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      2024 | Memorial Day Service
      05/18/24 - IAFF Local 21
      MDA Boot Camp
      05/16/24 - IAFF Local 2629
      A few of your Independence Firefighters attended the MDA Boot Camp this past Tuesday! It was great to learn about all of the new research and progress that the MDA is making for so many with Muscular Dystrophy, ALS, and various other neuromuscular diseases. Last year, we raised close to $8,000 for this cause, and this year our goal is to double that.
      Sign up to Picket Boeing in Moses Lake
      05/16/24 - IAFF Local 453
      Brothers and Sisters please sign up for a time to walk the Picket line in Moses lake. https:/bit.ly/SupportBoeingFire
      06.13.24 | Veteran Firefighter Luncheon
      05/15/24 - IAFF Local 21
      2024 | Gillette Children's Carnival
      05/14/24 - IAFF Local 21
      ? SOLIDARITY ALERT ? Molson Coors Teamsters Tomorrow, 5/15 @ 8:30 a.m. in Golden
      05/14/24 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
      Join Teamsters General Secretary-Treasurer FRED ZUCKERMAN and rank-and-file members for a RALLY outside the MOLSON COORS SHAREHOLDERS MEETING. Support Teamsters on the strike line.
      2024 | Happy Mother's Day
      05/12/24 - IAFF Local 21
      Funeral Arrangements for Fire Driver Joseph Bogdanski, Rescue 9B
      05/11/24 - UPFFA
      Funeral Arrangements for Fire Driver Joseph Bogdanski, Rescue 9 B Waterbury Fire Department – Waterbury Fire Fighters, Local 1339, IAFF Please keep the Family of Brother Bogdanski and the Members of the Waterbury Fire Department & Waterbury Fire Fighters, Local 1339 in your thoughts & prayers.
      06.01.24 | Salvation Army Lunch
      05/11/24 - IAFF Local 21
      Union Meeting - Saturday 11th May 2024
      05/10/24 - IAFF Local S-6
      Local S-6 Membership, Please note there is a union meeting tomorrow, Saturday 11th May 2024, training room at Fire Station One @ 0745 sharp. B-Shift will be going off duty and C-Shift will be coming on duty. It's YOUR union... be involved!!! Next month's union meeting... Saturday 8th June 2024. C-Shift will be going off duty and B-Shift will be coming on duty.
      Twin Cities Boxing Charity Event
      05/06/24 - IAFF Local 21
      Tickets are now on sale. All ticket proceeds will go to YWCA’s youth mentorship program,  “Teensworks!”?? Vs ??????? ?? YWCA Saint Paul has a long history of doing good for the community. They have four pillars: housing, employment, health / wellness and youth. Since the pandemic they’ve lost most of their funding to maintain youth programming.
      UNION MEETING REMINDER
      05/03/24 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      SB249 Passed!
      05/02/24 - IAFF Local 2629
      "Today after nearly two years the Michigan legislature passed SB 249, the Michigan only paramedic license. Thank you to Senator Hertel and all our friends who helped get this done.
      Members Attend Biennial MPFFU Convention
      05/02/24 - IAFF Local 2629
      A few of your Independence Firefighters are in attendance at the biennial MPFFU Convention in Traverse City. They have heard various presentations, both from the MPFFU Executive Board, different committees within the union, as well as guest speakers and vendors. They are assisting in making important decisions for the future of the MPFFU.
      Firefighters Receive Praise from Resident
      05/02/24 - IAFF Local 2629
      Fine work from firefighters Brent Turner and Lee Green! How rewarding to have this email sent to Chief Piché giving such high praise: “Hello, I wanted to reach out to you to tell you how amazing a couple of your firemen are! We had a call at our house and these two responded, and made our three year old feel safe and comfortable.
      Recent Benefits Fund Board Elections Results
      05/01/24 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
      We are pleased to announce that Traci Moore has been re-elected (Trustee 8) to the Board of Trustees by acclamation. Traci has been an invaluable member of our Board, and we are thrilled to continue working with her to serve the best interests of our members. Additionally, we would like to welcome Nicholas George to the Board of Trustees.
      2024 | Local 21 Golf League Starts May 1st!
      04/30/24 - IAFF Local 21
      Regional Peer Support Classes
      04/30/24 - IAFF Local 274
      Brothers, The NYSPFFA will be funding 2 Regional Peer Support Classes for the IAFF this year on May 20-21 in Batavia NY and May 21-22 in Kingston NY.More Information in the attached document.
      Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Retired Captain Matt Monzel
      04/30/24 - IAFF Local 21
      Presidents Message April 2024
      04/29/24 - GFFA L776
      Subject: April 2024 Update Dear Members, I hope all is well! As we move through Spring I wanted to keep you informed and updated about the latest developments and updates within the GFFA and the Glendale Fire Department. In addition, we continue to participate in upcoming events that promise to be both enjoyable and fun.
      EXPANDING CANCER COVERAGE
      04/29/24 - OPFFA
      On April 29, 2024, the Ontario government announced their intent to introduce legislation that, if passed, will expand presumptive coverage for skin cancer - lowering the service time required for firefighters to receive compensation from 15 to 10 years, bringing Ontario to the lowest required duration of service in the country.
      Levy Campaign Meeting !Amended!
      04/29/24 - IAFF Local 4045
      Apologies, I accidentally mistyped the post below. Our levy meeting is on May 1st, the below post is now correct. Good Morning, Due to a conflict with Chief Riley's schedule, the Levy Meeting has been moved to May 1st, 10:30 am. It will follow the Labor/Admin Meeting, and is being held in Station 1's conference room. During this meeting both the Local and the District will present their plans for the upcoming levy campaign. Your attendance would be greatly appreciated.
      April 28, 2024, Ct. AFL-CIO Workers Memorial:
      04/28/24 - UPFFA
      April 28, 2024, Ct. AFL-CIO Workers Memorial: Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut, President Peter Brown received the Connecticut AFL-CIO Health & Safety Award on behalf of the membership of the UPFFA of Ct., in recognition of President Brown’s dedication to protecting all Fire Fighters in the State of Connecticut.
      2024 SoCal Ride for ALS
      04/28/24 - GFFA L776
      Subject: 2024 SoCal Ride & Rally to Cure ALS Dear Members, Hope all are doing well. We are reaching out to extend an invite to the 2024 SoCal Ride & Rally to Cure ALS, taking place on Saturday, May 4, 2024, in Newbury Park, CA. As Glendale firefighters, we understand the importance of supporting causes that impact our communities & families.
      Retired Firefighter Brad Harper: Funeral Announcement
      04/27/24 - IAFF Local S-6
      Bradley Alan Harper 3rd April 1961 - 26th March 2024 Funeral Service Details: Saturday 4th May 2024 11:00 a.m. Peace Christian Reformed Church 6600 C Avenue NE Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 Lunch reception to follow service legacy.com Please reach out to President Dan Olson with any questions. Godspeed, Brother Harper. We will take it from here.
      "Updated Funeral Information for Retired Fire Captain Larry Goodman"
      04/27/24 - IAFF Local 21
      Welcome New Recruits!
      04/27/24 - IAFF Local S-6
      Airport Fire has hit another milestone recently! We added an extra firefighter to each shift, bringing staffing up to 16 firefighters on all three shifts. We also welcome 5 great firefighters to our team: Sam Kitzmann, Seth Patchen, Matt Allard, Ryan Kiernan, and Josh Gaffke.
      2024 | Pride Fire Shirts
      04/26/24 - IAFF Local 21
      Pride month is a celebration of the LGBTQIA2S+ Community.  For the entire Pride month (month of June), SPFD Administration has authorized wearing our Saint Pride Fire shirts instead of our regular Class “D” t-shirts. Click the image for the Website.
      Labor/Admin Meeting
      04/25/24 - IAFF Local 4045
      Good Evening Brothers and Sisters! The next Labor/Admin meeting has been scheduled for next Wednesday, 5/1/2024, which is a deviation from our regularly scheduled date of the last Tuesday monthly. The agenda has been emailed out to everybody on the District mail server and attached to the Master Battalion Calendar event.
      IAFF Center of Excellence Upcoming Webinars
      04/25/24 - UPFFA
      The IAFF Center of Excellence is hosting an online education series with topics for first responders, health care providers, clinicians and the community at large.
      Updated IAFF MERP Proposal
      04/24/24 - GFFA L776
      Subject: IAFF MERP Benefit Program Updated Proposal Dear Members, I hope this message finds you well. We are writing to bring to your attention the updated proposal regarding the upcoming IAFF MERP Benefit Program.
      Henry Picco is Retiring!
      04/23/24 - International Association of Firefighters
      Firefighter Henry Picco is retiring after 24 years of service to those who defend America. Henry will work his last shift at NWS Earle FD on April 23rd. We wish Henry a very long, healthy and happy retirement.
