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April 23, 2018
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Updated: Apr. 23 (16:00)

Fire Fighters Endorse Candidates for May 8th Election
IAFF Local 4416
IAFF/CABQ Collective Bargaining Agreement Ratification – April 30, 2018
Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Brent Harms Retirement Party
IAFF Local 21
*** March of the Bull Update #3 ***
IAFF Local 3169
How to Vote for the upcoming Arvada Protection Dist. Election
Arvada Professional Fire FIghters Association, IAFF Local 4056
March of the Bull Update 2
IAFF Local 3169
 
     
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Fire Fighters Endorse Candidates for May 8th Election
04/23/18 - IAFF Local 4416
Vote May 8th!  Early and absentee voting is available now.  Click Here for more informaiton on early voting and Election Day polling locaitons.  Below are the candidates that have earned the endorsement of Fire Fighters Local 4416 in the May 8th Republican Primary.
IAFF/CABQ Collective Bargaining Agreement Ratification – April 30, 2018
04/23/18 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The IAFF Local 244 City Chapter Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) has been tentatively agreed upon (TA'd) with the City of Albuquerque. The ratification vote will take place on Monday, April 30, 2018 from 7:00am -7:00pm in accordance with Article II, Section 2 and Article XI, Sections 1, 2 & 5 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws.
Brent Harms Retirement Party
04/23/18 - IAFF Local 21
*** March of the Bull Update #3 ***
04/22/18 - IAFF Local 3169
*** March of the Bull Update *** Ok everyone, Bull is in Lake County but took today off to sleep at home one last time before he pushes on to Tallahassee. He will resume his walk tomorrow morning. If he sticks to that the proposed timeline he will make Marion County Tuesday around noon. A more definite time will be set as we get closer.
How to Vote for the upcoming Arvada Protection Dist. Election
04/22/18 - Arvada Professional Fire FIghters Association, IAFF Local 4056
The Arvada Professional Firefighters are proud to endorse firefighters Steve Smith and James Gagliano for the Arvada Fire Protection Board. The Arvada Fire Protection District Special Election is May 8th, 2018 for the Arvada Fire District Board. Additional steps are needed to participate in this Arvada Fire Election, even if you are registered to vote in the State of Colorado.
March of the Bull Update 2
04/21/18 - IAFF Local 3169
***MARCH OF THE BULL UPDATE #2*** Here is the tentative schedule for Bulls walk through Marion County.  Remember this is all fluid and can change so I will post daily updates in the morning on the two groups.   Right now we need support volunteers who wouldn’t mind following the procession with a truck or SUV that can carry water/snacks.
New and updated Kids Fire Safety links
04/21/18 - Rockland Fire Fighters
I-25 MVA with Haz-Mat
04/20/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
At 12:44 on Friday Engine 36, Medic 36 and Engine 44 responded to a vehicle accident on the shoulder of northbound I-25, one mile south of Ridgegate Parkway. A box truck collided with the concrete barrier, which caused a 110-gallon diesel tank in the cargo area to rupture and leak.
Richfield House Fire
04/20/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
At 10:31 on Friday morning South Metro Engine 42 was dispatched to a fire alarm activation reported by an alarm company. Upon arrival at 6354 S. Richfield Street, no problems were evident from the street. As Local 2164 members knocked on the front door and conducted a 360-degree walk around the home, smoke was seen coming from vents along the basement.
Cinco De Mayo Shirts
04/19/18 - IAFF Local 21
Cinco De Mayo shirts available.
Highway 67 Brush Fire
04/18/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
Just after 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, Local 2164 members were requested for an automatic aid wildland fire on the north side of Highway 67 west of Rampart Range Road in the Pike National Forest. With a Red Flag and High Wind Warning in effect and 60 mph wind gusts being observed; a pre-evacuation area was established from Sugar Creek to Sedalia and additional resources were called.
Lt. Paul Harvey Retires
04/18/18 - IAFF Local 739
Lieutenant Paul Harvey Retires The Officers and Members of Lynn Local 739 wish to congratulate Lt. Paul Harvey on his retirement.  Paul, may you enjoy a long and healthy retirement.
MARCH OF THE BULL UPDATE
04/17/18 - IAFF Local 3169
**THE MARCH OF THE BULL UPDATE** I know everyone has been on the edge of their seats awaiting word on Bull’s arrival to Marion County and after talking to his Logistics Team yesterday we have a more definite picture of his arrival.  Bull in currently making his way across Orange County which is the department he retired from before starting his walk.
