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      January is Fire Fighter Cancer Awareness Month
      12/06/21 - UPFFA
      Cancer is the leading cause of line-of-duty deaths among fire fighters today – fire  fighters in the United States and Canada are developing job-related cancers at a rate higher than ever before.
      MEETING REMINDER
      12/06/21 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      December 4, 2021: Stratfield Village Association donation to the Connecticut United Ride
      12/05/21 - UPFFA
      December 4, 2021: Stratfield Village Association donation to the Connecticut United Ride Thank you to the Stratfield Village Association for their generous donation to this years Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut for this years The CT United Ride.
      2021 Christmas Ornament Is Now Available
      12/04/21 - Waterbury Fire Fighters Association
      $10.00 Actual Size: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" WFD Engine 10 Patch In 1908 fire protection for Downtown consisted of two apparatus, Chemical Engine #1 and a separate hose wagon.  They originally operated out of Leavenworth Street before moving to Field Street when the current fire headquarters was built in 1916.
      2022 BFIT CHALLENGE
      12/04/21 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      BFit Challenge 1st Responder Support Climb In Person: TD Garden February 6 BFit Virtual Step Challenge: January 28th-February 4 Do One or Do Both! Anyone with questions can reach out to E-Board Member Michael Dwyer 978-375-4096 or MDwyer1@CambridgeFire.org There is a minimum of $300.00 Donation per member and Maximum of 10 members per team.
      December 2, 3, 2021: Ct. 2025 Fire Service Summit
      12/03/21 - UPFFA
      Members of the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut & Lori L. Moore-Merrell, Dr. PH. MPH U. S.
      December 1, 2021: Swearing In Ceremony Mayor Caroline Simmons
      12/02/21 - UPFFA
      Congratulations and Best of Luck Mayor Simmons Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut, Peter S.
      856 v 718 Chairty Hockey Game
      12/01/21 - PFFNH
      Please join Manchester L-789 as they compete in a friendly hockey game against Boston Firefighters Local 718 to raise money for the Boston Firefighters Burn Foundation.
      Fall 2021 Digest
      11/30/21 - Boston Firefighters
      Click the pic or link below to download a digital copy of the Fall 2021 Boston Firefighters Digest Fall 2021.
      December 14, 2021: PFANJ Concert for a Cause
      11/30/21 - UPFFA
      The PFANJ proudly presents a concert for a cause! TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2021 Brothers and Sisters, please join us for an evening of entertainment on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 featuring comedian Lenny Clarke of Rescue Me, local recording artist Lindsay Jordan Music, A Brian Kirk Trio from Brian Kirk & The Jirks, and headliner and special guest Johnny Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls.
      2021 Holiday Toy Drive
      11/30/21 - New London Fire Fighters
      Local 1522 along with the NLPD will be hosting their holiday toy drive. Two dates and locations December 12th at the Waterford Walmart from 3pm to 7pm December 18th Whaling City Ford. Corner of Broad and Colman St.
      Meeting Notice | Veteran Fire Fighter Association
      11/29/21 - IAFF Local 21
      Call President Tim Wirth at 651.247.4775 to reserve your meal by Monday, September 6th.  The American Legion needs a head count for food preparation.  If you do not plan to eat, do not call ahead.  Just show up!  Adult beverages are available. Questions, or if you need a ride, call Tim Wirth (651.247.
      2021 | MN Wild Hometown Heroes Hockey Game
      11/29/21 - IAFF Local 21
      The Minnesota Wild are hosting a firefighter appreciation night at their home game on Thursday, December 16, 2021, against the Buffalo Sabres.  Click on the image above to purchase tickets at a discounted rate.  Each ticket purchased will receive a limited edition Hometown Heroes ballcap and a $5.00 donation will be made to the Saint Paul Fire Foundation.
      Randy Lundberg Retirement
      11/29/21 - IAFF Local 21
      Birch Ave. Attic Fire
      11/29/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      Just before 6 p.m. on Sunday November, 28th, Local members responded to a house fire on Birch Avenue in Unincorporated Douglas County. Members from first arriving Engine 44 observed smoke coming from the structure and confirmed with the homeowner that all occupants were outside and safe.
