• October 27, 2021

    Columbia Southern University is pleased to have Professional Firefighters Association of Mississippi as a Learning Partner. As a member, this partnership provides a reduced tuition, plus many additional benefits. And, for your convenience, all programs are offered in an online format.

    The Learning Partner Program provides exclusive benefits to the employees/members of your organization, as well as all spouses and children. Benefits of the partnership include:

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      Columbia Southern University is pleased to have Professional Firefighters Association of Mississippi as a Learning Partner. As a member, this partnership provides a reduced tuition, plus many additional benefits. And, for your convenience, all programs are offered in an online format. Read More...
      This month marks the 20th anniversary of our Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). 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
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      Current news directly from IAFF locals, councils, and state/province associations in the US and Canada.

      November 2021 Meeting
      10/27/21 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Monthly Meeting- Tuesday November 2nd, 7:00pm.  Marsh Post.
      October 26, 2021: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
      10/26/21 - UPFFA
      Beginning Tuesday, October 26, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will host a series of live Adobe Connect webinars for organizations that received a turndown notice for their FY 2020 Assistance to Firefighters grant application.
      Free Training for Union Candidates
      10/26/21 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      No one can represent union members better than we can represent ourselves. That's why the AFL-CIO is making a push for union members to run for local offices. School Boards, Fire Boards, City Councils, County offices, State House Districts, we need union members to run for them all.
      Flat Acres Farm Haunted House and Hay Field Fire
      10/25/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 01:22 a.m. on Monday, October, 25th Local members responded to a fire Flat Acre Farms, located at 11321 Dransfeldt Road in Douglas County. Upon arrival, members found a haunted house and large area of hay bales engulfed in flames. Members and tractor operators have contained and mostly extinguished the fire, but the hay will continue to smolder this morning.
      2021 Elections - UPFFA Endorsed Candidates
      10/25/21 - UPFFA
      Monday Morning Headlines
      10/25/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      MONDAY MORNING HEADLINES No on 304 Issues Committee  Collective Bargaining Elections Executive Board Nomination Speeches Open Enrollment
      *** Urgent Need*** Brian Baker - Shift Trade Donations
      10/25/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      There is 1 urgent need for the Baker Sign-up- Wednesday, November 3, 2021
      October 21, 2021: UPFFA Treasurer Election
      10/23/21 - UPFFA
      On Thursday, October 21, 2021, Brother Steve Michalovic was elected Treasurer of the UPFFA of Ct., by the membership of the UPFFA. In accordance with the UPFFA Constitution & By-Laws, Treasurer Michalovic will assume the duties of Treasurer immediately. We wish Treasurer Michalovic success in his new role.
      COVID MANDATE - Information Request
      10/22/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      As we continue to navigate the COVID Vaccine Mandate, those with exemptions must forward the Local information to continue fighting this fight.  As you are aware, on September 24th, the Executive Board filed a formal complaint with the United States Department of Labor.
      November 2021 General Membership Meetings
      10/21/21 - International Association of Firefighters
      Our next meetings will take place on Monday, November 8th 2021 and Tuesday, November 9th 2021 at The Cabin on Rt 33 in Freehold. Both meetings will start at 1700 sharp on the patio (bacck room behind the fireplace). Please make every effort to attend.
      Firefighters from across Michigan learn how to fight basement fires at Livonia training
      10/21/21 - IAFF Local 1164
      LIVONIA, Mich. (FOX 2) - Firefighters from 24 departments in Michigan and Indiana learned how to fight some of the most dangerous fires during training Wednesday in Livonia. Basement fires are risky. "It’s the most hazardous fire as firefighters we can fight.
      Friday Update 10-15-21
      10/20/21 - IAFF Local 1014
      "BATTLE OF THE BRAVEST"
      10/20/21 - Lets Fire Cancer
      We are pleased to announce that the annual "BATTLE OF THE BRAVEST" Charity Hockey Game will return on March 20, 2022. Fire Fighters from across the area will once again take to the ice for CANCER RESEARCH. The past two years events have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since 2015, this event has raised $52,898 for established, promising, world class CANCER RESEARCH.
