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    IAFF Local 3472
    Black and Gold event
    Professional Fire Fighters of Oklahoma
    Local 2687 Annual Golf Tournament
    Hamden Professional Firefighters
    New documents posted
    Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
    Local 1491 Retirement Party
    Lexington Fire Fighters
    Let The Tours Begin
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      Yard Signs Available
      09/17/14 - IAFF Local 3472
      Yard signs are available to show your support.
      Black and Gold event
      09/17/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of Oklahoma
      Please plan to join other fire fighters on Saturday, September 27th in Chickasha as we "Stand Strong" to support a man who has stood up and supported fire fighters time and time again at the Capital. It's imperative that we keep Representative David Perryman in his current seat, House District 56.  Black and Gold IAFF T-shirts will be available at this event.
      Local 2687 Annual Golf Tournament
      09/17/14 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
      Hamden Professional Firefighters Local 2687 Annual Golf Tournament: Wednesday, October 22nd.  New and improved ONLINE REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT!    Click this link to go to the tournament website:www.birdeasepro.
      New documents posted
      09/17/14 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      The February 2014 Executive Board Meeting Minutes have been posted on the Meeting Minutes page, Log in required. The Presidents' Meeting Announcement has been posted on the Downloads page, Log in required. The Convention Bidding dates notice has been posted on the Downloads page, Log in required.
      Local 1491 Retirement Party
      09/17/14 - Lexington Fire Fighters
      Please join us in celebrating the retirement of FF. Robert O'Keefe and Capt. Michael Fulton on Saturday October 18th, 2014.  The celebration will be held at Heritage Hall, 177 Bedford Street Lexington MA.  Tickets available at Lexington Fire Headquarters or by contacting LT. Peter Ricci at firestuff@verizon.net or aidandrelief@lexfire.org.
      Let The Tours Begin
      09/17/14 - IAFF Local 168
      Well it's that time of the year again that the schools come to visit their favorite public safety persons, the fire fighters and the fire stations.  With fire prevention month just around the corner, some schools are getting a jump start on the fire station tours. Paducah's Tot School visited the fire fighters at Station 1 today.  Cpt. Brian Waid, Lt.
      Elections for 2nd VP
      09/17/14 - GFFA Local 3113
      Its that time!  Elections for the 2nd Vice President spot has begun.  Online voting is 100% confidential and only the results will be shown.  It does give a percentage of how many voting members have voted.  Lets shoot for 100%.  These elections are important to YOUR local! The process is easy.
      We are now 'YES ON 300'
      09/17/14 - IAFF Local 3
      The City appears to be doing everything possible to keep us from moving forward.  We have a lot of stuff at the printers and are not sure how much this will cost us.  The City knew about this change on September 5th.
      North Riverside files lawsuit to allow fire privatization
      09/17/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      The village of North Riverside filed suit in Cook County Circuit Court on Friday, asking a judge to allow it to proceed with a plan to privatize its fire department in order to escape the "prospective devastating financial consequences" that would result from operating its full-time municipal fire department in the future.
      More fire departments using part-time firefighters
      09/17/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      Middletown city officials are hoping to convert the Middletown Division of Fire into a department operated by full- and part-time firefighters — a growing trend in Butler County and around the United States.
      IAFF Justifyit Campaign
      09/16/14 - IAFF Local 2819
      Texting and driving is an epidemic sweeping our nation and your community is not immune. With an average of 3,000 deaths per year, it’s time to put an end to distracted driving. As fire fighters, it is our responsibility to keep the community safe and we see texting and driving as one of the most preventable risks across the nation today.
      New Video Explains the Facts About Defined Benefit Pension Plans
      09/16/14 - IAFF Local 4405
      Defined benefit plans were created to assure that after a career serving the public and risking their lives for others, fire fighters had secure, stable and dependable retirement income. Public employees -- including fire fighters -- have frequently forfeited pay raises to improve and protect their retirement benefits.
      09/16/14 - IAFF Local 2866
      Friday Sat.
