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    Dana Tindall Awarded Fire Officer Renewal Designation
    04/14/21 - Suncoast Firefighters
    BRADENTON FIRE DEPARTMENT CAPTAIN DANA TINDALL AWARDED FIRE OFFICER RENEWAL DESIGNATION On April 6, 2021, the Commission on Professional Credentialing (CPC) met and voted unanimously to award Captain Dana Tindall the Fire Officer (FO) renewal designation.
    Springfield Arson & Bomb Squad investigating car fire
    04/14/21 - IAFF Local 648
    Springfield Arson & Bomb Squad investigating car fire HAMPDEN COUNTY by: Tony Fay Posted: Apr 13, 2021 / 06:13 AM EDT / Updated: Apr 13, 2021 / 06:13 AM EDT Image Courtesy: Springfield Fire Department SPRINGFIELD, Mass.
    Crews called to fire in Springfield at 320 Wilbraham Rd
    04/14/21 - IAFF Local 648
    Crews called to fire in Springfield HAMPDEN COUNTY by: Sofía Hernández Carrillo Posted: Apr 14, 2021 / 06:23 AM EDT / Updated: Apr 14, 2021 / 07:31 AM EDT SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield Fire Department reported a fire at 320 Wilbraham Road on Wednesday morning.
    Stand Down for Suicide Awareness
    04/13/21 - IAFF 522
      Firefighters are being pushed harder than ever, forced to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic and historic wildfires. The pandemic has introduced a new anxiety to an already stressful job. This stress can overwhelm even the strongest among us – with one of our own taking their life.
    E. Illif Ave. Multi-Family Structure Fire
    04/13/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 8:45 p.m. on Friday, April 9, 2021, Local members responded to 9400 E. Iliff Avenue in Araphaoe County after an observant neighbor reported flames visible from a townhome. Members from first arriving Engine 21, Medic 21 and Medic 211 encountered a large volume of fire venting from the first floor of a two-story townhome, extending up the exterior to the roof line.
    East Parker Rd. Barn Fire
    04/13/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    April 5, 2021- At 5:19 p.m., South Metro Fire Rescue received a 911 call describing a hay fire within a barn near Forest Hill Drive and E Parker Road. A dark black smoke plume could be seen for miles.
    Hadrian Ct. Car vs. House
    04/13/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 1:15 a.m. on April 5, Local members responded to reports of a vehicle driving into a single-family home near Lincoln and Peoria. Upon arrival, members found the vehicle on its side and damage to the back corner of the building. The driver was transported to the hospital. Residents living in the home were not injured.
    Ireland St. Garage Fire
    04/13/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 12:04 a.m. on Saturday, April 3, 2021, Local members responded to a reported structure fire at 5526 S. Ireland Street in Centennial. 911 callers reported black smoke and popping sounds coming from the garage. Members from first arriving Engine and Medic 23 found heavy smoke pouring out of the garage and deployed 2 hose lines for fire control.
    Maggie Bender, now a retired firefighter, has shaved her head for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
    04/13/21 - UPFFA
    For 14 years, Maggie Bender, now a retired firefighter, has shaved her head for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Normally, city firefighters host an event at the Dawg House Bar and Grill to raise money for St. Baldrick’s but due to COVID-19, they haven’t been able to hold the event.
    Lieutenant's Exam
    04/13/21 - IAFF Local 628
    Lieutenant's Exam June 26 Filing period for Lieutenant's Exam is now open. Application Start- April 2 Application End- May 3
    Introducing PEP Online: Registration Now OPEN!
    04/12/21 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
    Registration is now open for our first Partnership Education Program (PEP) online event. This new virtual training opportunity provides quality IAFF education without the hardships of travel or current restrictions. The first event is scheduled over a three-week period on Tuesdays in May from 12:30-5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).
    Introducing PEP Online: Registration Now OPEN!
    04/12/21 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
    Registration is now open for our first Partnership Education Program (PEP) online event. This new virtual training opportunity provides quality IAFF education without the hardships of travel or current restrictions. The first event is scheduled over a three-week period on Tuesdays in May from 12:30-5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).
