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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.


      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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      UPDATE: Honor Walk and Return Home of Brother Rich Pula
      03/04/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      We have TWO needs for Brother Pula if you are available. 
      Philadelphia Local 22
      03/04/21 - PPFFA
      The PPFFA is proud to annouce that Philadelphia IAFF Local 22 has rejoined our association.  We are honored to represent the fine men and women of their organization, as we fight for the rights of our members in Harrisburg and around Pennsylvania.
      Union Meeting Today
      03/04/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Union Meeting Information Session via ZOOM   Thursdays, March 4, 2021, at 8:30 am - Click Here to get your ZOOM Link Union Meeting in-person attendance  As the numbers increase for occupancy in the Event Center, we are still not able to have full capacity.
      Visions Corp - Accepting Lawn Care Bids
      03/03/21 - IAFF Local 42
      The Visions Building Corporation is now accepting bids for Lawn care for the grounds surrounding IAFF Local 42's Union Hall, located at 6320 Manchester Ave., Kansas City, MO 64133. If you are interested in submitting a bid please contact Eric Rose, Secretary-Treasurer of IAFF Local 42 at 816.605.5083 or via E-mail: erose@iaff42.org.
      Monday Morning Headlines
      03/02/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good Morning This week,  Honor Watch for Brother Pula Women's History Month Union Meeting & Information Session 3/3 & 3/4 Collective Bargaining Survey HealthCare Update National Firefighter Ski Races
      2021 Scholarship Applications Posted
      03/01/21 - New London Fire Fighters
      2021 Dr. Wies and John O'Connor Scholarship applications have been posted to the Scholarship page found in the menu above.
      Women's History Month | March 2021
      03/01/21 - IAFF Local 21
      We are all products of our life experiences. Our gender, our religion, our race, our ethnic background, our sexual orientation, where we grew up, along with many other factors, contributes to who we are and what we value. We are often different in many ways from the individuals we work with, side by side, day after day. Our workplaces are characterized by this diversity.
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      03/01/21 - Suncoast Firefighters
      Honor Watch for Lieutenant Richard Pula
      03/01/21 - 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.
      KCFD Marker Event Dedication
      03/01/21 - IAFF Local 42
      Funeral Arrangements - President Emeritus Raymond D. Shea
      02/28/21 - UPFFA
      Friday Update 2-26-21
      02/27/21 - IAFF Local 1014
      Crews called to fire in Springfield on Saturday morning
      02/27/21 - IAFF Local 648
      Crews called to fire in Springfield on Saturday morning HAMPDEN COUNTY by: Sofía Hernández Carrillo Posted: Feb 27, 2021 / 11:34 AM EST / Updated: Feb 27, 2021 / 12:42 PM EST (Photo Credit: Springfield Fire Department) SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Crews were called to a fire on 539 Nassau Dr.
      Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Retired Captain Roger Beesley
      02/26/21 - IAFF Local 21
      Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Fire Captain Roger Beesley. Captain Beesley started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on December 1st, 1948.  He was promoted to Fire Captain on August 1st, 1958. Captain Beesley retired in the mid 1980's as Captain of Ladder 07 on the B Shift. Roger passed away at the age of 94.
      Rich Pula Update
      02/26/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Brothers and Sisters, Our Brother Rich Pula’s health has drastically declined. He spent the last 2 weeks in the hospital and has returned home as of yesterday, now in the care of hospice. Unfortunately, it is hard for him to eat, drink, or even talk. Close friends are with him and working around the clock to keep him comfortable.
      #VaccinateLivonia
      02/26/21 - IAFF Local 1164
            We are so grateful to our City of Livonia leadership and employees, our Livonia Fire & Rescue firefighters and paramedics and our Livonia Police Department and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers for their support and dedication! Our #VaccinateLivonia initiative would not be possible without them.
      Livonia operates city-run COVID-19 vaccination clinic
      02/26/21 - IAFF Local 1164
      LIVONIA, Mich (WXYZ) — It’s day three of vaccinations at the Livonia Civic Park Senior Center, and those with appointments are getting in line to get their shot. “Oh we’re excited," said Livonia resident Ilene Suchora. "We’re excited. We’ve been waiting for it.
      The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is hosting an online education series for IAFF members
      02/25/21 - UPFFA
      The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is hosting an online education series for IAFF members, other first responders, healthcare providers, clinicians and the community at large. Upcoming March webinars include: Grief and the Fire Service March 4, 2021 | 12:00 p.m.
