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2018 Big Buck Winners
01/21/19 - IAFF Local 21
2018 Big Buck Contest winners (gun) this year is Tony Farina. Tony harvested a 9 point buck with a Boone and Crockett score of 129 2018 Big Buck Contest winner (archery) is Brad Richgels with his Wisconsin buck harvest.    Youth Hunters this year are Tanner and Cooper Hoel each harvesting a doe.
LIVE Stream Training from the IAFF Tuesday
01/21/19 - IAFF Local 4416
Live view training opportunities on Tuesday dealing with Fire Ground Tactics and Suicide Prevention in the Fire Service. Watch Live: youtube.com/IAFFTV/live facebook.com/IAFFonline www.iaff.
Online Book Drive
01/21/19 - Toy Program
SF Firefighters is running an online drive raising goods for SF Firefighters Toy Program. You can help reach the goal of 300 items by shopping online to support the drive. Simply click Shop Now.
2019 SFPFF Conference
01/21/19 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
January 11, 2019 All Southern Federation of Fire Fighters 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.
2019 Calendar is Full of Opportunity
01/20/19 - IAFF 7th District
The 2019 Calendar to the right of this page is full of opportunites for our membership in the Magnificent 7th District.  There is something for everyone.  If you as a IAFF member want to get involved, to give back to your Union.....YOU ARE INVITED!  Browse the calendar and see if there is something happening that is of interest to you.
Firefighters rescue man trapped between semi tires in Plymouth Twp.
01/20/19 - IAFF Local 1164
Livonia firefighter Adam Pryor works to free the mechanic trapped between two semi tires in Plymouth on Jan. 17, 2019. The Livonia Fire Department assisted the Plymouth Twp. Fire Department in the rescue. (Photo: Capt.
11th Annual Charity Bass Tournament
01/20/19 - IAFF Local 4544
The information for this years 11th Annual Team Bass Tournament has been updated in the "11th Annual Team Bass Tournament" tab. Be sure to check this information out. We look forward to another successful Bass Tournament!
2-Alarm East St Fire
01/20/19 - IAFF local 2464
On January 9th Walpole Firefighters battled a 2-Alarm Fire on East St.
Burn Foundation Maine Trip
01/19/19 - New London Fire Fighters
The NLFD is proud to help support families from the Burn Foundation at the Winter Burn Camp in Camden Maine this week. The camp is from January 17-21st and is held for Fire and Ice burn survivors.   Ski Day on top of the mountain with US National Ski Hall of Famer Glen Plake (Blue Jacket). Race Day.
Local 478 Website Update & New Content
01/18/19 - Waco Firefighters
   Thanks for dropping by the website, we have some great news. We are currently in the process of updating and adding new content throughout the website, so please check back frequently and see for yourself. If any members have ideas for new features or content they would like to see, please email me and let me know.
2019 Local 21 Ice Fishing Tournament
01/18/19 - IAFF Local 21
Retiree Luncheon
01/17/19 - IAFF local 1289
Join us Friday April 5th at the Stanislaus Veterans Hall at 3500 Coffee Road for the retiree’s luncheon, beginning at 11am.
Checking for Charity 2019
01/17/19 - IAFF Local 1476
Checking for Charity planning for 2019 is in full swing. The event is March 23, 2019 at the Troubh Ice Arena in Portland starting at 4:30 pm. For more information check out the Checking for Charity Facebook page. https://www.facebook.
Dunning Circle Car vs Houses
01/16/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday January 16th, Local members responded to a reported explosion on Dunning Circle in Highlands Ranch. As crews were responding additional 911 callers reported a vehicle left the roadway and struck a house. When members arrived, they found 2 homes with significant structural damage and the driver of the vehicle with serious injuries.
Check Presentation to Ava Roy Fund
01/16/19 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
You may recall our post from a couple weeks ago regarding “Last Alarm IPA” on draft at BAR in New Haven.
Firefighters quickly douse garage fire in Pollock
01/15/19 - IAFF Local 3556
Fire crews work to knock down flames as they consume a Pollock Pines resident's garage.
