IAFF Local 135
  • May 27, 2015
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    • What's New at IAFF 135
      There will be a 2nd District Leadership Training event in OMAHA Nebraska on OCTOBER 18-21, 2015. If you would like to attend please contact the office. This is a good way to learn more about the IAFF and what they provide to you and your local. Read More...
      Download: IAFF 2nd Dist Symposium Save the Date (2015).pdf
      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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      Malden Fire Honor Guard
      05/26/15 - IAFF Local 902
      The Malden Fire Honor Guard Participated in the Year's Memorial Day Parade
      May 10th Structure Fire
      05/26/15 - IAFF Local 892
      Platoon 4 responded to a structure fire May 10th at 8 Peck St. Battalion 1 arrived on scene and reported a working fire on the first floor of a 2 story wood frame. One occupant was out of the building reporting that everyone was out.
      Small Brush Fire
      05/26/15 - IAFF Local 892
      Around 1 o'clock this afternoon, Engine 3 and Squad A were dispatched to 235 W. Thames St for a reported brush fire. Engine 3 arrived on scene to find a 20' x 20' area on fire. The fire was extinguished with the booster line off of Engine 3.
      Saint Paul Firefighters Local 21 Regret To Announce The Passing Of Retired Firefighter Charles McCallum
      05/26/15 - IAFF Local 21
      Firefighters Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Firefighter Charles McCallum.  Firefighter McCallum passed on May 23, 2015.  Firefighter MaCallum started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on May 1, 1949 and retired on August 30, 1984.
      Notice for St. Florian Nominations
      05/26/15 - IAFF Local 42
      Currently, there are vacancies on the St. Florian Fund Board of Directors.  The Board is currently seeking nominations to fill these vacancies.   The St.
      Retirements
      05/26/15 - IAFF Local 21
      3rd Annual Guns vs Hoses Benefit Hockey Game
      05/26/15 - Kootenai County Fire and Rescue IAFF Local 2856
      On May 29th Frontier Ice Arena will be hosting the 3rd Annual Guns vs Hoses Benefit hockey game in Coeur d’Alene, ID. The teams will be represented by local Law Enforcement and Fire Agencies. Ticket prices for the game are just $5 with 2 cans of food or $7 without, kids 12 and under are free! Come out and join a great cause with your family.
      Help Needed for June Seminar
      05/25/15 - IAFF Local 794
      We need help setting-up for the June Firefighting Seminar the week of June 1st-6th. If you are available for any amount of time the week of June 1st, Please sign up here for anything you can help with.
      Lexington Professional Firefighters Memorial Day PSA
      05/25/15 - Lexington Firefighters IAFF Local 526
      https://www.youtube.com/watch.
      Memorial Day 2015
      05/25/15 - Richardson Fire Fighters Association
      Today we honor the soldiers who fought and died for our country. Gone but not forgotten.
      Thank Our Military Troops on Memorial Day
      05/25/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      IAFF - Remember the Fallen: https://www.youtube.com/watch.
      Retirements
      05/25/15 - IAFF Local 794
      Congratulations to Lt. Pat Burno and Capt. Bob Taylor on your retirements! Thank you for the many years of service and all you've done for our department.
      Stacey Morrison Funeral Arrangements
      05/25/15 - IAFF 14th District
      Message below sent out by the Professional Fire Fighters of Louisiana. Our thoughts and prayers to Brother Josh Morrison. See the info below sent by Arnie Lowther. Stacey Morrison is Bastrop Local-1358 Sec/Treas Josh Morrison's wife. As most of you know Stacey was on the waiting list for a double lung transplant due to Cystic Fibrosis.
      5th Annual Fire up the Bands
      05/25/15 - IAFF local 2731
      Memorial Day
      05/25/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of McKinney, IAFF Local 2661
      2014 Firefighter of the Year
      05/25/15 - Shelby Twp. IAFF Local 1338
      Peers say 2014 Firefighter of the Year is a ‘go-to guy’ Shelby Township firefighter paramedic Jeremy Chesnutt, right, displays his 2014 Firefighter of the Year Award, which Fire Chief Jim Swinkowski, left, presented to Chesnutt in the Shelby Township boardroom May 19.
