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    Working fire on Prospect St
    08/05/20 - IAFF Local 892
    On August 3, around 4:15pm, a working fire was called at 57 Prospect St/234 Hickory St.  Due to the ballon frame construction and the heat/humidity, the fire went to 3 alarms.  Four firefighters were transported to the hospital and released.
    Flames destroy Livonia Grill restaurant
    08/05/20 - IAFF Local 1164
    Flames may have totally destroyed the Livonia Grill family restaurant, according to Livonia fire officials. On Monday, fire investigators visited the 27545 Plymouth Road ruins to collect evidence regarding the cause. They said the fire began in the ceiling space and extended through the roof.
    IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery - Educational Series
    08/03/20 - 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.
    MSCFF Endorsed Candidates - August 4th Primary
    08/03/20 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
    Download August 4th Primary Endorsed Candidate List here.
    Monday Morning Headlines
    08/03/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good Monday Morning,  This week is Union Meeting Week! We will be conducting business this week with an in-person union meeting on Wednesday, August 5th, at 7 pm and Thursday, August 6th,  at 8:30 am. We will be in the Event Center at the Union Office at 12 Lakeside Lane, Denver, CO 80212.
    Top floor fire on 6th St
    08/02/20 - IAFF Local 892
    Around 18:15 on August 1, Engine 2 and Headquarters were dispatched to 90 Sixth Street for a possible structure fire.  A working fire was confirmed while units were responding.  E2 arrived and stretched a hand line to the top floor of the 2 1/2 story wood frame, single family house.  Additional units supplied water and performed a primary search, while Truck 1 vented the roof.
    2020 IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial
    08/02/20 - UPFFA
    Sisters and Brothers, As you know, our 2020 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial will be conducted as a respectful, virtual remembrance on September 19 to honor our fallen whose names will forever be etched onto our Wall of Honor.
    08/02/20 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    Brothers and Sisters, New gaiters are in and for sale. Please see a Union Rep at HQ for them. Pricing is 1 for $6 or 2 for 10. Venmo is the preferred payment @CFD-L30.
    Vacation Buyback Legislation
    08/01/20 - Boston Fire Fighters
    Brothers & Sisters, We are extremely happy to inform you that the Massachusetts House of Representatives, yesterday Friday July 31, 2020 passed to engross HB4133/4925 An Act to preserve the practice of including annual payments in lieu of vacation as regular compensation for current retirees and active retirement system members where such benefit existed as of May 2018.
    Saint Paul Fire Foundation Golf Tournament
    08/01/20 - IAFF Local 21
    Cherry Creek State Park Brush Fire
    08/01/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 11:37 on Thursday, July 30, 2020, Local members responded to the south side of Cherry Creek State Park after several people called 911 and reported a brush fire. Smoke and flames were visible from Peoria Street and when crews arrived, they found a wood slash pile engulfed with flames.  Members protected the adjacent grass and nearby piles from igniting and worked to control the fire.
    Platte Canyon Rd. Brush Fire
    08/01/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Around 4:30 p.m. on Monday July 27, 2020, Local members responded to a vegetation fire on the South Platte Reservoir property, located north of C-470 and east of Platte Canyon Road. Several people reported the fire to 911 and a column of smoke was visible while crews were responding. Upon arrival, members found a 100x50 foot area of grass and trees on fire along the creek bed.
    7/30/2020 MVA Connecticut Ave
    07/31/20 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
    Norwalk Fire Department Press Release The Norwalk fire Department along with PD and Norwalk Hospital responded to a motor vehicle fire on Connecticut ave. This was a four car mva with one car taking down three utility poles. The high tension wires surrounded the car and it burst into flames. The two occupants managed to get out with the help of bystanders.
    L-21 & SPFD Face Masks
    07/31/20 - IAFF Local 21
       Station 14 is selling Local 21 and SPFD face masks.  $15.00 each Stop by 14s and see Hornyak, Adam Werth or Kauffman.
