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February 08, 2016
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Current news directly from IAFF locals, councils, and state/province associations in the US and Canada.

Vote NO on Prop 3
02/08/16 - Irving Professional Fire Fighters Association
Vote NO on Proposition 3 Dues Check Off Vote AGAINST Proposition 3
Update on hotel rooms for the ball
02/08/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Hello all members, How bout them BRONCOS! Quick ball update, our hotel room block @ The Four Seasons is Sold Out, that's the bad news. So if you procrastinated to get a hotel room they are gone. Here's the good news, we have secured another block of rooms @ The Grand Hyatt just 4 short blocks away.
THANKS TO THE STAFF OF IFFD
02/08/16 - IAFF Local 1565
Thanks to the Staff of the IFFD for focusing on the training of this new group of Driver candidates.  The level of commitment towards training had been monumental.  So from Local 1565, Thank You!! To the Firefighters taking the Drivers test, Good Luck, Good Job and Full steam ahead.
Shane Clifton PSOB Awarded
02/08/16 - IAFF Local 21
Mona Dohman Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety presents Firefighter/Paramedic Shane Clifton's daughter Finley with the LODD PSOB Proclamation.
Ice Fishing Contest
02/08/16 - IAFF Local 21
AFL-CIO Scholarships
02/08/16 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
Scholarship Applications Posted 2/8/16
02/08/16 - New London Fire Fighters
The Scholarship applications for the John M O'Connor Trust and the Dr. Carl Wies Scholarship Fund have been posted in the "Scholarships" link located on the left side of this website. Applications must be RECEIVED by April 1st, 2016.
Busy 2015
02/08/16 - New London Fire Fighters
In 2015, Local 1522 had one of the busiest years, responding to 7135 calls. So far, 2016 is starting out very busy also. Currently we have responded to 752 calls since 1/1/2016.
Bowl for Kids' Sake
02/08/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Bowl For Kids’ Sake is almost here! Bowl For Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ signature fundraiser and each year half a million people across the country come together to have fun and raise money to support Big Brothers Big Sisters at the local level.
SuperBowl Raffle Winners!
02/08/16 - IAFF Local 1403
Congratulations to the following people for winning the SuperBowl Party Raffle: Kirk Orr - $25,000; Heidi Bradley - $15,000 and Carey Yeomans - $10,000 Congrats to all.
Meeting Tuesday and other items
02/07/16 - IAFF Local 1014
Tuesday, February 9, 2016: Appropriations Committee Public Hearing
02/07/16 - UPFFA
There is an important Appropriations Committee public hearing on Tuesday, February 9th at 1600 hrs. to discuss cuts to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection budget. One of our concerns is the consolidation of funds which zeroes out the line item for the Connecticut State Firemen's Association. Benefits for LODD, disability benefits, and beneficiary benefits.
CONGRATS TO GLADE PRESTWICH
02/07/16 - IAFF Local 1565
CONGRATS Brother Prestwich!! The newest member of the FPB .
New Guys Log in
02/07/16 - IAFF Local 1565
For All the new Brothers to out IFFD 1565 Family , WELCOME !! You all have accounts in the system now.  Your login name is you first letter of your fires name in CAPS and your last name with the first letter CAPS, no spaces just 2 CAPS and the rest lower case.  Your password will need to be change when you log in for the first time.  So to explain one more time.
PFFI
02/07/16 - IAFF Local 1565
PFFI is coming up at the end of FEB.  We have all the delegates chosen and the travel arrangements have been made.  I look forward to spending the week , elbows deep in Union business.  Please voice any comments or concerns.  Also watch this page, I will update any and all info to it.
Super Bowl 50
02/06/16 - IAFF Local 1014
Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014 Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers, Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel Sunday is the day.
