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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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WCCO reports on Firefighter Cancer Risk (w/video)

WCCO investigates link between flame retardants and cancer.
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Congratulations Bryan and Krystal!

Congratulations to Bryan Hanson and Krystal Kunst on the birth of their daughter Penelope! She was born on May 5, weighing 6 lbs. 15 oz.
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Reporter spends day as a fire fighter

Teri Cadeau of the Duluth Budgeteer spent a day as a fire fighter during IAFF Local 101's Fire Ops. 101, a hands-on event for local leaders to learn about the challenges fire fighters face every day.  Click on the link below to read her column! 
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City leaders gear up as firefighters!

Nice article in the Duluth Budgeteer on our recent Fire Ops. 101 event. Read the whole story here:
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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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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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REMINDER
09/01/14 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Letter from Taunton L1391 - Brother in Need of Assistance
09/01/14 - IAFF Local 1009
Brothers and Sisters:  It is my painful duty to inform you of a tragedy that recently occurred in Local 1391.  On July 29 a crew of our firefighters being relieved of duty, changed from their duty uniforms into their work boots and headed to a brother firefighters house to finish up what they thought to be the last day of a roofing project.
Support The St. Paul Fire Foundation Through Amazon
09/01/14 - Saint Paul Fire Foundation
About AmazonSmile Q and A: What is AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.
2014 Danny Boyle Memorial Race
08/31/14 - Holyoke Firefighters IAFF Local 1693
Sad News, passing of Brother Tim Clayton's Son
08/30/14 - Bessemer Fire Fighters Association, IAFF Local 980
It is with extreme sadness that we report the passing of Brother Tim Clayton's son Luke. Visitation will be Sunday 8-31-14 from 5 til 8 PM at Calera First United Methodist Church. Luke will lie in state Monday 9-1-14 from 1 til 2 PM, funeral service at 2 PM at Calera First United Methodist Church.
The truth about Fire Fighter Pensions
08/30/14 - IAFF Local 1983
looters, flags of convenience, sorry CEO, Mary quits... Check us out at www.thestand.
TIAA-CREF
08/30/14 - Norwalk Fire Fighters
The City of Norwalk will be bringing in a representative from Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET) for two meetings.  Mr. Rey Longoria is a Bi-lingual representative from TIAA-CREF who will be in City Hall on September 10, 2014 to make two presentations to City and Board of Education employees about the benefits of enrolling in Connecticut’s CHET 529 plan.
Midland Fire Department is taking applications for firefighters
08/30/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
AUGUST 30, 2014: Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. Monday, September 15, 2014.
STERLING HEIGHTS: FD participates in high-rise rescue training scenario
08/30/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
AUGUST 30, 2014: As a helpless window washer dangled five floors above the ground at Schoenherr Towers on Aug. 27, members of the Sterling Heights Fire Department geared up on the roof of the nine-story complex and prepared to lower down one of their own to rescue him before it was too late.
Flint Fire Department now accepting applications for firefighter-EMT and trainee positions
08/30/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
AUGUST 30, 2014: The city is now accepting applications for both its eligible firefighter-EMT and firefighter-EMT trainee lists. The lists will be used to fill vacant positions within the Flint Fire Department, according to a news release from the city of Flint.
OUR FIRST POLITICAL ENDORSEMENT
08/30/14 - IAFF Local F282
The IAFF Local F282 is endorsing the candidacy of Mr. Jeff Wallis for Kitsap County Coroner.  Mr. Wallis is a former firefighter/paramedic with a lifetime of public service experience.  His lengthy list of supporters includes IAFF local 2819 (Central Kitsap, North Kitsap, & Poulsbo), IAFF Local 437 (Bremerton), and IAFF Local 2876 (South Kitsap).
KITSAP FIREFIGHTERS CHARITABLE OCTOBERFEST
08/30/14 - IAFF Local F282
Please check out the flyer for more information.
SHOW SUPPORT FOR FF COLLINS
08/30/14 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
60 Years - Fire Fighters and MDA
08/30/14 - IAFF Local 4416
Watch this video recognizing the 60 year partnership with the IAFF and MDA.  This video highlights this honorable history.
