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      Campaign Endorsement
      08/12/20 - IAFF 1826
      Pink Patch Project | October Breast Cancer Awareness
      08/11/20 - IAFF Local 21
      The Saint Paul Fire Department has joined the Pink Patch Project to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month this October! https://pinkpatchproject.com/about We have designed a Class D uniform shirt and a baseball hat that have been approved to be worn on-duty during the month of October.
      IAFF August 2020 Webinars
      08/11/20 - PFFA
      August 2020 Webinars from Nationwide – Exclusively for IAFF Members Understanding your finances, investments and your retirement readiness continues to be a great way to keep ahead during times of economic uncertainty. The IAFF’s premier retirement plans provider, Nationwide, is offering a set of webinars in August to help you do just that.
      Coronavirus Update #13
      08/11/20 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
       Coronavirus Update #13 Original message sent August 10, 2020    The current wave of Covid-19 cases seems to be diminishing. It was definitely a more severe wave with a higher percentage of positive results, but seemed to retreat as quickly as it came at us.
      Fire Chief Listening Session
      08/11/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good Morning,  Today is the first of night of the Fire Chief Listening Sessions via ZOOM! These sessions give you the chance to voice your opinion on the next Fire Chief. We can have an open dialog with members of the Chief's Selection Committee, giving them guidance on which direction our Department is heading in the future.
      Monday Morning Headlines
      08/10/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good Monday Morning,  This week is the Fire Chief Listening Sessions via ZOOM! These sessions give you the chance to voice your opinion on the next Fire Chief. We can have an open dialog with members of the Chief's Selection Committee, giving them guidance on which direction our Department is heading in the future.
      MDA Fill the Boot Goes Online This Year
      08/07/20 - IAFF Local #1945
      Every day, children are born with muscular dystrophy and adults are diagnosed with ALS and other life-threatening diseases that take away their most basic freedoms - like walking, talking, eating, hugging, and ultimately life itself. For more than sixty years, firefighters have been Filling the Boot on street corners (and I'll still be there!)- raising money to help MDA fight back.
      Friday Update 8-7-20
      08/07/20 - IAFF Local 1014
      2020 Virtual Fill The Boot
      08/06/20 - IAFF Local 21
      Local 21 Brothers and Sisters, Yesterday the MDA kicked off their 2020 Virtual Fill the Boot Fundraiser.  On Monday, August 17th through Friday, August 21st, we will conduct our own virtual drive.  IAFF Local 21 will utilize our various platforms to get the word out, but it will be our members who can truly make this a success.
      2020 KSCFF Conference update
      08/06/20 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
      KSCFF Executive Board and Membership The Junction City Fire Fighters IAFF local 3309 along with President Wing have made a decision to cancel the 75th Conference for 2020.  This decision was not easy to make but necessary.  Much discussion was had between myself and Wing and it became clear this was the right thing to do.
      Union Meeting and Informational Session Tonight!
      08/05/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      We will be having an in-person Union Meeting tonight,  Wednesday, August 5th, at 7 pm , at the Event Center at the Union Office, 12 Lakeside Lane, Denver, CO 80212.  We will continue to follow the current restrictions, limiting us to 49 members per meeting due to the Event Center size.
      Working fire on Prospect St
      08/05/20 - IAFF Local 892
      On August 3, around 4:15pm, a working fire was called at 57 Prospect St/234 Hickory St.  Due to the ballon frame construction and the heat/humidity, the fire went to 3 alarms.  Four firefighters were transported to the hospital and released.
      Flames destroy Livonia Grill restaurant
      08/05/20 - IAFF Local 1164
      Flames may have totally destroyed the Livonia Grill family restaurant, according to Livonia fire officials. On Monday, fire investigators visited the 27545 Plymouth Road ruins to collect evidence regarding the cause. They said the fire began in the ceiling space and extended through the roof.
      IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery - Educational Series
      08/03/20 - 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.
      Monday Morning Headlines
      08/03/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good Monday Morning,  This week is Union Meeting Week! We will be conducting business this week with an in-person union meeting on Wednesday, August 5th, at 7 pm and Thursday, August 6th,  at 8:30 am. We will be in the Event Center at the Union Office at 12 Lakeside Lane, Denver, CO 80212.
      Top floor fire on 6th St
      08/02/20 - IAFF Local 892
      Around 18:15 on August 1, Engine 2 and Headquarters were dispatched to 90 Sixth Street for a possible structure fire.  A working fire was confirmed while units were responding.  E2 arrived and stretched a hand line to the top floor of the 2 1/2 story wood frame, single family house.  Additional units supplied water and performed a primary search, while Truck 1 vented the roof.
