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      Professional Firefighters Association of Mississippi sent out a questionnaire to all candidates for the Governor's, Lt. Governor's, and Attorney General's Race pertaining to firefighter issues in the State of Mississippi.  

      PROFAM does not endorse or persuade your vote in any way.  We only want you to be informed about issues related to the fire service.  PROFAM is a bi-partisan organization representing all career firefighters in the State of Mississippi.  

      We hope you will exercise your right to vote on Tuesday, November 5th.  


      Download: PROFAM Questionnaire Answers.pdf

      The Mississippi Fallen Firefighter Memorial will be held at the Mississippi State Fire Academy on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 10:00 AM.  Please make plans to attend!  

      Mississippi State Fire Academy
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      Jackson, Mississippi  39208

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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
      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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      Annual 7th District FIREOPS 101 Approaching
      01/27/20 - IAFF 7th District
      The annual 7th District FIREOPS 101 is fast approaching and slated for March 19-20 at the HAMMER training facility in Richland, Washington.  This is the 16th year and our FIREOPS 101 is one of the Magnificent 7th District's longest running program.  We offer 42 spots on a first-come first-served basis so don't delay.
      MPFF's Char Torkelson Is Retiring
      01/27/20 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
      After 18 years of dedicated service to the Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters, Char Torkelson has announced her retirement effective Friday, January 30th. Char has been a mainstay at the MPFF office.
      Monday Morning Headlines 1/27/2020
      01/27/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Monday Morning Headlines 1/27/2020   Don't forget to do the Survey Monkey.  On January 31, the Executive Board will be meeting to discuss the direction and future goals of our Local. We discussed the importance of having a member-driven organization and want your input to discuss when we meet.
      FSA/HRA Update
      01/26/20 - IAFF Local 21
      121Benefits Update... ?Obviously there have been many frustrations and questions with the new FSA/HRA transition. So far, with the exception of what would be described as poor communication from/between both the city and 121benefits to our members, everything seems to be accurate. You will notice that all dollars rolled into the 121benefits from Cielostar are off by 10%.
      ST PATRICK'S DAY GALA
      01/26/20 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
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      Koried Educational Conference
      01/25/20 - UPFFA
      Enjoyed serving as Co-Chair of the 2020 Koried Educational Conference along with fellow Co-Chairs Jarvis V Hollingsworth, Chairman Teacher Retirement Systems of Texas and Patrick Colligan, President New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association. Also had the opportunity to serve as Moderator for one of the workshops concerning JANUS and the effects on organized labor.
      Local 3152 Blood Drive February 29th
      01/25/20 - Key Peninsula Firefighers Local 3152
      We will be hosting a Community Blood Drive in partenership with Csascade Regional Blood Services, Key Peninsula Fire Department and the Key Peninsula Firefighters Association on Saturday February 29th at the Key Center Fire Station from 11am-3pm. Come save a life by donating blood along side your local Fire Fighters.
      IAFF Alert: Novel Coronavirus
      01/24/20 - UPFFA
      With cases of the novel coronavirus (2019-n-CoV) now reported in the United States, individuals infected with this infectious disease may seek assistance from emergency response personnel as the coronavirus spreads. The IAFF has developed a resource for responding to patients who may have been exposed to 2019-n-CoV.
      Fire Service Day at the Capitol is Feb 19th
      01/24/20 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
      Please join the Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters (MPFF) and the Minnesota Fire Associations Coalition (MNFAC) for the annual Fire Service Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. CLICK ON THIS LINK TO REGISTER: https://forms.gle/xHNcGDPCJJKR1v8G7 . Registration deadline is February 7th.
      Notice of Nominations for Convention Delagates and Alternates
      01/23/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Nominations for Delegates & Alternates to the 2020 IAFF Convention will be held at the February Union meeting on February 5th at 7:00 pm & February 6th at 8:30 am at 12 Lakeside Lane, Denver, Colorado 80212. Nominees will have the opportunity to speak at the Union meeting on March 4th at 7:00 pm & March 5th at 8:30 am.
      IAFF Center of Excellence
      01/23/20 - Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association
      As part of efforts to increase awareness of the IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery, we have developed a video virtual tour of the facility to ensure our members know what to expect at the unique treatment center exclusively for IAFF members. https://youtu.
      Friday Update 1-24-20
      01/23/20 - IAFF Local 1014
      Comp Time Implemented
      01/23/20 - IAFF Local 1014
      Four New Members Sworn In - 1/2/20
