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35th IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial
09/18/21 - PFFMaine
Registration for the 35th IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial, scheduled for September 18, 2021, is now open.
A Night for Billy Carey
07/28/21 - Boston Firefighters
Gene McDonough Scholarship Fund for more information call the STJ Firefighters at 802-748-8925
07/28/21 - Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont
Mountain Brush St. Structure Fire
07/27/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
July 22, 2021, 6:08 p.m., as a strong thunderstorm moved through the area, Local members responded to a residential structure fire on Mountain Brush Street in Unincorporated Douglas County. First arriving members from Engine 17 confirmed that the home had fire showing from the roofline and pulled initial hose lines to fight the fire and to start setting up a water supply.
Station 35 Driveway Trash Fire
07/27/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 1:53 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, a Waste Management driver noticed smoke coming from the trash compartment of his vehicle and quickly looked for a safe location to dump the burning garbage. That safe spot ended up being in front of SMFR Station 35, located at Peoria and Arapahoe in Centennial.
Johnstown L463 2021-2025 CBA and MOU
07/27/21 - PPFFA
The Johnstown L463 2021-2025 CBA and part-time firefighter MOU has been posted to the contract area of the website.
**Local 1826 T-Shirts & 9/11 Shirts**
07/27/21 - IAFF 1826
Local 1826 shirts are available online. Please click on the read more link.
Pro Act
07/25/21 - PFFMaine
Sisters and Brothers of the PFFMaine,  Please join us along side the Maine AFL-CIO and other Labor Unions at the weeks PRO Act Rally at the Federal Building, 202 Harlow Street, in Bangor on Thursday, July 29, at 10:00AM. We are looking to get as many members as possible to attend this important Rally.
Birth Announcement
07/24/21 - International Association of Firefighters
IAFF Local F-147 would like to congratulate FF/EMT Palumbo on the birth of his son Nicholas Walter Palumbo Born 7/23/21 @ 0948. A healthy 19.
Friday Update 7-23-21
07/23/21 - IAFF Local 1014
Friday Update 7-9-21
07/23/21 - IAFF Local 1014
TONER FOR CITY COUNCIL CAMPAIGN
07/23/21 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
TA'd CBA Letter & Detailed Info from VP Breeswine
07/23/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Dear Brothers & Sisters,  Attached you will find a letter along with very detailed information regarding the changes in the TA'd Collective Bargaining Agreement from Vice-President Breeswine. Please see attached.  Thank you.
Service information for Brother Mahan
07/22/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Funeral services for Technician Patrick John Mahan will be held on Friday, July 23, 2021 at 11:00 AM, at Denver First Church, 3800 E. Hampden Ave., Englewood, CO.  Members wishing to attend the service should do so in a Class A uniform.  Shrouding of badges will be allowed this day in honor of our fallen brother.
Second District Leadership Summit and Symposium
07/22/21 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
Members of the Kansas State Council of Firefighters, District Vice President Woolbright has asked us to share the following information. Fraternally Tim Carr Communications Director KSCFF  IAFF 2nd District Officers I hope you and your local membership is doing well. As you know, we remain in an unpredictable time due to the pandemic.
Downing Circle West Exterior Fire
07/21/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 8:01 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, SMFR received 911 reports of bushes on fire in the front yard of a home in the 6700 block of S. Downing Circle West. Dispatchers received additional information that the home was starting to burn, and a structure fire response was sent. A passing motorist on Arapahoe Road saw the smoke, parked his vehicle out of the way and alerted the occupant of the home.
Denver Firefighters Annual Summer Picnic
07/21/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
The Denver Firefighters Local 858 Annual Summer Picnic will be at Chatfield State Park Group Camping Sites, August 5th through August 8th.  There are two types of sites available, electric and non-electric. Electric sites (20/30/50 amp service) will be $40 per night, and non-electric will be $20 per night.
Denver Firefighters Retirement Celebration and Appreciation Dinner
07/21/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Dear Retiree,  The Denver Firefighter's Protective Association and Local 858 would like to invite you and a guest to be our guests at the 2021 Denver Firefighters Retirement Celebration and Appreciation Dinner (traditional firehouse Sunday night spaghetti dinner) to be held Sunday, August 22, 2021, 4:30 p.m.
