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...
Two people were taken to hospitals with burns sustained in a house fire on East North Avenue in Hagerstown on Monday morning, a fire official said.
Four people were in the house at 46 E. North Ave. when the fire erupted, and two were taken to Meritus Medical Center with burns, Hagerstown Fire Marshal Doug DeHaven said. Read More...
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Black and Gold event 09/17/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of Oklahoma
Please plan to join other fire fighters on Saturday, September 27th in Chickasha as we "Stand Strong" to support a man who has stood up and supported fire fighters time and time again at the Capital. It's imperative that we keep Representative David Perryman in his current seat, House District 56.
Black and Gold IAFF T-shirts will be available at this event.
Local 2687 Annual Golf Tournament 09/17/14 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
Hamden Professional Firefighters Local 2687 Annual Golf Tournament: Wednesday, October 22nd.
New and improved ONLINE REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT!
Click this link to go to the tournament website:www.birdeasepro.
New documents posted 09/17/14 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
The February 2014 Executive Board Meeting Minutes have been posted on the Meeting Minutes page, Log in required.
The Presidents' Meeting Announcement has been posted on the Downloads page, Log in required.
The Convention Bidding dates notice has been posted on the Downloads page, Log in required.
Local 1491 Retirement Party 09/17/14 - Lexington Fire Fighters
Please join us in celebrating the retirement of FF. Robert O'Keefe and Capt. Michael Fulton on Saturday October 18th, 2014. The celebration will be held at Heritage Hall, 177 Bedford Street Lexington MA. Tickets available at Lexington Fire Headquarters or by contacting LT. Peter Ricci at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Let The Tours Begin 09/17/14 - IAFF Local 168
Well it's that time of the year again that the schools come to visit their favorite public safety persons, the fire fighters and the fire stations. With fire prevention month just around the corner, some schools are getting a jump start on the fire station tours. Paducah's Tot School visited the fire fighters at Station 1 today. Cpt. Brian Waid, Lt.
Elections for 2nd VP 09/17/14 - GFFA Local 3113
Its that time! Elections for the 2nd Vice President spot has begun. Online voting is 100% confidential and only the results will be shown. It does give a percentage of how many voting members have voted. Lets shoot for 100%. These elections are important to YOUR local!
The process is easy.
We are now 'YES ON 300' 09/17/14 - IAFF Local 3
The City appears to be doing everything possible to keep us from moving forward. We have a lot of stuff at the printers and are not sure how much this will cost us. The City knew about this change on September 5th.
More fire departments using part-time firefighters 09/17/14 - Paul Hufnagel
Middletown city officials are hoping to convert the Middletown Division of Fire into a department operated by full- and part-time firefighters — a growing trend in Butler County and around the United States.
What a Public Employee Really Costs 09/17/14 - Paul Hufnagel
During my time as Oregon's secretary of state, I came to the conclusion that America's two main political parties were imprecisely named. What we really have is an "anti-government" party and an "anti-anti-government" party. This attitudinal divide is especially evident when it comes to the issue of public-employee compensation.
IAFF Justifyit Campaign 09/16/14 - IAFF Local 2819
Texting and driving is an epidemic sweeping our nation and your community is not immune. With an average of 3,000 deaths per year, it’s time to put an end to distracted driving.
As fire fighters, it is our responsibility to keep the community safe and we see texting and driving as one of the most preventable risks across the nation today.
New Video Explains the Facts About Defined Benefit Pension Plans 09/16/14 - IAFF Local 4405
Defined benefit plans were created to assure that after a career serving the public and risking their lives for others, fire fighters had secure, stable and dependable retirement income. Public employees -- including fire fighters -- have frequently forfeited pay raises to improve and protect their retirement benefits.
4 wks to John Norman Seminar 09/16/14 - IAFF Local 794
The 2014 Fireground Tactics Training Seminar by Chief John Norman (FDNY) is only 4 weeks away! Tickets are going quick but are still available! Tickets are $40 each or $50 at the door (cash/credit). Get your tickets now if you haven't already or help spread the word on Facebook! A flyer is attached!
BEWARE OF TOWERS! 09/16/14 - IAFF Local 1014
BEWARE OF CELL TOWERS!
Hazardous LTE cell towers are in the initial stages of being constructed at 87 of our fire stations by the Los Angeles County Fire Department, in conjunction with the LA Regional Interoperable Communications System Authority (LA-RICS), the LA County Chief Executive Office, and Motorola Solutions, Inc.
The Solution to America's Retirement Crisis 09/15/14 - Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association
A new video produced by the IAFF is designed to be used by affiliates to educate lawmakers, decision-makers and other audiences on the facts of defined benefit pension plans. Click "read more" for full article.
Gilford L-3517 Golf Tournament 09/15/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
12th Annual Gilford Professional Firefighters Community Golf Tournament Friday September 26th 2014 Pheasant Ridge Country Club - More info
New Firefighters in Alpena 09/15/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
SEPT. 14, 2014: The city of Alpena Fire Department officially has a full staff as of today. This is the first time since 1987 that the department has had 29 people on staff.
NYSPFFA Term Life Insurance Open Enrollment 09/15/14 - Buffalo Professional Firefighters Assoc.
Attention all currernt members of Local 282:
Copy and paste the following link to find out more information about new enrollment or upgrading your policy in the Term Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment provided by the New York State Professional Firefighters Association. The company they use is AIG Benefits Solutions.
2014 Legislative Update from 16th District VP 09/15/14 - International Association of Firefighters
Here is a quick update on the legislative issues. As you know Congress has not acted on much of anything this cycle including our issues. The number of cosponsors for legislation is not necessarily an indication of support- but that said many of our legislative issues have very few cosponsors.
