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Operation Warm Oct. 1, 2, and 3!

Come one, come all to Minnesota Power Plaza on the corner of Lake Ave. and Superior St. on Oct. 1, 2, 3 for Operation Warm! More details here: https://www.facebook.
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Welcome Lincoln Golz!

Meet Lincoln Alexander Golz! Born 8.1.15 @ 3:23pm. He weighs 7lb 14.9Oz and is 20.5 inches long.
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Welcome Gabriel Gunderson!

Welcome Gabriel Iain Gunderson! He was born 4/27/2015 and is 9lbs. 12oz, 20.7" long.
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New stained glass for 8s!

Recently, firefighters at Duluth's station 8 in Spirit Valley were presented with an amazing piece of art! Denfeld High School students Michael Smith and Wesley Cook made the DFD-themed stained glass piece in their "Stained Glass Metals and Fibers" art class. The piece turned out great! We're excited to get it hung up inside of station 8.
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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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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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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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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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Car Show Helpers/Bronco-Panther Tickets
05/05/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Hello and good morning all Members,      The first Annual Local 858 Car Show is this next Saturday May 14th.  I'm looking for a couple Probationaries or members who would like to help with some of the activities the day of the Car show.
Carolina Brotherhood Training Weekend
05/04/16 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
Casper Local 904 Fundraiser
05/04/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Brothers and Sisters, This is the information on the raffle.  The proceeds will go towards the cancer treatments my wife's cousin is getting.  The drawing for the raffle is currently set for July 12th.  I have 100 tickets being sent to me now, and have already had people interested in them.
By-Laws Vote Results
05/04/16 - IAFF Local 21
By-Laws Change Results: 1. Editor Passed 56-2 2. Dues Passed 52-5 3. Per Diem Passed 53-4 Thank you for coming out to vote.
Keene L-3265 Golf Tournament
05/03/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Bethlehem L0735 Cancer Research Golf Tournament
05/03/16 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
2016 BFD Cancer Research Golf Tournament Whitetail Golf Club June 20, 2016 9:00 A.M. Shotgun Start Four Man Scramble (Captain and Crew) Deadline – June 1st First Come, First Serve – 144 Player Limit $95.
2016 Dearborn Firefighters Burn Drive Softball Classic
05/03/16 - Dearborn Firefighters Local 412
2016 Firefightre Appreciation Night at KC Royals
05/03/16 - IAFF Local 42
1014 Political Action Update
05/03/16 - IAFF Local 1014
Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014 Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers, Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel Political Action Update Political action is the life blood of our organization.
2016 Dearborn Firefighters Burn Drive Raffle Winners
05/03/16 - Dearborn Firefighters Local 412
1. CAR- #00359 MISSY TRENKLE 2. VEGAS TRIP- #00664 RON BUKOWSKI 3. $750 CASH- #00726 BILL HARTLEY 4. CABRERA JERSEY- #01241 ERIK GARCIA 5. (5) TIGER GAMES- #0808 ELIZABETH PSAILAU 6. KAYAK #00535 JOE FENECH 7. 21" TV- LOU ORLEANS 8. FIRE PIT- #01126 AL DRAGONE 9. (3) TIGER GAMES- #01474 KAREN KUEHLS 10. STAFFORD JERSEY- RICHARD SAJEWSKI 11.
Elections
05/02/16 - National Capital Federal Firefighters
All, Elections have concluded with the following results, Central Battalion: Timothy Cottet   Dahlgren: Carl Nutwell  Annapolis: Resulted in a 2 way tie, James Bower and Ryan Gallant, IAW article 7 section 10 of our By-Laws. James Bower by virtue of highest card drawn remains as Annapolis VP.
Lt. Ray McCormack Seminar
05/02/16 - New London Fire Fighters
The New London Burn Foundation Presents a Seminar with Lieutenant Ray McCormack on Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 8am to 4 pm.
Peabody Honor Guard PUB DAY !!
