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60 Years - Fire Fighters and MDA 08/30/14 - IAFF Local 4416
Watch this video recognizing the 60 year partnership with the IAFF and MDA. This video highlights this honorable history.
49th MDA TELETHON KICKS OFF LABOR DAY WEEKEND ON WRTV 6 08/30/14 - IAFF Local 4416
One of America’s longest-standing and beloved fundraising and entertainment events – the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) nationally broadcast telethon – returns this Labor Day weekend, Sunday August 31 at 9:00 p.m. on WRTV 6.
Operation Warm 08/29/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Find out more about how the PFFNH and you can help local kids in need.
Labor Day Weekend - MDA Fill the Boot 08/29/14 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
The International Association of Fire Fighters and the Muscular Dystrophy Association has been partners for over 60 years. With your continued support we will continue to help raise dollars for Research and this weekend we will be in the streets doing our "Fill the Boot" Campaign and your generous donations are what make it all possible.
DFFA'S RESPONSE TO 8/27/2014 DETROIT NEWS EDITORIAL 08/29/14 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
August 28, 2014 - Editorial Response (Editorial Attached)
We’re the Executive Board of the Detroit Fire Fighters Association (DFFA).
This responds to the News’ August 27, 2014 Editorial on the Detroit Fire Department’s promotion system.
Saturday August 30th marks 5 years.... 08/29/14 - IAFF Local 1014
All members of 1014, and the fire service, should take time tomorrow to reflect on Ted and Arnie and what they sacrified on August 30, 2009.
Please keep our brothers and their familes in your thoughts and prayers.
Follow the links below for Ted and Arnie's information
80's Party Fundraiser for Captain Jorge Martinez 08/29/14 - IAFF Local 1403
As most of you know, Captain Jorge Martinez was involved in a very serious car accident. Local 1403 will be having a fundraiser to assist Jorge with his medical expenses.
Berlin L-1088 Luau Poker Run 08/29/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
To benefit Operation Warm
09/06 at Northern Forest Heritage Park
9am Registration - Last ATV 'out' @ 11am/Last ATV 'in' by 2pm
$15 per player
MDA Boot Drive 08/29/14 - Hampton Fire Fighters
Ou boot drive was held on Sunday August 18th on Hampton Beach and we raised a total of $3261.72 for MDA of New Hampshire.
Operation Warm 08/29/14 - Hampton Fire Fighters
We are excited about a new partnership with Operation Warm that will bring American made winter coats to the needy children of Hampton. We are actively fundraising to make this happen! We need the community support that Hampton residents are known for. Please visit our specific website and donate today! https://donate.operationwarm.
A Job well done by Local 1403 members! 08/29/14 - IAFF Local 1403
Organized labor, working together, shows how much the efforts paid off by unseating an incumbent commissioner. The final count that put Daniella Levine-Cava (Miami-Dade District 8) over the incumbent Lynda Bell was a 788- vote difference almost 52% to 48%.
2014 Yearbook and Hot Spots have arrived! 08/29/14 - Hampton Fire Fighters
Keep a sharp look out at your local Hampton business, our 2014 yearbook and our Hot Spots brochure have been printed and are currently being distributed.
Farewell Robert.....Thanks for a great ride! 08/28/14 - IAFF Local 168
On December 16th, 1991, Captain Robert Hair joined the IAFF Local 168 and Paducah Fire Department Family. August 29. 2014, he will receive his final alarm. At 1840, Captain Robert Hair will be retiring from the life he has known for almost 23 years, to pursue many more adventures in his life. I have the pleasure and honor to work with extraordinary man.
Battalion Chief Organizing - ERB Amicus Briefs Notice 08/28/14 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
ERB delivered official notice of written Amicus Briefs for the pending ERB Hearing on the organizing of Medford Fire Battalion Chiefs. Oregon State Fire Fighters Council (OSFFC) and Oregon Association Public Employer Labor Relations Association (ORPELRA) are currently submitted.
City not optimistic about reaching deal with fire union 08/28/14 - Paul Hufnagel
MIDDLETOWN — City Manager Doug Adkins didn’t sound optimistic that a tentative agreement between the city and the firefighters union that could save 15 positions would be signed before Saturday’s deadline.
BROTHER IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE 08/28/14 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Letter from Taunton L1391
August 22, 2014
Brothers and Sisters:
It is my painful duty to inform you of a tragedy that recently occurred in Local 1391.
Retirement- What it takes 08/28/14 - IAFF Local 3169
Here is something we don't think about but should, "retirement". I know what your thinking, Pye is old and he needs to think about retirement. The truth is that every one of you should be thinking about retirement. The earlier you get involved in paying into your retirement the more you will have saved up. How much is enough.
