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Annual Firefighters for Healing Red Tie Gala
11/19/19 - IAFF Local 21
Just announced! First Responder Discounted Rate Annual Firefighters for Healing Red Tie Gala Saturday, December 7, 2019 The Depot in Minneapolis General Admission Ticket is $200 | First Responder Price is $150 1000 guests expected. 80% Sold Out. Get your tickets TODAY! BUY tickets at firefightersforhealing.
SPPD & SPFD Basketball
11/19/19 - IAFF Local 21
The police play basketball from 12-2PM at Battle Creek Rec Center on Tuesdays and are open to having anyone from the Fire Department that wants to play to join in.  It is pick-up basketball so no need to have a team, just show up and play.
Santa Claus is coming to Town!
11/19/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Santa Claus is coming to the Denver Firefighters Muesum on December 6th and 7th before the Parade of Lights. Visit Santa, have a snack and head to the Parade of Lights. Don't waste your time standing in line at the mall, come to see the man himself, up close and personal where you can squeeze, hug, dance, and take pictures with Santa.
Denver Nuggets Union Night
11/19/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
UNION NIGHT AT THE Phoenix Suns vs. Denver Nuggets November 24th, 2019 • 6:00pm • Pepsi Center ORDER TICKETS ONLINE AT: Click this Link: https://Nuggets.KSETickets.com/Union_Night * Disclaimer: Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis and are subject to availability. Pricing is subject to change without notice. Seating is limited so purchase your tickets early.
E-Board and Trustee Nominations
11/19/19 - Amarillo Professional Firefighters
The nominations for Executive Board positions and Trustees is once again open. This is due to a member who questioned the methods of the previous nomination method.  In the spirit of fairness, and to ensure that all members have an opportunity to nominate a member for a position, nominations will again be open until December 2, 2019.
Driver pulled over before car went up in flames in Springfield
11/18/19 - IAFF Local 648
Driver pulled over before car went up in flames in Springfield HAMPDEN COUNTY by: Jada Furlow Posted: Nov 16, 2019 / 12:03 PM EST / Updated: Nov 16, 2019 / 06:54 PM EST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield Fire Department put out a car fire on 975 Page Boulevard in Springfield Saturday afternoon.
Two drivers taken to hospital following car crash on Cooley Street in Springfield
11/18/19 - IAFF Local 648
Two drivers taken to hospital following car crash on Cooley Street in Springfield HAMPDEN COUNTY by: Jada Furlow Posted: Nov 16, 2019 / 12:21 PM EST / Updated: Nov 16, 2019 / 06:55 PM EST SPRINGFIELD, Mass.
Crews battle two-alarm fire on Dickinson St. in Springfield
11/18/19 - IAFF Local 648
Crews battle two-alarm fire on Dickinson St.
Springfield crash leaves 2 injured, traps woman in car
11/18/19 - IAFF Local 648
Springfield crash leaves 2 injured, traps woman in car Updated Nov 10, 2019;Posted Nov 10, 2019 By Jeanette DeForge | jdeforge@repub.com SPRINGFIELD – Two people were injured in a two-car crash, which trapped a woman inside a vehicle. The two victims were brought to a local hospital by ambulance.
Bomb scare prompts lockdown at Mercy Medical Center
11/18/19 - IAFF Local 648
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Car intentionally set on fire in Springfield
11/18/19 - IAFF Local 648
Car intentionally set on fire in Springfield, fire captain says CRIME by: Jada Furlow Posted: Nov 5, 2019 / 06:51 AM EST / Updated: Nov 5, 2019 / 09:00 PM EST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Crews worked to put out a car fire early Tuesday morning in Springfield.
Woman seriously injured in I-291 crash in Springfield
11/18/19 - IAFF Local 648
Woman seriously injured in I-291 crash in Springfield Updated Nov 02, 2019;Posted Nov 02, 2019 By Jeanette DeForge | jdeforge@repub.com SPRINGFIELD -- A woman was seriously injured after her vehicle crashed and rolled over on Interstate-291 Saturday. The crash occurred shortly before 7:30 p.m.
Volunteers Needed
11/18/19 - IAFF Local 1403
LOCAL 1403 Elections Committee is looking for volunteers to help this Friday November 22nd starting around 0830 at the Union Hall to count ballots. B-Shift you can show up after shift, we will have coffee, bagels and doughnuts to start the day. A-shift and C-shifters on CR are welcomed as well and can show up early for breakfast and beat the Doral traffic.
Fire Prevention Month 2019
11/17/19 - IAFF Local 4349
Every October, the Local 4349 teams up with the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Prevention team to go into the schools and teach about fire safety.  Each grade levels are taught different aspects of fire safety.
