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Upcoming MDA events!!!

We have some MDA events coming up this spring. Some are annual events but one is brand new. Please take a look!
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Fire fighter Search & Rescue Drills

Duluth firefighters practice their search and rescue skills (w/video).
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Outdoor hockey lives on in Duluth!

Local 101 member Dean Cooke coaches upstart hockey players in this news story from Kare 11 News about hockey in the great outdoors...
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Toyland Express Success!

Duluth Firefighters Local 101 members raised $4000 for Toyland Express toy drive for the Salvation Army!!!! We purchased over $5000 worth of toys with the help of the great staff at Shopko. The staff themselves take up a collection for us. The store gives us another 4% in gift cards plus all the great discounts they can find.
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Parade fill-the-boot a success!!!

Thank you to everyone who helped out with the Christmas City of the North Parade!  We had a great turnout to Fill the Boot and were able to pull in $1500!  I just want to take a minute to recognize those who came in off duty on their own time to help out!  Some of these participants are new to the event and some have been there every year.
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Looting the Pension Funds

Rolling Stone: Looting the Pension Funds All across America, Wall Street is grabbing money meant for public workers. By Matt Taibbi
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TED talk: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else

Chrystia Freeland, a respected journalist and author, discusses how the middle class in the West is being hollowed out.
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Congratulations Brian Black and the DFD Chili Cook-Off team!

Brian Black and the DFD Chili Cook-Off team have won the coveted 1st Place Award in the amateur division at the annual United Way Chili Cook-Off! Congratulations!!!
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Simonson Receives 'First Term Legislator of the Year' Award

ST. PAUL—Rep. Erik Simonson received the First Term Legislator of the Year Award from the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) July 25 during the Coalition's three-day summer conference in Bemidji. The award recognizes a first-term rural legislator who has gone above and beyond in his or her advocacy on behalf of Greater Minnesota. Rep.
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Why the decline of unions is everyone's problem