Firefighter Cancer Support Network White Paper 08/27/14 - IAFF Local 21
SPFD Firefighter Cancer Task Force has shared a paper drafted by the Firefighter Cancer Support Network. It is packed full of statistics and information related to the risks we face within our career field.
LFD Swearing In/Promotions 08/27/14 - Lexington Fire Fighters
LFD Promotions/Swearing in. At 1600 hours on August 27th, 2014 Lexington FD had a swearing in ceremony. Lieutenant Don Chisolm was promoted to the rank of Captain, Firefighter Guy Monaco was promoted to Lieutenant, and Firefighter Chris Abisla was sworn into the department.
Brother Matt Malcomson 08/27/14 - Canton Professional Firefighters Association
Brother Matt Malcomson became very ill over the weekend. He was admitted to Mercy Hospital for a few days. While there, they were unable to identify the illness. After a few days of iv antibiotics they moved him to the ICU. Yesterday he was transferred to the Cleveland Clinic. Today they diagnosed him with Citro Bacteria.
Vegan vs Carnivore Combat Challenge 08/27/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of McKinney, IAFF Local 2661
Come out and support the team as they compete in Arlington and see the rematch from last year’s Vegan vs Carnivore.
Line of Duty Death 08/27/14 - IAFF 876
It is with great sadness that Local 876 has experienced a Line of Duty Death. Mark Normington pass away after a courageous battle with Cancer on Sunday, August 10, 2014. He was 58 years old. Mark began his service with Spokane Valley Fire Department on June 16, 1986 and retired on June 16, 2012.
September Bi-Monthly Meeting 08/27/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Hosted by: Bristol L-4399
Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: The Masonic Temple Union Lodge #79 Bristol, NH 03222
E-Board Meeting 08/27/14 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
There will be a PFFA E Board meeting on September 10th beginning at 1:00 PM. Lunch will be provided and will begin around 12:00. It is important for each local to have a representative in attendance if possible. Members are also welcome to attend.
The meeting will be held at the Birmingham Fire Fighters Association Local Hall, 184 Oxmoor Court. We look forward to seeing you on the 10th.
Our Local Heroes may have dark days... 08/27/14 - IAFF Local 1563
Publish Date: 8/27/2014
“Our Local Heroes may have dark days...”
If only it was this obvious...
Millersville, MD - IAFF Local 1563 are the proud men and women that are sworn to serve and protect the citizens of our great county. Our 800+ members respond to and handle the Fire/EMS related emergencies that arise within our county.
First responders have a tough job.
Pittsburgh L0001 Labor Day Parade 08/27/14 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Pittsburgh Firefighters Local 1 would like to invite all firefighter locals to march with us in the city’s annual Labor Day parade.
FIRST RESPONDER NIGHT 08/27/14 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
The Boston Red Sox are holding a First Responder Night on Thursday September 25, 2014
Discounted tickets are available for First Responders, families, and friends
To reserve seats or for more information, please contact Kyle Raynor
(617) 226-6289 or email: kraynor@redsox.
Be Brave Enough to Wear Pink 08/26/14 - UPFFA
Be Brave Enough to Wear Pink
Across the United States and Canada, IAFF members will be wearing pink this October — just one of the many ways to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Fire fighters get involved for many reasons, and often it’s because they have been personally affected by the disease.
MDA "Fill the Boot" 2014 08/26/14 - Cunningham Fire Fighters
Your Local 3027 firefighters will be out collecting donations this weekend for Muscular Dystrophy. Please stop by and say hello if you see us. If you would like to donate to this great cause we would gladly accept your donation on behalf of MDA. Have a safe holiday weekend.
Passing of Sergeant Joseph Helmick Grandson of Retired FF Dick Schiferl 08/26/14 - Franklin Park Firefighters
Obituary for Mr. Joseph A. Helmick
Grandson of Retired FF Dick Schiferl, Cousin of FF/PM Tommy Thomson and Nephew of Lisle/Woodridge Lt Eddy Crews
Joseph A. Helmick
Loving husband of Cassandra.
Cherished son of Michael and Catherine Helmick.
Dear brother of Sara Godvik, Geno, Tina, Alice, George, Albert, Ruben, and Matthew.
Uncle of Alison, Mya, Amelia, and Vincent.
Dear son in law of Ken and Beth Whitman.
The Start 08/25/14 - IAFF Local 2866
The start of the poker run on Friday will be at Oak Plaza located at Garland (hwy 112) and North. We will be going north to Eureka Springs and back around to end at the Official Camp Ground of Bikes Blues and BBQ. On Saturday we will start from the Wedington Fire Dept. and will be going South to Altus and back to end at Arvest Ballpark.
Station Delegates 08/25/14 - Charleston Firefighters Association - Local 61
The upcoming monthly meeting in September will be held on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. During this meeting, we will be electing Station Representatives. If you would like to be the Station Representative or nominate someone please plan on attending this meeting.
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