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    County Chapter Contract Negotiations Informational Meetings Scheduled for December 18 & 20
    12/13/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    County Chapter Contract Negotiations Informational Meetings are scheduled for December 18 & 20, 2019 at the Union Hall. The purpose of these meetings will be to discuss upcoming negotiations related to the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the IAFF Local 244 and the Bernalillo County, to include membership recommendations. The December 18, 2019 meeting will start promptly at 7:00p.m.
    Message to Membership from President Justin Cheney
    12/13/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    Please see attached letter for a message from President Justin Cheney.
    Friday Update 12-13-19
    12/13/19 - IAFF Local 1014
    REMINDER: CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PARTY
    12/12/19 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    2019 Run-Off Election Results
    12/12/19 - IAFF Local 1403
    Here are the results from the 2019 Run-Off Election of Officers. I would like to thank all the volunteers that came out and help the Elections Committee Count.
    Inverness Ice Rescue
    12/12/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 3:43 p.m. on Wednesday December 11, 2019, Local members responded to an animal water rescue behind the Colorado Athletic Club at 374 Inverness Parkway. A French Bulldog was on a leash and being walked by its human on the trail when it gave chase to Goose. The leash slipped out of the owner’s control and the dog found itself on the icy pond, struggling with the Goose.
    Firefighter Karen Joseph
    12/12/19 - IAFF Local 1403
    Sister Firefighter Karen Joseph is retiring after 24 1/2 years of service and has invited all to come out and help her celebrate her retirement next Sunday at 5 o'clock somewhere Margaritaville, Hollywood 2:30 until,hope to see you there, Dec.
    Retired Chief Charles Fillmore
    12/12/19 - IAFF Local 1403
    Metro-Dade Firefighters regret to announce the passing of Retired Chief Charles Fillmore Jr. on December 8, 2019. Charles was hired on 10/15/1954 and retired on 02/25/1984. He was 94 years old and also one of the first Firefighters hired with Metro Dade.  May he Rest in Peace. There will be services held at: Fred Hunter 6301 Taft St. Hollywood,FL 10:00 am.
    Legal Training
    12/11/19 - PFFNH
    PFFNH Legal Training The next legal training will be held on January 15 at the Laconia Central Fire Station with lunch included. Please RSVP to pffnh@profirefighter.com if you plan on attending.
    Party at Tradition Brewing
    12/11/19 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
    Reminder....Christmas Party at Tradition Brewing Saturday December 14th at 6pm. Everyone welcome.
    SAVE THE DATE: 2019 CRLS HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT
    12/10/19 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    Results of vote from 12/5/2019
    12/10/19 - AFSCME Local 875
    Results of the vote from 12/5/2019 are as followed  Vote was yes for gift cards to RN's  Vote was yes to continue Unin Pinic  Vote was yes to continue 1Union consultant Gift cars will be ordered, it take approxinately 1 week to 10 day Check back for further updats about the card pick up.
    DCFF 2020 Under 65 Retiree Open Enrollment
    12/09/19 - IAFF Local 1403
    The 2020 Retiree open enrollment has started until January 10th, 2020.  You shall receive, if you have not already, via USPS a letter with premium information based on Plan you are currently enrolled for 2019.  If you make no changes to your coverage it will continue 2020.
    Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of Retired FEO John LaClair
    12/09/19 - IAFF Local 21
         Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of Retired FEO John LaClair.  FEO LaClair started with Saint Paul fire Department on March 15, 1958 and retired on July 13, 1990.  FEO LaClair’s Funeral service will be 6:00P.M. – Thursday, at Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin.  Father David Forsman will officiate.
    Academy 19-2 Graduation
    12/09/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Congratulations to the recruits of Fire Academy Class 19-2 on their recent graduation! 27 new recruits will be joining members throughout South Metro’s district this week for the beginning of their probationary period.  Welcome to the family! https://www.southmetro.photography/2019-Images/Academy-19-2-Graduation-Ceremony/.
    Lake Firefighters Roll out the 2020 Rescue Me Calendar
    12/08/19 - IAFF Local 3990
    The Professional Firefighters of Lake County are releasing our all new Rescue Me wall calendar for 2020. The calendar features pictures of our firefighters with animals from the Lake County Animal Shelter and our firetrucks. The calendar is only $10 and all proceeds from the calendar will be donated to the Lake County Animal Shelter to help pets find a furever home.
