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Current news directly from IAFF locals, councils, and state/province associations in the US and Canada.

Music, firefighter games on tap for Woehlke-Palooza in Wayne
08/20/14 - IAFF Local 1164
A full schedule of live music and firefighter games will highlight the second annual Woehlke-Palooza, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22-23, in downtown Wayne. The event, sponsored by the Wayne-Westland Firefighters Local 1279 and the U.S.
Mayor's Annual Riverfront Reception
08/20/14 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
2015 Annual Open Enrollment & Health Fair
08/20/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Emergency Membership Meeting
08/20/14 - AFSCME Local 875
11th Annual Golf Tournament
08/20/14 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
IAFF Motorcycl Group 2014 Ntional Rally Flagstaff Arizona
08/20/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Lewis: Rahm’s CPS preference plan in firefighter hiring a ‘stunt’
08/20/14 - Paul Hufnagel
The City of Chicago is gearing up to enforce its Chicago Public Schools preference policy, which would give CPS graduates preferential standing among other firefighter applicants, providing an unfair advantage above students enrolled in private or religious schools.
Wellness plan
08/19/14 - IAFF Local 135
The wellness information will be need to be turned in to HR by the end of open enrollment.
Paintball Tournament
08/19/14 - Franklin Park Firefighters
Buy American
08/19/14 - IAFF Local 135
2014 Massachusetts Fallen Firefighter Memorial Ceremony
08/19/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
Please Save the Date: 2014 Massachusetts Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony. Thursday, September 11, 2014.
Dearborn fire department seeks new class of cadets
08/19/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
AUGUST 19, 2014: The Dearborn Fire Department is looking for members to add to its latest cadet class, a program that is entering its sixth year.
Music, firefighter games on tap for Woehlke-Palooza in Wayne
08/19/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
AUGUST 18, 2014: A full schedule of live music and firefighter games will highlight the second annual Woehlke-Palooza, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22-23, in downtown Wayne.
Sharon L-417 call to action
08/19/14 - International Association of Fire Fighters Local 293
This request is from PPFFA Trustee Dale Hightree, the informational flyer is below. Brothers,  Sharon Firefighters are requesting assistance with a literature drop prior to a council meeting to be held on Thursday August 21st.  Attached is a flyer they put together which explains the issues that they are dealing with.
A shining remembrance of fallen Worcester firefighter
08/19/14 - IAFF Local 1009
  T&G Staff/CHRISTINE PETERSON 1 comment | Add a comment WORCESTER — A bronze Rescue 1 helmet on a granite pillar outside the Franklin Street Fire Station is a new memorial to Firefighter Jon D. Davies Sr., who lost his life in the line of duty in December 2011.
August Union Meeting
08/19/14 - IAFF Local 574
Union Meeting August 26 and 27 2337 Victory Dr. * Local 188 Plumber's and Pipefitter's Hall    (Across street and 500 ft.
City seeks input for bond election
08/19/14 - Abilene Fire Fighters Association
The city of Abilene is seeking input from citizens about an upcoming bond election. The APFFA will be putting out some information soon. For now, please let the city leaders know the Fire Department needs to replace some old fire stations. Several of them are old, small, in poor condition, and in some cases unusable. https://news.abilenetx.
Lt. Francis O. Richardson
08/19/14 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
Sisters and Brothers,       It is with deep regret we report the recent death of Lt. Francis O. "Rich" Richardson (SPFD Ret.) Brother Richardson had a long and storied career as a dedicated and pioneering union member here in Maine, for his Local, the IAFF and the PFFM.
Important Notice From local 1476
08/19/14 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
As many of you are  aware Lt. Rich Richardson lost his long time battle with cancer this morning.  To fill in some of the new members on this list Lt. Richardson was [one of] the founders of L1476 and instrumental in the forming of what is now the Professional Firefighters of Maine.  Shirley, Lt.
Operation Warm Events
08/18/14 - IAFF Local 21
Saint Paul Firefighters will be hosting our own fundraiser on September 18th from 6-10pm at the Flat Earth Brewery.  Until then you can help support Minneapolis Firefighters Operation Warm Event.
Annual AFD/IAFF Softball Game - Alarm Room vs. Station 13
08/18/14 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
On August 17, 2014, IAFF members and their families gathered for the annual AFD Alarm Room Softball Game. Members from Station 13 and several retirees played in this year’s games.  This year was a huge success with a record turnout! A special thank you to Brother Johnny Sedillo for his work in organizing this event.
8th Annual Johnny V. Memorial Toy Run
08/18/14 - Toy Program
San Francisco Firefighter 8th Annual Johnny V. Chili Cook-off
08/18/14 - Toy Program
Grass fire south of Suffield
08/18/14 - Medicine Hat Fire Fighters Association Local 263
At least 7 fire departments and over 100 firefighters are out west of Redcliff this evening, battling multiple grass fires.   Cypress County’s Deputy Fire Chief Ray Gradwell says there are 7 different grass fires in the area, most of which were started by lightning. As of 8 o’clock Thursday evening, they were being held.
Fire pots may be unsafe if not used properly
08/18/14 - Medicine Hat Fire Fighters Association Local 263
The Medicine Hat Fire Department has sent out an immediate release that says fire pots can be a danger if not used properly. Three people were taken to hospital last week after a fire pot exploded because proper fuel had not been used resulting in the explosion.
