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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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      RFFA Executive Board Members Sworn in May 20th, 2015.
      05/22/15 - Richardson Fire Fighters Association
      The RFFA Local 1954 swore in our newest executive board members during our May 20th, 2015 meeting. Thanks for your dedication of service for the greater good!  Featured left to right: A-Shift Trustee Buddy Hughes, 3rd Vice President Allan Journey, President Billy Whitson, and B-Shift Trustee Cody King.
      EMS Week
      05/22/15 - Portsmouth Professional Fire Fighters
      PRH Celebrates EMS Week and Local Providers  EMS Week is marked with a banquet to recognize the great providers in the Seacoast. Portsmouth Hospital Emergency Department awards area EMS workers with a variety of awards. This year members of Local 1313 were awarded several accolades. Congratulations to all.
      05/22/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Support the 21
      05/22/15 - IAFF 1826
      ~~SUPPORT FMFD 21 Due to unfortunate circumstances Fort Myers Fire Department had to layoff 21 Fire Fighters. Please help support our efforts to raise the necessary funds to help support our fellow Fire Fighters in this time of need. Wear this Shirt Proudly and show your support the FMFD 21. Please SHARE with the SHARE link on the top right of this page and help us spread the word.
      05/22/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      NLRFD Promotes Two, Hires Two
      05/22/15 - IAFF Local 35
      21MAY15 -- The North Little Rock Fire Department is pleased to announce the promotion of two of it's officers, along with the hiring of two new firefighters, at an official ceremony held on April 3rd, 2015.  Pictured are (from left to right) Cpt Jeff Combs, Lt Dan Bryson, FF James Stanley and FF Michael Mitsunaga.
      Truck fire spreads to garage caught on video in Bozeman Montana
      05/22/15 - IAFF local 613
      By KBZK.com Brooke Boone CONNECT   A truck caught fire Saturday in Bozeman, spreading to a nearby garage (Photo: Shannon Buckland) BOZEMAN - A truck fire that spread to a garage was quickly doused by Bozeman firefighters Saturday and a viewer caught it all on camera. Shannon Buckland posted video to our KBZK Facebook page.
      Memorial Day Parade
      05/21/15 - IAFF Local 902
      Malden Memorial Day Parade Monday May 25, 2015 Please join the Malden Fire Honor Guard, members of the Malden Fire Department, and the Malden community as we remember and honor the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our nation's freedom at the Malden Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 25.
      2015 Washington Fallen Firefighter Memorial
      05/21/15 - IAFF Local 2819
      Honor Guard Coordinator Ryan Crosby is organizing a call to arms this June 7th so that your local represents a strong showing for this year's Washington State Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service. The event begins at 15:30 outside the state Capitol. Due to parking issues, a van rental has been approved to ensure easy traveling for those interested.
      MDA Fill The Boot
      05/21/15 - IAFF Local 1805
      MDA Fill The Boot at the Parade of Bands! Special thanks to all those that participated at this year's Hazel Dell Parade of Bands for MDA Fill the Boot.  We had union members, spouses and significant others, brothers from other local's, Fire Cadets, friends and family members involved....and even one tired pooch!  A great day for a great event.
      Warren awarded police and fire grants
      05/21/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      The gear will replace old coats and pants donned by firefighters to protect them while battling flames.
      Fire Ops 101 by the numbers
      05/21/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      Local firefighters put state and local officials "in our boots" on Monday, running them through search and rescue, vehicle extrication and on-site patient care scenarios at Lansing Community College's West Campus Fire Academy.
      Alicia Ann Ruch Burn Foundation
      05/21/15 - Arcadia Fire Fighters Association
      The Arcadia Fire Fighters proudly support the Alica Ann Ruch Burn Foundation. The AFFA 3440 was invited to this years rally at the Irwindale Speedway. We also participate in the annual golf tournament where all proceeds benefit the Alicia Ann Ruch Burn Foundation.
      Arcadia Girls Softball
      05/21/15 - Arcadia Fire Fighters Association
      The Arcadia Fire Fighters proudly support the Arcadia Girls Softball league. Every year we participate in a softball game against the Arcadia Police Officers Association. This year was another great success.
      Pancake Breakfast 2015
      05/21/15 - Arcadia Fire Fighters Association
      This year was another great success! Thank you to all that came out and supported the Arcadia Fire Fighters Association. We hope you all had fun with family, friends and your local fire fighters. All proceeds benefit the numerous local charities we support! Thank you and we look forward to next year's event.