Foxtail Drive Fire
04/17/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
Just after 10 a.m. on Tuesday April 17th, Local 2164 members assisted Castle Rock Fire Rescue with a wind driven structure fire in the 4800 block of N. Foxtail Drive. Simultaneous wildland fires near Larkspur and Sedalia were also challenging firefighters from all Douglas County fire districts, including South Metro.
2018 NM Fire Muster & 5K Race
04/17/18 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Attention Members, IAFF Local 244 will be hosting the 2nd Annual New Mexico Fire Muster and 5k on June 16, 2018 at Balloon Fiesta Park. The NM Fire Muster & 5K event was created to support and raise money for the IAFF Local 244 Survivor’s Fund and Membership Assistance Program.
LAC Fallen Firefighter Memorial April 21st, 2018
04/16/18 - IAFF Local 1014
First Responders Night
04/16/18 - IAFF Local 51
First Responders Night May 20, 2018 @ 6:05pm $30 Tickets Tickets Include: Entrance to game Reserved Seat Limited Buffet Contact Union Office @ (915)598-8117 *First 80 tickets will be sold for $30 each then tickets will be $39 each, first come first serve.
Promotions
04/16/18 - IAFF Local 21
Congratulations to Firefighters Jeremy Coy Engine 20-A and Kate Heckaman Engine 22-B on their recent promotion to Captain.
2018 Benefit Road Race and Walk
04/15/18 - IAFF Local 1464
Our Mother's Day Benefit Road Race and Walk is scheduled for Sunday May 13, 2018. Walk begins at 8:30 am. Kids 1k Fun Run at 9:00 am. The 5k race begins at 10:00 am. The race proceed will benefit the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
Baton Rouge Firefighters win Pensacola Firefighter Challenge
04/15/18 - PFFA
Congrats to this group of firefighters representing Baton Rouge Firefighters Local 557 and the dept in the Pensacola firefighter challenge this weekend . They won the event , and set the new course record .
Announcing the passing of Lt. David Dow (Ret.)
04/15/18 - IAFF Local 772
It is with great sadness that IAFF Local 772 announces the passing of Lt. David Dow (Ret.) after a long and courageous battle with brain cancer.
Cottontail Vehicle Fire
04/14/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
At around 11:30 April 10th, Local 2164 members from Station 41 extinguished this diesel pick up truck fire on Cottontail Lane before it could spread to the dry grass. No one was injured and the cause is under investigation. http://www.southmetro.
June 2, 2018: MDA Muscle Walk
04/14/18 - UPFFA
The Muscular Dystrophy Association will be having its annual Muscle Walk on June 2nd at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. Matt Abdifar, of New Britain Local 992 has created a Muscle Walk Team named, IAFF Fire Fighters.
Retiree's Get Together
04/14/18 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
The next retiree' get together will be held Wednesday, May 9th at the Dante Club on Craigie St from 9 am until noon. Coffee and donuts provided. If any retirement paperwork needs to be notarized, there will be a notary in attendance.
Demopolis News Release
04/14/18 - IAFF 14th District
The city of Demopolis AL is playing politics with public safety. By having as few as 2 fire fighters on each fire truck, the city is ignoring nationally accepted science and studies that prove a minimum of 4 fire fighters per truck is the most efficient and safe way for fire fighters to protect their community.
Livonia firefighter injured battling Sunday garage fire
04/14/18 - IAFF Local 1164
A fire in Sunday damaged this garage at a house on Norfolk west of Merriman.(Photo: Livonia Fire Department)
Louisiana Firefighter Appreciation Day
04/13/18 - PFFA
L0293 Family Picnic
04/13/18 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
Molle Retirement
04/13/18 - IAFF Local 1264
Hey All, Just a reminder that we have Tim Molle’s retirement party coming up on the 21st of April from 7 to 11pm at O’Malley’s.  Please pass the word to any retirees you run into.  We have passed out envelopes at all the stations and have set up a go fund me if that is easier.   https://www.gofundme.
Notice of Election of Delegates
04/12/18 - IAFF Local 1403
On April 24th from 2000 to 2020 we will be taking nominations for Delegates and Alternates to The 74th Annual Florida Professional Firefighter Convention in Naples FL.
Luzerne Co. L0840 Pig Roast Fundraiser
04/12/18 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Luzerne County Professional Fie Fighters Local 840 will host a Pig Roast Saturday May 19, 2018 with the proceeds to offset the cost of the September Golf Tournament. This will be held at the Polish American Veterans (PAV) Pavilion 2 S. Oak St., Plains, PA 18705. Tickets are $30.00 in advance and $35.00 at the door.
