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October 17, 2018
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Walpole's Newest Firefighters
10/17/18 - IAFF local 2464
(L to R: Brendan O'Neil, Jeff Daniels, & Matt Rakoski) Congratulations to Walpole's newest Firefighters Brendan O'Neil, Jeff Daniels & Matt Rakoski on their completion of the Massachusetts Fire Academy. Strong work .
Video from 10-01-2018 | Administration's Attempt to Justify Failed Response Policy before City Council's Public Health and Safety Standing Committee
10/17/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
Video from 09-17-2018 | DFFA before Detroit City Council Public Health and Safety Committee
10/17/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
Video from 09-10-2018 | President Nevin before Detroit City Council Public Health and Safety Committee
10/17/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
October 15, 2018: Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut PAC Reception
10/17/18 - UPFFA
State Representative Michelle Cook Attends UPFFA PAC Reception in Torrington. Representative Cook is a great supporter of Fire Fighters.
2019 Open Enrollment
10/15/18 - IAFF Local 51
Open enrollment for city employees is live!  Please see attached articles for information as to sessions and rates.  Open enrollment ends November 9, 2018.
MDA Fill The Boot for MN Wild Games and Muscle Team Gala Invitation
10/14/18 - IAFF Local 21
Dear Local 21 Brothers and Sisters, Year after year we continue to have a strong partnership with the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the IAFF when we are called upon to raise money to fight muscle disease with our nationally recognized Fill The Boot campaign.
Friday, October 12, 2018: Greenwich Fire Fighters, Local 1042 FIRE OPS 101
10/14/18 - UPFFA
August Roussell
10/13/18 - IAFF local 1289
We have attached a link that will provide updates on Alex Roussell’s child August in their time of need.  https://www.caringbridge.
Special Union Meeting October 19th - Health Insurance Renewal
10/13/18 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
A Special Meeting has been called for Friday, October 19, 2018 Fire Station #6 at 1900 hours to review the 2019 Health Insurance Renewal and plan option changes. In the Health Insurance Info tab under Member Resources go to the Open Enrollment 2019 link to review the renewal and options sheets.
Pink Breast Cancer Shirts
10/12/18 - IAFF Local 739
Pink Breast Cancer Shirts Tomorrow, Saturday October 13, 2018 from 10 AM-12 Noon we will be selling Pink Breast Cancer shirts. All proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Shirts are $20.00 each. We hope to see you tomorrow, thanks.
Yes on Question 1
10/11/18 - Boston Fire Fighters
Boston Firefighters Local 718 President Rich Paris speaks at a press conrference supporting Mass. Nurses Assn.
Poplar St. Vehicle Fire
10/11/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
At 8:48 a.m. on Thursday October 11th, Local 2164 members responded to 911 reports of a vehicle fire in the driveway at 6162 South Poplar Street in Centennial. Heavy smoke was visible in the area while members were responding. First arriving Engine 33 encountered a fully engulfed pickup truck cab and advanced a hose line to control the flames and protect the house.
Chenango Ave Kitchen Fire
10/11/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
At 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday October 9th, Local 2086 and 2164 members responded to a residential kitchen fire in the 3700 block of West Chenango Avenue. The 911 caller reported a fire in the microwave and safely evacuated without injuries. When Engine 11 arrived smoke was coming from the front door of the house and members advanced a hose line inside.
Federation of State and Provincial Professional Fire Fighters Elects New Vice President
10/11/18 - UPFFA
During the Federal State and Provincial Professional Fire Fighters (FSPPFF) fall meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, FSPPFF leaders held officer elections.
Russell Cerami Funeral Arrangements
10/10/18 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
Russell Cerami, as most of you know, passed away Monday night. Russ was a dedicated advocate of Professional Firefighters and had an impact on every aspect of our job. He was hired in July 1961 and retired in January of 1994. During that time he was very active with the union, tirelessly working to better our livelihood.
