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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.

Welcome Lincoln Golz!

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

Welcome Gabriel Gunderson!

Welcome Gabriel Iain Gunderson! He was born 4/27/2015 and is 9lbs. 12oz, 20.7" long.

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.

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.

Welcome Leona Samec!

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

Welcome Alexis Mielke!

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

Welcome Gabriel Erickson!

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

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.

Welcome Maea Smith!

Congratulations to Dan & Jamie Smith on the birth of their daughter, Maea Virginia Rose!

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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.
PERA responds to attacks on pensions

PERA of MN responds to recent Star-Tribune editorial on pensions.

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10/09/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
REMINDER: ATTENTION: All Members All EMT/Paramedics are required to complete the 2015 Massachusetts OEMS Statewide Protocols before Tuesday 10/20 The course catalog may show that you've completed it. However, if you didn't do it or don't remember doing it, check the Reports tab to verify. Also, make sure that you logged it in at MassEMT.
2016 IAFF 14th District Caucus
10/09/15 - PFFA
The 2016 IAFF 14th District Caucus is in Orange Beach, AL July 10-13, 2016 at the Island House Hotel. See attachment for Caucus Announcement and hotel information. See links below for Delegate/Guests registration form. Forms are also under 14th District Caucus under Member Resources on left side of home page.
Wills For Heroes
10/09/15 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
Please look at the union board in each station for information regarding the "Wills for Heroes". They need a head count as soon as possible.
10/08/15 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Brothers and Sisters:   It is with deep regret that I report the passing of Brother Dan Baer, former Local President and 28 year member of IAFF Local 2227, Lehigh Valley Airport.  Brother Baer, 62, passed  away from job related cancer on October 6, 2015.  Please keep Brother Baer's family in your thoughts.
Union Meeting
10/08/15 - Longmont Professional Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 1806
2016 IAFF 14th District Caucus
10/08/15 - IAFF 14th District
The 2016 IAFF 14th District Caucus is in Orange Beach, AL July 10-13, 2016 at the Island House Hotel. See attachment for Caucus Announcement and hotel information. See links below for Delegate/Guests registration form. Forms are also under 14th District Caucus under Member Resources on left side of home page.
Operation Warm is in Full Swing
10/08/15 - IAFF 7th District
Has your Local adopted the project "Operation Warm" otherwise known as "coats for kids"? If not, you are missing out on an opportunity to make the lives of many better. Not only for the children in need of the warmth and caring a new coat brings but to enrich the lives of those actually building the garment. That is right, when you purchase a coat from Operation Warm, you are supporting Union workers assembling the garments as well American businesses that are making the materials.....yep, 100% made in America garments by UNION workers! Local 1052 member Travis Leonard gets it and see his video at for his take on the project. He has raised funds, engaged with teachers, bought coats and then coordinated giving them to children which as enriched the lives of all he engaged with. This is a worthy project so get on board. Please email Laura Wisneski at to find out how you can make a difference!
KCFD Retired Fire Fighters
10/08/15 - IAFF Local 42
The Kansas City, Missouri Retired Fire Fighters Association has established its own website.  This is one of the best online sources for KCFD History and we invite you to visit them and learn something new about something old.  Special acknowledgement to Chuck Gabert, KCFD Retired Fire Captain and Ray Elder, KCFD Retired Fire Captain and KCFD Historian.
By The People for $15 Rally
10/08/15 - IAFF Local 42
Open House
10/07/15 - IAFF Local F-273
Quarterly Haz-Mat Training
10/07/15 - IAFF Local 1742
