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2020 FALLEN FIRE FIGHTER MEMORIAL VIRTUAL REMEMBRANCE
09/18/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Please join us on Saturday, September 19 at 11:00 a.m. (Mountain Time) for our 2020 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Virtual Remembrance to honor our fallen whose names will forever be etched onto our Wall of Honor. WATCH: www.iaff.org/fffm20/ www,youtube.com/IAFFTV/Live www.facebook.
IAFF Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial
09/18/20 - IAFF Local 1009
September D&W Drawing
09/17/20 - Boston Firefighters
Captain Alcock Retires
09/17/20 - IAFF Local 739
Captain Robert Alcock Retires The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 wish to congratulate Captain Robert Alcock on his retirement.  Bob, may you enjoy a long and healthy retirement.
Springfield firefighters put out fire on Mulberry St.
09/17/20 - IAFF Local 648
by: Nick DeGray Posted: Sep 13, 2020 / 10:13 AM EDT / Updated: Sep 13, 2020 / 06:41 PM EDT SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield Fire Department have put out a fire on Mulberry Street Saturday morning. According to the department, all crews worked to put out the fire around 10:00 a.m.
Car burned in Springfield arson fire
09/17/20 - IAFF Local 648
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield firefighters put out a car fire early Monday morning in the city’s forest park neighborhood. According to Springfield Fire Captain Drew Piemonte, the car was parked on 111 Olmstead Drive and firefighters put out the fire around 2 a.m. Arson and Bomb Squad investigators determined the cause of the fire was arson.
Lenny Alpaugh Celebration of Life
09/16/20 - Suncoast Firefighters
Malden Rallies To Help Namesake WA Town Devastated By Fires
09/16/20 - IAFF Local 902
The city is partnering with the Malden Fire Department to help support the victims of fires that have devastated the town of Malden, WA. Established as a station stop on Dec. 20, 1909, railway officials named the town after Malden, MA. Fires have destroyed 80 percent of the small Washington town, decimating its post office, fire department, City Hall and library.
DFD Peer Support Suicide Prevention Training - Session 1 TOMORROW
09/15/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Sorry for the first email. Lets see if this works.  Session 1 - Signs and Support: This session will cover why Veterans are at an increased risk for suicide, and show you the basic skills needed to intervene with veteran peers who are at risk.  The session is 9/16/2020 and is scheduled to go from 9am to 10:30am I hope that you will be able to attend a class.
2021 EMS REFRESHER
09/15/20 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters,                 After much thought and reflection, I have decided not to run an EMS refresher this year as we have done in years past.
Friday Update 9-18-20
09/15/20 - IAFF Local 1014
5/5/2020 Man Hit by Train & Car into River
09/14/20 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
September 5, 2020 The Norwalk Fire Department responded to a report of a man struck by a train at the Catherine Street Railroad Crossing. The accident happened around 12:48am, Saturday morning. The man was found lying alongside the tracks with serious injuries to his right arm and right leg.
9/2/2020 Strawberry Hill Ave
09/14/20 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
Wednesday September 2nd at 2pm the Norwalk Fire Department responded to a fire in a vacant house on Strawberry Hill Ave. First reports were large amounts of gray smoke coming from a house. Upon arrival a well involved fire was found in the basement and indications of fire in many other parts of the structure.
Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Retired DC Bob Heinen
09/14/20 - IAFF Local 21
   Retired District Chief Bob Heinen passed away on September 2 at the age of 94. Chief Bob Heinen started in 1947 and retired in 1988.
Committee Openings
09/14/20 - Boston Firefighters
HB 2378
09/10/20 - Boston Firefighters
City Chapter 1st Steward Vacancy
09/10/20 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for City 1st Steward for the next 14 calendar days. The Executive Board will appoint a member to serve in this position at the Executive Board meeting scheduled on October 1, 2020 until the next General Election in December 2020; in accordance with the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws, Article VI, Section 5.
MPFFU FallStatewide District Meeting - 2020
09/10/20 - MPFFU
On September 8, 2020, the MPFFU conducted its Fall District meeting on Zoom.  An unedited recording of that meeting can be found here.   Individual district meetings will be scheduled sometime soon.
