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    June 6, 2016 MPFFU Executive Board Meeting Minutes
    06/25/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
    Session Wrap-Up
    06/25/16 - IAFF local 3704
    Brothers and Sisters,  The 2016 Regular Legislative Session concluded on June 6, 2016. The state legislative team along with you the members were able to keep SB-3 by Senator Peacock (RETIREMENT/FIREFIGHTERS? :  Provides benefits for members hired on or after January 1, 2017. (6/30/16) (EG DECREASE APV) from gaining any traction.
    COLA Increase for Retirees
    06/24/16 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
    Members, Local 76 is happy to announce that the Somerville Retirement Board voted this week to approve a 3% COLA for a new base of $13,000 . Not much but the max we can allow.
    Cpt. Pesula Arrangements
    06/24/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
    Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire Captain Dan Pesula Local 3264 Hooksett, New Hampshire    It is with great sadness to report the death of Captain Dan Pesula, IAFF Local 3264.
    8 New Lieutenants
    06/23/16 - IAFF Local 925 (Peabody Firefighters)
    Meeting Cancelled
    06/23/16 - IAFF Local 2180
    The meeting with our legal team scheduled this Friday (6/24) to discuss FLSA payment is CANCELLED.
    Seattle Sounders Firefighter Day
    06/23/16 - IAFF Local F283
    Brothers and Sisters, The Seattle Sounders are hosting a firefighter appreciation night. It's happening on September 17. If you are interested, let me know. If there's enough interest I will be able to get a group rate and we can coordinate to all sit together. I think this is going to be a really fun event.
    Cat Country 98.1 & Creek Entertainment Salute First Responders
    06/23/16 - Boston Fire Fighters
    IAFF Local 103 Memorial Ride
    06/22/16 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
    National Child Identifacation Program
    06/22/16 - IAFF Local 1164
    A few weeks ago it was announced that the MPFFU would partner with the National Child ID Program and the Detroit Lions to provide over 1 million ID kits to children across the great state of Michigan.  We appreciate all of our locals looking to join us in this effort, but this call to action is limited to the first 30 locals that answer this call.
    KSCFF Endorses Candidates
    06/21/16 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
    The Kansas State Council of Firefighters at their 71st annual meeting made the following endorsements for the IAFF convention.  These were unanamous endorsements.
    4th of July Denver Fire Flag T-shirts
    06/21/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Hello all members, Proud Americans, and Patriarchs.  We are proud to announce the arrival of the Local 858 Denver Fire American flag t-shirts just in time for the 4th of July! These shirts are available @ the Union hall weekdays from 8am-3pm and can be worn on duty Saturday July 2nd (A-shift), Sunday July 3rd (B-shift), and Monday July 4th (shift).
    Upcoming Event for Local 2687
    06/21/16 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
    Elitches Discount for 858 members and family
    06/20/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Hello 858!  Here is a link for Elitch discount tickets, season passes, and food deals good for the whole summer.  Juts click the link below, purchase, print, and have the funnest day of your life!!!! http://tinyurl.
    30 Gun - 30 Day Fundraiser
    06/20/16 - IAFF Local 367
    Tickets on sale now. See a member for a ticket or call/text 903-244-7531to get instructions to pay by debit or credit card.
    Gillette Carnival / L-21 Family Picnic
    06/20/16 - IAFF Local 21
    Gillette Childrens Carnival Just a friendly reminder that the Gillette Carnival is this Wednesday!  Set up 9 am / Carnival 10-1:30 / clean up afterwords The more the merrier! Family can come too! If people could park in the East Ramp to help out with extra traffic that would be greatly appreciated (not the same ramp as Carnival).
    Membership Meeting
    06/19/16 - IAFF Local F-102
    All Hands,    There will be a normal Membership Union Meeting scheduled for 03 Jul 2016 at Crash Station 62 & will commence at 1730 hours. Listed on the Union website calendar is a running agenda for the meeting. If you have any item(s) you wish to add to the agenda please contact me. Hope to see you all there.