Eric Liu writes in TIME magazine how and why the decline of unions is everyone's problem in this editorial.
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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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2014 St Baldricks Fundraiser
04/19/14 - Waterbury Fire Fighters Association
The 2014 St. Baldricks Foundation fundraiser is May 18, 2014 from 12-6. This is always a great event and it raises money for a great cause.
Family Visits firehouse with baby delivered by LFD.
04/19/14 - Lexington Fire Fighters
On January 22nd, 2014 during an early morning snowstorm the crew of Engine 1 and Medic 1 delivered a healthy baby girl. Today the Leung family came to the firehouse with baby Melissa to visit. Here the family is pictured with the crew, Lt./Paramedic Scott Morency, FF/EMT Todd Duggan, Firefighter.
2014 Tee-Off Fore Charity
04/19/14 - IAFF Local 50
The Peoria Firefighters' Local 50 annual charity golf outing will be August 21, 2014 with a shotgun start at 1:30 pm. The format is a 4 man scramble. Cost is $85.00 per player. Cost includes Buffalo Wild Wings for lunch, smoked chicken & rib buffet for dinner, open bar during reception, tee shirt, live DJ and tons of raffle items. Max of 144 players so register early.
Happy Easter
04/19/14 - IAFF Local 736
Fighting for the Sparrow
04/19/14 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
At seven years old, Isaiah Harris is slowly losing his eyesight.  Born with Congeital Glaucoma, he has already undergone twentyfour surgeries.  He is due for another surgery soon and his family must travel to Portland frequently for surgeries and check-ups. Please join Valor Elite Training Center in heping to fight for Isaiah's eyesight.
Monterey Park FD & Happy Easter
04/19/14 - IAFF Local 1014
HAPPY EASTER.
Wheat Ridge Fire Protection District Elections
04/19/14 - IAFF LOCAL 2164
Our brothers and sisters in Local 4881 are seeking your support. The attached document outlines what you will find on the ballot this spring.
East Lansing Local 1609 Honor Guard Fundraiser (June 11, 2014)
04/19/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
APRIL 19, 2014: Golf scramble fundraiser at Glenbrier Golf Course benefiting the East Lansing Fire Department Honor Guard.
Support West Metro in Spring Elections
04/19/14 - IAFF LOCAL 2164
West Metro Fire Fighters need Fire Fighters, their family and friends who live in the West Metro Fire District  to support their Mill increase and Candidates on their election May 6, 2014. The ballots should be arriving in mail boxes in the coming days.
Tri Lakes/Monument Fire Protection District Elections
04/19/14 - IAFF LOCAL 2164
This content was sent to us through CPFF and we would like to share it with you. Please take a moment to read and support Local 4319. CPFF Members The Tri-Lakes/Monument Fire Protection District is holding an election for Board of Directors.  Please help support those candidates that support the Monument Professional Firefighters, L4319.
Allen Park's proposed budget discussed in detail at work session (VIDEO)
04/19/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
APRIL 19, 2014: The firefighters’ cuts, negotiated last year, run from 10 percent to 17 percent in base salary, plus benefit changes of a 25 percent to 30 percent drop in compensation. Firefighters also will pay an additional percentage point toward retirement.
IAFF Briefing on Interoperability and Communications Issues
04/19/14 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
April 16, 2014 – One of the most important pieces of safety equipment is a functioning, mission-critical-voice portable radio. Effective and reliable two-way voice communications is essential for both overall fire ground operations and for individual fire fighter safety.
FILL THE BOOT TOTALS
04/19/14 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
So far the "fill the boot" results are C-Plt $3700.27 & D-Plt $3335.35, Keep an eye out for the A-PLT on May 2nd & B-PLT on May 23rd.
Watertown Firefighters Filling the Boot
04/19/14 - IAFF Local 877
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wILjZ4fzDPQ Watertown Firefighters Local 877 will be out Filling the Boot this summer! Wisconsin's own Reagan Imhoff, from New Berlin, is the MDA Child Ambassador. She's a wonderful little girl with a big heart!! Hope to see you all this summer Filling the Boot!! Check out her video link.
Firefighter Michael Leonard Promotion
04/18/14 - New London Fire Fighters
Congratulations to FF Michael Leonard who will be promoted to Lieutenant on Friday April 25 at 1500hrs in Council Chambers. Lt. Leonard will begin a two week indoctrination period on Monday April 28th. Lt. Leonard will then be assigned to Group 2 A-11Lt.
Ann Arbor firefighters douse blaze in home
04/18/14 - Ann Arbor Firefighters Local 693
Ann Arbor firefighters douse blaze in home Firefighters work to clean up aftermath of a house fire on the 700 block of Soule Boulevard in Ann Arbor on April 18. (Patrick Record | The Ann Arbor News) By Kelly McLaughlin | kelly_mclaughlin@mlive.
3 cats rescued from basement fire in Ann Arbor home
04/18/14 - Ann Arbor Firefighters Local 693
3 cats rescued from basement fire in Ann Arbor home Residents gathered on the sidewalks of the 600 block of West Madison Street in Ann Arbor Thursday evening as firefighters doused a basement fire. The Ann Arbor Fire Department was called to the duplex home to extinguish the basement fire at 5:30 p.m.
47 Eastern Ave.
04/18/14 - New London Fire Fighters
Group 1 makes quick work of third floor room and contents fire. BC 1 transmitted a working fire, SUB BASE FAST also responded. Below, FF Lewis and Passero re-hydrating after the fire.
Highrise fires call for a new approach
04/18/14 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
Smoke begins to billow out of an apartment on the 16th floor of a highrise on Alderson Avenue in Coquitlam. The first alarms start to ring. Coquitlam fire crews make their way to the scene. The fire was started by a plumbing contractor and has spread to one unit. Most of the residents are in the lobby as crews arrive.
Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support to Enhance Battle Creek Fire Department’s Operations and Safety
04/18/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
APRIL 18, 2014: U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the Battle Creek Fire Department. The grant comes through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.
Fall 2014 Emt class
04/18/14 - IAFF Local 135
There will be an EMT class from August 4th to December 4th.   It will be held at 428 N. St Francis on Monday and Thursdays.   Contact Randy Stearns for more information.
Young Member Conference Attendees Survey
04/18/14 - IAFF 7th District
