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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...
      Download: Peer Support Flyer Wichita.jpg
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      2020 | Local 21 Annual Big Buck Contest
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      IAFF/BCFD Collective Bargaining Agreement Ratification Vote
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      The IAFF Local 244 County Chapter Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) has been tentatively agreed upon (TA'd). The ratification vote will take place on Monday, November 2, 2020 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.
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      Ratification Meeting *** Canceled***
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      Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Retired Firefighter Bert Moes
      10/27/20 - IAFF Local 21
      Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Firefighter Burt Moes. Burt started his career with the Saint Paul Fire Department in 1957 and retired in the early 1980s. Exact dates of service will be updated when available. Obituary, funeral and service information will also be updated when available.
      L21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Retired Captain Glover Dohman
      10/27/20 - IAFF Local 21
      Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Fire Captain Glover Dohman. Glover started his career with the Saint Paul Fire Department in 1954 and retired in the early 1980s. Exact dates of service have been requested and will be updated when received from Fire Headquarters.
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      Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries
      10/26/20 - IAFF Local 902
      In half of reported home fires in which smoke alarms were present but did not operate, the batteries had been removed or the alarm was disconnected due to dead battery alerts or nuisance alarms. Working smoke alarms decrease the risk of dying in reported home fires by nearly half according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
      Board Meeting
      10/26/20 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
      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.
      Sunday, November 1, 2020: Time to Change the Clocks & Smoke Alarm Batteries
      10/26/20 - UPFFA
      DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME AND SMOKE/CO ALARMS  In half of reported home fires in which smoke alarms were present but did not operate, the batteries had been removed or the alarm was disconnected due to dead battery alerts or nuisance alarms.
      55th IAFF Convention - Virtually
      10/24/20 - UPFFA
      Dear Affiliate Leader: As you know, due to the unprecedented circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Executive Board voted to postpone the 55th IAFF Convention until January 25-29, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
      8 new firefighters sworn into Springfield Fire Department
      10/24/20 - IAFF Local 648
      8 new firefighters sworn into Springfield Fire Department HAMPDEN COUNTY by: Ariana Tourangeau Posted: Oct 22, 2020 / 01:44 PM EDT / Updated: Oct 22, 2020 / 01:44 PM EDT (Photo: Springfield FD) SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield Fire Department swore in eight new firefighters Thursday morning.
      One person injured after car crashed into utility pole on Central Street in Springfield
      10/24/20 - IAFF Local 648
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      Meeting Notice | November 2020
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      Condolences to Our Brothers and Sisters of Manchester NH Fire Department
      10/23/20 - IAFF Local 902
      MANCHESTER, N.H. — Grief counselors have been called in to assist Manchester fire personnel mourning the loss of a 20-year member of the city's fire department.
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      Director and Chaplain, Mark Allen, of the First Responders Heroes Project presented a custom plaque in memoriam of Brother McDonough Jr. to his crew at Engine Co. 09 (C) today at Station 09.  It was a great honor for him to present his work in memory of Tommy to the First Responders who are grieving our loss.  Thank you.
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      10/18/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
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      10/18/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
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      10/18/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
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      Marathon of Hose
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      Lora's Donuts Flag Presentation
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      10/18/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
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      Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut Endorsements Election 2020
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      2021 Benefits | Virtual Open Enrollment
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      First Responder Heroes Project Presentation - Paidar
      10/15/20 - IAFF Local 21
      Director and Chaplain, Mike Allen, of the First Responders Heroes Project presented a custom plaque to in memoriam of Brother Paidar to his crew at Engine Co. 20 (A) today at Station 20.  It was a great honor for him to present his work in memory of Brother Paidar to the First Responders who are grieving our loss.  Thank you.
      Local 21 Winter 2020 Golf League
      10/15/20 - IAFF Local 21
      Contact Bryan Sullivan (A SHIFT, POOL FF) at 651.347.5572 for questions and additional information.
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      10/15/20 - IAFF Local 1014
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      10/15/20 - IAFF Local 892
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      Ratification Meeting Sign-Up
      10/15/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good morning! The Collective Bargaining Committee has set the dates of October 28th and 29th to present and vote on the Memorandum of Understanding regarding our current Collective Bargaining Agreement.  The ratification meeting will be held in our Event Center at 12 Lakeside Lane. Sessions on both days are set to begin at 8:30 am.
      2020 Election Results
      10/13/20 - IAFF Local 42
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      Monday Morning Headlines
      10/12/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good Monday Morning,  This week:   E-Board - 10/15/20 at 8:30 am Collective Bargaining Polls are open! COVID 19 Reminder The Executive Board will be meeting on Thursday 10/15 at the 8:30 am in the board room at 12 Lakeside Lane. Be sure to let your Vice Presidents know any issues you would like brought to the meeting.
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