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...
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...
Current news directly from IAFF locals, councils, and state/province associations
in the US and Canada.
Memorial Day Holiday 05/29/16 - IAFF Local 42
Our Office will be closed on Monday, May 30th for the Memorial Day Holiday.
Memorial Day 2016 05/29/16 - 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
IAFF Fire Fighters Thank Those Who Have Sacrificed For Us
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CPFF College Scholarships closing soon 05/28/16 - Aurora Fire Fighters
Brotheres and Sisters,
The deadline for the 2016 CPFF Foundation Randy Atkinson Memorial Scholarship is quickly approaching. All applications need to be in to the foundation by June 1st. Our CPFF Foundation will be giving out ten (10) $1000 Scholarships, don't miss out on this great oppotunity.
Local 801 President to Run for House of Representatives in Connecticut 05/27/16 - UPFFA
Local 801 President to Run for House of Representatives in Connecticut
from IAFF in Action
Danbury, CT Local 801 President Jeffrey Tomchik has had a busy few years. While attending the National Labor College (NLC) pursuing his bachelor’s degree in labor studies, NLC announced it was closing its doors in the spring of 2014.
Calls to date 05/26/16 - Westport Fire Local1802
Groups 3 and 4 responded to 21 calls in 48 hours the 4 men shifts averaged a call every 2 hours both Fire and EMS. While also providing Mutual aid to surrounding cities. As the summer approaches and the population grows, Local 1802 may have one of its busiest years yet.
Work out/Cook out 05/26/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
The Denver Firefighters group "Better Halves" would like to invite you to join them in a work out/cook out. This is for couples and singles to enjoy a work out and then hang around for a catered meal.
2016 IAFF Convention Resolution 05/26/16 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
The delegates who attended the annual Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters Conference which was held May 19-22, 2016 in Atlanta, GA unanimously endorsed this Collective Bargaining Resolution that was submitted by the Greater Kansas City Fire Fighters Local 42.
Two Families 05/26/16 - IAFF Local 1164
When you are a firefighter, you have two families: your family at home and your family at the firehouse. You have a big commitment to both. Taking on the job of a firefighter means that your family at home will have to make sacrifices just as you do in order to gain the rewards of the job.
Help Macomb Township 05/26/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Local 1557-Sterling Heights Challenges Other MPFFU Locals to JoinThem in Assisting Members of Local 5023-Macomb Township.
Test 05/25/16 - IAFF Local 1173
Extrication Training 5/25/16 05/25/16 - New London Fire Fighters
While training behind the North Station tonight, the neighborhood kids that were playing basketball became interested in what we were doing. Members informed them that we were doing extrication training and showed them the tools we use at an accident scene.
Volunteer Needed!! 05/25/16 - Aurora Fire Fighters
Aurora City Council Member for Ward II and longtime fire supporter, Renie Peterson is having her annual BBQ on Saturday June 11 (A-Shift working) from 2-4:30pm at General's Park, 1561 Quentin.
I will be out of town and need a volunteer to flip burgers, hotdogs and just generally smooze with Ward II voters.
Membership Meeting 05/25/16 - IAFF Local F-102
A Membership meeting is being scheduled for 31 May 2016 at Crash Station 62 & will commence at 1730 Hours. Listed below is a running agenda for the meeting. I will update the agenda as needed. Please see Union online calendar for info.
Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Firefighter Ray Kunzer 05/25/16 - IAFF Local 21
Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Firefighter Ray Kunzer. Firefighter Kunzer started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on February 6, 1956 and retired on March 9, 1976. Ray passed on May 21, 2016.
Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, May 26th at 10 AM (visitation 9-10 AM) at ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHOLIC CHURCH; 835 - 2nd Ave. NW; New Brighton.
City Council Resolution R-16-41 - AFD Minimum Staffing Requirements 05/24/16 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Securing minimum staffing with rank specific sworn personnel is critical to safe and effective operations. In working with Council President Dan Lewis and Councilor Isaac Benton we have achieved the long standing goal of this union to secure the policy and practice of safe minimum staffing through a City Council Resolution (R-16-41).
First Responder Support Group 05/24/16 - IAFF Local 135
First Responder Support Group
The First Responder Support Group is an anonymous, self-help support group. The support group provides First Responders with a safe environment to share their common experiences and concerns with other First Responder participants.
2016 IAFF Convention Resolution 05/24/16 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters:
This past weekend the delegates attending the Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters unanimously endorsed this Collective Bargaining Resolution. The Resolution shall be submitted by the Greater Kansas City Fire Fighters IAFF Local 42.
