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    January 2017 General Membership Meeting Dates
    Detroit Fire Fighters Association
    January 24th 2017 Union Meeting
    IAFF Local 3598
    Funeral information for Jerry Marlett
    Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
    CHFFA Elections
    Local 2580
    2016 Holiday Project Update
    Local 2580
    2017 Charity Shoot, July 15th
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      Photo courtesy of Mr. Jeff Cline. Twenty-eight area public-safety and community organizations received more than $173,000 in proceeds Tuesday from the 2015 Bonanza Extravaganza. The 10th annual two-day event brought thousands of people to the Hagerstown Speedway in May. Read More...
      A Binding Arbitration update has been posted in the link for Binding Arbitration above. Read More...
      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...
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      Firefighter Michael Regan Retires
      01/18/17 - IAFF Local 739
      Firefighter Michael Regan Retires The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 wish to congratulate Firefighter Michael Regan of Tower 4 on his retirement.  Mickey, may you enjoy a long and healthy retirement, Congratulations.
      January 2017 General Membership Meeting Dates
      01/18/17 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      January 24th 2017 Union Meeting
      01/18/17 - IAFF Local 3598
      REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING NOTICE To: Gurnee Firefighters Local 3598 Members  From: Nick Perry Date: Tuesday January 24th (Gold Shift)  Time: 8:30 A.M.
      Funeral information for Jerry Marlett
      01/17/17 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
      Jerry Marlett was a past KSCFF President and was serving as a Lobbiest at the time of his death.   His funeral information is as follows: Funeral services for Retired Captain Jerry Marlett Topeka Fire Dept will be held January 21st at 2:00 pm at First United Methodist Church 600 SW Topeka Blvd Topeka Ks.
      CHFFA Elections
      01/17/17 - Local 2580
      CHFFA will be holding Elections on Sun., 1/22/17, at 0800hrs at Training. Offices include President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, 3 Shift Reps, & At Large Member(s). All members in good standing below the rank of Chief Officer are eligible to run. Nominations will only be accepted at the meeting. Please direct Elections questions to Pat Spencer, Elections Chair.
      2016 Holiday Project Update
      01/17/17 - Local 2580
      Thanks for making the 2016 Holiday Project a great success!   We'd like to publicly thank: - Orange County Chiefs' Council - Chapel Hill Fire Fighters' Association & its members - Chapel Hill Fire Department & its employees - White Cross Fire Department for their support & generosity.
      2017 Charity Shoot, July 15th
      01/17/17 - IAFF Local 647
      Save the date July 15th, 2017 for a 50 target sporting clay charity event at the Heartland Public Shooting Park.
      Charity Shoot
      01/17/17 - IAFF Local 647
      Grand Island Firefighters is putting on a 50 target sporting clay charity shoot on July 15th. Pre-Registrations will receive a free gift at the event. Your Team 1 Shooter $100.00 USDTeam of 2 Shooters $200.00 USDTeam of 4 Shooters $400.
      Charity Shoot
      01/17/17 - IAFF Local 647
      Grand Island Firefighters is putting on a 50 target sporting clay charity shoot on July 15th. Pre-Registrations will receive a free gift at the event. Your Team 1 Shooter $100.00 USDTeam of 2 Shooters $200.00 USDTeam of 4 Shooters $400.
      2017 Jennings Memorial Scholarship
      01/17/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Dear Applicant: It is that time of year again when the John J. and Nora Jennings Memorial Scholarship is opened and is now accepting applications for 2017.  We encourage you to apply and we look forward to reading all applications and2017 essays.  This information has been posted to PFFM.
      East Hartford Fire Department Peer Support Team:
      01/17/17 - UPFFA
      On Friday, September 13th, two members of the East Hartford Fire Department Peer Support Team travelled to New York City at the invitation of the FDNY Counseling Services Unit (CSU). In addition to the scheduled training program, East Hartford and FDNY made a joint presentation to the Prince George’s County, Maryland Fire Department on how to implement a Peer Team program.
      Denver Burn Foundation Payday Raffle Winner
      01/17/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Happy New Year! The 2017 Payday Raffle is officially SOLD OUT! (Only 500 tickets sold.) Thanks to all who purchased a ticket, your support is very much appreciated.  For those of you we missed we are sorry, there is always next year. The winner of the first Payday Raffle of 2017 is Brad Gleditsch. Brad is a probationary fire fighter hired in 2016.
