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    2020 Election Endorsements
    10/29/20 - IAFF Local 157
    Please see attached concerning the upcoming elections. Thank you.
    2020 | Local 21 Annual Big Buck Contest
    10/28/20 - IAFF Local 21
    IAFF/BCFD Collective Bargaining Agreement Ratification Vote
    10/28/20 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    The IAFF Local 244 County Chapter Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) has been tentatively agreed upon (TA'd). The ratification vote will take place on Monday, November 2, 2020 from 7:00am -7:00pm in accordance with Article II, Section 2 and Article XI, Sections 2, 3 & 6 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws.
    10/22/2020 I-95 Tractor Trailer Fire
    10/28/20 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
    Norwalk Fire responded to a fully involved tractor trailer fire on 95 SB 14-13. E 3  E 5 & Rescue 2 responded . DEP also responded to  clean up the diesel fuel.
    Ratification Meeting *** Canceled***
    10/27/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good Afternoon,  At 11:30 AM this morning, Denver Mayor Hancock instituted Level 3 Safer at Home Restrictions due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases. Within the Department, we have had a significant spike with our members confirmed or quarantined due to COVID-19 as well.
    Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Retired Firefighter Bert Moes
    10/27/20 - IAFF Local 21
    Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Firefighter Burt Moes. Burt started his career with the Saint Paul Fire Department in 1957 and retired in the early 1980s. Exact dates of service will be updated when available. Obituary, funeral and service information will also be updated when available.
    L21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Retired Captain Glover Dohman
    10/27/20 - IAFF Local 21
    Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Fire Captain Glover Dohman. Glover started his career with the Saint Paul Fire Department in 1954 and retired in the early 1980s. Exact dates of service have been requested and will be updated when received from Fire Headquarters.
    ATTENTION AMAZON SHOPPERS!
    10/27/20 - Lets Fire Cancer
    Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries
    10/26/20 - IAFF Local 902
    In half of reported home fires in which smoke alarms were present but did not operate, the batteries had been removed or the alarm was disconnected due to dead battery alerts or nuisance alarms. Working smoke alarms decrease the risk of dying in reported home fires by nearly half according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
    Board Meeting
    10/26/20 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
    KSCFF Officers and Membership President Wing has called for a Board meeting to be held on November 5th in Junction City.  President Wing has also made the meeting open to all members who would like to attend.  The location of the meeting in JC is to be determined but should be done in the next couple of days.  Meeting is scheduled to start around 1:00 pm.
    Monday Morning Headlines
    10/26/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good Monday Morning.
    55th IAFF Convention - Virtually
    10/24/20 - UPFFA
    Dear Affiliate Leader: As you know, due to the unprecedented circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Executive Board voted to postpone the 55th IAFF Convention until January 25-29, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    8 new firefighters sworn into Springfield Fire Department
    10/24/20 - IAFF Local 648
    8 new firefighters sworn into Springfield Fire Department HAMPDEN COUNTY by: Ariana Tourangeau Posted: Oct 22, 2020 / 01:44 PM EDT / Updated: Oct 22, 2020 / 01:44 PM EDT (Photo: Springfield FD) SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield Fire Department swore in eight new firefighters Thursday morning.
    One person injured after car crashed into utility pole on Central Street in Springfield
    10/24/20 - IAFF Local 648
    One person injured after car crashed into utility pole on Central Street in Springfield HAMPDEN COUNTY by: Stephen Underwood Posted: Oct 24, 2020 / 05:17 AM EDT / Updated: Oct 24, 2020 / 08:08 AM EDT SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – One person was taken to the hospital after a car struck a utility pole in Springfield.
    Meeting Notice | November 2020
    10/23/20 - IAFF Local 21
    1403 Elections
    10/23/20 - IAFF Local 1403
    This is list of members who accepted their nomination and are candidates for the upcoming election. There are 2 candidates for 1st VP and 19 candidates for the Executive Board.
