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February 16, 2020
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IAFF Local 1565
FAST Response to Montville
IAFF Local 892
TODAY - ANNUAL MEETING- Denver Firefighters Museum
Denver Firefighters Local 858
Cambridge Fire Fighters
ANNUAL MEETING- Denver Firefighters Museum
Denver Firefighters Local 858
IAFF Local 21
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Web-page Updates and Maintenance
02/16/20 - IAFF Local 1565
Local 1565 Members, Brother Scadden has been asked to update the Union Website, and maintain the information available as current as possible. He has already begun to clean up the website and we encourage you to use the Union Web-page to access up to date information.
FAST Response to Montville
02/16/20 - IAFF Local 892
On Saturday, February 15, 2020, at around 12:08 P.M. Montville, Mohegan, Oakdale, and Quaker Hill Fire Departments along with Mohegan Tribal FAST were dispatched to #491 Norwich New London Turnpike for a possible bedroom fire.  Upon arrival on scene Montville Ladder 15 found fire showing from the A/D corner of the structure.  A working fire was transmitted.
TODAY - ANNUAL MEETING- Denver Firefighters Museum
02/16/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Your Attendance Can Make a Difference. If you are a Denver Firefighter Museum Member than your vote counts! Today at 4 pm,  the Museum located at 1326 Tremont Street will be holding the Annual Board Meeting where you can vote to help keep Denver Firefighters on the Museum Board. Help preserve our heritage by attending and voting in today's board election.
02/15/20 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
ANNUAL MEETING- Denver Firefighters Museum
02/15/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good morning, Are you a Denver Firefighter Museum Member? Do you want to know what's happening with the Museum? Tomorrow, February 16th is the Denver Firefighter Museum Annual Meeting at 4 pm located at 1326 Tremont Place. ELECTION OF BOARD MEMBERS is on the meeting agenda. Help keep Denver Firefighters on the Museum Board by attending and voting.
02/15/20 - IAFF Local 21
Brothers and Sisters, We are less than one week out from the annual Beer Dabbler event and desperately short on volunteers. Please, if you can spare 2.5 hours next Saturday, February 22nd, go to the Local 21 website and sign up for a bit of fire tending in exchange for some free brews.
Springfield Fire Dept Promotes 11, Swears in 5 Recruits
02/14/20 - IAFF Local 648
SPRINGFIELD — Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and Fire Commissioner B.J. Calvi held a ceremony Friday at the Raymond M. Sullivan Public Safety Complex to swear in five new recruits and promote 11 other officers. Calvi swore in Samuel Hudak, William Torres Jr., Daniel Allard and Matthew McElhiney as lieutenants.lio Rivera.
Retirees Get Together
02/13/20 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
The next retirees gettogether will be held on Wednesday, March 11th from 9 to 12 at the Dante Club.
Lynn Firefighters Day
02/13/20 - IAFF Local 739
Today marks the 125th Lynn Firefighters Day. Lynn Firefighters Day was adopted by the Lynn City Council following a tragic fire where four Lynn Firefighters died in the line of duty on February 13, 1895 at City Box 41, 53-55 Munroe Street, Hutchinson Hardware. The following members of Engine Company 3 made the supreme sacrifice: Captain Henry L. Skinner, Hoseman Thomas E.
Friday Update 2-14-20
02/13/20 - IAFF Local 1014
Captain Scott Suplita Retirement
02/12/20 - IAFF Local 892
After 21 years of dedicated service to the City of Norwich, Captain Scott Suplita worked his last shift Wednesday, February 12, 2020.  Captain Suplita was not only a leader on the fireground but a strong advocate for the members of Local 892 as well.
RESCHEDULED L21 Ice Fishing Tournament
02/11/20 - IAFF Local 21
Due to the frigid weather forecast for this Thursday, the Local 21 Ice Fishing Tournament has been RESCHEDULED for Monday, February 24th, at Bellaire Beach on White Bear Lake. Same time, 11am - 2pm.  There will be food, prizes and trophies.
‘Sometimes you have to see it to be it,’ says Springfield’s first African American District Chief Tyrone Denson
02/11/20 - IAFF Local 648
  ‘Sometimes you have to see it to be it,’ says Springfield’s first African American District Chief Tyrone Denson Updated Feb 03, 2020; Posted Feb 03, 2020 Chief Tyrone Denson in January became the first-ever African American district chief of the Springfield Fire Department.