      09/16/14 - IAFF 1826
      On September 11, 2014 the Crew of Engine 17 had a surprise visit from Gubernatorial Candidate Mark Schauer
      09/16/14 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      4 wks to John Norman Seminar
      09/16/14 - IAFF Local 794
      The 2014 Fireground Tactics Training Seminar by Chief John Norman (FDNY) is only 4 weeks away! Tickets are going quick but are still available! Tickets are $40 each or $50 at the door (cash/credit). Get your tickets now if you haven't already or help spread the word on Facebook! A flyer is attached!  www.794FiregroundTactics.Eventbrite.
      09/16/14 - IAFF Local 1014
      BEWARE OF CELL TOWERS! Hazardous LTE cell towers are in the initial stages of being constructed at 87 of our fire stations by the Los Angeles County Fire Department, in conjunction with the LA Regional Interoperable Communications System Authority (LA-RICS), the LA County Chief Executive Office, and Motorola Solutions, Inc.
      The Solution to America's Retirement Crisis
      09/15/14 - Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association
      A new video produced by the IAFF is designed to be used by affiliates to educate lawmakers, decision-makers and other audiences on the facts of defined benefit pension plans. Click "read more" for full article.
      Gilford L-3517 Golf Tournament
      09/15/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      12th Annual Gilford Professional Firefighters Community Golf Tournament Friday September 26th 2014 Pheasant Ridge Country Club - More info
      New Firefighters in Alpena
      09/15/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      SEPT. 14, 2014: The city of Alpena Fire Department officially has a full staff as of today. This is the first time since 1987 that the department has had 29 people on staff.
      Staffing Challenges
      09/15/14 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board would like to acknowledge the City Chapter Labor/Management & Safety Committee personnel for their leadership in confronting our current staffing challenges. We are working with AFD Fire Administration and pulling all resources together to prevent any future staffing reductions.
      NYSPFFA Term Life Insurance Open Enrollment
      09/15/14 - Buffalo Professional Firefighters Assoc.
      Attention all currernt members of Local 282: Copy and paste the following link to find out more information about new enrollment or upgrading your policy in the Term Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment provided by the New York State Professional Firefighters Association.  The company they use is AIG Benefits Solutions.
      2014 Mid-Term Election Endorsements
      09/15/14 - International Association of Firefighters
      2014 Retirement Dinner
      09/15/14 - IAFF Local 385
      ****IMPORTANT The recent Inferno has the Retiree Dinner listed on two different dates. The Retirement Dinner is FRIDAY OCTOBER 3, 2014. The evening will begin with cocktails at 5:30 pm. Please RSVP to Sharon at (402) 551-5770 or sharon@local385.com.
      Passing of retired Brother Tim Wilk, Lancaster, Local 319
      09/14/14 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      It is with deep regret that Lancaster, Local 319, IAFF, announces the passing of retired firefighter Timothy Wilk. Tim was appointed to Lancaster City Fire on October 14, 1985. He retired on July 1, 2012. Tim was a member of Local 319 since his hire date and remained a member. He died Monday, September 8th of a cause yet to be determined. Tim is survived by his wife Nancy.
      Spotlight Kitchen Recipes
      09/14/14 - Abilene Fire Fighters Association
      Emanuel socks city retirees with 40 percent health insurance hike
      09/14/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday dropped another financial bombshell on Chicago’s 25,000 retired city workers and their dependents: their monthly health insurance premiums will be going up by a whopping 40 percent — in spite of a pending lawsuit and a precedent-setting Illinois Supreme Court ruling.
      8 Gilbert fire employees receive disciplinary action
      09/14/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      Eight Gilbert Fire Department employees are temporarily having their pay docked 5 percent after an investigation found they improperly used paid sick time to work for a small fire district near Payson.
      San Bernardino wins 2 victories against firefighters union in bankruptcy court
      09/14/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      San Bernardino officials’ budget-balancing efforts won two victories in U.S. Bankruptcy Court here Thursday at the expense of the firefighters union.
      Smoke/CO Alarm Recall
      09/13/14 - IAFF Local 902
      Kidde Recalls Smoke and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms Due to Alarm Failure
      Tuesday, October 7, 2014: New Local Union Officer Orientation
      09/13/14 - UPFFA
      There will be a “New Local Union Officer Orientation” on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 starting at 1:00 p.m., at the UPFFA Office, 30 Sherman Street, West Hartford. Newly elected Local Union Officers are encouraged to attend; the orientation will include a presentation on the services that are provided to affiliated locals and its leadership.