49th MDA TELETHON KICKS OFF LABOR DAY WEEKEND ON WRTV 6
08/30/14 - IAFF Local 4416
One of America’s longest-standing and beloved fundraising and entertainment events – the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) nationally broadcast telethon – returns this Labor Day weekend, Sunday August 31 at 9:00 p.m. on WRTV 6.
Local F-273 Softball Team Wins 4th Annual Kyle Wilson Memorial Softball Tournament
08/30/14 - IAFF Local F-273
This weekend the Local F-273 Softball Team participated in the 4th Annual Kyle Wilson Memorial Softball Tournament. After winning against both the Prince William County FD and Fairfax County FD softball teams in the morning, Local F-273 continued on in the brackets victoriously, and took the championship game late in the afternoon.
Operation Warm
08/29/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Find out more about how the PFFNH and you can help local kids in need.
Aug. 29, 2014 - Manufacturing plant cleared of hazardous material exposure
08/29/14 - IAFF Local 20
http://www.journal-news.
Aug. 28, 2014 - Hamilton medics plan fundraiser for Haiti trip
08/29/14 - IAFF Local 20
http://www.journal-news.
Aug. 21, 2014 - Fire causes evacuation of residence on High Street
08/29/14 - IAFF Local 20
http://www.journal-news.
Labor Day Weekend - MDA Fill the Boot
08/29/14 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
The International Association of Fire Fighters and the Muscular Dystrophy Association has been partners for over 60 years.  With your continued support we will continue to help raise dollars for Research and this weekend we will be in the streets doing our "Fill the Boot" Campaign and your generous donations are what make it all possible.
DFFA'S RESPONSE TO 8/27/2014 DETROIT NEWS EDITORIAL
08/29/14 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
August 28, 2014 - Editorial Response (Editorial Attached) We’re the Executive Board of the Detroit Fire Fighters Association (DFFA).  This responds to the News’ August 27, 2014 Editorial on the Detroit Fire Department’s promotion system.
Saturday August 30th marks 5 years....
08/29/14 - IAFF Local 1014
All members of 1014, and the fire service, should take time tomorrow to reflect on Ted and Arnie and what they sacrified on August 30, 2009. Please keep our brothers and their familes in your thoughts and prayers. Follow the links below for Ted and Arnie's information Tedmund D.
Giving Muscular Dystrophy the Boot
08/29/14 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The year was 1954. Dwight D. Eisenhower called the White House home, a gallon of gas averaged 22 cents, and the television show “Father Knows Best” kept Americans captivated with Hollywood’s version of the perfect family.
2014 SFD/LOCAL-514 MDA Archery Tournament
08/29/14 - PFFA
80's Party Fundraiser for Captain Jorge Martinez
08/29/14 - IAFF Local 1403
As most of you know, Captain Jorge Martinez was involved in a very serious car accident. Local 1403 will be having a fundraiser to assist Jorge with his medical expenses.
Berlin L-1088 Luau Poker Run
08/29/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
To benefit Operation Warm 09/06 at Northern Forest Heritage Park 9am Registration - Last ATV 'out' @ 11am/Last ATV 'in' by 2pm $15 per player
MDA Boot Drive
08/29/14 - Hampton Fire Fighters
Ou boot drive was held on Sunday August 18th on Hampton Beach and we raised a total of $3261.72 for MDA of New Hampshire.
A Job well done by Local 1403 members!
08/29/14 - IAFF Local 1403
Organized labor, working together, shows how much the efforts paid off by unseating an incumbent commissioner. The final count that put Daniella Levine-Cava (Miami-Dade District 8) over the incumbent Lynda Bell was a 788- vote difference almost 52% to 48%.
2014 Yearbook and Hot Spots have arrived!
08/29/14 - Hampton Fire Fighters
Keep a sharp look out at your local Hampton business, our 2014 yearbook and our Hot Spots brochure have been printed and are currently being distributed.
Farewell Robert.....Thanks for a great ride!
08/28/14 - IAFF Local 168
On December 16th, 1991, Captain Robert Hair joined the IAFF Local 168 and Paducah Fire Department Family. August 29. 2014, he will receive his final alarm. At 1840, Captain Robert Hair will be retiring from the life he has known for almost 23 years, to pursue many more adventures in his life. I have the pleasure and honor to work with extraordinary man.
