IAFF Local 135
  • March 27, 2015
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    • What's New at IAFF 135
      Members of Local 135, Tomorrow or the next day the Senate in Kansas will vote on House Bill 2096  ( SB 179 & SB 212 combined).   This issue will significantly impact your working conditions for the rest of your career.   If passed the rights and protections you currently enjoy will no longer be in place.  I cannot stress how critical this is. Read More...
      Download: HB 2096 overview.pdf
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      Annual Golf Outing
      03/27/15 - IAFF Local 2493
      Our annual golf outing is back on! If you are interested in putting together a foursome, or if your business would like to sponsor a whole; here are the details.  Date:     June 19th, 2015  Course: Paxon Hollow Golf Club Time:     8:00AM Shotgun Start Cost:     $130 to golf / $50 for a Hole sponsorship.
      2015 CFD RETIREE REUNION
      03/27/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
      03/27/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      The winner for today's payday raffle is Dave Frank,District 7 A-Shift . Congratulations to Dave! Registration is now open for the 28th Annual Burn Camp Golf Tournament to be played May 15th, 2015 at Fox Hollow Golf Course. Go to www.denverburnfoundation.org for more details and registration. Thanks to everyone for your continued support.
      Benefit for One of Our Own
      03/27/15 - IAFF Local 4405
      For all you fishermen and fisherwomen out there, there will be a fishing tournament on May 9th in Del Rio. The proceeds will go to help one of our members affected with Cancer.  The 2015 recipient is Aaron (Hooter) Hughes. He has been fighting metastic squamous cell  carcinoma cancer for the past year of his life.
      Reminder: MFR Training Modules Available on this Site!
      03/27/15 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      Attention All Active DFFA Members! REMINDER:  DFFA OFFERS NEW TRAINING TO HELP WITH MFR In an effort to help members successfully pass the MFR program, the DFFA has partnered with Kaplan University to assist in that process.  We are offering online MFR training modules through our web site.
      Bridgeport Sound Tigers – 1st Responders Day
      03/26/15 - UPFFA
      Bridgeport Sound Tigers Host 3rd Annual 1st Responders Day!!  Sunday, April 19th -3pm (Doors Open @ 2:00PM) FLYER ATTACHED.
      March 26, 2015:
      03/26/15 - UPFFA
      Thinking about going back to school? Kaplan University can help you shorten your path to a degree.
      Hero's Hockey Game and After Party
      03/26/15 - CFFA
      Please come out to Time Warner Cable Arena this Sunday March 29th at 1pm for the annual Fire and Medic Vs CMPD And Mecklenburg County Sherriff hockey game following the Checkers Game.  Come on out and support a great cause!!! Also, after the game come on down to the Palmer Building for the after party with Beverages from SUgar Creek Brewing and Pizza from Hawthornes.
      Lincoln Park brings in 3 new firefighters to fill recent vacancies
      03/26/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      According to interim Fire Chief Al Dyer, the three men are filling recent vacancies in the department after several firefighters left for new job opportunities this year. A fourth addition is in the works now, he added, which will bring the department to a staff of 18, still down from 36 in 2008.
      Cities seek SAFER grants to more add firefighters
      03/26/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      Westland and Wayne are each seeking additional firefighters to be funded through a federal grant.
      Schedule for Insurance Changes Workshops
      03/26/15 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
      A Year Ago Today
      03/26/15 - Boston Fire Fighters
      Dear Brothers & Sisters: A year ago today, the Boston Fire Department suffered the loss of Lieutenant Edward Walsh/Engine Company 33 and Firefighter Michael Kennedy/Ladder Company 15 at Box 9-1579.  Their sacrifice, although tragic, represented the highest traditions of  the Boston Fire Department.   As we continue to mourn their loss, we do so as a family.
      IAFF Service Pins
      03/25/15 - IAFF Local 2819
      This May, we will be ordering IAFF Service Pins for those members interested in having one. Referencing our Local's Union Longevity Pin policy, pins will be awarded starting at the ten year mark and every five years to follow. So how does one make their request? Simply email Brother Thornton and provide your total number of years as a member of the IAFF.
      New Recruits Practice Pit-Crew CPR
      03/25/15 - Belmont Firefighters
      Belmont Fire Department's FFOPs Keane, Butler and Gerrard practice their first pit crew appraoch to cardiac arrest victims, many more senarios to come.
      Louie Wright Campaign
      03/25/15 - IAFF Local 42
      Brothers and Sisters: We will be walking neighborhoods in the 1st District on Saturday, March 28th and Saturday, April 3rd.  These are the last chances for us to advocate for OUR Candidate.  We will meet at Johnny's Back Yard, located at 1802 Buchanan, North Kansas City, MO at 10:00 AM.
