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    Reminder to Check Smoke Alarm Batteries When Clocks Change
    Professional Firefighters of Maine
    Vancouver Fire Hiring Firefighter/Paramedic
    IAFF Local 452
    Yonkers Fire Pipe Band Pub Night at The Yonkers Brewery!
    YFD Band
    Fire badly damages Rose Village home
    IAFF Local 452
    Special Call Meeting
    Mesquite FireFighters
    Weather Report
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      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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      02/27/15 - IAFF 1826
      To all Local 1826 Members, Please see attachment or visit the "Important Link" section of our website, "SWFL Firefighters" for quick access to the shirt website. Orders must be in by March 7th!. All proceeds from this years shirt sales will benefit STFD Firefighter Danielle DiBenedetto, she is being treated for cancer.
      Reminder to Check Smoke Alarm Batteries When Clocks Change
      02/27/15 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
      Keep Your Community Safe: Change Clocks and Smoke Alarm Batteries Sunday, March 8 Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 8, 2015 - promote public safety by reminding members of your community to also change smoke alarm batteries.
      Vancouver Fire Hiring Firefighter/Paramedic
      02/26/15 - IAFF Local 452
      Yonkers Fire Pipe Band Pub Night at The Yonkers Brewery!
      02/26/15 - YFD Band
      Come down and check out what's happening at the Yonkers Brewing Co. , and at the same time, help us kick off the High Holy Season as we run through our final practice. We anticipate playing around 7:30, but you might want to get there a little earlier so you can sample the Fine Brew the boys are putting out. There will be a 50/50 as well as band merchandise for sale.
      Fire badly damages Rose Village home
      02/26/15 - IAFF Local 452
      Fire badly damages Rose Village home Firefighters battle a blaze Wednesday at 3111 U St. in Vancouver. (Steven Lane/The Columbian)Buy this photo Firefighters battle a house fire at 3111 U St. in Vancouver's Rose Village neighborhood. (Emily Gillespie) Firefighters battle a house fire at 3111 U St.
      Special Call Meeting
      02/26/15 - Mesquite FireFighters
      February 27, 2015 8:30 PM 321 S. Galloway
      Woman hurt in I-5 rollover in Vancouver
      02/26/15 - IAFF Local 452
      Oregon woman hurt in I-5 rollover in Vancouver Woman was passenger in car, driver faces DUI charge An Oregon woman was injured early Sunday morning when the car she was riding in traveled off the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 in Vancouver, struck an embankment and rolled.
      Manufactured Home Fire
      02/26/15 - IAFF Local 452
      Official: Cooking fire damages manufactured home  A stovetop fire spread after the occupant tried to use water to put out the flames, causing more than $8,000 in damage to a manufactured home.
      Retirement for Local 2687
      02/26/15 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
      February 26, 2015 Yesterday marked the last shift for Hamden Firefighter Greg Pereira.  Greg is retiring after 20 years of service as a Firefighter/Paramedic. Thank you for your dedication and service, and Local 2687 wishes you a long, happy, healthy retirement. Congrats.
      Local Membership Meeting
      02/26/15 - National Capital Federal Firefighters
      A Local Meeting will be held on the following dates: Saturday March 7, 2015 at 1830 hrs. Sunday March 8, 2015 at 0900 hrs.
      Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich
      02/26/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      Our thoughts and prayers are with Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich and his family.
      St. Baldrick's 2015
      02/26/15 - Aurora Fire Fighters
      Hello AFD, It's the time of year that we join together to show our support for children suffering from cancer and the families that support them. Aurora Fire Fighters Local 1290 is teaming up once again with the St. Baldrick's Foundation.  2014 was our inaugural year and we raised over $11,000.
