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      The Gulfport Professional Firefighters Association is hold their first annual crawfish boil this Saturday, May 18, from 2 pm to 7 pm.  BYOB and chairs!  Special guest speakers are expected to attend!  The event is being at the IBEW Union Hall, 2417 32nd St., Gulfport, MS  39501 $20 per person!  Hope to see all of you there. Read More...
      This morning the House and Senate passed Senate Bill 2835!  This bill is headed to the governor for his signature.  
      On behalf of our brothers and sisters in fire service and law enforcement, we say THANK YOU to the members of the Mississippi Legislature for passing our First Responders Health and Safety Act (SB 2835) into law!
      This legislation is perhaps the most meaningful we’ve ever pushed... as it will help save firefighters and law enforcement officers, including volunteers. Please let your Mississippi Senate and House Members know what a great job they did with this incredible piece of legislation.  
      A few special acknowledgments in the Senate: Senator Joel Carter, Sen. Videt Carmichael, Sen. Eugene S. Clarke, and Lt Gov Tate Reeves.  In the House: Rep. Jeff Hale, Rep. Gary Chism, Rep. Scott DeLano, Rep. Kevin Ford, Speaker Philip Gunn.
      And so many organizations that worked together to make this legislation possible: The International Association of Firefighters, The Professional Firefighters Association of Mississippi, The Mississippi Fire Fighters Association Mississippi, The State Troopers Association, The Mississippi Fire Chiefs Association, and the Mississippi Police Chiefs Association.  
      AND TO ONE VERY IMPORTANT PERSON:  DONNA ECHOLS.  She was amazing and we could not have done this without her!  Thank you Donna!  We love everything you have done for the fire service!
      And for the support of EVERY fire fighter and police officer in the State of Mississippi who made the phone calls and worked so diligently to make this possible! Job well done for so many!
      Highlights of the bill include:
      • Benefits paid to fire and police officers who have 10 or more years on the job. 
      • $35,000 lump sum benefit if diagnosed with metastasized cancer or terminal cancer.
      • $6,250 lump sum benefit if diagnosed with non-metastasized cancer.
      • Combined benefits can not exceed $50,000 in a lifetime.
      • Disability benefits to begin 6 months after the date of disability:
        • 60% of monthly salary for career fire and police up to $5,000.00.
        • $1,500 per month for volunteer firefighters
      • Unfortunately, the death benefits section was removed during the conference report and will not allow for first responders to claim a LODD.  This was placed in the bill from the beginning but was taken out at the last minute.  
      Again - great job by everyone that helped with this bill!  We will be talking this summer about changing the death benefit in this law, looking for other funding for the cancer presumption, and PTSD benefits.  
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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
      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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      Hinsdale Road Gas Leak
      06/18/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At approximately 16:05 on June 17th, 2019 Local members was dispatched to a reported gas leak at 16990 Hinsdale Rd. in Centennial.  Members arrived on scene to find a heavy flame coming from a ruptured gas line.  Members monitored the scene while Xcel worked to crimp the line and neutralize the leak.  The road was closed for approximately 2 hours.  No injuries were reported.
      Poker Run Update
      06/17/19 - IAFF Local 2866
      The Fayetteville Firefighters would like to thank the Vault 1905 in Van Buren Ar. for becoming our first sponsor of the 2019 Firefighters Poker Run during Bikes Blues and BBQ. If you are around downtown Van Buren Ar. stop by and enjoy a really great bar with good food and plenty of cold drinks.
      4th of July Crawfish Boil
      06/17/19 - IAFF Local 2866
      The Fayetteville Firefighters along with the Elks of Lodge 1987 will be hosting our Annual Crawfish and Shrimp Boil on July 4th 2019. It will be held at the Elks Lodge on Crossover Rd in North East Fayetteville. It is open to the public and all proceeds go to the Fayetteville Firefighters Children Scholarship Fund.  Cost is $10.
      Save the Date!
      06/17/19 - IAFF Local 3972
      Save the Date!  On July 20th, 2019, Jefferson County Professiona Firefighters will celebrate 20 years of union.  Information will be posted on the time and location soon.
