• June 26, 2022

    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:

    • 10% tuition discount on all classes and waiver of the Application Fee.
    • Textbooks provided at no cost.
    • Exclusive Scholarship Opportunities for Learning Partner employees/members. Click here for more information.
    • A complimentary evaluation of previously earned college credits and training/professional certifications for consideration of transfer credit.
    • Complimentary access to our Writing and Math specialists through the Student Success Center.
    • A dedicated landing page for Learning Partners on the CSU website for prospective students and student enrollments.

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    Columbia Southern University is a completely online university offering associate, bachelor and master degree programs in a wide variety of disciplines. For program information please contact Natasha Willett at Natasha.Willett@ColumbiaSouthern.edu.

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      June 15, 2022

      Professional Firefighters Association of Mississippi
      Supports Mike Ezell for U.S. 4th Congressional District Representative for Mississippi

      The Professional Firefighters Association of Mississippi supports the election campaign for Mike Ezell for U.S. 4th Congressional District Representative.

      Mike Ezell is a proven leader as Sheriff of Jackson County and is a long-time supporter of first responders in the State of Mississippi. With 42 years of law enforcement experience, he has worked hard for the residents of Jackson County. 

      Mike Ezell is goal-oriented and transparent as a community leader. He has first-hand experience in local government and he knows what it takes to fight for our communities. We have no doubt he will continue that commitment if elected Congressman of the 4th District in Mississippi.  He will stand up, show up, and be accountable – getting things done for Mississippi! 

      Professional Firefighters Association of Mississippi
      Gulfport Firefighters Association IAFF Local 272
      Biloxi Firefighters Association IAFF Local 1583
      Hattiesburg Firefighters Association IAFF Local 184
      Laurel Firefighters Association IAFF Local 207
      Gautier Firefighters Association IAFF Local 3290
      Moss Point Firefighters Association IAFF Local 5199
      Pascagoula Firefighters Association IAFF Local 1469
      State Level Firefighters Association IAFF Local A0023

      Please vote on June 28, 2022

      Fire up the phone lines for firefighters! Call Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann MONDAY at 601-359-3770. Tell him to pass HB 451 to save lives with the First Responders Health and Safety Act funding!

      This bill provides funding for the 1st Responders Health and Safety Act as well as provides equipment and apparatus funding. Click here to view the bill.

      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.

