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Water park fun!

Last week, several members of Local 101 volunteered at a local indoor water park to help carry kids and adults who cannot walk up the four-story waterslide stairs. The event was part of the Courage Center's Mono-Ski Madness, a local downhill skiing event that hosts a pizza party for participants at the waterpark every year.
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Welcome Leona Samec!

Welcome Leona Rose Samec, born 1/10/15, 8 lbs 1 oz.!
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Welcome Alexis Mielke!

Welcome Alexis Kay Mielke into this world today! Born 1/14/2015 at 11:37 am, 7lb 15oz.
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Welcome Gabriel Erickson!

Congratulations to the Ericksons on the birth of their son, Gabriel Kevin!
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Toy Drive Success!

The toy drive was a success! We raised $3330 from our active and retired firefighters! This is the 5th year we have worked with Shopko for the purchase of the toys.  They are wonderful! In fact, Shopko employees donated money to add to ours! Shopko then gave us 10% more in gift cards to use. They even hired a cashier just for us to help with the shopping spree.
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Welcome Maea Smith!

Congratulations to Dan & Jamie Smith on the birth of their daughter, Maea Virginia Rose!
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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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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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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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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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Get your best recipes to Giff!

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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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LETTER OF COMMUNICATION
03/05/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Our team is participating in the 2015 Massachusetts Lymphoma Walk on Saturday, May 16, 2015 in Wakefield and I want to invite you to support us. Our team fundraising goal is $300.00.  If you would like to join our team, that would be great but if you can't and would like to donate to our team, that would be greatly appreciated.
LETTER OF COMMUNICATION
03/05/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Our team is participating in the 2015 Massachusetts Lymphoma Walk on Saturday, May 16, 2015 in Wakefield and I want to invite you to support us. Our team fundraising goal is $300.00.  If you would like to join our team, that would be great but if you can't and would like to donate to our team, that would be greatly appreciated.
PLEASE SHOW SUPPORT
03/05/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sister, Please read the notice below and help show your support for Stacia Joyce, who has worked for the city in Emergency Management for 14 years and currently works for CFD's E.P.A.C. (6 years). Our team is participating in the 2015 Massachusetts Lymphoma Walk on Saturday, May 16, 2015 in Wakefield and I want to invite you to support us.
Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Fire Chief Stephen Conroy
03/05/15 - IAFF Local 21
  It’s with a heavy heart that the department announces the passing of Retired Fire Chief Stephen Conroy.  Chief Conroy was Fire Chief from 1966 – 1991. Fire Chief of St. Paul for nearly 30 years Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on March 3, 2015. Preceded in death by son, Mathias; wife, Marylin; 4 siblings.
Elections Update
03/05/15 - National Capital Federal Firefighters
Dear Local F121 Members, Today I participated in a conference call with the full Executive Board to discuss the upcoming elections and resolve some questions that have been asked by Local Members.
MAKING THE NEWS
03/05/15 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
CHESTER >> The city hired 16 fire cadets Wednesday morning, and among them are Chester’s first female firefighters in training. Three women and 13 men were brought on to join the city’s fire department, which is in need of additional man, and woman, power after several years of attrition due to retirements.
Brittney Brewer service
03/05/15 - IAFF Local 740
Spread The Word To Support HR1035!
03/05/15 - IAFF Local F-273
Congress has re-introduced House Resolution 1035, which has been titled the “Federal Firefighters Fairness Act of 2015”. This bill will provide a Presumptive Liability clause for Federal Firefighters.
March CPFF Delegate Meeting
03/05/15 - Aurora Fire Fighters
The March CPFF Delegate Meeting will be hosted by the Pueblo Fire Fighters on March 20, 2015 (10:30am) at Angelo's Pizza Parlor - 105 E. Riverwalk, Pueblo, Co 81003 - Please enter through the lower level river walk entrance - See you there.
