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July 22, 2014
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Let your voice be heard
The Lake Charles Municipal Fire And Police Civil Service Board will hold a public hearing to determine the reasonableness of intent to change the fire department personnel annual leave.  Board members will review a letter from members of the Lake Charles Fire Department requesting an investigation regarding changing the fire department personnel annual leave (vacation,etc.
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Union Meeting Location Changed
Our next union meeting is June 12th and State President Chad Major and Chief Murray will be in attendance.  We will be discussing contract issues so please attend and give your input.  Our union meeting will be taking place at the IBEW Meeting Hall, 3000 Highway 90 East (next to the GMC dealership/ O.D. Johnson softball field).
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MDA Boot Drive

Local 561, in conjunction with LCFD and the City of Lake Charles, is gearing up for our annual Boot Drive.  Last year we raised over $8,000.00 and we look forward to surpassing that mark this year.  After dates are approved by city counsel we will post the information for everyone to see.
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Governor Vetoes House Bill 988

For those of you who haven't heard, Governor Jindal has vetoed HB988 (5yr DROP). He had no problem with the portion of the bill pertaining to us, but with the amendment increasing retirement benefits for certain employees in Paroles and Probations. He doesn't even mention us in his Veto Message.
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5 Year Drop

HB988, our five year drop bill has passed all the way through the process.  It was amended on the senate floor Friday and returned to the house for concurrence.  This afternoon the house vote unanimously to concurr with the amended bill.  The amendment does not affect our portion of the bill.  It pertains to the probation and parole officers pension.
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Mom charged after 4 boys die in Louisiana Mobile Home Fire

Monday, April 23, 2012 Four boys died in a mobile home fire in Louisiana and their mother was charged Sunday with four counts of negligent homicide for allegedly leaving them alone, authorities said. Capt.
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LCFD Firefighters Save Family

