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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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      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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      BBQ Lunch has been cancelled.
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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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      MISSISSIPPI FIRE CHIEFS ASSOCIATION    www.msfirechiefs.
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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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      Vice President Resigns
      12/13/17 - IAFF 1826
      To all Local 1826 Members, Troy Mesick has resigned as Vice President of Local 1826. He is also no longer a member of the IAFF or Local 1826. Any questions or concerns, please contact: Your Principal Officers or DVP.
      2018 Local 1826 Bi-Monthly Meeting Schedule
      12/13/17 - IAFF 1826
      Check out our new App!!
      12/13/17 - IAFF Local 29
      Just in time for Christmas......Local 29 is happy to offer to our membership our Local 29 App.  You can find it at the App Store or Android Store.  Simply search for IAFF L29 and it should come right up.  Access to the members only section uses your same username and login as on the website.  If you have trouble logging in, contact me at secretaryiaffl29@gmail.
      2018 CFRA FIREFIGHTERS BALL
      12/13/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      2017 IAFF Local 244 General Election Results
      12/12/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board would like to thank all candidates and voting members who participated in the General Election. Very special thanks to the Election Committee and volunteers that helped make this a successful election. Congratulations to the new Executive Officers! Please click PDF Below to view election results.
      MDA Fill-the-Boot
      12/12/17 - IAFF Local 3322
      The members of IAFF Local 3322 are getting together in December to Fill the Boot for MDA. We have had one successful outing so far and have raised $1650.22 for MDA. We have 2 more outings scheduled for Friday the 15th and Friday the 22nd. We'll be at the intersection of Randall Rd and Rt 64.
      Boston Firefighters & MBTA Drill Photos
      12/12/17 - Boston Fire Fighters
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      2018 PFFA Legislative Conference
      12/12/17 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
      Don't forget to attend the Professional Fire Fighters of Alabama annual Legislative Conference.
      UPFFA of Ct. Event
      12/12/17 - UPFFA
      SAVE THE DATES!! Monday, January 22, 2018 New Union Officer Orientation: 9:30 a.m. – 12 Noon ____________________________________________________________________ Monday, January 22, 2018 1st Congressional District Members: New Member Orientation: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
      Saint Paul Firefighters Mug
      12/11/17 - IAFF Local 21
        LIMITED EDITION DENEEN POTTERY MUG/ order yours online today! This holiday fundraiser will be supporting the St. Paul Fire Foundation – a foundation that supports the health, wellness and safety of every St. Paul Firefighter. Discounted Firefighter rate of $15 until December 22th Remaining mugs $20 until gone Guaranteed Mug, order online Go to www.
      Portland Disaster Relief Fundraiser
      12/11/17 - IAFF Local 740
      CONTRACT PROPOSALS
      12/11/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      MDA/Lake Monster Brewery SPFF Holiday Party
      12/10/17 - IAFF Local 21
      Children's Hospital Blood Drive
      12/10/17 - IAFF Local 739
      Children's Hospital Blood Drive The Lynn Fire Department & Lynn Local 739 are hosting a Blood Drive for Boston Children's Hospital. This is a tough time of year for the blood banks due to holidays. The process takes about 20 minutes & each donation helps up to 4 children. The Bloodmobile will be at Lynn Fire Headquarters, 725 Western Ave on Thursday December 21st from 1-6pm.
      2017 Operation Warm
      12/10/17 - Arlington Fire Fighters
      Yesterday E105, T105, R109 and B111 went to Carlin Springs Elementary to hand out coats for kids. This is 4th year that we have partnered with Arlington County DHS. This partnership has allowed us to provide over 600 coats to kids in need. If you would like to donate please click on the link below.  https://www.operationwarm.
      Urgent Action Needed to Save FIRE and SAFER Grants
      12/09/17 - UPFFA
      Urgent Action Needed to Save FIRE and SAFER Grants Legislation (S. 829) to reauthorize the FIRE and SAFER grant programs passed the U.S. Senate months ago, but the U.S. House has failed to act, despite numerous opportunities. Unless the U.S. House of Representatives acts swiftly, the FIRE and SAFER grant programs will be abolished on January 2 -- in less than one month.
      Lt. Jeremy Savinsky Softball Tournament Benefit
      12/09/17 - IAFF 1826
      To all Local 1826 Members, Please see attachment containing information on this Benefit event.
      Save FIRE and SAFER Grants
      12/08/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      Urgent Action Needed to Save FIRE and SAFER Grants Legislation (S. 829) to reauthorize the FIRE and SAFER grant programs passed the U.S. Senate months ago, but the U.S. House has failed to act, despite numerous opportunities. Unless the U.S. House of Representatives acts swiftly, the FIRE and SAFER grant programs will be abolished on January 2 -- in less than one month.
      CHRISTMAS PARTY
      12/06/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Get your tickets for the IAFF Local 244 Christmas Party!  We will celebrate Chirstmas and honor our members for Firefighter of the Year (City & County) and Outstanding Leadership on Saturday December 16, 2017 at Hyatt Regency Downtown Albuquerque. Tickets are $25.00 per person and can be purchased at the union hall Monday through Thursday from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
      2018 KSCFF Conference Hotel info
      12/06/17 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
      The PDF contains information about the 2018 conference hotel reservations.  More information will be sent out at a later time.
      Santa Breakfast
      12/06/17 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      Breaking Union Meeting News
      12/06/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Newflash, the doors will open @ 5pm tonight for the December Christmas Union meeting/open house.  There will be plenty of holiday cheer, food, drinks, cigars, and you can still vote for District 2 and 5 VP's.
