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    Senate Bill 2835 - Mississippi First Responders Health & Safety Act Has Passed The House Floor!
    03/14/19 - Professional Firefighters Association of Mississippi
    Senate Bill 2835 - Mississippi First Responders Health and Safety Act passed the House Floor today! With a vote of 114 to 1. Thank you to all House members for showing your support for fire and law enforcement.
    A Miracle Has Happened!!! Senate 2835 Is Headed To The House Floor!
    03/05/19 - Professional Firefighters Association of Mississippi
    A miracle has happened! The Mississippi First Responders Health and Safety Act (Senate Bill 2835) has pass the House Insurance AND Appropriations Committee.  The House will now vote on the bill in the next week when it goes to the floor. Then, House and Senate members will invite conference and work out a final bill.
    Thank you to the Mississippi Senate!
    03/04/19 - Professional Firefighters Association of Mississippi
    Thanks to Senator Joel R. Carter, Jr., Tate Reeves, and the MS Senate for their help and leadership getting our Mississippi First Responder Health & Safety Act (Senate 2835) out of the Senate.  The #msleg is not over yet.  We need the Senate again to work a miracle for us.
    Bill to Help First Responders With Occupational Diseases In Jeopardy
    03/04/19 - Professional Firefighters Association of Mississippi
    The people who protect us are hoping a bill under consideration can help protect them.   http://www.wlox.
    CALLING ALL FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICE OFFICERS!!!
    03/01/19 - Professional Firefighters Association of Mississippi
    CALLING ALL FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICE OFFICERS! We need a final push to get the SENATE BILL 2835 - MS First Responders Health & Safety Act out of the House Insurance and Appropriations Committee.   This is it.
    Appropriations Committee Phone Numbers - Senate Bill 2835
    02/25/19 - Professional Firefighters Association of Mississippi
    Good Morning!  The Appropriations Committee must also support and vote Senate Bill 2835 out of committee.  Please take the time to call and email these representatives also!  You may call the switchboard at (601)359-3770 or call their personal numbers listed below: John Read, Chairman     228.487.3845      jread@house.ms.
    Call to ACTION!!!! Please Call And Email Your House Members!
    02/24/19 - Professional Firefighters Association of Mississippi
    CALL TO ACTION FOR MONDAY!!!! Update on Senate Bill 2835 - Mississippi First Responders Health & Safety Act: Firefighters - This bill could be in jeopardy of failing! The bill passed the Senate and has been moved to the House for consideration. It has been referred to the Insurance and Appropriations Committees.
    CALL TO ACTION ASAP!!
    02/22/19 - Professional Firefighters Association of Mississippi
    ALL HANDS ON DECK The Mississippi Health & Safety Act - Senate Bill 2835  in JEOPARDY of failing in the HOUSE!!!!  Calls urgently needed to House of Representatives members.  Remember we are only ONE of three states that has no presumptive legislation.  Maybe Mississippi is just happy being last in everything.
    LEGISLATIVE DAY AT THE STATE CAPITOL
    02/15/19 - Professional Firefighters Association of Mississippi
    LEGISLATIVE DAY AT THE MISSISSIPPI STATE CAPITOL SB 2835 also known as the Mississippi First Responders Health and Safety Act needs all of your support. Mark your calendar to attend firefighter day at the Mississippi Capitol on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm. If you have any questions, please call 228.324.7461 or 601.832.
    First Responders Talk About Senate Bill 2835
    02/14/19 - Professional Firefighters Association of Mississippi
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    PROTECT THOSE WHO PROTECT US!
    02/14/19 - Professional Firefighters Association of Mississippi
    CALL TO ACTION:   PROTECT THOSE WHO PROTECT US.
    SENATE BILL 2835 PASSES ON THE SENATE FLOOR THIS AFTERNOON
    02/07/19 - Professional Firefighters Association of Mississippi
    The Mississippi Senate took Senate Bill 2835 to the Senate Floor very quickly today.  Senator Joel Carter, Jr. presented S.B. 2835 to the floor and after a floor vote, it passed with only one "nay" vote.  The bill will now be moved over to the House and be assigned to committee.
