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April 30 Rally in Tally Event Cancelled
04/23/19 - Suncoast Firefighters
The planned 4-30-19 trip has been cancelled on the recommendation of the FPF E-Board during a strategy conference call last Friday. Brothers and Sisters of the FPF 7th District, A quick heads up to all members that were interested in our second planned trip to Tally for the purpose of raising awareness for our Firefighter Cancer Coverage Bill.
FPF Legislative Report, Week 7
04/22/19 - IAFF 1826
To All Local 1826 Members, Please see attachment containing this report.
2019 MPFFU/MDA Boot Camp
04/22/19 - MPFFU
The 2019 MPFFU/MDA Boot Camp was held April 18th at The View inside Lansing Lugnuts Cooley Law School Stadium. 37 locals were represented by over 57 MPFFU members who gave up thier time to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the partnership between the IAFF and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Retired FF Willam Edgman
04/22/19 - IAFF Local 1403
Metro Dade Firefighters Local 1403 regrets to announce the passing of Retired FF Willam Edgman on 4/15/19. Bill was hired in 7/26/1976. Most of you know him from Station 35 where he served proudly. He was 73 years old. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace.
18 Soundview Avenue
04/21/19 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
At 9:57 AM, Norwalk Professional Firefighters were called to reports of a structure fire at a multi-family residence located at 18 Soundview Avenue.  Upon arrival crews found heavy fire on the third floor.  Due to high heat, the first due engine had difficulty stretching the first line.  Eventually two lines were stretched and operated.
NLFD COMPLETES ROPE TECHNICIAN COURSE
04/21/19 - New London Fire Fighters
The NLFD has completed a Rope Technician 6 week training course. During this time, the CT Fire Academy sent instructors to train members on advanced rescue skills. This training was made available thanks to a grant obtained by the department. Members training with rope descending devices. Members constructing a highline rope rescue system.
Engineer Jim Brown retires from NFD
04/19/19 - IAFF Local 4416
Engineer Jim Brown retired from the Noblesville Fire Department on April 17th.  Brother Brown is a 26 year veteran of the department and retired at Engine 76-A.  Congratulations to Jim and his wife as they plan for a joint retriement celebration this summer.
Cherry Creek Brush Fire
04/19/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 1:58 p.m. on Friday April 19th, Local members responded to multiple 911 reports of a vegetation fire along the Cherry Creek Trail just north of Broncos Parkway. First arriving Brush 42 found a 50’ x 100’ grass fire burning between the creek and the bike path behind Courtney Downs Apartments and began a direct attack.
CONTRACT INFORMATIONAL MEETING
04/19/19 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters, There will be Informational Meetings about the Contract held Tuesday (4/23) and Wednesday (4/24) at the Marsh Post (9AM both days).
May 30, 2019 UPFFA Educational Seminar
04/19/19 - UPFFA
UPFFA EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR HOSTED BY THE 5TH DISTRICT & CT. FIRE PAC THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2019 THIS SEMINAR IS FREE TO ALL UPFFA MEMBERS.
1st Annual Battle for the Pump Cornhole Tournament
04/19/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Come out and take part in the 1st Annual Battle for the Pump Cornhole Tournament benefitting Local 244's Membership Assistance Program.   When: Saturday May 11th 9 a.m.
4F Tournament
04/19/19 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Can't make the tournament this year but you would still like to help? Register Online or Donate As always, all of the proceeds will benefit the 4F Fund which provides assistance to families in their time of need.  Any donations of goods, services, or financial contributions will be greatly appreciated.
Friday Update 4-19-19
04/19/19 - IAFF Local 1014
Ocean Gaming Charity Nights
04/19/19 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Have fun and raise money for the PFFNH Fallen Firefighters Family Fund. This fund helps our fallen Brothers and Sisters families when they make the ultimate sacrifice in the Line Of Duty. This is a public event and 35% of winnings go to the 4F Fund. Doors open at 11 a.m. & gambling is from noon until 1 a.m.
George Burton Remembrance
04/18/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
April 17th marked the 36th anniversary of George Burton’s line of duty death while with the Parker Volunteer Fire Department. After responding to several calls on March 25th 1983, George suffered a heart attack while at the fire station. He was transported to the hospital and died on April 17th 1983.  https://www.southmetro.
