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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

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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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      Straight Streams - Summer 2017
      04/27/17 - IAFF Local 2546
      Members: Our redesign of your Straight Streams newsletter has been completed and the latest edition is now available! You can read it online in your web browser or download a PDF copy by following this link: Straight Streams – Summer 2017. We are offering a beta version as an .epub file your your e-reader devices, which can be downloaded here.
      Statement from MFFA President Malone
      04/27/17 - IAFF Local 1784
      Brothers and Sisters,   By now, you’ve heard or seen on the news that, as suspected, Mayor Strickland failed to include a base wage increase for you in his Proposed FY2018 budget.
      Thanks To The Hook And Ladder Sponsors!
      04/27/17 - Tallahassee Professional Fire Fighters
      Thank you so much to those who helped make this year's Hook And Ladder Tournament possible.
      14th District PEP Training
      04/27/17 - IAFF 14th District
      Want to build your skills as an #IAFF union leader? Register for the IAFF 14th District Partnership Education Program July 12-13 in Tunica, Mississippi.  #IAFF14District bit.
      UNION MEETING REMINDER
      04/27/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      FPPA Pre-Retirement Seminar
      04/27/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      The 2017 FPPA Pre-Retriement Member Seminar is just a week away and spots are going fast. Join us for this free full-day event dedicated to building a strong and safe retirement. Space is limited, reserve your spot today!
      Cinco De Mayo, Going Once, Going Twice
      04/27/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Ola me Amigos, that's Spanish for good morning!  We have a few tickets left for our Amazing Cinco De Mayo Celebration @ The Rio Inside Coors Field.  So don't miss out on this fun caliente event!  Tickets can be purchsed by calling Dena Direct @ the Union office, 303.298.7850, or puchasing off the online store on the Union Home Page.
      L30 NOTIFICATION
      04/26/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      ATTENTION RETIREES For those of you who still visit our website, the Member Log-In has been updated to active members only. The only reason behind this change is for easier utilization of new "Member Resources" notifications & features on the website and upcoming mobile app. The majority of the content will continue to be available wihout a password.
      TN Public Safety Behavioral Health Act
      04/26/17 - Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Watch the TV interviews from Chattanooga and Nashville about the Public Saftey Behavioral Health Act.
      Tom for Dearborn
      04/25/17 - Dearborn Firefighters Local 412
      FF Anderson Funeral Information
      04/25/17 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
      Firefighter Brett Anderson of Adams County Fire, L2403, lost his battle with cancer on April 22, 2017. Brother Anderson’s cancer was covered under workers comp and is being recognized by his department as a Line of Duty Death. At the family’s request, there will be a full LODD funeral with procession. The following are the details of his services.
      City of Wichita Contract Offer
      04/25/17 - IAFF Local 135
      Good Afternoon!!! The union will be conducting a Contract Vote on May 2nd, 3rd and 4th, on the City's latest offer. The Negotiating team has worked hard to put as musch money in your pockets and tried to make sure your rights were protected. I am attaching copies of the offer and the Unions Stance. If you have any questions let us know.
      Tuesday, April 25, 2017: UPFFA OF CT. GOLF TOURNAMENT Canceled due to Weather
      04/25/17 - UPFFA
      Firehouse Cookoff
      04/25/17 - IAFF Local 1652
      Congratulations to Brothers Andy Nardini, Joel Sexton, and Cory Pereira on their victory at the Firehouse cook off last weekend.  The Cook off was part of the Hero's Cup Hokey Tournament that was held this past weekend in Marlboro were more than 50 Hokey teams made up of Fire Police and Military competed.
      KCFD Retired Fire Fighters
      04/22/17 - IAFF Local 42
      The Kansas City, Missouri Retired Fire Fighters Association has established its own website.  This is one of the best online sources for KCFD History and we invite you to visit them and learn something new about something old.  Special acknowledgement to Chuck Gabert, KCFD Retired Fire Captain and Ray Elder, KCFD Retired Fire Captain and KCFD Historian.
