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      Hot Car Safety
      07/26/16 - IAFF Local 902
      Heatstroke is one of the leading causes of death among children. Unfortunately, even great parents can forget a child in the back seat. Other risk factors include caregivers who aren't used to driving kids or whose routine suddenly changes.
      FIREFIGHTER OLYMPICS SOCCER 2016
      07/26/16 - Richardson Fire Fighters Association
      in their 1st year to play in the Olympics, The Richardson Firefighters won Bronze in the 2016 Firefighter Olympics in Conroe.
      FIREFIGHTER OLYMPICS SOFTBALL 2016
      07/26/16 - Richardson Fire Fighters Association
      Endorsements
      07/26/16 - IAFF Local 2819
      Brothers and sisters, with primary election ballots hitting mailboxes statewide I write to remind you that representatives from WSCFF local affiliates convened in Vancouver in June and voted to endorse the following federal and statewide candidates.  Before the 77th Annual WSCFF Convention, your legislative team and District Representatives thoroughly vetted these candidates.
      BBQ
      07/26/16 - IAFF Local 3
      INVITATION "Billy Pine Friefighter Family BBQ" Where:  Pueblo Reservoir-  Big Lizard Pavilion near North Shore Marina. When:  Saturday, Aug 6th (A-Shift) Time:  11am- ??? Sponsored by IAFF Local#3 and the Fire Explorer Post #343.  Food and drinks provided along with many fun activities for the whole family.  Hope to see you there.
      Save the Date
      07/26/16 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
      Politics
      07/26/16 - IAFF 1826
      The Charleston 9
      07/26/16 - PFFA
      Ladies and Gentlemen, The City of Alexandria and the Alexandria Fire Department is honored to be hosting Dr. David Griffin on August 11 -13th.  Dr. Griffin is a Captain with the Charleston Fire Department in Charleston, South Carolina.  Dr.
      Female Fire and EMS Forum
      07/25/16 - IAFF Local 21
      Female Fire and EMS Forum: The City of Saint Paul is hosting a Female Fire and EMS Forum on August 10, 2016 from 6:00pm-8:30pm at the Saint Paul Fire Training Center located at 1683 Energy Park Drive in Saint Paul. If you are interested in a career in the fire service, please come and have all your questions answered.
      Rates of PTSD in Fire Fighters
      07/25/16 - New Mexico Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Rates of PTSD in firefighters may be heightened more so than in other professions. See, many people will experience a potentially traumatic event at some point in their life. But just because you have experienced a traumatic event does not mean that you will definitely go on to develop PTSD.
      Featured Affiliated UPFFA Local - July 2016
      07/25/16 - UPFFA
      Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut Each month we will feature the Web Site of an affiliated local of the UPFFA and ask that you take a moment to visit the site listed below: Featured Web Site for July 2016: New London Fire Fighters, Local 1522, IAFF http://www.newlondonfirefightersunion.
      Local 876 70th Anniversary
      07/25/16 - IAFF 3711
      We have been invited to Local 876's 70th Anniversary party on August 7th.  Please see the attched flyer for info.
      Local 3711 BBQ
      07/25/16 - IAFF 3711
      Our Local 3711 BBQ will be on Saturday August 13th on Long Lake begining at 1300.  Bring the whole family for some burgers, hotdogs and drinks.
      L30 NOTIFICATION
      07/25/16 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      ATTENTION RETIREES 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.
      2016 Annual Picnic
      07/25/16 - IAFF Local 42
      IRS Form 1095-C
      07/25/16 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
      March 2015  Last week we mailed out the Form 1095-C for all Employees enrolled in the Benefits Fund in 2015. This form was an IRS requirement for all employers with more than 50 employees and is a direct result of the Affordable Health Care Act. The form is you and your dependents proof of health insurance for your 2015 tax return.
      MSCFF Working for Senator Blunt
      07/24/16 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      Overdose Prevention Trainings at Boston Firehouses
      07/24/16 - Boston Fire Fighters
      Dear Community Partners, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Boston Fire Commissioner Joseph E. Finn, and Mayor’s Office of Recovery Services Director Jennifer Tracey invite you to community overdose prevention trainings hosted in neighborhood Boston firehouses. Please see a flyer attached.
