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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.
    A Message From Captain Steve Holmes
    06/24/21 - IAFF Local 21
    Brothers and Sisters, We have an opportunity to support our community by participating in a City led Habitat for Humanity project.  Our day to get involved is Tuesday, July 20, 2021 (B Shift working.)  Please email me at steven.holmes@ci.stpaul.mn.us by no later than Saturday, July 03, 2021, if you are able or willing to assist.
    Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Retired DC Frank Langer
    06/24/21 - IAFF Local 21
    Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Fire District Chief Frank Langer. Chief Langer started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on October 14, 1975 and retired on December 31, 2006 after 31 years. Chief Langer retired from the 1st District on the A Shift. Frank passed away at the age of 76.
    Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Retired FEO Jerry Hauwiller
    06/24/21 - IAFF Local 21
    Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Fire Equipment Operator Gerald “Jerry” Hauwiller. FEO Hauwiller started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on November 6, 1980 and retired on December 15, 2000 after 20 years.
    Passing of UPFFA of Ct. Vice President Emeritus Santo Alleano
    06/24/21 - UPFFA
    It is with deepest regret and sorrow that we inform the membership the passing of UPFFA of Ct. Vice President Emeritus Santo J. Alleano, please keep the Alleano Family in your Thoughts & Prayers. Arrangements: Calling Hours: Friday, June 25, 2021 – 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    NEW IAFF MEMBERSHIP CARDS
    06/24/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    ATTENTION ALL LOCAL 244 MEMBERS: Our affiliate leader, the International Association of Fire Fighters recently mailed out new membership cards to all IAFF Local 244 member addresses that are currently on file. If you do not receive your new membership card by July 1, 2021-please email our General Secretary Steve Lopez at sjlopezapbt@gmail.
    Firework Safety
    06/24/21 - IAFF Local F-273
    Don’t let your backyard summer celebrations end with a trip to the emergency room. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, on average,180 people a day visit an emergency room with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday.
    St. Paul Local 21 Golf Outing for MDA on August 16th
    06/22/21 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
    Message from Elizabeth Nelson I hope you are having a good start to the week. I wanted to forward along the information for the annual St. Paul Local 21 Golf Outing for MDA on August 16th. We hope you can join us for some fun and raising money for a great cause. The registration information is attached and I have also copied Sam from St. Paul in case you have any questions.
    First Responders Blood Drive
    06/21/21 - IAFF 1826
    The Blood Drive will be at the Union Hall.   12651 McGregor Blvd.
    Remembering Juneteenth
    06/19/21 - IAFF Local F-273
    On #Juneteenth we honor the contributions, strength, and resilience of the Black community. Juneteenth is a critical day in American history and a reminder of how freedom and justice are delayed for far too many.  Read the "Proclamation on Juneteenth Day of Observance" from President Joe Biden: https://go.usa.
    Brother Tory Carlon Memorial Service
    06/18/21 - IAFF Local 1014
    Plane Crash and Multiple Extrications
    06/18/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    June 16 - 17, 2021 - Although Local members are always hard at work, some shifts are busier than others. Local members work 48-hour shifts.
    Back to Back Structure Fires
    06/18/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    June 14th - The afternoon was busy for both Local 2086 and 1309 members, battling multiple fires including a garage fire and a commercial fire back-to-back. The garage fire was located near W. Geddes Place and W. Glasgow Place in Jefferson County.
    Lewisburg Local 4917
    06/17/21 - PPFFA
    Local 4917 Lewisburg's 2016-2021 CBA along with their 2021-2023 Contract MOU/extension have been added to the contract section of the website.
    Livonia First Responders Foundation
    06/17/21 - IAFF Local 1164
    Livonia Police Department's Chief Caid, Livonia Fire & Rescue's Chief Heavener and AlphaUSA's Chuck Dardas talked about the new Livonia First Responders Foundation. Watch the interview with Dan West, President of the Livonia Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are available at the Chamber, Livonia Parks and Recreation and the Treasurer's Office at City Hall! https://fb.
    Benevolent Fund & TV Fund Deductions
    06/16/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    Attention Members: Be advised, deductions for Benevolent and TV Fund will be deducted next month (July 2021) 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 July 2021.
