IAFF Local 135
  • February 11, 2016
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    • What's New at IAFF 135
      Members of Local 135; We conducted an election to fill the office of the President on November 3rd, 4th, and 5th .  The votes were counted on November 5th with the following results. Read More...
      Members of Local 135 The Air Capital Classic is being held at Crestview Country Club June 25th - 28th this year. They have asked if the firefighters could provide some assistance on June 28th from 2 to 7pm to tear down the event.  They are looking for 6 people to help them.
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      May 2016 Lottery
      02/11/16 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
      FORE SALE! May 2016 Lottery tickets benefits State President Martynuskas run for 4th district Vice President. See Secretary Ed Reilly for tickets.
      Letter from FPF Vice President Salvatori
      02/11/16 - IAFF 1826
      Subject: Senator Jeremy Ring on FRS Death Benefits Brothers and Sisters, Today, the Florida Senate unanimously (40-0) passed SB 7012. The bill substantially (and in some cases, retroactively) increases death benefits for first responders killed in the line of duty.
      Brother Schomburg Wake & Funeral Info
      02/11/16 - Boston Fire Fighters
      The Wake for Brother William Schomburg Ladder 19 will be held Sunday February 14th from the John O"Conner Funeral Home 740 Adams Street Dorchester 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.  A Funeral Mass will be held Monday February 15th Saint Brendans Church 589 Gallivan Blvd. Dorchester at 10 a.m. All off duty members are asked to report to District Chief Robert Dowling outside the Church at 0930 Hrs.
      Proposition 3
      02/11/16 - Local 3230
      TSAFF Member, I know that many TSAFF members will be voting in the March 1st Republican Primary election. If you happen to be one of these members, please be advised of the following information about Proposition #3. When you go to the polls on March 1st for the Republican Primary several propositions will be on the ballot. PLEASE PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO PROPOSITION #3.
      Corey Rose Cancer in the Fire Service Series
      02/10/16 - Mountain View Professional Fire Fighters
      9 News Ancor Corey Rose dedicated a three-part series, "Left in the Smoke" highlighting the growing issue of cancer in the fire service. As many of you know, Corey sits on the Board of Directors for the CPFF Foundation. Corey's father, Gary, died due to job related cancer shortly after retiring from a 32 year career with LA City Fire. Here is the entire three-part series: http://www.
      Rights of Emergency Responders Page added
      02/10/16 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      The PPFFA has added a "Rights of Emergency Responders" page to the website. It currently has FLSA, FMLA, Cancer Presumption, Act 195, Act 111, PA Sunshine Act, NLRA, HIPAA, Title VII as it pertains to workplace discrimination and employees' Garrity and Weingarten Rights. All may be downloaded and/or printed.
      Proposition 3
      02/10/16 - Lubbock Fire Fighters
      TSAFF Members, Hopefully, you are all aware, by now, about Proposition 3 on the Republican Primary ballot, regarding payroll deductions for union dues. It has come to our attention, that the ballots will not read the same in all counties in the state. The question is the same, but the answer is different depending on the county you are in.
      KC Fire vs St. Louis Fire Hockey Match
      02/09/16 - IAFF Local 42
      Download Event Flier here.
      KPERS Update
      02/09/16 - Olathe Firefighters IAFF Local 2542
      http://www.theolathenews.com/2011/03/08/1040787/police-add-web-messaging.htmlPolice add web messagingBy JOE LAMBEjlambe@theolathenews.com  Olathe police are starting a web-based communication system that allows them to send messages to citizens.
      4th Annual Charity Hockey Game
      02/09/16 - Ridgefield Professional Fire Fighters
      Saturday March 12th, 2016 at 3 PM Winter Garden Ice Arena 111 Prospect Ridge, Ridgefield, CT 06877 Come cheer on the Ridgefield Firefighters in our 4th Annual Charity Hockey Game vs. NYC Department of Corrections "Boldest" hockey team.  Suggested donation of $5 goes to support many worthy causes via the Ridgefield Professional Firefighters Charitable Fund.
      Tigers caravan rolls through Livonia with present to fire department
      02/09/16 - IAFF Local 1164
      The Detroit Tigers brought their annual winter caravan through Livonia last week, and helped the city mark a special occasion in the process. Several Tigers players and various members of the Tigers organization were at the fire department headquarters to deliver a present to Fire Chief Shadd Whitehead.
      Local 3027 Participated in Denver Bronco Parade
      02/09/16 - Cunningham Fire Fighters
      Local 3027 members along with other front range locals took part in the Denver Bronco Victory parade.  See more images by clicking the link below.  Photos courtesy 5280Fire. http://5280fire.com/.
      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.
      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
      Fire Wellness week March 6-11
      02/05/16 - Richmond Fire Fighters
      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.
      Local 21 Ski Day
      02/04/16 - IAFF Local 21
      Local 21 SKI DAY  February 17 - Slopes Open At 9:30 Afton Alps  FOOD - Union will provide snacks and beverages.   - Members will be on there own for meals.  - cafeteria food is available, bar/restaurant available.
      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
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      Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act
      The US Senate is preparing to debate and vote on this act(HR 980) that will give firefighters the right to bargain collectively and have a grievance resolution. Please contact Senator Brownback and Senator Roberts and urge them to vote in favor of this legislation that will help Firefighters across the country, including many right here in Kansas.
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