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      CALL ALERT!!!

      House Bill 1590 will be taken up by the Senate’s Government Committee tomorrow, Tuesday, April 2 at 4:00 p.m. The House of Representatives State Affairs Committee is set to meet on April 2 at 3:00 p.m. and will most likely take up Senate Bill 2799, which is rumored to be changed to negatively affect PERS retirees, active, and/or future members' benefits, and the PERS Board composition.

      Please call, text, or email your Senators and Representatives tonight or early tomorrow morning and let them know to keep your elected representatives on the PERS Board and make sure that all PERS Board members are members of PERS! If they are members of PERS, they will have a vested interest in keeping all of our benefits both short and long-term.

      Please also tell them that they should fund the PERS System for the benefits that were promised by the Legislature in the late 1990’s. We must act fast and make sure they support keeping our PERS system financially healthy!

      The Senate meeting can be viewed at 4:00 pm.  Here is the following link:https://www.youtube.com/@MississippiLegislature/streams.

      The House Bill is located at:

      The PERS Board has issued a Statement Opposing House Bill 1590.  

      Please email and call your Senate Government Structure Committee on Monday morning.  Ask them respectfully to OPPOSE HB 1590 and protect PERS employees and retirees.

      Chairman: Chris Johnson (R) District 45- Forrest, Perry
      chjohnson@senate.ms.gov  (601)359-2220

      Vice-Chair: Jennifer B. Branning (R) District 18 - Leake, Neshoba, Winston
      jbranning@senate.ms.gov  (601)359-2886

      David Blount (D) District 29- Hinds Co.
      dblount@senate.ms.gov   (601)359-2220

      Tyler McCaughn (R) District 31 - Lauderdale, Newton, Rankin, Scott
      TMcCaughn@senate.ms.gov   (601)359-2220

      Sollie B Norwood (D) District 28 – Hinds

      snorwood@senate.ms.gov  (601)359-2224

      David Parker (R) District 2 – DeSoto

      dparker@senate.ms.gov  (601)359-4088

      Daniel H. Sparks (R) District 5 - Itawamba, Prentiss, Tishomingo
      DSparks@senate.ms.gov  (601)359-3237

      Call Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann at (601) 359-3200 and Your Senator at (601) 359-3770.  

