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OPERATION WARM Beard Shaving! (w/video)

News coverage of Operation Warm at Bent Paddle Brewery with Dan Smith head-shaving!
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"Giff's Garage" featured on KBJR (w/video)

On Tuesday, October 14, off-duty firefighters came together to pour the slab for "Giff's Garage." The project was inspired by Giff Trethewey, a Local 101 member who is recovering from a stroke. KBJR-Duluth has the story.
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Welcome Nash Thompson!

Welcome Nash Charles Thompson!!! Born on Thursday, September 18 (8 lbs., 21 inches).
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Congratulations to the Just family!

Welcome THEA ANN JUST, born 9/8/2014, weighting 8 lb. 2 oz. and 22 in long. Congratulations Justs!!!
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How to help Merissa Edwards & family

I am sure you all know by now what Merissa Edwards and family are battling right now. There has been a tremendous amount of support from our members. Each time I talk with Denny he tells me how thankful they are for every bit of support they are receiving; both the support they are aware of and the support that is 'behind the scenes.
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OPERATION WARM needs you!

Local 101 has agreed to be an ambassador for the Operation Warm program here in Duluth. Operation Warm is a program that purchases new, American/union made jackets for kids in need. This is the first year that Duluth has participated and only the third year that the IAFF has been involved.
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Congratulations, Laurions!

Congratulations to the Laurions on the birth of son #3, Max Alexander. He weighs 8 lbs. 10 oz.
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Law enforcement honors Rep. Simonson

From the Duluth News-Tribune: State Rep. Erik Simonson, DFL-Duluth, was recognized by a Minnesota law enforcement group on Monday for his work on behalf of public safety issues across the state. Simonson was named the 2014 Legislator of the Year by the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association.
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IAFF's Jane Blume on WI Gov. Walker

Walker has negative effect on Wisconsin and public employees (by IAFF's Jane Blume)
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Northland News Center reports on Firefighter Cancer Risk (w/video)

IAFF Local 101 President Pete Johnson talks about exposure to carcinogens in the fire service.
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Want To Become A Professional Fire Fighter?

The IAFF has put together a presentation to help answer questions on becoming a Professional Fire Fighter. http://www.iaff.org/et/becomeFF/index.
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Don't Get Fired for Social Media: Think Before You Post!
In recent months we’ve seen some stories about workers who’ve gotten into trouble because of what they have posted on social media.
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PERA responds to attacks on pensions