      FIRE Act Grant Application Period Closes April 17, 2015
      03/25/15 - UPFFA
      FIRE Act Grant Application Period Closes April 17, 2015 The Fiscal Year 2014 Assistance to Firefighters (FIRE Act) grant program application period ends April 17, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
      Wilkes-Barre Fire Golf Tournament
      03/25/15 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Wilkes-Barre Fire Department Athletic Association Golf Tournament Dear Friend,      The Wilkes-Barre Fire Department Athletic Association will be sponsoring our 26th annual charity golf tournament on Sunday, May 17th, at Wilkes-Barre Municipal Golf Course.
      Huge Statement By Federal Unions On Your Behalf
      03/25/15 - IAFF Local F283
      This is my first attepmt at posting something and emailing it to all members. Let me know if it doesn't work correctly for you.
      2014 Honor Guard Annual Report
      03/25/15 - Boston Fire Fighters
      In 2014 we had an extremely busy and difficult year for our organization. We lost 5 of our brothers and most importantly Senior Fire Alarm Operator Dennis Sullivan. A devoted part of what made the Honor Guard very successful for his decades of dedicated service.
      Gift of Laughs, A Stand-up Comedy Fundraiser for the Toy Program
      03/25/15 - Toy Program
      8th Annual Aces Fore Aiden Golf Tournament
      03/25/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      Legislative Update
      03/25/15 - Olathe Firefighters IAFF Local 2542
      Congratulations to Lt. Brad Dresser on his retirement.
      03/25/15 - IAFF Local 785
      Congratulations to Lt. Brad Dresser on his retirement. Yesterday was Lt. Dresser's last day on duty, here he is pictured with his grand daughters for his last ride home. Lt. Dresser served the City of Lewiston for 30 years. Thank you for your service and we hope you enjoy your retirement.
      UNION LOBBY DAY - APRIL 2, 2015
      03/24/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
      REMINDER: UNION LOBBY DAY - to oppose Governor Baker’s proposed health insurance increase on state workers on Thursday, April 2nd, 9:30 AM at the State House in Gardner Auditorium. Local’s are asked to contact the PFFM Legislative Agents with the approximate number of members attending so that we can plan appropriately and make the proper accommodations at the State House.
      The 4th Annual ‘Swing for Survivors’ Golf Tournament was a Great Success!
      03/24/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      The 4th Annual ‘Swing for Survivors’ Golf tournament combined with the Harley Davidson Raffle was a great success! We raised over $19,000.00 for the IAFF Local 244 Firefighter Survivors Fund. The Executive Board would like to thank Martin Salazar for organizing the golf tournament each year.
      HOGS 4 HOPE!
      03/24/15 - YFD Band
      THANK YOU to our members and our community
      03/24/15 - IAFF Local 1014
      PFFM Lobby Day; April 2, 2015
      03/24/15 - IAFF Local 739
      REMINDER: UNION LOBBY DAY - to oppose Governor Baker’s proposed health insurance increase on state workers on Thursday, April 2nd, 9:30 AM at the State House in Gardner Auditorium.
      Stoneham Local 2116 - Active Duty Death
      03/24/15 - IAFF Local 739
      TO:        ALL PFFM Members FROM:  The Office of the President DATE:   March 22, 2015   RE: Death of Active Duty Member  - Firefighter Eric Bernat, L2116 - Stoneham, MA.
      Profiles
      03/24/15 - Sioux City Professional Fire Fighters - IAFF Local 7
      Profile of a Fire Fighter A short survey for the community to get to know those who faithfully and tirelessly serve them. Fire Fighter profiles will be rotated on a bi monthly or monthly basis. Name: Lt. Dustin Johnson Age: 35 # of years on the job: 13 Family: My beautiful wife Jenny and I have three great kids: Jackson, Emmett, and Stella.....click on Profiles to read more
      Awards Ceremony
      03/24/15 - IAFF Local 740
      PFD Awards Ceremony 10am Sat April 4th, 2015 Portland Ocean Gateway Terminal 14 Ocean Gateway Pier Light refreshments to follow ceremony Class A uniform.
      Firefighters pioneer tough new workout to get healthier, work smarter
      03/24/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Inside the Division Avenue Fire Station, firefighters Lyle Frederickson and Matt Hutton dash down the stairs in full gear toward the engine bay. With oxygen tanks and air houses strewn across the floor, the pair works quickly to make the necessary connections, all while an upstairs alarm echoes loudly through the building.
