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    The Southern New England Brotherhood Ride stopped at Florian today to honor the families of 3 BFD members lost in 2018.
    08/25/19 - Boston Fire Fighters
    Southern New England Brotherhood Ride members stopped by Florian Hall Saturday August 24th to honor three of our Brothers. Brother Ed Paris Jr. Brother Richard Steiner and Brother Jamie Galarza Jr.
    Friday Update 8-23-19
    08/23/19 - IAFF Local 1014
    Local 1826, Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts
    08/23/19 - IAFF 1826
    To all Local 1826 Members, Please see attachment containing information on this year's Local 1826 Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts. ORDERING DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 15TH AT 11:59PM.
    25th Annual Guns & Hoses
    08/23/19 - Holyoke Firefighters IAFF Local 1693
    25TH Annual Guns & Hoses Monday, September 9th Southampton Country Club Shotgun Start at 9am $100.00 Per Person Please make Checks payable to Guns & Hoses Golf Tournament Money Due by: August 31th Please inform us ASAP if you know you are playing! *Price includes: Greens fee, cart, lunch, dinner, draft beer, soda, shirt and prizes.
    Retiree Get Together
    08/22/19 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
    The next two retiree get togethers will be held at the Dante Club on Wednesday, September 11th and Wednesday November 19th from 9 to noon.
    Stair Climb
    08/22/19 - PFFNH
    Registration link: http://events.firehero.org/site/TR.
    Hazmat Technician Class
    08/22/19 - IAFF Local 135
    Good afternoon, Please register for the upcoming IAFF HazMat Training event: Class:               IAFF 80-hr.
    Humboldt Pl. Structure Fire
    08/22/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 7:56 p.m. on Monday, August 19, 2019, Local members responded to a house fire at 6245 S. Humboldt Pl. in Centennial. Light smoke was visible from the attic vents when members arrived, and the residents had safely evacuated without injury. Members advanced a hose line to the 2nd floor and where a fire burning in the attic was quickly extinguished.
    ERN the Burn Family Event
    08/22/19 - IAFF Local 21
    ERN the BURN Family Event August 24th 8am-1pm Lake Phalen, Picnic Pavilion 7 Events to choose from ** City of Saint Paul Employees will earn 50 points for participating towards their wellbeing program ** * 5K Run- 8am Start * 5K Walk- 8:15am Start * Family Event Scavenger Hunt- 9am-11am * Boot Camp- 8:30am and 10am Start by G.Y.M.
    Membership Meeting
    08/21/19 - IAFF Local F-102
    All Hands,    A Membership Meeting is being scheduled for 04 September 2019, at Crash Fire Station 62, and will commence at 1730 hours. Listed below is a running agenda for the meeting. If you wish to have anything added to the agenda for consideration, please feel free to contact me.
    Western Welcome Week Parade
    08/19/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    From keeping everyone safe to joining in the fun, South Metro personnel enjoyed the Western Welcome Week Parade in Littleton, CO today. Local 2086 sponsored Children’s Parade kicked off the Main Street event with the South Metro Safety Foundation Engine ½ and Engine 11 leading the way. Judges included members of the SMFR Board of Directors and an Assistant Fire Chief.
    The IAFF Local 244 General Election will be held in December 2019 (Exact Date-TBD)
    08/19/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    Attention All Members: Nominations for the 2019 General Election officially open at the General Membership Meeting on September 12, 2019 and will close at the General Membership Meeting on November 14, 2019. In accordance with the Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters IAFF Local 244 Bylaws: Article X, Officer Elections, Section 4.
    2020 IAFF Local 244 Negotiating Teams
    08/19/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    Attention Members: At this time we are accepting letters of interest for the 2020 Negotiating Teams for both City and County Chapters. Please send the interest letters to President Cheney jcheneyiaff@gmail.com and cc your respective Chapter Vice Presidents. Letters are due by September 4, 2019.
    Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Firefighter Irvin Hansen
    08/19/19 - IAFF Local 21
    Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Firefighter Irvin Hansen.  Firefighter Hansen started on June 7, 1948 and retired on February 16, 1982. Funeral service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, August 20 at Lyngblomsten Chapel, 1415 Almond Ave, St. Paul. Visitation will be held prior to the funeral service from 9:30-11:00 am at Lyngblomsten Chapel.
