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Local 76 Christmas Party
11/20/18 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
11/20/18 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters has received word from several of our Locals throughout the state that citizens in their area are also receiving these calls. The Missouri State Council of Firefighters nor any of our Locals within the state are participating in any telemarketing fund raising.
DFM Promotion
11/20/18 - IAFF Local 801
Congratulations go out to the DFD's newest Deputy Fire Marshal Heather Anderson.  DFM Anderson was promoted from B Group Fire Lieutenant to the position of Deputy Fire Marshal in a ceremony at City Hall's Council Chambers on November 13, 2018.  DFM Anderson is a 19 year veteran of the DFD.
Captain Promotion
11/20/18 - IAFF Local 801
Congratulations go out to the DFD's newest Fire Captain, Eric Handau.  Captain Handau was promoted in a ceremony in City Hall's Council Chambers on November 13, 2018.  Captain Handau was promoted from his previous position of Deputy Fire Marshal.  Captain Handau is a 25 year veteran and former Local 801 E-Board representative, who will now serve as Fire Captain on B Group.
Local 1014 Election Extended to 11-27-18
11/19/18 - IAFF Local 1014
2019 Station Bid Test
11/17/18 - IAFF Local 2754
2019 Station Bid Test Only
Peoria St. MVA
11/17/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
On the afternoon of Saturday, November 17th, Local members responded to a traffic accident at Peoria Street and Caley Avenue in Centennial. After 2 cars collided in the intersection one of them left the roadway and came to rest on a metal fence, teetering above a storm water pond.
Datura St. Multi Family Structure Fire
11/17/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 5:19 a.m. on Saturday, November 17th, Local members responded to an apartment fire at 5829 South Datura Street. Littleton Police Officers were first to arrive on scene at the 6-story senior housing building and immediately began assisting and rescuing residents.
Cora St. Structure Fire
11/17/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 7:42 p.m. on Friday, November 16th, Local members and several mutual aid partners battled a fully engulfed house fire on Cora Street in Kellytown, located near Highway 85 and Louvires Avenue. First arriving Engine 40 observed flames coming all the doors and windows and began fire suppression.
Membership Meeting
11/17/18 - IAFF Local F-102
All Hands,    A Membership meeting has been scheduled for 01 December 2018 at Crash Station 62 and will commence at 1730 Hours. A running agenda shall be created upon the Union website calendar for all to review. Please be advised that due to cancellation of RingCentral platform only members in personal attendance will have a vote.
Presidents Meeting
11/17/18 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters will conduct its next Presidents Meeting on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Missouri State FOP Lodge, located at 715 Jefferson Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101.
California Wildfire Disaster Relief for IAFF Members
11/17/18 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Help Us Help Our IAFF Brothers and Sisters who lost their own homes to the Wildfires in California. Make an Online Donation here.
Lake Ozark Benevolent Fund Raffle
11/17/18 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
To purchase tickets please contact Michelle Kauten, Secretary of Lake Ozark Fire Protection District via Phone: 573.365.3380 or E-mail:
Friday Update 11-16-18
11/16/18 - IAFF Local 1014
Raffle for Curt Mohr
11/16/18 - IAFF Local 135
This money will go to Curt Mohr to help with his medical expenses. Please pass the word.
Lone Tree MVA with Extrication
11/15/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 1:44 p.m. on Thursday, November 15th, Members responded to numerous 911 reports of a traffic collision involving a rollover with entrapment at Lincoln Avenue and Park Meadows Drive in Lone Tree. The scene was spread out across the intersection and involved 4 vehicles, one of which was on its roof with a person trapped inside.
November 2019 General Membership Meetings
11/15/18 - International Association of Firefighters
Our next Union meetings will take place on Thursday, November 29th and Friday, November 30th at The Cabin on Route 33 in Freehold. Both meetings will start at 1700 sharp and take place on the patio (back room behind the fireplace). Please make every effort to attaned at least on meeting. See you there.
