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    35th IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial
    09/18/21 - PFFMaine
    Registration for the 35th IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial, scheduled for September 18, 2021, is now open.
    U.S. Honor Flag Arrival
    09/16/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    The United States Honor Flag travels the country honoring America’s fallen heroes, it arrived in Colorado Wednesday and will stay with fallen Firefighter Paramedic Tony Palato through his memorial service next week.
    Interstate 25 Tanker Fire
    09/16/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Just after 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 16, 2021, SMFR received numerous reports of flames and smoke visible from a tanker truck on southbound I-25 north of Castle Pines Parkway. When local members arrived, they found the rear brake assembly on the tractor engulfed in flames.
    Castle Pines Brush Fire
    09/16/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 9:32 a.m. on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 911 callers reported a sparking electrical transformer starting brush fire on the southwest corner of Castle Pines Parkway and I-25 in the City of Castle Pines. When local members arrived, they found roughly half an acre of mixed vegetation involved, spreading to the north and south.
    PTSI Guide
    09/16/21 - IAFF Local F283
    Brothers and Sisters, Your health and wellbeing are important to all of us. In an effort of support, we are providing this guide as a resource for you to find the help you may need. This is not an exclusive list and is intended to be a starting point for yourself, your family, or each other. Remember it is never too late to ask for help.
    2022 Collective Bargaining Agreement
    09/16/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    The signed 2022 Collective Bargaining Agreement has been uploaded for all active members in accordance with Article XIV, Section 6 of the Denver Fire Fighters Local 858 Constitution and By-Laws.
    DLR Ruling re. Eng 1 staffing
    09/15/21 - IAFF Local 1464
    First-Ever ULP Based On Fire Science Results in Major Ruling That Town Has Obligation To Bargain Before Reducing Fire Engine Staffing September 10, 2021 The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that a company of at least four personnel respond to a fire alarm.
    Fire Medic Palato Line of Duty Death
    09/15/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    With great sadness, South Metro Fire Rescue announces the Line of Duty Death of Firefighter Paramedic Anthony Palato who passed away peacefully today, September 15, 2021.
    Fire Prevention Week Open House
    09/15/21 - IAFF Local 1164
    Hello Livonia! We are excited to announce that we have having our annual Fire Prevention Week Open House. It will be Saturday October 2 from 10am - 2pm at our Fire Station #3. Livonia Fire Station #3 35000 Seven Mile Road Livonia MI 48152 Come on by and have a look at what we do. Learn some good fire safety messages and make some memories.
    Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Firefighter Richard Thoemke
    09/14/21 - IAFF Local 21
    Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Firefighter Richard “Dick” Thoemke. Firefighter Thoemke started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on June 16, 1958 and retired in 1983.  He was one of three brothers that were on the Fire Department. Richard passed away on August 27th, 2021, at the age of 88. Richard A.
    Monday Morning Headlines
    09/13/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good Monday Morning Issues Committee Meeting - 9/13 @ 9:00am Steward Seminar 9/21 & 9/22 Nominations 
    Interstate 25 MVA with Extrication
    09/12/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Just before 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 11, 2021, 911 callers reported that a vehicle traveling northbound on Interstate 25 left the highway and flipped over at Castle Pines Parkway. Local members from Engine and Medic 36 were first to arrive, they found the single occupant of the vehicle trapped inside and began medical treatment.
    9/11 Remembrance
    09/12/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    On Saturday morning South Metro Fire Rescue held a remembrance ceremony in honor of the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks on America. A lone bagpiper performed while the Honor Guard placed flowers at the Fallen Firefighters Memorial, located at SMFR Headquarters in Centennial. A radio announcement rang out across the district followed by a moment of silence and salutes.
    Auburn Hills Dr. Car vs. House
    09/12/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, September 9, 2021, Local members responded to a traffic collision involving a structure at 16737 E. Auburn Hills Dr. in Parker. When members arrived, they found a SUV that struck the side of a garage with damage to the structure. One person was treated and transported to the hospital with serious injuries, thankfully no one inside the building was injured.
    Arapahoe Court House Fire
    09/12/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, September 9, 2021, Local members and firefighters from Franktown Fire Protection District responded to a reported structure fire on Arapahoe Court in the Pinery Community within Douglas County. Members from first arriving Engine 43 found heavy smoke coming from the home and identified a fire in the basement.
