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    Memphis Local 1784 Charity Golf Event
    IAFF 14th District
    Congress Sets the Stage for Fight on Toxic Flame Retardant Laws
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    Congress Sets the Stage for Fight on Toxic Flame Retardant Laws
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      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...
      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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      Independence Day Holiday
      07/02/15 - IAFF Local 42
      Our offices will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observation of the Independence Day Holiday.  On behalf of the leadership and staff of IAFF Local 42 we would like to wish everyone a very safe and happy 4th of July Holiday.
      Negotiations Status Update
      07/02/15 - IAFF Local 2446
      Bozeman Fire Fighters wish you a safe holiday, hear our PSA and see our city code.
      07/02/15 - IAFF local 613
      In light of the upcoming 4th of July holiday,and changing weather subsequent fires may be caused by these events. Bozeman Fire Fighters remind you to practice fire and fireworks safety. Fireworks in the city limits are illegal except for the ordinace listed below, remember the penalty for a first offense is a city ordinance violation and a fine of $100 to $500.
      Fire on Oak Street
      07/02/15 - IAFF Local 892
      Platoon 4 responded to a second floor fire in a 2 1/2 story wood frame multi-family at 56 Oak Street on Wednesday.  Fire was visible from the D side window.  Mohegan Tribal responded as a FAST and a 2nd alarm was struck for additional manpower.
      Memphis Local 1784 Charity Golf Event
      07/02/15 - IAFF 14th District
      Congress Sets the Stage for Fight on Toxic Flame Retardant Laws
      07/02/15 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
      June 25, 2015 - This week, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed H.R. 2576, legislation to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) by a vote of 398-1. The House vote sets the stage for action in the Senate on its version of TSCA reform, S. 697.
      Congress Sets the Stage for Fight on Toxic Flame Retardant Laws
      07/02/15 - West Metro FireFighters I.A.F.F. Local 1309
      June 25, 2015 - This week, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed H.R. 2576, legislation to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) by a vote of 398-1. The House vote sets the stage for action in the Senate on its version of TSCA reform, S. 697.
      You Are Invited....
      07/02/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      The Peace Pipe Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, invites you to join it in recognizing the Volunteers of the Denver Firefighters Museum for their outstanding achievement in the restoration of Engine E-­04 and contributions to the Denver community.
      Charity events for Blaine update
      07/02/15 - IAFF 1826
      To all Local 1826 Members, There have been several charity events (Dixie Roadhouse nights, Golf Tournament, and on line donations, etc.)  over the past couple of weeks to assist Blaine Burrell fight MS. Collectively there has been roughly $28,000 collected from these events, Thanks to all that have participated. Blaine flew to Israel last Friday and we'll send out the updates.
      811 Run-Walk To Benefit Operation Warm
      07/01/15 - IAFF Local 21
      811 Run at Lake Calhoun on 8/15 to raise awareness of the importance of calling before you dig.  All proceeds from this run will be split between Minneapolis and Saint Paul Firefighters Operation Warm.  Last year, the 811 Run was our largest single supporter and donated over $7,000 to our mission in Saint Paul.  Say thank you, by helping build this fun event.
      2015 Bass Pro Family Appreciation Day Event
      07/01/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      Local 858 family event with the Rockies.
      07/01/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Local 858 family event with the Rockies.  Join us Sunday August 23rd, arrive 90 minutes early for an all you can eat lunch and then into the game for lifelong memories.  Tickets are available first come first serve at the union hall through Dena for $24 a piece, please call to get on the list as we are limited to 80 tickets. Hope to see you there.
      Special Meeting
      07/01/15 - Boston Fire Fighters
      There will be two(2) informational meetings regarding the upcoming vote on the 24 hour work shift. The first meeting will be Tuesday July 22 at 7:00 pm The second meeting will be Wednesday July 23 at 10:00 am Both meetings will be at Florian Hall.
      Dubuque Fire Testing
      07/01/15 - Iowa Professional Fire Fighters
      Firefighter The City of Dubuque, Iowa Civil Service Commission will be conducting a written entrance examination and physical agility test for the position of Firefighter on September 26, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. at the Dubuque County Emergency Responder Training Facility located at 14928 Public Safety Way in Dubuque, Iowa.
