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Updated: May. 29 (10:45)

Summer Picnic Update
Denver Firefighters Local 858
A day to honor - Happy Memorial Day
IAFF Local 1014
LODD Kim West, Nashville Local 140
IAFF 14th District
Grilling Safety
IAFF Local 902
Memorial Day 2017
IAFF Local 902
Memorial Day
IAFF Local 3472
 
     
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IAFF Testifies to Establish Fire Fighter Cancer Registry Act

The IAFF testified before the Health Subcommittee in the U.S. House of Representatives on the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act, H.R. 931, marking the first substantive step forward for the bill.
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2016 TURNOUT TO FIGHT CANCER

T-shirts are still available!! If you would like to order one you can order from this website!! THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING SUCH AN IMPORTANT CAUSE.
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Christmas Dance Pics posted

Pictures from our 2016 Special Needs Christmas Dance have been uploaded in the photo gallery!! Thank you again Katie Taylor for volunteering to come out and share this wonderful event with us.
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Summer Picnic Update
05/29/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good morning and Happy Memorial Day!  Don't forget the Annual Local 858 Summer Picnic is this coming Saturday June 3rd.  World Renowned BBQ Pit Master and soon to be Arsonator Joe Brooks will be throwing down his BBQ starting @ 4pm on Saturday the 3rd.
A day to honor - Happy Memorial Day
05/29/17 - IAFF Local 1014
LODD Kim West, Nashville Local 140
05/28/17 - IAFF 14th District
It is deep sadness to report the line of duty death of Brother Kim D. West, Nashville Local 140. Brother West died on May 26, 2017 during back surgery for an on the job injury. Brother West was 56 years old and became a Nashville fire fighter in 1997 and was an Engineer on Truck 37-C.
Grilling Safety
05/28/17 - IAFF Local 902
Grilling Safety Tips With summer "unofficially beginning", the Malden Firefighters would like to remind everyone take a few minutes to safely inspect gas grills for leaks and cracks, and teach children to stay three feet away from any grill in use.
Memorial Day 2017
05/28/17 - IAFF Local 902
Memorial Day 2017 Activities in Malden Please join the Malden community as we remember and honor the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our nation’s freedom at a series of event that will take place on Memorial Day on Monday, May 29th. At 9 AM, there will be a dedication of Colonel Joseph R. Cafarella Memorial Square at Judson and Newhall Streets.
Memorial Day
05/27/17 - IAFF Local 3472
History Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. Over two dozen cities and towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. While Waterloo N.Y.
Safety Reminder from MPFFU
05/27/17 - IAFF Local 3472
A good reminder from our friends at Firefighters Close Calls:
Michigan Department of Health & Human Services
05/27/17 - IAFF Local 3472
To the agencies, providers and MCAs: At 8:00 am on June 5, 2017, the Department will be implementing our new online licensing system for EMS personnel that will include initial and renewal licensing, as well as license verification.  At that time, all paper licensing applications will no longer be accepted.
MDA
05/27/17 - IAFF Local 51
Union Members,  MDA Update; for those of you who did not get a chance to read your email I have a spoiler alert for you.  The Fire Chief and Chaptain Younger have sent out emails updating our progress on our MDA chalenge and to be Brief our goal of $125,000 is not going to be reached unless we get out and push.