      PROFAM Legislative Meeting 2018
      Members are listening to Executive Director Pat Robertson from PERS
      PROFAM Legislative Meeting 2018
      Members met with House Representative Jeff Hale from District 24 on the final day of the PROFAM Legislative Meeting
      President Bass - Habitat for Humanities Build
      In September, President Bass assisted the Jackson Habitat for Humanities with a home in the downtown Jackson area.
      Laurel Fire Department Receives New Charter
      Welcome IAFF Local 207!
      Ridgeland FD wins 2015 Dragon Regatta
      Congratulationts to Ridgeland FD - first place for overall fastest time and t-shirt design
      Kris Carmichael plays "Amazing Grace" on the pipes at 9/11 Services at the State Cathedral
      9/11 Memorial Service at St. Andrews Episcopal Cathedral
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      Insurance Open Enrollment
      04/12/24 - GFFA L776
      Subject: Reminder of Health Insurance Open Enrollment Dear Members, I hope all is well. I wanted to take a moment to remind all of you on the City of Glendale Health Insurance Open Enrollment. From now until April 24, 2024, you have the opportunity to review and make changes to your health insurance coverage.
      Jennings Local 5239 Music Festival
      04/12/24 - PFFA
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      2024 Legislative Seminar Agenda
      04/12/24 - PFFA
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      Tier 2 Call To Action
      04/12/24 - Hoffman Estates Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 2061
      Your Assosciated Firefighters of Illinois Legislative Representatives have been working tirelessly down in Springfield to close the disparities between Tier 1 and Tier 2 pensions.  Now they are calling on you to act and let your voices be heard down in Springfield.
      Holbrook Firefighters Comedy Show
      04/12/24 - Holbrook Firefighters Local 1452, IAFF
      Jeff Golden Retirement
      04/12/24 - Hoffman Estates Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 2061
      On April 11, 2024, Brother Jeffrey Golden worked his last shift as a member of the Hoffman Estates Fire Department. After 30 years of dedicated service to the residents of Hoffman Estates.  Jeff has decided to join his wife Julie in retirement and is looking for suggestions for a possible new hobby or two.
      Union Meeting - Saturday 13th April 2024
      04/12/24 - IAFF Local S-6
      Local S-6 Membership, Please note there is a union meeting tomorrow, Saturday 13th April 2024, training room at Fire Station One @ 0745 sharp. A-Shift will be going off duty and B-Shift will be coming on duty. It's YOUR union... be involved!!! Next month's union meeting... Saturday 11th May 2024. B-Shift will be going off duty and C-Shift will be coming on duty.
      Out in the District with ACS
      04/11/24 - PFFA
      3rd District Vice President Bennie Ouber with Anita Bailes of the American Cancer Society delivering a petition with 60,000 signatures to the Leesville office of Speaker of the House Mike Johnson in support of the Medicare Multi-Cancer Early Detection Act.
      04/11/24 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      This webinar is for all audiences and will cover the 5 basic estate plan documents that everyone needs to complete to have a comprehensive estate plan and what to look for in your existing estate plan documents that may cause a curve-ball to your ultimate directive and wishes. This session will cover: What is an estate plan and what happens if you don’t have one.
      IAFF MERP Survey
      04/11/24 - GFFA L776
      Subject: IAFF MERP Benefit Program: Important Information for GFFA Members Dear Members, I hope this message finds you well. We are writing to bring to your attention an important proposal regarding the upcoming IAFF MERP Benefit Program.
      New Contracts Added
      04/10/24 - PPFFA
      The most recent CBA's for both Sharon and Farrell L0417 along with Lewisburg L4917 have been added to the contract area of the website.
      Friday Update 4-5-24
      04/09/24 - IAFF Local 1014
      Friday Update 3-29-24
      04/09/24 - IAFF Local 1014
      Friday Update 3-22-24
      04/09/24 - IAFF Local 1014
      Congratulations to the UCONN Men’s Basketball Team
      04/09/24 - UPFFA
      Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut, Congratulates the UCONN Men’s Basketball Team on a Back-to-Back NCAA National Championship.
      Retired FEO Tom Follmer
      04/06/24 - IAFF Local 21
      Please support Retired FEO Tom Follmer if you can.
      2024 | Earth Day
      04/06/24 - IAFF Local 21
      Click here to go to the application link
      04/05/24 - IAFF 1826
      To apply for the scholarship, click on the link below http://form.jotform.
      Ontario Immediate Family Wellness Program
      04/05/24 - OPFFA
      On April 5th, the Ontario government announced its $3.18 million investment in the Ontario Immediate Family Wellness Program.  This program is aimed at supporting the families of first responders who are killed in the line of duty or have died by suicide.  The funding will provide free rapid bereavement counselling for up to two years following the death of a loved one.
      Cancer Screening Study
      04/01/24 - SFFF Local 798
      Attention Active and Retired Local 798 Members: Please see the attached interest survey for a cancer screening study proposed by Hayward Firefighters Local 1909 and UCSF. Hayward Firefighters and UCSF are looking for active and retired firefighters interested in participating in a study using low dose chest CT scans for cancer screening.
      2024 St. Florian Scholarship Fund Application
      04/01/24 - IAFF Local 42
      We are proud to announce that we have partnered with Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, to assist us with our application process.  To gain access to the application you must click here. In the top right-hand corner of the page you must select the Sign-Up Button.  This will take you to Blackbaud, then sign up for a new account.
      75 Years - Protecting the Protectors
      04/01/24 - PFFMaine