05/02/16 - IAFF Local 925 (Peabody Firefighters)
FFS Exam UPDATE - IMPORTANT
05/02/16 - IAFF Local 1014
St. Charles Fire Fighter Community Outreach Golf Tournament
05/01/16 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
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2016 MPFFU Convention Bar Crawl
05/01/16 - Dearborn Firefighters Local 412
2016 Stop Drop and Reel Fishing Tournament
05/01/16 - IAFF Local 21
This years Stop Drop and Reel Fishing Tournament will be on Big Marine Lake on Wednesday, June 29. Check in at 8:00 a.m., fishing starts at 9:00 a.m.
Golf Tournament 2016
05/01/16 - IAFF Local 892
It's that time of year again! The Local 892 13th Annual Fallen Firefighter Fund Golf Tournament will be held Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at the Norwich Golf Course. The cost is $120 per player and we are accepting foursomes only.  If you are interested in playing in the tournament or supporting us by donation or sponsor, please see and download the attatched fliers. RSVP by June 1, 2016.
Sporting Clay Shoot Fundraiser by Shelby Township Firefighters Local 1338
05/01/16 - Shelby Twp. IAFF Local 1338
The Shelby Township Firefighters Local 1338 is hosting a sporting clay shoot fundraiser on June 25th, 2016 at the Detroit Sportsmen's Congress located at 49800 Dequindre Rd, Shelby Township, MI 48317.  The proceeds will go to the Shelby Township Firefighters Charity Fund.
St. Baldrick's Foundation Fundraiser
04/30/16 - Aurora Fire Fighters
Help end childhood Cancer! June 25th, Dry Dock South, time: TBD Please see the following website for further info and contact. https://www.stbaldricks.
Golf - FABF - Save the Date!
04/30/16 - Aurora Fire Fighters
Golfers, quasi-golfers, non-golfers and volunteers! Save the Date: September 29, 2016 Evergreen, CO 09:30 Shotgun start 4-person scramble $85/head Dinner and Silent Auction included! More info to come soon.
3rd Annual Big John Ale Tapping and Chili Cook-off Fundraiser
04/30/16 - Aurora Fire Fighters
Hey Folks, May 21st is our 3rd Annual Big John Ale Tapping and Chili Cook-off Fundraiser to be held at Dry Dock, North Dock.  Stop in for a taste and stories from Retirees that actually rode on Big John!  Please see attachments for further info.
Website Under Construction
04/30/16 - Aurora Fire Fighters
Good day Local 1290 Members! As part of our goal to get further organized, we are in the process of bringing this website back up to date.  Your patience is greatly appreciated! Most of you know our entire Eboard, with the exception of B Good, are either entirely new, or in a new Eboard position.
April 2016 Meeting Minutes
04/29/16 - Asheville Fire Fighters Association
June 6, 2016: Connecticut State Firefighters Association Memorial Foundation Memorial Fundraiser Dinner
04/29/16 - UPFFA
Connecticut State Firefighters Association Memorial Foundation Memorial Fundraiser Dinner Monday, June 6th, 2016  at the Aqua Turf, in Southington, Ct. The event begins at 5:30 P.M. with a cash bar, program promptly starting at 6:30 with dinner to follow at 7:00 P.M.
EFIGHTER SPECIALIST EXAM UPDATE
04/29/16 - IAFF Local 1014
7th District Benevolent Fund Scholarship Winners 2016
04/29/16 - IAFF 7th District
Winners for the 2016 Magnificent 7th District Benevolent Fund Scholarships have been determined.  The raters stated they found it difficult to rank this year and thank all for thier hard work.  The essays were extremely good but as in the past one did rise above others and it is attached.
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04/28/16 - IAFF Local 1014
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04/28/16 - IAFF Local 1014
Guns & Hoses Starts Soon!
04/28/16 - Local 2580
Our 8th Annual Guns & Hoses Softball Tournament starts tomorrow.   Fri., 4/29 - 6:30pm:  CHFD vs. UNC Burn Center Staff - 7:30pm:  CHFD vs. CHPD for bragging rights Sat., 4/30 Games start at 9:00am & will continue through the afternoon.   All games will be at Homestead Park (100 Aquatic Dr., Chapel Hill, NC; www.townofchapelhill.
