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    Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
    07/01/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Happy Payday!  The winner for today’s Payday Raffle is Greg Foster, Engine 37 B-shift.  Congratulations Greg! Have a fantastic 4th of July weekend. The next Payday Raffle drawing will be Friday July 15th.
    Dearborn Fire Fighters Endorse Prop 1
    06/30/16 - Dearborn Firefighters Local 412
    The Dearborn Fire Fighters Association is supporting a YES vote on Proposal 1 on August 2nd. If you would like a yard sign please contact us via our website, twitter @Dbnfirefighters or on facebook and we will have one delivered to your home.  Thank you for your support.
    From the HBFA IAFF Local 3354....
    06/30/16 - IAFF Local 1014
    Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014 Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers, Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel From the HBFA IAFF Local 3354 CALLING ALL FIREFIGHTERS.
    Repayment Update 6/30/16
    06/30/16 - IAFF Local 21
    Local 21 Brothers and Sisters, As of 1430 on Wednesday, June 29th, the City of St. Paul and Local 21 have settled the issues that dealt with the tax burden and repayment options.  We are now able to give our members the green light to sign off and pay back the overpayment.
    PLEASE HELP
    06/30/16 - San Diego Firefighters Emerald Society
    HELLO FOLKS THE EMERALD SOCIETY BAND IS RAISING FUNDS TO OFFSET OUR EXPENSES TO SEND THE MEMBERS TO THE CALIFORNIA STATE MEMORIAL AND THE IAFF MEMORIAL IN COLORADO SPEINGS THIS FALL. THE COST TO SEND 15 MEMBERS TO THESE EVENTS IS APPROXIMATELY $25,000.00. ANY DONATION WILL HELP. PLEASE USE THE DONATE TAB ON THE HOME PAGE (sdffemeraldsociety.
    Breast Cancer
    06/29/16 - Richmond Fire Fighters
    Polar Plunge!
    06/29/16 - IAFF Local 2546
    Presented By Event Info Saturday, February 11, 2017 9:30 a.m. Registration 11:00 a.m. Ceremony followed by the Plunge Aquatica – SeaWorld’s Water Park   5800 Water Play Way Orlando, FL 32821   Brothers  & Sisters I hope this article finds you well. I am writing to you about our yearly POLAR PLUNGE for Special Olympics.
    Meetings
    06/29/16 - IAFF 1826
    L-21 Active Members On-Line Vote
    06/28/16 - IAFF Local 21
    July Bi-Monthly Meeting
    06/28/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
    Legislation Establishing Military Medics and Corpsmen Pilot Program
    06/28/16 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
    Commonwealth of Virginia Office of Governor Terry McAuliffe   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date:  June 27, 2016   Office of the Governor Contact: Brian Coy Email: Brian.Coy@governor.virginia.gov   Department of Veterans Services Contact: Tina Parlett-Calhoun Phone: (804) 840-0713 Email: tina.parlett-calhoun@dvs.virginia.
    Dinner at HQ
    06/27/16 - New London Fire Fighters
    Group 3 celebrating with Harry Reed who will be officially retired this week. Companies came to HQ for a dinner cooked by Lt Paige. Good luck Harry in your new job at Poquonnock Bridge FD.
    July Regular Union Meeting Rescheduled for July 13th
    06/27/16 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
    Due to the 4th of July Holiday impacting the E-Board and General membership schedules the monthly Union meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 13th @ FS6 1900hrs.
    IAFF/AFD CBA Ratification Vote 6-27-16
    06/27/16 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    The 2016 City Chapter CBA was ratified by the membership with 79% approval. Special thanks to the Negotiating Team and the Members who worked the polls. Log-in to the members area under Contracts to review the official tally sheet. Please call Sgt. At Arms Miguel Tittmann with any questions or concerns.
    June 2016 Meeting Minutes
    06/27/16 - Asheville Fire Fighters Association
    Meeting minutes for the June 2016 meeting of for Local 332 are now available in the Members Section.
