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July 27, 2017
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Updated: Jul. 27 (04:45)

Retired Fire Leiutenant donates $10,000. for CANCER RESEARCH!
Lets Fire Cancer
Ping Pong Tournament
IAFF Local 42
August 2017 General Membership Meetings
International Association of Firefighters
7-17 District 14 Meeting
IAFF 1826
Firefighter Ring from Jewelry Savers
IAFF Local 135
Police officer hospitalized after fatal I-96 accident
IAFF Local 1164
 
     
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Retired Fire Leiutenant donates $10,000. for CANCER RESEARCH!
07/27/17 - Lets Fire Cancer
I am please to announce that retired Binghamton, N.Y. Fire Department Leiutenant Jerry Marinich and his wife Melody recently donated $10,000. to The Retired Professional Fire Fighters Cancer Fund.They wanted their donation earmarked for prostate cancer research. 100% of their donation was awarded to Buffalo, N.Y.'s Roswell Park Cancer Institute's Prostate Cancer Research Program.
Ping Pong Tournament
07/26/17 - IAFF Local 42
Brothers and Sisters: Bring your Ping Pong Team out August 27th and honor the memory of KCFD and IAFF Local 42 member Danny Rapp. Donations will support the IAFF Local 42 Peer Support Program. Don't Play Ping Pong, join us anyways for this great event. For additional information contact Business Agent Dusty Dines 816.665.1172.
August 2017 General Membership Meetings
07/26/17 - International Association of Firefighters
Our next quarterly membership meetings will take place on Wednesday, August 16th and Thursday, August 17th. Both meetings will take place at The Cabin on Route 33 in Freehold. Both meetings will start at 1700 sharp on the patio (back room behind the fireplace). Please make every effort to attend at least one meeting. See you there.
7-17 District 14 Meeting
07/26/17 - IAFF 1826
Firefighter Ring from Jewelry Savers
07/25/17 - IAFF Local 135
Jewelry Savers offering a free Tungsten Ring ($90.00 value) to active firefighters.  They must bring in their ID when ordering the ring.  They need to have a minimum of 300 ordered before they will process any orders.  They are located in the Cabelas parking lot on the North End. Retirees, Spouses and Volunteers can also buy the ring for a reduced cost of ($50.
Police officer hospitalized after fatal I-96 accident
07/24/17 - IAFF Local 1164
A Livonia police officer remains in the hospital Monday morning after receiving injuries from a Sunday accident on Interstate 96 that left one driver dead. Sgt. Brian Leigh of the Livonia Police Department said the accident took place at about 11:30 a.m. Sunday along westbound I-9,6 near Middlebelt.
Small electrical fire brings fire department to Livonia home
07/24/17 - IAFF Local 1164
Several Livonia Fire Department trucks could be seen whizzing up Farmington Road Monday afternoon responding to a call. That call ended up being a small fire that began in a home in the 19300 block of Shadyside's circuit breaker box in the basement, said Senior Capt. Dave Bostater of the Livonia Fire Department. "It started in the circuit box," he said.
2018 14th District Caucus
07/24/17 - IAFF 14th District
The 2018 IAFF 14th District Caucus will be held in Orange Beach, AL at the Island House Hotel June 24 – 27. This hotel has been totally renovated and is now a Doubletree by Hilton property. Reservations can now be made by calling or booking on the hotel link provided. Note the hotel link has the code and room rates already on the link.
Hank Jandrich Family Help Needed
07/23/17 - IAFF Local 21
L-21 is looking for helpers on Tuesday, July 25th to help clean up and paint Hank Jandrich's house to sell it. He lives at 1948 Nebraska and we're going to be starting at 0830.  Anyone interested can call Steve Cunningham, Squad 3-C at 651-214-7145.
Group 4 / Engine 1 - Multiple Alarm Fire Waltham
07/23/17 - Belmont Fire Fighters
At 0400 on Sunday July 23rd, 2017 the Belmont Fire Alarm Office recieved a request for mutual aid from the City of Waltham on their 2nd Alarm Fire at 169 Elm Street. Engine 1 was intially dispatched on a cover assignment. After responding to a medical aid in the City of Waltham, Engine 1 was redirected to the fire. Engine 1 and Car 2 operated at this incident until 1700 hours.
MSCFF NEW Mobile App
07/22/17 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters is proud to introduce our newest communication tool; the UnionActive™ Mobile Application for Android, iOS Smartphones and Tablets.  This new technology works in concert with our website.  All this is required to use the Mobile App is to be a registered user with the MSCFF website.
Lake Ozark Training Classes
07/22/17 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Charity Golf Outing Winners
07/22/17 - Downers Grove Professional Firefighters Association
Congratulations to the following people who won their respective holes during the Downers Grove Chairty Golf Outing this year: Hole #4-Longest Drive............................Brandon Wright Hole #6-Closest to the Pin.......................Tim Conrad Hole #8-Closest to the Pin.......................Scott Pisarski Hole #12-Closest to the Pin.
