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      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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      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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      June & July Meetings Cancelled
      06/25/17 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      Monthly meetings for June & July have been cancelled.
      1309 Golf Tournament
      06/24/17 - West Metro FireFighters I.A.F.F. Local 1309
      Norton Shores Fire Department Taking Applications until July 7th
      06/24/17 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      Firefighter/Driver - Full-time Date Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017   Department: Fire Department   Deadline: Friday, July 07, 2017 at 3:00 PM Minimum Requirements Graduate of an accredited high school or equivalent. State of Michigan Firefighter II Certification Valid Michigan Drivers License and good driving record.
      Upcoming Retirement Events
      06/24/17 - IAFF Local 21
      Christmas in July
      06/23/17 - Toy Program
      Education Seminar: Heart & Lung Bill by Attn. Mike Clelland
      06/22/17 - IAFF 1826
      To all Local 1826 Members, Please see attachment containing information on this seminar. Local 1826 is hosting Attornet Mike Clelland of Morgan & Morgan to discuss the Heart & Lung Bill. Crowne Plaza, 13051 Bell Tower Drive, Fort Myers, Fl. 33907 on July 25th at 10:00AM, in the Pine Island Room.
      Erie SeaWolves Honor the Flag and First Responder Night
      06/21/17 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
      Everyone: I received the following information about the Erie SeaWolves hosting an Honor the Flag and First Responder Night on Saturday June 24, 2017. Dave Chiaramonte Just a reminder, this Saturday (June 24, 2017) is the U.S. Honor Flag Night at UPMC Park.  In addition, to this being the "U.S.
      Carmel Fire Fighter Mark G. Robinson LODD
      06/21/17 - IAFF Local 4416
      Mark Glenn "Robo" Robinson, 51, of Westfield, passed away on the morning of Monday, June 19, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was born on April 18, 1966 to Dennis and Marsha (Glenn) Robinson in Noblesville, Indiana. Mark was a 1984 graduate of Westfield High School and was a firefighter for the City of Carmel Fire Department for 18 years.
      MDA Fill The Boot 2017
      06/21/17 - IAFF Local 1014
      SAVE THE DATE: LOCAL 30 MDA GOLF OUTING
      06/21/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Special Meeting to approve the MOU between IAFF Local 244 and Bernalillo County reference Negotiations
      06/20/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      A Special Meeting is scheduled at the Union Hall for June 28, 2017 in accordance with Article V, Section 6 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws. The purpose of this meeting is to approve a Memorandum of Understanding between the IAFF Local 244 and Bernalillo County pursuant to Article 41, Section 41.7 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The meeting will start promptly at 10:00am.
      IAFF 421 Honor Guard golf outing
      06/20/17 - IAFF 421
      IAFF 421 Honor Guard annual golf outing.
      P.F.F.O. 2017 LEGISLATIVE WRAP-UP
      06/20/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of Oklahoma
                  The conflicting factions in the Legislature led to an alienated Session, having some effect on professional fire fighters legislation.             Our victories include: Stopping SB 107 for the remainder of the Session.
      Picnic Setup Volunteer Signup
      06/19/17 - IAFF Local 21
      L21 is looking for volunteers to help at the annual Picnic at Battle Creek Park on July 18th.  We have a morning session from 8am-12pm and afternoon session from 12pm -4pm.   If the website is full we can always use an extra hand so please make an effort to come out.  Bring your family and enjoy a fun day catching up with friends and retired veteran firefighters.
      Frongello Family Relief Fund
      06/19/17 - IAFF Local 1563
      https://www.gofundme.com/j9tf32-frongello-family-relief-fund In light of Mark Frongello's unexpected passing, some friends of the family are getting together to raise funds to alleviate the financial burden brought on by the funeral cost. Any donation will be greatly appreciated. Mark Frongello was an amazing son, brother and friend.
      Death of William Warwick, Knoxville Local 65
      06/19/17 - IAFF 14th District
      It is sad to report the death of William “Bill” Warwick, former President of Knoxville Local 65. Bill was President of Local 65 for many years and was very active in the state association and the IAFF as delegate to those conventions. He was an original member of the IAFF Committee on Assistance to Non Collective Bargaining States.
      MN United Public Safety Day
      06/18/17 - IAFF Local 21
      Boston Local 718 Remembers our Fallen
      06/18/17 - Boston Fire Fighters
      Fishing with a Fireman
      06/18/17 - IAFF Local 3471
      IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery
      06/17/17 - PFFA
      The new IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is providing treatment and support exclusively to members struggling with addiction, PTSD, substance abuse, anxiety and depression. This webinar explains what members who need help can expect -- from their first call to admission, and from treatment to aftercare.    https://youtu.
      Boston Local 718 Endorses Mayor Walsh
      06/16/17 - Boston Fire Fighters
      Old Union Hall Site For Sale
      06/16/17 - Memphis Fire Fighters Association
      The old union hall site at 3950 and 3958 Lamar Avenue near Clearpool Circle is for sale by the Local.  The asking price is $159,900.  If you know of someone who may be interested, have them call the Union Hall at (901) 386-3129.
      IAFF Center of Excellence
      06/16/17 - Memphis Fire Fighters Association
      The IAFF has teamed up with Advanced Recovery Systems to open the IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery.  This center, exclusively for IAFF members.......