      City Council Special Meeting - City Manager Appointment Statement
      07/22/16 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
      The Local has been present at many of the Council Study Sessions over the last one plus year as the City Council and Mayor complete a national search for a new City Manager.  On Thursday, July 22, 2016 the Council voted 5 - 3 to appoint one of the top three candidates (Rob Patridge).  This then moved to a second reading which was conducted today.
      Rates of PTSD in Fire Fighters
      07/22/16 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Rates of PTSD in firefighters may be heightened more so than in other professions. See, many people will experience a potentially traumatic event at some point in their life. But just because you have experienced a traumatic event does not mean that you will definitely go on to develop PTSD.
      August 2nd Voting Information
      07/22/16 - IAFF Local 1164
      Voting Information For Livonia Residence click link below https://www.ci.livonia.mi.us/Departments/CityClerksOffice/VoteLivonia.
      Yes To Livonia By Mayor Dennis Wright
      07/22/16 - IAFF Local 1164
      Here are the reasons set forth by Mayor Dennis Wright encouraging Livonia residents to vote YES in August as published in Friday Musings We all have great reasons for choosing Livonia - great services, location, schools, youth programs, small-town atmosphere, etc.
      Convention Resolutions
      07/22/16 - IAFF Local 51
      Good Afternoon L51, Attached are the 2016 IAFF Convention resolutions as submitted.  They have NOT been properly formatted.  They are in their original form and may not contain all of the co-sponsors.  If we get cleaner copies before our July 12th caucus I will try and update you.  We will thoroughly discuss each one at our caucus.
      Please allow 3-4 weeks for all online orders
      07/21/16 - Foxborough Professional Fire Fighters
      PLEASE ALLOW 3-4 WEEKS PROCESSING FOR ALL ONLINE ORDERS. THEY ARE FILLED AND SHIPPED ON A VOLUNTEER BASIS BETWEEN DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS AT THE FIRE STATION.   THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT.
      2016 EMS Open House
      07/21/16 - Cunningham Fire Fighters
      June 4, 2016 – The Cunningham Fire Protection District held their annual Open House at Station 63 on Saturday. The public came out to meet with firefighters, tour the apparatus and enjoy sandwiches from Firehouse Subs.
      Residential Structure Fire
      07/21/16 - Cunningham Fire Fighters
      May 28, 2016 – At 14:35 Cunningham and South Metro Firefighters were dispatched to a reported residential structure fire at 18655 East Progress Place.  The 911 caller reported a fire in the garage that they were trying to extinguish.  First arriving Engine 62 sized up a small, one story, single family dwelling with smoke showing from the garage.
      L-856 MDA A. Michael Mullane Night at the Fisher Cats
      07/21/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      PFFV Fire Fighters Endorse Matt Dunne for Governor
      07/21/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont
      O On Monday July 18th the PFFV announced their enforsement of Matt Dunne for Governor of Vermont. Matt is a proven leader who knows the challenges that face our members, and the understands the challenges that face Vermont. He has stood with firefighters on bills that protect our health and well being, and supports issues important to labor.
      Local 1826 Gathering
      07/21/16 - IAFF 1826
      To all Local 1826 Members, Please join your fellow Brothers and Sisters for a gathering at Twin Peaks, 16411 Corporate Commerce Way, Fort Myers, Fl. 33913. 239-245-9559.
      Voter Registration and Vote By Mail Information
      07/21/16 - IAFF 1826
      MDA: Fill the Boot Event - 7/24
      07/21/16 - IAFF Local 2180
      The Chula Vista Fire Department MDA Fill the Boot is approaching! Who: Chula Vista Fire Department members and their families What: MDA Fill the Boot When: Sunday July 24, 2016 (B Shift) Where: Sleep Train Amphitheatre 1730-? Why: to raise much needed money to help families affected by muscular dystrophy Please bring a boot to fill, Class B uniform and helmet.
      No Union Meeting Tomorrow
      07/20/16 - Aurora Fire Fighters
      Good moring all, Sorry for the confusion.  There will be no General Membership tomorrow 7/21.  An email went out a couple days ago informing the membership we were moving the General Membership meeting to yesterday 7/19.  We were only given short notice of a negotiations meeting that takes place tomorrow.
