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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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Hampton Firefighter's Toy Bank Annual Chili Cookoff!
10/24/14 - Hampton Fire Fighters
Funeral Arrangements Bruce Kilmer
10/24/14 - IAFF Local 2647
City of Pittsfield Fire Department 74 COLUMBUS AVENUE, PITTSFIELD, MA 01201 (413) 448-9764 FAX (413) 448-9766 Friday, October 24, 2014 Funeral arrangements have been finalized for Pittsfield Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Bruce Kilmer.
Halloween Spooktacular Myths and Questions answered
10/24/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
What is the "Spooktacular?" We at the Local 858 F.U.N. Comittee have been asked this question a lot. Spook-tac-u-lar, adjective, causing wonder and admiration in a scary and frightening manner. This basically means that the Local 858 Halloween Spooktacular could be the scariest most amazingly enchanting time of your life When, and where is the Spooktacular.
Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
10/24/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Hello All, A message from the Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation: The $1,000 winner for the payday raffle is Eric Neff, retired Fire Prevention Bureau Technician, congratulations to Eric! In case you missed it…The winner from the last drawing on the October 10th payday was Dean Tripp, past President and President Emeritus of Local 858.  Congratulations to Dean.
Successful Fill The Boot Drive
10/24/14 - IAFF Local 736
Every year the Williamsport Firefighters participate in the "Fill The Boot" campaign, to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Bangor Fire to receive new vehicles
10/24/14 - IAFF Local 772
Pictured above are L-R Engine 5 (to be assigned at Station 5 on the Hogan Road) and Engine 6 (to be assigned to Station 6 on the Griffin Road). The Bangor Fire Department will we receiving new vehicles to help us update our aging fleet. Pictured above are two new engines (Pierce) that are finished and will be delivered soon. Training will begin on the trucks for all 4 crews.
Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts
10/24/14 - IAFF Local 736
Update regarding our Breast Cancer Awareness T-Shirt Fundraiser. We now have youth sizes available in S, M, L for the same 15$ each. We can also go up to 4XL and 5XL for 17$ each. We're expecting to begin delivering September 29th, so stay tuned for further updates. There's still plenty of time left, so keep the orders coming and spread the word.
F-273 Members Honored At 7th Annual Police & Firefighters Tribute
10/24/14 - IAFF Local F-273
Tonight was the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce's 7th Police & Firefighter's Tribute held at the Mount Vernon Country Club. The event honored officers from the Franconia Police Station, the Mount Vernon Police Station, Fire & Rescue Stations throughout south Alexandria, and Fort Belvoir public safety.
What would privatizing the Fire Department mean?
10/23/14 - IAFF Local 1563
The proud men and women of the Anne Arundel County Professional Fire Fighters respond to over 75,000 emergency calls each year, providing the citizens of Anne Arundel County with compassionate and comprehensive service 24 hours a day.  Fire fighters have a long tradition of selflessly serving the citizens they have sworn to protect with everything they have, including their lives.
IAFF 2nd DVP addresses Wichita City Council
10/23/14 - IAFF Local 135
Members of Local 135, IAFF 2nd District Vice President Woolbright addressed the City Council on Tuesday about Labor and Management relationships.    Our thanks go to him and General President Schaitberger for their support. http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article3197691.html http://www.kwch.
Wingferno @ Dry Dock
10/23/14 - Aurora Fire Fighters
Dry Dock is hosting their 3rd Annual Dante's Wingferno.  Saturday, October 25th @ Noon. Firefighter round will be held - Who can eat their 5, that's right, only FIVE wings, the fastest!? Proceeds are benefiting the Firefighters of Aurora Benevolent Fund. WE NEED PARTICIPANTS!  Please contact Eric DeMaria or Amy Reinhardt for more info.
