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    11/21/17 - IAFF Local 51
    Candidate Konzen Statement
    11/21/17 - Burbank Firefighters Local #778
    I am running for re-election for a Director's position with Local 778. As you know, I was born and raised in Burbank and I take great pride in being able to serve the city that I grew up in! I want nothing less than the best. The community and great membership of the department is why I want to continue to represent you as members.
    Election for 2018-19 Term
    11/21/17 - Burbank Firefighters Local #778
    The election for board positions for the 2018-19 term will take place on December 5, 6, & 7, 2017 at the union office from 0730 hours to 0900 hours each day.
    Squad 2 T-Shirts
    11/20/17 - IAFF Local 21
    Pat "Woody" Wilhelm Is Retiring
    11/20/17 - IAFF Local 21
    Connecticut Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial
    11/20/17 - UPFFA
    Funeral Arrangements for F.F. Keion Boone (E-44)
    11/20/17 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
    2017 Election Results
    11/20/17 - IAFF Local 42
    State Fire Training Funds 101
    11/20/17 - MPFFU
    Action Required - Rally in Lansing is Next Wednesday, Nov 29th
    11/20/17 - IAFF Local 1164
    The rally to protect health care and pensions has been scheduled for Wednesday, Nov 29th at 9 am.  Please share this information with your membership, retirees, family, and friends.  We need a large crowd to assist in our fight to stop the take-aways the legislature is proposing.  Please follow updates on facebook and twitter and at mpffu.org.
    2017 Annual Christmas Party
    11/19/17 - IAFF Local 772
    2018 Christmas Party We would like to announce our annual Local 772 Christmas Party for all current and past members of the Bangor Fire Department.
    Noblesville DVP Election
    11/19/17 - IAFF Local 4416
    Polling location is Noblesville FD HQ - 135 S. 9th Street - December 7 & 8, 2017 from 0600-0830 each day.   Absentee voting will take place at IAFF Local 4416 - 399 S. 9th Street, Noblesville - November 27 thru December 1, 2017 from 0900-1600 daily.  Noblesville District members in good standing are eligible to cast a ballot.
    Mauer Chevrolet Bike Build
    11/19/17 - IAFF Local 21
    CLICK ON LINK TO VIEW PHOTOS Thank You to everyone from Saint Paul Firefighters Local 21 that came out to help build bikes. Mauer Chevrolet and Toys For Tots are very thankful and impressed with the hard work you put in. It was a fun day!! Saint Paul Firefighters and Mauer Chevrolet have built an amazing partnership for charitable giving.
    Webinar: State Fire Training Funds 101 - How does your department receive that money?
    11/18/17 - MPFFU
    Webinar: State Fire Training Funds 101 - How does your department receive that money? ____________________________________________________ Have you ever wondered how to receive state "fireworks" training dollars? What does encumbered mean? What is so important about September 30th and December 31st? What is a CTC.
    Toy Drive at Bus Stop Saloon
    11/17/17 - Toy Program
    EMS UPDATE on Practical Continuing Education Requirements
    11/16/17 - MPFFU
                    As many of you may be aware the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services sent out a letter informing all EMS Licensed Personnel, Instructor-Coordinators, Education Programs, Life Support Agencies, and Medical about the elimination of the requirement for Practical CE’s.
    union meeting 12/4/17
    11/16/17 - IAFF Local 740
    IAFF Local 244 General Election
    11/16/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    Exposed: Firefighters' risk of cancer is growing
    11/16/17 - IAFF Local 1009
    Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Firefighters being diagnosed with cancer has been a problem for decades, but now the statistics are even more alarming. In Boston, a firefighter is 2.5 times more likely of getting diagnosed compared to other Boston residents.
    Passing of FF Robert Campbell, Rescue 2, Retired
    11/15/17 - IAFF Local 739
    Passing of Firefighter Robert Campbell of Rescue 2, Retired The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 regret to announce the passing of Firefighter Robert Campbell of Rescue 2, Retired.
    Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Firefighter William Wegwerth Sr.
    11/15/17 - IAFF Local 21
       Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Firefighter William Wegwerth Sr.  Firefighter Wegwerth joined the Saint Paul Fire Department on March 16, 1954 and retired March 31, 1981.   At the family’s request his Memorial Service will be private.
    VSP Vision Plan Purchase Option
    11/15/17 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
    U.S. HEALTH – VSP VISION OPTIONAL VISION COVERAGE An Additional Vision Plan Option Not Offered by the City of Detroit U.S. Health and Life/C.O.P.S. Trust is, once again, offering VSP Vision coverage for 2018.
    IT'S A BOY!!
    11/15/17 - IAFF Local F-102
    All Hands,    It is my extreme pleasure to provide the Membership notice that past member Firefighter / Paramedic Paul Sobyra & his wife have advised they have become the proud parents of Andrew Ridge Sobyra, Born 14 November 2017 and weighing 7 lbs 06 Oz & measuring 20 inches. Paul advises that all are healthy & resting.
