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Fair RETIRE Act (Fair Return for Employees on Their Initial Retirement Earned), S-29
Allow permanently sick or disabled Firefighters to keep special retirement coverage
Official Time Reform Act of 2017, HR 1364
Any day where 80% of work day is spent on Union representational duties would not count toward retirement
PAGE Act (Promote Accountability and Government Efficiency)
Make all Government employees "at will" with no appeal rights, forfeit pensions for felony convictions, eliminate all Union official time. This Bill has not yet been re-introduced into the 115th Congress
Federal Firefighters Fairness Act (Presumption), H.R. 1884
Creates presumptive legislation for certain types of cancer and disease linked to firefighting duties.
Federal Firefighter Pay Equity Act H.R. 4729
Change our retirement calculation to include our regularly scheduled overtime This Bill has yet to be re-introduced into the 115th Congress
Federal Firefighters Flexibility and Fairness Act, H.R. 1363
Will allow increased flexibility regarding trade time agreements
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E-Board Endorses Edzo
09/27/20 - Boston Firefighters
Friday Update 9-25-20
09/25/20 - IAFF Local 1014
Rescue Squad 3 Sweatshirts
09/25/20 - IAFF Local 21
*** PRE ORDER SALES ONLY, DUE OCTOBER 9th *** Rescue Squad 3 sweatshirts are available for pre-order.  Orders and payments must be received by Friday, October 9th.  They are screen print on the front and back.  Please contact Riley Onofrio at Station 01 to place your order and if you need any additional information.
Update from President Foster
09/25/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good Morning,  Please see an Update Video from President Foster and Notice regarding Nominations for Executive Board and Collective Bargaining.  Be Safe Mike Pylar, Communications Director Denver Firefighters Local 858 (720)318-1245 CommunicationsIAFF858@gmail.
LOCAL 30 HOCKEY HOODIES REMINDER
09/24/20 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Members of Local 30, We will be putting together another Local 30 Hockey Hoodie Order.  These will be the same hoodies that we just recently got in the spring.  We will again offer them in sizes ranging from Small - Extra Large for $50.00 and XXL - XXXL for $52.00.  And in three colors, Black, Navy, & Gray.
2020 Executive Board Elections
09/24/20 - IAFF Local 1014
Man dies after Hamilton house fire
09/23/20 - IAFF Local 20
https://www.journal-news.com/news/hamilton-man-killed-after-being-set-on-fire-in-house-blaze/3PX2ECXB5JCCNF3C7EIWOGNE4A/.
November 3, 2020 Endorsed Candidates
09/23/20 - IAFF Local 42
Minutes of Special MPFFU EXBDMtg from Sept 21st
09/23/20 - MPFFU
S. Broadway Truck Stuck Under Awning
09/22/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 2:24 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, Local members responded to 7720 S. Broadway in Littleton after a delivery truck became stuck under the building awning. Members stabilized the structure, used a grinder to cut away damaged metal on top of the trailer and the tires were deflated to lower the trailer height.
Windhaven Drive Structure Fire
09/21/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 6:20 p.m. on Friday September 18, 2020, Local members responded to a house fire on Windhaven Drive in the Timbers neighborhood located in Unincorporated Douglas County. Members arrived on scene and found the entire backside of the home engulfed by fire. Crews immediately began fire attack on the structure. Shortly after members started putting water on the fire, the home began collapsing.
S. Broadway Vehicle vs Building
09/21/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday Sept. 12, 2020, Local members responded to reports of a car crashing into the UPS Store near the intersection of S. Broadway and W. Mineral Avenue in Littleton. When members arrived on scene, they found a car had gone through the front of the store and was sitting inside. Crews assessed the driver and determined the person did not need further medical treatment.
Littleton High School HazMat
09/21/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
On Thursday September 10, 2020, Local members responded to a hazmat investigation at Littleton High School located on E. Littleton Blvd. in the city of Littleton. Initial reports stated there was an odor of chlorine in the pool area of the school and the custodial staff was inside at the time.
Four people injured, three homes burned in Manfield Street, Springfield house fire
09/21/20 - IAFF Local 648
Four people injured, three homes burned in Manfield Street, Springfield house fire Updated Sep 19, 4:28 PM; Posted Sep 19, 3:25 PM 11 Mansfield Street house fire Facebook Share Twitter Share By Dave Canton | dcanton@repub.
CPFF Members Special Opportunity for Officer Development in 2020!
