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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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Malden Fire Fire Prevention Week
10/05/15 - IAFF Local 902
Malden Fire Fire Prevention Week. Hear the Beep Where you Sleep: Every Bedroom needs a Working Smoke Alarm! Come down with the family to enjoy some pizza and learn more about your local Malden Fire Department.
Harold Collins for Mayor Radio Spot
10/05/15 - IAFF Local 1784
The following radio spot will run on various radio stations around Memphis Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning. The spot will run on WRVR 104.5, WMC 99.7, WGKX 105.9, WXMX 98.1, and WREC 600AM.
Office Hours: October 5 - 9
10/05/15 - IAFF Local 311
Help CPFF Locals This Election Season
10/05/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Brothers and Sisters, Election season is upon us.  Even though this is an “off” year, we have multiple Locals that are campaigning hard for important issues: Boulder Rural Firefighters Local 4415, Platte Canyon Firefighters Local 4997 and Larkspur Firefighters Local 4885 are all working on Mill Levy campaigns that are crucial to their memberships.
Letter to the Mayor
10/05/15 - IAFF Local 2180
Dear Local 2180, Please see the attached letter that was sent to the Fire Chief, Mayor and Council.
61 Summer St. Second Alarm
10/04/15 - New London Fire Fighters
At 1830 hrs, companies responded to 61 Summer St. for a reported fire with fire showing. Battalion 2 immediately transmitted a working fire to bring all New London units to the scene. NLPD confirmed a working fire on their arrival and shortly after BC 2's arrival, a second alarm was transmitted.
Open House
10/04/15 - IAFF Local 3472
Come by today for the open house at The Rochester Hills Fire Department Station #1.
Wayne man accused in Livonia fire due in court Thursday
10/04/15 - IAFF Local 1164
The Wayne man accused of setting fire to a building on Plymouth Road in Livonia that injured two people will return to court Thursday morning. Jonathan Darlington, 45, was in 16th District Judge Kathleen McCann’s courtroom this past Thursday morning for a probable cause conference.
Firefighter Mike VanDenBergh
10/04/15 - IAFF Local 2878
Firefighter Mike VanDenBergh  Mike VanDenBergh of Port Orchard, loving husband to Renee, loyal father to Ethan and Sophie and  Eastside Fire & Rescue Firefighter, passed away in the line of duty September 13, 2015. A celebration  of life with honors will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, October 10, 2015, at Pacific Cascade Middle School in Issaquah.
Paid Firefighters: A Cost-Effective Choice
10/03/15 - Boston Fire Fighters
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10/03/15 - Saint Paul Fire Foundation
2015 MDA Fill The Boot Results
10/03/15 - IAFF Local 21
Saint Paul Local 21 - $32,343.33 Raised! C-Shift- $13,865.75 A-Shift- $11,639.82 B-Shift- $6,837.76 Congrats to C-shift for the 2015 highest shift total! Congrats to Station 24 for the highest station total! We want to express our gratitude for supporting the MDA cause last week.
Chief John Norman
10/03/15 - Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters
Chief John Norman Speaking Engagement This full-day class will present strategy and tactics related to fighting fires found in: “Basements and Cellars, Attics and Cocklofts” and “Store Fires (Taxpayers and Strip Malls)” Deputy Assistant Chief John Norman is a 37 year veteran of the fire service; twenty-seven of which were spent working for FDNY.
Coquitlam Firefighters Helping Kids!!
10/03/15 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
We are proud to announce we are expanding this program to include Mundy Road Elementary. With your generous donation we can maintain and expand this program for years to come. Please visit our website and donate today, Thank you for your time and consideration to Help Us Help Kids.
Bid Cycle
10/03/15 - IAFF Local 21
Breast Cancer Awareness
10/03/15 - IAFF Local 274
White Plains Firefighters Going Pink 2015 Pink T-Shirts can be worn on duty starting October 1st til October 31st. T-Shirts will sold at City Hall on Friday October 9th and at the Annual Oktoberfest on October 11th and a boot drive will be done on October 17th.  We encourage our members to participate in all events so we can continue to exceed our fundraising goals. The previous email had false information please disregard. Thank you
IAFF Local 1164 Livonia Firefighters Inagural Gun Raffle
10/02/15 - IAFF Local 1164
Blackhawks Opening Night Raffle
10/02/15 - Franklin Park Firefighters
Congratulations to Joe Pauling of Carol Stream as the winner of 2 Club Level tickets for the October 7, 2015 Chicago Blackhawks opening night game aginst the NY Rangers. Franklin Park Local 1526 would like to send a thank you to everyone who participated in this raffle drawing.
10/02/15 - San Luis Obispo City Firefighters Local 3523
Pelham L-4546 MDA Fundraiser
10/02/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
5th Annual Benefit Beer/Wine Tasting Event
10/02/15 - Norwalk Fire Fighters
    Fifth Annual Benefit Beer/Wine Tasting   to benefit The Connecticut Burn Center @ Bridgeport Hospital Friday, November 6, 2015 6:30pm to 9:30pm The Trumbull Marriott Hawley Lane, Trumbull Tickets are $30 per person VIP tickets $40 per person To order tickets online, click here.
Eng 62, BC 6 Honor a Fallen Hero
10/02/15 - Cunningham Fire Fighters
Eng 62 and BC 6 honored Tech. Sgt. Timothy Officer this morning as his motorcade made its way to DIA.  Tech. Sgt. Officer will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetary.