BWI FRD Local 1742 members took part in the quarterly training for Haz-Mat Tech. This training provides the opportunity to keep everyone’s skills up to date and focus on what our members could encounter in and around the Thurgood Marshall Airport.
New Recruits
10/07/15 - IAFF Local 1742
BWI FRD would like to congratulate our new recruits, class 53, for completing Anne Arundel Fire Academy and on your CRS graduation.
2015 Election Edition
10/07/15 - IAFF Local 1403
Union Election
10/07/15 - IAFF Local 135
Members of Local 135, Local 135 will have an election for President on November 3rd, C-Shift  4th,  A-Shift and 5th, B-Shift.   The election will take place at the Union Hall (428 N. St Francis) during the following times.   November 3rd after the Union meeting.   November 4th and 5th  from 0630 to 1100.
Breast Cancer Shirts Deadline
10/07/15 - Scranton Firefighters IAFF Local # 60
As of now, there will be no additional orders placed for this year's Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts. The final order has been placed. Those who are waiting for their shirts, they are to be delivered in a few days and will be available for you to pick up next week. Please be looking for information to let you know that your order is ready.
Hey Bozeman, What's your address?
10/07/15 - IAFF local 613
(Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) Buffalo Restoration is teaming up with Kenyon Noble and the Bozeman Fire Department to make sure emergency personal can find your house if you should call them for help during an emergency situation.
Johnny V. Toy Run
10/07/15 - Toy Program
General Meeting & Nomination of Officers Notice
10/07/15 - IAFF Local 4416
Death of Active Duty Member - Firefighter Robert Quinn, L76 - Somerville, MA.
10/06/15 - IAFF Local 902
Malden Firefighters Local 902 sends our condolences to the family of Firefighter Robert Quinn and to the Somerville Fire Department.
CFPD Open House
10/06/15 - Cunningham Fire Fighters
This past weekend the community came out for CFPD's annual Open house and Pancake Breakfast.  See the link below for more info and pictures.  Special thanks to 5280fire for covering the event. 
Robert Quinn
10/06/15 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
Somerville Firefighter's Local 76 regrets to announce the passing of active FF Robert Quinn of Rescue Company 1. FF Quinn was a 29 year veteran of the department. The wake will be held October 8th from 2-8 pm a Doherty's Funeral Home on Broadway. There will be a firefighter walkthrough at 3:30 pm. The mass will be held Friday October 9th at 10 am at St Ann's Church
CBA Added
10/06/15 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Chula Vista Firefighter's Charity Golf Tournament
10/06/15 - IAFF Local 2180
All Local 2180 members are invited to play in the Chula Vista Firefighters Charity Golf Classic this November 7th at Salt Creek Golf Club.  All proceeds from the golf tournament will benefit the Chula Vista Fire Explorer Program.  Members are also encouraged to invite any friends and family to play in the event.
Michael Daniel, Jr. Adopt-A-Street Donation Request
10/06/15 - IAFF Local 42
Malden Fire Fire Prevention Week
10/05/15 - IAFF Local 902
Malden Fire Fire Prevention Week. Hear the Beep Where you Sleep: Every Bedroom needs a Working Smoke Alarm! Come down with the family to enjoy some pizza and learn more about your local Malden Fire Department.
CoquitlamFirefighters 2nd annual Pink Pancake Breakfast
10/05/15 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
A great big thank you to Save-On-Foods Scotiabank and Maple Leaf Foods, McDonalds Restaurant, Kins Farm Market and Blooming Buds Florist for sponsoring our 2nd annual Pink Pancake Breakfast! A huge thanks to everyone that came and supported our event as well as the many off-duty Coquitlam Firefighters and on-duty crews who helped set-up and cook a most delicious breakfast.
Harold Collins for Mayor Radio Spot
10/05/15 - IAFF Local 1784
The following radio spot will run on various radio stations around Memphis Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning. The spot will run on WRVR 104.5, WMC 99.7, WGKX 105.9, WXMX 98.1, and WREC 600AM.
Fire Fighters for Ethan
10/05/15 - IAFF Local 740
Office Hours: October 5 - 9
10/05/15 - IAFF Local 311
Help CPFF Locals This Election Season
10/05/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Brothers and Sisters, Election season is upon us.  Even though this is an “off” year, we have multiple Locals that are campaigning hard for important issues: Boulder Rural Firefighters Local 4415, Platte Canyon Firefighters Local 4997 and Larkspur Firefighters Local 4885 are all working on Mill Levy campaigns that are crucial to their memberships.