Brotherhood for Boobs
10/10/18 - IAFF Local 274
Come on out to Brother Jimmys on Thursday October 18th, 8-11pm to help support Breast Cancer Awareness.$10 Donation at the door,WPFD Bartenders,Happy Hour prices til 11, a portion of the proceeds goes to local breast cancer victims through Soul Ryeders.Contact Brother Dooley(914)844-3577 or Brother Nicholson (914) 882-0704 for more information.
Ballot for IAFF Local 1431 Number Change
10/09/18 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
Access the Online Voting tab under Member Resources to cast your ballot to determine changing the Local's number from 1431 to its original 824 number when affiliated in 1945.
10/09/18 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
We regret to inform everyone of the passing last night of retired past Local 293 President, past PPFFA President and past IAFF 4th District Vice President Russell Cerami. Russ is the father of retiree Dave Cerami. We extend our condolences to Dave and his family. More info to follow.
2018 Election Results
10/09/18 - IAFF Local 1403
Join us in congratulating our members who were elected by acclimation for a 2 year term to the 2019-2020 Executive Board.
Passing of Lt. Robert Cippoletti Sr
10/08/18 - IAFF Local 739
Passing of Lt. Robert Cipoletti Sr. of Engine 11, Retired The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 regret to announce the death of Lt. Rober Cipoletti of Engine 11, Retired.  Lt. Cipoletti is the father of FF Joseph Cipoletti of Ladder 2 and retired FF's Robert Jr and Michael Cipoletti.
Fremont Ave Structure Fire
10/08/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
At 09:32 a.m. on Monday Engine 42 and Tower 35 were dispatched to a fire alarm activation at 16363 E. Fremont Avenue in Arapahoe County. While they were responding a report came from onsite advising that water and smoke were coming from under a door on the top floor. The incident was upgraded to a structure fire and additional crews were dispatched.
Chief Brown Retirement
10/08/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
Congratulations to South Metro Bureau Chief Brian Brown who celebrated his 30+ year career in the fire service today. We wish him a happy and healthy retirement! https://www.southmetro.
Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts
10/08/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
Check out these awesome new pink logo shirts that all Local 2164 personnel are wearing during October in support of Breast Cacner Awareness month.
Burbank Firefighters Support Measure P
10/08/18 - Burbank Firefighters Local #778
Local 42 Election Results
10/08/18 - IAFF Local 42
10/07/18 - New London Fire Fighters
The picture gallery for the NLFD members has been updated and can be viewed here.
10/07/18 - New London Fire Fighters
Please join us for Billy Allyn's retirement party. Please see either Lt. Dan Sawyer or FF Tim Jefferies.
MDA, Boot Camp, Jan. 10th &11th, 2019 in Orlando
10/05/18 - IAFF 1826
Each year, the MDA partners with the IAFF and holds a “Boot Camp” training that provides opportunity to learn about updates from the MDA, best practices for a boot drive and more about the partnership between the fire service and the MDA. Locals from across the state of Florida attend each year.
Saint Paul Fire Ops
10/04/18 - IAFF Local 21
Fire Ops was a big success! Thanks to City staff and Deputy Mayor Tincher for participating.
2018 Upcoming Elections
10/04/18 - UPFFA
Why Is the 2018 elections so important to you and your families.
Negotiations Update: 10-4-2018
10/04/18 - IAFF Local 1014
December 5-7, 2018: UPFFA & Rhode Island Health & Safety Seminar
10/03/18 - UPFFA
2018 Local 1826 Endorsed Candidates
10/03/18 - IAFF 1826
Absentee Ballots have been mailed out by the Supervisor of Elections! Early voting dates: October 22nd-November 3rd, 2018. Election day: November 6th, 2018                                        2018 Local 1826 Endorsed Candidates 1. US SENATE: Bill Nelson 2.
