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    SCFL Offers Scholarships

    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. In addition, SCFL’s Dodge County Chapter will award two $500 scholarships. Applications must be received or postmarked no later than Friday, June 30, 2017. Download the rules and application form here.

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    Education Seminar: Heart & Lung Bill by Attn. Mike Clelland
    IAFF 1826
    Erie SeaWolves Honor the Flag and First Responder Night
    Erie Firefighters Local 293
    Carmel Fire Fighter Mark G. Robinson LODD
    IAFF Local 4416
    MDA Fill The Boot 2017
    IAFF Local 1014
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    Education Seminar: Heart & Lung Bill by Attn. Mike Clelland
    06/22/17 - IAFF 1826
    To all Local 1826 Members, Please see attachment containing information on this seminar. Local 1826 is hosting Attornet Mike Clelland of Morgan & Morgan to discuss the Heart & Lung Bill. Crowne Plaza, 13051 Bell Tower Drive, Fort Myers, Fl. 33907 on July 25th at 10:00AM, in the Pine Island Room.
    Erie SeaWolves Honor the Flag and First Responder Night
    06/21/17 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
    Everyone: I received the following information about the Erie SeaWolves hosting an Honor the Flag and First Responder Night on Saturday June 24, 2017. Dave Chiaramonte Just a reminder, this Saturday (June 24, 2017) is the U.S. Honor Flag Night at UPMC Park.  In addition, to this being the "U.S.
    Carmel Fire Fighter Mark G. Robinson LODD
    06/21/17 - IAFF Local 4416
    Mark Glenn "Robo" Robinson, 51, of Westfield, passed away on the morning of Monday, June 19, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was born on April 18, 1966 to Dennis and Marsha (Glenn) Robinson in Noblesville, Indiana. Mark was a 1984 graduate of Westfield High School and was a firefighter for the City of Carmel Fire Department for 18 years.
    MDA Fill The Boot 2017
    06/21/17 - IAFF Local 1014
    06/21/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    06/21/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    Special Meeting to approve the MOU between IAFF Local 244 and Bernalillo County reference Negotiations
    06/20/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    A Special Meeting is scheduled at the Union Hall for June 28, 2017 in accordance with Article V, Section 6 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws. The purpose of this meeting is to approve a Memorandum of Understanding between the IAFF Local 244 and Bernalillo County pursuant to Article 41, Section 41.7 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The meeting will start promptly at 10:00am.
    IAFF 421 Honor Guard golf outing
    06/20/17 - IAFF 421
    IAFF 421 Honor Guard annual golf outing.
    06/20/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of Oklahoma
                The conflicting factions in the Legislature led to an alienated Session, having some effect on professional fire fighters legislation.             Our victories include: Stopping SB 107 for the remainder of the Session.
    Picnic Setup Volunteer Signup
    06/19/17 - IAFF Local 21
    L21 is looking for volunteers to help at the annual Picnic at Battle Creek Park on July 18th.  We have a morning session from 8am-12pm and afternoon session from 12pm -4pm.   If the website is full we can always use an extra hand so please make an effort to come out.  Bring your family and enjoy a fun day catching up with friends and retired veteran firefighters.
    Death of William Warwick, Knoxville Local 65
    06/19/17 - IAFF 14th District
    It is sad to report the death of William “Bill” Warwick, former President of Knoxville Local 65. Bill was President of Local 65 for many years and was very active in the state association and the IAFF as delegate to those conventions. He was an original member of the IAFF Committee on Assistance to Non Collective Bargaining States.
    MN United Public Safety Day
    06/18/17 - IAFF Local 21
    Boston Local 718 Remembers our Fallen
    06/18/17 - Boston Fire Fighters
    Fishing with a Fireman
    06/18/17 - IAFF Local 3471
    South Metro Fire Fundraiser
    06/18/17 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
    Brothers and Sisters- Fellow Brother Mike Freeman, South Metro Fire Engineer on his 43rd year with the department, has fallen on hard times. Diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, he and his family need our help.  Local 2164 along with The 2164 Foundation will be hosting a cigar and whiskey tasting in his honor, to help raise funds for this cause.
    IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery
    06/17/17 - PFFA
    The new IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is providing treatment and support exclusively to members struggling with addiction, PTSD, substance abuse, anxiety and depression. This webinar explains what members who need help can expect -- from their first call to admission, and from treatment to aftercare.    https://youtu.
    Boston Local 718 Endorses Mayor Walsh
    06/16/17 - Boston Fire Fighters
    Old Union Hall Site For Sale
    06/16/17 - Memphis Fire Fighters Association
    The old union hall site at 3950 and 3958 Lamar Avenue near Clearpool Circle is for sale by the Local.  The asking price is $159,900.  If you know of someone who may be interested, have them call the Union Hall at (901) 386-3129.
    IAFF Center of Excellence
    06/16/17 - Memphis Fire Fighters Association
    The IAFF has teamed up with Advanced Recovery Systems to open the IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery.  This center, exclusively for IAFF members.......
    Denver Burn Foundation Payday Raffle Winner
    06/16/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Happy Payday! Today’s $1,000.00 winner is Jeff Anderson Engine 26 A-shift. Congratulations Jeff! Today we are asking everyone to support the Denver Fire Fighters Museum as they collect new toys to be donated to Children’s Hospital.
    Proposed Legislative Changes to Retirement System
    06/16/17 - CFFA
    Passing of former Westfield member Micah Wakeman
    06/15/17 - IAFF Local 4416
    We are sad to learn of the passing of a former Westfield member and friend, Micah Wakeman. Our deepest sympathy and condolences to Micah's wife Laura and their four children. We join Micah's family, friends, Brothers and Sisters of Decatur Fire Fighters Local 505 and all who loved him during this time of loss.
    Hanover Golf Tournament
    06/15/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
    Memphis Local 1784 Charity Events
    06/15/17 - IAFF 14th District
    Memphis Local 1784 will be hosting two charity events this fall. A golf tournament September 18, 2017 ( see attached flyer) and a 5K Run in downtown Memphis October 13, 2017. For information on the run go to  www.firefighter5Krun.org   For further information on these events contact Local 1784 Sec./Treas  Matt Tomek at 901-386-3129.
    Father's Day Honor Flight NE
    06/15/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
    Brothers and Sisters of the NH Fire Service: There will be an Honor Flight departing out of the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport this Sunday (Father’s Day) June 18th. The Professional Firefighters of Londonderry-Local 3160 would like to invite anyone who would like to witness or participate in this event to be in the terminal at the Manchester Boston Regional Airport at 0630 hours.
    L-856 MDA Fisher Cats Appreciation Night
    06/15/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
    Brother Tim Cross
    06/15/17 - IAFF Local 1563
    https://www.gofundme.com/7wr2b8-timothys-medical-expenses Thirty-two year old Tim Cross, works for the Anne Arundel County Professional Fire Fighters and is a member of Local 1563 in Maryland. Tim graduated from Hereford High School in 2002. He has worked as a Fire Fighter since July 2016. He also served our country with the US "Army Reserves" from 2010 - 2017.
    Spokane Firefighters rescue person from underneath Monroe Street bridge
    06/14/17 - IAFF Local 29
    One person was critically injured when he landed on the rocks below the Monroe Street bridge. Spokane Fire Department Technical rescue team was able to bring the person up and provide treatment.
    MDA Summer Camp Cooks Needed
    06/14/17 - IAFF 1826
    Ryan Gagnon and John Nichols from SCFD are organizing a trip to MDA Summer Camp this year to cook lunch for our kids on Tuesday, June 27th! We are asking for anyone that is interested in helping cook that day to contact Ryan and/or John.
    SB25 Guide
    06/14/17 - IAFF Local #1945
    Here is a more user friendly easier to understand version of SB25. This was placed out by the CPFF.
    Joey Munos Funeral Arrangements
    06/14/17 - IAFF Local 21
    Joey Munos Funeral Arrangements Visitation is Sunday June 18 4:00 to 7:00 PM at River Valley Eagan Campus Church Funeral Service is Monday June 19 10:00 AM with visitation one hour prior to service.