Letter to the Mayor
10/05/15 - IAFF Local 2180
Dear Local 2180, Please see the attached letter that was sent to the Fire Chief, Mayor and Council.
61 Summer St. Second Alarm
10/04/15 - New London Fire Fighters
At 1830 hrs, companies responded to 61 Summer St. for a reported fire with fire showing. Battalion 2 immediately transmitted a working fire to bring all New London units to the scene. NLPD confirmed a working fire on their arrival and shortly after BC 2's arrival, a second alarm was transmitted.
Open House
10/04/15 - IAFF Local 3472
Come by today for the open house at The Rochester Hills Fire Department Station #1.
Wayne man accused in Livonia fire due in court Thursday
10/04/15 - IAFF Local 1164
The Wayne man accused of setting fire to a building on Plymouth Road in Livonia that injured two people will return to court Thursday morning. Jonathan Darlington, 45, was in 16th District Judge Kathleen McCann’s courtroom this past Thursday morning for a probable cause conference.
Firefighter Mike VanDenBergh
10/04/15 - IAFF Local 2878
Firefighter Mike VanDenBergh  Mike VanDenBergh of Port Orchard, loving husband to Renee, loyal father to Ethan and Sophie and  Eastside Fire & Rescue Firefighter, passed away in the line of duty September 13, 2015. A celebration  of life with honors will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, October 10, 2015, at Pacific Cascade Middle School in Issaquah.
Paid Firefighters: A Cost-Effective Choice
10/03/15 - Boston Fire Fighters
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Keep Mayor Bryan Barnett on the Job
10/03/15 - IAFF Local 3472
4 GREAT REASONS TO KEEP BRYAN BARNETT ON THE JOB AS MAYOR (By Write-In!) 1. ROCHESTER HILLS IS ONE OF THE BEST PLACES IN THE COUNTRY TO LIVE. It’s true. Money Magazine ranked Rochester Hills #9 Best Place to Live in the small cities category. We didn’t get there by accident. It took leadership. 2. BRYAN BARNETT FIGHTS FOR ROCHESTER HILLS.
10/03/15 - Saint Paul Fire Foundation
2015 MDA Fill The Boot Results
10/03/15 - IAFF Local 21
Saint Paul Local 21 - $32,343.33 Raised! C-Shift- $13,865.75 A-Shift- $11,639.82 B-Shift- $6,837.76 Congrats to C-shift for the 2015 highest shift total! Congrats to Station 24 for the highest station total! We want to express our gratitude for supporting the MDA cause last week.
Chief John Norman
10/03/15 - Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters
Chief John Norman Speaking Engagement This full-day class will present strategy and tactics related to fighting fires found in: “Basements and Cellars, Attics and Cocklofts” and “Store Fires (Taxpayers and Strip Malls)” Deputy Assistant Chief John Norman is a 37 year veteran of the fire service; twenty-seven of which were spent working for FDNY.
Breast Cancer Awareness
10/03/15 - IAFF Local 274
White Plains Firefighters Going Pink 2015 Pink T-Shirts can be worn on duty starting October 1st til October 31st. T-Shirts will sold at City Hall on Friday October 9th and at the Annual Oktoberfest on October 11th and a boot drive will be done on October 17th.  We encourage our members to participate in all events so we can continue to exceed our fundraising goals. The previous email had false information please disregard. Thank you
Coquitlam Firefighters Helping Kids!!
10/03/15 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
We are proud to announce we are expanding this program to include Mundy Road Elementary. With your generous donation we can maintain and expand this program for years to come. Please visit our website and donate today, Thank you for your time and consideration to Help Us Help Kids.
Bid Cycle
10/03/15 - IAFF Local 21
Blackhawks Opening Night Raffle
10/02/15 - Franklin Park Firefighters
Congratulations to Joe Pauling of Carol Stream as the winner of 2 Club Level tickets for the October 7, 2015 Chicago Blackhawks opening night game aginst the NY Rangers. Franklin Park Local 1526 would like to send a thank you to everyone who participated in this raffle drawing.
10/02/15 - San Luis Obispo City Firefighters Local 3523
IAFF Local 1164 Livonia Firefighters Inagural Gun Raffle
10/02/15 - IAFF Local 1164
Pelham L-4546 MDA Fundraiser
10/02/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
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