02/11/20 - New London Fire Fighters
Last week, Councilor Kevin Booker visited the NLFD and geared up for some drills alongside Group 2. Councilor Booker went through a hose stretch and fire attack evolution, ladder placement and an EMS demonstration. Councilor Reona Dyess was also on hand. Thank you Councilors for your time and interest in the NLFD. Please also check out this video of Councilor Booker on the attack line.
Promotions and New Hires
02/11/20 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
2/10/20: Congratulations to FF Paul Turner and FF Ray Pouncey on your promotions to Fire Inspector. Inspectors Turner and Pouncey were sworn in today during a ceremony held in the auditorium of Memorial Town Hall. In addition to the two new inspectors, four new probationary Firefighter/EMT’s were sworn in.
02/10/20 - IAFF Local 1014
Monday Morning Headlines 2/10/20
02/10/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good Monday Morning, EBoard - The Executive Board will be meeting Wednesday, February 12, at 8:30 am in the Board Room at 12 Lakeside Lane. Be sure to let your Vice President know if you have any issues you would like the board to talk discuss. Ball - The Annual Ball is just 13 days away. Be sure to get your tickets from the 858 Online Store.
February 8, 2020: Testimonial Dinner Honoring John Novak
02/09/20 - UPFFA
Saturday, February 8, 2020: President Carozza, Secretary DeMici, Treasurer Anthony along with other UPFFA staff in attendance at the testimonial in Honor of Greenwich Local 1042 President John Novak.
Friday Update 2-7-20
02/06/20 - IAFF Local 1014
Union Meeting 2/5 & 2/6
02/05/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good afternoon,  Just a reminder that the Union Meeting and nominations for Delegates & Alternates to the 2020 IAFF Convention will be held tonight and tomorrow at February Union meeting on Feb 5th at 7:00 pm & Feb 6th at 8:30 am as well as on March 4th at 7:00 pm at 12 Lakeside Lane, Denver, Colorado 80212.
Ball Info Part 2, the real info
02/05/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Ok, Hello again, due to a computer glitch some of the last email wasn't sent, but here's all the legit info. -With the ball just over 2 weeks away, you need to get ready for the night of your life.   -If you were notified that you'll be recieving an award, the Awards Ceremony will be held Saturday Feb 22nd @ 3pm @ the Hyatt Regency, 650 15th St.
regular union meeting 2-11-20
02/05/20 - Medford Firefighters Local 824
Regular union meeting 2-11-20 @ 1900hrs Station 6.
Legislative Update
02/04/20 - NMPFFA
Update on: SB 62 PUBLIC EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT PAY CHANGES & SB 72 PERA SOLVENCY From Brother John Melia Hello everyone, Senate Bills 62 and 72 made if through the Public Affairs Committee, but we're a long way away from protecting our pension and getting credit for all of the hours that we are required to work.
March 2, 2020: UPFFA of Ct. & Connecticut Career Fire Chiefs Association - Educational Seminar
02/04/20 - UPFFA
Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut & The Connecticut Career Fire Chiefs Association Joint Labor & Management Educational Seminar Monday, March 2, 2020 Connecticut Fire Academy 34 Perimeter Road, Suffield, Ct. 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Chris Lewis for Congress
02/04/20 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
.The PFFA endorse Chris Lewis for Congress in Alabama's 5th district.
IAFF License Plate Form
02/04/20 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
The new form for IAFF auto/motorcycle license plates is in the main menu.
John Preston hike to the Midway
02/04/20 - IAFF Local 2180
On February 9, join Local 2180 members, friends and family to turn out and support Firefighter John Preston on the last mile of his hike from Northern California to the USS Midway bringing support and awareness to suicide prevention. John, a Palo Alto firefighter and United States Maring Corp Veteran, tragically lost his brother to suicide who was a police officer and Marine Veteran.
Important WTC Information
02/04/20 - IAFF Local 274
02/04/20 - NMPFFA
Helping Hank
02/03/20 - IAFF Local 21
Sitters needed to visit Hank Jandrich while his PCA is away and his Wife is at work. From Connie Jandrich: Please consider visiting Hank at our residence for an afternoon - you won't be disappointed.  Play a little trivia, engage in riviting conversation, debate current events, try your hand at cribbage, assist with some handy craft/project, but most importantly.