      SAVE THE DATE: 14th Annual Wishes & Heroes Benefit Concert
      04/23/24 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
      Mark your calendars for 14th Annual Wishes & Heroes Benefit Concert! Supporting local Firefighters and Make-a-Wish Foundation. Join us in helping our local heroes and wish kids! Come out to Breckenridge Brewery on Saturday, June 22nd - Doors Open at 3 pm.
      Elmira, N.Y. I.A.F.F. Local 709 to again host Golf Tournament
      04/20/24 - Lets Fire Cancer
      What a great opportunity to join with Brother & Sister Fire Fighters in supporting CANCER RESEARCH. Great People! Great Golf Course! Great Cause! SIGN UP TODAY! THANK YOU!!!
      April 17, 2024: UPFFA of Ct. Raymond D. Shea Legislative Conference/Lobby Day
      04/18/24 - UPFFA
      April 17, 2024: UPFFA of Ct. Raymond D. Shea Legislative Conference/Lobby Day. Thank you to all the Legislators that have joined our members for an update on our Legislative Priorities.  Following the morning program, members will proceed to the Capitol to continue conversations with our Legislators.
      A Message from IAFF President Ed Kelly
      04/16/24 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
      Brothers and sisters, It was good to be with many of you in Boston for last week’s State and Provincial Presidents Meeting. As you know, the IAFF is fighting for many legislative priorities on behalf of our members and their families – including adding occupational cancer to the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits program.
      2024 Dues Assessment for VPFF
      04/16/24 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      Newport News Firefighters Association IAFF Local #794 Dear Brothers and Sisters, As you should all be aware, the membership voted to once again join the VPFF. This will require an assessment of $6.00 per member. This letter is notice that we will be voting on assessing $6.00's (additional dues) to pay for this.
      MDA 2024 Boot Camp Registration
      04/15/24 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
      Join us at MDA Boot Camp to celebrate top performing locals from 2023, meet local MDA families, learn about progress in research, and discuss strategies to make 2024 a successful year for your Fill the Boot program.
      REMINDER: April Regular Union Meeting
      04/14/24 - IAFF Local 4045
      Good Afternoon Brothers and Sisters! The next regular Union meeting will be this Tuesday, 4/16, @ 0930 in the conference room at Station One. The minutes from the March meeting have been uploaded to the Union website and the agenda has been posted. If there are any items that anyone would like to have added to the agenda, please contact an E-Board Member.  Thank you.
      Insurance Open Enrollment
      04/12/24 - GFFA L776
      Subject: Reminder of Health Insurance Open Enrollment Dear Members, I hope all is well. I wanted to take a moment to remind all of you on the City of Glendale Health Insurance Open Enrollment. From now until April 24, 2024, you have the opportunity to review and make changes to your health insurance coverage.
      Jennings Local 5239 Music Festival
      04/12/24 - PFFA
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      2024 Legislative Seminar Agenda
      04/12/24 - PFFA
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      Tier 2 Call To Action
      04/12/24 - Hoffman Estates Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 2061
      Your Assosciated Firefighters of Illinois Legislative Representatives have been working tirelessly down in Springfield to close the disparities between Tier 1 and Tier 2 pensions.  Now they are calling on you to act and let your voices be heard down in Springfield.
      Holbrook Firefighters Comedy Show
      04/12/24 - Holbrook Firefighters Local 1452, IAFF
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      Jeff Golden Retirement
      04/12/24 - Hoffman Estates Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 2061
      On April 11, 2024, Brother Jeffrey Golden worked his last shift as a member of the Hoffman Estates Fire Department. After 30 years of dedicated service to the residents of Hoffman Estates.  Jeff has decided to join his wife Julie in retirement and is looking for suggestions for a possible new hobby or two.
      Smoke Alarm Program
      04/12/24 - IAFF Local 1164
      The Livonia Fire Prevention department has been installing smoke alarms and CO Detectors for Livonia Residents. If you need smoke or CO detectors for you home and your live in Livonia we will supply and install at no cost to you. Contact Lieutenant Furstenau at 734.466.2439 to schedule an appointment.
      Union Meeting - Saturday 13th April 2024
      04/12/24 - IAFF Local S-6
      Local S-6 Membership, Please note there is a union meeting tomorrow, Saturday 13th April 2024, training room at Fire Station One @ 0745 sharp. A-Shift will be going off duty and B-Shift will be coming on duty. It's YOUR union... be involved!!! Next month's union meeting... Saturday 11th May 2024. B-Shift will be going off duty and C-Shift will be coming on duty.
      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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