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New Haven Fire Fighters Training in the Harbor
IAFF local 825
Captain's Pinning and Swearing-in Ceremony
IAFF Local 4652
APRIL UNION MEETING
IAFF Local 574
Fundraiser for Boston LODD T-Shirts
IAFF Local 740
#WeNeverForget #BostonStrong #BostonMarathon #WeRunTogether
Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
Brotherhood Benefit Event
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STERLING HEIGHTS: Firefighters thanked for live-saving efforts
04/16/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
April 16, 2014: William Ede Jr., 75, recently returned to Sterling Heights Fire Station No. 5 to thank the heroes who saved his life when he suffered full cardiopulmonary arrest Feb. 13. "We're obviously thrilled by the progress William has made in his recovery and appreciate the time he took to meet us," said Assistant Chief Dennis Adler.
New Haven Fire Fighters Training in the Harbor
04/16/14 - IAFF local 825
New Haven Fire Fighters train and improve forging relations. Mike Neal, Safety Chair Mark Vendetto and Frank Ricci along with Truck 2, Sq 1, Sq 2, Eng 5, Car 33 and Engine 4 present the Ship Captain and Crew Chiefs with New Haven Fire Fighters T-shirts for helping improve firefighter safety.
April 10, 2014: UPFFA of Ct. Legislative Conference & Lobby Day
04/16/14 - IAFF Local 801
Vice President Jeff Tomchik & Secretary Rob Forbes attending the UPFFA of Ct.
Captain's Pinning and Swearing-in Ceremony
04/16/14 - IAFF Local 4652
Newly appointed Captain's Jeff Nawfel and James Moore participated in the departments first pinning and swearing-in ceremony last night at Town Hall. Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, Karl Ekstedt, pinned the two with their Captain's badges. Family members were present to pin on the Captain's lapel pins. They were then sworn in by the Town to uphold the duties of a Captain.
APRIL UNION MEETING
04/16/14 - IAFF Local 574
Regular Union Meeting April 22 and 23 Plumbers and Pipefitters L188 Union Hall 2337 E. Victory Dr. (500 ft west of Coaches Corner, South side of rd.
Fundraiser for Boston LODD T-Shirts
04/15/14 - IAFF Local 740
#WeNeverForget #BostonStrong #BostonMarathon #WeRunTogether
04/15/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
April 7, 2014: UPFFA FIRE OPS 101 - April 10, 2014: UPFFA Legislative Conference & Lobby Day
04/15/14 - UPFFA
On behalf of the Executive Board of the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut I would like to thank all the IAFF Locals affiliated with Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut for your support this past week.
Brotherhood Benefit Event
04/15/14 - IAFF Local 51
Benefit proceeds go to help cancer treatment for firefighter Matt Thomas. Door opens at noon, bands start at 01:00. Bands include Sorry About Your Sister, TrailerBandGovernment Cheez, and Red Rudy plus Dj music. If you would like to donate, follow the link Give Forward.
UPFFA of Ct. Inside/Outside Window Decals
04/15/14 - UPFFA
UPFFA of Ct. INSIDE – OUTSIDE Window Decals Are now available to our affiliated locals @ $2.50 per decal, locals interested in obtaining the decals may contact Jane McCarthy, Executive Secretary, 860.953.3200, ext. 10.
Norwich Fire Goes to 3 Alarms
04/15/14 - IAFF Local 892
4 Shift was called out to 218 Washington St on 8:15am April 13th for a reported structure fire. Battalion 1 had heavy smoke in a 2 1/2 frame 100 year old Queen Anne style building, upon arrival. Two handlines were initially deployed, with the truck going to the roof.  Mohegan Tribal FD stretched a third line and the fire quickly went to three alarms.
April Union Meeting
04/15/14 - Boston Fire Fighters
Union Meeting The monthly Union meeting of Local 718 will be held on Thursday April 17th, 2014 7 p.m. at Florian Hall Nominations of Local 718 officials will be taken at this months meeting. Please make every attempt to attend.
NEVER FORGET
04/15/14 - Wilmington Fire Fighters Local 1370
Negotiations 4-14-14
04/15/14 - IAFF 1826
MDA Fill The Boot - Boot Camp
04/15/14 - IAFF Local 21
This year marks the 60th Anniversary of the MDA Fill The Boot campaign.  The upcoming MDA Boot Camp supports Fill The Boot and is a great opportunity for you to interact with some families, meet other Locals and learn more about the program.  This years Boot Camp will be held at Treasure Island Resort and Casino near Red Wing.  Room expenses covered.
