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      Representatives of IAFF Local 64 are concerned about conditions of stations and staffing.  Click the link for more information. http://wyandottedaily.
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      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.
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      Members of the Kansas State Council of Firefighters.  The 74th Annual Meeting will be held in Coffeyville  June 5th - 8th.   Registration information is available here.  Golf registration form is located here.
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      Download: Coffeyville INFO sheet.pdf
      Officers and Members The Annual Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters Marlatt/Redmon Legislative Reception will be Thursday February 14th at 5:30 pm.  Thursday afternoon between 1:30 and 2:00 President Wing will have an executive board meeting with all members encouraged to attend.  We will also have a small workshop with a representative from KP&F.
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      Officers and Members The Annual Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters Legislative Reception will be Thursday February 8th at 5:30 pm.  Thursday afternoon between 1:30 and 2:00 President Wing will have an executive board meeting with all members encouraged to attend.  We will also have a small workshop with a representative from KP&F.
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      The PDF contains information about the 2018 conference hotel reservations. 
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      Download: 2018 conference hotel info.pdf
      Save the Date 73rd Annual Conference The Conference will be held June 6th to 9th at the Great Wolfe Lodge in Kansas City, Kansas.  Room rates are $139.00 a night including tax.  Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-608-9653.  Be sure to let them know you are with the Kansas State Council of Firefighters when making reservations.
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      Officers and Members The Annual Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters Legislative Reception will be Thursday February 9th 5:30 pm.  Thursday afternoon between 1:30 and 2:00 President Wing will have an executive board meeting with all members encouraged to attend.  The reception and board meeting will be located at the Ramada Convention Center, Downtown Topeka.
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      Members of the Kansas State Council of Firefighters.   The 72nd annual conference will be held in Hays Kansas June 14th to 17th.  Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.

      One of the Hays L-2119 members has a sick child and a quilt is being made as a fundraiser.  Local 2119 is requesting that Locals bring t-shirts to the Legislative reception, in Topeka, to be made into a quilt.   For more information contact Brandon Woods.   

      Here is a link to the conference announcement.

      Here is a link to the golf information.


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      IAFF Local 135 is hosting a Peer support Certification class August 29th and 30th 2017.  If your Local is interested in attending, contact Local 135 for more information. Fraternally Matt Schulte President Local 135 316-644-6406 428 N. St. Read More...
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      County Chapter Contract Negotiations Informational Meetings Scheduled for December 18 & 20
      12/13/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      County Chapter Contract Negotiations Informational Meetings are scheduled for December 18 & 20, 2019 at the Union Hall. The purpose of these meetings will be to discuss upcoming negotiations related to the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the IAFF Local 244 and the Bernalillo County, to include membership recommendations. The December 18, 2019 meeting will start promptly at 7:00p.m.
      Message to Membership from President Justin Cheney
      12/13/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Please see attached letter for a message from President Justin Cheney.
      Friday Update 12-13-19
      12/13/19 - IAFF Local 1014
      REMINDER: CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PARTY
      12/12/19 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      2019 Run-Off Election Results
      12/12/19 - IAFF Local 1403
      Here are the results from the 2019 Run-Off Election of Officers. I would like to thank all the volunteers that came out and help the Elections Committee Count.
      Inverness Ice Rescue
      12/12/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 3:43 p.m. on Wednesday December 11, 2019, Local members responded to an animal water rescue behind the Colorado Athletic Club at 374 Inverness Parkway. A French Bulldog was on a leash and being walked by its human on the trail when it gave chase to Goose. The leash slipped out of the owner’s control and the dog found itself on the icy pond, struggling with the Goose.
      Firefighter Karen Joseph
      12/12/19 - IAFF Local 1403
      Sister Firefighter Karen Joseph is retiring after 24 1/2 years of service and has invited all to come out and help her celebrate her retirement next Sunday at 5 o'clock somewhere Margaritaville, Hollywood 2:30 until,hope to see you there, Dec.
      Retired Chief Charles Fillmore
      12/12/19 - IAFF Local 1403
      Metro-Dade Firefighters regret to announce the passing of Retired Chief Charles Fillmore Jr. on December 8, 2019. Charles was hired on 10/15/1954 and retired on 02/25/1984. He was 94 years old and also one of the first Firefighters hired with Metro Dade.  May he Rest in Peace. There will be services held at: Fred Hunter 6301 Taft St. Hollywood,FL 10:00 am.
      Legal Training
      12/11/19 - PFFNH
      PFFNH Legal Training The next legal training will be held on January 15 at the Laconia Central Fire Station with lunch included. Please RSVP to pffnh@profirefighter.com if you plan on attending.
      Party at Tradition Brewing
      12/11/19 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      Reminder....Christmas Party at Tradition Brewing Saturday December 14th at 6pm. Everyone welcome.
