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      Members of PROFAM met with Legislators this week.  House Representative Jeff Hale from Desoto County, District 24 is pictured with PROFAM Members.  Representative Hale was former Fire CHief of New Albany Fire Department. Read More...
      PROFAM members met with Executive Director Pat Robertson this week to discuss retirement issues for 30 year members and reviewed PERS member disability options.  All this is in preparation for Presumptive Legislation being developed for 2019. Read More...
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      PROFAM Legislative Meeting 2018
      Members met with House Representative Jeff Hale from District 24 on the final day of the PROFAM Legislative Meeting
      President Bass - Habitat for Humanities Build
      In September, President Bass assisted the Jackson Habitat for Humanities with a home in the downtown Jackson area.
      Laurel Fire Department Receives New Charter
      Welcome IAFF Local 207!
      Ridgeland FD wins 2015 Dragon Regatta
      Congratulationts to Ridgeland FD - first place for overall fastest time and t-shirt design
      Kris Carmichael plays "Amazing Grace" on the pipes at 9/11 Services at the State Cathedral
      9/11 Memorial Service at St. Andrews Episcopal Cathedral

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      Firefighters recently enjoyed some fellowship and fun while supporting Breast Cancer Research. Pink shirts were proudly wore by all members!
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      The image of the soot-covered veteran firefighter has always inspired respect and honor. But that dirty garment may be deadily. Firefighter Paramedic Kurtis Bennett was honored Friday by the San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation for the work he and his staff are doing to deal with cancer as an occupational threat to the life of a firefighter.
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      The 2017 Statewide Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service at the MS Fire Academy will be held October 10 beginning at 10:00.
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      Our disaster relief efforts on the ground in Texas and Louisiana are nothing short of amazing.
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      http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/article/2017/03/19/firefighters-cancer/2/ It was nearly 100 degrees outside when the emergency call reached Engine Company 39. A triple-decker in Savin Hill had erupted in flames, and a haze of thick black smoke was all but blanketing the sky.
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      The Back the Badge legislation which creates enhanced penalties for assaulting first responders has just passed the house by a vote of 94-18 and is headed to the Governor's desk for a signature.  We will be working to coordinate the time and place so as many first responders as possible can be there.
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      A cookout is planned for Tuesday, April 4th at 6:00 pm at the Biloxi Fire Department West End Hose Company #3 Fire Museum. The conference will be held on Wednesday, April 5th and Thursday, April 6th. A FREE one-day summit will be held on Friday, April 7th and Saturday, April 8th.  The summit will be presented twice - once Friday and again on Saturday.
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      Jesse Byrne Jones (May 18, 1988 - March 14, 2017) Funeral services for Jesse Byrne Jones, 28, who passed away suddenly, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Merit Health Hospital in Natchez, will be at 11:00 am, Monday, March 20, 2017, from Laird Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David O’Connor officiating.  Address to the Chapel is:  408 North Union Street, Natchez, MS 39120.
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      The IAFF needs your help to save our members’ healthcare.   Currently, employer-provided healthcare is exempt from federal taxation. However, a faction of powerful members in the U.S. House of Representatives has proposed taxing workers’ health benefits by capping this exclusion.   Legislation to enact this tax may be considered by the House during the Alfred K.
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      Proudly introducing the FIRST EVER Public Safety Coalition! Created to form one strong voice to represent all aspects of first responders in Mississippi. Our goal is to bring consensus on legislative and public safety issues, and training efforts.
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      With a heavy heart, PROFAM announces the Funeral Arrangements are as follows for Skeeter Meador: Visitation is Tuesday, January 31st from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Services will be held Wednesday, February 1st with Family visitation from 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm, Visitation  from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm and Services will begin at 2:00 pm.
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      It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of Gulfport Firefighter Judson Renner. Funeral arrangements are as follows: MONDAY, JANUARY 30th Westminster Presbyterian Church 5005 Lawson Ave.
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      The retirement bill we requested that allows us to get 1 year of service for every 5 years we work has errors and says we can BUY that time.  The Echols Group will work to get this bill passed with an amendment to accurately reflect what we are looking to achieve. No word yet on whether PERS will support this or not.
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      On Thursday, January 12, 2017, Governor Phil Bryant announced more bad news as it relates to budget cuts totalling nearly $51 million dollars.  These budget cuts impacted almost every state agency and averaged 1.45 percent of each agencies overall budget. 

      For more information on this matter we invite to read this article in The Clarion-Ledger: Bryant forced to make more budget cuts.


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      Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Firefighter Richard “Dick” Johnson
      02/19/18 - IAFF Local 21
         Firefighters Local 21 extends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of retired Firefighter Richard “Dick” Johnson who passed on February 8th.  Firefighter Johnson served the Saint Paul Fire Department for 42 years and also served the Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters Association as President.