    SENATE BILL 2835 Passes Out of The Senate Insurance and Appropriations Committee
    02/07/19 - Professional Firefighters Association of Mississippi
    THANK YOU to the Senate for passing out the First Responders Health and Safety Act, SB 2835! Today it passed out of the Senate Insurance and Appropriations committees in the #msleg. More work to be done. Special thanks to Joel Carter Tate Reeves, Senator Buck Clarke, and Senator Videt Carmichael. Stay tuned.
    CALL TO ACTION!!!!
    02/02/19 - Professional Firefighters Association of Mississippi
    MISSISSISSIPPI FIRST RESPONDERS HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT  Please call your senators and ask them to vote for Senate Bill 2835!  Call your senator (Roster link:  http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/members/s_roster.pdf) or call the switch board (601) 359-3770.  Let them know you want the bill to come out of Senate committee and on to the floor for a vote.
    House Bill 1385 Assigned To The Mississippi First Responders Health & Safety Act
    01/28/19 - Professional Firefighters Association of Mississippi
    We are happy to report that with the hard work from Representative Jeff Hale, House Bill 1385 has been assigned to the Mississippi First Responders Health & Safety Bill.   PLEASE call your State House Representatives now asking for support of H.B 1385.  Represenatative Hale has worked to get so many co-authors on the bill.
    FIRST RESPONDER ORGANIZATION WORK TOGETHER TO PASS MISSISSIPPI FIRST RESPONDERS HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT DURING STATE’S LEGISLATIVE SESSION
    01/24/19 - Professional Firefighters Association of Mississippi
    Six First Responder Organizations are working together to support a bill which has been introduced in the House and the Senate this week.
    Vote Tomorrow
    11/05/18 - Professional Firefighters Association of Mississippi
    LODD Magee Firefighter Dustin Grubbs
    11/04/18 - Professional Firefighters Association of Mississippi
    **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.
    2018 9/11 Services To Be Held in Jackson, MS
    08/22/18 - Professional Firefighters Association of Mississippi
    All are invited to attend the annual 9/11 ceremonies at St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral, 305 E. Capitol St., Jackson, Mississippi.  Pat Hardison is the speaker for the noon ceremony.  Pat is a Sentobia Volunteer Firefighter. After suffering burns while fighting a fire, he is the first facial transplant receipient.   All first responders are invited to attend.
    FIREFIGHTERS CANCER SUPPORT NETWORK ANNOUNCES SYMPOSIUM IN NEW ORLEANS
    07/18/18 - Professional Firefighters Association of Mississippi
    The Firefighter Cancer Support Network is sponsoring a Health & Wellness Symposium to focus on cancer prevention best practices, behavior wellness, personal protective equipment research, and naviating through the workers' comp system.   Special Guest Speaker is Edward Kelly, IAFF General Secretary-Treasurer. The Symposium will be held at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.
    First Responders Appreciation Dinner
    07/13/18 - Professional Firefighters Association of Mississippi
    Mississippi Professional Firefighters Association Participates in 14th District Caucus
    06/28/18 - Professional Firefighters Association of Mississippi
    PROFAM members from Biloxi, Jackson, Gautier, and Pascagoula participated in the 14th District Caucus in Orange Beach, AL this week.  Discussions were help with other state professional firefighters associations about Mississippi's future presumptive legislation and cancer prevention for firefighters.
    PROFAM ANNOUNCES WINNER OF ANNUAL FUNDRAISER
    06/28/18 - Professional Firefighters Association of Mississippi
    Danny Todd, 14th District IAFF Vice President picked the winning ticket from the "fish bowl on June 26, 2018.  Congratulations to Chris Mouille from Baton Rouge, LA!  Chris received a gift certificate from Beau Rivage (MGM Hotels) for $600.00, a gift certificate for $150 to Mary Mahoney's Restaurant (popular Biloxi fine dining), and $250 spending cash.
    IAFF 14th District Caucus Begins
    06/25/18 - Professional Firefighters Association of Mississippi
    The IAFF 14th District Caucus begins today in Orange Beach, AL.  Delegates from Biloxi, Pascagoula, Gautier, Jackson, and Pascagoula will be working to improve Firefighter Safety and Health, and other IAFF issues for career Firefighters.
    PROFAM Membership
    06/24/18 - Professional Firefighters Association of Mississippi
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