2017 Memorial Day Holiday
05/27/17 - IAFF Local 42
Memorial Day is a time to spend with family to celebrate the beginning of summer. However you choose to celebrate Memorial Day this Monday, pause for a minute at 3:00 PM and join the National Moment of Remembrance. Take 60 seconds to respect, thank and pay tribute to the men and women, and their families, who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms.
The 14th District Partnership Education Program
05/27/17 - PFFA
Charity Golf Outing
05/26/17 - Downers Grove Professional Firefighters Association
The Downers Grove Professional Firefighters Association, Local 3234, proudly announces the return of their annual Charity Golf Outing benefiting Noah's Hope (www.noahshope.com). This year's outing will take place on July 18, 2017 at Gleneagles Country Club in Lemont, IL. Registration begins at 8:30 am with a shotgun start at 10 am. Click here to register.
Fire on Lookout Lane
05/26/17 - IAFF Local 1081
On Thursday May 25th 2017 at 6:20 pm the Westport Fire Department received a report of generator on fire at 10 Lookout Lane. When the fire department arrived firefighters found smoke coming from the attached garage with a fire in the garage. Firefighters quickly deployed hose lines and were able to put out the fire before it extended the living areas of the house.
High Angle Training Group 3
05/26/17 - New London Fire Fighters
The I-95 Southbound Bridge project started in mid April. This project could pose numerous unique challenges for the members of the New London Fire Department. A previous incident(9/1/2015) where a "Snooper Truck" failed below the surface of the bridge was handled with A-35 from the Groton side of the bridge.
5 Tips for Achieving Work-Life Balance
05/26/17 - IAFF Local 4416
http://www.iaffrecoverycenter.
Annual Firefighter Memorial Sunday
05/26/17 - IAFF Local 739
99th Annual Lynn Firefighter Memorial Sunday Sunday June 11, 2017 at 10:00 at the Lynn Firefighter's Lot in Pine Grove Cemetery.  This year's speaker is retired District Chief Jack Barry.  Members will step off from the Broadway Firehouse at 9:45 AM (assemble at 9:30 AM).  All current and retired members and their families are welcome to attend.
IAFF 14th District PEP Event
05/26/17 - IAFF 14th District
Time to register for the IAFF 14th District PEP event. Affordable and quality training for current and future IAFF Local leaders. http://client.prod.iaff.
Fire Captain Scott Woodward Services
05/26/17 - IAFF Local F-102
   All Hands    Enclosed is the information in regards to Fire Captain Scott Woodward’s Services.   The Union has received notice that Fire Captain Scott Woodward's Memorial Service is planned for 24 June 2017 at 1300 Hours (1 p.m.
Workplace Injury Information
05/25/17 - IAFF Local 21
***IMPORTANT*** Wednesday Morning Union Meeting: Attorney Ron Meuser will be attending our WEDNESDAY MORNING MEETING and will speak on workplace injuries & illness.  He has, and is working with many of our members, both retired and active, about how to protect ourselves after a workplace injury, cancer diagnosis or other illness.
MDA
05/25/17 - IAFF Local 51
Attention members, MDA total: $14,000 as of Wednesday. We still need more and their's still time. Get out there and Boot Drive your hearts out.  Good Luck and God Speed.
2017 Randy Atkinson Memorial Scholarship
05/24/17 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
                            
