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    Yard Signs Available
    09/17/14 - IAFF Local 3472
    Yard signs are available to show your support.
    Black and Gold event
    09/17/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of Oklahoma
    Please plan to join other fire fighters on Saturday, September 27th in Chickasha as we "Stand Strong" to support a man who has stood up and supported fire fighters time and time again at the Capital. It's imperative that we keep Representative David Perryman in his current seat, House District 56.  Black and Gold IAFF T-shirts will be available at this event.
    Local 2687 Annual Golf Tournament
    09/17/14 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
    Hamden Professional Firefighters Local 2687 Annual Golf Tournament: Wednesday, October 22nd.  New and improved ONLINE REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT!    Click this link to go to the tournament website:www.birdeasepro.
    New documents posted
    09/17/14 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
    The February 2014 Executive Board Meeting Minutes have been posted on the Meeting Minutes page, Log in required. The Presidents' Meeting Announcement has been posted on the Downloads page, Log in required. The Convention Bidding dates notice has been posted on the Downloads page, Log in required.
    Local 1491 Retirement Party
    09/17/14 - Lexington Fire Fighters
    Please join us in celebrating the retirement of FF. Robert O'Keefe and Capt. Michael Fulton on Saturday October 18th, 2014.  The celebration will be held at Heritage Hall, 177 Bedford Street Lexington MA.  Tickets available at Lexington Fire Headquarters or by contacting LT. Peter Ricci at or
    Let The Tours Begin
    09/17/14 - IAFF Local 168
    Well it's that time of the year again that the schools come to visit their favorite public safety persons, the fire fighters and the fire stations.  With fire prevention month just around the corner, some schools are getting a jump start on the fire station tours. Paducah's Tot School visited the fire fighters at Station 1 today.  Cpt. Brian Waid, Lt.
    Elections for 2nd VP
    09/17/14 - GFFA Local 3113
    Its that time!  Elections for the 2nd Vice President spot has begun.  Online voting is 100% confidential and only the results will be shown.  It does give a percentage of how many voting members have voted.  Lets shoot for 100%.  These elections are important to YOUR local! The process is easy.
    We are now 'YES ON 300'
    09/17/14 - IAFF Local 3
    The City appears to be doing everything possible to keep us from moving forward.  We have a lot of stuff at the printers and are not sure how much this will cost us.  The City knew about this change on September 5th.
    North Riverside files lawsuit to allow fire privatization
    09/17/14 - Paul Hufnagel
    The village of North Riverside filed suit in Cook County Circuit Court on Friday, asking a judge to allow it to proceed with a plan to privatize its fire department in order to escape the "prospective devastating financial consequences" that would result from operating its full-time municipal fire department in the future.
    More fire departments using part-time firefighters
    09/17/14 - Paul Hufnagel
    Middletown city officials are hoping to convert the Middletown Division of Fire into a department operated by full- and part-time firefighters — a growing trend in Butler County and around the United States.
    IAFF Justifyit Campaign
    09/16/14 - IAFF Local 2819
    Texting and driving is an epidemic sweeping our nation and your community is not immune. With an average of 3,000 deaths per year, it’s time to put an end to distracted driving. As fire fighters, it is our responsibility to keep the community safe and we see texting and driving as one of the most preventable risks across the nation today.
    New Video Explains the Facts About Defined Benefit Pension Plans
    09/16/14 - IAFF Local 4405
    Defined benefit plans were created to assure that after a career serving the public and risking their lives for others, fire fighters had secure, stable and dependable retirement income. Public employees -- including fire fighters -- have frequently forfeited pay raises to improve and protect their retirement benefits.
    09/16/14 - IAFF Local 2866
    Friday Sat.
    09/16/14 - IAFF 1826
    On September 11, 2014 the Crew of Engine 17 had a surprise visit from Gubernatorial Candidate Mark Schauer
    09/16/14 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
    4 wks to John Norman Seminar
    09/16/14 - IAFF Local 794
    The 2014 Fireground Tactics Training Seminar by Chief John Norman (FDNY) is only 4 weeks away! Tickets are going quick but are still available! Tickets are $40 each or $50 at the door (cash/credit). Get your tickets now if you haven't already or help spread the word on Facebook! A flyer is attached!  www.794FiregroundTactics.Eventbrite.
