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      The Mississippi Fallen Firefighter Memorial will be held at the Mississippi State Fire Academy on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 10:00 AM.  Please make plans to attend!  

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

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

      City fire stations not livable
      10/22/19 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
      Representatives of IAFF Local 64 are concerned about conditions of stations and staffing.  Click the link for more information. http://wyandottedaily.
      United Way
      10/22/19 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      Help the department reach its participation goal and help you local union members by donating to us through the Unite Way.  Fill out the 'specific 501C" area and fill in  Newport News Firefighter's Association 501C 54-6065174 Thank you for all you do! Stay safe.
      Member Orientation Hand-outs 10/2019
      10/21/19 - MPFFU
      Click here for hand-outs and reference materials for MPFFU Member Orientation class.
      What's New 10-19-19 Editorial
      10/21/19 - IAFF Local 1264
      https://www.adn.com/opinions/letters/2019/10/18/letter-union-rhetoric/.
      What's New 10-17-19
      10/21/19 - IAFF Local 1264
      https://www.ktva.com/story/41198568/concerns-continue-over-afd-pulling-fire-vehicles-out-of-service?utm_content=buffer06288&utm_medium=social&utm_source=MP+facebook.
      CFRA SOLICITING
      10/21/19 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Be advised: Eastern Advertising will be soliciting over the next few weeks on behalf of the Cambridge Firefighter's Relief Association.
      VOTE YES on Question 2
      10/20/19 - Southern Missouri Professional Fire Fighters
      Support your Springfield Firefighters and Police Officers, VOTE YES on Question 2. Click the tab for more information.
      Mag 7th Executuve Leadership Class II Application Period is Open
      10/18/19 - IAFF 7th District
      Magnificent 7th District Executuve Leadership Series is a program designed for successorship and developing leaders to take on the roles of Local, State and International offices.  This series will give you the knowledge and skills to meet the expectations of those you are charged to lead.
      Chatfield Brush Fire
      10/17/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 12:55 p.m. on Thursday Local 2164 and 1309 members responded to a vegetation fire in the open space south of Chatfield State Park and east of Roxborough Park Road in Douglas County. When members arrived, they found several acres of grass and weeds on fire being pushed by a south breeze. The incident was upgraded to a large brush fire response and additional resources were dispatched.
      Friday Update 10-18-19
      10/17/19 - IAFF Local 1014
      MDA Top Golf Tournament
      10/16/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      This Sunday October 20th from 9:45am to 1:00pm Topgolf in Centennial will be hosting a benefit for MDA!  Indiviuals and Teams can sign up here: Sign up your team here: https://one.bidpal.net/firefightertopgolf2019 Individuals are $85 and Teams of 6 are $500 -  Additional information can be found on the attachment or for questions, please contact: Marissa Briceno | 303.691.
      Biloxi Ct. Structure Fire
      10/15/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 10:47 p.m. on Monday October 15th, Local members responded to an outbuilding fire in the 5300 block of S. Biloxi Ct. in unincorporated Arapahoe County. Multiple 911 callers reported seeing a barn on fire and that there were horses in the area. When members arrived on scene, they found a barn next to a house fully engulfed in flames. Homeowners also reported gas inside the barn.
      PAC Volunteers Needed
      10/15/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Brothers & Sisters, We need volunteers to assist with Political Action (PAC) efforts, as the Nov 5, 2019 election is approaching. IAFF Local 244 has endorsed three (3) candidates for Albuquerque City Council: Ane Romero, Zack Quintero & Pat Davis. Please see the dates below for scheduled PAC efforts.
      2019 Election Results
      10/15/19 - IAFF Local 42
      NLFD AWARDED FEMA GRANT
      10/14/19 - New London Fire Fighters
      The NLFD was recently awarded a FEMA grant to improve safety and training equipment. Senator Blumenthal and NL mayor Mike Passero visited HQ to discuss the importance of these grants.
      EMS Seminar Presentations and Evaluations
      10/11/19 - MPFFU
      Please take a moment and complete this quick online evaluation for each session that you attended at the MPFFU EMS Seminar on October 16, 2019.
      Breast Cancer Awareness
      10/11/19 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
      BREAST CANCER AWARENESS Once again Local 830 NFD is having its annual fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness.  Last year Local 830 donated $10,000 to the Smilow Family Breast Health Center at Norwalk Hospital.  With creative logos designed by their members and printing done by H.J. Hoffman Co.
