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      Yes!  There's an app for PROFAM!  Our app gives you all the convenience of our website on your iPhone, iPad, or Android technology.  You can also download the app from our website:  www.pffms.org. The app can be easily downloaded via the icons on the left side of the website.   DOWNLOAD YOUR APP TODAY Read More...
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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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      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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      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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      State Fire Training Funds 101
      11/20/17 - MPFFU
      Action Required - Rally in Lansing is Next Wednesday, Nov 29th
      11/20/17 - IAFF Local 1164
      The rally to protect health care and pensions has been scheduled for Wednesday, Nov 29th at 9 am.  Please share this information with your membership, retirees, family, and friends.  We need a large crowd to assist in our fight to stop the take-aways the legislature is proposing.  Please follow updates on facebook and twitter and at mpffu.org.
      Newspaper Editorial on Health Care Cuts
      11/20/17 - MPFFU
      2018 Annual Christmas Party
      11/19/17 - IAFF Local 772
      2018 Christmas Party We would like to announce our annual Local 772 Christmas Party for all current and past members of the Bangor Fire Department.
      Noblesville DVP Election
      11/19/17 - IAFF Local 4416
      Polling location is Noblesville FD HQ - 135 S. 9th Street - December 7 & 8, 2017 from 0600-0830 each day.   Absentee voting will take place at IAFF Local 4416 - 399 S. 9th Street, Noblesville - November 27 thru December 1, 2017 from 0900-1600 daily.  Noblesville District members in good standing are eligible to cast a ballot.
      Mauer Chevrolet Bike Build
      11/19/17 - IAFF Local 21
      CLICK ON LINK TO VIEW PHOTOS Thank You to everyone from Saint Paul Firefighters Local 21 that came out to help build bikes. Mauer Chevrolet and Toys For Tots are very thankful and impressed with the hard work you put in. It was a fun day!! Saint Paul Firefighters and Mauer Chevrolet have built an amazing partnership for charitable giving.
      Webinar: State Fire Training Funds 101 - How does your department receive that money?
      11/18/17 - MPFFU
      Webinar: State Fire Training Funds 101 - How does your department receive that money? ____________________________________________________ Have you ever wondered how to receive state "fireworks" training dollars? What does encumbered mean? What is so important about September 30th and December 31st? What is a CTC.
      Toy Drive at Bus Stop Saloon
      11/17/17 - Toy Program
      EMS UPDATE on Practical Continuing Education Requirements
      11/16/17 - MPFFU
                      As many of you may be aware the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services sent out a letter informing all EMS Licensed Personnel, Instructor-Coordinators, Education Programs, Life Support Agencies, and Medical about the elimination of the requirement for Practical CE’s.
      union meeting 12/4/17
      11/16/17 - IAFF Local 740
      Exposed: Firefighters' risk of cancer is growing
      11/16/17 - IAFF Local 1009
      Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Firefighters being diagnosed with cancer has been a problem for decades, but now the statistics are even more alarming. In Boston, a firefighter is 2.5 times more likely of getting diagnosed compared to other Boston residents.
      2018 Shift Calendar
      11/15/17 - Kent Fire Fighters
      Passing of FF Robert Campbell, Rescue 2, Retired
      11/15/17 - IAFF Local 739
      Passing of Firefighter Robert Campbell of Rescue 2, Retired The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 regret to announce the passing of Firefighter Robert Campbell of Rescue 2, Retired.
      Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Firefighter William Wegwerth Sr.
      11/15/17 - IAFF Local 21
         Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Firefighter William Wegwerth Sr.  Firefighter Wegwerth joined the Saint Paul Fire Department on March 16, 1954 and retired March 31, 1981.   At the family’s request his Memorial Service will be private.
      VSP Vision Plan Purchase Option
      11/15/17 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      U.S. HEALTH – VSP VISION OPTIONAL VISION COVERAGE An Additional Vision Plan Option Not Offered by the City of Detroit U.S. Health and Life/C.O.P.S. Trust is, once again, offering VSP Vision coverage for 2018.
      IT'S A BOY!!
      11/15/17 - IAFF Local F-102
      All Hands,    It is my extreme pleasure to provide the Membership notice that past member Firefighter / Paramedic Paul Sobyra & his wife have advised they have become the proud parents of Andrew Ridge Sobyra, Born 14 November 2017 and weighing 7 lbs 06 Oz & measuring 20 inches. Paul advises that all are healthy & resting.
      The Saint Paul Fire Foundation Is Looking For Board Members
      11/15/17 - IAFF Local 21
      The Saint Paul Fire Foundation is looking for 2 people to join their Board of Directors.  If interested contact Susan O'Neil, Executive Director at 651.270.0285.  See attached PDF file for more information and application.
      73rd Annual Conference
      11/15/17 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
      Save the Date 73rd Annual Conference The Conference will be held June 6th to 9th at the Great Wolfe Lodge in Kansas City, Kansas.  Room rates are $139.00 a night including tax.  Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-608-9653.  Be sure to let them know you are with the Kansas State Council of Firefighters when making reservations.
