Current news directly from IAFF locals, councils, and state/province associations
in the US and Canada.
NNFA Polo Order 08/23/16 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
We are ordering custom NNFA Polo Shirts from Elite Fire Apparel. The polo's are 5.11 Utility Polos for a full description and to order please go to the online store.
New Pink Heals shirts 08/22/16 - Local 2580
Get your "Pink Heals" shirts with our new "Wings" logo.
Pre-order by 8/27 at 11:59pm to choose your color (charcoal gray or pink) & sizes (youth medium to 3XL). We will eventually maintain stock in charcoal gray adult sizes. A limited number of the navy or pink "Boot" shirts are also still available. Proceeds continue to benefit UNC's Lineberger Cancer Center.
Donate to IAFF Disaster Relief Fund 08/21/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
More than 200 members in the Baton Rouge area have damage to their homes from the recent flooding. The IAFF and Baton Rouge Local 557 has established a command center at 1120 Government Street in Baton Rouge) to help our sisters and brothers. If you or your local is interested in helping members clean out their homes (remove wet sheet rock, wet carpet, etc.
EMS Regional Coordinator 08/21/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
The EMS Section has recently posted a position for EMS Regional Coordinator with the Michigan Public Health Institute (MPHI). This position will work within the upper peninsula of Michigan to promote compliance with Michigan statute and rules related to EMS functions.
IAFF 53rd Convention Concludes With Executive Board Elections 08/21/16 - IAFF Local 2494
On the final day of the IAFF 53rd Convention, delegates cast ballots in three contested elections.
In the race for 1st District Vice President, Uniformed Firefighters Association of New York Local 94 Vice President James Slevin defeated incumbent WilliamRomaka by a vote of 13,419 to 1,609.
Delegates Censure Eight Officials From Different Cities 08/21/16 - IAFF Local 2494
Delegates at the IAFF 53rd Convention in Las Vegas unanimously adopted eight resolutions to censure six fire chiefs, one deputy fire chief and one mayor for their anti-union, anti-fire fighter actions and views.
Delegates Approve Resolutions to Resource Fire Departments and US&R Teams 08/21/16 - IAFF Local 2494
Ensuring that IAFF locals and members have the resources to do the job has always been a top priority for the IAFF.
At the IAFF 53rd Convention, delegates passed resolutions 39 and 41 to make sure departments and Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) teams have the resources needed to respond safely and effectively.
2016 IAFF Convention Resolution 08/20/16 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters:
This past weekend the delegates attending the Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters unanimously endorsed this Collective Bargaining Resolution. The Resolution shall be submitted by the Greater Kansas City Fire Fighters IAFF Local 42.
PPFFA Ton Haines Education Conference Reminder 08/20/16 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Brothers and Sisters;
Please be aware that the deadline for the Education Conference is September 7, 2016.
The registration fee includes lodging at the Crowne Plaza for October 9th and 10th.
Easton L0713 Coats for Kids Motorcycle Ride 08/20/16 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
In cooperation with The Standard Modern American Bar & Restaurant & The 3rd & Ferry Fish Market, we will be holding our 2nd Annual Easton Firefighters Motorcycle Run to benefit our "Coats for Kids" program. The ride will take place on Sunday, August 28th, in the circle in downtown Easton, kickstands up at 11:45.
Special Olympics 08/19/16 - IAFF Local 51
Run With Local Law Enforcement to Support SOTX Athletes!
Open to the Whole Community!
Registration Now Open.
2016 Fill the Boot 08/19/16 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
Fill the Boot is Saturday, August 27th! Start time is 10am. Locations: Jefferson Commons & Tech Center at Oyster Point. Please sign up below if you plan on participating. All participants are to check in at the Command Post which will be infront of Moe's in Jefferson Commons Shopping Center when they arrive.
Local 858 NFL Pick EM League is back! 08/18/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Hello Again Brothers and Sisters!
The 858 NFL Pick-em league is back. It's fun and easy and anyone can play. Entry is just $10 with 1 re-buy if you get knocked out for an additional $10. All you have to do is pick 1 team each week to win it's game, each team can only be picked once. That's pretty much it.
Funeral Services for Justin Beebe 08/18/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont
Funeral Services for Fallen Firefighter Justin Beebe
Saturday August 27, 2016
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bellows Falls Union High School
406 Union High School Road
Please contact 2DVP Ron Hubbard if attending
Park View Little League Fundraiser 08/18/16 - IAFF Local 2180
Park View Little League will begin thier World Series games this Friday in Pennsylvania and will need all the support they can get. The travel cost for our Chula Vista players, coaches and parents will cost upwards of a $100,000.
Chula Vista Firefighters will be allowed to purchase and wear Park Views "West" T-Shirts on duty for the next two weeks.
L30 NOTIFICATION 08/16/16 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
For those of you who still visit our website, the Member Log-In has been updated to active members only. The only reason behind this change is for easier utilization of new "Member Resources" notifications & features on the website and upcoming mobile app. The majority of the content will continue to be available wihout a password.
Widows and Orphans Golf Tournament 08/16/16 - IAFF Local 1563
Annual Widows and Orphans Foundation Golf tournament
Every day fire fighters rush into burning buildings when everyone else is rushing out. They respond to auto accidents, they jump into rough water, and sometimes dangle from high bridges all in an effort to help and save us.
When the unthinkable happens, who is there to help the fire fighter’s family.
Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirts 08/16/16 - Longmont Professional Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 1806
For the past several years, the Longmont Fire Department has worn special uniform shirts in October to promote breast cancer awareness month. In 2016, these shirts will take on a different look, thanks to a great partnership with the St. Vrain Valley School District and Silver Creek High School.
Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial 08/15/16 - Lubbock Fire Fighters
September 17, 2016
Colorado Springs, Colorado
The Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial, located in the shadow of Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs, honors the sacrifice made by IAFF members who have given their lives in the line of duty.
IAFF 53rd Convention Begins in Las Vegas 08/15/16 - IAFF Local 3472
The IAFF 53rd Convention officially kicked off in Las Vegas today with a record attendance of more than 2,800 delegates. The Opening Ceremony included General President Harold Schaitberger’s state-of-the-union address, setting the tone for our Convention theme – Strength * Solidarity * Success.
Filling the Boot for MDA 08/15/16 - IAFF Local 42
Each year the men and women of the IAFF go out into the streets of their communities and they collect dollars for the families that are afflicted with some kind of Muscular Dystrophy.
Sometimes this hits very close to home as this disease impacts the lives of our own IAFF Members and their families.
New Madrid Earthquake Exercise 08/15/16 - IAFF local 781
The Jackson County Office of Emergency Preparedness will be conducting a "New Madrid Earthquake Mass Evacuee Training Exercise" on August 24, 2016 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. They are currently looking for volunteers to help with the exercise. Please see the attached brochure for more info on how you can help.