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November 3, 2020 Endorsed Candidates
10/20/20 - IAFF Local 42
L21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Retired Fire Captain Dick Leitner
10/20/20 - IAFF Local 21
   Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Fire Captain Dick Leitner. Captain Leitner started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on July 21, 1986 and retired on June 28, 2013.  Dick also served as IAFF Local 21 President from 2002 - 2004.
10/18/2020 33 Hilltop Road
10/19/20 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
Norwalk fire responded to a chimney fire at 33 Hilltop.  The fire extended to the wooded chimney enclosure. FD dismantled the enclosure and extinguished the fire.
Monday Morning Headlines
10/19/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good Monday Morning,  This week:   10/21 - DFD Peer Support Suicide Prevention Training Series - Session 2 Connect to Protect 10/24 - MDA Kevin Hart Kids Telethon Ratification Sign-Up Collective Bargaining Polls are open.
W. Ponds Circle Structure Fire
10/18/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
On Thursday October 15, 2020 at 10:30 a.m., Local Members responded to a fire inside a condominium on W. Ponds Circle in Unincorporated Arapahoe County. Initial reports stated a fire started in the bathroom of the home and may have extended into the attic space. When members from Engine 13 arrived on scene, they could not see any active fire from the outside of the condo.
Hampden Ave. Car into a Building
10/18/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 11:54 p.m. on Saturday October 10, 2020, Local members responded to a report of a car crash into a building on E. Hampden Ave. in Cherry Hills Village. When members arrived on scene, they found a car had gone off the roadway and crashed into a Caribou Coffee store. Crews extricated the driver inside the vehicle and took that person to the hospital in critical condition.
U-Haul Forklift Accident
10/18/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 7:46 p.m. on Friday, October 9, 2020, Local members responded to an entrapment at the U-Haul facility located at 1750 E. County Line Road in Douglas County. Upon arrival, members found a forklift on its side with the driver trapped underneath it. Paramedics immediately began treating the injured person while lifting and stabilizing equipment was put in place.
Marathon of Hose
10/18/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
A marathon of hose. 26.2 miles. 138,435 feet. Stretched by the crew of Engine 33 in a self-challenge to be better at their job. What started as a funny idea in January became a reality by October. They did it. And they’re still going. 10 months of walking, crawling and running with hose during a variety of basic, advanced and unheard-of scenarios.
DAD's Landfill Brush Fire
10/18/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 12:06 p.m. on Monday, October 5, 2020, Local members responded to a brush fire at the Denver Arapahoe Disposal Site landfill, located at 3500 S. Gun Club Road. An electrical problem on a power pole sparked a small grass fire that quickly grew to over an acre. Workers at the facility used fire extinguishers and heavy equipment including water tenders and tractors to fight the fire.
Lora's Donuts Flag Presentation
10/18/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
On October 3rd, our members got the chance to give back to a community member who has given so much. Lora, of Lora’s Donuts & Bakery Shop in Englewood, was presented with a hose flag as a sign of appreciation from the emergency responders she has impacted over the years.
Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut Endorsements Election 2020
10/16/20 - UPFFA
Important Information on CAPE Healthcare Plan
10/16/20 - IAFF Local 1014
10/15/2020 26 Belden Ave
10/16/20 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
Norwalk Fire Department Press Release October 15, 2020 Norwalk Firefighters responded to an apartment fire this morning at the Avalon Apartments, 26 Belden Avenue. The reported fire came in along with the building alarm at 9:12 am.  Firefighters made their way to apartment 1103 and found a small fire in the master bedroom of the 2 bedroom apartment.
2021 Benefits | Virtual Open Enrollment
10/15/20 - IAFF Local 21
First Responder Heroes Project Presentation
10/15/20 - IAFF Local 21
Director and Chaplain, Mike Allen, of the First Responders Heroes Project presented a custom plaque to in memoriam of Brother Paidar to his crew at Engine Co. 20 (A) today at Station 20.  It was a great honor for him to present his work in memory of Brother Paidar to the First Responders who are grieving our loss.  Thank you.