      Female Firefighter Reproductive Cancer Coverage
      02/25/21 - PFFMaine
      On Wednesday, February 17th, 2012 first responders testified in support of a bill that would provide more protections under the workers' compensation system for fire fighters who contract reproductive cancers due to their employment. LD 213, sponsored by Rep.
      Courtyard by Marriott Structure Fire
      02/24/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      Shortly before 3 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24th,Local members were dispatched to a smoke investigation at the Courtyard by Marriott near I-25 and County Line Road. The response was upgraded to a working commercial structure fire when crews confirmed there was smoke and fire in the ceiling of the swimming pool room.
      Kalispell Ct. House Fire
      02/24/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 4:58 p.m. on Monday, February 22nd, Local members along with members from Local 1209 responded to a reported garage fire at 5781 S. Kalispell Court in Centennial. As units were responding, a large plume of black smoke was visible from miles away.
      Friday Update 2-19-21
      02/24/21 - IAFF Local 1014
      Local 311 Memorial
      02/24/21 - IAFF Local 311
      In 2020, Fire Fighters Local 311 convened a committee with the goal of planning and constructing a memorial to honor those we have lost in the line of duty over the course of our history.
      Community COVID Vaccine Volunteer Opportunity
      02/23/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Local 858 Members and F.I.R.E. Members, Denver Firefighters Local 858 and F.I.R.E. want to continue this great volunteer opportunity. City Council members have been pleased with our participation and would like us to continue to help get the COVID Vaccine out to the public.
      Two people taken to hospital after fire in Springfield
      02/22/21 - IAFF Local 648
      Two people taken to hospital after fire in Springfield NEWS by: Sofía Hernández Carrillo Posted: Feb 20, 2021 / 08:13 AM EST / Updated: Feb 20, 2021 / 08:16 AM EST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield Fire department was called to a fire at 106 Clarendon St 2 on Saturday morning.
      Chimney fire at Indian Orchard home
      02/22/21 - IAFF Local 648
      Chimney fire at Indian Orchard home HAMPDEN COUNTY by: Tony Fay Posted: Feb 22, 2021 / 05:38 AM EST / Updated: Feb 22, 2021 / 05:38 AM EST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield firefighters put out a chimney fire at a home in the city’s Indian Orchard neighborhood early Monday morning.
      7th District FIREOPS 101 2021
      02/22/21 - IAFF 7th District
      The annual 7th District FIREOPS 101 is shceduled and we are taking applications.  The date is May 20-21 and the event will be held at the new Boise Fire Department Training Center.  This event if for you to assist a policy maker from your jurisdiction to "walk a day in your boots".  The spots are limited to 42 so register early.
      Powhaton Road Brush Fire
      02/21/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 3:24 p.m. on Saturday, February 20th, Local 2086 and 1290 members responded to a grass fire along the west side of Powhaton Road just north of County Line Road. Gusty winds from the approaching cold front were pushing the fire south and west toward homes. Members began initial fire attack from the road while additional units were sent into the neighborhood for structure protection, if needed.
      Kit Carson Dr. Garage Fire
      02/19/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 1:33 a.m. on Monday, February 15, 2021, Local members responded to a report of smoke inside the home at 7780 S. Kit Carson Dr. in Centennial. The family safely evacuated without injuries. Members from first arriving Engine 15 reported smoke showing from the eaves and declared a working fire, prompting the dispatch of additional units.
      Dallas St. Structure Fire
      02/19/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 7:05 p.m. on Sunday, February 14, 2021, Members from Engine 31 were dispatched to a fire alarm activation at 5450 S. Dallas Street. Greenwood Village Police Officers were first to arrive on scene and they encountered heavy smoke inside the residence. The response was upgraded to a working structure fire and additional SMFR resources were dispatched.
      Newton St. Structure Fire
      02/19/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 2:25 p.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2021, Local members responded to several 911 calls reporting at house on fire at 5112 S. Newton Street in Littleton. First arriving Engine and Medic 11 found a large volume of smoke and fire visible from the front and rear of the home. Members advanced an attack hose line to control the flames and conducted a 360 degree walk around.
      Southridge Way Structure Fire
      02/19/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 2:17 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, 2021, Local members responded to several reports of a house fire at 6 Southridge Way in Littleton. First arriving Battalion 2 found a small single-story home with the attached garage fully engulfed. Members deployed an attack hose line and used it to prevent any additional fire damage to the living area.
