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      January Meeting Minutes
      02/06/16 - Asheville Fire Fighters Association
      2016 Gun Raffle
      02/06/16 - IAFF Local 3005
      2016 Bolingbrook Local 3005 Gun Raffle Local 3005 is excited to announce the return of our popular Gun Raffle fundraiser.  This year we have a whole new assortment of firearms and gift cards available to win. There will be a maximum of 1000 tickets sold.  Each ticket costs $50.  Each ticket is allowed to win 1 time per month.
      2016 Fight for Air Stair Climb
      02/06/16 - Belmont Firefighters
      5 Belmont Firefighters raised funds to support the mission of the American Lung Association by climbing the 41 stories of a Boston skyscraper today, Feb 6, while wearing full firefighting gear as well as their SCBA. Left to Right: FF Gerrard (Group 3, Rescue 1), FF McNeilly (Engine 1, Group 1), FF Kinch (Rescue 1, Group 1), Captain DeMarco (C3, Group 1) and FF D.
      Local 271 and Local 2457 raise over $13,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
      02/06/16 - IAFF Local 271
      The 5th Annual Fire on Ice brought in close to $13,000k for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society!!! That is 5k more than last year! This would not of been possible without our generous sponsors and spectators!! The Glacier Ice Rink was packed with fans !! Thanks to PBR, Big Sky Brewery and The Front Brewery for the donated beer!! Alright now for the games.
      KFFBF Scholarships
      02/05/16 - IAFF Local 2819
      We've opened the application period for two scholarship opportunities today: one for our community members and one for our KFFBF members. Each are $500 awards. To apply, visit www.thewashboard.org and register your account. The deadline for applications is May 30, 2016.  Notification to the winners is anticipated to be June 8, 2016.
      2016 7th District Scholarship Application Period Opens
      02/05/16 - IAFF Local 2819
      The annual 7th District Scholarship application period is now open.  Please see the attachments for the application, student checklist and scholarship policy.  The program is funded by events hosted by IAFF Local affiliates in the Magnificent 7th District.  This year 10 scholarships will be awarded totaling over six thousand dollars.
      Fire Wellness week March 6-11
      02/05/16 - Richmond Fire Fighters
      Fire Wellness week March 6-11
      02/05/16 - Richmond Fire Fighters
      Fire Wellness week March 6-11
      02/05/16 - Richmond Fire Fighters
      In Memory of Captain Steven H. "Blue" Babcock (Lasing Fire Fighter)
      02/05/16 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      The Detroit Fire Fighters Association extends its sincerest condolences to the Lansing Fire Department, and the Babcock Family on the loss of Captain Steven H. Babcock. Funeral Services for Captain Babcock:  http://www.legacy.com/link.asp.
      Union Executives in Tallahassee
      02/05/16 - IAFF Local 3169
      This past week your Union officers were in Tallahassee for the FPF Legislative Convention.  FPF has been making huge strides in keeping the state from tampering with our FRS retirement.  This year there was no attack to the FRS.  Also, they have been working on HB345 and SB456 which deals with the Presumptive Cancer laws for Firefighters.
      February 5, 2016: UPFFA MOBILE APP PUSH NOTIFICATION - UPDATE
      02/05/16 - UPFFA
      We have recently added a new feature to the UPFFA of Ct. Mobile APP Push Notification. The new feature added is the “Push Message Archive Module” it is now at the top of the Members Only Page, this feature will now provide a fast/easy way for our members to review previously sent push messages.
      2016 7th District Scholarship Application Period Opens
      02/05/16 - IAFF 7th District
      The annual 7th District Scholarship application period is now open.  Please see the attachments for the application, student checklist and scholarship policy.  The program is funded by events hosted by IAFF Local affiliates in the Magnificent 7th District.  This year 10 scholarships will be awarded totaling over six thousand dollars.
      2015 PFA Awards Ceremony
      02/05/16 - IAFF Local #1945
      The 2015 PFA Awards Ceremony is TONIGHT - Friday February 5th 2016. Plesae see the attached flyer for information.
