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    BFD Promotions
    11/22/19 - Boston Fire Fighters
    Boston Firefighters Local 718 President Bob Petitti along with Fire Commissioner Joe Finn and Mayor Walsh attended the promotion ceremony at Florian Hall Thursday November 21, 2019. The following members where promoted, Robert J. Calobrisi to Chief of Operations Field Services-Andre Stallworth Chief of Operations Support Services-James P. Green Deputy Fire Chief-Brian P.
    Toys For Tots
    11/22/19 - IAFF Local 21
    Toys For Tots containers are in all stations now.  Please ensure they are available for the public to drop off items.  Last day to drop off items is December 13th.
    Pigs Eye FD Apparel
    11/22/19 - IAFF Local 21
    Monday November 25th is the last day to purchase your one of kind, firefighter designed, SPFD Local 21 Pig's Eye clothing! All orders will be available in time for Christmas - don't forget to get your order in!!   https://stores.inksoft.com/SPFD/shop/home.
    Friday Update 11-22-19
    11/22/19 - IAFF Local 1014
    Operation Warm Coat Distribution / Bike Build
    11/22/19 - IAFF Local 21
    We are looking for volunteers to help on this year's Operation Warm coat distribution days Thursday Dec. 5th from 0900-1200 (approx end time) in partnership with Mauer Buick GMC and Mauer Chevrolet at Dayton's Bluff Elementary located at: 800 Conway Street, St.
    Body found after car fire
    11/22/19 - IAFF Local 1264
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    Middleham Pl. Car into a House
    11/20/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 4:21 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19th Local members were dispatched to a call for a car crash into a home in the 7200 block of Middleham Pl. in Castle Pines.
    Annual Firefighters for Healing Red Tie Gala
    11/19/19 - IAFF Local 21
    Just announced! First Responder Discounted Rate Annual Firefighters for Healing Red Tie Gala Saturday, December 7, 2019 The Depot in Minneapolis General Admission Ticket is $200 | First Responder Price is $150 1000 guests expected. 80% Sold Out. Get your tickets TODAY! BUY tickets at firefightersforhealing.
    SPPD & SPFD Basketball
    11/19/19 - IAFF Local 21
    The police play basketball from 12-2PM at Battle Creek Rec Center on Tuesdays and are open to having anyone from the Fire Department that wants to play to join in.  It is pick-up basketball so no need to have a team, just show up and play.
    Santa Claus is coming to Town!
    11/19/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Santa Claus is coming to the Denver Firefighters Muesum on December 6th and 7th before the Parade of Lights. Visit Santa, have a snack and head to the Parade of Lights. Don't waste your time standing in line at the mall, come to see the man himself, up close and personal where you can squeeze, hug, dance, and take pictures with Santa.
    E-Board and Trustee Nominations
    11/19/19 - Amarillo Professional Firefighters
    The nominations for Executive Board positions and Trustees is once again open. This is due to a member who questioned the methods of the previous nomination method.  In the spirit of fairness, and to ensure that all members have an opportunity to nominate a member for a position, nominations will again be open until December 2, 2019.
    Driver pulled over before car went up in flames in Springfield
    11/18/19 - IAFF Local 648
    Driver pulled over before car went up in flames in Springfield HAMPDEN COUNTY by: Jada Furlow Posted: Nov 16, 2019 / 12:03 PM EST / Updated: Nov 16, 2019 / 06:54 PM EST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield Fire Department put out a car fire on 975 Page Boulevard in Springfield Saturday afternoon.
    Two drivers taken to hospital following car crash on Cooley Street in Springfield
    11/18/19 - IAFF Local 648
    Two drivers taken to hospital following car crash on Cooley Street in Springfield HAMPDEN COUNTY by: Jada Furlow Posted: Nov 16, 2019 / 12:21 PM EST / Updated: Nov 16, 2019 / 06:55 PM EST SPRINGFIELD, Mass.
    Crews battle two-alarm fire on Dickinson St. in Springfield
    11/18/19 - IAFF Local 648
    Crews battle two-alarm fire on Dickinson St.
    Springfield crash leaves 2 injured, traps woman in car
    11/18/19 - IAFF Local 648
    Springfield crash leaves 2 injured, traps woman in car Updated Nov 10, 2019;Posted Nov 10, 2019 By Jeanette DeForge | jdeforge@repub.com SPRINGFIELD – Two people were injured in a two-car crash, which trapped a woman inside a vehicle. The two victims were brought to a local hospital by ambulance.