      Veterans for Annissa
      10/19/21 - Boston Firefighters
      Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Retired FEO Rick Lopez
      10/18/21 - IAFF Local 21
      Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Fire Equipment Operator Rick Lopez. FEO Lopez started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on June 21, 1984 and retired after 31 years on August 27, 2015.
      Presumptive Cancer Law
      10/18/21 - Wilmington Fire Fighters Association
      Local 1590 welcomed legislators who sponsored SB160.
      North Haven Professional Firefighters Association , IAFF Local 2987, has been awarded the United Nations 2021 Special Award of World Bicycling Day
      10/18/21 - UPFFA
      It is a great honor that the North Haven Professional Firefighters Association , IAFF Local 2987, has been awarded the United Nations 2021 Special Award of World Bicycling Day for promoting safe cycling for school children. The North Haven Firefighters have been promoting bicycle safety for the last 25 years through their bike helmet safety program.
      Local 244 Christmas Party 2021
      10/18/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Monday Morning Headlines
      10/17/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Monday Morning Headlines Collective Bargaining Committee Voting No on 304 Executive Board Nominations
      TPFFA Announces New Officers
      10/17/21 - Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association
      TPFFA ANNOUNCES OFFICER ELECTION RESULTS After 16 years of service as President of the Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association (TPFFA), Brother Eddie Mitchell has retired from his role as President.  Following his announced retirement, elections were held at the TPFFA’s Biennial Convention held this week in Chattanooga.
      Donate to the IAFF Disaster Relief Fund
      10/15/21 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      Brothers and Sisters, We continue to assist members affected by the destructive wildfires raging across California and Hurricane Ida - the first of the season - in the Gulf Coast of Louisiana through our disaster relief operations, including financial aid for members who are displaced from their homes, emergency home repairs and other needs as they rebuild and recover from these events.
      2021 MSCFF Convention Postponed
      10/15/21 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      Presidents and Officers: The Executive Board of the MSCFF has postponed the 51st Biennial Convention of the State Council until a date to be determined later in mid-October or November, due to concerns for our affiliate members’ safety and wellness.
      FTEP Committee Meeting Notes
      10/14/21 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      @media only screen and (max-width: 730px){ .pdfview{height:500px !important} 10132021 meeting notes.pdf Please see the attached link for the FTEP Committee meeting notes. There is also a discussion topic in Message Board.
      Wills For Heroes | Appointments Available
      10/14/21 - IAFF Local 21
      APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE!  Monday, October 18th, 2021, at 6pm and 7pm in Eagan. Contact Ken Zepeda | FEO, Ladder 18 (C) or email andrea.bischoff@maslon.
      2021 Nomination & Election Notice
      10/13/21 - IAFF Local 42
      Save The Date: 2022 Retiree's Banquet
      10/13/21 - IAFF Local 42
      The 2021 Retiree's Banquet has been postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic and the guidelines set forth for social distancing.  Please mark your calendars for the rescheduled event which will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at the Argosy Casino.
      Friday Update 10-8-21
      10/12/21 - IAFF Local 1014
      PINK PATCH PROJECT
      10/11/21 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      CFD Members can reach out to FF Dwyer instead of the P.O.
      IAFF Center of Excellence Upcoming October 2021 webinars
      10/09/21 - UPFFA
      The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is hosting an online education series for IAFF members, other first responders, healthcare providers, clinicians and the community at large.
      Roadmap to Retirement Readiness Webinar
      10/08/21 - PFFA
      Information Session and Union Meeting Tonight!
      10/06/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      INFORMATION SESSION & UNION MEETING TONIGHT - Wednesday, October 6th at 7pm - Information Session and Union Meeting The Information Session can be viewed over ZOOM.
      Principal Officer Nomination
      10/05/21 - IAFF 1826
      Nominations for Principal Officer position of Secretary/Treasurer to be held October 28, 2021, at the Bi-Monthly meeting.  Please see attached for details.
      2021 FFAM Memorial Services
      10/05/21 - IAFF Local 42
      The Fire Fighters Association of Missouri will be honoring KCFD Fire Captain Jerry Bayton and KCFD Fire Captain Robert "Bobby" Rocha at this years events.  Candelight Service on Saturyday, October 9th at 9:00 PM and Memorial Service on Sunday, October 10th at 10:30 AM. FaceMasks are REQUIRED for these events.
