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06.01.2024 | Women's Expo
05/24/24 - IAFF Local 21
Lengkeek Flag Ceremony
05/23/24 - IAFF Local 2781
IAFF Local 2781 Union Firefighters of Snohomish County 108 Union Ave. |  Snohomish, WA |  98290 Brothers and Sisters, Please join us next week in honoring Brother Lengkeek's 31 years of service at his upcoming flag ceremony on Tuesday, May 28th, 2024. The ceremony will start at 0900 in front of Station 81.
Monumental Victory!
05/23/24 - PFFNH
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May 22, 2024: West Haven, Connecticut Awards Ceremony, West Haven High School:
05/23/24 - UPFFA
June 5, 2024: UPFFA Executive Board Meeting, Delegates Meeting, and Ct. Firefighters PAC Fundraiser
05/22/24 - UPFFA
The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut will hold a Delegates Meeting on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, starting at 1:00 p.m., with an Executive Board Meeting starting at Noon Stamford Fire Fighters, Local 786 will be hosting the meeting which will take place at Stamford Police Station, 725 Bedford Street, Stamford.
Constitution & Bylaw Amendments-Vote
05/21/24 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Attention Members: The IAFF Local 244 Election Committee has called for a secret ballot vote to be held during the June General Membership meeting on June 13, 2023, beginning at 7:00p.m. to adopt the proposed Constitution and Bylaw Amendments.
Friday Update 5-17-24
05/21/24 - IAFF Local 1014
Friday Update 5-10-24
05/21/24 - IAFF Local 1014
Friday Update 5-3-24
05/21/24 - IAFF Local 1014
New Union Members Swearing In
05/20/24 - IAFF Local S-6
On May 11th, 2024, Local S-6 welcomed some new union members. New members were sworn in by Local S-6 President Dan Olson.  Members include Treasurer D. Johnson, Firefighter R. Kiernan, Firefighter M. Allard, Firefighter J. Gaffke, Firefighter S. Kitzmann, Vise President B. Knoke(back), and President D. Olson.
2024 | Memorial Day Service
05/18/24 - IAFF Local 21
MDA Boot Camp
05/16/24 - IAFF Local 2629
A few of your Independence Firefighters attended the MDA Boot Camp this past Tuesday! It was great to learn about all of the new research and progress that the MDA is making for so many with Muscular Dystrophy, ALS, and various other neuromuscular diseases. Last year, we raised close to $8,000 for this cause, and this year our goal is to double that.
Sign up to Picket Boeing in Moses Lake
05/16/24 - IAFF Local 453
Brothers and Sisters please sign up for a time to walk the Picket line in Moses lake. https:/bit.ly/SupportBoeingFire
06.13.24 | Veteran Firefighter Luncheon
05/15/24 - IAFF Local 21
2024 | Gillette Children's Carnival
05/14/24 - IAFF Local 21
? SOLIDARITY ALERT ? Molson Coors Teamsters Tomorrow, 5/15 @ 8:30 a.m. in Golden
05/14/24 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
Join Teamsters General Secretary-Treasurer FRED ZUCKERMAN and rank-and-file members for a RALLY outside the MOLSON COORS SHAREHOLDERS MEETING. Support Teamsters on the strike line.
2024 | Happy Mother's Day
05/12/24 - IAFF Local 21
06.01.24 | Salvation Army Lunch
05/11/24 - IAFF Local 21
Union Meeting - Saturday 11th May 2024
05/10/24 - IAFF Local S-6
Local S-6 Membership, Please note there is a union meeting tomorrow, Saturday 11th May 2024, training room at Fire Station One @ 0745 sharp. B-Shift will be going off duty and C-Shift will be coming on duty. It's YOUR union... be involved!!! Next month's union meeting... Saturday 8th June 2024. C-Shift will be going off duty and B-Shift will be coming on duty.
Twin Cities Boxing Charity Event
05/06/24 - IAFF Local 21
Tickets are now on sale. All ticket proceeds will go to YWCA’s youth mentorship program,  “Teensworks!”?? Vs ??????? ?? YWCA Saint Paul has a long history of doing good for the community. They have four pillars: housing, employment, health / wellness and youth. Since the pandemic they’ve lost most of their funding to maintain youth programming.
SB249 Passed!
