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    New Firefighters Sworn In Today 9/3/2015
    Scranton Firefighters IAFF Local # 60
    Shane Clifton LODD Services
    IAFF Local 21
    DFM Promotions
    IAFF Local 801
    Easton Firefighter and IAFF Local 1426 Brother Mark Mirowski and his wife Margaret are facing the unimaginable in the search for their son Nicholas; any support
    Upcoming Election Notice
    Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Fill the Boot
    Fargo Fire Fighters
    Weather Report
    • What's New at IAFF 1605
      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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      New Firefighters Sworn In Today 9/3/2015
      09/03/15 - Scranton Firefighters IAFF Local # 60
      Five new firefighters were sworn in this morning at city hall.  This marks the first new class of recruits since 2008.  They will now spend the next 14 weeks at Harrisburg Area Community College were they will train and earn their certifications.  Upon successful completion they will join their brothers in the Scranton Fire Department in protecting our city.
      Shane Clifton LODD Services
      09/03/15 - IAFF Local 21
      Public Safety agencies wishing to participate in Firefighter/Paramedic Shane Clifton's services click on the above link to fill out the Saint Paul Fire Departments logistics information form.
      DFM Promotions
      09/03/15 - IAFF Local 801
      Congratulations to Lieutenant Tyler Bergemann and Lieutenant Eric Handau who were both promoted to Deputy Fire Marshal today.
      Easton Firefighter and IAFF Local 1426 Brother Mark Mirowski and his wife Margaret are facing the unimaginable in the search for their son Nicholas; any support
      09/03/15 - UPFFA
      Easton Firefighter and IAFF Local 1426 Brother Mark Mirowski and his wife Margaret are facing the unimaginable in the search for their son Nicholas; any support (whether financial or spiritual) would be greatly appreciated.http://www.gofundme.
      Upcoming Election Notice
      09/03/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Nominations for Executive Board Officers shall take place at the October meetings pursuant to Article IV Section 2 of the Bylaws.
      Fill the Boot
      09/02/15 - Fargo Fire Fighters
      The IAFF's main charity event is coming up. From Friday, 9/18 through Sunday, 9/20/15, members of Local 642 and Fargo Fire will be manning booths at Hornbacher's grocery stores in Fargo to collect money for the area chapter of the MDA. The money raised will help send children to summer camp! Thanks in advance for your support.
      No Override on Right to Work Rally
      09/02/15 - IAFF Local 42
      District 3 VP Campaign Literature
      09/02/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Please see the attached Campaign Literature from the District 3 VP nominees.  The election will be open starting tonight through October 7th. The polls will be open during normal office hours, 8am - 3pm, and will close prior to the start of the Union Meeting at 7pm on October 7th.
      Tim Herbig's Road to Recovery
      09/02/15 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
      Hello IAFF MG Brother’s and Sister’s I am writing to you on behalf of Tim Herbig 2nd District Coordinator for the MG. In early June Tim was involved in an accident that left him in the hospital for weeks. Tim has significant injuries that will require months of rehabilitation. Doctor’s have estimated that he will be out of work for 12 months.
      No Override on Right to Work Rally
      09/02/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      Attention Media and IAFF Affiliates
      09/01/15 - IAFF Local 21
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      MDA "Fill the Boot" 2015
      09/01/15 - Cunningham Fire Fighters
      Your Local 3027 firefighters will be out collecting donations this weekend for Muscular Dystrophy.  Please stop by and say hello if you see us.  If you would like to donate to this great cause we will gladly accept your donations on behalf of MDA.
      A-35 Assisting Bridge Workers
      09/01/15 - New London Fire Fighters
      On August 25th the New London Fire Department received a call for bridge workers that were trappped below the Gold Star Bridge Southbound. Workers were inspecting the bridge from below using a snooper truck when the apparatus failed. Pictured below is FF Kurt Fetzer moving into position to rescue the trapped workers. Groton City also responded to this call. Photo from The Day paper.