      IAFF 100th Anniversary
      02/19/18 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Calling all Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: February 28th is the 100th Anniversary of the International Association of Fire Fighters, and there will be a Resolution at the State Capital in recognition of this historic event. We are asking all Professional Firefighters that can attend to dress in your Class A's and meet at the State Capital at 8:00 AM.
      Bloomfiled Twp. Golf Outing - May 14th
      02/19/18 - MPFFU
      Charitable friends and partners, It is time for the Bloomfield Twp. Fire Department Charities 32nd  annual golf outing to be held at the beautiful and Exclusive Wabeek Country Club.  This event will be held on Monday May 14th 2018 and as in the past we look forward to your continued support and attendance.
      2018 Clover Clash @ The Blue Side
      02/19/18 - IAFF Local 3666
      Come join the Frederick County Career Firefighters at our 4th Annual Clover Clash event on Saturday March 17th at The Blue Side Tavern. Doors open at 8am and proceeds from various sales benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Last year we raised over $2,500.00 to help the M.D.A. & this year we plan to surpass that by a long shot! *$10.
      2018 4th Annual Clover Clash
      02/19/18 - IAFF Local 3666
      Come join the Frederick County Career Firefighters at our 4th Annual Clover Clash event on Saturday March 17th at The Blue Side Tavern. Doors open at 8am and proceeds from various sales benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Last year we raised over $2,500.00 to help the M.D.A. & this year we plan to surpass that by a long shot! *$10.
      FF/EMT Francisco Figueroa
      02/18/18 - IAFF Local 3471
      It is with heavy heart to announce the passing of Firefighter/EMT Francisco J. Figueroa at the early age of 28. He has proudly served Hardee County Fire Rescue for nearly two years, and he has also protected us all with his active service in the Marine Corps Reserve. Francisco has departed us today due to a tragic motor vehicle crash, but his memory will continue to live on through each of us.
      May 8-10 MPFFU Biennial Convention Bay City
      02/18/18 - West Bloomfield Professional Fire Fighters Union
      May 8-10, 2018 MPFFU 53rd Biennial Convention in Bay City. 2 delegates and 2 alternates.
      May 8-10 MPFFU Biennial Convention Bay City
      02/18/18 - West Bloomfield Professional Fire Fighters Union
      May 8-10, 2018 MPFFU 53rd Biennial Convention in Bay City. 2 delegates and 2 alternates.
      March 21, 2018 MPFFU 6th District Mtg. Rochester Hills
      02/18/18 - West Bloomfield Professional Fire Fighters Union
      March 21, 2018 6th District Meeting in Rochester Hills. River Crest Banquet Facility.  1600-2100.  $35 cost covered by L1721. Contact Curt Stinson.
      Ice Rescue Training 2018
      02/18/18 - IAFF Local 1164
      Our yearly Ice Rescue Training at Madonna. Pictures in Photo Gallery or click here http://www.livoniafirefighters.com/index.cfm?zone=/unionactive/view_pics.
      Ski Day
      02/17/18 - IAFF Local 21
      23rd Annual Charity Hockey Game
      02/17/18 - IAFF Local 274
      This year will be our 23rd year doing the Charity Cup Hockey Game.  Over the years we have raised a lot of money for charities and this is just one of the many events we are proud of.  This year WP Hockey will play against FDNY Fire & Ice to benefit the Ronald Mcdonald House of Greater Hudson Valley.
      10th Annual Charity Bass Tournament Rules
      02/17/18 - IAFF Local 4544
      Welcome here is the rules for our 10th Annual Team Bass Tournament.
      Building Fire on Remlin Court
      02/16/18 - IAFF Local 1081
      On February 16th 2018, the Westport Fire Department was alerted to a building fire on Remlin Ct. The Westport Fire Department responded with four engines, one truck, and the shift commander. Mutual aid was also dispatched on receipt of the call. The first fire department unit arrived and reported a fully involved structure.
      February 16, 2018: CONGRATULATIONS TO RICK HART
      02/16/18 - UPFFA
                                                  CONGRATULATIONS TO RICK HART We are proud to announce that Rick Hart was one of three IAFF members selected to attend the Harvard University Trade Union intensive six-week program in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
      City of Dearborn Now Taking Applications
      02/16/18 - MPFFU
      Rockies Tickets
      02/16/18 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
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      5th Annual Boots vs. Badges Kickball Tournament
      02/16/18 - IAFF 1826
      KCFD Medical Plan Open Enrollment
      02/15/18 - IAFF Local 42
      KCFD members have new medical plans available for 2018 through Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas City. The new plan includes new benefits including reduced premium costs and a no premium cost plan for employee only coverage and the inclusion of St. Luke’s Hospital as an In-Network Hospital.
