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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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      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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      Current news directly from IAFF locals, councils, and state/province associations in the US and Canada.

      Normalization of Deviance (Leadership Presentation)
      02/24/17 - IAFF 851
      Friday February 24th Weekend update
      02/24/17 - 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 Happy Friday! February 14, 2017 Have a great weekend.
      House garage catches fire in Livonia
      02/24/17 - IAFF Local 1164
      A fire that broke out over the weekend in the Quakertown subdivision of Livonia has been ruled accidental. Livonia firefighters were called at about 1 p.m. Sunday to a home in the 38000 block of Meeting House Lane, which is located near Six Mile and Haggerty, over the weekend.
      April Political Action
      02/24/17 - Southern Missouri Professional Fire Fighters
      We are needing "boots on the ground" to get our support out on the candidates that Local 152 has endorsed for the April 4th election. Please get with your shop on how you can help.
      Local 1826 Bi-Monthly Meeting Highlights
      02/24/17 - IAFF 1826
                                               Local 1826 Bi-Monthly Meeting Highlights: 1. MDA "Fill the Boot" Drive presentation from MDA Coordinator Erin Randle.
      New London Pipe Band Pre-St. Patrick's Day Celebration
      02/23/17 - New London Fire Fighters
      Join our pipe band in kicking off the pre St. Patrick's day celebrations.
      1451 Seminar
      02/23/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      2nd Annual Car Show
      02/23/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Come out and join us for the 2nd Annual Car Show, Sunday May 21 9am to 4pm at the Colorado Professional Firefighter Center 12 Lakeside Lane, Denver.  Please see flyer for more details. Hope to see you there.
      Quick last minute ball update, do's and dont's
      02/23/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good morning all members, it's almost that time, Ball fever has hit!  A couple quick ball messages.  The Cocktail Reception/Silent Auction begins @ 4:30pm, everything is located on the 2nd floor of the Four Seasons, 1111 14th Street Denver.  The Program begins @ 7pm with dinner up around 7:15.
      Bloomfield Twp. Golf Outing
      02/22/17 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      Save the date for upcoming golf outing.
      Operation Warm Thank You
      02/22/17 - IAFF 851
      62nd Annual Fire Fighter's Retirement Banquet
      02/22/17 - IAFF Local 42
      2nd Annual Monster Mash Fundraiser
      02/21/17 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      I started this to help out the locals in the downriver area. We benefit so many good causes throughout the year that there really isn't anything for the guys. The money earned can be spent on anything(groceries) or just something they need or having been wanting for their house. Every year, a new local or firehouse will be drawn to receive the proceeds. Also I have the link down below for the Facebook group page that has even more information, the link to buy tickets and all about the hotel and its discounted prices. Hope to see you there, it's a great time! Fraternally, James Bishop 734-765-7097
      Aces Fore Aiden Golf Tournament
      02/21/17 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters is a proud sponsor of the Aces Fore Aiden Golf Tournament.  Here is more information about Aiden McVicker, and download a Registration Form here or visit their website.
      BBQ for the Badge
      02/21/17 - Richardson Fire Fighters Association
      We are excited to bring back BBQ for the Badge at North Central Ford.  We will have vendor booths, fire trucks, police cars, and music all day.  This year all procedes from this event will go to RPD officer Steve Hooten and his family.  Please come us April 28, 2017 at North Central Ford in Richardson and help us support our brother in blue.
      2017 RETIREE REUNION
      02/21/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Charity Tournament presented by Local 1747
      02/21/17 - Kent Fire Fighters
      Please find attached the flyer for a charity golf tournament presented by Local 1747. The tournament is on June 2 at the Riverbend Golf Course in Kent. All proceeds benefit the Kent Firefighter Foundation.
      Upper Darby L2493 MDA Pour for the Cure Event
      02/20/17 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Upper Darby L2493 is once again hosting their Pour for the Cure to benefit MDA. This will take place on February 25th from 3-7 pm at Casey's Drexel Hill, State Road and Landsdowne Ave. A special guest band will be performing. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at the door or at UD stations 26, 36, 37 and 74.
      West Valley L4861 Mourns Loss
      02/20/17 - Oregon State Fire Fighters Council
      Here is a message from West Valley President Bellarts. Our thoughts and prayers are with Local 4861. Our Local family has experienced a tremendous loss this week. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kearstin Cameron, wife of Lt. Sean Cameron, Vice President of Local 4861. We appreciate the outpouring of support during this difficult time.
      Local 858 Teams w/Brute Force
      02/20/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Local 858 is proud to announce a great offer from Brute Force training gear. They are a Local Denver Company and have offered their deepest discount to 858 members and family.  I have attached 2 pages with some product and the discount code. Simply go to bruteforcetraining.com and use promo code DFD15. Buy some sandbags, get buff, and have a happy Monday.
      Firefighter Cancer Registry Act
      02/19/17 - IAFF Local 21
      Local 21 Members active and retired are encouraged to attend a press conference supporting The Firefighter Cancer Registry Act hosted by Senator Amy Klobuchar.  We will be at Minneapolis Station 17 – 330 E 38th St, Minneapolis. The presser will begin at 11:00 am. If you want to arrive a little early, that would be much appreciated.
      Contract Meeting - ALL MEMBERS
      02/19/17 - IAFF Local #1945
      Local 1945 members, The bargaining team has been regularly meeting and working on the formation of the initial CBA for Local 1945. We are currently at a point where the membership is being asked what ideas/concepts would be important in a CBA.
      IAFF Local 781 Annual Golf Event
      02/17/17 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      March Bi-Monthly
      02/17/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      MDA 856 Monarchs Family Night
      02/17/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      Retirement/Promotion Party 2-24-17
      02/17/17 - Buffalo Professional Firefighters Assoc.