      Foxfield House Fire
      01/16/17 - Cunningham Fire Fighters
      January 15, 2017 – At 13:46 South Metro Firefighters were dispatched to a reported residential structure fire in the 7300 block of South Yampa Street.  A neighbor dialed 911 and reported visible smoke coming from a nearby garage.  Battalion 32 upgraded the response to confirmed structure fire, prompting the dispatch of additional units.
      2016 CFPD Fire Prevention Open House
      01/16/17 - Cunningham Fire Fighters
      Cunningham Fire Rescue kicked off Fire Prevention Week with an open house at Station 62 16758 E. Smoky Hill Rd in Centennial on October 8th 2016. The community came out to tour the station, check out the apparatus, meet with firefighters and learn about fire safety. The department also provided child safety seat checks and a free pancake breakfast.
      Support the Aces on Anchorage Fire Fighter Night
      01/15/17 - IAFF Local 1264
      Legislation expanding benefits to families of fallen first responders signed into law.
      01/15/17 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      Legislation expanding benefits to families of fallen first responders signed into law. Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 LANSING, Mich. – Legislation extending medical benefits to surviving families of Michigan first responders who die in the line of duty was signed today by the Governor. “Supporting families of fallen first responders is unquestionably the right thing to do.
      Who is “Gadsby” and why is he messing with my retiree health care benefits?
      01/15/17 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
        Who is “Gadsby” and why is he messing with my retiree health care benefits? “Gadsby” or “GASB” is an acronym for the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. GASB publishes rules that provide governments with accounting standards to use when completing their financial statements.
      1014 weekend update January 13, 2017
      01/13/17 - IAFF Local 1014
      Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014 Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers, Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel 1014 Weekend update Friday January 13, 2017 Good Friday the 13th to Local 1014 brothers and sisters.
      General Membership Meetings
      01/13/17 - IAFF Local 4416
      On A Mission
      01/13/17 - BFFA 3044
      In this presentation, dynamic speaker, Dr. David Griffin speaks about organizational change, lessons the Charleston, SC Fire Department learned from the fateful day where 9 firefighters perished in the line of duty, through today where the organization is studied as a national model for change. All organizations need to learn the lessons from Charleston to ensure that they do not experience this type of tragic incident.
      Westport Firefighters Respond to Fatal Accident on Merritt Parkway
      01/12/17 - IAFF Local 1081
      On January 11th 2017, a New Jersey man was killed today in a rollover in the southnound lanes of the Merritt Parkway just south of Exit 41 in Westport around 10:30 a.m., state police said. He was identified as Robert G. Bearden, 76, of Florham Park, New Jersey. Traffic was backed up as police carried out an investigation.
      Westport Firefighters Respond to Fatal Accident on I-95
      01/12/17 - IAFF Local 1081
      On December 31st 2016 I-95 northbound between Exits 17 and 18 in Westport was shut down today following a fatal crash between Hales Road and Hillspoint Road. A rear seat passenger in a van not wearing a seat belt was killed when he was ejected from the vehicle after it was rear-ended, went down an embankment, and rolled over, state police said. Three persons in the van were injured.
      Toxic Fire of '78
      01/12/17 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
      For the 39th anniversary of Box:524 (Front and Flower) the members of Local 1400 would like to dedicate a donated Gamewell Box on the outside of Chester Fire Station No. 1. This box will be dedicated to those members who made the ultimate sacrifice fighting this fire.  Location: Chester Fire Station No. 1 (1501 West 3rd Street) Time; 3pm For any questions email Gordon Pippin.
      Special Election
      01/12/17 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
      Attention, on January 12, 2017 to 1400 will be holding a special election. Voting times are from 0700 hrs. to go 900 hours and 1700 hrs. to 1900 hrs. in the training room located at station two. This election is for trustee between brother Cowan and brother Cox. The regular monthly meeting will be held at 1930 hrs.
      Executive Board Vacancies for City 1st Steward & County 4th Steward
      01/12/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for City Chapter First Steward and County Chapter Fourth Steward for the next 14 calendar days. The Executive Board will appoint members to serve in these positions on February 2, 2017 until the next General Election in accordance with the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws, Article VI, Section 5.
      District 2 Meeting Place
      01/12/17 - IAFF 1826
      The "Beast" Whiskey
      01/12/17 - IAFF Local 2494
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      District 2 Meetings
      01/12/17 - IAFF 1826
      Emergency Services Director Opening
      01/11/17 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      Green Lake Township Emergency Services has a job opening for an Emergency Services Director. This is a full time paid position. Please visit our website at www.greenlaketownship.org or contact our office at 231-276-9329 for a full job description and list of qualifications.