Negotiations 4-7-14
04/15/14 - IAFF 1826
Fundraiser for Boston LODD
04/15/14 - IAFF Local 740
Thursday April 24th Italian Heritage Center 1800-2400 Portland Fire Fighters Local 740 will be sponsering a fundraiser to benefit the families of Boston fire department's LODD Tickets $20.00 each Send check to; Local 740, 380 Congress St, Portland Maine, 04101 and we will have your ticket at will call the night of the event or you can stop in the office to purchase them.
2014 St. Paul Park Clean-up
04/15/14 - IAFF Local 21
Over twenty Local 21 members and families cleaned Harriet Island and Mississippi River Blvd. on April 12th, followed by fellowship at Shamrock’s Bar and Grill.  The public and city council member Dave Thune appreciated our presence.  Thank you to everyone who participated.
Brother Thomas Babcock
04/15/14 - Canton Professional Firefighters Association
Local 249 Brother, Thomas Babcock passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014.
New Chapter
04/15/14 - Axemen Prof. Fire Fighters Motorcycle Club
On behalf of the National Board we would like to welcome our newest Chapter, New York Chapter 4 to the Axemen Nation. Welcome brothers.
201 MDA FILL THE BOOT, Record Breaking Collection Year for Local 1826
04/15/14 - IAFF 1826
FPF Election
04/15/14 - IAFF Local 1403
Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Retired FEO Dan Borash
04/14/14 - IAFF Local 21
Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Retired FEO Dan Borash Memorial service on Wednesday, April 16th at Gay & Ciha Funeral Home 2720 Muscatine Avenue in Iowa City, IA.   Visitation from 5 – 7 with service beginning at 7:00.  The Funeral will be Friday, April 18th at the Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel.  Visitation at 10:00 with funeral service at 11:00.
Delaware Valley Professional Firefighters Association Cigar Dinner
04/14/14 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
The Greater Delaware Valley Professional Firefighters Association Trust will be hosting a Cigar Dinner in May. Please check out this flyer. If you like cigars and you like an open bar, this event is for you.
Infomational Meeting
04/14/14 - Boston Fire Fighters
Monday, April 14, 2014 INFOMATIONAL MEETINGS There will be two (2) Informational meetings regarding the offer made by the City to Local 718’s Bargaining Team. The meetings will be scheduled for Tuesday April 22nd 4 p.m. and Wednesday April 23rd   10 a.m. at Florian Hall.
A MESSAGE FROM THE DFFA EXECUTIVE BOARD
04/14/14 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
With the mediation coming to a close and the uncertainty surrounding our financial future, the Public Safety Associations feel all of their members need to make knowledgeable and responsible decisions regarding their futures and the futures of their families.
Press Release Issued 04-14-2014
04/14/14 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
The DFFA Responds …… Detroit – On Thursday, April 10, 2014 the Public Safety Coalition held a press conference. The next day, Judge Rhodes opinion expressed the press conference as our wagering an orchestrated public relations campaign to advance our position.
2014 IAFF Convention
04/14/14 - PFFA
The Week in Public Finance: Detroit, UConn Dominance and Pension Warnings
04/14/14 - Paul Hufnagel
Fitch Ratings agency gave the latest settlement in Detroit’s bankruptcy trial between bond insurers and the city its stamp of approval this week (beginning April 7).
Public Pensions and the Lessons of Success
04/14/14 - Paul Hufnagel
Do we learn more from success or failure? When it comes to state- and local-government pensions, we tend to focus on the plans that are struggling. But there are valuable lessons to learn from public-sector retirement plans that have remained well funded and from governments that have successfully negotiated changes to put their pension systems on a path to full funding.
Sandy Ground Memorial Playground Fund Raiser
04/14/14 - IAFF Local 786
Please join us on May 3, 2014 at Tiernan's Bar at 187 Main Street in Stamford from 3PM - 7PM to help us raise money to construct a playground in honor of Jesse Lewis. Jessie was one of twenty children killed in the Sandy Hook School shooting. The playground is being built as part of the Sandy Ground Project. Tickets are $50 and includes live music by the Highland Rovers, drinks, food, etc.