    Please help! Donations needed to help support WFD Retired Lt. Dan Hurley's son and daughter-in-law with medical bills
    06/27/16 - Wilmington Fire Fighters Local 1370
    https://www.gofundme.
    Flame Retardants
    06/27/16 - Boston Fire Fighters
    Join us at the State House on Tuesday June 28 to show support for a bill to ban cancer causing flame retardants.
    Families and Firefighters against toxic flame retardants - Tuesday June 28 at The State House
    06/27/16 - Boston Fire Fighters
    Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired EMS Chief Bob Stober
    06/26/16 - IAFF Local 21
       Saint Paul Firefighters Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Chief Bob Stober.   Chief Stober retired from the Saint Paul Fire Department with 25 years of service. After his retirement he moved to Montana where he served as Fire Chief in Big Sky for 10 years.
    8 ways to protect against cancer with PPE
    06/26/16 - IAFF Local 3472
    8 ways to protect against cancer with PPE Cancer-causing agents can reach a firefighter, even one in full PPE; here are simple steps to reduce your risk Jan 28, 2014 By Jeffrey O. and Grace G. Stull There was a time when dirty bunker gear was a badge of honor.
    Water Safety Community Outreach Campaign
    06/26/16 - IAFF Local 3472
    The IAFF and Nationwide Insurance have teamed up on a new safety campaign as part of Nationwide’s “Make Safe Happen” child safety initiative to educate and raise awareness of preventable childhood injuries and death.  According to the CDC, drowning is the number-one cause of injury-related death in children under the age of four.
    2016 WSCFF Convention Restaurant & Bar Map
    06/26/16 - IAFF Local 452
    June 6, 2016 MPFFU Executive Board Meeting Minutes
    06/25/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
    Session Wrap-Up
    06/25/16 - IAFF local 3704
    Brothers and Sisters,  The 2016 Regular Legislative Session concluded on June 6, 2016. The state legislative team along with you the members were able to keep SB-3 by Senator Peacock (RETIREMENT/FIREFIGHTERS? :  Provides benefits for members hired on or after January 1, 2017. (6/30/16) (EG DECREASE APV) from gaining any traction.
    Rockland Firefighters Train at Barnstable Fire Academy
    06/25/16 - Rockland Fire Fighters
    Rockland Firefighters attended training at the Barnstable Fire Academy on June 22, 2016. This training was conducted so that we could work on fire attack, rescue and hose line movement that is difficult to train on under normal circumstances.  https://youtu.
    COLA Increase for Retirees
    06/24/16 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
    Members, Local 76 is happy to announce that the Somerville Retirement Board voted this week to approve a 3% COLA for a new base of $13,000 . Not much but the max we can allow.
    8 New Lieutenants
    06/23/16 - IAFF Local 925 (Peabody Firefighters)
    Seattle Sounders Firefighter Day
    06/23/16 - IAFF Local F283
    Brothers and Sisters, The Seattle Sounders are hosting a firefighter appreciation night. It's happening on September 17. If you are interested, let me know. If there's enough interest I will be able to get a group rate and we can coordinate to all sit together. I think this is going to be a really fun event.
    Cat Country 98.1 & Creek Entertainment Salute First Responders
    06/23/16 - Boston Fire Fighters
    National Child Identifacation Program
    06/22/16 - IAFF Local 1164
    A few weeks ago it was announced that the MPFFU would partner with the National Child ID Program and the Detroit Lions to provide over 1 million ID kits to children across the great state of Michigan.  We appreciate all of our locals looking to join us in this effort, but this call to action is limited to the first 30 locals that answer this call.
    Healthy In, Healthy Out Video
    06/22/16 - Kent Fire Fighters
    Please watch our Healthy In, Healthy Out video to see the best practices Local 1747 and the Kent Regional Fire Authority are utilizing to protect our members! Also, you'll notice a guest spot by Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs! You can watch the video on Vimeo at http://vimeo.com/171131425 or on Youtube at https://youtu.
