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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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      99 Restaurant Hosts Fundraiser
      11/22/14 - Portsmouth Fire Fighters Charitable Association
      2 DAYS LEFT - E-BOARD NOMINATIONS
      11/22/14 - Aurora Fire Fighters
      Ladies and Gentlemen, Monday is the last day to submit nominations for: Secretary/Treasurer - can be nominated by any member 8 Hour VP - can be nominated by 8 hour members A shift VP - can be nominated by A shifters B shift VP - can be nominated by B shifters C shift VP - can be nominated by C shifters Your nominations MUST be in writing.
      President Melhorn with Channel 9 News in regards to US Navy Findings on the Miami fire
      11/22/14 - IAFF F-123
      Local 42 - Louie Wright Fundraiser
      11/22/14 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      Save the Date for the 2015 Legislative Conference
      11/22/14 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
      IAFF Legislative Conference Returns to Capitol Hill! Mark your calendars for the 2015 Alfred K. Whitehead Legislative Conference, scheduled for March 8-11, 2015, in Washington, DC. The Conference is returning to the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, and will once again feature the annual Congressional Reception attended by dozens of U.S. representatives and senators.
      House Fire Leads to Burn Patient
      11/22/14 - IAFF Local 3990
      Bassville Park, Florida - Lake County Firefighters responded to the report of a house fire early Friday morning on Sherwood Place in Bassville Park with possible occupants trapped inside. As fire crews arrived, heavy smoke was pouring from the home with active fire. Firefighters quickly searched the home for victims but no occupants were found.
      Addison Rescues Victim
      11/21/14 - IAFF Local 4727
      Congratulations to Lt. Erik Kramer and FF/Paramedic Jay Arnier for their heroic rescue of a victim from a fire on Monday morning. Your diligent and agressive efforts saved the persons life.
      Chad Edlin Retirement Party
      11/21/14 - IAFF Local 42
      Retirement Party for Chad Edlin. Friday, December 5th @ Johnny's Back Yard @ 6pm
      Bozeman Fire Fighters respond on late night basement fire
      11/21/14 - IAFF local 613
      No injuries reported in Bozeman house fire City of Bozeman Full Story by KECI Staff HERE Text BOZEMAN, Mont. - Overnight, firefighters responded to a house fire on the west end of.
      Saginaw hosts its 8th annual Guns and Hoses Classic to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association
      11/21/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      Firefighters takes on police officers in the 8th annual Guns and Hoses Classic fundraiser game to support Muscular Dystrophy Association.
      2015 Unite & Fight
      11/21/14 - IAFF Local 21
      Hello Police, Fire and EMS! We are gearing up for our third annual Unite and Fight event, and we need your help! We need men and women; all ages, skill levels, and weights to represent the areas police, fire and EMS departments in a charity boxing event.
      Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
      11/21/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Hello All, A message from the Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation: The $1,000 winner for the payday raffle is Luke Barron, Tower 22 C-shift, congratulations to Luke! Raffle tickets are on sale right now.  Contact any Burn Foundation board member to get your ticket for a chance to win the 2015 payday raffle drawings. The next payday raffle winner will be drawn Friday, December 5th.
      Unions Rethink Strategy After Election Losses
      11/21/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      Most of the candidates public-sector unions spent time and money supporting this fall were defeated, prompting leaders to question the effectiveness of endorsing any candidates at all.
      Brook Park fire union opposes idea of privatizing city's ambulance service
      11/21/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      BROOK PARK, Ohio -- Nearly 200 people rallied outside a city council meeting on Tuesday to oppose a possible privatization of the Brook Park ambulance service.
      Akron not in contempt when negotiating fire department promotions, court monitor says
      11/21/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      AKRON, Ohio -- The City of Akron did not violate a court order when it negotiated a new seniority and education-based promotional agreement with firefighters.
      Passing of AACo first Fire Chief...
      11/20/14 - IAFF Local 1563
      November 20, 2014 The Anne Arundel County Fire Department and the Anne Arundel County Retired Firefighters Association regretfully announce the passing of Retired Fire Chief Harry W. Klasmeier.  Chief Klasmeier was the Department's first Fire Chief, serving in that capacity from 1965 to 1983.
