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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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Baton Rouge Local 557 MDA Golf Event
07/03/15 - IAFF 14th District
August 1 Baton Rouge Local 557 will host a golf tournament raising funds for MDA.
Independence Day Holiday
07/03/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
On behalf of the leadership of the Misssouri State Council of Fire Fighters would like to wish you a very Safe and Happy 4th of July Holiday.
Small Investment to Improve Your Safety
07/03/15 - Southern Missouri Professional Fire Fighters
On August 4, 2015 the citizens of the Logan-Rogersville Fire Protection District will be asked to vote on a 25 cent tax levy increase to support the fire district. This levy increase is critical in sustaining and enhancing the fire protection needs of the district.
Services for Tony Augusto
07/03/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Here are the arrangements for the services for Tony Augusto.
Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
07/03/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
The winner for today's payday raffle is Sidney Powell, Station 31 C-Shift. Congratulations to Sidney! Look for information on the upcoming Firefighter Apperication Day, hosted by Dougherty's Restaurant on July 18th. Dougherty's has hosted this annual event for the past five years. Thanks to all for your continued support.
Baton Rouge L-557 MDA Golf
07/03/15 - PFFA
IAFF Local 1557 would like to welcome our two newest members
07/02/15 - IAFF Local 1557
IAFF Local 1557 board and members would like to welcome our two newest members, John Ponte and Jason Phillips.  Congratulations and welcome aboard. June 2015.
Tragedy today in Virginia at World Police and Fire Games
07/02/15 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
It with deep saddness that we must report the death of 48 year old bicyclist Carlos Silva from Brazil who was killed today while competing in the World Police and Fire Games in Virginia.  Two other riders, also from Brazil, were transported to nearby hospitals.  Both men are listed in seriuos condition.
Bethesda V.P
07/02/15 - National Capital Federal Firefighters
All allow me to welcome and congratulate Brother Neil Gunnet as the new V.P representing Bethesda and soon to be Carderock.
IIMPORTANT DEV UPDATE - PLEASE share
07/02/15 - IAFF Local 1014
Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014 Representing over 3100 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers, Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel Dependent Eligibility Verification (DEV) A follow-up to our last communication regarding the DEV.
Independence Day Holiday
07/02/15 - IAFF Local 42
Our offices will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observation of the Independence Day Holiday.  On behalf of the leadership and staff of IAFF Local 42 we would like to wish everyone a very safe and happy 4th of July Holiday.
Negotiations Status Update
07/02/15 - IAFF Local 2446
Bozeman Fire Fighters wish you a safe holiday, hear our PSA and see our city code.
07/02/15 - IAFF local 613
In light of the upcoming 4th of July holiday,and changing weather subsequent fires may be caused by these events. Bozeman Fire Fighters remind you to practice fire and fireworks safety. Fireworks in the city limits are illegal except for the ordinace listed below, remember the penalty for a first offense is a city ordinance violation and a fine of $100 to $500.
Fire on Oak Street
07/02/15 - IAFF Local 892
Platoon 4 responded to a second floor fire in a 2 1/2 story wood frame multi-family at 56 Oak Street on Wednesday.  Fire was visible from the D side window.  Mohegan Tribal responded as a FAST and a 2nd alarm was struck for additional manpower.
Memphis Local 1784 Charity Golf Event
07/02/15 - IAFF 14th District
Congress Sets the Stage for Fight on Toxic Flame Retardant Laws
07/02/15 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
June 25, 2015 - This week, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed H.R. 2576, legislation to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) by a vote of 398-1. The House vote sets the stage for action in the Senate on its version of TSCA reform, S. 697.
Congress Sets the Stage for Fight on Toxic Flame Retardant Laws
07/02/15 - West Metro FireFighters I.A.F.F. Local 1309
June 25, 2015 - This week, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed H.R. 2576, legislation to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) by a vote of 398-1. The House vote sets the stage for action in the Senate on its version of TSCA reform, S. 697.
