• August 02, 2021

    Columbia Southern University is pleased to have Professional Firefighters Association of Mississippi as a Learning Partner. As a member, this partnership provides a reduced tuition, plus many additional benefits. And, for your convenience, all programs are offered in an online format.

    The Learning Partner Program provides exclusive benefits to the employees/members of your organization, as well as all spouses and children. Benefits of the partnership include:

    • 10% tuition discount on all classes and waiver of the Application Fee.
    • Textbooks provided at no cost.
    • Exclusive Scholarship Opportunities for Learning Partner employees/members. Click here for more information.
    • A complimentary evaluation of previously earned college credits and training/professional certifications for consideration of transfer credit.
    • Complimentary access to our Writing and Math specialists through the Student Success Center.
    • A dedicated landing page for Learning Partners on the CSU website for prospective students and student enrollments.

    About CSU

    Columbia Southern University is a completely online university offering associate, bachelor and master degree programs in a wide variety of disciplines. For program information please contact Natasha Willett at Natasha.Willett@ColumbiaSouthern.edu.

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      Columbia Southern University is pleased to have Professional Firefighters Association of Mississippi as a Learning Partner. As a member, this partnership provides a reduced tuition, plus many additional benefits. And, for your convenience, all programs are offered in an online format. Read More...
      This month marks the 20th anniversary of our Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). 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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      Current news directly from IAFF locals, councils, and state/province associations in the US and Canada.