Firehouse Subs Fund Raiser Event
10/01/15 - PFFA
All of the Firehouse Subs restaurants in Louisiana are committed to donate 10% of all sales for this weekend that are associated with this fund raising event through the networking of firefighters in the state. Anyone who wishes to have their meal purchase count toward the donation should simply print out the flier and present it when they visit a Firehouse Subs restaurant this weekend.
Fundraiser PayPal Link
10/01/15 - IAFF local 2464
Keep Marin Marin
10/01/15 - Toy Program
The Valley Fire has been devastating in nearby Lake County. Hundreds of homes and thousands of structures have burned. Jill Peeler, a Marin County Sherriff Services Assistant, has volunteered with the Local 798 San Francisco Firefighters’ Toy Program for nearly 20 years and started a new way you can help fire victims.
Jackson County Solidarity Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
10/01/15 - IAFF Local 42
2015 Carry the Load Walk
09/30/15 - IAFF Local 3560
Local 3560 Members were out showing their support for our Military by raising funds for the Carry the Load fundraiser event. Thanks to all the participants that came out and braved the heat to show their support and the on duty crews for honoring our Military on Memorial day in their own way. Carry the Load was started by former Navy SEAL and war veteran Clint Bruce.
Operation Warm Lennonfest
09/30/15 - Portsmouth Professional Fire Fighters
09/30/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Go Red For Women Luncheon
09/30/15 - Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters
Go Red For Women Education Day & Luncheon Friday, October 02, 2015 Local 5 is supporting AHA with this event. Check out their website here.
Lennon Fest
09/30/15 - Portsmouth Professional Fire Fighters
09/30/15 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
PFFM Quarterly Meeting
09/29/15 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
Sisters and Brothers,     We wanted make you aware of the upcoming date for our fall Quarterly Meeting, to be held on Thursday, October 29, 2015, 10am, at the union hall in Augusta. Per the PFFM Constitution nominations for the office of President, 1st DVP, 3rd DVP and the 1st and 3rd District Trustee will be entertained.
09/29/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Please Support Retired Lt.
New Tower 43 Ordered
09/29/15 - IAFF Local 1742
BWI Airport Fire Department has order a 2016 Pierce Velocity 100' Aluminum Platform from Atlantic Emergency Solutions. It will replace a 2002 E-One 95’ Cyclone. The new Tower 43 will make its debut at 2016 FDIC in Indianapolis.
Sterling Heights Fire Department Open House
09/29/15 - IAFF Local 1557
The Sterling Heights Fire Department will be holding their annual open House this Sunday October 4th.  It will take place at Station #4 located at 12850 15 Mile from 11am-2pm.
09/28/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters, Local 30 would like to acknowledge the following members for their commendations recently given by the department: Lt.
Leave Donation Request
09/28/15 - International Association of Firefighters
Leave Donation for William Donahue, 25+ year firefighter and currently Training Officer Navy Earle F&ES, (Formally of Fort Monmouth Fd) Billy is currently battling a serious infection in his knee after surgery and has been out of work since Aug.
Special Meeting Announcement to Review Fire Chief’s Response to the AFD Longevity Eligibility MOU Proposal
09/28/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
A Special Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 7, 2015 in accordance with Article V, Section 6 of the Constitution & By-Laws. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss the Chief’s response to the Longevity Eligibility MOU which was submitted at the direction of the membership after the special meeting held on September 22, 2015.
Golf Outing Sponsors
09/28/15 - IAFF Local 3005
Bolingbrook Local 3005 would like to thank all of our golfers and sponsors for making our 2015 Golf Outing a success.  Without the generous support of some of these great businesses, we wouldn't be able to continue to support our local high school seniors with college scholarships.
09/28/15 - IAFF Local 21
Friday, October 2nd, 6-10pm 21+ (rain or shine) Join Saint Paul Firefighters Operation Warm for an evening of music, food, and beverages.
Welcome to our newest local
09/28/15 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
On Wednesday night, President Martell along with 2nd District Vice President Mike Williams and Director of Organizing & Field Services Division Michael Crouse presented the International Association of Fire Fighters Certificate of Association to our newest IAFF Local 5007, Gray Maine Fire Fighters Union.
2015 Fundraiser
09/27/15 - IAFF local 2464
As we announce the commencement of our annual fundraiser we would like to thank you for your generous support in the past. This process is once again being done through a mailer, which allows for no phone calls being made on our behalf.  We greatly appreciate your support, as we would not be able to provide to our charitable endeavors as we do without your help.
Old Memphis Fire Station to Open as Beer Garden
09/27/15 - IAFF Local 1784
Old Fire Station 3 located at the corner of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue (Linden Avenue) and S. Third Street will open Thursday, October 1st, as a beer garden, similar to the beer garden at the old Tennessee Brewery and will be open every Thursday through Sunday night through the end of November.
EDZO For IAFF 2016
09/26/15 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
Randolph Firefighters Local 1268 Fundraiser to Support ??? ?EDZO For IAFF 2016? Randolph Firefighters local 1268 will be holding a halloween party fundraiser to support the Professional Fire fighters Of Masachusetts President Ed Kelly's run for Secretary-Treasurer of the International Association of Firefighters.
IAFF Dispatch
09/25/15 - IAFF Local 3472
New video's are available now for your viewing through the IAFF
Firefighters Cut Patients from Helicopter Crash Debris
09/25/15 - IAFF Local 3990
Eustis, Florida – A helicopter pilot and passenger ended up on a medical helicopter after their light weight copter they were flying crashed into a residential neighborhood early Friday morning. Bystanders watched as the helicopter spun out of control after takeoff and a short flight from the Umatilla airport a few miles away.
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