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    Local 718 2014 Retirees
    04/25/15 - Boston Fire Fighters
    St. Florian March
    04/25/15 - IAFF Local 1164
    Please open the attachment to learn more about the St. Florian March in Hamtramck  St. Florian is the Patron Saint of Firefighters. Every year the Hamtramck Firefighters and St. Florian Parish host the Annual Firefighters March and Mass which helps kick off the Annual St. Florian Strawberry Festival.
    Proposal #1 Information
    04/25/15 - IAFF Local 1164
    April 21, 2015 Dear Brothers and Sisters: Attached is some more information regarding Proposal #1.  There are also two short videos posted on the MPFFU website:  www.mpffu.
    MPFFU Speaker Series - May 19th; Gordon Graham
    04/25/15 - IAFF Local 1164
    All members are invited to register for this event.  Space is limited so please register early.  Gordon Graham is a prominent nationally known speaker that receives excellent reviews from anyone that has ever heard one of his presentations.  The things he speaks about will help you at work and in your personal life.
    Fire Fighter Heart Bill
    04/25/15 - West Metro FireFighters I.A.F.F. Local 1309
    Colorado Firefighter LOD Heart and Circulatory Malfunction Benefits Bill takes Effect January 1, 2015             The CPFF is proud to announce that Senate Bill 14-172 will become a reality after more than a year of planning, hard work, collaboration, and months of lobbying at the state capitol.
    7th Run / Walk for Autism Awareness
    04/24/15 - IAFF Local 51
    7th Annual Run / Walk for Autism Awareness Apr 25, 2015 Time: 8:00AM Location: Ascarate Park 6900 Delta Drive El Paso, Texas 79905 Details: Local 51 is proud to sponsor the 7th Annual Run / Walk for Autism Awareness on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 8:00 AM.
    Lexington FD to Hold Entrance Exam
    04/24/15 - Lexington Fire Fighters
    Lexington Fire Department will be holding an entrance exam June 6th. To apply contact the town human resources department via the town website or phone number listed below on the pdf attachement.
    Combat Challenge Team place high in season's first event
    04/24/15 - IAFF Local 4416
    Thursday 4/23/15 Westfield Fire Combat Challenge Team placed 2nd in the FDIC regional event hosted in Indianapolis, IN. The team posted a total team time of 5:17:89 led by team captain Matt Hansen with an individual time of 1:41 and Justin Anderson with a time of 1:44.
    Upcoming MDA Lockup Events
    04/24/15 - IAFF Local 2819
    Brother Gillespie is the point of contact for next week's MDA Lockup. There are two opportunities for you to participate. The specifics are in the table below for easy reference.  Contact Chad with your availability - cgillespie@iaff2819.org.
    May Bi-Monthly Meeting
    04/24/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
    Noah Cohen - our brother firefighter
    04/24/15 - IAFF Local 1014
    Noah Cohen - our brother firefighter Some of you may have seen on the news recently a story about an eight-year-old boy named Noah Cohen.  Noah has dreamed of being a firefighter for years and in fact his dream is to work for his "favorite Fire Department".
    Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
    04/24/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Before we get to the payday raffle remember that registration is now open for the 28th Annual Burn Camp Golf Tournament to be played May 15th, 2015 at Fox Hollow Golf Course. Go to www.denverburnfoundation.org for more details and registration. The winner for today's payday raffle is Otho Burton, Fire Prevention. Congratulations to Otho! Thanks to everyone for your continued support.
    The Sterling Heights Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 1557, will be welcoming 4 new members in May, 2015
    04/23/15 - IAFF Local 1557
    The Sterling Heights Fire Department will be hiring 4 new employees on May 04, 2015, replacing recent retires.  IAFF Local 1557 members would like to congratulate and welcome them; Craig Ballard, Kyle Mankiewicz, Patrick Paradise, Andrew Pham.  See you guys in a couple of weeks.
    Fire FIT Conference
    04/23/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
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    Saint Paul Firefighter Line Of Duty Death Interactive Map
    04/23/15 - IAFF Local 21
    The road to making the memorial a reality was a long one. It began in 1987, when artist Douglas O. Freeman created the familiar sculpture of a firefighter holding a young child, which was placed in a public space near the baggage claim areas at the Minneapolis –St. Paul International Airport.