Voices of Change: Dallas Fire/Rescue Fight Against Cancer
07/22/17 - IAFF Local 42
St. Louis, MO IAFF Local 73 - LODD
07/21/17 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Funeral Notice St. Louis Fire Captain John Kemper It is with deep sorrow and profound sadness that we announce the line of duty death of St. Louis Fire Captain John Kemper.  Captain Kemper was injured while battling a structural fire on July 5th, 2017 and died July 12, 2017.
31st IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Service
07/21/17 - Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters
31st Annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Service The 31st IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial service will be broadcast live via streaming video on Saturday, September 16. The ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colorado, officially begins at 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time.
Backing the Thin Line Event
07/20/17 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
Backing the Thin Line will be hosting an event Thursday evening at Menchville Baptist Church at 1800 located at 248 Menchville Rd. for any family member and spouse of a first responder. The purpose is to answer any questions family members may have and to ensure they are aware of all the support resources available to them as well as to all of our members.
ROSWELL PARK CANCER INSTITUTE RESEARCH DONATIONS
07/20/17 - Lets Fire Cancer
St. Clair Shores Golf Outing - Sept 9th
07/19/17 - MPFFU
Brother Brandon Anderson's comeback
07/19/17 - IAFF Local 4416
The amazing story of IAFF Local 4416 member, Fishers FD Lieutenant Brandon Anderson and his overcoming the odds to get back to the job. Brother Anderson has worked extraordinarily hard to overcome the loss of his leg after an off duty accident.
Washington Rescue
07/19/17 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
A recent building collapse with entrapment and a subsequent rescue of a woman in the rubble pile in Washington, PA showed the cooperation, professionalism and dedication of emergency responders from southwestern PA.
South Metro Fire Rescue LODD
07/18/17 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
It is with great sadness that South Metro Fire Rescue (SMFR) shares news of the death of Engineer Michael Freeman. Engineer Freeman passed away peacefully in his home at today, July 16, 2017, after complications from cancer. Mike started his career in 1974 with the Cherry Hills Fire Department and his many honors include being SMFR’s most senior active member, holding badge number 74-1.
New Mexico Fire Muster & 5K Race
07/18/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Attention Members, IAFF Local 244 will be hosting the New Mexico Fire Muster and 5k on August 26, 2017 at Balloon Fiesta Park. This is the first annual event with the hopes of continuing it every year to get the fire community and public together for a great cause.
Responsible Retirement Reform for Local Government Task Force Report Released
07/18/17 - MPFFU
Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 10:27 AM Task Force: Greater Monitoring, New Board Needed For Local Finances More reporting, overall transparency, a fiscal stress test for pension and benefit spending, as well as creation of a new Municipal Stability Board are needed to help local governments maintain ongoing financial stability, a local government task force recommended on Tuesday.
Chula Vista Firefighters IAFF Local 2180 continue to move ahead!
07/18/17 - IAFF Local 2180
Chula Vista Firefighters IAFF Local 2180 President Darrell Roberts and Chula Vista Council Member Mike Diaz were recently asked to attend the KUSI Morning Show. They discussed the current state of affairs with the Chula Vista Fire Department and the plan moving forward. They discussed the imortance of 4-0 staffing on every engine and the need to increase the public safety delivery to our community. Chula Vista Firefighters continue to fight to protect our community and to protect our Firefighters!
IAFF Peer Fitness Training in Dearborn Heights
07/17/17 - MPFFU
Dearborn Heights, Local 1355 is hosting an IAFF Peer Fitness Training Course  The class will be October 23-27, 2017 from 8-5 each day.  The location of the class will be at Dearborn Heights Fire Department, this may be subject to change.   The cost is $1000 per individual.  If you are interested in attending class or receiving further information, please contact Lt.
1522 Honors Kent Reyes
07/17/17 - New London Fire Fighters
New London FD would like to thank its member Kent Reyes for 32 years of proud service to both the Fire Department and to the local community. Kent retired this month and his daily presence and spirit will be greatly missed on the job. Thanks for everything Kent! Rod Ventura and Kent Reyes pose for a quick picture.
Commissary Shopping Privileges Vote
07/17/17 - IAFF Local F-102
All Hands,    An online vote concerning Commissary Shopping privileges has been established on the Union website. Please log in and cast your vote during the allotted timeframe from this afternoon starting at 1352 until 1700 hours on 06 August 2017.
Livonia burns field to destroy invasive plants
07/17/17 - IAFF Local 1164
It's not often you see a firefighter start a fire on purpose. But that's what took place for one of the first times in recent years in Livonia last week. A controlled burn took place last Thursday on city property north of Glendale between Merriman and Farmington, a measure the city took to combat the creeping of the invasive species phragmites.