      South Bossier Local Fundraisers
      09/01/15 - IAFF 14th District
      See message below from South Bossier Fire District 2 Local-4993 President Hunter Tannehill.   Attached are the flyers for our current fundraisers. Would greatly appreciate any advertising help! We'll be taking shirt orders until the 15th of September.  Thanks guys.
      SBFD2 Local #4993 Breast Cancer Shirts
      09/01/15 - PFFA
      SBFD2 Local #4993 Custom Wood Cooler Raffle
      09/01/15 - PFFA
      NTA Life Insurance Endorsement
      08/31/15 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
      08/31/15 - Turlock Professional Firefighters
      Nominations sought for Turlock Firefighters’ Pink Helmet Award Turlock—Nominations are now being accepted by the Turlock Firefighters Local #2434 for the association’s Pink Helmet Award.
      08/31/15 - Turlock Professional Firefighters
      The Pink Helmet Award will be to be presented to someone whose life has been touched by cancer and who represents the characteristics of a firefighter— compassion, bravery, honesty, commitment and courage.  Nominees must be residents of Stanislaus or Merced counties.  Nomination forms can be downloaded and submitted online at www.turlockfirefighters.org through September 25.
      Bravest BBQ team in action
      08/31/15 - IAFF Local 1426
      The Fairfield Fire Fighters BBQ team "Smoke Showing" took home a third place finish at the second annual New England Kosher BBQ Championship on August 30th in Fairfield.
      IAFF Local 103 Softball Tournament
      08/31/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      Download Registration Form here.
      2015 Breast Cancer Awareness Month T-Shirts
      08/31/15 - IAFF Local 42
      2016 INTERNATIONAL DEPLOYMENTS POSTED for Fire Rescue International Training Association!
      08/31/15 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
      Fire Rescue International Training Association Fundraiser
      08/31/15 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
      Burger & Cerveza Night September 17th! John B Pub, Coquitlam 6:30 - 8:00 pm Only $15   Come meet our members, learn about our deployments For tickets email kim@frita.
      BOSTON GLOBE: Settlement will make Narcan more affordable, Mass. AG says
      08/31/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
      Settlement will make Narcan more affordable, Mass. AG says Attorney General Maura Healey announced Monday that a manufacturer of a drug that can help reverse opioid overdoses will pay the state $325,000, resolving her concerns about a sharp price increase last year.
      Saint Paul Firefighters Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Firefighter/Paramedic Shane Clifton
      08/31/15 - IAFF Local 21
      Tonight at Fire Station 14, Saint Paul Firefighter/Paramedic Shane Clifton collapsed after a workout. Medic 14, Medic 10 and Squad 2 worked feverishly to resuscitate him. Saint Paul Firefighter/Paramedic Shane Clifton passed at Regions Hospital.
      9/11 NEVER FORGET
      08/30/15 - UPFFA
      Thoughts and Prayers for Ozzy
      08/30/15 - IAFF Local 317
      September 10, 2015: New London Public Safety Unions Press Conference - Michael Passero For Mayor
      08/29/15 - UPFFA
      The Hidrant
      08/28/15 - IAFF Local 51
      JOIN US AT THE HIDRANT 3112 Forney Dr. FRIDAY          PREMIUM LIQUOR SHOTS                    $2.
      Lowell Firefighter Outing
      08/28/15 - IAFF Local 853
      Attached is an updated flyer for this year’s outing which will be held on Sept 17th at the Bunting Club. I added a few more details... It will be $20 per guy, $10 for Retirees that will get you a T-shirt, Food, and Beer… Also we are going to have a 50/50 raffle, Pie eating contest, Cornhole Tournament, Horshoes, etc.
      Missoula Area Stage II Fire Restrictions
      08/28/15 - IAFF Local 271
      Missoula Area Stage II Fire Restrictions are in effect as of 12:01AM on Friday August 28th. The portions of the Missoula and Ninemile Ranger District within Mineral County as well as the entire Superior RD and Plains-Thompson Falls ranger districts of the Lolo National Forest are under Stage II Fire Restrictions due to continued dry conditions and potential for rapid and dangerous fire growth.
