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August 25, 2016
In Memory of Those Who Have Served

3rd District VP Michael Mullane

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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
What's New at PROFAM
Baton Rouge Local 557 Requesting Assistance For Firefighters
Louisiana Needs Assistance! Please consider going to assist firefighters who have lost their homes and are still working.  The Baton Rouge Local 557 has a command center located at 1120 Government Street in Baton Rouge.  Work crews will be housed at this location (around 60 people, could take more if needed). Bring a pillow and bed sheets. Read More...
Boots On The Ground In Louisiana
The massive flooding has left many firefighters' homes in Louisiana heavily damaged.  The International Association of Firefighters and many of our local fire departments along the Mississippi Gulf Coast are working to keep first responders safe during this disaster and collect donations for the Baton Rouge, Denham Springs, Gonzales, and surrounding areas. Read More...
PROFAM sponsors Band for the Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs Conference
The Professional Firefighters Association of Mississippi participated in the Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs Conference on June 13-16, 2016 and sponsored the band for the "Night Out at The Museum."  The IAFF also participated in the conference, providing Firefighter Survivial Training demonstrations during the conference. Read More...
HB 1205 has passed the House and Senate!!!
HB 1205 - the MS Death Benefit Bill HAS BEEN PASSED AND WILL BE SIGNED INTO LAW!!! We are so proud of PROFAM for all the hard work and lobbying efforts to finally get a death definition signed into law. Read More...
JACKSON LOCAL 87 Barbecue Cookoff APRIL 30, 2016
The 1st Annual Local Fire Fighter Union Barbeque Challenge Cook Off will be held: April 30, 2016 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. • Open To The General Public SMITH-WILLS STADIUM PARKING LOT 1200 Lakeland Drive • Jackson, MS 39216 Read More...
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Current news directly from IAFF locals, councils, and state/province associations in the US and Canada.

