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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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Appreciation Night September 28!!!

APPRECIATION NIGHT! SUNDAY, SEPT. 28 (B-Shift) Holiday Inn-Duluth, Great Lakes Ballroom Free FOOD and BEER at 6:30 PM! Program starts at 7:30 PM! BRING a GUEST! Meet NEW members! SEE the HONOR GUARD! SLIDESHOW by JACK RENDULICH! NO RSVP necessary.
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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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Local 101 rolls out OPERATION WARM!

Local 101 has agreed to be an ambassador for the Operation Warm program here in Duluth. Operation Warm is a program that purchases new, American made, union made, jackets for kids in need. This is the first year that Duluth has participated and only the third year that the IAFF has been involved.
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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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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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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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MDA Fill The Boot Totals
09/19/14 - IAFF Local 21
Day 3 of Fill The Boot for the Muscular Dystrophy Association done and the B-Shift raised $9830, a 3 day grand total for all shifts of $45,495. A heartfelt Thank You to the great citizens of Saint Paul and visitors passing through who donated to our Fill The Boot fundraising drive supporting The Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Membership Meeting
09/19/14 - IAFF Local F-102
All Hands, A Membership Meeting has been scheduled for Monday 06 October 2014 at Crash Station 62 and will commence at 0630. Please see Union website calendar for agenda.
Monday, September 22, 2014: UPFFA of Ct. Endorsing Governor Malloy
09/19/14 - UPFFA
The UPFFA of Ct. will be endorsing Governor Malloy  on Monday, September 22, 2014 starting at 11:00 a.m., at Engine14 – Ladder 4 – 25 Blue Hills Avenue, Hartford.
2014: IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial
09/19/14 - UPFFA
Bob Smith, President, Local 1426 at the IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial honoring two of Connecticut's Bravest, D/C David Fiori and FF Mike Osiecki who made the ultimate sacrafice this year. RIP brothers. We will carry on in your honor.
CAMBRIDGE RIB FEST
09/19/14 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Brothers & Sisters, The 2014 Cambridge Rib Fest which is sponsored by the East Cambridge Business Association is looking for Fire Department Rib Cooks to test their skills against the Police Department. The event takes place Sunday October 5th at Noon on Cambridge St. between Fulkerson and Fifth Streets.
CONTINUING RESOLUTION PASSED
09/19/14 - IAFF Local F282
The Federal Government will be funded through mid December once the President signs the Resolution. This article provides more information on the C.R.
2014 Breast Cancer Awareness T-Shirt Blowout
09/19/14 - Dutchess-Fairview Professional Fire Fighters
Help us in our fight against Breast Cancer today by donating / purchasing a Breast Cancer Awareness T-Shirt today. You can get yours by stopping by the fire station anytime or just get a hold of a member for one. Thanks for your support and let's work together to eliminate Breast Cancer today.
CONGRESS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING.
09/18/14 - IAFF Local F282
Watch the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Service Live Online
09/18/14 - IAFF Local 1164
View in Browser   IAFF to Add 168 Fallen IAFF Members to Wall of Honor The 28th Annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial service will be broadcast live via streaming video on Saturday, September 20.
New Engine Delivered
09/18/14 - IAFF Local 4349
Local 4349 takes delivery of its new custom built, 550 HP, rear mounted pump, fire engine.  The color of the engine, "Red", represents the current direction of the look of all future apparatus here in Rancho Santa Fe.
Watch the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Service Live Online
09/18/14 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
IAFF to Add 168 Fallen IAFF Members to Wall of Honor The 28th Annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial service will be broadcast live via streaming video on Saturday, September 20. The ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colorado, officially begins at 1:00 p.m. Mountain Time. Watch the ceremony here.
Tips to stay safe in a hurricane
09/18/14 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
Helmet Presentation
09/18/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of McKinney, IAFF Local 2661
As a token of our appreciation for DCM Madrigal's leadership and professionalism during the recent labor negotiations, President Dorris and Sec/Tres Mayzner presented him with an IAFF Local 2661 fire helmet.
Turlock Firefighters Pink Shirt Pre Orders
09/18/14 - Turlock Professional Firefighters
Turlock Firefighters Local #2434 invite you and your organization or business to join in the Fight against Cancer by purchasing our newly designed 2014 Pink T-Shirts. Pink Shirt Pre Orders are starting now and can be done by completing the form on the attached document.
