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  • January 20, 2019

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    2019 Calendar is Full of Opportunity
    IAFF 7th District
    Firefighters rescue man trapped between semi tires in Plymouth Twp.
    IAFF Local 1164
    11th Annual Charity Bass Tournament
    IAFF Local 4544
    Burn Foundation Maine Trip
    New London Fire Fighters
    Local 478 Website Update & New Content
    Waco Firefighters
    Friday Update 1-18-19
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    2019 Calendar is Full of Opportunity
    01/20/19 - IAFF 7th District
    The 2019 Calendar to the right of this page is full of opportunites for our membership in the Magnificent 7th District.  There is something for everyone.  If you as a IAFF member want to get involved, to give back to your Union.....YOU ARE INVITED!  Browse the calendar and see if there is something happening that is of interest to you.
    Firefighters rescue man trapped between semi tires in Plymouth Twp.
    01/20/19 - IAFF Local 1164
    Livonia firefighter Adam Pryor works to free the mechanic trapped between two semi tires in Plymouth on Jan. 17, 2019. The Livonia Fire Department assisted the Plymouth Twp. Fire Department in the rescue. (Photo: Capt.
    11th Annual Charity Bass Tournament
    01/20/19 - IAFF Local 4544
    The information for this years 11th Annual Team Bass Tournament has been updated in the "11th Annual Team Bass Tournament" tab. Be sure to check this information out. We look forward to another successful Bass Tournament!
    Burn Foundation Maine Trip
    01/19/19 - New London Fire Fighters
    The NLFD is proud to help support families from the Burn Foundation at the Winter Burn Camp in Camden Maine this week. The camp is from January 17-21st and is held for Fire and Ice burn survivors.   Ski Day on top of the mountain with US National Ski Hall of Famer Glen Plake (Blue Jacket). Race Day.
    Local 478 Website Update & New Content
    01/18/19 - Waco Firefighters
       Thanks for dropping by the website, we have some great news. We are currently in the process of updating and adding new content throughout the website, so please check back frequently and see for yourself. If any members have ideas for new features or content they would like to see, please email me and let me know.
    Friday Update 1-18-19
    01/18/19 - IAFF Local 1014
    2019 Local 21 Ice Fishing Tournament
    01/18/19 - IAFF Local 21
    Retiree Luncheon
    01/17/19 - IAFF local 1289
    Join us Friday April 5th at the Stanislaus Veterans Hall at 3500 Coffee Road for the retiree’s luncheon, beginning at 11am.
    Checking for Charity 2019
    01/17/19 - IAFF Local 1476
    Checking for Charity planning for 2019 is in full swing. The event is March 23, 2019 at the Troubh Ice Arena in Portland starting at 4:30 pm. For more information check out the Checking for Charity Facebook page. https://www.facebook.
    Dunning Circle Car vs Houses
    01/16/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday January 16th, Local members responded to a reported explosion on Dunning Circle in Highlands Ranch. As crews were responding additional 911 callers reported a vehicle left the roadway and struck a house. When members arrived, they found 2 homes with significant structural damage and the driver of the vehicle with serious injuries.
    Firefighters quickly douse garage fire in Pollock
    01/15/19 - IAFF Local 3556
    Fire crews work to knock down flames as they consume a Pollock Pines resident's garage.
    Man seriously hurt in wreck
    01/15/19 - IAFF Local 3556
    Emergency responders extricate a Placerville man after his vehicle rolled over on Highway 50 Sunday. Photo courtesy of El Dorado County Fire Protection District
    City Chapter Vice President Vacancy
    01/15/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for the position of City Chapter Vice President for the next 14 calendar days. The Executive Board will appoint the City Chapter Vice President to serve until the next General Election in December 2019 in accordance with the Constitution & Bylaws, Article VI, Section 5.
    Update General President vacancy
    01/15/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    January 15, 2019 Brothers & Sisters, As Interim president, I wanted to provide you with an update regarding the appointment process for the vacant General President Position. Your Eboard received one valid letter of interest for this position.
    2019 MDA "Fill the Boot", March 8-10, 2019
    01/15/19 - IAFF 1826
    Good Morning Local 1826 & Fire Chiefs.
    IAFF PEER SUPPORT TRAINING, Feb, 26-27, 2019
    01/15/19 - IAFF 1826
    To all Local 1826 Members, Please see attachment containing information on an IAFF PEER SUPPORT TRAINING, Feb. 26-27, 2019 9am-5pm at 1885 Veterans Park Drive, Naples, Fl. 34109. "12 seats have been reserved for Local 1826 Members", First come, First served, please respond in a timely manner, this class will fill fast.
