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    Golf Tournament 2015
    IAFF Local 892
    FF License Plates
    Arvada Professional Fire FIghters Association, IAFF Local 4056
    Ohio Firefighter Dies From Injuries During Rescue Effort
    Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    Explanation of Pension/DROP Check Changes (April 1, 2015)
    Detroit Fire Fighters Association
    Hanover CBA Added
    Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
    Vaughn David Witt
    San Luis Obispo City Firefighters Local 3523
    Weather Report
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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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      Golf Tournament 2015
      04/01/15 - IAFF Local 892
      It's that time of year again! The Local 892 12th Annual Fallen Firefighter Fund Golf Tournament will be held Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at the Norwich Golf Course. The cost is $120 per player and we are accepting foursomes only.  If you are interested in playing in the tournament or supporting us by donation or sponsor, please see and download the attatched fliers. RSVP by June 1, 2015.
      FF License Plates
      04/01/15 - Arvada Professional Fire FIghters Association, IAFF Local 4056
      Brother McChesney from Local 4056 alongside the CPFF and fellow firefighters helped successfuly pass a Bill into Law approving Firefighter License Plates. Picutred here with Governer Owens signing the Bill.
      Ohio Firefighter Dies From Injuries During Rescue Effort
      04/01/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      A 29-year veteran firefighter died "a hero" Thursday from injuries he suffered while searching for people to rescue from a burning Cincinnati apartment building, authorities said.Daryl Gordon, 54, was removed from the building by stretcher after falling down an elevator shaft and died at a hospital, officials said.
      Explanation of Pension/DROP Check Changes (April 1, 2015)
      04/01/15 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      Due to the city's Bankruptcy, the Plan of Adjustment (POA) calls for a 55% reduction on COLA.  This reduction took effect on retirees/DROP participants April 1, 2015 check. The adjustment is retro back to July 1, 2014.  Your check will remain constant until July 1, 2015.
      Hanover CBA Added
      04/01/15 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Vaughn David Witt
      04/01/15 - San Luis Obispo City Firefighters Local 3523
      Congratulations to James and Emily Witt on the birth of baby boy Vaughn David.  He was born on March 27th at approx 5pm. 8lbs 12 oz and 21" long.  Mom and Vaughn are home recovering.  Flowers have been sent on behalf of L3523.  James is busy caring for the 3 girls (4 girls).
      Vaughn David Witt
      04/01/15 - San Luis Obispo City Firefighters Local 3523
      Congratulations to Jimmy and Emily Witt on the birth of their baby boy Vaughn David.  He was born on March 27 at 5 pm. 8lbs 12oz 21".  Flowers have been sent on behalf of L3523.
      Fresno Fire Captain
      04/01/15 - San Luis Obispo City Firefighters Local 3523
      Brothers and Sisters, As many of you know Fire Captain Pete Dern was critically injured while battling a fire in Fresno California.  Captain Dern was leading his crew across the roof to provide ventilation for interior crews.  The roof gave way and he fell throught the roof and into the fire.
      Members of Honor Guard escort retiree to final resting place
      03/31/15 - IAFF Local 772
      March 31, 2015 Members of our Honor Guard gave Firefighter Honors today for retired Bangor Fire member, James McDonald. Members were asked by the family to be the pallbearers. We also presented the family with a flag folded from the casket, provided him with the final tolls on the bell and Amazing Grace on the bagpipes.
      Union Meeting 4/15
      03/31/15 - Longmont Professional Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 1806
      Hockey Schedule
      03/31/15 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
      Structure Fire at , 1818 Evergreen Park Drive
      03/31/15 - Olympia Fire Fighters
      OFD Annual Softball Tourney
      03/31/15 - Olympia Fire Fighters
      L51 Support opportunity
      03/31/15 - IAFF Local 51
      Brothers and Sisters, Sorry for this late notice but we were just asked by our nursing brothers and sisters if we can come out and support them on their time of need. We need to show our support to other Labor unions and show that we are strong!. Here is the information we got a few minutes ago. Fwd: I'm passing this info on in support of the Nursing staff at Las Palmas Hospital.
      Trade Request
      03/31/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Brother Brian King recently injured his right knee while skiing and will be having ACL reconstruction surgery. Brian is on E-11 A shift (Monday KD) and is looking for donated trades from April 6th - Aug 6th. If you would like to donate a trade to Brian King, contact him at Station 11 (303-698-4925) or on his cell phone 303-886-3928.