Save The Date: October 2, 2021
07/20/21 - IAFF Local 42
2021 Guns N Hoses Event
07/20/21 - IAFF Local 42
2021 Guns N Hoses Charity Boxing Event This years event will be held on August 7, 2021 at Municipal Auditorium at 6:30 PM.  Please mark your calendar and an Event Flier is forthcoming.  You can purchase tickets NOW ONLINE.
September 8-12, 2021: IAFF-MG International Motorcycle Rally
07/19/21 - UPFFA
Monday Morning Headlines
07/19/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Monday Morning Headlines Executive Board Meeting - July 22nd at 8:30 am   Patrick Mahan - Funeral July 23rd at 11:00 Local 858 Camping Trip August 5th - 8th Charitable Foundation Fishing Derby August 19th  September Save the Dates
Hialeah Dr. Structure Fire
07/18/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Just before 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday July 14, 2021, residents of a home in the 16500 block of E. Hialeah Dr. heard a smoke alarm sounding in the basement, grabbed a fire extinguisher and investigated what was happening. They encountered a light haze of smoke throughout the basement and discovered one room completely filled with smoke.
Captain Dick Chesnick Last Shift Ceremony
07/18/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
On Tuesday afternoon, July 17th, Local members, family and friends gathered to celebrate the retirement of Captain Dick Chesnick after 34 years serving the South Metro community. The Honor Guard presented Captain Chesnick with a flag and the Pipes and Drums band performed. Congratulations and enjoy your retirement! https://www.southmetro.
Paramedic Todd Parson Last Shift Ceremony
07/18/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
On Wednesday July 7th, Local members, family, friends gathered at Station 44 to celebrate the career of Paramedic Firefighter Todd Parson at his Last Shift Ceremony. Thank you to Todd for 21 years serving the South Metro community.  Enjoy your retirement! https://www.southmetro.
Arapahoe Road Car vs. Building
07/18/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
July 12, 2021, just before 1 p.m., Local members were dispatched to a vehicle into a building near Arapahoe and Peoria Road in Centennial, CO. Members found the vehicle to have heavy impingement into the Stinker Gas Station. Initially, no one reported injuries, but one person was later transported for non-life-threatening injuries.
September 20, 2021: IAFF Partnership Education Program
07/15/21 - UPFFA
Ever wish you had an opportunity to speak to other local leaders and find out their best practices for union administration, legal issues or just the day-to-day running of their local? The Connecticut PEP event not only brings quality and diverse IAFF education to your state, but it also gives you the opportunity to network with other leaders.
City Chapter TA'd CBA
07/15/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The IAFF Local 244 City Chapter Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) has been tentatively agreed upon (TA'd). The ratification vote will take place on Monday, July 26, 2021, from 7:00am -7:00pm in accordance with Article II, Section 2 and Article XI, Sections 2, 3 & 6 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws.
Brian Baker - Shift Trade Donations
07/14/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Brian is going to have a long road to recovery and is going to need some help. Members of Station 1 have started a Sign-Up Genius for members to sign up to work for Brian. When you sign up, please enter your trade in Telestaff as quickly as possible, so it doesn't get missed. We entered a quick link to Telestaff on the receipt page of Sign Up Genius to make it easy to enter your trade. If you have an issue with your sign-up, please call JD Chism (303) 550-5814.
A Tail of Two Brush Rigs
07/13/21 - IAFF Local 4349
While driving by the Cielo fire station in Rancho Santa Fe, one might wonder if the station’s newest Brush Engine is having an identity crisis.  Actually, the Ranch has had two recent acquisitions of brush engines.  While both of them have very similar functions, one was purchased by RSF Fire (the red one) and the other by the State of California (the lime-green one).
Honor Watch for Patrick Mahan - 2 Additional Days Added
07/13/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Brother and Sisters,  Honor Watch is a longstanding and solemn tradition for deaths in the fire service. At least two other firefighters will remain with the fallen firefighter's body around the clock on "honor watch" in the days leading up to the funeral. Firefighters are always together, and we never leave anyone behind. Honor Watch is taking care of one of our own.
