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    December 2021: IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment & Recovery Online Education Series
    11/26/21 - 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 December webinars include: Training for Peers: Conflict Resolution and Intervention December 2, 2021 | 12:00 p.m.
    Garner Memorial Scholarship
    11/25/21 - IAFF Local 311
    The Richard Garner Memorial Scholarship was created to honor the life of City of Madison Firefighter/Paramedic Richard Garner Jr. who died in the line of duty on April 1, 2018. Richard was not only a great Firefighter/Paramedic and a dear friend to many, but he was a constant fixture within the Madison community, helping and serving in any way he could. The scholarship was put in place to help those who are entering the Fire and EMS fields.
    Meeting Notes Location Change
    11/24/21 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
    Hello! There is now a convenient folder for all meeting minutes including Labor Management Committee notes! Under "Member Resources" section- go to "Meeting Minutes" button- go to folder of desired committee notes. I hope this becomes an easy resource for locating information about what is being discussed and decided in our department.
    Local 830 Turkey Drive
    11/23/21 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
    Members of Local 830 distributed 112 turkeys to Open Doors Homeless Shelter and St.
    2021 Christmas Drawing
    11/23/21 - Boston Firefighters
    D&W 2021 Christmas Drawing Poster.
    2021 Congressional Awards
    11/23/21 - Suncoast Firefighters
    Meeting Announcements
    11/23/21 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    Please see the attached meeting announcements. November 30th- Contract informational meeting via Zoom.  Please email for meeting link. December 7th- 5pm Special Meeting regarding EMS issues.  7pm Regular Meeting.  Contract informational meeting immediately following the Regular meeting. @media only screen and (max-width: 730px){ .
    Hello to our supporters!!!
    11/23/21 - IAFF Local 1164
    Our Livonia Fire Honor Guard Team is having a fundraiser. We are offering Livonia Fire merch for sale at the link below. Here are a few pictures of some of the available choices. The proceeds for the merch sales will help fund our Honor Guard Team. Sale ends 12-5-21!!!! Thank you for all your support! https://stores.inksoft.
    Happy Thanksgiving
    11/23/21 - IAFF Local 42
    On behalf of the Officers and Staff at Greater Kansas City Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 42 we would like to wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving.  Our Office will be closed on Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th for the Holiday.
    2021 Election Results
    11/22/21 - IAFF Local 42
    The Elections Committee met today and counted the ballots that were submitted via US Mail.  The results are as follows: At-Large: President of Local 42: Dan Heitzman won with 80% of the votes. Liberty Bargaining Unit: Luke Pierce won with 72% of the votes.
    Local 801 Annual Food Drive
    11/21/21 - IAFF Local 801
    The City of Danbury Firefighter's Union Local 801 is again collecting canned and non-perishable foods for the annual food drive to benefit the Salvation Army's holiday basket program and food pantry.  Donations may be dropped off at the following DFD career stations: Headquarters - 19 New St.
    Monday Morning Headlines
    11/21/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Monday Morning Headlines Brother Robbie Turner Update  Union Meeting Executive Board Meeting Steward Seminar Denver Firefighters Better Halves Toy Drive  National Firefighter Ski Week and Races Denver Firefighters Museum
    IAFF 244 General Election Update-Bylaw Vote
    11/21/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    November 21, 2021 Dear Members, Nominations for our General Election officially closed on November 11, 2021 and letters of acceptance for nominations were accepted through November 18, 2021. Every open position had just one member who was nominated and/or accepted therefore all positions are unopposed and DECLARED ELECTED.
    Health & Wellness
    11/19/21 - IAFF 1826
    Louie Villanueva Retirement Luncheon
    11/19/21 - International Association of Firefighters
    Local F-147 will be hosting a retirement luncheon to celebrate Firefighter Louie Villanueva's 38 years of Government service on Sunday, December 19th, from 1300 to 1600 at the Waterfront Fire Station (94-2). All food and drinks will be provided by Local F-147. All family, friends and current and former co-workers of Louie's are welcome to attend.
    November 18, 2021 IAFF Frontline News
    11/18/21 - UPFFA
    The IAFF is proud to provide ?nancial assistance for temporary, emergency expenses for IAFF members and their immediate family (spouse or children) who suffer a burn injury that requires admission to a burn center. To request assistance, use the updated Burn Fund Assistance Application Form.
