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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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New Firefighters Sworn In Today 9/3/2015
09/03/15 - Scranton Firefighters IAFF Local # 60
Five new firefighters were sworn in this morning at city hall.  This marks the first new class of recruits since 2008.  They will now spend the next 14 weeks at Harrisburg Area Community College were they will train and earn their certifications.  Upon successful completion they will join their brothers in the Scranton Fire Department in protecting our city.
Shane Clifton LODD Services
09/03/15 - IAFF Local 21
Public Safety agencies wishing to participate in Firefighter/Paramedic Shane Clifton's services click on the above link to fill out the Saint Paul Fire Departments logistics information form.
DFM Promotions
09/03/15 - IAFF Local 801
Congratulations to Lieutenant Tyler Bergemann and Lieutenant Eric Handau who were both promoted to Deputy Fire Marshal today.
Easton Firefighter and IAFF Local 1426 Brother Mark Mirowski and his wife Margaret are facing the unimaginable in the search for their son Nicholas; any support
09/03/15 - UPFFA
Easton Firefighter and IAFF Local 1426 Brother Mark Mirowski and his wife Margaret are facing the unimaginable in the search for their son Nicholas; any support (whether financial or spiritual) would be greatly appreciated.http://www.gofundme.
Upcoming Election Notice
09/03/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Nominations for Executive Board Officers shall take place at the October meetings pursuant to Article IV Section 2 of the Bylaws.
Fill the Boot
09/02/15 - Fargo Fire Fighters
The IAFF's main charity event is coming up. From Friday, 9/18 through Sunday, 9/20/15, members of Local 642 and Fargo Fire will be manning booths at Hornbacher's grocery stores in Fargo to collect money for the area chapter of the MDA. The money raised will help send children to summer camp! Thanks in advance for your support.
No Override on Right to Work Rally
09/02/15 - IAFF Local 42
District 3 VP Campaign Literature
09/02/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Please see the attached Campaign Literature from the District 3 VP nominees.  The election will be open starting tonight through October 7th. The polls will be open during normal office hours, 8am - 3pm, and will close prior to the start of the Union Meeting at 7pm on October 7th.
Tim Herbig's Road to Recovery
09/02/15 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
Hello IAFF MG Brother’s and Sister’s I am writing to you on behalf of Tim Herbig 2nd District Coordinator for the MG. In early June Tim was involved in an accident that left him in the hospital for weeks. Tim has significant injuries that will require months of rehabilitation. Doctor’s have estimated that he will be out of work for 12 months.
No Override on Right to Work Rally
09/02/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Attention Media and IAFF Affiliates
09/01/15 - IAFF Local 21
Re: St.
MDA "Fill the Boot" 2015
09/01/15 - Cunningham Fire Fighters
Your Local 3027 firefighters will be out collecting donations this weekend for Muscular Dystrophy.  Please stop by and say hello if you see us.  If you would like to donate to this great cause we will gladly accept your donations on behalf of MDA.
A-35 Assisting Bridge Workers
09/01/15 - New London Fire Fighters
On August 25th the New London Fire Department received a call for bridge workers that were trappped below the Gold Star Bridge Southbound. Workers were inspecting the bridge from below using a snooper truck when the apparatus failed. Pictured below is FF Kurt Fetzer moving into position to rescue the trapped workers. Groton City also responded to this call. Photo from The Day paper.
South Bossier Local Fundraisers
09/01/15 - IAFF 14th District
See message below from South Bossier Fire District 2 Local-4993 President Hunter Tannehill.   Attached are the flyers for our current fundraisers. Would greatly appreciate any advertising help! We'll be taking shirt orders until the 15th of September.  Thanks guys.
SBFD2 Local #4993 Breast Cancer Shirts
09/01/15 - PFFA
SBFD2 Local #4993 Custom Wood Cooler Raffle
09/01/15 - PFFA
NTA Life Insurance Endorsement
08/31/15 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
08/31/15 - Turlock Professional Firefighters
Nominations sought for Turlock Firefighters’ Pink Helmet Award Turlock—Nominations are now being accepted by the Turlock Firefighters Local #2434 for the association’s Pink Helmet Award.
08/31/15 - Turlock Professional Firefighters
The Pink Helmet Award will be to be presented to someone whose life has been touched by cancer and who represents the characteristics of a firefighter— compassion, bravery, honesty, commitment and courage.  Nominees must be residents of Stanislaus or Merced counties.  Nomination forms can be downloaded and submitted online at through September 25.
Bravest BBQ team in action
08/31/15 - IAFF Local 1426
The Fairfield Fire Fighters BBQ team "Smoke Showing" took home a third place finish at the second annual New England Kosher BBQ Championship on August 30th in Fairfield.
IAFF Local 103 Softball Tournament
08/31/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Download Registration Form here.
2015 Breast Cancer Awareness Month T-Shirts
08/31/15 - IAFF Local 42
2016 INTERNATIONAL DEPLOYMENTS POSTED for Fire Rescue International Training Association!
08/31/15 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
Fire Rescue International Training Association Fundraiser
08/31/15 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
Burger & Cerveza Night September 17th! John B Pub, Coquitlam 6:30 - 8:00 pm Only $15   Come meet our members, learn about our deployments For tickets email kim@frita.
BOSTON GLOBE: Settlement will make Narcan more affordable, Mass. AG says
08/31/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
Settlement will make Narcan more affordable, Mass. AG says Attorney General Maura Healey announced Monday that a manufacturer of a drug that can help reverse opioid overdoses will pay the state $325,000, resolving her concerns about a sharp price increase last year.
