Members of Local 135,
IAFF 2nd District Vice President Woolbright addressed the City Council on Tuesday about Labor and Management relationships. Our thanks go to him and General President Schaitberger for their support.
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Passing of AACo first Fire Chief... 11/20/14 - IAFF Local 1563
November 20, 2014
The Anne Arundel County Fire Department and the Anne Arundel County Retired Firefighters Association regretfully announce the passing of Retired Fire Chief Harry W. Klasmeier. Chief Klasmeier was the Department's first Fire Chief, serving in that capacity from 1965 to 1983.
Save the Date: CPFF 2015 Annual Meeting 11/20/14 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
CPFF 2015 Annual Meeting will be held on June 11th & 12th with the golf tournament on June 10th. Boulder, Longmont, and Mountain View Locals will jointly host it. Hotel, meeting and golf course location will be determined in the near future.
Vacation Bank Proposal & Survey 11/20/14 - Fort Wayne Professional Firefighters
Please Click on image to view the proposal. Once you have finished you can follow the link below to complete the survey. You may also navigate to the survey using the menu.
Bob Bartley 11/20/14 - IAFF Local 51
Capt.,Please pass this on;
This week marks an exciting journey for me, as I have begun my new position. I remember coming here full of ideas, things to do to make a difference I'll always remember the things we achieved together especially with the attempts to assist and be a buffer to help your request for each of the station needs.
Getting Real about Pension Investments 11/20/14 - Paul Hufnagel
It's certainly tempting for officials in charge of state pension systems to hike up assumed rates of return. Better investment returns translate into smaller appropriations to fund pensions and can facilitate generous cost-of-living adjustments for retirees.
Phone Directory 11/19/14 - IAFF Local 21
All Personnel - Local 21 will be publishing an updated L21 telephone directory by the first of the year. In order to have your telephone number listed, we will need an authorization from you granting permission to be included in the directory. Please fill out Form 48A which is located in the FD forms file and forward on to Josette Bradley and Paul Barrett.
Three people hurt in fire on West Side Avenue 11/19/14 - IAFF local 1605
Three people were taken to Meritus Medical Center to be treated for injuries they suffered Wednesday morning during a fire at an apartment building at 349 West Side Ave. in Hagerstown, a fire official said.
One of the victims who was taken to the hospital jumped from a second-floor apartment where the fire started, according to Battalion Fire Chief Mark Cleck.
USAR, 1014 Family Day and Cell Towers update 11/19/14 - IAFF Local 1014
A few things to update you on:
1014 CPAT Test Day
As you have been following the impact of the LA Times article on testing, recruitment and Members with same last names on the job. Local 1014 has been included on a task force of Labor, Management and County Officials to accomplish a few things related to recruitment, testing and integrity of all systems.
Coquitlam Firefighters donate 10 pints of blood in less than a month! 11/19/14 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
By the end of September, Canada’s blood inventory had reached a critically low level. We asked all our PFL partners across the country to help and they responded by bringing in 21,033 units in October, that’s amazing!
So far Coquitlam Firefighters- IAFF Local 1782 - has collected 10 units towards your annual pledge of 50*.
E-Board Nomination Week 11/18/14 - Aurora Fire Fighters
The week for E-board member nominations has begun. The last day to make these nominations is November 24th, 2014. The following positions are up for re-election:
8-hour Vice President
A shift Vice President
B shift Vice President
C shift Vice President
Remember, you can only nominate someone on your shift.
Tree Lighting @ Southlands 11/18/14 - Aurora Fire Fighters
HOLIDAY HOMETOWN PARADE & TREE LIGHTING
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND @ 1800
SPECIAL GUEST, SANTA CLAUS WILL BE RIDING IN ON BIG JOHN
Please note: Main Street will be closed from E. State Ave., north through Town Square. There will be no parking on Main Street.
Pink Firefighter Wife T-Shirts 11/18/14 - Bossier City Firefighters Association
For those that were unable to make it to the Fireman of the Year banquet on November 14th a new t-shirt design was revealed to honor Mrs. Dayna Hesson and all the other firefighter wives of Local 1051. A limited number of shirts were ordered and are currently for sale for $15.00. Anyone wishing to purchase a T-shirt please contact Jason Sanchez at 455-1906.
Somerville Firefighter's Christmas Party 11/18/14 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
The Somerville Firefighter's Christmas party will be held on December 5th at the Dante Club at 7pm. To purchase tickets see station stewards or Steve Layton. Last day to purchase tickets is November 25th.
Somerville Firefighter's Christmas Party 11/18/14 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
The Somerville Firefighter's Christmas party will be held on December 5th at the Dante Club at 7pm. To purchase tickets see station stewards or Steve Layton. Last day for tickets is November 25th.
Firefighters Stress Safe Cooking This Thanksgiving 11/18/14 - IAFF Local 3990
For Immediate Release:
November 18, 2014
Media Contact: Lt.Brian Gamble
Fire Fighters Stress Cooking Safety on Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving is leading day for home cooking fires
Tavares, Florida - According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), cooking is the leading cause of home fires on Thanksgiving Day. A cooking fire is three times more likely on Thanksgiving than on any other day of the year.
