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Golf Tournament 2015
04/01/15 - IAFF Local 892
It's that time of year again! The Local 892 12th Annual Fallen Firefighter Fund Golf Tournament will be held Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at the Norwich Golf Course. The cost is $120 per player and we are accepting foursomes only.  If you are interested in playing in the tournament or supporting us by donation or sponsor, please see and download the attatched fliers. RSVP by June 1, 2015.
FF License Plates
04/01/15 - Arvada Professional Fire FIghters Association, IAFF Local 4056
Brother McChesney from Local 4056 alongside the CPFF and fellow firefighters helped successfuly pass a Bill into Law approving Firefighter License Plates. Picutred here with Governer Owens signing the Bill.
Ohio Firefighter Dies From Injuries During Rescue Effort
04/01/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
A 29-year veteran firefighter died "a hero" Thursday from injuries he suffered while searching for people to rescue from a burning Cincinnati apartment building, authorities said.Daryl Gordon, 54, was removed from the building by stretcher after falling down an elevator shaft and died at a hospital, officials said.
Explanation of Pension/DROP Check Changes (April 1, 2015)
04/01/15 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
Due to the city's Bankruptcy, the Plan of Adjustment (POA) calls for a 55% reduction on COLA.  This reduction took effect on retirees/DROP participants April 1, 2015 check. The adjustment is retro back to July 1, 2014.  Your check will remain constant until July 1, 2015.
Hanover CBA Added
04/01/15 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Vaughn David Witt
04/01/15 - San Luis Obispo City Firefighters Local 3523
Congratulations to James and Emily Witt on the birth of baby boy Vaughn David.  He was born on March 27th at approx 5pm. 8lbs 12 oz and 21" long.  Mom and Vaughn are home recovering.  Flowers have been sent on behalf of L3523.  James is busy caring for the 3 girls (4 girls).
Vaughn David Witt
04/01/15 - San Luis Obispo City Firefighters Local 3523
Congratulations to Jimmy and Emily Witt on the birth of their baby boy Vaughn David.  He was born on March 27 at 5 pm. 8lbs 12oz 21".  Flowers have been sent on behalf of L3523.
Fresno Fire Captain
04/01/15 - San Luis Obispo City Firefighters Local 3523
Brothers and Sisters, As many of you know Fire Captain Pete Dern was critically injured while battling a fire in Fresno California.  Captain Dern was leading his crew across the roof to provide ventilation for interior crews.  The roof gave way and he fell throught the roof and into the fire.
Members of Honor Guard escort retiree to final resting place
03/31/15 - IAFF Local 772
March 31, 2015 Members of our Honor Guard gave Firefighter Honors today for retired Bangor Fire member, James McDonald. Members were asked by the family to be the pallbearers. We also presented the family with a flag folded from the casket, provided him with the final tolls on the bell and Amazing Grace on the bagpipes.
Union Meeting 4/15
03/31/15 - Longmont Professional Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 1806
Hockey Schedule
03/31/15 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
Structure Fire at , 1818 Evergreen Park Drive
03/31/15 - Olympia Fire Fighters
OFD Annual Softball Tourney
03/31/15 - Olympia Fire Fighters
L51 Support opportunity
03/31/15 - IAFF Local 51
Brothers and Sisters, Sorry for this late notice but we were just asked by our nursing brothers and sisters if we can come out and support them on their time of need. We need to show our support to other Labor unions and show that we are strong!. Here is the information we got a few minutes ago. Fwd: I'm passing this info on in support of the Nursing staff at Las Palmas Hospital.
Trade Request
03/31/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Brother Brian King recently injured his right knee while skiing and will be having ACL reconstruction surgery. Brian is on E-11 A shift (Monday KD) and is looking for donated trades from April 6th - Aug 6th. If you would like to donate a trade to Brian King, contact him at Station 11 (303-698-4925) or on his cell phone 303-886-3928.
Busy Month For NLFD
03/31/15 - New London Fire Fighters
It's been a busy month for the members of the NLFD. 3/18- 73 Riverview Ave 2nd Alarm  value-135,900 3/19- 101 Blinman St (Garage Fire) value-127,900 3/24- 175 Hawthorne Drive (2 rescued) value-over 1 million 3/25- 191 Jefferson Ave.