      Food Drive
      02/26/15 - IAFF Local 21
      2nd Annual Hockey Game
      02/26/15 - IAFF Local 892
      The 2nd Annual Guns vs Hoses Hockey Game will be held on Saturday, March 14 at 7pm at the Rose Garden Arena. The members of Local 892 will take to the ice to play a game against the Norwich Police Department. Come out and support a great cause. Proceeds from the event go to benefit the Norwich Youth Athletics and Families Affected by Cancer.
      Michigan Right to Work law would extend to police, firefighters under Midland lawmaker's proposal
      02/26/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      LANSING, MI -- A newly-elected state representative from Midland has drafted legislation to extend the reach of Michigan's Right to Work law to public safety personnel, the only union members exempt under the 2012 law.
      Yonkers Fire Pipes and Drums Pub Night
      02/26/15 - YFD Band
      Come down and check out what's happening at the Yonkers Brewing Co. , and at the same time, help us kick off the High Holy Season as we run through our final practice. We anticipate playing around 7:30, but you might want to get there a little earlier so you can sample the Fine Brew the boys are putting out. There will be a 50/50 as well as band merchandise for sale.
      City Council Meeting February 24, 2015
      02/25/15 - IAFF Local 51
      Election day and canvassing
      02/25/15 - IAFF Local 73
      Brothers and Sisters,   We've entered the home stretch of the 2015 aldermanic election season. Together we've made endorsements in several races which have garnered a lot of attention in both the community and political circles.
      Next General Body Meeting
      02/25/15 - Local 2580
      The next General Body meeting is Sun., 3/1/15 (C-shift; B-shift off-going) at 0800hrs at Training.
      Lansing firefighters battle blaze in subzero temperatures
      02/25/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      LANSING – The elements either work with you or against you when fighting fires in subzero weather. It's all in how you respond and prepare, Lansing area firefighters said.
      Eastpointe, Hazel Park voters approve 14-mill boost for public safety
      02/25/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      Residents in cities 10 miles apart but sharing fiscal decay issues on Tuesday voted to pool their financial resources together to fund public safety in Eastpointe and Hazel Park.
      Services for Brother Darrick Miles
      02/25/15 - IAFF Local 1403
      The services for Retired Brother Darrick Miles are as follows: February 28 C shift Viewing at Royal Funeral Home 4:00 PM- 8:00 PM 17475 NW 27 Avenue. March 1 A shift Memorial Service at the Union Hall 3:00 PM 8000 NW 21 Street.
      Contract Proposal Meeting
      02/25/15 - IAFF Local 801
      The Principal Officers will present an overview of the contract proposals that have been submitted by you, the members of Local 801. ALL LOCAL 801 MEMBERS ARE URGED TO ATTEND in order to accomplish complete transparency and understanding of the direction of the negotiating committee.
      Raise a Glass of Guinness for the Leary Foundation
      02/25/15 - Norwalk Fire Fighters
            As part of a nationwide campaign to raise money for the Leary Firefighter's Foundation, Guinnes is asking everyone to "Raise a Glass" to America's Firefighters.  For every photo of a person of legal drinking age raising a glass of Guinness posted to the Guiness Twitter feed or Facebook page, Guinness USA will donate $1 to the fund.
      Kenosha Fire and Police Ball
      02/24/15 - Waukesha Prof. Fire Fighters
      MDA Boot Camp
      02/24/15 - Waukesha Prof. Fire Fighters
      Mukilteo Firefighters Annual Easter Egg Hunt - April 4, 2015
      02/24/15 - International Association of Fire Fighters
      Retired Chief Ralph Scalf
      02/24/15 - Aurora Fire Fighters
      Aurora Firefighters Local 1290 would like to pass on our condolences to the family, friends and former co-workers of retired Chief Ralph Scalf.  Chief Scalf's funeral is scheduled for Monday, March 2nd at 11:00 AM at Olinger's Mortuary, Hampden & Yosemite. There will be a reception at Olinger's following the service, and then graveside at Fort Logan at 2:00 PM.
