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      2018 Raffle
      12/10/18 - IAFF Local 2754
      Local 2754 would like to thank everyone who supported our 2018 Raffle. Congratulations to the winners $1000.00       36138 $750.00         10454 $500.00         24552 $250.00         60772 $200.00         61172 $100.00         92476 $100.00 08940 $100.00 83127 $100.00 97488 $100.00 03234
      2017/2018 Retirees Lunch-in
      12/10/18 - IAFF local 1289
      Location will be the Veterans Hall- 3500 Coffee Road.
      Condolences Worcester Fire Fighters, Local 1009
      12/10/18 - UPFFA
      The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut extends our deepest condolences to the members of Worcester Fire Fighters, Local 1009 on the Line of Duty Death of Fire Fighter Christopher Roy of Ladder Co. 4, Brother Roy made the ultimate sacrifice doing his job. Our Prayers are with his family during this very difficult time.
      Local 1009 LODD Announcement
      12/09/18 - IAFF Local 1009
      It is with great sadness we announce the line of duty death of our member Chris Roy. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.
      Commons St. Commercial Structure Fire
      12/09/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      Just after 8 p.m. on Saturday December 8th, Local members were dispatched to a fire alarm activation at 10005 Commons Street in Lone Tree. Upon arrival members found water flowing from the fire sprinkler system and one unit in the strip mall full of smoke.
      December 6, 2018: UPFFA Recognizes Fred Garrity
      12/08/18 - UPFFA
      December 6, 2018 - Foxwoods Resorts and Casino - Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut recognizes Fred Garrity, Executive Director of the Connecticut United Ride with an IAFF Fire Axe for all his work and dedication over the years.  [L-R] Louis DeMici, Secretary, UPFFA, Fred Garrity, Executive Director, Ct.
      December 5-7, 2018: UPFFA of Ct. & RISAFF Health & Safety Seminar
      12/08/18 - UPFFA
      December 4, 2018: UPFFA Delegates Meeting
      12/08/18 - UPFFA
      Tuesday, December 4, 2018 UPFFA of Ct.
      Friday Update 12-7-18
      12/07/18 - IAFF Local 1014
      LeDuff: A Political Hit-And-Run? Union Boss Could Be Charged
      12/07/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      http://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles/21160/leduff_a_political_hit_and_run_union_boss_could_be_charged.
      Detroit News: Detroit fire union chief blasts city's top cop for investigation
      12/07/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      https://www.detroitnews.
      Motor City Muckraker (Facebook Live Press Conference)
      12/07/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      https://www.facebook.com/motorcitymuckraker/?__tn__=kCH-R&eid=ARCGQVDnvJaZrNRwIRG50Kp0dFAT29XfK42ZpXgJNtTl_F6PC9ZUplyb-yPo4otKQ8j3GYRknJ_A-Oso&hc_ref=ARRm_-BVpsF7COYNRQ5oHWeaM2VkK-UYIzpmbuN8_lmzZq8yBF5kGCGMe6mhJ6EF1a8&__xts__[0]=68.
      Police launch criminal probe into Detroit fire union head over social media posts (Detroit News)
      12/07/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2018/12/06/police-launch-probe-into-fire-union-head-over-social-media-posts/2228542002/.
      PFFA 2019 Convention
      12/07/18 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
      Make your plans now for the PFFA 2019 Convention at Ross Bridge hotel. The dates are May 13th - 15th.
      C470 Heavy Equipment Fire
      12/07/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 2:39 a.m. on Friday December 7th, Local members responded to a heavy equipment fire on C-470 west of Lucent Blvd. First arriving Engine 16 found a concrete texture curing machine with flames visible and heavy smoke drifting over the westbound lanes. For safety, traffic was briefly shut down while members extinguished the fire.
      THANK YOU I.A.F.F. LOCAL 1280
      12/07/18 - Lets Fire Cancer
      A HUGE "THANK YOU" goes out to members of The Endicott Professional Fire Fighters I.A.F.F. Local 1280. The Brothers held a fund raiser "NO SHAVE NOVEMBER" raising $540. for The Retired Professional Fire Fighters Cancer Fund. 100% of these funds will go directly to established, promising, world class cancer research programs.