PERA of MN responds to recent Star-Tribune editorial on pensions.
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99 Restaurant Hosts Fundraiser
11/22/14 - Portsmouth Fire Fighters Charitable Association
2 DAYS LEFT - E-BOARD NOMINATIONS
11/22/14 - Aurora Fire Fighters
Ladies and Gentlemen, Monday is the last day to submit nominations for: Secretary/Treasurer - can be nominated by any member 8 Hour VP - can be nominated by 8 hour members A shift VP - can be nominated by A shifters B shift VP - can be nominated by B shifters C shift VP - can be nominated by C shifters Your nominations MUST be in writing.
President Melhorn with Channel 9 News in regards to US Navy Findings on the Miami fire
11/22/14 - IAFF F-123
Local 42 - Louie Wright Fundraiser
11/22/14 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Save the Date for the 2015 Legislative Conference
11/22/14 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
IAFF Legislative Conference Returns to Capitol Hill! Mark your calendars for the 2015 Alfred K. Whitehead Legislative Conference, scheduled for March 8-11, 2015, in Washington, DC. The Conference is returning to the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, and will once again feature the annual Congressional Reception attended by dozens of U.S. representatives and senators.
House Fire Leads to Burn Patient
11/22/14 - IAFF Local 3990
Bassville Park, Florida - Lake County Firefighters responded to the report of a house fire early Friday morning on Sherwood Place in Bassville Park with possible occupants trapped inside. As fire crews arrived, heavy smoke was pouring from the home with active fire. Firefighters quickly searched the home for victims but no occupants were found.
Addison Rescues Victim
11/21/14 - IAFF Local 4727
Congratulations to Lt. Erik Kramer and FF/Paramedic Jay Arnier for their heroic rescue of a victim from a fire on Monday morning. Your diligent and agressive efforts saved the persons life.
Chad Edlin Retirement Party
11/21/14 - IAFF Local 42
Retirement Party for Chad Edlin. Friday, December 5th @ Johnny's Back Yard @ 6pm
Bozeman Fire Fighters respond on late night basement fire
11/21/14 - IAFF local 613
No injuries reported in Bozeman house fire City of Bozeman Full Story by KECI Staff HERE Text BOZEMAN, Mont. - Overnight, firefighters responded to a house fire on the west end of.
Saginaw hosts its 8th annual Guns and Hoses Classic to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association
11/21/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Firefighters takes on police officers in the 8th annual Guns and Hoses Classic fundraiser game to support Muscular Dystrophy Association.
2015 Unite & Fight
11/21/14 - IAFF Local 21
Hello Police, Fire and EMS! We are gearing up for our third annual Unite and Fight event, and we need your help! We need men and women; all ages, skill levels, and weights to represent the areas police, fire and EMS departments in a charity boxing event.
Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
11/21/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Hello All, A message from the Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation: The $1,000 winner for the payday raffle is Luke Barron, Tower 22 C-shift, congratulations to Luke! Raffle tickets are on sale right now.  Contact any Burn Foundation board member to get your ticket for a chance to win the 2015 payday raffle drawings. The next payday raffle winner will be drawn Friday, December 5th.
Unions Rethink Strategy After Election Losses
11/21/14 - Paul Hufnagel
Most of the candidates public-sector unions spent time and money supporting this fall were defeated, prompting leaders to question the effectiveness of endorsing any candidates at all.
Brook Park fire union opposes idea of privatizing city's ambulance service
11/21/14 - Paul Hufnagel
BROOK PARK, Ohio -- Nearly 200 people rallied outside a city council meeting on Tuesday to oppose a possible privatization of the Brook Park ambulance service.
Akron not in contempt when negotiating fire department promotions, court monitor says
11/21/14 - Paul Hufnagel
AKRON, Ohio -- The City of Akron did not violate a court order when it negotiated a new seniority and education-based promotional agreement with firefighters.
Passing of AACo first Fire Chief...
11/20/14 - IAFF Local 1563
November 20, 2014 The Anne Arundel County Fire Department and the Anne Arundel County Retired Firefighters Association regretfully announce the passing of Retired Fire Chief Harry W. Klasmeier.  Chief Klasmeier was the Department's first Fire Chief, serving in that capacity from 1965 to 1983.
The city of Bozeman has filed another appeal against its firefighters' union, Local 613 of the IAFF
11/20/14 - IAFF local 613
We want our followers to be informed of all current events happening with the Bozeman Firefighters. In that belief we would like to share following article from the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. We also ask that if you have any questions to please contact us at bozemanfirefighters613@gmail.com and we will do our best to address your concerns.
Flirty Dance Fitness Toy Drive
11/20/14 - Toy Program
Vacation Bank Proposal & Survey
11/20/14 - Fort Wayne Professional Firefighters
Please Click on image to view the proposal. Once you have finished you can follow the link below to complete the survey. You may also navigate to the survey using the menu.
Getting Real about Pension Investments
11/20/14 - Paul Hufnagel
It's certainly tempting for officials in charge of state pension systems to hike up assumed rates of return. Better investment returns translate into smaller appropriations to fund pensions and can facilitate generous cost-of-living adjustments for retirees.
Suburban officials speak against fire department staffing bill
11/20/14 - Paul Hufnagel
Nearly two dozen suburban leaders on Tuesday ramped up their opposition to a proposal in Springfield that would subject fire department staffing levels to collective bargaining and binding outside arbitration.
Cash-strapped Brook Park looks to LifeCare as potential rescue provider
11/20/14 - Paul Hufnagel
ELYRIA — LifeCare Ambulance Inc. is being considered as a provider of emergency medical services in Brook Park as city officials mull ways to cut costs, but the idea to privatize the city service has fire union members up in arms.
Firefighters, paramedics protest possible plan to hire private ambulance company
11/20/14 - Paul Hufnagel
BROOK PARK, Ohio- Firefighters and paramedics from across the area joined fellow firefighters in Brook Park for a demonstration before Tuesday night’s city council meeting.
Meals On Wheels
11/19/14 - IAFF Local 21