Memorial Day Service
05/24/17 - IAFF Local 21
Fallen Fire Fighter Tribute
05/24/17 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
Tribute for fallen San Antonio firefighter Scott Deem.  Our brother will never be forgotten.
Summer Safety Tips: #MakeSafeHappen
05/24/17 - IAFF Local 42
C-Shift Tech Rescue
05/24/17 - IAFF Local #1945
Click on the link for more information. http://www.coloradoan.
CAMP IGNITE 2017
05/23/17 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
Ignite your passion.  Ignite the possibilities. Ignite tomorrow’s opportunities! Camp Ignite will show you a future of limitless opportunities and that regardless of your gender, anything is possible. Camp Ignite is a four-day camp that educates and inspires young women to follow their dreams.
2nd Annual Burn Camp Fundraiser at Strangeways
05/23/17 - Henrico Professional Firefighters Association
Local 1568 is proud to once again partner with Strangeways Brewing for our 2nd annual Burn Camp fundraiser! This year the event will be held at Strangeways on June 15th beginning at 5pm. Tickets are $15 and that includes 1 beer and 1 raffle ticket. $10 of the ticket price will go to help us offset the cost of providing meals for this years Burn Camp.
HEALTH & SAFETY BULLETIN
05/23/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Team Jameson Fishing Trip 7.25.17
05/22/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
The nice weather is finally here again and with it comes the second annual Team Jameson fishing trip. We went out last year and it was a great day of fishing, fun and remembrance. There are 60 spots available on the boat. Reservations will be first-come first-serve based on payment received.
Hats For Tom
05/20/17 - IAFF Local 3666
Purchase Hats Online @ https://squareup.com/store/Local3666 .  First Round of Shirts will be submitted on June 1st and available for pick-up on/after June 22nd at ALS Headquarters (340 Montevue Lane, Frederick).
Pub Crawl 2017
05/19/17 - Lawrence Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 1596
Ohio HB 38
05/19/17 - Northern Ohio Fire Fighters
The Northern Ohio Firefighters would like to thank Representative Dave Greenspan for sponsoring Ohio House Bill 38 to protect fire fighters. The bill passed the Ohio House of Representatives and will now be heard in the Ohio Senate.
2017 Recruit Class Graduation
05/19/17 - Quincy Fire Fighters Association
The 2017 Recruit Class graduated from the Quincy Fire Academy on Thursday.  These 27 new recruits bring staffing back to levels the Quincy Fire Department hasn't seen since 2003.  These new firefighters will attend the O2X Health and Wellness training next week and start at their assignments throughout fire stations in Quincy on Saturday, May 27th.
Public Safety Bills move in Congress
05/19/17 - IAFF Local 4416
SENATE COMMITTEE APPROVES AFG/SAFER REAUTHORIZATION   On Wednesday, May 17th, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs unanimously approved S. 829, the AFG and SAFER Program Reauthorization Act.
Retirement Seminar
05/19/17 - IAFF Local 42
Fire on Cross Highway
05/18/17 - IAFF Local 1081
Westport Firefighters responded to an early morning house fire on April 24th This morning, the Westport Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 189 Cross Highway. The call came in from a trapped occupant reporting a fire in the house. The Westport Fire Department responded with all 11 firefighters and 4 officers on duty, along with Westport Police and EMS.
I-95 Bus Fire
05/18/17 - IAFF Local 1081
Early Morning Fire in Westport
05/18/17 - IAFF Local 1081
Westport Firefighters were dispatched to a fire alarm activation at a commercial occupancy on Woodside Lane at 5:55 AM. Two Engine companies, the Truck Company and the Shift Commander were on the initial dispatch. Arriving companies initially staged at locked entry gates and proceeded to walk up the building to investigate the cause of the alarm.
Vote of no confidence in Fire Chief John Pond and Mayor Alex Morse
05/18/17 - Holyoke Firefighters IAFF Local 1693
Holyoke Firefighters Association Local 1693 - International Association of Firefighters Affiliated with Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts On Monday evening, May 15th, the Holyoke Fire Fighters Local 1693 had a vote of no confidence in Fire Chief John Pond and Mayor Alex Morse.
Denton Women Step Up to Serve
05/18/17 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
Denton women step up to serve  In A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare wrote of the character Hermia: "And though she be but little, she is fierce." Like Hermia, Denton police Sgt. Rachel Fleming and Denton firefighter Tracy Whitten may have smaller frames than some of their male counterparts, but that doesn't mean they back down from a challenge.
Fire Department Highlights Employees at Awards Banquet
05/18/17 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
Fire department highlights employees at awards banquet  Fire Chief Robin Paulsgrove said he nominated Whiddon for the award because he’s the best firefighter he knows, and he has intimate knowledge of the position. “He expects nothing of his crew that he will not first do himself,” Paulsgrove said as he addressed the audience. FILED UNDERNEWSAT http://www.dentonrc.
Injured Boy Has Firefighters' Support
05/18/17 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
Injured boy has firefighters’ support  Three-year-old Aiden McKitrick, the son of a Lewisville firefighter, is expected to survive his injuries, but he’ll have a “lifetime of challenges,” one of his father’s colleagues told KDFW-TV (Channel 4).
Captain and Battalion Chief AP appeals update
05/17/17 - IAFF Local 1014
Saint Paul Firefighters Local 21 Fill The Boot golf tournament benefiting the MDA
05/17/17 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
Local 858 Water World Discount link and tickets are now available
05/17/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Hello all members and happy almost summer? Well maybe after this Friday, however, once the weather gets warm, your family and friends are going to want to go to Water World.  Well for the 3rd straight year we have an exclusive member discount, good for the water park, the mini golf, go-carts, and the all you can buffet for the big kids and truckees.
MEMORIAL DAY BBQ
05/17/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Burn Foundation Golf Rescheduled
05/17/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Hello Team Captains and Supporters, As you probably could have guessed the weather forecast has caused us to postpone the 30th Annual Burn Camp Golf Tournament and re-schedule.  This postponement is made on the recommendation of the Fox Hollow Golf Course based on National Weather Service information.
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