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    TRUSTEE SPECIAL ELECTION
    Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
    SAFER Grants
    PFFNH
    Springfield Arson and Bomb squad investigating fire on Belmont Avenue
    IAFF Local 648
    Firefighters and police called to fire on Parkerview Street in Springfield
    IAFF Local 648
    New Legislation Amending the Public Safety Officers Death Benefit
    Detroit Fire Fighters Association
    New Legislation Amending the Cancer Presumption Bill
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    TRUSTEE SPECIAL ELECTION
    01/27/22 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
    February 1, 2022 To: All participants of the Employee Benefits Fund, The Board of Trustees for the PBC FF’s Employee Benefits Fund has an opening for Trustee # 8 which has been vacated by Guy Roper.  The opening is to complete the term which will end on June 1, 2024.
    SAFER Grants
    01/27/22 - PFFNH
    SAFER Grant Administered through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program has put thousands of fire fighters back to work, prevented layoffs and hired many new fire fighters, giving a much-needed boost to public safety in countless struggling communities.
    Springfield Arson and Bomb squad investigating fire on Belmont Avenue
    01/25/22 - IAFF Local 648
    Springfield Arson and Bomb squad investigating fire on Belmont Avenue HAMPDEN COUNTY by: Nick DeGray Posted: Jan 24, 2022 / 04:56 PM EST / Updated: Jan 24, 2022 / 10:38 PM EST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield firefighters put out a fire Monday afternoon on 61 Belmont Avenue.
    Firefighters and police called to fire on Parkerview Street in Springfield
    01/25/22 - IAFF Local 648
    Firefighters and police called to fire on Parkerview Street in Springfield LOCAL NEWS by: Ashley Shook Posted: Jan 25, 2022 / 09:57 AM EST / Updated: Jan 25, 2022 / 10:22 AM EST 22News SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Crews put out a fire on Parkerview Street in Springfield Tuesday morning.
    New Legislation Amending the Public Safety Officers Death Benefit
    01/24/22 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
    Michigan has passed NEW legislation amending the Public Officers Death Benefit.  It allows for children of public safety officers who are killed in the line of duty to have higher education be paid for by the state, regardless of income.  THE LINK PROVIDES ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO APPLY INCLUDING A CONTACT TO CALL IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS. https://www.michigan.
    New Legislation Amending the Cancer Presumption Bill
    01/24/22 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
    Michigan has passed NEW legislation amending the cancer presumption bill.  These changes are positive and include different types of cancer and who may be eligible for the benefit.  Please use the attached link to review the changes.  THE LINK PROVIDES ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO APPLY INCLUDING A CONTACT TO CALL IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS. https://www.michigan.
    February Meeting Notice
    01/24/22 - IAFF Local 42
    51st Biennial MSCFF Convention
    01/24/22 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
    Monday Morning Headlines
    01/23/22 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    CPFF Meeting 1/24 Community Education Fund Meetings - 1/25 & 1/27 Manny Lopez - Fight Night - 1/28 Fire Fighter Ski Races 2/28 - 3/3 Great Balls of Fire Tournament 2/28 
    Saint Paul Fire Department Yearbooks
    01/23/22 - IAFF Local 21
    From Deputy Chief Hohertz: If you ordered a yearbook – it can be picked up at Saint Paul Fire Department Headquarters during regular business hours.  If you are unsure about your order, you can check with Deputy Chief Hohertz or Chanel Rockymore. If you are interested in purchasing an album, use the link below by January 31, 2022.
    Friday Update 1-14-22
    01/21/22 - IAFF Local 1014
    May 6, 2022: UPFFA Golf Tournament
    01/20/22 - UPFFA
    May, 6, 2022 UPFFA Golf Tournament  Laurel View Country Club, 310 W.
    FY2021 Fire Prevention & Safety Grant Application
    01/18/22 - UPFFA
    The FY 2021 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) grant application period is now open and will close on Friday, February 18. Start your application today by reviewing the FY 2021 Fire Prevention and Safety Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) and associated guidance documents.