SPREAD THE WORD - WE NEED A YES VOTE ON 2C
10/23/14 - Aurora Fire Fighters
UPCOMING ELECTION INFO: Aurora specific Proposition 2C is a mil levy increase. A 1 mil increase brings in approx $3,000,000.00. 2C is a 2 mil increase. The increase will be $5,926,000.00 the first year and as the city grows the amount will continue to increase. A YES VOTE ON 2C will give Aurora Public Safety Departments an additional $6,000,000.00 to split.
Meridian Township fire captain shifts into retirement with 7 a.m. pub party
10/23/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
OCT. 23, 2014: Nye, 53, a captain in the Meridian Township Fire Department, was celebrating the end of his 30-year career with “firefighters and family, which is the same thing.
Joe Dorman Fire Fighter Video
10/23/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of Oklahoma
Gubernatorial candidate and our friend Joe Dorman has a video that was created for for Oklahoma fire Fighters. Please take a moment to watch and share the video at the link provided below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xR16FIQo84E&feature=youtu.
Ambulance Strike Team / Task Force Leader Course
10/23/14 - PFFA
Stepping down
10/23/14 - IAFF Local 3
To whom it may concern;                        Oct 23, 2014           With many tasks left unfinished it is with tremendous regret that I announce my resignation from the political arena.
Southern Berks CBA added
10/22/14 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Added new collective bargaining agreement for Southern Berks, Local 4933 to the contract downlaod area.
Coakley For Governor
10/22/14 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
Halloween Party
10/22/14 - Odessa Fire Fighters Association
   Halloween Costume Party    Saturday October 25th 6-12 at the Union Hall. All members and their families are invited. Beer, snakes, and best costume prizes. If you would like to help decorate we will be there  Thurs. and Friday 6-9.
F-282 Store has new address
10/22/14 - IAFF Local F282
Have a Safe Halloween!
10/22/14 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
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1014 Executive Board Nominations
10/22/14 - IAFF Local 1014
Don't Let Halloween Be Scary for the Wrong Reasons
10/22/14 - IAFF Local 271
By making small adjustments to costume and decoration choices on Halloween, danger and risk to public safety is easily decreased. “It is important for people to take basic precautions to make sure they have nothing other than a fun-filled Halloween,” says IAFF Local 271. According to the U.S.
RIP BROTHER
10/22/14 - IAFF Local 2647
Rest in Peace October 22 2014 Fire Chief Robert Czerwinski is sorry to report the death of Deputy Fire Chief Bruce Kilmer, who died this morning at Berkshire Medical Center.  Deputy Chief Kilmer experienced a cardiac arrest while off-duty.  Valiant efforts to resuscitate him by both his partner Chrissie  and the Lee Ambulance Squad were to no avail.
Hampton Chili Cook Off
10/21/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
HB 5097 Signed into Law
10/21/14 - IAFF Local 3472
Brothers and Sisters, I have great news to pass on.  Our bill, HB 5097, was passed by the legislature and signed by the Governor into law.  This is the bill that exempted us from Public Act 54.
Charlie Crist for Governor
10/21/14 - IAFF Local 1403
Brothers and Sisters,  Local 1403 is urging you to go out and vote early. Early voting opened yesterday in Dade County. We have mailed to you a palm card with the list of endorsed candidates and we would like you to share them with your family and friends. It is extremely important to support the candidates who support firefighter's issues.
Dearborn, Melvindale fire stations receives new equipment through federal grants
10/21/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
OCT. 21, 2014: The Dearborn Fire Department has been acquiring several new tools and other equipment recently through various federal grants the department applied for earlier this year.
2015 L42 Committees information and interest form
10/21/14 - IAFF Local 42
If you are interested in serving on a Local 42 committee please review the link below and fill out the interest form due in by November 14, 2014. Please click here to download descriptions and interest form.
Business Agent Process
10/21/14 - IAFF Local 42
Last Call Foundation
10/21/14 - Boston Fire Fighters
.  The Foundation, and its leadership, is committed to enhancing the ability of our dedicated firefighting professionals to effectively and safely fight fires and protect the public.
