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      **Funeral Arrangements for Firefighter Dustin Grubbs*** ***Visitation 5-8 at Tutor Funeral Home Tuesday Funeral starts at 1 at First Baptist of Magee on Wednesday***  Wednesday Nov. 7, at 7p.m. there will be a candlelight vigil for Dustin Grubbs. It will be at Magee Fire Department. We ask that everyone share this post so we can get the word out. If anyone wants to put flowers or etc. 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
      Robert Hornsby, Secretary-Treasurer for Biloxi Firefighters Association says the Corn Hole Tournament is $30 per team - bring your own partner!  There will be a social and an advanced bracket.  PRIZES WILL BE 60% PAYOUT! Fish plates will be for sale at the pavilion.  Bring your lawn chair, cooler, and BYOB! HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE.
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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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      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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      Fire displaces 9 from Pine Point neighborhood duplex
      12/18/18 - IAFF Local 648
      Fire displaces 9 from Pine Point neighborhood duplex Updated 3:47 PM; Posted 3:47 PM 12-18-18—Springfield – Nine tenants were displaced early Tuesday afternoon after a fire broke out within the bathroom wall of a home in the Pine Point neighborhood early Tuesday afternoon.
      Fire in roof area of Springfield Burger King causes approximately $100,000 in damage
      12/18/18 - IAFF Local 648
      Fire in roof area of Springfield Burger King causes approximately $100,000 in damage Updated 8:26 AM; Posted 8:26 AM 12-18-18 - Springfield - A fire in the roof area of the Liberty Street Burger King early Tuesday caused approximately $100,000 in damage. 0 shares By George Graham | ggraham@repub.
      Kaleidoscope
      12/18/18 - Toy Program
      Hey Kids! Circus Bella is Giving the SF Firefighters Toy Program Circus Tickets. If you are interested in bringing your child, watching Circus Bella on Treasure Island and hanging with Local 798 Firefighters email us at sffdtoyprogram@aol.com that you are interested. Parents name, children’s name and age, email and phone number. First Come first serve.
      2019 Stair Climb Events
      12/18/18 - IAFF Local 21
      2019 Stair Climbs It's that time year again when we start recruiting people to climb some stairs! Saint Paul Fire will be fielding a team for all three stair climbs and we would like as many people as we can find to join us.
      Santa Visits UW Children's Hospital
      12/18/18 - IAFF Local 311
      Last Wednesday at the UW Children's Hospital, Local 311 Charities brought Santa to visit the kids.  This girl did not want to let go of Santa. A great big thanks to Gary Schreiber and the other firefighters who helped that day. I really don't know how Gary does it. A lot of sick kids in a day and very emotionally draining... If you see Gary please thank him- he does appreciate it.
      Holiday Hours
      12/17/18 - IAFF Local 42
      On behalf of the Officers and Staff of the Greater Kansas City Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 42 we would like to wish to you and yours a very Happy Holiday Season.  Our Office will be closed on on Monday, December 24th and Tuesday, December 25th in observation of Christmas and on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 for New Year's Day.
      Station 4 Apparel
      12/17/18 - IAFF Local 21
         FRONT                                            BACK Station 4 apparel is in!  Please stop by SPFD Fire Station 4 on a B shift work day for order pickups.  Some additional stock items are available for purchase as well (available sizes below).
      Willamette Lane Structure Fire
      12/16/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 8:16 a.m. on Sunday December 16th, Local members responded to a house fire at 3700 Willamette Lane in Greenwood Village. Upon arrival members encountered heavy smoke pushing out of an outdoor chimney, surrounding attic and roof space adjacent to the home.
      Briargrove Way Structure Fire
      12/16/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 7:29 p.m. on Saturday December 15th Local members responded to numerous 911 reports of a garage fire on Briargrove Way in Highlands Ranch. First arriving Engine and Medic 17 reported a fully engulfed 3-car garage and began attacking the flames which were already reaching above the second floor. Members searched the interior of the home and found no fire extension inside the living space.
      NLFD FIREFIGHTERS SWORN IN
      12/15/18 - New London Fire Fighters
      The NLFD has sworn in four new Firefighters. They are currently in a 3 week indoctrination course before they start in their individual groups and assignments. We welcome these four to New London's Bravest.
      Friday Update 12-14-18
      12/14/18 - IAFF Local 1014
      Springfield fire displaces 7 Forest Park residents
      12/14/18 - IAFF Local 648
      12/12/2018 Springfield fire displaces 7 Forest Park residents Updated Dec 12; Posted Dec 12 Seven residents were displaced in the fire on Dec. 12, 2018 on Somerset Street, Springfield. (Springfield Fire Department photo) 0 shares By Jeanette DeForge | jdeforge@repub.com jdeforge@repub.
