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    Noblesville Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts
    08/28/15 - IAFF Local 4416
    The Noblesville Fire Department will be wearing pink ribbon shirts throughout the month of October in support of the Megan S. Ott Foundation.  We will be selling shirts to the general public through September 21st.  Proceeds will benefit the Megan S. Ott Foundation.  To order, use the PayPal buttons below.
    Missoula Area Stage II Fire Restrictions
    08/28/15 - IAFF Local 271
    Missoula Area Stage II Fire Restrictions are in effect as of 12:01AM on Friday August 28th. The portions of the Missoula and Ninemile Ranger District within Mineral County as well as the entire Superior RD and Plains-Thompson Falls ranger districts of the Lolo National Forest are under Stage II Fire Restrictions due to continued dry conditions and potential for rapid and dangerous fire growth.
    September Bi-Monthly Meeting
    08/28/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
    Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
    08/28/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    The winner for today's Payday Raffle is Tom Mahoney. Congratulations Tom! Children's Hospital Summer Burn Camp was held August 17-24 in Estes Park.  Thanks to all who helped with the coordination of airport arrivals and departures.  A big shout out to Celina Salgado, Administrative Assistant to Angela Cook at DIA.  Celina spearheaded the efforts at the airport this year.
    100th Annual Ball
    08/27/15 - IAFF Local 2647
    Pittsfield Permanant Firemans Association 100th Annual Ball INVITATION The Pittsfield Permanent Firemen’s Benefit Association is holding its 100th Annual Ball on the night of September 26th, 2015. This event will be held in the Crowne Plaza Hotel Grand Ballroom starting w/cocktail hour and registration at 5 o’clock in the evening.
    Massachusetts Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony
    08/27/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
    CHILI COOKOFF SATURDAY, NOV. 7TH!!!
    08/27/15 - IAFF Local 3169
    This years Chili Cookoff will be Saturday, Nov. 7th.  Last year we took Marion Counties HOTTEST Chili and 2nd Place PEOPLES CHOICE awards.  As usual we will be needing volunteers for the day of the cookoff.  We will be cooking for the cookoff Friday, Nov. 6th at the Union Hall for anyone who wants to participate in cooking.
    IAFF Local 244 General Election will be held December 8, 2015 from 7:00am-7:00pm
    08/27/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    The IAFF Local 244 General Election will be held December 8, 2015 from 7:00am-7:00pm Nominations for the 2015 General Election officially open at the General Membership Meeting on September 10, 2015 and will close at the General Membership Meeting on November 12, 2015.
    More Retirements and Promotions for Local 2687
    08/27/15 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
    Thursday, August 6, 2015 Dozens of friends and fellow firefighters, active and retired, gathered at Station 3 Thursday afternoon, August 6th, to bid farewell to Batt. Chief Bill Fitzmaurice, who joined the department in February 1987 as a Firefighter-Paramedic, and who officially retires as of August 10th.
    School Bus Safety Tips
    08/27/15 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
    Riding The Bus Riding a school bus is a great way for your child to get to school. In the United States, 23 million students take the bus to and from school each day. Unfortunately, you may already know that the greatest risk involved is not riding the school bus, but getting on and off the bus.
    2015 Guns N' Hoses Event
    08/26/15 - IAFF Local 42
    If you are interested in participating in this event please contact Secretary-Treasurer John Locke.
    Jim Martinez P.F.F.I. Fall Education Seminar
    08/26/15 - Professional Firefighters of Idaho
    The annual Jim Martinez Fall Education Seminar will be held this year in Ketchum September 27-29 see attachments below for all the details and agenda for the event.
    2015 Bikes, Blues & BBQ Poker Run Registiration
    08/25/15 - IAFF Local 2866
    The Official Bikes, Blues & BBQ 2015 Poker Run Preregistration is now live. Please click the link on the left side of the page or follow this link.
    Fire Damages Apartments in Charleston, W.Va.
    08/25/15 - IAFF Local 317
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- One person was taken to the hospital after an apartment fire, Sunday evening. It happened at the Terrace Park East apartment building along Kanawha Boulevard, about 4:00 p.m. Fire crews tell WSAZ that the person taken to the hospital was suffering a panic attack. No physical injuries were reported.
    Retirees Luncheon
    08/25/15 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
    The retirees luncheon will be held on Wednesday, September 9th and Wednesday, November 11th at the DAV on Broadway from 9-12. All former and current members are encouraged to attend.
