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      Rachel Foy

      Municipal Candidate

      Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)

      Board of Trustees

      “If elected as municipal employee representative on the PERS Board of Trustees, I pledge to work with the other board members to faithfully serve the best interest of the current employees and retirees. We have a solid retirement system and I want to do my part to ensure that it stays that way.”


      • Rachel’s current position is Fire Prevention Specialist. She has been with the Meridian Fire Department, City of Meridian since February, 2006. 
      • Rachel has worked with municipal budgets, general ledgers, and municipal payroll systems.
      • Rachel is currently a member of the City of Meridian Employee Council, the Lauderdale County Council on Aging, and the Mississippi Association of Public Fire Safety Educators.


      Ballots have been emailed to all eligible employees and are Due October 8, 2020

      Make sure you vote!!!!

      The Mississippi State Fire Academy invites all firefighters to attend a Fallen Firefighter Memorial on Tuesday, Ocotber 6, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the Mississippi State Fire Academy.  

      The address is:

      Mississippi State Fire Academy
      1 Fire Academy USA
      Jackson, Mississippi 39208

      Phone:  601.932.2444

      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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      Current news directly from IAFF locals, councils, and state/province associations in the US and Canada.

      02/26/21 - IAFF Local 1164
            We are so grateful to our City of Livonia leadership and employees, our Livonia Fire & Rescue firefighters and paramedics and our Livonia Police Department and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers for their support and dedication! Our #VaccinateLivonia initiative would not be possible without them.
      Livonia operates city-run COVID-19 vaccination clinic
      02/26/21 - IAFF Local 1164
      LIVONIA, Mich (WXYZ) — It’s day three of vaccinations at the Livonia Civic Park Senior Center, and those with appointments are getting in line to get their shot. “Oh we’re excited," said Livonia resident Ilene Suchora. "We’re excited. We’ve been waiting for it.
      The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is hosting an online education series for IAFF members
      02/25/21 - UPFFA
      The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is hosting an online education series for IAFF members, other first responders, healthcare providers, clinicians and the community at large. Upcoming March webinars include: Grief and the Fire Service March 4, 2021 | 12:00 p.m.
      02/24/21 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Courtyard by Marriott Structure Fire
      02/24/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      Shortly before 3 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24th,Local members were dispatched to a smoke investigation at the Courtyard by Marriott near I-25 and County Line Road. The response was upgraded to a working commercial structure fire when crews confirmed there was smoke and fire in the ceiling of the swimming pool room.
      Kalispell Ct. House Fire
      02/24/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 4:58 p.m. on Monday, February 22nd, Local members along with members from Local 1209 responded to a reported garage fire at 5781 S. Kalispell Court in Centennial. As units were responding, a large plume of black smoke was visible from miles away.
      Friday Update 2-19-21
      02/24/21 - IAFF Local 1014
      Local 311 Memorial
      02/24/21 - IAFF Local 311
      In 2020, Fire Fighters Local 311 convened a committee with the goal of planning and constructing a memorial to honor those we have lost in the line of duty over the course of our history.
      Community COVID Vaccine Volunteer Opportunity
      02/23/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Local 858 Members and F.I.R.E. Members, Denver Firefighters Local 858 and F.I.R.E. want to continue this great volunteer opportunity. City Council members have been pleased with our participation and would like us to continue to help get the COVID Vaccine out to the public.
      Two people taken to hospital after fire in Springfield
      02/22/21 - IAFF Local 648
      Two people taken to hospital after fire in Springfield NEWS by: Sofía Hernández Carrillo Posted: Feb 20, 2021 / 08:13 AM EST / Updated: Feb 20, 2021 / 08:16 AM EST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield Fire department was called to a fire at 106 Clarendon St 2 on Saturday morning.
      7th District FIREOPS 101 2021
      02/22/21 - IAFF 7th District
      The annual 7th District FIREOPS 101 is shceduled and we are taking applications.  The date is May 20-21 and the event will be held at the new Boise Fire Department Training Center.  This event if for you to assist a policy maker from your jurisdiction to "walk a day in your boots".  The spots are limited to 42 so register early.
      Powhaton Road Brush Fire
      02/21/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 3:24 p.m. on Saturday, February 20th, Local 2086 and 1290 members responded to a grass fire along the west side of Powhaton Road just north of County Line Road. Gusty winds from the approaching cold front were pushing the fire south and west toward homes. Members began initial fire attack from the road while additional units were sent into the neighborhood for structure protection, if needed.
