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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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      Koried Educational Conference
      01/25/20 - UPFFA
      Enjoyed serving as Co-Chair of the 2020 Koried Educational Conference along with fellow Co-Chairs Jarvis V Hollingsworth, Chairman Teacher Retirement Systems of Texas and Patrick Colligan, President New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association. Also had the opportunity to serve as Moderator for one of the workshops concerning JANUS and the effects on organized labor.
      Local 3152 Blood Drive February 29th
      01/25/20 - Key Peninsula Firefighers Local 3152
      We will be hosting a Community Blood Drive in partenership with Csascade Regional Blood Services, Key Peninsula Fire Department and the Key Peninsula Firefighters Association on Saturday February 29th at the Key Center Fire Station from 11am-3pm. Come save a life by donating blood along side your local Fire Fighters.
      IAFF Alert: Novel Coronavirus
      01/24/20 - UPFFA
      With cases of the novel coronavirus (2019-n-CoV) now reported in the United States, individuals infected with this infectious disease may seek assistance from emergency response personnel as the coronavirus spreads. The IAFF has developed a resource for responding to patients who may have been exposed to 2019-n-CoV.
      Fire Service Day at the Capitol is Feb 19th
      01/24/20 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
      Please join the Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters (MPFF) and the Minnesota Fire Associations Coalition (MNFAC) for the annual Fire Service Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. CLICK ON THIS LINK TO REGISTER: https://forms.gle/xHNcGDPCJJKR1v8G7 . Registration deadline is February 7th.
      Notice of Nominations for Convention Delagates and Alternates
      01/23/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Nominations for Delegates & Alternates to the 2020 IAFF Convention will be held at the February Union meeting on February 5th at 7:00 pm & February 6th at 8:30 am at 12 Lakeside Lane, Denver, Colorado 80212. Nominees will have the opportunity to speak at the Union meeting on March 4th at 7:00 pm & March 5th at 8:30 am.
      Executive Director Search
      01/23/20 - Northern Ohio Fire Fighters
      IAFF Center of Excellence
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      As part of efforts to increase awareness of the IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery, we have developed a video virtual tour of the facility to ensure our members know what to expect at the unique treatment center exclusively for IAFF members. https://youtu.
      Friday Update 1-24-20
      01/23/20 - IAFF Local 1014
      Comp Time Implemented
      01/23/20 - IAFF Local 1014
      Four New Members Sworn In - 1/2/20
      01/23/20 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
      On January 2nd, 2020, Local 830 swore in four new members.  Congratulations to Edwin Napol, Lauren Roach, Kristi-Starr Smith, and Wilson Figueroa.  May you all have a long, and rewarding career.
      St. Patrick's Day Apparel
      01/22/20 - IAFF Local 21
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      Sunday, February 9, 2020: 10-Year Anniversary - Kleen Energy Memorial Service
      01/22/20 - UPFFA
      On February 7th 2010, the Kleen Energy plant exploded in Middletown, Connecticut killing 6 workers and injuring as many as sixty others.
      Bethlehem Local 735 Arbitration Award 2018-2022
      01/22/20 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Bethlehem Local 735 Interest Arbitration award covering 2018-2022 posted in the Contract's page.
      1/21/2020 North Main St.
      01/22/20 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
      The Norwalk Fire Department responded to an explosion and fire in a sidewalk electrical vault. The vault located in front of 44 North Main Street had its door blown open with flames and heavy black smoke showing, when Firefighters arrived.
      Engineer Allen Retirement
      01/21/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      Congratulations and thank you to Engineer Steve Allen for his 25 years of service. Enjoy your retirement! https://www.southmetro.
      CODE 3: Back Draft beer now available!
      01/21/20 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
      CODE 3: Back Draft by Broken Clock Brewing Cooperative. You can also visit their location at 3134 California St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418 or visit them at www.brokenclockbrew.com for where else in Minnesota you can pick some up. A portion of the proceeds from CODE 3: Back Draft will be donated to Firefighters for Healing.
      VPFF Scholarship
      01/20/20 - Henrico Professional Firefighters Association
      Applications are now being accepted for financial assistance for spouse and legal dependents of the Virginia Professional Fire Fighters members (including spouse and legal dependants of Line of Duty Deaths members).  Applications and supporting materials must be mailed no later than March 1, 2020.  All applications and supporting materials will become the property of the VPFF.
      Monday Morning Headlines 1/20/2020
      01/20/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good Monday Morning, TODAY'S HEADLINES ALTS Union Office Closed Survey Monkey Ball Tickets ALTS - This week, members of the Executive Board are in Orlando, FL, at the Affiliate Leadership Training Summit. They are taking classes such as Duty of Fair Representation, Grievances, and New Union Leader classes, to name a few.
      NLFD 2019 Fire Marshal's Year End Report
      01/19/20 - New London Fire Fighters
      The NLFD has compiled an elaborate year end report for our 2019 year. You may see it here.
      Colorado Avalanche/858 Discount tickets
      01/17/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Hello members, we have discounted Avs tickets available for Saturday March 21st, tickets start @ $37 and come with food or drink credit, just click the link on the attached flyer and we’ll see you there. Friends and family are invited, no limit on tickets, but they will sell out.
      Jim Smith Named State Fire Marshal
      01/17/20 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
      Replacing Bruce West as state fire marshal is Jim Smith who previously served as deputy state fire marshal. Fire Marshal Smith who has been in the fire-service since 1980, served as as a firefighter/paramedic, district chief, and assistant chief of operations with the Saint Paul Fire Department and is a former member of Local’s 21 and 3939.