Notice of Bus Cancellation
03/31/15 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO THE LACK OF PARTICIPATION, THE UNION/FUND SPONSORED BUS TRANSPORTATION TO CINCINNATI, OHIO FOR THE FUNERAL OF FALLEN BROTHER DARYL GORDON HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Anyone wishing to attend the funeral on their own, the Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, 325 W. 8th Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.
JOBS: Adrian Firefighter
03/31/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
The Adrian Fire Department is seeking candidates for the position of firefighter.
Sterling Heights Fire Department welcomes six new firefighters
03/31/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
"If you're going to learn, learn from the best." That was the message Sterling Heights Fire Chief Chris Martin delivered March 17 prior to swearing in six individuals as firefighters with the Sterling Heights Fire Department.
Battle of the Bars
03/31/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Battle of the Bars, a fundraiser for the CHaD Battle of the Badges game. Fire will represent the Shaskeen and police will represent Strange Brew.
Lateral FF/Paramedic Hiring
03/30/15 - Cunningham Fire Fighters
Job Announcement Lateral Firefighter/Paramedic Closing Deadline: April 20, 2015 Cunningham Fire Protection District is currently accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/ Paramedic.
April 7, 2015 Primary Election Endorsements
03/30/15 - IAFF Local 42
2015 Firefighter Awards Banquet
03/30/15 - Crowley Professional FireFighters Association
CPFFA's first annual Firefighter Awards Banquet was a success. Congratulations to the following personnel for receiving department awards: Officer of the Year - Lt.
Your Next General Membership Meeting
03/30/15 - IAFF Local 2928
.Wednesday April 1st at 09:00 AM
Lt. Gene Dube Retires After 32 Years
03/30/15 - Holyoke Firefighters IAFF Local 1693
The Holyoke Firefighters Local 1693 would like to congratulate Lt. Gene Dube on his recent retirement. Lt. Dube started his career as a Holyoke Firefighter on February 28, 1983 and worked his last day on March 12, 2015.
Funeral Service for Fallen Cincinnati Brother Daryl Gordon
03/30/15 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
Daryl Gordon  Local Number: L0048 City, State: Cincinnati, OH The Detroit Fire Fighters Association and the Detroit Firemen’s Fund Association are teaming up to secure roundtrip bus transportation for any members interested in attending the Funeral Service for Cincinnati, OH (IAFF Local 48) Driver/Operator Daryl E.
Oregon Firefighters Unite Against Cancer
03/30/15 - Oregon State Fire Fighters Council
Unite Against Cancer March 25, 2015 -  the Oregon State Fire Fighters Council (OSFFC) joined OHSU Knight Cancer Institute researcher Lisa Coussens, Ph.D., her colleagues and representatives from Unite for the Knight to celebrate a gift of $21,000 to the Knight Cancer Challenge.
City Outlook Email Changes
03/30/15 - IAFF Local 21
The City has made changes to the email system that requires a new URL location.  To access follow the instructions below. 1. Launch Outlook web at,  https://www.outlook.com/stpaul.gov      *if prompted for credentials:                a. for the USERNAME, enter your email address (e.g.
MDA GOLF TOURNAMENT
03/30/15 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
  26th Annual Denton Fire Fighter MDA Golf Classic      THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015   THE GOLF CLUB AT CHAMPIONS CIRCLE ACROSS FROM TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY   Golfers Package $125 Includes round of golf, green fees & cart, goody bag, food, beverages and T-Shirt.   BONUS: Free round of golf to every player! Enter as a team or individually.
2015 Awards Banquet Video
03/30/15 - Crowley Professional FireFighters Association
This is an amazing slideshow presentation that one of our members, William Mercer, created for us during our first Annual Awards Banquet held on March 27th, 2015. We are extremely proud of all the man hours and hard work William did for our fellow firefighters are their families. Thank you again Will.
Grand Opening of the New Burke Mountain Fire Hall
03/28/15 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
On March 28, 2015, the City of Coquitlam officially opened the new Burke Mountain Firehall. The over 17,000 square foot, energy-efficient facility is built to 1.5 times post disaster standards and will serve the growing Burke Mountain community now and into the future. http://www.coquitlam.