Child Safety Seats
04/12/18 - Redmond Fire & Rescue
Find out about upcoming clinic dates, Oregon Child Safety Seat Laws, and more.
Outdoor Burning
04/12/18 - Redmond Fire & Rescue
Find out about general requirements, commercial burning, and more.
Property Insurance (ISO)
04/12/18 - Redmond Fire & Rescue
Welcome Insurance Companies! We have developed the following tools to assist you with your questions regarding protection classifications and requesting fire reports when needed.  We hope you will find this page helpful.
Make A Payment
04/12/18 - Redmond Fire & Rescue
Make A Payment (Payment types include ambulance, rescue, training, car seat, address sign or any other invoiced fee.
Insurance
04/12/18 - Redmond Fire & Rescue
Welcome Insurance Companies! We have developed the following tools to assist you with your questions regarding protection classifications and requesting fire reports when needed.  We hope you will find this page helpful. Thank You.
Outdoor Burning
04/12/18 - Redmond Fire & Rescue
Find out about General requirements, Commercial Burning and more.
Child Safety Seats
04/12/18 - Redmond Fire & Rescue
Child Safety Seat Clinics  Clinic Date Changes Our May clinic is cancelled. Sisters/Camp Sherman will be holding a clinic on Friday, May 4th from 2:00pm - 4:00pm at 301 S Elm Street, Sisters. We have discontinued the second Wednesday clinics.
Local 2403 Fundraiser
04/12/18 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
Join Adams County Professional Firefighters Local 2403 along with Bruz Beers on April 21st from 6pm -11pm for the tapping of SUPER STACHE FIREHOUSE IPA. Proceeds from beer sales and events go to assist the family of Firefighter Brett Anderson. A food truck will be on hand, along with Bruz Beers other craft beers. See attached flyer for more information. See you there.
PFD's newest LTs
04/11/18 - IAFF Local 2647
After the intense public discussion portion of the City Council meetings (unrelated topic), Jim Heath (Right) & Matt Risley (Center) were appointed by the City Council at the 4/10/18 Meeting as Pittsfield Fire's newest Lieutenants. Congratulations to both gentlemen on their well deserved promotions!
SFPFF Confrence
04/11/18 - Irving Professional Fire Fighters Association
The 2018 SFPFF Conference will be held in San Antonio, TX and hosted by IAFF Local 624.  The Conference dates are Wednesday, April 11, 2018 thru Friday, April 13, 2018.
Leary Talks at Darrow School
04/11/18 - IAFF Local 2647
Local 2647 President / Fire investigator Rob Leary visited Darrow School on Tuesday to talk about the scientific methodology of fire scene investigation.
Mike Dennis Going Away Party
04/10/18 - IAFF Local 1264
Message from the family, to the family Finally, Mike Dennis is quitting.  His last shift for AFD St. 11 - B shift will be April 23rd.  Directly afterwards on the 24th of April at approx. 9:30 am we will be having a breakfast at the Peanut Farm.  His retirement party will be May 12th 6:00 pm at the Golden Lion Hotel, courtesy of Marvin Kneaper and Family.
An open letter to Chief Osby and the members of Local 1014
04/09/18 - IAFF Local 1014
Cherry Creek Trail Brush Fire
04/08/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
At 2:16 p.m. on Sunday, April 8th multiple 911 callers reported a small vegetation fire burning along the Cherry Creek just south of the Cottonwood Bridge in Parker. The first member from Local 2164 arrived on scene 3 minutes later and discovered a fast moving grass fire spreading into the trees with no structures threatened.
League School 5k
04/08/18 - IAFF local 2464
On April 7th Chief Tim Bailey, FF Dave Jenks, FF Colin Ryle & FF Jon McNamara ran the 5th Annual League School 5k to raise awareness & support for Autism. Lt. Peter Carter sold Walpole Fire Autism Awareness T-Shirts at the event as well with proceeds going to the ALEC. Information on the ALEC can be found at the link below: https://www.autismspeaks.
Passing of Retired FF Richard Love
04/08/18 - IAFF Local 739
Passing of FF Richard Love Engine 8 - Retired The Officers and Members of Lynn Local 739 regret to announce the death of Firefighter Richard Love of Engine 8, Retired.  Arrangements: Visitation: Tuesday April 10, 2018, 10AM-12PM at Solimine Funeral Home, Broadway. Burial: Following visitation at Firefighter's Lot, Pine Grove Cemetery.
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