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$13,600 for MDA from L892 08/22/14 - IAFF Local 892
Norwich Local 892 was able to raise $13,600 for MDA during our annual fill-the-boot drive. The citizens and commuters of Norwich were very generous and we thank them for their help.
28 Squire St 08/22/14 - New London Fire Fighters
At 3:17 am on 8/22/14 a neighbor called in a smoke detector sounding at 28 Squire St. When units arrived, tenants had not yet evacuated the structure. Fire was showing in a second floor window at the rear of the house. Forcible entry was made and a search for occupants found four adults that were still sleeping and unaware of the fire or alarm.
Recovery Operations 8/21/14 08/22/14 - New London Fire Fighters
New London Firefighters assisted by numerous agencies and a good Samaritans personal boat searched for the body of a male who had jumped off the Southbound side of the Gold Star Bridge. State Police divers recovered the body after recovery dogs and side scan sonar(used by the State Police boat and Mystics Fire boat) came up with hits in the same area.
Members Support CHaD Baseball 08/22/14 - Portsmouth Professional Fire Fighters
12-year-old spends day at fire station with 'CHaD buddy'
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Portsmouth Firefighter/EMT Bruce Gosselin supports his CHaD buddy Toby Mann, 12, as he tries out the firehose at Central Fire Station on Court Street on Thursday.
House Fire Claims Life In Sorrento 08/22/14 - IAFF Local 3990
Lake County Firefighters responded to a house fire Wednesday afternoon off Vine Street in Sorrento. The first arriving firefighters arrived in just minutes but flames and smoke were already pouring out of the house bedroom window and roof. Neighbors called the fire in when they discovered the blaze.
6th Annual Golf Outing 08/22/14 - Huntley FF Local 4106
Huntley Professional Firefighters, Local 4106 will be hosting the 6th Annual Charity Golf Outing on September 8th, 2014 at the Blackstone Country Club in Marengo, IL. This year's charity $ will be donated to the Abbot Family helping with little Kylia's medical treatments. See www.teamkylia.
CPS hiring preference not the only thing irking firefighters 08/22/14 - Paul Hufnagel
A controversial hiring preference for Chicago Public School graduates is not the only thing that has angered union leaders about the December firefighters entrance exam that will be the city’s first in nearly a decade.
Rally 'round the Referendum 08/21/14 - IAFF Local 51
Good evening L51 members as time approaches City elections it's time to rally the troops. Mike Esparza has set up a face book page to promote Rally 'round the Referendum. He is doing his best to get everyone registered to vote for the up coming City elections, but he still needs our help. You may be asking yourself why would I want to do this.
Meriden Fire Fighters, Local 1148 - Back to School Expo 08/21/14 - UPFFA
The Back to School Expo headed by the Meriden Fire Fighters, Local 1148, this community event has been a local event for the last 11 years, originally started by Beat the Street Community Center founder, Larry Pelletier. In 2013, the event was on the verge of not being sponsored or funded by Beat the Street.
Christopher Van Loo appointed as Saginaw's new fire chief 08/21/14 - IAFF Local 102
SAGINAW, MI — After about three years without a full chief at the helm, the Saginaw Fire Department now has a new head officer in Christopher Van Loo.
Van Loo, who has been serving as acting chief since September 2013, has been appointed chief of the department by City Manager Tim Morales, according to a press release from the city of Saginaw.
IAFF Fire Ground Survival Class 08/21/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
AUGUST 21, 2014: Saginaw is proud to be hosting an IAFF Fire Ground Survival class September 29-October 2.
Work Out Apparel 08/21/14 - IAFF Local 21
Workout Apparel Order Form
A4 Performance Apparel
T-shirt $10.00 Small thru XLarge - $11.00 XXLarge thru XXXLarge
100% Polyester Interlock, 4.0 ounces per square yard
Ultra tight knit resists snagging
9" Mesh Short $12.00
100% Polyester Mesh, 3.
The IAFF Local 244 General Election will be held December 9, 2014 from 7am-7pm 08/21/14 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Nominations for the 2014 General Election officially open at the General Membership Meeting on September 11, 2014 and will close at the General Membership Meeting on November 13, 2014.
In accordance with the Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters IAFF Local 244 Bylaws: Article X, Officer Elections Contract Voting, Section 4.
Brother Joshua Clements 08/21/14 - Canton Professional Firefighters Association
Brother Joshua Clements passed away today, August 21, 2014. There is no other information available at this time. Please keep his wife and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Delta Local 2846 New Officers 08/21/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
AUGUST 21, 2014: District Vice President Jim Leve swearing in the union officers of Delta Fire IAFF Local 2846 at Wednesday nights union meeting.
City, union avoid firefighter layoffs 08/21/14 - Paul Hufnagel
MIDDLETOWN — The proposed layoff of 11 Middletown firefighters, which was scheduled to begin Aug. 30, was averted after the city and the firefighters union came to a tentative agreement, City Manager Doug Adkins announced Tuesday night.
