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    Webinar: State Fire Training Funds 101 - How does your department receive that money?
    Toy Drive at Bus Stop Saloon
    Toy Program
    EMS UPDATE on Practical Continuing Education Requirements
    union meeting 12/4/17
    IAFF Local 740
    IAFF Local 244 General Election
    Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    Exposed: Firefighters' risk of cancer is growing
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    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
    IAFF Local 244 General Election
    11/16/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    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.
    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
    Civil Service Ordiance
    11/15/17 - IAFF Local 740
    Attached is the last draft of Civil Service Ordinance that was agreed upon.  These still need to be approved and adopted into law by City Council.
    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.
    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
    Raffle Winners
    11/13/17 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
    Congratulations to the recent winners from the raffle to support Justin Weston & his family!  1st prize: James Smart 2nd prize: NNFD Sta 9/C 3rd prize: Karen Daddario Thank you to everyone who gave & helped us come together to support Justin. Please watch closely for more fundraisers coming up.
    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.
    Thank a Veteran today...
    11/10/17 - IAFF Local 1014
    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
    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.
    I.A.F.F. Local 639 Stache Dash 4 Cash
    11/08/17 - Northern Ohio Fire Fighters
    Please help Parma I.A.F.F. Local 639 raise money for a good cause.  They are raising money through GoFundMe for Youth Challenge of Northeast Ohio.  This is an organization that provides sports and recreational activities for children with disabilities.  Please encourage you members to help Parma with this "No Shave November" fundraiser.
    Passing of Retired Fire Chief Mario A. Orangio
    11/08/17 - Local 1347
    Local 1347 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Fire Chief Mario A. Orangio Calling Hours: Thursday, November 9, 2017 3:30pm Firefighter Walk Through 4:00pm to 8:00pm St Patrick's Church 212 Main St.
    Election Day November 2017
    11/08/17 - 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 Election Day November 2017 We called for help and you, our members, showed up in force.
    IAFF Peer Support Training
    11/07/17 - IAFF Local 2180
    Chula Vista Firefighters IAFF Local 2180 will be hosting a two day IAFF Peer Support Training. This training is developed and delivered by peers.
    Protecting those that protect us
    11/07/17 - IAFF Local 271
    Jason Baker started his career as a firefighter 20 years ago with the Missoula Rural Fire Department. Adapting to every call is one of his favorite parts of the job. His first day on the job at Great Falls Fire Rescue was on July, 3rd 2000.
    Burn Center Holiday Project
    11/07/17 - Local 2580
    Help CHFFA brighten the holidays at the NC Jaycee Burn Center! For the 4th year, we are planning to serve a full Thanksgiving luncheon for Burn Center patients, families & staff. Donations: - Online:  squareup.com/market/chapel-hill-fire-fighters-association   (Donation amounts range from $5 to $100 & can be combined as needed.
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