      December Union Meetings Notice
      11/29/21 - IAFF Local 42
      November 29, 2021: Happy Hanukkah
      11/29/21 - UPFFA
      Monday Morning Headlines
      11/28/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      MONDAY MORNING HEADLINES Union Meeting - 12/1 & 12/2 Executive Board Elections  Union Steward Seminar 12/6 & 12/7 Toy Drive  Firefighter Ski Races Museum Membership
      December 2021: IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment & Recovery Online Education Series
      11/26/21 - 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 December webinars include: Training for Peers: Conflict Resolution and Intervention December 2, 2021 | 12:00 p.m.
      Meeting Notes Location Change
      11/24/21 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      Hello! There is now a convenient folder for all meeting minutes including Labor Management Committee notes! Under "Member Resources" section- go to "Meeting Minutes" button- go to folder of desired committee notes. I hope this becomes an easy resource for locating information about what is being discussed and decided in our department.
      Local 830 Turkey Drive
      11/23/21 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
      Members of Local 830 distributed 112 turkeys to Open Doors Homeless Shelter and St.
      2021 Christmas Drawing
      11/23/21 - Boston Firefighters
      D&W 2021 Christmas Drawing Poster.
      2021 Congressional Awards
      11/23/21 - Suncoast Firefighters
      Meeting Announcements
      11/23/21 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Please see the attached meeting announcements. November 30th- Contract informational meeting via Zoom.  Please email JLMagee76@gmail.com for meeting link. December 7th- 5pm Special Meeting regarding EMS issues.  7pm Regular Meeting.  Contract informational meeting immediately following the Regular meeting. @media only screen and (max-width: 730px){ .
      Hello to our supporters!!!
      11/23/21 - IAFF Local 1164
      Our Livonia Fire Honor Guard Team is having a fundraiser. We are offering Livonia Fire merch for sale at the link below. Here are a few pictures of some of the available choices. The proceeds for the merch sales will help fund our Honor Guard Team. Sale ends 12-5-21!!!! Thank you for all your support! https://stores.inksoft.
      2021 Election Results
      11/22/21 - IAFF Local 42
      The Elections Committee met today and counted the ballots that were submitted via US Mail.  The results are as follows: At-Large: President of Local 42: Dan Heitzman won with 80% of the votes. Liberty Bargaining Unit: Luke Pierce won with 72% of the votes.
      Samantha Brinton Memorial
      11/22/21 - Suncoast Firefighters
      Local 801 Annual Food Drive
      11/21/21 - IAFF Local 801
      The City of Danbury Firefighter's Union Local 801 is again collecting canned and non-perishable foods for the annual food drive to benefit the Salvation Army's holiday basket program and food pantry.  Donations may be dropped off at the following DFD career stations: Headquarters - 19 New St.
      IAFF 244 General Election Update-Bylaw Vote
      11/21/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      November 21, 2021 Dear Members, Nominations for our General Election officially closed on November 11, 2021 and letters of acceptance for nominations were accepted through November 18, 2021. Every open position had just one member who was nominated and/or accepted therefore all positions are unopposed and DECLARED ELECTED.
      Health & Wellness
      11/19/21 - IAFF 1826
      https://www.firehouse.com/safety-health/article/21241509/health-wellness-beyond-ptsd-moral-injury-in-first-responders.
      Louie Villanueva Retirement Luncheon
      11/19/21 - International Association of Firefighters
      Local F-147 will be hosting a retirement luncheon to celebrate Firefighter Louie Villanueva's 38 years of Government service on Sunday, December 19th, 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 co-workers of Louie's are welcome to attend.
      November 18, 2021 IAFF Frontline News
      11/18/21 - UPFFA
      The IAFF is proud to provide ?nancial assistance for temporary, emergency expenses for IAFF members and their immediate family (spouse or children) who suffer a burn injury that requires admission to a burn center. To request assistance, use the updated Burn Fund Assistance Application Form.