      Bruce West Named Assistant Commissioner of Public Safety
      01/17/20 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
      In November, Governor Tim Walz and Minnesota Commissioner of Public Safety John Harrington appointed State Fire Marshal Bruce West to be the new Assistant Commissioner of Public Safety. Assistant Commissioner West has been in the fire-service for 41 years were he served with the Anoka Fire Department and as Elk River Fire Chief for 15 years.
      Governor Walz Appoints Tom Thornberg To PERA Board
      01/17/20 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
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      Union Office Closed
      01/17/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Denver Fire Fighters Local 858 Offices will be closed January 20th  thru January 22nd  for the IAFF Affiliate Leadership Training Summit and Human Relations Conference.  We will return to regular operating hours on January 23rd.  If you need immediate assistance, please contact your District Vice President or Principle Officer.
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      Attn. Medicare EligibleRetirees
      01/15/20 - Canton Professional Firefighters Association
       Vic George form the Canton Police Department is working with a representative of Humana to establish a supplemental health care plan for retired police and fire members. This plan will only be available to those 65 or older. Humana has recently provided a similar plan to Hoover Co. retirees to cover the additional costs to their members that are Medicare eligible.
      Help Put Joe Biden Over the Finish Line in Iowa
      01/15/20 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      Brothers and Sisters, As many of you are aware, I have been traveling the state of Iowa over the past week, along with General Secretary-Treasurer Kelly and 2nd District Vice President Woolbright, speaking directly to our members about the importance of caucusing for Joe Biden. We are excited about the possibility of a strong fire fighter showing at the February 3 Caucus.
      2019 Big Buck Contest
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      Monday Morning Headlines 1/13/2020
      01/13/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
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      Saint Paul Fire Foundation Food and Wine Event
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      Fire Service Day at the Capitol
      01/09/20 - IAFF Local 21
      Please join the Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters (MPFF) and the Minnesota Fire Associations Coalition (MNFAC) for the annual Fire Service Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. CLICK ON THIS LINK TO REGISTER:  https://forms.gle/xHNcGDPCJJKR1v8G7 Registration deadline is February 7th.
      January 9, 2020: Members – 25 Years of Service or More
      01/09/20 - UPFFA
      Dear Affiliated Local Presidents: President Carozza is currently working on a project with the Governor’s Office. We are requesting each affiliated local to forward a listing of your members who have TWENTY-FIVE (25) YEARS OF SERVICE OR MORE. Please provide this information ASAP to Jane McCarthy at jmccarthy.upffa@sbcglobal.net
      2020 Beer Dabbler Sign Up
      01/09/20 - IAFF Local 21
      Friday Update 1-10-20
      01/09/20 - IAFF Local 1014
      Nominations at Bi-Monthly Meeting
      01/08/20 - IAFF 1826
      Nominations will be held at the Bi-monthly meeting in February. Nominations will be accepted for the Principal Officer position of President, the position of DVP for all even-numbered districts, and Assistant DVP for Districts 1, 2, & 6.
      Denver Firefighters Museum Update
      01/08/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Dear Brothers and Sisters, On behalf of the Denver Firefighters Museum Board of Directors I would like to offer up some things for you to think about. After the tumultuous annual meeting which resulted in a large turn over in directors things were very contentious.
      Museum Update
      01/08/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      January 5, 2020 Dear Museum Members and Brothers and Sisters of Local 858 On Thursday January 2, three designated members of the Museum board (Angela Rayne, Laurie Wetzel and myself) met with the Executive Director and relived her of her duties.
      Benevolent Fund and TV Fund Deductions
      01/07/20 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Attention Members: Be advised, deductions for Benevolent and TV Fund will be deducted in this month (January 2020) in accordance with Article IV, Section 6 and Section 10 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws.  City Chapter Members: Please be advised that deductions for Benevolent Fund and TV Fund are scheduled to come out during the first pay period in January 2020.
      Please join us at the Ball!
      01/06/20 - IAFF Local 31
      West Peculiar LODD: Charles McCormick
      01/06/20 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters is saddened by the tragic news of the line of duty death of IAFF Local 3112 Member, Firefighter/Paramedic Charles “Chuck” McCormick. Brother McCormick died battling a house fire with West Peculiar Fire Protection District." Brother McCormick is survived by his wife Rachel and three sons. Funeral arrangements to follow.
      Monday Morning Headlines 1/6/2020
      01/06/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good Morning and Happy New Year! Union Meeting - This week, we have the Union Meetings on Wednesday the 8th at 7 pm and Thursday the 9th at 8:30 am. We will be asking for nominations for a new Election Commissioner. The Election Commissioner is a one year term and is a great way to get involved! Survey Monkey - Thank you to all that submitted your comments.
      2019 Award Submissions
      01/05/20 - IAFF Local 739
      Awards Submissions Please submit any nominations for awards for 2019 in confidence to Mario Lopez, L1/D3 by January 31, 2020.
      Livonia Mayor-elect Maureen Brosnan, council members sworn in
      01/05/20 - IAFF Local 1164
      Before taking office on Jan. 1, 2020, Livonia's newest office-holders made things official Thursday during a swearing-in ceremony. The ceremony was filled with a love of Livonia and its "families first" mentality.
      South Delaware St. Vehicle into a Building
      01/04/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 6:21 p.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2020, Local member responded to multiple reports of a vehicle accident involving a structure at 5331 S. Delaware Street in Littleton. A sedan traveling westbound on Rafferty Gardens Ave. crossed over Delaware Street, collided with a parked car, then struck an apartment building.
      GET READY FOR SAINT PATRICK's DAY AND SUPPORT CANCER RESEARCH!
      01/04/20 - Lets Fire Cancer
      Go to: https://bingfireparadeday2020.itemorder.com/sale  to order your shirts today. All proceeds from the sale go directly to established, promising cancer research programs. Thank you & ENJOY.
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