    Passing of Firefighter Charles E. Hyde Jr
    11/17/21 - IAFF Local 739
    Passing of Firefighter Charles E. Hyde Jr., Retired The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 regret to announce the death of Firefighter Charles E. Hyde Jr., Retired. Arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 18th, 2021 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM at the Holy Family Church 26 Bessom Street, Lynn.
    Passing of Robert M. Brady
    11/17/21 - IAFF Local 739
    Passing of Firefighter Robert M. Brady, Retired The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 regret to announce the death of Firefighter Robert M. Brady, Retired.
    1st Annual Mosby Golf Tournament
    11/17/21 - IAFF Local 4349
    November 16th marks the 1 year anniversary of the passing of our friend and colleague, Dale Mosby.  To mark the occasion, the Rancho Santa Fe Firefighters kicked off the 1st Annual Mosby Memorial Golf Tournament at the Del Mar Country Club.  Nearly half of the Local 4349 members showed up to play golf and pay respect to a great man.
    2021 | MN Wild Hometown Heroes Hockey Game
    11/17/21 - IAFF Local 21
    The Minnesota Wild are hosting a firefighter appreciation night at their home game on Thursday, December 16, 2021, against the Buffalo Sabres.  Click on the image above to purchase tickets at a discounted rate.  Each ticket purchased will receive a limited edition Hometown Heroes ballcap and a $5.00 donation will be made to the Saint Paul Fire Foundation.
    Local 244 Christmas Party 2021 Updated Info
    11/16/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    We will celebrate Christmas and honor our members for Firefighter of the Year (City & County) and Outstanding Leadership on Friday December 10, 2021, at Sandia Resort & Casino with cocktail hour at 6:00pm and dinner at 7:00pm.  Tickets are currently on sale and will be available for purchase through December 8th, 2021; they are $25.
    Monday Morning Headlines
    11/14/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Issues Committee Meeting - 11/15 Executive Board Meeting - 11/16 Executive Board Elections Union Steward Meeting  Denver Firefighter Better Halves Toy Drive  Kaiser COVID 19 Testing Reminder Operation Warrior Wishes Denver Firefighters Charitable Foundation Payday Raffle Message form Brother Bill Gates
    Covid information
    11/13/21 - IAFF local 2359
    The fire department is no longer contact tracing for the purposes of workers comp. It is incumbent upon the employee to file a claim outlining the circumstances of their exposure.   This means that the employee needs to fill out an injury report if you feel that you were exposed on duty.
    Come work with the Best!
    11/13/21 - IAFF Local 1164
    We have some unique options on lateral transfers.
    Give to the Max | Saint Paul Fire Foundation
    11/13/21 - IAFF Local 21
    Together we can get a jumpstart on Give to the Max Day, and meet our goal we set for the pandemic relief fund. Show your support for the Saint Paul Fire community with an early donation.
    Captain DesRuisseaux Fundraiser
    11/12/21 - PFFNH On November 6, 2021, Captain Steve DesRuisseaux of the City of Manchester, NH Fire Department received 3rd degree burns over 40% of his body while trying to rescue residents trapped in a multifamily building.
    Friday Update 11-6-21
    11/12/21 - IAFF Local 1014
    County Chapter Vice-President Vacancy
    11/12/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for County Chapter Vice-President for the next 14 calendar days. The Executive Board will appoint a member to serve in this position on December 2, 2021 until the next General Election (in 2022) in accordance with the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws, Article VI, Section 5.
    New!! Committee Meeting Notes
    11/11/21 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
    NEW!! See the NEW Committee Meeting Notes section for up-to-date committee meeting notes.
    Committee Representatives Meetings
    11/11/21 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
    Starting Wednesday Nov 24th 2021 ALL committee representatives will have a meeting with Donnie Lewis to discuss commitee business and the union stance. These meetings will be EVERY last Wednesday of the Month. Place is to be determined, please contact Donnie for details closer to meeting date.
    2022 PFFA of LA Convention
    11/11/21 - PFFA
    Security Benefit - November & December Retirement Webinar
    11/11/21 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
    As you near retirement, it’s important to be aware of the challenges and opportunities that can impact a confident, comfortable retirement.
    From IAFF Local 21, Thank You Veterans!
