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    2014 St Baldricks Fundraiser
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    Family Visits firehouse with baby delivered by LFD.
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    2014 Tee-Off Fore Charity
    IAFF Local 50
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      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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      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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      2014 St Baldricks Fundraiser
      04/19/14 - Waterbury Fire Fighters Association
      The 2014 St. Baldricks Foundation fundraiser is May 18, 2014 from 12-6. This is always a great event and it raises money for a great cause.
      Family Visits firehouse with baby delivered by LFD.
      04/19/14 - Lexington Fire Fighters
      On January 22nd, 2014 during an early morning snowstorm the crew of Engine 1 and Medic 1 delivered a healthy baby girl. Today the Leung family came to the firehouse with baby Melissa to visit. Here the family is pictured with the crew, Lt./Paramedic Scott Morency, FF/EMT Todd Duggan, Firefighter.
      2014 Tee-Off Fore Charity
      04/19/14 - IAFF Local 50
      The Peoria Firefighters' Local 50 annual charity golf outing will be August 21, 2014 with a shotgun start at 1:30 pm. The format is a 4 man scramble. Cost is $85.00 per player. Cost includes Buffalo Wild Wings for lunch, smoked chicken & rib buffet for dinner, open bar during reception, tee shirt, live DJ and tons of raffle items. Max of 144 players so register early.
      Happy Easter
      04/19/14 - IAFF Local 736
      Fighting for the Sparrow
      04/19/14 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
      At seven years old, Isaiah Harris is slowly losing his eyesight.  Born with Congeital Glaucoma, he has already undergone twentyfour surgeries.  He is due for another surgery soon and his family must travel to Portland frequently for surgeries and check-ups. Please join Valor Elite Training Center in heping to fight for Isaiah's eyesight.
      Monterey Park FD & Happy Easter
      04/19/14 - IAFF Local 1014
      HAPPY EASTER.
      Wheat Ridge Fire Protection District Elections
      04/19/14 - IAFF LOCAL 2164
      Our brothers and sisters in Local 4881 are seeking your support. The attached document outlines what you will find on the ballot this spring.
      East Lansing Local 1609 Honor Guard Fundraiser (June 11, 2014)
      04/19/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      APRIL 19, 2014: Golf scramble fundraiser at Glenbrier Golf Course benefiting the East Lansing Fire Department Honor Guard.
      Support West Metro in Spring Elections
      04/19/14 - IAFF LOCAL 2164
      West Metro Fire Fighters need Fire Fighters, their family and friends who live in the West Metro Fire District  to support their Mill increase and Candidates on their election May 6, 2014. The ballots should be arriving in mail boxes in the coming days.
      Tri Lakes/Monument Fire Protection District Elections
      04/19/14 - IAFF LOCAL 2164
      This content was sent to us through CPFF and we would like to share it with you. Please take a moment to read and support Local 4319. CPFF Members The Tri-Lakes/Monument Fire Protection District is holding an election for Board of Directors.  Please help support those candidates that support the Monument Professional Firefighters, L4319.
      Allen Park's proposed budget discussed in detail at work session (VIDEO)
      04/19/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      APRIL 19, 2014: The firefighters’ cuts, negotiated last year, run from 10 percent to 17 percent in base salary, plus benefit changes of a 25 percent to 30 percent drop in compensation. Firefighters also will pay an additional percentage point toward retirement.
      IAFF Briefing on Interoperability and Communications Issues
      04/19/14 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      April 16, 2014 – One of the most important pieces of safety equipment is a functioning, mission-critical-voice portable radio. Effective and reliable two-way voice communications is essential for both overall fire ground operations and for individual fire fighter safety.
      FILL THE BOOT TOTALS
      04/19/14 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
      So far the "fill the boot" results are C-Plt $3700.27 & D-Plt $3335.35, Keep an eye out for the A-PLT on May 2nd & B-PLT on May 23rd.
      Watertown Firefighters Filling the Boot
      04/19/14 - IAFF Local 877
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wILjZ4fzDPQ Watertown Firefighters Local 877 will be out Filling the Boot this summer! Wisconsin's own Reagan Imhoff, from New Berlin, is the MDA Child Ambassador. She's a wonderful little girl with a big heart!! Hope to see you all this summer Filling the Boot!! Check out her video link.