Retiree James Brubaker's Services
03/05/15 - Franklin Park Firefighters
Retiree James Brubaker on passed away February 28, 2015. Please see attachment for details of services.
4th Annual IAFF Local 244 'Swing for Survivors" Benefit Golf Tournament
03/04/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
On Saturday, March 21, 2015, the Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters will host the 4th Annual ‘Swing for Survivors’ Golf Tournament to Benefit the IAFF Local 244 Firefighters Survivors Fund (FSF). The FSF provides financial assistance to firefighters, spouses and children of firefighters who have been stricken with life threatening medical conditions.
2015 IAFF/WSCFF Educational Seminar is April 21-23 at the Hilton Hotel Vancouver
03/04/15 - IAFF Local 452
2015 Educational Seminar  The 2015 IAFF/WSCFF Jointly Sponsored Educational Seminar is April 21-23 at the Hilton Hotel Vancouver in Vancouver, Washington.  Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Your Local may send as many participants as you deem necessary.   The registration fee is $75 per person until April 3.
The 2015 IAFF/WSCFF Educational Seminar is April 21-23 at the Hilton Hotel Vancouver
03/04/15 - IAFF Local 452
2015 Educational Seminar  The 2015 IAFF/WSCFF Jointly Sponsored Educational Seminar is April 21-23 at the Hilton Hotel Vancouver in Vancouver, Washington.  Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Your Local may send as many participants as you deem necessary.   The registration fee is $75 per person until April 3.
Death of Robert W. Marshall, IAFF L-3235
03/04/15 - IAFF Local 452
  It is with deep regret and sympathy that Local 3235, Lake Stevens Fire, and the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters announce the death of Robert W. Marshall.   Robert passed away at his home in Lake Stevens at the age of 62 on Monday, March 2, 2015. He had been an integral part of the Lake Stevens Fire Department for over 23 years.
Hydrant Clearing
03/04/15 - IAFF Local 1009
New Payroll Issues
03/04/15 - IAFF Local 21
Recent news reports regarding current issuse with the new payroll system. WCCO: Fire Dept. Payroll Glitch Causes Headaches In St. Paul Pioneer Press: St.
Election results statement
03/04/15 - IAFF Local 73
On behalf of St. Louis Firefighters Local 73, I’d like to congratulate Aldermen Megan-Ellyia Green, Scott Ogilvie, and Larry Arnowitz on their reelections; and Alderman-elect Cara Spencer on achieving her new post on the board. It was truly a pleasure to support these dynamic candidates. Likewise, it was a pleasure supporting candidates Chelsea Merta and Kevin McKinney as well.
Funeral Details
03/04/15 - IAFF Local 1132
Visitation – Today  Where: Oakey’s North Chapel  Address: 6732 Peters Creek Road Northwest, Roanoke, VA 24019  Times: 1400-1600 & 1800-2000 Dress Code for visitation.
IAFF 7th District Scholarships
03/04/15 - IAFF Local 2819
Apologies on the late notice but the IAFF 7th District Scholarship program is open for application. These need to be postmarked by March 13, 2015.  Six scholarships in the amount of $750 will be granted. Here is a list of crucial documents.  Good luck! Download:  Scholarship_Application 2015.pdf ,  Scholarship Policy.
Vancouver home damaged by fire
03/04/15 - IAFF Local 452
Vancouver home damaged by fire Sunnyside home left uninhabitable A fire in an attic of a house in Vancouver's Sunnyside neighborhood was put out within about 20 minutes by the Vancouver Fire Department.
Change Your Clocks and Smoke Alarm Batteries When Daylight Savings Time Ends - March 8th
03/04/15 - IAFF Local 271
Change Your Clocks and Smoke Alarm Batteries When Daylight Savings Time Ends Two-thirds of home fire deaths result from fires in homes without a working smoking alarm, according to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA). IAFF Local #271 fire fighters remind you to not only change your clock when Daylight Savings Time ends, but the batteries in your smoke alarms, too.
SPFD Ski Day
03/04/15 - IAFF Local 21
Saint Paul Firefighters will be having a Ski Day on March 19th at Trollhaugen in Dresser WI. No Skis or Snowboard- No Problem! Discount lift tickets and rental.  Food and beverages. Bring your friends and family.
2015 St. Patrick's Day Parade
03/04/15 - IAFF Local 21
Firefighters and their families are needed to represent St. Paul Fire by marching in the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Tuesday, March 17th.  Line up is at 11:30am at 5th Street and Wall Street.  The Parade runs from there to Rice Park.  T-shirts are available at Station 14 for $20.00, the proceeds go to benefit Regions Burn Unit.
Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries
03/04/15 - IAFF Local 902
Malden Firefighters Local 902 want to remind everyone, when you change your clocks ahead this weekend, to change your batteries in your smoke/CO Detectors.
Slidell Firefighters Association Golf Tournament for MDA
03/03/15 - PFFA
Electric Car Lease Program