      Telemedicine to link Bloomfield EMS with St. Joe's
      03/24/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      The hospital is partnering with the Bloomfield Township Fire Department to train the 57 firefighters, who are also certified paramedics, on how to use tablet devices to connect with emergency room doctors in real-time on their runs. The training begins in May.
      Southgate, Wyandotte councils adopt automatic mutual aid agreement for fire departments
      03/24/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      The Southgate and Wyandotte city councils have approved an automatic mutual aid agreement for their fire departments.
      DFD Battle of the Badges Basketball & Tug-of-War tournament
      03/24/15 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      McKinney Fire Fighters Make Endorsements in Council Races
      03/24/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of McKinney, IAFF Local 2661
      McKinney Fire Fighters for Responsible Government announce Council Endorsements. At-Large - Tracy Rath District 2 - Rainey Rogers District 4 - Angie Bado
      PEP Class May 13 in Portland
      03/24/15 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
      Brothers and Sisters,     We just wanted to get out the date for our upcoming PEP class that is going to be held a the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland on May 13, 2015. We will be offering three two hour IAFF sponsored classes on helpful topics. We are making the final decisions on the courses this week but wanted to get out the date so you can block it off.
      Kansas Senate considers Anti-Union Bills
      03/23/15 - IAFF Local 135
      Members of Local 135, Tomorrow or the next day the Senate in Kansas will vote on House Bill 2096  ( SB 179 & SB 212 combined).   This issue will significantly impact your working conditions for the rest of your career.   If passed the rights and protections you currently enjoy will no longer be in place.  I cannot stress how critical this is.
      Pilot Survives Plane Crash in Groveland
      03/23/15 - IAFF Local 3990
      Groveland, FL – A two seater cesna style plane crashed in the wooded area of Groveland at about 840AM this morning (Friday). Residents of the Royal Highlands subdivision heard the plane motor sputter out and then crash. Emergency crews from Lake County Fire Rescue, Lake County Fire Rescue Special Operations Squad, Groveland and Lake EMS responded to the area of the crash.
      PROCEED WITH CAUTION...
      03/23/15 - IAFF Local 1014
      PROCEED WITH CAUTION As most of you know from the recent “All Call” to all stations, the Fire Chief sent out a "DEPARTMENT UPDATE" video message. In the video message, the Fire Chief levies some serious threats to the rank and file members of this Department.
      St. Baldrick's 2015
      03/23/15 - Arcadia Fire Fighters Association
      The 14th annual St. baldrick's event this past week was another great success! The Arcadia Fire Fighters raised $11,227.00 to support research for childhood cancer! Our leading participant and shavee, Beth Fournier, raised over $5,600. The event as a whole raised over $65,000.00 Thank you Matt McSweeny for the efforts put forth in hosting this years event.
      60th Annual Retiree's Banquet
      03/23/15 - IAFF Local 42
      Salary of the City Manager
      03/23/15 - IAFF local 781
      According to the National League of Cities, in 2009 the average base salary for City Managers was $106,408. http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/resources/cities-101/city-officials/average-salaries-of-municipal-officials Robert Heacock, was hired as the City Manager of Independence, MO and signed an Employment Agreement with the City Council on September 9, 2004.
      Time sensitive IMPORTANT message to our members
      03/23/15 - IAFF Local 1014
      “TIME TO LEAD” ONE BADGE - ONE BEAR - ONE SHARE Well by now everyone has had some time to soak in EA-90 attempting to address the “County of Los Angeles Auditor-Controller’s Report”, and now EA-111 with the embedded video message and subsequent press release from the Fire Chief.
      Remembering Their Sacrifice
      03/22/15 - Boston Fire Fighters
      http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/03/21/remembering-sacrifice-firefighters/ZIwC2dInOiFtJPy92wuMVK/story.
      March Regular Meeting Agenda
      03/22/15 - IAFF local 3704
      Below is the Agenda for our March Regular Union Meeting to be held at Station 41, 1830hrs on March 24th.  -Pledge/Prayer -Officers Reports -Unfinished Business:      -Pay Issues: Update from K. Murray       -Civil Service Reprimand (Tabled)      -Scholarships: Update from R.
      Toxic Heat Documentary
      03/21/15 - Waterbury Fire Fighters Association
      Exposure From Toxic Chemicals Kills Fire Fighters: Watch Toxic Hot Seat to Learn More Jamie Redford and Kirby Walker, producers of "Toxic Hot Seat,"  have very generously provided a free download of the HBO documentary to every IAFF member.
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