Pittsfield Double Alarm 08/20/14 - IAFF Local 2647
Tuesday August 05, 2014
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A two-alarm fire on Daniels Avenue late Monday night ripped through three-story building and left two firefighters reeling from heat exhaustion.
According to the report by Deputy Chief Bruce Kilmer, firefighters responded with five engines and a ladder truck to the 133 Daniels Ave. about 10:37 p.m.
Music, firefighter games on tap for Woehlke-Palooza in Wayne 08/20/14 - IAFF Local 1164
A full schedule of live music and firefighter games will highlight the second annual Woehlke-Palooza, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22-23, in downtown Wayne.
The event, sponsored by the Wayne-Westland Firefighters Local 1279 and the U.S.
Lightning Strike 08/20/14 - IAFF Local 2647
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Lightning stuck an Onota Street home Tuesday night, setting it on fire and damaging the electrical systems.
According to Deputy Chief Michael Polidoro, three engines responded to a structure fire at 24 Onota St. and upon arrival found a small fire.
President Tony Murray takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge 08/20/14 - IAFF Local 4416
IAFF Local 4416 President Tony Murray accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from members at Zionsville 91A. Members at Noblesville 73A helped to ensure Murray got the full force of ice and water all to raise awareness and kick off this year's fundraising efforts for this important cause.
Lewis: Rahm’s CPS preference plan in firefighter hiring a ‘stunt’ 08/20/14 - Paul Hufnagel
The City of Chicago is gearing up to enforce its Chicago Public Schools preference policy, which would give CPS graduates preferential standing among other firefighter applicants, providing an unfair advantage above students enrolled in private or religious schools.
August 21, 2014: CT AFL-CIO Third Thursday Summer Picnics 08/20/14 - UPFFA
This summer, join us at our first annual summer picnics where union members and our families will come together to eat, meet and talk with elected officials.
Summer Picnics will be held on the third Thursdays of the month:
August 21, 2014
Special Guest: Governor Dannel Malloy
All picnics will run from 4:30 pm until dark.
Fall 2014 Emt class 08/19/14 - IAFF Local 135
There will be an EMT class from August 4th to December 4th. It will be held at 428 N. St Francis on Monday and Thursdays. Contact Randy Stearns for more information.
Sharon L-417 call to action 08/19/14 - International Association of Fire Fighters Local 293
This request is from PPFFA Trustee Dale Hightree, the informational flyer is below.
Sharon Firefighters are requesting assistance with a literature drop prior to a council meeting to be held on Thursday August 21st. Attached is a flyer they put together which explains the issues that they are dealing with.
A shining remembrance of fallen Worcester firefighter 08/19/14 - IAFF Local 1009
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WORCESTER — A bronze Rescue 1 helmet on a granite pillar outside the Franklin Street Fire Station is a new memorial to Firefighter Jon D. Davies Sr., who lost his life in the line of duty in December 2011.
August Union Meeting 08/19/14 - IAFF Local 574
August 26 and 27
2337 Victory Dr. * Local 188 Plumber's and Pipefitter's Hall
(Across street and 500 ft.
City seeks input for bond election 08/19/14 - Abilene Fire Fighters Association
The city of Abilene is seeking input from citizens about an upcoming bond election. The APFFA will be putting out some information soon. For now, please let the city leaders know the Fire Department needs to replace some old fire stations. Several of them are old, small, in poor condition, and in some cases unusable.
Lt. Francis O. Richardson 08/19/14 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
Sisters and Brothers,
It is with deep regret we report the recent death of Lt. Francis O. "Rich" Richardson (SPFD Ret.) Brother Richardson had a long and storied career as a dedicated and pioneering union member here in Maine, for his Local, the IAFF and the PFFM.
Important Notice From local 1476 08/19/14 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
As many of you are aware Lt. Rich Richardson lost his long time battle with cancer this morning. To fill in some of the new members on this list Lt. Richardson was [one of] the founders of L1476 and instrumental in the forming of what is now the Professional Firefighters of Maine. Shirley, Lt.
Memorial Service for Lt. David Arthur 08/18/14 - IAFF Local 1403
The following funeral arrangements have been made for Lt. David Arthur:
Memorial Service: Stanfill Funeral Home
August 23, 2014 at 4:00 PM
10545 South Dixie Highway
Miami, Florida 33156
All personnel attending in uniform should wear thier Class A uniform with coat and cap.
Operation Warm Events 08/18/14 - IAFF Local 21
Saint Paul Firefighters will be hosting our own fundraiser on September 18th from 6-10pm at the Flat Earth Brewery. Until then you can help support Minneapolis Firefighters Operation Warm Event.
Annual AFD/IAFF Softball Game - Alarm Room vs. Station 13 08/18/14 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
On August 17, 2014, IAFF members and their families gathered for the annual AFD Alarm Room Softball Game. Members from Station 13 and several retirees played in this year’s games. This year was a huge success with a record turnout! A special thank you to Brother Johnny Sedillo for his work in organizing this event.