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Updated: Sep. 02 (19:10)
Airport Road Brush Fire
South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
09.01.18
Ridgegate Brush Fire
South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
09.01.18
Shirts
Taylor Professional Fire Fighters
09.01.18
Fire Fighters Beer Fest
Waterbury Fire Fighters Association
08.31.18
August 31, 2018: Senator Chirs Murphy Visit Fire Station 10 Waterbury
UPFFA
08.31.18
IAFF Center of Excellence
West Des Moines Professional Fire Fighters L-3586
08.31.18
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Airport Road Brush Fire
09/01/18 – South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
At 4 p.m. on Friday, August 31, 2018, a second round of thunderstorms with frequent lightning rolled off the foothills into Douglas County. Motorists on U.S. Highway 85 spotted a small brush fire 2 miles west of the highway and south of Airport Road. First arriving Engine 40 spotted the fire, worked on recon to determine best access and upgraded the incident to a Large Brush Fire.
Ridgegate Brush Fire
09/01/18 – South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
Just after 2 p.m. on Friday, August 31, 2018, South Metro Firefighters responded to a brush fire south of Ridgegate Parkway about a half-mile west of the Stepping Stone Community. Although flames and smoke were visible from Ridgegate Parkway, crews had to off-road into the open space to access the fire.
Shirts
09/01/18 – Taylor Professional Fire Fighters
Here is the shirt design. Orders need to be in by the 6th and money in by 17th. $12 per shirt and add $1.
Fire Fighters Beer Fest
08/31/18 – Waterbury Fire Fighters Association
The Waterbury Fire Fighters have teamed up with the Fairfield Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation to host a beer fest to help the Moore Family. The Moore family was involved in a car accident and one of the triplets, Avery, suffered a spinal cord injury. Avery is on the road to recovery and has a long road ahead of him.
August 31, 2018: Senator Chirs Murphy Visit Fire Station 10 Waterbury
08/31/18 – UPFFA
August 30, 2018: Ned Lamont Hamden Fire Station Visit
08/31/18 – UPFFA
Friday Update: August 31, 2018
08/31/18 – IAFF Local 1014
THE EXIT PLAN
08/31/18 – Chester Firefighters Local 1400
PLEASE CLICK THIS FILE TO READ THE ENTIRE ACT 47 EXIT PLAN.
2018 31st Annual Chili Cook Off
08/30/18 – Denver Firefighters Local 858
2018, 31st Annual Chili Cook-Off is October 5, 2018.
2018 31st Annual Chili Cook Off
08/30/18 – Denver Firefighters Local 858
2018, 31st Annual Chili Cook-Off is October 5, 2018.
COLON CANCER RESEARCH receives $15,000.
08/30/18 – Lets Fire Cancer
On August 28, 2018, on behalf of our very generous donors, we had the pleasure of presenting a $15,000. check for colon cancer research to the University of Rochester, N.Y.’s Wilmot Cancer Institute. We had the honor of meeting Hucky K. Land, Director of Research and Co – Director of Wilmot Cancer Institute and members of his research team.
Birmingham Local 117 Hosting Charity Golf Tournament
08/29/18 – IAFF 14th District
Birmingham Local 117 will be hosting it’s annual Billy Self Memorial  golf tourament on October 15, 2018 with proceeds going to Camp Smile-A- Mile( an Alabama camp for kids with cancer). See attached brochure for more information.
The IAFF Local 244 General Election will be held on December 11, 2018
08/29/18 – Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Attention All Members: Nominations for the 2018 General Election officially open at the General Membership Meeting on September 13, 2018 and will close at the General Membership Meeting on November 8, 2018. In accordance with the Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters IAFF Local 244 Bylaws: Article X, Officer Elections, Section 4.
Heart Scans
08/28/18 – West Metro FireFighters I.A.F.F. Local 1309
Colorado Firefighters Heart and Cancer Benefits Trust Grant The Firefighter Heart Fitness Grant (FHFG) West Metro Fire has received grant funding from The Firefighter Heart Fitness Grant (FHFG).  This grant provides funding to member fire departments for the purpose of providing heart health screening.