RESCHEDULED Livonia Fire Department’s 75th Anniversary Community Celebration
08/24/16 - IAFF Local 1164
Disaster Relief Efforts Continue for Members in Flood-Ravaged Louisiana
08/24/16 - IAFF Local 3472
On Tuesday, General President Harold Schaitberger was on the ground in Louisiana, visiting the flood-ravaged region and meeting with affected members in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. In St.
IAFF Behavioral Health Program
08/24/16 - IAFF Local 3472
Behavioral Health and Wellness in the Fire Service Traditionally, medical and physical fitness have been prioritized above emotional or behavioral fitness in the Fire Service.  However, it is clear from the aftermath of 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and other disasters that these priorities are now changing.
2016 IAFF Convention Videos
08/23/16 - IAFF Local 135
2016 IAFF Convention Videos
08/23/16 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
Hamtramck Firefighters Haunted Fowling
08/23/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Join the Hamtramck Firefighters on October 22, 2016 for a Halloween party you won’t forget – right here in Hamtramck! The Hamtramck Firefighters’ Haunted Fowling returns at Fowling Warehouse! Fowling is an enjoyable and lively game that combines elements of bowling, football, and horseshoes.
NNFA Polo Order
08/23/16 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
We are ordering custom NNFA Polo Shirts from Elite Fire Apparel. The polo's are 5.11 Utility Polos for a full description and to order please go to the online store.
Gun Raffle & Fund Raiser
08/23/16 - IAFF Local 135
Gun Raffle & Fund Raiser
08/23/16 - IAFF Local 135
New Pink Heals shirts
08/22/16 - Local 2580
Get your "Pink Heals" shirts with our new "Wings" logo. Pre-order by 8/27 at 11:59pm to choose your color (charcoal gray or pink) & sizes (youth medium to 3XL). We will eventually maintain stock in charcoal gray adult sizes. A limited number of the navy or pink "Boot" shirts are also still available. Proceeds continue to benefit UNC's Lineberger Cancer Center.
General Secretary-Treasurer Ed Kelly Acceptance Speech
08/22/16 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
Help Needed Louisiana floods
08/22/16 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
Concord Position
08/22/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
IAFF 53rd Convention Opening Ceremonies
08/22/16 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
MDA National Ambassador Joe Akmakjian
08/22/16 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
General President Harold Schaitberger No Endorsement for POTUS
08/22/16 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
Urgent Request: Help Needed in Louisiana
08/22/16 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
BC Contract
08/22/16 - Oregon State Fire Fighters Council
Donate to IAFF Disaster Relief Fund
08/21/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
The IAFF is on the ground and has established a command operations center to provide assistance – including financial relief through the IAFF Disaster Relief Fund – and to distribute clothing, water and other basic supplies to the almost 300 Local 557 members who lost their homes in the worst flooding disaster in Louisiana since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Firefighters Block Party Supporting Operation Warm
08/21/16 - IAFF Local 21
Saints Game Supporting The Saint Paul Fire Foundation
08/21/16 - IAFF Local 21
Schaitberger Re-Elected General President, Kelly Elected General Secretary-Treasurer
08/21/16 - IAFF Local 2494
Harold A. Schaitberger, who was re-elected today for the fifth time by acclamation at the IAFF 53rd Convention, will lead this union for another four years alongside newly elected General-Secretary Treasurer Edward Kelly, president of the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts.
EMS Regional Coordinator
08/21/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
The EMS Section has recently posted a position for EMS Regional Coordinator with the Michigan Public Health Institute (MPHI).  This position will work within the upper peninsula of Michigan to promote compliance with Michigan statute and rules related to EMS functions.
"Patriot Day Blue Mass"
08/21/16 - IAFF Local 312
Help Needed for Our Brothers and Sisters in South Louisiana
08/21/16 - Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association
An urgent request for help in the flooding aftermath for our brothers and sisters in South Louisiana.
IAFF 53rd Convention Concludes With Executive Board Elections
08/21/16 - IAFF Local 2494
On the final day of the IAFF 53rd Convention, delegates cast ballots in three contested elections. In the race for 1st District Vice President, Uniformed Firefighters Association of New York Local 94 Vice President James Slevin defeated incumbent WilliamRomaka by a vote of 13,419 to 1,609.
Delegates Censure Eight Officials From Different Cities
08/21/16 - IAFF Local 2494
Delegates at the IAFF 53rd Convention in Las Vegas unanimously adopted eight resolutions to censure six fire chiefs, one deputy fire chief and one mayor for their anti-union, anti-fire fighter actions and views.
Delegates Approve Resolutions to Resource Fire Departments and US&R Teams
08/21/16 - IAFF Local 2494
Ensuring that IAFF locals and members have the resources to do the job has always been a top priority for the IAFF. At the IAFF 53rd Convention, delegates passed resolutions 39 and 41 to make sure departments and Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) teams have the resources needed to respond safely and effectively.
Delegates Pass Resolutions to Reduce Cancer, Reaffirm Commitment to Behavioral Health
08/21/16 - IAFF Local 2494
