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June 03, 2015
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Current news directly from IAFF locals, councils, and state/province associations in the US and Canada.

Shift Trade Feature Now Available To All Members
06/03/15 - IAFF Local F-273
A new shift trade feature has been added to the Local F-273 website! This will allow members to request and respond to shift trades that are needed for both short and long term. To access, please log in, and select "Shift Trades" under the Member Resources menu.
Firefighter Sunday 2015
06/03/15 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
Notice of Elections/Nominations and Reinstatement
06/03/15 - IAFF 1826
EMS Open House
06/03/15 - Cunningham Fire Fighters
The Cunningham Fire Protection District held an EMS open house at Station 63 on May 30th 2015. Local residents came out in force to learn more about the EMS services that the department provides.
Firefighter Sunday 2015
06/03/15 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
House Fire in Fruitland Park Deemed Suspicious
06/03/15 - IAFF Local 3990
Fruitland Park, FL – Lake County Firefighters were called out early Monday morning for a house fire on Pine Street in Fruitland Park, just after 3AM. “The single wide mobile home was full involved upon the arrival of the first trucks” reports Lt. Brian Gamble, Vice President of the Professional Firefighters of Lake County.
Fort Smith Announces Cuts in Police/Fire Pensions
06/03/15 - Arkansas Professional Fire Fighters Association
Excerpted from The City Wire -- Fort Smith in 2004 implemented a higher 3.28 multiplier for the pension plan, up from the base multiplier of 2.94. When the base multiplier was adopted, the city had an $11.863 million balance in its pension contribution fund and was adding $1.346 million annually to the plan.
Penn State Community Heroes Day
06/03/15 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Friday June 5th is the first order deadline for Community Heroes Day with Penn State Football. Penn State Athletics will be giving away 2 pre-game field passes at random to one Community Hero who orders by the June 5th order deadline. To reserve your tickets now and become eligible for the pre-game field passes please click here or call James Grecco with Penn State Athletics at 814-867-2544.
MPFFU Safety Alert
06/03/15 - IAFF Local 1164
The MPFFU Safety and Health Committee would like to share this "near-miss" information: On 5/31/15, Engine 3 from the Plainfield Fire Department responded to a wire down in the yard at 1350 Sunnyside Dr. They arrived to find an uncoated wire down in the yard. The wire was still attached to one pole approx. 3 ft. above the communication lines.
Six Flag Online Tickets
06/03/15 - Hartford Fire Fighters Association
 Hartford Firefighters Union is now signed up for savings! Just log into your own Six Flags site to buy tickets with substantial savings off the main gate price. This online benefit program offers not only substantial savings, but allows you to “print and go” so you have your ticket in hand when you get to the park with no waiting in the line to purchase tickets.
IAFF Local 3972 Makes Headlines with the International
06/02/15 - IAFF Local 3972
IAFF Local 3972's latest legal battle and fight to make things right is featured on the International Association of Firefighters IAFF in Action Section.  Check out the story on our Facebook page!
Bloomfield Township Firefighter/Paramedic Position
06/02/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
The Bloomfield Township Fire Department is now accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic.
Plymouth Township Firefighter/Paramedic Position
06/02/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
The Plymouth Township Fire Department is now accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic. The application and supporting documents must be received by mail or personal delivery no later than 4:30 p.m., June 30, 2015.
MDA Summer Camp Kayak Event
06/02/15 - IAFF Local 1403
Hello Brothers and Sisters ... I'm asking for some volunteers to help out with the Kayak event at Summer Camp in Lake Worth, Fl. It's on Monday June 8 and begins at 0900 - noon. We can caravan from the Union hall - leaving at 0730. Please call me if you would like to help out! Pic below.
COA Cookout!
06/02/15 - Billerica Firefighters
The Billerica Firefighters are proud to announce the annual Council on Aging BBQ at the Billerica Elks will take place on Friday, June 26th from 11:30-1:30. All firefighters, active and retired, as well as their families are encouraged to come help us serve our seniors.
2015 UPFFA of Connecticut Scholarship Recipients
06/02/15 - UPFFA
2015 UPFFA of Connecticut Scholarship Recipients Michael C. Osiecki Memorial Scholarship Jonathan D. Sajdak, Bristol, Local 773 George Crowley Memorial Scholarship Christina R. Santa Lucia, Waterbury, Local 1339 Emily J. Olis, New Britain, Local 992 Madison L. Smith, Wallingford, Local 1326 John D. Nolan, Hartford, Local 760 Congratulations and continued success.
Billerica Firefighters Retiree Luncheon
06/02/15 - Billerica Firefighters
This years retiree luncheon will be held Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 at 11:30am at Rick's Cafe in Billerica Center. All retired Billerica Firefighters are invited.
