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    Ethel Cook's Funeral Arrangements
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      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...
      January 21st 2014 from www.Heraldmailmedia.com Pet CPR kits were used to revive two cats found in the upper floor of a burning house on Dewey Avenue in Hagerstown on Saturday morning, according to the city fire department.  The fire in the single-family house at 826 Dewey Ave. was called in a 1:37 a.m. Read More...
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      Dyersburg Local 2269 Helps with Food Drive
      12/18/14 - IAFF 14th District
       On Friday December 12, 2014 Dyersburg Local 2269 with assistance from Kroger collected food for their local food pantry. The local paper ran a story about their efforts. They collected 43 shopping carts full of items in 16 hours. Great job Local 2269 in representing your local and helping your community!! For the link to the stroy - http://www.stategazette.com/story/2147527.
      District Judge rules in favor of Local 613
      12/18/14 - IAFF local 613
      A District Court judge has ruled in favor of the Bozeman firefighters' union on a preliminary motion in a lawsuit filed by the city over the union status of newly created battalion chief positions.
      Ethel Cook's Funeral Arrangements
      12/17/14 - IAFF Local 312
      4th Annual Retiree's Gala
      12/17/14 - IAFF Local 3666
      Contract Proposal
      12/17/14 - IAFF Local 1296
      2014 Toys For Tots
      12/17/14 - Saint Paul Fire Foundation
      12/17/14 - International Association of Firefighters Local 3453
      UPPER LEVEL TICKETS $15.00 CLICK BELOW https://secure.unasecure.net/activestore/index.cfm?zone=product_browse.
      Toys For Tots
      12/17/14 - IAFF Local 902
      Collecting “Toys-For-Tots” in Malden The Malden Fire Department working in conjunction with the U.S. Marine Corps is currently collecting new, unwrapped toys to benefit Toys-For-Tots.
      Akron may promote firefighters for first time using new process
      12/17/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      Akron may soon promote firefighters for the first time based on seniority and training, rather than a test.
      Danville council OKs budget that cuts firefighters
      12/17/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      There will be fewer firefighters battling fires in Danville next year as aldermen approved a new spending plan Tuesday night that reduces their ranks to 42 through either attrition, layoffs or both.
      City of Bozeman Vrs Bozeman Fire Fighters Hearing rules in favor of L613.
      12/17/14 - IAFF local 613
      Good morning, we've had numerous questions and tons of support regarding the cities legal action against its very own Bozeman Firefighters IAFF Local 613 . 
      By Law Change
      12/17/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      The attached bylaw changes were unanimously approved at E-board to be presented to the membership at the Union Meetings on Wednesday, January 7th at 7:00pm and Thursday, January 8th at 8:30am.
      Farmington Hills firefighters donate jackets
      12/17/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      This winter 50-some students at Lanigan Elementary School will be warmer thanks to the efforts of Farmington Hills firefighters.
      2015 World Police & Fire Games
      12/17/14 - IAFF 14th District
      Good Afternoon: It is with great excitement and anticipation to be contacting you regarding the 2015 World Police & Fire Games; being hosted in Fairfax County, Virginia next summer between June 26, and July 5, 2015.  It is one of the largest multi-sport, multi-venue events in the world; it is larger than the Summer Olympics.
      Final Payday Raffle Drawing & Choir Practice
      12/17/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Please join the DFFBF for choir practice and the final 2014 payday drawing for $5000.00 on December 19th at Dougherty's. The Burn Foundation will be providing beers, bloody’s and breakfast from 7:30 to 9:00 to show our appreciation of your support.
      12/17/14 - Lets Fire Cancer
      A Christmas Past...
      12/17/14 - Wilmington Fire Fighters Local 1370
      Holiday Wishes From Local #60
      12/16/14 - Scranton Firefighters IAFF Local # 60
      Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year .
