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    Addison Rescues Victim
    11/21/14 - IAFF Local 4727
    Congratulations to Lt. Erik Kramer and FF/Paramedic Jay Arnier for their heroic rescue of a victim from a fire on Monday morning. Your diligent and agressive efforts saved the persons life.
    Chad Edlin Retirement Party
    11/21/14 - IAFF Local 42
    Retirement Party for Chad Edlin. Friday, December 5th @ Johnny's Back Yard @ 6pm
    Bozeman Fire Fighters respond on late night basement fire
    11/21/14 - IAFF local 613
    No injuries reported in Bozeman house fire City of Bozeman Full Story by KECI Staff HERE Text BOZEMAN, Mont. - Overnight, firefighters responded to a house fire on the west end of.
    Saginaw hosts its 8th annual Guns and Hoses Classic to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association
    11/21/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
    Firefighters takes on police officers in the 8th annual Guns and Hoses Classic fundraiser game to support Muscular Dystrophy Association.
    Fundraiser for President Emeritus Wright
    11/21/14 - IAFF Local 42
    2015 Unite & Fight
    11/21/14 - IAFF Local 21
    Hello Police, Fire and EMS! We are gearing up for our third annual Unite and Fight event, and we need your help! We need men and women; all ages, skill levels, and weights to represent the areas police, fire and EMS departments in a charity boxing event.
    Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
    11/21/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Hello All, A message from the Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation: The $1,000 winner for the payday raffle is Luke Barron, Tower 22 C-shift, congratulations to Luke! Raffle tickets are on sale right now.  Contact any Burn Foundation board member to get your ticket for a chance to win the 2015 payday raffle drawings. The next payday raffle winner will be drawn Friday, December 5th.
    Unions Rethink Strategy After Election Losses
    11/21/14 - Paul Hufnagel
    Most of the candidates public-sector unions spent time and money supporting this fall were defeated, prompting leaders to question the effectiveness of endorsing any candidates at all.
    Brook Park fire union opposes idea of privatizing city's ambulance service
    11/21/14 - Paul Hufnagel
    BROOK PARK, Ohio -- Nearly 200 people rallied outside a city council meeting on Tuesday to oppose a possible privatization of the Brook Park ambulance service.
    Akron not in contempt when negotiating fire department promotions, court monitor says
    11/21/14 - Paul Hufnagel
    AKRON, Ohio -- The City of Akron did not violate a court order when it negotiated a new seniority and education-based promotional agreement with firefighters.
    The city of Bozeman has filed another appeal against its firefighters' union, Local 613 of the IAFF
    11/20/14 - IAFF local 613
    We want our followers to be informed of all current events happening with the Bozeman Firefighters. In that belief we would like to share following article from the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. We also ask that if you have any questions to please contact us at bozemanfirefighters613@gmail.com and we will do our best to address your concerns.
    Flirty Dance Fitness Toy Drive
    11/20/14 - Toy Program
    Vacation Bank Proposal & Survey
    11/20/14 - Fort Wayne Professional Firefighters
    Please Click on image to view the proposal. Once you have finished you can follow the link below to complete the survey. You may also navigate to the survey using the menu.
    Bob Bartley
    11/20/14 - IAFF Local 51
    Capt.,Please pass this on; This week marks an exciting journey for me, as I have begun my new position.  I remember coming here full of ideas, things to do to make a difference I'll always remember the things we achieved together especially with the attempts to assist and be a buffer to help your request for each of the station needs.
    Getting Real about Pension Investments
    11/20/14 - Paul Hufnagel
    It's certainly tempting for officials in charge of state pension systems to hike up assumed rates of return. Better investment returns translate into smaller appropriations to fund pensions and can facilitate generous cost-of-living adjustments for retirees.
    Suburban officials speak against fire department staffing bill
    11/20/14 - Paul Hufnagel
    Nearly two dozen suburban leaders on Tuesday ramped up their opposition to a proposal in Springfield that would subject fire department staffing levels to collective bargaining and binding outside arbitration.
    Cash-strapped Brook Park looks to LifeCare as potential rescue provider
    11/20/14 - Paul Hufnagel
    ELYRIA — LifeCare Ambulance Inc. is being considered as a provider of emergency medical services in Brook Park as city officials mull ways to cut costs, but the idea to privatize the city service has fire union members up in arms.