2015 Primary Election Endorsements
03/28/15 - Fort Wayne Professional Firefighters
March 28th UPDATE
03/28/15 - IAFF Local 1014
A lot happening right now! We realize you have been inundated with informative e-mails lately; hopefully you are not overwhelmed. Your Executive Board is handling many issues right now and we want to make sure you are well informed. The last two weeks have been exceptionally busy.
Bossier City L-1051 - 5th Annual Vernon Gobert MDA Golf Tournament
03/28/15 - PFFA
Covington Firefighters Associations 3rd Annual Golf Open
03/28/15 - PFFA
Annual Golf Outing
03/27/15 - IAFF Local 2493
Our annual golf outing is back on! If you are interested in putting together a foursome, or if your business would like to sponsor a whole; here are the details.  Date:     June 19th, 2015  Course: Paxon Hollow Golf Club Time:     8:00AM Shotgun Start Cost:     $130 to golf / $50 for a Hole sponsorship.
Reminder: MFR Training Modules Available on this Site!
03/27/15 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
Attention All Active DFFA Members! REMINDER:  DFFA OFFERS NEW TRAINING TO HELP WITH MFR In an effort to help members successfully pass the MFR program, the DFFA has partnered with Kaplan University to assist in that process.  We are offering online MFR training modules through our web site.
2015 CFD RETIREE REUNION
03/27/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
03/27/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
The winner for today's payday raffle is Dave Frank,District 7 A-Shift . Congratulations to Dave! Registration is now open for the 28th Annual Burn Camp Golf Tournament to be played May 15th, 2015 at Fox Hollow Golf Course. Go to www.denverburnfoundation.org for more details and registration. Thanks to everyone for your continued support.
Benefit for One of Our Own
03/27/15 - IAFF Local 4405
For all you fishermen and fisherwomen out there, there will be a fishing tournament on May 9th in Del Rio. The proceeds will go to help one of our members affected with Cancer.  The 2015 recipient is Aaron (Hooter) Hughes. He has been fighting metastic squamous cell  carcinoma cancer for the past year of his life.
Condolences for L-48
03/27/15 - IAFF Local 3666
Local 3666 would like to send our condolences to Local 48 Cincinnati Firefighters on hearing about the death of Firefighter Daryl Gordon. FF Gordon was killed in the line of duty yesterday morning March 26th. See Cincinnati Firefighters Union page for further details. Rest Easy. http://iafflocal48.org/index.cfm.
Bridgeport Sound Tigers – 1st Responders Day
03/26/15 - UPFFA
Bridgeport Sound Tigers Host 3rd Annual 1st Responders Day!!  Sunday, April 19th -3pm (Doors Open @ 2:00PM) FLYER ATTACHED.
March 26, 2015:
03/26/15 - UPFFA
Thinking about going back to school? Kaplan University can help you shorten your path to a degree.
Hero's Hockey Game and After Party
03/26/15 - CFFA
Please come out to Time Warner Cable Arena this Sunday March 29th at 1pm for the annual Fire and Medic Vs CMPD And Mecklenburg County Sherriff hockey game following the Checkers Game.  Come on out and support a great cause!!! Also, after the game come on down to the Palmer Building for the after party with Beverages from SUgar Creek Brewing and Pizza from Hawthornes.
Lincoln Park brings in 3 new firefighters to fill recent vacancies
03/26/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
According to interim Fire Chief Al Dyer, the three men are filling recent vacancies in the department after several firefighters left for new job opportunities this year. A fourth addition is in the works now, he added, which will bring the department to a staff of 18, still down from 36 in 2008.
Cities seek SAFER grants to more add firefighters
03/26/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Westland and Wayne are each seeking additional firefighters to be funded through a federal grant.
Arsonist Denied Parole
03/26/15 - Sacramento Area Fire Fighters
We are proud to announce that on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, the California State Parole Board voted to DENY parole for Arsonist Mario Catanio. In l98l, Mr. Catanio was paid to set fire to a North Hollywood restaurant as part of an insurance fraud scheme. In the course of fighting that fire, eight Los Angeles City Firefighters were injured and one, Thomas Taylor, lost his life.
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