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    December 11, 2017
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    • What's New at IAFF 135
      We received this thank you letter from Emma Eck (Captain Urban Eck's Daughter) to the membership for assisting her with the W.H."Howie" McClennan Scholarship. Read More...
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      The 15 bout card on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, 2017 @ The Wichita Sports Forum features local law enforcement against firefighters for charity. Click here to purchase tickets  The 15 bout card on Veterans Day features members of local law enforcement against local firefighters.
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      The IAFF Local 135 would like to invite those that would like to be part of the Wichita Firefighter's Women's Axillary!!!! There is a meeting at the Union Hall scheduled for February 22, 2017 from 6-8 pm.  428 N. St. Francis please see the attachment.
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      MDA/Lake Monster Brewery SPFF Holiday Party
      12/10/17 - IAFF Local 21
      Children's Hospital Blood Drive
      12/10/17 - IAFF Local 739
      Children's Hospital Blood Drive The Lynn Fire Department & Lynn Local 739 are hosting a Blood Drive for Boston Children's Hospital. This is a tough time of year for the blood banks due to holidays. The process takes about 20 minutes & each donation helps up to 4 children. The Bloodmobile will be at Lynn Fire Headquarters, 725 Western Ave on Thursday December 21st from 1-6pm.
      2017 Operation Warm
      12/10/17 - Arlington Fire Fighters
      Yesterday E105, T105, R109 and B111 went to Carlin Springs Elementary to hand out coats for kids. This is 4th year that we have partnered with Arlington County DHS. This partnership has allowed us to provide over 600 coats to kids in need. If you would like to donate please click on the link below.  https://www.operationwarm.
      Urgent Action Needed to Save FIRE and SAFER Grants
      12/09/17 - UPFFA
      Urgent Action Needed to Save FIRE and SAFER Grants Legislation (S. 829) to reauthorize the FIRE and SAFER grant programs passed the U.S. Senate months ago, but the U.S. House has failed to act, despite numerous opportunities. Unless the U.S. House of Representatives acts swiftly, the FIRE and SAFER grant programs will be abolished on January 2 -- in less than one month.
      Lt. Jeremy Savinsky Softball Tournament Benefit
      12/09/17 - IAFF 1826
      To all Local 1826 Members, Please see attachment containing information on this Benefit event.
      Save FIRE and SAFER Grants
      12/08/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      Urgent Action Needed to Save FIRE and SAFER Grants Legislation (S. 829) to reauthorize the FIRE and SAFER grant programs passed the U.S. Senate months ago, but the U.S. House has failed to act, despite numerous opportunities. Unless the U.S. House of Representatives acts swiftly, the FIRE and SAFER grant programs will be abolished on January 2 -- in less than one month.
      CHRISTMAS PARTY
      12/06/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Get your tickets for the IAFF Local 244 Christmas Party!  We will celebrate Chirstmas and honor our members for Firefighter of the Year (City & County) and Outstanding Leadership on Saturday December 16, 2017 at Hyatt Regency Downtown Albuquerque. Tickets are $25.00 per person and can be purchased at the union hall Monday through Thursday from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
      Captain Jim Robeson Memorial Benefit
      12/06/17 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Brothers and Sisters:   The family of the late Captain Robeson is hosting a happy hour on the 10th anniversary of his LODD, January 6, 2018 from 2:00 – 6:00 PM at the Hilton Scranton. Proceeds from this event will benefit the PPFFA Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial. Tickets are $25.00 and include light fare and a cash bar.
      2018 KSCFF Conference Hotel info
      12/06/17 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
      The PDF contains information about the 2018 conference hotel reservations.  More information will be sent out at a later time.
      Santa Breakfast
      12/06/17 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      December Union Meeting Reminder
      12/06/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      This is a reminder that the December Union meeting will take place this week at our new location: The Colorado Professional Fire Fighter Center (12 Lakeside Lane, Denver CO 80212) on Wednesday, December 6th at 7:00 pm and Thursday, December 7th at 8:30 am. A few things to be aware of:   1.)   Regular Business will be suspended for the Christmas Party.
