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    Lake County Welcomes New Firefighters and Recognizes Outstanding Service
    IAFF Local 3990
    Easter Egg Scramble
    IAFF Local 1565
    Congrats to the newest medics at IFFD.
    IAFF Local 1565
    Group 4 Works Car Fire
    Belmont Firefighters
    7th Annual Dally Cup
    Belmont Firefighters
    Get Green Fest is Coming!!!
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      Photo courtesy of Mr. Jeff Cline. Twenty-eight area public-safety and community organizations received more than $173,000 in proceeds Tuesday from the 2015 Bonanza Extravaganza. The 10th annual two-day event brought thousands of people to the Hagerstown Speedway in May. Read More...
      A Binding Arbitration update has been posted in the link for Binding Arbitration above. Read More...
      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. Read More...
      Treacherous conditions slowed firefighters from recovering a body as they battled a four-alarm fire Thursday night at an apartment building on East Franklin Street in Hagerstown, city officials said. Investigators retrieved the body on Friday morning after the fire was extinguished and the floor of the building was stabilized, according to city Fire Marshal Doug DeHaven. Read More...
      February 24, 2014- www.heraldmailmedia.com   No one was injured when ammonia leaked from a refrigeration system at a business near downtown Hagerstown on Sunday night, Fire Chief W. Kyd Dieterich said. The initial call came in at 9:52 p.m. for a report of an odor at Church and Walnut streets, Dieterich said. Read More...
      February 23, 2014- www.heraldmailmedia.com   Hagerstown fire officials were investigating the cause of a heavy fire at a downtown Hagerstown house on Sunday morning. Two dogs died, but the family was not home at the time of the fire, Hagerstown Fire Marshal Doug DeHaven said. A third dog survived, he said. The fire at 226 E. Franklin St. was reported at 12:34 a.m. Read More...
      February 21, 2014 from www.heraldmailmedia.com   Fire damaged half of a duplex Friday afternoon at the corner of Dewey and McKee avenues in Hagerstown, forcing four people from their home, according to city Fire Marshal Doug DeHaven. The fire was called in at 5:03 p.m., a Washington County 911 dispatcher said. Read More...
      February 22, 2014 from www.heraldmailmedia.com The Washington County Special Operations Unit along with fire and rescue crews responded to an ammonia leak at the Shenadoah Family Farms Cooperative in Hagerstown late Saturday afternoon, authorities said.  The ammonia leak was traced to a pump room in the diary-processing plant at 1100 Frederick St. Read More...
      February 17, 2014- Article from www.your4state.com A man and a dog are seriously injured following a flash fire Monday morning in Hagerstown.  It happened around 8:23 a.m. on the 18608 block of Warm Spring Court at the mobile trailer business, Splish and Splash Pet Grooming. Read More...
      February 1st 2014 A fast-moving fire gutted a two-story wood-frame house in the 800 block of South Potomac Street on Saturday, a fire official said. Two dogs that were in the house at 820 S. Potomac St. died from heat and smoke as a result of the fire, Hagerstown Fire Department Capt. Adam Hopkins said. Read More...
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      Lake County Welcomes New Firefighters and Recognizes Outstanding Service
      02/13/16 - IAFF Local 3990
      Mt. Dora, FL – Hundreds of friends and family members filled the room at Lake Receptions Friday night as Lake County welcomed 18 new hire recruits and recognized life-saving actions of firefighters in 2015. The 18 new firefighter recruits recently completed a 5 week training school with Lake County Fire Rescue to become candidates for hiring.
      Easter Egg Scramble
      02/13/16 - IAFF Local 1565
      Come Out to the Annual Easter Egg Scramble.  Bring the Kids, Meet the Wrabbit, Have some fun  11 AM Station 3.
      Congrats to the newest medics at IFFD.
      02/13/16 - IAFF Local 1565
      Congratulations the the newest Medics in our IFFD Family.  Brothers Bill Radecky, Will Arsenult, Conner Cook, and Craig Peterson have all been bumper over in to the Medic seat.  This means for them more responsibility, more opportunity, more calls, more money, more respect.........well, the money part is true.
      Group 4 Works Car Fire
      02/13/16 - Belmont Firefighters
      Just after 0730 on February 10th, Engine 1, Ladder 1 and C3 (Group 4) were dispatched to a car fire on Winter Street. On arrival they found a car with fire in its engine compartment.
      7th Annual Dally Cup
      02/13/16 - Belmont Firefighters
      Get Green Fest is Coming!!!
      02/12/16 - Fort Wayne Professional Firefighters
      QC Times Article
      02/12/16 - Davenport Association of Professional Firefighters Local #17
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      App
      02/12/16 - IAFF Local F283
      As you all can see, the app is officially launched. The app runs directly off of the webpage. This will be a very useful tool to all of us. I particularly like the shift trade option. It will send a push notification and an email to everyone, giving the opportunity for anybody to have a chance to trade shifts.