January Meeting Minutes
02/06/16 - Asheville Fire Fighters Association
2016 Gun Raffle
02/06/16 - IAFF Local 3005
2016 Bolingbrook Local 3005 Gun Raffle Local 3005 is excited to announce the return of our popular Gun Raffle fundraiser.  This year we have a whole new assortment of firearms and gift cards available to win. There will be a maximum of 1000 tickets sold.  Each ticket costs $50.  Each ticket is allowed to win 1 time per month.
2016 Fight for Air Stair Climb
02/06/16 - Belmont Firefighters
5 Belmont Firefighters raised funds to support the mission of the American Lung Association by climbing the 41 stories of a Boston skyscraper today, Feb 6, while wearing full firefighting gear as well as their SCBA. Left to Right: FF Gerrard (Group 3, Rescue 1), FF McNeilly (Engine 1, Group 1), FF Kinch (Rescue 1, Group 1), Captain DeMarco (C3, Group 1) and FF D.
Local 271 and Local 2457 raise over $13,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
02/06/16 - IAFF Local 271
The 5th Annual Fire on Ice brought in close to $13,000k for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society!!! That is 5k more than last year! This would not of been possible without our generous sponsors and spectators!! The Glacier Ice Rink was packed with fans !! Thanks to PBR, Big Sky Brewery and The Front Brewery for the donated beer!! Alright now for the games.
KFFBF Scholarships
02/05/16 - IAFF Local 2819
We've opened the application period for two scholarship opportunities today: one for our community members and one for our KFFBF members. Each are $500 awards. To apply, visit www.thewashboard.org and register your account. The deadline for applications is May 30, 2016.  Notification to the winners is anticipated to be June 8, 2016.
2016 7th District Scholarship Application Period Opens
02/05/16 - IAFF Local 2819
The annual 7th District Scholarship application period is now open.  Please see the attachments for the application, student checklist and scholarship policy.  The program is funded by events hosted by IAFF Local affiliates in the Magnificent 7th District.  This year 10 scholarships will be awarded totaling over six thousand dollars.
Fire Wellness week March 6-11
02/05/16 - Richmond Fire Fighters
Fire Wellness week March 6-11
02/05/16 - Richmond Fire Fighters
In Memory of Captain Steven H. "Blue" Babcock (Lasing Fire Fighter)
02/05/16 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
The Detroit Fire Fighters Association extends its sincerest condolences to the Lansing Fire Department, and the Babcock Family on the loss of Captain Steven H. Babcock. Funeral Services for Captain Babcock:  http://www.legacy.com/link.asp.
Welcome Glen Lake Fire Fighters Local 5086
02/05/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Yesterday was an historic day for GLFF L5086, This new local's first Executive Board, took the IAFF oath of Office, Pictured below is President Bill Parker, Vice-President Scott Sheehan, Secretary Jay Morse, Treasurer Pete Stern.
Union Executives in Tallahassee
02/05/16 - IAFF Local 3169
This past week your Union officers were in Tallahassee for the FPF Legislative Convention.  FPF has been making huge strides in keeping the state from tampering with our FRS retirement.  This year there was no attack to the FRS.  Also, they have been working on HB345 and SB456 which deals with the Presumptive Cancer laws for Firefighters.
February 5, 2016: UPFFA MOBILE APP PUSH NOTIFICATION - UPDATE
02/05/16 - UPFFA
We have recently added a new feature to the UPFFA of Ct. Mobile APP Push Notification. The new feature added is the “Push Message Archive Module” it is now at the top of the Members Only Page, this feature will now provide a fast/easy way for our members to review previously sent push messages.
2016 7th District Scholarship Application Period Opens
02/05/16 - IAFF 7th District
The annual 7th District Scholarship application period is now open.  Please see the attachments for the application, student checklist and scholarship policy.  The program is funded by events hosted by IAFF Local affiliates in the Magnificent 7th District.  This year 10 scholarships will be awarded totaling over six thousand dollars.
2015 PFA Awards Ceremony
02/05/16 - IAFF Local #1945
The 2015 PFA Awards Ceremony is TONIGHT - Friday February 5th 2016. See the attached flyer for information.
