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      Calling All Runners!

       

      During the month of September, Virtual Strides is hosting the Battle of the Badges to benefit both the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund. 

      The Battle runs through the end of Sept. The NFFF receives $5 from everyone who registers to support us, plus the winning organization receives a $1,000 bonus. Register before 9/1 and the registration fee is reduced. You'll see a scoreboard showing which organization is in the lead. 

      Help the NFFF get - and stay - in the lead.

      Register Here!!

      September 17, 2016 Colorado Springs, Colorado The Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial, located in the shadow of Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs, honors the sacrifice made by IAFF members who have given their lives in the line of duty. Read More...

      TMS TO HOST 'BACK THE BLUE NIGHT' DURING FIRESTONE 600

      by TMS Media Relations | Aug 03, 2016

      • Speedway To Honor Service Of Police Officers With Free Admission For Them And A Companion To Aug. 27 INDYCAR Race

      • Ticket Offer Also Will Be Extended To All First Responders

      FORT WORTH, Texas (August 3, 2016) - Texas Motor Speedway will play host to "Back The Blue Night" at the Firestone 600 Verizon IndyCar Series race on Saturday, Aug. 27, to display its appreciation for the dedicated service of police officers. 

      release"Back The Blue Night" will honor police officers near and far by providing them and a companion free admission to the Firestone 600. Police personnel will be required to show their badge or proper identification at the gate for admittance to the event that will have general admission seating. Texas Motor Speedway also will extend this offer to all first responders that show proper identification at the gate. 

      The Firestone 600 will begin at 8 p.m. CT and be televised live on the NBC Sports Network. The race also will be available live on the IMS Radio Network as well as locally on 95.9 The Ranch. 

      The Firestone 600 is the resumption of the race that was postponed Saturday, June 11, due to weather and rescheduled for the following day. A total of 71 of the scheduled 248 laps were run June 12 before the race was suspended due to inclement weather. The race, which now is in the championship stretch of the season as the third to last race, will resume on Lap 72 with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver James Hinchcliffe leading. 

      The "Restart Your Engines" schedule begins with gates opening to the public at 4 p.m. CT. Race activities start with a Verizon IndyCar Series practice from 4:30-5 p.m. and an autograph session featuring the entire driver field from 5:30-6:15 p.m. on the main concourse. 

      Texas Motor Speedway will be offering fans attending the one-day event some additional perks including $1 hot dogs and Coca-Cola beverages from Levy Restaurants and the first 3,000 fans receiving a free vintage Indy-car t-shirt compliments of Speedway Motorsports, Inc. Properties. SMIP also will provide fans with free souvenir race programs from the original June event while supplies last.

      All frontstretch seating, including premium sections, will be general admission and priced at $28 with children 12 and under at $10. 

      For more information, please contact the speedway ticket office at 817.215.8500 or visit www.texasmotorspeedway.com.

      South Plains Fair starts September 22nd thru October 1st!!

      Two of our own LPFFA Members will be traveling to Seattle on March 6, to attend the 25th Annual Scott Firefighter Stairclimb.

      This event is a 69 story climb up the Columbia Center in Downtown Seattle. The climb is done in full firefighting gear and breathing off of an air pack. This grueling task is done to help raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

      The following two links are ways you can help support these guys with such an amazing cause!

      https://squareup.com/store/lubbockstairclimbteam

      http://www.llswa.org/site/TR/Events/FirefighterStairclimb?team_id=64310&pg=team&fr_id=1500

      All sales from your order are directly donated to the Lubbock Fire Rescue Stairclimb Team. Fundraising for a cure!

      Lubbock Professinalonal Firefighters Association are very excited to be participating in our 3rd year with Operation Warm! 

      If you wish to help and donate to this great cause, please click Here!