    The Saint Paul Fire Foundation Is Looking For Board Members
    11/15/17 - IAFF Local 21
    The Saint Paul Fire Foundation is looking for 2 people to join their Board of Directors.  If interested contact Susan O'Neil, Executive Director at 651.270.0285.  See attached PDF file for more information and application.
    73rd Annual Conference
    11/15/17 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
    Save the Date 73rd Annual Conference The Conference will be held June 6th to 9th at the Great Wolfe Lodge in Kansas City, Kansas.  Room rates are $139.00 a night including tax.  Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-608-9653.  Be sure to let them know you are with the Kansas State Council of Firefighters when making reservations.
    November 2017 General Membership Meetings
    11/15/17 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
    Civil Service Ordiance
    11/15/17 - IAFF Local 740
    Attached is the last draft of Civil Service Ordinance that was agreed upon.  These still need to be approved and adopted into law by City Council.
    14th Annual Malden Parade of Holiday Traditions & Christmas Tree Lighting
    11/14/17 - IAFF Local 902
    The City of Malden will kick off the Holiday Season with the 14th Annual Parade of Holiday Traditions on Saturday, November 25th at 2 PM. The Parade will lift off at the Salemwood School on Waite Street Extension, will bear left onto Maplewood Street, and will then travel west on Salem Street.
    11/14/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    1st Annual 1042 Mouse Derby
    11/14/17 - IAFF Local 42
    Thanksgiving Dinner at Florian Hall
    11/14/17 - Boston Fire Fighters
    Brothers  & Sisters, Please join Boston Firefighters Local 718, Senator Linda Dorcena-Forry and Billy Higgins to help serve at the 14th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner on November 22nd. Boston Firefighters Local 718 is proud to host this event each year at Florian Hall. We are able to feed over 500 men and women living with mental illness.
    Thanksgiving Meals On Wheels
    11/13/17 - IAFF Local 21
    Local 21 is looking for individuals to volunteer for this year’s Meals on Wheels Thanksgiving dinner distribution.  Volunteers will help the Meals on Wheels drivers with preparing their delivery routes.  Arrive at Cretin-Derham Hall at 0700 hrs to about 1000 hrs.  Matt Lacy is the contact for this event.
    Two 2nd Alarm Fires in November
    11/13/17 - New London Fire Fighters
    The NLFD has responded to two 2nd alarm fires in the month of November. Thank you to all of the mutual aid districs for responding. Here are a few pictures from the scenes.
    Operation Warm 2017
    11/13/17 - IAFF Local 2760
    Jerome Benner Retirement Event
    11/13/17 - IAFF Local 21
    Raffle Winners
    11/13/17 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
    Congratulations to the recent winners from the raffle to support Justin Weston & his family!  1st prize: James Smart 2nd prize: NNFD Sta 9/C 3rd prize: Karen Daddario Thank you to everyone who gave & helped us come together to support Justin. Please watch closely for more fundraisers coming up.
    Thanksgiving Cooking Safety
    11/13/17 - IAFF Local 2760
    November 2017 D-14 Meetings
    11/13/17 - IAFF 1826
    District 14 T-Shirts
    11/13/17 - IAFF 1826
    Lets Go nuts For Lamb
    11/13/17 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
    As some of you my know Chris Lamb was recently diagnosed with testicular cancer. Chris underwent surgery a few months ago and is back on the job.  Just a few weeks ago Chris learned the cancer has returned to his lymph nodes in his stomach. Chris once again has to undergo surgery and will be out of work for sometime. Tickets are $30.00 available at the door or in advance.
    Merp booklet
    11/12/17 - IAFF Local 1565
    Merp slide show
    11/12/17 - IAFF Local 1565
    Christmas Angel - Adopt a child
    11/11/17 - IAFF Local #1945
    Hello everyone, It’s that time of year again! The Salvation Army Christmas Angel tags are available if you would like to adopt a child. As of right now, we have 100 kids that need adopting. If you or your crew/coworkers are interested, please send me an email letting me know how many kids you would like to adopt.
    UPDATED - LODD Firefighter/EMT Scott Compton
    11/11/17 - IAFF Local 4416
    It is with deep sorrow that we must announce a line of duty death. Firefighter/EMT Scott Compton passed away less than 24 hours after fighting a commercial fire in Greenfield. Scott was a dedicated 17 year veteran of the Greenfield Fire Territory.
    Big Buck Contest
    11/11/17 - IAFF Local 21
    Thank a Veteran today...
    11/10/17 - IAFF Local 1014
    11/10/17 - MPFFU
    Brothers and sisters, As you know, since last November when the legislature tried to jam pension and retiree health care reform down our throats, we have been working very hard to try and limit them to reasonable changes. Since February, we have been a part of the Governor’s Responsible Retirement Reform For Local Government task force.
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