    Our 2019 message to members
    01/13/19 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
    We want everyone in the department, especially our members, to know that everyone at the Newport News Firefighter’s Association, Local 794, still supports you day in and day out. While you might not have heard from us for a short while, it does not mean we have forgotten you, the department, or given up our fight to provide you a better department, admin, and working environment.
    IAFF Response to Trump Tweet Threatening to Cut Federal Funds for Wildfire Response
    01/11/19 - UPFFA
    IAFF Response to Trump Tweet Threatening to Cut Federal Funds for Wildfire Response As Californians struggle to recover from a series of devastating wildfires, the president of the United States has launched another impulsive, reckless and uninformed tweet threatening to halt federal funding dedicated to helping fire fighters keep their communities safe.
    2019 Legislative reception
    01/11/19 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
    Officers and Members The Annual Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters Marlatt/Redmon Legislative Reception will be Thursday February 14th at 5:30 pm.  Thursday afternoon between 1:30 and 2:00 President Wing will have an executive board meeting with all members encouraged to attend.  We will also have a small workshop with a representative from KP&F.
    Friday Update 1-11-19
    01/11/19 - IAFF Local 1014
    Brothers & Sisters, This Tuesday, at our Union Meeting, your newly elected Local 1014 Executive Board was sworn in by former Local 1014 President and International Association of Fire Fighters General President Emeritus Alfred K. Whitehead.
    Norwich Welcomes a New Fire Chief
    01/11/19 - IAFF Local 892
    Norwich Firefighters Local 892 is proud to announce that Battalion Chief Tracy Montoya has been promoted to Chief of Department. Chief Montoya has served the City of Norwich for almost 29 years. He has been the commander of Platoon 1 since 2007. Chief Montoya has also served in the US Navy and Navy Reserves for 33 years.
    Retirement Party!
    01/10/19 - IAFF Local #1945
    Come celebrate years of service at the Retirement Party of three of 1945's best.  Mike Chavez, Mark Fowler, and Randy Wright are retiring and going out with a bang at 5:00pm Friday, Jan.11th at the Drake Center.
    Highlands Ranch Basketball Game
    01/10/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    On the evening Wednesday January 9th, a small group local members put their athletic skills to the test during a basketball game with the Highlands Ranch Community Association, Therapeutic Recreation Southridge Nuggets Team. The Firefighters got beat for the second year in a row with a final score of 68-26, but both teams celebrated the victory! http://www.southmetro.
    Bennett 2nd Alarm Mutual Aid Structure Fire
    01/10/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Just after the noon hour on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Bennett-Watkins Fire Rescue transmitted a 2nd Alarm for a structure fire involving hazardous materials near East Quincy Avenue and South Watkins Road in Arapahoe County.
    We are looking for participants to compete in Unite + Fight, a charity boxing event on March 9, 2019.
    01/10/19 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
    Hello fellow first responders~ We are looking for participants to compete in Unite + Fight, a charity boxing event on March 9, 2019.  Unite + Fight brings together local police, fire and EMS departments to raise money for fellow first responders in crisis.
    January 9, 2019: Governor's Inauguration Ball
    01/10/19 - UPFFA
    [L - R]: Jay Colbert, IAFF 3rd District Vice President Peter S. Carozza, President, UPFFA of Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont Andrew Matthews, Ex. Director, Ct.
    Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) is accepting applications
    01/10/19 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
    The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) is accepting applications for the position of Airport Fire Fighter. This recruitment process will fill three anticipated Airport Fire Fighter openings and establish an eligibility list for future openings. The Airport Fire Fighter position is a full-time position located at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
    New firetruck, lieutenant ready to roll
    01/10/19 - Salisbury Fire Fighters
    New firetruck, lieutenant ready to roll By Jim Sullivan jsullivan@newburyportnews.com Sep 17, 2018 Courtesy photo/Keith SullivanKelby Groder is sworn in as the Salisbury Fire Department’s first lieutenant by Town Clerk Mindy Morrison.
    Garner Memorial Scholarship
    01/10/19 - IAFF Local 311
    The Richard Garner Memorial Scholarship was created to honor the life of City of Madison Firefighter/Paramedic Richard Garner Jr. who died in the line of duty on April 1, 2018.
    January 9, 2019: Inauguration of Governor Ned Lamont
    01/09/19 - UPFFA
    Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut Attending the Inauguration of the 89th Governor of the State of Connecticut Ned Lamont [Backrow L-R] Joseph Robidoux, Pres.
