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in the US and Canada.
LETTER OF COMMUNICATION 10/02/23 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
With the help of the Cambridge Recreation Department, Cambridge Fire will be facing off against the Cambridge Police in a basketball game on Saturday 10/21/23 @ 11AM in the War Memorial Gym (1740 Cambridge Street). The game will consist of two 40 minute half's with running time. Off duty members are encouraged to come.
Roy Reed Educational Seminar 09/23/23 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
The KCK Professional Fire Fighters Association will host an IAFF Partnership Education Program (PEP) Training Event at the Kansas Roy Reed Educational Seminar on Friday, Nov. 3, 2023 at Holiday Inn Express, in Kansas City, KS. All PEP workshops are designed to be interactive and engage students, and will be delivered by IAFF PEP instructors who have a vast amount of union knowledge and skills.
2023 Minnesota Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service 09/22/23 - IAFF Local S-6
Since 1881, 243 Minnesota firefighters have died in the line of duty. Since 2011, a memorial service has been held on the last Sunday in September to honor these men and women. This day has been designated as the state’s official day to honor Minnesota’s fallen firefighters.
PFAS in Turnouts and Best Practices 09/22/23 - IAFF 7th District
It is a fact that PFAS is in our turnouts that we don every shift, adding to our risk of contracting cancer. Attached is information you may find useful to share with members and talk with management about. This is just a stop gap until there are PFAS free turnouts available to us.
Nomination of Fire Captain Chis Parsons 09/21/23 - IAFF Local 21
This morning the Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters at their 87th convention in Austin, MN, made it their first order of business to historically confer upon our brother, Christopher J. Parsons, the honor of President Emeritus. Chris' mother was in attendance to receive the award.
2024 BFIT CHALLENGE 09/20/23 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
The 8th Annual BFit Challenge has been announced, it will take place January 28, 2024 at the TD Garden. This is a Group 1 day & D Vacation Group. Interested members please contact me prior to signing up so we can have the appropriate amount of people per team.
IAFF Local 244 Kids Halloween Party 2023-Event Capacity Reached 09/19/23 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Local 244 Kid’s Halloween Party!! Costumes Welcome!
The 2023 Annual Kid’s Party will be held on Sunday, October 22, 2023, at Main Event from 10:00am(check-in)-2:00pm.
Please text/call Kelly with Local 244 @ 505-288-2313 before October 10, 2023 for your family's reservation, an RSVP is required.
09.23.2023 | VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 09/18/23 - IAFF Local 21
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Local 21 is teaming up with the MDA for in person Fill the Boot again this year. However, we are trying a new way.
The Saint Paul Saints have generously agreed to have us before their game this Saturday!
I am asking for 6 volunteers to come with your gear, and help Fill the Boot for the MDA before the game.
McIntyre for Mayor 09/18/23 - IAFF Local 1164
Your Livonia Professional Firefighters are proud to endorse Kathleen McIntyre for Mayor of Livonia.
Kathleen McIntyre is an ardent supporter of Livonia's public safety and will maintain that commitment beyond her campaign.
PFFNH ALTS Scholarship 09/15/23 - PFFNH
The 2023 ALTS Scholarship period is open for PFFNH Locals! The board will be accepting applications from September 15 through October 10 for consideration. Please find more information in the member's only section.
LUNG CANCER RESEARCH in Philadelphia funded. 09/14/23 - Lets Fire Cancer
A $25,000. research grant was recently made to Lung Cancer Translation Center of Excellence (Lung Cancer Research Program) at Abramson Cancer Center Philadelphia, Pa. "THANK YOU"!Posing with YOUR donation are members of the research team (L to R) Christina W. Davis, MD, SteveM. Albelda, MD and Corey J. Langer, MD.
September '23 Update 09/13/23 - IAFF Local 1747
Here are a few updates from the Executive?Board after the September Union Meeting, thank you to everyone who attended. Our next membership meeting will be held on October 5th at Station 46, starting at 6pm.
New Phone App Launches
After launching our new website this summer, we are now rolling out a phone application to go with it.
Members at 9/11 Memorial Ceremony 09/11/23 - IAFF Local 739
Members from Local 739 and Chief Sullivan attended the 9/11 Memorial Service at the State House remembering the fallen firefighters and paramedics on 9/11. Members also honored Al Ancrum's brick being added to the Fallen Fire Fighter's Memorial at the State House.
09.11.2023 | 9/11 Memorial Stair Claim 09/09/23 - IAFF Local 21
All other FD friends, or anyone who wants to remember the fallen on 9/11, please come to the science museum stairs on the day to walk, run, get up the stairs however you can. Saint Paul Fire Department Peer Fitness is hosting a memorial climb that morning. We will have bagpipes to kick off the memorial at 830, with the climb to start at 8:46 when the first tower was hit.
