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    June 25, 2018

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    Art Eckdahl
    06/24/18 - IAFF Local #1945
    Hello PFA and Retiree’s, Retired Poudre Fire Authority Company Officer Art Eckdahl Passed away October 23rd 2017. Art was a career firefighter at PFA for 25 years, then moving on to become a Fire Inspector with Vista Fire Department in  Vista Ca. where he retired again.   Art was one of the founding board members that started IAFF local 1945.
    Becoming firefighters; 2 men fight smoke and flames for 'the best job in the world'
    06/24/18 - IAFF Local 1009
    By Melissa Hanson | mhanson@masslive.com Thick, gray smoke started to billow out of the four-story, red building as firefighters ran in. They had to knock down the flames, which started to peek out of the second-story windows. One group propelled themselves up a ladder truck and onto the roof, clutching chainsaws.
    Ray Pfeifer Foundation
    06/24/18 - UPFFA
    The Ray Pfeifer Foundation is a registered 501c3 organization.  All proceeds are used to aid9/11 first responders purchase equipment and health care needs not covered under the Zadroga Act.
    Center For Employee Assistance
    06/24/18 - IAFF Local 51
    Yoga Class 9:00 am Fire Fighter's Hall More details to come.
    NMPFFA Fly Fishing Tournament
    06/24/18 - New Mexico Professional Fire Fighters Association
    New Mexico’s Professional Fire Fighters are excited to announce our first ever fly fishing tournament to benefit the New Mexico Professional Fire Fighters Benevolent Fund. Two days of world class fishing and fun at Abe's Motel & Fly Shop on the San Juanriver for our IAFF Fire Fighters, retirees, friends and family.
    Welcome
    06/23/18 - Sioux Falls Firefighters Association - IAFF Local 814
    Try out the new improved Local 814 App.  If you have any questions or suggetions for improvement reach out to one of your E board members.
    June 20, 2018: UPFFA of Ct. Delegates Bristol Eng. Co. 4, & Bristol Training Facility Meeting,
    06/23/18 - UPFFA
    Front Row [L to R]  Louis P. DeMici, Secretary, Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association, State Comptroller Kevin Lembo, William Tong, Candidate for Attorney General, Maria Horn, Candidate 64th District, House Representative, Shawn Wooden, Candidate for State Treasurer, Peter S.
    WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
    06/23/18 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    Brothers & Sisters, As many of you are aware, our fight for better firehouse conditions has grown legs much bigger than any of us could have imagined. Many different news agencies, social media posts, and national fire news publications have helped spread the word.
    Friday June 22, 2018 UPDATE
    06/22/18 - IAFF Local 1014
    Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014 Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers, Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel Friday June 22, 2018 UPDATE Brothers & Sisters Your 1014 Executive Board has been busy this week.
    Engineer Arbuckle Retirement
    06/22/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
    Congratulations to Engineer Rich Arbuckle who retired from SMFR today after serving the community for 35 years! Family, friends and co-workers gathered at Station 31 in Greenwood Village for a brief ceremony where Rich was presented with a flag that was flown above the firehouse.  Enjoy your reitrement! https://www.southmetro.
    Valley Fair Public Safety Day
    06/22/18 - IAFF Local 21
    Valleyfair would like to invite the St. Paul Fire Department to the 4th annual First Responder Days!  This event happens two Sundays in July every year, as an opportunity for First Responders, friends and families to enjoy time together at Valleyfair. First Responders get FREE admission July 8 & 15, 2018.
    Mauer Chevrolet Promotion
    06/22/18 - IAFF Local 21
    Mauer Chevrolet, a supporter of our Operation Warm efforts to purchase winter coats for kids is having a promo for public safety personnel.  To learn more about their program click on the link below.
    FOX NEWS COVERAGE
    06/22/18 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    Brothers and Sisters, Since our story has made national attention due to social media, Fox News will be covering the poor living conditions throughout our firehouses. Stay tuned today, tonight, and throughout the weekend. Thank you to Local 30, Mayor McGovern and the City Council, City Manager DePasquale, and A/Chief Mahoney for working together to fix this problem. https://www.firehouse.