Local 21 Winter 2020 Golf League
10/15/20 - IAFF Local 21
Contact Bryan Sullivan (A SHIFT, POOL FF) at 651.347.5572 for questions and additional information.
Friday Update 10-16-20
10/15/20 - IAFF Local 1014
Carroll Ave MVA
10/15/20 - IAFF Local 892
Upon arrival, NFD found a vehicle that had crashed into the rear yard of a residence after leaving the parking lot behind the Holy Trinity Church on Washington Street. One occupant was evaluated and transported.
Ratification Meeting Sign-Up
10/15/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good morning! The Collective Bargaining Committee has set the dates of October 28th and 29th to present and vote on the Memorandum of Understanding regarding our current Collective Bargaining Agreement.  The ratification meeting will be held in our Event Center at 12 Lakeside Lane. Sessions on both days are set to begin at 8:30 am.
IAFF Disaster Relief Fund for IAFF Members
10/12/20 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Throughout what has been an extremely active wildfire and hurricane season - made even more difficult by the COVID-19 pandemic - the IAFF has been providing assistance to our members through our disaster relief operations, including food and water, supplies, financial assistance, behavioral health counseling, emergency home repairs and anything else they need.
Monday Morning Headlines
10/12/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good Monday Morning,  This week:   E-Board - 10/15/20 at 8:30 am Collective Bargaining Polls are open! COVID 19 Reminder The Executive Board will be meeting on Thursday 10/15 at the 8:30 am in the board room at 12 Lakeside Lane. Be sure to let your Vice Presidents know any issues you would like brought to the meeting.
HONORING THEIR MEMORY
10/12/20 - Lets Fire Cancer
Friends,   There are many ways to honor the memory of a LOVED ONE. Please consider honoring their memory with a donation to CANCER RESEARCH. When you make a donation to The Retired Professional Fire Fighters Cancer Fund - 100% of your donation goes directly to established, promising, world class cancer research.
Basement fire in Springfield house leaves residents temporary without home
10/11/20 - IAFF Local 648
Basement fire in Springfield house leaves residents temporary without home HAMPDEN COUNTY by: Nick DeGray Posted: Oct 10, 2020 / 06:46 AM EDT / Updated: Oct 10, 2020 / 06:47 AM EDT Credit: Springfield Fire Department SPRINGFIELD, Mass.
Fire in Springfield’s McKnight neighborhood displaces 4; causes major damage to 100-year-old home
10/11/20 - IAFF Local 648
Fire in Springfield’s McKnight neighborhood displaces 4; causes major damage to 100-year-old home Updated Oct 08, 2020; Posted Oct 08, 2020 17 Fire in Springfield's McKnight neighborhood Facebook Share Twitter Share By Patrick Johnson | pjohnson@repub.
President Update - Collective Bargaining - New Video Link
10/10/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
2021 MOU Concession Summary In accordance with Local 858 Constitution and Bylaws, Article XIV Section 9, the Collective Bargaining Committee has unanimously requested a Ratification Meeting to approve the tentatively agreed upon Memorandum of Understanding which will be presented to the membership on October 28th and 29th, 2020.
Local 1014 Voter Guide
10/09/20 - IAFF Local 1014
2020 Nomination & Election Notice
10/09/20 - IAFF Local 42
42CARES Retiree Program
10/09/20 - IAFF Local 42
Learning Partner at Columbia Southern University
10/08/20 - IAFF 1826
Southwest Florida Professional Fire Fighters & Paramedics Local 1826 is pleased to announce it has become a Learning Partner at Columbia Southern University. As a member, this partnership provides reduced tuition, plus many additional benefits. And, for your convenience, all programs are offered in an online format.
