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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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      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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      MISSISSIPPI FIRE CHIEFS ASSOCIATION    www.msfirechiefs.
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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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      Walk With Pat Harris At Payne Arcade Harvest Parade
      09/19/17 - IAFF Local 21
      Breast Cancer Awareness 2017
      09/19/17 - Cedar Hill Professional Firefighters Association
      Please use the link below to order Cedar Hill Fire Fighters Association - Auxiliary Breast Cancer Awareness T-Shirts. Once on the page click the logo for the CHFFA Auxiliary and the password to enter into the members area is: CHFDallpink https://bigdawgshirtshack.
      Pat Harris Event
      09/19/17 - IAFF Local 21
      Dedication
      09/19/17 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
      Stephanie Piko for City of Centennial Mayor
      09/19/17 - Cunningham Fire Fighters
      Local 3027 had endorsed Stephanie Piko for Mayor of the City of Centennial. http://www.stephaniepiko.
      Defusing/Debriefing Meetings
      09/19/17 - IAFF 1826
      Buddy Walk
      09/18/17 - IAFF Local 739
      Buddy Walk Massachusetts Down Syndrome Walk On October 8, 2017, I will be participating in the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress’ Buddy Walk in Wakefield in honor of my son, Noah.  This walk takes place each year in Massachusetts to support the more than 5,000 families who have a member with Down Syndrome in the Commonwealth.
      2017 Nominations & Elections Notice
      09/18/17 - IAFF Local 42
      Brother James Green LODD
      09/18/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      It is with great pride and honor that we placed our brother, BCFD Firefighter James Green on the IAFF Memorial Wall for his LODD in 2015. Special thanks to our honor guard members Adriana Delgado, Frank Chavez and Donovan Jacks for proudly representing us all in presnting the IAFF Flag to brother Green's wife, Maura Green.
      First responders honored at American Legion event
      09/17/17 - IAFF Local 1164
      Fire Inspector Greg Thomas accepts his award from Commander Larry Fenner and Veteran Service Officer Jim Pardo.(Photo: Bill Bresler | hometownlife.com) American Legion honors Livonia first responders at annual Sept. 11 dinner A Livonia firefighter and two police officers were recognized for their work the last year. Start the conversation, or Read more at Westland Observer.
      Extrication on the Merritt Parkway
      09/17/17 - IAFF Local 1081
      Westport Firefighters Respond to Extrication On Augst 5th at 6:35 this morning, during torrential rainfall, Westport Fire Department was dispatched to the Merritt Parkway northbound for a motor vehicle accident with injuries. Engine 6, Rescue 3 and the Shift Commander responded to the call.
      Extrication on Wilton Road
      09/17/17 - IAFF Local 1081
      On July 27th, Westport Firefighters had to extricate a victim from a car at the intersection of Wilton Road and Bolton Lane.
      LODD Wall adding Lt. Flaherty
      09/16/17 - IAFF Local 740
      The 31st IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial service will be broadcast live via streaming video on Saturday, September 16. The ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colorado, officially begins at 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time. At this year’s memorial service, the IAFF will add 196 fallen fire fighters from the United States and Canada to the Wall of Honor.
      2017 IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial
      09/15/17 - IAFF Local 1014
      US House Passes Fire Fighter Cancer Registry
      09/14/17 - IAFF Local 4416
      House Passes Firefighter Cancer Registry Act A top IAFF legislative priority, the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2017 (H.R. 931), cleared its final hurdle in the U.S. House of Representatives this week, passing by a unanimous vote.
      Tonight's Meeting Location Change
      09/14/17 - Explorer Post 107
      There is a location change for tonight’s Explorer training. Tonight’s training will be held at Station 153 (5463 Sovereign Street, Castle Rock. Please stop by the Fire Training Center and pick up your gear or have another Explorer get it for you! Please pass this information on to other Explorers as you see them.
      Terry Goldschmitz Is Retiring
      09/14/17 - IAFF Local 21
      Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts
      09/14/17 - IAFF local 1289
      October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, once again we will be selling the navy blue duty shirts in various styles and sizes. The cost is 20$ with all proceeds going towards the fight to cure cancers. Orders placed by September 21st will be available for pickup after October 1st, through Bjorn at station 4. Be sure to include your phone number with the order.
      Birmingham Charity Golf Tournament
      09/14/17 - IAFF 14th District
      Birmingham Local 117 is hosting a charity golf tournament November 1, 2017 benefiting Camp Smile-A-Mile. See attachment for more information.
      Letter from General President Harold A. Schaitberger
      09/13/17 - UPFFA
      To All IAFF Affiliate Leaders, We need your help to provide needed emergency funds to our IAFF Disaster Relief Fund. Over the last several weeks, you've seen our members in action in response to Hurricane Harvey, working around the clock to rescue literally tens of thousands of civilians, while risking their own lives and knowing their own homes were likely damaged or destroyed.
      September 10, 2017: Ct. United Ride
      09/13/17 - UPFFA
      Special Request From General President Schaitberger – Disaster Relief Fund
      09/13/17 - IAFF Local 2546
      To All IAFF Affiliate Leaders, We need your help to provide needed emergency funds to our IAFF Disaster Relief Fund. Over the last several weeks, you've seen our members in action in response to Hurricane Harvey, working around the clock to rescue literally tens of thousands of civilians, while risking their own lives and knowing their own homes were likely damaged or destroyed.
