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Committee Position Openings
09/30/20 - Boston Firefighters
Mark O'Dell Retirement
09/30/20 - IAFF Local 21
DFFA SUPPORTS ED "EDZO" KELLY
09/29/20 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
County Line Road MVA
09/28/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 01:07 a.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2020, Local members responded to a rollover accident at Lucent Blvd. and County Line Rd. A vehicle traveling northbound on Lucent Blvd. struck the guardrail, flipped over onto its roof and slid down the embankment adjacent to McLellan Reservoir. Initial reports indicated that a person was trapped inside, and a full extrication response was dispatched.
INSURANCE PREMIUM CHANGES FOR 2021
09/28/20 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
INSURANCE PREMIUM CHANGES FOR 2021     There will only be minor Health Insurance premium changes for 2021. With 2020 being such a unique  year for insurance companies as a whole and our Plan being no different, the Board decided that  they would keep premiums about the same until we see how 2021 develops.
2021 DENTAL PLANS/RATES
09/28/20 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
NEW DENTAL PLAN AVAILABLE IN 2021     One of the more exciting proposals to come out of the 2020 Board Workshop is the addition of a new  choice for dental coverage. The current selections will remain, with an additional “High PPO”  option for only a few dollars more per month.
2021 OPEN ENROLLMENT
09/28/20 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR COVERAGE BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2021 MEDICAL, DENTAL CRITICAL ILLNESS & ACCIDENT INSURANCES WHEN: OCTOBER 27, 2020 - NOVEMBER 09, 2020 (TWO WEEKS)
Free Tuition for First Responders
09/28/20 - IAFF Local 1164
First in nation Futures for Frontliners program to offer essential, frontline workers a tuition-free path to community college : Education, labor, business, and workforce leaders join to urge Michigan’s 625,000 COVID-19 essential workers to apply now for tuition-free college
E-Board Endorses Edzo
09/27/20 - Boston Firefighters
Friday Update 9-25-20
09/25/20 - IAFF Local 1014
Update from President Foster
09/25/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good Morning,  Please see an Update Video from President Foster and Notice regarding Nominations for Executive Board and Collective Bargaining.  Be Safe Mike Pylar, Communications Director Denver Firefighters Local 858 (720)318-1245 CommunicationsIAFF858@gmail.
LOCAL 30 HOCKEY HOODIES FINAL REMINDER
09/24/20 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Members of Local 30, We will be putting together another Local 30 Hockey Hoodie Order.  These will be the same hoodies that we just recently got in the spring.  We will again offer them in sizes ranging from Small - Extra Large for $50.00 and XXL - XXXL for $52.00.  And in three colors, Black, Navy, & Gray.
2020 Executive Board Elections
09/24/20 - IAFF Local 1014
Man dies after Hamilton house fire
09/23/20 - IAFF Local 20
https://www.journal-news.com/news/hamilton-man-killed-after-being-set-on-fire-in-house-blaze/3PX2ECXB5JCCNF3C7EIWOGNE4A/.
November 3, 2020 Endorsed Candidates
09/23/20 - IAFF Local 42
Minutes of Special MPFFU EXBDMtg from Sept 21st
09/23/20 - MPFFU
S. Broadway Truck Stuck Under Awning
09/22/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 2:24 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, Local members responded to 7720 S. Broadway in Littleton after a delivery truck became stuck under the building awning. Members stabilized the structure, used a grinder to cut away damaged metal on top of the trailer and the tires were deflated to lower the trailer height.
2020 St. Florian Scholarship Fund Winners
09/22/20 - IAFF Local 42
Life as we know it has changed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and that has impacted the St. Florian Scholarship Committee from meeting and reviewing the applications that were submitted until Mid-September.  We apologize for the inconvenience that this has caused to the applicants.
Windhaven Drive Structure Fire
09/21/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 6:20 p.m. on Friday September 18, 2020, Local members responded to a house fire on Windhaven Drive in the Timbers neighborhood located in Unincorporated Douglas County. Members arrived on scene and found the entire backside of the home engulfed by fire. Crews immediately began fire attack on the structure. Shortly after members started putting water on the fire, the home began collapsing.