      November 2017 General Membership Meetings
      11/15/17 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      14th Annual Malden Parade of Holiday Traditions & Christmas Tree Lighting
      11/14/17 - IAFF Local 902
      The City of Malden will kick off the Holiday Season with the 14th Annual Parade of Holiday Traditions on Saturday, November 25th at 2 PM. The Parade will lift off at the Salemwood School on Waite Street Extension, will bear left onto Maplewood Street, and will then travel west on Salem Street.
      Thanksgiving Safety
      11/14/17 - IAFF Local 902
      Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day and Christmas Eve. In 2015, cooking equipment was involved in almost half of all reported home fires and tied with heating equipment for the second leading cause of home fire deaths.
      HELP WANTED: PFFM MEETING
      11/14/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      1st Annual 1042 Mouse Derby
      11/14/17 - IAFF Local 42
      Thanksgiving Dinner at Florian Hall
      11/14/17 - Boston Fire Fighters
      Brothers  & Sisters, Please join Boston Firefighters Local 718, Senator Linda Dorcena-Forry and Billy Higgins to help serve at the 14th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner on November 22nd. Boston Firefighters Local 718 is proud to host this event each year at Florian Hall. We are able to feed over 500 men and women living with mental illness.
      Thanksgiving Meals On Wheels
      11/13/17 - IAFF Local 21
      Local 21 is looking for individuals to volunteer for this year’s Meals on Wheels Thanksgiving dinner distribution.  Volunteers will help the Meals on Wheels drivers with preparing their delivery routes.  Arrive at Cretin-Derham Hall at 0700 hrs to about 1000 hrs.  Matt Lacy is the contact for this event.
      Two 2nd Alarm Fires in November
      11/13/17 - New London Fire Fighters
      The NLFD has responded to two 2nd alarm fires in the month of November. Thank you to all of the mutual aid districs for responding. Here are a few pictures from the scenes.
      Operation Warm 2017
      11/13/17 - IAFF Local 2760
      Jerome Benner Retirement Event
      11/13/17 - IAFF Local 21
      Thanksgiving Cooking Safety
      11/13/17 - IAFF Local 2760
      November 2017 D-14 Meetings
      11/13/17 - IAFF 1826
      District 14 T-Shirts
      11/13/17 - IAFF 1826
      Lets Go nuts For Lamb
      11/13/17 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
      As some of you my know Chris Lamb was recently diagnosed with testicular cancer. Chris underwent surgery a few months ago and is back on the job.  Just a few weeks ago Chris learned the cancer has returned to his lymph nodes in his stomach. Chris once again has to undergo surgery and will be out of work for sometime. Tickets are $30.00 available at the door or in advance.
      Merp booklet
      11/12/17 - IAFF Local 1565
      Merp slide show
      11/12/17 - IAFF Local 1565
      Christmas Angel - Adopt a child
      11/11/17 - IAFF Local #1945
      Hello everyone, It’s that time of year again! The Salvation Army Christmas Angel tags are available if you would like to adopt a child. As of right now, we have 100 kids that need adopting. If you or your crew/coworkers are interested, please send me an email letting me know how many kids you would like to adopt.
      UPDATED - LODD Firefighter/EMT Scott Compton
      11/11/17 - IAFF Local 4416
      It is with deep sorrow that we must announce a line of duty death. Firefighter/EMT Scott Compton passed away less than 24 hours after fighting a commercial fire in Greenfield. Scott was a dedicated 17 year veteran of the Greenfield Fire Territory.
      Big Buck Contest
      11/11/17 - IAFF Local 21
      Thank a Veteran today...
      11/10/17 - IAFF Local 1014
      URGENT - ACTION ALERT
      11/10/17 - MPFFU
      Brothers and sisters, As you know, since last November when the legislature tried to jam pension and retiree health care reform down our throats, we have been working very hard to try and limit them to reasonable changes. Since February, we have been a part of the Governor’s Responsible Retirement Reform For Local Government task force.
      Contact You Legislators
      11/10/17 - IAFF Local 1164
      NEW Local 21 App
      11/09/17 - IAFF Local 21
      The new App for local 21 is now available. It’s a free App that is paired with our website. You can find it in the Apple App Store or in the Android App Store under IAFF21 or you can find a link on the website in the upper left hand corner of the webpage. Your log in is the same that you use for the website.
      Ethnic Book and Doll Drive
      11/09/17 - Toy Program
      BURN FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER
      11/09/17 - New London Fire Fighters
      2017-2018 HOCKEY SCHEDULE
      11/09/17 - IAFF Local 21
      Election Update
      11/09/17 - Henrico Professional Firefighters Association
      Brothers and Sisters: We begin by saying thank you to the members of Local 1568 both active and retired that assisted with brother Bob Witte’s campaign efforts for Brookland Supervisor.  Tuesday night we witnessed some very strong political shifts in both state and local elections.
      Correction!!! SAC Saturday November 18th!
      11/09/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Saturday Afternoon Club charity fundraiser
      11/09/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Please join us next Saturday November 17th @ Zuni Street Brewing for an event benifitting charities that helped member Rich Pula and his fight against Leukemia. Party starts @ 3pm, and $1 from every pint sold from 3-8 goes to help the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. There’s live music, great beer, food trucks and a great cause. Hope to see you there.
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