    Registration is now open for our first Partnership Education Program (PEP) online event.
    04/12/21 - UPFFA
    Registration is now open for our first Partnership Education Program (PEP) online event. This new virtual training opportunity provides quality IAFF education without the hardships of travel or current restrictions. The first event is scheduled over a three-week period on Tuesdays in May from 12:30-5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).
    Local 21 Golf League at Oak Glen
    04/12/21 - IAFF Local 21
    Municipal Fire and Emergency Services Referendum
    04/12/21 - PPFFA
    On the May 18th Primary ballot in Pennsylvania, there will be a question asking voters to authorize making municipal fire deoartments or companies with paid personnel and emergency medical services companies eligible to apply for loans from an already existing state loan program.
    Monday Morning Headlines
    04/11/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good Monday Morning! Executive Board Meeting - 4/14 75th Anniversary - 4/16 Steward Seminar - 4/28 & 4/29
    Notice of Trustee Election Candidates
    04/08/21 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
    Voting for the position of Trustees will commence on the morning of May 10th and end at 5pm on May 14th.
    Coronavirus Update #17
    04/08/21 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
    Original Article posted 03/04/2021  Covid-19 Antibody Infusion Treatment Finally after many months of trying we now have the Bamlanivimab Covid-19 Antibody treatment at the Wellness Center. If you qualify for it we can immediately start the treatment which is an IV infusion. This medication has great results in arresting the developments of Covid-19.
    County Chapter TV Fund Auction
    04/08/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    Attention Local 244 County Chapter Members: In accordance with SECTION 6. B. 4 of the Constitution and By-Laws an auction will be held May 10-13th  & May 17-19th from 9am-1pm at the request of the County TV Fund Manager to sell used equipment.
    16th Annual PAC Golf Tournament
    04/06/21 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
    16th Annual PAC Golf Tournament information
    Reminder: Local 858's 75th Anniversary Celebration
    04/06/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    The 75th Anniversary of Local 858 is this FRIDAY - April 16th 2021!
    Updated IAFF Fire Ground Survival Awareness Course Now Online
    04/05/21 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
    The new IAFF Fire Ground Survival Awareness course is now live online. The FGS program ensures that training for Mayday prevention and Mayday operations are consistent among all fire fighters, company officers and chief officers.
    Monday Morning Headlines
    04/04/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good Monday Morning! Union Meetings - 4/7 & 4/8  Collective Bargaining Survey  Save the Date- 4/16 - 75th Annivesary Celebration Steward Seminar 4/28 & 4/29 COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COMMITTEE  The Collective Bargaining Survey will close on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 12pm.
    April 2021 Meeting Announcement
    04/03/21 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
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    Passing of Firefighter John Zimmerman, Retired
    04/03/21 - IAFF Local 739
    Passing of Firefighter John Zimmerman, Retired The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 regret to announce the death of Firefighter John Zimmerman, Retired. Arrangements are as follows: A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday April 7, 2021 at 12:00PM in the Solimine Funeral Home 426 Broadway, Lynn. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery.
    Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Retired Captain Burt Schueller
    04/02/21 - IAFF Local 21
    Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Fire Captain Burton Schueller. Captain Schueller started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on July 16, 1962.  He retired after 32 years of service with the Saint Paul Fire Department. Burton C. Schueller Burt passed away at the age of 86.
    April 2, 2021: UPFFA 2021 Connecticut Fire Fighters PAC Campaign
    04/02/21 - UPFFA
    The UPFFA 2021 Connecticut Fire Fighters PAC Campaign is currently underway.  I am pleased to report that your state UPFFA officers, executive board, trustees, and staff  support this year’s fundraising efforts. A list of this year’s supporters can be seen on the UPFFA website.
    Man killed in Butler County house fire
    04/01/21 - IAFF Local 20
    https://www.journal-news.com/news/man-killed-in-butler-county-residential-fire-this-morning/RME7JBCGZBEKJE3ZXE564QDTNQ/
    News From Capitol Hill
    04/01/21 - IAFF Local F-273
    Congress Seeks to Bring Work Schedule Flexibilities to Federal Fire Fighters.