      Kittredge Circle Garage Fire
      10/04/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      October 4, 2021, 2:00 a.m.- Multiple calls were received by South Metro Fire Rescue's Dispatch Center that black smoke was visible coming from a home's garage near S.Jordan Road and S. Broncos Pkwy. Homeowners had working smoke detectors and did the right thing by evacuating the home and keeping doors closed as they exited. This helped to contain the fire and smoke in the garage.
      Las Ramblas Multi Family Structure Fire
      10/04/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      October 3, 2021 - At 6:28 p.m., Local members responded to reports of black smoke coming from an apartment near Market Street and Jordan in Parker. A neighbor spotted the smoke and heard a smoke alarm sounding from the home. Members from Tower 45 arrived on the scene and confirmed the incident was a working multi-family structure fire and pulled line for an offensive fire attack.
      IAFF Pink Shirt Contest
      10/04/21 - PFFNH
      Throughout October, affiliates across the United States and Canada promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month in their communities, and wearing pink T-shirts – while raising money for breast cancer research – has become a signature feature of these campaigns. To recognize these efforts, the IAFF conducts an annual Best Pink T-Shirt Design Contest open to all affiliates.
      Monday Morning Headlines
      10/04/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Monday Morning Headlines  Information Session - Union Meeting 10/6 - Union Meeting 10/7: Speeches from Nominees for Collective Bargaining, Nominations for Executive Board
      FIRE FIGHTERS GIVING "CANCER THE BOOT"
      10/04/21 - Lets Fire Cancer
      On Friday October 1, 2021 members of The Binghamton, N.Y. Professional Fire Fighters I.A.F.F. Local 729 spent the day giving "CANCER THE BOOT". Fire Fighters passed their boots all day long at a busy intersection collecting money for CANCER RESEARCH. 100% OF FUNDS COLLECTED WILL GO DIRECTLY TO ESTABLISHED, PROMISING, WORLD CLASS CANCER RESEARCH.
      Fire Prevention Week
      10/01/21 - IAFF Local 902
      This year, Malden Fire Prevention Week highlights the importance of teaching valuable lessons about how smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms help protect lives and property. Nothing helps set the tone for the campaign and spread awareness more than Fire Prevention Week Banners featuring Sparky the Fire Dog® announcing the 2021 theme, "Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety™".
      Friday Update 10-1-21
      10/01/21 - IAFF Local 1014
      Friday Update 9-24-21
      10/01/21 - IAFF Local 1014
      2021 Alumni Lunch
      09/30/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      September 29, 2021 - Retirees from South Metro Fire Rescue and its legacy fire departments enjoyed a delicious lunch together at Station 35. Sharing stories and memories, it was easy to see that one of SMFR’s strengths comes from its rich history and the legacies of amazing firefighters.
      DFD Promotions
      09/30/21 - IAFF Local 801
      7 Members were promoted and sworn in on Thursday afternoon, September 16th, 2021, at Fire Headquarters. Congratulations to newly promoted Assistant Chief Lounsbury, Deputy Chief’s Schiller and Forbes, Captain’s McGee and Zaniewski and Lieutenant’s Brown and Nolet.
      2021 Fill the Boot
      09/30/21 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      Hello! This year’s Fill the Boot had to be postponed due to communication issues with MDA. There have been restructuring and reorganizing over the past few years, and unfortunately, we no longer have an area rep. but have a division coordinator and my requests were overlooked.
      New MPFF Officer's
      09/30/21 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
      Meet our new MPFF Officer's.
      All Members Requested for Technician Jeff Billingsley Sea-of-Blue Arrival
      09/29/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      All members are requested to be at the Denver First Church, 3800 East Hampden Avenue, in Cherry Hills Village at 9:15 a.m. for the Sea of Blue arrival of Technician Jeffrey Billingsley. All members should wear Class A Uniform with a shrouded badge.
      October 2021 Meeting Announcement
      09/29/21 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Regular Meeting Tuesday October 5th, 2021 at the Marsh Post, 7pm. @media only screen and (max-width: 730px){ .pdfview{height:500px !important} Local 30 Meeting Poster 21.10.5.docx.
      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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