Congratulations Firefighter/EMT Jeff Fowler on your Retirement
11/16/19 - International Association of Firefighters
Congratulations Firefighter/EMT Jeff Fowler on the occasion of your retirement. In honor and recognitions of your 34+ years of loyal and dedicated service to those who defend America.
Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Firefighter Jerry Schauer
11/16/19 - IAFF Local 21
           IAFF Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Firefighter/Paramedic Jerry Schauer.  Firefighter/Paramedic Schauer started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on June 9, 1983 and retired on April 28, 2000.  Funeral arrangments will be posted when available.
Lt. Menard Wake and Funeral Info
11/16/19 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
Local 76 has provided a bus for those wishing to attend the funeral services. Meet at Dilboy Field no later than 0815 as the bus will be headed for Worcester at 0830. The bus will depart Worcester for Dilboy Field at 1400.
2019 Election Poll Hours
11/15/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
There has been some confusion regarding when the Election Polls are open and closed at the Local 858 Office. . The Polls will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm.  The Polls will be closed on Thursday, November 28th, for Thanksgiving.  The Polls will also be closed from 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm for lunch.
CHILDREN'S FUND FOR FALLEN BROTHER MENARD (WFD)
11/15/19 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Donations are now being accepted through @THE_PFFM 100% goes directly to Lt. Jason Menard's family Donations can be made at PFFMFoundation.
LODD Worcester Local 1009; Lt Jason Menard
11/14/19 - IAFF Local 739
LODD Worcester Local 1009: Lieutenant Jason Menard Calling hours for Lt. Jason Menard will be held on Sunday November 17, 2019 from 3 to 7 PM at Mercadante Funeral Home on Plantation Street in Worcester. A funeral service will be held on Monday November 18, 2019 at 11 AM at St. John's Catholic Church on Temple Street in Worcester.
Funeral Services for Lt. Jason Menard
11/14/19 - UPFFA
Funeral Services for Lt. Jason Menard   Services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at St. John’s Roman Catholic Church, 44 Temple St. Calling hours will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Mercadante Funeral Home and Chapel, 370 Plantation St.
Tough Fire On Ravenwood
11/14/19 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
At 8:46 PM on November, 2nd 2019, members of Local 830 were dispatched to 9 Ravenwood Drive for reports of a house on fire.  Upon arrival, Car 2 reported a heavily involved residential structure. Due to the are being the small section of Norwalk without hydrants, Command requested a tanker from New Cannan to respond.
Show your support
11/14/19 - PFFNH
Salem L-2892 is aking to show your support by buying t-shirts and vehicle decals to raise money for a member battling cancer. The shirts are $20 each and decals are $5 available at Salem Central Fire Station, 152 Main St. 100% of the money goes to the member as she battles this disease.
Worcester Fire Local 1009 - LODD Lt. Jason Menard
11/13/19 - IAFF Local 1009
Worcester Local1009  LODD   Lt. Jason Menard Local 1009 regrets to announce the Line of Duty Death of Lt Jason Menard, Ladder Company 5. Arrangements are incomplete a and will be posted when finalized.
IAFF - ALTS Conference in Orlando
11/13/19 - Iowa Professional Fire Fighters
Registration is now open for the 2020 Vincent J. Bollon Affiliate Leadership Training Summit (ALTS) and Ernest A. “Buddy” Mass Human Relations Conference (HRC), taking place January 19-22, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
2020 Legislative Agenda
11/12/19 - IAFF Local 42
Leadership from Greater Kansas City Fire Fighters IAFF Local 42 and KC Chief Officers IAFF Local 3808 met with Governor Mike Parson to discuss issues facing Missouri Fire Fighters in the 2020 Legislative Session.
2020 BFIT CHALLENGE
11/12/19 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters, Please see the information below about the 2020 BFIT Challenge. Any member interested in joining the Local 30 team, please contact Executive Board Member FF Mike Dwyer (978-375-4096). More event and registration information is available in the attached pdf.
INFORMATIONAL POST
11/12/19 - IAFF Local 1403
Retired Lt. Brian Gagnon has asked Local 1403 to send out information to his brothers and sisters about a natural minor wound and burn care product he has developed. Brian is trying to get exposure for his product and has offered 200 free samples to members of Local 1403 for them to try it and give him feedback. If interested intrying it out please contact Brian aloemaxx123@gmail.
Retired Lt. George Turner
11/12/19 - IAFF Local 1403
Metro-Dade Firefighters regret to announce Retired Lt. George Turner passed away on November 11, 2019. George was hired on 7-26-76 and retired 6-30-03. May he Rest in Peace.
