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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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OPERATION WARM needs you!

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/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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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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Get your best recipes to Giff!

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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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Have a Happy Holiday Season
11/27/14 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
The Executive Board of the Professional Fire Fighters of Maine would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you, your families and friends a safe and joyous holiday season. Many of us honor the meaning behind this time of year in different ways, but in the end it is about being thankful for what we have and reflection on the events of the past year.
meetings
11/27/14 - IAFF 1826
Heros and Helpers
11/26/14 - IAFF Local 21
Happy Thanksgiving
11/26/14 - IAFF Local 3472
The Rochester Hills Professional Firefighters want to wish everyone a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving.
November 26, 2014: New London Fire Fighters, Local 1522 Returns to a Defined Benefit Pension Plan
11/26/14 - UPFFA
New London Firefighters Union, Local 1522 -  Returns to Defined Benefit Pension Plan and Expands Work with Amalgamated Bank https://www.amalgamatedbank.
Happy Thanksgiving
11/26/14 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Happy Thanksgiving
11/26/14 - Boston Fire Fighters
Happy Thanksgiving
11/26/14 - IAFF Local 1014
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Thanksgiving is here and as we take time to celebrate and give thanks for all that we have, and as we prepare for the Holiday Season we would like to take a moment to say thank you to all of our members who work so hard and are committed to the work we do.
Malden Fire's Christmas for Kids 2014
11/26/14 - IAFF Local 902
Come down to John Brewer's Tavern, 7 Highland Ave Malden Ma, Saturday December 6th from 12:00pm - 3:00pm, for the Malden Fire's Annual Christmas for Kids. There will be plenty of raffles and prizes. Please bring an unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots. All proceeds will go to benefit MDA and the Children's Hospital.
Happy Thanksgiving from Local 1403!
11/26/14 - IAFF Local 1403
Although we should always be thankful, a special day set aside couldn't be more appropriate at this time. As we celebrate this thanksgiving with our family and friends, I hope that you will come together in celebration of a common purpose. We should contemplate a little of the road behind us so that the road ahead can have more meaning.
1014 Executive Board Election results
11/25/14 - IAFF Local 1014
November 24, 2014: Ct. United Ride
11/25/14 - UPFFA
The UPFFA of Ct. is proud to announce the "Fund Distribution Ceremony" for monies raised from the 2014 Ct. United Ride, CT's largest 9/11 Tribute, that was held September 7, 2014. Both, Fred Garrity, Jr., Exec. Director of the event, and Peter S. Carozza, President of the UPFFA of Ct., along with invited elected officials distributed proceeds from the event totaling $40,500.
Local 1009 Annual Food Drive
11/25/14 - IAFF Local 1009
Thank you to everyone who helped with another successful food drive this year. It was a cold day but many members still came out and donated their time.     We collected $4,095.00 thousand dollars between the three Stop N Shop locations: Grafton Street collected $1,760.00, West Boylston $1,350.00 and Lincoln St $985.00.
CPFF Foundation Fundraiser
11/25/14 - IAFF LOCAL 2164
Colorado Professional Firefighters Foundation Fundraising Nights with the Colorado Avalanche! Enjoy specially priced tickets to one or both of the Colorado Avalanche games listed below while raising money for the Colorado Professional Firefighters Foundation!  $5 from each ticket purchased via this offer will be donated back to the Foundation.
Bangor firefighters to participate in Black Friday Fill the Boot for MDA
11/25/14 - IAFF Local 772
BANGOR, Maine – Members of the Bangor Fire Department Local 772, along with families served by the Muscular Dystrophy Association, will host the annual firefighters’ Black Friday Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to benefit children and adults affected by muscle disease throughout the Bangor area.
Deferred Comp- Retirement Fund
11/25/14 - IAFF Local 3169
Denny Davis will be at HR Tuesday, December 2nd. 10:30am.  Stop by if your not doing anything and get educated on starting an additional retirement fund.  Tax advantage of the before tax investment to grow your retirement above your FRS or Investment Plan. Also, stay tuned for our 2015 L3169 Financial Seminar covering Budgets, Investment and Taxes.
Union Elections
11/25/14 - IAFF Local 3169
December 1, 2, 3rd will be our Union Election for Union President.
Last Alarm - Firefighter / Engineer Donnie Wendt - City of Bradenton
11/25/14 - IAFF Local 2546
UPDATE: Information on Donnie's Memorial Service can be found on the Local's Facebook page or via the following link: https://www.facebook.
Special Meeting Announcement for County Chapter Fire Marshall's Office MOU on 12/03/14 at 6:00pm
11/24/14 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
On Wednesday, December 3, 2014 the IAFF Local 244 Executive Board will present the County Chapter Fire Marshall’s Office MOU for approval by the membership pursuant to Article V, Section 6 Special Meetings & Article II, Section 4 Memorandums of Understanding of the Constitution & Bylaws.The meeting will begin promptly at 6:00pm.
North Versailles Local 4931 CBA Added
11/24/14 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Local 3666 Supports Operation Warm
11/24/14 - IAFF Local 3666
Career Fire Fighters of Frederick County, MD  IAFF Local 3666 Providing the gift of warmth to children in the communities they protect, Frederick County Firefighters have become ambassadors of Operation Warm.
Passing Of Brother Evan Johnesee
11/24/14 - IAFF Local 3472
This past Wednesday Birmingham Firefighters Local 911 and our entire firefighting family lost Brother Evan Johnesee. Brother Johnesee was a member of Local 911 for the last eleven years. Aside from being a firefighter/medic, he also was an EMS coordinator for the department. He was passionate about his Harley and loved to work on it. However he was most proud of his three children.