      ChiefVanHeldenRetirement
      02/18/21 - Suncoast Firefighters
      Congrats Chief Van Helden on your retirement!!! Welcome Chief Fair.
      February 20, 2021 Union Meeting Zoom Link
      02/17/21 - IAFF Local F283
       Zoom Meeting  https://zoom.us/j/2846948868?pwd=WG41QU5ETWZKL2NTMlc3UHBQRWNpZz09  Zoom Link  Brothers and Sisters, In accordance with Motion 2021.001, the rules for conducting virtual meetings have changed. Local F- 283 has purchased a subscription and will continue to utilize the Zoom® platform (Motion 2021.
      Updates
      02/16/21 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Brothers and Sisters, A few updates and reminders: - Please vote in the Local 30 Election of Officers.  Contact Brother Brandon Hugh with any ballot issues.  The voting deadline is Monday, March 1st at 12:00pm. - Please submit any proposals for Bargaining to Secretary John Magee at JLMagee76@gmail.
      Our Deepest Sympathies
      02/16/21 - International Association of Firefighters
      Local F-147 regrets to announce the passing of James Tompey, father of Local F-147 member Joe Tompey. Mr. Tompey passed away on Monday, February 9th at Jersey Shore University Medical Center at the age of 75. Memorial visitation for Mr. Tompey will be on Friday, February 19th from 2-5 with a memorial service being held at 4:30 at the O'Brian Funeral Home, 2028 Highway 35 in Wall Township.
      Please Beware of COVID-19 Vaccine Fraud and Scams
      02/16/21 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
      Please Beware of COVID-19 Vaccine Fraud and Scams We have seen an increased rate of fraud and scams related to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Please be aware of fraud: If someone calls, texts, or emails you or a family member promising access to the vaccine for a fee, you should not share your personal or financial information.
      National Firefighter Ski Races
      02/16/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      National Fire Fighter Ski Races February 22-25, 2021 in Steamboat Springs National Firefighter Ski Races is raising money for burn injured firefighters. We’re selling chances to win a snowboard, a Colorado Firehose flag, a metal & wood American flag and a beautiful red fire helmet (pic doesn’t have the cool shield on it yet). Chances to win are $10 each or 3 for $25.
      VeniceEMS-Covid19
      02/15/21 - Suncoast Firefighters
      https://www.fox13news.com/news/homebound-residents-in-venice-receive-covid-19-vaccine.
      Monday Morning Headlines
      02/15/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good Monday Morning! " Lunch Time Edition"
      Customer, firefighters use CPR to rescue Livonia man, 57, at car wash
      02/13/21 - IAFF Local 1164
      Livonia police discovered another hero when they were dispatched to a Plymouth Road car wash earlier this month. According to a police report, officers were dispatched to the 33905 Plymouth Road car wash the afternoon of Jan. 9 because of a medical emergency in progress.
      Friday Update 2-12-21
      02/12/21 - IAFF Local 1014
      February 23, 2021: 2021 Virtual MDA Boot Camp
      02/12/21 - UPFFA
      Join us for this year’s 1st and 3rd District VIRTUAL MDA Boot Camp to prepare and plan for 2021  We would love for you to join us for this newly envisioned annual event to kick off the 2021 Fill The Boot Season.
      IAFF Center of Excellence Trainings
      02/11/21 - PFFNH
      The IAFF Center of Excellence has two educational seminars coming up. Learn more below: Fire Family Dynamics: Promoting Healthy Home Lives on 2/18 https://zoom.
      Cherry Creek High School Structure Fire
      02/09/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 2:35 p.m. on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, Local members responded to a fire at Cherry Creek High School. Security reported a fire alarm activation and found flames inside a bathroom in the East Building. When members arrived, they found students evacuated, positioned apparatus on 3 sides of the building, secured water supplies from hydrants and pulled attack hose lines to the doors.
      Cherry Creek State Park Interface Brush Fire
      02/08/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      On Sunday February 7, 2021 at around 4:10 p.m. Local members responded to a brush fire on the east side of the Cherry Creek State Park reservoir in Unincorporated Arapahoe County. When members arrived on scene, they found a brush fire with large flame lengths moving quickly as it was being fueled by high wind speeds and dry conditions.
      Norfolk St. Car vs House
      02/08/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 1:58 p.m. on Thursday February 2, 2021, Local members responded to a vehicle collision involving a structure at 8127 S. Norfolk Street in unincorporated Arapahoe County. When members arrived, they found a sedan embedded in the corner of the garage and a free-flowing natural gas leak from the damaged meter.
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