      Updating Website
      07/19/16 - Arlington Fire Fighters
      Please bare with us as we work on some updates to Local2800.com  Stay tuned to our Twitter Feed as the updates are completed and the website is populated with more current useful information
      2016 Benefit Golf Tournament
      07/19/16 - Arlington Fire Fighters
      September 17, 2016: IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial
      07/19/16 - UPFFA
      Chili Cook Off Registration Form
      07/19/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      29th Annual Chili Cook Off
      07/19/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      FIREFIGHTER CHILI COOK-OFF Friday, September 30 |11-2 Larimer Square, Denver Famous Colorado green and red chili tasting, refreshing craft beer, and local firefighters. All are welcome to attend. Proceeds benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
      WSCFF Wildland/Mobilization Committee
      07/19/16 - IAFF Local 2819
      Brothers and Sisters,   The delegates at the Washington State Council of FIrefighters approved resolution 16-07, Wildland Fire and Mobilization Committee.  The State Council President will be appointing a committee of seven to work on topics including firefighter mobilization, policy, deployment and funding for local, state, and federal government.
      Help bring Arica Home
      07/18/16 - Canton Professional Firefighters Association
      Endorsement of House Representatives
      07/18/16 - Franklin Firefighters Association Local 3758
      The Franklin Fire Fighters Association Local 3758 are proud to announce the endorsement of House Representative District 61 Mr. Charles Sargent for reelection. Mr. Sargent has always been fair and equal to the Franklin Firefighters and all Public Safety. Mr.
      General Membership Meetings
      07/18/16 - International Association of Firefighters
      Our next quarterly general membership meetings that were supposed to take place in August will be pushed back to September due to scheduling conflicts. The next meetings will take place on Monday, September 12th and Tuesday, September 13th. Both meetings will start at 1700 sharp at The Cabin on Route 33 in Freehold.
      Urgent Safety Message for all Firefighters
      07/18/16 - Buffalo Professional Firefighters Assoc.
      3rd Annual Kevin Woyjeck Memorial Saltwater Fishing Tournament
      07/17/16 - IAFF Local 1014
      Coffee Time
      07/15/16 - IAFF Local F283
      Brothers and Sisters, We are bringing back our monthly "coffee" time. We will be meeting up in the morning at McNamara's Pub in Dupont on July 20th. Feel free to drop in on your way home and have some breakfast and catch up with people you may not get to see very often. It's always a fun time with a lot of laughs and a few bad jokes...a lot of bad jokes.
      July 15, 2016: The deadline for assigning a local's proxy to another local union delegate for the IAFF 53rd Convention
      07/15/16 - UPFFA
      Dear Affiliate Leader: The deadline for assigning a local's proxy to another local union delegate for the IAFF 53rd Convention is August 1, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. Assign proxies and learn more here.   For additional assistance, contact Juliet Mason at jmason@iaff.org or (202) 824-1521. Fraternally,   Thomas H.
      Denver Burn Foundation Payday Raffle Winner
      07/15/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      The winner for today’s Payday Raffle is the Mary Jane Group at headquarters. Nicole Skoumal, a Career Service supervisor in the Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Bureau- marijuana regulation enforcement, is the leader of the group that bought the ticket. Congratulations to Nicole and everyone who pitched in to buy the ticket. Thanks to all of the Career Service employees who bought tickets in this year’s raffle. Firefighter volunteers are needed to assist at Denver International Airport on August 15th and 22nd for the arrival and departure of young burn survivors for the Summer Burn Camp program in Estes Park. Denver Fire Fighters have been involved with the Children’s Hospital Colorado Burn Camps program for 30 years. This year Denver Fire Fighters Mike Poveda and Joe Brooks will be attending the week-long camp as counselors. Anyone interested in learning more about the program or being a camp counselor in the future should help out at the airport, meet some of the campers and see what it is all about. Contact Mike Flynn E-35-C or Paulette Diaz E-27-A to get involved. Thank you for your on-going support of the Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation. The next Payday Raffle drawing will be Friday July 29th!
      LAPP is at 97% funding level
      07/14/16 - IAFF Local 2494
      LAPP’s 97 per cent funding level repudiates Tory fearmongering about impending financial collapse Edmonton – Alberta’s Local Authorities Pension Plan has hit 97 per cent funding just two years after Conservatives tried to gut it over fears that the plan was unsustainable.
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