You Are Invited....
07/02/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
The Peace Pipe Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, invites you to join it in recognizing the Volunteers of the Denver Firefighters Museum for their outstanding achievement in the restoration of Engine E-­04 and contributions to the Denver community.
Charity events for Blaine update
07/02/15 - IAFF 1826
To all Local 1826 Members, There have been several charity events (Dixie Roadhouse nights, Golf Tournament, and on line donations, etc.)  over the past couple of weeks to assist Blaine Burrell fight MS. Collectively there has been roughly $28,000 collected from these events, Thanks to all that have participated. Blaine flew to Israel last Friday and we'll send out the updates.
811 Run-Walk To Benefit Operation Warm
07/01/15 - IAFF Local 21
811 Run at Lake Calhoun on 8/15 to raise awareness of the importance of calling before you dig.  All proceeds from this run will be split between Minneapolis and Saint Paul Firefighters Operation Warm.  Last year, the 811 Run was our largest single supporter and donated over $7,000 to our mission in Saint Paul.  Say thank you, by helping build this fun event.
March Bi-Monthly Meeting
07/01/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
2015 Bass Pro Family Appreciation Day Event
07/01/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Special Meeting
07/01/15 - Boston Fire Fighters
There will be two(2) informational meetings regarding the upcoming vote on the 24 hour work shift. The first meeting will be Tuesday July 22 at 7:00 pm The second meeting will be Wednesday July 23 at 10:00 am Both meetings will be at Florian Hall.
Dubuque Fire Testing
07/01/15 - Iowa Professional Fire Fighters
Firefighter The City of Dubuque, Iowa Civil Service Commission will be conducting a written entrance examination and physical agility test for the position of Firefighter on September 26, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. at the Dubuque County Emergency Responder Training Facility located at 14928 Public Safety Way in Dubuque, Iowa.
Funeral Info for Diana Perciavalle
06/30/15 - McKeesport Firefighters
Funeral arrangements for Diana Perciavalle. Viewing will be held on Wednesday, July 1st and Thursday July 2nd from 2pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be on Friday, July 3rd, 1030am at St. Eugene's/St. Mark's Church, 3210 Liberty Way in Liberty Boro.
2 years ago today....
06/30/15 - IAFF Local 1014
Two years ago today we posted the below infromation about the tragic loss of 19 Firefighters. Sunday June 30th our firefighting profession had a tragic loss at the Yarnell Hill Fire in Prescott Arizona. 19 firefighters from the Granite Mountain Hotshots lost their lives tragically.
Tunnels To Towers 5K Run in Biloxi
06/30/15 - IAFF 14th District
Tunnels To Towers 5K Run in Biloxi Sept.
Tennessee President Retired from Murfreesboro Fire Dept.
06/30/15 - IAFF 14th District
Congratulations to Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association President Eddie Mitchell on his retirement from the Murfreesboro Fire Department.
update
06/30/15 - IAFF 1826
The 2015 AFD/IAFF Collective Bargaining Agreement is Ratified
06/29/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The City Chapter CBA has been officially ratified by the membership with 80% approval. Special thanks to the Negotiating Team and the Members who worked the polls. Log-in to the members area to review the official tally. Please call Sgt.
Third Fire 24 Hours
06/29/15 - IAFF Local 2647
Pittsfield Firefighters Busy With Third Fire in 24 Hours Posted with permission  www.iberkshires.com By Andy McKeever On: 09:57AM / Tuesday June 23, 2015 On Monday, firefighters attack a blaze at 15 Miller that spread to the attic.
Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired FEO William Oswald
06/29/15 - IAFF Local 21
Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of Retired FEO William Oswald.
Tire Fire Fills Sky With Dark Black Smoke
06/29/15 - IAFF Local 3990
Eustis, FL – Dark smoke filled the sky Sunday afternoon behind the fairgrounds in Eustis. Lake County and Eustis firefighters quickly responded to the dark black column of smoke to find a large pile of tires burning. Firefighters worked to extinguish the toxic blaze through the choking dark black smoke. “Tires burn very hot and are very toxic” explains Lt.
