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35th IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial
09/18/21 - PFFMaine
Registration for the 35th IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial, scheduled for September 18, 2021, is now open.
DLR Ruling re. Eng 1 staffing
09/15/21 - IAFF Local 1464
First-Ever ULP Based On Fire Science Results in Major Ruling That Town Has Obligation To Bargain Before Reducing Fire Engine Staffing September 10, 2021 The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that a company of at least four personnel respond to a fire alarm.
Fire Medic Palato Line of Duty Death
09/15/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
With great sadness, South Metro Fire Rescue announces the Line of Duty Death of Firefighter Paramedic Anthony Palato who passed away peacefully today, September 15, 2021.
Fire Prevention Week Open House
09/15/21 - IAFF Local 1164
Hello Livonia! We are excited to announce that we have having our annual Fire Prevention Week Open House. It will be Saturday October 2 from 10am - 2pm at our Fire Station #3. Livonia Fire Station #3 35000 Seven Mile Road Livonia MI 48152 Come on by and have a look at what we do. Learn some good fire safety messages and make some memories.
Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Firefighter Richard Thoemke
09/14/21 - IAFF Local 21
Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Firefighter Richard “Dick” Thoemke. Firefighter Thoemke started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on June 16, 1958 and retired in 1983.  He was one of three brothers that were on the Fire Department. Richard passed away on August 27th, 2021, at the age of 88. Richard A.
2021 Endorsed Candidates
09/14/21 - Boston Firefighters
Monday Morning Headlines
09/13/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good Monday Morning Issues Committee Meeting - 9/13 @ 9:00am Steward Seminar 9/21 & 9/22 Nominations 
Interstate 25 MVA with Extrication
09/12/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Just before 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 11, 2021, 911 callers reported that a vehicle traveling northbound on Interstate 25 left the highway and flipped over at Castle Pines Parkway. Local members from Engine and Medic 36 were first to arrive, they found the single occupant of the vehicle trapped inside and began medical treatment.
9/11 Remembrance
09/12/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
On Saturday morning South Metro Fire Rescue held a remembrance ceremony in honor of the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks on America. A lone bagpiper performed while the Honor Guard placed flowers at the Fallen Firefighters Memorial, located at SMFR Headquarters in Centennial. A radio announcement rang out across the district followed by a moment of silence and salutes.
Auburn Hills Dr. Car vs. House
09/12/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, September 9, 2021, Local members responded to a traffic collision involving a structure at 16737 E. Auburn Hills Dr. in Parker. When members arrived, they found a SUV that struck the side of a garage with damage to the structure. One person was treated and transported to the hospital with serious injuries, thankfully no one inside the building was injured.
Phillips Circle House Fire
09/12/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 7:02 p.m. on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, Local members responded to a reported structure fire in the 3600 block of E. Phillips Circle in Centennial. When members arrived, they observed smoke coming from the garage. Members advanced a hose line and quickly controlled a fire in the garage while additional crews searched the interior of the home and confirmed that no fire extended inside.
Pink Patch Project | October Breast Cancer Awareness
09/12/21 - IAFF Local 21
The Saint Paul Fire Department has joined the Pink Patch Project to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness during the month of October! The Cancer Task Force is on a mission to continue to raise awarenes in the fight against breast cancer through our partnership with the Pink Patch Project.
Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut United Ride, September 11, 2021
09/12/21 - UPFFA
Commemorating the 20th anniversary of 9/11 Connecticut’s Largest 9/11 Tribute 2021 Special Dedications to honor: CT State Trooper First Class Eugene K. Baron, Jr.
9/11/2001 | 20th Anniversary
09/11/21 - IAFF Local 21
NEVER FORGET | 09.11.
Save The Date: 2022 Retiree's Banquet
09/11/21 - IAFF Local 42
The 2021 Retiree's Banquet has been postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic and the guidelines set forth for social distancing.  Please mark your calendars for the rescheduled event which will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at the Argosy Casino.