      FPD Officer Jason Moszer
      02/12/16 - Fargo Fire Fighters
      It is with deep sadness that we report the death of Fargo Police Officer Jason Moszer while responding to a domestic disturbance on Thursday, February 10, 2016. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Moszer family, our brothers and sisters of the Fargo Police Department, and the community of Fargo as we all struggle to deal with this tragic loss.
      Support Team Jameson
      02/12/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      Story About Michigans FF Cancer Presumption
      02/12/16 - IAFF Local 1557
      http://m.michiganradio.
      Elections
      02/12/16 - IAFF Local 135
      Nominations for the following positions will take place at the March Meeting. Secretary Treasurer Trustee (currently Jim Heath) Nominations can be made through the elections committee, or by contacting the office.  The following members make up the elections committee.
      Uniontown L0955 CBA 1.1.2015-12.31.2019
      02/12/16 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Uniontown L0955 contract beginning January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2019 has been posted on the Contracts page.
      5 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Cancer at the Fire Scene
      02/12/16 - UPFFA
      Golf Outing Save the Date
      02/12/16 - Norwalk Fire Fighters
      2016 Local 830 Benefit Golf Outing      Monday, May 23rd, 2016 Oak Hills Golf Course Fillow Street, Norwalk CT      More information regarding tee times and tournament fees will be announced as the date gets closer.
      ALASKA ACES FIRST RESPONDER NIGHT
      02/12/16 - IAFF Local 1264
      ALASKA ACES FIRST RESPONDER NIGHT MARCH 11, 2016 Free tickets are available for IAFF members and their families. Contact Pat O'Shea for tickets. Deadline is March 4.
      Michigan Radio Coverage of Cancer Presumption Bill Funding
      02/11/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      Cancer Presumption Funding Story Covered by Michigan Radio.  Read story and liisten to audio.
      February 11, 2016 - UPDATE
      02/11/16 - IAFF Local 1014
      Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014 Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers, Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel Thank you Brothers and Sisters for making the Calabasas Regional General Membership Meeting on Tuesday February 9, 2016 a great success.
      May 2016 Lottery
      02/11/16 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
      FORE SALE! May 2016 Lottery tickets benefits State President Martynuskas run for 4th district Vice President. See Secretary Ed Reilly for tickets.
      LAC FF's Association FTC 2016 "Gathering of Legends"
      02/11/16 - IAFF Local 1014
      Local 1014 Brothers and Sisters, Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014 Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers, Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel It's time to Train, Learn and Lead.
      Letter from FPF Vice President Salvatori
      02/11/16 - IAFF 1826
      Subject: Senator Jeremy Ring on FRS Death Benefits Brothers and Sisters, Today, the Florida Senate unanimously (40-0) passed SB 7012. The bill substantially (and in some cases, retroactively) increases death benefits for first responders killed in the line of duty.
      Brother Schomburg Wake & Funeral Info
      02/11/16 - Boston Fire Fighters
      The Wake for Brother William Schomburg Ladder 19 will be held Sunday February 14th from the John O"Conner Funeral Home 740 Adams Street Dorchester 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.  A Funeral Mass will be held Monday February 15th Saint Brendans Church 589 Gallivan Blvd. Dorchester at 10 a.m. All off duty members are asked to report to District Chief Robert Dowling outside the Church at 0930 Hrs.
      2016 PFFM Legislators Reception
      02/11/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
      The Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts will host their annual Legislators Reception, on Monday, March 7, 2016. To register and purchase tickets online please click read more.
      Corey Rose Cancer in the Fire Service Series
      02/10/16 - Mountain View Professional Fire Fighters
      9 News Ancor Corey Rose dedicated a three-part series, "Left in the Smoke" highlighting the growing issue of cancer in the fire service. As many of you know, Corey sits on the Board of Directors for the CPFF Foundation. Corey's father, Gary, died due to job related cancer shortly after retiring from a 32 year career with LA City Fire. Here is the entire three-part series: http://www.
      Rights of Emergency Responders Page added
      02/10/16 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      The PPFFA has added a "Rights of Emergency Responders" page to the website. It currently has FLSA, FMLA, Cancer Presumption, Act 195, Act 111, PA Sunshine Act, NLRA, HIPAA, Title VII as it pertains to workplace discrimination and employees' Garrity and Weingarten Rights. All may be downloaded and/or printed.
      Proposition 3
      02/10/16 - Lubbock Fire Fighters
      TSAFF Members, Hopefully, you are all aware, by now, about Proposition 3 on the Republican Primary ballot, regarding payroll deductions for union dues. It has come to our attention, that the ballots will not read the same in all counties in the state. The question is the same, but the answer is different depending on the county you are in.
      KC Fire vs St. Louis Fire Hockey Match
      02/09/16 - IAFF Local 42
      Download Event Flier here.
      KPERS Update
      02/09/16 - Olathe Firefighters IAFF Local 2542
      http://www.theolathenews.com/2011/03/08/1040787/police-add-web-messaging.htmlPolice add web messagingBy JOE LAMBEjlambe@theolathenews.com  Olathe police are starting a web-based communication system that allows them to send messages to citizens.