Friday Update 9-11-20
09/10/20 - IAFF Local 1014
One person with serious injuries after accident in Springfield
09/10/20 - IAFF Local 648
by: Nick DeGray Posted: Sep 9, 2020 / 02:23 PM EDT / Updated: Sep 9, 2020 / 07:17 PM EDT SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – One person has been taken to the hospital after a two-car accident in Springfield Wednesday afternoon.
Springfield kitchen fire displaces two families
09/10/20 - IAFF Local 648
Springfield kitchen fire displaces two families Updated Sep 08, 6:26 PM; Posted Sep 08, 5:28 PM A fire caused by unattended cooking displaced a family on Wallace Street Tuesday. (Jeanette DeForge/Republican staff) Facebook Share Twitter Share By Jeanette DeForge | jdeforge@repub.
Thank You!
09/10/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Brothers and Sisters; On Monday, September 7, the B-Shift was tasked with a request from The Cameron Peak Fire to assist with a strike team due to the exponential growth of the fire near Ft. Collins. It was Labor Day, where all support staff is off, and hoping to enjoy time with friends and family. Our Denver Fire Fighters responded amazingly.
Espana St. Vehicle into House
09/09/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
On Tuesday Sept. 8, 2020 at 5:35 p.m., Local members responded to a MVA into a house call on S. Espana St. in Unincorporated Arapahoe County. When members arrived on scene, they found a car had gone across a stretch of grass, through a fence and crashed into the backside of a home. The homeowner was home at the time, but was not injured. The driver inside the car was trapped from the impact.
Eagle Street RV Fire
09/09/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 3:49 p.m. on Saturday, September 5th, Local members responded to a fire at the RV Vault storage lot, located at 7354 S. Eagle St. in Centennial. A large plume of smoke was visible from miles away as units responded, prompting a call for additional resources. Upon arrival, members found an RV engulfed with flames and spreading to a camping trailer.
2021 PFFA of LA Convention Canceled
09/09/20 - PFFA
Due to the uncertainty of what phase level Louisiana will be and not knowing if we’ll be able to congregate as a large group, we have no choice but to make the necessary decision to cancel the 2021 PFFA of Louisiana Annual Convention scheduled for February 25th – 27th.
October 24, 2020: MDA Kevin Hart Kids Telethon
09/09/20 - UPFFA
Sisters and Brothers, Later this morning, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is announcing the refresh of its legendary Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, with Kevin Hart joining as host. The MDA Kevin Hart Kids Telethon will be a two-hour special airing globally on Saturday, October 24, 2020, at 8:00 p.m.
September Union Meeting
09/09/20 - IAFF Local 739
September Union Meeting The September Union Meeting of Lynn Local 739 will take place on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 7:30 PM at the Broadway Firehouse.   All members are encouraged to attend.
Workers Rally for a Just Recovery
09/07/20 - Boston Firefighters
President Soares spoke at the Greater Boston Labor Council's "Wrokers Rally for a Just Recovery" event on September 7, 2020.
Memorial Apparel | McDonough and Paidar
09/05/20 - IAFF Local 21
Corporate Mark (a local Saint Paul business) has been busy designing and producing a memorial tee shirt that serves as a fundraiser for Tom McDonough Jr. and his family. All proceeds from sales will be donated to Tommy's children.  To support the fundraiser and purchase items, please visit Corporate Mark's website by following this link: https://shopcorporatemark.
MDA Virtual Fill The Boot Fundraiser
09/04/20 - Key Peninsula Firefighers Local 3152
For 66 years, when not fighting fires, members of the International Association of Fire Fighters have been fighting another ongoing threat — muscular dystrophy, a disease that includes more than 40 neuromuscular disorders.
TEMPORARY SICK LEAVE POLICY REGARDING COVID RELATED ABSENCES
09/04/20 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
 Brothers and Sisters, Please see the attached temporary sick leave policy regarding COVID related absences. This policy will be in effect until January 1 and will allow members up to 80 hours of emergency sick leave, which will not come out of your accrued time. Please Note: it must be COVID related and you must have proper documentation.
Friday Update 9-4-20
09/04/20 - IAFF Local 1014
Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Captain Michael Paidar
09/03/20 - IAFF Local 21
It is with great sadness that Local 21 regrets to share the news about the passing of Fire Captain Michael Paidar.   Captain Paidar has been with the Saint Paul Fire Department since 2/14/11.  He lost his life to a relatively short battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and passed away this afternoon.
