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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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      East Fremont Garage Fire
      12/03/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 6:05 p.m. on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 911 callers reported a garage on fire in the 6900 block of East Fremont Avenue in Centennial. When members from Tower 32 arrived, they encountered a fully engulfed garage with two vehicles inside. Members deployed a hose line and used their tank water to begin controlling the flames.
      Needlegrass Ct. Structure Fire
      12/03/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 5:41 p.m. on Monday, November 23, 2020, Local members responded to reports of an explosion at home on Needlegrass Court in Parker. 911 callers heard the explosion, saw broken glass in the street and damage to the garage door. Neighbors used a fire extinguisher to control a small fire in the garage and assisted one of the home’s occupants to safety.
      Information Session Today
      12/03/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good Morning,  TODAYS INFORMATION SESSION The Information Session will start at 8:30A,M. Due to the COVID restrictions this session will be presented via ZOOM.  Click Here to register Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 8:30A.M. Be Safe  Mike Pylar, Communications Director Denver Firefighters Local 858 (720)318-1245 CommunicationsIAFF858@gmail.
      Election Results
      12/02/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good evening,    I want to thank all of the candidates on behalf of the membership for stepping up and running for an Executive Board Position. We all know that running for a Union Executive Board position is a stressful and time-consuming process.  We counted for over 3 hours some 571 ballots tonights. I would like to thank the ballot counters for their assistance tonight.
      9th Annual Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society Toy Drive
      12/02/20 - IAFF 323
      In support of the Burnaby Christmas Bureau’s Angel Toy Drive and CKNW Kids Fund, this year will be a drive-thru drop off event only.
      Springfield firefighters rescue man stuck in mud at Watershops Pond
      12/02/20 - IAFF Local 648
      Springfield firefighters rescue man stuck in mud at Watershops Pond Updated Nov 29, 2020; Posted Nov 29, 2020 Springfield firefighters rescue a man trapped in the mud at Watershops Pond. (Springfield Fire Department photo) Facebook Share Twitter Share By Jeanette DeForge | jdeforge@repub.
      Springfield police, fire departments coping with COVID-19 absences
      12/02/20 - IAFF Local 648
      Springfield police, fire departments coping with COVID-19 absences Updated Nov 30, 12:32 PM; Posted Nov 30, 12:32 PM Springfield firefighters rescue a man trapped in the mud at Watershops Pond. (Springfield Fire Department photo) Facebook Share Twitter Share By Patrick Johnson | pjohnson@repub.
      LETTER OF COMMUNICATION
      12/01/20 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Brothers and Sisters, As you are all aware, Covid-19 has disrupted many aspects of our workplace and our daily lives, and made our customary methods of communication much more difficult.
      Coping With Grief During COVID-19 Pandemic
      11/30/20 - IAFF Local 42
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      11/30/20 - IAFF Local 42
      Monday Morning Headlines
      11/30/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
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      11/27/2020 11 Lawrence Street
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      KCFD LODD - Fire Captain Bobby Rocha
      11/24/20 - IAFF Local 42
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      It is with a heavy heart that I must again reach out to you with the news of a Line of Duty Death of a KCFD member.  Communications Specialist/Paramedic Scott Davidson passed away early this morning from complications of COVID-19. Scott was a dedicated member of the Communications Division of the Kansas City Fire Department.
      KCFD LODD - Fire Captain Bobby Rocha
      11/23/20 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
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      Powers Ave. Car vs Gas Meter
      11/22/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 4:49 a.m. on Sunday, November 22, 2020, Local members responded to a collision involving a vehicle into a home at 837 W. Powers Ave. in Littleton. First arriving Littleton Police Officers reported a natural gas leak, evacuated the occupants and checked for injuries. When members arrived, they stood by with a charged hose line in case anything ignited and confirmed that no one was hurt.
      Jamison Dr. Multi Family Structure Fire
      11/22/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 8:09 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2020, Local members responded to a fire alarm activation at Courtney Downs Apartments, located at 15859 E. Jamison Drive in Arapahoe County. While members were responding, 911 callers reported water flowing and smoke in the building. First arriving Engine 42 found smoke in and around the large 3-story building and pulled a hose line for fire attack.
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      President Update
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      Multi Family Structure Fire
      11/17/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 8:40 p.m. on Monday, November 16, 2020, Local members responded to an apartment fire at 1039 S. Parker Rd. in Arapahoe County. A vigilant neighbor heard smoke alarms sounding from a nearby apartment, saw smoke coming from the top of the door and dialed 911. First arriving members from Station 21 advanced a hose line through the complex and entered the burning apartment.
      Commercial Structure Fire
      11/17/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      On Thursday November 12, 2020 at 8 a.m., Local members responded to a commercial structure fire at the Aces Motorcycle store off of W. Bowles Ave. in Littleton. When Engine 11 arrived on scene, members found heavy smoke inside the building, but could not find any active fire.
      Ratification Vote Results
      11/17/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      All Members,  This is an official notification that the Collective Bargaining Committee's motion to Ratify the Memorandum of Understanding for the 2021 Contract year has passed.
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      ***TODAY*** Collective Bargaining Committee Presentation of the Memorandum of Understanding and Voting
      11/16/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good Afternoon The first of the two Ratification Meetings is TONIGHT - Monday, November 16, 2020 at 6 pm - The waiting room for credentialling will open by 5 pm  - Sign-in early so credentialling will go quicker. We will not start the meeting until everybody has entered the meeting. The meeting will be locked at 6:20 pm, and no one else will be allowed into the Waiting Room.
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      11/15/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      This Week: Vacation Pick Update, Ratification Meeting, Executive Board Voting, COVID Update, Steward Seminar
      **** REMINDER**** Collective Bargaining Committee Presentation of the Memorandum of Understanding
      11/13/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      The Collective Bargaining Committee would like to present the Memorandum of Understanding for the 2021 contract year.   The presentation will take place on Monday, November 16, 2020, at 6 pm and Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at 9:30 am.  This presentation will occur virtually via ZOOM, and you will be required to both register and log in to your ZOOM account.
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