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    Windermere Circle Structure Fire
    03/19/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 06:16 on Tuesday March 19th, Local members were dispatched to a working residential structure fire in the 7800 block of S. Windermere Circle.  PIO 10 was in the area investigating the source of the smoke and found a working strucutre fire.  Local members arrived on scene and quickly extinguished the fire.  All searches were negative and the cause is under investigation.
    HFD Baby Boom!
    03/19/19 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
    HAMDEN FIRE DEPARTMENT BABY BOOM! Congratulations to the members of the Hamden Fire Department and Local 2687 on the welcomed additions to the HFD family in the past year. Pictured above are: From Left to Right: FF Tim Doyle with daughter Julia. Lt. Dave Wood with with daughter Abby. FF Larry Deburra with daughters Lydia and Madelyn. Lt. Rich Lennon with son Hudson.
    SFD 2nd Annual EMS Symposium
    03/19/19 - PFFA
    2019 Retiree Luncheon Raffle Tickets
    03/18/19 - IAFF local 1289
    Raffle tickets are available for purchase through the link below. 1 ticket = 5$. 20 tickets = 100$ if you have any questions pleast contact Craig Stone (209) 550-1016. Thank you 
    PTSD Coverage Update
    03/18/19 - UPFFA
    Thursday, the Labor and Public Employees Committee voted SB 164 AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN MENTAL OR EMOTIONAL IMPAIRMENTS WITHIN THE DEFINITION OF “PERSONAL INJURY” UNDER THE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION STATUTES by a vote of 12-2.
    FF Jeffery Roper
    03/18/19 - IAFF Local 1403
    In a moment's notice within the blink of an eye Stephanie Roper unexpectedly passed away. Stephanie Roper is the wife of our MDFR brother Jeffery Roper who works on R 78 C Shift. I was fortunate enough to have met Stephanie, and let me just say she was a very special person, a great mother, and a dedicated and caring wife.
    County Funded Pay Study
    03/18/19 - IAFF Local 3666
    Media Contact: Katie Nash 301.524.9142 knash@greenwillgroup.
    2019 FPF Legislative Report
    03/18/19 - IAFF 1826
    To all Local 1826 Members, Please see attachment containing this report.
    Boston Firefighters Battle 9 Alarm Fire
    03/16/19 - Boston Fire Fighters
    https://www.bostonherald.
    Trenton Way 2nd Alarm Multi Family Structure Fire
    03/16/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    On Friday, March 15 at 3:56 p.m., Local 2086 members responded to a second alarm structure fire at 2172 S. Trenton Way. Crews arrived on scene to find flames coming out of the third floor balcony of building 2 in the Covington on Cherry Creek Apartments. Members began a transitional attack by fighting fire from the outside.
    Friday Update 3-15-19
    03/15/19 - IAFF Local 1014
    North Hampton's Hiring
    03/15/19 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
    Firefighter/Paramedic or AEMT The North Hampton Fire & Rescue is accepting resumes to fill a Firefighter/Paramedic or AEMT position. This position is responsible for providing fire prevention, suppression and Emergency Medical Services to the Town of North Hampton.  Applicants should be a Nationally Registered EMT-Paramedic or Advanced EMT.
    Bomb Cyclone Blizzard Video
    03/15/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Check out the video below showing Local 2086 members responding to calls during the historic Bomb Cyclone that brouhgt ferocious wind, snow, and blizzard conditions on Wednesday, March 13th. https://www.youtube.com/watch.
    CFD HOCKEY UPDATES
    03/14/19 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    Metro Fire Hockey Tournament   The 11th Annual Metro Fire Hockey Tournament will be held March 31st through April 7th at the O'Brien Rink 55 Locust St Woburn Ma. 14 Teams from at least 16 Fire Departments from around the Metro Fire Area will play in this years tournament. Full Schedule is attached.
    100th Anniversary of the Opening of Malden’s Central Fire Station
    03/14/19 - IAFF Local 902
    The Malden Fire Department invites members of the public to attend a ceremony marking the 100th Anniversary of the Grand Opening of Malden's Central Fire Station on Salem Street at the corner of Sprague Street on Sunday, March 31st from 11 AM – 1 PM.
    Aluminum Cans For Burned Children
    03/14/19 - Northern Ohio Fire Fighters
    Reminder - Somma Fundraiser Event
    03/14/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Reminder -- Fundraiser for Somma's road to Denver Council District 1 is tomorrow night!!! Join us Friday night at Illegal Pete's at 1851 W. 38th Ave. from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm for a night to raise money for Mike Somma's City Council Campaign. Food, drink tickets and live music will be provided.
