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11/20/17 - IAFF Local 21
Pat "Woody" Wilhelm Is Retiring
11/20/17 - IAFF Local 21
Connecticut Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial
11/20/17 - UPFFA
Funeral Arrangements for F.F. Keion Boone (E-44)
11/20/17 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
2017 Election Results
11/20/17 - IAFF Local 42
State Fire Training Funds 101
11/20/17 - MPFFU
Action Required - Rally in Lansing is Next Wednesday, Nov 29th
11/20/17 - IAFF Local 1164
The rally to protect health care and pensions has been scheduled for Wednesday, Nov 29th at 9 am.  Please share this information with your membership, retirees, family, and friends.  We need a large crowd to assist in our fight to stop the take-aways the legislature is proposing.  Please follow updates on facebook and twitter and at mpffu.org.
Newspaper Editorial on Health Care Cuts
11/20/17 - MPFFU
2017 Annual Christmas Party
11/19/17 - IAFF Local 772
2018 Christmas Party We would like to announce our annual Local 772 Christmas Party for all current and past members of the Bangor Fire Department.
Noblesville DVP Election
11/19/17 - IAFF Local 4416
Polling location is Noblesville FD HQ - 135 S. 9th Street - December 7 & 8, 2017 from 0600-0830 each day.   Absentee voting will take place at IAFF Local 4416 - 399 S. 9th Street, Noblesville - November 27 thru December 1, 2017 from 0900-1600 daily.  Noblesville District members in good standing are eligible to cast a ballot.
Webinar: State Fire Training Funds 101 - How does your department receive that money?
11/18/17 - MPFFU
Webinar: State Fire Training Funds 101 - How does your department receive that money? ____________________________________________________ Have you ever wondered how to receive state "fireworks" training dollars? What does encumbered mean? What is so important about September 30th and December 31st? What is a CTC.
Toy Drive at Bus Stop Saloon
11/17/17 - Toy Program
EMS UPDATE on Practical Continuing Education Requirements
11/16/17 - MPFFU
                As many of you may be aware the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services sent out a letter informing all EMS Licensed Personnel, Instructor-Coordinators, Education Programs, Life Support Agencies, and Medical about the elimination of the requirement for Practical CE’s.
union meeting 12/4/17
11/16/17 - IAFF Local 740
IAFF Local 244 General Election
11/16/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Exposed: Firefighters' risk of cancer is growing
11/16/17 - IAFF Local 1009
Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Firefighters being diagnosed with cancer has been a problem for decades, but now the statistics are even more alarming. In Boston, a firefighter is 2.5 times more likely of getting diagnosed compared to other Boston residents.
2018 Shift Calendar
11/15/17 - Kent Fire Fighters
Passing of FF Robert Campbell, Rescue 2, Retired
11/15/17 - IAFF Local 739
Passing of Firefighter Robert Campbell of Rescue 2, Retired The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 regret to announce the passing of Firefighter Robert Campbell of Rescue 2, Retired.
Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Firefighter William Wegwerth Sr.
11/15/17 - IAFF Local 21
   Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Firefighter William Wegwerth Sr.  Firefighter Wegwerth joined the Saint Paul Fire Department on March 16, 1954 and retired March 31, 1981.   At the family’s request his Memorial Service will be private.
VSP Vision Plan Purchase Option
11/15/17 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
U.S. HEALTH – VSP VISION OPTIONAL VISION COVERAGE An Additional Vision Plan Option Not Offered by the City of Detroit U.S. Health and Life/C.O.P.S. Trust is, once again, offering VSP Vision coverage for 2018.
IT'S A BOY!!
11/15/17 - IAFF Local F-102
All Hands,    It is my extreme pleasure to provide the Membership notice that past member Firefighter / Paramedic Paul Sobyra & his wife have advised they have become the proud parents of Andrew Ridge Sobyra, Born 14 November 2017 and weighing 7 lbs 06 Oz & measuring 20 inches. Paul advises that all are healthy & resting.
The Saint Paul Fire Foundation Is Looking For Board Members
11/15/17 - IAFF Local 21
The Saint Paul Fire Foundation is looking for 2 people to join their Board of Directors.  If interested contact Susan O'Neil, Executive Director at 651.270.0285.  See attached PDF file for more information and application.
November 2017 General Membership Meetings
11/15/17 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
Civil Service Ordiance
11/15/17 - IAFF Local 740
Attached is the last draft of Civil Service Ordinance that was agreed upon.  These still need to be approved and adopted into law by City Council.