Police, firefighters unions say Kevyn Orr's plan puts art above pensions
04/14/14 - Paul Hufnagel
Leaders of Detroit’s public safety unions signaled today that they will not accept the pension cuts emergency manager Kevyn Orr has proposed. But they left the door open for negotiations.
Chelsea Fire Hockey Champs!
04/14/14 - IAFF Local 937
Congratulations to the Chelsea Fire Fighters hockey team on thier Championship win over Everett Fire! Great Job.
New Members Sworn In
04/14/14 - IAFF Local 739
New members of Lynn Local 739 were sworn in at the April meeting by President Reddy.
WiffleBall Tourny
04/13/14 - Port Orange Fire Fighters
Local 740 Boston Fundraiser Details & Information
04/13/14 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
Save the date Thursday April 24th Italian Heritage Center 6:00 pm - Midnight Portland Fire Fighters Local 740 will be sponsering a fundraiser to benefit the families of Boston fire department's LODD Tickets $20.
Boston Strong
04/13/14 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
It has been 1 year since the tragedy of the Boston Marathon bombing and Boston is Stronger than ever.
Arrangements for Brad Shade
04/13/14 - IAFF Local 4416
Bradley T. Shade, 27, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014. Born in Sioux City, IA, on August 2, 1986, Brad was a firefighter-paramedic for the City of Westfield and a real estate agent for F.C.Tucker. He was an avid Penn State football fan that enjoyed helping people.
Passing of FF Germain (ret.)
04/13/14 - IAFF Local 1652
Local 1652 regrets to announce the passing of retired Firefighter Paul Germain.
Group 4 Works MVA w/ Car Fire 4/13/14
04/13/14 - Belmont Firefighters
2014 Mail Ballot Request
04/12/14 - Mountain View Professional Fire Fighters
If you would like to vote by mail in the 2014 and future Mountain View Elections please download the attached form and return to: Mountain View Fire 3561 N. Stagecoach Rd.
2014 Board Election
04/12/14 - Mountain View Professional Fire Fighters
Meet our 2014 endorsed Mountain View Fire Board of Directors Candidates.
Information about Fire Permits - Open Burning
04/12/14 - IAFF Local 4652
The State of Maine Forest Service has begun to issue the fire danger class days. The classes range from low to high and what the State issues for a class day dictates the rules you have to follow to burn within the Town of Wells.  Class 1 and 2 days are low. You can get a permit and are allowed to burn from 9am to 10pm.
5 Holyoke Firefighters graduate from the Mass Fire Academy
04/12/14 - Holyoke Firefighters IAFF Local 1693
Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #210 graduated on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, One State Road, Stow, MA.
Greater Del-Val to Host Cigar Dinner in May
04/11/14 - IAFF Local 2493
The Greater Delaware Valley Professional Firefighters Association Trust will be hosting a Cigar Dinner in May. Please check out this flyer. If you like cigars and you like an open bar, this event is for you.
Firefighters Day at Baseball Park
04/11/14 - IAFF Local 51
Come Join your brothers and sisters with their families on May 4th! at the new baseball park downtown!  The Chihuahuas will be playing the Sacramento River Cats at 13:05.  Contact Ben Wiley or any board member for more details.  A group rate is available, but is going fast.  Collaborate with your station, and I will see you along the 3rd baseline.
MDA Boot Drive
04/11/14 - IAFF Local 2866
The Fayetteville Firefighters Local 2866 will be holding its annual MDA Boot Drive on April, 25th and 26th. We will be at 2 locations this year. The north location is at the intersection of Joyce and Mall. The South location is located at MLK and Shiloh (exit 62 southbound I540) All proceeds go to MDA of Arkansas.
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The South Central Federation of Labor will award four $1,000 scholarships to students attending an accredited, post-secondary school. Scholarship winners will be selected by a lottery drawing. The applicant or one of his/her parents or legal guardian must be a member of a Labor organization affiliated with the South Central Federation of Labor and live or work in Dane, Sauk, Iowa, Dodge, Jefferson or Columbia counties. In addition, SCFL’s Dodge County Chapter will award two $500 scholarships. Applications must be received or postmarked no later than Friday, June 27, 2014. Download the rules and application form here.

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