    Firefighters, paramedics protest possible plan to hire private ambulance company
    11/20/14 - Paul Hufnagel
    BROOK PARK, Ohio- Firefighters and paramedics from across the area joined fellow firefighters in Brook Park for a demonstration before Tuesday night’s city council meeting.
    Meals On Wheels
    11/19/14 - IAFF Local 21
    MEALS-ON-WHEELS - Volunteers are requested to help give driving directions for Meals-On-Wheels Thursday, November 27 from 7:30-9:00 a.m.) at Cretin Dehram Hall High School. (C shift getting off duty and “A” shifting working.) Volunteers assist those drivers who request help with directions for delivering meals to St. Paul neighborhoods primarily.
    Regular Meeting November 2014
    11/19/14 - Shelby Twp. IAFF Local 1338
    Regular Meeting November 2014
    11/19/14 - Shelby Twp. IAFF Local 1338
    Phone Directory
    11/19/14 - IAFF Local 21
    All Personnel - Local 21 will be publishing an updated L21 telephone directory by the first of the year.  In order to have your telephone number listed, we will need an authorization from you granting permission to be included in the directory.  Please fill out Form 48A which is located in the FD forms file and forward on to Josette Bradley and Paul Barrett.
    USAR, 1014 Family Day and Cell Towers update
    11/19/14 - IAFF Local 1014
    A few things to update you on: 1014 CPAT Test Day As you have been following the impact of the LA Times article on testing, recruitment and Members with same last names on the job. Local 1014 has been included on a task force of Labor, Management and County Officials to accomplish a few things related to recruitment, testing and integrity of all systems.
    Coquitlam Firefighters donate 10 pints of blood in less than a month!
    11/19/14 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
    By the end of September, Canada’s blood inventory had reached a critically low level. We asked all our PFL partners across the country to help and they responded by bringing in 21,033 units in October, that’s amazing! So far Coquitlam Firefighters- IAFF Local 1782 - has collected 10 units towards your annual pledge of 50*.
    First Responder Night at the Palace!
    11/19/14 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
    Moshi Toy Drive
    11/19/14 - Toy Program
    Join the Burnaby Firefighters at the 2014 Christmas Angel Breakfast & Toy Drive
    11/19/14 - IAFF 323
    November, 2014 - Join the Burnaby Firefighters at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown Hotel on Tuesday morning, November 25th, to help support the Burnaby Christmas Bureau. Bring a toy or cash for a pancake breakfast in the ballroom or get a continental breakfast-to-go.
    BCPFFA endorses Sister Amber Hockin & Brother Aaron Ekman for BC Fed Leadership
    11/19/14 - IAFF 323
    November, 2014 - The BC Professional Firefighters has endorsed Sister Amber Hockin and Brother Aaron Ekman to lead the BC Federation of Labour. The biannual convention takes place in Vancouver November 24th through to the 28th.
    We would like to wish you a Safe & Happy Thanksgivng
    11/19/14 - IAFF Local 772
    Pittsfield, Ypsilanti townships approve fire aid agreement designed to reduce response times (11/18/2014)
    11/19/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
    Pittsfield and Ypsilanti Townships will automatically dispatch engines and firefighters across their shared border when a structure fire alarm sounds.
    Akron firefighters vote to promote officers based on seniority, education
    11/19/14 - Paul Hufnagel
    AKRON, Ohio -- The Akron Firefighters Association voted Thursday in favor of an agreement with the City of Akron that would allow for the promotion of firefighters based on their seniority and education level.
    Tree Lighting @ Southlands
    11/18/14 - Aurora Fire Fighters
    HOLIDAY HOMETOWN PARADE & TREE LIGHTING SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND @ 1800 SPECIAL GUEST, SANTA CLAUS WILL BE RIDING IN ON BIG JOHN Please note: Main Street will be closed from E. State Ave., north through Town Square.  There will be no parking on Main Street.
    Coats for Kids 2014
    11/18/14 - IAFF Local 2819
    Tuesday, November 18, 2014: The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut visited the The Tommy Fund for Childhood Cancer | Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven
    11/18/14 - UPFFA
    Tuesday, November 18, 2014: The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut visited the The Tommy Fund for Childhood Cancer | Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, attending on behalf of the UPFFA; Peter S. Carozza, President, Louis P. DeMici, Secretary, Chris Tracy, District Vice President, and James Kottage, District Vice President.