Union Meeting - Saturday 9th September 2023 09/08/23 - IAFF Local S-6
Local S-6 Membership,
Please note there is a union meeting tomorrow, Saturday 9th September 2023, training room at Fire Station One @ 0745 sharp. B-Shift will be going off duty and A-Shift will be coming on duty. It's YOUR union... be involved!!!
Next month's union meeting... Saturday 14th October 2023. A-Shift will be going off duty and B-Shift will be coming on duty.
September 10, 2023: Ct. United Ride Canceled 09/08/23 - UPFFA
We wanted to let you know due to the SEVERE WEATHER FORECAST and putting safety first, the decision was made to cancel Sunday’s Connecticut United Ride event for the first time in 20 years.
Off-duty Livonia police officer critically injured in crash 09/07/23 - IAFF Local 1164
LIVONIA — An off-duty Livonia police officer was critically injured in a vehicle crash Thursday morning.
The department announced Thursday, Sept. 7, a 10-year veteran of the department was in critical condition after his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck on Middlebelt Road near Six Mile Road shortly after 10 a.m.
Supporting our Brothers & Sisters in Maui 09/07/23 - IAFF Local 3631
Last week, your OC Firefighters, through our firefighter-run non-profit, the Fallen Firefighters Relief Fund, presented a $50,000 check to Hawaii Firefighters Local 1463 to help those firefighters who lost their homes.
We created this fund to help our Firefighters in Orange County and across the nation who selflessly respond even as their own families and homes are in danger.
Heroes for Hounds 09/07/23 - IAFF Local 3631
We celebrated National Dog Day on August 26th and partnered with The Little Red Dog to help find homes for these amazing dogs with our Heroes For Hounds program!
The link for our adoptable dogs can be found at, Dogs to Adopt (thelittlereddog.org).
Our adoption application can be found here: Dog Adoption Form (thelittlereddog.org).
Blood Drive 09/05/23 - IAFF Local 311
You are officially invited to participate in our 12th Annual 9/11 Never Forget Blood Drive, just about a week away!
On behalf of the Madison Police Department, Madison Fire Department, and the American Red Cross, we will once again be sponsoring the 9/11 Never Forget Community Blood Drive. This year we are at a new location… Garver Feed Mill.
08.31.2023 | Shane Clifton WOD 08/30/23 - IAFF Local 21
1. It'll be out on the pad tomorrow, not in the east bay.
2. There will be granola bars, apples, bananas and brats to eat.
3. The event kicks off at 0900. The first heat starts at 930ish, the 3 more after, aiming for 1030, 1130 and 1230, hoping this helps with coordinating with your district if you want to come out.
Captain Thayer & Lieutenant Montesi Promotions 08/24/23 - IAFF Local 2519
On August 14th 2023, Local 2519 members Richard Thayer and Torey Montesi were promoted. Richard Thayer was promoted to the rank of captain, and Torey Montesi was promoted to the rank of lieutenant.
Michigan Fallen Heroes Memorial Golf Outing 08/24/23 - IAFF Local 2629
On Monday, your Independence Firefighters were proud to be able to sponsor a hole at the Michigan Fallen Heroes Memorial Golf Outing at Oakhurst Golf & Country Club!
Boulder L900 Golf Tournament 08/23/23 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
Join Boulder firefighters for the 4th annual Local 900 Golf Championship, played at Twin Peaks golf course in Longmont on Friday, September 8th. There will be a 9 a.m. shotgun start and unlimited range balls to warm up with before your round! We play a 2 person scramble format with 120 players from all departments around the metro area.
IAFF 244 City Chapter Informational Meeting for Promotional Requirements 08/21/23 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
IAFF Local 244 City Chapter Informational Meeting
We will be holding an Informational Meeting to discuss AFR Promotional Requirements to include education requirements.
This meeting will be held in-person and will also be available via Zoom on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at 1:00pm at the Union Hall.
IAFF 244 2023 General Election Information & Nominations 08/21/23 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Attention All Members:
The IAFF Local 244 General Election will be held in December 2023 (Exact Date-TBD)
Nominations for the 2023 General Election will officially open at the General Membership Meeting on September 14, 2023, and will close at the General Membership Meeting on November 9, 2023.
Gregg Fuja Retirement 08/20/23 - Hoffman Estates Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 2061
Gregg Fuja Retirement
On August 16, 2023, Brother Gregg Fuja worked his last shift as a member of the Hoffman Estates Fire Department.
After 30 years of dedicated service to the residents of Hoffman Estates, Gregg has decided to hang up his helmet and take on a new role in educating the youth of today.
2023 Salmon Derby 08/19/23 - IAFF Local 828
On August 31st, 2023 the Longview Union Firefighters Benevolent Fund, operated by the Longview Union Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 828, jointly with the Longview Longshoremen, ILWU Local 21, will host their annual Salmon Derby charity event with a $500 top prize.
The two groups have been hosting this charity fishing derby for the past 2010.