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Space Heater Safety
10/20/18 - IAFF Local 902
Space heaters help to keep us warm in winter. But space heaters can also cause deadly fires. Find out how to use space heaters safely. Space Heater Fires Between 2007 and 2016 One hundred thirty-nine (139) space heater fires were reported to the Office of the State Fire Marshal between 2007 and 2016. While these fires are not frequent, they are deadly.
Softball
10/20/18 - Stockton Firefighters
Christmas is right around the corner and its time for the Annual SFD Toy Drive Softball Tournament supporting the Child Abuse Prevention Council on December 3rd.  Even if you're not a softball player come out for a great time, with great people, supporting a great cause!  A-shifters get your time off early or your gonna miss out.
Halloween Safety
10/20/18 - IAFF Local 902
Halloween night is Wednesday October 31, 2018. Here are a few tips to stay safe this year.
Local 1014 November 2018 Voter Guide
10/20/18 - IAFF Local 1014
  Brothers and Sisters,  We only have 17 days left until the November 2018 election on Tuesday, November 6. First and foremost, your Union is encouraging you to exercise your right and vote.
Friday Update 10-19-18
10/19/18 - IAFF Local 1014
2019 BFIT FIRST RESPONDER CHALLENGE
10/19/18 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters, Any Local 30 Member interested in participating in this year's BFIT First Responder Challenge, please contact Team Captain FF Doug Boudrow (E3/G4). More info on the event can be found at: https://www.nhl.
Passing of Retired Fire LT Francis G. Murphy
10/18/18 - Local 1347
Local 1347 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Fire Lieutenant Francis G. Murphy, father of Firefighter Gary Murphy. Lieutenant Murphy served more than 43 years on the department from February 4, 1959- March 31, 2002. He was promoted to Lieutenant on April 29, 1969. Visiting Hours:  MacDonald Rockwell & MacDonald Funeral Home at 270 Main St.
City of Columbia Firefighter Park
10/18/18 - IAFF Local 4381
The IAFF Local 4381 will be making a donation to the City of Columbia Firefighter Park. All Members are encouraged to vote on which level they agree to donate. This poll will be open until 10/26/2018 at 17:00. Please, all members, do to the online poll and place your vote as soon as possible. Attatched is the different levels that are available.
October 17, 2018: Retirement Party Battalion Chief James Kottage
10/18/18 - UPFFA
October 17, 2018: Retirement Party Battalion Chief James Kottage  Anthony’s Ocean View, New Haven    Presentation to James Kottage by:                         Presentation to James Kottage by: Peter S.
Pink Breast Cancer Shirts
10/18/18 - IAFF Local 739
Pink Breast Cancer Shirts Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 10 AM-12 Noon we will be selling Pink Breast Cancer shirts at our Broadway Firehouse at 424 Broadway. All proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Shirts are $20.00 each.
Walpole's Newest Firefighters
10/17/18 - IAFF local 2464
(L to R: Brendan O'Neil, Jeff Daniels, & Matt Rakoski) Congratulations to Walpole's newest Firefighters Brendan O'Neil, Jeff Daniels & Matt Rakoski on their completion of the Massachusetts Fire Academy. Strong work .
Video from 10-01-2018 | Administration's Attempt to Justify Failed Response Policy before City Council's Public Health and Safety Standing Committee
10/17/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
https://www.youtube.com/watch.
Video from 09-17-2018 | DFFA before Detroit City Council Public Health and Safety Committee
10/17/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
https://www.youtube.com/watch.
Video from 09-10-2018 | President Nevin before Detroit City Council Public Health and Safety Committee
10/17/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
https://www.youtube.com/watch.
October 15, 2018: Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut PAC Reception
10/17/18 - UPFFA
State Representative Michelle Cook Attends UPFFA PAC Reception in Torrington. Representative Cook is a great supporter of Fire Fighters.
2019 Open Enrollment
10/15/18 - IAFF Local 51
Open enrollment for city employees is live!  Please see attached articles for information as to sessions and rates.  Open enrollment ends November 9, 2018.
MDA Fill The Boot for MN Wild Games and Muscle Team Gala Invitation
10/14/18 - IAFF Local 21
Dear Local 21 Brothers and Sisters, Year after year we continue to have a strong partnership with the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the IAFF when we are called upon to raise money to fight muscle disease with our nationally recognized Fill The Boot campaign.
Friday, October 12, 2018: Greenwich Fire Fighters, Local 1042 FIRE OPS 101
10/14/18 - UPFFA
August Roussell
10/13/18 - IAFF local 1289
We have attached a link that will provide updates on Alex Roussell’s child August in their time of need.  https://www.caringbridge.
Friday Update 10-12-18
10/12/18 - IAFF Local 1014
Pink Breast Cancer Shirts
10/12/18 - IAFF Local 739
Pink Breast Cancer Shirts Tomorrow, Saturday October 13, 2018 from 10 AM-12 Noon we will be selling Pink Breast Cancer shirts. All proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Shirts are $20.00 each. We hope to see you tomorrow, thanks.
Yes on Question 1
10/11/18 - Boston Fire Fighters
Boston Firefighters Local 718 President Rich Paris speaks at a press conrference supporting Mass. Nurses Assn.