      Funeral Info for Diana Perciavalle
      06/30/15 - McKeesport Firefighters
      Funeral arrangements for Diana Perciavalle. Viewing will be held on Wednesday, July 1st and Thursday July 2nd from 2pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be on Friday, July 3rd, 1030am at St. Eugene's/St. Mark's Church, 3210 Liberty Way in Liberty Boro.
      2 years ago today....
      06/30/15 - IAFF Local 1014
      Two years ago today we posted the below infromation about the tragic loss of 19 Firefighters. Sunday June 30th our firefighting profession had a tragic loss at the Yarnell Hill Fire in Prescott Arizona. 19 firefighters from the Granite Mountain Hotshots lost their lives tragically.
      Tunnels To Towers 5K Run in Biloxi
      06/30/15 - IAFF 14th District
      Tunnels To Towers 5K Run in Biloxi Sept.
      Tennessee President Retired from Murfreesboro Fire Dept.
      06/30/15 - IAFF 14th District
      Congratulations to Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association President Eddie Mitchell on his retirement from the Murfreesboro Fire Department.
      06/30/15 - IAFF 1826
      The 2015 AFD/IAFF Collective Bargaining Agreement is Ratified
      06/29/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      The City Chapter CBA has been officially ratified by the membership with 80% approval. Special thanks to the Negotiating Team and the Members who worked the polls. Log-in to the members area to review the official tally. Please call Sgt.
      Third Fire 24 Hours
      06/29/15 - IAFF Local 2647
      Pittsfield Firefighters Busy With Third Fire in 24 Hours Posted with permission  www.iberkshires.com By Andy McKeever On: 09:57AM / Tuesday June 23, 2015 On Monday, firefighters attack a blaze at 15 Miller that spread to the attic.
      Lake Firefighters Urge Safety Around Fireworks this 4th
      06/29/15 - IAFF Local 3990
      Firefighters Urge Caution Near Fireworks on Independence Day Lake County, FL - Independence Day, unfortunately, is one of the busiest days of the year for firefighters. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more fires are reported on the Fourth of July than on any other day of the year, and two out of five are fireworks-related incidents.
      Tire Fire Fills Sky With Dark Black Smoke
      06/29/15 - IAFF Local 3990
      Eustis, FL – Dark smoke filled the sky Sunday afternoon behind the fairgrounds in Eustis. Lake County and Eustis firefighters quickly responded to the dark black column of smoke to find a large pile of tires burning. Firefighters worked to extinguish the toxic blaze through the choking dark black smoke. “Tires burn very hot and are very toxic” explains Lt.
      SPFF Supports LODD Recognition Program
      06/29/15 - Saint Paul Fire Foundation
      Click Image For Pionneer Press Story St. Paul Fire Department Capt. Bob Kippels unveils the commemorative sign for George Wells and John Zasada, former firefighters at Fire Station 4 in St. Paul's Lowertown who perished 75 years apart in 1884 and 1959.
      Laborers 264 Host Koster Breakfast
      06/29/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      City of Bozeman Fireworks regulations per city code.
      06/29/15 - IAFF local 613
      We wish everyone a safe and happy 4th of July/Independance day.  We remind everyone do NOT delay emergency responders as fires can quickly outgrow your ability to extinguish, as well dial 9-1-1 for medical emergencies.  Here are the rules for fireworks use per City of Bozeman code.
      Recent update from OPM in regards to recent OPM Data Breach.
      06/29/15 - National Capital Federal Firefighters
      Letter from IAFF General President calling for resignation of OPM Director in light of recent OPM Data Breach.
      06/29/15 - National Capital Federal Firefighters
      Group 2 - Working Fire - Pearl Street
      06/28/15 - Belmont Firefighters
      At 0356 on June 26th, Belmont Fire Alarm struck box 56 for a building fire adjacent to 11 Pearl Street. On arrival Group 2 under the command of Capatin Haley encountered heavy fire. The fire was able to be knocked down quickly by first arriving companies with a 2 1/2 with minor extension to the interior.
      Denton Fire Fighters Urge Caution Near Fireworks
      06/28/15 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
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      Captain Tim Murray Retiring after 28 Years of Service
      06/28/15 - International Association of Firefighters
      After 28 years of loyal and faithful service, Cpatain Tim Murray is retiring! Local F-147 will be hosting a retirement dinner in his honor on July 24th at the waterfront firehouse. Please arrive at 1700, dinner will be served at 1730. All food and beverages will be provided by Local F-147. All current, former and retired members are encouraged to attend.