      Engineer John Wood Sr. Memorial
      02/21/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      On Saturday morning, February 20th, Local members honored the memory of Engineer John Wood Sr. On February 20, 1981 Engineer Wood was operating a brush truck on the scene of a large wildland fire east of Pine Drive and north of Mainstreet near Parker when he tragically suffered a heart attack and died.
      Kit Carson Dr. Garage Fire
      02/19/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 1:33 a.m. on Monday, February 15, 2021, Local members responded to a report of smoke inside the home at 7780 S. Kit Carson Dr. in Centennial. The family safely evacuated without injuries. Members from first arriving Engine 15 reported smoke showing from the eaves and declared a working fire, prompting the dispatch of additional units.
      Dallas St. Structure Fire
      02/19/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 7:05 p.m. on Sunday, February 14, 2021, Members from Engine 31 were dispatched to a fire alarm activation at 5450 S. Dallas Street. Greenwood Village Police Officers were first to arrive on scene and they encountered heavy smoke inside the residence. The response was upgraded to a working structure fire and additional SMFR resources were dispatched.
      Newton St. Structure Fire
      02/19/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 2:25 p.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2021, Local members responded to several 911 calls reporting at house on fire at 5112 S. Newton Street in Littleton. First arriving Engine and Medic 11 found a large volume of smoke and fire visible from the front and rear of the home. Members advanced an attack hose line to control the flames and conducted a 360 degree walk around.
      Southridge Way Structure Fire
      02/19/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 2:17 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, 2021, Local members responded to several reports of a house fire at 6 Southridge Way in Littleton. First arriving Battalion 2 found a small single-story home with the attached garage fully engulfed. Members deployed an attack hose line and used it to prevent any additional fire damage to the living area.
      02/18/21 - Suncoast Firefighters
      Congrats Chief Van Helden on your retirement!!! Welcome Chief Fair.
      February 20, 2021 Union Meeting Zoom Link
      02/17/21 - IAFF Local F283
       Zoom Meeting  https://zoom.us/j/2846948868?pwd=WG41QU5ETWZKL2NTMlc3UHBQRWNpZz09  Zoom Link  Brothers and Sisters, In accordance with Motion 2021.001, the rules for conducting virtual meetings have changed. Local F- 283 has purchased a subscription and will continue to utilize the Zoom® platform (Motion 2021.
      Our Deepest Sympathies
      02/16/21 - International Association of Firefighters
      Local F-147 regrets to announce the passing of James Tompey, father of Local F-147 member Joe Tompey. Mr. Tompey passed away on Monday, February 9th at Jersey Shore University Medical Center at the age of 75. Memorial visitation for Mr. Tompey will be on Friday, February 19th from 2-5 with a memorial service being held at 4:30 at the O'Brian Funeral Home, 2028 Highway 35 in Wall Township.
      Please Beware of COVID-19 Vaccine Fraud and Scams
      02/16/21 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
      Please Beware of COVID-19 Vaccine Fraud and Scams We have seen an increased rate of fraud and scams related to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Please be aware of fraud: If someone calls, texts, or emails you or a family member promising access to the vaccine for a fee, you should not share your personal or financial information.
      National Firefighter Ski Races
      02/16/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      National Fire Fighter Ski Races February 22-25, 2021 in Steamboat Springs National Firefighter Ski Races is raising money for burn injured firefighters. We’re selling chances to win a snowboard, a Colorado Firehose flag, a metal & wood American flag and a beautiful red fire helmet (pic doesn’t have the cool shield on it yet). Chances to win are $10 each or 3 for $25.
      02/15/21 - Suncoast Firefighters
      Monday Morning Headlines
      02/15/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good Monday Morning! " Lunch Time Edition"
      Customer, firefighters use CPR to rescue Livonia man, 57, at car wash
      02/13/21 - IAFF Local 1164
      Livonia police discovered another hero when they were dispatched to a Plymouth Road car wash earlier this month. According to a police report, officers were dispatched to the 33905 Plymouth Road car wash the afternoon of Jan. 9 because of a medical emergency in progress.
      Friday Update 2-12-21
      02/12/21 - IAFF Local 1014
      February 23, 2021: 2021 Virtual MDA Boot Camp
      02/12/21 - UPFFA
      Join us for this year’s 1st and 3rd District VIRTUAL MDA Boot Camp to prepare and plan for 2021  We would love for you to join us for this newly envisioned annual event to kick off the 2021 Fill The Boot Season.
      IAFF Center of Excellence Trainings
      02/11/21 - PFFNH
      The IAFF Center of Excellence has two educational seminars coming up. Learn more below: Fire Family Dynamics: Promoting Healthy Home Lives on 2/18 https://zoom.
      Cherry Creek State Park Interface Brush Fire