      Friday Update 10-11-19
      10/11/19 - IAFF Local 1014
      NEW LOCAL 30 PRODUCT FOR SALE
      10/10/19 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Brothers and Sisters, Local 30 Cell Phone Card Wallets are now available (2 for $5). Please contact L30 E-Board member FF Dwyer if interested.
      Centennial Drive Multi Family Structure Fire
      10/09/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 4:01 a.m. on Wednesday October 9th, numerous 911 callers reported a fire with a person trapped at the Verona Apartments, located at 2901 W. Centennial Drive in Littleton. Littleton Police officers were first to arrive, they encountered heavy smoke conditions and evacuated all of the surrounding apartments.
      South Rifle St. Structure Fire
      10/09/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 4:21 p.m. on Tuesday October 8th, Local members responded to a house fire on S. Rifle Street in Centennial. 911 callers reported a fire possibly inside the wall of the home under renovation. When members arrived on scene, they saw a significant amount of smoke showing from the home.
      Nominations for 2019 Local 1826 Member of the Year
      10/09/19 - IAFF 1826
      To all Local 1826 Members, Nominations for the 2019 Local 1826 Member of the Year will be accepted at the Oct. 24th, 2019 Bi-Monthly meeting. Meeting is at the SWFL International Airport Training Center, meeting starts at 6:30PM. The Local 1826 Member of the Year will be awarded at the December 5th, 2019 Bi-Monthly meeting.
      Honoring our Veteran
      10/09/19 - IAFF Local 1403
      Local 1403 along with MDFR once again have joined force in honoring our Veterans during the month of November by allowing on duty personnel to wear these shirts. If you are currently employeed by MDFR you can purchase the shirts on our online store www.shopmdfr.com and receive free shipping to your respective battalion by using the BATTALIONFREE coupon code until Monday October 14th.
      Local 244 Kid’s Halloween Party!! 11/2/19
      10/08/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Local 244 Kid’s Halloween Party!! Costumes Welcome! The 2019 Annual Kid’s Party will be held on Saturday November 2, 2019 at Dave & Buster’s from 10:00am-12:00pm. Please call/text Kelly @ 505-288-2313 before October 28, 2019 for your family's reservation, an RSVP is required.
      2019 Proposed By-Laws Changes
      10/08/19 - IAFF Local 1403
      July 10, 2019: PTSD Bill Signing
      10/07/19 - UPFFA
      July 10, 2019, General President Schaitberger, joined Governor Ned Lamont, 3rd District IAFF Vice President, Jay Colbert, and Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut President Peter S. Carozza, in the signing of Public Act 19-17, Connecticut's PTSD legislation.
      President JP Duncan appointed to IAFF District 12 Field Service Representative
      10/07/19 - IAFF 1826
      To all Local 1826 Members, Please see attchment containing a letter from Local 1826 Vice President Henry Garciia.
      Fire Ops 101
      10/07/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good Morning! Fire Ops 101 is scheduled for Friday, October 25th, 2019 (B-Shift), and we still need your help! We are looking for about 70 members to come out and help run the Fire Ops 101 event Click Here to Sign-Up! This provides elected and appointed officials with a hands-on opportunity to understand better the complexities of what you do daily.
      Membership Meeting
      10/06/19 - IAFF Local F-102
      All Hands,    A Membership Meeting has been scheduled for 08 November 2019 and will commence at 1730 hours at Crash Fire Station 62. A running agenda will be posted on the Union website for review/consideration. If you wish to have anything added to the agenda please feel free to contact me.
      New Fire Alarm Operators Oath of Office
      10/05/19 - Boston Fire Fighters
      On October 3, 2019 Fire Commissioner Joe Finn administered the Oath of Office to our new Fire Alarm Operators at Memorial Hall. (L to R) Commissioner Joe Finn-Asst. Superintendent Dave Marshall- FAO Karla Spinale-FAO-Larry Buechs-FAO Francine Lynch-FAO Kara Lentini- Superintendent Steve Keely.
      First Responder PTSD Awareness Forum
      10/05/19 - IAFF Local 1403
      Hope all is well. Attached are the invites for our upcoming event First Responder PTSD Awareness Forum at our Union Hall On October Saturday 26th. Hope to see you there.
