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    Car accident on Parker Street in Springfield
    06/11/21 - IAFF Local 648
    Car accident on Parker Street in Springfield HAMPDEN COUNTY by: WWLP Digital First Posted: Jun 11, 2021 / 12:12 PM EDT / Updated: Jun 11, 2021 / 12:12 PM EDT (Photo: Springfield FD) SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Crews from the fire department responded to a motor vehicle accident on Parker Street in Springfield Friday.
    Friday Update 6-4-21
    06/09/21 - IAFF Local 1014
    Memorial Sunday
    06/09/21 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
    Memorial Sunday will be held on June 13th at 9 am. Uniform of the day is Class A with white gloves and no mourning band. Arrive 15 minutes early for formation. Please make every effort to attend.
    2021 - IAFF Local 671 Charity Golf Event
    06/09/21 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
    Download Registration Form here.
    2021 Columbia Firefighters Annual Golf Tournament
    06/09/21 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
    Denver Fire Fighters Scholarship Fund
    06/09/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Denver Firefighter’s Scholarship Fund 2021 Denver Fire Scholarship – DEADLINE JULY 1 The Denver Fire Department Foundation and Burg Simpson are pleased to announce the 2021 Denver Fire Scholarship. We will award one $1,500 scholarship to a qualifying student who is the child of an active or retired Denver firefighter.
    MINNESOTA PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS STATE CONVENTION
    06/09/21 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
    6 Convention flyer 2021 F.
    United Way of Charlotte County Award
    06/09/21 - Suncoast Firefighters
    2021 GOLF TOURNAMENT
    06/08/21 - IAFF Local 4381
    Columbia Firefighters Association is hosting it’s first annual golf tournament on August 14th at Stoneybrook Golf Course in Columbia! Gates open at 7am, tee time will be 8am. Prizes available! We have availabilities and are currently looking for hole sponsors. See flyer for more details.
    South Platte Canyon Rd. Structure Fire
    06/08/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    June 7, 2021 – Just before noon, on Monday, Local members responded to reports of smoke showing in the area of South Platte Canyon Road and West Mineral Avenue. BC1 confirmed seeing the smoke plume and upgraded the response to a confirmed structure fire.
    Response to KC Star Regarding Local 42 CBA
    06/07/21 - IAFF Local 42
    2021 Guns N Hoses Event
    06/07/21 - IAFF Local 42
    2021 Guns N Hoses Charity Boxing Event This years event will be held on August 7, 2021 at Municipal Auditorium at 6:30 PM.  Please mark your calendar and an Event Flier is forthcoming.  You can purchase tickets NOW ONLINE.
    Monday Morning Headlines
    06/06/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Monday Morning Headlines  Collective Bargaining 6/7 & 6/8 Save the Date 8/5 - 8/8 Save the Date 8/22
    E-bike battery caused Springfield apartment fire
    06/05/21 - IAFF Local 648
    E-bike battery caused Springfield apartment fire HAMPDEN COUNTY by: Tony Fay Posted: Jun 3, 2021 / 05:32 AM EDT / Updated: Jun 3, 2021 / 09:26 AM EDT SPRINGFIELD, Mass.
    Fire destroys garage in Springfield
    06/05/21 - IAFF Local 648
    Fire destroys garage in Springfield HAMPDEN COUNTY by: Nancy Asiamah Posted: Jun 4, 2021 / 12:02 AM EDT / Updated: Jun 4, 2021 / 12:02 AM EDT SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A garage on Laurelton Street in Springfield was completely destroyed in a fire Thursday evening.
    2021 SFPFF Conference
    06/04/21 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
    June 1, 2021 All Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters State & Local Affiliate Officers: In accordance with the Constitution and By-Laws of the Southern Federation of Professional Firefighters, I am sending notice in regard to your annual membership in the organization and the 2021 SFPFF Conference.
    2021 HERO'S CUP
    06/03/21 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    If anyone would like to donate,  there is still time to do so.  The link to Donate is https://runsignup.com/Race/Donate/MA/Marlborough/BFitHeroesCupHockeyTournament#tab-teamFundraiserSelect BFit Heroes Cup Hockey Tournament Online Donations The BFit Heroes Cup Hockey Tournament is on Friday June 11, 2021 to Sunday June 13, 2021.
