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in the US and Canada.
Poker Run Update 06/17/19 - IAFF Local 2866
The Fayetteville Firefighters would like to thank the Vault 1905 in Van Buren Ar. for becoming our first sponsor of the 2019 Firefighters Poker Run during Bikes Blues and BBQ. If you are around downtown Van Buren Ar. stop by and enjoy a really great bar with good food and plenty of cold drinks.
4th of July Crawfish Boil 06/17/19 - IAFF Local 2866
The Fayetteville Firefighters along with the Elks of Lodge 1987 will be hosting our Annual Crawfish and Shrimp Boil on July 4th 2019. It will be held at the Elks Lodge on Crossover Rd in North East Fayetteville. It is open to the public and all proceeds go to the Fayetteville Firefighters Children Scholarship Fund. Cost is $10.
Save the Date! 06/17/19 - IAFF Local 3972
Save the Date! On July 20th, 2019, Jefferson County Professiona Firefighters will celebrate 20 years of union. Information will be posted on the time and location soon.
The Vendome Hotel Fire 47 years ago 06/17/19 - Boston Fire Fighters
June 17, 1972
Fire Lieutenant John E. Hanbury, 46 Ladder 13
Fire Lieutenant Thomas J. Carroll, 52 Engine 32
Firefighter Richard B. Magee, 39 Engine 33
Firefighter Joseph F. Boucher, 28 Engine 22
Firefighter Paul J. Murphy, 36 Engine 32
Firefighter John J. Jameson, 52 Engine 22
Firefighter Charles E. Dolan, 47 Ladder 13
Firefighter Joseph P.
Brother Paul V. Hoban 06/16/19 - Boston Fire Fighters
Boston Firefighters Local 718 regrets to announce the sudden death of Brother Paul V. Hoban Engine Co. 16. Brother Hoban was appointed to The Boston Fire Department in 1989. A soon as we have service arrangements, we will be posting them. Rest in Peace Brother.
2019 MSCFF Convention Call 06/15/19 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
March 8, 2019
All local affiliates and leaders,
The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters will hold its 50th biennial convention July 28th-31st 2019. The convention will be hosted by Joplin L-59 and Southern Mo Professional Fire Fighters L-152 and will be held at The Hiltons of Branson.
The Hilton Branson Convention Center
200 East Main St
Branson, MO 65616
Membership Meeting 06/15/19 - IAFF Local F-102
A Membership Meeting is being scheduled for 29 June 2019 at 1730 hours, at Crash Fire Station 62. A running agenda will be established on the Union website calendar for review. If you have an item for the agenda please see me.
How the HRA Works 06/14/19 - Northern Ohio Fire Fighters
How the HRA Works
Established as a Voluntary Employee Benefit Association (VEBA) trust under Section 501(c)(9) of the Internal Revenue Code, the HRA offers employers the opportunity to help their employees pay for post-employment health care expenses on a tax-free basis.
The plan allows employers to make tax-free contributions to their employees’ accounts.
Chatfield camping bbq update 06/14/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good morning, just wanted to let all of you know when heading down to chatfield this weekend for the 858 camping and BBQ, come In from the south entrance on titan road, then take Roxborough Park Road North into the Park, the group camping loops are on the left, we have group loops A,B,E,F,H,I, and J.
L-21 Captain Chris Parsons Testifies On Capitol Hill 06/13/19 - IAFF Local 21
Saint Paul Fire Captain Chris Parsons, President of the Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters, is representing the International Association of Fire Fighters at the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s “Keeping Kids and Consumers Safe from Dangerous Products" hearing in Washington, DC today.
Newly Promoted 06/13/19 - IAFF Local 4349
Newly Promoted Captain Craig McVey (2nd from left) and Engineer Alex Trottier (Far right).
Todd Mahoney Support 06/13/19 - IAFF Local 311
With the permission of Todd’s family and the assistance of the PFFW Charitable Foundation we have established a donation page to benefit Savanah and the boys. They are very appreciative of all the support during this time.
Local 1371 Softball tournament 06/12/19 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
Below is a flyer for a softball tournament in the Kansas City area hosted by Consolidated Fire District 2 and Local 1371 benefitting the Down Syndrome Guild. Could you please forward through your contacts and sites? Thanks.
4F Charity Golf Tournament 06/12/19 - PFFNH
Can't make the tournament this year but you would still like to help?
Register Online or Donate
As always, all of the proceeds will benefit the 4F Fund which provides assistance to families in their time of need. Any donations of goods, services, or financial contributions will be greatly appreciated.
Wishes and Heros Benefit Concert 06/12/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Please help support the 9th Annual Corey Rose Wishes and Heroes Benefit Concert on June 22nd in Littleton,CO! Proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Colorado and the Colorado Professional Firefighters Association. Come out and meet Corey Rose and your favorite 9 News TV personalities for the 9th year at a new location, Breckenridge Brewery in Littleton.
New E-62 Update 06/11/19 - IAFF local 2957
Leesburg Fire Department awaits the new Engine 62, in the works over at Ten-8 Fire / Pierce.
Check << here >> for the latest updates.
Mike Rogers Retirement Party 06/11/19 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
July 13th @ Colorado Professional Fire Fighter Center come celebrate Mike Rogers and his retirement. Please see the flyer for more information.
Class of 2019-A Graduation 06/11/19 - IAFF Local 21
Please accept our invitation to attend the 2019 joint Minneapolis and Saint Paul Firefighter Graduation.