      01/23/20 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
      On January 2nd, 2020, Local 830 swore in four new members.  Congratulations to Edwin Napol, Lauren Roach, Kristi-Starr Smith, and Wilson Figueroa.  May you all have a long, and rewarding career.
      Joe Needs You: MPFF Will Travel To Iowa Feb 1st For Biden
      01/22/20 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
      The Iowa Caucus is February 3rd and the MPFF is conducting a day-trip to Waterloo, IA on Saturday, February 1st to rally in support of the IAFF’s endorsed candidate for President, Joe Biden. This is your opportunity to make a difference in the most important presidential election in our lifetimes.
      St. Patrick's Day Apparel
      01/22/20 - IAFF Local 21
                                                                        CLICK ON ABOVE PHOTO FOR FULL SIZE IMAGE We will be running the store the same as last year, all online ordering.
      Sunday, February 9, 2020: 10-Year Anniversary - Kleen Energy Memorial Service
      01/22/20 - UPFFA
      On February 7th 2010, the Kleen Energy plant exploded in Middletown, Connecticut killing 6 workers and injuring as many as sixty others.
      Bethlehem Local 735 Arbitration Award 2018-2022
      01/22/20 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Bethlehem Local 735 Interest Arbitration award covering 2018-2022 posted in the Contract's page.
      1/21/2020 North Main St.
      01/22/20 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
      The Norwalk Fire Department responded to an explosion and fire in a sidewalk electrical vault. The vault located in front of 44 North Main Street had its door blown open with flames and heavy black smoke showing, when Firefighters arrived.
      CODE 3: Back Draft beer now available!
      01/21/20 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
      CODE 3: Back Draft by Broken Clock Brewing Cooperative. You can also visit their location at 3134 California St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418 or visit them at www.brokenclockbrew.com for where else in Minnesota you can pick some up. A portion of the proceeds from CODE 3: Back Draft will be donated to Firefighters for Healing.
      VPFF Scholarship
      01/20/20 - Henrico Professional Firefighters Association
      Applications are now being accepted for financial assistance for spouse and legal dependents of the Virginia Professional Fire Fighters members (including spouse and legal dependants of Line of Duty Deaths members).  Applications and supporting materials must be mailed no later than March 1, 2020.  All applications and supporting materials will become the property of the VPFF.
      Monday Morning Headlines 1/20/2020
      01/20/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good Monday Morning, TODAY'S HEADLINES ALTS Union Office Closed Survey Monkey Ball Tickets ALTS - This week, members of the Executive Board are in Orlando, FL, at the Affiliate Leadership Training Summit. They are taking classes such as Duty of Fair Representation, Grievances, and New Union Leader classes, to name a few.
      NLFD 2019 Fire Marshal's Year End Report
      01/19/20 - New London Fire Fighters
      The NLFD has compiled an elaborate year end report for our 2019 year. You may see it here.
      Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Captain Tim Pleau
      01/18/20 - IAFF Local 21
           Local 21 regrets to announce the untimely passing of Retired Captain Tim Pleau.  Captain Pleau started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on May 11, 1992 and retired on June 30, 2019.  Funeral arrangements will be posted when available.    THE FAMILY HAS REQUESTED THAT NO FACEBOOK POSTS ARE DONE AT THIS TIME.
      Colorado Avalanche/858 Discount tickets
      01/17/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Hello members, we have discounted Avs tickets available for Saturday March 21st, tickets start @ $37 and come with food or drink credit, just click the link on the attached flyer and we’ll see you there. Friends and family are invited, no limit on tickets, but they will sell out.
      Jim Smith Named State Fire Marshal
      01/17/20 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
      Replacing Bruce West as state fire marshal is Jim Smith who previously served as deputy state fire marshal. Fire Marshal Smith who has been in the fire-service since 1980, served as as a firefighter/paramedic, district chief, and assistant chief of operations with the Saint Paul Fire Department and is a former member of Local’s 21 and 3939.
      Bruce West Named Assistant Commissioner of Public Safety
      01/17/20 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
      In November, Governor Tim Walz and Minnesota Commissioner of Public Safety John Harrington appointed State Fire Marshal Bruce West to be the new Assistant Commissioner of Public Safety. Assistant Commissioner West has been in the fire-service for 41 years were he served with the Anoka Fire Department and as Elk River Fire Chief for 15 years.
      Governor Walz Appoints Tom Thornberg To PERA Board
      01/17/20 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
      Last week Minnesota Governor Tim Walz appointed IAFF 5th District Vice-President Tom Thornberg to the Minnesota Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) Board of Trustees. The eleven member board approves PERA's operating budget, decides legislative policy and priorities, and hires the executive director.
      Friday Update 1-17-20
      01/16/20 - IAFF Local 1014
      2020 Stair Climb Events
      01/15/20 - IAFF Local 21
      Attn. Medicare EligibleRetirees
