Current news directly from IAFF locals, councils, and state/province associations
in the US and Canada.
Important Updates and New Voting Initiative 03/21/19 - International Association of Firefighters
MEMBERS: Read the article titled "March 2019 Labor Management Meeting" in the President's Corner for important updates.
Rockland Firefighters Golf Tournament 03/21/19 - Rockland Fire Fighters
The Rockland Firefighters are hosting our first Golf Tournament at the Ridder Farm Golf Course in East Bridgewater on Wednesday May 22, 2019.
Fire Marshal Promotion 03/21/19 - IAFF Local 801
Congratulations to our newly promoted Fire Marshal of the City of Danbury Terrace Timan. Terry became a Firefighter in July of 2004 assigned to the D Platoon where he spent most of his career until he was sworn in as a Deputy Fire Marshal on January 6th, 2016. Terry now Takes on the duties of Fire Marshal for the City of Danbury as of March 7th, 2019.
DFM Promotion 03/21/19 - IAFF Local 801
Congratulations to our newly promoted Deputy Fire Marshal Paul Rozzi.
Are we truly a strong union? 03/20/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Hello all members, this post comes from your Public Relations Director James Burkhalter E-11 A Shift. Normally I send out emails In regards to events, and exciting things happening within our union. I wanted to write this so that you would ask yourself, are you satisfied with your union and your involvement as a member of Local 858.
2019 Promotees 03/20/19 - IAFF Local 4349
RSF Local 4349 Firefighters would like to congratulate this years recent promoted members.
2019 Annual Retirement and Awards Banquet 03/20/19 - IAFF Local 739
Annual Retirement and Awards Banquet
Friday, April 26, 2019
Knights of Columbus, Lynnfield St.
Cocktail hour: 6-7 PM
Dinner: 7 PM
This year's retirees to be honored are:
Deputy Chief William Murray, Lieutenant Marc Adrien, Firefighters Alphonze Ancrum and Donald Baron
Tickets are $60.00 per person and can be purchased from any Executive Board Member.
Lee County Chili Challenge 03/20/19 - IAFF 1826
To all Local 1826 Members,
Please see attachment containing information on this event.
FPF Survey 03/20/19 - IAFF 1826
To all Local 1826 Members,
Please see attachment containing information on this FPF Survey.
Windermere Circle Structure Fire 03/19/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 06:16 on Tuesday March 19th, Local members were dispatched to a working residential structure fire in the 7800 block of S. Windermere Circle. PIO 10 was in the area investigating the source of the smoke and found a working strucutre fire. Local members arrived on scene and quickly extinguished the fire. All searches were negative and the cause is under investigation.
HFD Baby Boom! 03/19/19 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
HAMDEN FIRE DEPARTMENT BABY BOOM!
Congratulations to the members of the Hamden Fire Department and Local 2687 on the welcomed additions to the HFD family in the past year.
Pictured above are:
From Left to Right:
FF Tim Doyle with daughter Julia.
Lt. Dave Wood with with daughter Abby.
FF Larry Deburra with daughters Lydia and Madelyn.
Lt. Rich Lennon with son Hudson.
2019 Retiree Luncheon Raffle Tickets 03/18/19 - IAFF local 1289
Raffle tickets are available for purchase through the link below. 1 ticket = 5$. 20 tickets = 100$ if you have any questions pleast contact Craig Stone (209) 550-1016. Thank you
PTSD Coverage Update 03/18/19 - UPFFA
Thursday, the Labor and Public Employees Committee voted SB 164 AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN MENTAL OR EMOTIONAL IMPAIRMENTS WITHIN THE DEFINITION OF “PERSONAL INJURY” UNDER THE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION STATUTES by a vote of 12-2.
FF Jeffery Roper 03/18/19 - IAFF Local 1403
In a moment's notice within the blink of an eye Stephanie Roper unexpectedly passed away. Stephanie Roper is the wife of our MDFR brother Jeffery Roper who works on R 78 C Shift. I was fortunate enough to have met Stephanie, and let me just say she was a very special person, a great mother, and a dedicated and caring wife.
Trenton Way 2nd Alarm Multi Family Structure Fire 03/16/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
On Friday, March 15 at 3:56 p.m., Local 2086 members responded to a second alarm structure fire at 2172 S. Trenton Way. Crews arrived on scene to find flames coming out of the third floor balcony of building 2 in the Covington on Cherry Creek Apartments. Members began a transitional attack by fighting fire from the outside.
2019 IAFF Legislative Conference- Washington, DC 03/15/19 - UPFFA
Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters of Connecticut IAFF with a strong showing at the 2019 IAFF Legislative Conference in Washington DC
Working today and every day for Connecticut Fire Fighters on the Local, State and National levels
Thank you to the Connecticut IAFF Locals who attended.
North Hampton's Hiring 03/15/19 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Firefighter/Paramedic or AEMT
The North Hampton Fire & Rescue is accepting resumes to fill a Firefighter/Paramedic or AEMT position. This position is responsible for providing fire prevention, suppression and Emergency Medical Services to the Town of North Hampton. Applicants should be a Nationally Registered EMT-Paramedic or Advanced EMT.
Bomb Cyclone Blizzard Video 03/15/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Check out the video below showing Local 2086 members responding to calls during the historic Bomb Cyclone that brouhgt ferocious wind, snow, and blizzard conditions on Wednesday, March 13th.