    PPFFA Executive Board Meeting
    08/25/15 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
    2015 Legislative Conference registration form
    08/25/15 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
    The 2015 PPFFA/Barry Buskey Legislative Conference information and registration form has been added to the Downloads page. The event will take place October 18-20, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Harrisburg. If you have any questions, please contact Recording Secretary Chiaramonte.
    Hamtramck Firefighters Haunted Fowling
    08/25/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
    Join us on October 24, 2015 for a Halloween party you won't forget at the Fowling Warehouse - right here in Hamtramck! The Hamtramck Firefighters are throwing another 'Haunted' evening of good times, now with a new twist--fowling.
    2015 Bikes, Blues, & BBQ Poker Run Registration
    08/25/15 - IAFF Local 2866
    The Official Bikes, Blues & BBQ 2015 Poker Run Preregistration is now live. Please click the link on the left side of the page or follow this link.
    IAFF Membership Rings
    08/24/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    President Diego Arencón and Mr. Tony Shangler of Volere, Inc., developed the concept for the IAFF Local 244 Ring in 2012. Years of thought and sentiment were put into designing this ring with the intent of representing unity, loyalty and commitment symbolizing our bond as brothers and sisters of the International Association of Fire Fighters.
    IAFF Dispatch Episode 2
    08/24/15 - West Metro FireFighters I.A.F.F. Local 1309
    Check out the latest episode of the IAFF Dispatch! This episode contains 4 Chapters: Election 2016: Our Process Out of the Shadows (PTS) Tracking Disasters, Helping Members Changing the Conversation Check out all the chapters of Episode 2! http://bit.
    IAFF Dispatch Episode 2
    08/24/15 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
    Check out the latest episode of the IAFF Dispatch! This episode contains 4 Chapters: Election 2016: Our Process Out of the Shadows (PTS) Tracking Disasters, Helping Members Changing the Conversation Check out all the chapters of Episode 2! http://bit.
    Assistance Needed
    08/24/15 - IAFF Local 21
    Ken zepeda is coordinating the literature drop for Amy Brendmoen and would like to get as many volunteers as possible so we can knock it out Saturday morning after the C shift off & A shift coming on. We have a list of addresses that we are specifically targeting so it should go pretty quick. Breakfast or lunch will be provided for those who help with the drop.
    Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired FEO Irvin Rubbelke
    08/23/15 - IAFF Local 21
      Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired FEO Irvin Rubbelke.  FEO Rubbelke served the citizens of Saint Paul for 37 years as a Firefighter and FEO. Visitation at The Church of the Assumption downtown St. Paul (51 W. 7th St.) starting at 9 AM on Saturday, August 29, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM.
    PFFW Charities Black Tie Gala
    08/23/15 - IAFF Local 483
    Rick Lopez Is Retiring
    08/23/15 - IAFF Local 21
    Poulsbo Fill the Boot
    08/23/15 - IAFF Local 2819
    Poulsbo will hold its second Fill the Boot of the year at the intersection of Viking Way and Fill Hill Rd. from 1-5pm on August 27th.
    October 4, 2015: Tommy Fund - Family Day
    08/22/15 - UPFFA
    The Tommy Fund is an independent, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide emotional, educa-tional, medical and financial support to children with cancer and their families. The Tommy Fund gives financial assistance to families whose children are undergoing cancer treatment at The Tommy Fund for Child-hood Cancer Clinic at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven.
    Membership Meeting
    08/22/15 - IAFF Local F-102
    All Hands,     A Membership meeting is scheduled for 13 Sep 15 at Crash Station 62 & will commence at 0630. I have posted a running agenda on the Union website calendar. If you have anything to add, please feel free to contact the Union Office. Hope to see you there.
    The Coquitlam Firefighters are asking for your help to help kids succeed by funding the Nutritional Breakfast and Snack Program.
    08/22/15 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
    Joe Diffie Unplugged
    08/21/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont
      Packages Supporter 4 tickets $108.00 USDBasic 5 tickets $125.00 USDBronze 10 Tickets $250.00 USDSilver 15 tickets $350.00 USDGold 25 tickets $500.
    Maine Labor Group on Health Safety Retreat
    08/21/15 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
    The Maine Labor Group on Health is offering another great opportunity for those interested in workplace safety with their 3rd annual Safety Retreat.  More details will be available later, but please save the date for now and then pass this information along to the people you know who might be interested.