    2017 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial
    06/14/17 - West Metro FireFighters I.A.F.F. Local 1309
    2017 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial #FallenFireFighter17 September 16, 2017 Colorado Springs, Colorado The 31st IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial service will be broadcast live via streaming video on Saturday, September 16. The ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colorado, officially begins at 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time.
    Truck Pull
    06/13/17 - IAFF Local 51
    Attention Union Members, The Special Olympics of Texas  Annual Fire Truck Pull is just days away on June 17 at Ascarate Park and Yes we are STILL ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS!! please call Marsha Baray 915.533.8229 for more details; if you can't do that you can still register an hour before the first Pull.
    McSwain Foundation Benefit Gala
    06/13/17 - Lawrence Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 1596
    Union rights for Probationary Employees
    06/13/17 - IAFF Local F283
    Sisters and Brothers, I wish to take a moment to address the abhorrent claims, made by members of management last Friday, regarding the representation our members receive from their Union. As a Union member, you have a seat at the bargaining table. Members have influence over how policy is drafted and how they will be impacted, as a result. Members have rights under our contract.
    06/13/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    06/12/17 - Cedar Hill Professional Firefighters Association
    We are currently planning for future events and look forward to seeing you participate with us for a great cause.
    NBFA Tommy Perez Benefit
    06/12/17 - Cedar Hill Professional Firefighters Association
    The E-board and Benevolence Committee are currently setting up a fundraiser for Tommy Perez through No Brother Fights Alone. We will be needing help with this from membership and if you can offer any time at all it would be greatly appreciated. Stay tuned for more details.
    06/12/17 - Hillsboro Firefighters Association
    2017 Guns & Hoses Champs
    06/12/17 - Local 2580
    Congratulations to NCSPA, our 2017 Guns & Hoses champs. A hard fought second place was awarded to Creek City. Thanks to all the teams & families for making this a great tournament.
    Stryker Power Load Stretchers
    06/11/17 - IAFF Local 21
    While Saint Paul still uses manual lifting stretchers, Hennepin County, Allina and others in the metro area have made the switch to this technology. Fewer back injuries and less lost work time.
    06/11/17 - IAFF Local 2819
    Congratulations to the 2017 graduates! A special "CONGRATULATIONS" to: Molly Green (Bill Green) Alexander Johnson (Mark Johnson) Nolan Platz (Greg Platz) on your selection as 2017 WSCFF Scholarship Recipients.  WELL DONE.
    Lessons Seniority Has Taught Me
    06/09/17 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
    Chula Vista Firefighters IAFF Local 2180 and residents get a win at City Hall.
    06/09/17 - IAFF Local 2180
    After years of struggle and fight, Chula Vista Firefighters and the community win at City Hall and will staff its first full time 4 person staffed Engine Company effective July 2017. Chula Vista Firefighters IAFF Local 2180 also secures and guarantees the hiring of 12 Firefighters in January of 2018.
    Guns & Hoses Tournament
    06/09/17 - Local 2580
    Tonight's game is Chapel Hill vs. Burn Center staff. Tomorrow's games start at 9am. All games will be at Homestead Park (www.townofchapelhill.org/town-hall/departments-services/parks-recreation/facilities-greenways-parks/parks/homestead-park). There is plenty of parking availabe on the Aquatics Dr. lot. Indoor bathrooms & a playground are near the fields.
    PFFU Golf Tournament
    06/08/17 - PFFU
    Please support our efforts in raising money for our fantastic combined charities. A PayPal link will be located on the left menu bar for easy donations/sign-up. Link is under construction.  For more information please follow the link under the Upcoming Events on the left.
    McGee Campaign Headquarters Grand Opening
    06/08/17 - IAFF Local 739
    McGee for Mayor Campaign Headquarters Grand Opening  Saturday, June 10, 2017 10:00AM – 12:00PM McGee For Mayor Headquarters 47 Myrtle Street Lynn, MA 01905   If you’re able, please join us for a short opening ceremony followed by sign holding and door knocking in local Lynn neighborhoods. You can RSVP by emailing Michael Cole at tmcgee@mcgeeforlynn.com.
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