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      Members of the State Council, Local 42  KCMO is hosting a one day Kansas City Fire Service Behavioral Health Symposium on Thursday August 26th,  9:00 - 3:00 pm.  See the attached flier for additional information. Tim Carr Communications Director  KSCFF @media only screen and (max-width: 730px){ .pdfview{height:500px .
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      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.
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      Download: FINAL 2021 IAFF 2nd District Leadership Symposium.pdf
      General Secretary Lima's address to the delegates at the 75th Annual Kansas State Council of Firefighters conference.
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      16th Annual PAC Golf Tournament information
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      Download: 2021 KSCFF Golf Tournament.pdf
      Members of the Kansas State Council of Firefighters.    Use this link to get information on the 75th Annual Conference held May 12th to May 15th.
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      KSCFF members The location for the upcoming meeting in Junction City will be at 3806 Rucker Rd.  Exit 295 I-70 north on US 77 for 3.4 miles turn left at Rucker Rd and go west on Rucker for 1.5 miles, driveway located on North side of Rd.  Signs will be located at the entrance of the drive.   Lunch will be provided starting at 12:00 and the meeting starting around 1:00.
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      KSCFF Officers and Membership President Wing has called for a Board meeting to be held on November 5th in Junction City.  President Wing has also made the meeting open to all members who would like to attend.  The location of the meeting in JC is to be determined but should be done in the next couple of days.  Meeting is scheduled to start around 1:00 pm.
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      KSCFF Executive Board and Membership The Junction City Fire Fighters IAFF local 3309 along with President Wing have made a decision to cancel the 75th Conference for 2020.  This decision was not easy to make but necessary.  Much discussion was had between myself and Wing and it became clear this was the right thing to do.
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      Members of the Kansas State Council of Firefighters, Due to the Covid-19 pandemic IAFF local 3309 along with President Wing have decided to postpone the annual conference until a later date.  As you can imagine this decision was not easy but needed to be made.  We are currently looking at dates in September being mindful of the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter conference.
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      Officers and Members                                                                  The Annual Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters Marlatt/Redmon Legislative Reception will be Thursday February 6th at 5:30 pm.
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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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      IAFF-FC AETNA Medicare Plans
      09/27/21 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      @media only screen and (max-width: 730px){ .pdfview{height:500px !important} 22-IAFF-Aetna Program Brochure.
      City Chapter ‘Paramedic School Incentive Pay MOU’ Approved during Special Meeting
      09/27/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      The City Chapter Paramedic School Incentive Pay MOU was approved, pursuant to Article II, Section 2 Contract Vote/Ratification & Section 4 Memorandums of Understanding of the Constitution & Bylaws at the Special Meeting which was held on September 27, 2021. The signed Paramedic School Incentive Pay MOU is available to view in the member’s area under the 'Contracts' tab.
      Monday Morning Headlines
      09/27/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Monday Morning Headlines Services for Brother Technician Billingsley Honor Watch Trade Bank Congratulations Ed Wharton Department of Labor  Collective Bargaining Committee Nominations Union Meeting 
      Local 858 Pursues Formal Complaint with the United States Department of Labor
      09/25/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Sisters and Brothers, As we close out this very difficult and emotional week, I would first like to express my personal condolences to our entire union family for the loss of Technician Jeff Billingsley. He was a friend with everyone, an excellent firefighter, and had a smile that could change your day.
      "EAST OF THE TRACKS" CLOTHING
      09/24/21 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Please see the message below from FF Fitzgerald: Hello all, In a few weeks I will be placing an order of East Cambridge sweatshirts and t shirts. For sweatshirts there will be two styles (pictured below) hockey lace up hoodies and crew necks. If you are interested you can reply to this email. I will be placing the order on Friday, October 8.
      Honor Watch for Jeff Billingsley - Extended through Thursday 9/30/21
      09/23/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Brother and Sisters,  Honor Watch is a longstanding and solemn tradition for line-of-duty 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.
      CFD HOCKEY FUNDRAISER
      09/23/21 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Brothers and Sisters, During the entire football season, the CFD Hockey team will be selling squares for all Patriot's games, to benefit the Hero's Cup Tournament charity (The Fraternal Order of Firefighter Military Veterans, Inc).
      Honor Watch - Urgent Request
      09/22/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Urgent Request - TODAY - 9/25/21 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm I have started this email thread to help fill urgent Honor Watch needs for Brother Billingsley.
      Forever Home In Need
      09/22/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Brother Billingsley has two dogs that need a forever home. Murphy( on the left of the photo is 4 years old) and Barnes(on the right side of the photo is 6 years old). The family wishes to keep these dogs together as they search for a new home.