      IAFF Charity Poker Tournament
      01/11/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      3rd ANNUAL MICHAEL KUCSMA MEMORIAL SYMPOSIUM FLYER
      01/11/17 - IAFF Local 740
      2017 Local 21 Ice Fishing Tournament
      01/11/17 - IAFF Local 21
      2016 Big Buck Contest
      01/11/17 - IAFF Local 21
      Soddy- Daisy Local 5112
      01/11/17 - IAFF 14th District
      Soddy-Daisy, TN Local 5112 received their charter from Tennessee State Association President Eddie Mitchell on January 10, 2017.
      National Firefighter Ski Races
      01/11/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      This January  has been the snowiest January the mountains have seen in 100 years.  How would you like to enjoy all this powder by skiing Snowmass, Aspen, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk all at an unbelievably low price and at the same time raising money for the Denver Fire Burn Foundation and IAFF Foundation.
      Next Regular Union Meeting
      01/11/17 - IAFF 323
      NEXT Burnaby Firefighters Local 323 Membership Meeting The next regular meeting of Local 323 is on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 6515 Bonsor Ave, Burnaby, starting at 6:00 pm. Future meetings are scheduled to take place on the following dates: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 Thursday, March 9, 2017 Wednesday, April 12, 2017
      GoFundMe Account for Frankie Cochran Wyatt
      01/10/17 - IAFF Local 42
      A GoFundMe Account has been established for the daughter of KCFD Active Retiree Mike Daniels, Sr., Frankie Cochran Wyatt.  Frankie is suffering from a rare autoimmune disease that affects 1 in one million people.  This disease has no cure because it is so rare.  Read more here.
      CFR - 2016
      01/10/17 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
      Here is a recap of what happened at Coquitlam Fire Rescue in 2016! We responded to over 7300 emergency incidents, spent 1000s of hours training, 3500 volunteer hours in our community and raised over $120,000.00 for various charities including the BCPFFA Burn Fund, Muscular Dystrophy Canada and our own Coquitlam Firefighters Charitable Society.
      2017 Legislative Reception
      01/10/17 - IAFF Local 135
      Officers and Members The Annual Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters Legislative Reception will be Thursday February 9th 5:30 pm.  Thursday afternoon between 1:30 and 2:00 President Wing will have an executive board meeting with all members encouraged to attend.  The reception and board meeting will be located at the Ramada Convention Center, Downtown Topeka.
      Looking Forward to an Amazing 2017
      01/09/17 - Cambridge Professional Fire Fighters' Association
      HELP OPPOSE ANTI-WORKER PUZDER NOMINATION
      01/09/17 - Oregon State Fire Fighters Council
      Tell the US Senate that you oppose and resist anti-worker Puzder nomination and SIGN the petition.
      Local #1 Ski Trip 2017
      01/09/17 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Pittsburgh Fire Fighters Local No #1 &                    FOP Lodge #1 10TH Annual Ski Trip at 7 Springs Mountain Resort Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 starting at 4pm and Friday, February 3rd, 2017 until 7pm Local #1 Group Rate Cost: $180.
      3rd ANNUAL MICHAEL KUCSMA MEMORIAL SYMPOSIUM
      01/09/17 - IAFF Local 740
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      Open Enrollment
      01/09/17 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
      Open Enrollment Presentation By New Insurance Carrier Meritain Aetna City Hall Community rm Mon. 10:00 A Plt. Mon. 2 pm Tue. 10:00 B Plt. Tue. 2 pm Wed. 10:00 C Plt. Wed. 2 pm Thr. 10:00 Thr. 2 pm Fri. 10:00 D Plt. Fri. 2 pm Bring SS cards, birth certificates & marriage license for dependents Off duty members & retirees can come to any other Plt. Date.
      MDA Boot Camp
      01/09/17 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
      Benevolent Fund and TV Fund Deductions
      01/09/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Attention Members: Be advised, deductions for Benevolent and TV Fund will be deducted in this month (January 2017) in accordance with Article IV, Section 6 and Section 10 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws.  City Chapter Members: Please be advised that deductions for Benevolent Fund and TV Fund are scheduled to come out during the first pay period in January 2017.
      SHS Girls Basketball Thank You
      01/09/17 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
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