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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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      KCFD & KCKFD Fundraising Event
      08/21/17 - IAFF Local 42
      Fairview Firefighters fight Boat Fire
      08/21/17 - Dutchess-Fairview Professional Fire Fighters
      At approximately 1:09 pm, the Fairview Fire District was dispatched for a report of an explosion with a boat on fire at the Brass Anchor, located in the Town of Hyde Park.   Fire fighters arrived to find a boat that was fully involved in fire with exposure to the dock area.
      FIVE ALARM 5K TO BENEFIT CANCER RESEARCH
      08/21/17 - Lets Fire Cancer
      May 1, 2017 Executive Board Meeting Minutes
      08/20/17 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Local 293 Charities Golf Tournament T-Shirts
      08/20/17 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
      2017 Local 293 Charities Golf Tournament T-Shirts are available for $10 each at Union Office or through a Board Member.
      KCFD Retired Fire Fighters
      08/19/17 - IAFF Local 42
      The Kansas City, Missouri Retired Fire Fighters Association has established its own website.  This is one of the best online sources for KCFD History and we invite you to visit them and learn something new about something old.  Special acknowledgement to Chuck Gabert, KCFD Retired Fire Captain and Ray Elder, KCFD Retired Fire Captain and KCFD Historian.
      Concordia Day Of Heroes Event
      08/19/17 - IAFF Local 21
      Letters From Local 51
      08/19/17 - IAFF Local 51
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      2017 John V. Mesh Sporting Clay Shoot
      08/18/17 - IAFF Local 42
      The John V. Mesh Memorial Scholarship Fund will be hosting its 2nd Annual Fundraiser, Sporting Clay Shoot on Friday, September 29, 2017, at 1:00 PM at Powder Creek Shooting Park, located at 8601 Monticello Road, Lenexa, KS 66227.  For more details visit their website here.
      2017 SPFF Memorial Walk
      08/18/17 - IAFF Local 21
      The Fire Foundation is looking for 2 volunteers to drive the gators around the lake to lead the walk, drop off volunteers and help with signs 4:30-8:30 if able contact:  Susan O'Neil, Executive Director, St. Paul Fire Foundation at 651.270.
      Ethnic Doll Drive
      08/18/17 - Toy Program
      Christmas in August
      08/18/17 - Toy Program
      First Responder Discount, Winghouse of Ft. Myers
      08/18/17 - IAFF 1826
      To all Local 1826 Members, Please see attachment containing information on this discount offer from the Winghouse of Ft. Myers, Winghouse of Fort Myers, 4606 S. Cleveland Avenue, Ft. Myers, Fl.
      MSCFF Convention Delegates
      08/18/17 - IAFF Local 42
      In accordance with the IAFF Local 42 Constitution & By-Laws an Election was held at the March 7th and 8th Membership Meetings as a result of the election the members listed below shall be the delegation to the Missouri State Council Convention, August 21-23, 2017.
      Funeral Arrangements: Scott Richard Johnson, Local 992
      08/17/17 - UPFFA
      Local 1568 Endorses Brother Bob Witte for Board of Supervisors
      08/17/17 - Henrico Professional Firefighters Association
      Brothers and Sisters, We are pleased to stand beside and support one of very own members brother Bob Witte for Brookland District Supervisor.  Brother Witte retired from the Division of Fire in 2005 with 30 years of dedicated service to our department. Volunteers are needed at the campaign office, distributing materials, and at the election polling locations on Election Day. Please contact VP Whaley for more information and details.
      CHELSEA FIRE FUNDRAISER
      08/17/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Any member that's interested in a raffle ticket can also contact FF Mike Dwyer (L1/G1) and he will contact the Chelsea Fire Secretary/Treasurer who will come out with tickets.
      2nd Annual Widows and Orphans Golf Tournament
      08/17/17 - IAFF Local 1563
      Dear Friend, Neighbor, or Partner of the Anne Arundel County Professional Fire Fighters. The Anne Arundel County Professional Fire Fighters are seeking your support for our 2nd Annual Widows and Orphans Memorial Golf Tournament. All the proceeds from this golf tournament will be donated to our Widows and Orphans Fund.
      Membership Meeting
      08/17/17 - IAFF Local F-102
      All Hands    A Membership meeting has been scheduled for 09 Aug 2017 at Crash Station 62 & will commence at 1730 hours. Members will be able to attend remotely via the Union meeting app RingCentral. A running agenda has been posted on the Union website calendar. If you wish to have something added to the agenda prior to the meeting please contact me.
      Laconia Golf Tournament
      08/16/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      Laconia Firefighters hosting our 3rd Annual Golf Tournament at the Ridgewood Country Club in Moultonborough NH. Registration starts at 8AM. Shotgun start at 9AM. Cost is $100 per person. Sponsorship opportunities start at $75. Any questions or for additional sponsorship options please contact Dennis Comeau at 603-455-6648 or dennisc25@gmail.com.
      2017 Firefighter Appreciation Night at the Royals
      08/16/17 - IAFF Local 42
      UNION BBQ
      08/16/17 - IAFF 3711
      This year's Union BBQ will be Saturday August 26th from 1130-1530 at the Liberty Lake Pavillion Park.
      Join Brother Randy Frye on September 5th
      08/16/17 - IAFF Local 4416
      Fire Fighters are hosting a gathering for our Brother, State Representative Randy Frye.
      Bellows Falls L4437 Layoffs
      08/15/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont
      Residents speak out at city council meeting against dog shooting
      08/15/17 - IAFF Local 1164
      Correction: A previous version of this story misspelled the Eiben family's name in Livonia City Council President Kathleen McIntyre's quote. It has been corrected. Laura Hilobuk said the story of her father's dog dying at the hands of a utility worker last month in Livonia has gone global.