      05/21/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Brothers and Sisters, I`m riding in the Bike MS: Cape Cod Getaway 2015  (June 27+28, 2015) in support of my wife Lorraine, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This is a 150 mile, two day ride from UMass/Boston to Mass. Maritime Academy in Bourne. Then on to Provincetown.  M.S. is an Autoimmune disease that attacks the central nervous system.
      Memorial Day Holiday
      05/20/15 - IAFF Local 42
      Our office will be closed on Monday, May 25th in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.
      Minimum Wage Rally at KCMO City Hall
      05/20/15 - IAFF Local 42
      There will be a rally to support Raising the Minimum Wage in Kansas City, MO on Thursday, May 21st at 11:00 AM in front of City Hall. Please come out and join other working people to advocate for increased wages and better living conditions for all workers.
      Complaint Issued Against Town of Scituate For Changing Fire Promotional Process Without Bargaining
      05/20/15 - IAFF Local 1464
      Death Announcement
      05/20/15 - IAFF Local 1652
      Local 1652 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Deputy Chief Charles Pillarella, father of current Deputy Chief Anthony Pillarella.  Arrangements are as follows: Wake – Tuesday May 26th, 4-7PM at Matarese Funeral home 325 Main St Ashland, MA Funeral - Wednesday morning May 27th time TBD at St. Cecilia’s 54 Esty St Ashland, MA.
      2015 Memorial Service
      05/20/15 - IAFF Local 21
      The 2015 Saint Paul Firefighters Memorial Service Oakland Cemetery (Jackson St. and Sycamore St.
      Local 1291 Firefighter Participates In NYC Stair Climb
      05/20/15 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
      Denton firefighter and paramedic to take part in Tower Climb     73 2  Comments (0)A Text Size         By Megan Gray-Hatfield Staff Writer mgray@dentonrc.
      FF Larry "LJ" Jackson Retires After 34 Years
      05/20/15 - Holyoke Firefighters IAFF Local 1693
      The Holyoke Firefighters Local 1693 would like to congratulate Firefighter Larry "LJ" Jackson on his recent retirement. FF Jackson started his career as a Holyoke Firefighter on August 8, 1979 and worked his last day on May 14, 2015.
      Memorial Sunday
      05/20/15 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
      Golf Tournament
      05/20/15 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
      Video by Shreveport Fire Fighter
      05/19/15 - PFFA
      Posted On: May 19, 2015 The Shreveport Firefighters Association would like to recognize and commend one of our Local 514 members and the producer of "A Day in The Life.
      Retirement Party
      05/19/15 - West Metro FireFighters I.A.F.F. Local 1309
      We had a great turnout for the retirement celebration for Phil Holland, Ron Minor, Dick Pozerl, Kenny Schneider and Tom Wismar! Thanks to everyone that came out to help celebrate and thank you to Phil, Ron, Dick, Kenny, and Tom for your service and commitment to the citizens of West Metro Fire Rescue and Local 1309!
      IAFF Local 244 Sergeant At Arms
      05/19/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board has appointed Miguel Tittman to serve as Interim Sergeant At Arms in accordance with the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws, Article VI, Section 5.
      2015 Robert B. McCarthy Golf Tournament
      05/19/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
      The Robert B. McCarthy Golf Tournament will again be held at Juniper Hills Country Club in Northborough on July 24th, 2015 where we expect to welcome over 200 golfers!    Last year alone, the Health and Welfare Trust was able to award over $48,000 to the PFFM John J. and Nora Jennings Scholarship, The John J. Jennings Scholarship, and The T.
      2015 Clay Shoot Raffle
      05/19/15 - Crowley Professional FireFighters Association
      Video by Shreveport Fire Fighter
      05/19/15 - IAFF 14th District
      The Shreveport Firefighters Association would like to recognize and commend one of our Local 514 members and the producer of "A Day in The Life...Shreveport Fire" John Phelan for his vision recognizing Firefighter of the Year, Fernando Gonzales telling the compelling story of the Shreveport Firefighters.
      Support Rich Pula
      05/19/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Denver Firefighters Local 858 would like to help Brother Rich Pula and his family. Due to Rich being diagnosed with cancer, Rich's wife, Jenn, has resigned from her job in order to take care of Rich and their family. We have met with the family, asked what we can do for them, and we received a list of tasks that they could use our help with.