    Collective Bargaining Update
    01/18/22 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
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    County Negotiations Team
    01/18/22 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    2022 Negotiations Team
    In Honor of Martin Luther King Jr
    01/17/22 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
    January 4, 2022: UPFFA Announces the appointment of Jeff Tomchik, Director of Legislative & Political Affairs
    01/17/22 - UPFFA
    The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Tomchik as the Director of Legislative and Political Affairs. Jeff is currently a Fire Lieutenant with the Danbury Fire Department and serves as Vice President of the Danbury Professional Fire Fighters, Local 801, IAFF.
    February 15th, 2022 | Local 21 Ski Day
    01/17/22 - IAFF Local 21
    Contact Justin Brigl | Squad 02 (A) with questions.
    Peer Support Training
    01/17/22 - IAFF 1826
    Peer Support Training for L1826 Members - Location: Ft Myers FD Station #1 2033 Jackson St. Ft. Myers, 33901  Dates: Jan 26, 27, 28  Time: 0900 - 1600  Instructors: Dr. Mary Ellen Frazier and John McMahon   The class is free.
    CBA update
    01/15/22 - PPFFA
    Local 515 Meadville's 2020-2023 CBA is now on website in the contract section of the member's area.
    CBA update
    01/14/22 - PPFFA
    The 2022-2023 CBA for Whitpain Local 4054 is now in the contract area of the member's section of the website.  A log in is required to view.
    Congratulations! Welcome to IAFF Local 21, SPFD Class of 2022!
    01/14/22 - IAFF Local 21
    Welcome to our newest Saint Paul Firefighters IAFF Local 21 Brothers and Sisters!  Congratulations!  Looking forward to seeing you on the streets.
    February 2022 | Local 21 Ice Fishing Contest
    01/14/22 - IAFF Local 21
    LODD: IAFF Local 73
    01/14/22 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
    It is with profound sadness and grief that we announce the tragic line of duty death of Firefighter Benjamin Polson, of the St. Louis, MO Fire Department and member of IAFF Local 73. Firefighter Polson died while courageously fighting a house fire in the 5900 block of Cote Brilliante earlier today. Arrangements will be forthcoming.
    Memorial Services for Brother Jon Flagler
    01/13/22 - IAFF Local 1014
    City Chapter Vacancies (1/13/22)
    01/13/22 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for the position of City Chapter Chief Steward and City 1st Steward for the next 14 calendar days. The Executive Board will appoint a member to serve in each position at the Executive Board meeting on February 3, 2022, until the next General Election in December 2022; in accordance with the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws, Article VI, Section 5. All letters of interest can be turned in to the Union Hall or emailed to kesiaff244@gmail.com on or before 4pm on January 27, 2022.
    3rd ANNUAL LEE COUNTY CHILI CHALLENGE
    01/13/22 - IAFF 1826
    CBA Update
    01/12/22 - PPFFA
    The updated collective bargaining agreements for Beaver Falls Local 3539, Corry Local 2102, and Greater York Local 2377 have been added to the contract area in the member's section of the website. A log in is required to view these.
    King Soopers is on STRIKE!
    01/12/22 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    King Soopers is on STRIKE! What does that mean for us? We must be vigilant in supporting our fellow Union Sisters and Brothers as they navigate this Labor/Management dispute. Members of the UFCW Local 7 voted by 95% to strike, which means that 7600 members of the 8000 voted to strike. This being said, we can not cross the picket line.
    United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 Strike
    01/11/22 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Springfield fire called to house fire on Mill Street
    01/11/22 - IAFF Local 648
    Springfield fire called to house fire on Mill Street NEWS Posted: Jan 10, 2022 / 05:48 AM EST / Updated: Jan 10, 2022 / 05:53 AM EST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Nearly a dozen people are without a home after a fire on Mill Street in Springfield Sunday afternoon. It took multiple fire departments to extinguish.
    Car fire on Wilbraham Road in Springfield
    01/11/22 - IAFF Local 648
    Car fire on Wilbraham Road in Springfield HAMPDEN COUNTY by: Seth Keevaenthal Posted: Jan 10, 2022 / 12:59 PM EST / Updated: Jan 10, 2022 / 01:00 PM EST Courtesy of Springfield Fire Department SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Arson and Bomb squad are investigating after a car fire Monday morning.