    Pink Firefighter Wife T-Shirts
    11/18/14 - Bossier City Firefighters Association
    For those that were unable to make it to the Fireman of the Year banquet on November 14th a new t-shirt design was revealed to honor Mrs. Dayna Hesson and all the other firefighter wives of Local 1051. A limited number of shirts were ordered and are currently for sale for $15.00. Anyone wishing to purchase a T-shirt please contact Jason Sanchez at 455-1906.
    Firefighter Appreciation Night
    11/18/14 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
    Somerville Firefighter's Christmas Party
    11/18/14 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
    The Somerville Firefighter's Christmas party will be held on December 5th at the Dante Club at 7pm. To purchase tickets see station stewards or Steve Layton. Last day to purchase tickets is November 25th.
    Somerville Firefighter's Christmas Party
    11/18/14 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
    The Somerville Firefighter's Christmas party will be held on December 5th at the Dante Club at 7pm. To purchase tickets see station stewards or Steve Layton. Last day for tickets is November 25th.
    Hi Dive Bar
    11/18/14 - Toy Program
    11/18/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of McKinney, IAFF Local 2661
    McKinney Professional Firefighter Association 10 Gun Raffle $20/ Ticket- Maximum of 1200 tickets will be sold. Benefiting the Lone Survivor Foundation & the McKinney Firefighters Association Rules & raffle details can be found at: www.iaff2661.
    Firefighters Stress Safe Cooking This Thanksgiving
    11/18/14 - IAFF Local 3990
    For Immediate Release: November 18, 2014 Media Contact: Lt.Brian Gamble Fire Fighters Stress Cooking Safety on Thanksgiving Day Thanksgiving is leading day for home cooking fires Tavares, Florida - According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), cooking is the leading cause of home fires on Thanksgiving Day. A cooking fire is three times more likely on Thanksgiving than on any other day of the year. “Most fires on Thanksgiving occur between noon and 4:00 p.m. – the peak cooking
    Operation Warm
    11/17/14 - IAFF 34
    Little Rock Firefighters, Please take the time and go test drive a new Ford truck for a great cause. All members, their families, and friends can take a test drive and earn $15 dollars for Operation Warm (coat for kids program, new American made coats). Just tell the sales person you are there to support IAFF Local 34 Operation Warm. More info.
    Support the Burn Center
    11/17/14 - Local 2580
    With your help, the 2014 CHFFA Guns & Hoses Tournament raised $2,500 for the NC Jaycees' Burn Center. Those funds were earmarked for the 2015 Adult Burn Survivor Reunion. However, an unmet need has since been identified. Many Burn Center patients & families will remain hospitalized during Thanksgiving & Christmas.
    Annual MDA Drive
    11/17/14 - IAFF Local 739
    Annual MDA Drive November 25th and 26th we will once again be "holding the boot" for MDA. A lot of volunteers are necessary for this to happen each year, and MDA relies on each of you to volunteer a few hours for this great cause. The shifts run 10am-1pm, 1pm to 4pm and 4pm to 7pm on both days. Please call me and I will schedule you for this event.
    Alarm Office Agreement
    11/17/14 - Buffalo Professional Firefighters Assoc.
    Please see the attached bulletin # 21 for more in-depth information on the Alarm Office Agreement.
    Real Chicago Fire Heroes Quietly End Made-For-TV Careers
    11/17/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
    CHICAGO — On Sept. 4, 1979, three young men joined the Chicago Fire Department ranks without having any idea that each of them in their own way would leave indelible marks on the job they loved. After graduating from the fire academy, Jose Santiago, Dan Fabrizio and Steve Chikerotis were reunited on the “flying” Rescue Squad 2 — then the busiest firefighting team in the department, charged with making some of the scariest rescues their city could muster. This month, two of them — Fabrizio and Chikerotis — retired from active duty after 35 years.
    Location Change for December Union Meetings and Polls Closing
    11/17/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Location Change for December Union Meetings and Polls Closing Per the Local 858 policy book “The regular order of business will be suspended and the Local will provide refreshments at the December union meetings.” The location for the December Union Meetings will take place at: Delaney's @ the Celtic Tavern (1801 Blake St) on Wed.
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