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    05/18/22 - UPFFA
    BELOW ARE THE DATES FOR THE CONGRESSIONAL IN-DISTRICT CANDIDATE INTERVIEWS: Monday, May 23, 2022 Jahana Hayes - 5:00 PM Waterbury Firefighters Association 1551 Thomaston Avenue, Waterbury, CT Tuesday, May 24, 2022 John Larson - 6:00 PM 32BJ - 885 Wethersfield Avenue, Hartford, CT Tuesday, May 24, 2022 Muad Hrezi - 6:30 PM 32BJ - 885 Wethersfield Avenue.
    Bubba's 33 Survivors Fund Fundraiser
    05/18/22 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    You must present this flyer for the proceeds to go to the IAFF. Please share this flyer and we will see you on 5/19, 11 am - 11 pm!
    Free COVID at Home Test Kits
    05/18/22 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
    The federal government is offering free at home COVID test kits delivered to your address by the US Post Office. Currently offering 8 test kits delivered to your home. Follow this link to sign up.
    Colorado Rockies Tickets - On Sale Now
    05/18/22 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    NIGHT AT THE ROCKIES AGAINST THE NEW YORK METS TICKETS ON SALE NOW !! SEATS STILL AVAILABLE Saturday May 21, 2022 @ 6:10pm - B Shift  We have the same tickets as Opening Day in Section 115! CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS! Tickets are $38.00 with a $10 food/beverage card.  Once you purchase your tickets you will need to stop the Union Office to pick up your tickets.
    Early Sunday morning house fire under investigation in Ann Arbor
    05/17/22 - Ann Arbor Firefighters Local 693
    At 12:26 a.m. on Sunday, Ann Arbor firefighters responded to a report of people trapped in a house fire on the 3500 block of Oakwood Street.
    Ann Arbor Fire Department issues new warning after teen jumps from bridge and drowns
    05/17/22 - Ann Arbor Firefighters Local 693
    Officials say students from Skyline and Pioneer High Schools were jumping from the Amtrak Bridge when Alex Walker got into trouble.
    05/17/22 - Suncoast Firefighters
    Check out Charlotte County's NewsTeam 2 segment (click on image) on Charlotte County Fire & EMS honing their trench extrication skills following a tragic accident.
    Lightning strike causes house fire in Ann Arbor
    05/17/22 - Ann Arbor Firefighters Local 693
    Damages estimated around $150,000
    Memorial Day Murph
    05/16/22 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    This year Albuquerque Fire Rescue will be hosting an Inaugural AFR Memorial Day Murph on Monday May 30th at the Training Academy. The Murph Challenge is in honor of Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor Recipient Lt. Michael P. Murphy, who died in combat while attempting to radio headquarters during a firefight.
    05/16/22 - Suncoast Firefighters
    West Manatee Fire Rescue participated in the America Lung Associations "Fight for Air Stair Climb" held at Raymond James Stadium. WMFR's team consisted of Aaron Reese, Clayton Lease, Frank Agresta, Robert Haygood and Max Pollock. Each climbed a total of 1,377 steps while raising awareness for the American Lung Association.
    Trustee Election Results
    05/14/22 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
    Congratulations to Brian Prather (Trustee 3) and Roberta Manger (Trustee 4) for their election as new Trustees of the Palm Beach County Firefighters Employee Benefits Fund. Their term in office starts June 1.  We thank both Brent Henderson and John Flaherty for their decades of service to the Fund. Both chose not to run for re-election.
    Friday Update 5-13-22
    05/14/22 - IAFF Local 1014
    2022 Pay Scale
    05/13/22 - IAFF 3718
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    7th District FIREOPS 101 a Success
    05/12/22 - IAFF 7th District
    the annual 7th District FIREOPS was a success as we guided 34 policy makers from 3 states through 6 scenarios we face day-to-day in our profession.  We are already planning for 2023 as we venture back to Boise in the odd years.  For you to see some of our pictures taken that day click on https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ky3npyhhtswnb67/AAB7441NCeOb6BBJzr5U8FMTa?dl=0 or https://www.