Never Forget Blood Drive Sept 11, 2020
09/03/20 - IAFF Local 311
September 11, 2020 - Friday 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Informational Session and Union Meeting Today!
09/03/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
The Union Meetings will be  today at 8:30 am . There will be an informational session to start the meeting. Once the Informational Session will ends, regular business will take place offline. We will continue social distancing in the Event Center, and masks are mandatory.  If you would like to watch the Informational Session, please click on the links below to register.
IAFF Center of Excellence Online Education Series
09/02/20 - UPFFA
The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is hosting an online education series for IAFF members, other first responders, healthcare providers, clinicians and the community at large. Upcoming webinars include: Work-Life Balance in the Fire Service September 10, 2020  | 12:00 p.m.
WILMOT CANCER INSTITUTE (UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER, N.Y.) AWARDED $20,000. FOR LEUKEMIA RESEARCH
09/02/20 - Lets Fire Cancer
On Tuesday September 1, 2020 YOUR next cancer research donation was made to the Wilmot Cancer Institute (University of Rochester, N.Y.) This grant is earmarked for Wilmot's Leukemia Research Program. Pictured left to right are: Dr. Hucky Land, Dr. Michael Becker, Tricia Newland (Fund Secretary), Bill Newland (Fund President), President Eddie Santiago (Rochester, N.Y. Fire Fighters I.A.F.F.
Nominations - Collective Bargaining Committee
09/02/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Reminder, nominations for the NEXT Collective Bargaining Committee will be held at the regular September meetings. These nominations will carry through the end of new business on the first day of the October Union Meeting. Nominations will close during the October meeting on Wednesday, October 7, 2020.  Nominees will be given a chance to speak at both October Union Meetings.
Postponed: 2nd Annual Saint Paul Fire Department Golf Tournament
09/02/20 - IAFF Local 21
Postponed: 2nd Annual Saint Paul Fire Department Golf Tournament It is with great sadness that I regret to inform you about the recent passing of SPFD Fire Captain Michael Paidar and Firefighter Thomas McDonough Jr.
Union Meeting and Informational Session Tonight!
09/02/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
The Union Meetings will be TONIGHT. There will be an informational session to start the meeting on ZOOM. Brief updates will be given during the informational session. Once the informational session will ends, regular business will take place offline. We will continue social distancing in the Event Center, and masks are mandatory.
Lt James Murphy Retires
09/01/20 - IAFF Local 739
Lieutenant James Murphy Retires The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 wish to congratulate Lt. James Murphy on his retirement.  Jim, may you enjoy a long and healthy retirement.
Union Wear
09/01/20 - IAFF Local 311
New bike jersey designs click on link here sale closes Sept 10, 2020 Union Wear (sink document under Public Links) available at the office - T-Shirts $15 and $20, Fleece and Track Jackets $35, Beanies $15, baseball caps $20, sweatpants $30, bike jerseys $50 (old style) - some items are limited quantity and size - first come first served
Do you have a fire in you?
08/31/20 - IAFF Local 1164
The Livonia Fire Department is hiring! Be a part of the tradition and the community. Visit www.LivoniaFire.org to apply.
September 11, 2020: Never Forget
08/31/20 - UPFFA
Monday Morning Headlines
08/31/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good Monday Morning! Collective Bargaining Committee Meeting on Tuesday Union Meeting on Wednesday at 7 pm Union Meeting on Thursday at 8:30 am  Virtual MDA  The Collective Bargaining Committee will begin analyzing the more than 500 responses received from the Survey. They will also have a meeting with the City that afternoon to talk about the upcoming negotiations.
Update from Dave Foster
08/28/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
August 27, 2020: Congressman John Larson visited Bristol Engine Company 4
08/28/20 - UPFFA
Congressman John Larson visited Bristol Engine Company 4, located at 17 Vincent P. Kelley Road to present an AFG for officer development training. [pictured L to R]: Mary Fortier, City Council and 31st Senate candidate Tony Benvenuto, Fire Commission and retired 773 Captain Chris Ziogas, State Rep.
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