      J-Benefit Period
      12/16/14 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      “J” time remains to be a contractual benefit under the 2014-2019 Collective Bargaining Agreement which provides continuation of full pay and benefits for all duty-disabled employees for up to one year. As such, you may be asked to complete an Election of Benefits Form. If so, you are advised to select to receive benefits under the City of Detroit Charter Plan.
      12/16/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      This is a Full-Time, Union, Non-exempt position with competitive pay and benefits. Deadline to apply is February 28, 2015.
      Local F-273 Needs Your Help Saving The EFMP Children's Christmas Party
      12/15/14 - IAFF Local F-273
      The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) annual kids Christmas party is held with approximately 50 EFMP children each year. In the past they have been supported by other outside entities. Unfortunately, this year no one else has stepped up to assist, which led to this event being within two days of being cancelled.
      December Meeting Agenda
      12/15/14 - Huntley FF Local 4106
      Annual Christmas Gathering
      12/15/14 - IAFF Local 312
      What: "ANNUAL CHRISTMAS GATHERING" When: Friday December 19, 2014 (A-Turn) Where: Big's Burgers & Beer 1597 Mahoning Ave. Youngstown, OH Time: 2000hrs. This is an informal event.  There is no cost and you will be responsible for your own bill.
      LPFFA Local 851 Firefighter Fitness Challenge
      12/15/14 - IAFF 851
      Lane Professional Firefighters Association “Firefighter Fitness Challenge” January 1ST thru March 31st Attention all Lane County Professional Firefighters, Family, and Volunteer Firefighters!      Beginning January 1st, 2015, we will kick off the first ever Firefighter Fitness Challenge. The event will begin January 1st and end March 31st of 2015.
      Local F-273 Attends "Wreaths Across America" Service
      12/15/14 - IAFF Local F-273
      This past Saturday Local F-273 President Mike Trainor attended the annual "Wreaths Across America" service at Arlington National Cemetery. President Trainor assisted in laying wreaths on the graves of our Nation's veterans in honor of their sevice. We would like to thank President Mike Jackson of Fort Meyer IAFF Local F-253 in helping coordinate this service.
      12/15/14 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      Since good hearing is critical for firefighters, Wayne State University (WSU) is partnering with the Detroit Fire Department to identify the environmental/genetic risk factors that enhance the susceptibility to noise-induced hearing impairment. Several reports indicate that 40% of firefighters develop hearing impairment.
      Three New Officers for Local 2687
      12/15/14 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
      New Fire Marshal and Two New Lieutenants for Hamden Fire: December 12th, 2014 Deputy Fire Marshal Brian Dolan was promoted to Fire Marshal, and Firefighters Dan Such and Rich Lennon promoted to Lieutenant on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014.  All three were sworn in during a ceremony held at Memorial Town Hall on Friday, December 12th.
      B Shift Vice President Election
      12/15/14 - Aurora Fire Fighters
      Election will be held tomorrow, December 16th.
      Denver Firefighters Annual Ball, Awards Ceremony, and Retiree Banquet
      12/15/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Denver Firefighters Local 858 Presents, The Firefighters Annual Ball, Awards Ceremony, and Retiree Banquet This very prestigious event is to be held Friday February the 27th, 2015 at the Four Seasons Hotel, 1111 14th St., Denver Class A attire should be worn or a Military Uniform, as this is a formal event.
      Family Christmas Party
      12/14/14 - Bossier City Firefighters Association
      We hope everyone that made it to this year's Christmas Party had a great time. Thanks to everyone that made it a success.
      January Meeting
      12/14/14 - Bossier City Firefighters Association
      Tim Flaherty Blood Drive 12/20
      12/14/14 - IAFF Local 740
      Tim Flaherty Blood Drive Yarmouth AMVETS 9a-2pm 12/20/14 redcrossblood.
      Services for Neal Mullane, Sr.