      The Vendome Hotel Fire 47 years ago
      06/17/19 - Boston Fire Fighters
      June 17, 1972  Fire Lieutenant John E. Hanbury, 46 Ladder 13 Fire Lieutenant Thomas J. Carroll, 52 Engine 32  Firefighter Richard B. Magee, 39 Engine 33 Firefighter Joseph F. Boucher, 28 Engine 22 Firefighter Paul J. Murphy, 36 Engine 32  Firefighter John J. Jameson, 52 Engine 22  Firefighter Charles E. Dolan, 47 Ladder 13 Firefighter Joseph P.
      Training Symposium
      06/16/19 - IAFF Local 1403
      Filling up Fast, Don't delay.
      Brother Paul V. Hoban
      06/16/19 - Boston Fire Fighters
      Boston Firefighters Local 718 regrets to announce the sudden death of Brother Paul V. Hoban Engine Co. 16. Brother Hoban was appointed to The Boston Fire Department in 1989. A soon as we have service arrangements, we will be posting them. Rest in Peace Brother.
      2019 MSCFF Convention Call
      06/15/19 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      March 8, 2019 All local affiliates and leaders, The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters will hold its 50th biennial convention July 28th-31st 2019. The convention will be hosted by Joplin L-59 and Southern Mo Professional Fire Fighters L-152 and will be held at The Hiltons of Branson. The Hilton Branson Convention Center 200 East Main St Branson, MO 65616 866.442.
      2019 Revoluntionary Fire Tactics at the Lake Event
      06/15/19 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      Register Online here.
      2019 Jefferson City Guns N Hoses Hockey Event
      06/15/19 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      Washington FF's Ride for Sinise Foundation
      06/15/19 - IAFF 7th District
      Firefighters Ride 4 R.I.S.E. (FFR4R) is a bi-annual initiative started by firefighters from Washington State. These brave defenders, and anyone who would like to join to join them, participate in multi-day long-distance bicycle rides raising money for the Gary Sinise Foundation along the way.
      St. Cloud Fire Department is hiring.
      06/15/19 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
      https://www.ci.stcloud.mn.
      Friday Update 6-14-19
      06/14/19 - IAFF Local 1014
      How the HRA Works
      06/14/19 - Northern Ohio Fire Fighters
      How the HRA Works Established as a Voluntary Employee Benefit Association (VEBA) trust under Section 501(c)(9) of the Internal Revenue Code, the HRA offers employers the opportunity to help their employees pay for post-employment health care expenses on a tax-free basis. The plan allows employers to make tax-free contributions to their employees’ accounts.
      Capitol Report 6/5/19
      06/14/19 - UPFFA
      Chatfield camping bbq update
      06/14/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good morning, just wanted to let all of you know when heading down to chatfield this weekend for the 858 camping and BBQ, come In from the south entrance on titan road, then take Roxborough Park Road North into the Park, the group camping loops are on the left, we have group loops A,B,E,F,H,I, and J.
      L-21 Captain Chris Parsons Testifies On Capitol Hill
      06/13/19 - IAFF Local 21
      Saint Paul Fire Captain Chris Parsons, President of the Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters, is representing the International Association of Fire Fighters at the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s “Keeping Kids and Consumers Safe from Dangerous Products" hearing in Washington, DC today.
      Newly Promoted
      06/13/19 - IAFF Local 4349
      Newly Promoted Captain Craig McVey (2nd from left) and Engineer Alex Trottier (Far right).
      Todd Mahoney Support
      06/13/19 - IAFF Local 311
      With the permission of Todd’s family and the assistance of the PFFW Charitable Foundation we have established a donation page to benefit Savanah and the boys.  They are very appreciative of all the support during this time.
      June 14, 2019: National Flag Day
      06/12/19 - UPFFA
      4F Charity Golf Tournament
      06/12/19 - PFFNH
      Can't make the tournament this year but you would still like to help? Register Online or Donate As always, all of the proceeds will benefit the 4F Fund which provides assistance to families in their time of need.  Any donations of goods, services, or financial contributions will be greatly appreciated.