New Engine 44 In Service Ceremony
02/03/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
After a decade of responding to emergencies, over 8,000 engine hours and 93,000 miles, Engine 44 was replaced with a brand new 2019 Pierce Velocity today. Members filled the 750 gallon tank with water from the old engine, gave the new rig a water cannon salute and did a traditional push in ceremony. Engine 44 protects the area around Lincoln Ave. and Peoria St. in Douglas County. https://www.
Vote No on Measure G
02/03/20 - Sacramento Area Fire Fighters
For more informattion go to http://www.protectingsacramento.
Boston Stair Climb 2020
02/03/20 - IAFF Local 740
March 28, 2020 in Boston Our team is : Portland Firefighters Local 740 Contact Ralph Munroe for more info. All members are welcome to attend.
Crocker St. Structure Fire
02/03/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
On Sunday February 2nd, just before 11 a.m., Local members responded to a house fire on S. Crocker St. in Littleton. Initial reports stated there was heavy smoke coming out of the windows and eaves of the house.
2020 7th District Benevolent Fund Scholarship Application Period Open
02/03/20 - IAFF 7th District
The 2020 7th District Benevolent Fund application period is now open.  Annually the 7th District Benevolent Fund awards 10 scholarships to dependent children of 7th District members engaging in thier FIRST post high school educational opportunity.  The attached guide the student to apply.  Good luck to all.
Creve Coeur Challenge - MO Fire Funeral Assistance Team
01/31/20 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters The first time we were introduced to Brian Zinanni and The Missouri Fire Service Funeral Assistance Team was when our Creve Coeur family lost one of our Brothers in an airplane crash.
January 30, 2020: UPFFA of Ct. Educational Conference
01/31/20 - UPFFA
Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut, IAFF Educational Conference Thursday, January 30, 2020 VFW – West Hartford, Ct.
Membership Meeting
01/31/20 - IAFF Local F-102
All Hands,    A Membership Meeting has been scheduled for 18 February 2020 and will commence at 1730 hours at Crash Fire Station 62. A running agenda will be posted on the Union website for review/consideration.
Upper Darby "Pour for the Cure" MDA Benefit
01/30/20 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Upper Darby Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 2493 will be hosting their 16th Annual "Pour for the Cure" MDA Benefit at Casey's Restaurant 812 Lansdowne Ave. Drexel Hill, PA.  This year they will also be raffling off a Kenny Chesney Concert Package.
Luzerne County County Local 840 Contract Documents
01/30/20 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
New contracts for Luzerne County Local 840 have been added to their folder in the contracts section of the website.
IAFF State Political Training Academy Held in St Cloud
01/30/20 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
The IAFF held a two-day State Political Training Academy in St Cloud on January 28th & 29th. The class is a condensed version of the 6 day annual Politcal Training Academy the IAFF holds each year. Twenty-two students received a comprehensive education in what it takes to run a politcal campaign covering topics such as messaging, fundraising, and targeting voters among other topics.
Friday Update 1-31-20
01/29/20 - IAFF Local 1014
FY 2019 Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) grant application period is February 3-March 13, 2020. 
01/29/20 - UPFFA
The FY 2019 Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) grant application period is February 3-March 13, 2020.  AFG grants provide fire departments with funding for critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.
January 28, 2020: Rhode Island State Association Of Fire Fighters Convention
01/29/20 - UPFFA
It was a pleasure to attend the RISAFF convention in Warwick, RI on Tuesday, January 28th. Thank you to President Andriole and members of the RISAFF for their generous hospitality.
7th Annual New Fire Fighters Conference
01/28/20 - IAFF 7th District
Were you born after 1986 or have less than 5 years on the job and want to learn more about your Union?  Well then the annual IAFF 7th District New Member Conference might be what you are looking for.  In 6 years over 1300 of the 12000 active members in this Magnificent 7th District have attended this conference and it is making a difference in participation and engagement.
Scholarship Opportunity
01/28/20 - IAFF Local 2819
Greetings Members of the Magnificent 7th District, This is an announcement of the annual 7th District Scholarship opportunity.  Annually our 7th District Benevolent Fund awards 10 scholarships (ranging from $500 to $750) to dependents of our active and/or retired members for them to use in thier first post high school education.
IAFF Peer Support Group
01/27/20 - IAFF Local 51
Brothers and Sisters,  The IAFF Peer Support Team will be in town this week for a follow up visit for the August 3rd incident. The finalized schedule (subject to change) is below and attached. This visit will focus on the Firefighters that responded to the incident and anyone else in need of assistance. Please email me  ( ThompsonPA@elpasotexas.
IAFF Local 385
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