    IAFF/AFD Collective Bargaining Agreement Ratification - June 2016
    06/18/16 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    The IAFF Local 244 City Chapter Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) has been tentatively agreed upon (TA'd) with the City of Albuquerque. The ratification vote will take place on Monday, June 27, 2016 from 7:00am -7:00pm in accordance with Article II, Section 2 and Article XI, Sections 1, 2 & 5 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws.
    Susan O'Neil Selected As SPFF Executive Director
    06/17/16 - Saint Paul Fire Foundation
    The Saint Paul Fire Foundation is pleased to announce the hiring of Susan O'Neil as our new Executive Director.  Susan has an extensive history in the non profit sector both in Saint Paul and greater Minnesota.  She will be replacing the founder of the SPFF, Steve Shapira who has served as interim Executive Director for the past 6 months.  Welcome aboard Susan.
    Memorial stair climb 2016
    06/17/16 - National Capital Federal Firefighters
    Local 3444 Supports Fort Myers Highschool Cheer Team!
    06/17/16 - IAFF Local 3444
    Local 3444 is supporting the local Fort Myers Highschool Cheer Team! for their upcoming invitational on August 29, 2015! Good luck to you!!!! The below custom LOGO will be displayed on the 2016 Banner throughout the entire football season.
    GermanFest / Nails & Ales
    06/17/16 - IAFF Local 21
         It's Germanfest MN this weekend! German Food, Beer, Music and Art at this family friendly festival (free to attend). We'll be near the main tent running our Ales and Nails game, with all of the proceeds going to support our mission. Go to www.germanfestmn.org to learn more.
    June 17th Weekend update - Father's Day/Dodgers/Bear Classic
    06/17/16 - IAFF Local 1014
    06/17/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
    06/17/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Happy Payday! The winner for today’s Payday Raffle is Jordan Fender, Engine 12 A-shift. Congratulations Jordan! Thank you for your continued support! The next drawing will be Friday July 1st.
    District 9 Information
    06/17/16 - IAFF 1826
    Support for Massachusetts Nurse Association
    06/17/16 - Boston Fire Fighters
    Read the attached PDF file for Boston Fire Fighters Local 718 support of the Massachusetts Nurse Association.
    June 16, 2016: Ct. Board of Mediation & Arbitration Filing Fee Increase
    06/16/16 - UPFFA
    As of this date, the Board of Mediation and Arbitration, (Board), has been advised that starting July 1, 2016, the filing fee for grievance arbitration has increased to $200.00 per party. Therefore, each demand for the grievance arbitration services of the Board shall be accompanied by a $200.
    Summer Safety Tips
    06/16/16 - IAFF Local 902
    Here are some tips to stay safe this summer.
    CPFF Convention
    06/15/16 - IAFF Local #1945
    Three of your Local 1945 E-board members just returned from a 2 day CPFF convention hosted by Local 5 in Colorado Springs. This is a meeting where most locals from the state gather to receive a state of the union address, visit and network with other locals, and get some insight on what issues other locals are facing, have faced and what they learned.
    From the MC rally
    06/15/16 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
    “I am grateful to share my time and efforts with the firefighters.  You are the best role models for me and others who face dire challenges.  Each day you sacrifice everything to help others.  During the most difficult situations, you show strength, bravery and kindness.  I hope in my lifetime that I can be more like you.
    Ballot Initiative for Dues Increase - June 2016
    06/14/16 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
    At the June Union meeting a ballot initiative was moved to raise the Local's dues. This ballot is available in the Online Voting tab June 15th 0900 hours to June 24th 1700 hours.
