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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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EV And Lithium Ion Battery Fires
01/30/23 - PFFNH
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Free Yoga Classes for L244 Members
01/30/23 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Attention Local 244 Members: IAFF Local 244 is excited to announce a new member benefit that will be available exclusively to our members & their immediate family beginning February 2023, 'Free Yoga Classes'.
UNION MEETING REMINDER
01/27/23 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Be advised: There will be a Special Meeting prior to the February Meeting on Tuesday (2/7) at 6PM, regarding moving forward to 4th Step Grievances on Vacation & Injury Policies. The Union Meeting will begin at 7PM.
7th District Scholarships Available for 2023
01/25/23 - IAFF 7th District
The application period is open for the annual 7th District Benevolent Fund Scholarship program.  It closes on March 8th to allow for reviewers to access each applicant.  This year as in the past, 10 scholarships will be awarded.  There will be one $1000 scholarship, two $750 scholarships and seven $500 scholarships.
ST. PADDY DAY SHIRTS 2023
01/24/23 - IAFF 1826
The LAST DAY to order is Saturday, Feb. 4th.
01.31.2023 | The Paidar Hero WOD
01/23/23 - IAFF Local 21
  Firefighting is an inherently dangerous calling and the greatest danger facing firefighters today is occupational cancer.  Almost 75% of the firefighters whose names were added to the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial last year died after battling cancer.  Included in the 469 names added to the wall in 2022 was our late brother, Mike Paidar.
January 23, 2023: UPFFA Position on House Bill 5501 An Act Concerning Alternative Physical Testing Requirements for Female Candidates for Firefighter Positions
01/23/23 - UPFFA
UPFFA of Ct.
Notice of Nominations
01/18/23 - IAFF 1826
Please click on the link to see information regarding positions up for re-election.
City Chapter 4th Steward Vacancy
01/18/23 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
City Chapter 4th Steward Vacancy The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for City Fourth (4) Steward for the next 14 calendar days.
2023 WFF Casino Night Event
01/17/23 - IAFF Local 42
Friday Update 1-6-23
01/17/23 - IAFF Local 1014
February 7th or 8th, 2023 | IAFF Local 21 Union Officer Elections
01/17/23 - IAFF Local 21
To request an absentee ballot, please contact a Chair Officer: L21 President:  Mike Smith                     612.280.9434 L21 Secretary:  Kyle Thornberg              612.598.7010 L21 Treasurer:  Colin Oglesbee               651.767.
Distric Chief Collier Retires
01/17/23 - IAFF Local 739
We would like to congratulate District Chief Tim Collier on his retirement! We wish you a happy and healthy beginning to a new chapter in life. Chief Collier was the Senior District Chief on the department, and leaving with him is 30+ years of experience and service to the City of Lynn.
Honor Guard
01/15/23 - IAFF Local 1164
Your Livonia Fire & Rescue Honor Guard were humbled to take part in Livonia Franklin Varsity Hockey military night by presenting the colors during The National Anthem this past Friday, January 13.
May 1, 2023-May 5, 2023: A. Michael Mullane Political Training Academy
01/14/23 - UPFFA
Brothers and Sisters, Applications are now open for the A. Michael Mullane Political Training Academy (PTA) and Communications Training Academy (CTA) programs. Both take place Monday, May 1 – Friday, May 5, 2023 at the Maritime Conference Center in Linthicum Heights, Md.
Bridge The Gap
01/13/23 - IAFF Local 648
"Northampton Firefighters Local 108 has been trying to “Bridge the Gap” of wage disparity between Northampton Police and Firefighters. With current tentative agreement contracts, Firefighters will be making 24.7% less than Police Officers, a gap which has been steadily increasing over the last 10 years..." ".
Mission BBQ Blue Hometown Heros Cups
01/13/23 - IAFF 1826
$2 from each Blue Hometown Heroes Cup purchased will go to... The Local 1826 International Association of Firefighters Leroy Nottingham Benevolent Fund, Guns and Hoses of Southwest Florida, and the Lee County Sheriff's Office Fallen Deputy Memorial Foundation.  These cups are running until March 1st, so stop by and grab yours today.