    Register your foursome today for our 15th Annual Charity Fundraiser Golf Tournament!
    08/19/19 - IAFF 323
    August, 2019 - Book your foursome today for our 15th Annual Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society Golf Tournament taking place on Wednesday, September 11th at Burnaby's Riverway Golf Course.
    Engineer Kaiser Retirement
    08/16/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Congratulations to Engineer Dave Kaiser for 39 years of service to the South Metro community.  Enjoy your retirement! https://www.southmetro.
    Friday Update 8-16-19
    08/16/19 - IAFF Local 1014
    Firefighters Rescue Nine Ducklings from Catch Basin in Stamford
    08/14/19 - IAFF Local 786
    Stamford Engine 5 Firefighters Safely Remove Nine Ducklings and Escort Family Back to the Mill River.
    08/14/19 - UPFFA
    08/13/19 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    Brothers and Sisters, You should have received (or should receive shortly) a ballot for election to the Cambridge Retirement Board via US Postal Service. The election is for a board member for a three-year term from 10/1/2019 to 9/30/2022. Members may vote for one of the two candidates for election. Local 30's Executive Board has voted to endorse Local 30 member John R.
    FF Steven Bahr
    08/13/19 - IAFF Local 1403
    Metro Dade Firefighters Local 1403 regrets to announce the passing of Retired FF Steven Bahr on August 11, 2019. He just turned 70 this year as well. Steven proudly served MDFR for 30 years. He was hired 3/18/74 and retired in 6/30/04. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace. Services to be announced.
    Retired Chief Patrick Lyons
    08/13/19 - IAFF Local 1403
    Metro-Dade Firefighters Local 1403 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Chief Patrick Lyons on August 11, 2019. He just turned 70. Chief Lyons proudly served MDFR for 35 years. He was an avid mountain biker and frisbee golf player and lived his life to the fullest. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace. Services to be announced.
    Retired FF Michael McFall
    08/13/19 - IAFF Local 1403
    Metro Dade Firefighters Local 1403 regrets to announce the passing of Retired FF Michael McFall on August 11, 2019. He was surrounded by family. Mike retired in 2006 and was 63 ears old. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace.
    Notice of Election, Field Representative
    08/13/19 - IAFF 1826
    To all Local 1826 Members, Field Representative William Simpson has tendered his resignation effective January 1, 2020. Nominations for the position of Local 1826 Field Representative will be accepted at the August 29th, 2019 Local 1826 Bi-Monthly Meeting. Meeting is held at the SWFL International Airport Training Center, 15924 Air Cargo Lane, Ft. Myers, Fl. Meeting starts at 6:30PM.
    Franklin St. Vehicle vs. House
    08/12/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 5:40 a.m. on Monday August 12th, Local Members responded to a car vs. house accident at 7231 S. Franklin St. in Centennial. When crews arrived, they found a vehicle against the home and significant damage to one corner of the structure. The residents were home when the accident occurred and safely evacuated without injuries. Paramedics evaluated the driver of the car who was also uninjured.
    SPFD & SPFF 1st Annual Golf Tournament
    08/12/19 - IAFF Local 21
    08/12/19 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    Office Closure
    08/12/19 - Redmond Fire & Rescue
    Redmond Fire & Rescue will be closed during the lunch hour from 12:00-1:00 Monday through Friday August 12-16.  Please visit our main office from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm this week.
    Front End Loader Fire
    08/11/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 12:01 on August 9th, 2019 Local members responded to a reported commercial vehicle fire at 7120 S. Jordan Rd. in Centennial. Quint 35 arrived on scene and found a large CAT front end loader fully engulfed in fire.  Members were able to quickly extinguish the fire before it was able to spread.  No injuries were reported.
    Signs of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    08/09/19 - UPFFA
    Parkside Apartment Complex Fire.
    08/09/19 - IAFF Local 1164
    Parkside Apartment Complex Fire 3:30 AM on 8/10/19. Livonia Fire Department crews rescued two civilians who were trapped on the second floor and contained the fire to the original 2 units. No injuries reported . Photo Credit: Photographer Matt Zmuda. See Pictures Here. http://www.livoniafirefighters.com/index.cfm?zone=/unionactive/view_pics.