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A Memorial Day house fire trapped a pregnant woman and her 2-year-old son in a bedroom. The Lake Charles Fire Department rescued them, but it wasn't easy. "We were having problems finding them because of the heavy smoke," Rescue Crew Captain Paul Guidry of the LCFD said. "We were real worried that we were too late.
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PSU Football First Responder day
07/22/14 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Attached you will find the order form and seating chart for the Penn State Football First Responder day on September 6, 2014. There are reduced ticket prices and the form should be returned to James Grecco at Penn State, his contact info is on the order form.
CHILI COOKOFF 2014!!!
07/22/14 - IAFF Local 3169
This years Chili Cookoff will be Saturday, November 8th from 0800 - 1600.  Mark your calendars for this event as it promises to be one of the biggest events of the year!  We will be needing servers and chili cook volunteers throughout the day.  Please email Mike Pye at Local3169treasurer@gmail.
Abandoned home demolitions credited for big drop in Flint fire calls
07/22/14 - Paul Hufnagel
FLINT, MI -- Calls for fire service have plummeted in Flint thanks in part to blight demolitions around the city, according to Emergency Manager Darnell Earley.
Kokomo Board of Works approves firefighters contract
07/22/14 - Paul Hufnagel
The three-year contract, which runs from Jan. 1, 2015, to Dec. 31, 2017, will give firefighters a more than 6 percent pay raise over the next three years. It is the first pay raise for the International Association of Firefighters Local 396 in seven years. The contract was ratified by union members on June 19.
The Week in Public Finance: Detroit's Bigger Pension Problem, Games on the Hill and a Win for Munis
07/22/14 - Paul Hufnagel
A new Moody’s Investors Service analysis of Detroit’s plan of recovery broke down the differences between what bondholders will get and what pensioners will get. Both were treated as creditors but retirees will get a far better deal than many of the city’s bond holders.
48/96 Ballot vote to begin August 1, 2014
07/21/14 - IAFF Local 1014
Upcoming vote by ballot 48/96 One year trial schedule change proposal Ballots go out August 1, 2014 - Ballots to be counted August 19, 2014 Local 1014 will be sending out Ballots on August 1st, 2014 - to be counted on August 19th, 2014 at 10 am at California Elections Company.
NTA Life Insurance Endorsement
07/21/14 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
Newly Promoted Officers
07/21/14 - West Springfield FF
Congratulations to both Lt. Scott Chapman and Lt. Rich Craven on their recent promotions. Both Lieutenant's were sworn in officially on July 15th at City Hall with both family and friends in attendance. Lt. Chapman was appointed to WSFD in 2003. He served as a FF/EMT spending most of he's career assigned to Headquarters and Station 2. With his recent promotion Lt.
Merrimack Firefighter Job Position
07/21/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Its Time! Big John Ale Tapping- This Sunday July 27th!
07/21/14 - Aurora Fire Fighters
After a year of planning-  its finally here!! Big John Ale Tapping-  Dry Dock Brew Pub- Sunday July 27th @ 12PM! http://drydockbrewing.
Delta Twp Full-time Firefighter/Paramedic
07/21/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
JULY 21, 2014: From Wednesday, July 16 2014 through Friday, August 15, 2014 the Manager's Office will be accepting applications to establish a list for full-time Paramedic/Firefighter.
Red Run
07/21/14 - IAFF Local 21
Summer Fest 2014
07/20/14 - Arlington Fire Fighters
    All Local 2800 Members and a Guest Are Cordially Invited to the Summer Fest 2014!!! August 16, 2014 1730 hrs - Midnight At the Crystal City Sports Pub (529 23rd St S.
Farmington Hills City Council approves new firefighter contract
07/20/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
The Farmington Hills Fire Fighters Association/IAFF Local 26591 has a new three-year contract that will expire June 30, 2017. Firefighters will receive a 2-percent pay increase in each of the three years of the contract.
Costco is honoring those who protect our community
07/20/14 - IAFF Local 311
First Responders (Police, Fire, EMS, Dispatch) are invited to a  Special Appreciation Week! Shop like a member with the attached one-day pass! July 21 – 27 Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 8:30 pm Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Website Updated
07/20/14 - IAFF Local 794
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August Meeting Dates
07/20/14 - IAFF Local 794
August Meeting - Wed 8/13 (A-shift) & Thurs 8/14 (C-shift) at the Chatham Dr Golden Corral in Station 11's district.
Bozeman Fire and Local 613 to host a day of fun and learning
07/20/14 - IAFF local 613
Who wants to get close to a fire engine or truck? like climb inside and put on the headsets close? How about learn about fire safety, the importance of car seat installations, smoke detectors, stop-drop and roll, extrication, shoot a fire hose, and see an ambulance close. Tour a working Bozeman firehouse? Still not enough fun.
CFD L937 members boycott Market Basket.
07/20/14 - IAFF Local 937
Union or non-union we support employees rights & oppose corporate greed! United we stand, or divided we will all surely fall.  Please consider supporting our fellow working class brothers and sisters in thier fight.
JULY Regular Union Meeting
07/20/14 - IAFF Local 574
UNION MEETING TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY 22 & 23 July 2014  1900hrs 2337 E. Victory Dr.
It's a Girl!!!
07/19/14 - IAFF Local 3472
The Rochester Hills Professional Firefighters would like to congratulate Firefighter/Paramedic Justin Boks and his wife Lindsay on the birth of their baby girl Paige Felicia Boks who was born on July 12, 2014 @ 1830.  Paige was 7 lbs. 1 oz. and 19 3/4"  Everyone in the family is doing fine.
General President Schaitberger State of the Union Address
07/19/14 - UPFFA
IAFF General President Harold A. Schaitberger State of the Union Address at the 2014 52nd IAFF Convention http://www.youtube.com/watch.
Website Redesign and New Features
07/19/14 - IAFF Local 4413
Welcome to the new and improved IAFF Local 4413 website. As you can see there are a lot of new changes and we hope that they are all for the better. Please feel free to take a look around and browse the new site but please remember there will be changes occurring daily until we are satisfied with the site design and layout.
It's a Boy!!!
07/19/14 - IAFF Local 3472
The Rochester Hills Professional Firefighters would like to congratulate Firefighter/Paramedic Michael Reamer and his wife Mikhael on the birth of their second baby boy Elias Donald Reamer who was born on July 17, 2014 @ 0502.  Elias was 7 lbs. 12 oz.  Everyone in the family is doing fine.
Congrats to Brother Abrahamsen
07/19/14 - IAFF Local 274