Firefighter Memorial Sunday
06/02/15 - Billerica Firefighters
The Greater Lowell Firefighters Memorial Sunday Ceremony will take place on Sunday, June 14th, 2015 at 9am. The ceremony will be held at the JFK Civic Center fire house in Lowell and will memorialize Captain McCaffrey, Captain O'Mahony, FF Tom Shaw, and FF Dave Silva.
2015 Bowl-a-thon
06/02/15 - IAFF Local 902
Malden Fire/Police 9th Annual Benefit for Kids
MDA Camp Counselors NEEDED!
06/02/15 - IAFF Local 42
URGENT!!! MDA is in urgent need of ten (10) male camp counselors for Summer Camp which starts on Monday, June 8th and ends on Friday, June 12th.  The hours are from 8:30 AM till 6:00 PM daily.  MDA is also in need of four (4) individuals who know how to play poker and would be willing to deal poker for the kids on Wednesday, June 10th.
FUND RAISER RAFFLE TO REPLACE EMERGENCY SCENE SUPPORT VEHICLE A-10
06/02/15 - Boston Fire Fighters
Sarah's Ride 2015
06/02/15 - Portsmouth Fire Fighters Charitable Association
Serious Accident On SR 46 Results in Multiple Trauma Patients
06/02/15 - IAFF Local 3990
East Lake County, FL - Lake Firefighters had to extricate two patients from a multiple vehicle accident including a semi and jeep Cherokee on SR 46 in the area of the 429 construction this Monday afternoon. 6 patients were transported. 3 of those patients were in critical condition and transported to local trauma centers by ground transports.
Kyle Erikson named WFD PIO
06/02/15 - IAFF Local 4416
Westfield firefighter becomes PIO BY ADMIN · JUNE 2, 2015 By Anna Skinner Come July, Kyle Erikson will have been a firefighter at Westfield for six years. He has also begun serving another position as well, as the new public information officer.
Malden Fire Welcomes Three New Firefighters
06/02/15 - IAFF Local 902
The Malden Firefighters Local 902 welcome three new firefighters. David Ball, Bradford Bianchi and Andrew Salerno. David Ball served in the U.S. Coast Guard and as a United States Air National Guard Firefighter in Westfield. Bradford Bianchi served in the United States Air Force for four years as an Aircraft Armament Systems Journeyman.
Local 781 Custom Apparel
06/02/15 - IAFF local 781
New Custom IAFF Local 781 Apparel to help celebrate the upcoming 4th of July holiday.  Shirts are being supplied by Brother Mike Sullivan with Hooligan Rugby.  Shirts can be ordered by members, familiy, and friends.  All tshirts are american made and printed on American Apparel tshirts.  Order deadline is June 10, 2015.  Click here to order.
Navy Region Firefighter Funeral
06/01/15 - IAFF Local 794
Its with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Navy Region Fire & Emergency Service Lt. Chris Rivera. Lt. Rivera was killed in a motorcycle accident while commuting to work at Fire Station 9 at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Funeral arrangements are posted below. Futher info on the Go Fund Me account will be posted once received.
Kent Firefighters at Relay for Life
06/01/15 - Kent Fire Fighters
The Kent Firefighters union Local 1747 participated in this years Relay for Life at French Field on May 29-30. The relay, which raises money for cancer research and prevention, consists of teams walking laps around the track at all times during the relay. This year, the relay lasted from 1800 hours on May 29 until 1100 on the 30th.
Kent Firefighters at Relay for Life
06/01/15 - Kent Fire Fighters
The Kent Firefighters union Local 1747 participated in this years Relay for Life at French Field on May 29-30. The relay, which raises money for cancer research and prevention, consists of teams walking laps around the track at all times during the relay. This year, the relay lasted from 1800 hours on May 29 until 1100 on the 30th.
Local 1747 at Relay for Life
06/01/15 - Kent Fire Fighters
The Kent Firefighters union Local 1747 participated in this years Relay for Life at French Field on May 29-30. The relay, which raises money for cancer research and prevention, consists of teams walking laps around the track at all times during the relay. This year, the relay lasted from 1800 hours on May 29 until 1100 on the 30th.
General Membership Meetings: 6/18 & 6/19
06/01/15 - IAFF Local 2180
There will be a General Membership meeting held on 6/18 & 6/19 at La Bella's Pizzeria from 0830-1030.  Please note the time change.
Retired IAFF Brothers Lend a Helping Hand
06/01/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
AFD Retirees Patrick McKinney, Mark Chavez, Mike McKinstry, Donny Sanchez, Robert Larranaga, Sam Trujillo and Firefighters from Rio Rancho Fire Station 3 built two wheel chair ramps for our retired brother James “Baby Doll” Dahl to assist in his recovery at home from his motorcycle accident. Special thanks to 'Random Acts' for taking on this awesome project.
