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South Quebec Way Haz-Mat 07/15/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 9:40 a.m. on Monday July 15, 2019, Local members responded to a hazardous materials incident at 1909 S. Quebec Way in Arapahoe County. A chlorine mishap occurred in the clubhouse pool room, resulting in a small explosion and spill. When members arrived, they isolated the hazard area, determined that no damage or fire occurred and evacuated the immediate area.
RETIREMENTS AND PROMOTIONS 07/14/19 - New London Fire Fighters
There has been many recent changes to the NLFD staff.
-Battalion Chief Roger Tompkins, firefighter Jonathan Cook and firefighter Rod Ventura have retired. Please see The Day's article about these members:
Passing of Chief Donald L. Henry, Sr. 07/11/19 - International Association of Firefighters
IAFF Local F-147 regrets to announce the passing of Chief Donald L. Henry, Sr., age 80 of Howell, and formerly of Long Branch, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Born in Perth Amboy he had lived in Long Branch before moving to Howell 4 years ago. Affectingly known as “Dink”, he retired as the Fire Chief from the Naval Weapon Station Earle in 1993.
MSCFF - IAFF PEP Class 07/11/19 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Register for the MSCFF IAFF Partnership Education Program. PEP offers a wide variety of workshops designed to empower union officers to become more effective leaders. This event will be held on Monday, July 29, 2019 at the Hilton Promenade, Branson, MO.
Register Online: http://www.iaff.
2019 MSCFF Convention Call 07/11/19 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
March 8, 2019
All local affiliates and leaders,
The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters will hold its 50th biennial convention July 28th-31st 2019. The convention will be hosted by Joplin L-59 and Southern Mo Professional Fire Fighters L-152 and will be held at The Hiltons of Branson.
The Hilton Branson Convention Center
200 East Main St
Branson, MO 65616
South Platte River Incident 07/09/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Just after 8 p.m. on Monday July 8, 2019, Local members responded to a possible water rescue in the South Platte River behind Breckenridge Brewery in Littleton. A person saw an unknown object caught in the rocks and dialed 911. Members specially trained in swift water rescue donned protective equipment while responding to the area and arrived ready to deploy into the river, if needed.
Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Firefighter Mike McQuaid 07/08/19 - IAFF Local 21
Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Firefighter Mike McQuaid who passed away on May 8, 2019.
Firefighter McQuaid started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on October 16, 1976 and retired on December 28, 1998.
Funeral Thursday, July 11th at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, St. Paul, MN. Location: Area/Shelter #4, corner of LaBelle Dr.
Retired FF David Cugini Services 07/02/19 - Local 1347
WFD regrets to announce the death of retired Firefighter David J Cugini on July 1 ,2019. FF Cugini was appointed to the department on September 21, 1961 and retired on August 15, 1980.
David's family was hoping that members of the WFD stand by the casket. They are well aware that this is going to be difficult with the services being on Cape Cod on Friday the day after the 4th.
RESTORE HYPER WELLNESS & CRYOTHERAPY 07/02/19 - IAFF Local 21
RESTORE HYPER WELLNESS & CRYOTHERAPY is offering a free day for Firefighters to stop in and try out their Wellness treatments at the Woodbury location. On July 10th from 1200-1600 anyone from the Firefighting profession can stop in and check it out. Family is also welcome.
Christensen Dr. Structure Fire 07/01/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 12:25 a.m. on Monday July 1, 2019, Local members responded to a house fire in the 4900 block of west Christensen Drive in Arapahoe County. Initial 911 information indicated smoke and flames were coming from the garage and 5 people were unaccounted for. Engine and Medic 13 were first to arrive and observed the garage, vehicles and front of the home engulfed with flames.
Benevolent Fund & TV Fund Deductions 07/01/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Be advised, deductions for Benevolent and TV Fund will be deducted this month (July 2019) in accordance with Article IV, Section 6 and Section 10 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws.
City Chapter Members:
Please be advised that deductions for Benevolent Fund and TV Fund are scheduled to come out during the first pay period in July 2019.
Mercury Dr. Structure Fire 06/30/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 4:45 p.m. on Sunday June 30th, a home was struck by a bolt of lightning that ignited an attic fire at 13144 Mercury Drive in Douglas County. The occupant of the home dialed 911 and used a fire extinguisher to control the flames. Local members arrived a short time later and helped extinguish all of the hot spots. Thankfully no injuries occurred, and the damage was isolated to the garage.
NMPFFA Fly Fishing Tournament 06/30/19 - New Mexico Professional Fire Fighters Association
NMPFFA will be hosting their 2nd Annual Fly Fishing Tournament Aug 29-30 to benefit the NMPFFA Benevolent Fund.
Fremont Place Garage Fire 06/29/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 12:46 a.m. on Saturday July 29th, Local members responded to a house fire in the 4600 block of East Fremont Place. The residents discovered smoke in the home, immediately evacuated and dialed 911. The family was uninjured and did the right thing by staying outside. When members arrived, they observed smoke coming from the garage and began fire attack operations.
Peakview Ave. Structure Fire 06/29/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 3:02 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2019, multiple 911 callers reported a house on fire at 1004 W. Peakview Avenue in Littleton. A large plume of smoke was widely visible for miles and upon arrival, crews found 2 separate 2-story residential structures in flames.
Chief West Retirement 06/29/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Congratulations to District Chief Mike West who retired this week after 29 years serving the South Metro community! Thank you for your service. Best of luck with you new adventure at Front Range Fire Rescue.
