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IAFF Disaster Relief Fund 10/22/18 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
When Disaster Hits Home for Our Own
Fires. Floods. Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Earthquakes. Wildfires. Civil Disturbances. When disasters strike, fire fighters are called to respond, even while their own families may be displaced and their homes damaged or destroyed.
Early Voting 10/22/18 - IAFF Local 51
Early Voting begins today use the link below to find your nearest voting location. Go out and vote! Attached you will also find a list of candidates endorsed by Local 51.
OCT 2018 ENDORSEMENT FLYER 10/21/18 - IAFF Local F283
****ENDORSEMENT FLYER ALERT****
Endorsement mailers started hitting mailboxes today. Unfortunately in the duplicate search/finalizing the mailing list, some of the data got mixed up. This means that some of us are going to receive mailer with someone else’s name on it.
Please OPEN and USE the flyer you receive.
Space Heater Safety 10/20/18 - IAFF Local 902
Space heaters help to keep us warm in winter. But space heaters can also cause deadly fires. Find out how to use space heaters safely.
Space Heater Fires Between 2007 and 2016
One hundred thirty-nine (139) space heater fires were reported to the Office of the State
Fire Marshal between 2007 and 2016. While these fires are not frequent, they are deadly.
Softball 10/20/18 - Stockton Firefighters
Christmas is right around the corner and its time for the Annual SFD Toy Drive Softball Tournament supporting the Child Abuse Prevention Council on December 3rd. Even if you're not a softball player come out for a great time, with great people, supporting a great cause! A-shifters get your time off early or your gonna miss out.
Halloween Safety 10/20/18 - IAFF Local 902
Halloween night is Wednesday October 31, 2018. Here are a few tips to stay safe this year.
Local 1014 November 2018 Voter Guide 10/20/18 - IAFF Local 1014
Brothers and Sisters,
We only have 17 days left until the November 2018 election on Tuesday, November 6. First and foremost, your Union is encouraging you to exercise your right and vote.
2019 BFIT FIRST RESPONDER CHALLENGE 10/19/18 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters,
Any Local 30 Member interested in participating in this year's BFIT First Responder Challenge, please contact Team Captain FF Doug Boudrow (E3/G4).
More info on the event can be found at:
Passing of Retired Fire LT Francis G. Murphy 10/18/18 - Local 1347
Local 1347 regrets to announce the passing of
Retired Fire Lieutenant Francis G. Murphy, father of Firefighter Gary Murphy.
Lieutenant Murphy served more than 43 years on the department from February 4, 1959- March 31, 2002. He was promoted to Lieutenant on April 29, 1969.
MacDonald Rockwell & MacDonald Funeral Home at 270 Main St.
Pink Breast Cancer Shirts 10/18/18 - IAFF Local 739
Pink Breast Cancer Shirts
Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 10 AM-12 Noon we will be selling Pink Breast Cancer shirts at our Broadway Firehouse at 424 Broadway.
All proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Shirts are $20.00 each.
Walpole's Newest Firefighters 10/17/18 - IAFF local 2464
(L to R: Brendan O'Neil, Jeff Daniels, & Matt Rakoski)
Congratulations to Walpole's newest Firefighters Brendan O'Neil, Jeff Daniels & Matt Rakoski on their completion of the Massachusetts Fire Academy. Strong work .
August Roussell 10/13/18 - IAFF local 1289
We have attached a link that will provide updates on Alex Roussell’s child August in their time of need.
Special Union Meeting October 19th - Health Insurance Renewal 10/13/18 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
A Special Meeting has been called for Friday, October 19, 2018 Fire Station #6 at 1900 hours to review the 2019 Health Insurance Renewal and plan option changes. In the Health Insurance Info tab under Member Resources go to the Open Enrollment 2019 link to review the renewal and options sheets.
Pink Breast Cancer Shirts 10/12/18 - IAFF Local 739
Pink Breast Cancer Shirts
Tomorrow, Saturday October 13, 2018 from 10 AM-12 Noon we will be selling Pink Breast Cancer shirts. All proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Shirts are $20.00 each. We hope to see you tomorrow, thanks.