      The city of Bozeman has filed another appeal against its firefighters' union, Local 613 of the IAFF
      11/20/14 - IAFF local 613
      We want our followers to be informed of all current events happening with the Bozeman Firefighters. In that belief we would like to share following article from the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. We also ask that if you have any questions to please contact us at bozemanfirefighters613@gmail.com and we will do our best to address your concerns.
      Flirty Dance Fitness Toy Drive
      11/20/14 - Toy Program
      Vacation Bank Proposal & Survey
      11/20/14 - Fort Wayne Professional Firefighters
      Please Click on image to view the proposal. Once you have finished you can follow the link below to complete the survey. You may also navigate to the survey using the menu.
      Bob Bartley
      11/20/14 - IAFF Local 51
      Capt.,Please pass this on; This week marks an exciting journey for me, as I have begun my new position.  I remember coming here full of ideas, things to do to make a difference I'll always remember the things we achieved together especially with the attempts to assist and be a buffer to help your request for each of the station needs.
      Getting Real about Pension Investments
      11/20/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      It's certainly tempting for officials in charge of state pension systems to hike up assumed rates of return. Better investment returns translate into smaller appropriations to fund pensions and can facilitate generous cost-of-living adjustments for retirees.
      Suburban officials speak against fire department staffing bill
      11/20/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      Nearly two dozen suburban leaders on Tuesday ramped up their opposition to a proposal in Springfield that would subject fire department staffing levels to collective bargaining and binding outside arbitration.
      Firefighters, paramedics protest possible plan to hire private ambulance company
      11/20/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      BROOK PARK, Ohio- Firefighters and paramedics from across the area joined fellow firefighters in Brook Park for a demonstration before Tuesday night’s city council meeting.
      Meals On Wheels
      11/19/14 - IAFF Local 21
      MEALS-ON-WHEELS - Volunteers are requested to help give driving directions for Meals-On-Wheels Thursday, November 27 from 7:30-9:00 a.m.) at Cretin Dehram Hall High School. (C shift getting off duty and “A” shifting working.) Volunteers assist those drivers who request help with directions for delivering meals to St. Paul neighborhoods primarily.
      Regular Meeting November 2014
      11/19/14 - Shelby Twp. IAFF Local 1338
      Regular Meeting November 2014
      11/19/14 - Shelby Twp. IAFF Local 1338
      Phone Directory
      11/19/14 - IAFF Local 21
      All Personnel - Local 21 will be publishing an updated L21 telephone directory by the first of the year.  In order to have your telephone number listed, we will need an authorization from you granting permission to be included in the directory.  Please fill out Form 48A which is located in the FD forms file and forward on to Josette Bradley and Paul Barrett.
      Three people hurt in fire on West Side Avenue
      11/19/14 - IAFF local 1605
      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.
      USAR, 1014 Family Day and Cell Towers update
      11/19/14 - IAFF Local 1014
      A few things to update you on: 1014 CPAT Test Day As you have been following the impact of the LA Times article on testing, recruitment and Members with same last names on the job. Local 1014 has been included on a task force of Labor, Management and County Officials to accomplish a few things related to recruitment, testing and integrity of all systems.
      Coquitlam Firefighters donate 10 pints of blood in less than a month!
      11/19/14 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
      By the end of September, Canada’s blood inventory had reached a critically low level. We asked all our PFL partners across the country to help and they responded by bringing in 21,033 units in October, that’s amazing! So far Coquitlam Firefighters- IAFF Local 1782 - has collected 10 units towards your annual pledge of 50*.
      First Responder Night at the Palace!
      11/19/14 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      Join the Burnaby Firefighters at the 2014 Christmas Angel Breakfast & Toy Drive
      11/19/14 - IAFF 323
      November, 2014 - Join the Burnaby Firefighters at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown Hotel on Tuesday morning, November 25th, to help support the Burnaby Christmas Bureau. Bring a toy or cash for a pancake breakfast in the ballroom or get a continental breakfast-to-go.