      Frontline News Alert
      02/05/16 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
      General President Harold Schaitberger issued the statement below today in response to Senator Ted Cruz’s comments in his Iowa Caucus victory speech about supporting fire fighters.  “What Ted Cruz did the other night in his Iowa victory speech is disgusting.
      Local 21 Ski Day
      02/04/16 - IAFF Local 21
      Local 21 SKI DAY  February 17 - Slopes Open At 9:30 Afton Alps  FOOD - Union will provide snacks and beverages.   - Members will be on there own for meals.  - cafeteria food is available, bar/restaurant available.
      Lansing Fire Fighter Loses Battle with Cancer
      02/04/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      The members of Local 421-Lansing are mourning the passing of active Captain Steve Babcock. Steve was assigned to the LFD Emergency Management Division. He served Lansings residents since 6/7/1993. He passed Wednesday February 3rd after battling cancer. Click here for a link to the obituary from the funeral home. Please distribute accordingly. We appreciate the support and assistance.
      Notice of Election, DVP position for District 6, LAFD
      02/04/16 - IAFF 1826
      The Local office has received a letter of resignation from DVP Mike Pernal, we thank and appreciate Mike's time and energy through some significant issues involving your District. Nominations for the position of DVP for District 6 will be accepted at the February 25th Bi-Monthly meeting held at the SWFL International Airport Training Center, start time is 6:30.
      Union Clothing Flyers & Order Forms
      02/04/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      You can now order MPFFU clothing articles or you can customize them with your own Local name.  Check-out the flyers for Jackets, Pull-overs, and Shirts and return your order form to the MPFFU.  Orders will be combined and processed every few weeks and payment can be made via credit card or check after you receive your order.  Simply call the MPFFU office for more details.
      Leoma Lovegrow Art Raffle to Benefit Local 1826 District 13, Matlacha/Pine Island
      02/04/16 - IAFF 1826
      Follow Up
      02/04/16 - IAFF Local #1945
      This was a C-Shift call.
      Cruz Left 9/11 Responders Behind
      02/03/16 - Davenport Association of Professional Firefighters Local #17
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      IAFF 293 APP
      02/03/16 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
      Get the Erie Firefighters IAFF 293 App for your iPhone or Android in your App Store. Contact any Board Member for more information.
      Local 1802 back to full strength
      02/03/16 - Westport Fire Local1802
      Richard W. Dionne Jr. photo The Westport Fire Department welcomed two new firefighters to its ranks Friday — and also celebrated the prospect of being up to ‘full staffing’ for the first time in several years.
      Fishing Tournament Cancelled
      02/03/16 - IAFF Local 21
      February General Membership Meetings
      02/02/16 - International Association of Firefighters
      Our next quarterly general membership meetings will take place on Tuesday, November 3rd and Wednesday, November 4th. Both meetings will start at 1700 sharp and take place at The Cabin on the patio (back room behind the fireplace). Please make every effort to attend at least one of the meetings and please be on time. See you there.
      2016 Crappie Tournament Information
      02/02/16 - Champaign Firefighters
      Mt. Snow Ski Tickets
      02/02/16 - MILFORD FIREFIGHTERS LOCAL 944
      2nd Annual Michael C Kucsma Seminar
      02/02/16 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
      Pueblo Rural Signs Collective Bargaining Agreement
      02/02/16 - IAFF Local #1945
      Pueblo Rural Signs Collective Bargaining Agreement   Congratulations to Pueblo Rural Firefighters.
      2016 MPFFU Convention Call
      02/02/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      Registration information is now available for the 52nd Biennial Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union Convention.  The Convention is being held at the Edward Village Hotel in Dearborn on May 3,4,5, 2016.
      Minnesota Firefighters Hockey Tournament
      02/02/16 - IAFF Local 21
      Date/Times- Check in will start at 11:45 March 9th.  First game will start at 12:30 last game will end by 12:30 March 10th.  Format- Teams will be picked at random based on skill level indicated on payment (check or PayPal) or email rsvp.  Each team will play 2 games on March 9th and one game on March 10th.  Team assignment and schedule will be provided at check in.