      The Buffalo Professional Firefighters is hosting their 6th Annual Dinner Party.  At this party we honor all those who were promoted in 2016 and all of those retired in 2016 and beginning of 2017.  It will be held at Pearl Street Grill on Friday, February 24, 2017 from 6 pm to 11 pm.  The cost is $40 and includes dinner, open bar and music.
      Retirement/Promotion Party 2-24-17
      02/17/17 - Buffalo Professional Firefighters Assoc.
      The Buffalo Professional Firefighters is hosting their 6th Annual Dinner Party.  At this party we honor all those who were promoted in 2016 and all of those retired in 2016 and beginning of 2017.  It will be held at Pearl Street Grill on Friday, February 24, 2017 from 6 pm to 11 pm.  The cost is $40 and includes dinner, open bar and music.
      PTSD LEGISLATION
      02/17/17 - UPFFA
      Denver Firefighters Annual Ball
      02/16/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good evening members.  Just a quick email to let you know that we do have about 8 available seats to the ball.  We were able to add some seating.  If you do need tickets please call Dena @ the union office and she can hook you up, or if you have any questions feel free to call myself, FF James Burkhalter @ 303.725.6066. The big day is a week from Saturday, February the 25th.
      2017 Fire On Ice game raises over $12,000
      02/16/17 - IAFF Local 271
      The 6th Annual Fire on Ice brought in over 12k dollars!!! This would not of been possible without the generosity and support from the community! A gigantic THANK YOU to all of our sponsors!! All money is donated to The Wildland Firefighter Foundation in the name of fallen Lolo Hotshot Justin Beebe, L271 Fired up 4 Kids and L2457 Burn Foundation.
      IAFF Local 3808 LODD - Thomas G. Byrne
      02/15/17 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      Thomas G. Byrne, 51, of Kansas City, MO., passed away February 11, 2017 at Saint Luke's East Hospital. A visitation will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 2552 Gillham Rd, Kansas City, MO., on Tuesday, Feb 14th from 4-8pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      2017 Scholarship Applications
      02/15/17 - New London Fire Fighters
      The 2017 applications for the Dr. Carl Wies Scholarship Fund and the John M. O'Connor Scholarship Trust have been posted on our website as of 2/15/17. Please click on "scholarships" located within the tabs above. These applications must be received by April 1st, 2017.
      Passing of Brother Bob Scholl
      02/15/17 - Hoffman Estates Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 2061
      R.I.P. Brother Bob Scholl  6/12/32 - 2/12/17 Lt. Robert “Bob” Scholl. Bob passed away in his home state of Arizona yesterday, February 12. He was born on June 12, 1932 and was 84 years old. Bob began here with the Hoffman Estates Volunteer Firemen’s Association and began his career as a full-time firefighter on August 8, 1968.
      Highly suggested for city administrators
      02/15/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont
      IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery
      02/15/17 - IAFF Local 21
      To All IAFF Affiliate Presidents,   Our members respond to any number of tragic events, and post-traumatic stress is a natural response to the accumulation of what they experience on a daily basis.
      Palo Verde Golf Club Donates to Sun Lakes
      02/15/17 - IAFF Local 3560
      The Palo Verde Men’s Golf Club held a charity tournament to benefit the Sun Lakes Fire District on February 4th. They donated all proceeds,$3170,from the tournament to the District.
      Palo Verde Golf Club Donates to Sun Lakes
      02/15/17 - IAFF Local 3560
      The Palo Verde Men’s Golf Club held a charity tournament to benefit the Sun Lakes Fire District on February 4th. They donated all proceeds,$3170,from the tournament to the District.
      Westport Firefighters Extricate One
      02/15/17 - IAFF Local 1081
      A two-car rollover crash tonight in the northbound lanes of the Merritt Parkway just north of Exit 42 in Westport closed the parkway northbound for more than an hour, state police said. At the request of state police, Westport police block the northbound Exit 42 entrance ramp of the Merritt Parkway tonight following a two-car crash. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.
      Think Spring
      02/15/17 - IAFF Local 772
      Our annual Red Sox Alumni Benefit Game is scheduled for June 24, 2017 at Mansfield Stadium.
      In Memory of Mark Horton
      02/15/17 - UPFFA
      [L-R] Mark Horton, Secretary-Treasurer, Ohio Professional Fire Fighters, Mark Sanders, 8th District VP, General President Harold Schaitberger, Peter S.
      Upcoming Election for E-board Vice President
      02/15/17 - IAFF Local 4413
      There will be an election for Vice President coming soon.
      30th Annual IAFF Local 312 Awards-Retirement Dinner
      02/14/17 - IAFF Local 312
      MDA Summer Camp Events
      02/14/17 - IAFF Local 2180
      Local 2180 Members, The IAFF has a long and rich partnership with the MDA that Local 2180 has supported throughout the years. Please consider attending the following MDA summer camp events - Sponsor Day on June 30th or Firefighter Fun Day on June 27th. Please see the attached pdfs for info
      Rockies Flyer, again, sorry
      02/14/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Colorado Rockies Opening Day
      02/14/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good afternoon all members.  I have exciting baseball news to share with you, Local 858's Valentines Day Gift to you.  We have teamed up with the Colorado Rockes and have an Opening Day Special for you!  We have 50 tickets available for the Opening Day Game on Friday April 7th VS the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Tickets are on the first base line and are $80 a piece.
      Structure Fire Kettle Road
      02/14/17 - Norwalk Fire Fighters
      February 13, 2017 The Norwalk Fire Department responded to a fire in a single family home at Kettle Road this morning, at 7:55am. Firefighters arrived to find a well involved fire in the kitchen and the home heavily charged with smoke.
      2017 GUNS N' HOSES UPDATE
      02/13/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
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