      Passing of Firefighter Charles E. Hyde Jr
      11/17/21 - IAFF Local 739
      Passing of Firefighter Charles E. Hyde Jr., Retired The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 regret to announce the death of Firefighter Charles E. Hyde Jr., Retired. Arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 18th, 2021 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM at the Holy Family Church 26 Bessom Street, Lynn.
      Passing of Robert M. Brady
      11/17/21 - IAFF Local 739
      Passing of Firefighter Robert M. Brady, Retired The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 regret to announce the death of Firefighter Robert M. Brady, Retired.
      1st Annual Mosby Golf Tournament
      11/17/21 - IAFF Local 4349
      November 16th marks the 1 year anniversary of the passing of our friend and colleague, Dale Mosby.  To mark the occasion, the Rancho Santa Fe Firefighters kicked off the 1st Annual Mosby Memorial Golf Tournament at the Del Mar Country Club.  Nearly half of the Local 4349 members showed up to play golf and pay respect to a great man.
      2021 | Fire Station 9 BBQ to Benefit Tommy McDonough Jr.
      11/17/21 - IAFF Local 21
      Local 244 Christmas Party 2021 Updated Info
      11/16/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      We will celebrate Christmas and honor our members for Firefighter of the Year (City & County) and Outstanding Leadership on Friday December 10, 2021, at Sandia Resort & Casino with cocktail hour at 6:00pm and dinner at 7:00pm.  Tickets are currently on sale and will be available for purchase through December 8th, 2021; they are $25.
      Monday Morning Headlines
      11/14/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Issues Committee Meeting - 11/15 Executive Board Meeting - 11/16 Executive Board Elections Union Steward Meeting  Denver Firefighter Better Halves Toy Drive  Kaiser COVID 19 Testing Reminder Operation Warrior Wishes Denver Firefighters Charitable Foundation Payday Raffle Message form Brother Bill Gates
      Covid information
      11/13/21 - IAFF local 2359
      The fire department is no longer contact tracing for the purposes of workers comp. It is incumbent upon the employee to file a claim outlining the circumstances of their exposure.   This means that the employee needs to fill out an injury report if you feel that you were exposed on duty.
      Come work with the Best!
      11/13/21 - IAFF Local 1164
      We have some unique options on lateral transfers.
      Give to the Max | Saint Paul Fire Foundation
      11/13/21 - IAFF Local 21
      Together we can get a jumpstart on Give to the Max Day, and meet our goal we set for the pandemic relief fund. Show your support for the Saint Paul Fire community with an early donation.
      Captain DesRuisseaux Fundraiser
      11/12/21 - PFFNH
      https://www.thegreghillfoundation.org/donations/captaindesruisseaux/?fbclid=IwAR25olBmzGedOjCrMerguUmT4yeyA-IgYZ9pukfkREXz2_IlZrg104CMvcI On November 6, 2021, Captain Steve DesRuisseaux of the City of Manchester, NH Fire Department received 3rd degree burns over 40% of his body while trying to rescue residents trapped in a multifamily building.
      Friday Update 11-6-21
      11/12/21 - IAFF Local 1014
      County Chapter Vice-President Vacancy
      11/12/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for County Chapter Vice-President for the next 14 calendar days. The Executive Board will appoint a member to serve in this position on December 2, 2021 until the next General Election (in 2022) in accordance with the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws, Article VI, Section 5.
      Our Deepest Sympathies
      11/12/21 - International Association of Firefighters
      Passing of Fire Inspector Frank Butler's Father-In-Law. Please keep Frank and his family in your thoughts & prayers. Obituary Edmund Beekman, 71, of Union Beach, passed away Friday, November 5th. Edmund was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, a son of the late Daniel and Mabel (Nelson) Beekman. He served in the US Army and was stationed in Korea.
      New!! Committee Meeting Notes
      11/11/21 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      NEW!! See the NEW Committee Meeting Notes section for up-to-date committee meeting notes.
      Committee Representatives Meetings
      11/11/21 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      Starting Wednesday Nov 24th 2021 ALL committee representatives will have a meeting with Donnie Lewis to discuss commitee business and the union stance. These meetings will be EVERY last Wednesday of the Month. Place is to be determined, please contact Donnie for details closer to meeting date.
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