SPFF Supports LODD Recognition Program
06/29/15 - Saint Paul Fire Foundation
Click Image For Pionneer Press Story St. Paul Fire Department Capt. Bob Kippels unveils the commemorative sign for George Wells and John Zasada, former firefighters at Fire Station 4 in St. Paul's Lowertown who perished 75 years apart in 1884 and 1959.
Laborers 264 Host Koster Breakfast
06/29/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
City of Bozeman Fireworks regulations per city code.
06/29/15 - IAFF local 613
We wish everyone a safe and happy 4th of July/Independance day.  We remind everyone do NOT delay emergency responders as fires can quickly outgrow your ability to extinguish, as well dial 9-1-1 for medical emergencies.  Here are the rules for fireworks use per City of Bozeman code.
Recent update from OPM in regards to recent OPM Data Breach.
06/29/15 - National Capital Federal Firefighters
Letter from IAFF General President calling for resignation of OPM Director in light of recent OPM Data Breach.
06/29/15 - National Capital Federal Firefighters
Group 2 - Working Fire - Pearl Street
06/28/15 - Belmont Firefighters
At 0356 on June 26th, Belmont Fire Alarm struck box 56 for a building fire adjacent to 11 Pearl Street. On arrival Group 2 under the command of Capatin Haley encountered heavy fire. The fire was able to be knocked down quickly by first arriving companies with a 2 1/2 with minor extension to the interior.
Denton Fire Fighters Urge Caution Near Fireworks
06/28/15 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
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Captain Tim Murray Retiring after 28 Years of Service
06/28/15 - International Association of Firefighters
After 28 years of loyal and faithful service, Cpatain Tim Murray is retiring! Local F-147 will be hosting a retirement dinner in his honor on July 24th at the waterfront firehouse. Please arrive at 1700, dinner will be served at 1730. All food and beverages will be provided by Local F-147. All current, former and retired members are encouraged to attend.
Keep Informed: Missouri Legislative Reports
06/27/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Stay informed of the Bills that are being filed by the Legislature in Jefferson City, MO on a weekly basis.  This information is avaiable to all MEMBERS in the 2013 Legislative Reports area of the website.  If you are not currently registered with the website we strongly recommend that you do register so you may access this information.
CPFF Annual Meeting
06/27/15 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
CPFF President Mike Rogers honors Colorado Professional Fire Fighters Foundation? Board members Mark Lau of Denver Fire Department Federal Credit Union? Denver Fire Credit Union, Ralph Barocas of RBC Wealth Management?, Corey Rose?  of 9NEWS (KUSA)?, and San Diego Chargers? Defensive Tackle Mitch Unrein? for their work for the Foundation.
CPFF Annual Meeting
06/27/15 - West Metro FireFighters I.A.F.F. Local 1309
Colorado Professional Fire Fighters? President Mike Rogers honors Colorado Professional Fire Fighters Foundation? Board members Mark Lau of Denver Fire Department Federal Credit Union? , Ralph Barocas of RBC Wealth Management? , Corey Rose? of 9NEWS (KUSA)? , and San Diego Chargers? Defensive Tackle Mitch Unrein? for their work for the Foundation.
Raffle for Kyle
06/27/15 - Hampton Fire Fighters
SLO City Firefighters train Camp Cinder Cadets
06/27/15 - San Luis Obispo City Firefighters Local 3523
SLO City Truck Co. #1 assisted with teaching Truck Ops for Cal Fire's Camp Cinder. Great job to all those involved.
Lake Firefighters Show Kids How to Be Cool
06/27/15 - IAFF Local 3990
Lady Lake, FL – Friday’s temperatures were soaring. For the kids at The Villages Elementary that made the day even better. Lake County firefighters were scheduled to visit the school for a show and tell and add a little fun into the kid’s day.
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