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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.


      What's New
      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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      George Burton Remembrance
      04/18/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      April 17th marked the 36th anniversary of George Burton’s line of duty death while with the Parker Volunteer Fire Department. After responding to several calls on March 25th 1983, George suffered a heart attack while at the fire station. He was transported to the hospital and died on April 17th 1983.  https://www.southmetro.
      Rockbridge Structure Involved MVA
      04/18/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      On Monday April 15th, Local members were dispatched to a vehicle into a building.  Members arrived on scene and found on vehicle into the building.  Members from the technical rescue team stabalized the structure.  The incident remains under investigation. https://www.southmetro.
      Ballots have been sent!!!
      04/18/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Dear Brothers and Sisters; Ballots have been sent to Denver residents and the time to act is now. We need your help in District 1 and this is how you can participate. Please watch this video and then sign up for events below: Knock on Doors: We need at least 35 people this weekend to knock on doors. A new shift has been added from 2pm - 5pm.
      May State Meeting
      04/18/19 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      The next meeting will be on May 8 at Sabatino's in Derry, NH. There's a parking lot on Abbott Court.
      2019 Cinco De Mayo T-shirt and Parade Info
      04/18/19 - IAFF Local 21
      SPFD Cinco De Mayo shirts will be on sale around the end of April (Both Adult and Kid sizes) for $20. We will post when they are in and where you can purchase them. Come out to celebrate and Join us at the Cinco de Mayo Parade - Saturday, May 4th 2019! Parade start is at 9:30am on Wabasha to Ada. Final details will be announced soon.
      IAFF President Letter, No one should tell you how to vote
      04/18/19 - IAFF 1826
      :To all Local 1826 Members, Letter from IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger: No One Should Tell You How to Vote In my travels throughout the United States and Canada, members frequently ask me why our union is politically active.
      Garner Memorial Scholarships Recipients
      04/18/19 - IAFF Local 311
      The Richard Garner Memorial Committee has selected the two scholarship recipients for the 2019-2020 school year.  The process consisted of an application, oral board interview, and review of letters of reference, academic performance, and community service/outreach involvement.  After the process was completed, we have selected Wyatt Bomkamp and Andrew Eyler.
      County Chapter Special Meeting Regarding Captain Conversions
      04/16/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      A Special Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 1:00p.m. in accordance with Article V, Section 6 of the Constitution & By-Laws. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss Captain Conversions. Please be aware that the meeting will start promptly at the advertised time.
      FPF Legislative Report, Week 6
      04/16/19 - IAFF 1826
      To all Local 1826 Members, Please see attachment containing this report.
      Poker Run Sponsors Needed
      04/15/19 - IAFF Local 2866
      The Fayetteville Firefighters are looking for sponsors for our Bikes, Blues and BBQ Poker runs that will be held on September 27th and 28th. We will have 5 stops each day with the last stop in Fayetteville. If you have a business that would like to be a sponsor or would like more information please email James Quinton at jdquinton@yahoo.
      2019 BBQ Event
      04/13/19 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      For more information regarding this event or to register your team we invite you to visit the Missouri BBQ and Smoke-Out Event website for details and Register here.
      2019 CPFF Shooting Sports Raffle
      04/13/19 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      Greater KC AFL-CIO Scholarship App
      04/13/19 - IAFF Local 42
      Download Androide App here.  Download iOS App here.
      2019 FF Appreciation Night at the KC Royals
      04/13/19 - IAFF Local 42
      Friday Update 4-12-19
      04/12/19 - IAFF Local 1014
      Montana Firefighter Health and Safety Bill passed another hurdle -- Senate Bill 160 passed the third reading in the House
      04/12/19 - IAFF Local 271
      HELENA- The Firefighter Health and Safety Bill passed another hurdle Monday afternoon. Senate Bill 160 passed the third reading in the House with a vote of 89 to 9. Great Falls International Association of Fire Fighters Local Eight President Dave Van Son said they are very excited. “This is the furthest it has ever made,” Van Son said.
      Birch Way Structure Fire
      04/11/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      Just before 2 p.m. on April 11th, Local members responded to a working residential fire on S. Birch Way in Centennial. When members arrived on scene they found smoke coming out of the house and a fire in the kitchen. Members were able to knock down the fire, but discovered it had extended into the attic.