      Busy Month For NLFD
      03/31/15 - New London Fire Fighters
      It's been a busy month for the members of the NLFD. 3/18- 73 Riverview Ave 2nd Alarm  value-135,900 3/19- 101 Blinman St (Garage Fire) value-127,900 3/24- 175 Hawthorne Drive (2 rescued) value-over 1 million 3/25- 191 Jefferson Ave.
      Notice of Bus Cancellation
      03/31/15 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO THE LACK OF PARTICIPATION, THE UNION/FUND SPONSORED BUS TRANSPORTATION TO CINCINNATI, OHIO FOR THE FUNERAL OF FALLEN BROTHER DARYL GORDON HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Anyone wishing to attend the funeral on their own, the Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, 325 W. 8th Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.
      JOBS: Adrian Firefighter
      03/31/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      The Adrian Fire Department is seeking candidates for the position of firefighter.
      Sterling Heights Fire Department welcomes six new firefighters
      03/31/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      "If you're going to learn, learn from the best." That was the message Sterling Heights Fire Chief Chris Martin delivered March 17 prior to swearing in six individuals as firefighters with the Sterling Heights Fire Department.
      Battle of the Bars
      03/31/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      Battle of the Bars, a fundraiser for the CHaD Battle of the Badges game. Fire will represent the Shaskeen and police will represent Strange Brew.
      Lateral FF/Paramedic Hiring
      03/30/15 - Cunningham Fire Fighters
      Job Announcement Lateral Firefighter/Paramedic Closing Deadline: April 20, 2015 Cunningham Fire Protection District is currently accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/ Paramedic.
      April 7, 2015 Primary Election Endorsements
      03/30/15 - IAFF Local 42
      2015 Firefighter Awards Banquet
      03/30/15 - Crowley Professional FireFighters Association
      CPFFA's first annual Firefighter Awards Banquet was a success. Congratulations to the following personnel for receiving department awards: Officer of the Year - Lt.
      Your Next General Membership Meeting
      03/30/15 - IAFF Local 2928
      .Wednesday April 1st at 09:00 AM
      Lt. Gene Dube Retires After 32 Years
      03/30/15 - Holyoke Firefighters IAFF Local 1693
      The Holyoke Firefighters Local 1693 would like to congratulate Lt. Gene Dube on his recent retirement. Lt. Dube started his career as a Holyoke Firefighter on February 28, 1983 and worked his last day on March 12, 2015.
      Funeral Service for Fallen Cincinnati Brother Daryl Gordon
      03/30/15 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      Daryl Gordon  Local Number: L0048 City, State: Cincinnati, OH The Detroit Fire Fighters Association and the Detroit Firemen’s Fund Association are teaming up to secure roundtrip bus transportation for any members interested in attending the Funeral Service for Cincinnati, OH (IAFF Local 48) Driver/Operator Daryl E.
      Oregon Firefighters Unite Against Cancer
      03/30/15 - Oregon State Fire Fighters Council
      Unite Against Cancer March 25, 2015 -  the Oregon State Fire Fighters Council (OSFFC) joined OHSU Knight Cancer Institute researcher Lisa Coussens, Ph.D., her colleagues and representatives from Unite for the Knight to celebrate a gift of $21,000 to the Knight Cancer Challenge.
      City Outlook Email Changes
      03/30/15 - IAFF Local 21
      The City has made changes to the email system that requires a new URL location.  To access follow the instructions below. 1. Launch Outlook web at,  https://www.outlook.com/stpaul.gov      *if prompted for credentials:                a. for the USERNAME, enter your email address (e.g.
      03/30/15 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
        26th Annual Denton Fire Fighter MDA Golf Classic      THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015   THE GOLF CLUB AT CHAMPIONS CIRCLE ACROSS FROM TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY   Golfers Package $125 Includes round of golf, green fees & cart, goody bag, food, beverages and T-Shirt.   BONUS: Free round of golf to every player! Enter as a team or individually.
      2015 Awards Banquet Video
      03/30/15 - Crowley Professional FireFighters Association
      This is an amazing slideshow presentation that one of our members, William Mercer, created for us during our first Annual Awards Banquet held on March 27th, 2015. We are extremely proud of all the man hours and hard work William did for our fellow firefighters are their families. Thank you again Will.