IAFF Local 244 Executive Board Vacancies
01/12/23 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Executive Board Vacancies The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for the positions of City Chapter Vice-President, City Second Steward, and County Chapter First Trustee for the next 14 calendar days.
May 12, 2023: UPFFA Golf Tournament
01/12/23 - UPFFA
Save the Date May 12, 2023 UPFFA Golf Tournament Laurel View Country Club 310 W. Shepard Ave.
02.06.2023 | Wills For Heroes Event
01/10/23 - IAFF Local 21
After a long pause due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Saint Paul Firefighters IAFF Local 21 is pleased to bring back Wills for Heroes.  There is an event scheduled for members of the Saint Paul Fire Department on Monday, February 06, 2023, at the SPFD Training Division (1683 Energy Park.) There are appointments available for 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm and 8:00pm.
Funeral Information for Brother Ed Redmond
01/09/23 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
Ed Redmond passed away December 27th 2022.   There will be a celebration of life on Monday, January 23rd at 1:00 pm.   The celebration will be held at the Arab Shrine Temple, 1305 S. Topeka Ave,  Topeka Ks.    For further information click this  link.
January 9, 2023: IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery Upcoming Webinars
01/09/23 - 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 webinars: Behavioral Healthcare 101 for First Responders Thursday, Jan. 12 | 12 p.m.
Representative Quentin “Q” Williams
01/07/23 - UPFFA
It is with great sadness that the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut learned of the tragic passing of Representative Quentin “Q” Williams early Thursday morning.  As many of us spoke with Representative Williams the previous evening at the inaugural ball, it is shocking and sorrowful to learn of his passing.
LOCAL 30 NOMINATIONS
01/06/23 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters, Ballots for the upcoming Local 30 Election will be sent out next month by the American Arbitration Association (via department email) and the results will be given at the March meeting. More information to follow. Good luck to all the candidates.
02.07.2023 | IAFF Local 21 Ice Fishing Contest
01/06/23 - IAFF Local 21
01.17.2023 | Fire Service Day at the Capitol
01/06/23 - IAFF Local 21
Please join Saint Paul Firefighters IAFF Local 21 and the Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters (MPFF) for the annual Fire Service Day at the Capitol on Tuesday, January 17, 2023.  The Fire Service Day at the Capitol event presents an opportunity to meet your state legislators and become a local resource for them on fire service issues in Minnesota.
Welcome our new and returning E-Board
01/04/23 - IAFF Local 828
Officially Canceled | Veteran Firefighters Luncheon
01/04/23 - IAFF Local 21
Call Secretary-Treasurer Mike Hogan at 952.463.5316 to reserve your meal by Monday, September 5th. 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 (651.247.4775) or Mike Hogan (952.463.5316) Join the email list.
January Is Fire Fighter Cancer Awareness Month: Week 1
01/04/23 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
January is Fire Fighter Cancer Awareness Month. Cancer is the leading cause of line-of-duty deaths, with fire fighters in the United States and Canada developing job-related cancers at a rate higher than ever. Almost 75% of the names added to the Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial wall in 2022 were members who died from occupational cancer. Join the IAFF and the Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) in Extinguishing Cancer from the fire service. Visit our Fire Fighter Cancer Awareness Month webpage, and follow along on social media (@iaffofficial) throughout January as we promote cancer awareness and prevention and share resources to support our brothers and sisters diagnosed with cancer. We encourage you to participate in Fire Fighter Cancer Awareness Month. Let's end cancer in the fire service, together.
January Fire Fighter Cancer Awareness Month
01/03/23 - UPFFA
Friday Update 12-30-22
01/03/23 - IAFF Local 1014
Friday Update 12-23-22
01/03/23 - IAFF Local 1014
Lt. Berube Donations
01/03/23 - PFFNH
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December 31, 2022: North Haven Professional Fire Fighters, Local 2987 GoFundMe Page - Family of Fallen Brother Matthias Wirtz
12/31/22 - UPFFA
North Haven Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 2987, has established a GoFundMe Link to support the Family of Fallen Brother Matthias Wirtz. GoFundMe Link:  https://gofund.