      35th IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial
      09/18/21 - PFFMaine
      Registration for the 35th IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial, scheduled for September 18, 2021, is now open.
      Monday Morning Headlines
      08/02/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good Monday Morning Union Meeting 8/4 & 8/5 Union Picnic and Camping 8/5 - 8/9 Fishing Derby 8/19 Union Night - Colorado Rapids 8/21 Retiree Celebration Dinner 8/22
      Saturday, September 11, 2021 - Ct. United Ride
      07/31/21 - UPFFA
      Behavioral Health Symposium
      07/30/21 - PFFNH
      @media only screen and (max-width: 730px){ .pdfview{height:500px !important} Behavorial Health Symposium 2021 Fire Academy.
      Charity Golf Tournament
      07/30/21 - IAFF 1826
      Sergeant At Arms Vacancy
      07/29/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for the position of Sergeant at Arms for the next 14 calendar days (this is a General Officer Position and can be filled by a City or County Chapter Member).
      Letter from your Sergeant at Arms
      07/29/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      IAFF Local 244 membership, I will be stepping down from my role as Sergeant at Arms today for many reasons. Reasons that place my family and my personal health as a priority. I no longer fit into the direction of this executive board and feel that separation from it is best for the entire body.
      August Union Meetings Notice
      07/29/21 - IAFF Local 42
      2021 St. Florian Scholarship Fund Application: NOW OPEN
      07/29/21 - IAFF Local 42
      The St. Florian Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications for (2021) and are accepting applications thru Friday, August 6, 2021 at 4:00 PM.  Application can be submitted by one of these three (3) following methods: Return via US Mail postmarked by August 6, 2021 to IAFF Local 42, 6320 Manchester Ave.
      2021 Guns N Hoses Event
      07/29/21 - IAFF Local 42
      2021 Guns N Hoses Charity Boxing Event This years event will be held on August 7, 2021 at Municipal Auditorium at 6:30 PM.  Please mark your calendar and an Event Flier is forthcoming.  You can purchase tickets NOW ONLINE.
      IAFF Behavioral Health Symposium.
      07/28/21 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
      Members of the State Council, Local 42  KCMO is hosting a one day Kansas City Fire Service Behavioral Health Symposium on Thursday August 26th,  9:00 - 3:00 pm.  See the attached flier for additional information. Tim Carr Communications Director  KSCFF @media only screen and (max-width: 730px){ .pdfview{height:500px .
      Mary Tamer: Day of Action
      07/28/21 - Boston Firefighters
      Night on the Town
      07/28/21 - Boston Firefighters
      A Night for Billy Carey
      07/28/21 - Boston Firefighters
      Hyde Park Standout
      07/28/21 - Boston Firefighters
      Gene McDonough Scholarship Fund for more information call the STJ Firefighters at 802-748-8925
      07/28/21 - Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont
      Mountain Brush St. Structure Fire
      07/27/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      July 22, 2021, 6:08 p.m., as a strong thunderstorm moved through the area, Local members responded to a residential structure fire on Mountain Brush Street in Unincorporated Douglas County. First arriving members from Engine 17 confirmed that the home had fire showing from the roofline and pulled initial hose lines to fight the fire and to start setting up a water supply.
      Station 35 Driveway Trash Fire
      07/27/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 1:53 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, a Waste Management driver noticed smoke coming from the trash compartment of his vehicle and quickly looked for a safe location to dump the burning garbage. That safe spot ended up being in front of SMFR Station 35, located at Peoria and Arapahoe in Centennial.
      Johnstown L463 2021-2025 CBA and MOU
      07/27/21 - PPFFA
      The Johnstown L463 2021-2025 CBA and part-time firefighter MOU has been posted to the contract area of the website.
      Pro Act
      07/25/21 - PFFMaine
      Sisters and Brothers of the PFFMaine,  Please join us along side the Maine AFL-CIO and other Labor Unions at the weeks PRO Act Rally at the Federal Building, 202 Harlow Street, in Bangor on Thursday, July 29, at 10:00AM. We are looking to get as many members as possible to attend this important Rally.
      Birth Announcement
      07/24/21 - International Association of Firefighters
      IAFF Local F-147 would like to congratulate FF/EMT Palumbo on the birth of his son Nicholas Walter Palumbo Born 7/23/21 @ 0948. A healthy 19.
      Friday Update 7-23-21
      07/23/21 - IAFF Local 1014
      Friday Update 7-16-21
      07/23/21 - IAFF Local 1014
      Friday Update 7-9-21
      07/23/21 - IAFF Local 1014
      TONER FOR CITY COUNCIL CAMPAIGN
      07/23/21 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      TA'd CBA Letter & Detailed Info from VP Breeswine
      07/23/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Dear Brothers & Sisters,  Attached you will find a letter along with very detailed information regarding the changes in the TA'd Collective Bargaining Agreement from Vice-President Breeswine. Please see attached.  Thank you.
      Service information for Brother Mahan
      07/22/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Funeral services for Technician Patrick John Mahan will be held on Friday, July 23, 2021 at 11:00 AM, at Denver First Church, 3800 E. Hampden Ave., Englewood, CO.  Members wishing to attend the service should do so in a Class A uniform.  Shrouding of badges will be allowed this day in honor of our fallen brother.
      Second District Leadership Summit and Symposium
      07/22/21 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
      Members of the Kansas State Council of Firefighters, District Vice President Woolbright has asked us to share the following information. Fraternally Tim Carr Communications Director KSCFF  IAFF 2nd District Officers I hope you and your local membership is doing well. As you know, we remain in an unpredictable time due to the pandemic.
      Denver Firefighters Annual Summer Picnic
      07/21/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      The Denver Firefighters Local 858 Annual Summer Picnic will be at Chatfield State Park Group Camping Sites, August 5th through August 8th.  There are two types of sites available, electric and non-electric. Electric sites (20/30/50 amp service) will be $40 per night, and non-electric will be $20 per night.
      Denver Firefighters Retirement Celebration and Appreciation Dinner