      Casino Night Fundraiser
      02/02/16 - IAFF Local 3005
      L3005 Honor Guard Casino Night and Bingo Fundraiser. Local 3005 will be hosting their 7th annual Casino Night and Bingo fundraiser.  Back again this year is our popular hold'em tournament and we even will have 'cash game' poker tables available as well.
      Parade Shirt Special Orders
      02/02/16 - Scranton Firefighters IAFF Local # 60
      Parade shirt special orders for LS t-shirt, sweatshirt and hooded sweatshirt can be made @ sfdstpatparadeshirt@gmail.com special orders can be placed thru 9 Feb availability date for pick up TBD
      DFD Denver Broncos T-Shirts
      02/01/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Hello all members and Denver Bronco Fans!   Happy Monday, we have some good news to share.  All on duty members have been given permission through the Denver Fire Department, and our friends at the Denver Broncos to wear the Navy, Denver Fire, Limited Edition Bronco T-shirt.
      Local 1945 App
      02/01/16 - IAFF Local #1945
      Members -  Today the App for Local 1945 is available for both Apple iPhones and Android devices. You can find it by searching Local 1945 in the respective store.  This is our first version, and we will be making changes as we get feedback from the membership.
      IAFF Local 781 Honor Guard Clinic
      02/01/16 - IAFF local 781
      The Professional Firefighters of Independence Local 781 Honor Guard is proud to announce a comprehensive honor guard training clinic with professional instruction provided by instructors from the Milwaukee Honor Guard Clinic.
      2016 St Patrick Parade Shirt
      02/01/16 - Scranton Firefighters IAFF Local # 60
      2016 Parade Shirt is available for purchase at Rescue 1 940 Wyoming Ave from 8am-8pm S-M-L-XL $10 XXL-XXXL $12 For large quantity orders contact Rob @ sfdstpatparadeshirt@gmail.
      BLS REFRESHER
      01/30/16 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Local 1268 Childrens Hospital Blood Donation
      01/30/16 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
      Randolph Firefighters Local 1268 will be visiting Boston Childrens Hospital on February 18 2016 do donate blood. Childrens currently has an urgent need for blood an have asked PFFM local for help. We will be meeting at Randolph Central Station on Feb.18 @1630hrs We will be able to park in the Boston Childrens Hospital Garage for no cost and depending on attendance we can carpool in.
      Friday, January 29, 2016 UPDATE
      01/29/16 - 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 Brothers and Sisters, A quick update on a few important issues our Union is working on heading into February 2016….
      2016 ALTS and HR Conference
      01/29/16 - IAFF Local 42
      Bid Session
      01/29/16 - IAFF local 1080
      2nd Annual Michael C Kucsma Memorial Symposium
      01/29/16 - IAFF Local 740
      To All, As most of you are aware the 2nd Annual Michael Kucsma Memorial Symposium has been scheduled for February 26, 27, 28  (3,4,3 shift rotation) at the Holiday Inn By the Bay. Last years inaugural conference was a huge success with over 120 attendees and 20 + vendors.  I anticipate this year's to be even bigger.
      New Orleans Fire Fighters Receive First Payment on Back Pay Settlement
      01/29/16 - IAFF 14th District
      Yesterday the New Orleans Fire Fighters got the first payment of 15 million dollars for their long awaited back pay. Congratulations to New Orleans Local 632 and all the members active & retired! Below is a press release from the Mayor’s office.
      Pueblo Rural Signs Collective Bargaining Agreement
      01/29/16 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
      Congratulations to Pueblo Rural Firefighters! Local 3319 signed their first Collective Bargaining Agreement and became the first Colorado Local to utilize the provisions of Senate Bill 25 (Colorado Firefighter Safety Act) to garner their first CBA! Great work brothers.
      Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
      01/29/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle         The winner for today's payday raffle is Lucky Louie Hernandez, E-32-B shift. Louie is just a few weeks away from retirement, we are sure he can use the money. Congratulations to Lou.
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