    Special Meeting to Approve Congressional Endorsement, May 20, 2022
    05/12/22 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    A Special Meeting is scheduled at the Union Hall on May 20, 2022, at 12:00pm, in accordance with Article V, Section 6 & Article IX, Section 6 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws. The purpose of this meeting is to approve the Political Action Committee recommendation for a Congressional Endorsement. The meeting will start promptly at 12:00pm.
    Centennial Airport Crash
    05/10/22 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, Local members responded to an aircraft emergency at Centennial Airport. A Cessna 172 was landing when it left Runway 28, hit a sign, and stopped in the grassy area between Runway 10/28 and the Charlie Taxiway.
    South Quebec Way Structure Fire
    05/10/22 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 11:47 a.m. on Friday, April 15, 2022, multiple 911 callers reported a building fire in the 1800 block of S. Quebec Way on the border of Arapahoe County and Denver. While members were responding, a large plume of black smoke was widely visible. Members from South Metro Engine and Medic 21 were first to arrive at 1885 S. Quebec Way in Denver.
    Friday Update 5-6-22
    05/09/22 - IAFF Local 1014
    Monday Morning Headlines
    05/09/22 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Ratification Meeting, Rockies Baseball, Fishing Derby, Kaiser Total Health Assessment, Save the dates
    UPFFA Golf Tournament - Thank you
    05/07/22 - UPFFA
    Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut Thank you To all the Golfers and Sponsors who made this year’s golf tournament a huge success. A special thank you to the Staff at Laurel View for a great job. See you all next year! Peter S.
    October 2, 2022: South Fire District Fire Fighters, Local 3918 Seminar
    05/07/22 - UPFFA
    South Fire District Fire Fighters IAFF, Local 3918 Presents Post Traumatic Purpose Travis Howze October 2, 2022 All proceeds will be benefiting the IAFF Center of Excellence.
    Friday Update 4-29-22
    05/05/22 - IAFF Local 1014
    May 2022 General Membership Meetings
    05/05/22 - International Association of Firefighters
    Our next Union meetings will take place on Monday, May 23rd and Tuesday, May 24th at The Cabin on Rt 33 in Freehold. Both meetings will take place on the patio (back room behind the fireplace) and start at 1700. Please make every effort to attend.
    Colorado Fallen Firefighters Foundation Remembrance Ceremony
    05/04/22 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    All Members, You and your families are invited to attend the Colorado Fallen Firefighters Foundation Remembrance Ceremony on Saturday, May 7, 2022. This event will honor members across our state who gave their lives in service and will include the addition of four Denver Fire Department (DFD) members to the monument.
    2021 - 2022 IAFF Local 21 Contract Passes
    05/04/22 - IAFF Local 21
    488 DAYS Contract has passed.  Thank you to those that worked hard on this.
    Notice of Ratification Meeting
    05/04/22 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    NOTICE OF RATIFICATION MEETING In accordance with Denver Firefighters Local 858 Constitution and Bylaws, Article XIV Section 9, the Collective Bargaining Committee has voted unanimously to request a Ratification Meeting to vote on the tentatively agreed upon 2023-2025 Contract.
    May 2022 IAFF Center of Excellence May Webinars
    05/03/22 - UPFFA
    The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is hosting an online education series for IAFF members, other first responders, healthcare providers, clinicians and the community at large. Upcoming May webinars include: Treating Fire Service Professionals: Building Cultural Competency  Thursday, May 5 | 12:00 p.m.
    Hometown Hero's Fundraiser
    05/03/22 - IAFF Local 1617
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    Upcoming General Membership Meetings
    05/02/22 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
    05/02/22 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
    MINNESOTA PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS MALTS & STATE CONVENTION October 3-4, 2022 Holiday Inn & Suites Duluth Downtown 200 West First Street, Duluth, MN 55802 Hotel Lodging A special conference rate of $165.00 plus tax per room has been set up at the Holiday Inn & Suites Duluth Downtown.