      Grand Opening of the New Burke Mountain Fire Hall
      03/28/15 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
      On March 28, 2015, the City of Coquitlam officially opened the new Burke Mountain Firehall. The over 17,000 square foot, energy-efficient facility is built to 1.5 times post disaster standards and will serve the growing Burke Mountain community now and into the future. http://www.coquitlam.
      2015 Primary Election Endorsements
      03/28/15 - Fort Wayne Professional Firefighters
      March 28th UPDATE
      03/28/15 - IAFF Local 1014
      A lot happening right now! We realize you have been inundated with informative e-mails lately; hopefully you are not overwhelmed. Your Executive Board is handling many issues right now and we want to make sure you are well informed. The last two weeks have been exceptionally busy.
      Bossier City L-1051 - 5th Annual Vernon Gobert MDA Golf Tournament
      03/28/15 - PFFA
      Covington Firefighters Associations 3rd Annual Golf Open
      03/28/15 - PFFA
      Annual Golf Outing
      03/27/15 - IAFF Local 2493
      Our annual golf outing is back on! If you are interested in putting together a foursome, or if your business would like to sponsor a whole; here are the details.  Date:     June 19th, 2015  Course: Paxon Hollow Golf Club Time:     8:00AM Shotgun Start Cost:     $130 to golf / $50 for a Hole sponsorship.
      Reminder: MFR Training Modules Available on this Site!
      03/27/15 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      Attention All Active DFFA Members! REMINDER:  DFFA OFFERS NEW TRAINING TO HELP WITH MFR In an effort to help members successfully pass the MFR program, the DFFA has partnered with Kaplan University to assist in that process.  We are offering online MFR training modules through our web site.
      03/27/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
      03/27/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      The winner for today's payday raffle is Dave Frank,District 7 A-Shift . Congratulations to Dave! Registration is now open for the 28th Annual Burn Camp Golf Tournament to be played May 15th, 2015 at Fox Hollow Golf Course. Go to www.denverburnfoundation.org for more details and registration. Thanks to everyone for your continued support.
      Benefit for One of Our Own
      03/27/15 - IAFF Local 4405
      For all you fishermen and fisherwomen out there, there will be a fishing tournament on May 9th in Del Rio. The proceeds will go to help one of our members affected with Cancer.  The 2015 recipient is Aaron (Hooter) Hughes. He has been fighting metastic squamous cell  carcinoma cancer for the past year of his life.
      Condolences for L-48
      03/27/15 - IAFF Local 3666
      Local 3666 would like to send our condolences to Local 48 Cincinnati Firefighters on hearing about the death of Firefighter Daryl Gordon. FF Gordon was killed in the line of duty yesterday morning March 26th. See Cincinnati Firefighters Union page for further details. Rest Easy. http://iafflocal48.org/index.cfm.
      Bridgeport Sound Tigers – 1st Responders Day
      03/26/15 - UPFFA
      Bridgeport Sound Tigers Host 3rd Annual 1st Responders Day!!  Sunday, April 19th -3pm (Doors Open @ 2:00PM) FLYER ATTACHED.
      March 26, 2015:
      03/26/15 - UPFFA
      Thinking about going back to school? Kaplan University can help you shorten your path to a degree.
      Hero's Hockey Game and After Party
      03/26/15 - CFFA
      Please come out to Time Warner Cable Arena this Sunday March 29th at 1pm for the annual Fire and Medic Vs CMPD And Mecklenburg County Sherriff hockey game following the Checkers Game.  Come on out and support a great cause!!! Also, after the game come on down to the Palmer Building for the after party with Beverages from SUgar Creek Brewing and Pizza from Hawthornes.
      Lincoln Park brings in 3 new firefighters to fill recent vacancies
      03/26/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      According to interim Fire Chief Al Dyer, the three men are filling recent vacancies in the department after several firefighters left for new job opportunities this year. A fourth addition is in the works now, he added, which will bring the department to a staff of 18, still down from 36 in 2008.
      Cities seek SAFER grants to more add firefighters
      03/26/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      Westland and Wayne are each seeking additional firefighters to be funded through a federal grant.
      Arsonist Denied Parole
      03/26/15 - Sacramento Area Fire Fighters
      We are proud to announce that on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, the California State Parole Board voted to DENY parole for Arsonist Mario Catanio. In l98l, Mr. Catanio was paid to set fire to a North Hollywood restaurant as part of an insurance fraud scheme. In the course of fighting that fire, eight Los Angeles City Firefighters were injured and one, Thomas Taylor, lost his life.
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