      Friday Update 9-17-21
      09/21/21 - IAFF Local 1014
      Procession for Brother Billingsley *** TONIGHT***
      09/20/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Procession Route this evening for Brother Billingsley as he is transported to the Denver Coroners Office:  Leave UC Health University Hospital Ambulance Bay on 17th Avenue to Peoria Street and heading south to 6th Ave.  West on 6th Ave to Quebec St.  North on Quebec St to 8th Ave. West on 8th Ave to Kalamath St.  South on Kalamath Street to 3rd Ave.
      Brother Jeff Billingsley
      09/20/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      It is with a heavy heart to report that Brother Jeff Billingsley has passed away this afternoon in an apparent Line of Duty Death. Jeff was a Technician assigned to Engine-35 B-shift and was in his 19th year on the job. Jeff just recently turned 42 years old and is a friend to many on our department. He is also one of the founding members of the Denver Fire Fighters Pipes and Drums Band. As this letter is being written, Jeff is surrounded by his crew at University Hospital in Aurora.
      Luzerne County IAFF Local 840 CBA's
      09/20/21 - PPFFA
      The CBA's for Jenkins Township and Plains Township of IAFF Local 840 Luzerne County have been added to the contract area of the website.
      ***Canceled*** Union Steward Seminar this week!
      09/20/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      UNION STEWARD SEMINAR The Fall Stewards Seminar has been canceled which was scheduled for September 21st at 8:30 a.m. and September 22nd at 5:00p.m. We will work on rescheduling. Thank you for understanding.
      City Chapter Special Meeting to approve proposed ‘AFR Paramedic School Incentive MOU’
      09/20/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Attention City Chapter Members: A City Chapter Special Meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 27, 2021, at 10:00a.m. at the Union Hall in accordance with Article II, Section 4 & Article V, Section 6 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws. The purpose of this meeting will be for final membership approval of the IAFF 244/AFR Paramedic School Incentive MOU.
      2021 | MN Fallen Firefighter Memorial
      09/19/21 - IAFF Local 21
      Monday Morning Headlines
      09/19/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Monday Morning Headlines Issues Committee 9/20 Executive Board Meeting 9/23 Collective Bargaining Committee Nominations
      2021 | MDA Fill the Boot
      09/19/21 - IAFF Local 21
      The Boot is Back! On September 15th, 16th and 17th (C - A - B shifts, respectively) watch for members of Saint Paul Firefighter's IAFF Local 21 as they are authorized to conduct a traditional Fill the Boot campaign in support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
      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.
      2021 Nomination & Election Notice
      09/17/21 - IAFF Local 42
      2021 | IAFF Virtual Fallen Firefighter Memorial
      09/17/21 - IAFF Local 21
      Tune in Saturday, September 18 at 11:00 a.m. (Mountain Time) for our 2021 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Virtual Remembrance to honor our fallen whose names will forever be etched onto our Wall of Honor. The broadcast starts at 10:50 a.m. (MT) and the program begins at 11:00 a.m. (MT). Three ways to watch: www.iaff.org/fffm21 www.youtube.com/IAFFTV www.facebook.
      Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Deputy Chief Edward Pierre
      09/16/21 - IAFF Local 21
      Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Deputy Chief Edward Pierre. Deputy Chief Pierre started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on January 02, 1964.  Ed was promoted to Fire Captain on October 16, 1971.  By 1982, Ed had promoted to District Chief and retired in 1989 as Deputy Chief on the B Shift.
      U.S. Honor Flag Arrival
      09/16/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      The United States Honor Flag travels the country honoring America’s fallen heroes, it arrived in Colorado Wednesday and will stay with fallen Firefighter Paramedic Tony Palato through his memorial service next week.
      Interstate 25 Tanker Fire
      09/16/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      Just after 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 16, 2021, SMFR received numerous reports of flames and smoke visible from a tanker truck on southbound I-25 north of Castle Pines Parkway. When local members arrived, they found the rear brake assembly on the tractor engulfed in flames.
      Castle Pines Brush Fire
      09/16/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 9:32 a.m. on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 911 callers reported a sparking electrical transformer starting brush fire on the southwest corner of Castle Pines Parkway and I-25 in the City of Castle Pines. When local members arrived, they found roughly half an acre of mixed vegetation involved, spreading to the north and south.
      PTSI Guide
      09/16/21 - IAFF Local F283
      Brothers and Sisters, Your health and wellbeing are important to all of us. In an effort of support, we are providing this guide as a resource for you to find the help you may need. This is not an exclusive list and is intended to be a starting point for yourself, your family, or each other. Remember it is never too late to ask for help.
      2022 Collective Bargaining Agreement
      09/16/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      The signed 2022 Collective Bargaining Agreement has been uploaded for all active members in accordance with Article XIV, Section 6 of the Denver Fire Fighters Local 858 Constitution and By-Laws.
      DLR Ruling re. Eng 1 staffing
      09/15/21 - IAFF Local 1464
      First-Ever ULP Based On Fire Science Results in Major Ruling That Town Has Obligation To Bargain Before Reducing Fire Engine Staffing September 10, 2021 The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that a company of at least four personnel respond to a fire alarm.