    Local 1431 Battalion Chief Shop Steward Ballot - June 2016
    06/14/16 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
    At the June Union meeting nominations for Shop Stewards occurred which has a contested race for the Battalion Chief Shop Steward that requires a ballot for all members to vote on in order to determine the successful candidate for the July 1, 2017 appointment.  The ballot is available June 15th 0900 hours to June 24th at 1700 hours.
    2016 Run/Walk To Remember
    06/14/16 - Saint Paul Fire Foundation
    The Saint Paul Fire Foundation and the Minnesota Fire Service Foundation are pleased to announce their partnership for the Run/Walk to Remember.  The 5K charity event will be held as part of the annual Minnesota Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service on Sunday, September 25th, 2016.  Start time is 08:30.
    May 2016 Meeting Minutes
    06/14/16 - Asheville Fire Fighters Association
    Livonia Spree 66
    06/14/16 - IAFF Local 1164
    Come out to the Livonia Spree 66 at ford field and stop by The Livonia Firefighters Charity Pizza Tent for lunch and help us support our Charity's. - Tues.6/21 4pm-11pm - Spree open.  - Wed.6/22 2pm-11pm - Spree open - Thur.6/23 2pm-11pm - Spree open - Fri.6/24 2pm-11pm - Spree open - Sat.6/25 12pm-11pm - Spree open - Sun.
    Texarkana, Texas Firefighters Association Press Release
    06/13/16 - IAFF Local 367
    June 13, 2016 Texarkana, Texas Firefighters Association Press Release Texarkana’s professional fire fighters are highly trained and committed to being first on the scene of any emergency and doing whatever it takes to save lives and property. Even if that means putting their own lives on the line.
    Local 718 members in Orlando
    06/13/16 - Boston Fire Fighters
    Local 282 Scholarship Winners & NYSPFFA Scholarship Winners
    06/13/16 - Buffalo Professional Firefighters Assoc.
    Buffalo Professional Firefighters Local 282 has once again given out scholarships for dependents of Members.  This year there are 6 scholarships given, three for $1,000 and three for $500. Congratulations goes out to Jacob Victor (Son of Lt. John Victor, L15, 2nd), Julia Pietromicca (Daughter of Lt.
    Thank You from Mike Diaz
    06/12/16 - IAFF Local 2180
    Dear Local 2180 Members, Please join us this Thursday evening at La Bellas Pizzeria. Mike Diaz would like to offer up a sincere thank you for all the work that was put in for his Candidacy for District 4 Councilmember. We still have plenty of work to do and we will be needing all members participation in the upcoming November elections.
    Water Safety This Summer
    06/11/16 - IAFF Local F-273
     Summer is officially started! Woohoo.
    Local 3169 Executive Board in Jacksonville
    06/11/16 - IAFF Local 3169
    Local 3169 Executive Board are currently in Jacksonville for the 72nd Florida Professional Firefighters convention.  Your board will be gaining and gleaning from the other departments from around the State of Florida.  As a reminder, our regular Union meeting scheduled for Monday July 4th will be postponed or cancelled.
    Retirement Party
    06/11/16 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
    Hanover L-3288 Golf Tournament
    06/10/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
    The 7th Annual Professional Fire Fighters of Hanover Golf Tournament will be taking place Friday, August 26th at 8:30am at the Hanover Country Club.
    Notice/Update on Injured Member Lt. David McLeod
    06/10/16 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
    WFD Recruits Graduate From Mass Fire Academy
    06/10/16 - Westport Fire Local1802
    Congratulations Firefighter/Paramedic Michael Teixeira and Firefighter/Paramedic Robbie Greene for graduating Career Recruit Class #245. Paramedic Green is assigned to group 2 at the Briggs rd station. Paramedic Teixeira is assigned to group 4 station 1 on Hixbridge rd.
    Summer Water Safety Tips from the IAFF
    06/09/16 - IAFF Local 42
    The suction from pool and hot tub drains can be stronger than you think. Install a dome-shaped cover. Visit makesafehappen for water safety tips to help get you through the summer safely.
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