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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

       http://www.iaff.org/et/alts/alts_2014/index.htm

      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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      DFFA'S RESPONSE TO 8/27/2014 DETROIT NEWS EDITORIAL
      08/29/14 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      August 28, 2014 - Editorial Response (Editorial Attached) We’re the Executive Board of the Detroit Fire Fighters Association (DFFA).  This responds to the News’ August 27, 2014 Editorial on the Detroit Fire Department’s promotion system.
      Giving Muscular Dystrophy the Boot
      08/29/14 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      The year was 1954. Dwight D. Eisenhower called the White House home, a gallon of gas averaged 22 cents, and the television show “Father Knows Best” kept Americans captivated with Hollywood’s version of the perfect family.
      2014 SFD/LOCAL-514 MDA Archery Tournament
      08/29/14 - PFFA
      MDA Boot Drive
      08/29/14 - Hampton Fire Fighters
      Ou boot drive was held on Sunday August 18th on Hampton Beach and we raised a total of $3261.72 for MDA of New Hampshire.
      Operation Warm
      08/29/14 - Hampton Fire Fighters
      We are excited about a new partnership with Operation Warm that will bring American made winter coats to the needy children of Hampton. We are actively fundraising to make this happen! We need the community support that Hampton residents are known for. Please visit our specific website and donate today! https://donate.operationwarm.
      2014 Yearbook and Hot Spots have arrived!
      08/29/14 - Hampton Fire Fighters
      Keep a sharp look out at your local Hampton business, our 2014 yearbook and our Hot Spots brochure have been printed and are currently being distributed.
      Farewell Robert.....Thanks for a great ride!
      08/28/14 - IAFF Local 168
      On December 16th, 1991, Captain Robert Hair joined the IAFF Local 168 and Paducah Fire Department Family. August 29. 2014, he will receive his final alarm. At 1840, Captain Robert Hair will be retiring from the life he has known for almost 23 years, to pursue many more adventures in his life. I have the pleasure and honor to work with extraordinary man.
      Battalion Chief Organizing - ERB Amicus Briefs Notice
      08/28/14 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
      ERB delivered official notice of written Amicus Briefs for the pending ERB Hearing on the organizing of Medford Fire Battalion Chiefs. Oregon State Fire Fighters Council (OSFFC) and Oregon Association Public Employer Labor Relations Association (ORPELRA) are currently submitted.
      EMS Heroes in Warren
      08/28/14 - Warren Firefighters Local 1383
      City not optimistic about reaching deal with fire union
      08/28/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      MIDDLETOWN — City Manager Doug Adkins didn’t sound optimistic that a tentative agreement between the city and the firefighters union that could save 15 positions would be signed before Saturday’s deadline.
      Labur Day Events in Our Community
      08/28/14 - IAFF 323
      Bring your family and friends to join the labour community at a number of events taking place on Monday, September 1, 2014, to celebrate Labour Day. Burnaby - Swangard Stadium at Kingsway & Boundary, from 11 am to 3 pm, featuring musical guests Trooper.
      BROTHER IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE
      08/28/14 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Letter from Taunton L1391 August 22, 2014 Brothers and Sisters: It is my painful duty to inform you of a tragedy that recently occurred in Local 1391.
      Retirement- What it takes
      08/28/14 - IAFF Local 3169
      Here is something we don't think about but should, "retirement".  I know what your thinking, Pye is old and he needs to think about retirement.  The truth is that every one of you should be thinking about retirement.  The earlier you get involved in paying into your retirement the more you will have saved up.  How much is enough.
      Firefighter Cancer Support Network White Paper
      08/27/14 - IAFF Local 21
      SPFD Firefighter Cancer Task Force has shared a paper drafted by the Firefighter Cancer Support Network.  It is packed full of statistics and information related to the risks we face within our career field.
      LFD Swearing In/Promotions
      08/27/14 - Lexington Fire Fighters
      LFD Promotions/Swearing in. At 1600 hours on August 27th, 2014 Lexington FD had a swearing in ceremony. Lieutenant Don Chisolm was promoted to the rank of Captain, Firefighter Guy Monaco was promoted to Lieutenant, and Firefighter Chris Abisla was sworn into the department.
