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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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      Unions Rethink Strategy After Election Losses
      11/21/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      Most of the candidates public-sector unions spent time and money supporting this fall were defeated, prompting leaders to question the effectiveness of endorsing any candidates at all.
      Brook Park fire union opposes idea of privatizing city's ambulance service
      11/21/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      BROOK PARK, Ohio -- Nearly 200 people rallied outside a city council meeting on Tuesday to oppose a possible privatization of the Brook Park ambulance service.
      Akron not in contempt when negotiating fire department promotions, court monitor says
      11/21/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      AKRON, Ohio -- The City of Akron did not violate a court order when it negotiated a new seniority and education-based promotional agreement with firefighters.
      Passing of AACo first Fire Chief...
      11/20/14 - IAFF Local 1563
      November 20, 2014 The Anne Arundel County Fire Department and the Anne Arundel County Retired Firefighters Association regretfully announce the passing of Retired Fire Chief Harry W. Klasmeier.  Chief Klasmeier was the Department's first Fire Chief, serving in that capacity from 1965 to 1983.
      The city of Bozeman has filed another appeal against its firefighters' union, Local 613 of the IAFF
      11/20/14 - IAFF local 613
      We want our followers to be informed of all current events happening with the Bozeman Firefighters. In that belief we would like to share following article from the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. We also ask that if you have any questions to please contact us at and we will do our best to address your concerns.
      Save the Date: CPFF 2015 Annual Meeting
      11/20/14 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
      CPFF 2015 Annual Meeting will be held on June 11th & 12th with the golf tournament on June 10th. Boulder, Longmont, and Mountain View Locals will jointly host it. Hotel, meeting and golf course location will be determined in the near future.
      Flirty Dance Fitness Toy Drive
      11/20/14 - Toy Program
      Vacation Bank Proposal & Survey
      11/20/14 - Fort Wayne Professional Firefighters
      Please Click on image to view the proposal. Once you have finished you can follow the link below to complete the survey. You may also navigate to the survey using the menu.
      Bob Bartley
      11/20/14 - IAFF Local 51
      Capt.,Please pass this on; This week marks an exciting journey for me, as I have begun my new position.  I remember coming here full of ideas, things to do to make a difference I'll always remember the things we achieved together especially with the attempts to assist and be a buffer to help your request for each of the station needs.
      Getting Real about Pension Investments
      11/20/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      It's certainly tempting for officials in charge of state pension systems to hike up assumed rates of return. Better investment returns translate into smaller appropriations to fund pensions and can facilitate generous cost-of-living adjustments for retirees.
      Cash-strapped Brook Park looks to LifeCare as potential rescue provider
      11/20/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      ELYRIA — LifeCare Ambulance Inc. is being considered as a provider of emergency medical services in Brook Park as city officials mull ways to cut costs, but the idea to privatize the city service has fire union members up in arms.
      Firefighters, paramedics protest possible plan to hire private ambulance company
      11/20/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      BROOK PARK, Ohio- Firefighters and paramedics from across the area joined fellow firefighters in Brook Park for a demonstration before Tuesday night’s city council meeting.
      Meals On Wheels
      11/19/14 - IAFF Local 21
      MEALS-ON-WHEELS - Volunteers are requested to help give driving directions for Meals-On-Wheels Thursday, November 27 from 7:30-9:00 a.m.) at Cretin Dehram Hall High School. (C shift getting off duty and “A” shifting working.) Volunteers assist those drivers who request help with directions for delivering meals to St. Paul neighborhoods primarily.
      Regular Meeting November 2014
      11/19/14 - Shelby Twp. IAFF Local 1338
      Regular Meeting November 2014
      11/19/14 - Shelby Twp. IAFF Local 1338
      Phone Directory
      11/19/14 - IAFF Local 21
      All Personnel - Local 21 will be publishing an updated L21 telephone directory by the first of the year.  In order to have your telephone number listed, we will need an authorization from you granting permission to be included in the directory.  Please fill out Form 48A which is located in the FD forms file and forward on to Josette Bradley and Paul Barrett.
      Three people hurt in fire on West Side Avenue
      11/19/14 - IAFF local 1605
      Three people were taken to Meritus Medical Center to be treated for injuries they suffered Wednesday morning during a fire at an apartment building at 349 West Side Ave. in Hagerstown, a fire official said. One of the victims who was taken to the hospital jumped from a second-floor apartment where the fire started, according to Battalion Fire Chief Mark Cleck.