      2020 IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial
      08/02/20 - UPFFA
      Sisters and Brothers, As you know, our 2020 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial will be conducted as a respectful, virtual remembrance on September 19 to honor our fallen whose names will forever be etched onto our Wall of Honor.
      L30 GAITERS FOR SALE
      08/02/20 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Brothers and Sisters, New gaiters are in and for sale. Please see a Union Rep at HQ for them. Pricing is 1 for $6 or 2 for 10. Venmo is the preferred payment @CFD-L30.
      Vacation Buyback Legislation
      08/01/20 - Boston Fire Fighters
      Brothers & Sisters, We are extremely happy to inform you that the Massachusetts House of Representatives, yesterday Friday July 31, 2020 passed to engross HB4133/4925 An Act to preserve the practice of including annual payments in lieu of vacation as regular compensation for current retirees and active retirement system members where such benefit existed as of May 2018.
      Chatfield State Park Water Rescue/Recovery
      08/01/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 3:22 p.m. on Friday July 31, 2020, South Metro’s Dive Rescue Team responded to the Catfish Flats area of Chatfield State Park for a swimmer missing in the water. Witnesses on a nearby boat saw 2 people struggling to swim and were able to safely rescue one of them who was not injured. Sadly, the other person went under the water and could not be located.
      Cherry Creek State Park Brush Fire
      08/01/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 11:37 on Thursday, July 30, 2020, Local members responded to the south side of Cherry Creek State Park after several people called 911 and reported a brush fire. Smoke and flames were visible from Peoria Street and when crews arrived, they found a wood slash pile engulfed with flames.  Members protected the adjacent grass and nearby piles from igniting and worked to control the fire.
      Platte Canyon Rd. Brush Fire
      08/01/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      Around 4:30 p.m. on Monday July 27, 2020, Local members responded to a vegetation fire on the South Platte Reservoir property, located north of C-470 and east of Platte Canyon Road. Several people reported the fire to 911 and a column of smoke was visible while crews were responding. Upon arrival, members found a 100x50 foot area of grass and trees on fire along the creek bed.
      7/30/2020 MVA Connecticut Ave
      07/31/20 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
      Norwalk Fire Department Press Release The Norwalk fire Department along with PD and Norwalk Hospital responded to a motor vehicle fire on Connecticut ave. This was a four car mva with one car taking down three utility poles. The high tension wires surrounded the car and it burst into flames. The two occupants managed to get out with the help of bystanders.
      L-21 & SPFD Face Masks
      07/31/20 - IAFF Local 21
         Station 14 is selling Local 21 and SPFD face masks.  $15.00 each Stop by 14s and see Hornyak, Adam Werth or Kauffman.
      Friday Update 7-31-20
      07/31/20 - IAFF Local 1014
      Regular Union Meeting 8-4-20
      07/31/20 - Medford Firefighters Local 824
      IAFF Online Recovery Meetings
      07/30/20 - Suncoast Firefighters
      Passing of retired LT James McKeon
      07/29/20 - IAFF Local 853
      IAFF Local 853 and the Fire Chief regret to announce the passing of retired Lieutenant James McKeon. Here is the link for the full obituary.    https://memorials.blakefuneralhome.com/james-mckeon/4283399/obituary.php James McKeon was appointed to the Lowell Fire Department on January 9, 1983. He was promoted to Lieutenant on February 2, 1992.
      August 2020 General Membership Meetings
      07/28/20 - International Association of Firefighters
      Our next Union meetings will take place on Tuesday, August 4th and Wednesday, August 5th at The Cabin on Rt 33 in Freehold. Both meetings will start at 1530 sharp under the tent. Please make every effort to attend. See you there.
      Fire in Springfield’s Forest Park neighborhood displaces 6; causes significant damage to 3rd floor, roof
      07/28/20 - IAFF Local 648
      Fire in Springfield’s Forest Park neighborhood displaces 6; causes significant damage to 3rd floor, roof Updated 9:00 AM; Today 8:54 AM 7/28/2020 - Springfield firefighters on the scene of a house fire on Commonwealth Avenue. The home was heavily damaged and two families were displaced.
      August 18, 2020 - Miami-Dade Political Endorsements
      07/27/20 - IAFF Local 1403
      UNITED STATES CONGRESS CD-23 Debbie Wasserman-Schultz #13 CD-24 Frederica Wilson #16 CD-26 Omar Blanco #17 STATE ATTORNEY, 11TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Katherine Fernandez Rundle #23 S STATE SENATE District 35 Shevrin “Shev” Jones #32 District 39 Javier E.