    March 2019 News
    03/13/19 - Waco Firefighters
    Local-478 News March 2019 Welcome!       Thanks for checking out the website and the updates that have been made. We just wanted to take a few minutes to help announce some of the things that are currently happening in our Local, for those that have been unable to make monthly meetings, and others that we have been unable to visit with yet.
    Ret Lt. Pat Coleman
    03/13/19 - IAFF Local 51
    It is with great sorrow that the EPFD informs of the passing of Ret. LT. Pat Coleman. Patrick Joseph Coleman, 78 passed away on January 23, 2019, resting peacefully in his El Paso, TX home surrounded by his children and loved ones. Born August 3, 1940, to William and Cordelia Coleman, El Paso, TX.
    Newton Golf Tournament Curt Mohr
    03/13/19 - IAFF Local 135
    Newton Fire is hosting their annual Benefit Golf Tournament with the proceeds going to Curt Mohr.
    MPFFU Member Orientation Class May 7, 2019
    03/12/19 - West Bloomfield Professional Fire Fighters Union
    Orientation class for newer members.  This class is free and at the same location as education seminar.  This includes lunch and is from 10:00-13:00.
    MPFFU Educational Leadership Seminar
    03/12/19 - West Bloomfield Professional Fire Fighters Union
    MPFFU-IAFF Educational Leadership Seminar on May 07 and 08, 2019.  All members are welcome to attend.
    St Paddy's Day Parade/ Poker Tournament/858 Summer picnic camping trip
    03/11/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Hi all members, thanks for your patience in waiting for the St Paddy's day parade details, we just got our staging information this evening. You can meet us at the union hall @ 7am this Saturday the 16th, we will ride the antique rig down to staging. You can also meet us around 8:30 in Lot A of the Coors Field parking lots entering off 33rd & Blake.
    Boots on Capitol Hill
    03/11/19 - IAFF Local 1403
    Last week members of Local 1403 where in the Capitol courtyard were 500 pairs of empty boots, each representing Florida firefighters who died of or are battling cancer. It’s a somber reminder that these brave men and women are 17% more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than the general public.
    Fire Chief Ale Tapping
    03/11/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    On March 20th starting at 1800 Rock Bottom Brewery at 9627 E County Line Road will be hosting a Fire Chief Ale tapping benefiting the South Metro Professional Firefighters Foundation. We must rally to support the foundation so that it can continue to support us as members. As South Metro grows in size the demand will increase and the foundation must grow with it. $.
    2019 MDA Boot Drive
    03/11/19 - IAFF 1826
    GOOD MORNING, L1826..and WHAT A GREAT MORNING IT IS!! We just finished up day 3 of counting…and I have to say, I am just absolutely SPEECHLESS! EVERYTHING YOU DID THIS WEEKEND, WE CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH, we talked about a goal, and you all RALLIED behind it—AND CRUSHED IT.
    Lt. Mike Kadel Retirement
    03/10/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Lt. Mike Kadel retired after 28 years of service.  Thank you for your dedication and service to the community.  We wish you a happy and healthy retirement! https://www.southmetro.
    LOCAL 30 BYLAW VOTING NOTICE
    03/10/19 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    Cody Mooney Memorial Service
    03/08/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    On Friday afternoon family, friends, firefighters and emergency responders from across the front range gathered at Mission Hills Church in Littleton to honor and celebrate the life of Cody Mooney. The outpouring of love and support from our community and from people around the globe is deeply touching and words cannot express how grateful we are.
    MPFFU-IAFF Educational Seminar
    03/08/19 - MPFFU
    The Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union is hosting an educational seminar for union officers and members on May 7th & 8th at the Hyatt Place Hotel in Novi.  The complete agenda is attached. The seminar will feature three general session topics as well as an opportunity to attend five of the 15 workshops that are being offered.
    Friday Update 3-8-19
    03/08/19 - IAFF Local 1014
    2019 MSCFF Convention Call
    03/08/19 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
    March 8, 2019 All local affiliates and leaders, The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters will hold its 50th biennial convention July 28th-31st 2019. The convention will be hosted by Joplin L-59 and Southern Mo Professional Fire Fighters L-152 and will be held at The Hiltons of Branson. The Hilton Branson Convention Center 200 East Main St Branson, MO 65616 866.442.
    Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries
    03/07/19 - IAFF Local 902
     Protect your home and family with smoke alarms Have working smoke alarms on every level of your home, outside bedrooms, at the top of open stairs and at the base of cellar stairs. Maintain smoke alarms. Test them once a month. If the alarm uses regular batteries, change them at least once a year. An easy way to remember is to change the batteries when you change your clocks.