Operation Warm
10/21/14 - IAFF Local 1652
The Framingham Firefighters Local 1652 has teamed up with the PFFM and the IAFF to support Operation Warm.  Operation Warm is a non-profit that gives new winter coats to needy kids and their families.  If you would like to donate, click on the link below.
Tips For A Safe And Healthy Halloween
10/21/14 - IAFF Local 3472
It’s the scariest day of the year and IAFF locals will do their part to make sure their communities have a fun and safe Halloween. Whether fire fighters simply plan to pass out candy at the station, or donate their time for a community event or organization - you can always count on IAFF members to put safety first.
Ebola Preparedness
10/21/14 - IAFF Local 3472
Safety Stand Down for Ebola Preparedness The 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history and has spread to multiple countries in West Africa. The first confirmed case in North America was recently reported in Dallas, Texas, where the 9-1-1 system was used to treat and transport the patient to the hospital. The patient has since died.
2014 Election Results
10/21/14 - Crowley Professional FireFighters Association
CPFFA would like to congratulate our newest Executive Board Members! On October 18th, CPPFA held elections for the Vice President and Trustee(s) positions. Please help us congratulate these gentlemen for joining the team! Mr. Shawn Horn won the election as our newest Vice President. We also welcome aboard Mr. Brice Broyles and Mr. Mike Wissel to the positions of Trustees.
Safe & Fun Halloween
10/21/14 - Irving Professional Fire Fighters Association
Message From President Schaitberger on Ebola Preparedness
10/20/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
View in Browser Now Is the Time to Get Prepared IAFF members - the professional fire fighters and paramedics who are first on scene in an emergency -- must be ready to respond to possible cases of Ebola.
Facebook
10/20/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of McKinney, IAFF Local 2661
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PFFM Endorses Seth Moulton for US Congress
10/20/14 - IAFF Local 739
PFFM Endorses Seth Moulton  The membership of the PFFM unanimously endorsed Seth Moulton for US Congress at the October meeting.  Please watch for further details on upcoming events where we will work to support and elect our PFFM endorsed candidate.
President Schaitberger Speaks on Ebola
10/20/14 - IAFF Local 739
View in Browser Now Is the Time to Get Prepared IAFF members - the professional fire fighters and paramedics who are first on scene in an emergency -- must be ready to respond to possible cases of Ebola.
Fire Ops 101 Video
10/20/14 - IAFF Local 4416
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Candidate Endorsement
10/20/14 - IAFF 3718
Here is the list of candidates that we are endorsing for this election cycle. State Repesentatives Harold Copenhaver Homer Lenderman Jack Ladyman City Council  Ann Williams Who the Arkansas Professional Firefighters are endorsing at the state level. Mike Ross- Governor Mark Pryor- Senate Early Voting hours start today and hours are: Monday thru Friday 8am to 6pm Saturday 10am to 4pm You can go to www.voterview.org and view the entire ballot before voting.
SFD study 2014
10/20/14 - IAFF Local 1464
November Election
10/20/14 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
MEMORANDUM October 16, 2014 TO: All CPFF Members FROM: Mike Rogers, President RE: November Election Beginning on October 14, 2014 CPFF firefighters and their families across the state will have begun receiving their mail ballots in the mail.
Sept. 24th, 2014 Letter, L1826/LCEMS
10/20/14 - IAFF 1826
Dispute Draws to a Close
10/20/14 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
    Arbitrator rules fire marshal’s appointment fell within guidelines By Megan Gray-Hatfield Denton Record-Chronicle Staff Writer Published: 19 October 2014 11:42 PM       A dispute between the Denton Fire Fighters Association and the city has come to an end after more than a year.
Care Enough to Wear Pink
10/20/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of McKinney, IAFF Local 2661
Once again, members of Local 2661 are trading traditional blues for pink in support of cancer awareness.  All proceeds from the sale of pink shirts go to the Susan G.
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