05/02/24 - IAFF Local 2629
"Today after nearly two years the Michigan legislature passed SB 249, the Michigan only paramedic license. Thank you to Senator Hertel and all our friends who helped get this done.
Members Attend Biennial MPFFU Convention
05/02/24 - IAFF Local 2629
A few of your Independence Firefighters are in attendance at the biennial MPFFU Convention in Traverse City. They have heard various presentations, both from the MPFFU Executive Board, different committees within the union, as well as guest speakers and vendors. They are assisting in making important decisions for the future of the MPFFU.
Firefighters Receive Praise from Resident
05/02/24 - IAFF Local 2629
Fine work from firefighters Brent Turner and Lee Green! How rewarding to have this email sent to Chief Piché giving such high praise: “Hello, I wanted to reach out to you to tell you how amazing a couple of your firemen are! We had a call at our house and these two responded, and made our three year old feel safe and comfortable.
Recent Benefits Fund Board Elections Results
05/01/24 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
We are pleased to announce that Traci Moore has been re-elected (Trustee 8) to the Board of Trustees by acclamation. Traci has been an invaluable member of our Board, and we are thrilled to continue working with her to serve the best interests of our members. Additionally, we would like to welcome Nicholas George to the Board of Trustees.
2024 | Local 21 Golf League Starts May 1st!
04/30/24 - IAFF Local 21
Regional Peer Support Classes
04/30/24 - IAFF Local 274
Brothers, The NYSPFFA will be funding 2 Regional Peer Support Classes for the IAFF this year on May 20-21 in Batavia NY and May 21-22 in Kingston NY.More Information in the attached document.
Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Retired Captain Matt Monzel
04/30/24 - IAFF Local 21
Hubie Widmer - KARE 11 Land of 10,000 Stories
04/29/24 - IAFF Local S-6
On Monday 4th March, MSP Airport Fire hosted Hubie Widmer and his wife Denice… but this wasn’t just any tour… after a 10 year journey to have his photo taken in front of every Minnesota fire department (775 in total), his goal was finally achieved. Please tune in tonight at 10:00 p.m. for Boyd Huppert’s Land of 10,000 Stories for all the heart-warming details.
04/29/24 - OPFFA
On April 29, 2024, the Ontario government announced their intent to introduce legislation that, if passed, will expand presumptive coverage for skin cancer - lowering the service time required for firefighters to receive compensation from 15 to 10 years, bringing Ontario to the lowest required duration of service in the country.
Levy Campaign Meeting !Amended!
04/29/24 - IAFF Local 4045
Apologies, I accidentally mistyped the post below. Our levy meeting is on May 1st, the below post is now correct. Good Morning, Due to a conflict with Chief Riley's schedule, the Levy Meeting has been moved to May 1st, 10:30 am. It will follow the Labor/Admin Meeting, and is being held in Station 1's conference room. During this meeting both the Local and the District will present their plans for the upcoming levy campaign. Your attendance would be greatly appreciated.
April 28, 2024, Ct. AFL-CIO Workers Memorial:
04/28/24 - UPFFA
April 28, 2024, Ct. AFL-CIO Workers Memorial: Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut, President Peter Brown received the Connecticut AFL-CIO Health & Safety Award on behalf of the membership of the UPFFA of Ct., in recognition of President Brown’s dedication to protecting all Fire Fighters in the State of Connecticut.
2024 SoCal Ride for ALS
04/28/24 - GFFA L776
Subject: 2024 SoCal Ride & Rally to Cure ALS Dear Members, Hope all are doing well. We are reaching out to extend an invite to the 2024 SoCal Ride & Rally to Cure ALS, taking place on Saturday, May 4, 2024, in Newbury Park, CA. As Glendale firefighters, we understand the importance of supporting causes that impact our communities & families.
Retired Firefighter Brad Harper: Funeral Announcement
04/27/24 - IAFF Local S-6
Bradley Alan Harper 3rd April 1961 - 26th March 2024 Funeral Service Details: Saturday 4th May 2024 11:00 a.m. Peace Christian Reformed Church 6600 C Avenue NE Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 Lunch reception to follow service legacy.com Please reach out to President Dan Olson with any questions. Godspeed, Brother Harper. We will take it from here.
"Updated Funeral Information for Retired Fire Captain Larry Goodman"
04/27/24 - IAFF Local 21
Welcome New Recruits!