    Boston Local 718 Awards Night Photos
    06/22/18 - Boston Fire Fighters
    AWARD--------WINNER 2018 Pierce-             Steve MacDonald Stapleton-   Glenn Preston Jennings----      Ed Paris Green------       Phil Skrabut Life Member---- Stve MacDonald & Dr. Mike Hamrock Friend of FF----Members of A-10-Dr.
    IAFF/BCFD CBA Ratification Vote
    06/21/18 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    The CBA between the IAFF Local 244 and the County of Bernalillo has been ratified by the County Chapter membership with 85% approval. Log on to the website and click the 'Contracts' link to view the official tally.
    Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association Of Connecticut QUESTIONNAIRE FOR 2018 Candidates
    06/21/18 - UPFFA
    Lt Dan is retiring!!!
    06/21/18 - Local 1347
    2018 IAFF Local 42 Golf Tournament
    06/20/18 - IAFF Local 42
    Download Registration Form here. Download Golf Sponsorship Form here.
    Updated MPFFU Endorsement List
    06/20/18 - MPFFU
    Firefighter Golfers
    06/20/18 - IAFF Local 1403
    ATTENTION FIREFIGHTER GOLFERS !!!! 55th ANNUAL U.S.
    2018 Revolutionary Fire Tactics Event
    06/19/18 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
    NEW IAFF Local 42 Mobile App
    06/19/18 - IAFF Local 42
    Local 42 is excited to announce our new Mobile App that works in concert with our website.  Please download the Mobile App from the Apple Store or Google Play Store by merely clicking on the button in the left column.   Once you download the App you will use your User Name and Password that you use to access the Members Only Section of this website to log into the Mobile App.
    Vietnam Vets Movable Wall
    06/19/18 - IAFF Local 21
    TPT is hosting The Wall That Heals (http://www.vvmf.org/twth) from June 21-24 at the State Capitol in St. Paul, MN. The Wall That Heals is a traveling ¾ replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC and will visit 38 cities this year. We need help to take it down on Sunday, June 24 starting at 3pm. We are in need of able-bodied persons able to bend and lift.
    Benefit Baseball Game
    06/19/18 - IAFF Local 51
    Join us at Ponder Park on July 14 for a baseball game in benefit of Lt. Rafa Rodriguez and Capt. Alex Gallardo.  Prizes from the Chihuahuas and Twin Peaks for the winners!  Register at https://goo.
    LETTER OF COMMUNICATION
    06/18/18 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    Brothers and Sisters, I would like to thank the members of Local 30 who took the time out of their busy schedules and came out in support of city of Cambridge policy #154. This policy was put forth by Mayor Marc McGovern and co-sponsored by councilors Mallon & Toomey to improve the living conditions of our eight firehouses.
    History of Employer Contributions
    06/18/18 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
    History of Employer Contributions Several facts of life exist in the insurance industry and certainly our Fund is no exception.  Medical trend, the cost of providing/receiving medical care rises much quicker than any other inflationary indicator. The annual average medical trend for our insurance Fund over the last 14 years was 9.64%.
    Financial Update of the Fund
    06/18/18 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
    Financial Update As we approach the halfway mark for the year the Fund is on track to perform as projected.  If everything stays on course we can expect to add slightly to our growing reserves.  Reserves are used to smooth out the rough times when claims spike in order to keep premiums and benefits steady.
    Annual Board of Trustees Workshop
    06/18/18 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
    Annual Board of Trustees Workshop Every August the Board of Trustees meets with staff to review the current year’s budget and staff’s proposal for the following year’s budget.  Before the following year’s budget is approved the Board must decide what, if any, changes must be made to the premium structure or the benefits offered.
    Vendome Memorial
    06/18/18 - Boston Fire Fighters
    President Rich Paris address members, active and retired at the 46th anniversary of the Hotel Vendome tragedy that killed nine of our brother fierfighters  une 17, 1972  Fire Lieutenant John E. Hanbury, 46 Lad 13 Fire Lieutenant Thomas J. Carroll, 52 Eng 32  Firefighter Richard B. Magee, 39 Eng 33 Firefighter Joseph F.