      Denver Burn Foundation Payday Raffle Winner
      06/16/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Happy Payday! Today’s $1,000.00 winner is Jeff Anderson Engine 26 A-shift. Congratulations Jeff! Today we are asking everyone to support the Denver Fire Fighters Museum as they collect new toys to be donated to Children’s Hospital.
      Proposed Legislative Changes to Retirement System
      06/16/17 - CFFA
      Passing of former Westfield member Micah Wakeman
      06/15/17 - IAFF Local 4416
      We are sad to learn of the passing of a former Westfield member and friend, Micah Wakeman. Our deepest sympathy and condolences to Micah's wife Laura and their four children. We join Micah's family, friends, Brothers and Sisters of Decatur Fire Fighters Local 505 and all who loved him during this time of loss.
      MIOSHA Occupational Safety Advisor Postion
      06/15/17 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      Hanover Golf Tournament
      06/15/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      PFFNH/IAFF PEP Training
      06/15/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      We are excited to announce a PEP Training Seminar on July 27-28. We will have two days of classes that will benefit all members. This training is free and will include breakfast and lunch. Register with the IAFF here: https://my.iaff.org/Web/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=PEP2017_NH. Please note that this registration will sign you up for both days.
      L-856 MDA Fisher Cats Appreciation Night
      06/15/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      Brother Tim Cross
      06/15/17 - IAFF Local 1563
      https://www.gofundme.com/7wr2b8-timothys-medical-expenses Thirty-two year old Tim Cross, works for the Anne Arundel County Professional Fire Fighters and is a member of Local 1563 in Maryland. Tim graduated from Hereford High School in 2002. He has worked as a Fire Fighter since July 2016. He also served our country with the US "Army Reserves" from 2010 - 2017.
      Spokane Firefighters rescue person from underneath Monroe Street bridge
      06/14/17 - IAFF Local 29
      One person was critically injured when he landed on the rocks below the Monroe Street bridge. Spokane Fire Department Technical rescue team was able to bring the person up and provide treatment.
      MDA Summer Camp Cooks Needed
      06/14/17 - IAFF 1826
      Ryan Gagnon and John Nichols from SCFD are organizing a trip to MDA Summer Camp this year to cook lunch for our kids on Tuesday, June 27th! We are asking for anyone that is interested in helping cook that day to contact Ryan and/or John.
      SB25 Guide
      06/14/17 - IAFF Local #1945
      Here is a more user friendly easier to understand version of SB25. This was placed out by the CPFF.
      Joey Munos Funeral Arrangements
      06/14/17 - IAFF Local 21
      Joey Munos Funeral Arrangements Visitation is Sunday June 18 4:00 to 7:00 PM at River Valley Eagan Campus Church Funeral Service is Monday June 19 10:00 AM with visitation one hour prior to service.
      Senate Bill 25
      06/14/17 - IAFF Local #1945
      As requested at the meeting attached is the full SB25 for reference. Please contact your e-board with any questions.
      2017 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial
      06/14/17 - West Metro FireFighters I.A.F.F. Local 1309
      2017 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial #FallenFireFighter17 September 16, 2017 Colorado Springs, Colorado The 31st IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial service will be broadcast live via streaming video on Saturday, September 16. The ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colorado, officially begins at 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time.
      Truck Pull
      06/13/17 - IAFF Local 51
      Attention Union Members, The Special Olympics of Texas  Annual Fire Truck Pull is just days away on June 17 at Ascarate Park and Yes we are STILL ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS!! please call Marsha Baray 915.533.8229 for more details; if you can't do that you can still register an hour before the first Pull.
      McSwain Foundation Benefit Gala
      06/13/17 - Lawrence Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 1596
      Union rights for Probationary Employees
      06/13/17 - IAFF Local F283
      Sisters and Brothers, I wish to take a moment to address the abhorrent claims, made by members of management last Friday, regarding the representation our members receive from their Union. As a Union member, you have a seat at the bargaining table. Members have influence over how policy is drafted and how they will be impacted, as a result. Members have rights under our contract.
      SAVE THE DATE
      06/13/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Planning
      06/12/17 - Cedar Hill Professional Firefighters Association
      We are currently planning for future events and look forward to seeing you participate with us for a great cause.
      NBFA Tommy Perez Benefit
      06/12/17 - Cedar Hill Professional Firefighters Association
      The E-board and Benevolence Committee are currently setting up a fundraiser for Tommy Perez through No Brother Fights Alone. We will be needing help with this from membership and if you can offer any time at all it would be greatly appreciated. Stay tuned for more details.
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      06/12/17 - Hillsboro Firefighters Association
      2017 Guns & Hoses Champs
      06/12/17 - Local 2580
      Congratulations to NCSPA, our 2017 Guns & Hoses champs. A hard fought second place was awarded to Creek City. Thanks to all the teams & families for making this a great tournament.
      Stryker Power Load Stretchers
      06/11/17 - IAFF Local 21
      While Saint Paul still uses manual lifting stretchers, Hennepin County, Allina and others in the metro area have made the switch to this technology. Fewer back injuries and less lost work time.
      CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES!
      06/11/17 - IAFF Local 2819
      Congratulations to the 2017 graduates! A special "CONGRATULATIONS" to: Molly Green (Bill Green) Alexander Johnson (Mark Johnson) Nolan Platz (Greg Platz) on your selection as 2017 WSCFF Scholarship Recipients.  WELL DONE.
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