    Friday Update 8-9-19
    08/09/19 - IAFF Local 1014
    Meeting Location Changed
    08/08/19 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
    Monthly meetings will now be held at Vancostas Restaurant at the corner of Denbigh & Old Courthouse Way.
    2nd Annual Mental Health Awareness Golf Event
    08/07/19 - IAFF Local 42
    Download the Registration Form here.
    Paramedic Hansford Retirement
    08/07/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Congratulations to Paramedic Troy Hansford for 30 years with South Metro Fire Rescue! We wish him all the best in his next life chapter. https://www.southmetro.
    August 2019 General Membership Meetings
    08/07/19 - International Association of Firefighters
    Our next Union meetings will be on Wednesday, August 7th and Thursday, August 8th. Both meetings will take place at The Cabin (on the patio, behind the fireplace) on Route 33 in Freehold and start at 1700 sharp. Please make every effort to attend.
    Membership Information Update
    08/07/19 - IAFF Local 1403
    During the up-coming weeks, Local 1403 will begin the process of updating its membership database in an effort to continue improving our communication with our members. Local 1403 is looking to utilize modern platforms that facilitate getting information out to large groups.
    Town Hall with New Base Commander
    08/07/19 - IAFF Local F283
    The new base commander will be having two town halls. I attached the dates and times below, hope to see you there.
    2019 Ct. United Ride Press Release
    08/06/19 - UPFFA
    2019 Ct.
    West Powers Ave Structure Fire
    08/06/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    On the evening of Monday August 5th, Local 2086 and 1309 members responded to a house fire in the 3400 block of West Powers Avenue in Littleton. While crews were enroute smoke was already visible from a distance. Upon arrival members encountered heavy smoke conditions and confirmed with the occupants that everyone safely evacuated.
    August 15, 2019 - Special Meeting
    08/05/19 - IAFF Local 2980
    Due to several pressing matters the Executive Board has found it necessary to schedule a special meeting.
    South Olathe Cir. Structure Fire
    08/05/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    On August 2nd, 2019 at approximately 16:18 Local members responded to a reported residential structure fire at 5009 S. Olathe Circle. Engine 22, stationed a block away, arrived within minutes of the call and found a deck burning behind the residence. Members made quick work of the fire and forced entered into the home to check for extension, and the rest of the alarm as cancelled.
    8th Annual Guns And Hoses Golf Tournament
    08/05/19 - IAFF Local 21
    We are excited to announce that the 8th Annual Guns And Hoses Golf Tournament will be held at Prestwick Golf Club located in Woodbury on Tuesday September 17th.
    Highland Games Tug Of War 2019
    08/05/19 - IAFF Local 1164
    2019 Tug of War team: Samson, Dash, Keen, JD, Audette, DiLernia, McKee, Parkin, Graff, Gilbert, Romine, Hewitt. We pulled hard but fell to the Marines in the first round.
    Discounted hotel rooms for the IAFF Memorial/ Colorado Rockies Game
    08/05/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good morning and happy Monday, the Annual IAFF fallen firefighter memorial is coming up quickly and we have a link and phone number you can call to reserve a room at the Colorado Springs Marriot for Friday Sept 20th-Sunday the 22nd. Rooms are $149 and more memorial details will follow soon but the discounted room rates are only good until August 21st, so don’t wait. 1.800.932.
    Passing of Charter Member Captain Arthur K. Daly Jr.
    08/05/19 - International Association of Firefighters
    IAFF Local F-147 regrets to announce the passing of Captain Arthur K. Daly Jr. age 83 passed away on Friday August 2, 2019 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune. He was born in Neptune and lived there and in W. Belmar most of his life. Art served his country as a member of the 505 Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 1953-1956. Art is a member of the P.G.A.
    2019 Randall Atkinson Memorial Academic Scholarship
    08/03/19 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
    All members- We are experiencing difficulties on the CPFF Foundation website with the 2019-2020 application for the Randall Atkinson Memorial Academic Scholarship. Until we can get that up and running again, please use the following email until we can get the site back up. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
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