PFFM General Election Candidates & Endorsement Process
09/18/14 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
We had a successful Primary Election winning 16 of our 23 opposed races.  There was a solid effort by our Locals statewide and some of our losses were very close.  Thank you to you and your members for the effort. We are now moving forward to the General Election, November 4th.
Marquette Fire Department receives $50,624 grant
09/18/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
WASHINGTON D.C. -- U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announce support for the Marquette Fire Department to improve operations and safety.
Local fire departments complete annual training on campus
09/18/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Lansing firefighter paramedic Craig Wade dangled from a single rope 30 feet above an underground tunnel on Tuesday, and he said it’s not the first time his job has put him in a precarious position.
Endorsement
09/18/14 - IAFF Local 3650
Local 3650 endorses Jodie Barram for Deschutes County Commissioner
Reduction plan poses serious safety issue, fire official tells Youngstown mayor
09/18/14 - Paul Hufnagel
City firefighters expressed concern to Mayor John A. McNally about his plan to take a fire engine off the road saying it’s a serious safety issue.
John Norman
09/17/14 - IAFF Local 794
Yard Signs Available
09/17/14 - IAFF Local 3472
Yard signs are available to show your support.
2014 MDA Fill The Boot
09/17/14 - IAFF Local 21
Day 1 of Fill The Boot for the Muscular Dystrophy Association is done and the C-Shift raised $16,400. Watch for the A-shift on Thursday and B-Shift on Friday.
VOTE YES ON 200
09/17/14 - IAFF Local 3
Thanks to Kiera, Bo Ortez and the Sec of State, we are back to 200.  Pack the Council Chambers Monday night at 7pm.
Black and Gold event
09/17/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of Oklahoma
Please plan to join other fire fighters on Saturday, September 27th in Chickasha as we "Stand Strong" to support a man who has stood up and supported fire fighters time and time again at the Capital. It's imperative that we keep Representative David Perryman in his current seat, House District 56.  Black and Gold IAFF T-shirts will be available at this event.
Local 2687 Annual Golf Tournament
09/17/14 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
Hamden Professional Firefighters Local 2687 Annual Golf Tournament: Wednesday, October 22nd.  New and improved ONLINE REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT!    Click this link to go to the tournament website:www.birdeasepro.
New documents posted
09/17/14 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
The February 2014 Executive Board Meeting Minutes have been posted on the Meeting Minutes page, Log in required. The Presidents' Meeting Announcement has been posted on the Downloads page, Log in required. The Convention Bidding dates notice has been posted on the Downloads page, Log in required.
Local 1491 Retirement Party
09/17/14 - Lexington Fire Fighters
Please join us in celebrating the retirement of FF. Robert O'Keefe and Capt. Michael Fulton on Saturday October 18th, 2014.  The celebration will be held at Heritage Hall, 177 Bedford Street Lexington MA.  Tickets available at Lexington Fire Headquarters or by contacting LT. Peter Ricci at firestuff@verizon.net or aidandrelief@lexfire.org.
Let The Tours Begin
09/17/14 - IAFF Local 168
Well it's that time of the year again that the schools come to visit their favorite public safety persons, the fire fighters and the fire stations.  With fire prevention month just around the corner, some schools are getting a jump start on the fire station tours. Paducah's Tot School visited the fire fighters at Station 1 today.  Cpt. Brian Waid, Lt.
North Riverside files lawsuit to allow fire privatization
09/17/14 - Paul Hufnagel
The village of North Riverside filed suit in Cook County Circuit Court on Friday, asking a judge to allow it to proceed with a plan to privatize its fire department in order to escape the "prospective devastating financial consequences" that would result from operating its full-time municipal fire department in the future.
More fire departments using part-time firefighters
09/17/14 - Paul Hufnagel
Middletown city officials are hoping to convert the Middletown Division of Fire into a department operated by full- and part-time firefighters — a growing trend in Butler County and around the United States.
What a Public Employee Really Costs
09/17/14 - Paul Hufnagel
During my time as Oregon's secretary of state, I came to the conclusion that America's two main political parties were imprecisely named. What we really have is an "anti-government" party and an "anti-anti-government" party. This attitudinal divide is especially evident when it comes to the issue of public-employee compensation.