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      DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF BRETIRED OB GOVER ARRANGEMENTS
      12/10/16 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
      Funeral from the McDonald-Finnegan Funeral Home, 322 Main St. Stoneham on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Patrick's Church, 71 Central St. Stoneham at 10 a.m. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the funeral home on Monday, December 12, 2016 from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment, Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.
      Passing of Firefighter/Paramedic Ransfor Smith, Local 1198
      12/10/16 - UPFFA
      Rope Training
      12/09/16 - New London Fire Fighters
      12/9/16 - Group 3 - Kitchen Fire
      12/09/16 - Belmont Fire Fighters
      In the afternoon on 12/10/16, Belmont Fire Alarm Struck Box 4112 for 125 Trapelo Road for smoke from the building and alarms sounding. Response was Engines 1, 2, Ladder 1, Rescue 1 and C3.all companies operated at this All Hands Job for a small kitchen fire.
      12/9/16 - Group 3 - Vehicle v Train
      12/09/16 - Belmont Fire Fighters
      12/9/16 - Group 3 - Engines 2, 1, Ladder 1, Rescue 1 and C3 responded to a tragic train vs car accident on Brighton St. at the MBTA Train Crossing. Multiple patients transported.
      Group 1 / Engine 1 - Cambridge 10 Alarm Fire
      12/09/16 - Belmont Fire Fighters
      Belmont Fire's Engine 1 (Group 1) and C1 operated at the City of Cambridge's 10 Alarm Fire on December 3rd for roughly 10 hours.
      Memphis Fire Fighters Association Donates to Burn Center
      12/09/16 - IAFF Local 1784
      The Memphis Fire Fighters Association Foundation donated $25,000 to the Fire Fighters Burn Center at Regional One Health.  The donation was from proceeds from the annual golf tournament held for the Burn Center.
      TOYS FOR TOTS
      12/09/16 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
        I am pleased to report this year was one of the most successful Toy Drives in recent years. I wish to thank the members of this department for your help as always.   A special debt of gratitude goes to a few Cambridge businesses as well. Draper Labs, CambridgeSide Galleria, PRO-EMS, Andy’s Diner, The Mt.
      Next Regular Union Meeting
      12/08/16 - IAFF 323
      NEXT Burnaby Firefighters Local 323 Membership Meeting The next regular meeting of Local 323 is on Wednesday December 14, 2016 at 6515 Bonsor Ave, Burnaby, starting at 6:00 pm. Merry Christmas!! In solidarity Local 323
      Toys for Tots
      12/08/16 - IAFF Local 937
      CHELSEA FIREFIGHTERS TOYS FOR TOTS DRIVE The Chelsea Firefighters are collecting toys for the TOYS for TOTS.
      Better Halves HUGE Holiday Sale
      12/08/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Better Halves HUGE Holiday Sale. See Flyer for more details.
      2016 Christmas Ornament is now available
      12/07/16 - Waterbury Fire Fighters Association
      The 2016 Christmas Ornament is now available. Waterbury Station 3 Station 3 was built in 1903 at 288 Washington Avenue, in the Brooklyn section of Waterbury. It was constructed to replace a volunteer station located at 905 Bank Street and housed both Engine Company 3 and the Bureau of Auto Repair. In May 1964 the firehouse was shuttered to make way for the new Route 8.
      Pearl Harbor & Honolulu FD
      12/07/16 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      Today is the 75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, something many today know nothing about. Here is a little history courtesy of the Joey DiBernardo Foundation: As the Hickam Field firefighting apparatus was knocked out, Honolulu Fire companies responded to assist with the fires. At 0826 a Japanese aerial bomb was dropped on crews from HFD Engine Co.1, 4, and 6.
      Santa Breakfast
      12/07/16 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      Today is the last day to sign up your family for the Santa breakfast on Dec 10th. Please sign up here. It will be 12/10 at 9am located at Angelo's Steak & Pancake house.
      City of Chula Vista to swear in Council Members Padilla and Diaz
      12/07/16 - IAFF Local 2180
      All Local 2180 members are invited to attend the swearing in of both Council Members Steve Padilla and Mike Diaz. Both Council Members elect have requested all of us to attend the swearing in ceremony. The ceremony will be at City Hall at 1800 hours. After the Ceremony you are invited to attend a hosted reception at Third Avenue Alehouse to celebrate.
      Stamford Firefighters Holiday Toy Drive Information
      12/06/16 - IAFF Local 786
      December 6, 2016 - The Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association is hosting its 11th annual toy drive from November 20 – December 15. Those wishing to donate can drop off a new, unwrapped toy at any Stamford fire station any day of the week between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. Gifts should include toys appropriate for children under the age of 18.
      Day 6 Winner
      12/06/16 - IAFF Local 135
       The Day 6 Winner of the 25 Guns for Christmas is Justin Klein ticket #386.
      PFFA E-Board meeting
      12/06/16 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
      The next PFFA E- Board meeting will be held on December 16th at  the Birmingham Local Union Hall.
      Special Union Meeting December 19, 2016
      12/06/16 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
      Special Union Meeting December 19, 2016 1900 hours at FS6.
      Update on Retiree Healthcare Bills
      12/06/16 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      Day 5 Winner
      12/05/16 - IAFF Local 135
      The Day 5 Winner of the 25 Guns for Christmas is Paul Stephens ticket #1172.
      TOY DRIVE