Rockbridge Structure Involved MVA
04/18/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
On Monday April 15th, Local members were dispatched to a vehicle into a building.  Members arrived on scene and found on vehicle into the building.  Members from the technical rescue team stabalized the structure.  The incident remains under investigation. https://www.southmetro.
Ballots have been sent!!!
04/18/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Dear Brothers and Sisters; Ballots have been sent to Denver residents and the time to act is now. We need your help in District 1 and this is how you can participate. Please watch this video and then sign up for events below: Knock on Doors: We need at least 35 people this weekend to knock on doors. A new shift has been added from 2pm - 5pm.
May State Meeting
04/18/19 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
The next meeting will be on May 8 at Sabatino's in Derry, NH. There's a parking lot on Abbott Court.
2019 Cinco De Mayo T-shirt and Parade Info
04/18/19 - IAFF Local 21
SPFD Cinco De Mayo shirts will be on sale around the end of April (Both Adult and Kid sizes) for $20. We will post when they are in and where you can purchase them. Come out to celebrate and Join us at the Cinco de Mayo Parade - Saturday, May 4th 2019! Parade start is at 9:30am on Wabasha to Ada. Final details will be announced soon.
Garner Memorial Scholarships Recipients
04/18/19 - IAFF Local 311
The Richard Garner Memorial Committee has selected the two scholarship recipients for the 2019-2020 school year.  The process consisted of an application, oral board interview, and review of letters of reference, academic performance, and community service/outreach involvement.  After the process was completed, we have selected Wyatt Bomkamp and Andrew Eyler.
County Chapter Special Meeting Regarding Captain Conversions
04/16/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
A Special Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 1:00p.m. in accordance with Article V, Section 6 of the Constitution & By-Laws. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss Captain Conversions. Please be aware that the meeting will start promptly at the advertised time.
Poker Run Sponsors Needed
04/15/19 - IAFF Local 2866
The Fayetteville Firefighters are looking for sponsors for our Bikes, Blues and BBQ Poker runs that will be held on September 27th and 28th. We will have 5 stops each day with the last stop in Fayetteville. If you have a business that would like to be a sponsor or would like more information please email James Quinton at jdquinton@yahoo.
2019 MSCFF Convention Call
04/13/19 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
March 8, 2019 All local affiliates and leaders, The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters will hold its 50th biennial convention July 28th-31st 2019. The convention will be hosted by Joplin L-59 and Southern Mo Professional Fire Fighters L-152 and will be held at The Hiltons of Branson. The Hilton Branson Convention Center 200 East Main St Branson, MO 65616 866.442.
2019 BBQ Event
04/13/19 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
For more information regarding this event or to register your team we invite you to visit the Missouri BBQ and Smoke-Out Event website for details and Register here.
2019 CPFF Shooting Sports Raffle
04/13/19 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Greater KC AFL-CIO Scholarship App
04/13/19 - IAFF Local 42
Download Androide App here.  Download iOS App here.
2019 FF Appreciation Night at the KC Royals
04/13/19 - IAFF Local 42
Friday Update 4-12-19
04/12/19 - IAFF Local 1014
Birch Way Structure Fire
04/11/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Just before 2 p.m. on April 11th, Local members responded to a working residential fire on S. Birch Way in Centennial. When members arrived on scene they found smoke coming out of the house and a fire in the kitchen. Members were able to knock down the fire, but discovered it had extended into the attic.
Clinton Township Charity Golf Outing
04/11/19 - MPFFU
The Clinton Township Fire Fighters Association Charity Golf Outing is being held on Friday, June 7th at the Hickory Hollow Golf Course in Macomb.  See attachment for all the details.
Malden Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Central Fire Station
04/11/19 - IAFF Local 902
The community recently celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the Grand Opening of Malden’s Central Fire Station located at the corner of Sprague and Salem Streets. The well-attended ceremony was presided over by Assistant Chief Bill Sullivan with remarks offered by Fire Chief Kevin Finn, Commissioner Emery Haskell and City Council President Jadeane Sica.
Vivie’s Fun Run around Lake Como
04/10/19 - IAFF Local 21
Please see the following information below for Vivie’s Fun Run around Lake Como on May 19! For more information and for registration, please go to: https://www.viviennesjoy.org/vivies-run.html and click on the “Register Here” link Please contact Steve Sampson with any questions.