Fire Prevention Week
10/03/18 - Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont
2018 AFG Application Period OPEN
10/02/18 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
The FY 2018 Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) grant application period is currently open and will close on October 26, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. EST.
IAFF Local 77 Motorcycle Raffle
10/02/18 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Concord Ct Structure Fire
10/02/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
At 12:58 p.m. on Tuesday, Local 2086 and 2164 members responded to a residential structure fire on Concord Court in Highlands Ranch. Smoke was visible from the house when crews arrived and a 360 walk around revealed a fire in the basement. Members advanced a hose line inside for fire control and all levels of the home were searched for people and pets.
Group Life Insurance Information Request
10/02/18 - IAFF 14th District
See below an important message fro IAFF Financial Corporation. I asked IAFF FC to look into a Group Life Insurance plan that locals in the !4th District and eventually other districts could purchase. I know that a number of locals in the district have group life insurance on their members and some locals are experiencing high premium increases.
Local 244 Kid’s Halloween Party!!
10/02/18 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Local 244 Kid’s Halloween Party!! Costumes Welcome! The 2018 Annual Kid’s Party will be held on Saturday October 27, 2018 at Dave & Buster’s starting at 10:00am-12:00pm. Please call/text Kelly @ 505-288-2313 before October 20, 2018 for your family's reservation, an RSVP is required.
Postponed due to health issue,MY BROTHER'S BURDEN WALK
10/02/18 - IAFF 1826
To all Local 1826 Members, The "My Brother's Burden Walk" has been postponed due to a health issue. " We wish Tom "Bull" Hill a speedy recovery, and look forward to his return to the streets" Tom "Bull" Hill is a retired Orange County Firefighter, Tom will be walking from Naples Fire Rescue Station #2, 977 26th Ave, North, Naples Fl. 34103 up to Tampa Fire Dept. HQ/Fire Museum. Please see attachments, scroll through all 4 pages.
Garner Memorial Scholarship
10/02/18 - IAFF Local 311
The Richard Garner Memorial Scholarship was created to honor the life of City of Madison Firefighter/Paramedic Richard Garner Jr. who died in the line of duty on April 1, 2018.  Richard was not only a great Firefighter/Paramedic and a dear friend to many, but he was a constant fixture within the Madison community, helping and serving in any way he could.
10/02/18 - Lets Fire Cancer
The 3rd Annual Jimmy Pace Memorial Golf Tournament was held on Saturday September 29, 2018 at Endwell Greens Golf Course. Cheryl Pace and Joel Cacialli (tournament director) take a break from their golf tournament duties. A HUGE "THANK YOU" to all of the golfers, hole sponsors, prize donors, volunteers and staff at Endwell Greens Golf Course. $5,000.
Funeral Services for Brother Dominick Barbera
10/01/18 - IAFF Local 1403
Wednesday, October 3rd, 1600-2000 hrs Viewing at: Forrest Lawn South 2401 Davie Road Davie, Florida 33317 (Viewing is not in Pyramid, it is in the other building on the grounds).   Thursday, October 4th, 1100-1200 hrs Mass at: St.
2019 Standard Life Insurance Form
09/30/18 - IAFF Local 1403
The 2019 Active Firefighter Standard Life Insurance form. If you are not increasing coverage you do not have to do anything. You may increase your coverage by $30,000 without medical screening. If increasing coverage, print form fill it out and either fax it to office (305) 591-9654 or email it to
2019 Health Insurance Open Enrollment
09/30/18 - IAFF Local 1403
The 2019 Active Employee Open Enrollment period is scheduled commencing Monday, October 1st and ending on Friday, October 12th, 2018.
Lansing Way Duplex Fire
09/30/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
At 4:03 a.m. on Sunday September 30, 2018, Local 2164 members responded to a residential fire in the 5500 block of South Lansing way in Arapahoe County. Neighbors reported visible flames from the rear of the structure when they dialed 911.
Lets Fire Cancer
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