      12/05/16 - New London Fire Fighters
      The NLFD and NLPD will be having their annual Toy Drive on December 10th between 9am-2pm at Toys R Us in Waterford (5 Dayton Rd). Stop by to donate a toy and help make a kid's Christmas a little brighter this year.  FF Joe Nott will be on hand again this year to volunteer. Please contact him for more information.
      Blood Drive
      12/05/16 - IAFF Local 902
      Join us aboard the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women's Hospital Blood Mobile at the Malden Fire Department, 1 Sprague Street, on Monday, December 19, 2016 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
      Toys for Joy 2016
      12/05/16 - Kent Fire Fighters
      Local 1747, the Kent Firefighters Foundation and the Kent Regional Fire Authority are proud to once again be kicking off our Toys for Joy campaign. Toys for Joy is an annual event where new, unwrapped toys are collected, sorted, wrapped and delivered to local food banks and outreach programs to be distributed to local families in our community for the holidays.
      REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR SEMINAR PEP WORKSHOPS ON JANUARY 10TH, 2017
      12/05/16 - Oregon State Fire Fighters Council
      The Local President and/or Local Secretary Treasurer can sign up all their members. Please signup for courses by DECEMBER 30th. If you have multiple members attending, we would appreciate if you would not sign them all up for the same workshop track.
      Operation Warm 2016
      12/05/16 - Scranton Firefighters IAFF Local # 60
      UNION MEETING REMINDER
      12/05/16 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Membership Meeting
      12/04/16 - IAFF Local F-102
      A Membership meeting has been scheduled for 28 December 2016 at Crash Station 62 & will commence at 1730 hours. Members will be able to attend remotely via the Union meeting app RingCentral. A running agenda has been posted below & can be found on the Union website calendar. If you wish to have something added to the agenda prior to the meeting please contact me.
      Day 4 Winner
      12/04/16 - IAFF Local 135
      The Day 4 Winner of the 25 Guns for Christmas is Joe Nail ticket #1018.
      Special Investigation
      12/04/16 - IAFF 1826
      Day 3 Winner
      12/03/16 - IAFF Local 135
      The Day 3 Winner of the 25 Guns for Christmas is Noell Shaw ticket #61.
      Assistant DVP Position has been filled by Jonathan Huffer
      12/03/16 - IAFF 1826
      Holiday Party
      12/03/16 - IAFF Local F283
      Brothers and Sisters, The Annual Holiday Party is tonight at 6:00 pm at the American Lake Club on North Fort Lewis. This is going to be another great year with lots of raffle items to go along with a traditional holiday dinner that is provided for everyone. Please come one and come all. Everyone and their family is welcome to join us and enjoy the holidays.
      Day 2 Winner
      12/02/16 - IAFF Local 135
      The Day 2 Winner of the 25 Guns for Christmas is Brian Collier, ticket #672.
      2017 Ball, news, notes, tickets, and hotel rooms
      12/02/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good evening all members, Happy Holidays.  This is an email to inform you Ball season has begun, I hope you are as excited as I am, as I love balls. This years ball includes the awards ceremony and retiree celebration of life. Tickets for the 2017 DFD ball are now on sale, the date for the event is Saturday February 25th @ the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Denver.
      Firset Responder Challenge
      12/02/16 - Boston Fire Fighters
      Denver Burn Foundation Payday Raffle Winner
      12/02/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Happy Payday and Happy December,  Before we get to the Payday Raffle here are some fun, upcoming events that support the Burn Foundation and will prove to always be a great time: The final Payday drawing for 2016 will be for $5,000.00 and will be held at Dougherty’s Restaurant and Pub on December 30th at 9:00 a.m.
      Donate
      12/02/16 - Toy Program
      Bowling Team Toy Drive
      12/02/16 - Toy Program
      Day 1 Winner
      12/01/16 - IAFF Local 135
      The Day 1 Winner of the 25 Guns for Christmas is Mark Garcia.
      Welcome Hastings Local 5113
      12/01/16 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
      Please welcome Hastings Local 5113 to the MPFF and IAFF. Craig Latch President, Mike Christian Vice President and Brandon Boyd Secretary/Treasurer. Picture are the new members of the IAFF and MPFF receiving their charter from 5th District VP Thornberg.
      The St. Cloud Fire Department is currently accepting applications.
      12/01/16 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
      The St. Cloud Fire Department is currently accepting applications.  This is skilled firefighting work in combating, extinguishing, and preventing fires, in responding to render emergency medical services, in responding to and mitigating other emergencies, and the operation and maintenance of fire department equipment, apparatus, and quarters.
      New VP
      11/30/16 - IAFF Local 1565
      Congratulations to Justin Dial.
      Engine Co 7 Recieves New Engine 11/29/2016
      11/29/16 - Scranton Firefighters IAFF Local # 60
      Engine Co. 7 recieved a brand new 2016 KME Pumper today.
      UPFFA of Ct. Member Questionnaire/Survey
      11/29/16 - UPFFA
      Dear UPFFA of Ct. Member: We have developed a member questionnaire/survey; the purpose of this questionnaire/survey will enable the Officers, Executive Board, and Staff the ability to provide the highest level of service to our affiliated locals.
      Mike Vonesh Retirement Party
      11/29/16 - Franklin Park Firefighters
      Mike Vonesh Retirement Party
      11/29/16 - Franklin Park Firefighters
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