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      Members of PROFAM met with Legislators this week.  House Representative Jeff Hale from Desoto County, District 24 is pictured with PROFAM Members.  Representative Hale was former Fire CHief of New Albany Fire Department. Read More...
      PROFAM members met with Executive Director Pat Robertson this week to discuss retirement issues for 30 year members and reviewed PERS member disability options.  All this is in preparation for Presumptive Legislation being developed for 2019. Read More...
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      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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      Firefighters recently enjoyed some fellowship and fun while supporting Breast Cancer Research. Pink shirts were proudly wore by all members!
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      The image of the soot-covered veteran firefighter has always inspired respect and honor. But that dirty garment may be deadily. Firefighter Paramedic Kurtis Bennett was honored Friday by the San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation for the work he and his staff are doing to deal with cancer as an occupational threat to the life of a firefighter.
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      The 2017 Statewide Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service at the MS Fire Academy will be held October 10 beginning at 10:00.
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      Our disaster relief efforts on the ground in Texas and Louisiana are nothing short of amazing.
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      http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/article/2017/03/19/firefighters-cancer/2/ 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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      The Back the Badge legislation which creates enhanced penalties for assaulting first responders has just passed the house by a vote of 94-18 and is headed to the Governor's desk for a signature.  We will be working to coordinate the time and place so as many first responders as possible can be there.
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      A cookout is planned for Tuesday, April 4th at 6:00 pm at the Biloxi Fire Department West End Hose Company #3 Fire Museum. The conference will be held on Wednesday, April 5th and Thursday, April 6th. A FREE one-day summit will be held on Friday, April 7th and Saturday, April 8th.  The summit will be presented twice - once Friday and again on Saturday.
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      Jesse Byrne Jones (May 18, 1988 - March 14, 2017) Funeral services for Jesse Byrne Jones, 28, who passed away suddenly, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Merit Health Hospital in Natchez, will be at 11:00 am, Monday, March 20, 2017, from Laird Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David O’Connor officiating.  Address to the Chapel is:  408 North Union Street, Natchez, MS 39120.
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      The IAFF needs your help to save our members’ healthcare.   Currently, employer-provided healthcare is exempt from federal taxation. However, a faction of powerful members in the U.S. House of Representatives has proposed taxing workers’ health benefits by capping this exclusion.   Legislation to enact this tax may be considered by the House during the Alfred K.
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      Proudly introducing the FIRST EVER Public Safety Coalition! Created to form one strong voice to represent all aspects of first responders in Mississippi. Our goal is to bring consensus on legislative and public safety issues, and training efforts.
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      With a heavy heart, PROFAM announces the Funeral Arrangements are as follows for Skeeter Meador: Visitation is Tuesday, January 31st from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Services will be held Wednesday, February 1st with Family visitation from 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm, Visitation  from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm and Services will begin at 2:00 pm.
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      It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of Gulfport Firefighter Judson Renner. Funeral arrangements are as follows: MONDAY, JANUARY 30th Westminster Presbyterian Church 5005 Lawson Ave.
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      The retirement bill we requested that allows us to get 1 year of service for every 5 years we work has errors and says we can BUY that time.  The Echols Group will work to get this bill passed with an amendment to accurately reflect what we are looking to achieve. No word yet on whether PERS will support this or not.
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      On Thursday, January 12, 2017, Governor Phil Bryant announced more bad news as it relates to budget cuts totalling nearly $51 million dollars.  These budget cuts impacted almost every state agency and averaged 1.45 percent of each agencies overall budget. 

      For more information on this matter we invite to read this article in The Clarion-Ledger: Bryant forced to make more budget cuts.


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      February 23, 2018: Ct. AFL-CIO COPE Meeting, Hartford Hilton
      02/23/18 - UPFFA
      February 23, 2018: Ct. AFL-CIO COPE Meeting, Hartford Hilton
      02/23/18 - UPFFA
      March Monthly Meeting
      02/23/18 - IAFF Local 4544
      Agenda for March Meeting L. Tischler to Present Monthly Financials. L. Tischler will also present proposal for additional savings account. L. Tischler to present changes to current accounting software L. Tischler to present a proposal for 501- C- 3 Tax exemption We will need to discuss elections.
      Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Fire Dispatcher Karen Nelson
      02/23/18 - IAFF Local 21
         Local 21 extends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of retired Saint Paul Fire Dispatcher, Karen Nelson. Karen passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. She started working in Dispatch in June of 1990 and retired in 2002. Funeral arrangements will be published once they are known.
      4F Charitable Gaming Nights
      02/23/18 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      We’re hosting more gaming nights at Ocean Gaming in Hampton this year! 33% of profits from these nights will be donated to our charity the Fallen Firefighters Family Fund (4F) which helps our fallen Brothers and Sisters families when they make the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Help us raise money for this important charity while having some fun at the casino.
      IAFF Executive Board Meeting
      02/23/18 - UPFFA
      It was great to see my good friend Dominick Barbera, IAFF 12th District Vice President Emeritus an outstanding labor leader and true gentleman along with Mark Ouellette, IAFF Eastern Trustee at the IAFF Executive Board Meeting  [L-R} Mark Ouellette, IAFF Eastern Trustee, Dominick Barbera, IAFF 12th District Vice President Emeritus, Peter S.
      Laws and Golden Ski Trip
      02/23/18 - Stockton Firefighters
      Members and Retirees, We will be heading up to Bear Valley Ski Resort for the 21st annual Brett and Bryan Memorial Ski trip on Tuesday March 20th. We would like to have a great turnout being this is the 21st anniversary!  (Family members Welcome). If you have any questions contact myself at E11 B or Engineer N.
      Chili Cookoff To Benefit Firefighters For Healing
      02/22/18 - IAFF Local 21
      Calling all chili cooks!!!   Brothers and Sisters, Local 21 is looking for a couple of guys or girls who can cook a great pot of chili for the Great Balls of Fire Chili Cook Off supporting Firefighters for Healing.  The chili competition takes place on Thursday, March 1st from 5:30-7:30 pm at The Rock Bottom Restaurant.
      March Union Meeting Date Changes
      02/22/18 - IAFF Local 21
      The previously scheduled March Union Meetings on March 6th and 7th have been changed to March 13th and 14th.
      February 16, 2018: South Fire District Promotions
      02/22/18 - UPFFA
      South Fire District Fire Department, Promotions: [L-R} Nick Fischer, President, Local 3918, Fire Fighter James Mastroianni, Promoted to Deputy Fire Marshal & Vice President, Local 3918, Fire Fighter James Trzaski, Promoted to Training Captain,  Peter S. Carozza, President, Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut.
      Montpelier Fire Job Posting
      02/22/18 - Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont
      Gatto Promoted to Norwalk Fire Chief
      02/22/18 - Norwalk Fire Fighters
      NORWALK — Gino Gatto was promoted Tuesday to head the Norwalk Fire Department, where he has worked for nearly four decades. Gatto, a 36-year veteran of the department, accepted the Norwalk Board of Fire Commissioners’ offer to serve as Norwalk fire chief under a year-and-a-half contract retroactive to Dec. 1.
      2018 Contact negotiations
      02/22/18 - IAFF Local 1014
      Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014 Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers, Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel Contract negotiations for Local 1014 bargaining units 601 and 602 have begun.  Go here (after you log in with your member log in) for updates.
      City Manager Questionnaire
      02/22/18 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      President Donnie Lewis is meeting with the city manager to discuss our concerns with the department & with the search for a new chief. Please send him a question/concern to bring up at the meeting by submitting this form. No login required.
      Save The Date Fire Service Day at the Capitol March 1, 2018
      02/22/18 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
      Fire Service Day at the Capitol Thursday March 1, 2018 at the Capitol Ridge Event Center More info to follow.