Pedestrian in Hospital following collision on Scholten Hill
08/18/14 - Medicine Hat Fire Fighters Association Local 263
Scholten Hill was shut down during the morning commute when a pedestrian was hit by a truck. Around 8:30 this morning, a 65 year old man was crossing Carry Drive at Crestwood Drive when he was hit by a Ford F-150. The truck was turning left onto Carry Drive at the top of Scholten Hill. Police say the sun may have been a factor in obstructing the view of the driver.
08/18/14 - IAFF local 1617
Passing of Lt. Robert Hossack, L-4 Retired
08/17/14 - IAFF Local 739
Arrangements for Lt.
Our Deepest Sympathies
08/17/14 - International Association of Firefighters
Local F-147 regrets to announce the passing of Eugene Regan, father of former Local F-147 member Tim Regan. Mr. Regan passed peacefully on August 8th. Mr. Regan was a U.S. Army veteran and just recently became a 60 year member of the Keport Fire Departement! Our thoughts and prayers go out to Tim, Pattie and the entire Regan family.
Local 274 Picnic
08/17/14 - IAFF Local 274
       Local 274 Picnic Where: Rocky ledge When:Sept 6th                                                                       Time: 12pm to .
Fill the Boot 2014
08/17/14 - CDA Fire Fighters
Fill the Boot will be held on September 20th at the intersections of Northwest Blvd and Ironwood and Government Way and Appleway.
Our Deepest Sympathies
08/17/14 - International Association of Firefighters Local F-147 regrets to announce the passing of Eugene Flanagan, father of Local F-147 member Chuck Klein. Mr. Flanagan passed on August 2nd after a lengthy illness. Mr. Flanagan retired from the restaurant equipment industry after 20 years.
West Monroe Firefighter's Golf Tournament
08/17/14 - PFFA
FDNY R-4 picked up in Detroit
08/16/14 - IAFF Local 794
Lt Hammock & SFF Venezia have picked up the FDNY rig from the 911/01 attacks in Detroit & are on their way to Hampton Roads.
Firefighter Shultz Takes ALS Ice Water Challenge to new heights!
08/16/14 - IAFF Local 2493
Firefighter Shultz was challenged to the ALS Ice Water Challenge and with help of his crew, they took it to the sky. Check the video out here.  http://youtu.
Community Day
08/16/14 - IAFF Local 2493
Engine 37/A attended the Community Day Event at St. Alice School and Daycare. Our members provided fire safety literature and plastic helmets to the children, and the kids had a blast touring the engine. Great job guys.
48/96 vote extended
08/16/14 - IAFF Local 1014
August 16, 2014 48/96 BALLOT COUNT DATE EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 5TH AT 10 AM Some Local 1014 eligible members were not mailed ballots due to a membership update system issue.  Members are coded into a system based on Department updates sent to us regarding rank and position.
5Alarm5K Aug. 16th 2014
08/16/14 - IAFF Local 4381
  5 Alarm 5K “Toning out for M.D.A.
FPF Media Advisory
08/15/14 - IAFF 1826
Media Advisory Florida Professional Firefighters responds to the Florida TaxWatch’s Press Release “Florida Groups Form Pension Reform Coalition” (August 12, 2014)
Deadline to Roll in 25% of your Frozen Sick Leave - Extended to August 22, 2014
08/15/14 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
Deadline to Roll in  25% of your Frozen Sick Leave has been  Extended to August 22, 2014 Attached is a Special Election form for unused frozen sick leave.   Unless you wish to use your unused frozen sick leave, we URGE you to complete the attached form and file it by August 22, 2014.
Support for one of our own as he begins his battle with MS
08/15/14 - Arlington Fire Fighters
As many of you may have heard by now one of our own, Josh Runion (6A), has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS).  The disease effects different people in different ways and we know Josh will tackle this obstacle head on.  Brother Runion is the finest example of an all around good man that more than deserves our support.
Last chance for Dodgers Tickets
08/15/14 - IAFF Local 1014
Firefighter Appreciation Night at Dodger Stadium Today, AUGUST 15th, is your last chance to purchase LA Dodgers Firefighter Appreciation Night Tickets! Come celebrate your profession and be celebrated by the Dodgers and fans, all for a good cause.
Somerville Labor Coalition Endorsement for 34th Middlesex District
08/15/14 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
Bozeman Fire to offer voluntary safety inspections
08/15/14 - IAFF local 613
Tragedy spurs efforts to improve safety of Bozeman rentals With the rental market in Bozeman growing more competitive, city leaders are finding that renters will sacrifice safety just to find a place to live. MTN's Jamie Leary shows us how the the Bozeman Fire Department hopes to change that. Bozeman's voluntary rental initiative came to be from a tragedy.
08/15/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Over 20 IAFF members, current and retired, volunteered for eight days at Great Lakes Burn Camp. GLBC is a week long camp for kids who are burn survivors. The entire camp is free. This year kids and campers came from Michigan as well as Tennessee, Indiana, Illinois. Ohio and Texas.
Firefighter/Paramedic Job Opening Deadlines
08/15/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
AUGUST 15, 2014: Last day applications are being accepted for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic with the City of East Lansing and Delta Twp.
Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
08/15/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Hello All, A message from the Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation: The $1,000 winner for the August 15th payday raffle was Glen Lopez, Lieutenant Fire Investigation. Congratulations to Glen! Thanks to your continued support 70 children will attend the Children's Hospital Summer Burn Camp next week in Estes Park.
IAFF Local 1306
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