      Springfield fire in high rise apartment caused by cigarette
      12/14/18 - IAFF Local 648
      12/12/2018 Springfield fire in high rise apartment caused by cigarette Updated Dec 12; Posted Dec 12 Springfield firefighters responded to Sanderson Street to extinguish a fire in a sixth-floor bathroom Wednesday. (Springfield Fire Department photo) 107 shares By Jeanette DeForge | jdeforge@repub.
      Springfield gunshot sets house on fire
      12/14/18 - IAFF Local 648
      Springfield gunshot sets house on fire Updated Dec 12; Posted Dec 12 9 Gallery: Gunfire hits home on Belmont Avenue 36 shares By Jeanette DeForge | jdeforge@repub.com jdeforge@repub.com SPRINGFIELD - A bullet struck a home Wednesday afternoon and set the building on fire.
      January Union Meetings
      12/13/18 - IAFF Local 21
      All Local 21 Members The dates of the January Union Meetings have been pushed back to avoid the New Year Holiday. The Meeting Dates are: Tuesday January 8th at 1930 @ Shamrocks and Wednesday January 9th at 0830 @ Shamrocks. 1. We will be voting on the proposed merger of Local 3939 into Local 21. Polls will be open on Tuesday from 7pm-10pm and Wednesday 8am-11pm. 2.
      BFit First Responder Challenge
      12/13/18 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
      On January 27th, members of the Somerville Fire Department will join the Boston Bruins Foundation at TD Garden to participate in the BFit First Responder Challenge.  Somerville's Bravest will strap on their full gear as they treck up and down the stairs and levels of the Garden in order to raise money for the 100 Club of MA.
      Awards Submissions
      12/13/18 - IAFF Local 739
      Awards Submissions Please submit any nominations for awards for 2018 in confidence to Mario Lopez by January 11, 2019.
      Happy Holiday's !
      12/13/18 - IAFF local 2464
      Have happy & safe holdiay's from all of us at Walpole Firefighters Local 2464 .
      2019 Open Enrollment
      12/13/18 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
      FIREFIGHTERS BENEFITS FUND OPEN ENROLLMENT For coverage beginning January 1, 2019     MEDICAL & DENTAL INSURANCES WHEN:  NOVEMBER 1, 2018 - NOVEMBER 30, 2018    All employees of Palm Beach County Fire Rescue are eligible to participate in the Palm Beach County Firefighters Employee Benefits Plan.
      12-12-2018 4 Hilltop Lane
      12/12/18 - Norwalk Fire Fighters
      Norwalk Fire Department responded to a house fire on # 4 Hilltop rd, at 0622 am, this was a large 6500 sq. foot home. Upon arrival crews were met with heavy fire showing from the gable end and the roof. There was fire in the attic and the roof eventually collapsed.
      Florida Ave Car vs Building
      12/12/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 2:32 a.m. on Wednesday December 12th, Local members responded to a vehicle vs. building accident at 8828 E. Florida Avenue in Arapahoe County. A sedan crashed through the garden level wall of 2 apartment units injuring the driver and a resident inside, both were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
      Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters for our annual legislative conference
      12/12/18 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
      Please join the Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters (MPFF), Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association (MSFCA), and the Minnesota State Fire Department Association (MSFDA) for our annual legislative conference on Tuesday, January 29, 2019.  All firefighters in Minnesota are encouraged to attend.
      2018 IAFF Local 244 General Election Results
      12/11/18 - 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.
      THANK YOU FROM LOCAL 30
      12/11/18 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Local 30 would like to thank all of the Cambridge residents that took the time to vote and support the Health & Safety of your Firefighters. Special Thanks to Jodi Sperber and the rest of the Participatory Budget Committee for their hard work throughout this process. The members of Local 30 truly appreciate it.
      Online Toy Drive
      12/11/18 - Toy Program
      Donate a special toy to children in need in San Francisco this holiday season!  Every child deserves to open one special gift.
      Christmas Tree Safety
      12/11/18 - IAFF Local 1264
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      2018 Raffle
      12/10/18 - IAFF Local 2754
      Local 2754 would like to thank everyone who supported our 2018 Raffle. Congratulations to the winners $1000.00       36138 $750.00         10454 $500.00         24552 $250.00         60772 $200.00         61172 $100.00         92476 $100.00 08940 $100.00 83127 $100.00 97488 $100.00 03234
      2017/2018 Retirees Lunch-in
      12/10/18 - IAFF local 1289
      Location will be the Veterans Hall- 3500 Coffee Road.
      Commons St. Commercial Structure Fire
      12/09/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      Just after 8 p.m. on Saturday December 8th, Local members were dispatched to a fire alarm activation at 10005 Commons Street in Lone Tree. Upon arrival members found water flowing from the fire sprinkler system and one unit in the strip mall full of smoke.