    Friday Update 7-31-20
    07/31/20 - IAFF Local 1014
    Regular Union Meeting 8-4-20
    07/31/20 - Medford Firefighters Local 824
    IAFF Online Recovery Meetings
    07/30/20 - Suncoast Firefighters
    Passing of retired LT James McKeon
    07/29/20 - IAFF Local 853
    IAFF Local 853 and the Fire Chief regret to announce the passing of retired Lieutenant James McKeon. Here is the link for the full obituary.    https://memorials.blakefuneralhome.com/james-mckeon/4283399/obituary.php James McKeon was appointed to the Lowell Fire Department on January 9, 1983. He was promoted to Lieutenant on February 2, 1992.
    2021 Group Calendars
    07/28/20 - International Association of Firefighters
    2021 group calendars are available in the "Member Resources" section.
    Fire in Springfield’s Forest Park neighborhood displaces 6; causes significant damage to 3rd floor, roof
    07/28/20 - IAFF Local 648
    Fire in Springfield’s Forest Park neighborhood displaces 6; causes significant damage to 3rd floor, roof Updated 9:00 AM; Today 8:54 AM 7/28/2020 - Springfield firefighters on the scene of a house fire on Commonwealth Avenue. The home was heavily damaged and two families were displaced.
    August 18, 2020 - Miami-Dade Political Endorsements
    07/27/20 - IAFF Local 1403
    UNITED STATES CONGRESS CD-23 Debbie Wasserman-Schultz #13 CD-24 Frederica Wilson #16 CD-26 Omar Blanco #17 STATE ATTORNEY, 11TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Katherine Fernandez Rundle #23 S STATE SENATE District 35 Shevrin “Shev” Jones #32 District 39 Javier E.
    Monday Moring Headlines
    07/27/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Here are the Monday Morning Headlines delivered to you in the Afternoon! Sorry for the delay, and it's a bit of a long one. The Charitable Foundation, along with Local 858 and the DFD Administration, are working together to assist Allie's family and department members in any way possible. Assistance with funeral costs, travel costs, and anything else needed have begun.
    Springfield man charged with arson; accused of setting bed on fire, displacing 16 residents
    07/26/20 - IAFF Local 648
    Springfield man charged with arson; accused of setting bed on fire, displacing 16 residents Updated Jul 24, 1:59 PM; Posted Jul 24, 12:00 PM Fire damage at 500 Hancock St., July 24, 2020. (Hoang 'Leon' Nguyen / The Republican) 49 shares By Stephanie Barry | sbarry@repub.
    Southern Hills Circle Second Alarm Structure Fire
    07/25/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 7:36 p.m. on Monday July 20, 2020, Local members responded to a multi-family structure fire in the 9400 block of Southern Hills Circle in Lone Tree. Multiple 911 callers reported the back of 2 town homes on fire and a plume of smoke was visible from a distance. First arriving Tower 34 encountered a large volume of fire consuming the rear of the structure and flames coming out the front door.
    Littleton Bear in Tree
    07/25/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 10:40 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2020, Local members assisted Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Littleton Police with a bear in a tree in the 7100 block of South Windermere Street. The bear had already been tranquilized when members arrived and an aerial ladder was needed. Members and Wildlife Officers worked together to remove the bear and carefully lower it to the ground.
    Chatfield Vehicle Recovery
    07/25/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Just before 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2020, Battalion 1, Dive 16 and Medic 16 responded to the north boat ramp at Chatfield State Park for a vehicle recovery. Thankfully no one was injured or trapped when a truck, trailer and jet ski rolled down the ramp and under the water. Divers connected tow straps and cables and a heavy wrecker was used to safely pull the vehicle out. https://www.
    Douglas County Horse Rescue
    07/25/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 2:43 p.m. on Thursday, July 16, 2020, Local members responded to an animal rescue east of Parker. A 31-year-old horse slipped into a ditch, landed upside down and was trapped between the small hillside and a barn. Veterinarians administered medical treatment while firefighters constructed a mechanical pulley system to extricate the horse.
    Engineer Freeman Rememberance
    07/25/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    July 16, 2020, marked the 3-year anniversary of Engineer Mike Freeman’s Line of Duty Death at South Metro Fire Rescue. Engineer Freeman held badge #1 and was the most senior employee at the time with 43-years on the job. Engineer Freeman was diagnosed with a job-related brain tumor and passed away a few months later.