2014 Retirement Dinner 09/15/14 - IAFF Local 385
The recent Inferno has the Retiree Dinner listed on two different dates.
The Retirement Dinner is FRIDAY OCTOBER 3, 2014.
The evening will begin with cocktails at 5:30 pm. Please RSVP to Sharon at (402) 551-5770 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Passing of retired Brother Tim Wilk, Lancaster, Local 319 09/14/14 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
It is with deep regret that Lancaster, Local 319, IAFF, announces the passing of retired firefighter Timothy Wilk. Tim was appointed to Lancaster City Fire on October 14, 1985. He retired on July 1, 2012. Tim was a member of Local 319 since his hire date and remained a member. He died Monday, September 8th of a cause yet to be determined. Tim is survived by his wife Nancy.
Emanuel socks city retirees with 40 percent health insurance hike 09/14/14 - Paul Hufnagel
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday dropped another financial bombshell on Chicago’s 25,000 retired city workers and their dependents: their monthly health insurance premiums will be going up by a whopping 40 percent — in spite of a pending lawsuit and a precedent-setting Illinois Supreme Court ruling.
8 Gilbert fire employees receive disciplinary action 09/14/14 - Paul Hufnagel
Eight Gilbert Fire Department employees are temporarily having their pay docked 5 percent after an investigation found they improperly used paid sick time to work for a small fire district near Payson.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014: New Local Union Officer Orientation 09/13/14 - UPFFA
There will be a “New Local Union Officer Orientation” on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 starting at 1:00 p.m., at the UPFFA Office, 30 Sherman Street, West Hartford.
Newly elected Local Union Officers are encouraged to attend; the orientation will include a presentation on the services that are provided to affiliated locals and its leadership.
2014 Year Book 09/13/14 - Newton Fire Fighters Association
Firefighting is a dangerous job, and every year thousands of firefighters suffer from the injuries that they sustained performing their job protecting the citizens. The Newton Firefighters Association helps to support the members and families of those injured or killed on the job.
Noblesville Member Firefighter-Paramedic Ken Williams 09/13/14 - IAFF Local 4416
It is with deepest sorrow that the Noblesville Fire Department reports the off duty death of Firefighter/Paramedic Ken Williams, 49. Arrangements are pending and will be announced once details are finalized.
Nomination Meeting Notice 09/12/14 - IAFF Local 1403
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
The meeting for the Nominations of Officers for Local 1403 for the term 2015-2017 will be held:
September 30, 2014 (B shift)
8:00 PM to 8:20 PM
Old Farts Luncheon 09/12/14 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
The old farts luncheon will be held October 8th at the Pub at 1300. The next luncheon will be held December 10th. All current and former members are invited. Please contact Jimmy Hodnett.
Smoke Detector Recall 09/12/14 - Local 1347
By Jaclyn Reiss, Town Correspondent
Robert McCarthy, a Watertown Democrat, announced today that he will run for the state senate seat vacated by Sen. Steven Tolman who has resigned to head up the Massachusetts AFL-CIO.
Kitsap Oktoberfest 2014 09/12/14 - IAFF Local 2819
CALLING ALL LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS: Kitsap Oktoberfest supporting Washington State Council of Fire Fighters Benevolent Funds including your Kitsap Fire Fighters Benevolent Fund.
We need your help to get the word out and participate in this year's event.
Beach Safety 09/12/14 - Local 1347
3 Watertown Firefighters deploy to the Middle East in 2011
June 15, 2011
By David Meagher
Watertown - Everyone knows that firefighters are here to serve the community. Many of those who chose a life of public service to their comunity, started off by serving their country in one of the five branches of the military and continue to do so.
Grimes did not run ads on 9/11. 09/12/14 - Kentucky Professional Fire Fighters
The Grimes campaign pulled its attack ads on 9/11 even at the Evansville station. As for any Independent Expenditure we also feel that there should be no attack ads on that day. Per the sample email below: The Grimes ads were pulled for 9/11. The email to 14News show this.
From: Weber, Ben [mailto:bweber@14news.
Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle 09/12/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
A message from the Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation:
The $1,000 winner for the September 12th payday raffle is Jerry Duran, Truck 15 C-shift. Congratulations to Jerry!
Still time to register for the Fit for Fire 5K on Sunday, September 14th at Washington Park. Register now at www.FitforFire5k.com
The next payday raffle will be Friday, September 26th.
Senator McConnell still attacks on September 11 09/12/14 - Kentucky Professional Fire Fighters
"On a solemn day that is one of our nation's darkest, it is shameful that Senator McConnell was unable to suspend political attacks and campaign advertising for a mere 24 hours. Mitch McConnell is clearly more concerned with saving his cushy job in DC than showing respect for the thousands lost on 9/11 and their families.
Local 1009 Nominations - September 25th 09/12/14 - IAFF Local 1009
Nominations for officers and the following positions in Local 1009 will be held September 25th, 2014 at Fiddlers Green, 19 Temple St., Worcester MA. at 7:00pm.
Any member wishing to be nominated shall be present at the meeting or if he/she cannot be present, he/she shall signify his/her candidacy by letter or email to the Secretary (sectreas1009@charter.
Pension Spiking Could Cost California $800 Million 09/12/14 - Paul Hufnagel
A legal way to increase pensions by boosting the final pay of retiring state and local government workers could drive up public employee pension costs in California by as much as $796 million over the next 20 years, the state controller said Tuesday.
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