    Bomb scare prompts lockdown at Mercy Medical Center
    11/18/19 - IAFF Local 648
    Bomb scare prompts lockdown at Mercy Medical Center Andrew Masse Posted Nov 7, 2019    0 spaceplay / pause   qunload | stop   ffullscreen shift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume   mmute ←→seek    .
    Fire destroys top floor of house on Crystal Avenue in Springfield
    11/18/19 - IAFF Local 648
    Fire destroys top floor of house on Crystal Avenue in Springfield NEWS by: Alysha Boynton, Jada Furlow Posted: Nov 5, 2019 / 03:54 AM EST / Updated: Nov 5, 2019 / 07:15 AM EST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – An overnight fire scorched the second story of a house on Crystal Avenue in Springfield.
    Car intentionally set on fire in Springfield
    11/18/19 - IAFF Local 648
    Car intentionally set on fire in Springfield, fire captain says CRIME by: Jada Furlow Posted: Nov 5, 2019 / 06:51 AM EST / Updated: Nov 5, 2019 / 09:00 PM EST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Crews worked to put out a car fire early Tuesday morning in Springfield.
    Woman seriously injured in I-291 crash in Springfield
    11/18/19 - IAFF Local 648
    Woman seriously injured in I-291 crash in Springfield Updated Nov 02, 2019;Posted Nov 02, 2019 By Jeanette DeForge | jdeforge@repub.com SPRINGFIELD -- A woman was seriously injured after her vehicle crashed and rolled over on Interstate-291 Saturday. The crash occurred shortly before 7:30 p.m.
    Fire Prevention Month 2019
    11/17/19 - IAFF Local 4349
    Every October, the Local 4349 teams up with the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Prevention team to go into the schools and teach about fire safety.  Each grade levels are taught different aspects of fire safety.
    Congratulations Firefighter/EMT Jeff Fowler on your Retirement
    11/16/19 - International Association of Firefighters
    Congratulations Firefighter/EMT Jeff Fowler on the occasion of your retirement. In honor and recognitions of your 34+ years of loyal and dedicated service to those who defend America.
    Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Firefighter Jerry Schauer
    11/16/19 - IAFF Local 21
               IAFF Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Firefighter/Paramedic Jerry Schauer.  Firefighter/Paramedic Schauer started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on June 9, 1983 and retired on April 28, 2000.  Funeral arrangments will be posted when available.
    Lt. Menard Wake and Funeral Info
    11/16/19 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
    Local 76 has provided a bus for those wishing to attend the funeral services. Meet at Dilboy Field no later than 0815 as the bus will be headed for Worcester at 0830. The bus will depart Worcester for Dilboy Field at 1400.
    2019 Election Poll Hours
    11/15/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    There has been some confusion regarding when the Election Polls are open and closed at the Local 858 Office. . The Polls will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm.  The Polls will be closed on Thursday, November 28th, for Thanksgiving.  The Polls will also be closed from 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm for lunch.
    CHILDREN'S FUND FOR FALLEN BROTHER MENARD (WFD)
    11/15/19 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    Donations are now being accepted through @THE_PFFM 100% goes directly to Lt. Jason Menard's family Donations can be made at PFFMFoundation.
    Friday Update 11-15-19
    11/15/19 - IAFF Local 1014
    LODD Worcester Local 1009; Lt Jason Menard
    11/14/19 - IAFF Local 739
    LODD Worcester Local 1009: Lieutenant Jason Menard Calling hours for Lt. Jason Menard will be held on Sunday November 17, 2019 from 3 to 7 PM at Mercadante Funeral Home on Plantation Street in Worcester. A funeral service will be held on Monday November 18, 2019 at 11 AM at St. John's Catholic Church on Temple Street in Worcester.
    Tough Fire On Ravenwood
    11/14/19 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
    At 8:46 PM on November, 2nd 2019, members of Local 830 were dispatched to 9 Ravenwood Drive for reports of a house on fire.  Upon arrival, Car 2 reported a heavily involved residential structure. Due to the are being the small section of Norwalk without hydrants, Command requested a tanker from New Cannan to respond.
    Worcester Fire Local 1009 - LODD Lt. Jason Menard
    11/13/19 - IAFF Local 1009
    Worcester Local1009  LODD   Lt. Jason Menard Local 1009 regrets to announce the Line of Duty Death of Lt Jason Menard, Ladder Company 5. Arrangements are incomplete a and will be posted when finalized.
