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      **Funeral Arrangements for Firefighter Dustin Grubbs*** ***Visitation 5-8 at Tutor Funeral Home Tuesday Funeral starts at 1 at First Baptist of Magee on Wednesday***  Wednesday Nov. 7, at 7p.m. there will be a candlelight vigil for Dustin Grubbs. It will be at Magee Fire Department. We ask that everyone share this post so we can get the word out. If anyone wants to put flowers or etc. Read More...
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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
      Robert Hornsby, Secretary-Treasurer for Biloxi Firefighters Association says the Corn Hole Tournament is $30 per team - bring your own partner!  There will be a social and an advanced bracket.  PRIZES WILL BE 60% PAYOUT! Fish plates will be for sale at the pavilion.  Bring your lawn chair, cooler, and BYOB! HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE.
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      Firefighters recently enjoyed some fellowship and fun while supporting Breast Cancer Research. Pink shirts were proudly wore by all members!
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      The image of the soot-covered veteran firefighter has always inspired respect and honor. But that dirty garment may be deadily. Firefighter Paramedic Kurtis Bennett was honored Friday by the San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation for the work he and his staff are doing to deal with cancer as an occupational threat to the life of a firefighter.
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      The 2017 Statewide Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service at the MS Fire Academy will be held October 10 beginning at 10:00.
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      Our disaster relief efforts on the ground in Texas and Louisiana are nothing short of amazing.
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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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      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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      Awards Submissions
      12/13/18 - IAFF Local 739
      Awards Submissions Please submit any nominations for awards for 2018 in confidence to Mario Lopez by January 11, 2019.
      Happy Holiday's !
      12/13/18 - IAFF local 2464
      Have happy & safe holdiay's from all of us at Walpole Firefighters Local 2464 .
      2019 Open Enrollment
      12/13/18 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
      FIREFIGHTERS BENEFITS FUND OPEN ENROLLMENT For coverage beginning January 1, 2019     MEDICAL & DENTAL INSURANCES WHEN:  NOVEMBER 1, 2018 - NOVEMBER 30, 2018    All employees of Palm Beach County Fire Rescue are eligible to participate in the Palm Beach County Firefighters Employee Benefits Plan.
      South Metro is Hiring
      12/12/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      South Metro Fire Rescue is hiring entry level firefighters and paramedics.  For more information on the hiring please click on the link below.  http://www.southmetro.org/jobs.
      Florida Ave Car vs Building
      12/12/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 2:32 a.m. on Wednesday December 12th, Local members responded to a vehicle vs. building accident at 8828 E. Florida Avenue in Arapahoe County. A sedan crashed through the garden level wall of 2 apartment units injuring the driver and a resident inside, both were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
      Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters for our annual legislative conference
      12/12/18 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
      Please join the Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters (MPFF), Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association (MSFCA), and the Minnesota State Fire Department Association (MSFDA) for our annual legislative conference on Tuesday, January 29, 2019.  All firefighters in Minnesota are encouraged to attend.
      2018 IAFF Local 244 General Election Results
      12/11/18 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board would like to thank all candidates and voting members who participated in the General Election. Very special thanks to the Election Committee and volunteers that helped make this a successful election. Congratulations to the new Executive Officers! Please click PDF Below to view election results.
      THANK YOU FROM LOCAL 30
      12/11/18 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Local 30 would like to thank all of the Cambridge residents that took the time to vote and support the Health & Safety of your Firefighters. Special Thanks to Jodi Sperber and the rest of the Participatory Budget Committee for their hard work throughout this process. The members of Local 30 truly appreciate it.
      TRANSPORTATION INTEREST FOR WORCESTER L.O.D.D.
      12/11/18 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Brothers and Sisters, We are trying to see if there is enough interest from our membership to take a bus to Worcester on Saturday morning. If interested to be put on the potential list, please contact FF Mike Dwyer by 12PM on Wednesday 12/12. It's not a guarantee at this time. However, if we do get the bus and you sign up, please commit to it.
      Online Toy Drive
      12/11/18 - Toy Program
      Donate a special toy to children in need in San Francisco this holiday season!  Every child deserves to open one special gift.
      2018 Raffle
      12/10/18 - IAFF Local 2754
      Local 2754 would like to thank everyone who supported our 2018 Raffle. Congratulations to the winners $1000.00       36138 $750.00         10454 $500.00         24552 $250.00         60772 $200.00         61172 $100.00         92476 $100.00 08940 $100.00 83127 $100.00 97488 $100.00 03234
      2017/2018 Retirees Lunch-in
      12/10/18 - IAFF local 1289
      Location will be the Veterans Hall- 3500 Coffee Road.
