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Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Firefighter Bob Liska
12/15/17 - IAFF Local 21
     Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Firefighter Bob Liska.  Firefighter Liska started with Saint Paul Fire Department on July 16, 1958 and Retired on March 3, 1993. Arrangements are pending.
856 MDA Night at the Manchester Monarchs
12/15/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Manchester Fire MDA Boot Drive at the Monarchs Marvel Night on 1/20 at 6pm
Important Local F-147 Updates/Latest Info
12/14/17 - International Association of Firefighters
Local 2760 2018 Gun Raffle
12/14/17 - IAFF Local 2760
Sandy Hook 12-14
12/14/17 - UPFFA
Josette Bradley Retirement Party
12/14/17 - IAFF Local 21
Please join us on Friday December 29, 2017 from 1pm – 4pm for cake and coffee as we celebrate the WELL DESERVED recognition of her great career with S.P.F.D. and the City of Saint Paul.
Holiday Safety
12/14/17 - IAFF Local 2760
Toy Drive 2017
12/14/17 - IAFF Local 2760
Great job by Franklin Firefighters Local 2760 to purchase over $2,000 worth of toys this year. Keep up the great work!
Vice President Resigns
12/13/17 - IAFF 1826
To all Local 1826 Members, Troy Mesick has resigned as Vice President of Local 1826. He is also no longer a member of the IAFF or Local 1826. Any questions or concerns, please contact: Your Principal Officers or DVP.
2018 Local 1826 Bi-Monthly Meeting Schedule
12/13/17 - IAFF 1826
2018 CFRA FIREFIGHTERS BALL
12/13/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
2017 IAFF Local 244 General Election Results
12/12/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board would like to thank all candidates and voting members who participated in the General Election. Very special thanks to the Election Committee and volunteers that helped make this a successful election. Congratulations to the new Executive Officers! Please click PDF Below to view election results.
MDA Fill-the-Boot
12/12/17 - IAFF Local 3322
The members of IAFF Local 3322 are getting together in December to Fill the Boot for MDA. We have had one successful outing so far and have raised $1650.22 for MDA. We have 2 more outings scheduled for Friday the 15th and Friday the 22nd. We'll be at the intersection of Randall Rd and Rt 64.
Boston Firefighters & MBTA Drill Photos
12/12/17 - Boston Fire Fighters
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2018 PFFA Legislative Conference
12/12/17 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
Don't forget to attend the Professional Fire Fighters of Alabama annual Legislative Conference.
UPFFA of Ct. Event
12/12/17 - UPFFA
SAVE THE DATES!! Monday, January 22, 2018 New Union Officer Orientation: 9:30 a.m. – 12 Noon ____________________________________________________________________ Monday, January 22, 2018 1st Congressional District Members: New Member Orientation: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Saint Paul Firefighters Mug
12/11/17 - IAFF Local 21
  LIMITED EDITION DENEEN POTTERY MUG/ order yours online today! This holiday fundraiser will be supporting the St. Paul Fire Foundation – a foundation that supports the health, wellness and safety of every St. Paul Firefighter. Discounted Firefighter rate of $15 until December 22th Remaining mugs $20 until gone Guaranteed Mug, order online Go to www.
Missoula Fire assisting in Southern California wildfire siege
12/11/17 - IAFF Local 271
Today is Day 4 of an assignment in Southern California for Montana crews from Missoula Fire Department. They are currently workign on a strike team of engines that includes Missoula Rural Fire District, Big Sky Fire District, Whitefish Fire Dept. and Central Valley Fire District.  Local 271 Member Matt Kerns was featured last night on NBC Nightly news, watch this.
Portland Disaster Relief Fundraiser
12/11/17 - IAFF Local 740
CONTRACT PROPOSALS
12/11/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
MDA/Lake Monster Brewery SPFF Holiday Party
12/10/17 - IAFF Local 21
Children's Hospital Blood Drive
12/10/17 - IAFF Local 739
Children's Hospital Blood Drive The Lynn Fire Department & Lynn Local 739 are hosting a Blood Drive for Boston Children's Hospital. This is a tough time of year for the blood banks due to holidays. The process takes about 20 minutes & each donation helps up to 4 children. The Bloodmobile will be at Lynn Fire Headquarters, 725 Western Ave on Thursday December 21st from 1-6pm.
Urgent Action Needed to Save FIRE and SAFER Grants
12/09/17 - UPFFA
Urgent Action Needed to Save FIRE and SAFER Grants Legislation (S. 829) to reauthorize the FIRE and SAFER grant programs passed the U.S. Senate months ago, but the U.S. House has failed to act, despite numerous opportunities. Unless the U.S. House of Representatives acts swiftly, the FIRE and SAFER grant programs will be abolished on January 2 -- in less than one month.
Lt. Jeremy Savinsky Softball Tournament Benefit
12/09/17 - IAFF 1826
To all Local 1826 Members, Please see attachment containing information on this Benefit event.
Save FIRE and SAFER Grants
12/08/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Urgent Action Needed to Save FIRE and SAFER Grants Legislation (S. 829) to reauthorize the FIRE and SAFER grant programs passed the U.S. Senate months ago, but the U.S. House has failed to act, despite numerous opportunities. Unless the U.S. House of Representatives acts swiftly, the FIRE and SAFER grant programs will be abolished on January 2 -- in less than one month.