Swearing In
11/15/18 - Portsmouth Professional Fire Fighters
At the November 13th Fire Commission meeting, three Probationary Firefighters were sworn in as Permanent members of the department.  Terrence Bedell, Gregory Tufts, and Nicholas Haskell completed a year long probationary period choke full of training and indoctrination.  Well done gentlemen.
Fire Fighters Local 311’s response to City of Verona’s “implementation plan” & Notice of filing formal charges with PFC
11/15/18 - IAFF Local 311
Last night, the City of Verona issued a press release that detailed a multi-point implementation plan to address Local 311’s complaints and the condemning report by the Riseling Group. The City claims to have “acted” on this plan on October 10, 2018. Local 311 takes exception with this claim.
1014 Election Bulletin
11/14/18 - IAFF Local 1014
11/14/18 - IAFF Local 1403
Another C.B.E. event brought to you by YOUR Brotherhood Initiative and YOUR Local 1403. Monday November 19th (A shift) Contract discussion and Q&A starts at 7pm.  Immediately following we will shift over to Monday Night Football @ YOUR Union Hall. Kickoff is at 8:15pm Food, refreshments and that good old brotherhood and sisterhood we all look for.
11/13/18 - IAFF Local 51
On October the 28th Lt. Rafael Rafolo Rodriguez passed away from cancer.  It's with a heavy heart that we share this news with you. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family and we wish them our condolences.   Please join us, Funeral Services  Mass at St. Mark's Catholic Church.  11700 Pebble Hills at Saul Kleinfeld.
Independent investigation reveals gross mismanagement of the City of Verona Fire Department under Chief Joseph Giver
11/13/18 - IAFF Local 311
After receiving reports of inappropriate behavior, harassment, and hostile work environment by a member of the City of Verona Fire Department command staff, Fire Fighters Local 311, who represents the full-time City of Verona fire fighters, requested the city conduct an independent investigation into these allegations. The City of Verona leadership, in a good-faith response to the union’s concerns, hired The Riseling Group to conduct the neutral-party investigation into the allegations. The City also asked the Riseling Group to examine the workplace culture in the Verona Fire Department.
Governor Elect Ned Lamont
11/12/18 - UPFFA
November 10, 2018: Greenwich Fire Fighters, Local 1042 Retirement Party
11/12/18 - UPFFA
Greenwich Fire Fighters, Local 1042 November 10, 2018, Retirement Party [Picture L-R: Peter S.
Orlando Employee Discounts
11/11/18 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
The PPFFA is happy to partner with Orlando Employee Discounts. Save Up To 35% On Your Orlando Vacation! Orlando Employee Discounts offers Exclusive Pricing on Hotels & Vacation Homes in or nearby Disney World and Universal Studios Orlando.
Happy Veterans Day
11/11/18 - IAFF Local 739
Happy Veterans Day Happy Veterans Day to all of our Veterans.  For those who have, and continue to serve we say Thank You!   Enjoy your day.
Thank You
11/10/18 - IAFF Local 2866
The Fayetteville Firefighters Local 2866 would like to thank everyone who help support one of our fund raisers in the last couple of months. If you rode in our Poker Run or bought a shirt from our tent at Bikes, Blues, and BBQ.
Assistance for Members in Fire-Affected Areas
11/10/18 - IAFF Local 1014
Upcoming Member Orientation Classes
11/10/18 - MPFFU
On November 28th and December 3rd, the MPFFU will be offering member orientation classes in Dearborn Michigan.  These classes will begin at 10 am and conclude by 1 pm.
Santa Express 2018
11/10/18 - IAFF Local 1426
The Santa Express 2018 is now full.
Effects of Administrative Betrayal in the FD
11/10/18 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
A well written, researched article about the negative effects on a department caused by an admin’s failure. Anything stand out?
Skin Cancer Screenings
11/09/18 - IAFF Local 739
Skin Cancer Screenings On Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 5 to 9 PM, Dr Christine Kannler, sister of Chelsea FF Pete Kannler who passed away from Occupational Cancer will be at the Broadway Firehouse offering free skin cancer screenings for members of Local 739.  All members are strongly encouraged to attend and participate in this quick, private screening.