    L-21 and L-3939 Merger Results
    01/09/19 - IAFF Local 21
    Results of Local 21/3939 Merger Vote: A “Yes” vote was a vote to merge A ”No” vote was a vote to not merge Results: Yes- 116 No- 38 Motion to merge passes 75% - 25%. These results will be provided to IAFF 5th District Vice President Tom Thornberg. VP Thornberg will carry these results to the IAFF Executive Board for final approval from the IAFF.
    Local 830 Members Handle 'Suspicious' Fires
    01/09/19 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
    Members of Local 830 were called to Calf Pasture Beach and Cove Marina within an hour of each other on Monday, January 7th for a structure and boat fire.
    Notice of Elections, 2019
    01/09/19 - IAFF 1826
    LODD Steven H. Pollard Ladder Company 170
    01/08/19 - IAFF Local 274
    Public Safety Subcommittee of the Lamont Transition team
    01/08/19 - UPFFA
    The photo is of the final meeting of the Public Safety Subcommittee of the Lamont Transition team. The committee was tasked with developing public safety policies for the new administration. Among the policy initiatives developed and reported out are PTSD coverage for Firefighters and Police Officers and resources to tackle the opioid epidemic.
    Benevolent Fund and TV Fund Deductions
    01/08/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    Attention Members: Be advised, deductions for Benevolent and TV Fund will be deducted in this month (January 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 January 2019.
    Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Firefighter Ray Berthiaume
    01/07/19 - IAFF Local 21
       Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Firefighter Ray Berthiaume.  Firefighter Berthiaume Started on April 3, 1972 and Retired on April 29, 1994.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in the summer of 2019. ceasefuneralhome.
    Passing of FF Cleveland Natola, E-11 Retired
    01/07/19 - IAFF Local 739
    Passing of Firefighter Cleveland Natola, Engine 11 - Retired The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 regret to announce the passing of Firefighter Cleveland Natola of Engine Company 11, retired. Services will be graveside on Wednesday January 9, 2019 at St. Mary’s Cemetery at 11 AM.   Please keep the Natola family in your prayers.
    Thank You Worcester
    01/06/19 - IAFF Local 1009
    The Worcester Fire Department is rich in tradition and history. Unfortunately, the tradition of honoring those we have lost in the line of duty has been a piece of history practiced far too often, as it was on Dec. 15 when we honored Firefighter Christopher Roy.
    Friday Update 1-4-19
    01/04/19 - IAFF Local 1014
    Greater Kansas City Fire Fighters IAFF Local No. 42 Peer Support Program
    01/04/19 - IAFF Local 42
    None of us have to struggle alone. The Peer Support Team is here when you or your family need us. There are going to be times in our lives that are tough by virtue of what we experience as professionals and human beings. Strength is not shouldering another burden; rather, strength is in letting go and asking for help.
    Chief Felipe Osaba's Retirement
    01/03/19 - IAFF Local 1403
    Chief Felipe Osaba is retiring after 30 years of service.
    Lieutenant Promotion
    01/03/19 - IAFF Local 801
    Local 801 congratulates the DFD's newest Fire Lieutenant - Jeff Tomchik.  LT Tomchik finished #1 in the testing procedure and was sworn in as Fire Lieutenant in a promotional ceremony at City Hall's Council Chambers on December 10, 2018.  LT Tomchik is a 15 year veteran in the DFD and former Local 801 President & Vice President.
    2018 Salvation Army
    01/02/19 - IAFF Local 21
    St. Paul Firefighters who rang bells for the Salvation Army at Midway Cub Foods, the Grand Meander, and MN Wild home games collected a total of $14,654.00.  Almost $2000 more than last year.  Thanks to your efforts, those in need will continue to benefit from the services that the Salvation Army provides.
    April 29, 2019: UPFFA Golf Tournament
    01/02/19 - UPFFA
    HOLD THE DATE Monday, April 29, 2019 Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut   Golf Tournament Oronoque Country Club 385 Oronoque Lane, Stratford, Ct.
    January Delegate Meeting
    01/02/19 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
    The January CPFF Delegate Meeting will be hosted by Fairmount Local 5013 on Thursday, January 17th at 10:30 AM. The Location will be the Colorado Professional Fire Fighters Center, located at 12 Lakeside Lane, Denver CO, 80212. We look forward to seeing you all there.
    January Union Meeting Reminder
    01/02/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    This is a reminder that the January Union meeting will take place at The Colorado Professional Fire Center (12 Lakeside Lane, Denver CO 80212) Wednesday, January 2nd at 7:00 pm and Thursday, January 3rdat 8:30 am. A few things to be aware of:  1.
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