14th Annual Malden Parade of Holiday Traditions & Christmas Tree Lighting
11/14/17 - IAFF Local 902
The City of Malden will kick off the Holiday Season with the 14th Annual Parade of Holiday Traditions on Saturday, November 25th at 2 PM. The Parade will lift off at the Salemwood School on Waite Street Extension, will bear left onto Maplewood Street, and will then travel west on Salem Street.
Thanksgiving Safety
11/14/17 - IAFF Local 902
Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day and Christmas Eve. In 2015, cooking equipment was involved in almost half of all reported home fires and tied with heating equipment for the second leading cause of home fire deaths.
HELP WANTED: PFFM MEETING
11/14/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
1st Annual 1042 Mouse Derby
11/14/17 - IAFF Local 42
Thanksgiving Dinner at Florian Hall
11/14/17 - Boston Fire Fighters
Brothers  & Sisters, Please join Boston Firefighters Local 718, Senator Linda Dorcena-Forry and Billy Higgins to help serve at the 14th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner on November 22nd. Boston Firefighters Local 718 is proud to host this event each year at Florian Hall. We are able to feed over 500 men and women living with mental illness.
Thanksgiving Meals On Wheels
11/13/17 - IAFF Local 21
Local 21 is looking for individuals to volunteer for this year’s Meals on Wheels Thanksgiving dinner distribution.  Volunteers will help the Meals on Wheels drivers with preparing their delivery routes.  Arrive at Cretin-Derham Hall at 0700 hrs to about 1000 hrs.  Matt Lacy is the contact for this event.
Two 2nd Alarm Fires in November
11/13/17 - New London Fire Fighters
The NLFD has responded to two 2nd alarm fires in the month of November. Thank you to all of the mutual aid districs for responding. Here are a few pictures from the scenes.
Jerome Benner Retirement Event
11/13/17 - IAFF Local 21
Raffle Winners
11/13/17 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
Congratulations to the recent winners from the raffle to support Justin Weston & his family!  1st prize: James Smart 2nd prize: NNFD Sta 9/C 3rd prize: Karen Daddario Thank you to everyone who gave & helped us come together to support Justin. Please watch closely for more fundraisers coming up.
Thanksgiving Cooking Safety
11/13/17 - IAFF Local 2760
November 2017 D-14 Meetings
11/13/17 - IAFF 1826
District 14 T-Shirts
11/13/17 - IAFF 1826
Lets Go nuts For Lamb
11/13/17 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
As some of you my know Chris Lamb was recently diagnosed with testicular cancer. Chris underwent surgery a few months ago and is back on the job.  Just a few weeks ago Chris learned the cancer has returned to his lymph nodes in his stomach. Chris once again has to undergo surgery and will be out of work for sometime. Tickets are $30.00 available at the door or in advance.
Merp booklet
11/12/17 - IAFF Local 1565
Merp slide show
11/12/17 - IAFF Local 1565
Christmas Angel - Adopt a child
11/11/17 - IAFF Local #1945
Hello everyone, It’s that time of year again! The Salvation Army Christmas Angel tags are available if you would like to adopt a child. As of right now, we have 100 kids that need adopting. If you or your crew/coworkers are interested, please send me an email letting me know how many kids you would like to adopt.
UPDATED - LODD Firefighter/EMT Scott Compton
11/11/17 - IAFF Local 4416
It is with deep sorrow that we must announce a line of duty death. Firefighter/EMT Scott Compton passed away less than 24 hours after fighting a commercial fire in Greenfield. Scott was a dedicated 17 year veteran of the Greenfield Fire Territory.
Big Buck Contest
11/11/17 - IAFF Local 21
Thank a Veteran today...
11/10/17 - IAFF Local 1014
URGENT - ACTION ALERT
11/10/17 - MPFFU
Brothers and sisters, As you know, since last November when the legislature tried to jam pension and retiree health care reform down our throats, we have been working very hard to try and limit them to reasonable changes. Since February, we have been a part of the Governor’s Responsible Retirement Reform For Local Government task force.
Contact You Legislators
11/10/17 - IAFF Local 1164
NEW Local 21 App
11/09/17 - IAFF Local 21
The new App for local 21 is now available. It’s a free App that is paired with our website. You can find it in the Apple App Store or in the Android App Store under IAFF21 or you can find a link on the website in the upper left hand corner of the webpage. Your log in is the same that you use for the website.
Ethnic Book and Doll Drive
11/09/17 - Toy Program
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