      Spring Fling IV-Fundraiser for Michael Daniel Jr. Scholarship
      04/22/17 - IAFF Local 42
      MFD's "pit crew" CPR techniques increase survival rates of victims
      04/22/17 - IAFF Local 271
      Over Easter weekend, the Missoula Fire Department was dispatched to assist a man who had collapsed while running on a treadmill at the YMCA and gone into cardiac arrest. The city's first responders receive 50 or 60 calls like this each year, MFD Chief Jason Diehl says. The patient's life hinges on what happens during the first few minutes.
      Missoula firefighters helping kids after traumatic experiences
      04/22/17 - IAFF Local 271
      House fires are perhaps the most unsettling disasters families can face with possessions and sometimes lives lost. Missoula firefighters are finding great success in helping put children's lives back together with their unique "Fired Up for Kids" campaign.
      Recent Calls
      04/21/17 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
      Release: # 17-008 Date: April 19, 2017 Contact: Deputy Chief Gary Merwede On Tuesday April 18, 2017 at 6:24 pm. the Hamden Fire Department was dispatched to a reported kitchen fire, in the Whitney Village Quinnipiac University student housing complex located at 3075 Whitney Avenue. The first notification call to Hamden Central Communications came from the Quinnipiac security office.
      Jameson Memorial Shirts
      04/21/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      Friends of Hampton Firefighters People have been asking about a new shirt for Kyle. Below you will find the link to order the new shirt. There are 4 styles, short sleeve t-shirt, long sleeve t-shirt, full zip sweatshirt and quarter zip sweatshirt. T-shirts are $20 and sweatshirts are $50. Orders must be submitted by 4/28/17 so act fast.
      Denver Burn Foundation Payday Raffle Winner
      04/21/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Happy Payday! We hope this beautiful spring weather has you thinking about your golf game! The Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation’s 30th Annual Burn Camp Golf Tournament is scheduled for May 19th at Fox Hollow only four weeks away.  Planning for this year’s tournament is well underway and it is fast approaching.
      McLaren Flint Laboratory Service Centers
      04/21/17 - AFSCME Local 875
      Lyndon Fire-Hiring Opportunity!
      04/21/17 - IAFF Local 3972
      Lyndon Fire is accepting applications and will be testing for an eligibility list to fill open entry level positions for up to the next 12 months.  Click download for additional information or visit www.lyndonfire.com.
      Brother in need
      04/20/17 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
      Brothers and Sisters- Please visit this GoFundMe page for a fellow Brother in need. Brother Anderson is with Adams County L2403. www.gofundme.
      Funeral Services: Captain Louis Martin
      04/20/17 - IAFF Local 42
      Graveside Services and Burial for IAFF Local 42 Active Retiree and KCFD Fire Captain Louis "Scooter" Martin will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Mt. Olivet Cemetery at 7601 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, MO 64138.  A Celebration of Life will be hosted by IAFF Local 42 the next day on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Gladden Hall, 6320 Manchester Ave.
      Victory for the Good Guys!
      04/20/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of Oklahoma
      Brothers and Sisters;       Chalk up another victory in the good guy’s column! The PFFO Legislative team has worked hard on your behalf to defeat Senate Bill 0436 by Senator Dahm out of Broken Arrow.
      County Chapter 3rd & 4th Steward Vacancy
      04/20/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for the positions of County Chapter Third & Fourth Steward's for the next 14 calendar days.
      Firefighter's Ball
      04/20/17 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
      The Somerville Firefighter's ball will be held Friday, May 5th. Contact station stewards or Steve Layton for tickets.
      Magistrate Hearing Transcript
      04/19/17 - IAFF 1826
      2017 Regular Union Meeting Dates
      04/19/17 - IAFF Local 1476
      The following dates are for the regularly scheduled meetings in 2017: January 11, March 8, May 10, Sept 13, November 8. These meetings will be held at Cash Corner Station and begin at 1900 hours unless otherwise noted.
      Walt Dix Elected IAFF 12th District Vice-President
      04/18/17 - IAFF Local 2546
      April 18, 2017 – Walter (Walt) Dix, president of Broward County, FL Local 4321, was officially sworn in at IAFF headquarters by General President Harold Schaitberger as the new 12th District Vice President, replacing Larry Osborne who has retired after 10 years of distinguished service on the IAFF Executive Board.