      Avalanche Shirts - OFFICE OPEN TODAY - 8:00am - 3:00pm
      06/23/22 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      DFD COLORADO AVALANCHE T-SHIRTS Todays hours to pick up shirts wil be 8am - 3pm. We have ordered more Small, Medium, 2X, and 3X however they won't be available until early to mid next week.  IMPORTANT INFO:  FIRST: All Shirts ordered up to this point will be available tomorrow.  We have additional Large and X-Large in stock if you would like to buy them and pick them up now.
      Veterans | Post 9/11 Veteran Service Bonus
      06/23/22 - IAFF Local 21
      The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) has a long history of awarding service bonuses to Minnesota Veterans who served in America’s wars. Starting in 1919 after World War I, through World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, and now the Global War on Terrorism. MDVA recognizes the sacrifices and courage Minnesotans took to defend our country.
      Fight For Air Climb
      06/22/22 - Suncoast Firefighters
      Members from West Manatee Fire took to the steps of Raymond James Stadium to raise funds for the American Lung Association. Aaron Reese, Clayton Lease, Frank Agresta, Robert Haygood and Max Pollock along with other area firefighters; dressed in full gear maneuvered 1,377 steps each to promote awareness for the millions of Americans affected by lung disease.
      Street Naming Ceremony
      06/21/22 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
      Street to be named for Chief Sanford W.
      Friday Update 6-17-22
      06/20/22 - IAFF Local 1014
      PEMS Awards Congratulations
      06/20/22 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
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      Monday Morning Headlines
      06/20/22 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      T-Shirts Webstore Annual Picnic and Camping Trip
      Local 858 Webstore Now Open!
      06/19/22 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Local 858's Webstore is now open! More Avalanche Shirts Ordered- Read article for details.
      THANK YOU!
      06/19/22 - Lets Fire Cancer
      "THANK YOU"! Two small words that warrant being repeated often.  Thank you to all of our very generous supporters. YOU have made our mission of supporting established, promising, world class Cancer Research a HUGE SUCCESS! Soon we will be announcing our next Cancer Research grants and we will top over $400,000. raised and donated since our beginning.
      06/17/22 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      The IAFF Local 244 City Chapter Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) has been tentatively agreed upon as of today, June 17, 2022. We strongly encourage all members to attend/view one of the upcoming scheduled informational meetings for additional information.
      Roy Reed Funeral
      06/17/22 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
      Roy Reed passed away on June 15th.  His services will be held on June 22nd at Porters Funeral Home in Lenexa.   Visitation starts at 0930 and ends at 1030.  The funeral will follow.   The funeral home is at 8535 Monrovia, Lenexa Kansas.
      Trustee 1 Candidates Notice of Election
      06/16/22 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
      Voting for the position of Trustee #1 will commence on the morning of June 27th and end at 5pm on July 1st. Donald Keltner         Bradley LaBar     Click on a name to review Resume
      Benefits Fund "NEW" Trustee 8
      06/16/22 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
      Congratulations to Traci Moore for winning the Trustee 8 Position
      June 15, 2022: UPFFA of Ct. presents the IAFF Charter to Groton Telecommunicators, Local 5378
      06/15/22 - UPFFA
      UPFFA of Ct., presents the IAFF Charter to the Groton Telecommunicators, Local 5378, IAFF our newest affiliate, during its delegate meeting in Waterbury on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 [Left to Right: Steve Michalovic, Treasurer, UPFFA, Michael White, Member L-5378, Nanthan Kannas, Pres., Local 5378, Peter Carozza, Pres.
      County Chapter Special Meeting to approve MOU between IAFF Local 244 and Bernalillo County reference the ‘Juneteenth Holiday’ MOU
      06/15/22 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Attention County Chapter Members: A County Chapter Special Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 10:00a.m. at the Union Hall in accordance with Article II, Section 4 & Article V, Section 6 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws. The purpose of this meeting will be for membership approval of the IAFF 244/BernCo Juneteenth Holiday MOU.
      John Barker Endorsement
      06/14/22 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
      Kansas State Representative John Barker endorsement for Distict 70.
      County Chapter MOU ‘Non-Recurring Compensation’ was approved by membership
      06/14/22 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      The County Chapter Non-Recurring Compensation MOU was approved, pursuant to Article II, Section 2 Contract Vote/Ratification & Section 4 Memorandums of Understanding of the Constitution & Bylaws at the Special Meeting which was held on June 13, 2022. The signed Non-Recurring Compensation MOU can be viewed in the member’s area under the 'Contracts' tab.
      RJ Frascone Retirement
      06/14/22 - IAFF Local 21
      Medical Director, Friend and Mentor to many Saint Paul Fire Department members over the years, will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 15, 2022.  Join us on the Green Roof at Saint Paul Fire Department HQ from 11am - 1pm.  Enjoy stories and wish RJ well in his retirement.
      UPFFA of Ct. 2022 George Crowley Memorial Scholarship Recipients
      06/13/22 - UPFFA
      The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut is pleased to announce the 2022 Scholarship Recipients  2022 George Crowley Memorial Scholarship Joseph A. Barbagallo, Hartford, Local 760, IAFF Angelina S. Furano, Ridgefield, Local 1739, IAFF Liam O’Connell, Stamford, Local 786, IAFF Alyssa M.
      Monday Morning Headlines
      06/12/22 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      City Council Endorsements Local 858 Car Show Local 858 Annual Picnic and Camping Trip Save the Date - Ryder Cup 
      ***Dues Increase***
      06/11/22 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      Our recent voting has concluded and the selected new dues will be $40.00/month. This will start for July Dues. Please adjust your payment accordingly.   If you use the Credit Union, you will have to go in person to have the adjustment made, as there will be new paperwork forms to fill out.
      2022 MDA Fill the Boot