      December Union Meeting Reminder
      12/06/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      This is a reminder that the December Union meeting will take place this week at our new location: The Colorado Professional Fire Fighter Center (12 Lakeside Lane, Denver CO 80212) on Wednesday, December 6th at 7:00 pm and Thursday, December 7th at 8:30 am. A few things to be aware of:   1.)   Regular Business will be suspended for the Christmas Party.
      Local 244 City Chapter Transition Team Update
      12/06/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      The transition team is getting ready to finalize the Transition Team Report. Please be aware that the dealine to submit an email to transitionteam244@gmail.com is 12/7/17 at 0900. Thank you.
      100th Anniversary Halifax Explosion
      12/05/17 - Boston Fire Fighters
      Boston Firefighters Local President Richard Paris, IAFF GST Edward Kelly, Boston Fire Commisioner Joe Finn, Mayor of Halifax Mike Savage, IAFF 3rd DVP Jay Colbert and members of Halifax Fire Department are in Halifax Canada for the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion. https://globalnews.ca/news/3901178/halifax-fire-explosion/
      Livonia firefighters battle house fire, assist with business fire in Northville Township
      12/05/17 - IAFF Local 1164
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      Children leap out window to safety during Livonia house fire
      12/05/17 - IAFF Local 1164
      LIVONIA, Mich. (WXYZ) - A raging house fire in Livonia left one family no choice but to escape out of a window.  Firefighters were called out to the 18000 block of Lathers around 3 a.m. and saw a house completely engulfed in flames.
      December 5, 2017: UPFFA Delegates Meeting
      12/05/17 - UPFFA
      UNION MEETING
      12/05/17 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
      The December union meeting date has changed, it is rescheduled for December 7th at 7pm at the UNO Pizzeria and Grill located at 1516 Providence Ave in Chester PA. Thank you  The Excutive Board.
      Proposed 2018 Budget
      12/05/17 - Kent Fire Fighters
      Proposed 2018 Conference Worksheet
      12/05/17 - Kent Fire Fighters
      House catches fire near 8 Mile, Gill roads in Livonia
      12/05/17 - IAFF Local 1164
      LIVONIA, Mich. - A house caught fire Wednesday on Pollyanna near Southampton Drive in Livonia.  Firefighters responded to the flames, which appeared to engulf the home's attached garage.  Livonia Fire Department Chief Shadd Whitehead said the homeowner was alone when the fire started. His department got the call about 12:03 p.m.
      EMT/PARAMEDIC REFRESHER
      12/04/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Toys for Tots
      12/04/17 - IAFF Local 739
      Toys for Tots As a reminder, our annual Marine Corps Toys for Tots program is underway. Please spread the word that we are accepting new, unwrapped gifts at all firehouses. Any questions please contact Paul Tucker, E3/D2.
      Clearance & Sale Items in the Local 1784 Gift Shop
      12/04/17 - Memphis Fire Fighters Association
      Clearance and Sale Items in the Local 1784 Gift Shop.
      Local 2929 Request
      12/04/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of Oklahoma
      20th UPFFA Biennial Post Convention Survey/Evaluation
      12/03/17 - UPFFA
      2017 TOY DRIVE DEC. 6TH
      12/03/17 - New London Fire Fighters
                       The NLFD and NLPD will be having their annual Toy Drive on December 6th from 5 PM to 9 PM at the Toys R Us in Waterford (5 Dayton Rd). Stop by to donate a toy and help make a kid's Christmas a little brighter this year. FF Joe Nott will be on hand again this year to volunteer.
      CHARITABLE GIVING SEASON
      12/03/17 - Lets Fire Cancer
      Dear Friends,   The Holiday Season has traditionally been a "SEASON OF GIVING". There are a number of very worthwhile and deserving Charitable Organizations that we all can support and donate to. The sole mission of The Retired Professional Fire Fighters Cancer Fund is to financially support established, promising cancer research programs.
      Shift Calendar 2018
      12/01/17 - IAFF Local 740
      Operation Warm 2017
      12/01/17 - IAFF Local 3666
      On Thursday, November 30, 2017, The Career Firefighters Association of Frederick County Maryland, I.A.F.F. Local 3666, deliverd 125 American-made coats to local area Frederick County public schools and daycare centers.
      150th Anniversary KCFD Badges
      12/01/17 - IAFF Local 42
      Sisters and Brothers: March 14, 2018 is the official 150th Anniversary of KCFD. The Kansas City Fire Historical Society is proud to present our 150th Anniversary Badge.
      December 4th, Union Meeting
      12/01/17 - IAFF Local 740
      Firefighter Of The Year Awards
      11/30/17 - IAFF local 2464
      (L to R: Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey, FF Chris Shea, Lt. David Emswiler, FF Tom Morandi, & FF Donovan Minutolo) Walpole Firefighters were recognized at the 28th Annual Firefighter Of The Year Awards for their response to a plane crash in Westwood along with Westwood FD, Canton FD, Dedham FD, & Norwood FD.
      Local 2464 Meeting
      11/30/17 - IAFF local 2464
      The next meeting for Local 2464 is scheduled for Tuesday, December 19th (Group 2) at 1930.
      Candidate Byrne Statement
      11/30/17 - Burbank Firefighters Local #778
      Brothers and Sisters,            First I would like to thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve for the past 4 years as one of your Local 778 Directors. The last few years have seen many changes within our local and our department. Many of these changes, I think you would agree, to the betterment of our membership.
      Christmas Party
      11/29/17 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
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