    IAFF - ALTS Conference in Orlando
    11/13/19 - Iowa Professional Fire Fighters
    Registration is now open for the 2020 Vincent J. Bollon Affiliate Leadership Training Summit (ALTS) and Ernest A. “Buddy” Mass Human Relations Conference (HRC), taking place January 19-22, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
    2020 Legislative Agenda
    11/12/19 - IAFF Local 42
    Leadership from Greater Kansas City Fire Fighters IAFF Local 42 and KC Chief Officers IAFF Local 3808 met with Governor Mike Parson to discuss issues facing Missouri Fire Fighters in the 2020 Legislative Session.
    2020 BFIT CHALLENGE
    11/12/19 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    Brothers and Sisters, Please see the information below about the 2020 BFIT Challenge. Any member interested in joining the Local 30 team, please contact Executive Board Member FF Mike Dwyer (978-375-4096). More event and registration information is available in the attached pdf.
    INFORMATIONAL POST
    11/12/19 - IAFF Local 1403
    Retired Lt. Brian Gagnon has asked Local 1403 to send out information to his brothers and sisters about a natural minor wound and burn care product he has developed. Brian is trying to get exposure for his product and has offered 200 free samples to members of Local 1403 for them to try it and give him feedback. If interested intrying it out please contact Brian aloemaxx123@gmail.
    Christmas Party December 14, 2019
    11/12/19 - IAFF Local F283
    Don’t forget about your annual Christmas Party at the American Lake Conference Center on Dec 14, 2019. Doors open at 6pm, it’s a (345) day.
    Retired Lt. George Turner
    11/12/19 - IAFF Local 1403
    Metro-Dade Firefighters regret to announce Retired Lt. George Turner passed away on November 11, 2019. George was hired on 7-26-76 and retired 6-30-03. May he Rest in Peace.
    Heroes and Howl-i-days
    11/12/19 - Toy Program
    Join SF Firefighters Toy Program at our favorite Doggy Day Club for an amazing event where you can bring your dog, take photos with Santa, get some treats and make a child’s holiday brighter! Doggy Style Day Club invites you and you favorite do to join us on Dec 1st, 2019 for a fun filled event.
    Monday Moring Headlines November 11, 2019
    11/11/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Thank you to all of our Denver Firefighter Veterans that have chosen to continue there career on the fire department. We honor and express our gratitude to you for serving in our military and protecting our freedom.  - Remember, our Union Offices will be closed today and will resume regular hours on Tuesday.
    Happy Veterans Day
    11/11/19 - IAFF Local 739
    Happy Veterans Day Lynn Local 739 is wishing a Happy Veterans Day to all active and retired members who have and continue to serve. To Veterans everywhere, we say Thank You for your sacrifice and your service.
    2019 OFFICER ELECTIONS
    11/10/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    2019 OFFICER ELECTION *THIS VOTE WILL INCLUDE BYLAW CHANGES AND A DUES INCREASE BALLOT MEASURE SPECIFICALLY FOR THE MEMBERSHIP ASSISTANCE FUND BYLAW CHANGES TO INCLUDE THE DUES INCREASE CAN BE VIEWED IN THE MEMBERS-ONLY SECTION AT IAFF244.
    EMS Training
    11/08/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Today wrapped up two weeks of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) training for Mass Casualty Incidents involving technical rescue techniques.  https://www.southmetro.
    Rapp St. Car into a Building
    11/08/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 1:21 p.m. on Wednesday November, 8th Local members responded to reports of a car into a a building in the 5700 block of S. Rapp St. in downtown Littleton. When the call came in there were also reports of people standing on the roof of the structure waiting for help because the car was blocking their exit path.
    Fire Foundation Apparel Sales
    11/08/19 - IAFF Local 21
    2019 - 2020 Hockey Schedule
    11/08/19 - IAFF Local 21
    The 2019 - 2020 Hockey schedule has been posted to the L-21 website.
    Friday Update 11-8-19
    11/08/19 - IAFF Local 1014
    Burnaby Firefighters Breakfast supporting Angel Toy Drive 2019
    11/07/19 - IAFF 323
    Please RSVP today at: firefightersbreakfast2019.eventbrite.
    Winter Blaze - Firefighters Ball
    11/07/19 - IAFF Local 31
    Save the date for the 2020 Winter Blaze - Tacoma Firefighters Ball, Saturday, March 21, at the Emerald Queen Casino's new facility. We hope you will join us for an evening of food, dancing, and live entertainment Kentucky Derby style to benefit The Goodtimes Project.  It truly will be an event to remember.
    30 in 30 Raffle
    11/06/19 - IAFF Local 51
    30 - 30 El Paso Firefighter Cancer Fund Daily Raffle WINNERS: 1. Carlo Salazar #0504 2. Xavier Romero #0006 3. Bobby Jones #0291 4. Patsy Razo #0226
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