      UPDATED L.O.D.D. ARRANGEMENTS: FF ROY (WORCESTER FIRE)
      12/10/18 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Condolences Worcester Fire Fighters, Local 1009
      12/10/18 - UPFFA
      The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut extends our deepest condolences to the members of Worcester Fire Fighters, Local 1009 on the Line of Duty Death of Fire Fighter Christopher Roy of Ladder Co. 4, Brother Roy made the ultimate sacrifice doing his job. Our Prayers are with his family during this very difficult time.
      Local 1009 LODD Announcement
      12/09/18 - IAFF Local 1009
      It is with great sadness we announce the line of duty death of our member Chris Roy. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.
      Commons St. Commercial Structure Fire
      12/09/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      Just after 8 p.m. on Saturday December 8th, Local members were dispatched to a fire alarm activation at 10005 Commons Street in Lone Tree. Upon arrival members found water flowing from the fire sprinkler system and one unit in the strip mall full of smoke.
      December 6, 2018: UPFFA Recognizes Fred Garrity
      12/08/18 - UPFFA
      December 6, 2018 - Foxwoods Resorts and Casino - Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut recognizes Fred Garrity, Executive Director of the Connecticut United Ride with an IAFF Fire Axe for all his work and dedication over the years.  [L-R] Louis DeMici, Secretary, UPFFA, Fred Garrity, Executive Director, Ct.
      December 5-7, 2018: UPFFA of Ct. & RISAFF Health & Safety Seminar
      12/08/18 - UPFFA
      December 4, 2018: UPFFA Delegates Meeting
      12/08/18 - UPFFA
      Tuesday, December 4, 2018 UPFFA of Ct.
      LeDuff: A Political Hit-And-Run? Union Boss Could Be Charged
      12/07/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      http://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles/21160/leduff_a_political_hit_and_run_union_boss_could_be_charged.
      DFFA NO POLICE AVAILABLE 12-7-18
      12/07/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
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      Detroit News: Detroit fire union chief blasts city's top cop for investigation
      12/07/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
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      Motor City Muckraker (Facebook Live Press Conference)
      12/07/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      https://www.facebook.com/motorcitymuckraker/?__tn__=kCH-R&eid=ARCGQVDnvJaZrNRwIRG50Kp0dFAT29XfK42ZpXgJNtTl_F6PC9ZUplyb-yPo4otKQ8j3GYRknJ_A-Oso&hc_ref=ARRm_-BVpsF7COYNRQ5oHWeaM2VkK-UYIzpmbuN8_lmzZq8yBF5kGCGMe6mhJ6EF1a8&__xts__[0]=68.
      Police launch criminal probe into Detroit fire union head over social media posts (Detroit News)
      12/07/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2018/12/06/police-launch-probe-into-fire-union-head-over-social-media-posts/2228542002/.
      PFFA 2019 Convention
      12/07/18 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
      Make your plans now for the PFFA 2019 Convention at Ross Bridge hotel. The dates are May 13th - 15th.
      C470 Heavy Equipment Fire
      12/07/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 2:39 a.m. on Friday December 7th, Local members responded to a heavy equipment fire on C-470 west of Lucent Blvd. First arriving Engine 16 found a concrete texture curing machine with flames visible and heavy smoke drifting over the westbound lanes. For safety, traffic was briefly shut down while members extinguished the fire.
      THANK YOU I.A.F.F. LOCAL 1280
      12/07/18 - Lets Fire Cancer
      A HUGE "THANK YOU" goes out to members of The Endicott Professional Fire Fighters I.A.F.F. Local 1280. The Brothers held a fund raiser "NO SHAVE NOVEMBER" raising $540. for The Retired Professional Fire Fighters Cancer Fund. 100% of these funds will go directly to established, promising, world class cancer research programs.
      Toy Giveaway at City Hall
      12/06/18 - Toy Program
      Mayor's Toy Giveaway | San Francisco Firefighters Local 798 from SIX50 Productions on Vimeo.
      11/20/2018 Springfield fire in historic house displaces 5
      12/05/18 - IAFF Local 648
      Springfield fire in historic house displaces 5 Updated Nov 20; Posted Nov 20 7 Gallery: Springfield fire in historic house displaces 5 3 74shares By Jeanette DeForge jdeforge@repub.