2019 MINNESOTA PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS STATE CONVENTION
04/09/19 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
5th District Pep 2019
04/09/19 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters, We were fortunate again this year to be able to host a District PEP event.  We will also have a District Caucus and Social event on the first night.  We were able to negotiate cheaper hotel rates than last year to make it more affordable for you to send members from your Local.
MnFire Golf Tournament May 20, 11:30 AM
04/09/19 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
If you have any questions regarding the event, or if you would like to volunteer, donate or sponsor please contact Gina Calistro at 612-309-4462 or gcalistro@mnfireinitiative.com.
MnFire Golf Tournament May 20, 11:30 AM
04/09/19 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
If you have any questions regarding the event, or if you would like to volunteer, donate or sponsor please contact Gina Calistro at 612-309-4462 or gcalistro@mnfireinitiative.com.
TOMORROW 4/13!
04/09/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Attention Denver Fire Fighter’s: The ballots for the 2019 Denver Municipal Election will be mailed out on Monday, April 15. This is our last weekend to canvass for our Fire Fighter, Mike Somma for Council District 1 before ballots are received by voters.
April 2019 General Membership Meetings
04/08/19 - International Association of Firefighters
Our next Union meetings will be on Thursday, April 11th and Friday, April 12th. Both meetings will take place at The Cabin (on the patio, behind the fireplace) on Route 33 in Freehold and start at 1700 sharp. Please make every effort to attend. See you there.
MAMC First Responders Support Program
04/08/19 - IAFF Local F283
MAMC Behavioral Health Department is currently getting a First Responder Support Program off the ground. This is not intended to replace DES’s internal support systems, but is an additional resource available to individuals as they process some of the things our mission potentially exposes us to.
Orchard Road MVA
04/08/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 08:00 on April 8th, 2019 Local 2086 members responded to a reported MVA on E. Orchard Rd. at the intersection of S. Biscay St. MetCom advised responding units that the incident involved a rollover. Members arrived on scene and found two vehicles involved in the crash.  One vehicle was on its right side in the middle of the intersection.
6th Annual New Fire Fighters Conference
04/08/19 - IAFF 7th District
It is time for the 6th annual 7th District New Fire Fighters Conference to be held in Kennewick, Washington and the date is fast approaching.  The event is scheduled for May 14-16 and a hosted reception will be on the evening of the 13th.
Holyoke Westfield Golf Tournament 2019
04/08/19 - Holyoke Firefighters IAFF Local 1693
54th Annual Holyoke vs. Westfield Golf Tournament Southampton Country Club May 23th, 2019
Mini Education Schedule 2019
04/06/19 - IAFF 7th District
Attached is the 2019 7th District mini-education schedule.  It is a great opportunity to gain education from seasoned veterans of the 7th District.  Typically it will include 3 ALTS styled classes and snacks.  You are invited to come out and join us as we share our experiences in specific subject matter.  Just email rwalsh@iaff.org if you intend to attend.
Friday Update 4-5-19
04/05/19 - IAFF Local 1014
Victor Mondragon Retirement
04/05/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Congratulations to Victor Mondragon who retired on April 3rd after 34 years of service to the Littleton / South Metro community!  We thank you for your service and wish you a happy and healthy retirement. http://www.southmetro.
San Francisco Fire, Cal Fire team up to help Camp Fire victims
04/04/19 - Toy Program
While the victims of the Camp Fire are still trying to rebuild their lives, Cal Fire has teamed up with the San Francisco Fire Department to help make the process a little easier during the holidays.   At the San Francisco Toy Headquarters Friday morning, firefighters gathered toys for the 315 students at Ponderosa Elementary School who were displaced by the Camp Fire.
TAP AND HANDLE 7TH ANNIVERSARY SUPPORTS TERRY FARRELL FUND
04/04/19 - IAFF Local #1945
PARKING LOT BEER FESTIVAL 12:00PM -3:00PM : We are hosting 14 breweries, including Weldwerks, Horse & Dragon, Cerebral, Outer Range, Odell & New Belgium just to name a few, to set up in our parking lot! Beers will be sold individually for $5 per beer, buy beer tickets, redeem tickets with the brewery for a full pour.
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