Coronavirus Update #16
10/08/20 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
Original message sent October 07, 2020 Currently the number of people that show up at the Wellness Center with symptoms that could be considered possible COVID-19 related is less than 10 per day, and most days it is around 3-5 per day. Additionally, the rate of positive results has dropped significantly, plus we haven't had a hospitalized COVID patient in quite some time.
Livonia Fire Department one step closer to sponsoring high school fire cadets
10/07/20 - IAFF Local 1164
Fire departments don't get the recruits they used to. To boost their workforce, the Livonia Fire Department is sponsoring high school students to dual-enroll at Schoolcraft College and become cadets with the department.  “We’ve been pretty low on our staffing for many years," Sr. Captain Robert Jennison, the department's training officer, said.
2020 Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association Election Endorsements
10/07/20 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
AKPFFA Endorsements 2020 General Election
10/07/20 - Alaska Professional Fire Fighters Association
2020 MO Fire Fighters Memorial Service
10/06/20 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Please join us for the Missouri Fire Fighters Memorial Service which will be held on Sunday, October 11, 2020.  The video will start streaming at 10:30 AM and it can be viewed here.
IAFF General Secretary Treasurer
10/06/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
DENVER FIRE FIGHTERS ENDORSE FRANK LIMA FOR GENERAL SECRETARY-TREASURER The Executive Board of Denver Fire Fighters Local 858 voted unanimously to ENDORSE District 10 Vice President, Frank Lima for the next General Secretary-Treasurer of the International Association of Fire Fighters.
Monday Morning Headlines - Late Evening Edition
10/05/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good Monday Evening,  Sorry, things are a little delayed as I return from vacation.  This week is the Union Meetings scheduled Wednesday at 7 pm, and Thursday at 8:30 am. There will be a ZOOM informational session to start each meeting where no union business will occur during this time. After the informational session, the meetings will take place offline.
IAFF Center of Excellence Upcoming Online Education Series
10/05/20 - 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 webinars include: Treating Fire Service Professionals: Building Cultural Competency for Clinicians October 8, 2020  | 12:00 p.m.
1014 State Legislative Update
10/05/20 - IAFF Local 1014
October Meeting Notice
10/05/20 - IAFF Local 42
IAFF General President Endorsement
10/02/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Hello Brothers and Sisters: It has been a busy week with the IAFF and we would like to keep you informed. As of the Affiliate Leadership Training Summit in January of 2020, IAFF Principal Officer candidates for the 2020 (now 2021 election) were General President Harold Shaitberger and General-Secretary Ed "EDZO" Kelly.
Friday Update 10-2-20
10/02/20 - IAFF Local 1014
Trumbull St Fire (10/1/64)
10/01/20 - Boston Firefighters
5-1671 (Shawmut Ave & Brookline St) 34 Trumbull St October, 1 1964   October 1, 1964, Box 1671 was struck for a fire in a vacant four-story toy factory at 34 Trumbull St, and 5 Alarms would be transmitted. Fire Lieutenant John J. McCorkle, 53 Engine 24, Fire Lieutenant John J. Geswell, 40 Ladder 26 (detailed to Ladder 4), Firefighter Robert J.
UPFFA of Ct. 2020 Candidates Questionnaire
10/01/20 - UPFFA
MPFFU Endorsements
10/01/20 - MPFFU
Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union Endorsements The MPFFU Executive Board has finalized our list of endorsements for the November 3rd General Election. We believe these candidates will best support our firefighter issues. Please give these candidates your consideration when you vote.
Mark O'Dell Retirement
09/30/20 - IAFF Local 21
DFFA SUPPORTS ED "EDZO" KELLY
09/29/20 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
County Line Road MVA
09/28/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 01:07 a.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2020, Local members responded to a rollover accident at Lucent Blvd. and County Line Rd. A vehicle traveling northbound on Lucent Blvd. struck the guardrail, flipped over onto its roof and slid down the embankment adjacent to McLellan Reservoir. Initial reports indicated that a person was trapped inside, and a full extrication response was dispatched.
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