Heroes and Howl-i-days
11/12/19 - Toy Program
Join SF Firefighters Toy Program at our favorite Doggy Day Club for an amazing event where you can bring your dog, take photos with Santa, get some treats and make a child’s holiday brighter! Doggy Style Day Club invites you and you favorite do to join us on Dec 1st, 2019 for a fun filled event.
Monday Moring Headlines November 11, 2019
11/11/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Thank you to all of our Denver Firefighter Veterans that have chosen to continue there career on the fire department. We honor and express our gratitude to you for serving in our military and protecting our freedom.  - Remember, our Union Offices will be closed today and will resume regular hours on Tuesday.
Happy Veterans Day
11/11/19 - IAFF Local 739
Happy Veterans Day Lynn Local 739 is wishing a Happy Veterans Day to all active and retired members who have and continue to serve. To Veterans everywhere, we say Thank You for your sacrifice and your service.
2019 OFFICER ELECTIONS
11/10/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
2019 OFFICER ELECTION *THIS VOTE WILL INCLUDE BYLAW CHANGES AND A DUES INCREASE BALLOT MEASURE SPECIFICALLY FOR THE MEMBERSHIP ASSISTANCE FUND BYLAW CHANGES TO INCLUDE THE DUES INCREASE CAN BE VIEWED IN THE MEMBERS-ONLY SECTION AT IAFF244.
EMS Training
11/08/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Today wrapped up two weeks of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) training for Mass Casualty Incidents involving technical rescue techniques.  https://www.southmetro.
Rapp St. Car into a Building
11/08/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 1:21 p.m. on Wednesday November, 8th Local members responded to reports of a car into a a building in the 5700 block of S. Rapp St. in downtown Littleton. When the call came in there were also reports of people standing on the roof of the structure waiting for help because the car was blocking their exit path.
Fire Foundation Apparel Sales
11/08/19 - IAFF Local 21
2019 - 2020 Hockey Schedule
11/08/19 - IAFF Local 21
The 2019 - 2020 Hockey schedule has been posted to the L-21 website.
Friday Update 11-8-19
11/08/19 - IAFF Local 1014
Burnaby Firefighters Breakfast supporting Angel Toy Drive 2019
11/07/19 - IAFF 323
Please RSVP today at: firefightersbreakfast2019.eventbrite.
Winter Blaze - Firefighters Ball
11/07/19 - IAFF Local 31
Save the date for the 2020 Winter Blaze - Tacoma Firefighters Ball, Saturday, March 21, at the Emerald Queen Casino's new facility. We hope you will join us for an evening of food, dancing, and live entertainment Kentucky Derby style to benefit The Goodtimes Project.  It truly will be an event to remember.
30 in 30 Raffle
11/06/19 - IAFF Local 51
30 - 30 El Paso Firefighter Cancer Fund Daily Raffle WINNERS: 1. Carlo Salazar #0504 2. Xavier Romero #0006 3. Bobby Jones #0291 4. Patsy Razo #0226
ACTIVE MEMBERS - VSP VISION ENROLLMENT INFO FOR 2020 COVERAGE
11/06/19 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
Madam Mayor: Brosnan wins Livonia's top spot by razor-thin margin
11/06/19 - IAFF Local 1164
It appears Maureen Miller Brosnan will become the first female mayor of Livonia. Brosnan edged out her opponent, Laura Toy, with 12,230 votes. Toy fell just short with 12,066 votes, a difference of 164 votes. The mayor serves a four-year term and currently makes $125,000 annually. She'll succeed current mayor Dennis Wright, who opted not to run for reelection this year.
2019 Salvation Army Bell Ringing Season Is Here
11/05/19 - IAFF Local 21
We will be ringing bells starting on November 15th at Cub Foods Midway as well as Grand Meander on December 7th and Wild Games November 29th thru December 23rd.
Charity Giving Campaign
11/05/19 - IAFF Local 21
Brothers and Sisters, The St. Paul Charitable Giving campaign closes this Wednesday, Nov 6! One of the charities you can support is the St. Paul Fire Foundation and is an easy way to contribute to a cause that benefits you and your brothers and sisters directly. You can choose to make a one-time contribution using a paper form or go online to www.ipledgeonline.
Foxwood Ct. Structure Fire
11/05/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
On Tuesday, November 5th, Local members responded to a town home fire with a report of someone trapped on Foxwood Court in Parker. Upon arrival smoke was visible and members from Medic 41 went inside for search, rescue and fire control. They used a water extinguisher to control the flames and worked with Tower 45 to conduct searches inside.
Cedar Street Structure Fire
11/05/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
During the evening on Saturday, November 2, 2019, Local members responded to a house fire in the 5400 block of South Cedar Street in Littleton. When members arrived, they observed flames coming from a second-floor window of the split-level home. Members conducted a transitional attack to darken down the fire before moving inside the structure to fully extinguish it.
 
 
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