New Firefighter Training
08/28/18 – New London Fire Fighters
Below are some pictures of the training of our 3 new firefighters in the last recent months. FF Nick Petrizzi learning to operate the air bottle compressor. FF DeSilva helping to set up a confined space tripod. Firefighters pictured with Chief Kydd during an early morning workout session.
NLFD Fire Chief Kydd Set to Retire; Chief Thomas Curcio to Replace Him
08/28/18 – New London Fire Fighters
Fire Chief Henry Kydd will be retiring on September 11th, 2018 after many illustrious years in the NLFD. Battalion Chief Thomas Curcio will be sworn in on September 12th to replace Chief Kydd. Thank you Chief Kydd for your service to New London and we hope the best for Chief Curcio.
3 Recruit Firefighters Sent to the CT Fire Academy
08/28/18 – New London Fire Fighters
The NLFD has sent 3 recruit firefighters to the CT Fire Academy in Windsor Locks. The class runs from August 27th until December 7th. Post graduation, they will be certified in Firefighter 1, Firefighter 2, Hazmat Operations, Rescue Core and many other proficiencies.
ACT 47 Recovery Meeting
08/28/18 – Chester Firefighters Local 1400
ACT 47 EXIT PLAN WILL BE PRESENTED ON THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 6 2018 @7PM CHESTER CITY HALL!! GET THE WORD OUT! LEGAL NOTICES PUBLIC NOTICE FROM STATE COORDINATOR FOR CITY OF CHESTER Econsult Solutions Inc.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018: Labor Rally – 5pm – 6pm
08/28/18 – UPFFA
2018 SFD Pink Shirt
08/27/18 – Scranton Firefighters IAFF Local # 60
SFD Pink Shirt 2018
Primary Election – FPF Endorsements
08/26/18 – Suncoast Firefighters
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Thank You From The Addyman Family
08/26/18 – IAFF Local 21
 Dear Local 21 and Honor Guard, My family and I want to extend our most heart felt gratitude, to Local 21and all of the Honor Guard members, and those members who showed the true meaning of honoring and sharing in my dads memorial. My dad, although not huge on theatrics, was looking down on all of you with great pride, as does every firefighter in attendance.
2018 Wind & Fire Bowling for Burn Camp Event
08/26/18 – IAFF Local 42
Download Registration Form here.
Additional Information Regarding the FLSA Lawsuit against the County
08/25/18 – IAFF Local 1014
Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial Procession
08/25/18 – Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
Fellow IAFF Locals Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 5 is currently evaluating the condition of the roads within the city of Colorado Springs in preparation for the 2018 Fallen Firefighter Memorial precession.
Westminster Memorial Golf Tournament
08/25/18 – Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
Come support Local 2889, Westminster Firefighters in their Mike Rosado Memorial Golf Tournament on September 7th, 8am at the Hyland Hills Golf Course. There are limited spots left so hurry up and register.
Friday Update: RETURN TO WORK
08/24/18 – IAFF Local 1014
First Responders Suffer Too
08/24/18 – Denton Fire Fighters Association
The stigma associated with suicide makes it one of those events that is not talked about in the first responder communities.  The IAFF has worked diligently, along with locals from all across the US and Canada to help prevent these tragedies and to provide resources and counseling to assist those coping with the suicide of a member.
Brother Habell service information
08/23/18 – IAFF Local 1014
Support Our Candidates Primary Sept. 4th
08/23/18 – Boston Fire Fighters
Dear Brothers & Sisters, The Statewide Primary Election will take place on September 4th 2018, Polls are open 7:00 AM until 8:00 PM.
Historic Logo Hat
08/23/18 – IAFF Local 21
* Grey hats are trucker Snapback.   * Black and White/Black hats are Flexfit.
Montana firefighters returning home after battling California fires
08/23/18 – IAFF Local 271
KPAX MISSOULA – After two weeks on the front lines of the biggest fires in California, a team of Montana firefighters is headed home and they’re bringing back firsthand experience and warnings about using extreme caution to prevent a similar catastrophe.
Beer Dabbler – Help Needed
08/22/18 – IAFF Local 21
Local 21 Brothers and Sisters,   We have a short notice opportunity this SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 at CHS Field in Lowertown, Saint Paul and could use your help!   We’ve been invited to host a dunk tank at the Summer Beer Dabbler series and this will be another off-duty opportunity to fundraise for the MDA in a joint effort to fight muscle disease.