Littleton High School HazMat
09/21/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
On Thursday September 10, 2020, Local members responded to a hazmat investigation at Littleton High School located on E. Littleton Blvd. in the city of Littleton. Initial reports stated there was an odor of chlorine in the pool area of the school and the custodial staff was inside at the time.
Four people injured, three homes burned in Manfield Street, Springfield house fire
09/21/20 - IAFF Local 648
Four people injured, three homes burned in Manfield Street, Springfield house fire Updated Sep 19, 4:28 PM; Posted Sep 19, 3:25 PM 11 Mansfield Street house fire Facebook Share Twitter Share By Dave Canton | dcanton@repub.
CPFF Members Special Opportunity for Officer Development in 2020!
09/20/20 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
CPFF is proud to be a co-sponsor of Fire Leadership Challenge (FLC) providing leadership education for all ranks.
2020 FALLEN FIRE FIGHTER MEMORIAL VIRTUAL REMEMBRANCE
09/18/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Please join us on Saturday, September 19 at 11:00 a.m. (Mountain Time) for our 2020 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Virtual Remembrance to honor our fallen whose names will forever be etched onto our Wall of Honor. WATCH: www.iaff.org/fffm20/ www,youtube.com/IAFFTV/Live www.facebook.
IAFF Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial
09/18/20 - IAFF Local 1009
September D&W Drawing
09/17/20 - Boston Firefighters
Captain Alcock Retires
09/17/20 - IAFF Local 739
Captain Robert Alcock Retires The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 wish to congratulate Captain Robert Alcock on his retirement.  Bob, may you enjoy a long and healthy retirement.
Springfield firefighters put out fire on Mulberry St.
09/17/20 - IAFF Local 648
by: Nick DeGray Posted: Sep 13, 2020 / 10:13 AM EDT / Updated: Sep 13, 2020 / 06:41 PM EDT SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield Fire Department have put out a fire on Mulberry Street Saturday morning. According to the department, all crews worked to put out the fire around 10:00 a.m.
Car burned in Springfield arson fire
09/17/20 - IAFF Local 648
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield firefighters put out a car fire early Monday morning in the city’s forest park neighborhood. According to Springfield Fire Captain Drew Piemonte, the car was parked on 111 Olmstead Drive and firefighters put out the fire around 2 a.m. Arson and Bomb Squad investigators determined the cause of the fire was arson.
Malden Rallies To Help Namesake WA Town Devastated By Fires
09/16/20 - IAFF Local 902
The city is partnering with the Malden Fire Department to help support the victims of fires that have devastated the town of Malden, WA. Established as a station stop on Dec. 20, 1909, railway officials named the town after Malden, MA. Fires have destroyed 80 percent of the small Washington town, decimating its post office, fire department, City Hall and library.
DFD Peer Support Suicide Prevention Training - Session 1 TOMORROW
09/15/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Sorry for the first email. Lets see if this works.  Session 1 - Signs and Support: This session will cover why Veterans are at an increased risk for suicide, and show you the basic skills needed to intervene with veteran peers who are at risk.  The session is 9/16/2020 and is scheduled to go from 9am to 10:30am I hope that you will be able to attend a class.
2021 EMS REFRESHER
09/15/20 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters,                 After much thought and reflection, I have decided not to run an EMS refresher this year as we have done in years past.
Friday Update 9-18-20
09/15/20 - IAFF Local 1014
5/5/2020 Man Hit by Train & Car into River
09/14/20 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
September 5, 2020 The Norwalk Fire Department responded to a report of a man struck by a train at the Catherine Street Railroad Crossing. The accident happened around 12:48am, Saturday morning. The man was found lying alongside the tracks with serious injuries to his right arm and right leg.
9/2/2020 Strawberry Hill Ave
09/14/20 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
Wednesday September 2nd at 2pm the Norwalk Fire Department responded to a fire in a vacant house on Strawberry Hill Ave. First reports were large amounts of gray smoke coming from a house. Upon arrival a well involved fire was found in the basement and indications of fire in many other parts of the structure.
Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Retired DC Bob Heinen
09/14/20 - IAFF Local 21
   Retired District Chief Bob Heinen passed away on September 2 at the age of 94. Chief Bob Heinen started in 1947 and retired in 1988.
City Chapter 1st Steward Vacancy
09/10/20 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for City 1st Steward for the next 14 calendar days. The Executive Board will appoint a member to serve in this position at the Executive Board meeting scheduled on October 1, 2020 until the next General Election in December 2020; in accordance with the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws, Article VI, Section 5.
MPFFU FallStatewide District Meeting - 2020
09/10/20 - MPFFU
On September 8, 2020, the MPFFU conducted its Fall District meeting on Zoom.  An unedited recording of that meeting can be found here.   Individual district meetings will be scheduled sometime soon.
Friday Update 9-11-20
09/10/20 - IAFF Local 1014
One person taken to hospital after two-car crash in Springfield
09/10/20 - IAFF Local 648
by: Ariana Tourangeau Posted: Sep 9, 2020 / 06:49 AM EDT / Updated: Sep 9, 2020 / 05:35 PM EDT SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A person was taken to the hospital after a two-car crash on Union Street in Springfield Wednesday morning.
One person with serious injuries after accident in Springfield
09/10/20 - IAFF Local 648
by: Nick DeGray Posted: Sep 9, 2020 / 02:23 PM EDT / Updated: Sep 9, 2020 / 07:17 PM EDT SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – One person has been taken to the hospital after a two-car accident in Springfield Wednesday afternoon.
Springfield kitchen fire displaces two families
09/10/20 - IAFF Local 648
Springfield kitchen fire displaces two families Updated Sep 08, 6:26 PM; Posted Sep 08, 5:28 PM A fire caused by unattended cooking displaced a family on Wallace Street Tuesday. (Jeanette DeForge/Republican staff) Facebook Share Twitter Share By Jeanette DeForge | jdeforge@repub.
Thank You!
09/10/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Brothers and Sisters; On Monday, September 7, the B-Shift was tasked with a request from The Cameron Peak Fire to assist with a strike team due to the exponential growth of the fire near Ft. Collins. It was Labor Day, where all support staff is off, and hoping to enjoy time with friends and family. Our Denver Fire Fighters responded amazingly.
Espana St. Vehicle into House
09/09/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
On Tuesday Sept. 8, 2020 at 5:35 p.m., Local members responded to a MVA into a house call on S. Espana St. in Unincorporated Arapahoe County. When members arrived on scene, they found a car had gone across a stretch of grass, through a fence and crashed into the backside of a home. The homeowner was home at the time, but was not injured. The driver inside the car was trapped from the impact.
Eagle Street RV Fire
09/09/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 3:49 p.m. on Saturday, September 5th, Local members responded to a fire at the RV Vault storage lot, located at 7354 S. Eagle St. in Centennial. A large plume of smoke was visible from miles away as units responded, prompting a call for additional resources. Upon arrival, members found an RV engulfed with flames and spreading to a camping trailer.
2021 PFFA of LA Convention Canceled
09/09/20 - PFFA
Due to the uncertainty of what phase level Louisiana will be and not knowing if we’ll be able to congregate as a large group, we have no choice but to make the necessary decision to cancel the 2021 PFFA of Louisiana Annual Convention scheduled for February 25th – 27th.
October 24, 2020: MDA Kevin Hart Kids Telethon
09/09/20 - UPFFA
Sisters and Brothers, Later this morning, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is announcing the refresh of its legendary Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, with Kevin Hart joining as host. The MDA Kevin Hart Kids Telethon will be a two-hour special airing globally on Saturday, October 24, 2020, at 8:00 p.m.
September Union Meeting
09/09/20 - IAFF Local 739
September Union Meeting The September Union Meeting of Lynn Local 739 will take place on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 7:30 PM at the Broadway Firehouse.   All members are encouraged to attend.
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