Two important resolutions addressing the physical and behavioral health of members passed as delegates at the IAFF 53rd Convention finished up the final business session. Resolution 44 calls for the IAFF’s continued support for programs, initiatives and legislation that reduce cancer in the fire service and provide assistance to members fighting this disease.
Help needed
08/21/16 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
The IAFF is There for Fire Fighters
08/21/16 - Southern Missouri Professional Fire Fighters
PPFFA Ton Haines Education Conference Reminder
08/20/16 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Brothers and Sisters; Please be aware that the deadline for the Education Conference is September 7, 2016. The registration fee includes lodging at the Crowne Plaza for October 9th and 10th.
Help Urgently needed in Baton Rouge
08/20/16 - PFFA
2016 IAFF Convention Resolution
08/20/16 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters:   This past weekend the delegates attending the Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters unanimously endorsed this Collective Bargaining Resolution. The Resolution shall be submitted by the Greater Kansas City Fire Fighters IAFF Local 42.
Easton L0713 Coats for Kids Motorcycle Ride
08/20/16 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
In cooperation with The Standard Modern American Bar & Restaurant & The 3rd & Ferry Fish Market, we will be holding our 2nd Annual Easton Firefighters Motorcycle Run to benefit our "Coats for Kids" program.  The ride will take place on Sunday, August 28th, in the circle in downtown Easton, kickstands up at 11:45.
Special Olympics
08/19/16 - IAFF Local 51
Run With Local Law Enforcement to Support SOTX Athletes! Open to the Whole Community! Registration Now Open.
Livonia Fire Department celebrates 75th anniversary
08/19/16 - IAFF Local 1164
Fighting fires was a personal affair for longtime Livonia firefighter Harold Hoyt. He and his family moved to and lived in Livonia Township well before it became the sprawling suburb it is today. He remembers a tragedy that happened well before the fire department formed in town. “Our house burned down here in 1934,” the current South Lyon resident said.
2016 Fill the Boot
08/19/16 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
Fill the Boot is Saturday, August 27th! Start time is 10am. Locations: Jefferson Commons & Tech Center at Oyster Point. Please sign up below if you plan on participating. All participants are to check in at the Command Post which will be infront of Moe's in Jefferson Commons Shopping Center when they arrive.
Fire displaces residents at Livonia home
08/19/16 - IAFF Local 1164
A fire that started in the bedroom of a home near Six Mile and Merriman left smoke damage throughout the house and displaced the residents. Livonia firefighters were called to a house fire at about 3 a.m. Tuesday morning in the 31500 block of Grove.
Local 858 NFL Pick EM League is back!
08/18/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Hello Again Brothers and Sisters! The 858 NFL Pick-em league is back.  It's fun and easy and anyone can play.  Entry is just $10 with 1 re-buy if you get knocked out for an additional $10.  All you have to do is pick 1 team each week to win it's game, each team can only be picked once.  That's pretty much it.
Brother Ed Kelly Elected GST IAFF
08/18/16 - Boston Fire Fighters
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Funeral Services for Justin Beebe
08/18/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont
Funeral Services for Fallen Firefighter Justin Beebe Saturday August 27, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm Bellows Falls Union High School 406 Union High School Road Westminster VT Please contact 2DVP Ron Hubbard if attending rhubbard@pffv.
Park View Little League Fundraiser
08/18/16 - IAFF Local 2180
Park View Little League will begin thier World Series games this Friday in Pennsylvania and will need all the support they can get. The travel cost for our Chula Vista players, coaches and parents will cost upwards of a $100,000. Chula Vista Firefighters will be allowed to purchase and wear Park Views "West" T-Shirts on duty for the next two weeks.
August 17, 2016: Schaitberger Re-Elected General President, Kelly Elected General Secretary-Treasurer
08/17/16 - UPFFA
Schaitberger Re-Elected General President, Kelly Elected General Secretary-Treasurer Harold A. Schaitberger, who was re-elected today for the fifth time by acclamation at the IAFF 53rd Convention, will lead this union for another four years alongside newly elected General-Secretary Treasurer Edward Kelly, president of the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts.
Sunday, September 11, 2016: Ct. United Ride
08/16/16 - UPFFA
L30 NOTIFICATION
08/16/16 - 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.
Widows and Orphans Golf Tournament
08/16/16 - IAFF Local 1563
Annual Widows and Orphans Foundation Golf tournament Every day fire fighters rush into burning buildings when everyone else is rushing out. They respond to auto accidents, they jump into rough water, and sometimes dangle from high bridges all in an effort to help and save us. When the unthinkable happens, who is there to help the fire fighter’s family.
Professional Firefighter Specialty Tag only $31.00 per year

Click here to submit application.

This form is automatically submitted to PROFAM.  You will receive a confirmation of your request in your email.  A letter will be sent to you through the mail in approximately seven (7) days.  Present the letter Take the letter and your old tag to the county tag office to apply for your tag.  The county tag office will collect the money for your specialty tag.  If you are in between renewals there will be a $10 fee added.  The specialty tag will be sent to you in the mail in about 5-7 days.  In the meantime, the tag office will give you paperwork to store in your vehicle showing you have applied for a specialty tag. 

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