      02/08/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      On Sunday February 7, 2021 at around 4:10 p.m. Local members responded to a brush fire on the east side of the Cherry Creek State Park reservoir in Unincorporated Arapahoe County. When members arrived on scene, they found a brush fire with large flame lengths moving quickly as it was being fueled by high wind speeds and dry conditions.
      Norfolk St. Car vs House
      02/08/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 1:58 p.m. on Thursday February 2, 2021, Local members responded to a vehicle collision involving a structure at 8127 S. Norfolk Street in unincorporated Arapahoe County. When members arrived, they found a sedan embedded in the corner of the garage and a free-flowing natural gas leak from the damaged meter.
      Monday Morning Headlines
      02/08/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good Monday Morning,  Black History Month Installment COVID Vaccine Reminder Coffee With Dr. Koval
      2021 | SPFD Saint Patrick's Day Apparel
      02/07/21 - IAFF Local 21
      Online ordering will begin on Monday, February 08 and run for two weeks through Monday, February 22.  No pick up option is available for this year and you can expect items to be shipped the week of March 08.  It is very important to check the accuracy before you confirm your order as no changes can be made once the order is placed.
      GoFundMe | Kyle Evan Tibbs (Lake Johanna Fire)
      02/07/21 - IAFF Local 21
      Saint Paul Firefighters IAFF Local 21 is sending love and support to our Brothers and Sisters of the Lake Johanna Fire Department. Please consider donating to the GoFundMe for Kyle Evan Tibbs.  Thank you.
      Friday Update 2-5-21
      02/05/21 - IAFF Local 1014
      Friday Update 2-5-21
      02/05/21 - IAFF Local 1014
      Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Retired FEO Tom Duggan
      02/05/21 - IAFF Local 21
      Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Fire Equipment Operator and former IAFF Local 21 President, Tom Duggan. FEO Duggan started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on July 16, 1958.  He promoted to FEO in 1972 and served as the President of IAFF Local 21 for one term in the late 1970s. FEO Duggan retired in the mid to late 1980s driving Engine 07 on the B Shift.
      SAFER Grant
      02/05/21 - IAFF 1826
      The FY 2020 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) application period will open on Monday, February 8. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 12, at 5:00 p.m. (ET). All career, combination and volunteer fire departments are eligible to apply.
      FY 2020 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER)
      02/04/21 - UPFFA
      The FY 2020 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) application period will open on Monday, February 8. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 12, at 5:00 p.m. (ET). All career, combination and volunteer fire departments are eligible to apply.
      2020 Fire Prevention & Safety Grant Application
      02/04/21 - IAFF 1826
      FY 2020 Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) Grant Application Period Ends February 26
      2021 7th District Benevolent Fund Scholarships Available
      02/04/21 - IAFF 7th District
      Well it is that time again!  The application period for the annual 7th District Benevolent Fund scholarships is now open.  These scholarships are open to any dependent of an IAFF 7th District member active or active-retired.  They are for qualified dependents for thier FIRST post-high school educational opportunity.
      02/04/21 - Suncoast Firefighters
      Senator Ed Hooper has filed legislation expanding the rights of firefighters who are under investigation by their department. For more info: https://floridapolitics.
      County Chapter 4th Steward Vacancy
      02/04/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for County Chapter 4th Steward for the next 14 calendar days. The Executive Board will appoint a member to serve in this position on February 18, 2021 until the next General Election in accordance with the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws, Article VI, Section 5.
      Firefighter Michael J. Ricci
      02/03/21 - Boston Firefighters
      Union Meeting Information Session TONIGHT @ 7PM
      02/03/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Union Meetings will take place tonight Wednesday, February 3rd, at 7 p.m. and  tomorrow Thursday, February 4th, at 8:30 a.m.  
      Tack Drive Structure Fire
      02/02/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      Just before 5 a.m. on Tuesday February 2, 2021, Local members responded to a house fire on Tack Drive in Parker. A person driving by called 911 to report grey smoke in the area while traveling on Motsenbocker Road. Parker Police officers responded as well and confirmed active fire on the backside of a house on Tack Dr.
      February 2021 General Membership Meetings
      02/02/21 - International Association of Firefighters
      Our next general membership meetings will take place on Tuesday, February 16th and Wednesday, February 17th at The Cabin on Rt 33 in Freehold. Both meetings will take place on the patio (back room behind the fireplace) and start at 1700 sharp. Please make every effort to attend. See you there.
      Congratulations to Lee County Port Authority Fire Fighter Dave Syvret
      02/02/21 - IAFF 1826
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