      Detroit's retired firefighters battle cancer, medical bills
      05/18/15 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      Click the link to read full story:  http://www.michrad.
      Our Deepest Sympathies
      05/18/15 - International Association of Firefighters
      Local F-147 regrets to announce the passing of Donna Pujat, sister of Local F-147 member Tommy Ward. Donna passed on May 16th at Jersey Shore Hospital in Neptune after a brave battle with cancer. Donna served on the Board of fire Commissioners in freehold and was a life member of the Adelphia Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary.
      2nd District Leadership Training
      05/18/15 - IAFF Local 135
      There will be a 2nd District Leadership Training event in OMAHA Nebraska on OCTOBER 18-21, 2015. If you would like to attend please contact the office. This is a good way to learn more about the IAFF and what they provide to you and your local.
      Cancer studies prompt Florida firefighters to take action
      05/18/15 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      Click the link to view full story:  http://www.myfoxorlando.
      Keep Informed: Missouri Legislative Reports
      05/17/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      Stay informed of the Bills that are being filed by the Legislature in Jefferson City, MO on a weekly basis.  This information is avaiable to all MEMBERS in the 2013 Legislative Reports area of the website.  If you are not currently registered with the website we strongly recommend that you do register so you may access this information.
      Irving Fire Department Entrance Exam
      05/17/15 - Irving Professional Fire Fighters Association
      PPFFA Pennsylvania Supreme Court Endorsements
      05/17/15 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      The Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association is proud to announce our endorsements for the May 19, 2015 election for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.  We are honored to give our endorsements to Kevin M. Dougherty and David N. Wecht.
      2015 Missouri Fallen Firefighter Memorial
      05/17/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      The 2015 Annual Fallen Fighters Memorial service will be held on Sunday May 17, 2015 at 10:30 AM in Kingdom City, Missouri, located at the 148 Mile marker of I-70. The Candlelight Service will be May 16, 2015 at 9:00 PM at the same location. The Honor Guard Commander for the year will be Fire Fighter Chuck Beaty from the St.
      Teenager taken to hospital after stepping on used needle at Rockland pond
      05/17/15 - Rockland Fire Fighters
      Teenager taken to hospital after stepping on used needle at Rockland pond 16-year-old taken to hospital for evaluation ROCKLAND, Mass. —A teenage was injured after stepping on a needle while fishing at a Rockland pond on Sunday. The 16-year-old boy was fishing on an island at Reed Pond on Sunday when he stepped on a needle, according to fire officials.
      One day seminar on personal resilience - June 19th
      05/16/15 - Boston Fire Fighters
      Mayor Martin J. Walsh, BFD Commissioner/Chief of Department Joseph E. Finn, BFD Local 718 President Rich Paris and The BFD Safety Health and Wellness Division are pleased to welcome firefighters, first responders and military veterans, along with their spouses to Florian Hall, 55 Hallet St., Dorchester on June 19th 9:00 am for a one day seminar on personal resilience.
      Fire Service Peer Support Conference 2015
      05/16/15 - Aurora Fire Fighters
      DDOD Announcement
      05/16/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Attention IAFF Members: Effective immediately the required “drivers tip” for using the Drivers On Demand (DDOD) Service is now $20.00. Please remember that the union pays for your membership and offsets the tip. The service is intended for IAFF members and spouses only, friends/guests are not covered in our agreement with DDOD and must pay full price.
      Malden Firefighter's Memorial Sunday
      05/16/15 - IAFF Local 902
      148th Annual Firefighter's Memorial Parade will be on Sunday June 7, 2015. Members and retirees of the Malden Fire Department will stage at the Malden Fire Headquarters, 1 Sprague St., Malden at 9:00 AM. Parade to the Forestdale Cemetery will step off at 10:00 AM. Dress attire will be Summer Class A with black tie.
      Public Safety Trade Show
      05/15/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      NH Association of Police Chiefs Public Safety Trade Show. All public safety personnel are invited. June 4th, 10am to 4pm at the Radisson Hotel & Expo Center, Manchester
      Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Reitred Captain Robert Widerski
      05/15/15 - IAFF Local 21
      Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Captain Robert Widerski.  Captain Widerski started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on September 1, 1951 and retired on May 1, 1977.  Captain Widerski passed away on April 18, 2015, funeral services have already taken place.
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