Saint Paul Firefighters Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Firefighter/Paramedic Shane Clifton
08/31/15 - IAFF Local 21
Tonight at Fire Station 14, Saint Paul Firefighter/Paramedic Shane Clifton collapsed after a workout. Medic 14, Medic 10 and Squad 2 worked feverishly to resuscitate him. Saint Paul Firefighter/Paramedic Shane Clifton passed at Regions Hospital.
08/30/15 - UPFFA
Thoughts and Prayers for Ozzy
08/30/15 - IAFF Local 317
September 10, 2015: New London Public Safety Unions Press Conference - Michael Passero For Mayor
08/29/15 - UPFFA
The Hidrant
08/28/15 - IAFF Local 51
JOIN US AT THE HIDRANT 3112 Forney Dr. FRIDAY          PREMIUM LIQUOR SHOTS                    $2.
Lowell Firefighter Outing
08/28/15 - IAFF Local 853
Attached is an updated flyer for this year’s outing which will be held on Sept 17th at the Bunting Club. I added a few more details... It will be $20 per guy, $10 for Retirees that will get you a T-shirt, Food, and Beer… Also we are going to have a 50/50 raffle, Pie eating contest, Cornhole Tournament, Horshoes, etc.
Missoula Area Stage II Fire Restrictions
08/28/15 - IAFF Local 271
Missoula Area Stage II Fire Restrictions are in effect as of 12:01AM on Friday August 28th. The portions of the Missoula and Ninemile Ranger District within Mineral County as well as the entire Superior RD and Plains-Thompson Falls ranger districts of the Lolo National Forest are under Stage II Fire Restrictions due to continued dry conditions and potential for rapid and dangerous fire growth.
September Bi-Monthly Meeting
08/28/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
08/28/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
The winner for today's Payday Raffle is Tom Mahoney. Congratulations Tom! Children's Hospital Summer Burn Camp was held August 17-24 in Estes Park.  Thanks to all who helped with the coordination of airport arrivals and departures.  A big shout out to Celina Salgado, Administrative Assistant to Angela Cook at DIA.  Celina spearheaded the efforts at the airport this year.
100th Annual Ball
08/27/15 - IAFF Local 2647
Pittsfield Permanant Firemans Association 100th Annual Ball INVITATION The Pittsfield Permanent Firemen’s Benefit Association is holding its 100th Annual Ball on the night of September 26th, 2015. This event will be held in the Crowne Plaza Hotel Grand Ballroom starting w/cocktail hour and registration at 5 o’clock in the evening.
Massachusetts Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony
08/27/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
08/27/15 - IAFF Local 3169
This years Chili Cookoff will be Saturday, Nov. 7th.  Last year we took Marion Counties HOTTEST Chili and 2nd Place PEOPLES CHOICE awards.  As usual we will be needing volunteers for the day of the cookoff.  We will be cooking for the cookoff Friday, Nov. 6th at the Union Hall for anyone who wants to participate in cooking.
IAFF Local 244 General Election will be held December 8, 2015 from 7:00am-7:00pm
08/27/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The IAFF Local 244 General Election will be held December 8, 2015 from 7:00am-7:00pm Nominations for the 2015 General Election officially open at the General Membership Meeting on September 10, 2015 and will close at the General Membership Meeting on November 12, 2015.
More Retirements and Promotions for Local 2687
08/27/15 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
Thursday, August 6, 2015 Dozens of friends and fellow firefighters, active and retired, gathered at Station 3 Thursday afternoon, August 6th, to bid farewell to Batt. Chief Bill Fitzmaurice, who joined the department in February 1987 as a Firefighter-Paramedic, and who officially retires as of August 10th.
School Bus Safety Tips
08/27/15 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
Riding The Bus Riding a school bus is a great way for your child to get to school. In the United States, 23 million students take the bus to and from school each day. Unfortunately, you may already know that the greatest risk involved is not riding the school bus, but getting on and off the bus.
2015 Guns N' Hoses Event
08/26/15 - IAFF Local 42
If you are interested in participating in this event please contact Secretary-Treasurer John Locke.
Jim Martinez P.F.F.I. Fall Education Seminar
08/26/15 - Professional Firefighters of Idaho
The annual Jim Martinez Fall Education Seminar will be held this year in Ketchum September 27-29 see attachments below for all the details and agenda for the event.
2015 Bikes, Blues & BBQ Poker Run Registiration
08/25/15 - IAFF Local 2866
The Official Bikes, Blues & BBQ 2015 Poker Run Preregistration is now live. Please click the link on the left side of the page or follow this link.
Fire Damages Apartments in Charleston, W.Va.
08/25/15 - IAFF Local 317
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- One person was taken to the hospital after an apartment fire, Sunday evening. It happened at the Terrace Park East apartment building along Kanawha Boulevard, about 4:00 p.m. Fire crews tell WSAZ that the person taken to the hospital was suffering a panic attack. No physical injuries were reported.
Retirees Luncheon
08/25/15 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
The retirees luncheon will be held on Wednesday, September 9th and Wednesday, November 11th at the DAV on Broadway from 9-12. All former and current members are encouraged to attend.
PPFFA Executive Board Meeting
08/25/15 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
2015 Legislative Conference registration form
08/25/15 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
The 2015 PPFFA/Barry Buskey Legislative Conference information and registration form has been added to the Downloads page. The event will take place October 18-20, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Harrisburg. If you have any questions, please contact Recording Secretary Chiaramonte.
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