Frontline News Alert
02/05/16 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
General President Harold Schaitberger issued the statement below today in response to Senator Ted Cruz’s comments in his Iowa Caucus victory speech about supporting fire fighters.  “What Ted Cruz did the other night in his Iowa victory speech is disgusting.
Lansing Fire Fighter Loses Battle with Cancer
02/04/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
The members of Local 421-Lansing are mourning the passing of active Captain Steve Babcock. Steve was assigned to the LFD Emergency Management Division. He served Lansings residents since 6/7/1993. He passed Wednesday February 3rd after battling cancer. Click here for a link to the obituary from the funeral home. Please distribute accordingly. We appreciate the support and assistance.
Notice of Election, DVP position for District 6, LAFD
02/04/16 - IAFF 1826
The Local office has received a letter of resignation from DVP Mike Pernal, we thank and appreciate Mike's time and energy through some significant issues involving your District. Nominations for the position of DVP for District 6 will be accepted at the February 25th Bi-Monthly meeting held at the SWFL International Airport Training Center, start time is 6:30.
Union Clothing Flyers & Order Forms
02/04/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
You can now order MPFFU clothing articles or you can customize them with your own Local name.  Check-out the flyers for Jackets, Pull-overs, and Shirts and return your order form to the MPFFU.  Orders will be combined and processed every few weeks and payment can be made via credit card or check after you receive your order.  Simply call the MPFFU office for more details.
Leoma Lovegrow Art Raffle to Benefit Local 1826 District 13, Matlacha/Pine Island
02/04/16 - IAFF 1826
Cruz Left 9/11 Responders Behind
02/03/16 - Davenport Association of Professional Firefighters Local #17
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IAFF/BCFD Collective Bargaining Agreement Failed to Ratify - February 3, 2016
02/03/16 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The 2016 County Chapter CBA failed to ratify with 55% disapproval. Special thanks to the Negotiating Team and the Members who worked the polls. Log-in to the members area under Contracts to review the official tally. Please call Sgt. At Arms Miguel Tittmann with any questions or concerns.
IAFF 293 APP
02/03/16 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
Get the Erie Firefighters IAFF 293 App for your iPhone or Android in your App Store. Contact any Board Member for more information.
Local 1802 back to full strength
02/03/16 - Westport Fire Local1802
Richard W. Dionne Jr. photo The Westport Fire Department welcomed two new firefighters to its ranks Friday — and also celebrated the prospect of being up to ‘full staffing’ for the first time in several years.
Fishing Tournament Cancelled
02/03/16 - IAFF Local 21
February General Membership Meetings
02/02/16 - International Association of Firefighters
Our next quarterly general membership meetings will take place on Tuesday, November 3rd and Wednesday, November 4th. Both meetings will start at 1700 sharp and take place at The Cabin on the patio (back room behind the fireplace). Please make every effort to attend at least one of the meetings and please be on time. See you there.
2016 Crappie Tournament Information
02/02/16 - Champaign Firefighters
Mt. Snow Ski Tickets
02/02/16 - MILFORD FIREFIGHTERS LOCAL 944
Pueblo Rural Signs Collective Bargaining Agreement
02/02/16 - IAFF Local #1945
Pueblo Rural Signs Collective Bargaining Agreement   Congratulations to Pueblo Rural Firefighters.
2nd Annual Michael C Kucsma Seminar
02/02/16 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
2016 MPFFU Convention Call
02/02/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Registration information is now available for the 52nd Biennial Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union Convention.  The Convention is being held at the Edward Village Hotel in Dearborn on May 3,4,5, 2016.
IAFF Communications Training Academy
02/02/16 - IAFF 14th District
 The application period for the IAFF Communications Training Academy is open and will remain open until Friday March 18th. This year’s academy will be held May 16-20,2016 at the Maritime Center in Linthicum Heights Maryland, just outside of Baltimore.  Members can apply by visiting the web page for the Communications Training Academy here: http://bit.ly/1RVE4D8.
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