      SAVE THE DATE: 2019 CRLS HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT
      12/10/19 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Results of vote from 12/5/2019
      12/10/19 - AFSCME Local 875
      Results of the vote from 12/5/2019 are as followed  Vote was yes for gift cards to RN's  Vote was yes to continue Unin Pinic  Vote was yes to continue 1Union consultant Gift cars will be ordered, it take approxinately 1 week to 10 day Check back for further updats about the card pick up.
      DCFF 2020 Under 65 Retiree Open Enrollment
      12/09/19 - IAFF Local 1403
      The 2020 Retiree open enrollment has started until January 10th, 2020.  You shall receive, if you have not already, via USPS a letter with premium information based on Plan you are currently enrolled for 2019.  If you make no changes to your coverage it will continue 2020.
      Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of Retired FEO John LaClair
      12/09/19 - IAFF Local 21
           Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of Retired FEO John LaClair.  FEO LaClair started with Saint Paul fire Department on March 15, 1958 and retired on July 13, 1990.  FEO LaClair’s Funeral service will be 6:00P.M. – Thursday, at Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin.  Father David Forsman will officiate.
      Academy 19-2 Graduation
      12/09/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      Congratulations to the recruits of Fire Academy Class 19-2 on their recent graduation! 27 new recruits will be joining members throughout South Metro’s district this week for the beginning of their probationary period.  Welcome to the family! https://www.southmetro.photography/2019-Images/Academy-19-2-Graduation-Ceremony/.
      Lake Firefighters Roll out the 2020 Rescue Me Calendar
      12/08/19 - IAFF Local 3990
      The Professional Firefighters of Lake County are releasing our all new Rescue Me wall calendar for 2020. The calendar features pictures of our firefighters with animals from the Lake County Animal Shelter and our firetrucks. The calendar is only $10 and all proceeds from the calendar will be donated to the Lake County Animal Shelter to help pets find a furever home.
      Honor Watch
      12/08/19 - Longmont Professional Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 1806
      Our deepest sympathies go out to our fallen brother Ken Jone's family.  Please use the following link to sign up for the Honor Watch. https://www.signupgenius.
      Farewell To A Friend Denise D'Ascenzo
      12/08/19 - UPFFA
      We are all shocked to hear the news of the passing of Denise D’Ascenzo, a long-time friend of Fire Fighters in CONNECTICUT. The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut offers our sincere condolences to her Family on this tremendous loss.
      Toys for Tots
      12/06/19 - IAFF Local 739
      Toys for Tots Our annual Toys for Tots campaign is underway in conjunction with the USMC.  New, unwrapped gifts are sought and can be dropped off at any firehouse.  Any questions can be directed to Paul Tucker, E3/D2.  Thank you.
      Emeritus Status
      12/06/19 - IAFF 1826
      Congratulations to retiring Field Representive Bill Simpson.  Last night, at the bi-monthly meeting, it was unanimously voted to make him emeritus status.  Thank you for your many years of service to this Local.
      Local 1826, 2020 Bi-Monthly Meeting Schedule
      12/06/19 - IAFF 1826
      2020 Local 1826 Bi-Monthly Meeting 1.  February 27th, 2020 2.  April 23rd, 2020 3.  June 25th, 2020 4.  August 27th, 2020 5.  October 22nd, 2020 6.  December 3rd, 2020 Local 1826 Bi-Monthly meetings are held at the SWFL International Airport Training Center.  15924 Air Cargo Lane, Fort Myers, Fl.
      Joe Huth elected as District 2 VP
      12/06/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Congratulations Joe Huth on being elected as the next Local 858 District 2 Vice President. Thank you to Morgan Thomas for his time and willingness to stay involved as a Vice President. Thank you to Rick Dodson, Election Commissioner, and Jocelyn Nauslar for monitoring the polls and making this a successful election. Don't forget Santa Clause is coming to town.
      Friday Update 12-6-19
      12/06/19 - IAFF Local 1014
      Firefighter Health Study
      12/05/19 - IAFF Local 21
      FIREFIGHTER HEALTH STUDY: The call is officially out for your assistance in volunteering to participate in a research study relating to firefighter health and specifically that of the cardiorespiratory fitness (CFR) in firefighters.
      Latinos In Action Visit
      12/05/19 - New London Fire Fighters
      The NLFD would like to thank the Latinos in Action group from Bennie Dover Middle School for stopping by and dropping off some pizza for us during the holidays. It was a great visit.
      2020 Crab Feed & Installation Banquet
      12/04/19 - IAFF local 1289
      Modesto City Firefighters 2020 Crab Feed and Installation Banquet will be held on Febuary 15th, 2020 at the Stanislaus Veterans Hall located at 3500 Coffee Rd, starting with cocktail hour at 5pm. Tickets for this event are 55$ and can be purchased at the link below. All proceeds for this event will go towards our Widows & Orphans fund.
      2020 SFPFF Conference
      12/04/19 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
      DFD BANQUET
      12/04/19 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
      SAVE THE DATE:  The Denton Fire Department Banquet is scheduled for Saturday, February 8th at the Embassy Suites.
      Monday Morning Headlines - December 2nd, 2019
      12/02/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Monday Morning Headlines - December 2nd, 2019  Good Morning,  I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving. As we start in on December, we have quite a bit of info.  - The Polls are still open until Wednesday, December, 4th at 7:00 pm.