“Most fires on Thanksgiving occur between noon and 4:00 p.m. – the peak cooking
Operation Warm 11/17/14 - IAFF 34
Little Rock Firefighters,
Please take the time and go test drive a new Ford truck for a great cause. All members, their families, and friends can take a test drive and earn $15 dollars for Operation Warm (coat for kids program, new American made coats). Just tell the sales person you are there to support IAFF Local 34 Operation Warm.
Support the Burn Center 11/17/14 - Local 2580
With your help, the 2014 CHFFA Guns & Hoses Tournament raised $2,500 for the NC Jaycees' Burn Center. Those funds were earmarked for the 2015 Adult Burn Survivor Reunion.
However, an unmet need has since been identified. Many Burn Center patients & families will remain hospitalized during Thanksgiving & Christmas.
Annual MDA Drive 11/17/14 - IAFF Local 739
Annual MDA Drive
November 25th and 26th we will once again be "holding the boot" for MDA. A lot of volunteers are necessary for this to happen each year, and MDA relies on each of you to volunteer a few hours for this great cause. The shifts run 10am-1pm, 1pm to 4pm and 4pm to 7pm on both days. Please call me and I will schedule you for this event.
Alarm Office Agreement 11/17/14 - Buffalo Professional Firefighters Assoc.
Please see the attached bulletin # 21 for more in-depth information on the Alarm Office Agreement.
Real Chicago Fire Heroes Quietly End Made-For-TV Careers 11/17/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
CHICAGO — On Sept. 4, 1979, three young men joined the Chicago Fire Department ranks without having any idea that each of them in their own way would leave indelible marks on the job they loved. After graduating from the fire academy, Jose Santiago, Dan Fabrizio and Steve Chikerotis were reunited on the “flying” Rescue Squad 2 — then the busiest firefighting team in the department, charged with making some of the scariest rescues their city could muster. This month, two of them — Fabrizio and Chikerotis — retired from active duty after 35 years.
Location Change for December Union Meetings and Polls Closing 11/17/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Location Change for December Union Meetings and Polls Closing
Per the Local 858 policy book “The regular order of business will be suspended and the Local will provide refreshments at the December union meetings.”
The location for the December Union Meetings will take place at:
Delaney's @ the Celtic Tavern (1801 Blake St) on Wed.
Denver Train the Trainer Invitation 11/17/14 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
Denver Train the Trainer Inviation
Date: Thursday January 15, 2015
Time: 8:00am until 4:30pm
Location: Denver, CO Sheraton Denver Downtown 1550 Court Place Denver, Colorado 80202
Registration: November 17th through December 5th, 2014
Please see attached flyer for more information
TK Fundraiser November 22nd 11/17/14 - Boston Fire Fighters
TK Fundraiser At Florian Hall November 22 7 p.m.
Click below for more infomation.
OUR LATEST CANCER RESEARCH DONATION 11/17/14 - Lets Fire Cancer
A sincere "THANK YOU" to all of our generous supporters! Once again YOU have made it possible for us to make our next CANCER RESEARCH DONATION. Out latest donation is to Mount Sinai - Tisch Cancer Institute in New York City for their Multiple Myeloma Cancer Research Program.
Extra Work Opportunity 11/17/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Extra Work Opportunity:
My name is Clay Atkins and I'm a firefighter for The City of Springfield (Ohio) and Trustee of Springfield Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 333. I got your email address from your Union office and I'm sending this message to you to see if anyone would be interested in helping with a project in Denver.
Baltimore City - LODD 11/17/14 - IAFF Local 739
Baltimore City FD - LODD
Arrangements for Lieutenant James E. Bethea, Safety Office
Baltimore City Fire Department
Wylie Funeral Home
701 N. Mount Street
15th Anniversary of Worcester 6 11/17/14 - IAFF Local 739
15th Anniversary of Worcester 6
This year is the 15th anniversary of the warehouse fire that claimed the lives of six Worcester Firefighters. The Worcester Fire Department will be conducting a ceremony at the Franklin Street Fire Station on December 3rd. Members should arrive by 1740 hours. Please form up on Franklin Street in front of the station.
Worcester FF Jon Davies Memorial 11/17/14 - IAFF Local 739
Dedication of Worcester Firefighter Jon Davies Memorial
The 3rd anniversary of the death of Firefighter Jon Davies is December 8th. The Worcester Fire Department will be honoring Jon with a ceremony dedicating his memorial in front of the Franklin Street Fire Station on that day. Members should arrive no later than 1745 hours.
Thank You on Behalf of Michael J. Farber 11/17/14 - International Association of Firefighters
Local F-147 would like to thank those people and departments that assisted us today, as we celebrate the life of F/F Michael J Farber.
Picatinny Arsenal Federal Fire Department and Howell Township Fire Companies - Adelphia and Freewood Acres for providing coverage to Naval Weapons Station Earle.
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