    09/16/14 - IAFF Local 1014
    BEWARE OF CELL TOWERS! Hazardous LTE cell towers are in the initial stages of being constructed at 87 of our fire stations by the Los Angeles County Fire Department, in conjunction with the LA Regional Interoperable Communications System Authority (LA-RICS), the LA County Chief Executive Office, and Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    The Solution to America's Retirement Crisis
    09/15/14 - Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association
    A new video produced by the IAFF is designed to be used by affiliates to educate lawmakers, decision-makers and other audiences on the facts of defined benefit pension plans. Click "read more" for full article.
    Gilford L-3517 Golf Tournament
    09/15/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
    12th Annual Gilford Professional Firefighters Community Golf Tournament Friday September 26th 2014 Pheasant Ridge Country Club - More info
    New Firefighters in Alpena
    09/15/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
    SEPT. 14, 2014: The city of Alpena Fire Department officially has a full staff as of today. This is the first time since 1987 that the department has had 29 people on staff.
    Staffing Challenges
    09/15/14 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board would like to acknowledge the City Chapter Labor/Management & Safety Committee personnel for their leadership in confronting our current staffing challenges. We are working with AFD Fire Administration and pulling all resources together to prevent any future staffing reductions.
    NYSPFFA Term Life Insurance Open Enrollment
    09/15/14 - Buffalo Professional Firefighters Assoc.
    Attention all currernt members of Local 282: Copy and paste the following link to find out more information about new enrollment or upgrading your policy in the Term Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment provided by the New York State Professional Firefighters Association.  The company they use is AIG Benefits Solutions.
    2014 Mid-Term Election Endorsements
    09/15/14 - International Association of Firefighters
    2014 Retirement Dinner
    09/15/14 - IAFF Local 385
    ****IMPORTANT The recent Inferno has the Retiree Dinner listed on two different dates. The Retirement Dinner is FRIDAY OCTOBER 3, 2014. The evening will begin with cocktails at 5:30 pm. Please RSVP to Sharon at (402) 551-5770 or
    Passing of retired Brother Tim Wilk, Lancaster, Local 319
    09/14/14 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
    It is with deep regret that Lancaster, Local 319, IAFF, announces the passing of retired firefighter Timothy Wilk. Tim was appointed to Lancaster City Fire on October 14, 1985. He retired on July 1, 2012. Tim was a member of Local 319 since his hire date and remained a member. He died Monday, September 8th of a cause yet to be determined. Tim is survived by his wife Nancy.
    Spotlight Kitchen Recipes
    09/14/14 - Abilene Fire Fighters Association
    Emanuel socks city retirees with 40 percent health insurance hike
    09/14/14 - Paul Hufnagel
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday dropped another financial bombshell on Chicago’s 25,000 retired city workers and their dependents: their monthly health insurance premiums will be going up by a whopping 40 percent — in spite of a pending lawsuit and a precedent-setting Illinois Supreme Court ruling.
    8 Gilbert fire employees receive disciplinary action
    09/14/14 - Paul Hufnagel
    Eight Gilbert Fire Department employees are temporarily having their pay docked 5 percent after an investigation found they improperly used paid sick time to work for a small fire district near Payson.
    San Bernardino wins 2 victories against firefighters union in bankruptcy court
    09/14/14 - Paul Hufnagel
    San Bernardino officials’ budget-balancing efforts won two victories in U.S. Bankruptcy Court here Thursday at the expense of the firefighters union.
    Smoke/CO Alarm Recall
    09/13/14 - IAFF Local 902
    Kidde Recalls Smoke and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms Due to Alarm Failure
    Tuesday, October 7, 2014: New Local Union Officer Orientation
    09/13/14 - UPFFA
    There will be a “New Local Union Officer Orientation” on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 starting at 1:00 p.m., at the UPFFA Office, 30 Sherman Street, West Hartford. Newly elected Local Union Officers are encouraged to attend; the orientation will include a presentation on the services that are provided to affiliated locals and its leadership.