    Membership Meeting
    10/23/20 - IAFF Local 1403
    Condolences to Our Brothers and Sisters of Manchester NH Fire Department
    10/23/20 - IAFF Local 902
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — Grief counselors have been called in to assist Manchester fire personnel mourning the loss of a 20-year member of the city's fire department.
    Public Health Alert
    10/23/20 - IAFF Local 902
    Per the Governor’s COVID-19 Order No. 51, effective October 26, 2020, the City must revert back to Step 1 of Phase III of the Commonwealth’s reopening plan.
    Ratification Meeting Reminder
    10/23/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Ratification Meeting Reminder As we abide by the State COVID Regulations for the Event Center, we ask that all members sign up on our Sign-Up Genius.  At this time, we have reached 80% for our Wednesday morning meeting and have added a second meeting on Wednesday,  at 5:30 pm.
    Friday Update 10-23-20
    10/22/20 - IAFF Local 1014
    First Responder Heroes Project Presentation - McDonough Jr.
    10/21/20 - IAFF Local 21
    Director and Chaplain, Mark Allen, of the First Responders Heroes Project presented a custom plaque in memoriam of Brother McDonough Jr. to his crew at Engine Co. 09 (C) today at Station 09.  It was a great honor for him to present his work in memory of Tommy to the First Responders who are grieving our loss.  Thank you.
    Open Enrollment Assistant Session TODAY
    10/21/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    2021 Benefits Open Enrollment takes place October 12-30, 2020. During this time, employees can elect new benefits or make changes to existing benefits effective January 1, 2021.
    DFD Peer Support Suicide Training Series Session 2 TODAY
    10/21/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    SESSION 2  - TODAY Session 2 - Connect to Protect: This session will focus on knowing when and how to connect Veteran peers who is at risk for suicide.   The session is TODAY October 21, 2020 at 9:00am - 10:30am and is scheduled to go from 9am to 10:30am I hope that you will be able to attend a class Click here to register.
    Choice Enrollment for CAPE Beginning Thursday, Oct. 22nd
    10/20/20 - IAFF Local 1014
    November 3, 2020 Endorsed Candidates
    10/20/20 - IAFF Local 42
    L21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Retired Fire Captain Dick Leitner
    10/20/20 - IAFF Local 21
       Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Fire Captain Dick Leitner. Captain Leitner started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on July 21, 1986 and retired on June 28, 2013.  Dick also served as IAFF Local 21 President from 2002 - 2004.
    2021-2025 Nanticoke Local 2655 CBA
    10/20/20 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
    The CBA for Nanticoke Local 2655 has been added to the contract area in the member's section of the website.  A log in is required to view.
    Monday Morning Headlines
    10/19/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good Monday Morning,  This week:   10/21 - DFD Peer Support Suicide Prevention Training Series - Session 2 Connect to Protect 10/24 - MDA Kevin Hart Kids Telethon Ratification Sign-Up Collective Bargaining Polls are open.
    W. Ponds Circle Structure Fire
    10/18/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    On Thursday October 15, 2020 at 10:30 a.m., Local Members responded to a fire inside a condominium on W. Ponds Circle in Unincorporated Arapahoe County. Initial reports stated a fire started in the bathroom of the home and may have extended into the attic space. When members from Engine 13 arrived on scene, they could not see any active fire from the outside of the condo.
    Hampden Ave. Car into a Building
    10/18/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 11:54 p.m. on Saturday October 10, 2020, Local members responded to a report of a car crash into a building on E. Hampden Ave. in Cherry Hills Village. When members arrived on scene, they found a car had gone off the roadway and crashed into a Caribou Coffee store. Crews extricated the driver inside the vehicle and took that person to the hospital in critical condition.
    U-Haul Forklift Accident
    10/18/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 7:46 p.m. on Friday, October 9, 2020, Local members responded to an entrapment at the U-Haul facility located at 1750 E. County Line Road in Douglas County. Upon arrival, members found a forklift on its side with the driver trapped underneath it. Paramedics immediately began treating the injured person while lifting and stabilizing equipment was put in place.
