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    It is the purpose of the Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin State Honor Guard to:
    • Render tribute and to honor our fallen brothers and sisters
    • Assist departments and locals throughout Wisconsin in time of need; and
    • Properly display and show respect towards the colors we fly and the proud profession we serve
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      LT Michael Miller
      What's New at Professional Fire Fighters of WI Honor Guard
      PFFWHG statewide trainings will begin in april and run through August of 2015.  We will be getting back to the basics for this year.  Trainings will run 4-5 hours and will consist of basic drill and ceremony to start, and then move into posting/retrieving/presenting the Colors. Read More...
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      2015 Christmas Ornament Now Available
      11/27/15 - Waterbury Fire Fighters Association
      The 2015 Chrristmas Ornament is now available. This years ornament features the Engine Seven Company Patch. It is tradition for fire companies to create custom patches that represent the unique characteristics of their company. These patches are a way for the fire service to promote company pride. Every Waterbury Fire Department station has a patch of their own design.
      11/27/15 - IAFF Local F-273
      sweatshirts are $12 S,,M, L, XL. $17 for 2XL, 3XL. Sale is Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
      11/27/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      11/27/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Bozeman Fire call volume increasing, to hit all time record, the city looks to the future needs
      11/27/15 - IAFF local 613
      Bozeman fire calls expected to hit all-time high BOZEMAN, Mont. - The Bozeman Fire Department is dealing with a big increase in emergency calls. Based on the city's growth rate, the fire chief said he expects to see an all-time high for calls by the end of 2015.
      Group 1 battles Chimney Fire
      11/26/15 - Westport Fire Local1802
      At about 9:02 p.m. Wednesday night, Group 1, responded to 11 Emerson St, where they discovered a chimney fire with moderate smoke on the first floor of the two-story, wood-frame house, according to a statement by Capt. Michael P. Silvia, public information officer for the fire department. Firefighters attacked the fire from both the roof and inside on the first floor.
      Happy Thanksgiving 2015
      11/26/15 - IAFF Local 1014
      Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014 Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers, Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel Happy Thanksgiving Local 1014 Brothers and Sisters Simply, it is time for us all to take a breath, reflect and appreciate the blessings we have.
      11/26/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board would like to wish the very best to all IAFF families this Thanksgiving. Have a save and happy holiday weekend.
      Happy Thanksgiving
      11/26/15 - IAFF 14th District
      Happy Thanksgiving to all the sisters & brothers in the Fighting 14th . I am thankful and honored to be your District VP. Thankful for family and friends. Proud to be union. Hope you have a blessed day and thankful for all those on shift today protecting their communities. Stay safe.
      Pay tables
      11/26/15 - IAFF Local 1014
      Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014 Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers, Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel PAY TABLES The 56 hour fire series pay tables have been posted.
      Happy Thanksgiving
      11/25/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      Happy Thanksgiving from the Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters.
      Happy Thanksgiving
      11/25/15 - IAFF Local 42
      Happy Thanksgiving from the Greater Kansas City Fire Fighters Local 42.  Our Office will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26th and Friday, Nov 27th for the Holiday.
      December 7, 2015: UPFFA of Ct. Delegates Meeting & Workers' Compensation Workshop
      11/25/15 - UPFFA
      The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut will hold a Delegates Meeting on Monday, December 7, 2015 at the New Haven Regional Fire Training Center, 230 Ella Grasso Boulevard, New Haven, Ct. starting at 10:00 a.m. with an Executive Board meeting starting at 9:00 a.m.
      FPF Vice President Responds to Cancer Presumption Attack
      11/25/15 - IAFF Local 2546
      FLORIDA PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS Dear Mr. Vasquez, I appreciate your interest in the crisis of cancer amongst firefighters, as mentioned in your November 19th article (Florida law would assume all cancer caused by job for firefighters, is that fair to taxpayers?) in the Sun Sentinel.
