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CBA update
01/15/22 - PPFFA
Local 515 Meadville's 2020-2023 CBA is now on website in the contract section of the member's area.
CBA update
01/14/22 - PPFFA
The 2022-2023 CBA for Whitpain Local 4054 is now in the contract area of the member's section of the website.  A log in is required to view.
Congratulations! Welcome to IAFF Local 21, SPFD Class of 2022!
01/14/22 - IAFF Local 21
Welcome to our newest Saint Paul Firefighters IAFF Local 21 Brothers and Sisters!  Congratulations!  Looking forward to seeing you on the streets.
February 2022 | Local 21 Ice Fishing Contest
01/14/22 - IAFF Local 21
LODD: IAFF Local 73
01/14/22 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
It is with profound sadness and grief that we announce the tragic line of duty death of Firefighter Benjamin Polson, of the St. Louis, MO Fire Department and member of IAFF Local 73. Firefighter Polson died while courageously fighting a house fire in the 5900 block of Cote Brilliante earlier today. Arrangements will be forthcoming.
Memorial Services for Brother Jon Flagler
01/13/22 - IAFF Local 1014
City Chapter Vacancies (1/13/22)
01/13/22 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for the position of City Chapter Chief Steward and City 1st Steward for the next 14 calendar days. The Executive Board will appoint a member to serve in each position at the Executive Board meeting on February 3, 2022, until the next General Election in December 2022; in accordance with the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws, Article VI, Section 5. All letters of interest can be turned in to the Union Hall or emailed to kesiaff244@gmail.com on or before 4pm on January 27, 2022.
3rd ANNUAL LEE COUNTY CHILI CHALLENGE
01/13/22 - IAFF 1826
CBA Update
01/12/22 - PPFFA
The updated collective bargaining agreements for Beaver Falls Local 3539, Corry Local 2102, and Greater York Local 2377 have been added to the contract area in the member's section of the website. A log in is required to view these.
Car vs. pole crash caused power outage in Springfield neighborhood
01/12/22 - IAFF Local 648
Car vs. pole crash caused power outage in Springfield neighborhood HAMPDEN COUNTY by: Tony Fay Posted: Jan 12, 2022 / 07:06 AM EST / Updated: Jan 12, 2022 / 08:26 AM EST SPRINGFIELD, Mass.
United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 Strike
01/11/22 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Springfield fire called to house fire on Mill Street
01/11/22 - IAFF Local 648
Springfield fire called to house fire on Mill Street NEWS Posted: Jan 10, 2022 / 05:48 AM EST / Updated: Jan 10, 2022 / 05:53 AM EST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Nearly a dozen people are without a home after a fire on Mill Street in Springfield Sunday afternoon. It took multiple fire departments to extinguish.
Car fire on Wilbraham Road in Springfield
01/11/22 - IAFF Local 648
Car fire on Wilbraham Road in Springfield HAMPDEN COUNTY by: Seth Keevaenthal Posted: Jan 10, 2022 / 12:59 PM EST / Updated: Jan 10, 2022 / 01:00 PM EST Courtesy of Springfield Fire Department SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Arson and Bomb squad are investigating after a car fire Monday morning.
2022 SFPFF Conference
01/10/22 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
January 1, 2022 All Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters State & Local Affiliate Officers: In accordance with the Constitution and By-Laws of the Southern Federation of Professional Firefighters, I am sending notice in regard to your annual membership in the organization and the 2022 SFPFF Conference.
Retirement Announcements
01/10/22 - IAFF Local 739
Chief Dan Lozzi, Captain John Thorpe, and Lieutenant Joe Fannon Sr. Retire The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 wish to congratulate Cheif Lozzi, Capt. Thorpe, and Lt. Fannon on their retirements. May you all have a happy and healthy retirement and good luck with your new chapter in life.
Monday Morning Headlines
01/09/22 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Community Education Fund CPFF Delegate Meeting Executive Board Meeting National Firefighter Ski Week and Races Colorado Avalanche Hockey Nights
Fairfield Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation - Tommy Fund Donation
01/09/22 - UPFFA
Fairfield Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation  Presented a check for $35,200.00 to our friends at the Tommy Fund for Childhood Cancer.
