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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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      Snow Emergency
      01/26/15 - IAFF Local 902
      As of tonight at 6:00PM the City of Malden will declare a snow emergency. We encourage residents to find off-street parking as soon as possible. After the snow emergency begins at 6PM tonight, winter parking restrictions will be strictly enforced.
      Elmwood Ave Fire
      01/26/15 - BFFA 3044
      Severe Weather Checklist
      01/26/15 - IAFF Local 902
      The Malden Fire Fighters and the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts, advises everyone to be safe and prepared for the upcoming severe weather
      Locate and Shovel Buried Hydrants
      01/26/15 - IAFF Local 902
      Every Second Counts Malden Fire Fighters are asking the public for help during this severe weather. Please take the time to locate and shovel out your nearest fire hydrant. Every second counts and having the hydrant already cleared of snow, will help the Malden Fire Fighters do their job quickly.
      Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance
      01/26/15 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
      Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance and Captain Jeff Dill present the workshop: Saving Those Who Save Others Suicide prevention & awareness March 2, 2015 8am ?12pm Co-­hosted by West Metro Fire Rescue and Wheat Ridge Fire Protection District Location: West Metro Training Center 3535 S. Kipling St. Lakewood, CO 80235 A direct look into suicides within the fire service.
      2015 Legislative Conference
      01/26/15 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
      The PFFA 2015 Legislative Conference will be held April 13-15 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Montgomery. Information regarding conference and hotel registration will be mailed to each local in February. Please plan to have someone from your local attend.
      Severe Weather Checklist
      01/25/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
      With the forecast for severe weather, the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts offer our "Severe Weather Checklist" to help keep you and your family safe.
      Stop the Cell Towers going up at fire stations...
      01/25/15 - IAFF Local 1014
      Dear members, As you undoubtedly know, Motorola – a contractor for the Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS) – is in the process of installing cell towers at 86 County fire and lifeguard facilities.
      Clarification on Political Activities by Members
      01/25/15 - IAFF Local 51
      Texas Local Government Code Chapter 150.  Miscellaneous Provisions Affecting Municipal Officers And Employees Subchapter A. Involvement of Fire Fighters And Police Officers In Political Activities §  150.002.
      Pulse Point
      01/25/15 - IAFF Local 4349
      PulsePoint App saves lives      It was nice and sunny the day Captain Greg Rainville and his wife decided to visit the San Diego Zoo.  As they pulled into the parking lot, they noticed a commotion over on the sidewalk.  As they approached, they saw a man unconscious on the ground.
      Health and Safety Section
      01/25/15 - CFFA
      Please visit our Health and Safety page to find some great training resources for around the station.  There is a lot of information to bre explored on that page.
      Commission Ignorance
      01/25/15 - IAFF Local 3169
      So our Commission wants to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a consulting fee to do the job that our Fire Chief has been telling them all along and then ignore the advice...AGAIN!  Wow! Am I really here??  I think I have just been teleported to the land of STUPIDITY!  Please read this Ocala Starbanner article. http://www.ocala.
      2015 AFD Shift Bid
      01/25/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      IAFF Local 244 has invested in the web-based program for the 2015 AFD Shift Bid. The in-shift bid is scheduled for February 2, 3 & 4. All members must log in on the fireshiftbid.com website to participate in the bid. On the website click on the “Login” tab at the top, then fill out the fields under “Register New Account”.
      Emergency Checklist
      01/25/15 - IAFF Local 1478
      2015 Installation Event
      01/24/15 - IAFF Local 21
      The annual Local 21 Installation Party has changed locations from Ideal Hall to the newly remodeled Hillcrest Country Club located at 2200 Larpenter Ave East.
      Retirement Newsletter Dual Response
      01/24/15 - IAFF Local 2819
      This month’s Dual Response – the LEOFF II Board’s publication – highlights two issues that affect a portion of our membership.  Both of the issues are related to Social Security benefits.  Below is a synopsis of what is better explained in the newsletter.
      WSCFF Scholarship 2015
      01/24/15 - IAFF Local 2819
      To read the specifics, members need to login to the website. Applications are due February 28th.
      2015 Young Fire Fighter Conference
      01/24/15 - IAFF 7th District
      The 2015 Young Fire Fighter Conference will
      Mourning the Loss
      01/24/15 - Urbana Firefighters Local 1147
      It is with heavy hearts and deep sorrow that the Urbana Firefighters announce the death of Division Chief Russell Chism. Division Chief Chism was a 19-­?year Veteran with the Urbana Fire Department and also served as Fire Chief for the St. Joseph Stanton Fire Protection District. A celebration of his life will be at The Vineyard Church in Urbana, Illinois.
      Wecasts: Cancer and PTSD
      01/24/15 - Arkansas Professional Fire Fighters Association
      IAFF Live Webcasts on Cancer and PTSD in the Fire Service #ALTS15 Safety Stand Down for Cancer and PTSD What: Live Webcast   Date: Wednesday, January 28 Time: Begins at 8:00 a.m. PT/11:00 a.m. ET Web Link: www.iaff.
      Online Vote Runs Through 1/27
      01/24/15 - Local 2580
      An online vote re:  ordering more Pink Heals shirts runs from today (at 1500hrs) through Tu., 1/27 (2359hrs). You must log-in to vote. If you need help, please check your e-mail for directions or contact Heather.
      Trivia Night 2015 update
      01/24/15 - Zion Firefighters
      Below the picture of Trivia Night 2015 is the link for signup information.
      01/24/15 - Lets Fire Cancer
      Thanks for your support!