    4th of July Denver Fire Flag T-shirts
    06/21/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Hello all members, Proud Americans, and Patriarchs.  We are proud to announce the arrival of the Local 858 Denver Fire American flag t-shirts just in time for the 4th of July! These shirts are available @ the Union hall weekdays from 8am-3pm and can be worn on duty Saturday July 2nd (A-shift), Sunday July 3rd (B-shift), and Monday July 4th (shift).
    Upcoming Event for Local 2687
    06/21/16 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
    Elitches Discount for 858 members and family
    06/20/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Hello 858!  Here is a link for Elitch discount tickets, season passes, and food deals good for the whole summer.  Juts click the link below, purchase, print, and have the funnest day of your life!!!! http://tinyurl.
    30 Gun - 30 Day Fundraiser
    06/20/16 - IAFF Local 367
    Tickets on sale now. See a member for a ticket or call/text 903-244-7531to get instructions to pay by debit or credit card.
    Gillette Carnival / L-21 Family Picnic
    06/20/16 - IAFF Local 21
    Gillette Childrens Carnival Just a friendly reminder that the Gillette Carnival is this Wednesday!  Set up 9 am / Carnival 10-1:30 / clean up afterwords The more the merrier! Family can come too! If people could park in the East Ramp to help out with extra traffic that would be greatly appreciated (not the same ramp as Carnival).
    Membership Meeting
    06/19/16 - IAFF Local F-102
    All Hands,    There will be a normal Membership Union Meeting scheduled for 03 Jul 2016 at Crash Station 62 & will commence at 1730 hours. Listed on the Union website calendar is a running agenda for the meeting. If you have any item(s) you wish to add to the agenda please contact me. Hope to see you all there.
    IAFF/AFD Collective Bargaining Agreement Ratification - June 2016
    06/18/16 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    The IAFF Local 244 City Chapter Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) has been tentatively agreed upon (TA'd) with the City of Albuquerque. The ratification vote will take place on Monday, June 27, 2016 from 7:00am -7:00pm in accordance with Article II, Section 2 and Article XI, Sections 1, 2 & 5 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws.
    Susan O'Neil Selected As SPFF Executive Director
    06/17/16 - Saint Paul Fire Foundation
    The Saint Paul Fire Foundation is pleased to announce the hiring of Susan O'Neil as our new Executive Director.  Susan has an extensive history in the non profit sector both in Saint Paul and greater Minnesota.  She will be replacing the founder of the SPFF, Steve Shapira who has served as interim Executive Director for the past 6 months.  Welcome aboard Susan.
    Memorial stair climb 2016
    06/17/16 - National Capital Federal Firefighters
    Local 3444 Supports Fort Myers Highschool Cheer Team!
    06/17/16 - IAFF Local 3444
    Local 3444 is supporting the local Fort Myers Highschool Cheer Team! for their upcoming invitational on August 29, 2015! Good luck to you!!!! The below custom LOGO will be displayed on the 2016 Banner throughout the entire football season.
    GermanFest / Nails & Ales
    06/17/16 - IAFF Local 21
         It's Germanfest MN this weekend! German Food, Beer, Music and Art at this family friendly festival (free to attend). We'll be near the main tent running our Ales and Nails game, with all of the proceeds going to support our mission. Go to www.germanfestmn.org to learn more.
    44 Years Ago Today
    06/17/16 - Boston Fire Fighters
    Vendome Hotel Fire, 1972 On June 17, 1972, a large fire occurred at the former Vendome Hotel building in the Back Bay District. The blaze took about three hours to extinguish. The normal clean-up operation subsequently began, and without any warning, the southeast section of the building collapsed. Nine Boston fire fighters were killed, with eight injured.
    June 17th Weekend update - Father's Day/Dodgers/Bear Classic
    06/17/16 - IAFF Local 1014
    MUSCLEPHARM Event
    06/17/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    District 9 Information
    06/17/16 - IAFF 1826
    Support for Massachusetts Nurse Association
    06/17/16 - Boston Fire Fighters
    Read the attached PDF file for Boston Fire Fighters Local 718 support of the Massachusetts Nurse Association.
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