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      Today we honor those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Never forget.  For those firefighters, EMS personnel, and military personnel who are on duty today, we honor your commitment to your career and your community.  Be Safe and Happy Memorial Day. Read More...
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      PROFAM Legislative Meeting 2018
      Members are listening to Executive Director Pat Robertson from PERS
      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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      June 20, 2018: UPFFA of Ct. Delegates Bristol Eng. Co. 4, & Bristol Training Facility Meeting,
      06/23/18 - UPFFA
      Front Row [L to R]  Louis P. DeMici, Secretary, Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association, State Comptroller Kevin Lembo, William Tong, Candidate for Attorney General, Maria Horn, Candidate 64th District, House Representative, Shawn Wooden, Candidate for State Treasurer, Peter S.
      WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
      06/23/18 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Brothers & Sisters, As many of you are aware, our fight for better firehouse conditions has grown legs much bigger than any of us could have imagined. Many different news agencies, social media posts, and national fire news publications have helped spread the word.
      Friday June 22, 2018 UPDATE
      06/22/18 - IAFF Local 1014
      Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014 Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers, Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel Friday June 22, 2018 UPDATE Brothers & Sisters Your 1014 Executive Board has been busy this week.
      Engineer Arbuckle Retirement
      06/22/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      Congratulations to Engineer Rich Arbuckle who retired from SMFR today after serving the community for 35 years! Family, friends and co-workers gathered at Station 31 in Greenwood Village for a brief ceremony where Rich was presented with a flag that was flown above the firehouse.  Enjoy your reitrement! https://www.southmetro.
      Wildcat Reserve Pkwy MVA
      06/22/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      At 07:24 a.m. on Friday, June 22nd Local 2086 and 2164 members responded to a traffic collision on Wildcat Reserve Parkway and Spearwood Drive in Highlands Ranch. 911 callers reported a semi rollover with visible smoke and people possibly trapped. When members arrived they found a damaged SUV, a cement truck on its side and a light pole down with exposed electrical wires.
      Valley Fair Public Safety Day
      06/22/18 - IAFF Local 21
      Valleyfair would like to invite the St. Paul Fire Department to the 4th annual First Responder Days!  This event happens two Sundays in July every year, as an opportunity for First Responders, friends and families to enjoy time together at Valleyfair. First Responders get FREE admission July 8 & 15, 2018.
      Mauer Chevrolet Promotion
      06/22/18 - IAFF Local 21
      Mauer Chevrolet, a supporter of our Operation Warm efforts to purchase winter coats for kids is having a promo for public safety personnel.  To learn more about their program click on the link below.
      FOX NEWS COVERAGE
      06/22/18 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Brothers and Sisters, Since our story has made national attention due to social media, Fox News will be covering the poor living conditions throughout our firehouses. Stay tuned today, tonight, and throughout the weekend. Thank you to Local 30, Mayor McGovern and the City Council, City Manager DePasquale, and A/Chief Mahoney for working together to fix this problem. https://www.firehouse.
      Boston Local 718 Awards Night Photos
      06/22/18 - Boston Fire Fighters
      AWARD--------WINNER 2018 Pierce-             Steve MacDonald Stapleton-   Glenn Preston Jennings----      Ed Paris Green------       Phil Skrabut Life Member---- Stve MacDonald & Dr. Mike Hamrock Friend of FF----Members of A-10-Dr.
      IAFF/BCFD CBA Ratification Vote
      06/21/18 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      The CBA between the IAFF Local 244 and the County of Bernalillo has been ratified by the County Chapter membership with 85% approval. Log on to the website and click the 'Contracts' link to view the official tally.
      Lt Dan is retiring!!!
      06/21/18 - Local 1347
      2018 IAFF Local 42 Golf Tournament
      06/20/18 - IAFF Local 42
      Download Registration Form here. Download Golf Sponsorship Form here.
      Updated MPFFU Endorsement List
      06/20/18 - MPFFU
      UNION MEETING
      06/20/18 - IAFF Local 1403
      Chef extraordinaire Errol Johnson will be cooking. We had planned a Fish Fry but had a little mishap. Union Meeting June 26th at noon. Come join us for lunch.