    Honor Watch
    12/08/19 - Longmont Professional Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 1806
    Our deepest sympathies go out to our fallen brother Ken Jone's family.  Please use the following link to sign up for the Honor Watch. https://www.signupgenius.
    Farewell To A Friend Denise D'Ascenzo
    12/08/19 - UPFFA
    We are all shocked to hear the news of the passing of Denise D’Ascenzo, a long-time friend of Fire Fighters in CONNECTICUT. The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut offers our sincere condolences to her Family on this tremendous loss.
    Toys for Tots
    12/06/19 - IAFF Local 739
    Toys for Tots Our annual Toys for Tots campaign is underway in conjunction with the USMC.  New, unwrapped gifts are sought and can be dropped off at any firehouse.  Any questions can be directed to Paul Tucker, E3/D2.  Thank you.
    Emeritus Status
    12/06/19 - IAFF 1826
    Congratulations to retiring Field Representive Bill Simpson.  Last night, at the bi-monthly meeting, it was unanimously voted to make him emeritus status.  Thank you for your many years of service to this Local.
    Local 1826, 2020 Bi-Monthly Meeting Schedule
    12/06/19 - IAFF 1826
    2020 Local 1826 Bi-Monthly Meeting 1.  February 27th, 2020 2.  April 23rd, 2020 3.  June 25th, 2020 4.  August 27th, 2020 5.  October 22nd, 2020 6.  December 3rd, 2020 Local 1826 Bi-Monthly meetings are held at the SWFL International Airport Training Center.  15924 Air Cargo Lane, Fort Myers, Fl.
    Joe Huth elected as District 2 VP
    12/06/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Congratulations Joe Huth on being elected as the next Local 858 District 2 Vice President. Thank you to Morgan Thomas for his time and willingness to stay involved as a Vice President. Thank you to Rick Dodson, Election Commissioner, and Jocelyn Nauslar for monitoring the polls and making this a successful election. Don't forget Santa Clause is coming to town.
    Friday Update 12-6-19
    12/06/19 - IAFF Local 1014
    Firefighter Health Study
    12/05/19 - IAFF Local 21
    FIREFIGHTER HEALTH STUDY: The call is officially out for your assistance in volunteering to participate in a research study relating to firefighter health and specifically that of the cardiorespiratory fitness (CFR) in firefighters.
    Latinos In Action Visit
    12/05/19 - New London Fire Fighters
    The NLFD would like to thank the Latinos in Action group from Bennie Dover Middle School for stopping by and dropping off some pizza for us during the holidays. It was a great visit.
    2020 Crab Feed & Installation Banquet
    12/04/19 - IAFF local 1289
    Modesto City Firefighters 2020 Crab Feed and Installation Banquet will be held on Febuary 15th, 2020 at the Stanislaus Veterans Hall located at 3500 Coffee Rd, starting with cocktail hour at 5pm. Tickets for this event are 55$ and can be purchased at the link below. All proceeds for this event will go towards our Widows & Orphans fund.
    2020 SFPFF Conference
    12/04/19 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
    DFD BANQUET
    12/04/19 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
    SAVE THE DATE:  The Denton Fire Department Banquet is scheduled for Saturday, February 8th at the Embassy Suites.
    Monday Morning Headlines - December 2nd, 2019
    12/02/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Monday Morning Headlines - December 2nd, 2019  Good Morning,  I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving. As we start in on December, we have quite a bit of info.  - The Polls are still open until Wednesday, December, 4th at 7:00 pm.
    Membership Meeting
    12/01/19 - IAFF Local F-102
    All Hands,    A Membership Meeting has been scheduled for 22 December 2019 and will commence at 1730 hours at Crash Fire Station 62. A running agenda will be posted on the Union website for review/consideration. If you wish to have anything added to the agenda please feel free to contact me.
    Garner Memorial Scholarship
    12/01/19 - 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.