      Death of Retired Brother Herman "Hermie" Kilwein
      05/24/15 - IAFF Local 452
       Retired Local 452 member, Herman Kilwein, passed away May 23rd.  Brother Kilwein, was a very popular guy with all shifts.  He could hide and not be found.  During his time, each shift had a locked food locker and a padlocked refrigerator.  None of that could keep Hermie out.
      4th Division members rescue puppy.
      05/24/15 - IAFF local 825
      On Saturday night May 23rd 2015, 4th Division members from Engine Company 11 and Squad Company 2 were dispatched the area of 232 Cedar St in a humanitarian effort to assist a dog stuck in a culvert pipe 12ft down an embankment. Squad 2 Firefighter Edward Taylor who is also a professional dog trainer, was able to reach the dog, and bring him up safely.
      Fire guts businesses at 940 Boston Road in Springfield
      05/24/15 - IAFF Local 648
      Volunteers Needed for June Seminar
      05/23/15 - IAFF Local 794
      Volunteers are needed for our June seminar from June 4-7. Please sign up under message board.
      Happy Memorial Weekend!
      05/23/15 - IAFF Local 1403
      This Memorial weekend we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. We honor the brave men and women who defended our freedom.
      25th Annual MDA Golf Tournement
      05/23/15 - Belmont Firefighters
      Belmont Firefighters Local will be hosting our 25th Annual MDA Golf Tournament on Friday June 26th at 8am at the Sandy Burr Country Club in Wayland. We still have a couple foursomes available. Cost is $150 per person and includes: Cart, Breakfast, Lunch and Buffet Dinner - Shot Gun Start, Scramble Play. Hole Sponsors are also available for $200 - Please Help Us Support a Great Cause.
      Contract negotiations
      05/23/15 - IAFF Local 1403
      Contract negotiations will be held at our Union hall on June 1 (Monday C shift) at 10:30 AM.
      We pause and remember this Memorial Day
      05/23/15 - IAFF Local 4416
      Memorial Day PSA from Local 1431
      05/22/15 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
      Memorial weekend 2015
      05/22/15 - IAFF Local 1014
      IAFF Fire Fighters Thank Those Who Have Sacrificed For Us Problems viewing video? click above HAVE A GREAT MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND Local 1014 has had quite a busy last few months to say the least.
      RFFA Executive Board Members Sworn in May 20th, 2015.
      05/22/15 - Richardson Fire Fighters Association
      The RFFA Local 1954 swore in our newest executive board members during our May 20th, 2015 meeting. Thanks for your dedication of service for the greater good!  Featured left to right: A-Shift Trustee Buddy Hughes, 3rd Vice President Allan Journey, President Billy Whitson, and B-Shift Trustee Cody King.
      EMS Week
      05/22/15 - Portsmouth Professional Fire Fighters
      PRH Celebrates EMS Week and Local Providers  EMS Week is marked with a banquet to recognize the great providers in the Seacoast. Portsmouth Hospital Emergency Department awards area EMS workers with a variety of awards. This year members of Local 1313 were awarded several accolades. Congratulations to all.
      FIREFIT CHALLENGE
      05/22/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      A moment for our Veterans
      05/22/15 - Alaska Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Support the 21
      05/22/15 - IAFF 1826
      ~~SUPPORT FMFD 21 Due to unfortunate circumstances Fort Myers Fire Department had to layoff 21 Fire Fighters. Please help support our efforts to raise the necessary funds to help support our fellow Fire Fighters in this time of need. Wear this Shirt Proudly and show your support the FMFD 21. Please SHARE with the SHARE link on the top right of this page and help us spread the word.
      NLRFD Promotes Two, Hires Two
      05/22/15 - IAFF Local 35
      21MAY15 -- The North Little Rock Fire Department is pleased to announce the promotion of two of it's officers, along with the hiring of two new firefighters, at an official ceremony held on April 3rd, 2015.  Pictured are (from left to right) Cpt Jeff Combs, Lt Dan Bryson, FF James Stanley and FF Michael Mitsunaga.