      Clinton Township Charity Golf Outing
      04/11/19 - MPFFU
      The Clinton Township Fire Fighters Association Charity Golf Outing is being held on Friday, June 7th at the Hickory Hollow Golf Course in Macomb.  See attachment for all the details.
      Malden Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Central Fire Station
      04/11/19 - IAFF Local 902
      The community recently celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the Grand Opening of Malden’s Central Fire Station located at the corner of Sprague and Salem Streets. The well-attended ceremony was presided over by Assistant Chief Bill Sullivan with remarks offered by Fire Chief Kevin Finn, Commissioner Emery Haskell and City Council President Jadeane Sica.
      2019 MINNESOTA PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS STATE CONVENTION
      04/09/19 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
      5th District Pep 2019
      04/09/19 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
      Brothers and Sisters, We were fortunate again this year to be able to host a District PEP event.  We will also have a District Caucus and Social event on the first night.  We were able to negotiate cheaper hotel rates than last year to make it more affordable for you to send members from your Local.
      MnFire Golf Tournament May 20, 11:30 AM
      04/09/19 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
      If you have any questions regarding the event, or if you would like to volunteer, donate or sponsor please contact Gina Calistro at 612-309-4462 or gcalistro@mnfireinitiative.com.
      MnFire Golf Tournament May 20, 11:30 AM
      04/09/19 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
      If you have any questions regarding the event, or if you would like to volunteer, donate or sponsor please contact Gina Calistro at 612-309-4462 or gcalistro@mnfireinitiative.com.
      TOMORROW 4/13!
      04/09/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Attention Denver Fire Fighter’s: The ballots for the 2019 Denver Municipal Election will be mailed out on Monday, April 15. This is our last weekend to canvass for our Fire Fighter, Mike Somma for Council District 1 before ballots are received by voters.
      April 2019 General Membership Meetings
      04/08/19 - International Association of Firefighters
      Our next Union meetings will be on Thursday, April 11th and Friday, April 12th. Both meetings will take place at The Cabin (on the patio, behind the fireplace) on Route 33 in Freehold and start at 1700 sharp. Please make every effort to attend. See you there.
      MAMC First Responders Support Program
      04/08/19 - IAFF Local F283
      MAMC Behavioral Health Department is currently getting a First Responder Support Program off the ground. This is not intended to replace DES’s internal support systems, but is an additional resource available to individuals as they process some of the things our mission potentially exposes us to.
      Orchard Road MVA
      04/08/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 08:00 on April 8th, 2019 Local 2086 members responded to a reported MVA on E. Orchard Rd. at the intersection of S. Biscay St. MetCom advised responding units that the incident involved a rollover. Members arrived on scene and found two vehicles involved in the crash.  One vehicle was on its right side in the middle of the intersection.
      6th Annual New Fire Fighters Conference
      04/08/19 - IAFF 7th District
      It is time for the 6th annual 7th District New Fire Fighters Conference to be held in Kennewick, Washington and the date is fast approaching.  The event is scheduled for May 14-16 and a hosted reception will be on the evening of the 13th.
      Mini Education Schedule 2019
      04/06/19 - IAFF 7th District
      Attached is the 2019 7th District mini-education schedule.  It is a great opportunity to gain education from seasoned veterans of the 7th District.  Typically it will include 3 ALTS styled classes and snacks.  You are invited to come out and join us as we share our experiences in specific subject matter.  Just email rwalsh@iaff.org if you intend to attend.
      Friday Update 4-5-19
      04/05/19 - IAFF Local 1014
      Victor Mondragon Retirement
      04/05/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      Congratulations to Victor Mondragon who retired on April 3rd after 34 years of service to the Littleton / South Metro community!  We thank you for your service and wish you a happy and healthy retirement. http://www.southmetro.
      San Francisco Fire, Cal Fire team up to help Camp Fire victims
      04/04/19 - Toy Program
      While the victims of the Camp Fire are still trying to rebuild their lives, Cal Fire has teamed up with the San Francisco Fire Department to help make the process a little easier during the holidays.   At the San Francisco Toy Headquarters Friday morning, firefighters gathered toys for the 315 students at Ponderosa Elementary School who were displaced by the Camp Fire.
      TAP AND HANDLE 7TH ANNIVERSARY SUPPORTS TERRY FARRELL FUND
      04/04/19 - IAFF Local #1945
      PARKING LOT BEER FESTIVAL 12:00PM -3:00PM : We are hosting 14 breweries, including Weldwerks, Horse & Dragon, Cerebral, Outer Range, Odell & New Belgium just to name a few, to set up in our parking lot! Beers will be sold individually for $5 per beer, buy beer tickets, redeem tickets with the brewery for a full pour.