      SUPPORT CFD HOCKEY
      09/15/21 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Fire Prevention Week Open House
      09/15/21 - IAFF Local 1164
      Hello Livonia! We are excited to announce that we have having our annual Fire Prevention Week Open House. It will be Saturday October 2 from 10am - 2pm at our Fire Station #3. Livonia Fire Station #3 35000 Seven Mile Road Livonia MI 48152 Come on by and have a look at what we do. Learn some good fire safety messages and make some memories.
      Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Firefighter Richard Thoemke
      09/14/21 - IAFF Local 21
      Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Firefighter Richard “Dick” Thoemke. Firefighter Thoemke started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on June 16, 1958 and retired in 1983.  He was one of three brothers that were on the Fire Department. Richard passed away on August 27th, 2021, at the age of 88. Richard A.
      September 2021: IAFF Center of Excellence is hosting an online education series with topics for first responders, health care providers, clinicians and the community at large.
      09/14/21 - UPFFA
      2021 Endorsed Candidates
      09/14/21 - Boston Firefighters
      Monday Morning Headlines
      09/13/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good Monday Morning Issues Committee Meeting - 9/13 @ 9:00am Steward Seminar 9/21 & 9/22 Nominations 
      Interstate 25 MVA with Extrication
      09/12/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      Just before 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 11, 2021, 911 callers reported that a vehicle traveling northbound on Interstate 25 left the highway and flipped over at Castle Pines Parkway. Local members from Engine and Medic 36 were first to arrive, they found the single occupant of the vehicle trapped inside and began medical treatment.
      9/11 Remembrance
      09/12/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      On Saturday morning South Metro Fire Rescue held a remembrance ceremony in honor of the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks on America. A lone bagpiper performed while the Honor Guard placed flowers at the Fallen Firefighters Memorial, located at SMFR Headquarters in Centennial. A radio announcement rang out across the district followed by a moment of silence and salutes.
      Auburn Hills Dr. Car vs. House
      09/12/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, September 9, 2021, Local members responded to a traffic collision involving a structure at 16737 E. Auburn Hills Dr. in Parker. When members arrived, they found a SUV that struck the side of a garage with damage to the structure. One person was treated and transported to the hospital with serious injuries, thankfully no one inside the building was injured.
      Arapahoe Court House Fire
      09/12/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, September 9, 2021, Local members and firefighters from Franktown Fire Protection District responded to a reported structure fire on Arapahoe Court in the Pinery Community within Douglas County. Members from first arriving Engine 43 found heavy smoke coming from the home and identified a fire in the basement.
      Phillips Circle House Fire
      09/12/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 7:02 p.m. on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, Local members responded to a reported structure fire in the 3600 block of E. Phillips Circle in Centennial. When members arrived, they observed smoke coming from the garage. Members advanced a hose line and quickly controlled a fire in the garage while additional crews searched the interior of the home and confirmed that no fire extended inside.
      Pink Patch Project | October Breast Cancer Awareness
      09/12/21 - IAFF Local 21
      The Saint Paul Fire Department has joined the Pink Patch Project to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness during the month of October! The Cancer Task Force is on a mission to continue to raise awarenes in the fight against breast cancer through our partnership with the Pink Patch Project.
      Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut United Ride, September 11, 2021
      09/12/21 - UPFFA
      Commemorating the 20th anniversary of 9/11 Connecticut’s Largest 9/11 Tribute 2021 Special Dedications to honor: CT State Trooper First Class Eugene K. Baron, Jr.
      9/11/2001 | 20th Anniversary
      09/11/21 - IAFF Local 21
      NEVER FORGET | 09.11.
      Save The Date: 2022 Retiree's Banquet
      09/11/21 - IAFF Local 42
      The 2021 Retiree's Banquet has been postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic and the guidelines set forth for social distancing.  Please mark your calendars for the rescheduled event which will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at the Argosy Casino.
      Friday Update 9-10-21
      09/10/21 - IAFF Local 1014
      Secretary-Treasurer Vacancy
      09/10/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Brothers and Sisters; Today is brother Phil Cordova’s last day at a DFD Fire Station 7. He is embarking upon a journey that no Denver Fire Fighter has taken as he is the first Assistant to the General President of the IAFF to ever come out of the 5 states that make up the 9th District.
      Message from Secretary-Treasurer Cordova
      09/10/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Today is Phil Cordova's last day in the Firehouse before he moves to Washington D.C. as he accepts his position as Assistant to the General President for Government Affairs, Strategic, and Political Initiatives.  
      Joey's Song concert
      09/10/21 - IAFF Local 311
      Joey’s Song ( www.joeyssong.org ) is a Madison based charity that raises money to find treatments for our friends and neighbors fighting epilepsy. Joey’s Song was established in 2010 after 4 year old Joseph Gomoll lost his lifelong battle with epilepsy. The money we raise goes to fund research grants and patient services in our fight against epilepsy.
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