      Bill Status Report-Feb. 14, 2018
      02/14/18 - UPFFA
      Bill Status Report for 2/14/2018   Bill Title & Info Status * HB 5003 An Act Exempting Smoke Detectors And Carbon Monoxide Detectors From The Sales And Use Taxes. Rep.
      Upcoming Wills For Heros Event
      02/13/18 - IAFF Local 21
      Local 21 members, our next Wills for Heros event will be on April 16th beginning at 1700 to 2100. There are some slots that are already spoken for but we will try and accommodate everyone interested in getting either a new will or update an existing will. Any questions please call me.
      2018 St. Patrick's Shirts and Hats for sale at 14s
      02/13/18 - IAFF Local 21
      The BrotHerhood Initiative
      02/13/18 - IAFF Local 1403
      Brotherhood as defined by Merriam-Webster; feelings of friendship, support, and understanding between people: a group or organization of people who have the same interests, jobs, etc. In the fire service, we know it means so much more. Brotherhood means that we are there for one another. It means we have each other’s backs.
      Local 3586 Endorses Sen. Nate Boulton for Governor
      02/13/18 - West Des Moines Professional Fire Fighters L-3586
      Local 3586 endorses Sen. Nate Boulton for Iowa Governor. Local 3586 is one of many unions in state of Iowa that have come out in support of Sen. Nate Boulton's quest for Governor in 2018. Nate has proven to have the interest of the Iowa workers at heart. He believe's that Iowa public employees should have the right to organize and bargain for their pay and benefits.
      FPF Legislative Session Report, Week 5
      02/13/18 - IAFF 1826
      Lynn Firefighters Day
      02/13/18 - IAFF Local 739
      Lynn Firefighters Day To all Lynn Firefighters past and present, Happy Lynn Firefighters Day.   Lynn Firefighters Day was established by the Lynn City Council following a fire at City Box 41 on February 13, 1895 at Hutchinson Block Hardware on Monroe St. where four Lynn Firefighters made the ultimate sacrifice.
      Culture of Safety
      02/13/18 - IAFF Local 4416
      The City of Westfield Fire Department and Hamilton County Training Consortium invites you to attend this unique and valuable training opportunity with Paul LeSage on March 6th and 7th from 8:00 am-5:00 pm at the Cambria Hotel, 18592 Carousel Lane, Westfield, IN($89.00 per night-317-896-3000). For all members of the Hamilton County Training Consortium the cost is free. Non-members - $150.00 Lunch will be provided.
      IAFF/CABQ Settlement Approval
      02/12/18 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      The settlement between the IAFF Local 244 and the City of  Albuquerque has been accepted by the membership with 97% approval of eligible participating members.
      2018 St. Florian Scholarship Application
      02/12/18 - IAFF Local 42
      The 2018 St. Florian Scholarship Application is NOW OPEN.  All applications must be completed and returned to IAFF Local 42, located at 6320 Manchester Ave., Suite 42A, Kansas City, MO 64133 or via E-mail to psolomon@iaff42.org no later than 4:00 PM, Thursday, March 29, 2018.  Please include an official copy of your Cumulative G.P.A. and your last grade report.
      Passing of Charter Member Jack Henry
      02/12/18 - International Association of Firefighters
      Local F-147 regrets to announce the passing of Clifford "Jack" Henry. Jack passed on Friday, February 2nd 2018 at his home in Neptune City at the age of 91. Jack was a Charter Member of our Local and played a pivotal role in organizing Federal Firefighters on Naval Weapons Station Earle in 1969.
      Monthly Update - Feb 2018
      02/11/18 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      The monthly update for Feb. 2018 has been posted under the member's only section. Please log in to view the update.
      Firefighter Memorial T Shirts
      02/11/18 - Stockton Firefighters
      Members, The Stockton Fire Fighters Relief Association is beginning the fundraising process to assist with the construction/relocation of the FF Memorial. We will be selling memorial T shirts for $25. This is considered a donation and is tax deductible. The shirts are available now at Co. 11. You can contact any of the regular crew members on any shift @ 11's.
      Local 794 on Channel 13 News
      02/10/18 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      ICYMI: Nikko Clemmons from Channel 13 News reached out to Local 794 this past Friday to interview us and to learn more about cancer in the fire service. Trustee Dave Topczynski fielded the initial calls and emails & President Donnie Lewis was interviewed by Channel 13 to discuss the recent defeated bills & talk about cancer in the fire department.