      Firefighter Michael Leonard Promotion
      04/18/14 - New London Fire Fighters
      Congratulations to FF Michael Leonard who will be promoted to Lieutenant on Friday April 25 at 1500hrs in Council Chambers. Lt. Leonard will begin a two week indoctrination period on Monday April 28th. Lt. Leonard will then be assigned to Group 2 A-11Lt.
      Ann Arbor firefighters douse blaze in home
      04/18/14 - Ann Arbor Firefighters Local 693
      Ann Arbor firefighters douse blaze in home Firefighters work to clean up aftermath of a house fire on the 700 block of Soule Boulevard in Ann Arbor on April 18. (Patrick Record | The Ann Arbor News) By Kelly McLaughlin | kelly_mclaughlin@mlive.
      3 cats rescued from basement fire in Ann Arbor home
      04/18/14 - Ann Arbor Firefighters Local 693
      3 cats rescued from basement fire in Ann Arbor home Residents gathered on the sidewalks of the 600 block of West Madison Street in Ann Arbor Thursday evening as firefighters doused a basement fire. The Ann Arbor Fire Department was called to the duplex home to extinguish the basement fire at 5:30 p.m.
      47 Eastern Ave.
      04/18/14 - New London Fire Fighters
      Group 1 makes quick work of third floor room and contents fire. BC 1 transmitted a working fire, SUB BASE FAST also responded. Below, FF Lewis and Passero re-hydrating after the fire.
      Highrise fires call for a new approach
      04/18/14 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
      Smoke begins to billow out of an apartment on the 16th floor of a highrise on Alderson Avenue in Coquitlam. The first alarms start to ring. Coquitlam fire crews make their way to the scene. The fire was started by a plumbing contractor and has spread to one unit. Most of the residents are in the lobby as crews arrive.
      Covington Local 4899 2nd Annual Golf Tournament
      04/18/14 - PFFA
      Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support to Enhance Battle Creek Fire Department’s Operations and Safety
      04/18/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      APRIL 18, 2014: U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the Battle Creek Fire Department. The grant comes through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.
      Fall 2014 Emt class
      04/18/14 - IAFF Local 135
      There will be an EMT class from August 4th to December 4th.   It will be held at 428 N. St Francis on Monday and Thursdays.   Contact Randy Stearns for more information.
      Exeter L-3491 Golf Tournament
      04/17/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      Annual Pancake Breakfast
      04/17/14 - Arcadia Fire Fighters Association
      Join us on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 for our Annual Pancake Breakfast at Fire Station 106, at the corner of Huntington and Baldwin.  The breakfast is from 7am - Noon, so bring your appetite for all the pancakes, sausages, Starbucks Coffee, milk, and orange juice you could possibly desire.
      MDA Fill the Boot
      04/17/14 - Arcadia Fire Fighters Association
      The Arcadia Firefighters Association participated in a Fill-The-Boot drive to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). On Friday, April 11th, off-duty Arcadia Firefighters were at the intersection of Huntington Dr. and Baldwin Ave. from 9 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
      CHaD Baseball Tryouts
      04/17/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      The CHaD Battle of the Badges Autumn Baseball Classic is set for Sat., Sept. 27 at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. Tryout registration is now open at CHaDBaseball.org, 5/15, 5/23 & 6/03. Sign-up for your chance to play on a professional field and represent your community while raising money for the kids at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Please contact Danielle Matteau with questions or concerns at Danielle.R.Matteau@hitchcock.org or (603) 629-8496.
      BPD Officer Dennis Simmonds Funeral
      04/17/14 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
      Pension Mediation
      04/17/14 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      Let this notification serve to confirm the Public Safety Coalition’s (active Police and Fire Unions) status with regard to an accepted pension proposal. The media is reporting on several groups who have accepted pension deals. To our knowledge, those groups include the Police and Fire Retirees Association, and the General Retirement System Board of Trustees.
      BC Unit Clarification Hearing April 21st
      04/17/14 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
      The hearing is confirmed for Monday, April 21, 2014 at 0930 in the Medford Room, 3rd floor at City Hall.  The hearing will be conducted by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) from the Employment Relations Board (ERB) out of Salem.  This will be an all day hearing and is an open hearing.  All are encouraged to attend and you can come and go as you please.
      Norman, Ok. 89'er day parade
      04/17/14 - IAFF local 1882
      Garden City Entry Level Firefighter
      04/17/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      APRIL 17, 2014: The City of Garden City is seeking applicants for compilation of an eligibility list for employment as an Entry-Level Firefighter beginning 4/14/2014 through close of business on 5/2/2014.