    2021 SFPFF Conference
    06/15/21 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
    June 1, 2021 All Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters State & Local Affiliate Officers: In accordance with the Constitution and By-Laws of the Southern Federation of Professional Firefighters, I am sending notice in regard to your annual membership in the organization and the 2021 SFPFF Conference.
    2021 IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial
    06/15/21 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
    September 18, 2021 • ? Colorado Springs, Colorado We strongly recommend that all participants be fully vaccinated to attend. If you are not vaccinated, we strongly recommend that you wear a mask and socially distance.
    July 11, 2021: Tommy Fund New Haven Pizza Challenge
    06/14/21 - UPFFA
    2021 St. Florian Scholarship Fund Application: NOW OPEN
    06/14/21 - IAFF Local 42
    The St. Florian Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications for (2021) and are accepting applications thru Friday, August 6, 2021 at 4:00 PM.  Application can be submitted by one of these three (3) following methods: Return via US Mail postmarked by August 6, 2021 to IAFF Local 42, 6320 Manchester Ave.
    Teton Ct. Structure Fire
    06/12/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    June 11, 2021 - 5:13 a.m. SMFR's 9-1-1 Dispatch Center received a call for a fire that was in the backyard of a residence near Lincoln Ave and Lone Tree Parkway. When District Chief 1 arrived on scene, he confirmed that it was a working structure fire viewing fire both on the primary home and extending into a secondary home.
    Car accident on Parker Street in Springfield
    06/11/21 - IAFF Local 648
    Car accident on Parker Street in Springfield HAMPDEN COUNTY by: WWLP Digital First Posted: Jun 11, 2021 / 12:12 PM EDT / Updated: Jun 11, 2021 / 12:12 PM EDT (Photo: Springfield FD) SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Crews from the fire department responded to a motor vehicle accident on Parker Street in Springfield Friday.
    Fox 13 News- Venice EMS
    06/10/21 - Suncoast Firefighters
    Friday Update 6-4-21
    06/09/21 - IAFF Local 1014
    Memorial Sunday
    06/09/21 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
    Memorial Sunday will be held on June 13th at 9 am. Uniform of the day is Class A with white gloves and no mourning band. Arrive 15 minutes early for formation. Please make every effort to attend.
    2021 - IAFF Local 671 Charity Golf Event
    06/09/21 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
    Download Registration Form here.
    2021 Columbia Firefighters Annual Golf Tournament
    06/09/21 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
    Denver Fire Fighters Scholarship Fund
    06/09/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Denver Firefighter’s Scholarship Fund 2021 Denver Fire Scholarship – DEADLINE JULY 1 The Denver Fire Department Foundation and Burg Simpson are pleased to announce the 2021 Denver Fire Scholarship. We will award one $1,500 scholarship to a qualifying student who is the child of an active or retired Denver firefighter.
    United Way of Charlotte County Award
    06/09/21 - Suncoast Firefighters
    2021 GOLF TOURNAMENT
    06/08/21 - IAFF Local 4381
    Columbia Firefighters Association is hosting it’s first annual golf tournament on August 14th at Stoneybrook Golf Course in Columbia! Gates open at 7am, tee time will be 8am. Prizes available! We have availabilities and are currently looking for hole sponsors. See flyer for more details.
    South Platte Canyon Rd. Structure Fire
    06/08/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    June 7, 2021 – Just before noon, on Monday, Local members responded to reports of smoke showing in the area of South Platte Canyon Road and West Mineral Avenue. BC1 confirmed seeing the smoke plume and upgraded the response to a confirmed structure fire.
    Response to KC Star Regarding Local 42 CBA
    06/07/21 - IAFF Local 42
    2021 Guns N Hoses Event
    06/07/21 - IAFF Local 42
    2021 Guns N Hoses Charity Boxing Event This years event will be held on August 7, 2021 at Municipal Auditorium at 6:30 PM.  Please mark your calendar and an Event Flier is forthcoming.  You can purchase tickets NOW ONLINE.