CFD HOCKEY UPDATES 03/14/19 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Metro Fire Hockey Tournament
The 11th Annual Metro Fire Hockey Tournament will be held March 31st through April 7th at the O'Brien Rink 55 Locust St Woburn Ma. 14 Teams from at least 16 Fire Departments from around the Metro Fire Area will play in this years tournament. Full Schedule is attached.
100th Anniversary of the Opening of Malden’s Central Fire Station 03/14/19 - IAFF Local 902
The Malden Fire Department invites members of the public to attend a ceremony marking the 100th Anniversary of the Grand Opening of Malden's Central Fire Station on Salem Street at the corner of Sprague Street on Sunday, March 31st from 11 AM – 1 PM.
Reminder - Somma Fundraiser Event 03/14/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Reminder -- Fundraiser for Somma's road to Denver Council District 1 is tomorrow night!!!
Join us Friday night at Illegal Pete's at 1851 W. 38th Ave. from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm for a night to raise money for Mike Somma's City Council Campaign. Food, drink tickets and live music will be provided.
Ret Lt. Pat Coleman 03/13/19 - IAFF Local 51
It is with great sorrow that the EPFD informs of the passing of Ret. LT. Pat Coleman.
Patrick Joseph Coleman, 78 passed away on January 23, 2019, resting peacefully in his El Paso, TX home surrounded by his children and loved ones.
Born August 3, 1940, to William and Cordelia Coleman, El Paso, TX.
MPFFU Member Orientation Class May 7, 2019 03/12/19 - West Bloomfield Professional Fire Fighters Union
Orientation class for newer members. This class is free and at the same location as education seminar. This includes lunch and is from 10:00-13:00.
MPFFU Educational Leadership Seminar 03/12/19 - West Bloomfield Professional Fire Fighters Union
MPFFU-IAFF Educational Leadership Seminar on May 07 and 08, 2019. All members are welcome to attend.
St Paddy's Day Parade/ Poker Tournament/858 Summer picnic camping trip 03/11/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Hi all members, thanks for your patience in waiting for the St Paddy's day parade details, we just got our staging information this evening. You can meet us at the union hall @ 7am this Saturday the 16th, we will ride the antique rig down to staging. You can also meet us around 8:30 in Lot A of the Coors Field parking lots entering off 33rd & Blake.
Boots on Capitol Hill 03/11/19 - IAFF Local 1403
Last week members of Local 1403 where in the Capitol courtyard were 500 pairs of empty boots, each representing Florida firefighters who died of or are battling cancer. It’s a somber reminder that these brave men and women are 17% more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than the general public.
Fire Chief Ale Tapping 03/11/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
On March 20th starting at 1800 Rock Bottom Brewery at 9627 E County Line Road will be hosting a Fire Chief Ale tapping benefiting the South Metro Professional Firefighters Foundation. We must rally to support the foundation so that it can continue to support us as members. As South Metro grows in size the demand will increase and the foundation must grow with it. $.
Lt. Mike Kadel Retirement 03/10/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Lt. Mike Kadel retired after 28 years of service. Thank you for your dedication and service to the community. We wish you a happy and healthy retirement!
7th District Mini Communications Training Academy 03/10/19 - IAFF 7th District
Two opportunities for improving your Locals standing in world of Social Media are fast approaching. This is the best way to build and offer your brand to the communities you serve. Instructors come from the 7th District PR team and will teach you how to best navigate through FB, Twitter and Instagram to maximize your reach.
Cody Mooney Memorial Service 03/08/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
On Friday afternoon family, friends, firefighters and emergency responders from across the front range gathered at Mission Hills Church in Littleton to honor and celebrate the life of Cody Mooney. The outpouring of love and support from our community and from people around the globe is deeply touching and words cannot express how grateful we are.
MPFFU-IAFF Educational Seminar 03/08/19 - MPFFU
The Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union is hosting an educational seminar for union officers and members on May 7th & 8th at the Hyatt Place Hotel in Novi. The complete agenda is attached.
The seminar will feature three general session topics as well as an opportunity to attend five of the 15 workshops that are being offered.
2019 MSCFF Convention Call 03/08/19 - 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
Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries 03/07/19 - IAFF Local 902
Protect your home and family with smoke alarms
Have working smoke alarms on every level of your home, outside bedrooms, at the top of open stairs and at the base of cellar stairs.
Maintain smoke alarms. Test them once a month.
If the alarm uses regular batteries, change them at least once a year. An easy way to remember is to change the batteries when you change your clocks.
Members Fight Blaze on Kossuth 03/07/19 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
At 11:56 on March 2nd, 2019, Norwalk Fire Professional Firefighters responded to a house fire at 34 Kossuth st. On arrival the three-story, three-family home had fire showing on the second and third floor. All 10 occupants managed to get out in time. There were no reported injuries, However the house was gutted and is posted unfit for occupancy.
Long awaited ball pictures 03/07/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good afternoon all members, the long awaited ball pictures have been finished and are ready for viewing and downloading. It took a little longer because we paid a little extra to have some of you photoshopped, but they all came out very nice. Follow this link to access the photographer’s pictures. You can contact the photographer to purchase any additional pictures. 720.390.
What Has the MPFFU Done for YOU 03/06/19 - MPFFU
Weathering the Storm: What the MPFFU Has Done for You in Lansing?
Members sometimes ask, "What has the MPFFU done for me?". You can find out by watching this previously recorded webinar presented by MPFFU Lobbyist Melissa McKinley as she walks you through the trials and tribulations we have been through in Lansing over the past eight years.