04/27/24 - IAFF Local S-6
Airport Fire has hit another milestone recently! We added an extra firefighter to each shift, bringing staffing up to 16 firefighters on all three shifts. We also welcome 5 great firefighters to our team: Sam Kitzmann, Seth Patchen, Matt Allard, Ryan Kiernan, and Josh Gaffke.
2024 | Pride Fire Shirts
04/26/24 - IAFF Local 21
Pride month is a celebration of the LGBTQIA2S+ Community.  For the entire Pride month (month of June), SPFD Administration has authorized wearing our Saint Pride Fire shirts instead of our regular Class “D” t-shirts. Click the image for the Website.
Friday 4-1-1
04/26/24 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
Just a few quick updates from the CPFF this Friday: 1st Annual Lafayette CPFF Classic Join Lafayette Professional Firefighters Local 4620 for the 1st Annual Lafayette CPFF Classic. This year's tournament will be held at Eagle Trace Golf Club in Broomfield.
Labor/Admin Meeting
04/25/24 - IAFF Local 4045
Good Evening Brothers and Sisters! The next Labor/Admin meeting has been scheduled for next Wednesday, 5/1/2024, which is a deviation from our regularly scheduled date of the last Tuesday monthly. The agenda has been emailed out to everybody on the District mail server and attached to the Master Battalion Calendar event.
Updated IAFF MERP Proposal
04/24/24 - GFFA L776
Subject: IAFF MERP Benefit Program Updated Proposal Dear Members, I hope this message finds you well. We are writing to bring to your attention the updated proposal regarding the upcoming IAFF MERP Benefit Program.
Henry Picco is Retiring!
04/23/24 - International Association of Firefighters
Firefighter Henry Picco is retiring after 24 years of service to those who defend America. Henry will work his last shift at NWS Earle FD on April 23rd. We wish Henry a very long, healthy and happy retirement.
SAVE THE DATE: 14th Annual Wishes & Heroes Benefit Concert
04/23/24 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
Mark your calendars for 14th Annual Wishes & Heroes Benefit Concert! Supporting local Firefighters and Make-a-Wish Foundation. Join us in helping our local heroes and wish kids! Come out to Breckenridge Brewery on Saturday, June 22nd - Doors Open at 3 pm.
Elmira, N.Y. I.A.F.F. Local 709 to again host Golf Tournament
04/20/24 - Lets Fire Cancer
What a great opportunity to join with Brother & Sister Fire Fighters in supporting CANCER RESEARCH. Great People! Great Golf Course! Great Cause! SIGN UP TODAY! THANK YOU!!!
April 17, 2024: UPFFA of Ct. Raymond D. Shea Legislative Conference/Lobby Day
04/18/24 - UPFFA
April 17, 2024: UPFFA of Ct. Raymond D. Shea Legislative Conference/Lobby Day. Thank you to all the Legislators that have joined our members for an update on our Legislative Priorities.  Following the morning program, members will proceed to the Capitol to continue conversations with our Legislators.
A Message from IAFF President Ed Kelly
04/16/24 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
Brothers and sisters, It was good to be with many of you in Boston for last week’s State and Provincial Presidents Meeting. As you know, the IAFF is fighting for many legislative priorities on behalf of our members and their families – including adding occupational cancer to the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits program.
2024 Dues Assessment for VPFF
04/16/24 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
Newport News Firefighters Association IAFF Local #794 Dear Brothers and Sisters, As you should all be aware, the membership voted to once again join the VPFF. This will require an assessment of $6.00 per member. This letter is notice that we will be voting on assessing $6.00's (additional dues) to pay for this.
MDA 2024 Boot Camp Registration
04/15/24 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
Join us at MDA Boot Camp to celebrate top performing locals from 2023, meet local MDA families, learn about progress in research, and discuss strategies to make 2024 a successful year for your Fill the Boot program.
REMINDER: April Regular Union Meeting
04/14/24 - IAFF Local 4045
Good Afternoon Brothers and Sisters! The next regular Union meeting will be this Tuesday, 4/16, @ 0930 in the conference room at Station One. The minutes from the March meeting have been uploaded to the Union website and the agenda has been posted. If there are any items that anyone would like to have added to the agenda, please contact an E-Board Member.  Thank you.
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