Westchester Career Fire Academy Fundraiser
12/29/22 - IAFF Local 274
The Westchester Career Fire Academy Class 02-2022 Fundraiser will be January 13th from 7-10pm at Ron Blacks, 181 Mamaroneck Ave,WP.$75 Open Bar and Appetizers.Proceeds donated to Tunnels of Towers.
SMFD's UAS Team Awarded the "Best Drone Response to a Fire Operations" at IEDO Conference
12/29/22 - Suncoast Firefighters
Congratulations to Southern Manatee Fire’s UAS team for bringing home the “Best Drone Response to a Fire Operations” award during the International Emergency Drone Organization (IEDO) conference, held in Paris, France on December 12th .
IAFF858.ORG SHUTDOWN TONIGHT - Please register for DENVERFIREFIGHTERS.ORG
12/28/22 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
You have received this email because you have not yet registered for the new website. We will be shutting down this website on December 31st, 2022.  Please follow the directions below.  If you have registered for Denverfirefighters.org and can log on, please disregard this email. I have not had a chance to delete you from this directory yet.
Graduation of SPFD Recruit Class 2022 - C
12/28/22 - IAFF Local 21
Saint Paul Firefighters IAFF Local 21 is proud to announce that our 8 newest members will be hitting the streets, some reporting for duty as early as this Saturday on New Year's Eve.  Their graduation is some much needed relief to our frontline that is responding to a record-breaking 60,000+ calls for service in 2022.
Happy Holidays
12/25/22 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Dear Sisters and Brothers, The Local 858 Executive Board would like to wish all of you a very happy holiday season, including a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We all hope you can spend quality time with your family and friends, as well as celebrate at the firehouse with your fire family if you are working.
Charitable Foundation Final Drawing
12/24/22 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Hello all Happy last Payday of 2022 and Happy Christmas Eve, Eve,  The winners of the $5,000.00 Payday Raffle drawing today are the members of Engine 35, C-shift!! The crew went in together on a ticket and will now be sharing the $5,000.00. Payday Raffle 2023 tickets are on sale now! Get yours early. Any Charitable Foundation Board Member will be able to hook you up.
Wellness Reminder
12/22/22 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
In light of the upcoming winter storm, there will be a high potential for Local 858 members to respond to and participate in catastrophic emergency events. We always encourage our members to diligently look after one another but give today's reminder about the stressors related to the forecasted bitter cold of the upcoming storm.
Save The Date - Final Charitable Foundation Payday Raffle
12/21/22 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Hello All,  Save the date for this Friday, December 23rd, at 8:30 a.m. and the last Payday Raffle drawing of 2022 for $5,000.00. Join the Charitable Foundation at the Squeeze Inn, 5395 West 48th Ave., for Burritos, Bloody's, and Beer and witness the $5,000.00 drawing. In appreciation for all the continued support, the Foundation will host anyone who wants to stop by.
The application period is now open for the 2023 Pennsylvania EMS Provider Foundation Educational Scholarship for Paramedic training.
12/21/22 - PPFFA
2023 Educational Scholarships for Paramedic Training now open.
"BATTLE OF THE BRAVEST" Annual Charity Hockey Game set for March 19, 2023
12/21/22 - Lets Fire Cancer
"BATTLE OF THE BRAVEST" Annual Charity Hockey Game set for March 19, 2023. Since 2014, Fire Fighters from across Broome County have come together on the ice to support The Retired Professional Fire Fighters Cancer Fund. The "BATTLE OF THE BRAVEST" has raised $63,988. for established, promising, world class cancer research.
601/602 Contract Settled!
12/20/22 - IAFF Local 1014
Holiday Staffing Update
12/20/22 - IAFF Local 1014
Friday Update 12-16-22
12/20/22 - IAFF Local 1014
 
 
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