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      Vincent J. Bollon Affiliate Leadership Training Summit 

      January 26th - 28th, 2014 

      The Vincent J. Bollon Affiliate Leadership Training Summit (ALTS) is the IAFF’s foremost educational conference and offers a wide selection of workshops designed to help affiliate leaders be more effective in their roles and to help build their local unions.

      Through the knowledge they gain during ALTS, affiliate leaders can learn valuable information on how to run their local unions.  ALTS offers affiliate leaders the knowledge, skills and resources they need to strengthen their unions, ensuring a better, safer and more effective fire service.

      For more information, log onto the link below


      Operation Warm 2013!! LPFFA gave every student of Guadalupe Elementary a coat of their very own. 275 coats were handed out by the memebers of LPFFA, Auxillary to LPFFA and Lubbock Fire Rescue. Big thanks to everyone that showed up and helped out! 
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      Saginaw Fire Department unveils new fire truck with higher pump capacity, new features
      08/01/14 - IAFF Local 102
      SAGINAW, MI — The Saginaw Fire Department is unveiling a newly-purchased fire truck with increased pump capacity and new safety features. The department unveiled the truck at a press event Friday, Aug. 1, at the main station of the Saginaw Fire Department at 801 Federal.
      08/01/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont
      There are hundreds of crashes everyday, many of which are caused by distracted driving. The next time your phone vibrates, beeps, dings, or alerts you to a new message, think about whether or not you can #JustifyIt. Wait until you have reached your destination, or pull over and stop in a safe designated area to check your messages.
      08/01/14 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      Attached is a Special Election form for unused frozen sick leave.   Unless you wish to use your unused frozen sick leave, we URGE you to complete the attached form and file it by August 15, 2014.  By timely filing this form, you will roll in part (25%) of your frozen sick leave into your final average compensation.
      MSCFF Endorses Amendment 7
      08/01/14 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      Local 1826 District Ballot Options
      08/01/14 - IAFF 1826
      To all Local 1826 Members, Starting with the June 24 th election and culminating with the November 4th election, there will be six ballot options involving the same number of our districts. We are asking all members to contact family and friends that are voters in this district for support.
      Website Updated on 7/31/14
      07/31/14 - IAFF Local 794
      Battalion Chief Organizing ALJ Findings
      07/31/14 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
      The Local received word today that the Medford Fire Battalion Chief's are eligible to organize under IAFF Local 1431 Medford Fire Fighters Association.  The Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) overwhelmingly found in the Battalion Chief/Local's favor.  All of the City's objections were overruled.
      New Firefighters Sworn In
      07/31/14 - Holyoke Firefighters IAFF Local 1693
      Congratulations to the newest members of the Holyoke Fire Department. On Wednesday July 30th nine recruits were sworn in and had their badges pinned on by a family of their choice while a room full of supporters watched. In attendance and i...nvolved in the ceremony were Chief John Pond, Mayor Alex Morse, Fire Commissioner Chris Hopewell, and Fire Commissioner Patti Devine.
      Eastpointe's future in jeopardy if millage is not renewed, city manager says
      07/31/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      JULY 31, 2014: Eastpointe officials are blunt about the city’s future if a 7-mill public safety tax is not renewed by voters on the Aug. 5 primary election ballot.
      Results from Missoula Combat Challenge
      07/31/14 - IAFF Local 271
      The recent Combat Challenge event hosting in Missoula was a huge success. Building upon last year's momentum, the event attendance was way up and the crowd were energized. Teams came from all around the U.S. as well as Canada. The heat and the Independence Day holiday seemed to intensify the competition.
      Local 1488 Election Endorsements - 2014
      07/31/14 - West Pierce Fire Fighters IAFF 1488
      West Pierce Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 1488, has issued endorsements for the 2014 election cycle.   Washington State Election Dates: Primary Election is August 5, 2014  General Election is November 4, 2014 A full list of candicate endorsements can be found on the L1488 Endorsements page, or by clicking HERE. VOTE.
      North East Golf Tourney hosted by Bethlehem L0735
      07/30/14 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Bethlehem L0735 will be hosting the North East Golf Tourney on September 18, 2014.
      Central Pennsy June 4, 2014 Meeting Minutes
      07/30/14 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Firefighter Appreciation Night at Dodger Stadium
      07/30/14 - IAFF Local 1014