Battalion Chief Organizing - ERB Amicus Briefs Notice
08/28/14 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
ERB delivered official notice of written Amicus Briefs for the pending ERB Hearing on the organizing of Medford Fire Battalion Chiefs. Oregon State Fire Fighters Council (OSFFC) and Oregon Association Public Employer Labor Relations Association (ORPELRA) are currently submitted.
EMS Heroes in Warren
08/28/14 - Warren Firefighters Local 1383
City not optimistic about reaching deal with fire union
08/28/14 - Paul Hufnagel
MIDDLETOWN — City Manager Doug Adkins didn’t sound optimistic that a tentative agreement between the city and the firefighters union that could save 15 positions would be signed before Saturday’s deadline.
City warns departments of possibility of $3 million in cuts
08/28/14 - Paul Hufnagel
DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Dayton leaders are giving the city’s 2015 budget a fresh look, as the possibility of cuts loom impacting services residents receive.
Labur Day Events in Our Community
08/28/14 - IAFF 323
Bring your family and friends to join the labour community at a number of events taking place on Monday, September 1, 2014, to celebrate Labour Day. Burnaby - Swangard Stadium at Kingsway & Boundary, from 11 am to 3 pm, featuring musical guests Trooper.
BROTHER IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE
08/28/14 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Letter from Taunton L1391 August 22, 2014 Brothers and Sisters: It is my painful duty to inform you of a tragedy that recently occurred in Local 1391.
Retirement- What it takes
08/28/14 - IAFF Local 3169
Here is something we don't think about but should, "retirement".  I know what your thinking, Pye is old and he needs to think about retirement.  The truth is that every one of you should be thinking about retirement.  The earlier you get involved in paying into your retirement the more you will have saved up.  How much is enough.
Firefighter Cancer Support Network White Paper
08/27/14 - IAFF Local 21
SPFD Firefighter Cancer Task Force has shared a paper drafted by the Firefighter Cancer Support Network.  It is packed full of statistics and information related to the risks we face within our career field.
LFD Swearing In/Promotions
08/27/14 - Lexington Fire Fighters
LFD Promotions/Swearing in. At 1600 hours on August 27th, 2014 Lexington FD had a swearing in ceremony. Lieutenant Don Chisolm was promoted to the rank of Captain, Firefighter Guy Monaco was promoted to Lieutenant, and Firefighter Chris Abisla was sworn into the department.
Brother Matt Malcomson
08/27/14 - Canton Professional Firefighters Association
Brother Matt Malcomson became very ill over the weekend.  He was admitted to Mercy Hospital for a few days.  While there, they were unable to identify the illness.  After a few days of iv antibiotics they moved him to the ICU.  Yesterday he was transferred to the Cleveland Clinic.  Today they diagnosed him with Citro Bacteria.
Vegan vs Carnivore Combat Challenge
08/27/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of McKinney, IAFF Local 2661
Come out and support the team as they compete in Arlington and see the rematch from last year’s Vegan vs Carnivore.
Line of Duty Death
08/27/14 - IAFF 876
It is with great sadness that Local 876 has experienced a Line of Duty Death.  Mark Normington pass away after a courageous battle with Cancer on Sunday, August 10, 2014.  He was 58 years old.  Mark began his service with Spokane Valley Fire Department on June 16, 1986 and retired on June 16, 2012.
September Bi-Monthly Meeting
08/27/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Bi-Monthly Meeting Hosted by: Bristol L-4399 Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Time: 10:00 AM Location: The Masonic Temple Union Lodge #79 Bristol, NH 03222
Join operation warm and see kids smile
08/27/14 - IAFF local 613
Shelby firefighters train at Packard repair garage
08/27/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
AUGUST 27, 2014: With emergency response vehicles, firefighters in full regalia and smoke billowing from a side door of the Packard Proving Grounds repair garage Aug. 20, passers-by might have been alarmed.
E-Board Meeting
08/27/14 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
There will be a PFFA E Board meeting on September 10th beginning at 1:00 PM. Lunch will be provided and will begin around 12:00. It is important for each local to have a representative in attendance if possible. Members are also welcome to attend. The meeting will be held at the Birmingham Fire Fighters Association Local Hall, 184 Oxmoor Court. We look forward to seeing you on the 10th.
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