      CPFF Annual Meeting
      06/27/15 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
      CPFF President Mike Rogers honors Colorado Professional Fire Fighters Foundation? Board members Mark Lau of Denver Fire Department Federal Credit Union? Denver Fire Credit Union, Ralph Barocas of RBC Wealth Management?, Corey Rose?  of 9NEWS (KUSA)?, and San Diego Chargers? Defensive Tackle Mitch Unrein? for their work for the Foundation.
      CPFF Annual Meeting
      06/27/15 - West Metro FireFighters I.A.F.F. Local 1309
      Colorado Professional Fire Fighters? President Mike Rogers honors Colorado Professional Fire Fighters Foundation? Board members Mark Lau of Denver Fire Department Federal Credit Union? , Ralph Barocas of RBC Wealth Management? , Corey Rose? of 9NEWS (KUSA)? , and San Diego Chargers? Defensive Tackle Mitch Unrein? for their work for the Foundation.
      Raffle for Kyle
      06/27/15 - Hampton Fire Fighters
      SLO City Firefighters train Camp Cinder Cadets
      06/27/15 - San Luis Obispo City Firefighters Local 3523
      SLO City Truck Co. #1 assisted with teaching Truck Ops for Cal Fire's Camp Cinder. Great job to all those involved.
      Lake Firefighters Show Kids How to Be Cool
      06/27/15 - IAFF Local 3990
      Lady Lake, FL – Friday’s temperatures were soaring. For the kids at The Villages Elementary that made the day even better. Lake County firefighters were scheduled to visit the school for a show and tell and add a little fun into the kid’s day.
      City Chapter CBA Ratification Vote is Extended
      06/26/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      The City Chapter CBA ratification vote was held today in accordance with Article II of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws. The Constitution & Bylaws require 51% of total eligible members to cast votes for a CBA ratification to be valid. Out of 613 eligible City Chapter IAFF members, we had 289 who actually voted.
      IAFF Local 152 LODD: Aaron Goddard
      06/26/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      It comes with great sorrow that IAFF Local 152, Southern Missouri Professional FireFighters announces the passing of Aaron Goddard.  Aaron began his career in firefighting with the Springfield Fire Department in 2003, and was a proud member of IAFF Local 152 for his entire career and Secretary-Treasurer from 2009 through 2012.  Aaron leaves behind his wife and two daughters.
      June 25th, Local 1826 Bi-Monthly Meeting Highlights
      06/26/15 - IAFF 1826
      To all Local 1826 Members,  Highlights from the June 25th Bi-Monthly Meeting: 1. Amnesty, 11 former members petitioned and were re-instated and were additionally sworn in as members. 2. Congratulations to Kim Sanders for her election as a one year term DVP assistant for District 2 (LCEMS) and to Guido Santangelo as a two year term DVP assistant for District 2.
      IAFF Local 781 hopes everyone has a safe 4th of July.
      06/26/15 - IAFF local 781
      Revision to NFPA 1710 Passes at Technical Meeting in Chicago
      06/26/15 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
      Novi’s full-time firefighters get new contract, raises
      06/25/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      Full-time firefighters in the city of Novi have a new contract that looks to benefit both sides. A three-year agreement (2015-18) was officially approved June 22 by the Novi City Council. The new contract was reached before the current one expired in the coming weeks, which both sides were happy to see get done.
      Blood Drive
      06/25/15 - BFFA 3044
      Come out to the quarters of Engine Co.2 and Rescue Co.2 to donate blood on July 2nd.
      8th District Education Program
      06/25/15 - Kentucky Professional Fire Fighters
      Christmas in July
      06/24/15 - Toy Program
      No Limit Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament
      06/24/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      We have 100 FREE tickets for Denver area Firefighters to the upcoming Guns ‘n Hoses Law Enforcement vs. Firefighters Poker Challenge which takes place Saturday, July 18 at Mile High Harley-Davidson in Aurora.  Please see attached flyer for more information.
      Upcoming KPFF Convention
      06/24/15 - Kentucky Professional Fire Fighters
      Reminder: Brothers/Sisters,     The 2015 KPFF Convention is a little over 1 month away. As noted in previous emails, the IAFF will conduct PEP classes on August 10 beginning at 9:00 am. Regular business will take place on August 11 and 12. I am finalizing the agenda now so once it is complete, I will let you know.
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