FF Ritchey
07/17/17 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
First and foremost, we extend our prayers and condolence to the family, friends, and company members of FF Ritchey. You are all in our prayers and thoughts during this difficult time.  We have fielded many questions and concerns from individuals asking how they can help and what the NNFA is doing to help.
Free Training - Common Sense Economics
07/17/17 - MPFFU
The National AFL-CIO and the State Federation will host a CSE Train-the-Trainer Workshop on July 22, 2017 at 9am. It’s open to anyone interested in advancing labor’s progressive economic agenda. We are asking leaders to commit to sending members of your union, local endorsed candidates, and activists to this important training.
Local 718 supports MNA Nurses strike at Tufts
07/16/17 - Boston Fire Fighters
1st Annual First Responders Cup
07/16/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
AFD defeats APD (8-1) in the 1st Annual First Responders Cup soccer game before the ABQ Sol game on Saturday, July 15, 2017.
Fire Fighters Endorse Tim Keller
07/16/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Pipes & Drums Friendraiser - August 24th
07/15/17 - MPFFU
Join us for the 8th Annual Metro Detroit Police-Fire Pipes & Drums Friendraiser on Thursday, August 24th.
Extrication on the Sherwood Island Connector
07/14/17 - IAFF Local 1081
At 11:56am on Friday July 14 2017, the Westport Fire Department along with Westport EMS and Westport Police were called for a motor vehicle accident on the Sherwood Island Connector in the vicinity of the transfer station. Initial reports stated there was a multi-vehicle accident with possible extrication. The initial fire response was 1 engine, 1 rescue, and the Shift Commander.
Hot Dog Eating Contest Entrants Needed
07/14/17 - IAFF Local 21
Chicago’s Taste Authority is hosting the Minneapolis and Saint Paul Police and Fire Departments for the eighth annual “Wiener Take All” Chicago hot dog eating contest. In recognition of one of our favorite holidays, National Hot Dog Day, visit Minneapolis location, located at 3101 East 42nd Street on Tuesday, July 18, at 2:30 p.m., when the fun begins.
Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Past Firefighter James E. Smith
07/14/17 - IAFF Local 21
Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Firefighter James E. Smith.  Firefighter Smith started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on October 14, 1975 and retired on December 23, 1994.  Funeral arrangements are pending.
Letter from Tom Lovell
07/13/17 - IAFF Local 1565
Your E-Board spent approximately 45 minutes (each) listening and asking questions of the four 7th District candidates over the last two days (7/10 & 7/11). Brother Mike Bacon, Brother Ryan Mudie, Brother Ricky Walsh and Brother Greg Womack are the candidates vying for the for the position.
Zim out, Byrd in
07/13/17 - IAFF Local 440
     With a little help from the PAC board and the generous support of our PAC members, Dr. Brian Byrd defeated incumbent Zim Zimmerman in Fort Worth City Council District 3.  A significant portion of his 686 vote victory was due directly to the votes that our membership put into the ballot box.
Cancer
07/13/17 - IAFF Local 440
      We are all aware that cancer has become more than a buzzword in our chosen profession.  Prevention and detection have become engrained in our way of life.  That being said, the Local 440 board would like to offer some suggestions.
56th Anniversary
07/13/17 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
Local 1400 is celibrating our 56th anniversary of being a member of the IAFF.  56 years ago today, our local received its charter from the International Association of Firefighters officially recognizing us as a part of their union. This was the first day of the City of Chester Professional Firefighters Association, Local 1400.
11 members promoted
07/13/17 - IAFF Local 1081
Safety Committee Meeting
07/13/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Brothers and Sisters, The Local 858 Safety Committee has addressed several safety concerns from the membership over the years.  Through the committee we have made several changes to how we operate and many improvements for the safety of our members.  At the request of our members, the Local 858 E-board agreed to once again reconvene the Safety Committee.
2017 Fill the Boot
07/12/17 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
Dust off your old boots! This year's Fill the Boot Campaign will be Saturday, August 26 at Jefferson Commons & at Tech Center! We'll need alot of help and great turn out from everyone to manage both these busy locations so mark your calendars now! Our goal is to beat our record collection high of $9,000 so we'll need everyones help. Family and friends are welcome to participate.
Fire Fighter Cancer Registry Act Advances in the House
07/12/17 - IAFF Local 4416
Taking another step closer to becoming law, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health unanimously approved H.R. 931, the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2017.
Task Force Prepares to Release 4th Edition of WFI
07/12/17 - IAFF Local 4416
The IAFF, International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and representatives from 10 fire departments from across the United States and Canada convened this week in Miami, Florida, for the IAFF/IAFC Fire Service Joint Labor-Management Wellness-Fitness Task Force meeting.
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