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Donate to the IAFF Disaster Relief Fund
10/15/21 - 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.
2021 MSCFF Convention Postponed
10/15/21 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Presidents and Officers: The Executive Board of the MSCFF has postponed the 51st Biennial Convention of the State Council until a date to be determined later in mid-October or November, due to concerns for our affiliate members’ safety and wellness.
FTEP Committee Meeting Notes
10/14/21 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
@media only screen and (max-width: 730px){ .pdfview{height:500px !important} 10132021 meeting notes.pdf Please see the attached link for the FTEP Committee meeting notes. There is also a discussion topic in Message Board.
Wills For Heroes | Appointments Available
10/14/21 - IAFF Local 21
APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE!  Monday, October 18th, 2021, at 6pm and 7pm in Eagan. Contact Ken Zepeda | FEO, Ladder 18 (C) or email andrea.bischoff@maslon.
2021 Nomination & Election Notice
10/13/21 - IAFF Local 42
Save The Date: 2022 Retiree's Banquet
10/13/21 - 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 10-8-21
10/12/21 - IAFF Local 1014
PINK PATCH PROJECT
10/11/21 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
CFD Members can reach out to FF Dwyer instead of the P.O.
Monday Morning Headlines
10/10/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Issue Committee Meeting - Monday 10/11/21 Healthcare Committee Meeting - Monday 10/11/21 Executive Board Meeting - Wednesday 10/13/21 Polls are Open - 10/11-10/14 (8:00am - 3:00pm)
IAFF Center of Excellence Upcoming October 2021 webinars
10/09/21 - 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.
Information Session and Union Meeting Tonight!
10/06/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
INFORMATION SESSION & UNION MEETING TONIGHT - Wednesday, October 6th at 7pm - Information Session and Union Meeting The Information Session can be viewed over ZOOM.
Men's Cancer Awareness Shirts
10/06/21 - IAFF 1826
The last day to order Men's Cancer Awareness shirts is October 17th.  https://local1826.wearthefund.com
LODD Norwalk, Local 830 - Funeral Arrangements: Fire Fighter Ralph Geter
10/06/21 - UPFFA
It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Fire Fighter Ralph Geter, Norwalk Fire Fighters, Local 830.  Brother Geter passed away early this morning at his home, Brother Geter was a 27-year member of the Norwalk Fire Department, and is survived by his wife Ann and three (3) children, Josh, Sydnie, and Elyshia.
Principal Officer Nomination
10/05/21 - IAFF 1826
Nominations for Principal Officer position of Secretary/Treasurer to be held October 28, 2021, at the Bi-Monthly meeting.  Please see attached for details.
2021 FFAM Memorial Services
10/05/21 - IAFF Local 42
The Fire Fighters Association of Missouri will be honoring KCFD Fire Captain Jerry Bayton and KCFD Fire Captain Robert "Bobby" Rocha at this years events.  Candelight Service on Saturyday, October 9th at 9:00 PM and Memorial Service on Sunday, October 10th at 10:30 AM. FaceMasks are REQUIRED for these events.
Kittredge Circle Garage Fire
10/04/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
October 4, 2021, 2:00 a.m.- Multiple calls were received by South Metro Fire Rescue's Dispatch Center that black smoke was visible coming from a home's garage near S.Jordan Road and S. Broncos Pkwy. Homeowners had working smoke detectors and did the right thing by evacuating the home and keeping doors closed as they exited. This helped to contain the fire and smoke in the garage.
Las Ramblas Multi Family Structure Fire
10/04/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
October 3, 2021 - At 6:28 p.m., Local members responded to reports of black smoke coming from an apartment near Market Street and Jordan in Parker. A neighbor spotted the smoke and heard a smoke alarm sounding from the home. Members from Tower 45 arrived on the scene and confirmed the incident was a working multi-family structure fire and pulled line for an offensive fire attack.
IAFF Pink Shirt Contest
10/04/21 - PFFNH
Throughout October, affiliates across the United States and Canada promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month in their communities, and wearing pink T-shirts – while raising money for breast cancer research – has become a signature feature of these campaigns. To recognize these efforts, the IAFF conducts an annual Best Pink T-Shirt Design Contest open to all affiliates.
