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    Apr 04, 2017
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    Apr 05, 2017
    Conference will be held at the Frank Gruich Community Center at 591 Howard Ave., Biloxi, MS
    Mississippi Public Fire Safety Educators Conference
    Apr 06, 2017
    Frank Gruich Community Center 591 Howard Ave. Biloxi, MS 39530
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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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      Rescheduled Candidates Night
      03/29/17 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
      Erie Firefighters Local 293 Candidates Night 2017 has been Rescheduled for April 4, 2017. Each Candidate will have the floor for 3 minutes from 6:30-8pm. Any Erie City or County Candidate is welcome to Participate.
      Another Fire for Group 4
      03/29/17 - Westport Fire Local1802
       An early morning fire destroyed an antique cape-style home at 286 Old Harbor Rd., fire Capt. Michael P. Silvia said in a press release Saturday. The house, the main part built around 1740, was declared unsafe to enter after the fast-moving blaze consumed everything but the rear portion, a newer addition. Silvia said that a call came in at 1:38 a.m.
      Allentown L0302 Staffing Victory
      03/29/17 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      The PA Supreme Court decision that upheld the Allentown L0302 arguement that staffing levels directly impact firefighter safety has been posted on the Downloads Page.
      Charity Hockey Game
      03/28/17 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
      ATTENTION ALL FRIENDS AND FANS OF LOCAL 2687: PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD.
      UNION MEETING REMINDER
      03/28/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Tonight's Candidates Night Postponed
      03/28/17 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
      Due to the tragic death of our Brother Steve McKenrick and his return home to Erie this evening from Florida we are postponing our candidates night for this evening.
      Many PFFUI bills acted on today in the Indiana General Assembly
      03/27/17 - IAFF Local 4416
      Today the Indiana House passed SB 80 by a 94-0 and it is on the way to Governor Holcomb.  SB 80 allows members of the 1977 Indiana Police Officers and Firefighters Pension and Disability Fund who are in the DROP and fall victim to a line of duty injury (LOD) or illness to receive the benefits for the LOD and still receive their earned DROP benefit.
      Brother McKenrick's Funeral Information
      03/27/17 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
      Brothers and Sisters: The funeral arrangements have been completed for Brother McKenrick. March 28, 2017 Tuesday He will be arriving in at Brugger Funeral Home W. 38th and Greengarden at approximately 18:00 hours. A detail has been requested upon arrival at Brugger's. March 30, 2017 Thursday Steve will be transported to the Bayfront Convention Center.
      Brother McKenrick's Funeral Information
      03/27/17 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Brothers and Sisters: Steve McKenrick' calling hours are set for Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Erie Bayfront Convention Center 1 Sassafras Pier Erie, 16507 from 13:00-16:00 hours and again from 18:00-21:00 hours. On Friday, March 30, 2017 the funeral Mass will begin at 11:00 hours at St. Jude Church 2801 W. 6th St, Erie 16505 Internment will follow at Gate of heaven Cemetery.
      Special Event - Firefighter / Police Appreciation Night at the Englewood Event Center
      03/27/17 - IAFF Local 2546
      Special Event Firefighter / Police Appreciation Night at the Englewood Event Center Bring your Department ID for free admission for you and a guest.
      Article 24 related County Policy
      03/27/17 - IAFF 1826
      Impasse Articles
      03/27/17 - IAFF 1826
      Article 34 related Policy
      03/27/17 - IAFF 1826
      3rd Anniversary Beacon Street Fire
      03/26/17 - Boston Fire Fighters
      March 26, 2017 Brothers & Sisters: Boston Firefighters Local 718 would like to acknowledge the 3 year anniversary of the tragic loss of Fire Lieutenant Edward Walsh/E-33 and Firefighter Michael Kennedy/L-15.  Fire Lieutenant Walsh and Firefighter Kennedy made the ultimate sacrifice at Box 9-1579 at 298 Beacon Street on March 26, 2014.
      2017 Kevin Jenkins Memorial Golf Tournament
      03/26/17 - IAFF Local 3666
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      Meridian Twp. L1600, and Delhi/Lansing 421 Golf Outing to support MDA.