      Monday Moring Headlines
      07/27/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Here are the Monday Morning Headlines delivered to you in the Afternoon! Sorry for the delay, and it's a bit of a long one. The Charitable Foundation, along with Local 858 and the DFD Administration, are working together to assist Allie's family and department members in any way possible. Assistance with funeral costs, travel costs, and anything else needed have begun.
      Springfield man charged with arson; accused of setting bed on fire, displacing 16 residents
      07/26/20 - IAFF Local 648
      Springfield man charged with arson; accused of setting bed on fire, displacing 16 residents Updated Jul 24, 1:59 PM; Posted Jul 24, 12:00 PM Fire damage at 500 Hancock St., July 24, 2020. (Hoang 'Leon' Nguyen / The Republican) 49 shares By Stephanie Barry | sbarry@repub.
      Southern Hills Circle Second Alarm Structure Fire
      07/25/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 7:36 p.m. on Monday July 20, 2020, Local members responded to a multi-family structure fire in the 9400 block of Southern Hills Circle in Lone Tree. Multiple 911 callers reported the back of 2 town homes on fire and a plume of smoke was visible from a distance. First arriving Tower 34 encountered a large volume of fire consuming the rear of the structure and flames coming out the front door.
      Littleton Bear in Tree
      07/25/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 10:40 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2020, Local members assisted Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Littleton Police with a bear in a tree in the 7100 block of South Windermere Street. The bear had already been tranquilized when members arrived and an aerial ladder was needed. Members and Wildlife Officers worked together to remove the bear and carefully lower it to the ground.
      Chatfield Vehicle Recovery
      07/25/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      Just before 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2020, Battalion 1, Dive 16 and Medic 16 responded to the north boat ramp at Chatfield State Park for a vehicle recovery. Thankfully no one was injured or trapped when a truck, trailer and jet ski rolled down the ramp and under the water. Divers connected tow straps and cables and a heavy wrecker was used to safely pull the vehicle out. https://www.
      Douglas County Horse Rescue
      07/25/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      At 2:43 p.m. on Thursday, July 16, 2020, Local members responded to an animal rescue east of Parker. A 31-year-old horse slipped into a ditch, landed upside down and was trapped between the small hillside and a barn. Veterinarians administered medical treatment while firefighters constructed a mechanical pulley system to extricate the horse.
      Engineer Freeman Rememberance
      07/25/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      July 16, 2020, marked the 3-year anniversary of Engineer Mike Freeman’s Line of Duty Death at South Metro Fire Rescue. Engineer Freeman held badge #1 and was the most senior employee at the time with 43-years on the job. Engineer Freeman was diagnosed with a job-related brain tumor and passed away a few months later.
      Highlands Ranch Trench Rescue
      07/25/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
      Just before 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 16, 2020, Local members responded to a trench rescue on Desert Willow Road in Highlands Ranch. Workers were applying a tar-like adhesive to the foundation of a home when one person was overcome by fumes. First arriving Tower 18 found the adult victim below grade in medical distress and unable to escape.
      July 25, 2020: Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants
      07/25/20 - UPFFA
      July 25, 2020: Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants
      July 24, 2020: Governor Lamont Signs Executive Order - Workers' Compensation Claims
      07/24/20 - UPFFA
      Friday Update 7-24-20
      07/24/20 - IAFF Local 1014
      CONGRESS PASSES LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH PRESUMPTIVE BENEFIT FOR COVID-19
      07/23/20 - UPFFA
      CONGRESS PASSES LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH PRESUMPTIVE BENEFIT FOR COVID-19 Legislation to ensure fire fighters who die or are permanently and totally disabled due to COVID-19 receive full federal benefits passed the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously and has been sent to the president for his signature.
      14th District PEP Event
      07/22/20 - PFFA
      Coronavirus Update #12
      07/22/20 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
      Original message sent July 21, 2020 Stats as of close of business Monday 7/20/20 Time period: 6/15/20-7/20/20 # of symptomatic patients tested - 428 # of patients positive for Covid-19 - 93 Effective positive rate 22% We continue to see an increasing population of patients with Covid-19 related symptoms.
      Message Regarding EA 326
      07/21/20 - IAFF Local 1014
      Monday Moring Headlines 7/20/20
      07/20/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good Monday Morning,  This week is the Union Steward Seminar!  Please RSVP via Sign-Up Genius links below: Wednesday, July 22nd @ 5 pm(Click Date) Thursday, July 23rd @ 8:30 am(Click Date) This is the Agenda:  History of 858 History of the Maltese Cross Steward's 101 class Dont have a Union Steward? Elect one for the fire house.
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