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...
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...
Current news directly from IAFF locals, councils, and state/province associations
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8 ways to protect against cancer with PPE 06/26/16 - IAFF Local 3472
8 ways to protect against cancer with PPE
Cancer-causing agents can reach a firefighter, even one in full PPE; here are simple steps to reduce your risk
Jan 28, 2014
By Jeffrey O. and Grace G. Stull
There was a time when dirty bunker gear was a badge of honor.
Water Safety Community Outreach Campaign 06/26/16 - IAFF Local 3472
The IAFF and Nationwide Insurance have teamed up on a new safety campaign as part of Nationwide’s “Make Safe Happen” child safety initiative to educate and raise awareness of preventable childhood injuries and death.
According to the CDC, drowning is the number-one cause of injury-related death in children under the age of four.
Session Wrap-Up 06/25/16 - IAFF local 3704
Brothers and Sisters,
The 2016 Regular Legislative Session concluded on June 6, 2016. The state legislative team along with you the members were able to keep SB-3 by Senator Peacock (RETIREMENT/FIREFIGHTERS? : Provides benefits for members hired on or after January 1, 2017. (6/30/16) (EG DECREASE APV) from gaining any traction.
Rockland Firefighters Train at Barnstable Fire Academy 06/25/16 - Rockland Fire Fighters
Rockland Firefighters attended training at the Barnstable Fire Academy on June 22, 2016. This training was conducted so that we could work on fire attack, rescue and hose line movement that is difficult to train on under normal circumstances.
COLA Increase for Retirees 06/24/16 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
Local 76 is happy to announce that the Somerville Retirement Board voted this week to approve a 3% COLA for a new base of $13,000 . Not much but the max we can allow.
Cpt. Pesula Arrangements 06/24/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Captain Dan Pesula
Hooksett, New Hampshire
It is with great sadness to report the death of Captain Dan Pesula, IAFF Local 3264.
Meeting Cancelled 06/23/16 - IAFF Local 2180
The meeting with our legal team scheduled this Friday (6/24) to discuss FLSA payment is CANCELLED.
Seattle Sounders Firefighter Day 06/23/16 - IAFF Local F283
Brothers and Sisters,
The Seattle Sounders are hosting a firefighter appreciation night. It's happening on September 17. If you are interested, let me know. If there's enough interest I will be able to get a group rate and we can coordinate to all sit together. I think this is going to be a really fun event.
National Child Identifacation Program 06/22/16 - IAFF Local 1164
A few weeks ago it was announced that the MPFFU would partner with the National Child ID Program and the Detroit Lions to provide over 1 million ID kits to children across the great state of Michigan. We appreciate all of our locals looking to join us in this effort, but this call to action is limited to the first 30 locals that answer this call.
Healthy In, Healthy Out Video 06/22/16 - Kent Fire Fighters
Please watch our Healthy In, Healthy Out video to see the best practices Local 1747 and the Kent Regional Fire Authority are utilizing to protect our members! Also, you'll notice a guest spot by Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs!
You can watch the video on Vimeo at http://vimeo.com/171131425
or on Youtube at https://youtu.
KSCFF Endorses Candidates 06/21/16 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
The Kansas State Council of Firefighters at their 71st annual meeting made the following endorsements for the IAFF convention. These were unanamous endorsements.
4th of July Denver Fire Flag T-shirts 06/21/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Hello all members, Proud Americans, and Patriarchs. We are proud to announce the arrival of the Local 858 Denver Fire American flag t-shirts just in time for the 4th of July!
These shirts are available @ the Union hall weekdays from 8am-3pm and can be worn on duty Saturday July 2nd (A-shift), Sunday July 3rd (B-shift), and Monday July 4th (shift).
Elitches Discount for 858 members and family 06/20/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Hello 858! Here is a link for Elitch discount tickets, season passes, and food deals good for the whole summer. Juts click the link below, purchase, print, and have the funnest day of your life!!!!
30 Gun - 30 Day Fundraiser 06/20/16 - IAFF Local 367
Tickets on sale now. See a member for a ticket or call/text 903-244-7531to get instructions to pay by debit or credit card.
Gillette Carnival / L-21 Family Picnic 06/20/16 - IAFF Local 21
Gillette Childrens Carnival
Just a friendly reminder that the Gillette Carnival is this Wednesday!
Set up 9 am / Carnival 10-1:30 / clean up afterwords The more the merrier! Family can come too!
If people could park in the East Ramp to help out with extra traffic that would be greatly appreciated (not the same ramp as Carnival).
IAFF/AFD Collective Bargaining Agreement Ratification - June 2016 06/18/16 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The IAFF Local 244 City Chapter Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) has been tentatively agreed upon (TA'd) with the City of Albuquerque. The ratification vote will take place on Monday, June 27, 2016 from 7:00am -7:00pm in accordance with Article II, Section 2 and Article XI, Sections 1, 2 & 5 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws.
Susan O'Neil Selected As SPFF Executive Director 06/17/16 - Saint Paul Fire Foundation
The Saint Paul Fire Foundation is pleased to announce the hiring of Susan O'Neil as our new Executive Director. Susan has an extensive history in the non profit sector both in Saint Paul and greater Minnesota. She will be replacing the founder of the SPFF, Steve Shapira who has served as interim Executive Director for the past 6 months. Welcome aboard Susan.