    Phillips Circle House Fire
    09/12/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 7:02 p.m. on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, Local members responded to a reported structure fire in the 3600 block of E. Phillips Circle in Centennial. When members arrived, they observed smoke coming from the garage. Members advanced a hose line and quickly controlled a fire in the garage while additional crews searched the interior of the home and confirmed that no fire extended inside.
    Pink Patch Project | October Breast Cancer Awareness
    09/12/21 - IAFF Local 21
    The Saint Paul Fire Department has joined the Pink Patch Project to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness during the month of October! The Cancer Task Force is on a mission to continue to raise awarenes in the fight against breast cancer through our partnership with the Pink Patch Project.
    Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut United Ride, September 11, 2021
    09/12/21 - UPFFA
    Commemorating the 20th anniversary of 9/11 Connecticut’s Largest 9/11 Tribute 2021 Special Dedications to honor: CT State Trooper First Class Eugene K. Baron, Jr.
    9/11/2001 | 20th Anniversary
    09/11/21 - IAFF Local 21
    NEVER FORGET | 09.11.
    Friday Update 9-10-21
    09/10/21 - IAFF Local 1014
    Secretary-Treasurer Vacancy
    09/10/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Brothers and Sisters; Today is brother Phil Cordova’s last day at a DFD Fire Station 7. He is embarking upon a journey that no Denver Fire Fighter has taken as he is the first Assistant to the General President of the IAFF to ever come out of the 5 states that make up the 9th District.
    Message from Secretary-Treasurer Cordova
    09/10/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Today is Phil Cordova's last day in the Firehouse before he moves to Washington D.C. as he accepts his position as Assistant to the General President for Government Affairs, Strategic, and Political Initiatives.  
    Joey's Song concert
    09/10/21 - IAFF Local 311
    Joey’s Song ( www.joeyssong.org ) is a Madison based charity that raises money to find treatments for our friends and neighbors fighting epilepsy. Joey’s Song was established in 2010 after 4 year old Joseph Gomoll lost his lifelong battle with epilepsy. The money we raise goes to fund research grants and patient services in our fight against epilepsy.
    Union Steward Seminar
    09/09/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    UNION STEWARD SEMINAR The Fall Stewards Seminar is scheduled for September 21st at 8:30 a.m. and September 22nd at 5:00p.m. . We will provide breakfast burritos for the morning meeting and pizza for the evening meeting.
    Two injured in motor vehicle crash in Springfield
    09/09/21 - IAFF Local 648
    Two injured in motor vehicle crash in Springfield HAMPDEN COUNTY by: Nancy Asiamah Posted: Sep 7, 2021 / 07:59 PM EDT / Updated: Sep 7, 2021 / 07:59 PM EDT Photo: Springfield Fire Department SPRINGFIELD, Mass.
    Parkway Pre-Primary Rally
    09/07/21 - Boston Firefighters
    Passing of IAFF General President Emeritus Alfred K. Whitehead. He was 91.
    09/07/21 - UPFFA
    The IAFF is greatly saddened by the death of IAFF General President Emeritus Alfred K. Whitehead. He was 91. A fire fighter who dedicated his life to the labor movement, Brother Whitehead passed away September 4, Labor Day weekend. “He was a great union leader,” says General President Edward Kelly.
    Monday Morning Headlines ( Tuesday Morning! )
    09/07/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good Tuesday Morning COVID-19 Denials Communication Request MDA Collection  South by Southeast  Denver Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation 9/11 Golf Tournament
    Friday Update 9-3-21
    09/03/21 - IAFF Local 1014
    A message from General President Kelly
    09/03/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    CONGRATULATIONS PHIL CORDOVA!  I am pleased to announce Phil Cordova has been appointed Assistant to the General President for Governmental Affairs, Strategic Campaigns and Political Action, effective September 13, 2021.
    2021 KCFD Firefighters Memorial Event
    09/02/21 - IAFF Local 42
    Assitance for Lt. Irving Menager "King Irv"
    09/02/21 - IAFF 1826
    Please click on the link to offer your support  https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-lt-irving-menager-through-his-covid-fight.
    Donate to the IAFF Disaster Relief Fund
    09/02/21 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
    Brothers and Sisters, We continue to assist members affected by the destructive wildfires raging across California and Hurricane Ida - the first of the season - in the Gulf Coast of Louisiana through our disaster relief operations, including financial aid for members who are displaced from their homes, emergency home repairs and other needs as they rebuild and recover from these events.