Beth Sweeney Retirement Luncheon
07/12/21 - International Association of Firefighters
Local F-147 will be hosting a retirement luncheon to celebrate Firefighter Beth Sweeney's 23 years of Government service on Sunday, August 22nd, from 1300 to 1600 at the Waterfront Fire Station (94-2). All food and drinks will be provided by Local F-147. All family, friends and current and former coworkers of Beth's are welcome to attend.
Reading Local 1803 2021-2022-CBA
07/12/21 - PPFFA
The 2021-2022 CBA for Local 1803 Reading has been added to the contract section in the member's area of the website.
Monday Morning Headlines
07/12/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Monday Morning Headlines I know I speak for all of us that our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Technician Patrick Mahan as they navigate through these difficult times.  We are also hoping for a quick recovery for Technician Brian Baker. We know it will be tough, but Brian, we are all here to support you.
2021 SFPFF Conference
07/09/21 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
June 1, 2021 All Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters State & Local Affiliate Officers: In accordance with the Constitution and By-Laws of the Southern Federation of Professional Firefighters, I am sending notice in regard to your annual membership in the organization and the 2021 SFPFF Conference.
Promotional Testing
07/09/21 - IAFF Local 3991
We have been dealing with issues concerning the promotional exams that were posted and discrepancies on the verbiage of our contract. This obviously has brought controversy amongst the entire membership to which we are attempting to resolve. It should be noted that the board's intent was to never exclude any one of us from the promotional process.
IAFF Vehicle and Motorcycle License Plates
07/08/21 - PPFFA
The PPFFA was just made aware from PennDot that there was a price increase and new forms to be used when submitting for the firefighter plates.  The previous form has been removed from the website and we are in the process of gathering information on what will happen to any license plate requests currently in process.  We will update as we have more information but expect some delays.
Fillmore Way Multi Family Structure Fire
07/06/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 2:57 p.m. on Sunday, July 4, 2021, South Metro Dispatch received multiple 911 calls reporting a townhouse fire at 8192 S. Fillmore Way in Centennial. Responding crew observed a smoke plume from a distance and upon arrival they countered a large volume of fire consuming the back of the building.
West Hoover Pl. Car vs. Building
07/06/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 7:51 a.m. on Sunday, July 4, 2021, Local members responded to a vehicle accident involving a structure in the 5600 block of W. Hoover Pl. in Jefferson County. When members from Engine and Medic 13 arrived, they found a SUV that crashed through a fence and struck a small building at the Dutch Creek Pool. Paramedics treated an adult driver and passenger who were both transported to the hospital.
July 7, 15, 29, 2021: IAFF Center of Excellence Upcoming online Educational Series
07/05/21 - UPFFA
Monday Morning Headlines
07/05/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good Monday Morning,  I hope everyone had a safe Independence Day.
NYSPFFA 81st Convention
07/03/21 - IAFF Local 274
Executive Board members Carrier,Heffernan, Barbella and Fischetti attended the 81st NYSPFFA Convention in Rochester on June 28,29 and 30th.Many topics were discussed including Elections,Redistricting,State Comptroller Dinapolis report,Section 71 of the NYS Civil Service Law, Legislation, Hypertension in the fire service and medical marijuana.
Centennial Airport Training
07/03/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
On the evening of Tuesday, June 29th, Local members and Centennial Airport conducted a training exercise that tested our policies, procedures, strategies, and tactics. At 6 p.m. a simulated inbound airplane declared an emergency and responders were dispatched by the air traffic control tower.
Friday Update 7-2-21
07/02/21 - IAFF Local 1014
Gas leak reported on Wilbraham Road in Springfield
07/01/21 - IAFF Local 648
Gas leak reported on Wilbraham Road in Springfield HAMPDEN COUNTY by: WWLP Digital First Posted: Jun 30, 2021 / 11:16 AM EDT / Updated: Jun 30, 2021 / 02:07 PM EDT SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Crews are working on Wilbraham Road in Springfield for a reported gas leak Wednesday morning.
Five people forced out by Springfield apartment building fire
07/01/21 - IAFF Local 648
Five people forced out by Springfield apartment building fire HAMPDEN COUNTY by: Tony Fay Posted: Jul 1, 2021 / 06:21 AM EDT / Updated: Jul 1, 2021 / 06:27 AM EDT SPRINGFIELD, Mass.
Meal Train
06/29/21 - IAFF Local 2032
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