      Firefighter Golfers
      06/20/18 - IAFF Local 1403
      ATTENTION FIREFIGHTER GOLFERS !!!! 55th ANNUAL U.S.
      2018 Revolutionary Fire Tactics Event
      06/19/18 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      NEW IAFF Local 42 Mobile App
      06/19/18 - IAFF Local 42
      Local 42 is excited to announce our new Mobile App that works in concert with our website.  Please download the Mobile App from the Apple Store or Google Play Store by merely clicking on the button in the left column.   Once you download the App you will use your User Name and Password that you use to access the Members Only Section of this website to log into the Mobile App.
      Vietnam Vets Movable Wall
      06/19/18 - IAFF Local 21
      TPT is hosting The Wall That Heals (http://www.vvmf.org/twth) from June 21-24 at the State Capitol in St. Paul, MN. The Wall That Heals is a traveling ¾ replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC and will visit 38 cities this year. We need help to take it down on Sunday, June 24 starting at 3pm. We are in need of able-bodied persons able to bend and lift.
      Benefit Baseball Game
      06/19/18 - IAFF Local 51
      Join us at Ponder Park on July 14 for a baseball game in benefit of Lt. Rafa Rodriguez and Capt. Alex Gallardo.  Prizes from the Chihuahuas and Twin Peaks for the winners!  Register at https://goo.
      History of Employer Contributions
      06/18/18 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
      History of Employer Contributions Several facts of life exist in the insurance industry and certainly our Fund is no exception.  Medical trend, the cost of providing/receiving medical care rises much quicker than any other inflationary indicator. The annual average medical trend for our insurance Fund over the last 14 years was 9.64%.
      Financial Update of the Fund
      06/18/18 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
      Financial Update As we approach the halfway mark for the year the Fund is on track to perform as projected.  If everything stays on course we can expect to add slightly to our growing reserves.  Reserves are used to smooth out the rough times when claims spike in order to keep premiums and benefits steady.
      Annual Board of Trustees Workshop
      06/18/18 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
      Annual Board of Trustees Workshop Every August the Board of Trustees meets with staff to review the current year’s budget and staff’s proposal for the following year’s budget.  Before the following year’s budget is approved the Board must decide what, if any, changes must be made to the premium structure or the benefits offered.
      Pediatrics
      06/18/18 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
      Calling all Newborns……… And all pediatric patients.  We are very excited about our pediatric program established by Dr. Dhrupa Desai; it has been widely accepted and supported by all of our new and experienced parents.  Our program is a first of its kind, of all the concierge practices out there none focus on our younger populations like we do.
      Vendome Memorial
      06/18/18 - Boston Fire Fighters
      President Rich Paris address members, active and retired at the 46th anniversary of the Hotel Vendome tragedy that killed nine of our brother fierfighters  une 17, 1972  Fire Lieutenant John E. Hanbury, 46 Lad 13 Fire Lieutenant Thomas J. Carroll, 52 Eng 32  Firefighter Richard B. Magee, 39 Eng 33 Firefighter Joseph F.
      Fox Hunt Circle Interface Fire
      06/17/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      At 12:23 p.m. on Sunday, June 17th Local 2086 members responded to several reports of a small brush fire in the open space northeast of Northridge Elementary School in Highlands Ranch. First arriving Brush 18 found a quarter acre grass fire moving at a slow to moderate rate of spread uphill and toward homes on Fox Hunt Circle.
      EMS Open House
      06/17/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      We want to thank everyone for a successful 2018 EMS Open House. The event took place June 16th at Station 63 and hundreds of attendees learned how SMFR and our various community partners keep us safe. Attendees also enjoyed numerous demonstrations from Arapahoe County Sheriff’s K9 units, Bomb Squad, and Local 2164 members ended the day with an extrication demo.
      2018 TPFFA Primary Election Candidate Endorsements
      06/16/18 - Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association announces its 2018 Primary Election Candidate endorsements.
      Powers Pl. Structure Fire
      06/15/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      At 3:54 p.m. on Friday, June 15th Local 2164 members responded to a residential structure fire at 19061 E. Powers Place in Centennial. First arriving Engine 63 found smoke showing from the attached garage and advanced an attack line inside.