      2014 CPFF Endorsement List
      09/13/14 - Longmont Professional Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 1806
      Noblesville Member Firefighter-Paramedic Ken Williams
      09/13/14 - IAFF Local 4416
      It is with deepest sorrow that the Noblesville Fire Department reports the off duty death of Firefighter/Paramedic Ken Williams, 49. Arrangements are pending and will be announced once details are finalized.
      09/13/14 - IAFF 3711
      Malden Fire and the MDA
      09/13/14 - IAFF Local 902
      Malden Fire donated $8000 to the MDA / ALS.
      Nomination Meeting Notice
      09/12/14 - IAFF Local 1403
      Dear Brothers and Sisters, The meeting for the Nominations of Officers for Local 1403 for the term 2015-2017 will be held: September 30, 2014 (B shift) 8:00 PM to 8:20 PM
      Old Farts Luncheon
      09/12/14 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
      The old farts luncheon will be held October 8th at the Pub at 1300. The next luncheon will be held December 10th. All current and former members are invited. Please contact Jimmy Hodnett.
      Smoke Detector Recall
      09/12/14 - Local 1347
        www.boston.com By Jaclyn Reiss, Town Correspondent http://articles.boston.com/2011-10-25/yourtown/30320914_1_state-senate-seat-retiree-middle-class Robert McCarthy, a Watertown Democrat, announced today that he will run for the state senate seat vacated by Sen. Steven Tolman who has resigned to head up the Massachusetts AFL-CIO.
      Kitsap Oktoberfest 2014
      09/12/14 - IAFF Local 2819
      CALLING ALL LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS: Kitsap Oktoberfest supporting Washington State Council of Fire Fighters Benevolent Funds including your Kitsap Fire Fighters Benevolent Fund. We need your help to get the word out and participate in this year's event.
      Beach Safety
      09/12/14 - Local 1347
      3 Watertown Firefighters deploy to the Middle East in 2011   June 15, 2011 By David Meagher Watertown - Everyone knows that firefighters are here to serve the community. Many of those who chose a life of public service to their comunity, started off by serving their country in one of the five branches of the military and continue to do so.
      Grimes did not run ads on 9/11.
      09/12/14 - Kentucky Professional Fire Fighters
      The Grimes campaign pulled its attack ads on 9/11 even at the Evansville station.  As for any Independent Expenditure we also feel that there should be no attack ads on that day.  Per the sample email below: The Grimes ads were pulled for 9/11.  The email to 14News show this.   From: Weber, Ben [mailto:bweber@14news.
      Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
      09/12/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Hello All, A message from the Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation: The $1,000 winner for the September 12th payday raffle is Jerry Duran, Truck 15 C-shift. Congratulations to Jerry! Still time to register for the Fit for Fire 5K on Sunday, September 14th at Washington Park.  Register now at www.FitforFire5k.com The next payday raffle will be Friday, September 26th.
      Senator McConnell still attacks on September 11
      09/12/14 - Kentucky Professional Fire Fighters
      "On a solemn day that is one of our nation's darkest, it is shameful that Senator McConnell was unable to suspend political attacks and campaign advertising for a mere 24 hours. Mitch McConnell is clearly more concerned with saving his cushy job in DC than showing respect for the thousands lost on 9/11 and their families.
      Local 1009 Nominations - September 25th
      09/12/14 - IAFF Local 1009
      Nominations for officers and the following positions in Local 1009 will be held September 25th, 2014 at Fiddlers Green, 19 Temple St., Worcester MA. at 7:00pm. Any member wishing to be nominated shall be present at the meeting or if he/she cannot be present, he/she shall signify his/her candidacy by letter or email to the Secretary (sectreas1009@charter.
      Pension Spiking Could Cost California $800 Million
      09/12/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      A legal way to increase pensions by boosting the final pay of retiring state and local government workers could drive up public employee pension costs in California by as much as $796 million over the next 20 years, the state controller said Tuesday.
      Honor Guard Fundraiser
      09/12/14 - Rockland Fire Fighters
      For tickets or information: email fundraiser@rocklandfirefighters.
      9/11 - Never Forget
      09/11/14 - IAFF Local 3472
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