    Union Meeting Today
    09/01/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    2021 | MDA Fill the Boot
    09/01/21 - IAFF Local 21
    The Boot is Back! On September 15th, 16th and 17th (C - A - B shifts, respectively) watch for members of Saint Paul Firefighter's IAFF Local 21 as they are authorized to conduct a traditional Fill the Boot campaign in support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
    MDA SignUp Genius
    08/31/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Sorry for the confusion on the MDA 'Fill The Boot" email! I got a little ahead of myself. I have created a SignUp Genius if you want to take out the Antique Rig for a few hours this weekend. Click here to view the SignUp! You can drive downtown, in the highlands, through RiNo, or work busy intersections like Alameda and Federal or 7th and Colorado Blvd.
    2021 MDA "Fill The Boot"
    08/31/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    As you all know, Labor Day weekend has historically been the time where we get out into the public and raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). This has been a long tradition in the professional fire service for over 64 years.
    Labor Day Picnic
    08/31/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    The Central New Mexico Labor Council will be hosting their annual Labor Day Picnic! We invite all our IAFF Local 244 members to join us in celebrating this very important day for all of LABOR!! Wear a union or department shirt to get your free food!! This is a family friendly event-all are welcome.
    22nd Biennial UPFFA Convention Postponed
    08/31/21 - UPFFA
    Due to the spike in COVID cases from the Delta Variant and its ability to break through the vaccinated population, the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut Executive Board has decided to postpone the 22nd Biennial UPFFA Convention scheduled for September 19, 20, 21, 22, 2021 at Foxwoods Casino Resort, until April 24-27, 2022.
    Chief Daley Retirement
    08/30/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Chief Dave Daley has seen many things during his 35 years in the fire service and has impacted many people's lives. Today, Local members, friends and family celebrated his dedicated service as he retires from South Metro Fire Rescue. His compassionate heart and warm laughs have created a strong legacy that a caring soul is a key to a successful career.
    Forest Canyon Drive Outbuilding Fire
    08/30/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 11:15 p.m. on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, Local members responded to an outbuilding fire on Forest Canyon Drive in Douglas County. When members arrived, they encountered a 45x38 wood frame structure fully engulfed in flames with the surrounding vegetation and a large propane tank threatened.
    2021 St. Florian Scholarship Fund Winners
    08/30/21 - IAFF Local 42
    The St. Florian Scholarship Fund Committee met this year to determine the number of scholarships that we would be able to award based upon the performance of our investments.  It was determined that we would be able to provide twelve (12) St. Florian Scholarships in the amount of $1000.00 and a special scholarship in the name of KCFD Battalion Chief John Tvedten in the amount of $2000.00.
    Monday Morning Headlines
    08/30/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    COVID-19 Issues Committee Meeting - 8/30/21 CDPHE ZOOM Meeting - 8/30/21 Union Meeting with Information Session - 9/1/21 Union Meeting - 9/2/21  PEPH Committee Brian Baker Trade Request
    Erin Murphy Meet & Greet
    08/29/21 - Boston Firefighters
    Meeting Notice | Veteran Fire Fighter Association
    08/28/21 - IAFF Local 21
    Call President Tim Wirth at 651.247.4775 to reserve your meal by Monday, September 6th.  The American Legion needs a head count for food preparation.  If you do not plan to eat, do not call ahead.  Just show up!  Adult beverages are available. Questions, or if you need a ride, call Tim Wirth (651.247.
    Meeting Notice | September 2021
    08/28/21 - IAFF Local 21
    13 U.S. Service Members killed in Afghanistan
    08/28/21 - UPFFA
    13 U.S. Service Members killed in Afghanistan U.S. Marine, SSgt Taylor Hoover (31) U.S. Marine, Sgt Nicole Gee (23) U.S. Marine, Sgt Johanny Rosario (25) U.S. Marine, Cpl Hunter Lopez (22) U.S. Marine, Cpl Daegan Page (23) U.S. Marine, Cpl Humberto Sanchez (22) U.S. Marine, LCpl David Lee Espinoza (20) U.S. Marine, LCpl Rylee McCollum (20) U.S. Marine, LCpl Kareem Nikoui (22) U.S.
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