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MFFA Foundation Donates $25,000 to Firefighters Burn Center 10/30/14 - IAFF Local 1784
Memphis Fire Fighters continued its commitment to the community today by donating $25,000 to the Firefighters Burn Center at Regional One Health.
The MFFA Foundation holds a golf tournament annually and 100% of the proceeds are given to the Burn Center.
Have A Safe & Fun Halloween! 10/30/14 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
The Firefighters of Local 1431 want to encourage you to have a safe and fun Halloween. Remember to keep little ones safe this #Halloween by making sure they can see out of their costume masks! You can also avoid a real scare this #Halloween by making sure to keep flames away from decorations and costumes. So use battery-operated lights wherever possible!
Mayor Menino's Passing 10/30/14 - Boston Fire Fighters
On behalf of Boston Firefighters Local 718, I would like to acknowledge the passing of Mayor Thomas M. Menino and extend my condolences to the Menino Family.
Mayor Menino will forever be a part of Boston's political landscape. His leadership shaped our great city and Bostonians everywhere are grateful for that.
Salvation Army Bell Ringing Season Begining 10/30/14 - IAFF Local 21
Bell ringers are needed for the Salvation Army's Kettle Kickoff on Friday, November 8, 2014, (B shift working).
Location: Midway Cub Foods from 1000 to 1700 hrs in 2 hr shifts in turnouts.
Please contact Bob Kippels, 651/274-6653, with preferred time. Thanks for your help.
OK Fire Pipes & Drums 10/30/14 - IAFF local 1882
Lawton firefighters are third of state bagpipes-and-drums honor band
Sun, 10/05/2014 - 4:24am Malinda Rust. Lawton Constitution
Lawton Fire Department Capt. Mark Schucker steps out into the sunlight of the basketball court at Fire Station No. 2. Instead of an orange ball, he's grasping a set of bagpipes under his arm.
Firefighter Drew Young and Lt.
2014 Elections 10/29/14 - IAFF Local 3357
~~ AUGUSTA PROFESSIONAL
LOCAL 3357 WILL BE HOLDING ELECTIONS IN NOVEMBER FOR THE POSITIONS LISTED BELOW. THE CURRENT EXECUTIVE BOARD ENCOURAGES THOSE INTERESTED TO EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST.
Funeral Services for Alva Jackson 10/29/14 - Oregon State Fire Fighters Council
Alva Jackson, wife of Emeritus Member Frank Jackson has passed away. Her memorial services are as follows:
The funeral for Alva Lu Jackson has been scheduled.
It's time to give and time to give THANKS! 10/28/14 - IAFF Local 1563
Every year your Anne Arundel County Professional Firefighters team up with The Anne Arundel County Professional Fire Chiefs Association to feed needy families within our county. This year we are looking to set giving records. Please consider putting together a basket, buying some items for a basket or just donating cash for us to do the shopping.
The 2014 Fire/EMS Millage Proposal 10/28/14 - IAFF Local 3472
Novemeber 4th is only a few days away. Please make your voice heard and Vote YES on the Rochester Hills Fire/Rescue Protection. The City of Rochester Hills has a video available to show why this millage is needed and what a YES vote will do for you.
Registration for Sparky's Toy Drive - November 13th & 14th 10/28/14 - Windsor Professional Firefighters Association
Registration for the 2014 Sparky's Toy Drive will be on November 13th & 14th from 9:00AM - 7:00PM at St. Andrews Church on the corner of Park Street West and Victoria Avenue in Downtown Windsor. Please bring valid ID for yourself and children. For additional Information contact John McRae at 519-818-0678 or email email@example.com.
Daylight Savings Time Ends 10/28/14 - IAFF Local 3472
Daylight Savings Time Ends Sunday, November 2. Along with falling back one hour, don't forget to change the battery in your Smoke Detector and Carbon Monoxide Detector. This simple task can make the difference in saving your life.
Firefighters Coats for Kids 10/28/14 - Pittsburgh Fire Fighters IAFF Local No.1
Pittsburgh Fire Fighters IAFF Local No.1 Firefighters Coats for Kids, Pittsburgh Fire Fighters to Provide Brand New Winter Coats to Children in Need Pushing Back Against the Cycle of Poverty and Serving the Children in our CommunityThe Pittsburgh Fire Fighters Local No.1, are hosting the 3rd annual Firefighters Coats for Kids Program, helping local children in need.
ELECTIONS HAVE CONSQUENCES 10/28/14 - Oregon State Fire Fighters Council
City Approves Park Rename 10/28/14 - IAFF Local 51
Today the City of El Paso passed a resolution to rename the Tierra Del Este#30 Park after our beloved Kip Hall. Many people were involved with this endeavor. Check the city website for more details. Below are some resources to access the information.
President's Message 10/28/14 10/28/14 - IAFF Local 2180
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
It’s been approximately two months into our new administration and a lot has changed. Some good and some bad, but we need to continue to work together in an effort to solve all of our issues.