      Wishes and Heros Benefit Concert
      06/12/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      Please help support the 9th Annual Corey Rose Wishes and Heroes Benefit Concert on June 22nd in Littleton,CO! Proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Colorado and the Colorado Professional Firefighters Association. Come out and meet Corey Rose and your favorite 9 News TV personalities for the 9th year at a new location, Breckenridge Brewery in Littleton.
      New E-62 Update
      06/11/19 - IAFF local 2957
      Leesburg Fire Department awaits the new Engine 62, in the works over at Ten-8 Fire / Pierce.  Check << here >> for the latest updates.
      Mike Rogers Retirement Party
      06/11/19 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
      July 13th @ Colorado Professional Fire Fighter Center come celebrate Mike Rogers and his retirement. Please see the flyer for more information.
      Class of 2019-A Graduation
      06/11/19 - IAFF Local 21
        Please accept our invitation to attend the 2019 joint Minneapolis and Saint Paul Firefighter Graduation.   See the attached invitation and map of the University of St. Thomas campus.   The event will be held in the O’Shaughnessy Educational Center which is #5 on the map.
      Last Minute Camping news and notes
      06/10/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Ok, so this SATURDAY June 15th is the annual 858 Picnic and BBQ.  It’s is being held at Chatfield Reservior In the group camping loops, food serving will start @ 4pm, delicious food and beverages provided. If you’d like to bring something to share please do, and this years theme is Cowboys and Cowgirls, or native Americans if you so please. Dress up to win free exciting prizes.
      IAFF Local 2665 LODD
      06/09/19 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      It is with great sadness that the Maryland Heights Fire Protection District and International Association of Fire Fighters Local 2665 announce the Line of Duty Death of Firefighter Paramedic Chris Moore, who suffered a medical emergency while on duty June 6, 2019.  Funeral Arrangements are pending.
      Link to Door Belling Sign up sheet
      06/08/19 - Kent Fire Fighters
      https://www.signupgenius.
      2019 MDA Summer Camp
      06/06/19 - IAFF Local 21
         Dear Local 21 Members, We could still use a few more members (active or retired) for the MDA Summer Camp days on June 11th and 18th.  Come out between 9am and 2pm and help us make these days memorable for some kiddos.  This is a chance to see where our charitable efforts are going and to meet our neighbors who benefit from our charitable fundraising.
      Thank you from the IAFF
      06/06/19 - IAFF 1826
      President Duncan, On behalf of IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger, the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the children and adults we serve, I would like to personally thank you and your members for taking the time to Fill the Boot for MDA. It's my understanding that you did an outstanding job this year! We are so thankful for your efforts.
      PPFFA Western District Meeting
      06/06/19 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Once again Altoona Local 299 will host the Western District Meeting at PNG Park as the Altoona Curve host the Erie Seawolves. This event is open to all PPFFA affiliates. See the attachment below for more information.
      Lt. Dewey Henry Scholarship Fund
      06/05/19 - IAFF Local 1403
      Metro-Dade Firefighters Local 1403 will like to congratulate the winners of this year's scholarship. First we would like to congratulate all the High School class of 2019 on their graduation and wish them the best on their upcoming journey. The selection of essays gets more difficult every year and this year it was no exception.
      Emergency Elevator Training - August 27, 28 & 29, 2019
      06/05/19 - Suncoast Firefighters
      EMERGENCY ELEVATOR TRAINING by Mike Posner August 27, 28 & 29, 2019 Track 1 (4 hrs) Lecture Only - $25 Track 2 (8 hrs) Lecture & Hands On - $85 NOTE: Track 2 has ONLY 30 seats each day REGISTER at EVENTBRITE https://elevatoremergencytraining.eventbrite.com Registration is first come first served with approved payment.
