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      All are invited to attend the annual 9/11 ceremonies at St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral, 305 E. Capitol St., Jackson, Mississippi.  Pat Hardison is the speaker for the noon ceremony.  Pat is a Sentobia Volunteer Firefighter. After suffering burns while fighting a fire, he is the first facial transplant receipient.   All first responders are invited to attend. Read More...
      The Firefighter Cancer Support Network is sponsoring a Health & Wellness Symposium to focus on cancer prevention best practices, behavior wellness, personal protective equipment research, and naviating through the workers' comp system.   Special Guest Speaker is Edward Kelly, IAFF General Secretary-Treasurer. The Symposium will be held at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. 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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      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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      Friday Update 10-19-18
      10/19/18 - IAFF Local 1014
      2019 BFIT FIRST RESPONDER CHALLENGE
      10/19/18 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Brothers and Sisters, Any Local 30 Member interested in participating in this year's BFIT First Responder Challenge, please contact Team Captain FF Doug Boudrow (E3/G4). More info on the event can be found at: https://www.nhl.
      Passing of Retired Fire LT Francis G. Murphy
      10/18/18 - Local 1347
      Local 1347 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Fire Lieutenant Francis G. Murphy, father of Firefighter Gary Murphy. Lieutenant Murphy served more than 43 years on the department from February 4, 1959- March 31, 2002. He was promoted to Lieutenant on April 29, 1969. Visiting Hours:  MacDonald Rockwell & MacDonald Funeral Home at 270 Main St.
      City of Columbia Firefighter Park
      10/18/18 - IAFF Local 4381
      The IAFF Local 4381 will be making a donation to the City of Columbia Firefighter Park. All Members are encouraged to vote on which level they agree to donate. This poll will be open until 10/26/2018 at 17:00. Please, all members, do to the online poll and place your vote as soon as possible. Attatched is the different levels that are available.
      October 17, 2018: Retirement Party Battalion Chief James Kottage
      10/18/18 - UPFFA
      October 17, 2018: Retirement Party Battalion Chief James Kottage  Anthony’s Ocean View, New Haven    Presentation to James Kottage by:                         Presentation to James Kottage by: Peter S.
      Pink Breast Cancer Shirts
      10/18/18 - IAFF Local 739
      Pink Breast Cancer Shirts Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 10 AM-12 Noon we will be selling Pink Breast Cancer shirts at our Broadway Firehouse at 424 Broadway. All proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Shirts are $20.00 each.
      2019 PFFA Convention Hotel Information
      10/18/18 - PFFA
      Walpole's Newest Firefighters
      10/17/18 - IAFF local 2464
      (L to R: Brendan O'Neil, Jeff Daniels, & Matt Rakoski) Congratulations to Walpole's newest Firefighters Brendan O'Neil, Jeff Daniels & Matt Rakoski on their completion of the Massachusetts Fire Academy. Strong work .
      Video from 10-01-2018 | Administration's Attempt to Justify Failed Response Policy before City Council's Public Health and Safety Standing Committee
      10/17/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
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      Video from 09-17-2018 | DFFA before Detroit City Council Public Health and Safety Committee
      10/17/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
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      October 15, 2018: Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut PAC Reception
      10/17/18 - UPFFA
      State Representative Michelle Cook Attends UPFFA PAC Reception in Torrington. Representative Cook is a great supporter of Fire Fighters.
      2019 Open Enrollment
      10/15/18 - IAFF Local 51
      Open enrollment for city employees is live!  Please see attached articles for information as to sessions and rates.  Open enrollment ends November 9, 2018.
      MDA Fill The Boot for MN Wild Games and Muscle Team Gala Invitation
      10/14/18 - IAFF Local 21
      Dear Local 21 Brothers and Sisters, Year after year we continue to have a strong partnership with the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the IAFF when we are called upon to raise money to fight muscle disease with our nationally recognized Fill The Boot campaign.
      Friday, October 12, 2018: Greenwich Fire Fighters, Local 1042 FIRE OPS 101
      10/14/18 - UPFFA
      August Roussell
      10/13/18 - IAFF local 1289
      We have attached a link that will provide updates on Alex Roussell’s child August in their time of need.  https://www.caringbridge.
      Special Union Meeting October 19th - Health Insurance Renewal
      10/13/18 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
      A Special Meeting has been called for Friday, October 19, 2018 Fire Station #6 at 1900 hours to review the 2019 Health Insurance Renewal and plan option changes. In the Health Insurance Info tab under Member Resources go to the Open Enrollment 2019 link to review the renewal and options sheets.
      Friday Update 10-12-18
      10/12/18 - IAFF Local 1014
      Pink Breast Cancer Shirts
      10/12/18 - IAFF Local 739
      Pink Breast Cancer Shirts Tomorrow, Saturday October 13, 2018 from 10 AM-12 Noon we will be selling Pink Breast Cancer shirts. All proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Shirts are $20.00 each. We hope to see you tomorrow, thanks.
      Yes on Question 1
      10/11/18 - Boston Fire Fighters
      Boston Firefighters Local 718 President Rich Paris speaks at a press conrference supporting Mass. Nurses Assn.
      Chenango Ave Kitchen Fire
      10/11/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      At 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday October 9th, Local 2086 and 2164 members responded to a residential kitchen fire in the 3700 block of West Chenango Avenue. The 911 caller reported a fire in the microwave and safely evacuated without injuries. When Engine 11 arrived smoke was coming from the front door of the house and members advanced a hose line inside.
      Federation of State and Provincial Professional Fire Fighters Elects New Vice President
      10/11/18 - UPFFA
      During the Federal State and Provincial Professional Fire Fighters (FSPPFF) fall meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, FSPPFF leaders held officer elections.