Friday Update 9-10-21
09/10/21 - IAFF Local 1014
Secretary-Treasurer Vacancy
09/10/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Brothers and Sisters; Today is brother Phil Cordova’s last day at a DFD Fire Station 7. He is embarking upon a journey that no Denver Fire Fighter has taken as he is the first Assistant to the General President of the IAFF to ever come out of the 5 states that make up the 9th District.
Message from Secretary-Treasurer Cordova
09/10/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Today is Phil Cordova's last day in the Firehouse before he moves to Washington D.C. as he accepts his position as Assistant to the General President for Government Affairs, Strategic, and Political Initiatives.  
Joey's Song concert
09/10/21 - IAFF Local 311
Joey’s Song ( www.joeyssong.org ) is a Madison based charity that raises money to find treatments for our friends and neighbors fighting epilepsy. Joey’s Song was established in 2010 after 4 year old Joseph Gomoll lost his lifelong battle with epilepsy. The money we raise goes to fund research grants and patient services in our fight against epilepsy.
Two injured in motor vehicle crash in Springfield
09/09/21 - IAFF Local 648
Two injured in motor vehicle crash in Springfield HAMPDEN COUNTY by: Nancy Asiamah Posted: Sep 7, 2021 / 07:59 PM EDT / Updated: Sep 7, 2021 / 07:59 PM EDT Photo: Springfield Fire Department SPRINGFIELD, Mass.
Parkway Pre-Primary Rally
09/07/21 - Boston Firefighters
Passing of IAFF General President Emeritus Alfred K. Whitehead. He was 91.
09/07/21 - UPFFA
The IAFF is greatly saddened by the death of IAFF General President Emeritus Alfred K. Whitehead. He was 91. A fire fighter who dedicated his life to the labor movement, Brother Whitehead passed away September 4, Labor Day weekend. “He was a great union leader,” says General President Edward Kelly.
Monday Morning Headlines ( Tuesday Morning! )
09/07/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good Tuesday Morning COVID-19 Denials Communication Request MDA Collection  South by Southeast  Denver Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation 9/11 Golf Tournament
September tee shirts
09/05/21 - IAFF Local 1164
September is National Suicide Prevention Month. The Yellow Rose Task Force is committed to reducing the stigma associated with reaching out for emotional support and care throughout the fire service. For the month of September the LFD will change its duty shirts to the Suicide Prevention tees.
Friday Update 9-3-21
09/03/21 - IAFF Local 1014
A message from General President Kelly
09/03/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
CONGRATULATIONS PHIL CORDOVA!  I am pleased to announce Phil Cordova has been appointed Assistant to the General President for Governmental Affairs, Strategic Campaigns and Political Action, effective September 13, 2021.
2021 KCFD Firefighters Memorial Event
09/02/21 - IAFF Local 42
Assitance for Lt. Irving Menager "King Irv"
09/02/21 - IAFF 1826
Please click on the link to offer your support  https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-lt-irving-menager-through-his-covid-fight.
Union Meeting Today
09/01/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
UNION MEETING TODAY! 
2021 | MDA Fill the Boot
09/01/21 - IAFF Local 21
The Boot is Back! On September 15th, 16th and 17th (C - A - B shifts, respectively) watch for members of Saint Paul Firefighter's IAFF Local 21 as they are authorized to conduct a traditional Fill the Boot campaign in support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
MDA SignUp Genius
08/31/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Sorry for the confusion on the MDA 'Fill The Boot" email! I got a little ahead of myself. I have created a SignUp Genius if you want to take out the Antique Rig for a few hours this weekend. Click here to view the SignUp! You can drive downtown, in the highlands, through RiNo, or work busy intersections like Alameda and Federal or 7th and Colorado Blvd.
2021 MDA "Fill The Boot"
08/31/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
As you all know, Labor Day weekend has historically been the time where we get out into the public and raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). This has been a long tradition in the professional fire service for over 64 years.
Labor Day Picnic
08/31/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The Central New Mexico Labor Council will be hosting their annual Labor Day Picnic! We invite all our IAFF Local 244 members to join us in celebrating this very important day for all of LABOR!! Wear a union or department shirt to get your free food!! This is a family friendly event-all are welcome.