      Local 244 City Chapter Transition Team Update
      12/06/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      The transition team is getting ready to finalize the Transition Team Report. Please be aware that the dealine to submit an email to transitionteam244@gmail.com is 12/7/17 at 0900. Thank you.
      100th Anniversary Halifax Explosion
      12/05/17 - Boston Fire Fighters
      Boston Firefighters Local President Richard Paris, IAFF GST Edward Kelly, Boston Fire Commisioner Joe Finn, Mayor of Halifax Mike Savage, IAFF 3rd DVP Jay Colbert and members of Halifax Fire Department are in Halifax Canada for the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion. https://globalnews.ca/news/3901178/halifax-fire-explosion/
      Livonia firefighters battle house fire, assist with business fire in Northville Township
      12/05/17 - IAFF Local 1164
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      Children leap out window to safety during Livonia house fire
      12/05/17 - IAFF Local 1164
      LIVONIA, Mich. (WXYZ) - A raging house fire in Livonia left one family no choice but to escape out of a window.  Firefighters were called out to the 18000 block of Lathers around 3 a.m. and saw a house completely engulfed in flames.
      December 5, 2017: UPFFA Delegates Meeting
      12/05/17 - UPFFA
      UNION MEETING
      12/05/17 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
      The December union meeting date has changed, it is rescheduled for December 7th at 7pm at the UNO Pizzeria and Grill located at 1516 Providence Ave in Chester PA. Thank you  The Excutive Board.
      Proposed 2018 Budget
      12/05/17 - Kent Fire Fighters
      Proposed 2018 Conference Worksheet
      12/05/17 - Kent Fire Fighters
      House catches fire near 8 Mile, Gill roads in Livonia
      12/05/17 - IAFF Local 1164
      LIVONIA, Mich. - A house caught fire Wednesday on Pollyanna near Southampton Drive in Livonia.  Firefighters responded to the flames, which appeared to engulf the home's attached garage.  Livonia Fire Department Chief Shadd Whitehead said the homeowner was alone when the fire started. His department got the call about 12:03 p.m.
      EMT/PARAMEDIC REFRESHER
      12/04/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Toys for Tots
      12/04/17 - IAFF Local 739
      Toys for Tots As a reminder, our annual Marine Corps Toys for Tots program is underway. Please spread the word that we are accepting new, unwrapped gifts at all firehouses. Any questions please contact Paul Tucker, E3/D2.
      Local 2929 Request
      12/04/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of Oklahoma
      20th UPFFA Biennial Post Convention Survey/Evaluation
      12/03/17 - UPFFA
      2017 TOY DRIVE DEC. 6TH
      12/03/17 - New London Fire Fighters
                       The NLFD and NLPD will be having their annual Toy Drive on December 6th from 5 PM to 9 PM at the Toys R Us in Waterford (5 Dayton Rd). Stop by to donate a toy and help make a kid's Christmas a little brighter this year. FF Joe Nott will be on hand again this year to volunteer.
      CHARITABLE GIVING SEASON
      12/03/17 - Lets Fire Cancer
      Dear Friends,   The Holiday Season has traditionally been a "SEASON OF GIVING". There are a number of very worthwhile and deserving Charitable Organizations that we all can support and donate to. The sole mission of The Retired Professional Fire Fighters Cancer Fund is to financially support established, promising cancer research programs.
      Shift Calendar 2018
      12/01/17 - IAFF Local 740
      Operation Warm 2017
      12/01/17 - IAFF Local 3666
      On Thursday, November 30, 2017, The Career Firefighters Association of Frederick County Maryland, I.A.F.F. Local 3666, deliverd 125 American-made coats to local area Frederick County public schools and daycare centers.
      150th Anniversary KCFD Badges
      12/01/17 - IAFF Local 42
      Sisters and Brothers: March 14, 2018 is the official 150th Anniversary of KCFD. The Kansas City Fire Historical Society is proud to present our 150th Anniversary Badge.
      December 4th, Union Meeting
      12/01/17 - IAFF Local 740
      Firefighter Of The Year Awards
      11/30/17 - IAFF local 2464
      (L to R: Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey, FF Chris Shea, Lt. David Emswiler, FF Tom Morandi, & FF Donovan Minutolo) Walpole Firefighters were recognized at the 28th Annual Firefighter Of The Year Awards for their response to a plane crash in Westwood along with Westwood FD, Canton FD, Dedham FD, & Norwood FD.
