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12/22/14 - New London Fire Fighters
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the memebrs of the NYPD and also to the familes of Officer Rafael Ramos and Officer Wenjian Liu.
Group 3 Christmas party
12/22/14 - New London Fire Fighters
Group 3's Christmas party was held this year again at the Birdseye Cafe on Jefferson Ave. The owner, Eric Anderson, was presented a leather helmet with his dads shield number. His dad Andy was a firefighter for the City of New London. Eric has been very supportive when it comes to donations and fund raising for Local 1522.
The 2014 Takeaways from State and Local Finance
12/22/14 - Paul Hufnagel
A look back at four of this year's trends in public finance.
The State of Public Employment in 2014
12/22/14 - Paul Hufnagel
A look back at how state and local government workers fared this year in terms of pensions, health care and jobs.
2014 Silverado Pick-Up WINNER
12/22/14 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
We are pleased to announce that John Swendrowski was the winner of the Jacked Up Giveaways 2014 Chevy Silverado Pick-Up Truck. Congrats to Mr. Swendrowski and THANKS to everyone who participated in this fundraising efforts.
Condolences to the Families and Members of the NYPD
12/22/14 - UPFFA
The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut sends our deepest condolences to the Families and Members of the NYPD who are mourning the loss of Police Officer Rafael L. Ramos & Police Officer Wenjian Liu Killed In The Line Of Duty on Saturday, December 20, 2014.
condolences to the Families and Members of the NYPD
12/22/14 - UPFFA
Holyoke Firefighters Graduate from MFA
12/22/14 - Holyoke Firefighters IAFF Local 1693
Holyoke Firefighters Local 1693 would like to congratulate our six newest members on their graduation from the Masachusetts Fire Academy. Today’s Firefighters Do Far More than Fight Fires Today’s firefighters do far more than fight fires.
Season's Greetings
12/22/14 - Boston Fire Fighters
Brothers & Sisters:  I would like to extend warm wishes to you and your family for a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.   2014 has been a difficult year for the Boston Fire Department. The loss of Lieutenant Eddie Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy was painful for all of us.
Clarification Letter Regarding the proposed Bylaws Changes
12/22/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Clarification Letter Regarding the proposed Bylaws Changes After the notice of bylaw changes was sent to the membership, we heard some feedback from some of you. We wanted to address the questions brought forward and share these questions with the rest of the membership.
2015 SFPFF Tentative Agenda
12/21/14 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
THURSDAY, MARCH 5 THRU SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2015 CONFERENCE HOST: SOUTH CAROLINA PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS ASSOCIATION Agenda- Thursday, March 5, 2015 1:30 p.m. SFPFF Executive Board Meeting 2:30 p.m. SFPFF Committee Meetings 3:00 -5:00 p.m. Conference Registration Convention Center 5:30 -7:00 p.m.
2015 SFPFF Convention
12/21/14 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
All Southern Federation of Firefighters State & Local Affiliate Officers:   In accordance with the Constitution and By-Laws of the Southern Federation of Professional Firefighters I am sending this correspondence in regard to your annual membership and the Annual SFPFF Conference.   “All Affiliated States and Locals and Associate Members shall pay one dollar ($1.
12/21/14 - Wilmington Fire Fighters Local 1370
Chief John Norman asking for our Help
12/20/14 - IAFF Local 794
Chief John Norman, who taught our training seminar in October emailed us today asking for all of our help. A member of his volunteer fire dept is currently on life support after falling through a floor into a cellar fire. His family is going through alot right at Christmas time and Chief Norman is asking for our help. His message is below.
Canton Township: Firefighter/Medic
12/20/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
We are requesting assistance in encouraging qualified applicants to apply for open positions with Canton Township.
Hynek Promotion 12/19/14
12/20/14 - New London Fire Fighters
A swearing in ceremony was held at Fire Headquarters to promote Firefighter Jeremy Hynek to the rank of Lieutenant. Lt. Hynek is a 14 year veteran of the New London Fire Department. Lt. Hynek is a graduate of the University of New Haven and has a Bachelors Degree in Fire Science and Administration. Lt.
Bangor Firefighters raise $9,084 for MDA in Black Friday Fill the Boot
12/20/14 - IAFF Local 772
BANGOR, Maine – More than nine members of the Bangor Fire Department Local 772 raised $9,084 during the annual Fill the Boot drive on Black Friday to benefit children and adults affected by muscle disease throughout the Bangor area. To date the Bangor Fire Department has raised  $29,322 for the MDA of Maine.
Posting For Ratification Vote On The Proposed C.B.A. 2014-2015
12/20/14 - IAFF Local 1891
A full copy of the proposed contract will be posted at each station as well as attached to this link. ATTENTION LOCAL 1891 MEMBERS POSTING FOR RATIFICATION VOTE ON THE PROPOSED C.B.
L2887 Elections have brought a new President
12/19/14 - IAFF local 2887
Brothers Local 2887 has a new President Dan Stoller.Dan has been elected from his prior E Board position as Vice President , Dan has come a long way moving up into the political side of the forum and has alot of work in the upcoming year to work on with his fellow brothers of 2887.
A fallen Brother...
12/19/14 - IAFF Local 1563
This fund has been set up to assist Kenny's wife as she tries to begin the process of putting her family back together. This will also serve as a foundation for the future educational needs of their two young children. Kenny obviously worked multiple jobs and now that family income is lost. Obviously, all proceeds go directly to Kenny's wife Georgia Ladd.