      USAR, 1014 Family Day and Cell Towers update
      11/19/14 - IAFF Local 1014
      A few things to update you on: 1014 CPAT Test Day As you have been following the impact of the LA Times article on testing, recruitment and Members with same last names on the job. Local 1014 has been included on a task force of Labor, Management and County Officials to accomplish a few things related to recruitment, testing and integrity of all systems.
      Coquitlam Firefighters donate 10 pints of blood in less than a month!
      11/19/14 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
      By the end of September, Canada’s blood inventory had reached a critically low level. We asked all our PFL partners across the country to help and they responded by bringing in 21,033 units in October, that’s amazing! So far Coquitlam Firefighters- IAFF Local 1782 - has collected 10 units towards your annual pledge of 50*.
      First Responder Night at the Palace!
      11/19/14 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      Moshi Toy Drive
      11/19/14 - Toy Program
      Join the Burnaby Firefighters at the 2014 Christmas Angel Breakfast & Toy Drive
      11/19/14 - IAFF 323
      November, 2014 - Join the Burnaby Firefighters at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown Hotel on Tuesday morning, November 25th, to help support the Burnaby Christmas Bureau. Bring a toy or cash for a pancake breakfast in the ballroom or get a continental breakfast-to-go.
      We would like to wish you a Safe & Happy Thanksgivng
      11/19/14 - IAFF Local 772
      Pittsfield, Ypsilanti townships approve fire aid agreement designed to reduce response times (11/18/2014)
      11/19/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      Pittsfield and Ypsilanti Townships will automatically dispatch engines and firefighters across their shared border when a structure fire alarm sounds.
      Akron firefighters vote to promote officers based on seniority, education
      11/19/14 - Paul Hufnagel
      AKRON, Ohio -- The Akron Firefighters Association voted Thursday in favor of an agreement with the City of Akron that would allow for the promotion of firefighters based on their seniority and education level.
      E-Board Nomination Week
      11/18/14 - Aurora Fire Fighters
      The week for E-board member nominations has begun.  The last day to make these nominations is November 24th, 2014.  The following positions are up for re-election: Secretary/Treasurer 8-hour Vice President A shift Vice President B shift Vice President C shift Vice President Remember, you can only nominate someone on your shift.
      Tree Lighting @ Southlands
      11/18/14 - Aurora Fire Fighters
      HOLIDAY HOMETOWN PARADE & TREE LIGHTING SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND @ 1800 SPECIAL GUEST, SANTA CLAUS WILL BE RIDING IN ON BIG JOHN Please note: Main Street will be closed from E. State Ave., north through Town Square.  There will be no parking on Main Street.
      Coats for Kids 2014
      11/18/14 - IAFF Local 2819
      Tuesday, November 18, 2014: The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut visited the The Tommy Fund for Childhood Cancer | Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven
      11/18/14 - UPFFA
      Tuesday, November 18, 2014: The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut visited the The Tommy Fund for Childhood Cancer | Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, attending on behalf of the UPFFA; Peter S. Carozza, President, Louis P. DeMici, Secretary, Chris Tracy, District Vice President, and James Kottage, District Vice President.
      Pink Firefighter Wife T-Shirts
      11/18/14 - Bossier City Firefighters Association
      For those that were unable to make it to the Fireman of the Year banquet on November 14th a new t-shirt design was revealed to honor Mrs. Dayna Hesson and all the other firefighter wives of Local 1051. A limited number of shirts were ordered and are currently for sale for $15.00. Anyone wishing to purchase a T-shirt please contact Jason Sanchez at 455-1906.
      Firefighter Appreciation Night
      11/18/14 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
      Somerville Firefighter's Christmas Party
      11/18/14 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
      The Somerville Firefighter's Christmas party will be held on December 5th at the Dante Club at 7pm. To purchase tickets see station stewards or Steve Layton. Last day for tickets is November 25th.
      Hi Dive Bar
      11/18/14 - Toy Program
      11/18/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of McKinney, IAFF Local 2661
      McKinney Professional Firefighter Association 10 Gun Raffle $20/ Ticket- Maximum of 1200 tickets will be sold. Benefiting the Lone Survivor Foundation & the McKinney Firefighters Association Rules & raffle details can be found at: www.iaff2661.