      Resident injured in Six Corners apartment fire in Springfield
      02/10/18 - IAFF Local 648
      Resident injured in Six Corners apartment fire in Springfield Updated Feb 7; Posted Feb 7 2-7-2018 - Springfield firefighters on the scene of an apartment fire at 91-93 Pine St. (Springfield Fire Department photo) 24 shares By Patrick Johnson pjohnson@repub.
      Springfield firefighters knock down machinery fire at USPS bulk mail center
      02/10/18 - IAFF Local 648
      Springfield firefighters knock down machinery fire at USPS bulk mail center Updated 9:43 AM; Posted 9:43 AM Springfield firefighters extinguished a morning machinery fire that sparked at the U.S. Postal Service's Bulk Mail Center on Page Boulevard on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo courtesy: Dennis Leger) 40 shares By Shannon Young syoung@repub.
      Extrication on Wilton Road
      02/10/18 - IAFF Local 1081
      On February 10, 2018 at 10:27am the Westport Fire Department responded to a report of a Motor Vehicle Accident on Wilton Road in the area of Poplar Plain Road. The Westport Fire Department responded with 2 Engines, a Rescue Truck and the Shift Commander. Engine 6 arrived and reported a vehicle had rolled over and came to rest on its side.
      February 28, 2018: Fairfield Fire Fighters, Local 1426 Event
      02/10/18 - UPFFA
      FAIRFIELD FIRE FIGHTERS, LOCAL 1426, IAFF INVITES ALL IAFF UNION MEMBERS & FAMILY CELEBRATE THE IAFF CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY FEBRUARY 28, 2018 – 6:00 P.M.
      Missoula firefighters have to be “ready for anything” with ice rescues
      02/09/18 - IAFF Local 271
      MISSOULA - Plunging into the frigid waters of the Clark Fork every winter is just part of the job for Missoula firefighters, who are just wrapping up their month-long training for ice rescues. And with varying weather like we’ve had this winter, it’s always an assignment of unknowns. “Being on the river it’s a dynamic situation based on weather conditions.
      Apollo Fire Rescue Tool Specialists
      02/09/18 - IAFF Local 1164
      We are outfitting our entire fleet with new HURST Jaws of Life e-draulics.
      Lieutenant Promotion
      02/09/18 - IAFF Local 801
      Congratulations go out to the DFD's newest Lieutenant - Ray Guard, who was promoted from Firefighter to Lieutenant in a ceremony on February 8, 2017 at City Hall's Council Chambers.  LT Guard will transfer from D Group to C Group and serve on Squad 1.  Congratulations & stay safe.
      Sean Curley Retires
      02/08/18 - IAFF Local 739
      Sean Curley Retires The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 wish to congratulate Firefighter Sean Curley of Ladder 1 on his retirement.  Sean, may you enjoy a long and healthy retirement.
      February 7th, 2018 Structure Fire
      02/08/18 - St. Charles Professional Firefighters Local 3322
      Black Shift made a quick attack to prevent the fire from spreading into the structure; http://www.kcchronicle.com/2018/02/07/no-injuries-in-st-charles-apartment-fire/aan4c00/ Thanks to our auto aid companies for their assistance.
      Fire on Ice 2018 raises over $11,000
      02/08/18 - IAFF Local 271
      Fire on Ice 2018: Thank You to everyone that showed up to support Fire on Ice!!! The event raised around $11,000 which will benefit 3 unique and important programs: Wildland Firefighter Foundation Missoula Firefighters Benevolent Association Missoula Sled Hockey Program Both games were very close.
      Stockton Host Lyons Bowling Tournament
      02/08/18 - Stockton Firefighters
      The Stockton Firefighters Relief Association (SFFRA) is moving forward with the planning, fundraising, and work schedule for the firefighter memorial move. As part of the fund raising a bowling tournament has been scheduled.  Please post on the Union bulletin board and pass the information on.  It is our hope to create some competition between firehouses.
      KCFD LODD: FAO Roger Rhoads
      02/08/18 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      KCFD LODD: IAFF Local 42 member and KCFD FAO Roger Rhoads has passed away from an occupational illness. Before being assigned to the Fire Academy as Lead Instructor Roger was assigned to Rescue 9, a heavy rescue company at KCFD Station 35. Please keep Roger’s family the KCFD and memberships of IAFF Local 42 and 3808 in your thoughts and prayers.
      KCFD LODD: FAO Roger Rhoads
      02/07/18 - IAFF Local 42
      KCFD LODD: IAFF Local 42 member and KCFD FAO Roger Rhoads has passed away from an occupational illness. Before being assigned to the Fire Academy as Lead Instructor Roger was assigned to Rescue 9, a heavy rescue company at KCFD Station 35. Please keep Roger’s family the KCFD and memberships of IAFF Local 42 and 3808 in your thoughts and prayers.
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      02/07/18 - IAFF Local 1403
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