Luna Dog Rescue
08/22/18 – South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
On Tuesday afternoon August 21st, teamwork between Local 2164 and 2086 members resulted in the successful rescue of Luna, an 8-year-old Jack Russell Terrier. 24 hours earlier on Monday, Local 2086 members responded to assist with a dog possibly trapped under a deck.
KCFD Retired Fire Fighters
08/21/18 – IAFF Local 42
The Kansas City, Missouri Retired Fire Fighters Association has established its own website.  This is one of the best online sources for KCFD History and we invite you to visit them and learn something new about something old.  Special acknowledgement to Chuck Gabert, KCFD Retired Fire Captain and Ray Elder, KCFD Retired Fire Captain and KCFD Historian.
IAFF Local 244 Per-Capita Dues Increase
08/21/18 – Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The 54th IAFF Biennial Convention took place August 2018 in Seattle Washington. Some of the resolutions passed do require an expense that is passed on to us at the local and State levels. As an end result, the Resolutions which passed carrying an expense will increase in our monthly Per Capita dues to the International (our monthly dues to the International). The overall increase will amount to .
IAFF Peer Support Training
08/21/18 – IAFF Local 42
Local 42 will be hosting the IAFF Peer Support Training Class on Tuesday, September 25th and Wednesday, September 26th.  Classes are from 8AM till 5 PM on both days and Local 42 will provide lunch on both days.  If you are interested in attending please contact Eric Rose at 816.605.5083 or via E-mail: [email protected]
Back to School Drive
08/20/18 – IAFF Local 51
Members,  If you can please stop by Lt Parkers Back to School Drive at Masonic Family  Back to School Drive 1808 Hunter Dr.
Hudson Helmet Raffle
08/20/18 – Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
The Professional Firefighters of Hudson Local 3154 are raffling off a Sam Houston N6A Leather fire helmet. They’re selling 300 tickets and will draw a winner once all tickets have been sold. Tickets are 10 dollars each. This would not be possible without the kind donation from Bergerons Protective Clothing.
2018 IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Information
08/19/18 – Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters
The 2018 IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 15, 2018.  Online registration begins June 1, 2018. The Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters Local 5 are proud to be the host Local for the IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial.
2018 IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Procession UPDATE
08/19/18 – Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters
Fellow IAFF Locals: Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters Association and IAFF are proud to announce that the 2018 Fallen Firefighter Memorial Procession is going forward as planned!
NOTICE TO IAFF LOCAL 42 MEMBERS REGARDING UNION DUES
08/19/18 – IAFF Local 42
On June 27, 2018, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31.  That decision invalidated a public sector union’s ability to require non-members to pay and an employer’s ability to deduct “agency” or “fair share” or “service” fees from non-members’ pay.
Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Captain Matthew Towey
08/19/18 – IAFF Local 21
Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Captain Matthew Towey who passed away on August 14, 2018.     A private gathering at Fort Snelling National Cemetery will be held on August 20, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. Close friends and relatives are welcome to gather in assembly area #5.
Local 4349 Firefighter goes green
08/18/18 – IAFF Local 4349
Brian Ciuchta is one of Local 4349’s most fit employees.  In an attempt to meet his nutritional needs for the ultra marathons he competes in, he has been experimenting with growing Microgreens.  According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture “microgreens” is a marketing term referring to tiny, edible greens grown from the seeds of vegetables and herbs.
Lake County Professional Firefighters Endorse Sean Parks
08/17/18 – IAFF Local 3990
Clermont, Fla . — Today, the Sean Parks Campaign announced the endorsement of the Professional Firefighters of Lake County Local 3990. Parks is seeking re-election to the District 2 seat on the Lake County Commission. He was first elected in 2010.
Retirement Celebration for Lt. Jim Trietsch
08/17/18 – IAFF Local 4416
Please join us on Sunday, August 26th 2018 from 1-4pm at the Local 4416 Union Hall to celebrate the 24 years of dedicated service by Brother Trietsch to the City of Noblesville and the NFD.  Food and Beverage provided.
LA County Employee lawsuit – you might have a claim….
08/16/18 – 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 LA COUNTY MAY HAVE UNDERPAID ITS EMPLOYEES OVERTIME. YOU MIGHT HAVE A CLAIM.
 
 
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