      Firefighter Appreciation Night at Dodger Stadium Come celebrate your profession and be celebrated by the Dodgers and fans, all for a good cause. The Los Angeles Dodgers will host its 1st Annual Firefighter Appreciation Night on August 19, 2014 against the San Diego Padres. CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets by August 1st.
      Michigan Run to Remember 9-11
      07/30/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      JULY 30, 2014: The Michigan Remembers 9-11 Fund’s mission is to ensure that future generations remember September 11, 2001 as a day of loss and tragedy, and also as a day of heroism and sacrifice.
      07/30/14 - UPFFA
      38 Years: A Detroit Firefighter's Story
      07/30/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      JULY 30, 2014: Decorated firefighter and true-blue Detroiter Bob Dombrowski risked life and limb saving lives for as long as he could remember. Born and raised on the west side of Detroit, Bob narrates an engrossing account of his illustrious firefighting career, from being a trial man to retiring as senior chief.
      11 Middletown firefighters given layoff notice
      07/30/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      Eleven Middletown firefighters are losing their job meaning a local fire station will have to close its doors. The news was announced late Friday afternoon in a release from Middletown Professional Firefighters Local 336. It came the same day the city workers were given notice that their last day will be Aug. 16.
      Youngstown will reduce fire department staffing by 8 to save $1M
      07/30/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      Concerned about the city’s struggling finances, Mayor John A. McNally and Fire Chief John J. O’Neill Jr. have come up with a plan to save about $1 million annually, largely from taking a firetruck off the road.
      Rus Ahlgrim Retirement Party
      07/30/14 - IAFF Local 4727
      Pyramid Club 236 W. Lake St. Addison, IL 60101 20 at the door 7p-10p
      Thank You
      07/29/14 - IAFF Local 3472
      The Rochester Hills Professional Firefighters would like to thank all the City of Rochester Hills Residences, MPFFU members, and all fire department personnel that came out to the City Council Meeting last night.  Although there was not a decision make last night, your support shows that we are not alone in this quest to improve our department.
      Team Emma's Granite State Ride
      07/29/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      Sunday, August 17 - All proceeds go to benefit PEDIATRIC BRAIN CANCER RESEARCH at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. More info at emmasenchantment.org
      Local 1826 President Duncan's Letter to Membership
      07/29/14 - IAFF 1826
      To all Local 1826 Members, Please see attachment containing a letter to our membership from Local 1826 President J.P.
      Rummage Sale
      07/29/14 - IAFF Local 736
      Large In-door Rummage Sale Saturday, August 9th 8 am – 3 pm Duboistown Vol. Fire Co. Social Hall 2661 Euclid Ave, Duboistown Pa. 17702 The Williamsport Firefighters and the Duboistwown Vol. Fire Co. are having a large rummage sale on the above date and time. This is a fundraiser to benefit both organizations. We are asking for “Sale Item Donations”.
      27th Annual Chili Cook Off
      07/29/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Brothers and Sisters, It is time for the 27th Annual Chili-Cook Off, hosted by Denver Firefighters Local 858. Friday September 26th, lets warm up your ladles and start peeling chili’s, because the Cook-Off is on! Details of the event are enclosed on the attached flyers, feel free to call with any questions you have.
      27th Annual Chili-Cook Off
      07/29/14 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
      Brothers and Sisters, It is time for the 27th Annual Chili-Cook Off, hosted by Denver Firefighters Local 858. Friday September 26th, lets warm up your ladles and start peeling chili’s, because the Cook-Off is on! Details of the event are enclosed on the attached flyers, feel free to call with any questions you have.
      Do Cities Really Want Economic Development?
      07/29/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      A poor economy and all the problems that come with it actually benefit some people, giving powerful players less incentive to improve the status quo for the rest.
      Fight Like TK
      07/29/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
      PFFNH Endorses Dan Feltes for Senate District 15
      07/28/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      Memphis: The Quiet Fleecing of an American City
      07/28/14 - IAFF Local 1784
      While Detroit steals the headlines, Memphis is home to millions in corporate giveaways…
      Special Meeting Announcement for August 5, 2014
      07/28/14 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      On Tuesday, August 5, 2014 the IAFF Local 244 Executive Board will present the City Chapter Paramedic/Arson Investigator Incentive Pay MOU for approval by the membership pursuant to Article V, Section 6 Special Meetings & Article II, Section 4 Memorandums of Understanding of the Constitution & Bylaws.
      Darien Lake - Update 7/28
      07/28/14 - Buffalo Professional Firefighters Assoc.