      Russell Cerami Funeral Arrangements
      10/10/18 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
      Russell Cerami, as most of you know, passed away Monday night. Russ was a dedicated advocate of Professional Firefighters and had an impact on every aspect of our job. He was hired in July 1961 and retired in January of 1994. During that time he was very active with the union, tirelessly working to better our livelihood.
      Brotherhood for Boobs
      10/10/18 - IAFF Local 274
      Come on out to Brother Jimmys on Thursday October 18th, 8-11pm to help support Breast Cancer Awareness.$10 Donation at the door,WPFD Bartenders,Happy Hour prices til 11, a portion of the proceeds goes to local breast cancer victims through Soul Ryeders.Contact Brother Dooley(914)844-3577 or Brother Nicholson (914) 882-0704 for more information.
      Ballot for IAFF Local 1431 Number Change
      10/09/18 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
      Access the Online Voting tab under Member Resources to cast your ballot to determine changing the Local's number from 1431 to its original 824 number when affiliated in 1945.
      PASSING OF RUSSELL CERAMI
      10/09/18 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      We regret to inform everyone of the passing last night of retired past Local 293 President, past PPFFA President and past IAFF 4th District Vice President Russell Cerami. Russ is the father of retiree Dave Cerami. We extend our condolences to Dave and his family. More info to follow.
      Passing of Russell Cerami
      10/09/18 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
      We regret to inform everyone of the passing last night of retired past Local 293 President, past PPFFA President and past IAFF 4th District Vice President Russell Cerami. Russ is the father of retiree Dave Cerami. We extend our condolences to Dave and his family.
      2018 Election Results
      10/09/18 - IAFF Local 1403
      Join us in congratulating our members who were elected by acclimation for a 2 year term to the 2019-2020 Executive Board.
      Passing of Lt. Robert Cippoletti Sr
      10/08/18 - IAFF Local 739
      Passing of Lt. Robert Cipoletti Sr. of Engine 11, Retired The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 regret to announce the death of Lt. Rober Cipoletti of Engine 11, Retired.  Lt. Cipoletti is the father of FF Joseph Cipoletti of Ladder 2 and retired FF's Robert Jr and Michael Cipoletti.
      Chief Brown Retirement
      10/08/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      Congratulations to South Metro Bureau Chief Brian Brown who celebrated his 30+ year career in the fire service today. We wish him a happy and healthy retirement! https://www.southmetro.
      Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts
      10/08/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      Check out these awesome new pink logo shirts that all Local 2164 personnel are wearing during October in support of Breast Cacner Awareness month.
      Burbank Firefighters Support Measure P
      10/08/18 - Burbank Firefighters Local #778
      Local 42 Election Results
      10/08/18 - IAFF Local 42
      NLFD MEMBER GALLERY UPDATED
      10/07/18 - New London Fire Fighters
      The picture gallery for the NLFD members has been updated and can be viewed here.
      BILLY ALLYN RETIREMENT PARTY
      10/07/18 - New London Fire Fighters
      Please join us for Billy Allyn's retirement party. Please see either Lt. Dan Sawyer or FF Tim Jefferies.
      Friday Message 10-5-18
      10/05/18 - IAFF Local 1014
      MDA, Boot Camp, Jan. 10th &11th, 2019 in Orlando
      10/05/18 - IAFF 1826
      Each year, the MDA partners with the IAFF and holds a “Boot Camp” training that provides opportunity to learn about updates from the MDA, best practices for a boot drive and more about the partnership between the fire service and the MDA. Locals from across the state of Florida attend each year.
      Saint Paul Fire Ops
      10/04/18 - IAFF Local 21
      Fire Ops was a big success! Thanks to City staff and Deputy Mayor Tincher for participating.
      2018 Upcoming Elections
      10/04/18 - UPFFA
      Why Is the 2018 elections so important to you and your families.
      Negotiations Update: 10-4-2018
      10/04/18 - IAFF Local 1014
      December 5-7, 2018: UPFFA & Rhode Island Health & Safety Seminar
      10/03/18 - UPFFA
      2018 Local 1826 Endorsed Candidates
      10/03/18 - IAFF 1826
      Absentee Ballots have been mailed out by the Supervisor of Elections! Early voting dates: October 22nd-November 3rd, 2018. Election day: November 6th, 2018                                        2018 Local 1826 Endorsed Candidates 1. US SENATE: Bill Nelson 2.
      Public Pension Symposium
      10/03/18 - Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont
      2018 AFG Application Period OPEN
      10/02/18 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      The FY 2018 Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) grant application period is currently open and will close on October 26, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. EST.
      IAFF Local 77 Motorcycle Raffle
      10/02/18 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      Concord Ct Structure Fire
      10/02/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      At 12:58 p.m. on Tuesday, Local 2086 and 2164 members responded to a residential structure fire on Concord Court in Highlands Ranch. Smoke was visible from the house when crews arrived and a 360 walk around revealed a fire in the basement. Members advanced a hose line inside for fire control and all levels of the home were searched for people and pets.
      Group Life Insurance Information Request
      10/02/18 - IAFF 14th District
      See below an important message fro IAFF Financial Corporation. I asked IAFF FC to look into a Group Life Insurance plan that locals in the !4th District and eventually other districts could purchase. I know that a number of locals in the district have group life insurance on their members and some locals are experiencing high premium increases.
      Local 244 Kid’s Halloween Party!!
      10/02/18 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Local 244 Kid’s Halloween Party!! Costumes Welcome! The 2018 Annual Kid’s Party will be held on Saturday October 27, 2018 at Dave & Buster’s starting at 10:00am-12:00pm. Please call/text Kelly @ 505-288-2313 before October 20, 2018 for your family's reservation, an RSVP is required.
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