    Fox Hunt Circle Interface Fire
    06/17/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
    At 12:23 p.m. on Sunday, June 17th Local 2086 members responded to several reports of a small brush fire in the open space northeast of Northridge Elementary School in Highlands Ranch. First arriving Brush 18 found a quarter acre grass fire moving at a slow to moderate rate of spread uphill and toward homes on Fox Hunt Circle.
    EMS Open House
    06/17/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
    We want to thank everyone for a successful 2018 EMS Open House. The event took place June 16th at Station 63 and hundreds of attendees learned how SMFR and our various community partners keep us safe. Attendees also enjoyed numerous demonstrations from Arapahoe County Sheriff’s K9 units, Bomb Squad, and Local 2164 members ended the day with an extrication demo.
    2018 TPFFA Primary Election Candidate Endorsements
    06/16/18 - Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association
    Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association announces its 2018 Primary Election Candidate endorsements.
    Powers Pl. Structure Fire
    06/15/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
    At 3:54 p.m. on Friday, June 15th Local 2164 members responded to a residential structure fire at 19061 E. Powers Place in Centennial. First arriving Engine 63 found smoke showing from the attached garage and advanced an attack line inside.
    Pagosa Way Structure Fire
    06/15/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
    At 12:55 p.m. on Friday, June 15th Local 2164 members responded to a residential structure fire at 5817 S. Pagosa Way in Centennial. Engine 62 reported smoke in the air while responding and upon arrival they found flames visible from 1st and 2nd floors extending into the eaves. Attack lines were advanced inside to each level and the fire was quickly controlled.
    Fill the Boot - 2018
    06/15/18 - IAFF Local 1014
    Clarification of MPFFU License Plate Policy
    06/15/18 - IAFF Local 1164
    Listed below is what you need to know about the new policy regarding MPFFU License Plates: Retired MPFFU members will still be eligible to display the MPFFU License Plate. Spouses of Active and Retired members will still be eligible to display the MPFFU Plate.
    May 2018 North East Meeting Minutes posted
    06/15/18 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
    The meeting minutes from the May 2018 North East meeting havebeen posted on the North East Meeting Minutes page.
    KCFD Retired Fire Fighters
    06/14/18 - IAFF Local 42
    The Kansas City, Missouri Retired Fire Fighters Association has established its own website.  This is one of the best online sources for KCFD History and we invite you to visit them and learn something new about something old.  Special acknowledgement to Chuck Gabert, KCFD Retired Fire Captain and Ray Elder, KCFD Retired Fire Captain and KCFD Historian.
    Local 718 PFFM Delegates
    06/14/18 - Boston Fire Fighters
    Members of Boston Firefighters Local 718 delagates to the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts atteded the John J.J.
    FIREWORKS SAFETY
    06/14/18 - UPFFA
    CAM THOMPSON FUNDRAISER
    06/14/18 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    Dennis Jones Retirement Party
    06/13/18 - IAFF Local 21
    Negotiations update June 12, 2018
    06/12/18 - IAFF Local 1014
    Janus v. AFSCME FAQ's
    06/12/18 - IAFF Local 452
    Officer Christopher Senkow
    06/12/18 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
    It is with deep regret and sorrow that we announce the untimely death of a great man and one of our brothers in blue. Please keep the City Of Chester Police Department and the family and friends of Officer Christopher Senkow in your thoughts and prayers. Rest In Peace badge #298.
    Smoke Detectors
    06/12/18 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
    Today the members walked the 1100 block of Remington and White streets handing out fire prevention literature and installing smoke detectors. Thursday the 7th of June, the department and multiple surrounding companies operated at a 3 alarm fire at 1118 Remington Street.
    Lt. Dewey Henry Scholarship Winners
    06/12/18 - IAFF Local 1403
    Metro-Dade Fire Fighters Local 1403 would like to congratulate the winners of The 2018 Lt. Dewey Henry Scholarships. This year there were 20 essays submitted by soon to be college freshman sons and daughters of our members who donate to our Firefighters Charities. A great job was done by all who submitted essays. The committee had the difficult task of selecting 2 male and 2 female essays.


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