    Monday Morning Headlines
    06/06/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Monday Morning Headlines  Collective Bargaining 6/7 & 6/8 Save the Date 8/5 - 8/8 Save the Date 8/22
    E-bike battery caused Springfield apartment fire
    06/05/21 - IAFF Local 648
    E-bike battery caused Springfield apartment fire HAMPDEN COUNTY by: Tony Fay Posted: Jun 3, 2021 / 05:32 AM EDT / Updated: Jun 3, 2021 / 09:26 AM EDT SPRINGFIELD, Mass.
    Fire destroys garage in Springfield
    06/05/21 - IAFF Local 648
    Fire destroys garage in Springfield HAMPDEN COUNTY by: Nancy Asiamah Posted: Jun 4, 2021 / 12:02 AM EDT / Updated: Jun 4, 2021 / 12:02 AM EDT SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A garage on Laurelton Street in Springfield was completely destroyed in a fire Thursday evening.
    Worker trapped after porch collapsed in Springfield
    06/03/21 - IAFF Local 648
    Worker trapped after porch collapsed in Springfield HAMPDEN COUNTY by: WWLP Digital First Posted: Jun 2, 2021 / 03:00 PM EDT / Updated: Jun 2, 2021 / 06:59 PM EDT SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Crews from the Springfield Fire Department were called for a porch that collapsed Wednesday afternoon.
    E-bike battery caused Springfield apartment fire
    06/03/21 - IAFF Local 648
    E-bike battery caused Springfield apartment fire HAMPDEN COUNTY by: Tony Fay Posted: Jun 3, 2021 / 05:32 AM EDT / Updated: Jun 3, 2021 / 09:26 AM EDT SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – An overheated electric bike battery is being blamed for a fire at an apartment in Springfield’s Six Corners neighborhood Wednesday night.
    County CBA (compensation) Tally Results
    06/02/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    The County CBA Contract results are in.
    Information Session and Union Meeting TODAY
    06/02/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Union Meeting and Information Session  The Union Meeting will be held TODAY, Thursday, June 3 at 8:30 am. The Union Meeting will be held in the Event Center and all are welcome.  There will be a ZOOM Information Session at the start of the meeting for members on duty and those unable to attend. Please click on the links below to register for the ZOOM Information Meeting. 
    PPFFA Act 17 (COVID) H&L/Worker's Comp Zoom Presentation
    06/02/21 - PPFFA
    The link to May's Zoom presentation conducted by Attorney Michael Dryden on Heart and Lung/Worker's Comp issues regarding Act 17 (COVID), is now available in the member's section of the website.
    Celebrating PRIDE Month
    05/31/21 - IAFF Local 21
    Local 21 is proud to recognize the diversity in our union and celebrates our LGBTQ members.  We encourage everyone to continue to raise awareness and take positive steps towards an inclusive culture.
    8.16.2021 | L21 x MDA Golf Tournament
    05/31/21 - IAFF Local 21
    Save the date!  Monday, August 16th, 2021! The Fill the Boot Golf Classic returns.  Gather your friends and come join IAFF Local 21 and the MDA in raising funds for Muscular Dystrophy research and programs. More information and event registration will be available soon.  Questions and inquiries may be directed to the Local 21 MDA Coordinator, Sam Severtsgaard, Engine Co.
    South Waco Way Structure Fire
    05/31/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 10:59 a.m. on Saturday May 29, 2021, Local members responded to several reports of a house fire in the 6600 block of South Waco Way in Arapahoe County. Members observed a plume of smoke in the air while responding and upon arrival they found a shed fire extending into the garage and adjacent home.
    Meeting Notice | June 2021
    05/31/21 - IAFF Local 21
    Memorial Day 2021 | Thank You
    05/31/21 - IAFF Local 21
    This Memorial Day, Saint Paul Firefighters IAFF Local 21 honors our military members and those in Public Service who have made the ultimate sacrifice.  Thank you.
    Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Retired Captain Rudy Thell
    05/31/21 - IAFF Local 21
    Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Fire Captain Rudolph G. “Rudy” Thell. Captain Rudy Thell started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on January 1, 1954 and retired in 1991. Rudy became a Paramedic in the mid 1970s and was assigned as Fire Captain of Engine 24 on the C Shift for a large part of his career.
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