      Brother Matt Malcomson
      08/27/14 - Canton Professional Firefighters Association
      Brother Matt Malcomson became very ill over the weekend.  He was admitted to Mercy Hospital for a few days.  While there, they were unable to identify the illness.  After a few days of iv antibiotics they moved him to the ICU.  Yesterday he was transferred to the Cleveland Clinic.  Today they diagnosed him with Citro Bacteria.
      Vegan vs Carnivore Combat Challenge
      08/27/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of McKinney, IAFF Local 2661
      Come out and support the team as they compete in Arlington and see the rematch from last year’s Vegan vs Carnivore.
      Line of Duty Death
      08/27/14 - IAFF 876
      It is with great sadness that Local 876 has experienced a Line of Duty Death.  Mark Normington pass away after a courageous battle with Cancer on Sunday, August 10, 2014.  He was 58 years old.  Mark began his service with Spokane Valley Fire Department on June 16, 1986 and retired on June 16, 2012.
      September Bi-Monthly Meeting
      08/27/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      Bi-Monthly Meeting Hosted by: Bristol L-4399 Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Time: 10:00 AM Location: The Masonic Temple Union Lodge #79 Bristol, NH 03222
      Join operation warm and see kids smile
      08/27/14 - IAFF local 613
      Shelby firefighters train at Packard repair garage
      08/27/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      AUGUST 27, 2014: With emergency response vehicles, firefighters in full regalia and smoke billowing from a side door of the Packard Proving Grounds repair garage Aug. 20, passers-by might have been alarmed.
      E-Board Meeting
      08/27/14 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
      There will be a PFFA E Board meeting on September 10th beginning at 1:00 PM. Lunch will be provided and will begin around 12:00. It is important for each local to have a representative in attendance if possible. Members are also welcome to attend. The meeting will be held at the Birmingham Fire Fighters Association Local Hall, 184 Oxmoor Court. We look forward to seeing you on the 10th.
      Our Local Heroes may have dark days...
      08/27/14 - IAFF Local 1563
      Publish Date: 8/27/2014 “Our Local Heroes may have dark days...” If only it was this obvious... Millersville, MD - IAFF Local 1563 are the proud men and women that are sworn to serve and protect the citizens of our great county. Our 800+ members respond to and handle the Fire/EMS related emergencies that arise within our county. First responders have a tough job.
      Turn Out Gear Survey Results
      08/27/14 - IAFF Local 21
      Pittsburgh L0001 Labor Day Parade
      08/27/14 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Pittsburgh Firefighters Local 1 would like to invite all firefighter locals to march with us in the city’s annual Labor Day parade.
      FIRST RESPONDER NIGHT
      08/27/14 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      The Boston Red Sox are holding a First Responder Night on Thursday September 25, 2014 Discounted tickets are available for First Responders, families, and friends To reserve seats or for more information, please contact Kyle Raynor (617) 226-6289 or email: kraynor@redsox.
      Union Meeting Reminder
      08/27/14 - IAFF Local 1403
      Thursday, August 28 at 8:00 PM will be our general membership meeting.
      Guns and Hoses 2014
      08/26/14 - IAFF Local 3666
      3rd Annual Guns & Hoses Game
      Lafayette 9/11 Stair Climb
      08/26/14 - PFFA
      Be Brave Enough to Wear Pink
      08/26/14 - UPFFA
      Be Brave Enough to Wear Pink Across the United States and Canada, IAFF members will be wearing pink this October — just one of the many ways to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Fire fighters get involved for many reasons, and often it’s because they have been personally affected by the disease.
      American Heart Walk T-Shirts for Sale!
      08/26/14 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
      Pre Labor Day BBQ Reminder
      08/26/14 - IAFF Local 2546
      Metro Airport Local 741 Ice Bucket Challenge
      08/26/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      MDA "Fill the Boot" 2014
      08/26/14 - Cunningham Fire Fighters
      Your Local 3027 firefighters will be out collecting donations this weekend for Muscular Dystrophy.  Please stop by and say hello if you see us.  If you would like to donate to this great cause we would gladly accept your donation on behalf of MDA.  Have a safe holiday weekend.