    Marathon of Hose
    10/18/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    A marathon of hose. 26.2 miles. 138,435 feet. Stretched by the crew of Engine 33 in a self-challenge to be better at their job. What started as a funny idea in January became a reality by October. They did it. And they’re still going. 10 months of walking, crawling and running with hose during a variety of basic, advanced and unheard-of scenarios.
    DAD's Landfill Brush Fire
    10/18/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 12:06 p.m. on Monday, October 5, 2020, Local members responded to a brush fire at the Denver Arapahoe Disposal Site landfill, located at 3500 S. Gun Club Road. An electrical problem on a power pole sparked a small grass fire that quickly grew to over an acre. Workers at the facility used fire extinguishers and heavy equipment including water tenders and tractors to fight the fire.
    Lora's Donuts Flag Presentation
    10/18/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    On October 3rd, our members got the chance to give back to a community member who has given so much. Lora, of Lora’s Donuts & Bakery Shop in Englewood, was presented with a hose flag as a sign of appreciation from the emergency responders she has impacted over the years.
    Blakeland Dr. HazMat
    10/18/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 4:40 p.m. on Monday, September 28, 2020, Local members responded to 8109 Blakeland Drive to assist Douglas County Sheriff Deputies with investigating a suspicious package. The building was evacuated, a unified command was established, Hazardous Materials Technicians went through a medical status check and geared up to go inside.
    Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut Endorsements Election 2020
    10/16/20 - UPFFA
    Important Information on CAPE Healthcare Plan
    10/16/20 - IAFF Local 1014
    10/15/2020 26 Belden Ave
    10/16/20 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
    Norwalk Fire Department Press Release October 15, 2020 Norwalk Firefighters responded to an apartment fire this morning at the Avalon Apartments, 26 Belden Avenue. The reported fire came in along with the building alarm at 9:12 am.  Firefighters made their way to apartment 1103 and found a small fire in the master bedroom of the 2 bedroom apartment.
    2021 Benefits | Virtual Open Enrollment
    10/15/20 - IAFF Local 21
    First Responder Heroes Project Presentation - Paidar
    10/15/20 - IAFF Local 21
    Director and Chaplain, Mike Allen, of the First Responders Heroes Project presented a custom plaque to in memoriam of Brother Paidar to his crew at Engine Co. 20 (A) today at Station 20.  It was a great honor for him to present his work in memory of Brother Paidar to the First Responders who are grieving our loss.  Thank you.
    Local 21 Winter 2020 Golf League
    10/15/20 - IAFF Local 21
    Contact Bryan Sullivan (A SHIFT, POOL FF) at 651.347.5572 for questions and additional information.
    Friday Update 10-16-20
    10/15/20 - IAFF Local 1014
    Carroll Ave MVA
    10/15/20 - IAFF Local 892
    Upon arrival, NFD found a vehicle that had crashed into the rear yard of a residence after leaving the parking lot behind the Holy Trinity Church on Washington Street. One occupant was evaluated and transported.
    Ratification Meeting Sign-Up
    10/15/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good morning! The Collective Bargaining Committee has set the dates of October 28th and 29th to present and vote on the Memorandum of Understanding regarding our current Collective Bargaining Agreement.  The ratification meeting will be held in our Event Center at 12 Lakeside Lane. Sessions on both days are set to begin at 8:30 am.
    2020 Election Results
    10/13/20 - IAFF Local 42
    The following members were Elected by Acclamation: Effective Jan.
    IAFF Disaster Relief Fund for IAFF Members
    10/12/20 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
    Throughout what has been an extremely active wildfire and hurricane season - made even more difficult by the COVID-19 pandemic - the IAFF has been providing assistance to our members through our disaster relief operations, including food and water, supplies, financial assistance, behavioral health counseling, emergency home repairs and anything else they need.
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