      12/14/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      Death of Neal Mullane, Sr., Former VP Boston IAFF Local 718 & IAFF Safety Committee (Retired) December 14, 2014 at 1:43am The Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts regrets to announce the death of Brother Neal Mullane, Sr., former Vice President of Boston Fire Fighters Local 718 IAFF and a member of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Safety Committee.
      Firefighter Toy Store In Big Demand This Year
      12/14/14 - IAFF Local 3990
      Leesburg, FL – The Lake County Firefighter Charity has started welcoming local families that need a little help this Christmas to the Christmas toy store to shop for their children. “We have had applications to help between 600 to 700 children this year” according to Lt. Brian Gamble, President of the Lake County Firefighter Charity.
      Lawton Firefighters ring Salvation Army Bell
      12/13/14 - IAFF local 1882
      Posted: Dec 12, 2014 4:04 PM PST Updated: Dec 12, 2014 4:46 PM PST By Derek Hendy, Internet Content Director LAWTON, Okla._'Tis the season to spread holiday cheer and Lawton firefighters were out in full force doing their part. Friday, a team of firefighters stood outside of the Walmart on Northwest 67th Street and Quanah Parker Trailway, lending a hand to the Salvation Army.
      Updated Information Concerning Door Flyers
      12/13/14 - IAFF Local 452
      The Union has filed a report with the Vancouver Police Department concerning someone identifying themselves as the president of the Vancouver Firefighters Union.  This person has been making the rounds in at least the Lincoln neighborhood and McLoughlin Heights area leaving door flyers.
      Now Testing for Fire Prevention Specialist
      12/13/14 - Irving Professional Fire Fighters Association
      LODD of Brother Neal Mullane, Boston Local 718
      12/13/14 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
      It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Lieutenant Neal A. Mullane, Sr. of IAFF Local 718 – Boston, Massachusetts. Brother Mullane, 71, passed away on Friday, December 12, 2014 from cancer. The Viewing will be held on Monday, December 15, 2014 from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m.
      Retirement Board
      12/13/14 - IAFF Local 1652
      Local 1652 is pleased to announce the Local 1652 President Joe Fonseca has been elected to the Framingham Retirement Board.  Brother Fonseca would like to thank all of those who supported him during the campaign.
      Boston Local 718 - LODD, (Retired)
      12/13/14 - IAFF Local 739
      Boston Local 718 LODD Lt. Neal Mullane Sr. - Retired Local 718 regrets to announce the death of past Vice President Neal Mullane Sr. Engine 21 retired. Brother Mullane served for many years on the Local 718 Executive Board and both Local 718 and IAFF Safety Committee's improving fire ground safety for every firefighter in this country. Rest in peace my friend.
      MPFFU Executive Board Meeting Minutes - 12/1/2014
      12/13/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      Election Results
      12/13/14 - IAFF Local 648
      Martell Retirement
      12/13/14 - IAFF Local 740
      IAFF Local 920 Welcomes New Memebers
      12/12/14 - IAFF Local 920
      IAFF Local 920 would like to welcome our four new firefighters.
      IAFF Local 920 & Braintree Fire Welcomes Brewster Ambulance
      12/12/14 - IAFF Local 920
      IAFF Local 920 and the Braintree Fire Department would like to welcome Brewster Ambulance. Brewster Ambulance joined our town in October and has been in business serving the public in the Commonwealth for over 100 years. Please visit their website for additional information: http://www.brewsterambulance.
      IAFF Local 920 & Braintree Fire Welcomes Brewster Ambulance
      12/12/14 - IAFF Local 920
      IAFF Local 920 and the Braintree Fire Department would like to welcome Brewster Ambulance. Brewster Ambulance joined our town in October and has been in business serving the public in the Commonwealth for over 100 years. Please visit their website for additional information: http://www.brewsterambulance.
      2015 Firefighter Ski Days
      12/12/14 - IAFF Local 21
      Trollhaugen , Dresser WI  /  No Skis or Snowboard- No Problem! Discount lift tickets and rental.  Food and beverages. Bring your friends and family.
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