      01/24/15 - Local 2580
      Thanks to your generosity, CHFFA was able to raise over $1,600 to provide a great Thanksgiving meal & forty SECU gift cards for Burn Center families. A special thanks to: - our donors-- Orange County Chiefs' Association, Eno Fire Department, Bahama Fire Department, Caldwell Fire Department, Newton's Fire & Safety Equipment, & numerous individuals.
      LFD Trains in Ice Rescue Operations
      01/24/15 - Lexington Fire Fighters
      This week members of C and D group trained in Ice Rescue techniques and procedures. This drill involved the use of the Mustang Ice Rescue suits and simulated the rescue of a person that fell through ice.
      Passing of Retired Firefighter John Clark
      01/23/15 - New London Fire Fighters
      It is with deepest regret Local 1522 announces the passing of Retired Firefighter John Clark. John came on the job in 1984 and retired in 2001. At John's request, there are no services being planned at this time. Our condolences to his family. Rest in peace John.
      Benifit for Connecticut Burn Center
      01/23/15 - Hartford Fire Fighters Association
      SAVE THE DATE! Fourth Annual Wine & Beer Tasting To Benefit the Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, CT Peer Support Programs for CT Burn Survivors
      New Members and More Promotions for Local 2687
      01/23/15 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
      Local 2687 wishes to congratulate our newest members. From Left to Right Probationary Firefighters Matthew Kellick, J.P. Cristini, Zach Criscuolo, and Mike Colandrea. Our new members were sworn in today (Friday, Jan. 23, 2015) during a ceremony at the Memorial Town Hall Rotunda. Welcome to the job, we wish you long and healthy careers with the Hamden Fire Department and L2687.
      Ice Rescue Training
      01/23/15 - IAFF Local 892
      Appropriate for the current season, personnel participated in Ice Rescue training this morning, 1/23/15. First, members reviewed current department guidelines on Cold Water and Ice Rescue responses. All companies then proceeded to the boat launch at Brown Park for practical exercises. Personnel donned Mustang Rescue Suits and practiced retrieving a victim.
      Local 282's 4th Annual Dinner Party 2-26-15
      01/23/15 - Buffalo Professional Firefighters Assoc.
      Local 282 will be hosting their 4th Annual Dinner Party on February 26th, 2015.  It will be held at Lucarelli's Banquet Facility (1830 Abbott Rd., Lackawanna, NY).  Local 282 will be honoring all members who have retired and those promoted since last year's party. There will be dinner, open bar, and music all for the cost of $35.00 per person.
      IAFF Live Webcasts on Cancer & PTSD in the Fire Service
      01/23/15 - UPFFA
      IAFF Live Webcasts on Cancer and PTSD in the Fire Service The IAFF will be presenting two live webcasts on two of the biggest issues in the fire service today - the increased risk for occupational cancers and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
      Macomb firefighters receive Life Saving, New Life awards
      01/23/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      Once a year, the Macomb Township Fire Department takes the time to recognize life-saving acts of heroism by hosting a public ceremony.
      Firefighters expect layoff notices
      01/23/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      Taylor officials expect to issue layoff notices Friday to more than half of the city’s firefighters, as a federal grant that pays their salaries expires in 30 days.
      Black Sunday 10th Anniversary
      01/23/15 - IAFF Local 794
      We remember the 4 FF's killed 10yrs ago today on Black Sunday in the Bronx. Local 794 is partnered with the Lt Joey DiBernardo Foundation to keep their memory alive. Many of the skills taught in Mayday/RIT come from this tragic incident. Learn more at www.JoeyDFoundation.
      Contract Negotiations Update
      01/23/15 - IAFF Local 51
      The fact finding hearing with the city was held on Tuesday January 20th, and Wednesday January 21st at City Hall. Fact finding is the next step in the impasse process outlined in the contract and involved a fact finder that was mutually agreed to by both parties. Each side presented their case on the issues we were not able to agree to and that you, the membership, voted down 667 to 4.
      Job Opening Barre City FD
      01/22/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont
      The Barre City Fire Department is accepting applications for full time firefighter/AEMT.
      28th Annual Awards-Retirement Dinner Announcement
      01/22/15 - IAFF Local 312
      28th Annual Awards-Retirement Dinner
      01/22/15 - IAFF Local 312
      28th Annual Awards-Retirement Dinner
      01/22/15 - IAFF Local 312
      MDA Fill-The-Boot Event 02-06-2015
      01/22/15 - IAFF Local 312
      MDA Fundraiser Event 01-31-2015
      01/22/15 - IAFF Local 312
      Save the Date - April 8, 2015
      01/22/15 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      2014 Run Totals
      01/22/15 - IAFF Local F-273
      With 2014 coming to a close, the final end of the year station run totals have been tallied! Click here to see the full report.
      2015 Retiree Luncheon
      01/22/15 - IAFF local 1289
       SAVE THE DATE: Our 2015 Retiree Luncheon has been scheduled for April 10, 2015. Please look back for updates.
      Coquitlam strip mall fire destroys, damages businesses
      01/22/15 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
      The three alarm blaze burned for more than four hours before being brought under control. Two businesses have been destroyed in an early morning fire at a Coquitlam strip mall. More than 30 firefighters battled a three-alarm blaze that started at the Eagle Ridge Square strip mall around 1:30 a.m. PT Thursday. Crews started bringing the fire under control around 5 a,m. PT.
      Captain Frank Bachelder, retired, from Portland Local 740 Passes away
      01/22/15 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
      It is with deep regret that the PFFM announces the death of Brother Captain Frank Bachelder, retired, from Portland Local 740. Frank died after a battle with cancer. He dedicated his life to public service as a member of Portland’s police department and then as a member of the PFD and Local 740. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
      Concert Fundraiser
      01/21/15 - IAFF Local 1346
      Charity Concert Fundraiser.
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