      2018 Fire Department Annual Report
      06/05/19 - Belmont Fire Fighters
      June 4, 2019: UPFFA Delegates Meeting
      06/04/19 - UPFFA
      VP Election
      06/04/19 - IAFF Local 4413
      The elections results are in I sent the information out threw text message, however some cell phones will only show part of the message.  The text stated: The VP voting for the local 4413 is complete. 62 members have voted with only 2 that abstained.  The votes are 36 for Dan Hoyt and 26 for Dominick Maestre.  We want to congratulate Dan for his win in the VP election.
      2019 UPFFA Scholarship Recipients
      06/04/19 - UPFFA
      Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut 2019 Scholarship Recipients    2019 Michael C.
      TFD 4th of July shirt
      06/04/19 - Taylor Professional Fire Fighters
      If anyone is interested in purchasing a TFD Patriotic shirt, they are available to purchase online through the charity site. These will only be available for purchase until 6/11 and will be ready by 6/25. There will no orders past 6/11, so place your orders while you can. There are t-shirts, child sizes and hoodies, all available in navy or gray.
      Insurance Woes Follow Wildfires
      06/04/19 - IAFF Local 3556
      It’s not news that homeowners are having trouble finding fire insurance, especially those living in the foothills, and when they do find it, it’s far more expensive than in the past. The result of the devastating fires the state has suffered over the last few years, damage from the Camp Fire in Paradise as well as big fires elsewhere in the state have pushed claims to over $12 billion. Paying off those claims is apparently making some insurance companies think twice about doing business in the state. As a consequence, more homeowners are receiving notice of non-renewal, are being told to undertake extensive property improvements before their policies are renewed or are having their insurance raised substantially regardless of what they do.
      WPFFA Picnic
      06/04/19 - Windsor Professional Firefighters Association
      The WPFFA Picnic will take place on July 14/2019.
      Emerald Society Fund Raiser
      06/03/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      The Emerald Society is hosting a fundraiser for their scholarship program and is inviting You to attend. This year it will be held at the Celtic Tavern with a “Day at the Races” Derby Theme. Everyone is welcome to attend whether you’re a member of the Emerald Society or not, come out and have a good time.
      Retired Chief John Biller
      06/02/19 - IAFF Local 1403
      Metro-Dade Firefighters Local 1403 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Chief John Biller the father of Lt. Brett Biller on 5/30/19. John was hired in 7/15/57. He retired out of the Airport. He was 84 years old. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace. Celebration of life will be June 18 from 12-4 pm. Jacaranda Country Club. 9200 West Browsed Blvd.
      A New Way to Track Carcinogens
      06/01/19 - IAFF Local #1945
      A new article has been published discussing the use of an app that may benefit firefighters throughout their careers. The app is called The National Fire Operations Reporting System (NFORS) Exposure Tracker and it allows firefighter to track their exposure to carcinogens in real-time while they are at work. Click here to read the article and learn more about the benefits of the app.
      Thursday, May 30, 2019 UPFFA of Ct. EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR HOSTED BY THE 5TH DISTRICT & CT. FIRE PAC
      06/01/19 - UPFFA
      Thursday, May 30, 2019 UPFFA of Ct. EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR HOSTED BY THE 5TH DISTRICT & CT.
      Shelby Nicole Rodriguez
      06/01/19 - IAFF Local 51
      Local 51 and EP Firefighters made sure Shelby Nicole had her firefighter family present at her recent graduation. Congratulations Shelby Nicole you’ll always be family to us.
      2019 Grand Old Day Parade
      06/01/19 - IAFF Local 21
      Tomorrow Morning Sunday June 2nd: Please come out and join Local 21 in the 2019 Grand Old Day Parade. The parade runs from Grand Avenue & St. Albans to Grand Avenue & Fairview Avenue. Please be there around 0900 for the 0930 Parade. We'd love to get as many people out as possible for a fun day on Grand Ave!!  Meet at the fire truck at Grand and Dale area.
      SB 164 Passes Unanimously in the Senate & House
      05/31/19 - UPFFA
      SB 164-PTSD Passes Unanimously in the Senate and the House. On to the Governor's desk.
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