      01/15/20 - Canton Professional Firefighters Association
       Vic George form the Canton Police Department is working with a representative of Humana to establish a supplemental health care plan for retired police and fire members. This plan will only be available to those 65 or older. Humana has recently provided a similar plan to Hoover Co. retirees to cover the additional costs to their members that are Medicare eligible.
      Help Put Joe Biden Over the Finish Line in Iowa
      01/15/20 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      Brothers and Sisters, As many of you are aware, I have been traveling the state of Iowa over the past week, along with General Secretary-Treasurer Kelly and 2nd District Vice President Woolbright, speaking directly to our members about the importance of caucusing for Joe Biden. We are excited about the possibility of a strong fire fighter showing at the February 3 Caucus.
      Downing St. Structure Fire
      01/13/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      Around 3:45am Monday, January 13th Local members responded to a house fire in the 3600 block of S. Downing St. in Cherry Hills Village. When members arrived on scene they found a house fully involved in fire and immediately began fighting the fire defensively from the outside of the structure.
      2019 Big Buck Contest
      01/13/20 - IAFF Local 21
      2019 Big Buck Contest Winners      Archery contest winner, Eric Torgerson (left) with a Wisconsin 11 point buck scoring 137 5/8. Gun contest winner, Jim Engen (right) with a 10 point buck scoring 122 inches.
      Monday Morning Headlines 1/13/2020
      01/13/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good Monday Morning, 9-Ball - Today and tomorrow is the Denver Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation 25th Annual Scotch Doubles 9 Ball Tournament. It's at the Wynkoop Brewing Company and begins both days at 11 am. $30 per two-person team and $40 per three-person team. See Poster for additional information.
      Passing of FF Philip Norris - C4 Aide, Retired
      01/12/20 - IAFF Local 739
      Passing of Firefighter Philip Norris - C4 Aide, Retired Philip P. Norris, age 68, of Peabody and formerly of Lynn, died on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers, surrounded by his loving family, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was the loving and devoted husband of Joan M. (Hurley) Norris with whom he shared 48 years of marriage.
      Saint Paul Fire Foundation Food and Wine Event
      01/11/20 - IAFF Local 21
      Minnesota Food & Wine Experince Discounted Tickets for Firefighters.
      Fire Service Day at the Capitol
      01/09/20 - IAFF Local 21
      Please join the Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters (MPFF) and the Minnesota Fire Associations Coalition (MNFAC) for the annual Fire Service Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. CLICK ON THIS LINK TO REGISTER:  https://forms.gle/xHNcGDPCJJKR1v8G7 Registration deadline is February 7th.
      January 9, 2020: Members – 25 Years of Service or More
      01/09/20 - UPFFA
      Dear Affiliated Local Presidents: President Carozza is currently working on a project with the Governor’s Office. We are requesting each affiliated local to forward a listing of your members who have TWENTY-FIVE (25) YEARS OF SERVICE OR MORE. Please provide this information ASAP to Jane McCarthy at jmccarthy.upffa@sbcglobal.net
      2020 Beer Dabbler Sign Up
      01/09/20 - IAFF Local 21
      Friday Update 1-10-20
      01/09/20 - IAFF Local 1014
      Nominations at Bi-Monthly Meeting
      01/08/20 - IAFF 1826
      Nominations will be held at the Bi-monthly meeting in February. Nominations will be accepted for the Principal Officer position of President, the position of DVP for all even-numbered districts, and Assistant DVP for Districts 1, 2, & 6.
      Denver Firefighters Museum Update
      01/08/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Dear Brothers and Sisters, On behalf of the Denver Firefighters Museum Board of Directors I would like to offer up some things for you to think about. After the tumultuous annual meeting which resulted in a large turn over in directors things were very contentious.
      Museum Update
      01/08/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      January 5, 2020 Dear Museum Members and Brothers and Sisters of Local 858 On Thursday January 2, three designated members of the Museum board (Angela Rayne, Laurie Wetzel and myself) met with the Executive Director and relived her of her duties.
      Benevolent Fund and TV Fund Deductions
      01/07/20 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Attention Members: Be advised, deductions for Benevolent and TV Fund will be deducted in this month (January 2020) in accordance with Article IV, Section 6 and Section 10 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws.  City Chapter Members: Please be advised that deductions for Benevolent Fund and TV Fund are scheduled to come out during the first pay period in January 2020.
      Please join us at the Ball!
      01/06/20 - IAFF Local 31
      West Peculiar LODD: Charles McCormick
      01/06/20 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters is saddened by the tragic news of the line of duty death of IAFF Local 3112 Member, Firefighter/Paramedic Charles “Chuck” McCormick. Brother McCormick died battling a house fire with West Peculiar Fire Protection District." Brother McCormick is survived by his wife Rachel and three sons. Funeral arrangements to follow.
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