51st Biennial MSCFF Convention
01/08/22 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Mourning the passing of John Stewart
01/08/22 - IAFF 323
For your convenience, a donation can be made to the Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society here.
Friday Update 1-7-22
01/07/22 - IAFF Local 1014
2021 Year in Review
01/07/22 - IAFF Local 1014
February 16th, 2022 | IAFF Local 21 Installation Party
01/07/22 - IAFF Local 21
SAVE THE DATE.
Blue Hometown Heros Cups
01/06/22 - IAFF 1826
$2.00 from each Blue Hometown Heroes Cup purchased at MISSION BBQ will be donated to local fire and police charities. Portions of the cup sales will go to the Local 1826 SWFL Professional Firefighters and Paramedics Leroy Nottingham Benevolent Fund. The cups will be available until March 1st. Stop by today to support your local Heroes!
January 13, 2022: Import Message from the UPFFA of Ct.
01/06/22 - UPFFA
As most of you may know, our good friend and brother Paul Rapanault is going through some challenging medical issues. Paul is a fighter, but he needs our support now. We have been in constant contact with his family and let them know Paul is also a member of our family. Although he is currently having difficulty speaking, his vision is very good.
Union Meeting Canceled - Information Session will take place tonight only
01/05/22 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Sisters and Brothers,  January's Union Meeting has been canceled per the Local 858 Bylaws, Article VIII, Section 2. The Information Session will take place tonight. If you would like to attend the Inforamtion Session via ZOOM please Click Here.    Section 2.  Seven (7) members shall constitute a quorum at any regular or special meeting.
UNION MEETING AND INFORMATION SESSION - TONIGHT  & TOMORROW MORNING
01/05/22 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
UNION MEETING AND INFORMATION SESSION - TONIGHT  & TOMORROW MORNING Wednesday, January 5th at 7 pm - Information Session and Union Meeting The Information Session can be viewed over ZOOM. Please Click here for the Invitation.  The business meeting will start after the Information Session.
Services and Procession Route for Firefighter Christopher Bernal
01/05/22 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Funeral services for Firefighter Christopher Bernal will be on Friday, January 7, 2022 at 11:00 AM.   Services will be held at the First Church of the Nazarene at 3800 E. Hampden Ave, Englewood, CO, 80113. Members wishing to be present at the church when the family arrives should be there no later than 9:50 AM as the family arrives at 10:00 AM.
Honor Watch for Chris Bernal ***Urgent Need 1/4/22***
01/03/22 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Honor Watch for Brother Bernal has an urgent need on January 4, 2022 for 2 Shifts 1200-0400 and 0400-0800
Open Enrollment NYSPFFA Cancer/Critical Illness Plan
01/02/22 - IAFF Local 274
Brothers The NYSPFFA stopped offering the Aflac Cancer Plan in favor of the MetLife Cancer/Critical Illness Plan. MetLife has now improved its current plan and is offering you the opportunity to enroll into its new and improved version.
2 Big Wins!
01/02/22 - IAFF Local 274
Brothers  On December 22nd 2021, Our Presumptive Parkinsons Bill was signed into law by Governor Hochul. This is a huge win for us .Under this law, any New York firefighter who suffers any medical condition related to Parkinson's that wasn't present before joining the service will be presumed to be related on-the-job exposure.
2022 Melrose Fire Relief Association Calendar Winners
01/02/22 - IAFF Local 1617
January 2022 IAFF Center of Excellence Webinars
01/01/22 - UPFFA
The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is hosting an online education series for IAFF members, other first responders, healthcare providers, clinicians and the community at large.
Local 2687 Retirements
12/30/21 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
On November 29th, 2021, members of our Department who were scheduled for retirement effective 11/30, were honored during a gathering held at the legislative council chambers. The members who submitted their retirement papers to the Hamden Employee Retirement Board effective 11/30 are: ·         Assistant Chief Lubowicki 21.