22nd Biennial UPFFA Convention Postponed
08/31/21 - UPFFA
Due to the spike in COVID cases from the Delta Variant and its ability to break through the vaccinated population, the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut Executive Board has decided to postpone the 22nd Biennial UPFFA Convention scheduled for September 19, 20, 21, 22, 2021 at Foxwoods Casino Resort, until April 24-27, 2022.
Chief Daley Retirement
08/30/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Chief Dave Daley has seen many things during his 35 years in the fire service and has impacted many people's lives. Today, Local members, friends and family celebrated his dedicated service as he retires from South Metro Fire Rescue. His compassionate heart and warm laughs have created a strong legacy that a caring soul is a key to a successful career.
Forest Canyon Drive Outbuilding Fire
08/30/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 11:15 p.m. on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, Local members responded to an outbuilding fire on Forest Canyon Drive in Douglas County. When members arrived, they encountered a 45x38 wood frame structure fully engulfed in flames with the surrounding vegetation and a large propane tank threatened.
2021 St. Florian Scholarship Fund Winners
08/30/21 - IAFF Local 42
The St. Florian Scholarship Fund Committee met this year to determine the number of scholarships that we would be able to award based upon the performance of our investments.  It was determined that we would be able to provide twelve (12) St. Florian Scholarships in the amount of $1000.00 and a special scholarship in the name of KCFD Battalion Chief John Tvedten in the amount of $2000.00.
Monday Morning Headlines
08/30/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
COVID-19 Issues Committee Meeting - 8/30/21 CDPHE ZOOM Meeting - 8/30/21 Union Meeting with Information Session - 9/1/21 Union Meeting - 9/2/21  PEPH Committee Brian Baker Trade Request
Erin Murphy Meet & Greet
08/29/21 - Boston Firefighters
Meeting Notice | Veteran Fire Fighter Association
08/28/21 - IAFF Local 21
Call President Tim Wirth at 651.247.4775 to reserve your meal by Monday, September 6th.  The American Legion needs a head count for food preparation.  If you do not plan to eat, do not call ahead.  Just show up!  Adult beverages are available. Questions, or if you need a ride, call Tim Wirth (651.247.
Meeting Notice | September 2021
08/28/21 - IAFF Local 21
13 U.S. Service Members killed in Afghanistan
08/28/21 - UPFFA
13 U.S. Service Members killed in Afghanistan U.S. Marine, SSgt Taylor Hoover (31) U.S. Marine, Sgt Nicole Gee (23) U.S. Marine, Sgt Johanny Rosario (25) U.S. Marine, Cpl Hunter Lopez (22) U.S. Marine, Cpl Daegan Page (23) U.S. Marine, Cpl Humberto Sanchez (22) U.S. Marine, LCpl David Lee Espinoza (20) U.S. Marine, LCpl Rylee McCollum (20) U.S. Marine, LCpl Kareem Nikoui (22) U.S.
Friday Update 8-27-21
08/28/21 - IAFF Local 1014
MULTIPLE MYELOMA RESEARCH FUNDED AT ROSWELL PARK COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER
08/27/21 - Lets Fire Cancer
On August 24, we had the privilege on behalf of our VERY GENEROUS SUPPORTERS, of presenting a check for $20,000 to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, N.Y. earmarked for their Multiple Myeloma Research Program.
Notice of Proposed By-Law Changes
08/26/21 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
1ll By-Law changes must be submitted to the office by the end of business no later than Aug. 13, 2021. ARTICLE X AMENDMENTS TO BY-LAWS SECTION 1:  This Constitution may be amended by two-thirds (2/3) vote of the delegates present at a Convention.
Venice Fire Chief and Police Chief Honored for Their Service
08/26/21 - Suncoast Firefighters
Venice Fire Chief Shawn Carvey and Venice Police Chief Tom Mattmuller, both retiring soon, were honored with a farewell ceremony at Tuesday’s Venice City Council meeting. Venice City Manager Ed Lavallee presented them both with shadow boxes commemorating their service to the citizens of Venice and for their strong working collaboration throughout the years.
Nominations - Collective Bargaining Committee
08/25/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Reminder, nominations for the NEXT Collective Bargaining Committee will be held at the regular September meetings, September 1, 2021 and September 2, 2021.
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