    2022 SFPFF Conference
    01/10/22 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
    January 1, 2022 All Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters State & Local Affiliate Officers: In accordance with the Constitution and By-Laws of the Southern Federation of Professional Firefighters, I am sending notice in regard to your annual membership in the organization and the 2022 SFPFF Conference.
    Retirement Announcements
    01/10/22 - IAFF Local 739
    Chief Dan Lozzi, Captain John Thorpe, and Lieutenant Joe Fannon Sr. Retire The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 wish to congratulate Cheif Lozzi, Capt. Thorpe, and Lt. Fannon on their retirements. May you all have a happy and healthy retirement and good luck with your new chapter in life.
    Monday Morning Headlines
    01/09/22 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Community Education Fund CPFF Delegate Meeting Executive Board Meeting National Firefighter Ski Week and Races Colorado Avalanche Hockey Nights
    Fairfield Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation - Tommy Fund Donation
    01/09/22 - UPFFA
    Fairfield Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation  Presented a check for $35,200.00 to our friends at the Tommy Fund for Childhood Cancer.
    Mourning the passing of John Stewart
    01/08/22 - IAFF 323
    For your convenience, a donation can be made to the Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society here.
    2022 PPFFA/Bob Zeigler Scholarship
    01/07/22 - PPFFA
    The application period for the 2022 PPFFA/Bob Zeigler Scholarship Program is now open.  All program information, and elegiblity details, along with the required form to apply can be found in the member section of the website. This scholarship is for dependent children of PPFFA members only.
    Friday Update 1-7-22
    01/07/22 - IAFF Local 1014
    2021 Year in Review
    01/07/22 - IAFF Local 1014
    February 16th, 2022 | IAFF Local 21 Installation Party
    01/07/22 - IAFF Local 21
    SAVE THE DATE.
    Blue Hometown Heros Cups
    01/06/22 - IAFF 1826
    $2.00 from each Blue Hometown Heroes Cup purchased at MISSION BBQ will be donated to local fire and police charities. Portions of the cup sales will go to the Local 1826 SWFL Professional Firefighters and Paramedics Leroy Nottingham Benevolent Fund. The cups will be available until March 1st. Stop by today to support your local Heroes!
    January 13, 2022: Import Message from the UPFFA of Ct.
    01/06/22 - UPFFA
    As most of you may know, our good friend and brother Paul Rapanault is going through some challenging medical issues. Paul is a fighter, but he needs our support now. We have been in constant contact with his family and let them know Paul is also a member of our family. Although he is currently having difficulty speaking, his vision is very good.
    Union Meeting Canceled - Information Session will take place tonight only
    01/05/22 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Sisters and Brothers,  January's Union Meeting has been canceled per the Local 858 Bylaws, Article VIII, Section 2. The Information Session will take place tonight. If you would like to attend the Inforamtion Session via ZOOM please Click Here.    Section 2.  Seven (7) members shall constitute a quorum at any regular or special meeting.
    UNION MEETING AND INFORMATION SESSION - TONIGHT  & TOMORROW MORNING
    01/05/22 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    UNION MEETING AND INFORMATION SESSION - TONIGHT  & TOMORROW MORNING Wednesday, January 5th at 7 pm - Information Session and Union Meeting The Information Session can be viewed over ZOOM. Please Click here for the Invitation.  The business meeting will start after the Information Session.
    Services and Procession Route for Firefighter Christopher Bernal
    01/05/22 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Funeral services for Firefighter Christopher Bernal will be on Friday, January 7, 2022 at 11:00 AM.   Services will be held at the First Church of the Nazarene at 3800 E. Hampden Ave, Englewood, CO, 80113. Members wishing to be present at the church when the family arrives should be there no later than 9:50 AM as the family arrives at 10:00 AM.
    Honor Watch for Chris Bernal ***Urgent Need 1/4/22***
    01/03/22 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Honor Watch for Brother Bernal has an urgent need on January 4, 2022 for 2 Shifts 1200-0400 and 0400-0800
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