Yes on Question 1 10/11/18 - Boston Fire Fighters
Boston Firefighters Local 718 President Rich Paris speaks at a press conrference supporting Mass. Nurses Assn.
Poplar St. Vehicle Fire 10/11/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
At 8:48 a.m. on Thursday October 11th, Local 2164 members responded to 911 reports of a vehicle fire in the driveway at 6162 South Poplar Street in Centennial. Heavy smoke was visible in the area while members were responding. First arriving Engine 33 encountered a fully engulfed pickup truck cab and advanced a hose line to control the flames and protect the house.
Chenango Ave Kitchen Fire 10/11/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
At 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday October 9th, Local 2086 and 2164 members responded to a residential kitchen fire in the 3700 block of West Chenango Avenue. The 911 caller reported a fire in the microwave and safely evacuated without injuries. When Engine 11 arrived smoke was coming from the front door of the house and members advanced a hose line inside.
Brotherhood for Boobs 10/10/18 - IAFF Local 274
Come on out to Brother Jimmys on Thursday October 18th, 8-11pm to help support Breast Cancer Awareness.$10 Donation at the door,WPFD Bartenders,Happy Hour prices til 11, a portion of the proceeds goes to local breast cancer victims through Soul Ryeders.Contact Brother Dooley(914)844-3577 or Brother Nicholson (914) 882-0704 for more information.
Ballot for IAFF Local 1431 Number Change 10/09/18 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
Access the Online Voting tab under Member Resources to cast your ballot to determine changing the Local's number from 1431 to its original 824 number when affiliated in 1945.
PASSING OF RUSSELL CERAMI 10/09/18 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
We regret to inform everyone of the passing last night of retired past Local 293 President, past PPFFA President and past IAFF 4th District Vice President Russell Cerami. Russ is the father of retiree Dave Cerami. We extend our condolences to Dave and his family. More info to follow.
Passing of Russell Cerami 10/09/18 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
We regret to inform everyone of the passing last night of retired past Local 293 President, past PPFFA President and past IAFF 4th District Vice President Russell Cerami. Russ is the father of retiree Dave Cerami. We extend our condolences to Dave and his family.
2018 Election Results 10/09/18 - IAFF Local 1403
Join us in congratulating our members who were elected by acclimation for a 2 year term to the 2019-2020 Executive Board.
Passing of Lt. Robert Cippoletti Sr 10/08/18 - IAFF Local 739
Passing of Lt. Robert Cipoletti Sr. of Engine 11, Retired
The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 regret to announce the death of Lt. Rober Cipoletti of Engine 11, Retired. Lt. Cipoletti is the father of FF Joseph Cipoletti of Ladder 2 and retired FF's Robert Jr and Michael Cipoletti.
Fremont Ave Structure Fire 10/08/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
At 09:32 a.m. on Monday Engine 42 and Tower 35 were dispatched to a fire alarm activation at 16363 E. Fremont Avenue in Arapahoe County. While they were responding a report came from onsite advising that water and smoke were coming from under a door on the top floor. The incident was upgraded to a structure fire and additional crews were dispatched.
Chief Brown Retirement 10/08/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
Congratulations to South Metro Bureau Chief Brian Brown who celebrated his 30+ year career in the fire service today. We wish him a happy and healthy retirement!
Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts 10/08/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
Check out these awesome new pink logo shirts that all Local 2164 personnel are wearing during October in support of Breast Cacner Awareness month.
MDA, Boot Camp, Jan. 10th &11th, 2019 in Orlando 10/05/18 - IAFF 1826
Each year, the MDA partners with the IAFF and holds a “Boot Camp” training that provides opportunity to learn about updates from the MDA, best practices for a boot drive and more about the partnership between the fire service and the MDA. Locals from across the state of Florida attend each year.
Saint Paul Fire Ops 10/04/18 - IAFF Local 21
Fire Ops was a big success!
Thanks to City staff and Deputy Mayor Tincher for participating.