Chief John Norman Seminar
09/16/14 - IAFF Local 794
The 2014 Training Seminar by Chief John Norman (FDNY) is only a few weeks away on Saturday, October 11th! Tickets are going quick but are still available! Chief John Norman will present his Fireground Tactics seminar, based off his book, The Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics. Tickets are $40 each or $50 at the door.
IAFF Justifyit Campaign
09/16/14 - IAFF Local 2819
Texting and driving is an epidemic sweeping our nation and your community is not immune. With an average of 3,000 deaths per year, it’s time to put an end to distracted driving. As fire fighters, it is our responsibility to keep the community safe and we see texting and driving as one of the most preventable risks across the nation today.
New Video Explains the Facts About Defined Benefit Pension Plans
09/16/14 - IAFF Local 4405
Defined benefit plans were created to assure that after a career serving the public and risking their lives for others, fire fighters had secure, stable and dependable retirement income. Public employees -- including fire fighters -- have frequently forfeited pay raises to improve and protect their retirement benefits.
Maps
09/16/14 - IAFF Local 2866
Friday Sat.
negotiations
09/16/14 - IAFF 1826
On September 11, 2014 the Crew of Engine 17 had a surprise visit from Gubernatorial Candidate Mark Schauer
09/16/14 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
BEWARE OF TOWERS!
09/16/14 - IAFF Local 1014
BEWARE OF CELL TOWERS! Hazardous LTE cell towers are in the initial stages of being constructed at 87 of our fire stations by the Los Angeles County Fire Department, in conjunction with the LA Regional Interoperable Communications System Authority (LA-RICS), the LA County Chief Executive Office, and Motorola Solutions, Inc.
The Solution to America's Retirement Crisis
09/15/14 - Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association
A new video produced by the IAFF is designed to be used by affiliates to educate lawmakers, decision-makers and other audiences on the facts of defined benefit pension plans. Click "read more" for full article.
Gilford L-3517 Golf Tournament
09/15/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
12th Annual Gilford Professional Firefighters Community Golf Tournament Friday September 26th 2014 Pheasant Ridge Country Club - More info
New Firefighters in Alpena
09/15/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
SEPT. 14, 2014: The city of Alpena Fire Department officially has a full staff as of today. This is the first time since 1987 that the department has had 29 people on staff.
Staffing Challenges
09/15/14 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board would like to acknowledge the City Chapter Labor/Management & Safety Committee personnel for their leadership in confronting our current staffing challenges. We are working with AFD Fire Administration and pulling all resources together to prevent any future staffing reductions.
NYSPFFA Term Life Insurance Open Enrollment
09/15/14 - Buffalo Professional Firefighters Assoc.
Attention all currernt members of Local 282: Copy and paste the following link to find out more information about new enrollment or upgrading your policy in the Term Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment provided by the New York State Professional Firefighters Association.  The company they use is AIG Benefits Solutions.
2014 Legislative Update from 16th District VP
09/15/14 - International Association of Firefighters
Here is a quick update on the legislative issues.  As you know Congress has not acted on much of anything this cycle including our issues.  The number of cosponsors for legislation is not necessarily an indication of support- but that said many of our legislative issues have very few cosponsors.
2014 Mid-Term Election Endorsements
09/15/14 - International Association of Firefighters
2014 Retirement Dinner
09/15/14 - IAFF Local 385
****IMPORTANT The recent Inferno has the Retiree Dinner listed on two different dates. The Retirement Dinner is FRIDAY OCTOBER 3, 2014. The evening will begin with cocktails at 5:30 pm. Please RSVP to Sharon at (402) 551-5770 or sharon@local385.com.
Passing of retired Brother Tim Wilk, Lancaster, Local 319
09/14/14 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
It is with deep regret that Lancaster, Local 319, IAFF, announces the passing of retired firefighter Timothy Wilk. Tim was appointed to Lancaster City Fire on October 14, 1985. He retired on July 1, 2012. Tim was a member of Local 319 since his hire date and remained a member. He died Monday, September 8th of a cause yet to be determined. Tim is survived by his wife Nancy.
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