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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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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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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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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 Silverado Pick-Up WINNER
12/22/14 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
We are pleased to announce that John Swendrowski was the winner of the Jacked Up Giveaways 2014 Chevy Silverado Pick-Up Truck. Congrats to Mr. Swendrowski and THANKS to everyone who participated in this fundraising efforts.
Holyoke Firefighters Graduate from MFA
12/22/14 - Holyoke Firefighters IAFF Local 1693
Holyoke Firefighters Local 1693 would like to congratulate our six newest members on their graduation from the Masachusetts Fire Academy. Today’s Firefighters Do Far More than Fight Fires Today’s firefighters do far more than fight fires.
Season's Greetings
12/22/14 - Boston Fire Fighters
Brothers & Sisters:  I would like to extend warm wishes to you and your family for a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.   2014 has been a difficult year for the Boston Fire Department. The loss of Lieutenant Eddie Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy was painful for all of us.
Clarification Letter Regarding the proposed Bylaws Changes
12/22/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Clarification Letter Regarding the proposed Bylaws Changes After the notice of bylaw changes was sent to the membership, we heard some feedback from some of you. We wanted to address the questions brought forward and share these questions with the rest of the membership.
BC Donald Murphy
12/21/14 - New London Fire Fighters
Calling hours for retired BC Murphy will be from 3 to 5 pm Monday December 22nd at the Neilan Funeral home on Ocean Ave. Funeral services will be held at 10am Tuesday December 23 at the funeral home. Interment will follow at St.
2015 SFPFF Tentative Agenda
12/21/14 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
THURSDAY, MARCH 5 THRU SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2015 CONFERENCE HOST: SOUTH CAROLINA PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS ASSOCIATION Agenda- Thursday, March 5, 2015 1:30 p.m. SFPFF Executive Board Meeting 2:30 p.m. SFPFF Committee Meetings 3:00 -5:00 p.m. Conference Registration Convention Center 5:30 -7:00 p.m.
2015 SFPFF Convention
12/21/14 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
All Southern Federation of Firefighters State & Local Affiliate Officers:   In accordance with the Constitution and By-Laws of the Southern Federation of Professional Firefighters I am sending this correspondence in regard to your annual membership and the Annual SFPFF Conference.   “All Affiliated States and Locals and Associate Members shall pay one dollar ($1.
REST IN PEACE
12/21/14 - Wilmington Fire Fighters Local 1370
Chief John Norman asking for our Help
12/20/14 - IAFF Local 794
Chief John Norman, who taught our training seminar in October emailed us today asking for all of our help. A member of his volunteer fire dept is currently on life support after falling through a floor into a cellar fire. His family is going through alot right at Christmas time and Chief Norman is asking for our help. His message is below.
Canton Township: Firefighter/Medic
12/20/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
We are requesting assistance in encouraging qualified applicants to apply for open positions with Canton Township.
Bangor Firefighters raise $9,084 for MDA in Black Friday Fill the Boot
12/20/14 - IAFF Local 772
BANGOR, Maine – More than nine members of the Bangor Fire Department Local 772 raised $9,084 during the annual Fill the Boot drive on Black Friday to benefit children and adults affected by muscle disease throughout the Bangor area. To date the Bangor Fire Department has raised  $29,322 for the MDA of Maine.
Posting For Ratification Vote On The Proposed C.B.A. 2014-2015
12/20/14 - IAFF Local 1891
A full copy of the proposed contract will be posted at each station as well as attached to this link. ATTENTION LOCAL 1891 MEMBERS POSTING FOR RATIFICATION VOTE ON THE PROPOSED C.B.
L2887 Elections have brought a new President
12/19/14 - IAFF local 2887
Brothers Local 2887 has a new President Dan Stoller.Dan has been elected from his prior E Board position as Vice President , Dan has come a long way moving up into the political side of the forum and has alot of work in the upcoming year to work on with his fellow brothers of 2887.
A fallen Brother...
12/19/14 - IAFF Local 1563
This fund has been set up to assist Kenny's wife as she tries to begin the process of putting her family back together. This will also serve as a foundation for the future educational needs of their two young children. Kenny obviously worked multiple jobs and now that family income is lost. Obviously, all proceeds go directly to Kenny's wife Georgia Ladd.