      Membership Meeting
      12/01/19 - IAFF Local F-102
      All Hands,    A Membership Meeting has been scheduled for 22 December 2019 and will commence at 1730 hours at Crash Fire Station 62. A running agenda will be posted on the Union website for review/consideration. If you wish to have anything added to the agenda please feel free to contact me.
      Garner Memorial Scholarship
      12/01/19 - IAFF Local 311
      The Richard Garner Memorial Scholarship was created to honor the life of City of Madison Firefighter/Paramedic Richard Garner Jr. who died in the line of duty on April 1, 2018.
      SPFD FIT TO SERVE
      11/29/19 - IAFF Local 21
      Welcome to the SPFD Fit to Serve online store. The store will be open for orders from Friday, 11/22/19 through Friday, 12/20/19. Goods will be ready for distribution the week of 01/13/20, coordinated by SPFD Fit to Serve. Please be sure to check the accuracy of your order, as no changes can be made to custom goods once your order is placed.
      Happy Thanksgiving!
      11/28/19 - IAFF Local 1014
      South Parker Rd. Commercial Structure Fire
      11/27/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      Just before 3:40am on Wednesday, November 27th, Local members responded to a reported commercial fire in the 10600 block of S. Parker Road.  Parker Police Department got on scene and confirmed a fire on the roof, upgrading the call to a working commercial structure fire. Members arrived to find the fire located on the roof of Denver Auto Company. Tower 45 positioned on Parker Rd.
      January 26, 2020: Climb To Support First Responders
      11/26/19 - UPFFA
      CLIMB TO SUPPORT FIRST RESPONDERS JANUARY 26, 2020 9: a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
      BFit Challenge
      11/26/19 - PFFNH
      Join the BFit Challenge on January 26th  https://www.nhl.
      Nominations
      11/25/19 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      Nominations for our President and for Treasurer positions are open!! Nomination period will close on the 30th of November and Voting to be done in Decemeber!! Please send any nominations to Donnie Lewis via email here or his work email. Thank you.
      still need labor manager steering committee spots filled
      11/25/19 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      The following spots still need to be fill on steering committee: 1 spot professional development  1 spot on health and saferty the assignment will be drafted soon.
      Station 11-1 Re-build
      11/24/19 - South County Professional Fire Fighters Association -IAFF Local 4683
      Our current Station 11-1 is getting a much needed "upgrade" below is the drawing of what the new station will look like.
      NLFD Hosts Retiree Breakfast
      11/23/19 - New London Fire Fighters
      The NLFD Union was happy to host a breakfast for the Department's retirees this weekend. This is the first annual Retiree Breakfast. It was a great time, thank you to all for attending.
      NLFD Hosts History Night
      11/23/19 - New London Fire Fighters
      The NLFD along with Mr. Gary Pinkham hosted a New London Fire Department history night this past weekend. Current and past members were able to learn about various aspects of the department's history along with various items that Mr. Pinkham brought with him. We would like to express our thanks to both Mr. Pinkham and Battalion Chief Jeff Rheaume for putting this together.
      2019 Election Results
      11/23/19 - IAFF Local 1403
      Here are the results for the 2019 Election. There will be a run-off for the 3 principal officers positions as no candidate received a majority. Ballot will be mailed out next week. If you did not receive a ballot for the election please email Election Chair Gabe Nemeth at gabe.nemeth@local 1403.
      Interstate 25 MVA/MCI
      11/22/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      Just after 17:00 on November 21st, 2019 Local 2086 and 4116 members responded to an MVA with extrication needed on northbound I-25 between Castle Pines Pkwy and Ridgegate Pkwy in Surrey Ridge. First arriving Engine 36 reported multiple vehicles across the highway, assumed command and requested the northbound lanes be closed.
      19-2 Academy Hell Night
      11/22/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      https://www.southmetro.
      FF John Marques
      11/22/19 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
      Today, November 22nd, marks the 30th Anniversary of the passing of FF John Marques who died in the Line of Duty due to occupational cancer. May he continue to Rest In Peace.
      Annual Holiday Food Drive
      11/22/19 - IAFF Local 801
      The City of Danbury Firefighter's Union Local 801 is again collecting canned and non-perishable foods for the annual food drive to benefit the Salvation Army's holiday basket program and food pantry.  Donations may be dropped off at the following DFD career stations: Headquarters - 19 New St.  Engine 23 - 208 Osborne St.  Engine 24 - 36 Eagle Rd.
      BFD Promotions
      11/22/19 - Boston Fire Fighters
      Boston Firefighters Local 718 President Bob Petitti along with Fire Commissioner Joe Finn and Mayor Walsh attended the promotion ceremony at Florian Hall Thursday November 21, 2019. The following members where promoted, Robert J. Calobrisi to Chief of Operations Field Services-Andre Stallworth Chief of Operations Support Services-James P. Green Deputy Fire Chief-Brian P.
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