    2014 CPFF Endorsement List
    09/13/14 - Longmont Professional Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 1806
    Noblesville Member Firefighter-Paramedic Ken Williams
    09/13/14 - IAFF Local 4416
    It is with deepest sorrow that the Noblesville Fire Department reports the off duty death of Firefighter/Paramedic Ken Williams, 49. Arrangements are pending and will be announced once details are finalized.
    09/13/14 - IAFF 3711
    Malden Fire and the MDA
    09/13/14 - IAFF Local 902
    Malden Fire donated $8000 to the MDA / ALS.
    Nomination Meeting Notice
    09/12/14 - IAFF Local 1403
    Dear Brothers and Sisters, The meeting for the Nominations of Officers for Local 1403 for the term 2015-2017 will be held: September 30, 2014 (B shift) 8:00 PM to 8:20 PM
    Old Farts Luncheon
    09/12/14 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
    The old farts luncheon will be held October 8th at the Pub at 1300. The next luncheon will be held December 10th. All current and former members are invited. Please contact Jimmy Hodnett.
    Smoke Detector Recall
    09/12/14 - Local 1347 By Jaclyn Reiss, Town Correspondent Robert McCarthy, a Watertown Democrat, announced today that he will run for the state senate seat vacated by Sen. Steven Tolman who has resigned to head up the Massachusetts AFL-CIO.
    Kitsap Oktoberfest 2014
    09/12/14 - IAFF Local 2819
    CALLING ALL LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS: Kitsap Oktoberfest supporting Washington State Council of Fire Fighters Benevolent Funds including your Kitsap Fire Fighters Benevolent Fund. We need your help to get the word out and participate in this year's event.
    Beach Safety
    09/12/14 - Local 1347
    3 Watertown Firefighters deploy to the Middle East in 2011   June 15, 2011 By David Meagher Watertown - Everyone knows that firefighters are here to serve the community. Many of those who chose a life of public service to their comunity, started off by serving their country in one of the five branches of the military and continue to do so.
    Grimes did not run ads on 9/11.
    09/12/14 - Kentucky Professional Fire Fighters
    The Grimes campaign pulled its attack ads on 9/11 even at the Evansville station.  As for any Independent Expenditure we also feel that there should be no attack ads on that day.  Per the sample email below: The Grimes ads were pulled for 9/11.  The email to 14News show this.   From: Weber, Ben [mailto:bweber@14news.
    Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
    09/12/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Hello All, A message from the Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation: The $1,000 winner for the September 12th payday raffle is Jerry Duran, Truck 15 C-shift. Congratulations to Jerry! Still time to register for the Fit for Fire 5K on Sunday, September 14th at Washington Park.  Register now at The next payday raffle will be Friday, September 26th.
    Senator McConnell still attacks on September 11
    09/12/14 - Kentucky Professional Fire Fighters
    "On a solemn day that is one of our nation's darkest, it is shameful that Senator McConnell was unable to suspend political attacks and campaign advertising for a mere 24 hours. Mitch McConnell is clearly more concerned with saving his cushy job in DC than showing respect for the thousands lost on 9/11 and their families.
    Local 1009 Nominations - September 25th
    09/12/14 - IAFF Local 1009
    Nominations for officers and the following positions in Local 1009 will be held September 25th, 2014 at Fiddlers Green, 19 Temple St., Worcester MA. at 7:00pm. Any member wishing to be nominated shall be present at the meeting or if he/she cannot be present, he/she shall signify his/her candidacy by letter or email to the Secretary (sectreas1009@charter.
    Pension Spiking Could Cost California $800 Million
    09/12/14 - Paul Hufnagel
    A legal way to increase pensions by boosting the final pay of retiring state and local government workers could drive up public employee pension costs in California by as much as $796 million over the next 20 years, the state controller said Tuesday.
    Honor Guard Fundraiser
    09/12/14 - Rockland Fire Fighters
    For tickets or information: email fundraiser@rocklandfirefighters.
    9/11 - Never Forget
    09/11/14 - IAFF Local 3472
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