West Side Grab
12/19/14 - IAFF Local 317
UPDATE 12/18/14 @ 8:37 p.m. CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Four people lived in a home that was badly damaged by a fire Thursday night. It happened in the 1500 Block of 2nd Avenue about 6:30 p.m. Crews tell that the only person who was in the home when the fire broke out was an elderly woman who was bedridden. Her brother met crews outside.
Taylor firefighter credits colleagues with saving his life
12/19/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Lt. Brad Hoffman of the Taylor Fire Department says he knows that two of his colleagues think it was no big deal that they pulled him out of a hole in a floor while battling a fire at an apartment complex.
12/19/14 - IAFF 851
Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
12/19/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Hello All, A message from the Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation: The $5,000 winner for the payday raffle is Will Oliver, Truck 2 C-shift, congratulations to Will! Thanks for you continued support.  Don't forget to get your 2015 raffle tickets that are on sale right now.
Donald Murphy
12/19/14 - New London Fire Fighters
It is with deepest regret and sorrow to announce the death of Retired Battalion Chief Donald Murphy. BC Murphy (age 88) passed away this morning at L&M Hospital. In 1952, BC Murphy joined the New London Police Department as a Supernumerary and at the same time started out as a substitute Firefighter for the New London Fire Department.
"Pass the Boot" For DPD Officer John Adsit
12/19/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Brothers and Sisters, Denver Firefighters Local 858 is asking for your support and participation in the “Pass the Boot” campaign for Denver Police Officer John Adsit. Officer Adsit was critically injured on December 3, 2014 while providing protection during an organized protest. Officer Adsit is still in critical condition and has a long road to recovery ahead of him.
Local 34 Christmas Party
12/18/14 - IAFF 34
Great time and good food at our first Christmas Party at the new hall.  Big thank you to Cynthia Austin for all her hard work to make it happen.
Call to Action
12/18/14 - IAFF 34
Thank you to all the members that came out to the city board meeting.
SuperBowl Party 2015
12/18/14 - IAFF Local 1403
Super Bowl Raffle tickets are on sale. Please contact your Battalion Rep or the Union Hall (305)593-6100 to get you ticket. Tail-Gate party starts at 1:00 and drawing will be held at halftime. All proceeds benefit the Firefighter Charities.
2014 Canton Ex-Newsboys'
12/18/14 - Canton Professional Firefighters Association
Funeral Services for Retired Denver Fire Fighter Paul Spurgeon
12/18/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
  Brothers and Sisters, The funeral services for retired Denver Fire Fighter and Local 858 member Paul Spurgeon, will be held at 11am on Friday, Decemebr 19, 2014 at Cross of the Christ Lutheran Church, 12099 Lowell Blvd. Broomfield Co. Brother Spurgeon worked for the Denver Fire Department for 32 years and retired as the Division Chief of Operations.
District Judge rules in favor of Local 613
12/18/14 - IAFF local 613
A District Court judge has ruled in favor of the Bozeman firefighters' union on a preliminary motion in a lawsuit filed by the city over the union status of newly created battalion chief positions.
Massachusetts Firefighters to Warm the Hearts of Children with Hundreds of New Winter Coats
12/18/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
BOSTON, Mass. – This holiday season hundreds of less-fortunate children will be outfitted with brand-new winter coats thanks to the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts. The statewide union raised more than $23,000 and partnered with Operation Warm, a national, non-profit organization that has provided new coats to 1.5 million children in need. 700 children in Holyoke, Lynn and New Bedford will receive brand new USA-made coats and be able to select their favorite color, and write their name on the interior tag of the new coat, which reads, “Made Just for You.”
12/17/14 - International Association of Firefighters Local 3453
Ethel Cook's Funeral Arrangements
12/17/14 - IAFF Local 312
4th Annual Retiree's Gala
12/17/14 - IAFF Local 3666
Contract Proposal
12/17/14 - IAFF Local 1296
2014 Toys For Tots
12/17/14 - Saint Paul Fire Foundation
Toys For Tots
12/17/14 - IAFF Local 902
Collecting “Toys-For-Tots” in Malden The Malden Fire Department working in conjunction with the U.S. Marine Corps is currently collecting new, unwrapped toys to benefit Toys-For-Tots.
Akron may promote firefighters for first time using new process
12/17/14 - Paul Hufnagel
Akron may soon promote firefighters for the first time based on seniority and training, rather than a test.
Danville council OKs budget that cuts firefighters
12/17/14 - Paul Hufnagel
There will be fewer firefighters battling fires in Danville next year as aldermen approved a new spending plan Tuesday night that reduces their ranks to 42 through either attrition, layoffs or both.
Even with Stock Market's Rise, Many Pensions Haven't Recovered from Recession
12/17/14 - Paul Hufnagel
Almost 40 percent of pension plans examined, even those that have been well-funded, have yet to reach their pre-recession peaks.
By Law Change
12/17/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
The attached bylaw changes were unanimously approved at E-board to be presented to the membership at the Union Meetings on Wednesday, January 7th at 7:00pm and Thursday, January 8th at 8:30am.
Farmington Hills firefighters donate jackets
12/17/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
This winter 50-some students at Lanigan Elementary School will be warmer thanks to the efforts of Farmington Hills firefighters.
2015 World Police & Fire Games
12/17/14 - IAFF 14th District
Good Afternoon: It is with great excitement and anticipation to be contacting you regarding the 2015 World Police & Fire Games; being hosted in Fairfax County, Virginia next summer between June 26, and July 5, 2015.  It is one of the largest multi-sport, multi-venue events in the world; it is larger than the Summer Olympics.
12/17/14 - Lets Fire Cancer
A Christmas Past...
12/17/14 - Wilmington Fire Fighters Local 1370
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