      Happy Thanksgiving
      11/25/15 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
      Donate a Toy Party
      11/25/15 - Toy Program
      Fundraising Concert
      11/25/15 - CFFA
      This Spring we are proud to present Starship  -------  April 8th @ 8:00pm.  ------ Hosted at  The Cabarrus Arena & Events Center For information please call  (704) 331-9075 Please visit our fundraising concert page on the right side menu for further information and the link to purchase tickets. Thanks.
      Reward offered for info on Livonia house fire
      11/24/15 - IAFF Local 1164
      Fire officials are seeking information on a suspicious fire that took place early Thursday morning at a home on Sunset in Livonia. The Livonia Fire Department is requesting those with information regarding a fire that took place early Thursday morning at the intersection of Lyndon and Sunset to contact public safety officials. Fire officials were called at about 7:20 a.m.
      Diamond Rio Concert
      11/24/15 - PFFA
      11/24/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Gordon Graham in Carmel January 12th
      11/24/15 - IAFF Local 4416
      Meals On Wheels
      11/24/15 - IAFF Local 21
      Meals on Wheels Volunteers Requested for Thanksgiving Day Volunteers are requested for Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 26th (A Shift working) from 8:00 - 9:30 AM at Cretin Dehram Hall High School. No driving involved. We provide help with directions to the drivers who request our help. Contact Jay Monogue, retired, at or 651 341-1614.
      Thanksgiving #1
      11/23/15 - Irving Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Happy Thanksgiving
      11/23/15 - UPFFA
      RFFA Christmas Party
      11/23/15 - Richardson Fire Fighters Association
      RFFA Local 1954 Christmas Party Friday, December 04 7:30-10:00 pm Wood Creek Brewery 1400 E Interstate 30 Rockwall, TX 75087 Come celebrate as we close out another wonderful year together. Dancing, DJ, Food, Spirits, Fun ...oh yeah unlimited BEER!  RSVP  claud.whitson@gmail.
      Funeral Service for Active Sergeant Vincent Smith
      11/23/15 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      Vincent H. Smith ACTIVE Sergeant, L-13 Lived: 02/06/1966 to 11/19/2015 Served: 08/10/1992 to 11/19/2015 Visitation: Friday, November 27, 2015 9:00am to 9:00pm James H. Cole Home for Funerals – NW Chapel 16100 Schaefer Hwy.
      IAFF Local 244 Upcoming Events
      11/23/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      IAFF Local 244 Announcement: Early voting for the 2015 IAFF Local 244 General Election will be held Dec. 1st through Dec. 3rd at the Union Hall only from 9am to 3pm. The General Election will take place on Dec. 8th from 7am to 7pm at Station 8, Station 17 and the Union Hall. The IAFF Local 244 Christmas Party will be held on Saturday December 19th at Hyatt Regency Albuquerque Downtown.
      Funeral Service for Active Fireboat Captain Walter Szelag
      11/23/15 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      Walter R. Szelag ACTIVE Captain, Fireboat Lived: 11/07/1950 to 11/20/2015 Served: 05/08/2002 to 11/20/2015 Memorial Visitation: Saturday, December 5, 2015 10:30 – 11:00am Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church 7685 Grandville, Detroit, MI, 48228 Service: Saturday, December 5, 2015 11:00am Ss.
      Ethnic Doll Drive
      11/23/15 - Toy Program
      Twenty four years ago I was blessed with a beautiful daughter named Monique. Monique had big brown eyes, the cutest giggle, and beautiful brown skin. Monique is bi-racial, half Caucasian, and half African American. We are native San Franciscans, and live in one of the most diverse cities. In 1992 I had a second birthday party for Monique. Read more.
      Toys for Tots
      11/22/15 - Rockland Fire Fighters
      Once again the Rockland Firefighters will be collecting Toys for Tots. Toys may be dropped off at the Fire Station 360 Union Street We are accepting New and Unwrapped Toys only. Thank you for your donations.
      All Department Meetings
      11/22/15 - IAFF Local #1945
      **REMINDER** There are two (2) all department meetings for all members of the PFA. These will take place over two days, tomorrow, Monday Nov. 23rd and Tuesday Nov. 24th. Both meetings will be held at the FCPS building on Timberline.