West Side Grab
12/19/14 - IAFF Local 317
UPDATE 12/18/14 @ 8:37 p.m. CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Four people lived in a home that was badly damaged by a fire Thursday night. It happened in the 1500 Block of 2nd Avenue about 6:30 p.m. Crews tell WSAZ.com that the only person who was in the home when the fire broke out was an elderly woman who was bedridden. Her brother met crews outside.
Taylor firefighter credits colleagues with saving his life
12/19/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Lt. Brad Hoffman of the Taylor Fire Department says he knows that two of his colleagues think it was no big deal that they pulled him out of a hole in a floor while battling a fire at an apartment complex.
Rescue Squad 1 Is Ordering T-Shirts
12/19/14 - IAFF Local 21
Squad 1 is ORDERING T-SHIRTS. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL CRITTENDEN @ FIRE HOUSE 4. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PLACE AN ORDER PLEASE EMAIL THEM TO RICK CRITTENDEN ON HIS CITY EMAIL. WE WOULD LIKE TO PLACE THE ORDER BY JANUARY 1ST. THANK YOU!  IF 150 ITEMS TOTAL ARE ORDERED THIS WILL BE THE PRICES OF EACH: - T-SHIRTS- $10.00 - LONG SLEEVE T’S- $12.
DON'T FORGET TO VOTE!
12/19/14 - IAFF 851
DON'T FORGET TO CAST YOUR VOTE FOR THE BUDGET.
Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
12/19/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Hello All, A message from the Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation: The $5,000 winner for the payday raffle is Will Oliver, Truck 2 C-shift, congratulations to Will! Thanks for you continued support.  Don't forget to get your 2015 raffle tickets that are on sale right now.
"Pass the Boot" For DPD Officer John Adsit
12/19/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Brothers and Sisters, Denver Firefighters Local 858 is asking for your support and participation in the “Pass the Boot” campaign for Denver Police Officer John Adsit. Officer Adsit was critically injured on December 3, 2014 while providing protection during an organized protest. Officer Adsit is still in critical condition and has a long road to recovery ahead of him.
Local 34 Christmas Party
12/18/14 - IAFF 34
Great time and good food at our first Christmas Party at the new hall.  Big thank you to Cynthia Austin for all her hard work to make it happen.
Call to Action
12/18/14 - IAFF 34
Thank you to all the members that came out to the city board meeting.
SuperBowl Party 2015
12/18/14 - IAFF Local 1403
Super Bowl Raffle tickets are on sale. Please contact your Battalion Rep or the Union Hall (305)593-6100 to get you ticket. Tail-Gate party starts at 1:00 and drawing will be held at halftime. All proceeds benefit the Firefighter Charities.
2014 Canton Ex-Newsboys'
12/18/14 - Canton Professional Firefighters Association
Funeral Services for Retired Denver Fire Fighter Paul Spurgeon
12/18/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
  Brothers and Sisters, The funeral services for retired Denver Fire Fighter and Local 858 member Paul Spurgeon, will be held at 11am on Friday, Decemebr 19, 2014 at Cross of the Christ Lutheran Church, 12099 Lowell Blvd. Broomfield Co. Brother Spurgeon worked for the Denver Fire Department for 32 years and retired as the Division Chief of Operations.
Dyersburg Local 2269 Helps with Food Drive
12/18/14 - IAFF 14th District
 On Friday December 12, 2014 Dyersburg Local 2269 with assistance from Kroger collected food for their local food pantry. The local paper ran a story about their efforts. They collected 43 shopping carts full of items in 16 hours. Great job Local 2269 in representing your local and helping your community!! For the link to the stroy - http://www.stategazette.com/story/2147527.
District Judge rules in favor of Local 613
12/18/14 - IAFF local 613
A District Court judge has ruled in favor of the Bozeman firefighters' union on a preliminary motion in a lawsuit filed by the city over the union status of newly created battalion chief positions.