Union Meeting 12/12
11/24/14 - Longmont Professional Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 1806
Memphis Fire Fighters Donate $12,000
11/24/14 - IAFF Local 1784
(MEMPHIS, TN) – On Thursday, November 20th, members of the Memphis Fire Fighters Association Foundation, along with Memphis Fire Director Alvin Benson, were on hand at the Wings Cancer Foundation to donate $12,000 from proceeds from breast cancer awareness t-shirt sales during the month of October.  This is the third year the MFFA has made such a donation from pink t-shirt sales.
Shop Online!
11/24/14 - Toy Program
Volunteer at the Toy Program
11/24/14 - Toy Program
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTIES
11/24/14 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Remembering the Father of the AACo Fire Dept. Chief Harry William Klasmeier
11/23/14 - IAFF Local 1563
The very proud past and present members of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department share their memories of the beloved first Fire Chief in Anne Arundel County, Chief Harry William Klasmeier. Online Obituary: Harry William Klasmeier ~We Remember Chief Harry W.
Thank You Peter Matthews
11/23/14 - IAFF Local 21
Over the past 6+ years, Honorary L-21 Firefighter Peter Matthews has volunteered his time and talents capturing much of the work Saint Paul Firefighters do on a regular basis. His photographic work of our members has been published both locally and nationally highlighting the heroic rescues and day to day activities we perform.
Santa Breakfast
11/23/14 - IAFF Local 794
Come out and join us for this years Santa Breakfast!!!! Click link to view flyer.
Notice to Public: unauthorized note
11/23/14 - IAFF Local 452
IAFF Local 452, did not authorize, endorse or circulate any recent door leaflets you may have received. If you have received this note on your doorstep or can identify the person who left it please contact us. (Click link for sample image)
Notice to public
11/23/14 - IAFF Local 452
IAFF Local 452, did not authorize, endorse or circulate this message. If you have received this note on your doorstep or can identify the person who left it please contact us.
Local F-273 Names New Shop Stewards
11/23/14 - IAFF Local F-273
Congratulations to FF Rick Hoydis and FF/Medic Larry Shinn on being named the Shop Stewards of Local F-273! There are still open shop steward positions in the Local.
Steamworks Brewing Company Raises Over $10,000 for BC Firefighters Burn Fund
11/23/14 - IAFF 323
November, 2014 - As a tribute to BC Firefighters and to raise both awareness & funds, local craft brewery Steamworks Brewing Company brewed a robust and flavourful Heroica Red Ale for its 2014 fall release and in keeping with Steamworks' whimsical brand designs, this particular label featured Burnaby Heights Landmark Helen Arnold the swinging girl as a damsel in distress being rescued by a Steampunked firefighter.
99 Restaurant Hosts Fundraiser
11/22/14 - Portsmouth Fire Fighters Charitable Association
2 DAYS LEFT - E-BOARD NOMINATIONS
11/22/14 - Aurora Fire Fighters
Ladies and Gentlemen, Monday is the last day to submit nominations for: Secretary/Treasurer - can be nominated by any member 8 Hour VP - can be nominated by 8 hour members A shift VP - can be nominated by A shifters B shift VP - can be nominated by B shifters C shift VP - can be nominated by C shifters Your nominations MUST be in writing.
President Melhorn with Channel 9 News in regards to US Navy Findings on the Miami fire
11/22/14 - IAFF F-123
Local 42 - Louie Wright Fundraiser
11/22/14 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Save the Date for the 2015 Legislative Conference
11/22/14 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
IAFF Legislative Conference Returns to Capitol Hill! Mark your calendars for the 2015 Alfred K. Whitehead Legislative Conference, scheduled for March 8-11, 2015, in Washington, DC. The Conference is returning to the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, and will once again feature the annual Congressional Reception attended by dozens of U.S. representatives and senators.
House Fire Leads to Burn Patient
11/22/14 - IAFF Local 3990
Bassville Park, Florida - Lake County Firefighters responded to the report of a house fire early Friday morning on Sherwood Place in Bassville Park with possible occupants trapped inside. As fire crews arrived, heavy smoke was pouring from the home with active fire. Firefighters quickly searched the home for victims but no occupants were found.
Addison Rescues Victim
11/21/14 - IAFF Local 4727
Congratulations to Lt. Erik Kramer and FF/Paramedic Jay Arnier for their heroic rescue of a victim from a fire on Monday morning. Your diligent and agressive efforts saved the persons life.
Charity hockey game between Saginaw police and firefighters raises more than $7,000 for MDA
11/21/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
As part of the eighth annual Guns & Hoses Classic hockey game between the Saginaw Police Department and Fire Department, $7,125 was raised and donated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association to help fight the disease.
Chad Edlin Retirement Party
11/21/14 - IAFF Local 42
Retirement Party for Chad Edlin. Friday, December 5th @ Johnny's Back Yard @ 6pm
Bozeman Fire Fighters respond on late night basement fire
11/21/14 - IAFF local 613
No injuries reported in Bozeman house fire City of Bozeman Full Story by KECI Staff HERE Text BOZEMAN, Mont. - Overnight, firefighters responded to a house fire on the west end of.
Fundraiser for President Emeritus Wright
11/21/14 - IAFF Local 42
2015 Unite & Fight
11/21/14 - IAFF Local 21
Hello Police, Fire and EMS! We are gearing up for our third annual Unite and Fight event, and we need your help! We need men and women; all ages, skill levels, and weights to represent the areas police, fire and EMS departments in a charity boxing event.
Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
11/21/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Hello All, A message from the Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation: The $1,000 winner for the payday raffle is Luke Barron, Tower 22 C-shift, congratulations to Luke! Raffle tickets are on sale right now.  Contact any Burn Foundation board member to get your ticket for a chance to win the 2015 payday raffle drawings. The next payday raffle winner will be drawn Friday, December 5th.
November 27, 2014
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