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    Monday Morning Headlines
    09/19/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Monday Morning Headlines Issues Committee 9/20 Executive Board Meeting 9/23 Collective Bargaining Committee Nominations
    2021 | MDA Fill the Boot
    09/19/21 - IAFF Local 21
    The Boot is Back! On September 15th, 16th and 17th (C - A - B shifts, respectively) watch for members of Saint Paul Firefighter's IAFF Local 21 as they are authorized to conduct a traditional Fill the Boot campaign in support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
    35th IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial
    09/18/21 - PFFMaine
    Registration for the 35th IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial, scheduled for September 18, 2021, is now open.
    October Meetings Notice
    09/17/21 - IAFF Local 42
    2021 Nomination & Election Notice
    09/17/21 - IAFF Local 42
    2021 | IAFF Virtual Fallen Firefighter Memorial
    09/17/21 - IAFF Local 21
    Tune in Saturday, September 18 at 11:00 a.m. (Mountain Time) for our 2021 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Virtual Remembrance to honor our fallen whose names will forever be etched onto our Wall of Honor. The broadcast starts at 10:50 a.m. (MT) and the program begins at 11:00 a.m. (MT). Three ways to watch: www.iaff.org/fffm21 www.youtube.com/IAFFTV www.facebook.
    Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Deputy Chief Edward Pierre
    09/16/21 - IAFF Local 21
    Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Deputy Chief Edward Pierre. Deputy Chief Pierre started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on January 02, 1964.  Ed was promoted to Fire Captain on October 16, 1971.  By 1982, Ed had promoted to District Chief and retired in 1989 as Deputy Chief on the B Shift.
    U.S. Honor Flag Arrival
    09/16/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    The United States Honor Flag travels the country honoring America’s fallen heroes, it arrived in Colorado Wednesday and will stay with fallen Firefighter Paramedic Tony Palato through his memorial service next week.
    Interstate 25 Tanker Fire
    09/16/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Just after 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 16, 2021, SMFR received numerous reports of flames and smoke visible from a tanker truck on southbound I-25 north of Castle Pines Parkway. When local members arrived, they found the rear brake assembly on the tractor engulfed in flames.
    Castle Pines Brush Fire
    09/16/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 9:32 a.m. on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 911 callers reported a sparking electrical transformer starting brush fire on the southwest corner of Castle Pines Parkway and I-25 in the City of Castle Pines. When local members arrived, they found roughly half an acre of mixed vegetation involved, spreading to the north and south.
    2022 Collective Bargaining Agreement
    09/16/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    The signed 2022 Collective Bargaining Agreement has been uploaded for all active members in accordance with Article XIV, Section 6 of the Denver Fire Fighters Local 858 Constitution and By-Laws.
    DLR Ruling re. Eng 1 staffing
    09/15/21 - IAFF Local 1464
    First-Ever ULP Based On Fire Science Results in Major Ruling That Town Has Obligation To Bargain Before Reducing Fire Engine Staffing September 10, 2021 The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that a company of at least four personnel respond to a fire alarm.
    Fire Medic Palato Line of Duty Death
    09/15/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    With great sadness, South Metro Fire Rescue announces the Line of Duty Death of Firefighter Paramedic Anthony Palato who passed away peacefully today, September 15, 2021.
    Fire Prevention Week Open House
    09/15/21 - IAFF Local 1164
    Hello Livonia! We are excited to announce that we have having our annual Fire Prevention Week Open House. It will be Saturday October 2 from 10am - 2pm at our Fire Station #3. Livonia Fire Station #3 35000 Seven Mile Road Livonia MI 48152 Come on by and have a look at what we do. Learn some good fire safety messages and make some memories.
    Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Firefighter Richard Thoemke
    09/14/21 - IAFF Local 21
    Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Firefighter Richard “Dick” Thoemke. Firefighter Thoemke started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on June 16, 1958 and retired in 1983.  He was one of three brothers that were on the Fire Department. Richard passed away on August 27th, 2021, at the age of 88. Richard A.