      07/21/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Dear Retiree,  The Denver Firefighter's Protective Association and Local 858 would like to invite you and a guest to be our guests at the 2021 Denver Firefighters Retirement Celebration and Appreciation Dinner (traditional firehouse Sunday night spaghetti dinner) to be held Sunday, August 22, 2021, 4:30 p.m.
      Save The Date: October 2, 2021
      07/20/21 - IAFF Local 42
      September 8-12, 2021: IAFF-MG International Motorcycle Rally
      07/19/21 - UPFFA
      Monday Morning Headlines
      07/19/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Monday Morning Headlines Executive Board Meeting - July 22nd at 8:30 am   Patrick Mahan - Funeral July 23rd at 11:00 Local 858 Camping Trip August 5th - 8th Charitable Foundation Fishing Derby August 19th  September Save the Dates
      Hialeah Dr. Structure Fire
      07/18/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      Just before 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday July 14, 2021, residents of a home in the 16500 block of E. Hialeah Dr. heard a smoke alarm sounding in the basement, grabbed a fire extinguisher and investigated what was happening. They encountered a light haze of smoke throughout the basement and discovered one room completely filled with smoke.
      Captain Dick Chesnick Last Shift Ceremony
      07/18/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      On Tuesday afternoon, July 17th, Local members, family and friends gathered to celebrate the retirement of Captain Dick Chesnick after 34 years serving the South Metro community. The Honor Guard presented Captain Chesnick with a flag and the Pipes and Drums band performed. Congratulations and enjoy your retirement! https://www.southmetro.
      Paramedic Todd Parson Last Shift Ceremony
      07/18/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      On Wednesday July 7th, Local members, family, friends gathered at Station 44 to celebrate the career of Paramedic Firefighter Todd Parson at his Last Shift Ceremony. Thank you to Todd for 21 years serving the South Metro community.  Enjoy your retirement! https://www.southmetro.
      Arapahoe Road Car vs. Building
      07/18/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      July 12, 2021, just before 1 p.m., Local members were dispatched to a vehicle into a building near Arapahoe and Peoria Road in Centennial, CO. Members found the vehicle to have heavy impingement into the Stinker Gas Station. Initially, no one reported injuries, but one person was later transported for non-life-threatening injuries.
      September 20, 2021: IAFF Partnership Education Program
      07/15/21 - UPFFA
      Ever wish you had an opportunity to speak to other local leaders and find out their best practices for union administration, legal issues or just the day-to-day running of their local? The Connecticut PEP event not only brings quality and diverse IAFF education to your state, but it also gives you the opportunity to network with other leaders.
      City Chapter TA'd CBA
      07/15/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      The IAFF Local 244 City Chapter Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) has been tentatively agreed upon (TA'd). The ratification vote will take place on Monday, July 26, 2021, from 7:00am -7:00pm in accordance with Article II, Section 2 and Article XI, Sections 2, 3 & 6 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws.
      Charitable Foundation Fund for the Baker and Mahan Families
      07/14/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      The Denver Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation has created a fund at the Denver Fire Department Federal Credit Union for the Baker and Mahan families.  Donations can be made to the Denver Firefighters Charitable Foundation in the names of Brian Baker or Patrick Mahan. 
      Brian Baker - Shift Trade Donations
      07/14/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Brian is going to have a long road to recovery and is going to need some help. Members of Station 1 have started a Sign-Up Genius for members to sign up to work for Brian. When you sign up, please enter your trade in Telestaff as quickly as possible, so it doesn't get missed. We entered a quick link to Telestaff on the receipt page of Sign Up Genius to make it easy to enter your trade. If you have an issue with your sign-up, please call JD Chism (303) 550-5814.
      A Tail of Two Brush Rigs
      07/13/21 - IAFF Local 4349
      While driving by the Cielo fire station in Rancho Santa Fe, one might wonder if the station’s newest Brush Engine is having an identity crisis.  Actually, the Ranch has had two recent acquisitions of brush engines.  While both of them have very similar functions, one was purchased by RSF Fire (the red one) and the other by the State of California (the lime-green one).
      Honor Watch for Patrick Mahan - 2 Additional Days Added
      07/13/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Brother and Sisters,  Honor Watch is a longstanding and solemn tradition for deaths in the fire service. At least two other firefighters will remain with the fallen firefighter's body around the clock on "honor watch" in the days leading up to the funeral. Firefighters are always together, and we never leave anyone behind. Honor Watch is taking care of one of our own.
      Beth Sweeney Retirement Luncheon
      07/12/21 - International Association of Firefighters
      Local F-147 will be hosting a retirement luncheon to celebrate Firefighter Beth Sweeney's 23 years of Government service on Sunday, August 22nd, from 1300 to 1600 at the Waterfront Fire Station (94-2). All food and drinks will be provided by Local F-147. All family, friends and current and former coworkers of Beth's are welcome to attend.
      Reading Local 1803 2021-2022-CBA
      07/12/21 - PPFFA
      The 2021-2022 CBA for Local 1803 Reading has been added to the contract section in the member's area of the website.
      Monday Morning Headlines
      07/12/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Monday Morning Headlines I know I speak for all of us that our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Technician Patrick Mahan as they navigate through these difficult times.  We are also hoping for a quick recovery for Technician Brian Baker. We know it will be tough, but Brian, we are all here to support you.
      2021 SFPFF Conference
      07/09/21 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
      June 1, 2021 All Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters State & Local Affiliate Officers: In accordance with the Constitution and By-Laws of the Southern Federation of Professional Firefighters, I am sending notice in regard to your annual membership in the organization and the 2021 SFPFF Conference.
      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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