MEALS-ON-WHEELS - Volunteers are requested to help give driving directions for Meals-On-Wheels Thursday, November 27 from 7:30-9:00 a.m.) at Cretin Dehram Hall High School. (C shift getting off duty and “A” shifting working.) Volunteers assist those drivers who request help with directions for delivering meals to St. Paul neighborhoods primarily.
Regular Meeting November 2014
11/19/14 - Shelby Twp. IAFF Local 1338
Regular Meeting November 2014
11/19/14 - Shelby Twp. IAFF Local 1338
Phone Directory
11/19/14 - IAFF Local 21
All Personnel - Local 21 will be publishing an updated L21 telephone directory by the first of the year.  In order to have your telephone number listed, we will need an authorization from you granting permission to be included in the directory.  Please fill out Form 48A which is located in the FD forms file and forward on to Josette Bradley and Paul Barrett.
Three people hurt in fire on West Side Avenue
11/19/14 - IAFF local 1605
Three people were taken to Meritus Medical Center to be treated for injuries they suffered Wednesday morning during a fire at an apartment building at 349 West Side Ave. in Hagerstown, a fire official said. One of the victims who was taken to the hospital jumped from a second-floor apartment where the fire started, according to Battalion Fire Chief Mark Cleck.
Coquitlam Firefighters donate 10 pints of blood in less than a month!
11/19/14 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
By the end of September, Canada’s blood inventory had reached a critically low level. We asked all our PFL partners across the country to help and they responded by bringing in 21,033 units in October, that’s amazing! So far Coquitlam Firefighters- IAFF Local 1782 - has collected 10 units towards your annual pledge of 50*.
First Responder Night at the Palace!
11/19/14 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
Moshi Toy Drive
11/19/14 - Toy Program
Join the Burnaby Firefighters at the 2014 Christmas Angel Breakfast & Toy Drive
11/19/14 - IAFF 323
November, 2014 - Join the Burnaby Firefighters at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown Hotel on Tuesday morning, November 25th, to help support the Burnaby Christmas Bureau. Bring a toy or cash for a pancake breakfast in the ballroom or get a continental breakfast-to-go.
BCPFFA endorses Sister Amber Hockin & Brother Aaron Ekman for BC Fed Leadership
11/19/14 - IAFF 323
November, 2014 - The BC Professional Firefighters has endorsed Sister Amber Hockin and Brother Aaron Ekman to lead the BC Federation of Labour. The biannual convention takes place in Vancouver November 24th through to the 28th.
We would like to wish you a Safe & Happy Thanksgivng
11/19/14 - IAFF Local 772
Pittsfield, Ypsilanti townships approve fire aid agreement designed to reduce response times (11/18/2014)
11/19/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Pittsfield and Ypsilanti Townships will automatically dispatch engines and firefighters across their shared border when a structure fire alarm sounds.
Akron firefighters vote to promote officers based on seniority, education
11/19/14 - Paul Hufnagel
AKRON, Ohio -- The Akron Firefighters Association voted Thursday in favor of an agreement with the City of Akron that would allow for the promotion of firefighters based on their seniority and education level.
E-Board Nomination Week
11/18/14 - Aurora Fire Fighters
The week for E-board member nominations has begun.  The last day to make these nominations is November 24th, 2014.  The following positions are up for re-election: Secretary/Treasurer 8-hour Vice President A shift Vice President B shift Vice President C shift Vice President Remember, you can only nominate someone on your shift.
Tree Lighting @ Southlands
11/18/14 - Aurora Fire Fighters
HOLIDAY HOMETOWN PARADE & TREE LIGHTING SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND @ 1800 SPECIAL GUEST, SANTA CLAUS WILL BE RIDING IN ON BIG JOHN Please note: Main Street will be closed from E. State Ave., north through Town Square.  There will be no parking on Main Street.
Coats for Kids 2014
11/18/14 - IAFF Local 2819
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut visited the The Tommy Fund for Childhood Cancer | Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven
11/18/14 - UPFFA
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut visited the The Tommy Fund for Childhood Cancer | Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, attending on behalf of the UPFFA; Peter S. Carozza, President, Louis P. DeMici, Secretary, Chris Tracy, District Vice President, and James Kottage, District Vice President.
Pink Firefighter Wife T-Shirts
11/18/14 - Bossier City Firefighters Association
For those that were unable to make it to the Fireman of the Year banquet on November 14th a new t-shirt design was revealed to honor Mrs. Dayna Hesson and all the other firefighter wives of Local 1051. A limited number of shirts were ordered and are currently for sale for $15.00. Anyone wishing to purchase a T-shirt please contact Jason Sanchez at 455-1906.
Firefighter Appreciation Night
11/18/14 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
Somerville Firefighter's Christmas Party
11/18/14 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
The Somerville Firefighter's Christmas party will be held on December 5th at the Dante Club at 7pm. To purchase tickets see station stewards or Steve Layton. Last day to purchase tickets is November 25th.
Somerville Firefighter's Christmas Party
11/18/14 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
The Somerville Firefighter's Christmas party will be held on December 5th at the Dante Club at 7pm. To purchase tickets see station stewards or Steve Layton. Last day for tickets is November 25th.
Hi Dive Bar
11/18/14 - Toy Program
WIN SOME GUNS AND HAVE SOME FUN
11/18/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of McKinney, IAFF Local 2661
McKinney Professional Firefighter Association 10 Gun Raffle $20/ Ticket- Maximum of 1200 tickets will be sold. Benefiting the Lone Survivor Foundation & the McKinney Firefighters Association Rules & raffle details can be found at: www.iaff2661.
Firefighters Stress Safe Cooking This Thanksgiving
11/18/14 - IAFF Local 3990
For Immediate Release: November 18, 2014 Media Contact: Lt.Brian Gamble Fire Fighters Stress Cooking Safety on Thanksgiving Day Thanksgiving is leading day for home cooking fires Tavares, Florida - According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), cooking is the leading cause of home fires on Thanksgiving Day. A cooking fire is three times more likely on Thanksgiving than on any other day of the year. “Most fires on Thanksgiving occur between noon and 4:00 p.m. – the peak cooking
November 23, 2014
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