Young members that attended the 7th District Young Member Conference in Kennewick are asked to complete the electronic survey for the conference. This will assist in the development of future conferences. It is found behind the wall under the heading "Mini Ed Seminars" on the left side of the page.
Exeter L-3491 Golf Tournament
04/17/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Annual Pancake Breakfast
04/17/14 - Arcadia Fire Fighters Association
Join us on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 for our Annual Pancake Breakfast at Fire Station 106, at the corner of Huntington and Baldwin.  The breakfast is from 7am - Noon, so bring your appetite for all the pancakes, sausages, Starbucks Coffee, milk, and orange juice you could possibly desire.
MDA Fill the Boot
04/17/14 - Arcadia Fire Fighters Association
The Arcadia Firefighters Association participated in a Fill-The-Boot drive to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). On Friday, April 11th, off-duty Arcadia Firefighters were at the intersection of Huntington Dr. and Baldwin Ave. from 9 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
CHaD Baseball Tryouts
04/17/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
The CHaD Battle of the Badges Autumn Baseball Classic is set for Sat., Sept. 27 at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. Tryout registration is now open at CHaDBaseball.org, 5/15, 5/23 & 6/03. Sign-up for your chance to play on a professional field and represent your community while raising money for the kids at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Please contact Danielle Matteau with questions or concerns at Danielle.R.Matteau@hitchcock.org or (603) 629-8496.
BPD Officer Dennis Simmonds Funeral
04/17/14 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
Pension Mediation
04/17/14 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
Let this notification serve to confirm the Public Safety Coalition’s (active Police and Fire Unions) status with regard to an accepted pension proposal. The media is reporting on several groups who have accepted pension deals. To our knowledge, those groups include the Police and Fire Retirees Association, and the General Retirement System Board of Trustees.
Norman, Ok. 89'er day parade
04/17/14 - IAFF local 1882
Garden City Entry Level Firefighter
04/17/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
APRIL 17, 2014: The City of Garden City is seeking applicants for compilation of an eligibility list for employment as an Entry-Level Firefighter beginning 4/14/2014 through close of business on 5/2/2014.
A letter to the Fire Chief from President Cruz
04/17/14 - IAFF Local 1403
MPFFU Health & Safety Committee Message (April 2014)
04/17/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
APRIL 17, 2014: Sleep deprivation. We have all experienced it after a long shift in which you were up all night on calls. This sleep deprivation is cumulative and can lead to sleep debt. If your body is unable to recover and get some rest, this sleep debt can lead to health issues.
Kentwood Job Posting
04/17/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
APRIL 17, 2014: The City of Kentwood is accepting applications for full time firefighters. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, high school graduates or equivalent, have current Michigan driver's license with 6 points or less. Michigan fire Fighter II certification and current Michigan EMT license required. The complete job description is attached.
Tyler Seddon Bone Marrow Drive
04/17/14 - IAFF Local 2928
Budget Meetings
04/17/14 - San Antonio Local 624 Professional Fire Fighters Association
Support Your Local Firefighter and Vote!
04/17/14 - Cunningham Fire Fighters
Westport Local 1802 Annual Scholarship
04/16/14 - Westport Fire Local1802
Westport Firefighters Local 1802 Annual Scholarship Requirements: Graduating Senior with plans for continuing continuing education Must be a Westport, MA resident Deadline to apply is May 15th Scholarship awarded will be for $1,000 Apply today at www.westportfirelocal1802.org
Website Updated 4/16/14
04/16/14 - IAFF Local 794
Easter Breakfast
04/16/14 - South Kitsap Professional Firefighters
Come join us for an Easter egg hunt and breakfast on Easter Sunday Easter Egg Hunt The Easter egg hunt will be held at Olalla Elementary at 10 AM on Saturday, April 19th. Easter Breakfast Easter Breakfast will be held at Station 12 in Olalla (Corner of Mullenix & Olalla Valley Road) from 8 AM – Noon on Sunday, April 20th.
2014 Firefighter Festival Planning Meeting
04/16/14 - IAFF Local 794
A meeting to continue planning this year's Firefighter's Festival will meet on Monday, 4/21 (B-shift) at Fire Station 5 at 08:30am. Anyone interested in helping plan this years festival should attend. No RSVP is required. Contact Pres. Donnie Lewis at DPLewis@nngov.
Dave Wegwerth Retirement Party
04/16/14 - IAFF Local 21
Dave Wegwerth Retirement Party April 26th 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
City Election Results
04/16/14 - IAFF local 3035
McFarland elected Mayor of Murfreesboro Shane McFarland will trade his seat on the City Council for the mayor’s post after rolling to victory in Tuesday’s election. McFarland captured 5,315 votes, 68 percent, to City Councilman Ron Washington’s 2,474, 31.7 percent, in the mayoral race with 31 of 31 precincts counted and early voting totals in.
STERLING HEIGHTS: Firefighters thanked for live-saving efforts
04/16/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
April 16, 2014: William Ede Jr., 75, recently returned to Sterling Heights Fire Station No. 5 to thank the heroes who saved his life when he suffered full cardiopulmonary arrest Feb. 13. "We're obviously thrilled by the progress William has made in his recovery and appreciate the time he took to meet us," said Assistant Chief Dennis Adler.
2014 Election
04/16/14 - IAFF 34
Little Rock Firefighters, Thank you to all the members that took the time to vote. Congratulations to all the elected officers. Please see list below: IAFF Local 34 ELECTION 2014 Results President Richard Morehead Vice President Charles Austin, Jr.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue hires new assistant chief
04/16/14 - IAFF local 3035
MURFREESBORO — Kim Lawson, a veteran of Nashville Fire Department, has been named Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s new assistant chief of medical services, according to a news release. Lawson, who recently retired from the Nashville Fire Department after 34 years, will join the Murfreesboro department May 5.
Local 42 & Big Brothers/Big Sisters
04/16/14 - IAFF Local 42
New Haven Fire Fighters Training in the Harbor
04/16/14 - IAFF local 825
New Haven Fire Fighters train and improve forging relations. Mike Neal, Safety Chair Mark Vendetto and Frank Ricci along with Truck 2, Sq 1, Sq 2, Eng 5, Car 33 and Engine 4 present the Ship Captain and Crew Chiefs with New Haven Fire Fighters T-shirts for helping improve firefighter safety.
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