      Due to the extreme rain that Darine Lake expects to get today without letting up, they have made a deal with the Union.  You can go to Darien Lake today and lunch will be provided, but no dinner will be served.  If you do this, you will still receive an admittance ticket for another day of your choosing and a Meal pass for 1 meal to go with that from the Union.
      Recruit Badge Pinning Ceremony
      07/28/14 - Holyoke Firefighters IAFF Local 1693
      There will be a badge pinning ceremony for the Holyoke Fire Departments nine newest recruits this Wednesday July 30, 2014 at 2pm. Friends, family, fellow firefighters and the public are invited to attend. Please join us in congratulating and welcoming the newest members of the department as they are sworn into this honorable proffession.
      Cell phone starts pillow on fire
      07/28/14 - New London Fire Fighters
      This was on the news this morning and may be a good fire safety tip for your children or anyone else that uses a cell phone while in bed.
      MVA Rollover with entrapment
      07/28/14 - New London Fire Fighters
      Vehicle rollover 133 Bank St. Saturday night 7/26/14 with entrapment. Photos taken by Tim Cook(The Day).
      CPFF Foundation has formed a partnership with Country Financial
      07/28/14 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
      The CPFF Foundation has formed a partnership with Country Financial. Chad Unrein of Country Financial and Cousin of Denver Bronco and CPFF Foundation Director Mitch Unrein has spearheaded several large fund raising events for the Foundation including the CPFF Foundation Cup golf tournament on August 21st.
      2nd Annual Colorado Springs Professional Firefighter – IAFF Local 5 Golf Tournamen
      07/28/14 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
      Brothers and Sisters, Signup for the 2nd Annual Colorado Springs Professional Firefighter – IAFF Local 5 Golf Tournament today! This year’s tournament will be held at the Pine Creek Golf Club on Saturday, August 16th, with at 9:00am Shotgun Start.
      11th Annual Golf Tournament benefiting Make-A-Wish
      07/28/14 - Longmont Professional Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 1806
      Please join the Longmont Professional Firefighters onAugust 28th, 2014at  Ute Creek Golf Coursebenefiting Make-A-WishFor more information on the golf tournament please call 303-981-4217Please visit the Make-A-Wish website for more information at colorado.wish.
      No STAPLES!
      07/28/14 - IAFF Local 385
      STAPLES   With the new school year quickly approaching, we would like to remind all of our members to please buy American and do not give your business to Anti-Union vendors. At this year’s Convention and by a unanimous vote, the IAFF Executive Board passed a resolution to cease all professional accounts with STAPLES Office Supply.
      President Paris address the
      07/28/14 - Boston Fire Fighters
      President Rich Paris speaks at the swearing in of Fire Commissioner Joseph Finn as the 42nd Fire Commissioner of the Boston Fire Department.
      Local 385 donates $500 worth of fans to the Salvation Army
      07/28/14 - IAFF Local 385
      Charles Schwab
      07/28/14 - IAFF Local 385
      The IAFF voted at the 52nd Annual Convention to support California’s effort to remove Charles Schwab from the Board of Charles Schwab. It has come to light that Mr. Schwab “personally contributed $6.4 million to a ‘dark money campaign’ in support of Proposition 32, the viciously anti-labor ballot initiative on the 2012 California Ballot…Mr.
      No STAPLES!
      07/28/14 - IAFF Local 385
      July 28, 2014 - City Council Meeting
      07/27/14 - IAFF Local 3472
      Just a reminder to everyone that the City Council meeting is tomorrow night at 1900 hrs.  Everyone needs to be at the meeting to show support for the millage.  Please wear your normal fire department uniforms.
      Missoula Fire Department lends a hand on wildland fires
      07/26/14 - IAFF Local 271
      The recent fires in Oregon and Washington have been quite active as most people in Missoula are aware of. A few smoky days had everyone wondering if smoke seaon had arrived.At 243,000 acres, the Carlton Complex, close to 240,000 acres have burned making it the largest fire in Washington history.
      7th Distrct Benefit Gala a Success and Have Winners
      07/26/14 - IAFF 7th District
      The bi-annual 7th District Benevolent Fund Gala was a huge success raising near 20K for the fund. Attendees had a much fun as we invited the 6th District to break bread with us while we celebrated the event. Also, with the assistance of Brother Kelly Fox and Brother John Stockman, the drawing was completed and prizes given. Please see the attached sheet to see the winners of the drawing although it is notable that all of the members in the Magnificent 7th District win when we fund OUR benevolent fund. Thank you for all of your support!
      2nd Annual Burn Drive Softball Classic (Sept. 5-7, 2014)
      07/26/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      JULY 26, 2014: Fire and Police teams welcome! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Brian Woehlke Scholarship Fund.
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