Man seriously hurt in wreck
01/15/19 - IAFF Local 3556
Emergency responders extricate a Placerville man after his vehicle rolled over on Highway 50 Sunday. Photo courtesy of El Dorado County Fire Protection District
City Chapter Vice President Vacancy
01/15/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for the position of City Chapter Vice President for the next 14 calendar days. The Executive Board will appoint the City Chapter Vice President to serve until the next General Election in December 2019 in accordance with the Constitution & Bylaws, Article VI, Section 5.
Update General President vacancy
01/15/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
January 15, 2019 Brothers & Sisters, As Interim president, I wanted to provide you with an update regarding the appointment process for the vacant General President Position. Your Eboard received one valid letter of interest for this position.
IAFF PEER SUPPORT TRAINING, Feb, 26-27, 2019
01/15/19 - IAFF 1826
To all Local 1826 Members, Please see attachment containing information on an IAFF PEER SUPPORT TRAINING, Feb. 26-27, 2019 9am-5pm at 1885 Veterans Park Drive, Naples, Fl. 34109. "12 seats have been reserved for Local 1826 Members", First come, First served, please respond in a timely manner, this class will fill fast.
Our 2019 message to members
01/13/19 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
We want everyone in the department, especially our members, to know that everyone at the Newport News Firefighter’s Association, Local 794, still supports you day in and day out. While you might not have heard from us for a short while, it does not mean we have forgotten you, the department, or given up our fight to provide you a better department, admin, and working environment.
IAFF Response to Trump Tweet Threatening to Cut Federal Funds for Wildfire Response
01/11/19 - UPFFA
IAFF Response to Trump Tweet Threatening to Cut Federal Funds for Wildfire Response As Californians struggle to recover from a series of devastating wildfires, the president of the United States has launched another impulsive, reckless and uninformed tweet threatening to halt federal funding dedicated to helping fire fighters keep their communities safe.
2019 Legislative reception
01/11/19 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
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.
Election
01/11/19 - IAFF Local 51
Dear Members, We have a special election for State Rep. 79. L51 Executive Board has endorsed Dr. Michiel Noe for State Rep 79. Early voting begins Monday, Jan 14th and ends Jan 25th Election Day Jan 29th Remember to get out and vote.
Friday Update 1-11-19
01/11/19 - IAFF Local 1014
Brothers & Sisters, This Tuesday, at our Union Meeting, your newly elected Local 1014 Executive Board was sworn in by former Local 1014 President and International Association of Fire Fighters General President Emeritus Alfred K. Whitehead.
Norwich Welcomes a New Fire Chief
01/11/19 - IAFF Local 892
Norwich Firefighters Local 892 is proud to announce that Battalion Chief Tracy Montoya has been promoted to Chief of Department. Chief Montoya has served the City of Norwich for almost 29 years. He has been the commander of Platoon 1 since 2007. Chief Montoya has also served in the US Navy and Navy Reserves for 33 years.
Retirement Party!
01/10/19 - IAFF Local #1945
Come celebrate years of service at the Retirement Party of three of 1945's best.  Mike Chavez, Mark Fowler, and Randy Wright are retiring and going out with a bang at 5:00pm Friday, Jan.11th at the Drake Center.
Highlands Ranch Basketball Game
01/10/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
On the evening Wednesday January 9th, a small group local members put their athletic skills to the test during a basketball game with the Highlands Ranch Community Association, Therapeutic Recreation Southridge Nuggets Team. The Firefighters got beat for the second year in a row with a final score of 68-26, but both teams celebrated the victory! http://www.southmetro.
We are looking for participants to compete in Unite + Fight, a charity boxing event on March 9, 2019.
01/10/19 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
Hello fellow first responders~ We are looking for participants to compete in Unite + Fight, a charity boxing event on March 9, 2019.  Unite + Fight brings together local police, fire and EMS departments to raise money for fellow first responders in crisis.
January 9, 2019: Governor's Inauguration Ball
01/10/19 - UPFFA
[L - R]: Jay Colbert, IAFF 3rd District Vice President Peter S. Carozza, President, UPFFA of Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont Andrew Matthews, Ex. Director, Ct.
Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) is accepting applications
01/10/19 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) is accepting applications for the position of Airport Fire Fighter. This recruitment process will fill three anticipated Airport Fire Fighter openings and establish an eligibility list for future openings. The Airport Fire Fighter position is a full-time position located at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
New firetruck, lieutenant ready to roll
01/10/19 - Salisbury Fire Fighters
New firetruck, lieutenant ready to roll By Jim Sullivan jsullivan@newburyportnews.com Sep 17, 2018 Courtesy photo/Keith SullivanKelby Groder is sworn in as the Salisbury Fire Department’s first lieutenant by Town Clerk Mindy Morrison.