    Members Fight Blaze on Kossuth
    03/07/19 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
    At 11:56 on March 2nd, 2019, Norwalk Fire Professional Firefighters responded to a house fire at 34 Kossuth st. On arrival the three-story, three-family home had fire showing on the second and third floor.  All 10 occupants managed to get out in time. There were no reported injuries, However the house was gutted and is posted unfit for occupancy.
    Long awaited ball pictures
    03/07/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good afternoon all members, the long awaited ball pictures have been finished and are ready for viewing and downloading.  It took a little longer because we paid a little extra to have some of you photoshopped, but they all came out very nice.  Follow this link to access the photographer’s pictures. You can contact the photographer to purchase any additional pictures. 720.390.
    What Has the MPFFU Done for YOU
    03/06/19 - MPFFU
    Weathering the Storm: What the MPFFU Has Done for You in Lansing? Members sometimes ask, "What has the MPFFU done for me?". You can find out by watching this previously recorded webinar presented by MPFFU Lobbyist Melissa McKinley as she walks you through the trials and tribulations we have been through in Lansing over the past eight years.
    Funeral Details for Firefighter Cody Mooney
    03/05/19 - IAFF Local #1945
    Any Local 1945 members wanting to attend these services please contact President Mantas.
    UPFFA of Ct. Two (2) Important Upcoming Events
    03/05/19 - UPFFA
    TWO (2) IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS Monday, April 15, 2019:  UPFFA of Ct. FIRE OPS, Hartford Fire Training Academy Tuesday, April 16, 2019: UPFFA of Ct.
    Arrangements for Berwick ME Captain Joel Barnes - LODD
    03/05/19 - IAFF Local 739
    Funeral Arrangements for Berwick Fire & Rescue Captain Joel Barnes Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 9:50 AM BERWICK, Maine -- Berwick Fire & Rescue Chief Dennis Plante and Town Manager Stephen G. Eldridge announce funeral, memorial service and burial arrangements for Berwick Fire Captain Joel Barnes. Services and burial will take place on Sunday, March 10.
    Cody Mooney Memorial Fund
    03/04/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    To make a donation for the Mooney Family please visit the link below.  All donations received will go directly to the family of Cody Mooney. Please put "Cody" in the notes section upon donation.  Thank you for your generosity. https://smpff.
    Cody Mooney Memorial Service
    03/04/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    On behalf of the Mooney family, a memorial service for Cody will be held this Friday at 1 p.m. at Mission Hills Church located at 620 Southpark Dr, Littleton CO 80120 All are welcome to come celebrate and honor his life.
    Eric Sondeen Memorial
    03/04/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    In the midst of funeral planning for Firefighter Cody Mooney, Local members, family and friends gathered at the SMFR Fallen Firefighters Memorial this morning in remembrance of Lieutenant Eric Sondeen's Line of Duty Death. After being diagnosed with job related cancer, Lt. Sondeen passed away peacefully at home on March 4, 2015 and was honored today. https://www.southmetro.
    March Union Meeting Reminder
    03/04/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    This is a reminder that the March Union meeting will take place at The Colorado Professional Fire Center (12 Lakeside Lane, Denver CO 80212) Wednesday, March 6th at 7:00 pm and Thursday, March 7th at 8:30 am. A few things to be aware of:  Please donate to Mike Somma’s Campaign! Mike is running for City Council District 1.
    Fundraiser for Mike Somma!
    03/04/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Fundraiser for Mike Somma! Where: Illegal Petes Northside - 1851 W. 38th Ave. When: Friday, March 15th 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Enjoy great music, beer and food. Rsvp: info@sommafordenverdistrict1.
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    03/04/19 - Lets Fire Cancer
    Dear Friends, Please consider becoming a supporting member of The Retired Professional Fire Fighters Cancer Fund today. Complete the attached form and forward with your check to: THE RETIRED PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS CANCER FUND 4 LORETTA DRIVE BINGHAMTON, N.Y.
    Passing of Our Brother
    03/03/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Our Brother Cody Mooney passed away on 3/2/19. Cody fought a long hard battle with a brain tumor that unfortunately took his life. Cody was so much. He was a Firefighter, hunter, husband and a father. Cody has left behind his wife and 4 kids with another one on the way. We will miss you dearly Cody, rest easy Brother.
    Station 32 Grand Opening
    03/02/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Thank you to all of the visitors who joined SMFR for the grand opening of Station 32 today! https://www.southmetro.
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