1014 November 2014 election recommendations 10/28/14 - IAFF Local 1014
Its that time AGAIN....
Below you will find the endorsement recommendations from 1014, CPF and the IAFF.
At 1014 we take elections very serious with our local elected officials. When there is an election in any of our cities we contact all those that are running for office and invite them for an interview. Some choose not to attend.
Save the Date for Christmas Party 10/27/14 - IAFF Local 271
Firefighters and Retirees please mark your calendars and plan on attending the 2014 Christmas Party. Bring as may guests as you like, the more the merrier.
Date: Friday December 12th, 2014.
Times: 6:15 PM to Midnight
Location: The Doubletree in Missoula
Entertainment: There will be a live Band (the Tomcats) playing from 9:15 to 11:45.
Invites will go out in two weeks.
Coats for Kids 2014 10/27/14 - IAFF Local 2819
We're looking for your participation to assist a truly great cause. Operation Warm's Coats for Kids drive is commencing this November 12th at 12:00pm. The Kitsap Fire Fighters Benevolent Fund will be spearheading the logistics but the basics are listed below.
Meet at Bremerton Station 2 at 11:15
Departing 2's at 11:40 and headed to West Hills STEM Academy at 520 National Ave.
Highrise Ops Class in Norfolk 10/27/14 - IAFF Local 794
Our brothers from Norfolk FD, Local 68 are sponsoring a Highrise Firefighting Operations Course by Dave McGrail in March. The class is only $40 until 12/31 and $50 after the new year. Dave McGrail is an asst chief with the Denver FD and considered one of the nations leading experts on fires in highrises, mid-rises, and standpipe equipped buildings.
Firefighter Safety and the Codes: A Necessary Partnership 10/27/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
OCT. 27, 2014: Please see the attached flyer for this upcoming (Nov. 19, 2014) training workshop titled: Firefighter Safety and the Codes: A Necessary Partnership. While this program is being sponsored by the MFIS, we are promoting it to our members as well. The focus is not only for Inspectors but for all fire service personnel to learn how the codes impact their work environment.
LA Times Article response 10/27/14 - IAFF Local 1014
FIREFIGHTER FAMILY MEMBERS WORK THEIR TAILS OFF TO EARN JOBS IN OUR PROUD PROFESSION WHERE THEY SERVE THE PUBLIC AND SAVE LIVES AND MIGHT EVEN BE CALLED UPON TO GIVE THEIR OWN LIVES FOR OTHERS…
That is what our investigation revealed.
LACERA Durable Power of Attorney 10/27/14 - IAFF Local 1014
For your spouses and family, please take some time to complete and mail to LACERA the RETIREMENT SPECIFIC durable power of attorney.
While some durable power of attorney forms in the past have been accepted, some have not. You must sign and have notarized specifically that you want your designee (attorney-in-fact) to handle your retirement affairs.
Blood Drive 10/26/14 - IAFF Local 274
Blood supplies can become critically low during the holiday season. This blood drive is aimed at ensuring that does not happen this year. Please join Local 274 in rolling up our sleeves to support our community. Friends and family members are also welcome to join in.
2014 PPFFA PA Election Endorsements 10/26/14 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
The 2014 PPFFA Election endorsements have been posted in the Election Endorsement section. They are also attached for reproduction.
CFCS's Pink Pancake Breakfast raises $1909.78 in it's inaugural fundraiser! 10/26/14 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
A huge thank you to everyone who came out and supported the Pink Pancake Breakfast on Saturday Oct. 25th, 2014, put on by our Coquitlam Firefighter's Charitable Society!
Despite the miserable weather, we still served 260+ guests and raised $1909.78.
ACBC LCR Tournament 10/26/14 - Northern Ohio Fire Fighters
Aluminum Cans for Burned Children
5th Annual LCR Event (Left, Center, Right) Tournament
November 8, 2014
Church of the Assumption Family Center
9183 Broadview Rd.
Broadview Heights, Ohio 44147
Doors open at 6:00 PM
Ticket donation is $25.00 which includes dinner and entrance to the LCR game. All proceeds benefit ACBC Burn Camp. Your donation is tax deductible.
Safety Is No Trick This Halloween 10/26/14 - IAFF Local 3990
For Immediate Release:
October 27, 2014
Fire Fighters Give Lifesaving Tips for Halloween
Lake County, Florida – By making small adjustments to costume and decoration choices on Halloween, danger and risk to public safety is easily decreased.
“It is important for people to take basic precautions to make sure they have nothing other than a fun-filled Halloween,” says Lt. Brian Gamble, Vice President of The Professional Firefighters of Lake County.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, the United States sees an overall increase in fires on Halloween caused by open flames, and the arson fire rate is 10 percent higher than on any other day with 15,500 fires and $92 million in property loss per year.
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