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December 07, 2016
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Public Employee Retirement System (PERS)
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In Memory of Those Who Have Served

Eric Gustafson
     IAFF Local 52
     Meridian Fire Department  

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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
What's New at PROFAM
A Letter From IAFF President Harold Schaitberger
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2017 Vincent J. Bollon Affiliate Leadership Training Summit
The 2017 Vincent J. Bollon Affiliate Leadership Training Summit (ALTS) offers several new pre-conference events and workshops to help union leaders address current and emerging challenges, as well as run the day-to-day operations of their local. Read More...
LODD Funeral Arrangements Eric Gustafson, Meridian Local 52
Brother Eric Gustafson, Meridian, MS Local 52  was killed in a pumper rollover accident on September 9, 2016. He was age 40 with a daughter age 4. He had worked for Meridian Fire for 3 years. Following is his funeral arrangements.   Line of Duty Death – Eric Gustafson, Meridian Local 52 Funeral Arrangements Memorial Service –  11 am Tuesday Sept. 13, 2016 at St. Read More...
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FROM IAFF 14TH DISTRICT: On August 28, 2016 St. John Parish Local 4784 member Spencer Chauvin was killed when a bus crashed into the fire truck at an accident scene knocking 3 fire fighters over a guard rail. Brother William Mack and Brother Nicholas Saale were injured in the accident. Both of these brothers will be off work for some time. Read More...
9/11 Services at St. Andrew Cathedral in Jackson, Mississippi
St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral Worship service to commemorate all those who died on September 11, 2001 & Honoring all Emergency Responders will be held on September 9, 2016 at 12:00 noon.   Sack lunches will be provided to those in attendance.  We invite the public to attend. 305 E. Capitol Street, Jackson, Mississippi Phone:  601-354-1535 www. Read More...
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Stamford Firefighters Holiday Toy Drive Information
12/06/16 - IAFF Local 786
December 6, 2016 - The Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association is hosting its 11th annual toy drive from November 20 – December 15. Those wishing to donate can drop off a new, unwrapped toy at any Stamford fire station any day of the week between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. Gifts should include toys appropriate for children under the age of 18.
Day 6 Winner
12/06/16 - IAFF Local 135
 The Day 6 Winner of the 25 Guns for Christmas is Justin Klein ticket #386.
PFFA E-Board meeting
12/06/16 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
The next PFFA E- Board meeting will be held on December 16th at  the Birmingham Local Union Hall.
Regular Union Meeting December 6, 2016
12/06/16 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
Regular Union Meeting Decemebr 6, 2016 1900 hours at FS6.
Update on Retiree Healthcare Bills
12/06/16 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
Day 5 Winner
12/05/16 - IAFF Local 135
The Day 5 Winner of the 25 Guns for Christmas is Paul Stephens ticket #1172.
TOY DRIVE
12/05/16 - New London Fire Fighters
The NLFD and NLPD will be having their annual Toy Drive on December 10th between 9am-2pm at Toys R Us in Waterford (5 Dayton Rd). Stop by to donate a toy and help make a kid's Christmas a little brighter this year.  FF Joe Nott will be on hand again this year to volunteer. Please contact him for more information.
Man the Kettles!
12/05/16 - New London Fire Fighters
The NLFD will be in front of the New London ShopRite on North Frontage road December 8th between 10am-4pm manning the Salvation Army kettle. Stop by to meet us, lend a hand or to donate! Contact FF Todd Johnson for more information.
Blood Drive
12/05/16 - IAFF Local 902
Join us aboard the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women's Hospital Blood Mobile at the Malden Fire Department, 1 Sprague Street, on Monday, December 19, 2016 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Toys for Joy 2016
12/05/16 - Kent Fire Fighters
Local 1747, the Kent Firefighters Foundation and the Kent Regional Fire Authority are proud to once again be kicking off our Toys for Joy campaign. Toys for Joy is an annual event where new, unwrapped toys are collected, sorted, wrapped and delivered to local food banks and outreach programs to be distributed to local families in our community for the holidays.
Operation Warm 2016
12/05/16 - Scranton Firefighters IAFF Local # 60
UNION MEETING REMINDER
12/05/16 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
UNION MEETING REMINDER
12/05/16 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Membership Meeting
12/04/16 - IAFF Local F-102
A Membership meeting has been scheduled for 28 December 2016 at Crash Station 62 & will commence at 1730 hours. Members will be able to attend remotely via the Union meeting app RingCentral. A running agenda has been posted below & can be found on the Union website calendar. If you wish to have something added to the agenda prior to the meeting please contact me.
Day 4 Winner
12/04/16 - IAFF Local 135
The Day 4 Winner of the 25 Guns for Christmas is Joe Nail ticket #1018.
Special Investigation
12/04/16 - IAFF 1826
Day 3 Winner
12/03/16 - IAFF Local 135
The Day 3 Winner of the 25 Guns for Christmas is Noell Shaw ticket #61.
Impasse update
12/03/16 - IAFF 1826
Assistant DVP Position has been filled by Jonathan Huffer
12/03/16 - IAFF 1826
Day 2 Winner
12/02/16 - IAFF Local 135
The Day 2 Winner of the 25 Guns for Christmas is Brian Collier, ticket #672.
2017 Ball, news, notes, tickets, and hotel rooms
12/02/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good evening all members, Happy Holidays.  This is an email to inform you Ball season has begun, I hope you are as excited as I am, as I love balls. This years ball includes the awards ceremony and retiree celebration of life. Tickets for the 2017 DFD ball are now on sale, the date for the event is Saturday February 25th @ the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Denver.