      Firefighters Stress Safe Cooking This Thanksgiving
      11/18/14 - IAFF Local 3990
      For Immediate Release: November 18, 2014 Media Contact: Lt.Brian Gamble Fire Fighters Stress Cooking Safety on Thanksgiving Day Thanksgiving is leading day for home cooking fires Tavares, Florida - According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), cooking is the leading cause of home fires on Thanksgiving Day. A cooking fire is three times more likely on Thanksgiving than on any other day of the year. “Most fires on Thanksgiving occur between noon and 4:00 p.m. – the peak cooking
      Operation Warm
      11/17/14 - IAFF 34
      Little Rock Firefighters, Please take the time and go test drive a new Ford truck for a great cause. All members, their families, and friends can take a test drive and earn $15 dollars for Operation Warm (coat for kids program, new American made coats). Just tell the sales person you are there to support IAFF Local 34 Operation Warm. More info.
      Support the Burn Center
      11/17/14 - Local 2580
      With your help, the 2014 CHFFA Guns & Hoses Tournament raised $2,500 for the NC Jaycees' Burn Center. Those funds were earmarked for the 2015 Adult Burn Survivor Reunion. However, an unmet need has since been identified. Many Burn Center patients & families will remain hospitalized during Thanksgiving & Christmas.
      Annual MDA Drive
      11/17/14 - IAFF Local 739
      Annual MDA Drive November 25th and 26th we will once again be "holding the boot" for MDA. A lot of volunteers are necessary for this to happen each year, and MDA relies on each of you to volunteer a few hours for this great cause. The shifts run 10am-1pm, 1pm to 4pm and 4pm to 7pm on both days. Please call me and I will schedule you for this event.
      Alarm Office Agreement
      11/17/14 - Buffalo Professional Firefighters Assoc.
      Please see the attached bulletin # 21 for more in-depth information on the Alarm Office Agreement.
      Real Chicago Fire Heroes Quietly End Made-For-TV Careers
      11/17/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
      CHICAGO — On Sept. 4, 1979, three young men joined the Chicago Fire Department ranks without having any idea that each of them in their own way would leave indelible marks on the job they loved. After graduating from the fire academy, Jose Santiago, Dan Fabrizio and Steve Chikerotis were reunited on the “flying” Rescue Squad 2 — then the busiest firefighting team in the department, charged with making some of the scariest rescues their city could muster. This month, two of them — Fabrizio and Chikerotis — retired from active duty after 35 years.
      Location Change for December Union Meetings and Polls Closing
      11/17/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Location Change for December Union Meetings and Polls Closing Per the Local 858 policy book “The regular order of business will be suspended and the Local will provide refreshments at the December union meetings.” The location for the December Union Meetings will take place at: Delaney's @ the Celtic Tavern (1801 Blake St) on Wed.
      Thanksgiving Safety
      11/17/14 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
      Denver Train the Trainer Invitation
      11/17/14 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
      Denver Train the Trainer Inviation Date: Thursday January 15, 2015 Time: 8:00am until 4:30pm Location: Denver, CO Sheraton Denver Downtown 1550 Court Place Denver, Colorado 80202 Registration: November 17th through December 5th, 2014 Please see attached flyer for more information
      TK Fundraiser November 22nd
      11/17/14 - Boston Fire Fighters
      TK Fundraiser At Florian Hall November 22 7 p.m. Click below for more infomation.
      11/17/14 - Lets Fire Cancer
      THANK YOU!!! A sincere "THANK YOU" to all of our generous supporters! Once again YOU have made it possible for us to make our next CANCER RESEARCH DONATION. Out latest donation is to Mount Sinai - Tisch Cancer Institute in New York City for their Multiple Myeloma Cancer Research Program.
      Extra Work Opportunity
      11/17/14 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Extra Work Opportunity: My name is Clay Atkins and I'm a firefighter for The City of Springfield (Ohio) and Trustee of Springfield Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 333.  I got your email address from your Union office and I'm sending this message to you to see if anyone would be interested in helping with a project in Denver.
      Baltimore City - LODD
      11/17/14 - IAFF Local 739
      Baltimore City FD - LODD Arrangements for Lieutenant James E. Bethea, Safety Office Baltimore City Fire Department  Visitations: Wylie Funeral Home 701 N. Mount Street Baltimore, Md.
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