We now have a cancer bill
04/28/16 - IAFF Local 1565
The State of Idaho now has a bill covering the medical treatment of Fire Fighters who develop certain kinds of cancer.  This bill is over 10 years in the making.  Good job Boise Brothers.
20/20 Lasik Exclusive Offer
04/28/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Brothers and Sisters, 20/20 Institute has been a long time supporter of the CPFF Foundation.  20/20 is offering CPFF members an exclusive offer for their Lasik services.  Please see the attached flyer and contact 20/20 Lasik for specific details on this benefit.
3rd Annual CPFF Foundation Cup Golf Tournament
04/28/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Brothers and Sisters, CPFF Foundation Cup Golf Tournament is just around the corner.  This is a great opportunity to support our Foundation and help us provide aid and support to Colorado firefighters and their families.  Registration for individual players is $150 or a foursome can be purchased for $400, a savings of $200.
Congratulations Chief Hicks
04/28/16 - IAFF Local 1652
Local 1652 would like to congratulate Deputy Chief Joseph Hicks on his promotion to Chief of the Department!  Chief Hicks was appointed and sworn in at the Town's Selectmen's meeting Tuesday April 26th, 2016.  We wish Chief Hicks the best of luck in his new position and we look forward to working with you into the future.
Active Duty Death Announcement
04/28/16 - IAFF local 2464
It is with great sadness that the Walpole Firefighters, I.A.F.F. Local 2464 announce the active duty death of Firefighter Ryan Ferreira. Brother Ferreira passed away on April 25th 2016 after suffering a medical emergency. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. Services will be announced in the near future, and will be posted here when made available.
Firefighter Ryan Ferreira Memorial Fund Online Donations
04/28/16 - IAFF local 2464
This link is for our online fundraising portal. Currently all donations received through this paypal account will go towards the Firefighter Ryan Ferreira Memorial Fund.
Colorado Fallen Firefighters Memorial
04/27/16 - IAFF Local #1945
Brothers and Sisters, The 2016 Colorado Fallen Firefighters Memorial will be held May 7th at the Colorado Fallen Firefighters Memoria in Belmar Park, close to the Lakewood Cultural Arts Center.
Western Berks EMS L4803 member injured today
04/27/16 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Western Berks EMS L4803 member Melissa Lill was injured this morning in a 2 vehicle MVA. A Go Fund Me account has been set up and the link is below. Details will provided when they are available. https://www.gofundme.
FPF Delegates and Alternates
04/27/16 - IAFF Local 1403
Fire & EMS Service Day
04/27/16 - IAFF Local 21
2016 MDA Challenge
04/27/16 - IAFF Local 42
Bill To Help Firefighters Diagnosed With Cancer Heads To Governor’s Desk
04/27/16 - UPFFA
The Senate joined the House Tuesday in approving a bill that would create a relief fund for firefighters who are diagnosed with certain types of cancer related to their job. The decision to establish the relief fund followed a year of fighting over a bill that would force municipalities to prove a firefighter didn’t get the cancer while working for the town.
Fire & EMS Service Day
04/27/16 - Saint Paul Fire Foundation
Charter Township of Canton Taking Applications
04/27/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Firefighter / Paramedic (Full-time) – Posted 4/25/2016 Salary Range $44,014 to $72,952
Fallen Firefighters Memorial
04/27/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good morning all members.  This is just a quick update on the Fallen Firefighters Memorial which is being held Saturday September 17th.  As you're probably well aware, this year will be an especially big year for our membership with Brother John Whelan being added to the memorial wall as well as Brother Jay Kittleson.
Local 293 Gun Raffle May 15th
04/27/16 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
Join us May 15th for the ERIE FIREFIGHTERS LOCAL 293 Gun Raffle. It will be held at the Zem Zem Shrine Club at 38th and Zuck. Doors open at 1pm. Drawings are 2pm -6pm. Food and Refreshments provided. Donation $10 This is a very important fund raiser to benefit our 2019 State Convention. SEE YOU THERE Contact any Board Member for more information.
2016 MDA Fill the Boot
04/26/16 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
May 05, 2016
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