Four-alarm fire hits Salisbury home
01/10/19 - Salisbury Fire Fighters
Four-alarm fire hits Salisbury home Harbormasterhopes to rebuild By Dave Rogers drogers@newburyportnews.com Jan 7, 2019 Updated Jan 7, 2019 JIM VAIKNORAS/Staff photoA Salisbury firefighter douses the flames at a house fire Saturday afternoon on Second Street in Salisbury.
Garner Memorial Scholarship
01/10/19 - IAFF Local 311
The Richard Garner Memorial Scholarship was created to honor the life of City of Madison Firefighter/Paramedic Richard Garner Jr. who died in the line of duty on April 1, 2018.
January 9, 2019: Inauguration of Governor Ned Lamont
01/09/19 - UPFFA
Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut Attending the Inauguration of the 89th Governor of the State of Connecticut Ned Lamont [Backrow L-R] Joseph Robidoux, Pres.
L-21 and L-3939 Merger Results
01/09/19 - IAFF Local 21
Results of Local 21/3939 Merger Vote: A “Yes” vote was a vote to merge A ”No” vote was a vote to not merge Results: Yes- 116 No- 38 Motion to merge passes 75% - 25%. These results will be provided to IAFF 5th District Vice President Tom Thornberg. VP Thornberg will carry these results to the IAFF Executive Board for final approval from the IAFF.
Local 830 Members Handle 'Suspicious' Fires
01/09/19 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
Members of Local 830 were called to Calf Pasture Beach and Cove Marina within an hour of each other on Monday, January 7th for a structure and boat fire.
Notice of Elections, 2019
01/09/19 - IAFF 1826
LODD Steven H. Pollard Ladder Company 170
01/08/19 - IAFF Local 274
Public Safety Subcommittee of the Lamont Transition team
01/08/19 - UPFFA
The photo is of the final meeting of the Public Safety Subcommittee of the Lamont Transition team. The committee was tasked with developing public safety policies for the new administration. Among the policy initiatives developed and reported out are PTSD coverage for Firefighters and Police Officers and resources to tackle the opioid epidemic.
Benevolent Fund and TV Fund Deductions
01/08/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Attention Members: Be advised, deductions for Benevolent and TV Fund will be deducted in this month (January 2019) in accordance with Article IV, Section 6 and Section 10 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws.  City Chapter Members: Please be advised that deductions for Benevolent Fund and TV Fund are scheduled to come out during the first pay period in January 2019.
Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Firefighter Ray Berthiaume
01/07/19 - IAFF Local 21
   Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Firefighter Ray Berthiaume.  Firefighter Berthiaume Started on April 3, 1972 and Retired on April 29, 1994.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in the summer of 2019. ceasefuneralhome.
Passing of FF Cleveland Natola, E-11 Retired
01/07/19 - IAFF Local 739
Passing of Firefighter Cleveland Natola, Engine 11 - Retired The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 regret to announce the passing of Firefighter Cleveland Natola of Engine Company 11, retired. Services will be graveside on Wednesday January 9, 2019 at St. Mary’s Cemetery at 11 AM.   Please keep the Natola family in your prayers.
Thank You Worcester
01/06/19 - IAFF Local 1009
The Worcester Fire Department is rich in tradition and history. Unfortunately, the tradition of honoring those we have lost in the line of duty has been a piece of history practiced far too often, as it was on Dec. 15 when we honored Firefighter Christopher Roy.
Friday Update 1-4-19
01/04/19 - IAFF Local 1014
Greater Kansas City Fire Fighters IAFF Local No. 42 Peer Support Program
01/04/19 - IAFF Local 42
None of us have to struggle alone. The Peer Support Team is here when you or your family need us. There are going to be times in our lives that are tough by virtue of what we experience as professionals and human beings. Strength is not shouldering another burden; rather, strength is in letting go and asking for help.
Chief Felipe Osaba's Retirement
01/03/19 - IAFF Local 1403
Chief Felipe Osaba is retiring after 30 years of service.
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