Special Meeting 6/8 05/24/16 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
June monthly meeting will be held on 6/8 at Angelo's Steak & Pancake House (755 J. Clyde Blvd) beginning at 9am. We will be in the back room and will discuss several topics along with meeting Andrew Pantelis who is running for the open IAFF 5th District Representative seat with the International (our district).
Home Town Heroes Legislation 05/23/16 - IAFF Local 21
Monday, May 23 2016
Dear MPFF Sisters and Brothers,
Last night, just minutes before the adjournment deadline of midnight, the 2016 Minnesota
Legislature passed a supplemental spending bill which included funding for the MN Hometown
Heroes Act (MNHHA).
2016 Fire & EMS Day At Summit Brewery 05/23/16 - Saint Paul Fire Foundation
The Saint Paul Fire Foundation partnered with Summit Brewery to host the 1st annual Fire & EMS day at the brewery. Despite a chilly day, the event was a great success. A big thank you to Saint Paul Fire's Ladder 10, Engine & Medic 10, and Engine 8 who all stopped by to give tours of their apparatus.
Tunnel to Towers 5K Run- Alpena, MI 05/23/16 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is dedicated to helping military heroes, the premier program, Building for America's Bravest, helps build smart homes for our nation's most catastrophically injured service members. Alpena is building Michigan’s first smart home for a military hero.
Letters of Support for our Veterans needed 05/23/16 - Buffalo Professional Firefighters Assoc.
Please see the attached letter to Governor Cuomo's office. The Governor has Bill #A.9531 and #S.7160 before him; he has until the end of May to approve or veto.
Many Buffalo Firefighters and others in active public employment would benefit from this bill if passed.
Please send your letter in support of these bills as soon as possible; hopefully in a day or two.
Memorial Sunday 05/22/16 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
SOMERVILLE FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL SUNDAY
Sunday June 5, 2016
All off duty personnel are urged to attend
Class A uniform required
We will lay a wreath at Arrow Paper Memorial then proceed to the Lowell St.
Sign Holding Schedule 05/22/16 - IAFF Local 2180
Local 2180 Members,
Please make time in your day to help support our endorsed City Council Candidate Mike Diaz by holding signs.
ICMA Financial Planning 05/22/16 - IAFF Local #1945
Did you know that your pension plan provides the ability to meet with a certified financial planner for free? This is a service that very few of us take advantage of. Its always a good idea to get someone to look at your financial structure and analyze where you could make improvements.
Randolph Firefighter Memorial Sunday 05/22/16 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
Randolph Firefighter Memorial Sunday
Sunday June 12 2016 will be Randolph Firefighters Memorial Sunday. This Year the church service will be held at St. Marys Church with Memorial service to Follow at Randolph Fire Headquarters. All members retired members and members of the Randolph Community are invited to attend.
Tentative Contract Agreement Posted May 21, 2016 05/21/16 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
Under Member Resources move your cursor over the Negotiations 2016 tab and click "Tentative Contract Agreement" to view the tentative contract agreement language. Language that has strikeout is no longer applicable. Language that is underlined is new or modified languge.
Upcoming May and June Events 05/21/16 - IAFF Local 21
1. Memorial Day Service - Calvary Cemetery, Saturday, May 28th at 0830, Breakfast at the Coffee Cup afterwards.
2. Grand Old Day Parade - Sunday, June 5th at 0930, Jeff Schade has been notified and will be there with his ladder truck.
3. Membership meetings on June 7 & 8, Contract offer will be voted on.
Memorial Day 05/21/16 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
L30 NOTIFICATION 05/21/16 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
For those of you who still visit our website, the Member Log-In has been updated to active members only. The only reason behind this change is for easier utilization of new "Member Resources" notifications & features on the website and upcoming mobile app. The majority of the content will continue to be available wihout a password.
Charity Golf 05/21/16 - IAFF Local 4349
Rancho Santa Fe Local 4349 raises money for charity by participating in the 2nd Annual Guns and Hoses Golf Tournament. All proceeds go to help wounded and disabled vererans through the Phoenix Patriot Foundation. http://phoenixpatriotfoundation.
Wallingford Fire Department, firefighters take precautions against work-related illness 05/21/16 - UPFFA
WALLINGFORD — The fire department has recently taken measures to prevent harmful toxins associated with fire responses from affecting the health of firefighters.
Trucks and engines were recently equipped with a pack of Rescue Wipes, a wipe designed for firefighters that cleans skin which has been exposed to toxins associated with fires, according to the product’s website.