      Truck fire spreads to garage caught on video in Bozeman Montana
      05/22/15 - IAFF local 613
      By KBZK.com Brooke Boone CONNECT   A truck caught fire Saturday in Bozeman, spreading to a nearby garage (Photo: Shannon Buckland) BOZEMAN - A truck fire that spread to a garage was quickly doused by Bozeman firefighters Saturday and a viewer caught it all on camera. Shannon Buckland posted video to our KBZK Facebook page.
      2015 Washington Fallen Firefighter Memorial
      05/21/15 - IAFF Local 2819
      Honor Guard Coordinator Ryan Crosby is organizing a call to arms this June 7th so that your local represents a strong showing for this year's Washington State Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service. The event begins at 15:30 outside the state Capitol. Due to parking issues, a van rental has been approved to ensure easy traveling for those interested.
      MDA Fill The Boot
      05/21/15 - IAFF Local 1805
      MDA Fill The Boot at the Parade of Bands! Special thanks to all those that participated at this year's Hazel Dell Parade of Bands for MDA Fill the Boot.  We had union members, spouses and significant others, brothers from other local's, Fire Cadets, friends and family members involved....and even one tired pooch!  A great day for a great event.
      EMS Week in Garden City honors fire service
      05/21/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      Garden City Council has recognized the Garden City Fire Department during national EMS Week which began Sunday, May 17.
      Warren awarded police and fire grants
      05/21/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      The gear will replace old coats and pants donned by firefighters to protect them while battling flames.
      Fire Ops 101 by the numbers
      05/21/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      Local firefighters put state and local officials "in our boots" on Monday, running them through search and rescue, vehicle extrication and on-site patient care scenarios at Lansing Community College's West Campus Fire Academy.
      Alicia Ann Ruch Burn Foundation
      05/21/15 - Arcadia Fire Fighters Association
      The Arcadia Fire Fighters proudly support the Alica Ann Ruch Burn Foundation. The AFFA 3440 was invited to this years rally at the Irwindale Speedway. We also participate in the annual golf tournament where all proceeds benefit the Alicia Ann Ruch Burn Foundation.
      Arcadia Girls Softball
      05/21/15 - Arcadia Fire Fighters Association
      The Arcadia Fire Fighters proudly support the Arcadia Girls Softball league. Every year we participate in a softball game against the Arcadia Police Officers Association. This year was another great success.
      Pancake Breakfast 2015
      05/21/15 - Arcadia Fire Fighters Association
      This year was another great success! Thank you to all that came out and supported the Arcadia Fire Fighters Association. We hope you all had fun with family, friends and your local fire fighters. All proceeds benefit the numerous local charities we support! Thank you and we look forward to next year's event.
      LETTER OF COMMUNICATION
      05/21/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Brothers and Sisters, I`m riding in the Bike MS: Cape Cod Getaway 2015  (June 27+28, 2015) in support of my wife Lorraine, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This is a 150 mile, two day ride from UMass/Boston to Mass. Maritime Academy in Bourne. Then on to Provincetown.  M.S. is an Autoimmune disease that attacks the central nervous system.
      Complaint Issued Against Town of Scituate For Changing Fire Promotional Process Without Bargaining
      05/20/15 - IAFF Local 1464
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      Death Announcement
      05/20/15 - IAFF Local 1652
      Local 1652 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Deputy Chief Charles Pillarella, father of current Deputy Chief Anthony Pillarella.  Arrangements are as follows: Wake – Tuesday May 26th, 4-7PM at Matarese Funeral home 325 Main St Ashland, MA Funeral - Wednesday morning May 27th time TBD at St. Cecilia’s 54 Esty St Ashland, MA.
      2015 Memorial Service
      05/20/15 - IAFF Local 21
      The 2015 Saint Paul Firefighters Memorial Service Oakland Cemetery (Jackson St. and Sycamore St.
      Local 1291 Firefighter Participates In NYC Stair Climb
      05/20/15 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
      Denton firefighter and paramedic to take part in Tower Climb     73 2  Comments (0)A Text Size         By Megan Gray-Hatfield Staff Writer mgray@dentonrc.
      Homecoming
      05/20/15 - IAFF Local 1403
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      Action Center
      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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