      2018 Hockey Tournament
      02/21/18 - IAFF Local 21
      2018 Union Night at the Mavericks
      02/21/18 - IAFF Local 42
      Call 816.777.0054 to order tickets, ask for Zach or you can order tickets online here.
      Ruston Firefighters MDA Softball Flyer
      02/21/18 - PFFA
      Retiree's Get Together
      02/21/18 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
      The next retiree's get together will be held on March 14th, from 9 to 12. Please note of an address change. The get together will be held at the Dante Club on Craigie Street instead of the DAV.
      Hope For Will
      02/21/18 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
      Hope for Will Message from Jim Sallis, Hibbing President of Local 173 This is Will, he is the grandson and great- grandson of two of our retired members, Fire Chief Orlando Abate & his son, Battalion Chief Lonnie Abate; both with a combined 62 years of service. Will was 4 years old when he was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer.
      MSCFF NEW Mobile App
      02/20/18 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters is proud to introduce our newest communication tool; the UnionActive™ Mobile Application for Android, iOS Smartphones and Tablets.  This new technology works in concert with our website.  All this is required to use the Mobile App is to be a registered user with the MSCFF website.
      URGENT NEED for L21 Volunteers this Saturday at The Beer Dabbler
      02/20/18 - IAFF Local 21
      Dear Local 21 Members, We are thrilled to kickstart our MDA Fill The Boot fundraising initiatives in 2018 with an OFF DUTY event held in conjunction with the 9th Annual Winter Beer Dabbler festival at the MN State Fairgrounds on Saturday, February 24th (B SHIFT working.
      IAFF Local 781 - 2018 Golf Tournament
      02/20/18 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      7th District Scholarship Application Period Open
      02/20/18 - IAFF 7th District
      The 2018 application period is open.  To apply for an IAFF 7th District Scholarship please see the attached.  These scholarships are available to members children entering thier first post-high school educational experience.  Applications need to be postmarked by March 14th of 2018.  This year there will be two $750 scholarships and six $500 scholarships.
      Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Firefighter Richard “Dick” Johnson
      02/19/18 - IAFF Local 21
         Firefighters Local 21 extends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of retired Firefighter Richard “Dick” Johnson who passed on February 8th.  Firefighter Johnson served the Saint Paul Fire Department for 42 years and also served the Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters Association as President.
      IAFF 100th Anniversary
      02/19/18 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Calling all Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: February 28th is the 100th Anniversary of the International Association of Fire Fighters, and there will be a Resolution at the State Capital in recognition of this historic event. We are asking all Professional Firefighters that can attend to dress in your Class A's and meet at the State Capital at 8:00 AM.
      Bloomfield Twp. Golf Outing - May 14th
      02/19/18 - MPFFU
      Charitable friends and partners, It is time for the Bloomfield Twp. Fire Department Charities 32nd  annual golf outing to be held at the beautiful and Exclusive Wabeek Country Club.  This event will be held on Monday May 14th 2018 and as in the past we look forward to your continued support and attendance.
      2018 Clover Clash @ The Blue Side
      02/19/18 - IAFF Local 3666
      Come join the Frederick County Career Firefighters at our 4th Annual Clover Clash event on Saturday March 17th at The Blue Side Tavern. Doors open at 8am and proceeds from various sales benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Last year we raised over $2,500.00 to help the M.D.A. & this year we plan to surpass that by a long shot! *$10.
      FF/EMT Francisco Figueroa
      02/18/18 - IAFF Local 3471
      It is with heavy heart to announce the passing of Firefighter/EMT Francisco J. Figueroa at the early age of 28. He has proudly served Hardee County Fire Rescue for nearly two years, and he has also protected us all with his active service in the Marine Corps Reserve. Francisco has departed us today due to a tragic motor vehicle crash, but his memory will continue to live on through each of us.
      May 8-10 MPFFU Biennial Convention Bay City
      02/18/18 - West Bloomfield Professional Fire Fighters Union
      May 8-10, 2018 MPFFU 53rd Biennial Convention in Bay City. 2 delegates and 2 alternates.