      MPFFU Health & Safety Committee Message (April 2014)
      04/17/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      APRIL 17, 2014: Sleep deprivation. We have all experienced it after a long shift in which you were up all night on calls. This sleep deprivation is cumulative and can lead to sleep debt. If your body is unable to recover and get some rest, this sleep debt can lead to health issues.
      Kentwood Job Posting
      04/17/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      APRIL 17, 2014: The City of Kentwood is accepting applications for full time firefighters. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, high school graduates or equivalent, have current Michigan driver's license with 6 points or less. Michigan fire Fighter II certification and current Michigan EMT license required. The complete job description is attached.
      Tyler Seddon Bone Marrow Drive
      04/17/14 - IAFF Local 2928
      Budget Meetings
      04/17/14 - San Antonio Local 624 Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Support Your Local Firefighter and Vote!
      04/17/14 - Cunningham Fire Fighters
      Westport Local 1802 Annual Scholarship
      04/16/14 - Westport Fire Local1802
      Westport Firefighters Local 1802 Annual Scholarship Requirements: Graduating Senior with plans for continuing continuing education Must be a Westport, MA resident Deadline to apply is May 15th Scholarship awarded will be for $1,000 Apply today at www.westportfirelocal1802.org
      Website Updated 4/16/14
      04/16/14 - IAFF Local 794
      Easter Breakfast
      04/16/14 - South Kitsap Professional Firefighters
      Come join us for an Easter egg hunt and breakfast on Easter Sunday Easter Egg Hunt The Easter egg hunt will be held at Olalla Elementary at 10 AM on Saturday, April 19th. Easter Breakfast Easter Breakfast will be held at Station 12 in Olalla (Corner of Mullenix & Olalla Valley Road) from 8 AM – Noon on Sunday, April 20th.
      2014 Firefighter Festival Planning Meeting
      04/16/14 - IAFF Local 794
      A meeting to continue planning this year's Firefighter's Festival will meet on Monday, 4/21 (B-shift) at Fire Station 5 at 08:30am. Anyone interested in helping plan this years festival should attend. No RSVP is required. Contact Pres. Donnie Lewis at DPLewis@nngov.
      Dave Wegwerth Retirement Party
      04/16/14 - IAFF Local 21
      Dave Wegwerth Retirement Party April 26th 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
      City Election Results
      04/16/14 - IAFF local 3035
      McFarland elected Mayor of Murfreesboro Shane McFarland will trade his seat on the City Council for the mayor’s post after rolling to victory in Tuesday’s election. McFarland captured 5,315 votes, 68 percent, to City Councilman Ron Washington’s 2,474, 31.7 percent, in the mayoral race with 31 of 31 precincts counted and early voting totals in.
      STERLING HEIGHTS: Firefighters thanked for live-saving efforts
      04/16/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      April 16, 2014: William Ede Jr., 75, recently returned to Sterling Heights Fire Station No. 5 to thank the heroes who saved his life when he suffered full cardiopulmonary arrest Feb. 13. "We're obviously thrilled by the progress William has made in his recovery and appreciate the time he took to meet us," said Assistant Chief Dennis Adler.
      2014 Election
      04/16/14 - IAFF 34
      Little Rock Firefighters, Thank you to all the members that took the time to vote. Congratulations to all the elected officers. Please see list below: IAFF Local 34 ELECTION 2014 Results President Richard Morehead Vice President Charles Austin, Jr.
      Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue hires new assistant chief
      04/16/14 - IAFF local 3035
      MURFREESBORO — Kim Lawson, a veteran of Nashville Fire Department, has been named Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s new assistant chief of medical services, according to a news release. Lawson, who recently retired from the Nashville Fire Department after 34 years, will join the Murfreesboro department May 5.
      Local 42 & Big Brothers/Big Sisters
      04/16/14 - IAFF Local 42
      New Haven Fire Fighters Training in the Harbor
      04/16/14 - IAFF local 825
      New Haven Fire Fighters train and improve forging relations. Mike Neal, Safety Chair Mark Vendetto and Frank Ricci along with Truck 2, Sq 1, Sq 2, Eng 5, Car 33 and Engine 4 present the Ship Captain and Crew Chiefs with New Haven Fire Fighters T-shirts for helping improve firefighter safety.
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