09/20/20 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
CPFF is proud to be a co-sponsor of Fire Leadership Challenge (FLC) providing leadership education for all ranks.
2020 FALLEN FIRE FIGHTER MEMORIAL VIRTUAL REMEMBRANCE
09/18/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Please join us on Saturday, September 19 at 11:00 a.m. (Mountain Time) for our 2020 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Virtual Remembrance to honor our fallen whose names will forever be etched onto our Wall of Honor. WATCH: www.iaff.org/fffm20/ www,youtube.com/IAFFTV/Live www.facebook.
IAFF Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial
09/18/20 - IAFF Local 1009
September D&W Drawing
09/17/20 - Boston Firefighters
Captain Alcock Retires
09/17/20 - IAFF Local 739
Captain Robert Alcock Retires The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 wish to congratulate Captain Robert Alcock on his retirement.  Bob, may you enjoy a long and healthy retirement.
Car burned in Springfield arson fire
09/17/20 - IAFF Local 648
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield firefighters put out a car fire early Monday morning in the city’s forest park neighborhood. According to Springfield Fire Captain Drew Piemonte, the car was parked on 111 Olmstead Drive and firefighters put out the fire around 2 a.m. Arson and Bomb Squad investigators determined the cause of the fire was arson.
Lenny Alpaugh Celebration of Life
09/16/20 - Suncoast Firefighters
Malden Rallies To Help Namesake WA Town Devastated By Fires
09/16/20 - IAFF Local 902
The city is partnering with the Malden Fire Department to help support the victims of fires that have devastated the town of Malden, WA. Established as a station stop on Dec. 20, 1909, railway officials named the town after Malden, MA. Fires have destroyed 80 percent of the small Washington town, decimating its post office, fire department, City Hall and library.
DFD Peer Support Suicide Prevention Training - Session 1 TOMORROW
09/15/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Sorry for the first email. Lets see if this works.  Session 1 - Signs and Support: This session will cover why Veterans are at an increased risk for suicide, and show you the basic skills needed to intervene with veteran peers who are at risk.  The session is 9/16/2020 and is scheduled to go from 9am to 10:30am I hope that you will be able to attend a class.
2021 EMS REFRESHER
09/15/20 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters,                 After much thought and reflection, I have decided not to run an EMS refresher this year as we have done in years past.
Friday Update 9-18-20
09/15/20 - IAFF Local 1014
5/5/2020 Man Hit by Train & Car into River
09/14/20 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
September 5, 2020 The Norwalk Fire Department responded to a report of a man struck by a train at the Catherine Street Railroad Crossing. The accident happened around 12:48am, Saturday morning. The man was found lying alongside the tracks with serious injuries to his right arm and right leg.
9/2/2020 Strawberry Hill Ave
09/14/20 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
Wednesday September 2nd at 2pm the Norwalk Fire Department responded to a fire in a vacant house on Strawberry Hill Ave. First reports were large amounts of gray smoke coming from a house. Upon arrival a well involved fire was found in the basement and indications of fire in many other parts of the structure.
Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Retired DC Bob Heinen
09/14/20 - IAFF Local 21
   Retired District Chief Bob Heinen passed away on September 2 at the age of 94. Chief Bob Heinen started in 1947 and retired in 1988.
City Chapter 1st Steward Vacancy
09/10/20 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for City 1st Steward for the next 14 calendar days. The Executive Board will appoint a member to serve in this position at the Executive Board meeting scheduled on October 1, 2020 until the next General Election in December 2020; in accordance with the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws, Article VI, Section 5.
MPFFU FallStatewide District Meeting - 2020
09/10/20 - MPFFU
On September 8, 2020, the MPFFU conducted its Fall District meeting on Zoom.  An unedited recording of that meeting can be found here.   Individual district meetings will be scheduled sometime soon.
Friday Update 9-11-20
09/10/20 - IAFF Local 1014
One person taken to hospital after two-car crash in Springfield
09/10/20 - IAFF Local 648
by: Ariana Tourangeau Posted: Sep 9, 2020 / 06:49 AM EDT / Updated: Sep 9, 2020 / 05:35 PM EDT SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A person was taken to the hospital after a two-car crash on Union Street in Springfield Wednesday morning.
One person with serious injuries after accident in Springfield
09/10/20 - IAFF Local 648
by: Nick DeGray Posted: Sep 9, 2020 / 02:23 PM EDT / Updated: Sep 9, 2020 / 07:17 PM EDT SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – One person has been taken to the hospital after a two-car accident in Springfield Wednesday afternoon.