    September 2021: IAFF Center of Excellence is hosting an online education series with topics for first responders, health care providers, clinicians and the community at large.
    09/14/21 - UPFFA
    2021 Endorsed Candidates
    09/14/21 - Boston Firefighters
    Monday Morning Headlines
    09/13/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good Monday Morning Issues Committee Meeting - 9/13 @ 9:00am Steward Seminar 9/21 & 9/22 Nominations 
    Interstate 25 MVA with Extrication
    09/12/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Just before 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 11, 2021, 911 callers reported that a vehicle traveling northbound on Interstate 25 left the highway and flipped over at Castle Pines Parkway. Local members from Engine and Medic 36 were first to arrive, they found the single occupant of the vehicle trapped inside and began medical treatment.
    Auburn Hills Dr. Car vs. House
    09/12/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, September 9, 2021, Local members responded to a traffic collision involving a structure at 16737 E. Auburn Hills Dr. in Parker. When members arrived, they found a SUV that struck the side of a garage with damage to the structure. One person was treated and transported to the hospital with serious injuries, thankfully no one inside the building was injured.
    Arapahoe Court House Fire
    09/12/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, September 9, 2021, Local members and firefighters from Franktown Fire Protection District responded to a reported structure fire on Arapahoe Court in the Pinery Community within Douglas County. Members from first arriving Engine 43 found heavy smoke coming from the home and identified a fire in the basement.
    Phillips Circle House Fire
    09/12/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 7:02 p.m. on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, Local members responded to a reported structure fire in the 3600 block of E. Phillips Circle in Centennial. When members arrived, they observed smoke coming from the garage. Members advanced a hose line and quickly controlled a fire in the garage while additional crews searched the interior of the home and confirmed that no fire extended inside.
    Pink Patch Project | October Breast Cancer Awareness
    09/12/21 - IAFF Local 21
    The Saint Paul Fire Department has joined the Pink Patch Project to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness during the month of October! The Cancer Task Force is on a mission to continue to raise awarenes in the fight against breast cancer through our partnership with the Pink Patch Project.
    Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut United Ride, September 11, 2021
    09/12/21 - UPFFA
    Commemorating the 20th anniversary of 9/11 Connecticut’s Largest 9/11 Tribute 2021 Special Dedications to honor: CT State Trooper First Class Eugene K. Baron, Jr.
    9/11/2001 | 20th Anniversary
    09/11/21 - IAFF Local 21
    NEVER FORGET | 09.11.
    Save The Date: 2022 Retiree's Banquet
    09/11/21 - IAFF Local 42
    The 2021 Retiree's Banquet has been postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic and the guidelines set forth for social distancing.  Please mark your calendars for the rescheduled event which will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at the Argosy Casino.
    Friday Update 9-10-21
    09/10/21 - IAFF Local 1014
    Secretary-Treasurer Vacancy
    09/10/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Brothers and Sisters; Today is brother Phil Cordova’s last day at a DFD Fire Station 7. He is embarking upon a journey that no Denver Fire Fighter has taken as he is the first Assistant to the General President of the IAFF to ever come out of the 5 states that make up the 9th District.
    Joey's Song concert
    09/10/21 - IAFF Local 311
    Joey’s Song ( www.joeyssong.org ) is a Madison based charity that raises money to find treatments for our friends and neighbors fighting epilepsy. Joey’s Song was established in 2010 after 4 year old Joseph Gomoll lost his lifelong battle with epilepsy. The money we raise goes to fund research grants and patient services in our fight against epilepsy.
    Union Steward Seminar
    09/09/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    UNION STEWARD SEMINAR The Fall Stewards Seminar is scheduled for September 21st at 8:30 a.m. and September 22nd at 5:00p.m. . We will provide breakfast burritos for the morning meeting and pizza for the evening meeting.
    Two injured in motor vehicle crash in Springfield
    09/09/21 - IAFF Local 648
    Two injured in motor vehicle crash in Springfield HAMPDEN COUNTY by: Nancy Asiamah Posted: Sep 7, 2021 / 07:59 PM EDT / Updated: Sep 7, 2021 / 07:59 PM EDT Photo: Springfield Fire Department SPRINGFIELD, Mass.