      September Bi-Monthly Meeting
      08/28/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
      08/28/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      The winner for today's Payday Raffle is Tom Mahoney. Congratulations Tom! Children's Hospital Summer Burn Camp was held August 17-24 in Estes Park.  Thanks to all who helped with the coordination of airport arrivals and departures.  A big shout out to Celina Salgado, Administrative Assistant to Angela Cook at DIA.  Celina spearheaded the efforts at the airport this year.
      100th Annual Ball
      08/27/15 - IAFF Local 2647
      Pittsfield Permanant Firemans Association 100th Annual Ball INVITATION The Pittsfield Permanent Firemen’s Benefit Association is holding its 100th Annual Ball on the night of September 26th, 2015. This event will be held in the Crowne Plaza Hotel Grand Ballroom starting w/cocktail hour and registration at 5 o’clock in the evening.
      Massachusetts Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony
      08/27/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
      08/27/15 - IAFF Local 3169
      This years Chili Cookoff will be Saturday, Nov. 7th.  Last year we took Marion Counties HOTTEST Chili and 2nd Place PEOPLES CHOICE awards.  As usual we will be needing volunteers for the day of the cookoff.  We will be cooking for the cookoff Friday, Nov. 6th at the Union Hall for anyone who wants to participate in cooking.
      IAFF Local 244 General Election will be held December 8, 2015 from 7:00am-7:00pm
      08/27/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      The IAFF Local 244 General Election will be held December 8, 2015 from 7:00am-7:00pm Nominations for the 2015 General Election officially open at the General Membership Meeting on September 10, 2015 and will close at the General Membership Meeting on November 12, 2015.
      More Retirements and Promotions for Local 2687
      08/27/15 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
      Thursday, August 6, 2015 Dozens of friends and fellow firefighters, active and retired, gathered at Station 3 Thursday afternoon, August 6th, to bid farewell to Batt. Chief Bill Fitzmaurice, who joined the department in February 1987 as a Firefighter-Paramedic, and who officially retires as of August 10th.
      School Bus Safety Tips
      08/27/15 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
      Riding The Bus Riding a school bus is a great way for your child to get to school. In the United States, 23 million students take the bus to and from school each day. Unfortunately, you may already know that the greatest risk involved is not riding the school bus, but getting on and off the bus.
      2015 Guns N' Hoses Event
      08/26/15 - IAFF Local 42
      If you are interested in participating in this event please contact Secretary-Treasurer John Locke.
      Jim Martinez P.F.F.I. Fall Education Seminar
      08/26/15 - Professional Firefighters of Idaho
      The annual Jim Martinez Fall Education Seminar will be held this year in Ketchum September 27-29 see attachments below for all the details and agenda for the event.
      2015 Bikes, Blues & BBQ Poker Run Registiration
      08/25/15 - IAFF Local 2866
      The Official Bikes, Blues & BBQ 2015 Poker Run Preregistration is now live. Please click the link on the left side of the page or follow this link.
      Fire Damages Apartments in Charleston, W.Va.
      08/25/15 - IAFF Local 317
      CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- One person was taken to the hospital after an apartment fire, Sunday evening. It happened at the Terrace Park East apartment building along Kanawha Boulevard, about 4:00 p.m. Fire crews tell WSAZ that the person taken to the hospital was suffering a panic attack. No physical injuries were reported.
      Retirees Luncheon
      08/25/15 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
      The retirees luncheon will be held on Wednesday, September 9th and Wednesday, November 11th at the DAV on Broadway from 9-12. All former and current members are encouraged to attend.
      PPFFA Executive Board Meeting
      08/25/15 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      2015 Legislative Conference registration form
      08/25/15 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      The 2015 PPFFA/Barry Buskey Legislative Conference information and registration form has been added to the Downloads page. The event will take place October 18-20, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Harrisburg. If you have any questions, please contact Recording Secretary Chiaramonte.
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