Poplar St. Vehicle Fire
10/11/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
At 8:48 a.m. on Thursday October 11th, Local 2164 members responded to 911 reports of a vehicle fire in the driveway at 6162 South Poplar Street in Centennial. Heavy smoke was visible in the area while members were responding. First arriving Engine 33 encountered a fully engulfed pickup truck cab and advanced a hose line to control the flames and protect the house.
Chenango Ave Kitchen Fire
10/11/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
At 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday October 9th, Local 2086 and 2164 members responded to a residential kitchen fire in the 3700 block of West Chenango Avenue. The 911 caller reported a fire in the microwave and safely evacuated without injuries. When Engine 11 arrived smoke was coming from the front door of the house and members advanced a hose line inside.
Federation of State and Provincial Professional Fire Fighters Elects New Vice President
10/11/18 - UPFFA
During the Federal State and Provincial Professional Fire Fighters (FSPPFF) fall meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, FSPPFF leaders held officer elections.
Russell Cerami Funeral Arrangements
10/10/18 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
Russell Cerami, as most of you know, passed away Monday night. Russ was a dedicated advocate of Professional Firefighters and had an impact on every aspect of our job. He was hired in July 1961 and retired in January of 1994. During that time he was very active with the union, tirelessly working to better our livelihood.
Brotherhood for Boobs
10/10/18 - IAFF Local 274
Come on out to Brother Jimmys on Thursday October 18th, 8-11pm to help support Breast Cancer Awareness.$10 Donation at the door,WPFD Bartenders,Happy Hour prices til 11, a portion of the proceeds goes to local breast cancer victims through Soul Ryeders.Contact Brother Dooley(914)844-3577 or Brother Nicholson (914) 882-0704 for more information.
Ballot for IAFF Local 1431 Number Change
10/09/18 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
Access the Online Voting tab under Member Resources to cast your ballot to determine changing the Local's number from 1431 to its original 824 number when affiliated in 1945.
Passing of Russell Cerami
10/09/18 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
We regret to inform everyone of the passing last night of retired past Local 293 President, past PPFFA President and past IAFF 4th District Vice President Russell Cerami. Russ is the father of retiree Dave Cerami. We extend our condolences to Dave and his family.
2018 Election Results
10/09/18 - IAFF Local 1403
Join us in congratulating our members who were elected by acclimation for a 2 year term to the 2019-2020 Executive Board.
Passing of Lt. Robert Cippoletti Sr
10/08/18 - IAFF Local 739
Passing of Lt. Robert Cipoletti Sr. of Engine 11, Retired The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 regret to announce the death of Lt. Rober Cipoletti of Engine 11, Retired.  Lt. Cipoletti is the father of FF Joseph Cipoletti of Ladder 2 and retired FF's Robert Jr and Michael Cipoletti.
Fremont Ave Structure Fire
10/08/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
At 09:32 a.m. on Monday Engine 42 and Tower 35 were dispatched to a fire alarm activation at 16363 E. Fremont Avenue in Arapahoe County. While they were responding a report came from onsite advising that water and smoke were coming from under a door on the top floor. The incident was upgraded to a structure fire and additional crews were dispatched.
Chief Brown Retirement
10/08/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
Congratulations to South Metro Bureau Chief Brian Brown who celebrated his 30+ year career in the fire service today. We wish him a happy and healthy retirement! https://www.southmetro.
Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts
10/08/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
Check out these awesome new pink logo shirts that all Local 2164 personnel are wearing during October in support of Breast Cacner Awareness month.
Burbank Firefighters Support Measure P
10/08/18 - Burbank Firefighters Local #778
Local 42 Election Results
10/08/18 - IAFF Local 42
NLFD MEMBER GALLERY UPDATED
10/07/18 - New London Fire Fighters
The picture gallery for the NLFD members has been updated and can be viewed here.
BILLY ALLYN RETIREMENT PARTY
10/07/18 - New London Fire Fighters
Please join us for Billy Allyn's retirement party. Please see either Lt. Dan Sawyer or FF Tim Jefferies.
Friday Message 10-5-18
10/05/18 - IAFF Local 1014
MDA, Boot Camp, Jan. 10th &11th, 2019 in Orlando
10/05/18 - IAFF 1826
Each year, the MDA partners with the IAFF and holds a “Boot Camp” training that provides opportunity to learn about updates from the MDA, best practices for a boot drive and more about the partnership between the fire service and the MDA. Locals from across the state of Florida attend each year.
Saint Paul Fire Ops
10/04/18 - IAFF Local 21
Fire Ops was a big success! Thanks to City staff and Deputy Mayor Tincher for participating.
2018 Upcoming Elections
10/04/18 - UPFFA
Why Is the 2018 elections so important to you and your families.
Negotiations Update: 10-4-2018
10/04/18 - IAFF Local 1014
December 5-7, 2018: UPFFA & Rhode Island Health & Safety Seminar
10/03/18 - UPFFA
2018 Local 1826 Endorsed Candidates
10/03/18 - IAFF 1826
Absentee Ballots have been mailed out by the Supervisor of Elections! Early voting dates: October 22nd-November 3rd, 2018. Election day: November 6th, 2018                                        2018 Local 1826 Endorsed Candidates 1. US SENATE: Bill Nelson 2.
Public Pension Symposium
10/03/18 - Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont
2018 AFG Application Period OPEN
10/02/18 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
The FY 2018 Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) grant application period is currently open and will close on October 26, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. EST.
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