      AFL-CIO rally in Madison
      02/24/15 - Waukesha Prof. Fire Fighters
      Workers and community members from across Wisconsin are gearing up to make their voices heard and participate in democracy this week at the Capitol in order to halt anti-worker Right to Work legislation.  Here’s a list of events: 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 24:  The Senate Labor Committee will hear public testimony from concerned citizens starting at 10:00 a.m.
      02/24/15 - IAFF Local 312
      Firehouse Subs of Bozeman steps up to help fight cancer
      02/24/15 - IAFF local 613
      Local firefighters spent a few hours at Firehouse Subs in Bozeman Saturday, but not just to chow down. They were raising money for next month's 24th Annual.
      Taylor council rejects early retirement deal; 11 firefighters laid off
      02/24/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      The Taylor City Council unanimously rejected an early retirement plan Monday, assuring for now that 11 laid-off firefighters will remain unemployed.
      Firefighters face challenges in the cold
      02/24/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) - The extreme cold affects all of us, especially those who work outside. That includes firefighters who have an already-dangerous job and face additional challenges in sub-zero conditions.
      Eastpointe, Hazel Park to vote on fire collaboration
      02/24/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      Voters in two communities in neighboring counties are being asked to approve a unique fire department collaboration that may be their last best chance to avoid layoffs and remain solvent.
      2015 MDA Boot Camp
      02/23/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      2015 MDA Boot Camp on May 11th registeration & information
      SCS Responds to Fatal Fire - 9/3/2014
      02/23/15 - IAFF Local 1744
      Police investigating suspicious death in St. Clair Shores - Fox 2 News Headlines ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. (WJBK) - A St. Clair Shores house has had two fires in it this week.  The first time everyone survived. Since then, the family has been staying with relatives  but two days later it caught fire again.
      2015 St. Paddy's Day Shirts
      02/23/15 - IAFF Local 3666
      Referendum Vote Notice
      02/23/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      The members present at the February Union meeting believe that a change to the bylaws (Article V Section I) is vital to the membership. As such, there will be a referendum vote, and the entire membership will have the opportunity to vote on this bylaw change.
      Portsmouth Open Position
      02/23/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      2015 Executive Board Officers
      02/23/15 - Local 2580
      At the 2/15/15 meeting, the following members were elected as Executive Board officers for 2015: - President:  Ricky Cherry - Vice President:  Jef Ryan - Secretary:  Bryan Pendleton - Treasurer:  Heather Robinson - A-shift Rep:  Keith Gaudette - B-shift Rep:  Ashley Brooks - C-shift Rep:  Jake Sinkiewicz.
      Registered to Vote
      02/23/15 - IAFF Local 51
      Are you Registered to Vote?  Follow the link below to see if you are Registered to Vote.
      2015 FLSA & Pay Schedules
      02/23/15 - IAFF Local 21
      The 2015 FLSA and Pay schedules have been posted on top of the website in PDF format.
      Always Remember
      02/23/15 - IAFF Local 801
      FEBRUARY 23, 1982 On this night in 1982, Lt. Martin "Butch" Melody and Firefighter Joseph Halas made the ultimate sacrifice and lost their lives battling a fire at the Russo Fur Company on Osborne Street. They will live on in our hearts and memories forever.
      2015 St. Paddy's Day Shirts
      02/23/15 - IAFF Local 3666
      02/23/15 - IAFF Local 2493
      Please Join Us This Saturday for Our Annual MDA Benefit.
      Tim Mehrer appointed to Negotiator
      02/22/15 - IAFF Local 2180
      Tim Mehrer has been appointed to Negotiator for the remainder of 2015.
      ALS Contract Update
      02/22/15 - IAFF Local 2180
      Good evening Local 2180, With negotiations between the City and IAFF Local 2180 opening in the immediate future, the E-Board and Negotiating team have developed a strategy and game plan. Workshops for the ALS Contract will be held on March 4th and 5th, from 0800-0930 in the classroom at Fire Station 4.
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