      Fill the Boot - 2018
      06/15/18 - IAFF Local 1014
      Clarification of MPFFU License Plate Policy
      06/15/18 - IAFF Local 1164
      Listed below is what you need to know about the new policy regarding MPFFU License Plates: Retired MPFFU members will still be eligible to display the MPFFU License Plate. Spouses of Active and Retired members will still be eligible to display the MPFFU Plate.
      May 2018 North East Meeting Minutes posted
      06/15/18 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      The meeting minutes from the May 2018 North East meeting havebeen posted on the North East Meeting Minutes page.
      KCFD Retired Fire Fighters
      06/14/18 - 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.
      Local 718 PFFM Delegates
      06/14/18 - Boston Fire Fighters
      Members of Boston Firefighters Local 718 delagates to the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts atteded the John J.J.
      FIREWORKS SAFETY
      06/14/18 - UPFFA
      CAM THOMPSON FUNDRAISER
      06/14/18 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Dennis Jones Retirement Party
      06/13/18 - IAFF Local 21
      Negotiations update June 12, 2018
      06/12/18 - IAFF Local 1014
      Janus v. AFSCME FAQ's
      06/12/18 - IAFF Local 452
      Officer Christopher Senkow
      06/12/18 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
      It is with deep regret and sorrow that we announce the untimely death of a great man and one of our brothers in blue. Please keep the City Of Chester Police Department and the family and friends of Officer Christopher Senkow in your thoughts and prayers. Rest In Peace badge #298.
      Smoke Detectors
      06/12/18 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
      Today the members walked the 1100 block of Remington and White streets handing out fire prevention literature and installing smoke detectors. Thursday the 7th of June, the department and multiple surrounding companies operated at a 3 alarm fire at 1118 Remington Street.
      Lt. Dewey Henry Scholarship Winners
      06/12/18 - IAFF Local 1403
      Metro-Dade Fire Fighters Local 1403 would like to congratulate the winners of The 2018 Lt. Dewey Henry Scholarships. This year there were 20 essays submitted by soon to be college freshman sons and daughters of our members who donate to our Firefighters Charities. A great job was done by all who submitted essays. The committee had the difficult task of selecting 2 male and 2 female essays.
      CPFF Trustee Swearing In
      06/11/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      Local 2164 Secretary Tasker being sworn in as a Trustee for the Colorado Professional Firefighters.
      Deputy Chief Promotion
      06/11/18 - IAFF Local 801
      Congratulations go out to the DFD's newest Deputy Chief, Bill Lounsbury.  D/C Lounsbury was promoted and sworn in from Captain to Deputy Chief in a ceremony at City Hall's City Council chambers on June 6, 2018.  Deputy Chief Lounsbury is a 26 year veteran of the DFD and will continue to work on B Group as Shift Commander.
      Fire destroys clubhouse at Western Golf & Country Club in Redford
      06/11/18 - IAFF Local 1164
      REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WJBK) - Crews battled a massive fire in Redford Township Friday morning. A fire broke out at the Western Golf and Country Club just before 5:30 a.m. The club is on Kinloch, near Beech Daly and Five Mile Road.  The smoke can be seen for miles, with the flames pouring through the roof.
      Lt. Jack C. Zoppo Baltimore City Fire Remembered
      06/11/18 - Lets Fire Cancer
      On Saturday June 9, 2018, Lt. Jack C. Zoppo, Baltimore City Fire and a member of I.A.F.F. Local 964 was fondly remembered during a check presentation to Johns Hopkins Cancer Center. The presentation took place at Engine 6, Ladder 1, Battalion 2 - City of Baltimore (Jack's Fire House). More than $17,000.
      125th Firefighters Memorial Sunday
      06/10/18 - Boston Fire Fighters
      Local 718 President Rich Paris addresses the attendees at today’s 125th Firefighters Memorial Sunday at Forest Hills Cemetery. It was a beautiful sunny day for such a solemn event. The Orator of the day was Boston News 25 Blair Miller. Thank you to all the members who came out this morning for our fallen members.
      2018 Can-Am Police Fire Games Event
      06/09/18 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
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