      4th Annual Charity Hockey Game
      02/09/16 - Ridgefield Professional Fire Fighters
      Saturday March 12th, 2016 at 3 PM Winter Garden Ice Arena 111 Prospect Ridge, Ridgefield, CT 06877 Come cheer on the Ridgefield Firefighters in our 4th Annual Charity Hockey Game vs. NYC Department of Corrections "Boldest" hockey team.  Suggested donation of $5 goes to support many worthy causes via the Ridgefield Professional Firefighters Charitable Fund.
      New Farmington Hills fire chief takes command
      02/09/16 - IAFF Local 1164
      Jon Unruh grew up in Farmington Hills and cut his firefighter teeth as a paid on-call firefighter for his hometown department. Some 28 years later Unruh is officially running the department. Unruh, hired last month to replace the retired Corey Bartsch, took the reins as the sixth fire chief in Farmington Hills history Monday after being sworn in by city Clerk Pam Smith.
      Tigers caravan rolls through Livonia with present to fire department
      02/09/16 - IAFF Local 1164
      The Detroit Tigers brought their annual winter caravan through Livonia last week, and helped the city mark a special occasion in the process. Several Tigers players and various members of the Tigers organization were at the fire department headquarters to deliver a present to Fire Chief Shadd Whitehead.
      Vote NO on Prop 3
      02/08/16 - Irving Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Vote NO on Proposition 3 Dues Check Off Vote AGAINST Proposition 3
      Update on hotel rooms for the ball
      02/08/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Hello all members, How bout them BRONCOS! Quick ball update, our hotel room block @ The Four Seasons is Sold Out, that's the bad news. So if you procrastinated to get a hotel room they are gone. Here's the good news, we have secured another block of rooms @ The Grand Hyatt just 4 short blocks away.
      THANKS TO THE STAFF OF IFFD
      02/08/16 - IAFF Local 1565
      Thanks to the Staff of the IFFD for focusing on the training of this new group of Driver candidates.  The level of commitment towards training had been monumental.  So from Local 1565, Thank You!! To the Firefighters taking the Drivers test, Good Luck, Good Job and Full steam ahead.
      Shane Clifton PSOB Awarded
      02/08/16 - IAFF Local 21
      Mona Dohman Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety presents Firefighter/Paramedic Shane Clifton's daughter Finley with the LODD PSOB Proclamation.
      Ice Fishing Contest
      02/08/16 - IAFF Local 21
      AFL-CIO Scholarships
      02/08/16 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
      Scholarship Applications Posted 2/8/16
      02/08/16 - New London Fire Fighters
      The Scholarship applications for the John M O'Connor Trust and the Dr. Carl Wies Scholarship Fund have been posted in the "Scholarships" link located on the left side of this website. Applications must be RECEIVED by April 1st, 2016.
      Busy 2015
      02/08/16 - New London Fire Fighters
      In 2015, Local 1522 had one of the busiest years, responding to 7135 calls. So far, 2016 is starting out very busy also. Currently we have responded to 752 calls since 1/1/2016.
      Bowl for Kids' Sake
      02/08/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      Bowl For Kids’ Sake is almost here! Bowl For Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ signature fundraiser and each year half a million people across the country come together to have fun and raise money to support Big Brothers Big Sisters at the local level.
      SuperBowl Raffle Winners!
      02/08/16 - IAFF Local 1403
      Congratulations to the following people for winning the SuperBowl Party Raffle: Kirk Orr - $25,000; Heidi Bradley - $15,000 and Carey Yeomans - $10,000 Congrats to all.
      MINNESOTA FIRE SERVICE FOUNDATION Scholarship Application
      02/08/16 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
      Meeting Tuesday and other items
      02/07/16 - IAFF Local 1014
      Tuesday, February 9, 2016: Appropriations Committee Public Hearing
      02/07/16 - UPFFA
      There is an important Appropriations Committee public hearing on Tuesday, February 9th at 1600 hrs. to discuss cuts to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection budget. One of our concerns is the consolidation of funds which zeroes out the line item for the Connecticut State Firemen's Association. Benefits for LODD, disability benefits, and beneficiary benefits.
      CONGRATS TO GLADE PRESTWICH
      02/07/16 - IAFF Local 1565
      CONGRATS Brother Prestwich!! The newest member of the FPB .
      New Guys Log in
      02/07/16 - IAFF Local 1565
      For All the new Brothers to out IFFD 1565 Family , WELCOME !! You all have accounts in the system now.  Your login name is you first letter of your fires name in CAPS and your last name with the first letter CAPS, no spaces just 2 CAPS and the rest lower case.  Your password will need to be change when you log in for the first time.  So to explain one more time.
      PFFI
      02/07/16 - IAFF Local 1565
      PFFI is coming up at the end of FEB.  We have all the delegates chosen and the travel arrangements have been made.  I look forward to spending the week , elbows deep in Union business.  Please voice any comments or concerns.  Also watch this page, I will update any and all info to it.
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