Engineer Ewertz Retirement 06/29/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Congratulations to Engineer Brian Ewertz who retired this week after 30 years serving the South Metro community! Thank you for your service. Enjoy your retirement!
Lori Moore Merrell at Ct. Fire Academy 06/29/19 - UPFFA
[L-R] Jeffrey J. Morrissette, State Fire Administrator, Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell, Peter S. Carozza, President, Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters of Connecticut.
Cornhole Tournament 06/29/19 - IAFF Local 2866
Hawg COuntry cornhole presents
Bags of fire
Registration – 12pm
Bags Fly – 1pm
Fayetteville Athletic Club
2920 E Zion Rd Fayetteville, AR
Open Div. – open to public
Public Safety Div.
"THANK YOU"! 06/27/19 - Lets Fire Cancer
A huge "THANK YOU" to members of I.A.F.F. Local 343 - Saratoga Springs, N.Y. for hosting this years convention of The New York State Professional Fire Fighters Association and to all Fire Fighters from across New York State in attendance. Your hospitality and generosity shown to us is much appreciated.
Best Wishes FF Michael Leary! 06/25/19 - Holyoke Firefighters IAFF Local 1693
Congrats to FF Michael Leary on your well deserved retirement. FF Leary had a distinguished 31 years of service as a member of the Holyoke Fire Department. You will be Missed.
July 11, 2019 - Nominations Accepted! 06/25/19 - IAFF Local 2980
Nominations will be accepted at our next General Meeting for the following positions:
Trustee Seat #1
Trustee Seat #3
The next General Meeting where nominations will be accepted is scheduled for July 11, 2019 – 7:00PM – At the Union Hall.
Local 21 Picnic 06/22/19 - IAFF Local 21
Volunteers are needed for the Annual L-21 Picnic!
0900-1200 - Set-up / prep / cooking
1200-4pm - Cook / clean up
CLICK HERE TO VIEW VOLUNTEER SLOTS AVAILABLE AND TO SIGN UP
If you have any questions please text/call me. All volunteers are welcome.
Brother Ed Paris awarded(posthumously) The Martin E. Pierce Sr. Medal 06/21/19 - Boston Fire Fighters
Commissioner Finn , President Petitti , Ed Paris family members and former President Rich Paris at last night’s Local 718 Awards Night. Brother Ed Paris was awarded (posthumously) the Martin E. Pierce Sr. Medal, Local 718 highest award. Maureen Paris accepted the award on behave of the Paris Family.
Call for Member Assistance 06/21/19 - IAFF 1826
Bill Miller is a City of Fort Myers Engineer Paramedic . He was recently hospitalized for Congestive Heart Failure then a scan revealed pancreatic cancer that has metastasized to his liver. Bill lives in Sebring Florida but will be starting chemo and radiation next week in Tampa.
Peer Fitness Trainer Course offered 06/18/19 - IAFF Local 4416
Looking for a Peer Fitness Trainer certification class? Westfield and Local 4416 hosting September 23-27. Space still available.
MDA Summer Camp 06/18/19 - IAFF Local 51
Calling all EPFD brothers & sisters!!!
Come one, Come all! Bring the family, MDA summer camp is fast approaching! Let’s make sure EPFD is well represented at this event. Contact Parliamentarian Rick Flores at 915-694-1221 for more information.
Hinsdale Road Gas Leak 06/18/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At approximately 16:05 on June 17th, 2019 Local members was dispatched to a reported gas leak at 16990 Hinsdale Rd. in Centennial. Members arrived on scene to find a heavy flame coming from a ruptured gas line. Members monitored the scene while Xcel worked to crimp the line and neutralize the leak. The road was closed for approximately 2 hours. No injuries were reported.
2019 Annual Meeting 06/18/19 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
The Colorado Professional Fire Fighters 2019 Annual Meeting
Poker Run Update 06/17/19 - IAFF Local 2866
The Fayetteville Firefighters would like to thank the Vault 1905 in Van Buren Ar. for becoming our first sponsor of the 2019 Firefighters Poker Run during Bikes Blues and BBQ. If you are around downtown Van Buren Ar. stop by and enjoy a really great bar with good food and plenty of cold drinks.
20th Anniversary Challenge Coins-PRESALE! 06/17/19 - IAFF Local 3972
On July 13th, 2019, Jefferson County Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 3972 will celebrate 20 years of service and union! In commemoration, we will have a limited amount of challenge coins available. Reserve yours today! Click below on our Online Store link or HERE to order.
The Vendome Hotel Fire 47 years ago 06/17/19 - Boston Fire Fighters
June 17, 1972
Fire Lieutenant John E. Hanbury, 46 Ladder 13
Fire Lieutenant Thomas J. Carroll, 52 Engine 32
Firefighter Richard B. Magee, 39 Engine 33
Firefighter Joseph F. Boucher, 28 Engine 22
Firefighter Paul J. Murphy, 36 Engine 32
Firefighter John J. Jameson, 52 Engine 22
Firefighter Charles E. Dolan, 47 Ladder 13
Firefighter Joseph P.
Brother Paul V. Hoban 06/16/19 - Boston Fire Fighters
Boston Firefighters Local 718 regrets to announce the sudden death of Brother Paul V. Hoban Engine Co. 16. Brother Hoban was appointed to The Boston Fire Department in 1989.