      Special Update Regarding Election
      11/21/15 - IAFF Local 21
      ** Special Election Update** Norm Byng has been added to the ballot for an E-board position. Please see the update sample ballot.  Norm has attended the required 6 meetings. Ballot for December union meeting vote: Treasurer:    Melquist Secretary:    D. Hall Treasurer:    Melquist Secretary:    D.
      Megan Igel Update
      11/21/15 - Aurora Fire Fighters
      Megan has been waiting for pathology results, for the last two weeks, and they came today. She was diagnosed with an astrocytoma grade II. An astrocytoma tumor is a form of brain cancer. If you are interested in learning more about astrocytomas please click on the following link:…/resource-on…/low-grade-astrocytoma.pdf.
      Local firefighters' roles evolve as numbers fall
      11/21/15 - IAFF Local 1009
      Nationwide, numbers tell the tale. City and county fire departments across the U.S. responded to 62 percent fewer fires between 1977 and 2013, even as the number of career firefighters increased 56 percent since 1983, when the National Fire Protection Association began keeping track. But in Massachusetts the numbers look different and in some ways seem to buck the national trend.
      December Union Meeting Notice
      11/20/15 - IAFF Local 42
      2015 Union Night at the Mavericks
      11/20/15 - IAFF Local 42
      2015 Union Night at the Mavericks
      11/20/15 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      11/20/15 - Crowley Professional FireFighters Association
      Meeting this saturday 11/21/2015 0800 at station 2 . If you have anything you want on the agenda email me or give me a call.
      2015 Local 1403 Election Results
      11/20/15 - IAFF Local 1403
      Anchorage Fire Fighters Promote CPR
      11/20/15 - Alaska Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Anchorage Fire Fighters, with collaboration from the Anchorage Fire Department, recently launched an awareness website titled Anchorage Survivors.  This website looks to educate the public on the importance of calling 911 and early bystander "hands-on CPR" to achieve the goal of increased sudden cardiac event survivability in their community.
      Firefighter of the Year Award
      11/20/15 - New London Fire Fighters
      Congratulations to FF Jack Tackling who is this years Firefighter of the Year. A ceremony will be held at the VFW awards night on Saturday night, November 21st. Tickets are still available from the Chief's office or can be purchased at the VFW on Garfield Ave. Great job Jack.
      Task Force Looking at Round About Way to Weaken Unions
      11/20/15 - Franklin Park Firefighters
      Please read the attached article regarding a task force that is back dorring the Governers Turn Around Agenda.
      BC Melanson
      11/20/15 - New London Fire Fighters
      Local 1522 would like to congratulate Battalion Chief Melanson on his recent retirement. BC Melanson joined the New London Fire Department in 1988. In October of 1997 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and in April of 2001 to the rank of Battalion Chief. Good luck and best wishes to you on your retirement.
      Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
      11/20/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
       The winner of today’s Payday Raffle is Jerome Fleming, ARFF 1, C-shift.  Congratulations Jerome. BEERS, BLOODY’S AND BURRITOS! You are invited to join us for the final $5,000.00 Payday Raffle drawing on December 18th, 2015.   “Choir Practice” will be held at Dougherty’s Restaurant and Pub #5 East Ellsworth at 7:30 a.m. on Payday December 18th.
      Trivia Night 2016
      11/20/15 - IAFF Local 1889
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      Thanksgiving staffing
      11/19/15 - IAFF Local 1014
      Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014 Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers, Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel EARLY STAFFING FILL FOR THANKSGIVING DAY.
      Passing of PPFFA Trustee Emeritus Edward Hahn
      11/19/15 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      It is with deep regret that we report the passing of retired Local 104 and PPFFA Trustee Emeritus Edward Hahn.  Brother Hahn dedicated decades of his life serving his Brothers and Sisters across the Commonwealth.  In addition to his service to Local 104, PPFFA and IAFF Brother Hahn advanced the causes of labor in general.
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