      Passing of Sergeant Joseph Helmick Grandson of Retired FF Dick Schiferl
      08/26/14 - Franklin Park Firefighters
      Obituary for Mr. Joseph A. Helmick Grandson of Retired FF Dick Schiferl, Cousin of FF/PM Tommy Thomson and Nephew of Lisle/Woodridge Lt Eddy Crews Joseph A. Helmick Loving husband of Cassandra. Cherished son of Michael and Catherine Helmick. Dear brother of Sara Godvik, Geno, Tina, Alice, George, Albert, Ruben, and Matthew. Uncle of Alison, Mya, Amelia, and Vincent. Dear son in law of Ken and Beth Whitman.
      The Start
      08/25/14 - IAFF Local 2866
      The start of the poker run on Friday will be at Oak Plaza located at Garland (hwy 112) and North. We will be going north to Eureka Springs and back around to end at the Official Camp Ground of Bikes Blues and BBQ. On Saturday we will start from the Wedington Fire Dept. and will be going South to Altus and back to end at Arvest Ballpark.
      Station Delegates
      08/25/14 - Charleston Firefighters Association - Local 61
      Brothers, The upcoming monthly meeting in September will be held on Wednesday, September 10, 2014.  During this meeting, we will be electing Station Representatives.  If you would like to be the Station Representative or nominate someone please plan on attending this meeting.
      SB 1019 needs YOUR help now!
      08/25/14 - IAFF Local 1014
      Tell Your Assembly Member: Support the Disclosure of Toxic Flame Retardants! This is scheduled to be heard tomorrow August 26th. DONT DELAY! CPF-sponsored legislation, SB 1019 (Leno), exposes the use of flame retardant chemicals in uphostered furniture that produce cancer-causing agents when they burn, putting firefighters and the public at risk.
      Dearborn/Melvindale Fire Department merger still going strong after first year
      08/25/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      Melvindale officials are projecting a $500,000 savings in the first year. The actual savings total was not available at press time. The city will have additional staffing and rigs at its station, which the city is renting to Dearborn for $1 a year, and additional firefighters will be available. At least 17 firefighters from three stations are dispatched to every fire.
      (UPDATED) Big changes coming to Lincoln Park Fire Department under emergency manager's financial plan
      08/25/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      The Lincoln Park Fire Department will either become part of a “fire authority” with neighboring communities or will contract out all emergency medical services under a plan devised by emergency manager Brad Coulter.
      Paramedic license rule up for debate in Des Plaines
      08/25/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      As part of a continuing debate, two Des Plaines aldermen are urging the city's board of fire and police commissioners to reconsider a requirement that mandates all prospective firefighter new hires have a paramedic license to apply for the job.
      Time ticking on firefighters’ futures
      08/25/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      MIDDLETOWN — The fate of 15 Middletown firefighters will be decided in less than one week.
      Fire at 262 Main Street
      08/25/14 - IAFF Local 892
      At 12:50 August 24th, Truck 1, Squad A, Engine 3, Engine 2 and the Battalion were dispatched to the Salvation Army building downtown for a reported structure fire.  Heavy smoke was encountered upon entry and SqA pulled their crosslay.  The fire was discovered towards the back of the first floor and was quickly knocked down.
      Hot Scholarships
      08/25/14 - IAFF Local 135
      Members of Local 135, Hot classes will be held on September 27th and 28th.  Click this Link for more information on Hot 2014. Members who attend can submit their reciepts for reimursement by the Local.  For more information contact the Office.
      Fill The Boot
      08/25/14 - IAFF Local 902
      "Fill the Boot" Members of the Malden Fire Department Local 902 will be out in full force for the Fill the Boot Campaign to benefit Muscular Dystrophy Association "MDA".
      Dearborn/Melvindale Fire Department merger still going strong after first year
      08/25/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      AUGUST 24, 2014: A year ago, then-Melvindale Fire Chief Steven Densmore described the deal to merge his fire department with Dearborn’s department as a humbling experience in which “everybody checked their egos at the door.
      The Start
      08/25/14 - IAFF Local 2866
      The start of the poker run on Friday will be at Oak Plaza located at Garland (hwy 112) and North. We will be going north to Eureka Springs and back around to Fayetteville. On Saturday we will start from the Wedington Fire Dept. and will be going South to Altus and back to end at Arvest Ballpark.
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