Great Lakes Burn Camp Contest with Art Van
06/01/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
I am extremely excited to let you know that the Great Lakes Burn Camp is a part of the Art Van Charity Challenge, a fundraising campaign launched by Art Van Furniture. The camp is open to burn survivors, ages 6-17, from all over Michigan. We even have campers from all over the country come and join us for one week in the summer and a long weekend in the winter.
Scholarship Golf Tournament POSTPONED
06/01/15 - IAFF Local 1009
The Worcester Fire Local 1009 Scholarship Golf Tournament scheduled for tomorrow June 2nd is cancelled. The date is rescheduled for September 22nd at 10:00 A.M.
Livonia Fire & Rescue demos vehicle extrication
06/01/15 - IAFF Local 1164
Livonia Fire and Rescue demonstrated a vehicle extrication recently in the St. Mary Mercy Livonia parking lot in partnership with St. Mary Mercy’s Emergency and Trauma Departments and Ford Motor Co. as education for staff. All St. Mary Mercy physicians and colleagues were invited to observe.
Grand Old Days Parade
06/01/15 - IAFF Local 21
GRAND OLD DAY PARADE Sunday June 7th Line up at Grand and Dale at 0830 Hrs, parade starts 0930 Hrs prompt. Saint Paul Fire is #3 in the line up. Look for the Ladder Truck, family and friends welcome to attend. Parade Reminders From Grand Old Days Parade Coordinators: - The parade will be held rain or shine - Parade route is 2.
Passport to Safety 2015
06/01/15 - IAFF Local 1164
Once again it is time for Passport to Safety. Event is on June 13 here at Station 1 and the Police Station.  Event runs from 10am to 2pm. We will be cutting up two cars at this event as well as doing an air bag deployment demo. Events planned are: Stop Drop and Roll Firefighter Dress up Hazard House Sparky the Fire Dog Freddy the Fire Truck Pub ed Trailer http://www.
Livonia strip mall fire being treated as ‘suspicious’
06/01/15 - IAFF Local 1164
Livonia fire officials are investigating the cause of a suspicious fire early Wednesday morning that damaged a strip mall in Livonia, closing a restaurant and hobby shop. “Right now, it’s being treating as an open investigation.
LETTER OF COMMUNICATION
05/31/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters, I'm participating in this year's JDRF One Walk to raise money for research to end Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). T1D is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin—a hormone essential to turning food into energy. It strikes both children and adults and is unrelated to diet and lifestyle.
Elitches Discount, Cornhole Winner
05/31/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Hello and good morning all members. Welcome Sunshine and Summer Break.  We here at Local 858 have teamed up with Elitches to offer our members, family, and friends a discounted ticket price to go have some summer fun.  Simply click the link below, pick your ticket options, pay, and print your tickets, then you're good to go. http://tinyurl.
Thank You
05/30/15 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
A Note Left on a Firefighters Helmet - PhillyFireNews.com http://www.phillyfirenews.
Retirement of Sharon Naon
05/30/15 - Valley Professional Fire Fighters
Congratulations to Local 1352 member Sharon Naon! Sharon just retired after 30 years of service. Thank you for being a vital part of our group. Enjoy your retirement Sharon, you deserve it.
Firefighter Matoba
05/29/15 - IAFF Local 2376
For our Thornton Fire family looking forward to saying congratulations and wishing John Matoba well in his retirement, we have not yet been able to coordinate an event to mark this important occasion.  We will keep you posted and look forward to celebrating with our beloved Toba the next stage of his life…eat good, sleep good, 24/7/365.
Medford Local 1032- Active Duty Death
05/29/15 - IAFF Local 739
TO:        ALL PFFM Members FROM:  The Office of the President DATE:   May 27, 2015   RE: Death of Active Duty Member  - Firefighter Timothy R. Brennan, L1032 - Medford, MA.
2 New Firefighters Sworn In
05/29/15 - IAFF Local 892
Two new firefighters have joined the ranks of the Norwich Fire Department. James Eric Justice and Alex John have completed 15 weeks of training at the Connecticut Fire Academy. They were officially sworn in as members of the department yesterday in a ceremony held at Fire Headquarters.
FF/PM John Snyder Retires
05/29/15 - Olympia Fire Fighters
RETIREMENT - Olympia Firefighters IAFF L468 congratulate John Snyder on his retirement from the Olympia Fire Department. John started his fire service career in Oregon, and in 1987 was hired as a Firefighter to serve the citizens of the City of Olympia.
Tattoo Fundraiser
05/28/15 - Norwalk Fire Fighters
Tattoo Fundraiser to benefit Norwalk Firefighters Local 830 Charitable Fund Saturday, August 22, 2015 10am-7pm Organic Inc. Tattoo Shop 176 Main Street Norwalk, CT Half of all fees collected will go to Local 830's Charitable Contributions Fund FD Tee Shirts will also be sold. Mark your calendar.
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