Springfield kitchen fire displaces two families
09/10/20 - IAFF Local 648
Springfield kitchen fire displaces two families Updated Sep 08, 6:26 PM; Posted Sep 08, 5:28 PM A fire caused by unattended cooking displaced a family on Wallace Street Tuesday. (Jeanette DeForge/Republican staff) Facebook Share Twitter Share By Jeanette DeForge | jdeforge@repub.
Thank You!
09/10/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Brothers and Sisters; On Monday, September 7, the B-Shift was tasked with a request from The Cameron Peak Fire to assist with a strike team due to the exponential growth of the fire near Ft. Collins. It was Labor Day, where all support staff is off, and hoping to enjoy time with friends and family. Our Denver Fire Fighters responded amazingly.
Espana St. Vehicle into House
09/09/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
On Tuesday Sept. 8, 2020 at 5:35 p.m., Local members responded to a MVA into a house call on S. Espana St. in Unincorporated Arapahoe County. When members arrived on scene, they found a car had gone across a stretch of grass, through a fence and crashed into the backside of a home. The homeowner was home at the time, but was not injured. The driver inside the car was trapped from the impact.
Eagle Street RV Fire
09/09/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 3:49 p.m. on Saturday, September 5th, Local members responded to a fire at the RV Vault storage lot, located at 7354 S. Eagle St. in Centennial. A large plume of smoke was visible from miles away as units responded, prompting a call for additional resources. Upon arrival, members found an RV engulfed with flames and spreading to a camping trailer.
2021 PFFA of LA Convention Canceled
09/09/20 - PFFA
Due to the uncertainty of what phase level Louisiana will be and not knowing if we’ll be able to congregate as a large group, we have no choice but to make the necessary decision to cancel the 2021 PFFA of Louisiana Annual Convention scheduled for February 25th – 27th.
October 24, 2020: MDA Kevin Hart Kids Telethon
09/09/20 - UPFFA
Sisters and Brothers, Later this morning, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is announcing the refresh of its legendary Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, with Kevin Hart joining as host. The MDA Kevin Hart Kids Telethon will be a two-hour special airing globally on Saturday, October 24, 2020, at 8:00 p.m.
September Union Meeting
09/09/20 - IAFF Local 739
September Union Meeting The September Union Meeting of Lynn Local 739 will take place on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 7:30 PM at the Broadway Firehouse.   All members are encouraged to attend.
Workers Rally for a Just Recovery
09/07/20 - Boston Firefighters
President Soares spoke at the Greater Boston Labor Council's "Wrokers Rally for a Just Recovery" event on September 7, 2020.
Passing Captain John Decareau - FIU Retired
09/06/20 - IAFF Local 739
Passing of Captain John Decareau: Fire Investigation Unit, Retired The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 regret to announce the death of Captain John Decareau of the Fire Investigation Unit, Retired.
Memorial Apparel | McDonough and Paidar
09/05/20 - IAFF Local 21
Corporate Mark (a local Saint Paul business) has been busy designing and producing a memorial tee shirt that serves as a fundraiser for Tom McDonough Jr. and his family. All proceeds from sales will be donated to Tommy's children.  To support the fundraiser and purchase items, please visit Corporate Mark's website by following this link: https://shopcorporatemark.
MDA Virtual Fill The Boot Fundraiser
09/04/20 - Key Peninsula Firefighers Local 3152
For 66 years, when not fighting fires, members of the International Association of Fire Fighters have been fighting another ongoing threat — muscular dystrophy, a disease that includes more than 40 neuromuscular disorders.
TEMPORARY SICK LEAVE POLICY REGARDING COVID RELATED ABSENCES
09/04/20 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
 Brothers and Sisters, Please see the attached temporary sick leave policy regarding COVID related absences. This policy will be in effect until January 1 and will allow members up to 80 hours of emergency sick leave, which will not come out of your accrued time. Please Note: it must be COVID related and you must have proper documentation.
Friday Update 9-4-20
09/04/20 - IAFF Local 1014
Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Captain Michael Paidar
09/03/20 - IAFF Local 21
It is with great sadness that Local 21 regrets to share the news about the passing of Fire Captain Michael Paidar.   Captain Paidar has been with the Saint Paul Fire Department since 2/14/11.  He lost his life to a relatively short battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and passed away this afternoon.
 
 
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