      IAFF Motorcycle Group
      04/18/17 - IAFF 14th District
      IAFF MG Chairman is 14th District Brother Pete Reagan. Please consider joining! Whether you're an active, retired or alumni IAFF member, if you love to ride, you'll want to join the IAFF Motorcycle Group (IAFF-MG).
      Scott FF Combat Challenge
      04/17/17 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      2017 St. Florian Scholarship Winners
      04/17/17 - IAFF Local 42
      The recipients of the 2017 St. Florian Scholarship are: Hannah Ziglinski, daughter of Christopher Ziglinski David Thurlo Jr., son of David Thurlo, Sr.
      Easter 2017
      04/15/17 - 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 This holiday weekend started with Good Friday through Easter Sunday.
      2017 Filed Legislation
      04/15/17 - IAFF local 3704
      Click the link below to go directly to all currently filed legislation for 2017. We will update as all bills come avaliable.  http://ose.louisiana.gov/legisSessions/Legis2017/Categories.
      Check out pictures from today's fire
      04/15/17 - Hampton Fire Fighters
      Our photo gallery has been updated! There is a folder for 2017 Pictures and in there you will find pictures from today's brush fire at the Hurd Farm.
      2017 Chowdah Challenge!
      04/15/17 - Hampton Fire Fighters
      Date has been set! Join us Thursday May 25th from 6-9pm at McGuirk's.
      Retirees Get Together
      04/15/17 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
      The next retirees get together will be held on Wednesday, May 10th at the DAV on Broadway, from 9 to noon. If you need retirement papers notarized, please bring them with you.
      Summer Western District Meeting Flyer
      04/15/17 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      The summer Western District meeting will be hosted by Altoona L0299 July 19, 2017. The meeting will be held at PNG Field home of the Class AA Altoona Curve. The baseball game will begin at 12:00 against the Harrisburg Senators. There will be a buffet beginning at 11:00. All PPFFA Locals are invited. More information is on the attached flyer.
      Dental Insurance
      04/14/17 - Boston Fire Fighters
      Dental Insurance Open Enrollment Period May 1, 2017 – June 2, 2017 We are happy to announce that the decision to move to self-funded dental plan is already paying dividends. This year’s premium will remain the same as last year. Family:      $27.68 per week Individual:     $10.
      Funeral Services: Captain Mark Williams
      04/14/17 - IAFF Local 42
      Visitation and Funeral Services for IAFF Local 42 Active Retiree and KCFD Retired Fire Captain Mark Williams will be held on Friday April 21st at Concord Fortress of Hope Church 11050 W Longview Pkwy,Kansas City, Missouri 64134. Visitation will be held at the church from 9 AM to 11 AM with the funeral immediately following visitation at 11 AM.
      April 12, 2017: UPFFA Legislative Conference
      04/14/17 - UPFFA
      UPFFA of Ct.
      PPFFA Convention Ad Book
      04/14/17 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      NLFD Pipe Band TShirts Now Available!
      04/14/17 - New London Fire Fighters
      Both NLFD Pipe band Tshirts and Off Duty NLFD shirts are available for sale at the Fire Marshal's Office at Fire HQ 289 Bank St, New London. They are available from 8 AM to 4 PM. The Pipe Band Tshirts are available in both short sleeve and long sleeve and in either black or green.   T Shirt prices are $20 for the short sleeves and $25 for the long sleeves.
      Legislative update from PFFUI 4/11/17
      04/13/17 - IAFF Local 4416
      Brothers and Sisters, We are happy to report that four of our major bills have now passed the full Senate or House floors and are on their way to the Governor to sign.  HB1171, disciplinary rights for firefighters, has passed the House 91-4 and now has passed the Senate 49-0.
      St. Florian Fund Scholarship Trustee Position
      04/13/17 - IAFF Local 42
      Currently there are two (2) vacancies for Trustees of the St. Florian Fund.  The Fund is seeking persons who are interested in serving.
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