    The Gym Bag - Offering Exclusive Benefits to IAFF Members
    08/21/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    The Gym Bag was developed by IAFF Local 244 Members Seferino Vigil and Eddie Gutierrez. Seferino and Eddie have been working in the health and wellness industry for 15 years and have come together to offer significant savings exclusively for IAFF brothers and sisters.
    "No Warning" - PTSD and First Responders 47 sec. PSA
    08/20/15 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
    First responders must face the unknown every day. They never get warnings of what they'll face.
    Lateral Entry Application Period Open
    08/20/15 - Aurora Fire Fighters
    The Lateral Firefighter application period will be OPEN from AUGUST 17, 2015 - SEPTEMBER 7, 2015 If you have questions about our Entry Level Process, please contact  Civil Service @303-326-8931.  https://www.auroragov.org/LivingHere/PublicSafety/Fire/CareerOpportunities/index.
    MSCFF NEW Mobile App
    08/20/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
    The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters is proud to introduce our newest communication tool; the UnionActive™ Mobile Application for Android, iOS Smartphones and Tablets.  This new technology works in concert with our website.  All this is required to use the Mobile App is to be a registered user with the MSCFF website.
    Katrina Video by New Orleans Local
    08/20/15 - IAFF 14th District
    This year is the 10 year anniversary of Hurricance Katrina. The job done by the fire fighters in the Gulf Coast area was amazing and they showed the world that fire fighters will always be there for them even in the most difficult conditions. Remeber many of these fire fighters were on dutys for days knowing all along that their house had been destroyed. Job well done brothers & sisters.
    Charleston Firefighters Respond To A Different Kind Of Call
    08/20/15 - IAFF Local 317
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Leland Brown, Brian Stiltner, and Erik Dailey were all on duty Monday night at Charleston Fire Department station number 4 when they got a call about a woman going into labor. It only took them 5 minutes to get there, but the baby wasn't waiting.
    RSA meeting concerning our retirement
    08/20/15 - IAFF Local 1437
    On Tuesday, August 18th, the Pension Reform Task Force met in Montgomery and the three principle officers of the PFFA along with Geoff Statum and Daryl McMeans from Madison were in attendance. This is a short report from the meeting and I have attached a copy of the PowerPoint the PEW Charitable Trust presented.
    North East Professional Fire Fighters Association Golf Outing
    08/19/15 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
    The Norh East Professional Fire Fighters Association will be hosting their annual golf outing on Thursday September 10, 2015. The event will take place at Pine Hills Country Club 140 Keyser Ave., Taylor PA 18517. Captain and Crew format 10:00 AM shotgun start $95.
    Middle Class or Working Poor That's What's at Stake
    08/19/15 - IAFF Local 42
    This article was reprinted from the IAFF Daily Newsletter In their never-ending effort to force-feed warmed-over political ideas to a skeptical public, the pension attackers are back, using new poll-tested language and focus-grouped talking points to undermine retirement security for millions of working families.
    Warmtoberfest
    08/19/15 - IAFF Local 21
    Warmtober Fest! Friday, October 2nd, 6-10pm 21+ (rain or shine) Join Saint Paul Firefighters Operation Warm for an evening of music, food, and beverages.
    Indiana Fallen Fire Fighter Remembrance
    08/19/15 - IAFF Local 4416
    Please make plans to attend the annual remembrance ceremony presented by PFFUI September 1st @ 11AM.
    FWFD is Now Hiring
    08/19/15 - Fort Wayne Professional Firefighters
    Beginning August 18, 2015,  the FWFD will accept applications for Firefighter positions.  We are seeking qualified applicants who will be committed to the public safety of the Fort Wayne Community.  APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED BEGINNING August 18, 2015 until 4 p.m. EST. on September 25, 2015. The Fort Wayne Fire Department is hiring 15 firefighters.
    Rockland Fire on NECN
    08/19/15 - Rockland Fire Fighters
    Rockland Firefighters assist NECN with a segment in our firehouse kitchen.
    Away from Home Care - BCBS
    08/19/15 - Buffalo Professional Firefighters Assoc.
    Fundraiser
    08/19/15 - IAFF Local 902
    Malden Fire & Malden Police Fundraiser for Tom & Kathy Hannan
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