    11/11/21 - IAFF Local 21
    IAFF Local 21 would like to recognize and thank all of our Veterans for their service to ensure our safety, security and freedom.  Please take a moment today to reflect on the dedication and sacrifice of all of our Veterans. To our Members, those who await the safe return of a child, spouse, friend, family member, neighbor, colleague, we support you.
    Nominations Open
    11/10/21 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
    Starting today 11/10/2021 there will be an open nomination session for the offices of President and Treasurer, ending at 2359 11/24/2021 At today's monthly meeting the following members were nominated and seconded for these positions thus far: President- Donnie Lewis Treasurer- Sam Johnson  Please direct all nominations to an executive board member.
    Clubhouse Dr. Confined Space Rescue
    11/10/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 5:06 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, Local members and Parker Police Department Officers responded to a Confined Space Rescue at 19600 Clubhouse Drive. A 911 caller reported that a 10-year-old child was trapped in a below ground stormwater pipe behind a metal grate. 33 members from South Metro were dispatched including the Technical Rescue and Hazardous Materials Teams.
    Pine Drive Structure Fire
    11/10/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 4:14 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, Local members responded to a reported fire inside the Compass Christian Fellowship Church, located on Pine Drive in Douglas County. A 911 caller from inside the building observed flames and smoke in a bathroom and evacuated the building. When members arrived, there was no smoke visible from the exterior, but smoke conditions were encountered inside.
    Peoria St. and E-470 MVA with Extrication
    11/10/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 12:54 on Monday afternoon, Local members and Douglas County Sheriff's Office responded to a traffic collision with a person trapped at South Peoria Street and E470. Upon arrival, members found 3 vehicles involved including a SUV on its side with the driver unable to escape on their own. Members secured the vehicle and removed a portion of the windshield, then assisted the driver out.
    Happy Veteran's Day
    11/10/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Happy Veterans’ Day. This is the day that we pay tribute to all of those that have served in the armed forces. Please take the time to say a special “thank you” to all Veterans of our country and especially, those that have chosen to continue their service as professional fire fighters.
    11/09/21 - IAFF Local 311
    Remember Everyone Deployed RED is an acronym that stands for Remember Everyone Deployed. R.E.D. Friday was created to remind people of our heroes overseas and show that we are thinking of them. People across the country wear red every Friday to serve as a reminder and spread the message of how important it is that we keep our troops in our thoughts.
    Local 249's New Online Store!
    11/09/21 - Canton Professional Firefighters Association
    Be sure to check out our new online store! We will be holding sales throughout the year to benefit 249 as well as local charities!
    Denver Firefighters and The Better Halves Toy Drive
    11/08/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Hello all, As you may be aware, for the past few years the Better Halves of DFD, Denver Firefighters, and DFD CAP members have been involved with the Children’s Hospital of Colorado, including craft parties, holiday gift delivery, and face to face visits with the kids.
    Monday Morning Headlines
    11/07/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    MONDAY MORNING HEADLINES Issues Committee Meeting 11/8 Executive Board Elections Kaiser Member Letter Steward Seminar Congratulations Bill Gates!
    News on vaccine mandates
    11/05/21 - West Bloomfield Professional Fire Fighters Union
    Peer Support Training The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released new rules on November 4 requiring employers with more than 100 employees, including local and state governments in the 28 state plan states[1], to require their employees be vaccinated or undergo weekly testing.
    November 5, 2021: OSHA New Rules requiring Vaccination
    11/05/21 - UPFFA
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released new rules on November 4 requiring employers with more than 100 employees, including local and state governments in the 28 state plan states[1], to require their employees be vaccinated or undergo weekly testing.
    East Standford Cir Structure Fire with Parties Trapped
    11/05/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 10:08 a.m. on Friday, November 5, 2021, a 911 caller reported a house fire with a person trapped inside on East Stanford Circle in Arapahoe County. At the same time, Local members were also working to control a brush fire nearby, just southeast of Eaglecrest High School. A members from Safety 35 was first to arrive at the house fire and observed smoke coming from the second floor.
    Exchange Club Firefighter of the Year
    11/05/21 - IAFF Local 801
    Congratulations to Communication Coordinator Jamie Gagliardo on receiving the Exchange Club Firefighter of the Year 2021.
    2021 Salvation Army Bell Ringing Season Is Here
    11/04/21 - IAFF Local 21
    We will be ringing bells starting on November 15th at Cub Foods Midway as well as Grand Meander on December 7th and Wild Games November 29th thru December 23rd.
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