      April 1st, 2024 is the 75th Anniversary  of the Professional Fire Fighters of Maine’s affiliation with the International Association of Fire Fighters [IAFF]. Happy anniversary to the women and men that have led this organization and the membership that made it a great labor union for all of its members.
      2024 | Big Climb Minneapolis | Team SPFD
      03/31/24 - IAFF Local 21
      Happy Easter 2024
      03/31/24 - IAFF Local 21
      2024 MSCFF Robert Palmer Golf Tournament
      03/29/24 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      New FFD Rosenbauer 4145
      03/28/24 - Dutchess-Fairview Professional Fire Fighters
      With much anticipation the new ladder truck is finally almost here as the truck committee went out to do the final inspection of our new Rosenbauer ladder truck. This truck will be replacing our aging 2002 E-One ladder truck once it returns home after being showcased at FDIC.
      Discipline and Investigations Class with Atty. Liz Young
      03/26/24 - IAFF Local 117
      Passcode: 26SZD?9N
      2024 BUDGET
      03/26/24 - OPFFA
      The 2024 budget includes an investment in ensuring the people of this province receive the care they require as quickly as possible and that firefighters have the equipment necessary to do their job.
      Local 540 MDA Golf Tournament
      03/22/24 - PFFA
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      Local 2629 Members Take IAFF Oath!
      03/19/24 - IAFF Local 2629
      Congratulations to a few of our Local 2629 brother’s, Matt Decker, Connor Jacobson, and Jacob Green who took the IAFF oath in front of the MPFFU 6th District.
      Lancaster 2024-2027 CBA
      03/19/24 - PPFFA
      The 2024-2027 CBA for Lancaster Local 319 has been added to the contract area of the website.
      Come out and sweat for a cause.
      03/19/24 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
      Come out and sweat for a cause. We are excited to announce a great way to donate money to two great causes and get your fitness on. Come and join us at Barry's Gym on April 21st at noon. All money raised will help Make A Wish and the Colorado Professional Fire Fighters Foundation.
      Brighton Professional Firefighters L4477 announces the dates for their golf tournament.
      03/19/24 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
      Brighton Professional Firefighters L4477 announces the dates for their golf tournament. The money raised goes to the Colorado Professional Fire Fighters Foundation.
      Bethlehem 2023-2026 CBA
      03/18/24 - PPFFA
      The 2023-2026 CBA for Bethlehem Local 735 is now in the contract area of the website.
      Bethlehem 2023-2026 CBA
      03/18/24 - PPFFA
      The 2023-2026 CBA for Bethlehem Local 735 is now in the contract area of the website.
      FINAL REMINDER: March Regular Union Meeting
      03/18/24 - IAFF Local 4045
      Good Afternoon Brothers and Sisters! The next regular Union meeting will be tomorrow @ 0930 in the conference room of Station 1. The agenda has been posted to the Union website. Final meeting minutes from the January Union meeting have been posted to the Union website, as well as February meeting minutes.
      JW Memorial Foundation Fundraiser
      03/15/24 - IAFF Local 4045
      Good Afternoon Brother's and Sisters! Please see the attached file regarding a fundraiser to support the Jeff Welch Memorial Foundation. Chief Welch was the first Fire Chief for the  Northern Lakes Fire Protection District and a great mentor and friend to many firefighters in the area.
      Empowering Youth: Councilman Rodriguez, Firefighters, and Local Business’ Unite
      03/14/24 - IAFF Local 4492
      Councilman Mark Rodriguez is the City Council Liaison to the Sierra Vista Youth Commission, who are blazing a trail for our local youth. The commission partnered with Peach's Pantry to create the Youth Leadership Fund. Through that fund, the Professional Firefighters of Sierra Vista, local businesses, and donors are able to contribute to their efforts.
      03/13/24 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Election of Officers Nominations President: Chris Haynes Treasurer: Ameer Moustafa Executive Board: Mike Dwyer PFFM Delegates: Tim Norton, Nick DiPace, Robert Goodwin, Derek Jordan, Will Tyree, and Dan Lopez IAFF Delegates: Mike Dwyer, Donnie Fitzgerald, and Nick DiPace Good luck to all the nominees and Congratulations to the incumbents who ran unopposed.
      SAFER Application Period - March 11, 2024 @ 8:00 a.m. ET and Closes April 12, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.
      03/12/24 - UPFFA
      The FY 2023 SAFER Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is available. The SAFER application period is March 11, 2024, at 8 a.m. ET and closes on April 12, 2024, at 5 p.m. ET. Plan your application by reviewing FEMA SAFER Grant Documents.
      March 16, 2024 | Saint Patrick's Day Parade
      03/12/24 - IAFF Local 21
      2024 Saint Patrick's Day Parade is Saturday, March 16, 2022, at Noon.
      Election Results: IAFF Delegates
      03/11/24 - IAFF Local 42
      2024 Retirement Banquet
      03/11/24 - IAFF Local 42
      Union Meeting - Saturday 9th March 2024
      03/08/24 - IAFF Local S-6
      Local S-6 Membership, Please note there is a union meeting tomorrow, Saturday 9th March 2024, training room at Fire Station One @ 0745 sharp. B-Shift will be going off duty and C-Shift will be coming on duty. It's YOUR union... be involved!!! Next month's union meeting... Saturday 13th April 2024. A-Shift will be going off duty and B-Shift will be coming on duty.
      3/8 Membership Update
      03/08/24 - IAFF Local 1747
      Members of Local 1747,  Thank you for your understanding with the Eboard having to cancel our March meeting. We have our negotiations team currently at specialized training specific for public sector collective bargaining, another out of the USA and three in training classes for the RFA.
      2024 Convention PEP Classes
      03/08/24 - PFFNH
      Click here to register.
      Friday Update 3-1-24
      03/06/24 - IAFF Local 1014
      It was nearly 100 degrees outside when the emergency call reached Engine Company 39. A triple-decker in Savin Hill had erupted in flames, and a haze of thick black smoke was all but blanketing the sky.

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