    Passing of Sister Brenda Bauer, Reading, Local 1803
    04/23/15 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
    Please see the notification from our Brothers and Sisters of Reading Local 1803.  Our hearts and prayers are extended to them for their loss.  Sister Bauer you can rest at ease we have the watch. Sister Brenda Bauer passed away this morning after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She served as a paramedic in the RFD for 14 years.
    Kobylarz’s actions criticized in fire chief arbitration
    04/23/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
    An arbitration decision has come down on the side of the Redford Fire Department union in its dispute with township Supervisor Tracey Schultz Kobylarz over the fire chief’s position.
    Say Thank You to Our Military Troops on Memorial Day
    04/23/15 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
    IAFF Affiliates Can Have a Personalized PSA Paying Tribute to Fallen Soldiers on Memorial Day Again this year, the IAFF is producing a Public Service Announcement (PSA) video to help you honor our fallen military troops on Memorial Day on May 25, 2015.
    update
    04/23/15 - IAFF 1826
    County Councilor Madore's anti-labor resolutions appear dead, for now
    04/23/15 - IAFF Local 452
    Penn State/PPFFA Community Heroes Day
    04/23/15 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
    Saturday, September 12th will be the 3rd Annual Community Heroes Day with Penn State Football as the Nittany Lions take on the Buffalo Bulls to kick off the 2015 season at Beaver Stadium. Community Heroes Day was designed to highlight all First Responders (both active and retired) for all of the good they do in the community.
    Sunday, August 30, 2015: Ct. United Ride
    04/22/15 - UPFFA
    2 Bikers Flown To Trauma Centers
    04/22/15 - IAFF Local 3990
    Lady Lake, FL – Thousands of bikers will be rolling into town this weekend to enjoy one of the largest weekend bike events in the United States. However, two separate accidents involving motorcyles on Tuesday resulted in two riders being airlifted to trauma centers.
    Burn Foundation Fundraiser
    04/22/15 - New London Fire Fighters
    All call to help a brother out
    04/22/15 - IAFF Local F283
    Here is an all call for help. Chief Franklin is moving his daughter back home on Friday the 24th. Please if your free and can help we will be meeting at station 101 at 08:30 to head out. Please if you have a truck show up and help out a brother. Any questions contact me and I'll try and get you an answer.
    Statement of Local 718 & PFFM on the Back Bay Fire Investigation
    04/22/15 - Boston Fire Fighters
    City attorney praises Saginaw firefighters for dousing blaze at home
    04/22/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
    Borrello stepped up to the podium reserved for public comment at Saginaw City Council's Monday, April 20, meeting not to talk about his family's tragedy. Borrello spoke instead about his gratitude for a neighbor's quick actions and for the "valiant and brave heroism" displayed by Saginaw's city firefighters.
    Ratification Results Notice
    04/22/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Local 858 is pleased to announce the results of the ratification vote held April 20th & 21st.  Denver Fire Fighters have voted 142-7 to accept the 2015 MOU and 2016-2018 contract.
    Hamtramck Firefighters March and Mass (May 2, 2015)
    04/22/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
    St. Florian is the Patron Saint of Firefighters. Every year the Hamtramck Firefighters and St. Florian Parish host the Annual Firefighters March and Mass which helps kick off the Annual St. Florian Strawberry Festival.
    Statement by Boston Fire Fighters Local 718 IAFF & the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts (PFFM) on the Back Bay Fire Investigation.
    04/22/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
    2015 Bowl-a-thon
    04/22/15 - IAFF Local 902
    Malden Fire/Police 9th Annual Benefit for Kids
    Unions Still Matter (By: Sean McElwee)
    04/21/15 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
    Unions still matter New evidence suggests that unions may be more important than Democrats in reducing inequality April 15, 2015 2:00AM ET by Sean McElwee @SeanMcElwee This year the Republican war on unions has returned with a vengeance. In former labor stronghold Illinois, GOP Gov.
    Join us April 25th for Fire Ops 101
    04/21/15 - IAFF local 781
    This weekend IAFF Local 781 will be hosting "Fire Ops 101".  This is a program designed by the IAFF to give community leaders the oportunity to live a day as a firefighter.  The event will take place at the Independence Fire Training Facility (right next the Great Plains Animal Shelter).  21011 E.