      IAFF Press Release: Firefighter Cancer Registry Act
      09/13/17 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      Important Hurricane Relief Message from President Kennell
      09/13/17 - IAFF Local 2546
      Important Hurricane Relief Message from President Kennell: Brothers and Sisters: First, I want to ask all members with serious problems to contact their DVP or Secretary Heinis so you can be put on a list for assistance. Remember, we can't help if we're not aware of the need.
      Local 21 Golf Tournament
      09/12/17 - IAFF Local 21
      Local 21 Annual Golf Tournament will be held on September 20 at Oak Glen Golf Course, 1599 McKusick Rd N, Stillwater, MN 55082.  Shotgun start at 1:00 p.m.  Cost $55.  Active & retired, all are welcome.  Prizes, gifts, green fees, cart, and dinner included.
      Local 718 Standing Out for Mayor Walsh
      09/12/17 - Boston Fire Fighters
      Peer Support Program and LOA
      09/12/17 - IAFF Local 1805
      Brothers and Sisters, Please review the attached proposed LOA on Pump Testing and Peer Support program. Information will be available at September's General membership meeting and voting will be online starting Thursday, September 14th with an end date of the 21st.
      Hurricane Relief
      09/12/17 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
      Your union needs your help to provide needed emergency funds to our IAFF Disaster Relief Fund. Over the last two weeks, you've seen your brothers and sisters in action in response to Hurricane Harvey, working around the clock to rescue literally tens of thousands of civilians, while risking their own lives and knowing their own homes were likely damaged or destroyed.
      Fill The Boot
      09/12/17 - IAFF Local 21
      Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week (Sept 12-14) Saint Paul Firefighters will be out at major intersections, during the evening rush hour, within the City of Saint Paul for our annual Fill The Boot campaign.  This event provides funding for the Muscular Dystrophy Association in its efforts to find a cure for muscular dystrophy.
      2017 Trunk or Treat Event
      09/12/17 - IAFF Local 42
      Hurrican Relief Water Drive
      09/12/17 - IAFF Local 42
      LETTER FROM THE IAFF GENERAL PRESIDENT
      09/11/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      To All IAFF Affiliate Leaders, We need your help to provide needed emergency funds to our IAFF Disaster Relief Fund.
      Support Texas & Florida
      09/11/17 - Boston Fire Fighters
      IAFF Remembers: 16 Years After September 11
      09/11/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Sixteen years ago on September 11, in the greatest tragedy in the history of the fire service, 343 FDNY members died in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
      L30 NOTIFICATION
      09/11/17 - 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.
      Halloween Party 2017
      09/11/17 - Westport Fire Local1802
      Westport Fire Department hosts is annual Halloween party at 4pm at station 1. Parking will be a challenge due to the Police Department construction.
      2017 Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts
      09/10/17 - IAFF Local 3666
      2017 Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts Supporting the Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund On Sale Now!!! https://squareup.
      911 - WE SHALL NEVER FORGET!
      09/10/17 - 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 Patriot Day Tuesday September 11, 2001 is a day that we shall never forget (click here for a time line of events). Think back.
      Chairman Mike Sellers Retires from SLFD Fire Board after 18 years of service
      09/09/17 - IAFF Local 3560
      Sun Lakes Fire District Board Chairman Mike Sellers retires after 18 years of loyal service to the citizens of Sun Lakes. Chairman Sellers is the longest running Fire Board Member in Sun Lakes Fire District history. On Behalf of all the Members of Local 3560, past and present, we would like to thank Chairman Sellers for all his support and guidance for almost 2 decades and wish him all the best.
      Portable Generator Safety Tips
      09/09/17 - IAFF Local 3990
      Thousands of people throughout Florida will be using portable generators to power their homes and businesses after Irma hits. Here are some safety tips to operate a generator safely. Also remember, for the safety of the linemen out there restoring power, you need to cut off your main breaker if you are back feeding your house!! (this is not a recommended method of use) 1.
      Hurricane Irma Update #3
      09/09/17 - IAFF Local 1403
      Dear Brothers and Sisters, The link below is another important update from Local 1403. Stay strong, stay safe and stay united! /Hurricane%20Irma%20Update%20%233.
      4th Annual Charity Gala - October 28th, 2017
      09/09/17 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
      The 4th Annual Firefighter's Gala is a fundraiser to help feed underprivileged and vulnerable children in the Coquitlam area through a “Nutritional Breakfast & Snack Program". This program is designed to relieve hunger by providing healthy food so kids can concentrate in class and succeed in school.
      Hurricane Preparation Tips & Guide
      09/09/17 - IAFF Local 3990
      Lake County (and pretty much anywhere in Florida right now) - you need to make final storm preparations TODAY! If you have any questions, the Lake County HOTLINE to call is 352-253-9999. If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1. If it is just a question, please use the hotline number. Some prep tips: 1. Go move loose outside items inside.
      Volunteers Needed for Brother Witte!
      09/09/17 - Henrico Professional Firefighters Association
      Brothers & Sisters, The campaign for the Brookland BOS seat is heating up and election day is fast approaching. Brother Witte will be appearing in the Glen Allen Day Parade on Saturday, September 23rd. Brother Witte has asked us for volunteers to help at Glen Allen Day to pass out campaign materials and engage with the citizens regarding why we support him.
      Twin Cities Operation Warm Block Party
      09/09/17 - IAFF Local 21
      Saint Paul Firefighters in conjunction with multiple fire departments from the metro area are having a fundraising event at Fulton Tap Room in downtown Minneapolis to support Operation Warm on Saturday September 9th from 3:00 to 9:00 PM. This program provides American made winter coats for children in need.
      Fundraiser
      09/09/17 - Franklin Park Firefighters
      Fundraiser
      09/09/17 - Franklin Park Firefighters
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