      Local 42 Hosts IAFF Peer Support Training
      08/14/17 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      New Probationary Firefighters
      08/14/17 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
      New probationary firefighters Troy Saulnier and Stephen Cafferky were appointed to the departmant effective August 7th and will be starting the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Monday, August 21st.
      Northeast Charity Golf Tournament
      08/14/17 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Local 42 Hosts IAFF Peer Support Training
      08/14/17 - IAFF Local 42
      Funeral Notice: Jonathan Messick
      08/11/17 - IAFF Local 42
      Funeral Arrangements for former IAFF Local 42 Executive Board Member and Southern Platte Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Jonathon Messick: Visitation, Monday, August 14th: 5:00 PM till 8:00 PM at Kearney First Baptist Church, located at 303 South Grove, Kearney, MO.  Funeral Service, Tuesday, August 15th, 11:00 AM, located at the Church.  Burial, Mt.
      30th Annual Chili Cook Off
      08/11/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Brothers and Sisters, It's that time of year again and we want to make sure this year is the best cook-off ever. 2017 will mark the 30th Anniversary of the cook-off and it will be an amazing event. The event applications can be downloaded from the attachment from this email. The event will be Friday, September 29, 2017 at Larimer Square.
      30th Annual Chili Cook Off
      08/11/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Brothers and Sisters, It's that time of year again and we want to make sure this year is the best cook-off ever. 2017 will mark the 30th Anniversary of the cook-off and it will be an amazing event. The event applications can be downloaded from the attachment from this email. The event will be Friday, September 29, 2017 at Larimer Square.
      IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial Procession Information
      08/11/17 - Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters
      Colorado Springs Professional Fire Fighters Union, IAFF Local 5 2017 IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Procession “The Ride to Remember” Procession Route (First Section) Route Liaison: John “Sparky” Stevens 720-273-7566 Check Rocky Mountain Wind and Fire website for updates and registration information.
      Saint Paul District Chief Assists Individual To Safety
      08/10/17 - IAFF Local 21
      FAC, Rockies, and Ball updates
      08/10/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good morning all members.  Just a couple quick updates and some excited save the date info.  First off, we have our Summer Patio series FAC tomorrow night @ Locavore Beerworks, fun starts @ 5:30 with delicious beer and great times. 5950 S Platte Canyon Rd. Secondly, we have our 858 day with the Rockies coming up on Sunday August 20th.
      2017 PFFWV Fall Training Summit
      08/09/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of West Virginia
      2017 PFFWV Fall Training Summit The PFFWV is proud to present our 1st biennial Fall Training Summit. This event will be held in Charleston, WV on September 25th – 27th at the Embassy Suites. Charleston Professional Firefighters Local 317 will be the host for this inaugural event. This unique opportunity offers training in both job related and union skills.
      Guns and Hoses Golf Tournament
      08/09/17 - Tallahassee Professional Fire Fighters
      Killearn Country Club along with Local 2339, and PBA will be holding a Guns and Hoses golf tournament Aug 28th to support local charities.
      2018 Calendar Sponsors
      08/09/17 - Tallahassee Professional Fire Fighters
      The 2018 Bringin the Heat calendar is looking for sponsors, this years calendar will feature some special guests and will be going towards a great cause. Contact jreese523@aol.com if you are interested.
      Local 786 Golf Tournament
      08/08/17 - IAFF Local 786
      CPFF Meeting August 17th
      08/08/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      All, The CPFF Delegate Meeting will be hosted by North Metro Fire Fighters on August 17, 2017 at 10:30am. Posting - Nominations and Election for CPFF Secretary/Treasurer - This serves as a 30 day notice.
      August FAC **FRIDAY the 11TH**
      08/08/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      You may have received a flyer for the August FAC taking place this Saturday. PLEASE DISREGARD! The August FAC will take place this **FRIDAY** the 11th. See attached Flyer. Sorry for any confusion, and feel free to call our PR Director James Burkhalter with any questions.
      Mission BBQ, Hometown Heroes Cup Sales
      08/08/17 - IAFF 1826
      To all Local 1826 Members, Mission BBQ will be selling Hometown Hero Cups starting on August 11th through September 11th. Purchasing the cup adds $2 to the regular price of a combo and that $2 is donated to their local charities, our Good and Welfare is one of them. When you bring your cup back on future visits you will save $1 off the regular price of a combo.
      Meeting with Mayoral Candidate Tim Keller
      08/07/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      IAFF Mayoral Candidate Tim Keller is scheduled for a membership forum at the Union Hall on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 10:00am. All members are encouraged to attend.
      The IAFF Local 244 General Election will be held in December 2017 (Exact Date-TBD)
      08/07/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Attention All Members: Nominations for the 2017 General Election officially open at the General Membership Meeting on September 14, 2017 and will close at the General Membership Meeting on November 9, 2017. In accordance with the Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters IAFF Local 244 Bylaws: Article X, Officer Elections, Section 4.
      SF Firefighters Toy Program Holiday Party
      08/07/17 - Toy Program
      Friday August 4, 2017 UPDATE
      08/04/17 - IAFF Local 1014
      Fill the Boot! August Friday's 1-3pm
      08/04/17 - New London Fire Fighters
         Help the New London Firefighters "Fill the Boot" to support the MDA foundation. The NLFD will be filling the boot outside of the North Station (240 Broad St) and outside Fire Headquarters (289 Bank St) every Friday of August from 1-3pm. The Fill the Boot campaign was started in 1954 and has raised over $558 million from generous donations.
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