2018 Connecticut Election Day Recap
11/09/18 - UPFFA
Connecticut Election Day Recap Tuesday November 6, 2018 was a great day for CONNECTICUT Fire Fighters with the election of many of our endorsed candidates.  Over the past year the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters of Connecticut your state affiliate of the IAFF met with national and statewide candidates for office from our U.S.
Friday Update 11-9-18
11/09/18 - IAFF Local 1014
Brother Kevin O'Connell
11/09/18 - Henrico Professional Firefighters Association
Brother Kevin O'Connell's Funeral Service and Visitation Visitation: Monday November 12, 8:30am-10:30am Morrissett Funeral Home  6500 Iron Bridge Road Richmond, VA 23234 (Chesterfield County) Funeral: Monday November 12, 4:00pm West End Assembly of God 401 N. Parham Road Richmond, VA 23229 (Henrico County) Donations will be accepted by two options.
Station 4 Apparel
11/09/18 - IAFF Local 21
Station 4 apparel for sale, pre-order only, pre-pay only, will make a great Christmas Present!! Short Sleeve T-shirts are $20, Long Sleeve T-shirts are $25 and Hooded Sweatshirts are $30. Any questions contact Andy Bieze Squad 1-B  To order CLICK ON THIS LINK.
SPFF and Amazon Smiles
11/08/18 - IAFF Local 21
You shop. Amazon gives. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at
Engineer Joel Martin Retires from NFD
11/08/18 - IAFF Local 4416
Local 4416 offers congratulations to NFD Engineer Joel Martin on his retirement.  Brother Martin served NFD for over 21 years as a Firefighter/EMT, retiring as an Engineer from station 77-B.
I-25 MVA/Haz-Mat
11/08/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 8:48 p.m. on Sunday November 4th, Local 2164 members responded to a semi accident on the northbound off-ramp from I-25 to Belleview Avenue in Greenwood Village. The semi struck a highway barrier resulting in a violent crash that ejected the motor and destroyed the truck. Miraculously the driver safely exited the cab uninjured and no other vehicles were involved.
Caggiano Scholarship
11/07/18 - IAFF Local 739
Pasquale Caggiano Scholarship The application period for the annual Pasquale Caggiano Scholarship is now open until Friday December 14, 2018.  All graduating high school seniors are eligible if applying to a two or four year college.  For more info have your student visit their Guidance Office for this and other scholarships they may be eligible for.
IAFF Local 77 Motorcycle Raffle
11/07/18 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Missouri Professional Firefighter License Plates
11/07/18 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
At this week’s MSCFF Presidents Meeting the floor voted to proceed with the MISSOURI PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS plates. Below is a mockup of the plates and the steps for a person to obtain the Missouri Professional Firefighter plates. This applies to any applicant after the plates go into production.
Congratulations to Local 1826 Endorsed Candidates
11/07/18 - IAFF 1826
To all Local 1826 Members, Congratulations to the following Local 1826 endorsed candidates in their victories at the polls: 1. Ed Hooper, Senate Seat 16. 2. Matt Willhite, House District 86. 3. Cecil Pendergrass, Lee County Commission Seat 2. 4. Andy Solis, Collier County Commission District 2. 5. Penny Taylor, Collier County Commission District 4. 6.
IAFF Local 244 Christmas Party
11/06/18 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Get your tickets for the IAFF Local 244 Christmas Party!  We will celebrate Christmas and honor our members for Firefighter of the Year (City & County) and Outstanding Leadership on Friday December 14, 2018 at Hyatt Regency Downtown Albuquerque. Tickets are $25.
November 6th Elections
11/05/18 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
Just a reminder for tomorrow's vote if you have not already cast your ballot. Please remember the CPFF supports those that support us.
PTSD Series with Corey Rose
11/05/18 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
Corey Rose has been working with 9News on series about PTSD, and the air-times are below.  We encourage you all to watch the series and share with anyone else you know that may be interested. Thanks.

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Local 1014 Election Extended to 11-27-18
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