Local 3444 Supports Fort Myers Highschool Cheer Team! 06/17/16 - IAFF Local 3444
Local 3444 is supporting the local Fort Myers Highschool Cheer Team! for their upcoming invitational on August 29, 2015! Good luck to you!!!!
The below custom LOGO will be displayed on the 2016 Banner throughout the entire football season.
GermanFest / Nails & Ales 06/17/16 - IAFF Local 21
It's Germanfest MN this weekend! German Food, Beer, Music and Art at this family friendly festival (free to attend). We'll be near the main tent running our Ales and Nails game, with all of the proceeds going to support our mission. Go to www.germanfestmn.org to learn more.
44 Years Ago Today 06/17/16 - Boston Fire Fighters
Vendome Hotel Fire, 1972
On June 17, 1972, a large fire occurred at the former Vendome Hotel building in the Back Bay District. The blaze took about three hours to extinguish. The normal clean-up operation subsequently began, and without any warning, the southeast section of the building collapsed. Nine Boston fire fighters were killed, with eight injured.
Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle 06/17/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
The winner for today’s Payday Raffle is Jordan Fender, Engine 12 A-shift. Congratulations Jordan!
Thank you for your continued support! The next drawing will be Friday July 1st.
June 16, 2016: Ct. Board of Mediation & Arbitration Filing Fee Increase 06/16/16 - UPFFA
As of this date, the Board of Mediation and Arbitration, (Board), has been advised that starting July 1, 2016, the filing fee for grievance arbitration has increased to $200.00 per party. Therefore, each demand for the grievance arbitration services of the Board shall be accompanied by a $200.
CPFF Convention 06/15/16 - IAFF Local #1945
Three of your Local 1945 E-board members just returned from a 2 day CPFF convention hosted by Local 5 in Colorado Springs. This is a meeting where most locals from the state gather to receive a state of the union address, visit and network with other locals, and get some insight on what issues other locals are facing, have faced and what they learned.
From the MC rally 06/15/16 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
“I am grateful to share my time and efforts with the firefighters. You are the best role models for me and others who face dire challenges. Each day you sacrifice everything to help others. During the most difficult situations, you show strength, bravery and kindness. I hope in my lifetime that I can be more like you.
Request for Proposals 06/15/16 - IAFF Local F-102
I am soliciting the Membership for any/all “Requests for Proposals” for consideration in relation to the recent Employer decision to implement cross staffing. Please submit any/all of your ideas/proposals for consideration by the Membership in written format to me at the local’s email address as soon as possible.
Ballot Initiative for Dues Increase - June 2016 06/14/16 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
At the June Union meeting a ballot initiative was moved to raise the Local's dues. This ballot is available in the Online Voting tab June 15th 0900 hours to June 24th 1700 hours.
Local 1431 Battalion Chief Shop Steward Ballot - June 2016 06/14/16 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
At the June Union meeting nominations for Shop Stewards occurred which has a contested race for the Battalion Chief Shop Steward that requires a ballot for all members to vote on in order to determine the successful candidate for the July 1, 2017 appointment. The ballot is available June 15th 0900 hours to June 24th at 1700 hours.
2016 Run/Walk To Remember 06/14/16 - Saint Paul Fire Foundation
The Saint Paul Fire Foundation and the Minnesota Fire Service Foundation are pleased to announce their partnership for the Run/Walk to Remember. The 5K charity event will be held as part of the annual Minnesota Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service on Sunday, September 25th, 2016. Start time is 08:30.
Livonia Spree 66 06/14/16 - IAFF Local 1164
Come out to the Livonia Spree 66 at ford field and stop by The Livonia Firefighters Charity Pizza Tent for lunch and help us support our Charity's.
- Tues.6/21 4pm-11pm - Spree open.
- Wed.6/22 2pm-11pm - Spree open
- Thur.6/23 2pm-11pm - Spree open
- Fri.6/24 2pm-11pm - Spree open
- Sat.6/25 12pm-11pm - Spree open
Texarkana, Texas Firefighters Association Press Release 06/13/16 - IAFF Local 367
June 13, 2016
Texarkana, Texas Firefighters Association Press Release
Texarkana’s professional fire fighters are highly trained and committed to being first on the scene of any emergency and doing whatever it takes to save lives and property. Even if that means putting their own lives on the line.
Local 282 Scholarship Winners & NYSPFFA Scholarship Winners 06/13/16 - Buffalo Professional Firefighters Assoc.
Buffalo Professional Firefighters Local 282 has once again given out scholarships for dependents of Members. This year there are 6 scholarships given, three for $1,000 and three for $500.
Congratulations goes out to Jacob Victor (Son of Lt. John Victor, L15, 2nd), Julia Pietromicca (Daughter of Lt.
Thank You from Mike Diaz 06/12/16 - IAFF Local 2180
Dear Local 2180 Members,
Please join us this Thursday evening at La Bellas Pizzeria. Mike Diaz would like to offer up a sincere thank you for all the work that was put in for his Candidacy for District 4 Councilmember. We still have plenty of work to do and we will be needing all members participation in the upcoming November elections.