Massachusetts Firefighters to Warm the Hearts of Children with Hundreds of New Winter Coats
12/18/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
BOSTON, Mass. – This holiday season hundreds of less-fortunate children will be outfitted with brand-new winter coats thanks to the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts. The statewide union raised more than $23,000 and partnered with Operation Warm, a national, non-profit organization that has provided new coats to 1.5 million children in need. 700 children in Holyoke, Lynn and New Bedford will receive brand new USA-made coats and be able to select their favorite color, and write their name on the interior tag of the new coat, which reads, “Made Just for You.”
Ethel Cook's Funeral Arrangements
12/17/14 - IAFF Local 312
4th Annual Retiree's Gala
12/17/14 - IAFF Local 3666
Contract Proposal
12/17/14 - IAFF Local 1296
2014 Toys For Tots
12/17/14 - Saint Paul Fire Foundation
Toys For Tots
12/17/14 - IAFF Local 902
Collecting “Toys-For-Tots” in Malden The Malden Fire Department working in conjunction with the U.S. Marine Corps is currently collecting new, unwrapped toys to benefit Toys-For-Tots.
Akron may promote firefighters for first time using new process
12/17/14 - Paul Hufnagel
Akron may soon promote firefighters for the first time based on seniority and training, rather than a test.
Danville council OKs budget that cuts firefighters
12/17/14 - Paul Hufnagel
There will be fewer firefighters battling fires in Danville next year as aldermen approved a new spending plan Tuesday night that reduces their ranks to 42 through either attrition, layoffs or both.
Even with Stock Market's Rise, Many Pensions Haven't Recovered from Recession
12/17/14 - Paul Hufnagel
Almost 40 percent of pension plans examined, even those that have been well-funded, have yet to reach their pre-recession peaks.
By Law Change
12/17/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
The attached bylaw changes were unanimously approved at E-board to be presented to the membership at the Union Meetings on Wednesday, January 7th at 7:00pm and Thursday, January 8th at 8:30am.
Farmington Hills firefighters donate jackets
12/17/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
This winter 50-some students at Lanigan Elementary School will be warmer thanks to the efforts of Farmington Hills firefighters.
2015 World Police & Fire Games
12/17/14 - IAFF 14th District
Good Afternoon: It is with great excitement and anticipation to be contacting you regarding the 2015 World Police & Fire Games; being hosted in Fairfax County, Virginia next summer between June 26, and July 5, 2015.  It is one of the largest multi-sport, multi-venue events in the world; it is larger than the Summer Olympics.
2015 LETS FIRE CANCER - NEWSLETTER
12/17/14 - Lets Fire Cancer
A Christmas Past...
12/17/14 - Wilmington Fire Fighters Local 1370
Holiday Wishes From Local #60
12/16/14 - Scranton Firefighters IAFF Local # 60
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year .
J-Benefit Period
12/16/14 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
“J” time remains to be a contractual benefit under the 2014-2019 Collective Bargaining Agreement which provides continuation of full pay and benefits for all duty-disabled employees for up to one year. As such, you may be asked to complete an Election of Benefits Form. If so, you are advised to select to receive benefits under the City of Detroit Charter Plan.
JOB OPENING: PITTSFIELD TWP FIREFIGHTER
12/16/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
This is a Full-Time, Union, Non-exempt position with competitive pay and benefits. Deadline to apply is February 28, 2015.
Local F-273 Needs Your Help Saving The EFMP Children's Christmas Party
12/15/14 - IAFF Local F-273
The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) annual kids Christmas party is held with approximately 50 EFMP children each year. In the past they have been supported by other outside entities. Unfortunately, this year no one else has stepped up to assist, which led to this event being within two days of being cancelled.
December Meeting Agenda
12/15/14 - Huntley FF Local 4106
Lincoln St Double 12.14.14
12/15/14 - IAFF Local 2647
One woman was transported to Berkshire Medical Center with burns on her hands and feet in the wake of a fire at 27 Lincoln Street that badly damaged a two-family home Sunday morning In addition to the woman, whose condition was unavailable yesterday, three firefighters were also injured in the blaze, according to Acting Deputy Fire Chief Steven Peaslee.
December 22, 2014
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