Monday Morning Headlines
10/04/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Monday Morning Headlines  Information Session - Union Meeting 10/6 - Union Meeting 10/7: Speeches from Nominees for Collective Bargaining, Nominations for Executive Board
*** Urgent Need*** Brian Baker - Shift Trade Donations
10/02/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
There are 2 urgent needs for the Baker Sign-up- Monday October 4th and Thursday October 10th. 
Fire Prevention Week
10/01/21 - IAFF Local 902
This year, Malden Fire Prevention Week highlights the importance of teaching valuable lessons about how smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms help protect lives and property. Nothing helps set the tone for the campaign and spread awareness more than Fire Prevention Week Banners featuring Sparky the Fire Dog® announcing the 2021 theme, "Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety™".
Friday Update 10-1-21
10/01/21 - IAFF Local 1014
Friday Update 9-24-21
10/01/21 - IAFF Local 1014
2021 Alumni Lunch
09/30/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
September 29, 2021 - Retirees from South Metro Fire Rescue and its legacy fire departments enjoyed a delicious lunch together at Station 35. Sharing stories and memories, it was easy to see that one of SMFR’s strengths comes from its rich history and the legacies of amazing firefighters.
DFD Promotions
09/30/21 - IAFF Local 801
7 Members were promoted and sworn in on Thursday afternoon, September 16th, 2021, at Fire Headquarters. Congratulations to newly promoted Assistant Chief Lounsbury, Deputy Chief’s Schiller and Forbes, Captain’s McGee and Zaniewski and Lieutenant’s Brown and Nolet.
2021 Fill the Boot
09/30/21 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
Hello! This year’s Fill the Boot had to be postponed due to communication issues with MDA. There have been restructuring and reorganizing over the past few years, and unfortunately, we no longer have an area rep. but have a division coordinator and my requests were overlooked.
New MPFF Officer's
09/30/21 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
Meet our new MPFF Officer's.
All Members Requested for Technician Jeff Billingsley Sea-of-Blue Arrival
09/29/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
All members are requested to be at the Denver First Church, 3800 East Hampden Avenue, in Cherry Hills Village at 9:15 a.m. for the Sea of Blue arrival of Technician Jeffrey Billingsley. All members should wear Class A Uniform with a shrouded badge.
Reception for Brother Billingsley
09/29/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
The Family, Lindsey, and Denver Firefighters Local 858 invites you to attend a reception following Brother Billingsley’s Funeral. The reception will begin at 4 pm at the Colorado Professional Firefighters Event Center located at 12 Lakeside Lane, Denver, CO 80212. Food and Drink will be provided. Members may not wear department uniforms to the reception. Please see the attached parking map for overflow parking details.
Honor Watch for Technician Jeff Billingsley - Additional Members Needed
09/29/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Brother and Sisters,  Honor Watch is a longstanding and solemn tradition for line-of-duty deaths in the fire service. At least two other firefighters will remain with the fallen firefighter's body around the clock on "honor watch" in the days leading up to the funeral. Firefighters are always together, and we never leave anyone behind.
Special Meeting for Mayoral Endorsement
09/29/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
A Special Meeting is scheduled at the Union Hall on Oct 6, 2021 at 10:00am, in accordance with Article V, Section 6 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws. The purpose of this meeting is to approve the Political Action Committee recommendation for a Mayoral Endorsement. The meeting will start promptly at 10:00am.
Capacity Reached-Local 244 Kids Halloween Party-RSVP Required
09/28/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Attention Local 244 Members, The Kids Halloween Party has reached the maximum capacity as of 10/12/21 and we can not accept any additional reservations. We urge any any member that RSVP'd for this event but who can no longer attend to please reach out to Kelly at 505-288-2313 so that any members who may be placed on a waiting list can attend. Please review the attached flyer for important information for this year's Halloween Party, including date/time/location and information on how to RSVP.
2022 OPEN ENROLLMENT
09/28/21 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
For coverage beginning January 1, 2022
City Chapter ‘Paramedic School Incentive Pay MOU’ Approved during Special Meeting
09/27/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The City Chapter Paramedic School Incentive Pay MOU was approved, pursuant to Article II, Section 2 Contract Vote/Ratification & Section 4 Memorandums of Understanding of the Constitution & Bylaws at the Special Meeting which was held on September 27, 2021. The signed Paramedic School Incentive Pay MOU is available to view in the member’s area under the 'Contracts' tab.