      BCPFFA endorses Sister Amber Hockin & Brother Aaron Ekman for BC Fed Leadership
      11/19/14 - IAFF 323
      November, 2014 - The BC Professional Firefighters has endorsed Sister Amber Hockin and Brother Aaron Ekman to lead the BC Federation of Labour. The biannual convention takes place in Vancouver November 24th through to the 28th.
      We would like to wish you a Safe & Happy Thanksgivng
      11/19/14 - IAFF Local 772
      Pittsfield, Ypsilanti townships approve fire aid agreement designed to reduce response times (11/18/2014)
      11/19/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      Pittsfield and Ypsilanti Townships will automatically dispatch engines and firefighters across their shared border when a structure fire alarm sounds.
      Akron firefighters vote to promote officers based on seniority, education
      11/19/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      AKRON, Ohio -- The Akron Firefighters Association voted Thursday in favor of an agreement with the City of Akron that would allow for the promotion of firefighters based on their seniority and education level.
      E-Board Nomination Week
      11/18/14 - Aurora Fire Fighters
      The week for E-board member nominations has begun.  The last day to make these nominations is November 24th, 2014.  The following positions are up for re-election: Secretary/Treasurer 8-hour Vice President A shift Vice President B shift Vice President C shift Vice President Remember, you can only nominate someone on your shift.
      Tree Lighting @ Southlands
      11/18/14 - Aurora Fire Fighters
      HOLIDAY HOMETOWN PARADE & TREE LIGHTING SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND @ 1800 SPECIAL GUEST, SANTA CLAUS WILL BE RIDING IN ON BIG JOHN Please note: Main Street will be closed from E. State Ave., north through Town Square.  There will be no parking on Main Street.
      Coats for Kids 2014
      11/18/14 - IAFF Local 2819
      Tuesday, November 18, 2014: The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut visited the The Tommy Fund for Childhood Cancer | Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven
      11/18/14 - UPFFA
      Tuesday, November 18, 2014: The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut visited the The Tommy Fund for Childhood Cancer | Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, attending on behalf of the UPFFA; Peter S. Carozza, President, Louis P. DeMici, Secretary, Chris Tracy, District Vice President, and James Kottage, District Vice President.
      Pink Firefighter Wife T-Shirts
      11/18/14 - Bossier City Firefighters Association
      For those that were unable to make it to the Fireman of the Year banquet on November 14th a new t-shirt design was revealed to honor Mrs. Dayna Hesson and all the other firefighter wives of Local 1051. A limited number of shirts were ordered and are currently for sale for $15.00. Anyone wishing to purchase a T-shirt please contact Jason Sanchez at 455-1906.
      Firefighter Appreciation Night
      11/18/14 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
      Somerville Firefighter's Christmas Party
      11/18/14 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
      The Somerville Firefighter's Christmas party will be held on December 5th at the Dante Club at 7pm. To purchase tickets see station stewards or Steve Layton. Last day to purchase tickets is November 25th.
      Somerville Firefighter's Christmas Party
      11/18/14 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
      The Somerville Firefighter's Christmas party will be held on December 5th at the Dante Club at 7pm. To purchase tickets see station stewards or Steve Layton. Last day for tickets is November 25th.
      Hi Dive Bar
      11/18/14 - Toy Program
      WIN SOME GUNS AND HAVE SOME FUN
      11/18/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of McKinney, IAFF Local 2661
      McKinney Professional Firefighter Association 10 Gun Raffle $20/ Ticket- Maximum of 1200 tickets will be sold. Benefiting the Lone Survivor Foundation & the McKinney Firefighters Association Rules & raffle details can be found at: www.iaff2661.
      Firefighters Stress Safe Cooking This Thanksgiving
      11/18/14 - IAFF Local 3990
      For Immediate Release: November 18, 2014 Media Contact: Lt.Brian Gamble Fire Fighters Stress Cooking Safety on Thanksgiving Day Thanksgiving is leading day for home cooking fires Tavares, Florida - According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), cooking is the leading cause of home fires on Thanksgiving Day. A cooking fire is three times more likely on Thanksgiving than on any other day of the year. “Most fires on Thanksgiving occur between noon and 4:00 p.m. – the peak cooking
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