      Springfield firefighters use Jaws of Life to extricate victim following 2-vehicle crash in North End
      12/05/18 - IAFF Local 648
      Springfield firefighters use Jaws of Life to extricate victim following 2-vehicle crash in North End Updated 9:33 AM; Posted 9:12 AM 11-4-18 -- Springfield -- Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to extricate a male victim from this black SUV following a 2-vehicle crash in the North End.
      Social Security Administration office in Springfield evacuated following a report of a suspicious package
      12/05/18 - IAFF Local 648
      Firefighter Cancer
      12/05/18 - IAFF Local 925
      FAQs Are firefighters’ risks for certain types of cancer significantly higher? Firefighters’ risks are significantly higher for some specific types of cancer than the general population. In 2013, NIOSH researchers reported a two-fold excess of malignant mesothelioma, a very rare cancer.
      2019 PA AFL-CIO Scholarship Application
      12/04/18 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      The PA AFL-CIO Scholarship essay contest information is attached below.
      Merry Christmas
      12/03/18 - IAFF Local 1164
      Fire Chief Dave Heavener, Santa and Mrs.
      SPECIAL MEETING
      12/03/18 - IAFF 3711
      There will be a special meeting on Thursday December 6th at 1830 at the Union Hall.  The purpose of the meeting is to present the draft contract to the members.  A ratification vote will take place at the regular December meeting on December 12th.
      Assisance from the IAFF Available
      12/03/18 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
      The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery has treated more than 500 members struggling with addiction, post-traumatic stress, complicated grief and other related behavioral health challenges. Exclusively for IAFF members, the Center provides a safe haven for members to talk with other brothers and sisters who have faced similar challenges.
      NLFD IS AWARDED THE LT. JOSEPH DIBERNARDO GRANT
      12/02/18 - New London Fire Fighters
      The NLFD was awarded the Joseph DiBernardo grant. This grant will provide our members with bailout kits and training for them. The Joseph DiBernardo foundation was started after Joseph succumbed to his injuries when he jumped out of a 5 story window during the Black Sunday Fire on November 22, 2011. To learn more, please go to: https://www.joeydfoundation.
      Diane Appleton's (wife of Dennis) Funeral Announcement
      12/02/18 - IAFF Local 21
      Dennis Appleton’s wife Diane on November 28th. A Celebration of DiDi's life will be held at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, 1669 Arcade St, St. Paul, on Wednesday, Dec. 5th. Visitation is 11am - 1pm, with Memorial Service at 1pm.
      Annual Christmas Party
      12/01/18 - IAFF Local 51
      Local 51 would like to invite all of its members and families to attend our Annual Christmas Party.  Grab your favorite dessert and get to the FF's Hall on December 18 & 19 for food, drinks, raffles & pictures with Santa.
      18-1 Academy Graduation
      12/01/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      On the evening of Friday November, 30th a graduation ceremony was held for Academy Class 18-1 at Rocky Vista University. Congratulations to our new Probationary Firefighters!  We look forward to working with you all! https://www.southmetro.
      Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut California Fire Fighters Relief Fundraising Campaign
      12/01/18 - UPFFA
      UPFFA and Ct. United Ride - Hundred Club Presentation
      12/01/18 - UPFFA
      Fred Garrity, Executive Director of the Connecticut United Ride along with Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut President Peter Carozza make a check presentation to Bill Sydenham, Executive Director of the Hundred Club. The Club is one of the organizations that receive benefits from the Ct. United Ride. A complete list of all donations is listed below.
      John McGee - Certificate of Appreciation
      12/01/18 - UPFFA
      President Peter Carozza presents a certificate of appreciation to John McGee from Manchester Fire Fighters, Local 1579 IAFF for his recent retirement from the Manchester Fire Department.
      Friday Update 11-30-18
      11/30/18 - IAFF Local 1014
      Latigo Way Structure Fire
      11/30/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 7:30 p.m. on Thursday November 29, 2018, Local members responded to a house fire on Latigo Lane in Parker. Smoke was visible from the garage when crews arrived, and the homeowner confirmed that all family members were safe and accounted for. Members quickly extinguished a small fire in the garage and conducted searches inside the home for extension, none was found.
      Skin Cancer Screenings
      11/29/18 - IAFF Local 739
      Skin Cancer Screenings The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 would like to thank Dr. Christine Kannler for coming out and conducting skin cancer screenings for our members.  We greatly appreciate her taking time out of her busy schedule to help our members stay ahead of cancer. Thank you Dr. Kannler.
      Detroit police questioned over delayed response to murder scene
      11/29/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      https://amp.clickondetroit.com/news/detroit-police-questioned-over-delayed-response-to-murder-scene.
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