    July 25, 2020: Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants
    07/25/20 - UPFFA
    July 25, 2020: Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants
    July 24, 2020: Governor Lamont Signs Executive Order - Workers' Compensation Claims
    07/24/20 - UPFFA
    Friday Update 7-24-20
    07/24/20 - IAFF Local 1014
    07/23/20 - UPFFA
    CONGRESS PASSES LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH PRESUMPTIVE BENEFIT FOR COVID-19 Legislation to ensure fire fighters who die or are permanently and totally disabled due to COVID-19 receive full federal benefits passed the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously and has been sent to the president for his signature.
    14th District PEP Event
    07/22/20 - PFFA
    Coronavirus Update #12
    07/22/20 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
    Original message sent July 21, 2020 Stats as of close of business Monday 7/20/20 Time period: 6/15/20-7/20/20 # of symptomatic patients tested - 428 # of patients positive for Covid-19 - 93 Effective positive rate 22% We continue to see an increasing population of patients with Covid-19 related symptoms.
    Message Regarding EA 326
    07/21/20 - IAFF Local 1014
    August 4th Primary Ballot
    07/20/20 - IAFF Local 42
    Brothers and Sisters: You should be receiving your ballot via US Mail shortly if you did not receive it already.  Please note that on the front side is a QR code that links directly to a digital version of the Local 42 Sample Ballot (you can also access it here.  Simply scan with a smartphone and it will load the ballot on your phone for easy use at your polling location.
    Monday Moring Headlines 7/20/20
    07/20/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good Monday Morning,  This week is the Union Steward Seminar!  Please RSVP via Sign-Up Genius links below: Wednesday, July 22nd @ 5 pm(Click Date) Thursday, July 23rd @ 8:30 am(Click Date) This is the Agenda:  History of 858 History of the Maltese Cross Steward's 101 class Dont have a Union Steward? Elect one for the fire house.
    A Message from Captain Andy Bieze
    07/19/20 - IAFF Local 21
    It is with deep regret that Saint Paul Fire Captain, Tom Bever, shares with us the passing of his mother Karen Joanne Bever.  Karen passed away peacefully yesterday after a long battle with cancer.  One of her last requests was selfless, asking for any and all donations to go towards the non-profit Shield616.
    Anna Spurr Retirement
    07/19/20 - IAFF Local 21
    Springfield firefighters injured in blaze, home badly damaged
    07/19/20 - IAFF Local 648
    Springfield firefighters injured in blaze, home badly damaged Updated 9:22 AM; Today 9:16 AM Two Springfield firefighters were injured while fighting this blaze at 588 Plainfield St. Saturday night. (Springfield Fire Department photo) 13 shares By Jeanette DeForge | jdeforge@repub.
    July 17, 2020: 2020 Ct. United Ride Officially Cancelled
    07/17/20 - UPFFA
    July 16, 2020: Firefighter Apuzzo last tour of duty, East Haven FD, Local 1205, IAFF
    07/17/20 - UPFFA
    Peter S. Carozza was honored to attend the last tour of duty for Fire Fighter Andy Apuzzo of the East Haven Fire Department, Local 1205, IAFF Fire Fighter Apuzzo served as a member of the East Haven Fire Department for 32 years. Thank you for your service and enjoy a well-earned retirement with your family.
    Friday Update 7-17-20
    07/17/20 - IAFF Local 1014
    July 16, 2020: IAFF Fill the Boot Campaigns
    07/16/20 - UPFFA
    For 66 years, the IAFF has been committed to supporting MDA and the families they serve. The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted that support. Your efforts to hold Fill the Boot events have been postponed, and there is no real indication of when we will be able to get back to our trademark fundraising program that is so critical to addressing the needs of those served by MDA.
    North Port Members Showing Their Support For Jacqueline Moore
    07/16/20 - Suncoast Firefighters
    Former President Local 718 Kristol A. Apostol Obituary Information
    07/15/20 - Boston Fire Fighters
    Click on Link below... https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/southofboston-ledger/obituary.aspx.
    Foundation 58 Fundraiser
    07/14/20 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
    Sisters and Brothers, Foundation 58 has stood by first responders since its inception, providing financial assistance for those suffering from cancer. Most recently they have pivoted to provide PPE for first responders to keep our folks safe during the pandemic. They have helped us without hesitation. Now Foundation 58 needs our help.
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