      Special Meeting to Approve Congressional Endorsement, April 11, 2019
      04/04/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      A Special Meeting is scheduled at the Union Hall on April 11, 2019 in accordance with Article V, Section 6 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws. The purpose of this meeting is to approve the Political Action Committee recommendation for a Congressional Endorsement. The meeting will start promptly at 6:45pm, the General Meeting with follow at 7:00pm.
      2019 Ed Wynn/SAFE Scholarship
      04/04/19 - IAFF Local 42
      The 2019 Ed Wynn/SAFE Memorial Scholarship is NOW OPEN thru Wednesday, April 10th.  Download Application here.
      Election Night
      04/03/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Dear Sisters and Brothers of Local 858; Last night Local 858 and the CPFF were able to support our fellow fire fighters with Local 5 in Colorado Springs.
      Family Day Picnic 2019
      04/03/19 - IAFF Local F-273
      Just wanted to give everyone the heads up that this year's Family Day Picnic will be on May 12th at Anderson Park.
      Fire Fighters Retirement Pary
      04/03/19 - IAFF Local 311
      On April 30, Firefighters Local 311 will be honoring its recent retirees.  See the flyer for more information.  Contact sbalson@local311.
      Lt. Dewey Henry Scholarship Fund
      04/03/19 - IAFF Local 1403
      Brothers and sisters it is that time of year again to announce the 19th year of The Lt. Dewey Henry Scholarship Fund. Members of Local 1403 that donate to Firefighters Charities and have a dependent son or daughter that will be continuing their education as a freshman for the school year 2019-2020 can participate.
      Worcester Fire Hockey - BFit Heroes Cup
      04/02/19 - IAFF Local 1009
      The Worcester Fire Department Hockey team will be participating in the BFit Heroes Cup Hockey Tournament at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough MA April 12th thru the 14th. Games times are: FRI 4/12         3:40pm     vs.
      858 Summer BBQ and Camping trip
      04/02/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good morning, the annual 858 summer picnic and camping trip is set for June 13th-16th @ Chatfield Reservoir.  Camping sites are available for tents, campers, and RV’s and can be reserved on the 858 online store or by calling the union office.
      Wilkes-Barre Fire Department Athletc Association Golf Tournament
      04/01/19 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Dear Sisters and Brothers,        The Wilkes-Barre Fire Department Athletic Association will be sponsoring our 30th annual fundraising golf tournament on Sunday, May 19th, at Wilkes-Barre Municipal Golf Course.  We are asking for your support and generosity to make our tournament a success by contributing as a GREEN sponsor for $100, or a TEE sponsor for $50.
      Tom Tratthen Memorial Golf Tournament
      04/01/19 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Good afternoon, On Saturday June 22nd, there will be a golf tournament in Memory of our late brother Tom Tratthen. As you all know, Tommy lost his courageous battle with Colorectal Cancer on January 20th of this year. All proceeds raised will go to his wife Lisa, and their daughter Madison.
      City Chapter MOU for ‘Paramedic EMT-I Compensation for required off duty training’ was approved by membership
      04/01/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      The City Chapter Paramedic EMT-I Compensation for Training Attendance during regularly scheduled days off 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 March 28, 2019.
      Chuck Gabert Celebration of Life
      04/01/19 - IAFF Local 42
      IAFF Local 42 and the KCMO Retired Fire Fighters Association invites you to attend a Celebration of Life for Retired KCFD Fire Captain Chuck Gabert who passed away on February 27, 2019.  This event will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 11:00 AM till 3:00 PM at Gladden Hall in Local 42's Union Hall (lower level), located at 6320 Manchester Ave., Kansas City, MO 64133.
      St. Joseph Fire Fighters Local 77 LODD
      03/29/19 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      It is with deep sadness that the St. Joseph Fire Fighters IAFF Local 77 announces the death of Captain Travis Owens in The Line of Duty, due to a lengthy battle with Occupational Cancer. Captain Owens died March 28, 2019. Captain Owens served the St. Joseph Fire Department for 25 years. Travis was a dedicated member of the St.
      Friday Update 3-29-19
      03/29/19 - IAFF Local 1014
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