    Membership Meeting
    04/21/15 - IAFF Local F-102
    There will be a Membership Meeting on April 30, 2015 at Station 62 at 0630. Item to be discussed at this time are: IAFF Dist. 16 Caucus, Trade of time Update, Station 61 Internet Update, Presidents Report, Vice Presidents Report, Secretary Treasurers Report, and Special Committees Report.
    Membership Meeting Postponed
    04/20/15 - San Luis Obispo City Firefighters Local 3523
    Meeting postponed to Tuesday, April 21 1800 hrs.  BOD will meet at 1715 hrs.  Pizza will be served tomorrow.  Pizza will also be served today at FS #1.  Please pick up 2 pizzas/station.  Thanks for good work on Tassajara Incident.
    Upper Darby Paramedics Fundraiser
    04/20/15 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
    Memphis Local 1784 Responds to News Article on City Debt
    04/20/15 - IAFF 14th District
    IAFF Local 1784 President Thomas Malone appeared in today's web version on the Commercial Appeal and should be in the print version tomorrow in regards to the CA's series on the city's perceived budget crisis: http://www.commercialappeal.
    2015 Missouri Fallen Firefighter Memorial
    04/20/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
    The 2015 Annual Fallen Fighters Memorial service will be held on Sunday May 17, 2015 at 10:30 AM in Kingdom City, Missouri, located at the 148 Mile marker of I-70. The Candlelight Service will be May 16, 2015 at 9:00 PM at the same location. The Honor Guard Commander for the year will be Fire Fighter Chuck Beaty from the St.
    Box 3-35 - 297 Belmont Street - 4/18/15 - Group 2
    04/20/15 - Belmont Firefighters
    At 1935 hrs on April 18th, 2015 the Belmont Fire Alarm recieved reports of a building fire at 297 Belmont Street. Box 35 was struck. Initial response was Belmont Engine 1, Engine 2, Watertown Engine 2(Line Box), Ladder1, Rescue 1 under the command of Captain Haley C3. A working fire was transmitted by Capt Haley on arrival, for heavy fire showing from a single story taxpayer.
    METRO FIRE CHAMPS
    04/20/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    Congratulations to the CFD Hockey team on a great season! In addition to being undefeated and winning this year's Metro Fire Tournament, they.
    Laconia L-1153: In Honor of the Charleston 9 Seminar
    04/20/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
    In Honor of The Charleston 9: A Study of Change Following Tragedy is based off of the best-selling book with the identical name, which includes doctoral research that will help all organizations, whether public, private, for-profit, or non-profit to determine whether organizational change is needed in their respective organization.
    Crew Joseph Flatos
    04/19/15 - San Luis Obispo City Firefighters Local 3523
    Congratulations to Alec and Lindsey Flatos on the birth of baby boy "Crew Joseph".
    News release - Local 3107
    04/19/15 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
    News Release Biddeford Career Firefighters Local 3107 It is with a very heavy heart this evening that Local 3107, Biddeford Career Firefighters and the Biddeford fire department announce that one of own firefighters and their family have been impacted by a tragic fire. Firefighter / Paramedic Ryan Loshaw, his wife Alicia and their two small girls lost their home, barn, and several animals to a fire this morning at 82 Union Falls Road in Dayton, Maine.        It is with a very heavy heart this evening that Local 3107, Biddeford Career Firefighters and the Biddeford fire department announce that one of own firefighters and their family have been impacted by a tragic fire.
    April 19, 2015 update
    04/19/15 - IAFF Local 1014
    Your Local 1014 Executive Board has come together nicely and while there will be no shortage of work, these past two or three weeks have been extremely taxing on us all. The membership feels the tension and can clearly see the smoke in the air as we do battle day after day with the Department right now on so many issues.
    Ruston Local-4019 MDA 5K
    04/19/15 - PFFA
    Ruston Local-4019 11th Annual MDA Golf Tournament
    04/18/15 - PFFA
    Sterling Heights Police and Fire battle Warren Police and Fire in wheel chair basketball charity event
    04/18/15 - IAFF Local 1557
    Sterling Heights Fire Fighters teamed up with Stering Heights Police to battle Warren Fire Fighters and Police in a Wheel Chair Basketball game for Charity.  The event took place at Greg Grants Basketball and training Center in Sterling Heights on Tuesday April 14, 2015.
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