      Toy Giveaway at City Hall
      12/06/18 - Toy Program
      Mayor's Toy Giveaway | San Francisco Firefighters Local 798 from SIX50 Productions on Vimeo.
      Former Mayor Alfred DelVecchio
      12/05/18 - IAFF Local 274
      It is with sadness that we announce the passing of former Mayor Alfred DelVecchio.Our sincere condolences go out to the Delanoy and DelVecchio families.Honor guard has been requested for the wake on Sunday December 9th 2018.
      11/20/2018 Springfield fire in historic house displaces 5
      12/05/18 - IAFF Local 648
      Springfield fire in historic house displaces 5 Updated Nov 20; Posted Nov 20 7 Gallery: Springfield fire in historic house displaces 5 3 74shares By Jeanette DeForge jdeforge@repub.
      Social Security Administration office in Springfield evacuated following a report of a suspicious package
      12/05/18 - IAFF Local 648
      Firefighter Cancer
      12/05/18 - IAFF Local 925
      FAQs Are firefighters’ risks for certain types of cancer significantly higher? Firefighters’ risks are significantly higher for some specific types of cancer than the general population. In 2013, NIOSH researchers reported a two-fold excess of malignant mesothelioma, a very rare cancer.
      2019 PA AFL-CIO Scholarship Application
      12/04/18 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      The PA AFL-CIO Scholarship essay contest information is attached below.
      Counting Ratification Ballots
      12/03/18 - IAFF Local 1403
      December 6th at 0900 at our Union Hall Come by and HELP count ballots, Looking for Volunteers to count our CBA 2017-2020 RATIFICATION BALLOTS contact Gabe Nemeth 305-281-1184 or email at gabe.nemeth@local1403.
      Merry Christmas
      12/03/18 - IAFF Local 1164
      Fire Chief Dave Heavener, Santa and Mrs.
      SPECIAL MEETING
      12/03/18 - IAFF 3711
      There will be a special meeting on Thursday December 6th at 1830 at the Union Hall.  The purpose of the meeting is to present the draft contract to the members.  A ratification vote will take place at the regular December meeting on December 12th.
      Assisance from the IAFF Available
      12/03/18 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
      The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery has treated more than 500 members struggling with addiction, post-traumatic stress, complicated grief and other related behavioral health challenges. Exclusively for IAFF members, the Center provides a safe haven for members to talk with other brothers and sisters who have faced similar challenges.
      NLFD IS AWARDED THE LT. JOSEPH DIBERNARDO GRANT
      12/02/18 - New London Fire Fighters
      The NLFD was awarded the Joseph DiBernardo grant. This grant will provide our members with bailout kits and training for them. The Joseph DiBernardo foundation was started after Joseph succumbed to his injuries when he jumped out of a 5 story window during the Black Sunday Fire on November 22, 2011. To learn more, please go to: https://www.joeydfoundation.
      Diane Appleton's (wife of Dennis) Funeral Announcement
      12/02/18 - IAFF Local 21
      Dennis Appleton’s wife Diane on November 28th. A Celebration of DiDi's life will be held at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, 1669 Arcade St, St. Paul, on Wednesday, Dec. 5th. Visitation is 11am - 1pm, with Memorial Service at 1pm.
      18-1 Academy Graduation
      12/01/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      On the evening of Friday November, 30th a graduation ceremony was held for Academy Class 18-1 at Rocky Vista University. Congratulations to our new Probationary Firefighters!  We look forward to working with you all! https://www.southmetro.
      Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut California Fire Fighters Relief Fundraising Campaign
      12/01/18 - UPFFA
      UPFFA and Ct. United Ride - Hundred Club Presentation
      12/01/18 - UPFFA
      Fred Garrity, Executive Director of the Connecticut United Ride along with Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut President Peter Carozza make a check presentation to Bill Sydenham, Executive Director of the Hundred Club. The Club is one of the organizations that receive benefits from the Ct. United Ride. A complete list of all donations is listed below.
      John McGee - Certificate of Appreciation
      12/01/18 - UPFFA
      President Peter Carozza presents a certificate of appreciation to John McGee from Manchester Fire Fighters, Local 1579 IAFF for his recent retirement from the Manchester Fire Department.