    SPFD FIT TO SERVE
    11/29/19 - IAFF Local 21
    Welcome to the SPFD Fit to Serve online store. The store will be open for orders from Friday, 11/22/19 through Friday, 12/20/19. Goods will be ready for distribution the week of 01/13/20, coordinated by SPFD Fit to Serve. Please be sure to check the accuracy of your order, as no changes can be made to custom goods once your order is placed.
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    11/28/19 - IAFF Local 1014
    South Parker Rd. Commercial Structure Fire
    11/27/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Just before 3:40am on Wednesday, November 27th, Local members responded to a reported commercial fire in the 10600 block of S. Parker Road.  Parker Police Department got on scene and confirmed a fire on the roof, upgrading the call to a working commercial structure fire. Members arrived to find the fire located on the roof of Denver Auto Company. Tower 45 positioned on Parker Rd.
    January 26, 2020: Climb To Support First Responders
    11/26/19 - UPFFA
    CLIMB TO SUPPORT FIRST RESPONDERS JANUARY 26, 2020 9: a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    BFit Challenge
    11/26/19 - PFFNH
    Join the BFit Challenge on January 26th  https://www.nhl.
    Nominations
    11/25/19 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
    Nominations for our President and for Treasurer positions are open!! Nomination period will close on the 30th of November and Voting to be done in Decemeber!! Please send any nominations to Donnie Lewis via email here or his work email. Thank you.
    still need labor manager steering committee spots filled
    11/25/19 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
    The following spots still need to be fill on steering committee: 1 spot professional development  1 spot on health and saferty the assignment will be drafted soon.
    Station 11-1 Re-build
    11/24/19 - South County Professional Fire Fighters Association -IAFF Local 4683
    Our current Station 11-1 is getting a much needed "upgrade" below is the drawing of what the new station will look like.
    NLFD Hosts Retiree Breakfast
    11/23/19 - New London Fire Fighters
    The NLFD Union was happy to host a breakfast for the Department's retirees this weekend. This is the first annual Retiree Breakfast. It was a great time, thank you to all for attending.
    NLFD Hosts History Night
    11/23/19 - New London Fire Fighters
    The NLFD along with Mr. Gary Pinkham hosted a New London Fire Department history night this past weekend. Current and past members were able to learn about various aspects of the department's history along with various items that Mr. Pinkham brought with him. We would like to express our thanks to both Mr. Pinkham and Battalion Chief Jeff Rheaume for putting this together.
    2019 Election Results
    11/23/19 - IAFF Local 1403
    Here are the results for the 2019 Election. There will be a run-off for the 3 principal officers positions as no candidate received a majority. Ballot will be mailed out next week. If you did not receive a ballot for the election please email Election Chair Gabe Nemeth at gabe.nemeth@local 1403.
    Interstate 25 MVA/MCI
    11/22/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Just after 17:00 on November 21st, 2019 Local 2086 and 4116 members responded to an MVA with extrication needed on northbound I-25 between Castle Pines Pkwy and Ridgegate Pkwy in Surrey Ridge. First arriving Engine 36 reported multiple vehicles across the highway, assumed command and requested the northbound lanes be closed.
    19-2 Academy Hell Night
    11/22/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    https://www.southmetro.
    FF John Marques
    11/22/19 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
    Today, November 22nd, marks the 30th Anniversary of the passing of FF John Marques who died in the Line of Duty due to occupational cancer. May he continue to Rest In Peace.
    Annual Holiday Food Drive
    11/22/19 - IAFF Local 801
    The City of Danbury Firefighter's Union Local 801 is again collecting canned and non-perishable foods for the annual food drive to benefit the Salvation Army's holiday basket program and food pantry.  Donations may be dropped off at the following DFD career stations: Headquarters - 19 New St.  Engine 23 - 208 Osborne St.  Engine 24 - 36 Eagle Rd.
    BFD Promotions
    11/22/19 - Boston Fire Fighters
    Boston Firefighters Local 718 President Bob Petitti along with Fire Commissioner Joe Finn and Mayor Walsh attended the promotion ceremony at Florian Hall Thursday November 21, 2019. The following members where promoted, Robert J. Calobrisi to Chief of Operations Field Services-Andre Stallworth Chief of Operations Support Services-James P. Green Deputy Fire Chief-Brian P.
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