    Monday Morning Headlines
    05/01/22 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Collective Bargaining Committee Update, Union Meeting May 4th and 5th - Convention Nominations, Night at the Rockies - May 21st - Tickets on Sale, Kaiser Health Challenge - Must be complete by May 15th, 2nd Annual Fishing Derby - May 15th Save the Date - Boxing and Camping
    Bolingbrook 3005 Honor Guard Fundraiser
    05/01/22 - Joliet Fire Officers L-2369
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    AFFI Endorsements
    05/01/22 - Joliet Fire Officers L-2369
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    Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Retired FEO Jack Burch
    04/30/22 - IAFF Local 21
    Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Fire Equipment Operator, Jacob (Jack) Burch. FEO Burch joined the Saint Paul Fire Department on March 16, 1954 and retired on January 08, 1980.  Jack was assigned to drive Engine Co. 09 on the B shift. Jack passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2022 at the age of 92.
    Staffing ULP
    04/29/22 - IAFF Local 1464
    The Town of Scituate states that they will comply with the DLR and CERB decisions, yet has not produced clear proof of such compliance. They state that Local 1464's suggestions for staffing are "nonsensical and detrimental to the health and safety of Scituate residents'.  So is an Engine Company staffed by one firefighter.  See the Town's response.
    04/28/22 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
    NOTICE OF POSITION OPENING WITH THE CITY OF MOORHEAD Firefighter Salary / Pay Rate: $51,749 to $73,927 Job Type: Full Time Post Date: 04/26/2022 Expire Date: 5/10/2022 – Noon Position Summary: The City of Moorhead is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Firefighter in the Fire Department.
    2022 MSCFF Golf Tournament
    04/27/22 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
    Collective Bargaining Committee Update
    04/27/22 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    APRIL 27, 2022 IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM YOUR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COMMITTEE Last night your collective bargaining committee reached a tentative agreement with the city. We are working to secure a date and time for ratification. Another email announcing the ratification meeting date and time will be sent as soon as possible.
    2022 Memphis Charity Golf Tournament
    04/27/22 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
    Register, Donate and Sponsorship here.
    2022 St. Florian Scholarship Application NOW OPEN
    04/26/22 - IAFF Local 42
    The St. Florian Scholarship Fund Committee is excited to announce that we will begin accepting 2022 Applications on Monday, May 16, 2022 to Friday, July 8, 2022. Please check back during that timeframe to download an application and get it submitted before the deadline.
    New Treasurer
    04/25/22 - IAFF Local F283
    Sisters and Brothers, This morning the Executive Board convened a special meeting, for the sole purpose of electing a new Treasurer, in accordance with Article 6 Section 9 “Vacancies in Office,” of our Constitution and By-Laws.  I am proud to announce the board elected Brother Will Silva, by acclamation, as our new Treasurer.
    Friday Update 4-23-22
    04/25/22 - IAFF Local 1014
    Monday Morning Headlines
    04/25/22 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COMMITTEE UPDATE The Committee will meet with the City on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Committee believes they should have a tenative agreement by the end of the week. If you have any immediate questions please reach out to your Collective Bargaining Representative.  UNION STEWARD SPRING SEMINAR Thank you to everyone who attended the Spring Seminar.
    2022 | L21 x SPFD Golf at Oak Glen
    04/24/22 - IAFF Local 21
    Save The Date MALTS & MPFF Convention
    04/22/22 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
    SAVE THE DATE  Good afternoon MPFF members!  We are excited to announce we will be having our first combination MALTS & Convention this year.  Our host for this year’s event  is Duluth Local 101. MALTS &  Convention will be held at the Holiday Inn & Suites Duluth Downtown.  MALTS will be held on Monday October 3.
    L718 Cancer Fund Kentucky Derby Party
    04/22/22 - Boston Firefighters
    142nd Annual Ball & Awards Ceremony
    04/22/22 - Boston Firefighters
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