2017 Ball, news, notes, tickets, and hotel rooms
12/02/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good evening all members, Happy Holidays.  This is an email to inform you Ball season has begun, I hope you are as excited as I am, as I love balls. This years ball includes the awards ceremony and retiree celebration of life. Tickets for the 2017 DFD ball are now on sale, the date for the event is Saturday February 25th @ the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Denver.
Firset Responder Challenge
12/02/16 - Boston Fire Fighters
Denver Burn Foundation Payday Raffle Winner
12/02/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Happy Payday and Happy December,  Before we get to the Payday Raffle here are some fun, upcoming events that support the Burn Foundation and will prove to always be a great time: The final Payday drawing for 2016 will be for $5,000.00 and will be held at Dougherty’s Restaurant and Pub on December 30th at 9:00 a.m.
Donate
12/02/16 - Toy Program
Bowling Team Toy Drive
12/02/16 - Toy Program
Day 1 Winner
12/01/16 - IAFF Local 135
The Day 1 Winner of the 25 Guns for Christmas is Mark Garcia.
Welcome Hastings Local 5113
12/01/16 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
Please welcome Hastings Local 5113 to the MPFF and IAFF. Craig Latch President, Mike Christian Vice President and Brandon Boyd Secretary/Treasurer. Picture are the new members of the IAFF and MPFF receiving their charter from 5th District VP Thornberg.
New VP
11/30/16 - IAFF Local 1565
Congratulations to Justin Dial.
Red Dog Restaurant presents Santa's Holiday Brunch
11/29/16 - Toy Program
Engine Co 7 Recieves New Engine 11/29/2016
11/29/16 - Scranton Firefighters IAFF Local # 60
Engine Co. 7 recieved a brand new 2016 KME Pumper today.
UPFFA of Ct. Member Questionnaire/Survey
11/29/16 - UPFFA
Dear UPFFA of Ct. Member: We have developed a member questionnaire/survey; the purpose of this questionnaire/survey will enable the Officers, Executive Board, and Staff the ability to provide the highest level of service to our affiliated locals.
Mike Vonesh Retirement Party
11/29/16 - Franklin Park Firefighters
Mike Vonesh Retirement Party
11/29/16 - Franklin Park Firefighters
Hank Jandrich Family Help Needed
11/28/16 - IAFF Local 21
On Saturday, December 3rd the Jandrich family will be moving from 1948 Nebraska to 1038 Bayard. If you have some free time and are willing to help Hank’s family out with the move please arrive at the Nebraska home around 0900.
Partyyyyy!!!!
11/28/16 - IAFF Local F283
We are ready to go for the Holiday Party!! It's happening this Saturday, December 3rd, from 6pm to 10pm at the American Lake Club on Lewis North. Families are very welcome. Dinner is catered, delicious and complimentary to all. Raffle tickets are $2 cash money. All of this year's proceeds are going to support Captain Eric Sheppard's son, Aiden Sheppard.
2016 Toys For Tots Drive
11/28/16 - IAFF Local 21
The 2016 Toys For Tots drive is here. Starting November 29th drop off boxes will be located at all 15 Saint Paul Fire Stations. We will be accepting NEW wrapped toys for all age groups until December 19th.
MFD Kids Christmas Party
11/28/16 - IAFF Local 271
All Missoula Fire Department members (PAST and PRESENT) and their families are invited to our Annual Family Christmas Party. Ride the carousel til you puke! Where: Missoula Carousel When: Dec. 12th from 6pm to 8pm Who: Your family and SANTA! See attached flier for details.  See you there.
Longmont Lights Parade
11/28/16 - Longmont Professional Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 1806
Longmont Lights Parade 2016 Dec. 10th @ 1700 Local 1806 Holiday Party prior to the parade at Fire St.
SAVE THE DATE
11/28/16 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Merritt Parkway Accident
11/28/16 - IAFF Local 1081
On November 27th at 7:42PM the Westport Fire Department received a call for the accident with injuries on the Merritt Parkway Northbound between Exit 41 and Exit 42. The Westport Fire Department responded with Engine 2, Rescue 3 and Car 3 with a total of 8 firefighters and officers.
The Battle For Benefits
11/27/16 - IAFF Local 21
   WATCH FOX 9 KMSP's STORY  While Shapira's pension plan recognized his cancer as an occupational disease, when he applied for workers' compensation with the City of St. Paul to cover his medical bills, his claim was denied.   READ PIONEER PRESS'S COVERAGE Reilly wasn’t able to return to work as a St.
Toy Drive at The Edge Bar
11/27/16 - Toy Program
Toy Drive at Tank 18
11/27/16 - Toy Program
IAFF Retiree Health Care Options Handbook
11/26/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Toy Bank Season Is Upon Us
11/26/16 - Hampton Fire Fighters
We are entering our toy drive season for our toy bank program! Please consider donating to a child in need right here in Hampton by dropping off a new and unwrapped toy at one of our many drop off locations in Hampton, or at either Fire station. Our biggest need is gifts for teenagers as our program accepts children up to 16 years old.
Date Night Interest Poll
11/24/16 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
Please complete the following form to help us determine the level of interest in holding a Date Night for members and their significant others in January/Febuary 2017.
Professional Firefighter Specialty Tag only $31.00 per year

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This form is automatically submitted to PROFAM.  You will receive a confirmation of your request in your email.  A letter will be sent to you through the mail in approximately seven (7) days.  Present the letter Take the letter and your old tag to the county tag office to apply for your tag.  The county tag office will collect the money for your specialty tag.  If you are in between renewals there will be a $10 fee added.  The specialty tag will be sent to you in the mail in about 5-7 days.  In the meantime, the tag office will give you paperwork to store in your vehicle showing you have applied for a specialty tag. 

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