      Friday Update 11-30-18
      11/30/18 - IAFF Local 1014
      Latigo Way Structure Fire
      11/30/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 7:30 p.m. on Thursday November 29, 2018, Local members responded to a house fire on Latigo Lane in Parker. Smoke was visible from the garage when crews arrived, and the homeowner confirmed that all family members were safe and accounted for. Members quickly extinguished a small fire in the garage and conducted searches inside the home for extension, none was found.
      Skin Cancer Screenings
      11/29/18 - IAFF Local 739
      Skin Cancer Screenings The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 would like to thank Dr. Christine Kannler for coming out and conducting skin cancer screenings for our members.  We greatly appreciate her taking time out of her busy schedule to help our members stay ahead of cancer. Thank you Dr. Kannler.
      Detroit police questioned over delayed response to murder scene
      11/29/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      https://amp.clickondetroit.com/news/detroit-police-questioned-over-delayed-response-to-murder-scene.
      Hank Jandrich Assistance Request
      11/28/18 - IAFF Local 21
      Local 21 was contacted by Constance Jandrich, wife of retired FEO Henry (HANK) Jandrich.  She is looking for volunteers to home visit with Hank in January and February for 2 hour shift. To sign up for Home visits with Hank Please click on the link below to view the online sign up sheet. Please post/pass this invite along to others who may be interested in helping.
      Station 32 Reopening
      11/28/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      Ready to roll! The newly completed Firehouse 32 located at Orchard Road and Quebec Street was placed in service this morning. There was a brief flag ceremony, a performance by the South Metro Fire Pipes and Drums and a traditional "push in" of the apparatus.
      Toys for Tots
      11/28/18 - IAFF Local 739
      Toys for Tots Lynn Local 739 has again partnered with the US Marine Corps for our annual Toys for Tots drive.  We are accepting new, unwrapped gifts at all of our firehouses.  Any questions please contact Paul Tucker, E3/D2.  Thank you.
      December Union Meeting & Voting
      11/28/18 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      This is a reminder that the December Union meeting will take place at the Union Offices (12 Lakeside Lane, Denver CO 80212) on Wednesday, December 5th at 7:00 pm. We will have Choir Practice for the morning meeting on December 6th at 8:30 am at Rome's (785 W Mississippi Ave, Denver, CO 80223).
      2019 Local 1826 BI-Monthly Meeting Schedule
      11/28/18 - IAFF 1826
                    2019 Local 1826 BI-Monthly Meeting Schedule 1. February 28th, 2019. 2. April 25th, 2019. 3. June 27th, 2019. 4. August 29th, 2019. 5. October 31st, 2019. 6. December 5th, 2019 Local 1826 Bi-Monthly Meetings are held at the SWFL International Airport Training Center.
      Local 1014 Election Results
      11/27/18 - IAFF Local 1014
      Toys for Tots
      11/26/18 - Plymouth Fire Local 1768
      The Plymouth Fire Department and Plymouth Firefighters Local 1768 announced their twelfth annual Toys for Tots drive. Toys can be dropped off  until Dec. 21 to Station 1 Headquarters,  114 Sandwich St. , and Station 6 Cedarville,  2209 State Road . All toys must be unwrapped to ensure proper distribution for each child's gender and age.
      Lake Firefighters to Debut New Rescue Me Calendar
      11/26/18 - IAFF Local 3990
      The Professional Firefighters of Lake County are debuting our all new Rescue Me wall calendar for 2019. The calendar features pictures of our firefighters with animals from the Lake County Animal Shelter and our firetrucks. The calendar is only $10 and all proceeds from the calendar will be donated to the Lake County Animal Shelter to help pets find a furever home.
      Saint Paul Fire Foundation Raising Funds For Those Impacted At Payne Avenue Explosion
      11/26/18 - IAFF Local 21
      https://stpaulfirefoundation.org/make-a-gift/.
      Chief Barron Retirement
      11/25/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      Congratulations to Battalion Chief Ron Barron who retired today after 35 years serving the south metro community. Family, friends and fellow Local members gathered at Firehouse 41 in Parker this morning to honor Chief Barron with a flag ceremony.  Enjoy your retirement! https://www.southmetro.
      2018 Christmas Ornament
      11/25/18 - Waterbury Fire Fighters Association
      The 2018 Christmas Ornament is now available. This year we are featuring the patch for Station 2.
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