      06/11/22 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      2022 Fill the Boot dates will be September 16, 17, & 18th!!! 0900-1700!! This will be over a fri, sat, Sunday and will be at the previous 2 locations (Tech Center and Jefferson Commons). We are working on partnering with NNFD again this year, and are looking for committed volunteers to help run the two sites each day. Please contact Sam Johnson with any questions or to volunteer.
      Friday Update 6-10-22
      06/10/22 - IAFF Local 1014
      Patrick Schmidt Endorsement
      06/09/22 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
      Patrick Schmidt Endorsement
      Windridge Cir. Structure Fire
      06/09/22 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      Wednesday, June 8, 2022 – 7:19 p.m., Local members were dispatched to a home, near E. Wildcat Reserve Pkwy and Poston Pkwy in Littleton, after a resident saw a fire in their neighbor’s backyard. Initial 9-1-1 callers thought the fire was coming from a grill and could be extending towards the home.
      2022 | Frontline Worker Pay Applications Are Now Open
      06/09/22 - IAFF Local 21
      The Frontline Worker Pay application is now open! The application will be open from June 8 through July 22, 2022. Eligible workers will have 45 days to apply for Frontline Worker Pay.  The 45-day application period will be followed by a 15-day period to allow for appeals from those whose applications were denied.
      The Connecticut Essential Workers COVID-19 Assistance Fund
      06/07/22 - UPFFA
      The Connecticut Essential Workers COVID-19 Assistance Fund, authorized by the legislature last year, was launched in January to help ease the financial burden for essential workers who lived in Connecticut, contracted COVID-19, became ill and were unable to work, or died, between March 10, 2020 and July 20, 2021.
      2022 MPFF Convention Credentials Form
      06/07/22 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
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      June 17, 2022 | Local 21 Picnic at Battle Creek Pavilion
      06/07/22 - IAFF Local 21
      Friday Update 6-3-22
      06/06/22 - IAFF Local 1014
      County Chapter Special Meeting to approve MOU between IAFF Local 244 and Bernalillo County reference the ‘Non-Recurring Compensation’ MOU
      06/05/22 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Attention County Chapter Members: A County Chapter Special Meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 13, 2022 at 10:00a.m. at the Union Hall in accordance with Article II, Section 4 & Article V, Section 6 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws. The purpose of this meeting will be for membership approval of the IAFF 244/BernCo Non-Recurring Compensation MOU.
      Wolhurst Structure Fire
      06/04/22 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      Friday, June 3, 2022 - Just after 4 a.m., Local members responded to multiple reports of a mobile home fire near C-470 and Santa Fe in Littleton. Upon arrival, members found heavy fire conditions and had concerns that the fire may have extended towards neighboring homes. Members quickly pulled hose lines for fire attack while simultaneously searching the home for any people that may be trapped.
      Birth Announcement
      06/04/22 - International Association of Firefighters
      IAFF Local F147 would like to congratulate one of our own Fire Inspector Butler and his wife on the birth of his son Frank Edmund Butler Born 6/2/22 @ 0841.
      IAFF 56th Convention Delegate Elections
      06/04/22 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good morning,  I want to thank all of the nominees on behalf of the membership for stepping up and running for an IAFF Convention Delegate.
      Center of Excellence June Webinars
      06/03/22 - 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. Upcoming June webinars include: Supporting Fire Fighter Families  Thursday, June 9 | 12:00 p.m.
      06/03/22 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      120 Day Nomination Notice for Office
      06/03/22 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
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      Need Players for Basketball Game
      06/02/22 - IAFF Local 274
      We need basketball players for this game on June 4th.Contact Brother Clampet or Brother Washington if able to play
      Reading Local 1803 5k Charity Run
      06/01/22 - PPFFA
      Reading Local 1803 is hosting a Charity 5k Run on October 22, 2022.
      2022 Northeast Golf Tournament
      06/01/22 - PPFFA
      The 2022 Northeast Golf Tournament will be hosted by Scranrton Local 60 on September 7, 2022.  Please see attached forms for sign-up and sponsorship information.
      Honorary Membership Info
      06/01/22 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      June 1, 2022 Attention Local 244 Members, Brother Jeremy Polk has made the formal request for consideration and vote for Honorary Membership for Kelly Silvis, by way of a motion during the May 18, 2022, Executive Board Meeting. Per the Constitution & Bylaws Article III, Section 9.
      City Council Elections
      06/01/22 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Over the last few months, we have been updating you on the City Council races in Denver that will be occurring in April of 2023. We stated that endorsements will be done in waves and will be brought to the membership for final approval.
      Union Meeting and CPFF Annual Delegate Sign Up
      06/01/22 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Information Session and Union Meeting TONIGHT, Colorado Professional Fire Fighter Annual Meeting Sign Up
      Celebrating PRIDE Month
      05/31/22 - IAFF Local 21
      Local 21 is proud to recognize the diversity in our union and celebrates our LGBTQ+ members.  We encourage everyone to continue to raise awareness and take positive steps towards an inclusive culture.
      Special Election Trustee 1
      05/31/22 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
      An opening on the Board of Trustees for the Palm Beach County Firefighters Employee Benefits Fund has become available.  Trustee position #1 has recently become vacant, therefore a special election will be held to fill the remainder of the term which will end on May 31, 2026.
      05/31/22 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
      The number one reason that we hear from Plan Participants when they finally reach out to us when they are having problems or trying to get answers about claims is they “didn’t want to bother us”, and we want you to know that it bothers us when you don’t bother us. Your 1st call should not be to UMR or Sav-Rx, it should be to Fund staff.
      Friday Update 5-27-22
      05/30/22 - IAFF Local 1014
      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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