Boulder County Fires
12/30/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Sisters and Brothers,   As you have heard and seen, there are devasting fires in our neighboring communities to the north. This fire has affected these departments and our Sisters and Brothers who live in these communities. Our hearts and prayers go out to these members and their families.
Trustee Elections 2021
12/30/21 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
Congratulations to the Board members who retain their seats for another 5 years.
Coronavirus Update #18
12/30/21 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
Original Message sent 05/06/21 As things continue to improve and life slowly gets back to normal we have decided that we will return to normal here at the Health & Wellness Center. Effective immediately we will resume full normal operating hours, Monday - Friday 8am-8pm and Saturday 9am-5pm.
INSURANCE PREMIUM CHANGES FOR 2021
12/30/21 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
INSURANCE PREMIUM CHANGES FOR 2021     There will only be minor Health Insurance premium changes for 2021.
2021 DENTAL PLANS/RATES
12/30/21 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
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
2022 Medical/Dental & Supplemental Plans
12/30/21 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
Insurance Plan Changes for 2022    The Board of Trustees met in late August for their annual workshop to set the budgets for the Health & Wellness Center and the Insurance Fund. Because of the uncertainty of the future in the insurance industry the Board elected to not make any significant changes to the Insurance Plan.
Mark Milbrandt Retirement
12/29/21 - IAFF Local 21
Local 21 would like to announce and celebrate the retirement of Mark Milbrandt, Supervisor of Equipment Services for the Saint Paul Fire Department | Public Safety Garage. Mark has selflessly dedicated his entire career to keeping our fire trucks and ambulances on the road and operating safely.
Meal Train for the Bernal and Keelan Family
12/28/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Brothers and Sisters,  Sister Gilchrist has set up a MealTrain to support Kellie, Bear, and their family. Meals can be delivered to Bear's, and they will bring to wherever they will all be for the day. Please continue to be mindful of their wish for privacy and time. Please Click Here if you can assist. Currently, 2 days are remaining, 1/1/22 and 1/15/22.
Two rescued from second alarm fire by Springfield Fire
12/27/21 - IAFF Local 648
Two rescued from second alarm fire by Springfield Fire HAMPDEN COUNTY by: Seth Rosenthal Posted: Dec 27, 2021 / 05:20 AM EST / Updated: Dec 27, 2021 / 07:33 AM EST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Two people were rescued from the third-floor apartment of 858 Belmont Avenue after a second alarm fire started.
Two without a home following Springfield fire
12/27/21 - IAFF Local 648
Two without a home following Springfield fire HAMPDEN COUNTY by: Seth Rosenthal Posted: Dec 27, 2021 / 05:08 AM EST / Updated: Dec 27, 2021 / 05:49 AM EST (Photo: Springfield FD) SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Two people have been displaced after a fire at 60 Sierra Vista Road in Springfield.
Springfield firefighters rescue person from vehicle after accident near Blunt Park
12/27/21 - IAFF Local 648
Springfield firefighters rescue person from vehicle after accident near Blunt Park HAMPDEN COUNTY by: Nick DeGray Posted: Dec 24, 2021 / 10:10 PM EST / Updated: Dec 24, 2021 / 10:41 PM EST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – One person had to be rescued out of their vehicle by emergency services after a car struck a fence near Blunt Park in Springfield.
New President
12/27/21 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
Please help me welcome Local 794 new President Jordan Bond. Jordan will be taking ovet January 1 2022 and all issues should come to him for handling. I standby Jordan and will be here for him and all members of this local. So please consider stepping up to make this local a organization we all can be proud of.
Happy Holidays!
12/24/21 - IAFF Local 1014
Trailside Apartments Room and Content Fire
12/22/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
December 21, 2021, 2:45 a.m. - Local members responded to a fire alarm at the Trailside Apartments near S. Twenty Mile Road and Mainstreet in Parker, CO. Parker Police arrived on the scene and stated that black smoke was coming from one of the residences. First arriving units searched the unit and found smoke. The complex's fire sprinklers successfully extinguished the fire.
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