      03/25/17 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      March 2017 Legislative Update
      03/24/17 - International Association of Firefighters
      2017-2018 could prove to be damaging period for Federal Employees legislatively speaking. There are threats of damaging legislation, including the elimination of FERS, loss of appeal rights, loss of pay steps and contracting out to name a few. Some of these have already been introduced.
      BYLAW VOTING REMINDER
      03/24/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Services for Brother Chris Foster, Demopolis Local 3663
      03/24/17 - IAFF 14th District
      Services for Brother Chris Foster, Demopolis Local 3663 Monday March 27 – Visitation 10am - Funeral Service 11am Fairhaven Baptist Church – Demopolis, AL  Demopolis, AL Local 3663 Vice President. He was a good union brother who stood up for the members in Demopolis. Brother Foster died from cardiac arrest  at his home.
      30-41 Memorial
      03/24/17 - IAFF Local 42
      The 30-41 Memorial is in need of mowing crews this summer. Generally one group mows a month at a time (3-4 times). If you can assist with landscaping, trash pick up or you are a fire crew that works near the memorial your assistance is also needed in watering trees, shrubs and grass in the dry months.
      Denver Burn Foundation Payday Raffle Winner
      03/24/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Happy Payday! The winner for today’s Payday Raffle is John Clasen assigned to Station 35. Congratulations John! Don’t forget to visit our website at www.denverburnfoundation.org <http://www.denverburnfoundation.org>  and sign up for the 30th Annual Golf tournament coming up on May 19th at Fox Hollow golf course.
      Congrats to all Award Recipients
      03/24/17 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      Congratulations to everyone who received awards and recognition last night at the awards ceremony. Great work representing what we all do everyday.
      Erie Firefighter and L0293 VP Passing
      03/23/17 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      It is with heavy hearts that we announce that at 6:30 this evening our friend and brother Steve McKenrick was removed from life-support after suffering grave injuries in a motor vehicle accident in Polk County Florida. The accident also killed his mother and seriously injured his sister.
      Passing of Steve McKenrick
      03/23/17 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
      It is with heavy hearts that we announce that at 6:30 this evening our friend and brother Steve McKenrick was removed from life-support after suffering grave injuries in a motor vehicle accident in Polk County Florida. The accident also killed his mother and seriously injured his sister.
      SPFD HOCKEY FUNDRAISER
      03/23/17 - IAFF Local 21
      Travel Itinerary - FDNY Funeral Service
      03/23/17 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      Death of Demopolis Local VP Chris Foster
      03/23/17 - IAFF 14th District
      I am sadden to report the death of Demopolis, AL Local 3663 Vice President. Brother Foster died from cardiac arrest early this morning at his home. No arrangements at this time. Please kept the Foster family and Local 3663 in your prayers.
      Special Magistrate Hearing
      03/23/17 - IAFF 1826
      Shoe Donation / Fund Raiser
      03/22/17 - IAFF Local 21
      IAFF PEP Classes
      03/22/17 - Kentucky Professional Fire Fighters
      www.iaff.org/et/Kentucky/Registration
      Annual Charitable Society Ball celebrating 25th Anniversary
      03/22/17 - IAFF 323
      March, 2017 - The Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of their Annual Gala Ball that raises funds to directly support numerous charitable organizations including the Society’s well-known Nutritional Snack Program that helps feed hungry kids in Burnaby schools.
      Special Meeting to approve the MOU between IAFF Local 244 and Bernalillo County reference 48/96 Schedule
      03/21/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      A Special Meeting is scheduled at the Union Hall for March 29, 2017 in accordance with Article V, Section 6 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws. The purpose of this meeting is to approve the Memorandum of Understanding between the IAFF Local 244 and Bernalillo County pursuant to Article 41, Section 41.7 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
      Brother Roger Garcia
      03/21/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      It is with deep regret and sorrow to report the passing of Brother Fire Fighter Roger Garcia. Roger proudly served the Albuquerque Fire Department for 13 years and missed by his fire family. We are organizing all resources for his family to provide them as much comfort as possible during this difficult time. IAFF Brothers and Sisters are standing-watch over his body until the funeral services.