      December 6, 2018: UPFFA Recognizes Fred Garrity
      12/08/18 - UPFFA
      December 6, 2018 - Foxwoods Resorts and Casino - Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut recognizes Fred Garrity, Executive Director of the Connecticut United Ride with an IAFF Fire Axe for all his work and dedication over the years.  [L-R] Louis DeMici, Secretary, UPFFA, Fred Garrity, Executive Director, Ct.
      December 4, 2018: UPFFA Delegates Meeting
      12/08/18 - UPFFA
      Tuesday, December 4, 2018 UPFFA of Ct.
      Friday Update 12-7-18
      12/07/18 - IAFF Local 1014
      LeDuff: A Political Hit-And-Run? Union Boss Could Be Charged
      12/07/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      http://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles/21160/leduff_a_political_hit_and_run_union_boss_could_be_charged.
      DFFA NO POLICE AVAILABLE 12-7-18
      12/07/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
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      Detroit News: Detroit fire union chief blasts city's top cop for investigation
      12/07/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      https://www.detroitnews.
      Motor City Muckraker (Facebook Live Press Conference)
      12/07/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      https://www.facebook.com/motorcitymuckraker/?__tn__=kCH-R&eid=ARCGQVDnvJaZrNRwIRG50Kp0dFAT29XfK42ZpXgJNtTl_F6PC9ZUplyb-yPo4otKQ8j3GYRknJ_A-Oso&hc_ref=ARRm_-BVpsF7COYNRQ5oHWeaM2VkK-UYIzpmbuN8_lmzZq8yBF5kGCGMe6mhJ6EF1a8&__xts__[0]=68.
      Police launch criminal probe into Detroit fire union head over social media posts (Detroit News)
      12/07/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2018/12/06/police-launch-probe-into-fire-union-head-over-social-media-posts/2228542002/.
      PFFA 2019 Convention
      12/07/18 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
      Make your plans now for the PFFA 2019 Convention at Ross Bridge hotel. The dates are May 13th - 15th.
      C470 Heavy Equipment Fire
      12/07/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 2:39 a.m. on Friday December 7th, Local members responded to a heavy equipment fire on C-470 west of Lucent Blvd. First arriving Engine 16 found a concrete texture curing machine with flames visible and heavy smoke drifting over the westbound lanes. For safety, traffic was briefly shut down while members extinguished the fire.
      THANK YOU I.A.F.F. LOCAL 1280
      12/07/18 - Lets Fire Cancer
      A HUGE "THANK YOU" goes out to members of The Endicott Professional Fire Fighters I.A.F.F. Local 1280. The Brothers held a fund raiser "NO SHAVE NOVEMBER" raising $540. for The Retired Professional Fire Fighters Cancer Fund. 100% of these funds will go directly to established, promising, world class cancer research programs.
      Toy Giveaway at City Hall
      12/06/18 - Toy Program
      Mayor's Toy Giveaway | San Francisco Firefighters Local 798 from SIX50 Productions on Vimeo.
      Former Mayor Alfred DelVecchio
      12/05/18 - IAFF Local 274
      It is with sadness that we announce the passing of former Mayor Alfred DelVecchio.Our sincere condolences go out to the Delanoy and DelVecchio families.Honor guard has been requested for the wake on Sunday December 9th 2018.
      11/20/2018 Springfield fire in historic house displaces 5
      12/05/18 - IAFF Local 648
      Springfield fire in historic house displaces 5 Updated Nov 20; Posted Nov 20 7 Gallery: Springfield fire in historic house displaces 5 3 74shares By Jeanette DeForge jdeforge@repub.
      Springfield firefighters use Jaws of Life to extricate victim following 2-vehicle crash in North End
      12/05/18 - IAFF Local 648
      Springfield firefighters use Jaws of Life to extricate victim following 2-vehicle crash in North End Updated 9:33 AM; Posted 9:12 AM 11-4-18 -- Springfield -- Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to extricate a male victim from this black SUV following a 2-vehicle crash in the North End.
      Social Security Administration office in Springfield evacuated following a report of a suspicious package
      12/05/18 - IAFF Local 648
      Firefighter Cancer
      12/05/18 - IAFF Local 925
      FAQs Are firefighters’ risks for certain types of cancer significantly higher? Firefighters’ risks are significantly higher for some specific types of cancer than the general population. In 2013, NIOSH researchers reported a two-fold excess of malignant mesothelioma, a very rare cancer.
      2019 PA AFL-CIO Scholarship Application
      12/04/18 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      The PA AFL-CIO Scholarship essay contest information is attached below.
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