/15 - BFFA 3044
    Burlington – The Burlington Fire Fighters Association (BFFA), International Association of Fire Fighters (I.A.F.F) Local 3044 has endorsed Mayor Miro Weinberger in support of his upcoming re-election effort on Town Meeting Day, March 3, 2015.
    IAFF Financial Corp Helps Our Members
    02/28/15 - IAFF local 3704
    Welcome to the IAFF Financial Corporation Web Site This web site includes information regarding the IAFF Financial Corporation, as well as the retirement, financial services, insurance protection products, home mortgage program, auto and home insurance program, banking services, and Canadian member programs offered through well-established service providers.
    23rd annual Susan G. Komen Race
    02/27/15 - IAFF Local 51
    All interested Firefighters, Join the team to run the 23rd annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. See Flyer for Details. Contact information below. DATE: 3/1/2015 STAGING TIME: 6:30AM STAGING LOCATION: Station 11 STARTING LINE LOCATION: Southwest University Park RACE TIME: 8:00AM CONTACT: Efrain Garcia , Phone: 915.873.9898, email: efraingarciajr@gmail.
    Black History Parade
    02/27/15 - IAFF Local 51
    VOLUNTEERS needed to support Parade to celebrate Black History Month on February 28, 2015 Line-Up Starts at Montana & Pershing Parade Start Time: 10:00 Ends at Mary Webb Park 3401 E. Missouri Their will be a booth voter registration at Mary Webb Park. Quint 7 will be in the parade.
    Pictures Wanted
    02/27/15 - IAFF Local 42
    We are in need of any pictures that you might want to share of our members in action. We will make copies with your permission and return the originals to you. Please contact Secretary-Treasurer John Locke at the Union Hall or via E-mail: jlocke@iaff42.org.  Please submit your photos by March 31, 2015 if you want to have them considered.
    Benevolent Fund Annual Meeting
    02/27/15 - IAFF Local 2819
    Our Kitsap Fire Fighters Benevolent Fund will be holding its annual meeting on March 26th, 7pm at the Clover Leaf Bar & Grill. During this meeting, elections for President, Treasurer, and the Board's Directors (up to 21 positions) will be held.  A year-in-review will be presented as will a financial report and a glimpse on future projects/events.
    ST. PATRICK'S DAY SHIRTS
    02/27/15 - IAFF 1826
    To all Local 1826 Members, Please see attachment or visit the "Important Link" section of our website, "SWFL Firefighters" for quick access to the shirt website. Orders must be in by March 7th!. All proceeds from this years shirt sales will benefit STFD Firefighter Danielle DiBenedetto, she is being treated for cancer.
    Keep Your Community Safety: Change Clocks & Smoke Alarm Batteries Sunday, March 8th
    02/27/15 - UPFFA
    International Association of Fire Fighters Keep Your Community Safe: Change Clocks and Smoke Alarm Batteries Sunday, March 8 https://www.facebook.com/video.php.
    Legislative Day at the Capital 2015
    02/27/15 - Waco Firefighters
    Legislative Day @ The Capital in Austin is March 31st, 2015. We will be getting a group together to attend. Let me know if you would like to attend.
    Reminder to Check Smoke Alarm Batteries When Clocks Change
    02/27/15 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
    Keep Your Community Safe: Change Clocks and Smoke Alarm Batteries Sunday, March 8 Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 8, 2015 - promote public safety by reminding members of your community to also change smoke alarm batteries.
    Important message regarding Auditor Controller interrogations
    02/27/15 - IAFF Local 1014
    IMPORTANT! PLEASE POST/SHARE If you receive a notice or communication from the Auditor-Controller’s Office (or anyone else for that matter) to submit to an interrogation or interview, either as a subject or witness, CALL THE UNION HALL and DEMAND YOUR RIGHT TO REPRESENTATION.
    Thank you to all of our sponsors
    02/27/15 - Axemen Prof. Fire Fighters Motorcycle Club
    We appreciate all who donate, participate and just support us. Without you we would not have been able to donate almost a million dollars over the past 16 years.
    All be safe and hope for warm weather
    02/27/15 - Axemen Prof. Fire Fighters Motorcycle Club
    Vancouver Fire Hiring Firefighter/Paramedic
    02/26/15 - IAFF Local 452
    ancouver Fire Department - FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC IMPORTANT INFORMATION:    THE DEADLINE TO TEST FOR VANCOUVER FD – FIREFIGHTER  PARAMEDIC IS BY MARCH 13, 2015. YOU MUST COMPLETE THE PST WRITTEN EXAM PRIOR TO MARCH 13, 2015.
    Yonkers Fire Pipe Band Pub Night at The Yonkers Brewery!
    02/26/15 - YFD Band
    Come down and check out what's happening at the Yonkers Brewing Co. , and at the same time, help us kick off the High Holy Season as we run through our final practice. We anticipate playing around 7:30, but you might want to get there a little earlier so you can sample the Fine Brew the boys are putting out. There will be a 50/50 as well as band merchandise for sale.
    Fire badly damages Rose Village home
    02/26/15 - IAFF Local 452
    Fire badly damages Rose Village home Firefighters battle a blaze Wednesday at 3111 U St. in Vancouver. (Steven Lane/The Columbian)Buy this photo Firefighters battle a house fire at 3111 U St. in Vancouver's Rose Village neighborhood. (Emily Gillespie) Firefighters battle a house fire at 3111 U St.
    Special Call Meeting
    02/26/15 - Mesquite FireFighters
    February 27, 2015 8:30 PM 321 S. Galloway
    Woman hurt in I-5 rollover in Vancouver
    02/26/15 - IAFF Local 452
    Oregon woman hurt in I-5 rollover in Vancouver Woman was passenger in car, driver faces DUI charge An Oregon woman was injured early Sunday morning when the car she was riding in traveled off the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 in Vancouver, struck an embankment and rolled.
    Manufactured Home Fire
    02/26/15 - IAFF Local 452
    Official: Cooking fire damages manufactured home  A stovetop fire spread after the occupant tried to use water to put out the flames, causing more than $8,000 in damage to a manufactured home.
    Retirement for Local 2687
    02/26/15 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
    February 26, 2015 Yesterday marked the last shift for Hamden Firefighter Greg Pereira.  Greg is retiring after 20 years of service as a Firefighter/Paramedic. Thank you for your dedication and service, and Local 2687 wishes you a long, happy, healthy retirement. Congrats.
    Local Membership Meeting
    02/26/15 - National Capital Federal Firefighters
    A Local Meeting will be held on the following dates: Saturday March 7, 2015 at 1830 hrs. Sunday March 8, 2015 at 0900 hrs.
    Convention Baseball game
    02/26/15 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
    For any Delegates/Alternates Family and guests arriving in Bethlehem for the State Convention on Monday May 11 we will be hosting a night at the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs (Phillies Minor League Team). The Pigs will be taking on the Columbus Clippers at 7:05pm. We have limited number of tickets reserved for the PPL Patio. Tickets are $25.
    Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich
    02/26/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
    Our thoughts and prayers are with Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich and his family.
    St. Baldrick's 2015
    02/26/15 - Aurora Fire Fighters
    Hello AFD, It's the time of year that we join together to show our support for children suffering from cancer and the families that support them. Aurora Fire Fighters Local 1290 is teaming up once again with the St. Baldrick's Foundation.  2014 was our inaugural year and we raised over $11,000.
    Food Drive
    02/26/15 - IAFF Local 21
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