      2020 Active Member Benefits Booklet
      10/05/19 - IAFF Local 1403
      Every year you are given an opportunity to make changes to your following year coverage, January 1st to December 31st. Our open enrollment period starts Monday October 7th and ends on Friday October 18th, 2019. This is the only time in the year you can change the type of medical/dental/vision coverage or add/remove dependents from coverage without a qualifying event.
      FISHING EDUCATION
      10/04/19 - New London Fire Fighters
      The NLFD would like to thank Chief Curcio, retired LT. Spinnato and other Local 1522 members for setting up a time to help local kids learn to fish off the New London State Pier.
      Breast Cancer Awareness
      10/03/19 - IAFF Local 2866
      October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the Fayetteville Firefighters are raising money to help. We are selling breast cancer awareness shirts. Cost is $25 plus shipping and all the profit goes to the Washington Regional Cancer Support Home. If you would like to buy a shirt click the Local 2866 store button on the left of this page.
      October 3, 2019: Federation of State and Provincial Fire Fighters Meeting
      10/03/19 - UPFFA
      Dr. Lori Moore - Merrel, President / CEO International Public Safety Institute, Presumptive Laws and Data Requirements.  Attending the  meeting in Minneapolis, with the IAFF State and Provincial leaders from across the United States and Canada.
      Friday Update 10-4-19
      10/03/19 - IAFF Local 1014
      IAFF Local 42 Implements New Mental Health Program
      10/03/19 - IAFF Local 42
      First Responders (Police, Fire & EMS) across our country have seen an increase in shootings, and mass casualty events which results larger numbers of victims who are injured or have died as a result of their wounds.   Here in Kansas City, MO the number of homicides so far this year has surpassed 100.
      Exchange Club Firefighter of the Year
      10/03/19 - IAFF Local 801
      Congratulations to D.J. Brown on being selected as this years Exchange Club Firefighter of the Year. D.J.Brown was selected as this years Firefighter of the year for his hard work and determination displayed everyday at work.
      PUZZLES FOR CANCER RESEARCH
      10/02/19 - Lets Fire Cancer
      The Retired Professional Fire Fighters Cancer Fund is pleased to be affiliated with Puzzle For Good. A portion of your purchase from our link: https://www.puzzleforgood.com/fund-3 will go to established, promising cancer research programs. These puzzles make great personal or gift items. "THANK YOU"! GO TO OUR LINKS PAGE FOR DIRECT ACCESS!
      *New admin*
      10/02/19 - IAFF Local 2819
      p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 13.0px 0.0px; line-height: 16.0px; font: 13.0px Verdana; color: #262626; -webkit-text-stroke: #262626} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} Hello Brothers and Sisters of 2819, My name is Josh Warter I am a medic with Poulsbo. I lateraled from North Mason RFA two years ago so I am new to the Kitsap area.
      2019 Election Nominees
      10/01/19 - IAFF Local 1403
      Here are your brothers and sisters that accepted nomination for the upcoming Local 1403 Elections.
      2019 Fill The Boot Total
      10/01/19 - IAFF Local 21
      Brothers and Sisters, I want to thank all of you who made this year's fundraising possible!  The time and energy you give to this cause do not go unnoticed and I am grateful for all you do.
      Malden's 2nd Annual Public Safety Day
      10/01/19 - IAFF Local 902
      Malden's Second Annual Public Safety Day Sunday, October 6th 11am - 2pm at Linden Park, 29 Wescott St Admission is FREE!!! Event includes Touch-a-Truck, Fire Engines, DPW Trucks, and Police Cars.
      Operation Warm Fundraiser
      09/28/19 - IAFF Local 21
      A great event to support today with a great weather forecast.  Come out and support Operation Warm's efforts to purchase winter coats for children in our communities.
      IAFF Fire ground Survival Program
      09/27/19 - Boston Fire Fighters
      Boston Firefighters Local 718 President Bob Petitti-IAFF GS Ed Kelly-IAFF 3rd DVP Jay Colbert-BFD Commissioner Joe Finn-PFFM President Rich MacKinnon Jr. along with IAFF members at the presintaion of the IAFF Fireground Survival Trailer.
      Chesapeake Lane Structure Fire
      09/27/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 4:20 p.m. on Wednesday September 25th, Local members responded to a working residential fire in the 2200 block of Chesapeake Lane in Highlands Ranch. Neighbors called 911 reporting big flames coming from the back of the garage of the home.
      Academy 19-2 Live Fire
      09/27/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      On September 25th, Academy 19-2 experienced their first day of live fire on the drill ground. https://www.southmetro.
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