      Candidate Byrne Statement
      11/30/17 - Burbank Firefighters Local #778
      Brothers and Sisters,            First I would like to thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve for the past 4 years as one of your Local 778 Directors. The last few years have seen many changes within our local and our department. Many of these changes, I think you would agree, to the betterment of our membership.
      Christmas Party
      11/29/17 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
      November 15, 2017: Waterbury Fire Fighters, Local 1339 check presentation to the IAFF Disaster Relief Fund
      11/29/17 - UPFFA
      November 15, 2017: Waterbury Fire Fighters, Local 1339 check presentation to the IAFF Disaster Relief Fund - $12,250.00  [L to R]: Peter S.
      PFFO New Political Director
      11/29/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of Oklahoma
      November 29, 2017 Brothers and Sisters, Our commitment to improving the local and statewide political relevance and strength of Oklahoma fire fighters continues. This means we are working to ensure that we are at the table when the political decisions are made that affect our wages, benefits, and working conditions, and the security of citizens and firefighter families.
      PFFO New Political Director
      11/29/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of Oklahoma
      November 29, 2017 Brothers and Sisters, Our commitment to improving the local and statewide political relevance and strength of Oklahoma fire fighters continues. This means we are working to ensure that we are at the table when the political decisions are made that affect our wages, benefits, and working conditions, and the security of citizens and firefighter families.
      Children's Santa Breakfast
      11/29/17 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      This year's Children's Breakfast with Santa will be on Saturday, Dec 16th beginning at 9 am at Angelos Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Please RSVP here if you plan to attend.
      Reflections from the 2017 20th UPFFA Biennial Convention
      11/29/17 - UPFFA
      Reflections from the: 2017 20th UPFFA Biennial Convention Foxwoods Resorts & Casino November 13-15, 2017 This year’s convention we had 100 registered delegates, which featured a number of guests: Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, General President Harold Schaitberger, General Secretary Treasurer Ed Kelly, [Videos from - U. S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, U. S.
      November 17, 2017: Ridgefield Professional Fire Fighters 50th Anniversary
      11/29/17 - UPFFA
      [L to R]: Peter S.
      Online Proximity Gear Vote
      11/29/17 - IAFF Local F-102
      All Hands,    A Membership vote is underway to consider the continued use of ARFF Proximity Gear for the Department. Take the time to exercise your right to have your voice/vote counted.
      Local 244 City Chapter Transition Team Update
      11/28/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Brothers and Sisters, it's been an honor to sit with the rest of the team during our 2017 AFD/IAFF Transition Team meetings. Thank you to those that have taken the time to share your thoughts with us. We are still seeking input to help identify and organize our collective priorities before working with our new administration.
      Bike Drive
      11/28/17 - Toy Program
      Join the Burnaby Firefighters at the Christmas Angel Breakfast & Toy Drive!
      11/27/17 - IAFF 323
      November, 2017 - Presented by the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown Hotel - early in the morning (from 6:00 to 10:00 am) on Friday, December 1st - the Burnaby Firefighters will be collecting toys & cash donations for their 6th Annual Christmas Angel Breakfast & Toy Drive supporting the Burnaby Christmas Bureau and the CKNW Orphans' Fund.
      Christmas Ornaments
      11/27/17 - Waterbury Fire Fighters Association
      The 2017 Christmas Ornament is now available. The Queen Mary The “Queen Mary”, a 1939 American LaFrance 85’ tiller aerial ladder, was placed into service as Truck 1 on March 4th of that same year at Fire HQ.  Its nickname came from its enormous length of 53 feet, which required an additional firefighter in the back to steer the trailer.
      A big thank you to Mission BBQ for their donation of $1,874 to our good and welfare fund!
      11/27/17 - IAFF 1826
      January 28 - 31, 2018: IAFF ALTS & Human Relations Conference
      11/25/17 - UPFFA
      February 1, 2018: IAFF Cancer Summit
      11/25/17 - UPFFA
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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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