    Fire causes damage at downtown Hamilton park
    03/31/21 - IAFF Local 20
    https://www.journal-news.com/news/fire-causes-damage-at-downtown-hamilton-park/QR3IEVVXDZGOHD2R2QTR444OJU/
    2021 | MnFIRE Golf Tournament
    03/30/21 - IAFF Local 21
    Structure fire on Wilbraham Avenue in Springfield out, no injuries
    03/29/21 - IAFF Local 648
    Structure fire on Wilbraham Avenue in Springfield out, no injuries HAMPDEN COUNTY by: Nancy Asiamah, Sydney Snow Posted: Mar 26, 2021 / 09:39 PM EDT / Updated: Mar 26, 2021 / 11:55 PM EDT SPRINGFIELD, Mass.
    Roadmap to Retirement Readiness
    03/29/21 - PFFA
    Attendance needed
    03/29/21 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
    Your attendance is needed at our next union meeting on April 14, 2021. Our union representative from the Operations Committee, Captain Joseph Lord, will be attending and speaking about discussions from the committee and the new plan and usage of EMT-A's in our department.
    Monday Morning Headlines
    03/29/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good Monday Morning! Women's History Month Collective Bargaining Survey  Save the Dates! Local 858 75th Anniversary  Union Steward Seminar 
    Collective Bargaining Survey
    03/28/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Collective Bargaining Committee Survey 2021 The Collective Bargaining Committee wants the input of the membership for the upcoming contract negotiations. Our goal is to ensure the membership is informed, involved, providing input, and setting the direction of the committee.  The survey has been sent via Survey Monkey to all active members.
    Food Truck Fundraiser
    03/27/21 - IAFF 1826
    Thank you to the South Trail Fire Department for hosting the Ate Balls Food Truck Fundraiser for the family of fallen EMT Roy Vidal.  Volunteers from South Trail Fire Department, staff from South Trail Fire Department, and LCEMS Local 1826 members held a raffle, handed out snow cones, and various items for kids while Ate Balls provided fabulous food.
    Meeting Notice | April 2021
    03/26/21 - IAFF Local 21
    MedalofValor-EddieDiaz
    03/25/21 - Suncoast Firefighters
    Congrats Go Out to Charlotte County Firemedic Eddie Diaz!!! Eddie was presented the Medal of Valor by the Charlotte Commission for rescuing an elderly lady trapped inside her burning home; while on his way to work on February 4, 2020.
    FireHouseSubsDonation
    03/25/21 - Suncoast Firefighters
    Funeral Announcement for Firefighter Jon Kauffman
    03/25/21 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
    Minnesota Fire Service Funeral Notification Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Fire MN TYPE 1: Active LODD It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of JON KAUFFMANN, age 40, with his loving wife and family by his side on March 11, 2021 in Medina, Minnesota. On February 27th, 2020, he was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of occupational brain cancer, Glioblastoma.
    April Meeting Notice
    03/24/21 - IAFF Local 42
    March 27, 2021: Stamford Fire Fighters, Local 786, IAFF - SWAB FOR AMY
    03/24/21 - UPFFA
    A member of Stamford Fire Fighters, Local 786 Wife is in need of a bone marrow transplant, a drive thru cheek swab has been set up for Saturday, March 27, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Monday Morning Headlines
    03/22/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good Monday Morning! This week: Womens History Month Coffee with Dr. Koval  Collective Bargaining Survey 
    COVID Vaccine Clinic- Still need members to help!
    03/20/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    COVID Vaccine Volunteer Opportunity  Council Woman Amanda Sandoval and Council Woman Jamie Torres are asking for our help again! They are administering approximately 1300 doses of the COVID vaccine. The next vaccine clinic is March 20th & 21st for 1st dose and April 17th & 18th for the second dose.
    Firefighter Exam Posting
    03/19/21 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
    Simplifying the hiring process.
    75th Annual Conference
    03/19/21 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
    Members of the Kansas State Council of Firefighters.    Use this link to get information on the 75th Annual Conference held May 12th to May 15th.
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