    Worker trapped after porch collapsed in Springfield
    06/03/21 - IAFF Local 648
    Worker trapped after porch collapsed in Springfield HAMPDEN COUNTY by: WWLP Digital First Posted: Jun 2, 2021 / 03:00 PM EDT / Updated: Jun 2, 2021 / 06:59 PM EDT SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Crews from the Springfield Fire Department were called for a porch that collapsed Wednesday afternoon.
    E-bike battery caused Springfield apartment fire
    06/03/21 - IAFF Local 648
    E-bike battery caused Springfield apartment fire HAMPDEN COUNTY by: Tony Fay Posted: Jun 3, 2021 / 05:32 AM EDT / Updated: Jun 3, 2021 / 09:26 AM EDT SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – An overheated electric bike battery is being blamed for a fire at an apartment in Springfield’s Six Corners neighborhood Wednesday night.
    Information Session and Union Meeting TODAY
    06/02/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Union Meeting and Information Session  The Union Meeting will be held TODAY, Thursday, June 3 at 8:30 am. The Union Meeting will be held in the Event Center and all are welcome.  There will be a ZOOM Information Session at the start of the meeting for members on duty and those unable to attend. Please click on the links below to register for the ZOOM Information Meeting. 
    PPFFA Act 17 (COVID) H&L/Worker's Comp Zoom Presentation
    06/02/21 - PPFFA
    The link to May's Zoom presentation conducted by Attorney Michael Dryden on Heart and Lung/Worker's Comp issues regarding Act 17 (COVID), is now available in the member's section of the website.
    Celebrating PRIDE Month
    05/31/21 - IAFF Local 21
    Local 21 is proud to recognize the diversity in our union and celebrates our LGBTQ members.  We encourage everyone to continue to raise awareness and take positive steps towards an inclusive culture.
    8.16.2021 | L21 x MDA Golf Tournament
    05/31/21 - IAFF Local 21
    Save the date!  Monday, August 16th, 2021! The Fill the Boot Golf Classic returns.  Gather your friends and come join IAFF Local 21 and the MDA in raising funds for Muscular Dystrophy research and programs. More information and event registration will be available soon.  Questions and inquiries may be directed to the Local 21 MDA Coordinator, Sam Severtsgaard, Engine Co.
    South Waco Way Structure Fire
    05/31/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 10:59 a.m. on Saturday May 29, 2021, Local members responded to several reports of a house fire in the 6600 block of South Waco Way in Arapahoe County. Members observed a plume of smoke in the air while responding and upon arrival they found a shed fire extending into the garage and adjacent home.
    Meeting Notice | June 2021
    05/31/21 - IAFF Local 21
    Memorial Day 2021 | Thank You
    05/31/21 - IAFF Local 21
    This Memorial Day, Saint Paul Firefighters IAFF Local 21 honors our military members and those in Public Service who have made the ultimate sacrifice.  Thank you.
    Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Retired Captain Rudy Thell
    05/31/21 - IAFF Local 21
    Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Fire Captain Rudolph G. “Rudy” Thell. Captain Rudy Thell started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on January 1, 1954 and retired in 1991. Rudy became a Paramedic in the mid 1970s and was assigned as Fire Captain of Engine 24 on the C Shift for a large part of his career.
    Monday Morning Headlines
    05/30/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good Monday Morning Memorial Day 5/31 - Union Office Closed Information Session and Union Meeting 6/2 and 6/3 Collective Bargaining City Meetings 6/3 & 6/4 Fishing Derby 8/19
    Water Safety
    05/28/21 - IAFF Local 902
    Nearly 75% of drownings involving children happen at home — a sobering statistic, and one that is more relevant than ever this summer. While a small pool is a great way to beat the heat, fire fighters and emergency medical responders are urging homeowners to practice simple safety rules to avoid a tragedy.
    Friday Update 5-28-21
    05/28/21 - IAFF Local 1014
    Local 21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Retired FEO John Kowalski
    05/27/21 - IAFF Local 21
    Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Fire Equipment Operator John Kowalski. FEO John “Jake” Kowalski started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on April 16, 1963 and retired in the early 1990’s.  John spent most of his career assigned to Engine Company 01 on the A Shift as FEO. John also served as IAFF Local 21 Treasurer in the 1980’s.