03/03/15 - Kent Fire Fighters
Brother's Keepers 13th Annual Burn Run
03/03/15 - PFFA
Nominations Period Extended
03/03/15 - National Capital Federal Firefighters
Dear Local F121 Member, An error was made in an earlier notice relative to the closing date of the nominations period.  In accordance with the Bylaws, the nominations period will close at the stroke of midnight on the second Sunday of March.  In essence, at midnight on March 8, 2015.
Annual Legislative Seminar
03/03/15 - PFFA
Time to lead!
03/03/15 - IAFF Local 1014
TIME TO LEAD! There are a great many things that we have worked with the Department on throughout the years and we recognize that.  Whenever we can we will collaborate and or negotiate to get good results and we are often seeking the same target for our profession.
ACH Burn Center Golf Tournament
03/03/15 - IAFF 34
Be sure to sign up early for the 2015 ACH Burn Center Golf Tournament.
SGPFFA SPECIAL MEETING
03/03/15 - St George Professional Firefighters Association
There will be a special meeting held at the Union Hall, on Thursday March 12th at 6:30 pm.  PFFALA President Chad Major will be in attendance to answer any question you may ave about how we are represented at the state level.  Our regualrly scheduled meeting, this Thursday March 5th, will still be held.
Bagpipers Needed
03/03/15 - IAFF Local 21
Retirees Get Together
03/03/15 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
The next retirees get together will be held on Wednesday March 11th at the DAV on Broadway from 9-12. The following retirees get together will be held on Wednesday, May 13th. From 9-12 also.
Louie Wright Fun Raiser
03/03/15 - IAFF Local 42
March 2015 CPFF Delegate Meeting
03/03/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
The March CPFF Delegate Meeting will be hosted by the Pueblo Fire Fighters on March 20, 2015 (10:30am) at Angelo's Pizza Parlor - 105 E. Riverwalk, Pueblo, Co 81003 - Please enter throught the lower level river walk entrance - See you there... Sign up sheet is at the Union Hall please stop by to sign up or contact Dena at 303-298-7850 or dena.smith@iaff858.
Thank You to All Fire Dispatchers!
03/03/15 - IAFF Local 801
Thank You to all members of Danbury Professional Firefighters Local 801 who served as dispatchers for the Danbury Fire Department past and present. No one will ever be able to match the outstanding service you provided to the Department and the City of Danbury. For years, you exhibited excellence and dedication as you protected your brothers and sisters and the citizens of Danbury.
News
03/03/15 - CDA Fire Fighters
710 Members, Lots of new stuff on the site.  Log in to view information on Member Home, GO Bond and Message Board.
Golf Tournament
03/03/15 - Slidell Firefighters Association Local 2455
ELECTION AND BY-LAW PROPOSAL RESULTS
03/03/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters, The results for this year's election and By-Law proposals have been posted in the Downloads section of the website in the Members Resources section. Due to the election results, there will be a vacancy for 1 Executive Board position.
Spring Forward Safely
03/03/15 - Crowley Professional FireFighters Association
Don't forget...
Michael Todd Harris
03/02/15 - IAFF Local 1132
It is with our deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Firefighter Todd Harris of IAFF Local 1132 and Roanoke Fire-EMS department - Roanoke, Virginia. Brother Harris passed away on March 2, 2015 from throat cancer. Todd was hired by the Roanoke Fire Department on April 22, 1987.
Jourdan Lemieux Campaign Kick-Off
03/02/15 - Holyoke Firefighters IAFF Local 1693
2015 Mini Ed Schedule Released
03/02/15 - IAFF 7th District
Thanks to many Locals agreeing to host, the Magnificent 7th District 2015 Mini-Ed Seminar series has been released and attached. We hope you will take advantage of one day seminars for the new member and old and the price is right. If you have any questions please contact DVP Ricky Walsh. We look forward to seeing you there!
Chief of Staff Mike Higgins
03/02/15 - Texas State Association of Fire Fighters
"It Happened In Seconds" Train the Trainer in Memphis
03/02/15 - IAFF 14th District
The DC Fire Fighters Burn Foundation in Cooperation with Memphis Local 1784 will be having a very important class on burn awareness. This is a class all fire fighters should have and this will train you to help train others. My thanks to Jason Woods, Rick Boatwright and Memphis Local for bringing this class to the 14th District.
House Bill 0020 Senate 0020
03/02/15 - Franklin Firefighters Association Local 3758
Here is a copy of SB 0020 and HB 0020 Adding Hep. C to the presumptive illness bill. SENATE BILL 20 By Ketron AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 7- 51-209, relative to presumptive disabilities in acquiring certain infectious diseases in the line of duty by emergency rescue workers. BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE: SECTION 1.
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