      IAFF Center of Excellence is now open
      03/21/17 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
      The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind addiction treatment facility specializing in PTSD for IAFF members – and IAFF members only – who are struggling with addiction, PTSD other related behavioral health challenges to receive the help they need in taking the first steps toward recovery.
      The 2017 "Fill the Boot" Campaign
      03/21/17 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
      The 2017 MDA “Fill the Boot” campaign has been approved by the members of Council and the Mayor. The Chester Fire Fighters will be located at the intersections below on the following dates to help raise money that will be donated to the MDA. Keep an eye out and help us reach our 2017 goal.
      San Jose Sharks FF appreciations night
      03/21/17 - IAFF local 1289
      Anyone who is interested the San Jose Sharks are having a firefighter appreciation night on April 4th. To purchase tickets you can go to CAFirefoundation.
      LODD - Watertown Firefighter Joseph Toscano
      03/21/17 - Wilmington Fire Fighters Local 1370
      Our thoughts and prayers go out to FF Toscano's family.
      Rib cook off against MPOA
      03/21/17 - IAFF local 1289
      Save the date. Saturday May 6, 2017 we will be having a rib cook off against MPOA with all of the proceeds benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Stanislaus County. Matt Pirrone will be the contact for this events.
      2017 Golf Tournament
      03/21/17 - Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters
      It's time again for the Annual Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters Golf Tournament!  The tournament will be held on Saturday, June 3rd at the Pine Creek Golf Club in Colorado Springs, CO. Shotgun start will be at 10am, with check in beginning at 8:30am.
      PFFUI Golf Outing
      03/21/17 - IAFF Local 4416
      Sign up now for the PFFUI Golf Outing. The event takes place Monday, May 15th, 2017 at Players Club at Woodland Trails in Yorktown, IN. Prizes will be awarded. Call (765) 759-8536 to sign up. Fee to enter is $300 for a team of 4. 50% of al proceeds wil go to the PFFUI PAC.
      2017 Scholarship Fund Applications
      03/21/17 - IAFF Local 42
      2017 St. Florian Fund Scholarship Download 2017 St. Florian Scholarship Application here. 2017 Gina Galetti Scholarship Download 2017 Gina Galetti Scholarship Application here.
      MSCFF Convention Delegates
      03/21/17 - IAFF Local 42
      In accordance with the IAFF Local 42 Constitution & By-Laws an Election was held at the March 7th and 8th Membership Meetings as a result of the election the members listed below shall be the delegation to the Missouri State Council Convention, August 21-23, 2017.
      Structure Fire 3-17-17
      03/20/17 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
      Release: # 17-005 Date: March 17, 2017   Contact: Deputy Chief Gary Merwede  At 0642 hrs. a structure fire assignment was dispatched to 125 Putnam Avenue (also known as the Davenport Residence) for a reported apartment fire. Hamden Central Communications received both 911 calls and a report from the fire alarm company that services the property.
      The funeral arrangements for Watertown, MA Firefighter Joseph Toscano, Local 1347
      03/20/17 - UPFFA
      The funeral arrangements for Watertown, MA Firefighter Joseph Toscano, Local 1347 are as follows: Visiting Hours: Tuesday March 21, 2017 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM St. Mary’s Catholic Church 211 North Main Street (Rte. 28) Randolph, MA There will be a uniformed walk thru at 3:00 PM Staging at 2:30 PM.
      LEGISLATIVE/UNION UPDATE, MARCH 27, 2017
      03/20/17 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
      Legislative Update March 19, 2017   Sisters and Brothers, It has been a very busy start to the current Legislative Session and the coming weeks will require action on the part of you, our PFFM members. The number of bills that need to be addressed by our union is quite high this time around. LD 182 is a bill to ban flame-retardants in new upholstered furniture.
      Firefighter John Mulcahy
      03/19/17 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
      Firefighter Joseph Toscano
      03/19/17 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
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