See the attached invitation and map of the University of St. Thomas campus.
The event will be held in the O’Shaughnessy Educational Center which is #5 on the map.
Last Minute Camping news and notes 06/10/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Ok, so this SATURDAY June 15th is the annual 858 Picnic and BBQ. It’s is being held at Chatfield Reservior In the group camping loops, food serving will start @ 4pm, delicious food and beverages provided. If you’d like to bring something to share please do, and this years theme is Cowboys and Cowgirls, or native Americans if you so please. Dress up to win free exciting prizes.
IAFF Local 2665 LODD 06/09/19 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
It is with great sadness that the Maryland Heights Fire Protection District and International Association of Fire Fighters Local 2665 announce the Line of Duty Death of Firefighter Paramedic Chris Moore, who suffered a medical emergency while on duty June 6, 2019. Funeral Arrangements are pending.
Thank you from the IAFF 06/06/19 - IAFF 1826
On behalf of IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger, the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the children and adults we serve, I would like to personally thank you and your members for taking the time to Fill the Boot for MDA.
It's my understanding that you did an outstanding job this year! We are so thankful for your efforts.
PPFFA Western District Meeting 06/06/19 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Once again Altoona Local 299 will host the Western District Meeting at PNG Park as the Altoona Curve host the Erie Seawolves.
This event is open to all PPFFA affiliates.
See the attachment below for more information.
Lt. Dewey Henry Scholarship Fund 06/05/19 - IAFF Local 1403
Metro-Dade Firefighters Local 1403 will like to congratulate the winners of this year's scholarship. First we would like to congratulate all the High School class of 2019 on their graduation and wish them the best on their upcoming journey. The selection of essays gets more difficult every year and this year it was no exception.
Emergency Elevator Training - August 27, 28 & 29, 2019 06/05/19 - Suncoast Firefighters
EMERGENCY ELEVATOR TRAINING
by Mike Posner
August 27, 28 & 29, 2019
Track 1 (4 hrs) Lecture Only - $25
Track 2 (8 hrs) Lecture & Hands On - $85
NOTE: Track 2 has ONLY 30 seats each day
REGISTER at EVENTBRITE
Registration is first come first served with approved payment.
VP Election 06/04/19 - IAFF Local 4413
The elections results are in I sent the information out threw text message, however some cell phones will only show part of the message.
The text stated:
The VP voting for the local 4413 is complete. 62 members have voted with only 2 that abstained. The votes are 36 for Dan Hoyt and 26 for Dominick Maestre. We want to congratulate Dan for his win in the VP election.
TFD 4th of July shirt 06/04/19 - Taylor Professional Fire Fighters
If anyone is interested in purchasing a TFD Patriotic shirt, they are available to purchase online through the charity site. These will only be available for purchase until 6/11 and will be ready by 6/25. There will no orders past 6/11, so place your orders while you can. There are t-shirts, child sizes and hoodies, all available in navy or gray.
Insurance Woes Follow Wildfires 06/04/19 - IAFF Local 3556
It’s not news that homeowners are having trouble finding fire insurance, especially those living in the foothills, and when they do find it, it’s far more expensive than in the past.
The result of the devastating fires the state has suffered over the last few years, damage from the Camp Fire in Paradise as well as big fires elsewhere in the state have pushed claims to over $12 billion.
Paying off those claims is apparently making some insurance companies think twice about doing business in the state.
As a consequence, more homeowners are receiving notice of non-renewal, are being told to undertake extensive property improvements before their policies are renewed or are having their insurance raised substantially regardless of what they do.
WPFFA Picnic 06/04/19 - Windsor Professional Firefighters Association
The WPFFA Picnic will take place on July 14/2019.
Emerald Society Fund Raiser 06/03/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
The Emerald Society is hosting a fundraiser for their scholarship program and is inviting You to attend. This year it will be held at the Celtic Tavern with a “Day at the Races” Derby Theme. Everyone is welcome to attend whether you’re a member of the Emerald Society or not, come out and have a good time.
Retired Chief John Biller 06/02/19 - IAFF Local 1403
Metro-Dade Firefighters Local 1403 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Chief John Biller the father of Lt. Brett Biller on 5/30/19. John was hired in 7/15/57. He retired out of the Airport. He was 84 years old. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace.
Celebration of life will be June 18 from 12-4 pm. Jacaranda Country Club. 9200 West Browsed Blvd.
A New Way to Track Carcinogens 06/01/19 - IAFF Local #1945
A new article has been published discussing the use of an app that may benefit firefighters throughout their careers. The app is called The National Fire Operations Reporting System (NFORS) Exposure Tracker and it allows firefighter to track their exposure to carcinogens in real-time while they are at work.
Click here to read the article and learn more about the benefits of the app.
Shelby Nicole Rodriguez 06/01/19 - IAFF Local 51
Local 51 and EP Firefighters made sure Shelby Nicole had her firefighter family present at her recent graduation.
Congratulations Shelby Nicole you’ll always be family to us.
2019 Grand Old Day Parade 06/01/19 - IAFF Local 21
Tomorrow Morning Sunday June 2nd: Please come out and join Local 21 in the 2019 Grand Old Day Parade. The parade runs from Grand Avenue & St. Albans to Grand Avenue & Fairview Avenue. Please be there around 0900 for the 0930 Parade. We'd love to get as many people out as possible for a fun day on Grand Ave!! Meet at the fire truck at Grand and Dale area.