    2021 | Memorial Day Service
    05/25/21 - IAFF Local 21
    Saint Paul Firefighters IAFF Local 21 will be hosting a Memorial Day service at Oakland Cemetery in Saint Paul on Saturday, May 29th, 2021 at 8:30am. Please join us as we honor and remember our fellow firefighters who have passed away.
    County Chapter TA'd CBA Informational Meetings & Voting
    05/23/21 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    Bernalillo County Local 244 members, Our negotiation team has reached a tentative agreement with management in regard to our Collective Bargaining Agreement. As you know, the circumstances of this past year have been challenging for all. Everyone is still in the recovering phase of this COVID pandemic. This portion of negotiations was just for compensation articles.
    Aberdeen St. Structure Fire
    05/22/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 8:58 a.m. on Saturday May 22, 2021, a 911 caller reported brown smoke coming from the front door of a home under construction at 6092 S. Aberdeen St. in Littleton. When Local members arrived, light smoke was visible, and Firefighters advanced a hose line inside to search for the fire and possible victims.
    Friday Update 5-21-21
    05/21/21 - IAFF Local 1014
    *** Last Reminder *** Memorial Services for Brother Dave Novotny
    05/21/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    On November 27th, 2020, Dave Novotny passed away from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a Line of Duty Illness. The memorial for Dave will be held at 3:30 pm on Saturday, May 22nd, 2021, at the Colorado Professional Fire Fighters Event Center, 12 Lakeside Lane, Denver, Colorado 80212. Seating will begin at 3:00 pm. Attire will be Class A uniform with shrouded badges for the day of the memorial.
    Friday Update 5-14-21
    05/21/21 - IAFF Local 1014
    Friday Update 5-7-21
    05/21/21 - IAFF Local 1014
    Support the New Haven Fire Department
    05/20/21 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
    Below is the link to the Go Fund Me page created to support the family of New Haven FF Ricardo Torres. FF Torres was killed in the Line of Duty on May 12, 2021 while battling a structure fire. https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-firefighter-ricardo-rick-torres-family.
    Services For Ricardo Torres (NHFD)
    05/20/21 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
    Thursday, May 20th, 2021 Today, Local 2687 members had the distinct honor of providing a cover engine for the City of New Haven, as they laid to rest one of their own.  Firefighter Ricardo Torres died in the line of duty on May 12th, 2021 while battling a structure fire. Pictured below is Hamden Engine 1 (a spare), covering New Haven's Whitney Avenue Station.
    Kent Place HazMat Investigation
    05/19/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    May 17, 2021 - Shortly after 8 p.m., Local members were dispatched to a residence to investigate an unknown substance near Kent Place and Shoreham Circle in Castle Pines. The homeowner received a package and did not recognize its contents. The residence was evacuated and Haz-Mat38 and Decon17 were called along with first due units.
    Monday Morning Headlines
    05/17/21 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good Monday Morning 5/17 - Healthcare Committee Meeting - 9:00am 5/19 - Collective Bargaining Committee set to begin bargaining  5/20 - Executive Board Meeting - 8:30am 5/22 - Memorial Service for Brother Novotny  Services for Brother Dave Novotny On November 27th, 2020, Dave Novotny passed away from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a Line of Duty Illness.
    Paramedic John Schroer Retirement
    05/16/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    May 13, 2021 – At 4 p.m., Local members celebrated John Schroer’s 22 years of dedicated service. Alongside the SMFR's Honor Guard and Pipes and Drums, family members and friends from his career gathered to reminisce. He credited his wife, Linda, for being his support.
    Centennial Mid Air Plane Collision
    05/16/21 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 10:24 a.m. on Wednesday May 12, 2021, Local members were alerted by the Centennial Airport Control Tower to a plane crash south of Cherry Creek Reservoir in Arapahoe County. Moments later 911 callers reported a midair collision and small plane down in a field just south of Belleview Avenue and west of Peoria Street.
    FF Billy Cahil
    05/16/21 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
    Today, May 16th, marks the first anniversary of FF Billy Cahill's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family today.
    General Secretary Lima's message to the Kansas State Council of Firefighters.
    05/16/21 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
    General Secretary Lima's address to the delegates at the 75th Annual Kansas State Council of Firefighters conference.
    Trustee Elections 2021
    05/14/21 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
    Congratulations to the Board members who retain their seats for another 5 years.
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