Congratulations to Br. Abrahamsen for taking 1st place overall in the 2014 IBO National Championships. As the Bowhunting National Champ, Chris will compete in the "Best of the Best" competition and then the 2014 World Championships in August. Best of Luck Br. Abrahamsen. http://www.ibo.net/index.
Memorial Service for Michael Gambotto
07/19/14 - IAFF Local 3472
The Rochester Hills Professional Firefighters are saddened to announce the loss of Michael Gambotto, father of Lieutenant/Paramedic Larry Gambotto. Thoughts and prayers go out to Larry and his family.
Conyers, U.S. House Dems push bill to protect workers in municipal bankruptcy
07/19/14 - Paul Hufnagel
Democrats in the U.S. House are seeking to protect local-government workers in bankruptcy proceedings, responding to the record collapse in Detroit that’s poised to reduce city workers’ retirement benefits.
Fire chiefs: Fischer low-balled us for medical service
07/19/14 - Paul Hufnagel
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Metro Council members on Wednesday laid the blame in several places for the ongoing debate over cutbacks on suburban emergency medical services.
Terry O'Sullivan has been General President of LIUNA
07/19/14 - UPFFA
Terry O'Sullivan has been General President of LIUNA – the Laborers' International Union of North America - Addressing the delegates at the 52nd IAFF Convention http://www.youtube.com/watch.
Executive Board Supporting Tommy K
07/18/14 - Boston Fire Fighters
Newly Promoted and Hired
07/18/14 - IAFF Local 1567
Congratulation to the newly promoted and hired members of Local 1567. Officers- Captain Patrick Doyle Captain Scott Hutson Captain Thomas Sterling Lieutenant Todd LaMothe Lieutenant Michael Riggs Lieutenant Robert Ebner Lieutenant Edward DeLisle Lieutenant Joseph DuCotey Firefighters- Probationary Firefighter Ryan Paretti Probationary Firefighter Alex Battaglino Probationary Firefighter Matthew Bell Probationary Firefighter William Ardussi Probationary Firefighter Michael Farrell Probationary Firefighter James Newkirk Probationary Firefighter Scott Rodgers Probationary Firefighter Nathan Derwitsch Probationary Firefighter Forrest Scott Probationary Firefighter Ethan LaBella Probationary Firefighter Jordan Tyrell Probationary Firefighter Thomas Reller
Fire Fighters Stop By Local Lemonade Stand
07/18/14 - Pleasant Valley Fire Fighters
TPFFA App Available for Download
07/18/14 - Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association
The Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association’s new TPFFA App for smart phones is now available. In our continuing efforts to relay instant information to our membership we have developed apps for Apple and Android smart phones.
Lansing Job Posting (Firefighter EMT Trainee)
07/18/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
JULY 18, 2014: Interested candidates are encouraged to apply for the City of Lansing Fire Department Firefighter/EMT trainee position. Generation of this posting is to establish a list of eligible candidates for the fire academy trainees within the Lansing Fire Department.
Saint Paul Fire Captain Sam Breckenridge
07/18/14 - IAFF Local 21
Saint Paul Fire Captain Sam Breckenridge will be performing at Honey on August 8th at 8:00 pm.
John Leininger Is Retiring
07/18/14 - IAFF Local 21
Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
07/18/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Hello All, A message from the Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation: The $1,000 winner for the payday raffle is Mike Engelbert, Lieutenant at DIA. Congratulations to Mike! The next payday raffle will be Friday, August 1st. Thanks to everyone for your continued support.
SUPPORT OF CANCER RESEARCH
07/18/14 - Lets Fire Cancer
A huge "THANK YOU" to all Members or the International Association of Fire Fighters, to the delegates attending the 52nd Convention in Cincinnati, OH. and to to the Officers and Members of I.A.F.F. Local 729 - The Binghamton, N.Y. Professional Fire Fighters for adopting Resolution # 35 - "SUPPORT OF CANCER RESEARCH" TO VIEW THE RESOLUTION GO TO: http//iaffconvention2014.org/resolution-no-35/
52nd IAFF Convention
07/18/14 - UPFFA
The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters of Connecticut would like to thank the Delegates, Alternate Delegates and Guests representing the following locals who attended the 52nd IAFF Convention for all your hard work this past week in Cincinnati. You all played a big part in planning the future of our International and represented your local and state well.
WFD/WPD Memorial Golf Tournament
07/17/14 - Local 1347
The Annual Watertown Fire/Police Memorial Golf Tournament is back.
July 13, 2014 – The IAFF is urging members, friends and family to no longer shop at Staples stores.
07/17/14 - UPFFA
IAFF Stands With APWU to Boycott Staples July 13, 2014 – The IAFF is urging members, friends and family to no longer shop at Staples stores. Staples and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) have entered an agreement that jeopardizes your mail service and your local post office by replacing full-service U.S.
Morehead Receives Award
07/17/14 - Arkansas Professional Fire Fighters Association
The APFF is pleased to announce that Local 34 President Richard Morehead was awarded the 2014 Kuhron Huddleston Award at the 14th District Caucus.  The award is presented for his outstanding service and commitment to Local 34, the Arkansas Professional Fire Fighters, the IAFF 14th District and the IAFF in general.
Trauma Burn Center Training and Award Opportunities
07/17/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
JULY 17, 2014: Trauma Burn Pre-Hospital Trauma Conference on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Leland Gayheart was a 23 year old firefighter that lost his life due to a devastating burn injury in 1991. As a tribute, the Leland Gayheart Prevention Award was created to encourage prevention programs within local fire departments. Also, help support the Trauma Burn Center by golfing or making a contribution.
Montana Professional Regional Haz Mat teams are the first state to adopt new training
07/17/14 - IAFF local 613
It was a national first for the dozen firefighters from six of Montana’s largest communities who began gathering at City College last week for advanced hazardous-materials training. “Montana has adopted this course as the standard of care,” said Jack McCartt, a Florida-based instructor with the National Fire Academy who was brought in to help teach the 10-day course.
Seattle 2018
07/17/14 - IAFF Local 2819
Congratulations Seattle Firefighters Local 27 and the IAFF 7th District for a successful bid to host the the 54th IAFF Bi-Annual Convention, The 100th Anniversary of the IAFF, in 2018.
Third Annual SSG Christopher Dill Cruise-In - 8-9-14
07/17/14 - Buffalo Professional Firefighters Assoc.
IAFF 52nd Convention concludes
07/17/14 - IAFF Local 1014
IAFF 52 Convention concludes This past week your Executive Board has been in Cincinnati, OH with roughly 2500 other IAFF Union leaders working hard to set a course for President Harold A. Schaitberger and the IAFF staff for the next 2 years until our next convention.
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