Monday Morning Headlines
09/27/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Monday Morning Headlines Services for Brother Technician Billingsley Honor Watch Trade Bank Congratulations Ed Wharton Department of Labor  Collective Bargaining Committee Nominations Union Meeting 
Local 858 Pursues Formal Complaint with the United States Department of Labor
09/25/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Sisters and Brothers, As we close out this very difficult and emotional week, I would first like to express my personal condolences to our entire union family for the loss of Technician Jeff Billingsley. He was a friend with everyone, an excellent firefighter, and had a smile that could change your day.
"EAST OF THE TRACKS" CLOTHING
09/24/21 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Please see the message below from FF Fitzgerald: Hello all, In a few weeks I will be placing an order of East Cambridge sweatshirts and t shirts. For sweatshirts there will be two styles (pictured below) hockey lace up hoodies and crew necks. If you are interested you can reply to this email. I will be placing the order on Friday, October 8.
CFD HOCKEY FUNDRAISER
09/23/21 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters, During the entire football season, the CFD Hockey team will be selling squares for all Patriot's games, to benefit the Hero's Cup Tournament charity (The Fraternal Order of Firefighter Military Veterans, Inc).
Honor Watch - Urgent Request
09/22/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Urgent Request - TODAY - 9/25/21 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm I have started this email thread to help fill urgent Honor Watch needs for Brother Billingsley.
Forever Home In Need
09/22/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Brother Billingsley has two dogs that need a forever home. Murphy( on the left of the photo is 4 years old) and Barnes(on the right side of the photo is 6 years old). The family wishes to keep these dogs together as they search for a new home.
Friday Update 9-17-21
09/21/21 - IAFF Local 1014
ESCI Worcester Fire Department Study Released
09/20/21 - IAFF Local 1009
@media only screen and (max-width: 730px){ .pdfview{height:500px !important} FINAL WFD - Master Plan.
Procession for Brother Billingsley *** TONIGHT***
09/20/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Procession Route this evening for Brother Billingsley as he is transported to the Denver Coroners Office:  Leave UC Health University Hospital Ambulance Bay on 17th Avenue to Peoria Street and heading south to 6th Ave.  West on 6th Ave to Quebec St.  North on Quebec St to 8th Ave. West on 8th Ave to Kalamath St.  South on Kalamath Street to 3rd Ave.
Brother Jeff Billingsley
09/20/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
It is with a heavy heart to report that Brother Jeff Billingsley has passed away this afternoon in an apparent Line of Duty Death. Jeff was a Technician assigned to Engine-35 B-shift and was in his 19th year on the job. Jeff just recently turned 42 years old and is a friend to many on our department. He is also one of the founding members of the Denver Fire Fighters Pipes and Drums Band. As this letter is being written, Jeff is surrounded by his crew at University Hospital in Aurora.
Luzerne County IAFF Local 840 CBA's
09/20/21 - PPFFA
The CBA's for Jenkins Township and Plains Township of IAFF Local 840 Luzerne County have been added to the contract area of the website.
***Canceled*** Union Steward Seminar this week!
09/20/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
UNION STEWARD SEMINAR The Fall Stewards Seminar has been canceled which was scheduled for September 21st at 8:30 a.m. and September 22nd at 5:00p.m. We will work on rescheduling. Thank you for understanding.
City Chapter Special Meeting to approve proposed ‘AFR Paramedic School Incentive MOU’
09/20/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Attention City Chapter Members: A City Chapter Special Meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 27, 2021, at 10:00a.m. at the Union Hall in accordance with Article II, Section 4 & Article V, Section 6 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws. The purpose of this meeting will be for final membership approval of the IAFF 244/AFR Paramedic School Incentive MOU.
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Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
10.15.21
2021 MSCFF Convention Postponed
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10.15.21
FTEP Committee Meeting Notes
Newport News Firefighter's Association
10.14.21
Kurt Chelgren and Dave Tobolt Retirement
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