CHRISTMAS PARTY
12/06/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Get your tickets for the IAFF Local 244 Christmas Party!  We will celebrate Chirstmas and honor our members for Firefighter of the Year (City & County) and Outstanding Leadership on Saturday December 16, 2017 at Hyatt Regency Downtown Albuquerque. Tickets are $25.00 per person and can be purchased at the union hall Monday through Thursday from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
Captain Jim Robeson Memorial Benefit
12/06/17 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Brothers and Sisters:   The family of the late Captain Robeson is hosting a happy hour on the 10th anniversary of his LODD, January 6, 2018 from 2:00 – 6:00 PM at the Hilton Scranton. Proceeds from this event will benefit the PPFFA Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial. Tickets are $25.00 and include light fare and a cash bar.
2018 KSCFF Conference Hotel info
12/06/17 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
The PDF contains information about the 2018 conference hotel reservations.  More information will be sent out at a later time.
Santa Breakfast
12/06/17 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
Breaking Union Meeting News
12/06/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Newflash, the doors will open @ 5pm tonight for the December Christmas Union meeting/open house.  There will be plenty of holiday cheer, food, drinks, cigars, and you can still vote for District 2 and 5 VP's.
December Union Meeting Reminder
12/06/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
This is a reminder that the December Union meeting will take place this week at our new location: The Colorado Professional Fire Fighter Center (12 Lakeside Lane, Denver CO 80212) on Wednesday, December 6th at 7:00 pm and Thursday, December 7th at 8:30 am. A few things to be aware of:   1.)   Regular Business will be suspended for the Christmas Party.
100th Anniversary Halifax Explosion
12/05/17 - Boston Fire Fighters
Boston Firefighters Local President Richard Paris, IAFF GST Edward Kelly, Boston Fire Commisioner Joe Finn, Mayor of Halifax Mike Savage, IAFF 3rd DVP Jay Colbert and members of Halifax Fire Department are in Halifax Canada for the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion. https://globalnews.ca/news/3901178/halifax-fire-explosion/
Livonia firefighters battle house fire, assist with business fire in Northville Township
12/05/17 - IAFF Local 1164
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Children leap out window to safety during Livonia house fire
12/05/17 - IAFF Local 1164
LIVONIA, Mich. (WXYZ) - A raging house fire in Livonia left one family no choice but to escape out of a window.  Firefighters were called out to the 18000 block of Lathers around 3 a.m. and saw a house completely engulfed in flames.
December 5, 2017: UPFFA Delegates Meeting
12/05/17 - UPFFA
Frontline News Alert - Urgent Action Needed to Save FIRE and SAFER Grants
12/05/17 - Suncoast Firefighters
Legislation (S. 829) to reauthorize the FIRE and SAFER grant programs passed the U.S. Senate months ago, but the U.S. House has failed to act, despite numerous opportunities. Unless the U.S. House of Representatives acts swiftly, the FIRE and SAFER grant programs will be abolished on January 2 -- in less than one month. It is critical that these essential programs are reauthorized NOW.
UNION MEETING
12/05/17 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
The December union meeting date has changed, it is rescheduled for December 7th at 7pm at the UNO Pizzeria and Grill located at 1516 Providence Ave in Chester PA. Thank you  The Excutive Board.
Proposed 2018 Budget
12/05/17 - Kent Fire Fighters
Proposed 2018 Conference Worksheet
12/05/17 - Kent Fire Fighters
House catches fire near 8 Mile, Gill roads in Livonia
12/05/17 - IAFF Local 1164
LIVONIA, Mich. - A house caught fire Wednesday on Pollyanna near Southampton Drive in Livonia.  Firefighters responded to the flames, which appeared to engulf the home's attached garage.  Livonia Fire Department Chief Shadd Whitehead said the homeowner was alone when the fire started. His department got the call about 12:03 p.m.
EMT/PARAMEDIC REFRESHER
12/04/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Toys for Tots
12/04/17 - IAFF Local 739
Toys for Tots As a reminder, our annual Marine Corps Toys for Tots program is underway. Please spread the word that we are accepting new, unwrapped gifts at all firehouses. Any questions please contact Paul Tucker, E3/D2.
Clearance & Sale Items in the Local 1784 Gift Shop
12/04/17 - Memphis Fire Fighters Association
Clearance and Sale Items in the Local 1784 Gift Shop.
Local 2929 Request
12/04/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of Oklahoma
20th UPFFA Biennial Post Convention Survey/Evaluation
12/03/17 - UPFFA
2017 TOY DRIVE DEC. 6TH
12/03/17 - New London Fire Fighters
                 The NLFD and NLPD will be having their annual Toy Drive on December 6th from 5 PM to 9 PM at the Toys R Us in Waterford (5 Dayton Rd). Stop by to donate a toy and help make a kid's Christmas a little brighter this year. FF Joe Nott will be on hand again this year to volunteer.
CHARITABLE GIVING SEASON
12/03/17 - Lets Fire Cancer
Dear Friends,   The Holiday Season has traditionally been a "SEASON OF GIVING". There are a number of very worthwhile and deserving Charitable Organizations that we all can support and donate to. The sole mission of The Retired Professional Fire Fighters Cancer Fund is to financially support established, promising cancer research programs.
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