    Parkway Pre-Primary Rally
    09/07/21 - Boston Firefighters
    Passing of IAFF General President Emeritus Alfred K. Whitehead. He was 91.
    09/07/21 - UPFFA
    The IAFF is greatly saddened by the death of IAFF General President Emeritus Alfred K. Whitehead. He was 91. A fire fighter who dedicated his life to the labor movement, Brother Whitehead passed away September 4, Labor Day weekend. “He was a great union leader,” says General President Edward Kelly.
    Monday Morning Headlines ( Tuesday Morning! )
    09/07/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good Tuesday Morning COVID-19 Denials Communication Request MDA Collection  South by Southeast  Denver Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation 9/11 Golf Tournament
    September tee shirts
    09/05/21 - IAFF Local 1164
    September is National Suicide Prevention Month. The Yellow Rose Task Force is committed to reducing the stigma associated with reaching out for emotional support and care throughout the fire service. For the month of September the LFD will change its duty shirts to the Suicide Prevention tees.
    Friday Update 9-3-21
    09/03/21 - IAFF Local 1014
    A message from General President Kelly
    09/03/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    CONGRATULATIONS PHIL CORDOVA!  I am pleased to announce Phil Cordova has been appointed Assistant to the General President for Governmental Affairs, Strategic Campaigns and Political Action, effective September 13, 2021.
    2021 KCFD Firefighters Memorial Event
    09/02/21 - IAFF Local 42
    Assitance for Lt. Irving Menager "King Irv"
    09/02/21 - IAFF 1826
    Please click on the link to offer your support  https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-lt-irving-menager-through-his-covid-fight.
    Donate to the IAFF Disaster Relief Fund
    09/02/21 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
    Brothers and Sisters, We continue to assist members affected by the destructive wildfires raging across California and Hurricane Ida - the first of the season - in the Gulf Coast of Louisiana through our disaster relief operations, including financial aid for members who are displaced from their homes, emergency home repairs and other needs as they rebuild and recover from these events.
    Union Meeting Today
    09/01/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    MDA SignUp Genius
    08/31/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Sorry for the confusion on the MDA 'Fill The Boot" email! I got a little ahead of myself. I have created a SignUp Genius if you want to take out the Antique Rig for a few hours this weekend. Click here to view the SignUp! You can drive downtown, in the highlands, through RiNo, or work busy intersections like Alameda and Federal or 7th and Colorado Blvd.
    2021 MDA "Fill The Boot"
    08/31/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    As you all know, Labor Day weekend has historically been the time where we get out into the public and raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). This has been a long tradition in the professional fire service for over 64 years.
    Labor Day Picnic
    08/31/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    The Central New Mexico Labor Council will be hosting their annual Labor Day Picnic! We invite all our IAFF Local 244 members to join us in celebrating this very important day for all of LABOR!! Wear a union or department shirt to get your free food!! This is a family friendly event-all are welcome.
    22nd Biennial UPFFA Convention Postponed
    08/31/21 - UPFFA
    Due to the spike in COVID cases from the Delta Variant and its ability to break through the vaccinated population, the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut Executive Board has decided to postpone the 22nd Biennial UPFFA Convention scheduled for September 19, 20, 21, 22, 2021 at Foxwoods Casino Resort, until April 24-27, 2022.
    Chief Daley Retirement
    08/30/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Chief Dave Daley has seen many things during his 35 years in the fire service and has impacted many people's lives. Today, Local members, friends and family celebrated his dedicated service as he retires from South Metro Fire Rescue. His compassionate heart and warm laughs have created a strong legacy that a caring soul is a key to a successful career.
    Forest Canyon Drive Outbuilding Fire
    08/30/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 11:15 p.m. on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, Local members responded to an outbuilding fire on Forest Canyon Drive in Douglas County. When members arrived, they encountered a 45x38 wood frame structure fully engulfed in flames with the surrounding vegetation and a large propane tank threatened.
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