      May 8-10 MPFFU Biennial Convention Bay City
      02/18/18 - West Bloomfield Professional Fire Fighters Union
      May 8-10, 2018 MPFFU 53rd Biennial Convention in Bay City. 2 delegates and 2 alternates.
      March 21, 2018 MPFFU 6th District Mtg. Rochester Hills
      02/18/18 - West Bloomfield Professional Fire Fighters Union
      March 21, 2018 6th District Meeting in Rochester Hills. River Crest Banquet Facility.  1600-2100.  $35 cost covered by L1721. Contact Curt Stinson.
      Ice Rescue Training 2018
      02/18/18 - IAFF Local 1164
      Our yearly Ice Rescue Training at Madonna. Pictures in Photo Gallery or click here http://www.livoniafirefighters.com/index.cfm?zone=/unionactive/view_pics.
      Basement fire damages Laurelton Street home
      02/17/18 - IAFF Local 648
      Basement fire damages Laurelton Street home, displaces several people, Springfield fire officials report Updated 8:40 AM; Posted 8:40 AM An early morning basement fire displaced a dozen residents and damaged a home located at 195 Laurelton St. on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018.
      Ski Day
      02/17/18 - IAFF Local 21
      23rd Annual Charity Hockey Game
      02/17/18 - IAFF Local 274
      This year will be our 23rd year doing the Charity Cup Hockey Game.  Over the years we have raised a lot of money for charities and this is just one of the many events we are proud of.  This year WP Hockey will play against FDNY Fire & Ice to benefit the Ronald Mcdonald House of Greater Hudson Valley.
      10th Annual Charity Bass Tournament Rules
      02/17/18 - IAFF Local 4544
      Welcome here is the rules for our 10th Annual Team Bass Tournament.
      Building Fire on Remlin Court
      02/16/18 - IAFF Local 1081
      On February 16th 2018, the Westport Fire Department was alerted to a building fire on Remlin Ct. The Westport Fire Department responded with four engines, one truck, and the shift commander. Mutual aid was also dispatched on receipt of the call. The first fire department unit arrived and reported a fully involved structure.
      February 16, 2018: CONGRATULATIONS TO RICK HART
      02/16/18 - UPFFA
                                                  CONGRATULATIONS TO RICK HART We are proud to announce that Rick Hart was one of three IAFF members selected to attend the Harvard University Trade Union intensive six-week program in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
      City of Dearborn Now Taking Applications
      02/16/18 - MPFFU
      Rockies Tickets
      02/16/18 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Hi, shortest enail ever.
      5th Annual Boots vs. Badges Kickball Tournament
      02/16/18 - IAFF 1826
      KCFD Medical Plan Open Enrollment
      02/15/18 - IAFF Local 42
      KCFD members have new medical plans available for 2018 through Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas City. The new plan includes new benefits including reduced premium costs and a no premium cost plan for employee only coverage and the inclusion of St. Luke’s Hospital as an In-Network Hospital.
      2018 New Employees
      02/14/18 - IAFF Local 4349
      Local 4349 welcomes Haydne Shimer, Justin Cloyd, Richard LaFleur, Sam Stamy, and Robert Scott.  Good luck on probation.
      Bill Status Report-Feb. 14, 2018
      02/14/18 - UPFFA
      Bill Status Report for 2/14/2018   Bill Title & Info Status * HB 5003 An Act Exempting Smoke Detectors And Carbon Monoxide Detectors From The Sales And Use Taxes. Rep.
      Upcoming Wills For Heros Event
      02/13/18 - IAFF Local 21
      Local 21 members, our next Wills for Heros event will be on April 16th beginning at 1700 to 2100. There are some slots that are already spoken for but we will try and accommodate everyone interested in getting either a new will or update an existing will. Any questions please call me.
      2018 St. Patrick's Shirts and Hats for sale at 14s
      02/13/18 - IAFF Local 21
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